Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 15 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 876 1,061 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.95% 12.86% 13.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.33% 53.08% 62.38%
Number of salaries quoted 737 957 845
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,555 1,999 1,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.21% 24.24% 21.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,291 1,723 1,307
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Manchester.

Salary trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +8 73 £37,500 +11.11% 17
Wigan +16 33 £43,750 +16.67% 6
Salford +4 28 £31,500 -16.55% 5
Altrincham +2 24 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Bury +1 21 £30,000 +21.21% 2
Cheadle -3 16 £27,500 - 5
Oldham +25 15 £21,500 -52.22% 3
Bolton 0 15 £24,000 -31.43% 10
Rochdale -4 10 £43,750 -4.89% 4
Sale -2 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 396 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 351 (40.07%) Active Directory
3 349 (39.84%) Windows Server
4 298 (34.02%) Linux
5 292 (33.33%) VMware
6 244 (27.85%) SQL
7 224 (25.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 197 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
9 189 (21.58%) Office 365
10 182 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 182 (20.78%) SQL Server
11 179 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
12 178 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 172 (19.63%) ITIL
14 167 (19.06%) DevOps
15 151 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 147 (16.78%) Hyper-V
17 140 (15.98%) Cisco
18 135 (15.41%) MS Exchange
19 128 (14.61%) .NET
20 127 (14.50%) Finance
21 126 (14.38%) Ansible
22 121 (13.81%) Firewall
23 109 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
24 108 (12.33%) TCP/IP
24 108 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
25 103 (11.76%) C#
26 102 (11.64%) DNS
27 99 (11.30%) Windows 10
28 97 (11.07%) Citrix

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 135 (15.41%) MS Exchange
2 94 (10.73%) IIS
3 69 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (6.16%) SharePoint
6 42 (4.79%) Confluence
7 40 (4.57%) Skype for Business
8 24 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.71%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.14%) SAS
11 9 (1.03%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (1.03%) WordPress
12 8 (0.91%) Apache
13 7 (0.80%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.80%) CloudStack
13 7 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 109 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.83%) Workfront
2 15 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.71%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 224 (25.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 189 (21.58%) Office 365
3 179 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (6.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 44 (5.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 41 (4.68%) IaaS
7 36 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
8 35 (4.00%) Amazon S3
9 34 (3.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 34 (3.88%) Amazon SQS
10 22 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (2.28%) SaaS
12 17 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (1.94%) PaaS
13 11 (1.26%) GitHub
14 9 (1.03%) NuGet
15 7 (0.80%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.68%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.57%) Mimecast
18 4 (0.46%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 121 (13.81%) Firewall
2 108 (12.33%) TCP/IP
3 102 (11.64%) DNS
4 90 (10.27%) LAN
5 84 (9.59%) WAN
6 75 (8.56%) SAN
7 69 (7.88%) DHCP
8 56 (6.39%) VoIP
9 39 (4.45%) Skype
10 35 (4.00%) Network Security
11 31 (3.54%) VPN
12 28 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (2.97%) VLAN
14 23 (2.63%) SSL
15 21 (2.40%) HTTP
16 19 (2.17%) Internet
16 19 (2.17%) Unified Communications
17 13 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (1.26%) IPsec
18 11 (1.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
4 33 (3.77%) MySQL
5 26 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (2.63%) Relational Database
8 22 (2.51%) Oracle Database
9 19 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 19 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 18 (2.05%) Big Data
11 12 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.26%) NoSQL
12 11 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.91%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.80%) MS Access
15 7 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 96 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 95 (10.84%) Jenkins
3 79 (9.02%) JIRA
4 63 (7.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 62 (7.08%) TeamCity
6 55 (6.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 25 (2.85%) Subversion
8 16 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.71%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.48%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.26%) Selenium
12 10 (1.14%) Ant
13 9 (1.03%) NUnit
14 8 (0.91%) Gradle
14 8 (0.91%) Moq
14 8 (0.91%) MSBuild
14 8 (0.91%) MSTest
14 8 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
15 7 (0.80%) CodeSonar
15 7 (0.80%) Robot Framework
General
1 127 (14.50%) Finance
2 62 (7.08%) Retail
3 42 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.74%) Automotive
6 23 (2.63%) Games
7 21 (2.40%) Marketing
8 17 (1.94%) Electronics
8 17 (1.94%) Law
9 13 (1.48%) Advertising
10 11 (1.26%) Legal
11 9 (1.03%) Back Office
12 7 (0.80%) Banking
13 5 (0.57%) German Language
13 5 (0.57%) Publishing
14 3 (0.34%) Billing
14 3 (0.34%) French Language
14 3 (0.34%) Front Office
15 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 114 (13.01%) Developer
2 105 (11.99%) Analyst
3 95 (10.84%) Support Engineer
4 89 (10.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 81 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 68 (7.76%) IT Support
7 51 (5.82%) .NET Developer
8 49 (5.59%) IT Engineer
9 48 (5.48%) C# Developer
10 47 (5.37%) Support Analyst
11 45 (5.14%) Administrator
11 45 (5.14%) Service Analyst
12 43 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
13 42 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
14 35 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
15 33 (3.77%) Applications Support
16 32 (3.65%) IT Analyst
16 32 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
16 32 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
17 30 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (14.61%) .NET
2 63 (7.19%) Web Services
3 54 (6.16%) .NET Framework
4 48 (5.48%) CSS
5 47 (5.37%) HTML
6 46 (5.25%) ASP.NET
7 30 (3.42%) AngularJS
8 27 (3.08%) JSON
8 27 (3.08%) Node.js
9 26 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
10 25 (2.85%) XML
11 22 (2.51%) REST
11 22 (2.51%) SOAP
12 20 (2.28%) jQuery
12 20 (2.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (1.83%) LINQ
14 15 (1.71%) Entity Framework
14 15 (1.71%) NHibernate
15 13 (1.48%) WPF
16 11 (1.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.91%) Data Centre
2 41 (4.68%) Driving Licence
3 38 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 36 (4.11%) Private Cloud
5 29 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (1.94%) Clustering
9 16 (1.83%) User Experience
10 13 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.26%) Fintech
12 10 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (1.14%) Replication
13 9 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.91%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.91%) Social Network
15 7 (0.80%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 349 (39.84%) Windows Server
2 298 (34.02%) Linux
3 178 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 151 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 99 (11.30%) Windows 10
6 83 (9.47%) Windows 7
7 42 (4.79%) Unix
8 26 (2.97%) Mac OS X
9 21 (2.40%) Apple iOS
9 21 (2.40%) Solaris
10 19 (2.17%) Android
11 17 (1.94%) Mac OS
12 16 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (1.48%) Windows 8
15 11 (1.26%) CentOS
15 11 (1.26%) HPUX
16 10 (1.14%) AIX
16 10 (1.14%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (19.63%) ITIL
3 167 (19.06%) DevOps
4 93 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
5 85 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (7.19%) Scrum
6 63 (7.19%) Service Management
7 61 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
8 58 (6.62%) Software Engineering
9 55 (6.28%) Configuration Management
10 53 (6.05%) Mentoring
11 46 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 41 (4.68%) Problem Management
13 40 (4.57%) Kanban
13 40 (4.57%) Test Automation
14 39 (4.45%) Incident Management
15 38 (4.34%) Network Virtualisation
16 37 (4.22%) TDD
17 34 (3.88%) CRM
17 34 (3.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 244 (27.85%) SQL
2 103 (11.76%) C#
3 87 (9.93%) Python
4 80 (9.13%) PowerShell
5 71 (8.11%) JavaScript
6 56 (6.39%) Java
7 53 (6.05%) T-SQL
8 36 (4.11%) Bash Shell
9 25 (2.85%) VBA
10 24 (2.74%) C
11 20 (2.28%) C++
12 17 (1.94%) PHP
12 17 (1.94%) Ruby
13 14 (1.60%) Perl
14 13 (1.48%) Go
15 9 (1.03%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.03%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.68%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.57%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (8.45%) MCSE
3 70 (7.99%) Degree
4 66 (7.53%) MCSA
5 53 (6.05%) MCP
6 37 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (3.42%) CCNA
8 28 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (3.08%) Security Cleared
10 26 (2.97%) CISSP
11 19 (2.17%) CCNP
12 17 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.71%) SANS
14 13 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (1.37%) DBS Check
15 12 (1.37%) MCTS
16 11 (1.26%) DV Cleared
16 11 (1.26%) MCITP
17 10 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
17 10 (1.14%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.65%) SLA
2 45 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (3.08%) QA
4 21 (2.40%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.48%) GDPR
6 9 (1.03%) GCP
6 9 (1.03%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.46%) FISMA
8 3 (0.34%) COSHH
8 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 15765
10 1 (0.11%) GPG13
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 351 (40.07%) Active Directory
2 182 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (16.78%) Hyper-V
4 54 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
5 51 (5.82%) Docker
6 46 (5.25%) vSphere
7 41 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (3.42%) Xen
9 25 (2.85%) Terminal Services
10 22 (2.51%) XenApp
11 17 (1.94%) VirtualBox
12 14 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (1.48%) XenDesktop
14 11 (1.26%) XenServer
15 10 (1.14%) VMware NSX
16 9 (1.03%) Firmware
17 7 (0.80%) KVM
18 4 (0.46%) VMware Server
19 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
19 3 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 126 (14.38%) Ansible
2 79 (9.02%) Puppet
3 67 (7.65%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (7.42%) SCCM
5 27 (3.08%) Kubernetes
6 22 (2.51%) Salt
7 18 (2.05%) Terraform
8 17 (1.94%) SCOM
9 9 (1.03%) FortiGate
9 9 (1.03%) SCVMM
9 9 (1.03%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.03%) WSUS
10 8 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (0.80%) vRealize
12 6 (0.68%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.57%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 396 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 292 (33.33%) VMware
3 140 (15.98%) Cisco
4 97 (11.07%) Citrix
5 63 (7.19%) Oracle
6 37 (4.22%) Veeam
7 36 (4.11%) Trend Micro
8 34 (3.88%) New Relic
9 33 (3.77%) HP
10 31 (3.54%) SAP
11 29 (3.31%) Google
12 21 (2.40%) Apple
12 21 (2.40%) IBM
13 20 (2.28%) SolarWinds
14 19 (2.17%) Dell
14 19 (2.17%) Intapp
15 18 (2.05%) Capita
15 18 (2.05%) Red Hat
16 17 (1.94%) WorldPay
17 15 (1.71%) NetApp