Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 980 1,045 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.44% 12.99% 12.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.37% 54.46% 60.55%
Number of salaries quoted 845 933 829
Manchester median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% +11.20%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,600 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,650 £53,125
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%

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 1,597 1,919 1,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.91% 23.86% 20.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,339 1,670 1,352
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,250 £23,050
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +5 75 £26,750 -23.57% 9
Altrincham +9 67 £60,000 +41.18%
Salford -8 29 £26,500 -5.36% 9
Bolton +28 28 £24,000 -31.43% 3
Wigan +9 28 £36,000 -4.00% 3
Cheadle -1 18 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Oldham 0 12 £19,750 -45.52% 5
Bury -7 10 £30,000 +20.00% 8
Sale +2 9 £21,500 -20.37% 2
Rochdale -6 9 £22,500 -51.09% 3
Heywood - 4 £26,250 - 2
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 434 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 422 (43.06%) Microsoft
3 373 (38.06%) Linux
4 356 (36.33%) Windows Server
5 353 (36.02%) VMware
6 252 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 243 (24.80%) SQL
8 218 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 216 (22.04%) Office 365
10 206 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
11 205 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 184 (18.78%) Cisco
13 182 (18.57%) ITIL
14 171 (17.45%) DevOps
15 164 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
16 157 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
17 151 (15.41%) Firewall
18 150 (15.31%) MS Exchange
19 147 (15.00%) Finance
20 132 (13.47%) Hyper-V
21 131 (13.37%) Ansible
22 125 (12.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 124 (12.65%) Windows 7
24 122 (12.45%) SQL Server
25 119 (12.14%) Windows 10
26 118 (12.04%) Citrix
27 117 (11.94%) DNS
28 114 (11.63%) Degree
29 113 (11.53%) TCP/IP
29 113 (11.53%) Information Security

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
1 150 (15.31%) MS Exchange
2 80 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (7.86%) IIS
4 69 (7.04%) SharePoint
5 60 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (4.69%) Confluence
7 35 (3.57%) Skype for Business
8 19 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.53%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.22%) Apache
10 12 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.12%) JBoss
12 10 (1.02%) Apache Pig
12 10 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (1.02%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.71%) CloudStack
14 7 (0.71%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.71%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 103 (10.51%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.20%) Workfront
4 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.10%) Magento
4 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 252 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 216 (22.04%) Office 365
3 206 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (6.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 45 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 35 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (3.57%) Amazon S3
7 34 (3.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 34 (3.47%) Amazon SQS
8 27 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (1.94%) IaaS
10 14 (1.43%) OpenShift
11 11 (1.12%) GitHub
12 8 (0.82%) PaaS
13 6 (0.61%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.61%) SaaS
14 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.51%) G Suite
14 5 (0.51%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.10%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 151 (15.41%) Firewall
2 117 (11.94%) DNS
3 113 (11.53%) TCP/IP
4 88 (8.98%) DHCP
5 82 (8.37%) LAN
6 80 (8.16%) Network Security
7 74 (7.55%) SAN
7 74 (7.55%) WAN
8 61 (6.22%) Wi-Fi
9 48 (4.90%) VoIP
10 34 (3.47%) VPN
11 32 (3.27%) Skype
12 28 (2.86%) SSL
13 25 (2.55%) Internet
14 23 (2.35%) HTTP
15 20 (2.04%) Unified Communications
16 19 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (1.84%) VLAN
18 17 (1.73%) Wireless
19 13 (1.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
3 27 (2.76%) MySQL
4 26 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.63%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.43%) Big Data
8 14 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.12%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.02%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.02%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.51%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 107 (10.92%) Jenkins
2 76 (7.76%) Git (software)
3 74 (7.55%) TeamCity
4 73 (7.45%) JIRA
5 70 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 61 (6.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 24 (2.45%) Bitbucket
7 24 (2.45%) Visual Studio
8 23 (2.35%) Subversion
9 15 (1.53%) Selenium
9 15 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.02%) CodeSonar
10 10 (1.02%) git-flow
10 10 (1.02%) Hudson
10 10 (1.02%) Robot Framework
11 9 (0.92%) Ant
12 7 (0.71%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.71%) NUnit
13 6 (0.61%) Moq
13 6 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 147 (15.00%) Finance
2 48 (4.90%) Legal
3 42 (4.29%) Retail
4 40 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.67%) Manufacturing
6 30 (3.06%) Law
7 28 (2.86%) Games
8 22 (2.24%) Electronics
8 22 (2.24%) Marketing
9 13 (1.33%) Back Office
10 10 (1.02%) Automotive
11 8 (0.82%) Banking
11 8 (0.82%) Publishing
12 3 (0.31%) Billing
12 3 (0.31%) Front Office
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.10%) German Language
14 1 (0.10%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 162 (16.53%) Analyst
2 114 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 97 (9.90%) Support Engineer
4 86 (8.78%) IT Support
5 79 (8.06%) IT Analyst
6 75 (7.65%) Developer
7 60 (6.12%) Support Analyst
8 54 (5.51%) Service Analyst
9 52 (5.31%) 1st Line Support
10 51 (5.20%) IT Engineer
11 48 (4.90%) Security Analyst
12 45 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
12 45 (4.59%) Senior Security Analyst
13 44 (4.49%) Information Manager
13 44 (4.49%) Information Security Manager
13 44 (4.49%) IT Security Analyst
13 44 (4.49%) Security Manager
13 44 (4.49%) Senior IT Security Analyst
14 42 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.08%) .NET
2 46 (4.69%) HTML
3 44 (4.49%) Web Services
4 40 (4.08%) Node.js
5 36 (3.67%) CSS
6 34 (3.47%) ASP.NET
7 31 (3.16%) XML
8 29 (2.96%) .NET Framework
9 21 (2.14%) REST
10 19 (1.94%) SOAP
11 18 (1.84%) JSON
11 18 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (1.63%) AngularJS
12 16 (1.63%) jQuery
13 15 (1.53%) Ajax
14 13 (1.33%) Java EE
14 13 (1.33%) WinForms
14 13 (1.33%) WPF
15 12 (1.22%) HTML5
16 11 (1.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.33%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 44 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 36 (3.67%) Computer Science
6 35 (3.57%) Private Cloud
7 33 (3.37%) Driving Licence
8 27 (2.76%) Fintech
9 20 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.73%) User Experience
11 14 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (1.02%) Clustering
12 10 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 10 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.02%) Replication
13 9 (0.92%) iPhone
14 8 (0.82%) Blackberry
15 7 (0.71%) PKI
15 7 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 373 (38.06%) Linux
2 356 (36.33%) Windows Server
3 205 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 164 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (12.65%) Windows 7
6 119 (12.14%) Windows 10
7 36 (3.67%) Unix
8 26 (2.65%) Mac OS X
9 23 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (2.04%) Android
11 19 (1.94%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.94%) Windows 8
12 16 (1.63%) Mac OS
12 16 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (1.63%) Solaris
13 13 (1.33%) CentOS
14 11 (1.12%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.02%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.51%) Debian
17 3 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (18.57%) ITIL
2 171 (17.45%) DevOps
3 157 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (11.53%) Information Security
5 106 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 102 (10.41%) Penetration Testing
7 97 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
8 91 (9.29%) SIEM
9 90 (9.18%) Mentoring
10 81 (8.27%) Incident Management
11 77 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 64 (6.53%) Service Management
14 63 (6.43%) Web Development
15 62 (6.33%) Software Engineering
16 57 (5.82%) OWASP
17 56 (5.71%) Scrum
18 55 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
18 55 (5.61%) Configuration Management
19 50 (5.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 243 (24.80%) SQL
2 100 (10.20%) C#
3 97 (9.90%) Python
4 76 (7.76%) PowerShell
5 59 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 45 (4.59%) Java
7 43 (4.39%) Bash Shell
8 42 (4.29%) C++
9 30 (3.06%) C
10 29 (2.96%) Perl
11 21 (2.14%) T-SQL
12 17 (1.73%) Go
12 17 (1.73%) PHP
12 17 (1.73%) Ruby
13 15 (1.53%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.22%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.61%) VB
15 6 (0.61%) VBA
15 6 (0.61%) VC++
Qualifications
1 114 (11.63%) Degree
2 104 (10.61%) CISSP
3 91 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (8.37%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (6.12%) SANS
6 54 (5.51%) MCSE
7 47 (4.80%) CREST Certified
8 44 (4.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 38 (3.88%) CCNA
10 37 (3.78%) MCSA
11 33 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (2.96%) MCP
13 27 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
14 24 (2.45%) Security Cleared
15 21 (2.14%) CCNP
16 20 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
17 13 (1.33%) DBS Check
17 13 (1.33%) DV Cleared
18 12 (1.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (12.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (6.73%) SLA
3 61 (6.22%) PCI DSS
4 53 (5.41%) GDPR
5 11 (1.12%) QA
6 6 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.61%) FISMA
6 6 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.20%) COSHH
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 15765
8 2 (0.20%) PMO
9 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.10%) GPG13
9 1 (0.10%) HL7
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 434 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 218 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (13.47%) Hyper-V
4 59 (6.02%) Docker
5 57 (5.82%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (5.41%) vSphere
8 30 (3.06%) XenApp
9 24 (2.45%) Terminal Services
10 19 (1.94%) Xen
11 15 (1.53%) XenDesktop
12 12 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.12%) XenServer
14 9 (0.92%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.82%) Firmware
16 7 (0.71%) KVM
16 7 (0.71%) VirtualBox
17 6 (0.61%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.61%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 131 (13.37%) Ansible
2 75 (7.65%) SCCM
3 67 (6.84%) Puppet
4 61 (6.22%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (3.67%) Salt
6 30 (3.06%) Kubernetes
7 17 (1.73%) Terraform
8 13 (1.33%) Packer
9 12 (1.22%) WSUS
10 9 (0.92%) SCVMM
11 8 (0.82%) Nagios
11 8 (0.82%) SCOM
12 7 (0.71%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.71%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.71%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.61%) vRealize
14 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
14 5 (0.51%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.51%) SmoothWall
15 4 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 422 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 353 (36.02%) VMware
3 184 (18.78%) Cisco
4 118 (12.04%) Citrix
5 46 (4.69%) Oracle
6 38 (3.88%) HP
7 37 (3.78%) Trend Micro
8 35 (3.57%) Veeam
9 34 (3.47%) New Relic
10 32 (3.27%) Red Hat
11 26 (2.65%) Google
12 21 (2.14%) Apple
13 20 (2.04%) Dell
14 19 (1.94%) Atlassian
14 19 (1.94%) Avaya
15 17 (1.73%) SAP
16 16 (1.63%) NetApp
17 15 (1.53%) Fortinet
18 14 (1.43%) IBM
19 13 (1.33%) SolarWinds