Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 15 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 848 1,028 1,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.41% 13.30% 15.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.31% 56.21% 63.35%
Number of salaries quoted 716 935 896
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £54,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,621 1,829 1,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.81% 23.65% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,336 1,593 1,356
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -7 69 £38,250 +17.69% 15
Rochdale -2 32 £33,000 -17.50% 7
Altrincham -7 26 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Wigan +11 24 £60,000 +60.00% 7
Salford -2 22 £30,786 -7.63% 9
Bury +12 19 £30,000 +9.09% 8
Cheadle -3 14 £37,500 +38.89% 9
Oldham +18 8 £22,500 -11.76% 6
Bolton -20 5 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Sale +2 2 £26,250 -19.23% 6
Ashton-under-Lyne -1 1 £30,000 -13.04% 3
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 377 (44.46%) Microsoft
2 326 (38.44%) Windows Server
3 299 (35.26%) Active Directory
4 270 (31.84%) VMware
5 222 (26.18%) Linux
6 220 (25.94%) SQL
7 218 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
8 216 (25.47%) SQL Server
9 198 (23.35%) Office 365
10 193 (22.76%) ITIL
11 171 (20.17%) Hyper-V
12 166 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 165 (19.46%) .NET
14 162 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
15 160 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 139 (16.39%) DevOps
17 129 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
17 129 (15.21%) Cisco
18 119 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 118 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
20 117 (13.80%) TCP/IP
21 116 (13.68%) C#
21 116 (13.68%) Finance
22 115 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 104 (12.26%) WAN
23 104 (12.26%) MS Exchange
24 103 (12.15%) LAN
25 102 (12.03%) Firewall
26 99 (11.67%) DNS
27 94 (11.08%) MCSE

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
1 104 (12.26%) MS Exchange
2 71 (8.37%) IIS
3 66 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (5.78%) SharePoint
5 31 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (2.59%) Confluence
8 21 (2.48%) Tomcat
9 18 (2.12%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.18%) SAS
12 9 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.94%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.94%) WordPress
14 7 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.83%) CMS
14 7 (0.83%) nginx
15 6 (0.71%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.59%) Drupal
17 4 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 118 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.47%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (2.24%) Elite 3E
2 16 (1.89%) Workfront
3 6 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.47%) Carpe Diem
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 198 (23.35%) Office 365
2 162 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (5.07%) IaaS
5 29 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (3.18%) SaaS
7 26 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (2.59%) PaaS
9 19 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (2.24%) NuGet
10 18 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (2.00%) Amazon S3
11 17 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (1.42%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.71%) GitHub
13 6 (0.71%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.59%) G Suite
15 3 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 117 (13.80%) TCP/IP
2 104 (12.26%) WAN
3 103 (12.15%) LAN
4 102 (12.03%) Firewall
5 99 (11.67%) DNS
6 72 (8.49%) DHCP
7 57 (6.72%) SAN
8 48 (5.66%) VoIP
9 31 (3.66%) VPN
10 24 (2.83%) VLAN
11 22 (2.59%) Skype
11 22 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (2.36%) FTP
13 19 (2.24%) Internet
13 19 (2.24%) PBX
14 18 (2.12%) Unified Communications
15 17 (2.00%) Network Security
16 14 (1.65%) WLAN
17 12 (1.42%) ADSL
17 12 (1.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (25.47%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.60%) Oracle Database
3 35 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (3.77%) MySQL
5 30 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 23 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (1.53%) Big Data
13 13 (1.53%) Hadoop
13 13 (1.53%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.94%) DB2
15 8 (0.94%) MS Access
16 7 (0.83%) GIS
Development Applications
1 85 (10.02%) Git (software)
2 58 (6.84%) Jenkins
2 58 (6.84%) JIRA
3 24 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 24 (2.83%) TeamCity
4 23 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (2.36%) MSTest
7 19 (2.24%) Subversion
8 17 (2.00%) NUnit
9 15 (1.77%) Moq
9 15 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
10 14 (1.65%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.42%) Selenium
12 6 (0.71%) Ant
12 6 (0.71%) Gradle
13 5 (0.59%) Maven
13 5 (0.59%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.47%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 116 (13.68%) Finance
2 68 (8.02%) Retail
3 45 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.07%) Games
5 24 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.59%) Automotive
7 15 (1.77%) Legal
8 13 (1.53%) Marketing
9 11 (1.30%) Advertising
10 10 (1.18%) Electronics
11 9 (1.06%) German Language
12 6 (0.71%) Banking
13 5 (0.59%) Front Office
13 5 (0.59%) Law
13 5 (0.59%) Publishing
14 3 (0.35%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.35%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) Back Office
15 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 148 (17.45%) Developer
2 121 (14.27%) Support Engineer
3 89 (10.50%) Analyst
4 78 (9.20%) .NET Developer
5 70 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 68 (8.02%) C# Developer
6 68 (8.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 64 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 59 (6.96%) IT Support
9 54 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support
10 47 (5.54%) Administrator
11 45 (5.31%) IT Engineer
12 42 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 41 (4.83%) Consultant
14 37 (4.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 36 (4.25%) Service Analyst
16 34 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
17 32 (3.77%) Applications Support
18 31 (3.66%) Support Analyst
18 31 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (19.46%) .NET
2 72 (8.49%) Web Services
3 64 (7.55%) ASP.NET
4 54 (6.37%) HTML
5 52 (6.13%) CSS
6 48 (5.66%) .NET Framework
7 31 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
8 28 (3.30%) jQuery
9 27 (3.18%) AngularJS
10 23 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (2.36%) JSON
11 20 (2.36%) WinForms
12 19 (2.24%) LINQ
12 19 (2.24%) XML
13 18 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (2.12%) Entity Framework
14 17 (2.00%) Spring.NET
14 17 (2.00%) WPF
15 15 (1.77%) NHibernate
15 15 (1.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.83%) Data Centre
2 38 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.54%) Private Cloud
6 24 (2.83%) Driving Licence
7 22 (2.59%) Clustering
7 22 (2.59%) Computer Science
8 18 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.12%) Replication
9 15 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (1.77%) Social Network
10 14 (1.65%) User Experience
11 12 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
12 10 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.83%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.83%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.71%) DataPower
16 5 (0.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 326 (38.44%) Windows Server
2 222 (26.18%) Linux
3 166 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 119 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (11.08%) Windows 10
6 80 (9.43%) Windows 7
7 52 (6.13%) Unix
8 20 (2.36%) Apple iOS
9 18 (2.12%) Android
10 14 (1.65%) Solaris
11 12 (1.42%) AIX
11 12 (1.42%) CentOS
11 12 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.30%) HPUX
12 11 (1.30%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.18%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (22.76%) ITIL
3 139 (16.39%) DevOps
4 84 (9.91%) Scrum
5 83 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (7.43%) Service Management
7 63 (7.43%) TDD
8 59 (6.96%) Software Engineering
9 57 (6.72%) Kanban
10 50 (5.90%) Mentoring
11 45 (5.31%) Change Management
12 43 (5.07%) Coaching
12 43 (5.07%) OO
13 42 (4.95%) Test Automation
14 41 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
15 40 (4.72%) Configuration Management
15 40 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (4.72%) E-Commerce
16 37 (4.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 220 (25.94%) SQL
2 116 (13.68%) C#
3 73 (8.61%) Java
3 73 (8.61%) T-SQL
4 67 (7.90%) JavaScript
5 57 (6.72%) PowerShell
6 49 (5.78%) Python
7 39 (4.60%) C
8 29 (3.42%) Bash Shell
8 29 (3.42%) VBA
9 19 (2.24%) C++
10 18 (2.12%) PHP
11 12 (1.42%) ABAP
12 9 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.94%) Go
13 8 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.71%) Perl
14 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.59%) VBScript
16 4 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 115 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (11.08%) MCSE
3 83 (9.79%) MCSA
4 69 (8.14%) MCP
5 54 (6.37%) Degree
6 29 (3.42%) Security Cleared
7 19 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.89%) ISEB
10 15 (1.77%) CCNA
11 12 (1.42%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.42%) MCITP
11 12 (1.42%) MCTS
12 11 (1.30%) SC Cleared
12 11 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.18%) CCNP
13 10 (1.18%) ISTQB
14 9 (1.06%) CISSP
14 9 (1.06%) MOS
15 7 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.49%) SLA
2 42 (4.95%) QA
3 28 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.24%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.77%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.59%) GDPR
7 3 (0.35%) COSHH
7 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.24%) GCP
9 1 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) GPG13
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 299 (35.26%) Active Directory
2 171 (20.17%) Hyper-V
3 160 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (4.01%) Docker
6 30 (3.54%) vSphere
7 28 (3.30%) Xen
8 26 (3.07%) Terminal Services
9 22 (2.59%) VirtualBox
10 20 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.42%) XenApp
12 7 (0.83%) Firmware
12 7 (0.83%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.47%) XenServer
15 3 (0.35%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.35%) HDFS
15 3 (0.35%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 79 (9.32%) Ansible
2 71 (8.37%) SCCM
3 59 (6.96%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (6.37%) Puppet
5 20 (2.36%) SCOM
6 19 (2.24%) Kubernetes
7 15 (1.77%) Terraform
8 9 (1.06%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (0.83%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (0.83%) Salt
11 6 (0.71%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 5 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.59%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.59%) WSUS
13 4 (0.47%) Marathon
Vendors
1 377 (44.46%) Microsoft
2 270 (31.84%) VMware
3 129 (15.21%) Cisco
4 90 (10.61%) Citrix
5 70 (8.25%) Oracle
6 39 (4.60%) SAP
7 33 (3.89%) HP
8 31 (3.66%) Google
8 31 (3.66%) WorldPay
9 30 (3.54%) Veeam
10 21 (2.48%) SolarWinds
11 17 (2.00%) Capita
11 17 (2.00%) IBM
11 17 (2.00%) New Relic
11 17 (2.00%) Trend Micro
11 17 (2.00%) Twitter
12 16 (1.89%) Facebook
12 16 (1.89%) Intapp
12 16 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.77%) Reuters