Period
to 22 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 324 662 1,012
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 10.26% 11.76% 14.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.77% 54.71% 62.70%
Number of salaries quoted 350 575 932
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.79% +24.29%
10th Percentile £23,900 £22,100 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £67,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +12.68%

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 614 1,210 1,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.45% 21.49% 23.76%
Number of salaries quoted 533 982 1,352
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,400 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,750 £66,125
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,311 £41,992
% change year-on-year +8.93% -1.62% +4.98%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Manchester.

Salary trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +15 17 £33,000 -8.97% 6
Salford +1 13 £30,000 -28.57% 7
Bolton +7 11 £42,500 +21.43% 7
Rochdale +9 7 £45,000 +54.70%
Oldham +2 5 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Sale - 5 £21,500 - 4
Altrincham -13 3 £46,750 +33.57%
Bury +1 2 £19,500 -51.25%
Cheadle +7 1 £42,500 +65.05%
Wigan -5 1 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 153 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 150 (46.30%) Azure
3 132 (40.74%) Windows Server
4 117 (36.11%) Active Directory
5 93 (28.70%) VMware
6 91 (28.09%) DNS
7 87 (26.85%) Linux
7 87 (26.85%) DevOps
8 86 (26.54%) SQL
9 82 (25.31%) SQL Server
10 78 (24.07%) Office 365
11 70 (21.60%) DHCP
12 66 (20.37%) PowerShell
13 59 (18.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 54 (16.67%) Firewall
15 52 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (16.05%) AWS
16 46 (14.20%) Cisco
17 44 (13.58%) Windows 10
18 42 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
19 41 (12.65%) WAN
20 40 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
21 39 (12.04%) ITIL
21 39 (12.04%) Disaster Recovery
22 38 (11.73%) IIS
22 38 (11.73%) Oracle
23 37 (11.42%) Project Management
23 37 (11.42%) Hyper-V
24 36 (11.11%) MS Exchange
25 34 (10.49%) .NET

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 38 (11.73%) IIS
2 36 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 21 (6.48%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.09%) CMS
6 10 (3.09%) EPiServer
6 10 (3.09%) Kentico
6 10 (3.09%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (3.09%) Umbraco
6 10 (3.09%) WordPress
7 7 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.85%) Apache
9 5 (1.54%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.23%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.23%) Confluence
10 4 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.62%) nginx
11 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.31%) CloudStack
Applications
1 42 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.09%) nopCommerce
2 5 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.62%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.31%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 150 (46.30%) Azure
2 78 (24.07%) Office 365
3 52 (16.05%) AWS
4 28 (8.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (6.79%) IaaS
6 19 (5.86%) SaaS
7 14 (4.32%) GCP
8 10 (3.09%) PaaS
9 9 (2.78%) Power Platform
10 7 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.85%) OneDrive
12 5 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (1.23%) CloudFront
13 4 (1.23%) Mimecast
13 4 (1.23%) Route 53
14 3 (0.93%) GitHub
15 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.62%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 91 (28.09%) DNS
2 70 (21.60%) DHCP
3 54 (16.67%) Firewall
4 41 (12.65%) WAN
5 29 (8.95%) LAN
6 26 (8.02%) VPN
7 25 (7.72%) TCP/IP
8 21 (6.48%) VoIP
9 20 (6.17%) SAN
10 19 (5.86%) Network Security
11 14 (4.32%) VLAN
12 11 (3.40%) Unified Communications
13 10 (3.09%) MPLS
14 9 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (2.47%) SSL
15 8 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (2.16%) FTP
16 7 (2.16%) IPsec
16 7 (2.16%) WLAN
17 5 (1.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (25.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 9 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.16%) MySQL
4 7 (2.16%) Power BI
5 5 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (0.93%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.62%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.62%) MS Access
8 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.31%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (5.25%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.01%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.70%) Bitbucket
4 11 (3.40%) JIRA
5 9 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.62%) GitLab
7 2 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.31%) Gradle
8 1 (0.31%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.31%) Maven
8 1 (0.31%) Postman
8 1 (0.31%) Selenium
8 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.31%) TestRail
General
1 31 (9.57%) Finance
2 28 (8.64%) Law
3 13 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.40%) Electronics
4 11 (3.40%) Legal
4 11 (3.40%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.09%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.78%) Banking
7 7 (2.16%) Games
8 6 (1.85%) Back Office
8 6 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.54%) Marketing
10 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.93%) Retail
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (12.65%) Azure Engineer
3 32 (9.88%) Analyst
3 32 (9.88%) IT Engineer
4 30 (9.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 28 (8.64%) Developer
6 25 (7.72%) Support Engineer
7 24 (7.41%) IT Support
8 19 (5.86%) Platform Engineer
9 17 (5.25%) Systems Engineer
10 15 (4.63%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (4.01%) Active Directory Engineer
12 12 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (3.70%) Network Engineer
13 11 (3.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (3.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (3.09%) Identity Management Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.49%) .NET
2 20 (6.17%) ASP.NET
3 19 (5.86%) CSS
4 18 (5.56%) HTML
5 16 (4.94%) Web Services
6 12 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (3.09%) Entity Framework
8 10 (3.09%) Sass
9 8 (2.47%) .NET Core
10 7 (2.16%) React
11 5 (1.54%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.54%) JSON
11 5 (1.54%) Node.js
11 5 (1.54%) REST
11 5 (1.54%) SOAP
12 4 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.23%) jQuery
12 4 (1.23%) WinForms
13 3 (0.93%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.32%) Clustering
4 13 (4.01%) Replication
5 12 (3.70%) NHS
6 11 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (3.40%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.40%) User Experience
7 9 (2.78%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.23%) Handset
10 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.93%) Blog
11 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 132 (40.74%) Windows Server
2 87 (26.85%) Linux
3 44 (13.58%) Windows 10
4 40 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (7.72%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (4.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (3.70%) CentOS
8 12 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (3.40%) Unix
10 8 (2.47%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.23%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.62%) Android
12 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.31%) SUSE
13 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (26.85%) DevOps
2 59 (18.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (12.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (12.04%) ITIL
4 37 (11.42%) Project Management
5 32 (9.88%) Migration
6 31 (9.57%) Change Management
7 28 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (7.41%) Infrastructure as Code
10 23 (7.10%) MVC
10 23 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (6.48%) Data Security
11 21 (6.48%) E-Commerce
12 19 (5.86%) Configuration Management
12 19 (5.86%) Service Delivery
13 18 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (5.25%) Information Security
15 15 (4.63%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 86 (26.54%) SQL
2 66 (20.37%) PowerShell
3 33 (10.19%) C#
4 26 (8.02%) Python
5 22 (6.79%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.17%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.09%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.47%) Java
10 5 (1.54%) PHP
11 4 (1.23%) Ruby
12 3 (0.93%) C++
12 3 (0.93%) VC++
13 2 (0.62%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.62%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.62%) C
13 2 (0.62%) COBOL
13 2 (0.62%) VB
13 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.01%) MCSA
2 13 (4.01%) MCSE
3 12 (3.70%) RHCE
4 10 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.09%) Degree
4 10 (3.09%) MCP
5 9 (2.78%) CCNA
5 9 (2.78%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 9 (2.78%) SSCP
6 8 (2.47%) Security Cleared
7 7 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.16%) MCITP
7 7 (2.16%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.93%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.94%) SLA
2 10 (3.09%) WAI
3 7 (2.16%) QA
4 4 (1.23%) GDPR
4 4 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.23%) OpenSCAP
5 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.62%) HL7
6 2 (0.62%) PMO
7 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 117 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 52 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (11.42%) Hyper-V
4 24 (7.41%) Docker
5 13 (4.01%) vSphere
6 7 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.54%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.23%) XenApp
9 3 (0.93%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.62%) Firmware
10 2 (0.62%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.31%) Xen
11 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (9.57%) Terraform
2 30 (9.26%) Kubernetes
3 24 (7.41%) Ansible
4 22 (6.79%) Puppet
4 22 (6.79%) WSUS
5 19 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (5.25%) SCCM
7 10 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.23%) Nessus
11 3 (0.93%) DameWare
11 3 (0.93%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.62%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.31%) Nagios
13 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 153 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 93 (28.70%) VMware
3 46 (14.20%) Cisco
4 38 (11.73%) Oracle
5 31 (9.57%) Citrix
6 17 (5.25%) Veeam
7 16 (4.94%) EnterpriseDB
8 13 (4.01%) Sophos
9 12 (3.70%) SAP
10 11 (3.40%) Splunk
11 10 (3.09%) NetApp
11 10 (3.09%) Red Hat
11 10 (3.09%) Sitecore
12 8 (2.47%) EMC
13 7 (2.16%) Dell
13 7 (2.16%) Intel
13 7 (2.16%) ZyXEL
14 6 (1.85%) Apple
14 6 (1.85%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.54%) Atlassian