Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 14 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 884 971 1,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.03% 13.11% 16.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.94% 58.11% 67.41%
Number of salaries quoted 765 880 953
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1,702 1,671 1,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.16% 22.57% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,426 1,487 1,417
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £23,375 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 £39,000 +11.43% 19
Rochdale +1 35 £33,000 -17.50% 6
Altrincham -13 27 £42,500 +44.07% 10
Salford 0 24 £26,250 -16.93% 13
Cheadle -5 15 £43,000 +75.51% 7
Bolton -10 14 £31,500 -10.00% 11
Wigan +12 12 £65,000 +202.33% 6
Oldham +8 6 £25,000 +11.11% 5
Sale +7 5 £29,750 +4.39% 2
Bury -2 2 £24,500 -10.91% 14
Ashton-under-Lyne 0 1 £30,000 -9.09%
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 389 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 378 (42.76%) Active Directory
3 364 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 304 (34.39%) VMware
5 273 (30.88%) Office 365
6 236 (26.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 232 (26.24%) ITIL
8 211 (23.87%) SQL Server
9 202 (22.85%) Cisco
10 200 (22.62%) Hyper-V
11 176 (19.91%) SQL
12 170 (19.23%) Linux
13 164 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
14 162 (18.33%) MS Exchange
15 151 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
16 143 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 140 (15.84%) TCP/IP
18 139 (15.72%) .NET
18 139 (15.72%) Microsoft Office
19 137 (15.50%) Windows 7
20 134 (15.16%) Firewall
21 128 (14.48%) Windows 10
22 127 (14.37%) DNS
23 126 (14.25%) WAN
24 120 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
25 119 (13.46%) LAN
26 118 (13.35%) Exchange Server 2010
27 111 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
28 105 (11.88%) MCSE
29 102 (11.54%) DHCP

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
1 162 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 118 (13.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (6.79%) SharePoint
4 42 (4.75%) IIS
5 34 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (1.58%) Skype for Business
9 11 (1.24%) Apache
9 11 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.68%) WordPress
12 5 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.57%) Drupal
12 5 (0.57%) nginx
13 4 (0.45%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (0.34%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 139 (15.72%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.23%) Epicor Tropos
3 2 (0.23%) Workfront
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 273 (30.88%) Office 365
2 111 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (1.92%) IaaS
4 17 (1.92%) Mimecast
5 14 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.58%) SaaS
6 12 (1.36%) OneDrive
7 10 (1.13%) PaaS
8 8 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.45%) G Suite
9 4 (0.45%) GitHub
10 3 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 140 (15.84%) TCP/IP
2 134 (15.16%) Firewall
3 127 (14.37%) DNS
4 126 (14.25%) WAN
5 119 (13.46%) LAN
6 102 (11.54%) DHCP
7 95 (10.75%) SAN
8 42 (4.75%) VLAN
9 38 (4.30%) VoIP
10 34 (3.85%) VPN
11 21 (2.38%) Internet
11 21 (2.38%) MPLS
12 19 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (2.04%) FTP
14 16 (1.81%) Network Security
14 16 (1.81%) PBX
14 16 (1.81%) Unified Communications
15 12 (1.36%) ADSL
15 12 (1.36%) HTTP
15 12 (1.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (23.87%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 32 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (3.28%) MySQL
5 28 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
8 16 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.70%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.47%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.24%) Big Data
13 10 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (1.02%) GIS
14 9 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 57 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.51%) JIRA
3 26 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 19 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.04%) MSTest
6 18 (2.04%) Selenium
6 18 (2.04%) Subversion
7 15 (1.70%) NUnit
8 13 (1.47%) Moq
8 13 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
9 12 (1.36%) NuGet
10 8 (0.90%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.79%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.68%) Toad
13 5 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.57%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.57%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.57%) GitLab
General
1 95 (10.75%) Finance
2 56 (6.33%) Retail
3 48 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.71%) Legal
6 19 (2.15%) Games
7 16 (1.81%) Marketing
8 12 (1.36%) Electronics
9 11 (1.24%) Law
10 6 (0.68%) German Language
11 4 (0.45%) Advertising
11 4 (0.45%) Billing
12 3 (0.34%) Automotive
12 3 (0.34%) Back Office
12 3 (0.34%) Banking
12 3 (0.34%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.34%) Front Office
12 3 (0.34%) Publishing
13 2 (0.23%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 155 (17.53%) Support Engineer
2 109 (12.33%) Developer
3 88 (9.95%) Analyst
4 87 (9.84%) IT Support
5 70 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 68 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 64 (7.24%) .NET Developer
8 63 (7.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 62 (7.01%) IT Engineer
10 52 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 52 (5.88%) Consultant
11 48 (5.43%) C# Developer
12 46 (5.20%) C# .NET Developer
12 46 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
13 45 (5.09%) Windows Engineer
14 43 (4.86%) 1st Line Support
14 43 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 40 (4.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 40 (4.52%) Administrator
16 37 (4.19%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (15.72%) .NET
2 64 (7.24%) Web Services
3 56 (6.33%) ASP.NET
4 46 (5.20%) HTML
5 34 (3.85%) CSS
6 28 (3.17%) .NET Framework
7 27 (3.05%) jQuery
8 24 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (2.38%) WCF
9 21 (2.38%) XML
10 19 (2.15%) WinForms
10 19 (2.15%) WPF
11 17 (1.92%) AngularJS
12 16 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (1.70%) Spring.NET
14 14 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (1.58%) SAP Basis
15 13 (1.47%) Castle Windsor
15 13 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (1.47%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.56%) Driving Licence
3 35 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.04%) Replication
7 15 (1.70%) Clustering
7 15 (1.70%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.47%) Social Network
9 11 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.90%) iPad
10 8 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.79%) iPhone
11 7 (0.79%) NHS
11 7 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.68%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.68%) User Experience
13 4 (0.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 364 (41.18%) Windows Server
2 236 (26.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 170 (19.23%) Linux
4 143 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 137 (15.50%) Windows 7
6 128 (14.48%) Windows 10
7 54 (6.11%) Unix
8 29 (3.28%) Windows 8
9 23 (2.60%) Android
10 21 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (2.26%) Apple iOS
12 15 (1.70%) CentOS
13 14 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.02%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.90%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.68%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.57%) AIX
18 4 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
19 3 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
19 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (26.24%) ITIL
2 151 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (11.54%) DevOps
4 73 (8.26%) Scrum
5 56 (6.33%) Software Engineering
6 54 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 50 (5.66%) Change Management
9 44 (4.98%) Kanban
9 44 (4.98%) TDD
10 42 (4.75%) Test Automation
11 39 (4.41%) Service Management
12 38 (4.30%) Coaching
13 37 (4.19%) OO
13 37 (4.19%) Project Management
14 34 (3.85%) Configuration Management
14 34 (3.85%) E-Commerce
15 33 (3.73%) Problem Management
16 31 (3.51%) Service Delivery
17 29 (3.28%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 176 (19.91%) SQL
2 98 (11.09%) C#
3 64 (7.24%) PowerShell
4 63 (7.13%) Java
5 58 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 49 (5.54%) C
7 41 (4.64%) T-SQL
8 39 (4.41%) Python
9 31 (3.51%) C++
10 23 (2.60%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.15%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.92%) PHP
12 17 (1.92%) VBA
13 14 (1.58%) VBScript
14 11 (1.24%) ABAP
14 11 (1.24%) Ruby
15 8 (0.90%) Go
16 7 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 120 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (11.88%) MCSE
3 79 (8.94%) Degree
4 66 (7.47%) MCP
5 53 (6.00%) MCSA
6 38 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (3.39%) CCNA
7 30 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
8 29 (3.28%) Security Cleared
9 22 (2.49%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.92%) ISEB
11 13 (1.47%) Master's Degree
11 13 (1.47%) MCITP
12 12 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (1.24%) SC Cleared
14 10 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.02%) CCNP
15 9 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.79%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.68%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (9.28%) SLA
2 37 (4.19%) QA
3 21 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.02%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.68%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.45%) GDPR
8 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.23%) PMO
8 2 (0.23%) WAI
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) GPG13
9 1 (0.11%) HL7
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 378 (42.76%) Active Directory
2 200 (22.62%) Hyper-V
3 164 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (3.62%) Terminal Services
5 32 (3.62%) vSphere
6 28 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (2.94%) Docker
8 13 (1.47%) Xen
9 12 (1.36%) XenApp
10 10 (1.13%) VirtualBox
11 9 (1.02%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.90%) ProxySG
13 7 (0.79%) XenServer
14 4 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.34%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.34%) HDFS
15 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.11%) Ceph
16 1 (0.11%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 69 (7.81%) SCCM
2 40 (4.52%) Ansible
3 38 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (4.19%) Puppet
5 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (0.90%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.90%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.90%) Terraform
7 7 (0.79%) Mesos
7 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.79%) SCOM
8 5 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (0.57%) Marathon
8 5 (0.57%) rkt
8 5 (0.57%) WSUS
9 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.45%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.34%) Salt
10 3 (0.34%) WMI
Vendors
1 389 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 304 (34.39%) VMware
3 202 (22.85%) Cisco
4 96 (10.86%) Citrix
5 63 (7.13%) Oracle
6 40 (4.52%) Veeam
7 39 (4.41%) HP
8 32 (3.62%) Google
9 25 (2.83%) SAP
10 19 (2.15%) Atlassian
10 19 (2.15%) Dell
10 19 (2.15%) WorldPay
11 17 (1.92%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.81%) Apple
13 15 (1.70%) iManage
13 15 (1.70%) Twitter
14 14 (1.58%) Facebook
15 12 (1.36%) Capita
15 12 (1.36%) EqualLogic
15 12 (1.36%) Juniper