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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 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 24 24 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 554 392 348
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 9.12% 8.61% 9.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.77% 45.96% 51.33%
Number of salaries quoted 409 352 289
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £26,250 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,298 £47,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.77% +4.44% +20.00%
75th Percentile £51,250 £56,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £61,250
North West median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.65% - +16.44%

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 959 853 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.78% 18.73% 18.73%
Number of salaries quoted 660 695 535
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,350 £26,250
25th Percentile £30,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,625 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,675 £68,250 £68,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford 0 23 £41,000 -25.11% 7
Altrincham -2 15 £28,500 -32.94%
Wigan +3 11 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Bolton -1 8 £26,000 -26.76% 3
Stockport -16 7 £29,250 +27.17% 10
Cheadle -10 4 £33,500 +23.29% 5
Rochdale - 3 £23,000 -
Bury +1 2 £26,000 +0.97% 1
Sale -6 2 £31,250 +52.44% 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 308 (55.60%) Microsoft
2 271 (48.92%) Microsoft 365
3 253 (45.67%) Active Directory
4 247 (44.58%) Windows Server
5 228 (41.16%) Azure
6 148 (26.71%) Social Skills
7 145 (26.17%) VMware
8 140 (25.27%) Linux
9 139 (25.09%) Windows 10
10 113 (20.40%) Cisco
11 100 (18.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 97 (17.51%) ITIL
12 97 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 97 (17.51%) PowerShell
13 96 (17.33%) AWS
14 93 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
15 89 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
16 88 (15.88%) DNS
17 87 (15.70%) MS Exchange
18 85 (15.34%) Microsoft Certification
18 85 (15.34%) Firewall
19 84 (15.16%) DevOps
20 81 (14.62%) DHCP
21 71 (12.82%) SQL
22 70 (12.64%) Hyper-V
23 68 (12.27%) Agile
23 68 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
24 65 (11.73%) SharePoint
25 64 (11.55%) WAN
26 61 (11.01%) SLA

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 87 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 65 (11.73%) SharePoint
3 38 (6.86%) IIS
4 10 (1.81%) Apache
4 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (1.81%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.44%) nginx
6 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.36%) Confluence
8 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.36%) Site Server
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.18%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 93 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.72%) Maple
Business Applications
1 8 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 271 (48.92%) Microsoft 365
2 228 (41.16%) Azure
3 96 (17.33%) AWS
4 41 (7.40%) SaaS
5 40 (7.22%) PaaS
6 32 (5.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 31 (5.60%) GCP
8 27 (4.87%) IaaS
9 25 (4.51%) Mimecast
10 22 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (3.79%) OneDrive
12 18 (3.25%) Azure Sentinel
13 16 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (2.35%) Azure DevOps
15 12 (2.17%) OpenShift
16 10 (1.81%) GitHub
17 9 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
17 9 (1.62%) Power Platform
18 8 (1.44%) Amazon S3
19 7 (1.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 88 (15.88%) DNS
2 85 (15.34%) Firewall
3 81 (14.62%) DHCP
4 64 (11.55%) WAN
5 54 (9.75%) TCP/IP
6 53 (9.57%) VPN
7 39 (7.04%) LAN
8 37 (6.68%) Remote Desktop
9 29 (5.23%) SAN
10 27 (4.87%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (4.33%) Network Security
12 17 (3.07%) HTTP
12 17 (3.07%) VLAN
13 16 (2.89%) SNMP
14 15 (2.71%) Internet
15 12 (2.17%) VoIP
16 11 (1.99%) MPLS
16 11 (1.99%) Wireshark
17 10 (1.81%) Skype
17 10 (1.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.89%) MySQL
3 9 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.90%) GIS
6 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.72%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.54%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.18%) Ingres
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 26 (4.69%) Jenkins
1 26 (4.69%) JIRA
2 25 (4.51%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.43%) Travis CI
3 19 (3.43%) Visual Studio
4 18 (3.25%) TeamCity
5 15 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
5 15 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.99%) IBM UrbanCode
7 10 (1.81%) GitLab
7 10 (1.81%) Vagrant
8 9 (1.62%) Subversion
9 8 (1.44%) CircleCI
10 4 (0.72%) TestRail
11 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.54%) JUnit
11 3 (0.54%) NUnit
11 3 (0.54%) Selenium
11 3 (0.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 148 (26.71%) Social Skills
2 68 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (11.01%) Finance
4 41 (7.40%) Legal
5 39 (7.04%) Law
6 37 (6.68%) Retail
7 23 (4.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 18 (3.25%) Manufacturing
9 17 (3.07%) Presentation Skills
10 16 (2.89%) Public Sector
11 15 (2.71%) Telecoms
12 14 (2.53%) Advertising
13 13 (2.35%) Automotive
14 12 (2.17%) Games
14 12 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
15 8 (1.44%) Police
16 7 (1.26%) Banking
16 7 (1.26%) Investment Banking
17 6 (1.08%) Electronics
18 3 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 99 (17.87%) Analyst
2 69 (12.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 67 (12.09%) IT Support
4 56 (10.11%) Consultant
5 54 (9.75%) Support Analyst
5 54 (9.75%) Support Engineer
6 51 (9.21%) IT Analyst
7 47 (8.48%) IT Engineer
8 37 (6.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 36 (6.50%) IT Technician
10 32 (5.78%) Developer
11 31 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 30 (5.42%) IT Support Analyst
13 25 (4.51%) Service Analyst
14 24 (4.33%) IT Support Engineer
14 24 (4.33%) Software Engineer
15 21 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 21 (3.79%) Administrator
15 21 (3.79%) Architect
15 21 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.69%) HTML
2 25 (4.51%) .NET
3 18 (3.25%) XML
4 17 (3.07%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (2.53%) CSS
5 14 (2.53%) Spring
6 13 (2.35%) LDAP
6 13 (2.35%) React
7 12 (2.17%) HTML5
7 12 (2.17%) Web Services
8 11 (1.99%) EJB
8 11 (1.99%) Java EE
8 11 (1.99%) JDBC
8 11 (1.99%) JSF
8 11 (1.99%) JSP
9 9 (1.62%) Node.js
9 9 (1.62%) ODBC
9 9 (1.62%) REST
9 9 (1.62%) SAML
9 9 (1.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.03%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.30%) Self-Motivation
3 42 (7.58%) User Experience
4 30 (5.42%) Management Information System
5 29 (5.23%) Driving Licence
6 17 (3.07%) Clustering
7 14 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.81%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.81%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.62%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.44%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.44%) Cyberattack
10 8 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.44%) IoT
10 8 (1.44%) PKI
10 8 (1.44%) Sports Betting
11 6 (1.08%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 247 (44.58%) Windows Server
2 140 (25.27%) Linux
3 139 (25.09%) Windows 10
4 54 (9.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (6.86%) Windows Server 2016
6 35 (6.32%) Windows 7
7 31 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (4.15%) Apple iOS
9 22 (3.97%) Android
10 17 (3.07%) Unix
11 14 (2.53%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (1.99%) CentOS
12 11 (1.99%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.99%) Mesosphere
13 10 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.81%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.26%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.90%) VMS
15 5 (0.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (18.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 97 (17.51%) ITIL
3 89 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
4 84 (15.16%) DevOps
5 68 (12.27%) Agile
6 51 (9.21%) Cybersecurity
6 51 (9.21%) Test Automation
7 50 (9.03%) Service Management
8 45 (8.12%) Service Delivery
9 39 (7.04%) Change Management
9 39 (7.04%) CI/CD
9 39 (7.04%) Infrastructure as Code
10 37 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (6.32%) Project Management
11 35 (6.32%) Software Engineering
12 34 (6.14%) Mentoring
13 33 (5.96%) Software Testing
14 32 (5.78%) Analytics
14 32 (5.78%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 97 (17.51%) PowerShell
2 71 (12.82%) SQL
3 59 (10.65%) Java
4 56 (10.11%) Python
5 32 (5.78%) C++
6 27 (4.87%) C#
7 24 (4.33%) Bash
8 23 (4.15%) Go
8 23 (4.15%) JavaScript
9 12 (2.17%) MATLAB
10 5 (0.90%) Assembly Language
10 5 (0.90%) COBOL
10 5 (0.90%) VB
10 5 (0.90%) VC++
11 4 (0.72%) C
11 4 (0.72%) R
12 3 (0.54%) Tcl
12 3 (0.54%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (15.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (10.11%) Degree
3 50 (9.03%) Security Cleared
4 30 (5.42%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.07%) AWS Certification
5 17 (3.07%) MCSA
6 10 (1.81%) CISSP
6 10 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.62%) MCTS
8 7 (1.26%) MCP
8 7 (1.26%) SSCP
9 6 (1.08%) MCSE
9 6 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.72%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.72%) ACSP
10 4 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (11.01%) SLA
2 20 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (3.61%) QA
3 9 (1.62%) GDPR
4 8 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.08%) COBIT
5 6 (1.08%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.72%) NIST
7 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 253 (45.67%) Active Directory
2 97 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (12.64%) Hyper-V
4 37 (6.68%) Docker
5 23 (4.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 19 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.62%) XenApp
9 8 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.08%) vSphere
12 5 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.90%) etcd
13 4 (0.72%) Firmware
13 4 (0.72%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.72%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 60 (10.83%) Microsoft Intune
2 50 (9.03%) SCCM
3 43 (7.76%) Kubernetes
4 38 (6.86%) Terraform
5 37 (6.68%) Ansible
6 27 (4.87%) WSUS
7 22 (3.97%) Puppet
8 19 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (2.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 16 (2.89%) Prometheus
10 11 (1.99%) Automic
10 11 (1.99%) Consul
10 11 (1.99%) SCOM
11 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (1.62%) Nagios
12 9 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (1.44%) ZABBIX
14 7 (1.26%) Cacti
14 7 (1.26%) Jamf Pro
15 5 (0.90%) Bacula
Vendors
1 308 (55.60%) Microsoft
2 145 (26.17%) VMware
3 113 (20.40%) Cisco
4 36 (6.50%) Citrix
5 21 (3.79%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.25%) Juniper
6 18 (3.25%) Splunk
7 17 (3.07%) Fortinet
7 17 (3.07%) Oracle
8 16 (2.89%) HP
9 15 (2.71%) Dell
9 15 (2.71%) Veeam
10 14 (2.53%) Apple
10 14 (2.53%) Hitachi
11 12 (2.17%) Draytek
11 12 (2.17%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.99%) EMC
12 11 (1.99%) Google
12 11 (1.99%) NETGEAR
12 11 (1.99%) Sophos