Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1033 917 1070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.92% 12.75% 14.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.97% 60.69% 64.03%
Number of salaries quoted 921 825 882
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +10.52%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,125 £52,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +1.45%

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 1914 1511 1671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.93% 21.01% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1659 1341 1366
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £59,800 £56,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 79 £35,000 -22.22% 9
Salford +6 25 £28,000 -13.85% 6
Altrincham -9 24 £42,500 +70.00% 2
Cheadle +7 23 £32,500 +4.00% 3
Wigan +2 21 £37,500 +15.38%
Rochdale -3 20 £46,000 +6.98% 2
Bolton -17 14 £35,000 -11.39% 1
Bury -10 13 £25,000 -29.58%
Oldham +10 11 £36,250 +6.62% 2
Sale +13 5 £27,000 -16.92%
Ashton-under-Lyne 0 1 £19,000 -41.54% 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, 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.

1 435 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 421 (40.76%) Microsoft
3 414 (40.08%) Windows Server
4 291 (28.17%) ITIL
5 288 (27.88%) VMware
6 251 (24.30%) SQL Server
7 244 (23.62%) SQL
8 224 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 214 (20.72%) Cisco
10 209 (20.23%) Office 365
11 205 (19.85%) Linux
12 189 (18.30%) MS Exchange
13 176 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
14 174 (16.84%) .NET
15 172 (16.65%) Windows 7
16 159 (15.39%) Firewall
17 156 (15.10%) Hyper-V
17 156 (15.10%) Degree
18 148 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 146 (14.13%) DNS
20 141 (13.65%) TCP/IP
21 140 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
22 135 (13.07%) Windows 10
23 134 (12.97%) Finance
24 132 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
25 124 (12.00%) C#
26 122 (11.81%) WAN
26 122 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
27 115 (11.13%) Web Services
27 115 (11.13%) DevOps

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
1 189 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 111 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (5.23%) SharePoint
4 41 (3.97%) IIS
5 36 (3.48%) Skype for Business
6 24 (2.32%) Apache Spark
6 24 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.55%) Apache
8 16 (1.55%) IBM Notes
8 16 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (0.97%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.48%) CMS
12 5 (0.48%) WordPress
13 4 (0.39%) GeoServer
14 3 (0.29%) Confluence
14 3 (0.29%) Drupal
14 3 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 140 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.39%) Magento
3 3 (0.29%) Epicor Tropos
3 3 (0.29%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.29%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 209 (20.23%) Office 365
2 106 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
3 104 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (2.03%) IaaS
6 17 (1.65%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.55%) SaaS
8 10 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.58%) GitHub
11 5 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (0.48%) PaaS
12 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.39%) G Suite
12 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.29%) CodePlex
14 2 (0.19%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.097%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 159 (15.39%) Firewall
2 146 (14.13%) DNS
3 141 (13.65%) TCP/IP
4 122 (11.81%) WAN
5 109 (10.55%) DHCP
6 101 (9.78%) LAN
7 100 (9.68%) SAN
8 58 (5.61%) VLAN
9 36 (3.48%) VoIP
10 35 (3.39%) Skype
11 32 (3.10%) Network Security
12 31 (3.00%) VPN
13 28 (2.71%) Junos
14 25 (2.42%) MPLS
15 22 (2.13%) Unified Communications
16 21 (2.03%) NetScaler
17 20 (1.94%) Internet
18 15 (1.45%) RS-232
19 13 (1.26%) Ethernet
19 13 (1.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 72 (6.97%) Relational Database
3 49 (4.74%) MySQL
4 44 (4.26%) Hadoop
5 42 (4.07%) Big Data
6 39 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 38 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.13%) RDBMS
9 22 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (1.84%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.77%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 57 (5.52%) Visual Studio
2 56 (5.42%) Git (software)
3 38 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 37 (3.58%) Subversion
5 35 (3.39%) Selenium
6 34 (3.29%) JIRA
7 31 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (2.42%) NuGet
9 16 (1.55%) MSTest
9 16 (1.55%) NUnit
10 14 (1.36%) MSI
11 13 (1.26%) Cucumber
11 13 (1.26%) WiX
12 12 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (1.06%) Microsoft Blend
14 10 (0.97%) TestRail
15 9 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
16 6 (0.58%) Gatling
16 6 (0.58%) SonarQube
16 6 (0.58%) SpecFlow
General
1 134 (12.97%) Finance
2 99 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 71 (6.87%) Manufacturing
4 67 (6.49%) Marketing
5 51 (4.94%) Electronics
6 46 (4.45%) Games
7 35 (3.39%) Legal
8 33 (3.19%) Retail
9 13 (1.26%) Advertising
9 13 (1.26%) Banking
10 9 (0.87%) Law
11 7 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.58%) Automotive
13 5 (0.48%) Billing
14 4 (0.39%) German Language
15 3 (0.29%) Back Office
16 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.097%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.097%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.097%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (14.13%) Developer
2 131 (12.68%) Support Engineer
3 107 (10.36%) Analyst
4 91 (8.81%) IT Support
5 77 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 62 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 62 (6.00%) Software Engineer
7 61 (5.91%) .NET Developer
8 54 (5.23%) IT Engineer
9 52 (5.03%) Support Analyst
10 51 (4.94%) 1st Line Support
10 51 (4.94%) Network Engineer
11 47 (4.55%) C# Developer
12 46 (4.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 43 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
13 43 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
14 42 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
14 42 (4.07%) Consultant
15 41 (3.97%) Administrator
16 40 (3.87%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (16.84%) .NET
2 115 (11.13%) Web Services
3 72 (6.97%) HTML
4 57 (5.52%) CSS
5 53 (5.13%) ASP.NET
6 51 (4.94%) XML
7 42 (4.07%) jQuery
8 38 (3.68%) .NET Framework
9 31 (3.00%) WCF
10 28 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
11 24 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (2.32%) Entity Framework
11 24 (2.32%) MSMQ
12 23 (2.23%) HTML5
12 23 (2.23%) JSON
12 23 (2.23%) WPF
13 20 (1.94%) LAMP
14 18 (1.74%) AngularJS
15 17 (1.65%) COM
16 15 (1.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.58%) Driving Licence
2 63 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 40 (3.87%) Public Cloud
5 35 (3.39%) iPad
6 32 (3.10%) Data Centre
7 26 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.74%) CMDB
9 16 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.26%) Clustering
12 13 (1.26%) EPoS
13 11 (1.06%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.06%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 11 (1.06%) Internet of Things
14 10 (0.97%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.87%) Handset
15 9 (0.87%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 414 (40.08%) Windows Server
2 224 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 205 (19.85%) Linux
4 172 (16.65%) Windows 7
5 135 (13.07%) Windows 10
6 132 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (8.03%) Unix
8 65 (6.29%) Windows 8
9 61 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (3.19%) Windows XP
11 30 (2.90%) Mac OS
12 26 (2.52%) Android
13 24 (2.32%) Apple iOS
14 23 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (1.06%) CentOS
15 11 (1.06%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 9 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.48%) Debian
18 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (28.17%) ITIL
2 176 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (11.13%) DevOps
4 105 (10.16%) Software Engineering
5 81 (7.84%) Test Automation
6 71 (6.87%) Mentoring
7 64 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
8 62 (6.00%) OO
9 58 (5.61%) MVC
10 55 (5.32%) TDD
11 53 (5.13%) Change Management
12 52 (5.03%) Service Management
13 50 (4.84%) Configuration Management
13 50 (4.84%) Service Delivery
14 49 (4.74%) Open Source
15 48 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
16 47 (4.55%) Programme Management
17 46 (4.45%) Multithreading
18 44 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
19 43 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 244 (23.62%) SQL
2 124 (12.00%) C#
3 110 (10.65%) PowerShell
4 105 (10.16%) C++
5 103 (9.97%) Java
6 95 (9.20%) Python
7 90 (8.71%) JavaScript
8 53 (5.13%) C
9 49 (4.74%) Shell Script
10 38 (3.68%) Go
11 28 (2.71%) VBScript
12 26 (2.52%) Bash Shell
13 25 (2.42%) VB
14 23 (2.23%) VB.NET
15 20 (1.94%) Ruby
16 18 (1.74%) PHP
17 15 (1.45%) T-SQL
18 13 (1.26%) Perl
19 12 (1.16%) VBA
19 12 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 156 (15.10%) Degree
2 122 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (9.87%) MCSE
4 59 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (5.03%) MCSA
6 50 (4.84%) MCP
7 44 (4.26%) Security Cleared
8 37 (3.58%) CCNA
9 31 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (2.71%) ISEB
11 27 (2.61%) Master's Degree
12 23 (2.23%) DV Cleared
12 23 (2.23%) ISTQB
13 17 (1.65%) CCIE
13 17 (1.65%) CCNP
14 16 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (1.45%) SC Cleared
16 11 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (0.97%) PhD
18 6 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (9.58%) SLA
2 54 (5.23%) QA
3 13 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.16%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.58%) WAI
7 4 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.097%) GCP
8 1 (0.097%) HL7
8 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.097%) PMO
8 1 (0.097%) TickIT
System Software
1 435 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 156 (15.10%) Hyper-V
3 148 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (4.55%) vSphere
5 34 (3.29%) Terminal Services
6 31 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (2.71%) ProxySG
8 19 (1.84%) Docker
9 18 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.16%) Xen
10 12 (1.16%) XenApp
11 11 (1.06%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.77%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.39%) Firmware
14 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.39%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.39%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 91 (8.81%) Puppet
2 80 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (7.36%) Ansible
4 48 (4.65%) SCCM
5 24 (2.32%) Mesos
6 9 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (0.87%) WSUS
7 7 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.68%) SCOM
8 5 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (0.48%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.39%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.39%) Nagios
9 4 (0.39%) vRealize
10 3 (0.29%) Cacti
10 3 (0.29%) cPanel
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.29%) Plesk
10 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 421 (40.76%) Microsoft
2 288 (27.88%) VMware
3 214 (20.72%) Cisco
4 102 (9.87%) Citrix
5 65 (6.29%) SAP
6 61 (5.91%) Oracle
7 59 (5.71%) HP
8 46 (4.45%) Juniper
9 39 (3.78%) Google
10 38 (3.68%) Veeam
11 37 (3.58%) Dell
12 35 (3.39%) CheckPoint
13 30 (2.90%) Palo Alto
14 29 (2.81%) Blue Coat
15 25 (2.42%) Atlassian
15 25 (2.42%) EqualLogic
16 24 (2.32%) Apple
17 23 (2.23%) Red Hat
18 17 (1.65%) F5
18 17 (1.65%) Riverbed