Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 25 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 413 296 740
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 8.75% 8.99% 11.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.09% 50.77% 56.32%
Number of salaries quoted 370 251 613
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £21,250
25th Percentile £33,310 £32,500 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +26.67% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £73,300 £62,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,131
% change year-on-year - +17.63% -3.65%

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 877 583 1,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.58% 17.71% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 709 469 964
10th Percentile £28,950 £26,250 £22,325
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -
75th Percentile £61,000 £60,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Altrincham 0 23 £41,250 +26.92% 2
Stockport +14 18 £25,000 -35.90% 11
Bolton -6 12 £35,500 -8.39% 11
Cheadle +11 6 £27,172 - 3
Wigan +9 6 £50,000 -33.33% 4
Bury -2 5 £27,500 +7.84% 3
Salford -6 3 £67,500 +159.62% 7
Sale - 1 £19,500 - 3
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 219 (53.03%) Microsoft
2 218 (52.78%) Azure
3 174 (42.13%) Active Directory
4 153 (37.05%) Microsoft 365
5 152 (36.80%) Windows Server
6 120 (29.06%) DevOps
7 114 (27.60%) PowerShell
8 102 (24.70%) VMware
9 100 (24.21%) Linux
10 96 (23.24%) SQL
10 96 (23.24%) Social Skills
11 88 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 88 (21.31%) AWS
12 83 (20.10%) Infrastructure as Code
13 76 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 60 (14.53%) Terraform
15 59 (14.29%) Migration
15 59 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 56 (13.56%) Firewall
17 52 (12.59%) DNS
18 49 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
19 47 (11.38%) SCCM
20 46 (11.14%) Ansible
21 45 (10.90%) Windows 10
21 45 (10.90%) Oracle
21 45 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
22 43 (10.41%) .NET
23 42 (10.17%) ITIL
24 41 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
25 40 (9.69%) MS Exchange

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 40 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.30%) IIS
4 9 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.21%) Confluence
7 3 (0.73%) Apache
7 3 (0.73%) CMS
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.48%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.48%) nginx
8 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.24%) JBoss
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.24%) AlphaBridge
2 1 (0.24%) Alphatax
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Farmplan
2 1 (0.24%) KEYPrime
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 218 (52.78%) Azure
2 153 (37.05%) Microsoft 365
3 88 (21.31%) AWS
4 31 (7.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (7.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 30 (7.26%) SaaS
6 29 (7.02%) IaaS
7 28 (6.78%) GCP
8 23 (5.57%) PaaS
9 17 (4.12%) GitHub
10 15 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (2.18%) Power Platform
12 6 (1.45%) Azure Service Bus
12 6 (1.45%) Slack
13 5 (1.21%) Mimecast
13 5 (1.21%) OneDrive
13 5 (1.21%) Route 53
14 4 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.97%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.97%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 56 (13.56%) Firewall
2 52 (12.59%) DNS
3 37 (8.96%) DHCP
4 28 (6.78%) WAN
5 27 (6.54%) VPN
6 26 (6.30%) LAN
7 19 (4.60%) SAN
8 14 (3.39%) TCP/IP
9 13 (3.15%) Network Security
9 13 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (2.91%) NAS
10 12 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (2.91%) VLAN
10 12 (2.91%) VoIP
11 10 (2.42%) Wireless
12 7 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (1.69%) MPLS
12 7 (1.69%) Skype
12 7 (1.69%) SSL
13 6 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.60%) MySQL
3 12 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.69%) Power BI
6 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.73%) Big Data
8 3 (0.73%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.73%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.73%) Redis
8 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (3.87%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.39%) JIRA
3 13 (3.15%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.42%) GitLab
5 6 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.21%) Subversion
6 5 (1.21%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.97%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.97%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.73%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.73%) CF BOSH
8 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.48%) Gradle
9 2 (0.48%) Maven
9 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.24%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.24%) TestRail
General
1 96 (23.24%) Social Skills
2 30 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.26%) Finance
3 23 (5.57%) Law
4 16 (3.87%) Retail
5 14 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.15%) Legal
6 13 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (1.69%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.21%) Banking
8 5 (1.21%) Marketing
9 4 (0.97%) Back Office
10 3 (0.73%) Electronics
10 3 (0.73%) Games
11 2 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.48%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.48%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (16.46%) Azure Engineer
2 62 (15.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (11.14%) Analyst
4 41 (9.93%) Support Engineer
5 39 (9.44%) Platform Engineer
6 32 (7.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 28 (6.78%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (6.78%) IT Manager
8 26 (6.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 25 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (6.05%) Cloud Engineer
9 25 (6.05%) IT Engineer
9 25 (6.05%) IT Support
10 23 (5.57%) Developer
11 22 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 21 (5.08%) Support Analyst
13 19 (4.60%) Infrastructure Manager
14 18 (4.36%) Architect
15 16 (3.87%) IT Infrastructure Manager
16 15 (3.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.41%) .NET
2 24 (5.81%) CSS
3 21 (5.08%) HTML
4 20 (4.84%) React
5 19 (4.60%) AngularJS
6 16 (3.87%) HTML5
7 15 (3.63%) .NET Framework
8 11 (2.66%) Ajax
8 11 (2.66%) Web Services
8 11 (2.66%) XML
9 10 (2.42%) .NET Core
10 8 (1.94%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.21%) CSS3
12 5 (1.21%) JSON
12 5 (1.21%) NLog
12 5 (1.21%) Node.js
12 5 (1.21%) REST
12 5 (1.21%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.02%) Public Cloud
3 25 (6.05%) Private Cloud
4 15 (3.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (3.63%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (1.94%) Cloud Native
6 8 (1.94%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.69%) Clustering
7 7 (1.69%) iPad
7 7 (1.69%) iPhone
7 7 (1.69%) Replication
7 7 (1.69%) User Experience
8 6 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.97%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.97%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.97%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.73%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 152 (36.80%) Windows Server
2 100 (24.21%) Linux
3 45 (10.90%) Windows 10
4 33 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (7.02%) Windows Server 2019
6 24 (5.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (2.91%) Android
7 12 (2.91%) Unix
8 11 (2.66%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.42%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.94%) CentOS
10 8 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.69%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.21%) VMS
13 4 (0.97%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.73%) AIX
15 1 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (29.06%) DevOps
2 83 (20.10%) Infrastructure as Code
3 76 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 59 (14.29%) Migration
5 49 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (10.17%) ITIL
8 36 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (8.23%) Data Security
10 26 (6.30%) Configuration Management
11 22 (5.33%) Load Balancing
11 22 (5.33%) Server Management
12 20 (4.84%) Software Engineering
13 19 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (4.60%) Problem Management
13 19 (4.60%) Scrum
14 16 (3.87%) Change Management
14 16 (3.87%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (3.87%) Infrastructure Transformation
15 15 (3.63%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (27.60%) PowerShell
2 96 (23.24%) SQL
3 37 (8.96%) C#
4 31 (7.51%) Bash Shell
5 28 (6.78%) Python
6 24 (5.81%) JavaScript
7 14 (3.39%) Java
8 13 (3.15%) TypeScript
9 10 (2.42%) Go
9 10 (2.42%) Ruby
10 5 (1.21%) C
10 5 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.21%) VB
11 4 (0.97%) PHP
12 3 (0.73%) R
12 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.48%) COBOL
14 1 (0.24%) C++
14 1 (0.24%) Perl
14 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (5.57%) Degree
2 21 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.42%) MCSE
5 8 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.21%) MCSA
6 5 (1.21%) RHCE
6 5 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.97%) ISEB
7 4 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.73%) CCNA
8 3 (0.73%) CISSP
8 3 (0.73%) MCITP
9 2 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.48%) MCP
9 2 (0.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.60%) SLA
2 14 (3.39%) QA
3 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.48%) OpenSCAP
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 174 (42.13%) Active Directory
2 88 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 28 (6.78%) Docker
5 27 (6.54%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (4.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (3.87%) VMware NSX
9 11 (2.66%) vSphere
10 6 (1.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.45%) XenApp
10 6 (1.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (14.53%) Terraform
2 47 (11.38%) SCCM
3 46 (11.14%) Ansible
4 37 (8.96%) Kubernetes
5 27 (6.54%) Puppet
6 22 (5.33%) Failover Clustering
7 20 (4.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 17 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (3.63%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (2.91%) Prometheus
11 9 (2.18%) Grafana
11 9 (2.18%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (1.69%) FortiGate
12 7 (1.69%) Nessus
12 7 (1.69%) ServiceCenter
13 5 (1.21%) Jamf Pro
13 5 (1.21%) WSUS
14 3 (0.73%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.73%) Graphite
14 3 (0.73%) Packer
Vendors
1 219 (53.03%) Microsoft
2 102 (24.70%) VMware
3 45 (10.90%) Oracle
4 33 (7.99%) EnterpriseDB
5 32 (7.75%) Cisco
5 32 (7.75%) Citrix
6 23 (5.57%) NetApp
7 16 (3.87%) Apple
7 16 (3.87%) EMC
8 15 (3.63%) Google
9 13 (3.15%) HP
10 12 (2.91%) Dell
11 11 (2.66%) Sophos
12 9 (2.18%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.69%) Polycom
13 7 (1.69%) Proofpoint
13 7 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.45%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.21%) Splunk
15 5 (1.21%) Veeam