Period
to 25 August 2019

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 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 724 903 1,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.06% 12.27% 13.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.78% 58.22% 54.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 766 966
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,375 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £35,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -4.67% +7.14% -6.67%

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 1,298 1,551 1,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.82% 21.08% 24.14%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1,285 1,716
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 -4 58 £37,000 +13.85% 16
Altrincham +2 19 £25,000 -50.00% 5
Wigan +7 18 £22,000 -41.33% 3
Rochdale +10 16 £40,500 +80.00% 4
Bolton -4 16 £32,500 +35.42% 4
Bury +10 15 £35,000 +16.67% 2
Cheadle -3 14 £33,750 +28.57% 4
Salford -34 10 £28,000 +5.66% 10
Sale +6 4 £20,250 -19.00% 2
Oldham -6 4 £45,000 +109.30% 5
Heywood +1 3 £25,000 -4.76%
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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.

1 373 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 320 (44.20%) Microsoft
3 253 (34.94%) Windows Server
4 226 (31.22%) Office 365
5 208 (28.73%) Azure
6 196 (27.07%) VMware
7 188 (25.97%) DNS
8 169 (23.34%) Linux
9 167 (23.07%) ITIL
10 161 (22.24%) Windows 10
11 153 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
12 143 (19.75%) DHCP
13 137 (18.92%) Cisco
14 134 (18.51%) Microsoft Office
15 131 (18.09%) MS Exchange
16 117 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 115 (15.88%) Windows Server 2012
18 114 (15.75%) PowerShell
18 114 (15.75%) WAN
19 112 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
20 111 (15.33%) AWS
21 107 (14.78%) LAN
22 104 (14.36%) SQL
23 102 (14.09%) DevOps
24 99 (13.67%) SQL Server
25 98 (13.54%) Firewall
26 95 (13.12%) TCP/IP
27 86 (11.88%) Hyper-V
28 82 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
28 82 (11.33%) Finance

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
1 131 (18.09%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.60%) IIS
3 47 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 35 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.35%) Apache
6 16 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (1.80%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.66%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.97%) Confluence
10 7 (0.97%) nginx
11 5 (0.69%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.41%) CloudStack
13 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 134 (18.51%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.55%) Acrobat
4 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.14%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 226 (31.22%) Office 365
2 208 (28.73%) Azure
3 111 (15.33%) AWS
4 40 (5.52%) IaaS
5 29 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (3.73%) GCP
7 22 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.38%) GitHub
9 9 (1.24%) PaaS
10 8 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.10%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.97%) SaaS
12 6 (0.83%) Asana
13 5 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.69%) Serverless
13 5 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.55%) G Suite
14 4 (0.55%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 188 (25.97%) DNS
2 143 (19.75%) DHCP
3 114 (15.75%) WAN
4 107 (14.78%) LAN
5 98 (13.54%) Firewall
6 95 (13.12%) TCP/IP
7 51 (7.04%) VPN
8 45 (6.22%) VLAN
9 42 (5.80%) Internet
9 42 (5.80%) SAN
10 33 (4.56%) VoIP
11 24 (3.31%) Network Security
12 23 (3.18%) HTTP
12 23 (3.18%) MPLS
12 23 (3.18%) Wireless
13 20 (2.76%) Broadband
14 19 (2.62%) SMTP
15 16 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (1.80%) IP Telephony
16 13 (1.80%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.35%) MySQL
2 17 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.10%) Big Data
3 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (0.97%) MongoDB
4 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.55%) Power BI
6 4 (0.55%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (0.41%) QlikView
7 3 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (4.70%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.56%) Jenkins
3 29 (4.01%) Octopus Deploy
4 26 (3.59%) JIRA
5 22 (3.04%) Visual Studio
6 18 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (2.49%) Subversion
7 17 (2.35%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.38%) C++Builder
8 10 (1.38%) GitLab
9 7 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.83%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.83%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.55%) Ant
11 4 (0.55%) CircleCI
11 4 (0.55%) Gradle
12 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket Server
12 3 (0.41%) JMeter
12 3 (0.41%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.41%) Selenium
General
1 82 (11.33%) Finance
2 45 (6.22%) Public Sector
3 42 (5.80%) Retail
4 41 (5.66%) Legal
5 37 (5.11%) Law
6 23 (3.18%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.18%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.49%) Games
8 12 (1.66%) Marketing
9 10 (1.38%) Banking
10 7 (0.97%) Housing Association
11 6 (0.83%) Fire and Rescue
11 6 (0.83%) Police
12 5 (0.69%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Publishing
14 2 (0.28%) Automotive
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
15 1 (0.14%) Back Office
15 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 124 (17.13%) Analyst
2 104 (14.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 70 (9.67%) Developer
4 68 (9.39%) Support Engineer
5 59 (8.15%) IT Support
6 55 (7.60%) Service Analyst
6 55 (7.60%) Service Desk Analyst
7 49 (6.77%) IT Engineer
8 47 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 44 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 39 (5.39%) Network Engineer
10 39 (5.39%) Support Analyst
11 37 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
12 34 (4.70%) Administrator
13 29 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
14 27 (3.73%) Architect
15 26 (3.59%) .NET Developer
15 26 (3.59%) C# Developer
16 24 (3.31%) IT Support Engineer
16 24 (3.31%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.32%) .NET
2 44 (6.08%) HTML
2 44 (6.08%) Web Services
3 31 (4.28%) CSS
4 26 (3.59%) ASP.NET
5 18 (2.49%) AngularJS
5 18 (2.49%) Node.js
6 17 (2.35%) REST
6 17 (2.35%) XMPP
7 16 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (1.80%) Java EE
8 13 (1.80%) XML
9 12 (1.66%) WCF
10 11 (1.52%) .NET Core
11 10 (1.38%) HTML5
12 9 (1.24%) jQuery
13 8 (1.10%) LINQ
13 8 (1.10%) WPF
14 7 (0.97%) Ajax
14 7 (0.97%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.15%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (6.91%) Management Information System
4 43 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (4.42%) Public Cloud
6 28 (3.87%) User Experience
7 25 (3.45%) Driving Licence
8 21 (2.90%) Blackberry
9 15 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.93%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.80%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.80%) Smartphone
12 12 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.38%) Fat Client
13 10 (1.38%) Thin Client
13 10 (1.38%) Xbox
14 9 (1.24%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (1.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 253 (34.94%) Windows Server
2 169 (23.34%) Linux
3 161 (22.24%) Windows 10
4 115 (15.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 76 (10.50%) Windows 7
6 50 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (4.14%) Unix
8 29 (4.01%) Android
9 22 (3.04%) Apple iOS
9 22 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.80%) Windows XP
11 11 (1.52%) CentOS
11 11 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.24%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.10%) Debian
14 5 (0.69%) VMS
15 4 (0.55%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.41%) AIX
16 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (23.07%) ITIL
2 153 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 102 (14.09%) DevOps
5 81 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (8.29%) Service Management
7 56 (7.73%) Test Automation
8 51 (7.04%) Problem Management
9 49 (6.77%) Mentoring
10 46 (6.35%) Coaching
11 44 (6.08%) Migration
12 41 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
13 34 (4.70%) Infrastructure as Code
14 33 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (4.28%) Information Security
15 31 (4.28%) Software Engineering
16 30 (4.14%) E-Commerce
16 30 (4.14%) Incident Management
16 30 (4.14%) SDLC
17 29 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 114 (15.75%) PowerShell
2 104 (14.36%) SQL
3 59 (8.15%) Java
4 50 (6.91%) Python
5 41 (5.66%) C#
6 28 (3.87%) Bash Shell
6 28 (3.87%) JavaScript
7 26 (3.59%) C++
8 13 (1.80%) Ruby
9 11 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.38%) VC++
11 8 (1.10%) C
11 8 (1.10%) VB
12 6 (0.83%) COBOL
12 6 (0.83%) Perl
13 5 (0.69%) PHP
14 4 (0.55%) ABAP
14 4 (0.55%) Go
15 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 82 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (9.81%) Degree
3 40 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (4.83%) MCSA
5 27 (3.73%) MCSE
6 25 (3.45%) CCNA
7 21 (2.90%) Security Cleared
8 18 (2.49%) MCP
8 18 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (2.35%) ISTQB
9 17 (2.35%) SC Cleared
10 15 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.80%) IBM WebSphere Certification
12 12 (1.66%) ISEB
13 11 (1.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 11 (1.52%) SSCP
14 10 (1.38%) CCNP
15 9 (1.24%) MCTS
16 8 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (1.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (8.56%) SLA
2 27 (3.73%) QA
3 19 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.52%) GDPR
5 8 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.41%) PMO
7 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.28%) NCSC
System Software
1 373 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 112 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 42 (5.80%) vSphere
5 30 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (3.31%) Docker
8 19 (2.62%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (2.07%) XenApp
11 12 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.10%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.97%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.55%) vCloud
16 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.41%) Varnish
17 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
17 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (8.43%) SCCM
2 39 (5.39%) Ansible
3 32 (4.42%) WSUS
4 30 (4.14%) Terraform
5 26 (3.59%) Puppet
6 22 (3.04%) Kubernetes
6 22 (3.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.80%) SCOM
10 12 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.24%) Jamf Pro
13 8 (1.10%) AirWatch
13 8 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.97%) Grafana
15 6 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 6 (0.83%) Prometheus
16 5 (0.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 320 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 196 (27.07%) VMware
3 137 (18.92%) Cisco
4 62 (8.56%) Citrix
5 23 (3.18%) Apple
5 23 (3.18%) NetApp
6 21 (2.90%) ServiceNow
6 21 (2.90%) Veeam
7 18 (2.49%) HP
7 18 (2.49%) Meraki
8 15 (2.07%) Oracle
8 15 (2.07%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.93%) Dell
9 14 (1.93%) SolarWinds
10 13 (1.80%) iManage
10 13 (1.80%) McAfee
11 12 (1.66%) Sony
12 11 (1.52%) Fortinet
13 10 (1.38%) CyberArk
13 10 (1.38%) Sophos