Period
to 19 October 2020

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 19 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 16 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 236 742 1,034
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 9.11% 11.50% 14.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.33% 54.16% 62.40%
Number of salaries quoted 240 639 910
Median annual salary £46,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,950 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +21.62% -2.63% +8.57%

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 451 1,370 1,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.41% 21.23% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 384 1,046 1,382
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,825 £23,125 £21,750
90th Percentile £66,750 £69,242 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%

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 19 October 2020.

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 19 October 2020. 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 +12 19 £37,000 -12.94% 2
Salford +16 7 £25,000 -28.57% 5
Rochdale +4 7 £45,000 +71.43% 5
Altrincham +4 3 £33,000 +26.92%
Bolton +4 2 £56,750 +74.62% 9
Sale +3 1 £21,000 - 2
Oldham +1 1 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Bury -3 1 £19,500 -51.25%
Wigan -11 1 £30,000 +27.66% 5
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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.

1 110 (46.61%) Microsoft
2 95 (40.25%) Linux
3 93 (39.41%) Azure
4 87 (36.86%) Active Directory
5 84 (35.59%) VMware
6 80 (33.90%) Windows Server
7 68 (28.81%) PowerShell
8 63 (26.69%) DNS
9 58 (24.58%) DHCP
10 52 (22.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 51 (21.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 49 (20.76%) SQL
13 48 (20.34%) Office 365
14 47 (19.92%) DevOps
14 47 (19.92%) SQL Server
15 38 (16.10%) AWS
16 37 (15.68%) Law
17 35 (14.83%) Hyper-V
18 33 (13.98%) Disaster Recovery
18 33 (13.98%) Citrix
19 32 (13.56%) Python
20 30 (12.71%) Cisco
20 30 (12.71%) Finance
20 30 (12.71%) Change Management
21 29 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
22 28 (11.86%) Windows 10
22 28 (11.86%) Firewall
22 28 (11.86%) ITIL
23 26 (11.02%) MS Exchange
23 26 (11.02%) Kubernetes

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 26 (11.02%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.78%) IIS
3 15 (6.36%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.54%) Apache
5 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.27%) nginx
7 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.42%) Confluence
9 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 93 (39.41%) Azure
2 48 (20.34%) Office 365
3 38 (16.10%) AWS
4 29 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (6.78%) GCP
6 13 (5.51%) IaaS
7 11 (4.66%) PaaS
8 5 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.12%) AWS CodeBuild
8 5 (2.12%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.69%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.69%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.27%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.27%) Power Automate
10 3 (1.27%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.85%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.85%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (26.69%) DNS
2 58 (24.58%) DHCP
3 28 (11.86%) Firewall
4 25 (10.59%) LAN
5 24 (10.17%) WAN
6 20 (8.47%) SAN
7 17 (7.20%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.93%) VoIP
9 13 (5.51%) VPN
10 11 (4.66%) MPLS
10 11 (4.66%) Network Security
10 11 (4.66%) Wireless
11 8 (3.39%) ADSL
11 8 (3.39%) Ethernet
11 8 (3.39%) IMAP
11 8 (3.39%) VDSL
12 7 (2.97%) Unified Communications
13 6 (2.54%) NAS
13 6 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (2.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (4.66%) MySQL
4 7 (2.97%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (2.12%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.12%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.85%) Redis
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.42%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.42%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.42%) MS Access
9 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (5.08%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (4.24%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.69%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.69%) JIRA
4 4 (1.69%) Moq
4 4 (1.69%) NUnit
4 4 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.27%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.85%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.85%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.85%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.42%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.42%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.42%) GitLab
7 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.42%) TestCafe
General
1 37 (15.68%) Law
2 30 (12.71%) Finance
3 19 (8.05%) Legal
4 14 (5.93%) Telecoms
5 12 (5.08%) Banking
6 11 (4.66%) Financial Institution
7 8 (3.39%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.27%) Games
9 2 (0.85%) Back Office
9 2 (0.85%) Billing
9 2 (0.85%) Electronics
9 2 (0.85%) Local Government
10 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (17.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (13.14%) Analyst
2 31 (13.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (8.90%) Azure Engineer
4 20 (8.47%) IT Engineer
4 20 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.20%) Developer
6 16 (6.78%) Support Analyst
7 15 (6.36%) Active Directory Engineer
8 14 (5.93%) IT Support
9 13 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (5.51%) Identity Management Engineer
10 12 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
10 12 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (5.08%) Technical Support
11 11 (4.66%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (4.66%) Technical Support Analyst
12 10 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (4.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.24%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.20%) .NET
2 8 (3.39%) CSS
2 8 (3.39%) XML
3 7 (2.97%) React
3 7 (2.97%) WinForms
4 6 (2.54%) HTML
5 5 (2.12%) JSON
5 5 (2.12%) WPF
6 4 (1.69%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.69%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.69%) jQuery
6 4 (1.69%) LAMP
6 4 (1.69%) LINQ
6 4 (1.69%) WCF
7 3 (1.27%) HTML5
7 3 (1.27%) LDAP
7 3 (1.27%) Node.js
7 3 (1.27%) REST
7 3 (1.27%) Web Services
8 2 (0.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.51%) Private Cloud
4 7 (2.97%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.12%) Replication
5 5 (2.12%) User Experience
6 4 (1.69%) Clustering
6 4 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.85%) CMDB
8 2 (0.85%) Derivative
8 2 (0.85%) W3C
9 1 (0.42%) PKI
9 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 95 (40.25%) Linux
2 80 (33.90%) Windows Server
3 28 (11.86%) Windows 10
4 20 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (7.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.66%) Apple iOS
7 11 (4.66%) Unix
8 10 (4.24%) Android
9 8 (3.39%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.12%) CentOS
12 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 47 (19.92%) DevOps
3 33 (13.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (12.71%) Change Management
5 28 (11.86%) ITIL
6 18 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.63%) Identity Management
7 14 (5.93%) High Availability
8 12 (5.08%) Project Management
8 12 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (4.66%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (4.66%) E-Commerce
9 11 (4.66%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (4.66%) Process Improvement
10 10 (4.24%) Configuration Management
10 10 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.24%) Infrastructure as Code
10 10 (4.24%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.24%) Migration
10 10 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 68 (28.81%) PowerShell
2 49 (20.76%) SQL
3 32 (13.56%) Python
4 23 (9.75%) Bash Shell
5 16 (6.78%) C#
6 13 (5.51%) PL/SQL
7 12 (5.08%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.54%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.12%) Ruby
9 5 (2.12%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.69%) Java
10 4 (1.69%) PHP
11 3 (1.27%) C++
11 3 (1.27%) Go
12 2 (0.85%) C
12 2 (0.85%) VB
12 2 (0.85%) XQuery
13 1 (0.42%) Perl
13 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (6.36%) RHCE
3 14 (5.93%) MCSA
4 11 (4.66%) MCSE
5 10 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (3.81%) Degree
6 9 (3.81%) MCP
7 6 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.12%) CCNA
8 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 5 (2.12%) SSCP
9 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.85%) MCITP
10 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.42%) CCNP
10 1 (0.42%) CISSP
10 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.08%) SLA
2 5 (2.12%) QA
3 4 (1.69%) GDPR
3 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.85%) COBIT
6 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (36.86%) Active Directory
2 51 (21.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (14.83%) Hyper-V
4 25 (10.59%) Docker
5 6 (2.54%) XenApp
6 5 (2.12%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.27%) vSphere
7 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.85%) vCloud
8 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.42%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.42%) Firmware
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (11.02%) Ansible
1 26 (11.02%) Kubernetes
2 25 (10.59%) Terraform
3 23 (9.75%) Puppet
4 16 (6.78%) WSUS
5 13 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (4.66%) SCCM
7 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.27%) Grafana
8 3 (1.27%) Nagios
8 3 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.27%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.42%) Graylog
10 1 (0.42%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 110 (46.61%) Microsoft
2 84 (35.59%) VMware
3 33 (13.98%) Citrix
4 30 (12.71%) Cisco
5 18 (7.63%) Oracle
6 12 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 11 (4.66%) Splunk
8 10 (4.24%) NetApp
8 10 (4.24%) Veeam
9 7 (2.97%) Dell
10 6 (2.54%) Apple
10 6 (2.54%) Sophos
11 5 (2.12%) EMC
11 5 (2.12%) SAP
12 4 (1.69%) Avaya
12 4 (1.69%) EnterpriseDB
12 4 (1.69%) Google
13 3 (1.27%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.27%) SolarWinds