Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 17 12
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,080 921 1,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.68% 11.51% 13.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.55% 51.17% 61.13%
Number of salaries quoted 950 818 914
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.39% +5.33%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £54,125 £53,125
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%

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 1,673 1,800 1,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.73% 22.49% 22.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,386 1,536 1,487
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £21,375 £23,000 £22,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +17 103 £60,000 +41.18%
Stockport +11 76 £22,500 -47.67% 14
Bolton +28 31 £24,000 -23.81% 10
Wigan +15 31 £36,000 +38.46% 5
Salford -4 30 £26,500 +20.45% 14
Cheadle +2 16 £24,000 -44.19% 9
Sale +3 14 £20,250 -13.83% 1
Oldham +4 12 £19,750 -28.18% 3
Rochdale -3 12 £46,250 +35.43% 4
Heywood - 7 £42,500 -
Bury -12 3 £17,500 -29.29% 4
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 483 (44.72%) Microsoft
2 468 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 456 (42.22%) Linux
4 397 (36.76%) VMware
5 314 (29.07%) Windows Server
6 306 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 262 (24.26%) Amazon AWS
8 261 (24.17%) SQL
9 255 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 237 (21.94%) Cisco
11 225 (20.83%) Office 365
12 198 (18.33%) ITIL
13 197 (18.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 193 (17.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 184 (17.04%) Finance
16 183 (16.94%) Information Security
17 172 (15.93%) CISSP
18 170 (15.74%) Penetration Testing
19 168 (15.56%) DevOps
20 164 (15.19%) SIEM
21 162 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
22 153 (14.17%) MS Exchange
23 152 (14.07%) Degree
24 148 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
25 140 (12.96%) Firewall
26 137 (12.69%) Mentoring
27 136 (12.59%) Ansible
28 125 (11.57%) DNS
29 124 (11.48%) Windows 10
30 121 (11.20%) Citrix

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
1 153 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 84 (7.78%) IIS
3 80 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 64 (5.93%) SharePoint
5 46 (4.26%) Confluence
6 44 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (2.59%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.57%) WebLogic
9 16 (1.48%) Apache
10 15 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.11%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.02%) JBoss
13 10 (0.93%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (0.65%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.46%) CloudStack
17 5 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 92 (8.52%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (7.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.28%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.093%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.093%) Magento
4 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.093%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.093%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 306 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 262 (24.26%) Amazon AWS
3 225 (20.83%) Office 365
4 79 (7.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 50 (4.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
6 39 (3.61%) Amazon S3
7 38 (3.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 38 (3.52%) Amazon SQS
8 30 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (1.30%) OpenShift
10 10 (0.93%) GitHub
11 8 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.74%) IaaS
12 3 (0.28%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.28%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.19%) G Suite
14 1 (0.093%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.093%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.093%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 140 (12.96%) Firewall
2 125 (11.57%) DNS
3 111 (10.28%) Network Security
4 109 (10.09%) TCP/IP
5 101 (9.35%) Wi-Fi
6 90 (8.33%) DHCP
7 79 (7.31%) LAN
8 73 (6.76%) SAN
8 73 (6.76%) WAN
9 43 (3.98%) VoIP
10 31 (2.87%) VPN
11 29 (2.69%) Internet
12 28 (2.59%) Skype
13 24 (2.22%) RS-232
14 21 (1.94%) SSL
15 18 (1.67%) Unified Communications
16 17 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (1.57%) VLAN
17 15 (1.39%) Wireless
18 14 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
3 29 (2.69%) MySQL
4 21 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.02%) Big Data
5 11 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.65%) Apache Hive
9 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 103 (9.54%) Jenkins
2 99 (9.17%) TeamCity
3 91 (8.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 68 (6.30%) JIRA
5 63 (5.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 58 (5.37%) Git (software)
7 21 (1.94%) Visual Studio
8 20 (1.85%) Bitbucket
9 18 (1.67%) Selenium
9 18 (1.67%) Subversion
10 12 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 10 (0.93%) Hudson
12 9 (0.83%) Ant
12 9 (0.83%) FitNesse
12 9 (0.83%) HP UFT
12 9 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.65%) CodeSonar
13 7 (0.65%) git-flow
13 7 (0.65%) Robot Framework
General
1 184 (17.04%) Finance
2 90 (8.33%) Legal
3 36 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.96%) Games
5 31 (2.87%) Law
5 31 (2.87%) Manufacturing
6 28 (2.59%) Retail
7 18 (1.67%) Electronics
8 17 (1.57%) Marketing
9 10 (0.93%) Back Office
10 7 (0.65%) Publishing
11 5 (0.46%) Banking
12 3 (0.28%) Automotive
12 3 (0.28%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Advertising
14 1 (0.093%) German Language
14 1 (0.093%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.093%) Local Government
14 1 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 195 (18.06%) Analyst
2 119 (11.02%) IT Analyst
3 112 (10.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 106 (9.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 101 (9.35%) Support Engineer
6 93 (8.61%) IT Support
7 89 (8.24%) Security Analyst
8 85 (7.87%) IT Security Analyst
8 85 (7.87%) Senior Analyst
8 85 (7.87%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 85 (7.87%) Senior Security Analyst
9 76 (7.04%) Information Manager
9 76 (7.04%) Information Security Manager
9 76 (7.04%) Security Manager
10 64 (5.93%) Developer
11 63 (5.83%) 1st Line Support
12 57 (5.28%) Support Analyst
13 46 (4.26%) IT Engineer
14 45 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
15 42 (3.89%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (7.59%) .NET
2 50 (4.63%) Node.js
3 48 (4.44%) HTML
3 48 (4.44%) Web Services
4 37 (3.43%) CSS
5 30 (2.78%) XML
6 27 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 23 (2.13%) jQuery
8 19 (1.76%) JSON
9 18 (1.67%) Ajax
10 16 (1.48%) AngularJS
11 14 (1.30%) .NET Framework
11 14 (1.30%) REST
11 14 (1.30%) SOAP
11 14 (1.30%) WinForms
12 12 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (1.11%) WCF
12 12 (1.11%) WPF
13 11 (1.02%) HTML5
14 9 (0.83%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 101 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 84 (7.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 77 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 43 (3.98%) Fintech
6 42 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (3.61%) Data Centre
7 39 (3.61%) Private Cloud
8 34 (3.15%) Driving Licence
9 24 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.57%) User Experience
12 16 (1.48%) Clustering
13 15 (1.39%) Replication
14 12 (1.11%) Blackberry
15 10 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (0.93%) iPhone
16 8 (0.74%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.74%) PKI
17 7 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 456 (42.22%) Linux
2 314 (29.07%) Windows Server
3 197 (18.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 162 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (11.48%) Windows 10
6 117 (10.83%) Windows 7
7 37 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (3.24%) Unix
9 24 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 21 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.94%) Solaris
11 20 (1.85%) Android
12 19 (1.76%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.48%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.39%) Ubuntu
15 14 (1.30%) Mac OS
16 13 (1.20%) Windows XP
17 11 (1.02%) CentOS
18 5 (0.46%) Debian
18 5 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (18.33%) ITIL
2 183 (16.94%) Information Security
3 170 (15.74%) Penetration Testing
4 168 (15.56%) DevOps
5 164 (15.19%) SIEM
6 148 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
7 137 (12.69%) Mentoring
8 118 (10.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 112 (10.37%) Incident Management
9 112 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 108 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
11 100 (9.26%) Web Development
12 96 (8.89%) Business Continuity
13 94 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
14 90 (8.33%) OWASP
15 87 (8.06%) Data Protection
16 86 (7.96%) Vulnerability Management
17 83 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
17 83 (7.69%) Threat Analysis
18 82 (7.59%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 261 (24.17%) SQL
2 111 (10.28%) C#
3 95 (8.80%) Python
4 77 (7.13%) PowerShell
5 53 (4.91%) JavaScript
6 45 (4.17%) C++
7 42 (3.89%) Bash Shell
8 40 (3.70%) Java
9 37 (3.43%) C
10 27 (2.50%) Perl
11 24 (2.22%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.94%) Go
13 19 (1.76%) PHP
14 16 (1.48%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.02%) Ruby
16 7 (0.65%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.46%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.46%) VC++
18 4 (0.37%) Korn
18 4 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 172 (15.93%) CISSP
2 152 (14.07%) Degree
3 116 (10.74%) Cisco Certification
4 96 (8.89%) SANS
5 86 (7.96%) CREST Certified
6 77 (7.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 75 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 40 (3.70%) MCSE
9 39 (3.61%) CCNA
10 38 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (2.31%) MCSA
13 24 (2.22%) CCNP
14 22 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (1.76%) MCP
15 19 (1.76%) Security Cleared
16 17 (1.57%) ISTQB
16 17 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (1.11%) CCIE
18 10 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (17.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 106 (9.81%) PCI DSS
3 91 (8.43%) GDPR
4 44 (4.07%) SLA
5 12 (1.11%) QA
6 7 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.56%) FISMA
8 5 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.093%) GPG13
10 1 (0.093%) HL7
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 15765
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.093%) PMO
System Software
1 468 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 255 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (9.07%) Hyper-V
4 61 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
5 58 (5.37%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (5.09%) Docker
7 50 (4.63%) vSphere
8 39 (3.61%) XenApp
9 20 (1.85%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.39%) XenDesktop
11 12 (1.11%) Terminal Server
12 9 (0.83%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.83%) Xen
13 6 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.56%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.46%) vCloud
14 5 (0.46%) XenServer
15 4 (0.37%) Firmware
15 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.28%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 136 (12.59%) Ansible
2 71 (6.57%) SCCM
3 55 (5.09%) Puppet
4 51 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (4.35%) Salt
6 30 (2.78%) Kubernetes
7 18 (1.67%) Terraform
8 9 (0.83%) Nagios
8 9 (0.83%) Packer
8 9 (0.83%) WSUS
9 7 (0.65%) SCOM
9 7 (0.65%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.65%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.56%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.56%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.56%) vRealize
11 5 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.46%) SmoothWall
12 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 483 (44.72%) Microsoft
2 397 (36.76%) VMware
3 237 (21.94%) Cisco
4 121 (11.20%) Citrix
5 41 (3.80%) Trend Micro
6 40 (3.70%) Oracle
7 39 (3.61%) New Relic
8 37 (3.43%) Red Hat
9 35 (3.24%) Veeam
10 34 (3.15%) HP
11 29 (2.69%) NetApp
12 27 (2.50%) Apple
13 19 (1.76%) Dell
14 18 (1.67%) Avaya
15 17 (1.57%) Google
16 15 (1.39%) Atlassian
17 12 (1.11%) Fortinet
17 12 (1.11%) Nimble Storage
17 12 (1.11%) ServiceNow
18 11 (1.02%) Sophos