Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 16 19 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 577 319 665
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 10.36% 10.03% 11.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.74% 52.21% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 455 288 545
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
25th Percentile £29,500 £33,750 £27,200
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +20.00% -15.73%
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £61,250 £62,856
North West median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -3.85%

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 1,054 611 1,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.93% 19.21% 21.72%
Number of salaries quoted 797 537 986
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% -4.44%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £66,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% -1.19%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Altrincham +20 18 £35,000 -25.13% 4
Bolton +3 17 £25,500 -42.37% 5
Salford -2 17 £41,000 +36.67% 10
Stockport -1 12 £24,000 -7.69% 3
Bury +5 7 £27,500 +41.03% 3
Cheadle -2 5 £29,000 -31.76% 5
Wigan +2 4 £31,250 +4.17% 3
Oldham -9 1 - - 4
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 308 (53.38%) Microsoft
2 271 (46.97%) Azure
3 261 (45.23%) Windows Server
4 244 (42.29%) Active Directory
5 193 (33.45%) Microsoft 365
6 160 (27.73%) VMware
7 152 (26.34%) AWS
8 141 (24.44%) PowerShell
9 125 (21.66%) Windows 10
10 121 (20.97%) Social Skills
10 121 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 114 (19.76%) Microsoft Office
12 110 (19.06%) DevOps
13 107 (18.54%) Linux
13 107 (18.54%) SQL
14 95 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 92 (15.94%) ITIL
15 92 (15.94%) Citrix
16 88 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 88 (15.25%) SQL Server
16 88 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
17 81 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
17 81 (14.04%) Firewall
18 72 (12.48%) DNS
19 71 (12.31%) DHCP
20 68 (11.79%) Self-Motivation
21 67 (11.61%) MS Exchange
22 65 (11.27%) Security Cleared
23 64 (11.09%) Change Management
24 59 (10.23%) Terraform

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 67 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.85%) IIS
4 7 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (0.69%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.35%) Apache
6 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.17%) Confluence
7 1 (0.17%) Drupal
7 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.17%) MTS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 114 (19.76%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 271 (46.97%) Azure
2 193 (33.45%) Microsoft 365
3 152 (26.34%) AWS
4 55 (9.53%) IaaS
5 48 (8.32%) GCP
6 41 (7.11%) PaaS
7 37 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (5.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (4.16%) SaaS
10 20 (3.47%) OneDrive
10 20 (3.47%) Serverless
11 16 (2.77%) Power Platform
12 14 (2.43%) GitHub
13 9 (1.56%) Mimecast
13 9 (1.56%) PowerApps
14 8 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (1.21%) Amazon S3
15 7 (1.21%) Azure Service Bus
16 6 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (14.04%) Firewall
2 72 (12.48%) DNS
3 71 (12.31%) DHCP
4 49 (8.49%) Remote Desktop
5 48 (8.32%) LAN
5 48 (8.32%) WAN
6 45 (7.80%) VPN
6 45 (7.80%) Wi-Fi
7 34 (5.89%) TCP/IP
8 31 (5.37%) SAN
9 30 (5.20%) Network Security
10 28 (4.85%) Wireless
11 27 (4.68%) VoIP
12 19 (3.29%) VLAN
13 15 (2.60%) IP Telephony
14 11 (1.91%) MPLS
14 11 (1.91%) Unified Communications
15 8 (1.39%) Broadband
16 6 (1.04%) HTTP
17 5 (0.87%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.72%) MySQL
3 12 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (1.21%) Power BI
8 4 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.69%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.69%) DTS
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.52%) Big Data
9 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.35%) MS Access
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.35%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 28 (4.85%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.29%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (2.60%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.56%) JIRA
6 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.87%) TestRail
6 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.52%) GitLab
8 3 (0.52%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.52%) Subversion
9 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.35%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.35%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
General
1 121 (20.97%) Social Skills
2 53 (9.19%) Finance
3 52 (9.01%) Public Sector
4 40 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (6.24%) Law
6 31 (5.37%) Retail
7 28 (4.85%) Legal
8 15 (2.60%) Automotive
9 14 (2.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 14 (2.43%) Manufacturing
10 13 (2.25%) Telecoms
11 12 (2.08%) Marketing
12 10 (1.73%) Banking
12 10 (1.73%) Organisational Skills
13 8 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
14 7 (1.21%) Games
15 5 (0.87%) Advertising
15 5 (0.87%) Electronics
15 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 91 (15.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (10.75%) IT Support
3 60 (10.40%) Analyst
3 60 (10.40%) IT Engineer
4 56 (9.71%) Azure Engineer
5 48 (8.32%) IT Technician
5 48 (8.32%) Support Engineer
6 46 (7.97%) Architect
7 37 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 35 (6.07%) Developer
9 34 (5.89%) IT Analyst
10 28 (4.85%) Azure DevOps
10 28 (4.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 27 (4.68%) IT Support Engineer
12 25 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
12 25 (4.33%) Support Analyst
13 22 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (3.64%) Software Engineer
14 21 (3.64%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.37%) LDAP
2 26 (4.51%) .NET
3 21 (3.64%) HTML
4 20 (3.47%) React
5 17 (2.95%) CSS
6 13 (2.25%) ASP.NET
7 12 (2.08%) AngularJS
8 10 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (1.73%) jQuery
9 9 (1.56%) HTML5
10 7 (1.21%) Web Services
11 6 (1.04%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.87%) .NET Core
12 5 (0.87%) SAML
12 5 (0.87%) XML
13 4 (0.69%) CSS3
13 4 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.69%) RESTful
13 4 (0.69%) WinForms
14 3 (0.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.79%) Self-Motivation
2 37 (6.41%) Driving Licence
3 33 (5.72%) Clustering
4 30 (5.20%) PKI
5 28 (4.85%) Public Cloud
6 26 (4.51%) Data Centre
7 23 (3.99%) Mainframe
8 22 (3.81%) User Experience
9 16 (2.77%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (2.25%) Blackberry
11 12 (2.08%) iPhone
12 10 (1.73%) Replication
13 9 (1.56%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.39%) Management Information System
15 7 (1.21%) Handset
16 6 (1.04%) EPoS
16 6 (1.04%) Life Science
16 6 (1.04%) Renewable Energy
17 5 (0.87%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 261 (45.23%) Windows Server
2 125 (21.66%) Windows 10
3 107 (18.54%) Linux
4 50 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (6.93%) Windows Server 2016
6 36 (6.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (5.03%) Apple iOS
8 26 (4.51%) Windows 7
9 20 (3.47%) Windows Server 2019
9 20 (3.47%) zOS
10 19 (3.29%) Android
11 12 (2.08%) Mac OS
11 12 (2.08%) Unix
12 9 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (1.56%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.87%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.87%) Solaris
13 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (19.06%) DevOps
2 95 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 92 (15.94%) ITIL
4 88 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
5 81 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (11.09%) Change Management
7 49 (8.49%) CI/CD
8 46 (7.97%) Asset Management
8 46 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (7.80%) Test Automation
10 39 (6.76%) Infrastructure as Code
11 36 (6.24%) Analytics
12 35 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 34 (5.89%) Migration
13 34 (5.89%) Presales
14 33 (5.72%) Configuration Management
15 31 (5.37%) Root Cause Analysis
15 31 (5.37%) SDLC
16 30 (5.20%) Change Control
17 29 (5.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 141 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 107 (18.54%) SQL
3 55 (9.53%) Python
4 39 (6.76%) Bash
5 29 (5.03%) C#
6 28 (4.85%) JavaScript
7 24 (4.16%) Java
8 20 (3.47%) Assembly Language
8 20 (3.47%) COBOL
9 19 (3.29%) C++
10 14 (2.43%) Go
11 13 (2.25%) Ruby
12 11 (1.91%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.87%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.87%) VB
14 3 (0.52%) VC++
15 2 (0.35%) C
15 2 (0.35%) Perl
16 1 (0.17%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 88 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (11.27%) Security Cleared
3 44 (7.63%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.07%) Degree
5 29 (5.03%) MCSA
6 24 (4.16%) MCTS
7 22 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.25%) DBS Check
9 12 (2.08%) AWS Certification
9 12 (2.08%) MCSE
10 7 (1.21%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.04%) MCP
11 6 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.69%) MCITP
13 4 (0.69%) RHCE
14 3 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.35%) CCNA
15 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.93%) SLA
2 14 (2.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 14 (2.43%) GDPR
3 8 (1.39%) QA
4 6 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (1.04%) ISO 22301
4 6 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 244 (42.29%) Active Directory
2 121 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (8.49%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.12%) Docker
7 16 (2.77%) XenApp
8 11 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.21%) vSphere
10 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.35%) Firmware
11 2 (0.35%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 59 (10.23%) Terraform
2 54 (9.36%) SCCM
3 34 (5.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 29 (5.03%) Ansible
5 26 (4.51%) Puppet
6 20 (3.47%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.08%) WSUS
9 11 (1.91%) Cobbler
10 10 (1.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 8 (1.39%) SCOM
12 6 (1.04%) FortiGate
12 6 (1.04%) Grafana
13 5 (0.87%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
15 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
16 1 (0.17%) Kibana
16 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 308 (53.38%) Microsoft
2 160 (27.73%) VMware
3 92 (15.94%) Citrix
4 41 (7.11%) Cisco
5 34 (5.89%) Veeam
6 29 (5.03%) Google
7 27 (4.68%) Sophos
8 26 (4.51%) HP
9 24 (4.16%) Oracle
10 22 (3.81%) IBM
11 15 (2.60%) EMC
12 12 (2.08%) Avaya
13 11 (1.91%) NetApp
13 11 (1.91%) SaltStack
14 9 (1.56%) EnterpriseDB
14 9 (1.56%) iManage
14 9 (1.56%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.56%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.39%) Apple
15 8 (1.39%) Dell