Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 924 1000 1173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.63% 13.41% 15.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.48% 61.01% 66.42%
Number of salaries quoted 824 903 933
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.39% +5.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,125 £52,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -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 1795 1639 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.59% 21.97% 23.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1535 1476 1425
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -8 69 £43,000 +2.99% 6
Altrincham -6 27 £42,500 +70.00% 3
Rochdale 0 24 £34,150 -14.63% 3
Salford +1 22 £22,000 -32.31% 5
Cheadle 0 19 £43,000 +57.80% 1
Bolton -17 15 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Bury -4 12 £24,750 -17.50% 1
Wigan -1 9 £26,000 +20.93%
Oldham 0 8 £27,500 +29.41% 1
Sale +13 6 £23,500 -17.54%
Ashton-under-Lyne 0 1 £30,000 -9.09%
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 436 (47.19%) Active Directory
2 396 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 380 (41.13%) Microsoft
4 289 (31.28%) VMware
5 261 (28.25%) ITIL
6 255 (27.60%) Office 365
7 234 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 217 (23.48%) SQL Server
9 215 (23.27%) Cisco
10 199 (21.54%) SQL
11 183 (19.81%) MS Exchange
12 176 (19.05%) Hyper-V
13 170 (18.40%) Linux
14 162 (17.53%) Windows 7
15 155 (16.77%) TCP/IP
16 153 (16.56%) DNS
17 149 (16.13%) Firewall
17 149 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
18 144 (15.58%) .NET
19 142 (15.37%) Microsoft Certification
20 140 (15.15%) Windows 10
21 137 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
22 133 (14.39%) Microsoft Office
23 131 (14.18%) WAN
24 129 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
24 129 (13.96%) Degree
25 124 (13.42%) MCSE
26 122 (13.20%) Exchange Server 2010
27 118 (12.77%) LAN
28 117 (12.66%) DHCP

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
1 183 (19.81%) MS Exchange
2 122 (13.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (6.28%) SharePoint
4 33 (3.57%) IIS
5 31 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 22 (2.38%) Skype for Business
8 18 (1.95%) Apache Spark
9 14 (1.52%) Apache
10 12 (1.30%) IBM Notes
11 10 (1.08%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.76%) Drupal
13 5 (0.54%) WordPress
14 4 (0.43%) Confluence
14 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.43%) GeoServer
14 4 (0.43%) nginx
15 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 133 (14.39%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.54%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.32%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 255 (27.60%) Office 365
2 101 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (3.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (2.16%) Mimecast
6 12 (1.30%) IaaS
7 9 (0.97%) OneDrive
8 8 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.43%) GitHub
11 4 (0.43%) PaaS
11 4 (0.43%) SaaS
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.32%) CodePlex
13 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.11%) G Suite
13 1 (0.11%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 155 (16.77%) TCP/IP
2 153 (16.56%) DNS
3 149 (16.13%) Firewall
4 131 (14.18%) WAN
5 118 (12.77%) LAN
6 117 (12.66%) DHCP
7 115 (12.45%) SAN
8 54 (5.84%) VLAN
9 32 (3.46%) VoIP
10 31 (3.35%) VPN
11 26 (2.81%) Network Security
12 25 (2.71%) MPLS
13 21 (2.27%) Internet
13 21 (2.27%) Junos
13 21 (2.27%) Skype
14 18 (1.95%) NetScaler
15 16 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (1.41%) Unified Communications
17 9 (0.97%) HTTP
18 7 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.74%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.22%) Hadoop
4 37 (4.00%) Big Data
4 37 (4.00%) MySQL
5 35 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (2.49%) Oracle Database
7 20 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 13 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 13 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.87%) DB2
11 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.14%) Visual Studio
3 27 (2.92%) JIRA
4 25 (2.71%) Selenium
5 21 (2.27%) Subversion
6 19 (2.06%) Jenkins
7 17 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.41%) MSTest
9 11 (1.19%) NUnit
10 9 (0.97%) NuGet
10 9 (0.97%) TestRail
11 7 (0.76%) Bugzilla
11 7 (0.76%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.65%) MSI
12 6 (0.65%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.65%) Toad
12 6 (0.65%) WiX
13 5 (0.54%) gulp
14 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 112 (12.12%) Finance
2 76 (8.23%) Telecoms
3 50 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 45 (4.87%) Marketing
5 37 (4.00%) Electronics
6 33 (3.57%) Retail
7 30 (3.25%) Legal
8 27 (2.92%) Games
9 10 (1.08%) Law
10 8 (0.87%) Advertising
10 8 (0.87%) Banking
11 5 (0.54%) Billing
12 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.32%) Back Office
13 3 (0.32%) Front Office
13 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Automotive
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Finance
15 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 170 (18.40%) Support Engineer
2 98 (10.61%) Analyst
3 94 (10.17%) IT Support
4 90 (9.74%) Developer
5 77 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 70 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 67 (7.25%) IT Engineer
8 63 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 59 (6.39%) Software Engineer
10 56 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 50 (5.41%) Consultant
12 49 (5.30%) Support Analyst
13 47 (5.09%) Windows Engineer
14 46 (4.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 45 (4.87%) 1st Line Support
16 44 (4.76%) .NET Developer
17 43 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
18 41 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 40 (4.33%) Administrator
19 40 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (15.58%) .NET
2 90 (9.74%) Web Services
3 57 (6.17%) HTML
4 42 (4.55%) CSS
5 40 (4.33%) ASP.NET
6 34 (3.68%) jQuery
7 31 (3.35%) .NET Framework
7 31 (3.35%) XML
8 22 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 21 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (2.27%) WCF
10 19 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (2.06%) HTML5
11 17 (1.84%) MSMQ
11 17 (1.84%) WPF
12 15 (1.62%) JSON
13 14 (1.52%) Hibernate
13 14 (1.52%) Spring
14 13 (1.41%) LAMP
15 12 (1.30%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.23%) Driving Licence
2 75 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 34 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.46%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.16%) iPad
7 17 (1.84%) Replication
8 16 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.30%) Clustering
11 11 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.87%) Handset
12 8 (0.87%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.76%) EPoS
13 7 (0.76%) iPhone
13 7 (0.76%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.65%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.65%) Chip and PIN
15 5 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 396 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 234 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 170 (18.40%) Linux
4 162 (17.53%) Windows 7
5 140 (15.15%) Windows 10
6 129 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (8.98%) Unix
8 59 (6.39%) Windows 8
9 37 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.16%) Windows XP
11 19 (2.06%) Android
12 17 (1.84%) Mac OS
13 14 (1.52%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.19%) CentOS
15 6 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 3 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
17 3 (0.32%) Debian
18 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (28.25%) ITIL
2 137 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (11.36%) DevOps
4 79 (8.55%) Software Engineering
5 70 (7.58%) Change Management
6 54 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
7 53 (5.74%) Mentoring
8 51 (5.52%) Test Automation
9 44 (4.76%) Open Source
10 40 (4.33%) Scrum
11 39 (4.22%) Configuration Management
11 39 (4.22%) MVC
11 39 (4.22%) Service Management
11 39 (4.22%) Time Management
12 38 (4.11%) Release Management
12 38 (4.11%) Service Delivery
13 37 (4.00%) TDD
14 36 (3.90%) Digital Marketing
14 36 (3.90%) OO
15 35 (3.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (21.54%) SQL
2 82 (8.87%) C#
3 81 (8.77%) PowerShell
4 78 (8.44%) Java
5 76 (8.23%) JavaScript
6 71 (7.68%) Python
7 66 (7.14%) C++
8 47 (5.09%) C
9 35 (3.79%) Shell Script
10 31 (3.35%) Go
11 24 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 21 (2.27%) T-SQL
13 20 (2.16%) Bash Shell
14 19 (2.06%) PHP
15 18 (1.95%) VBScript
16 14 (1.52%) VB
16 14 (1.52%) VBA
17 10 (1.08%) Perl
17 10 (1.08%) Ruby
18 6 (0.65%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 142 (15.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (13.96%) Degree
3 124 (13.42%) MCSE
4 64 (6.93%) MCP
5 56 (6.06%) MCSA
6 50 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (4.33%) Security Cleared
8 35 (3.79%) CCNA
9 32 (3.46%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (3.25%) DV Cleared
11 27 (2.92%) Master's Degree
12 15 (1.62%) CCNP
12 15 (1.62%) ISEB
13 12 (1.30%) MCITP
14 11 (1.19%) CCIE
14 11 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (1.08%) ISTQB
16 9 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (8.23%) SLA
2 39 (4.22%) QA
3 17 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.73%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.97%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.43%) WAI
7 2 (0.22%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) GDPR
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 436 (47.19%) Active Directory
2 176 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 149 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (4.44%) Terminal Services
5 36 (3.90%) vSphere
6 33 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (2.27%) Docker
8 21 (2.27%) ProxySG
9 10 (1.08%) XenApp
10 9 (0.97%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.54%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.54%) HDFS
12 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.32%) Xen
13 3 (0.32%) XenServer
14 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 60 (6.49%) SCCM
2 56 (6.06%) Puppet
3 53 (5.74%) Ansible
4 51 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.84%) Mesos
6 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.65%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.43%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.43%) WSUS
11 3 (0.32%) Cacti
11 3 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.32%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.32%) Nagios
11 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 380 (41.13%) Microsoft
2 289 (31.28%) VMware
3 215 (23.27%) Cisco
4 92 (9.96%) Citrix
5 74 (8.01%) Oracle
6 48 (5.19%) SAP
7 41 (4.44%) HP
8 40 (4.33%) Google
8 40 (4.33%) Veeam
9 33 (3.57%) Juniper
10 30 (3.25%) Atlassian
10 30 (3.25%) Dell
11 27 (2.92%) CheckPoint
12 23 (2.49%) EqualLogic
12 23 (2.49%) Palo Alto
13 22 (2.38%) Blue Coat
13 22 (2.38%) Red Hat
14 16 (1.73%) Apple
15 14 (1.52%) iManage
16 12 (1.30%) Lotus