Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 15 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 598 811 862
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 11.94% 12.98% 11.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.99% 60.66% 52.02%
Number of salaries quoted 499 727 756
Median annual salary £40,000 £41,984 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.72% +11.96% -
10th Percentile £23,400 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% 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 1,068 1,337 1,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.32% 21.40% 22.28%
Number of salaries quoted 836 1,059 1,370
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,021 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 3 April 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 3 April 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
Altrincham +1 35 £32,500 -45.83% 3
Salford +13 28 £40,875 +15.14% 2
Stockport -20 24 £30,000 -13.04% 12
Heywood 0 12 £25,750 -35.63%
Rochdale 0 11 £42,500 +4.94% 2
Bolton -12 11 £42,500 +60.38% 1
Oldham -2 5 £27,500 -18.52% 1
Bury -6 5 £50,000 +122.22% 2
Cheadle -13 3 £22,500 +7.14% 5
Wigan -1 1 £75,000 +200.00% 6
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 3 April 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.

1 238 (39.80%) Active Directory
2 224 (37.46%) Microsoft
3 202 (33.78%) Azure
4 185 (30.94%) Office 365
5 182 (30.43%) Windows Server
6 170 (28.43%) VMware
7 151 (25.25%) Linux
8 138 (23.08%) SQL
9 130 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 127 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
11 125 (20.90%) ITIL
12 113 (18.90%) Windows 10
13 102 (17.06%) AWS
13 102 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 88 (14.72%) DevOps
15 87 (14.55%) Firewall
16 86 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
17 82 (13.71%) SQL Server
18 80 (13.38%) Degree
19 76 (12.71%) .NET
19 76 (12.71%) DNS
20 71 (11.87%) Cisco
20 71 (11.87%) C#
21 68 (11.37%) Microsoft Office
21 68 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
22 67 (11.20%) PowerShell
23 66 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
24 63 (10.54%) Citrix
24 63 (10.54%) TCP/IP
24 63 (10.54%) MS Exchange

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 63 (10.54%) MS Exchange
2 57 (9.53%) IIS
3 34 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (5.35%) Skype for Business
5 24 (4.01%) SharePoint
6 17 (2.84%) Apache
7 12 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.34%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.17%) Confluence
11 7 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.67%) SAS
13 4 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.50%) Drupal
14 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.33%) nginx
16 1 (0.17%) Mendix
Applications
1 68 (11.37%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Figma
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.67%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 202 (33.78%) Azure
2 185 (30.94%) Office 365
3 102 (17.06%) AWS
4 36 (6.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (4.52%) IaaS
6 25 (4.18%) GitHub
7 23 (3.85%) PaaS
7 23 (3.85%) SaaS
8 16 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (2.17%) GCP
10 12 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.84%) Amazon ECS
11 11 (1.84%) Amazon S3
11 11 (1.84%) AWS CodeBuild
11 11 (1.84%) AWS CodePipeline
12 9 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.34%) Power Platform
13 8 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (1.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 87 (14.55%) Firewall
2 76 (12.71%) DNS
3 63 (10.54%) TCP/IP
4 50 (8.36%) LAN
4 50 (8.36%) WAN
5 40 (6.69%) SAN
6 39 (6.52%) DHCP
7 36 (6.02%) Wireless
8 33 (5.52%) VPN
9 32 (5.35%) Skype
10 31 (5.18%) Internet
11 28 (4.68%) VoIP
12 22 (3.68%) Network Security
13 19 (3.18%) VLAN
13 19 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (2.84%) SMTP
15 16 (2.68%) Bluetooth
15 16 (2.68%) HTTP
15 16 (2.68%) LTE
15 16 (2.68%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 48 (8.03%) MySQL
3 28 (4.68%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (2.51%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.51%) Redis
7 8 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (1.34%) Power BI
8 7 (1.17%) Amazon Aurora
8 7 (1.17%) Big Data
9 6 (1.00%) GIS
9 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.00%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.84%) DB2
11 4 (0.67%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (5.35%) JIRA
2 23 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.18%) Eclipse
5 16 (2.68%) GCC
6 14 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.84%) Selenium
8 7 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.00%) MSI
10 5 (0.84%) Subversion
10 5 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.50%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.50%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.50%) GitLab
11 3 (0.50%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.50%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 56 (9.36%) Finance
2 48 (8.03%) Law
3 25 (4.18%) Legal
4 24 (4.01%) Public Sector
5 22 (3.68%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.18%) Games
7 15 (2.51%) Retail
8 11 (1.84%) Banking
9 10 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.67%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.17%) Fire and Rescue
11 6 (1.00%) Marketing
12 5 (0.84%) Billing
12 5 (0.84%) Police
12 5 (0.84%) Publishing
13 4 (0.67%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 114 (19.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 84 (14.05%) Developer
3 70 (11.71%) Support Engineer
4 69 (11.54%) Analyst
5 46 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 45 (7.53%) IT Engineer
7 40 (6.69%) IT Support
8 37 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (5.35%) Azure Engineer
10 27 (4.52%) Support Analyst
11 25 (4.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (4.01%) .NET Developer
13 23 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
14 22 (3.68%) Service Desk Engineer
15 21 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
15 21 (3.51%) Service Analyst
16 20 (3.34%) AWS Engineer
16 20 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
17 19 (3.18%) Cloud Engineer
18 18 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (12.71%) .NET
2 40 (6.69%) Web Services
3 22 (3.68%) REST
4 21 (3.51%) XML
5 20 (3.34%) ASP.NET
5 20 (3.34%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (3.01%) CSS
7 15 (2.51%) HTML
8 14 (2.34%) WCF
8 14 (2.34%) WPF
9 13 (2.17%) .NET Framework
9 13 (2.17%) LDAP
10 12 (2.01%) WinForms
10 12 (2.01%) XSLT
11 9 (1.51%) SOAP
12 8 (1.34%) LAMP
13 7 (1.17%) .NET Core
13 7 (1.17%) HTML5
13 7 (1.17%) JSON
13 7 (1.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.03%) Data Centre
3 42 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 31 (5.18%) User Experience
5 30 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.68%) Clustering
6 16 (2.68%) Internet of Things
6 16 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.51%) Blackberry
8 14 (2.34%) Life Science
9 13 (2.17%) iPad
10 12 (2.01%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.67%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.67%) Replication
11 10 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (1.51%) Smartphone
13 7 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (1.17%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 182 (30.43%) Windows Server
2 151 (25.25%) Linux
3 113 (18.90%) Windows 10
4 68 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (8.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 45 (7.53%) Windows 7
8 30 (5.02%) Unix
9 23 (3.85%) Apple iOS
10 20 (3.34%) Windows 8
11 19 (3.18%) Android
12 14 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.51%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
15 8 (1.34%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.84%) Solaris
16 5 (0.84%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.67%) CentOS
18 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 127 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (20.90%) ITIL
4 88 (14.72%) DevOps
5 86 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (7.02%) Computer Science
7 41 (6.86%) Mentoring
8 39 (6.52%) Service Delivery
9 38 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (6.35%) Service Management
10 37 (6.19%) Configuration Management
11 36 (6.02%) Project Management
12 34 (5.69%) Change Management
13 30 (5.02%) Time Management
14 29 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (4.85%) High Availability
14 29 (4.85%) Scrum
15 28 (4.68%) Incident Management
15 28 (4.68%) Server Virtualisation
16 25 (4.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 138 (23.08%) SQL
2 71 (11.87%) C#
3 67 (11.20%) PowerShell
4 43 (7.19%) Python
5 37 (6.19%) Bash Shell
6 36 (6.02%) C++
7 35 (5.85%) Java
8 30 (5.02%) C
9 28 (4.68%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 21 (3.51%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.68%) Embedded C
13 13 (2.17%) Ruby
14 12 (2.01%) XPath
15 11 (1.84%) VB
16 6 (1.00%) VC++
17 5 (0.84%) COBOL
17 5 (0.84%) Perl
17 5 (0.84%) VB6
17 5 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (13.38%) Degree
2 50 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (5.18%) MCSE
4 22 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (3.34%) MCSA
6 18 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.84%) CCNA
9 11 (1.84%) MCP
10 9 (1.51%) CISSP
11 8 (1.34%) MCITP
12 7 (1.17%) RHCE
13 5 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (0.84%) ISEB
13 5 (0.84%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.84%) Security Cleared
14 4 (0.67%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.86%) SLA
2 22 (3.68%) QA
3 17 (2.84%) GDPR
4 9 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) DICOM
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.17%) NIST
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 238 (39.80%) Active Directory
2 102 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (8.53%) Hyper-V
4 37 (6.19%) Docker
5 25 (4.18%) vSphere
5 25 (4.18%) XenApp
6 23 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 22 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.84%) Firmware
9 11 (1.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 11 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.34%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.84%) vCloud
12 5 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.67%) NFS
13 4 (0.67%) Samba
13 4 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (9.36%) SCCM
2 45 (7.53%) Puppet
3 30 (5.02%) Ansible
4 28 (4.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (4.01%) Terraform
6 17 (2.84%) Nagios
7 16 (2.68%) Kibana
8 14 (2.34%) WSUS
9 12 (2.01%) AirWatch
9 12 (2.01%) SCOM
9 12 (2.01%) vRealize
10 11 (1.84%) Kubernetes
11 10 (1.67%) XenMobile
12 9 (1.51%) Jamf Pro
13 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (1.17%) Icinga
15 6 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (1.00%) Grafana
15 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 224 (37.46%) Microsoft
2 170 (28.43%) VMware
3 71 (11.87%) Cisco
4 63 (10.54%) Citrix
5 31 (5.18%) Apple
6 27 (4.52%) Oracle
7 23 (3.85%) NetApp
8 19 (3.18%) HP
9 17 (2.84%) Veeam
10 15 (2.51%) iManage
10 15 (2.51%) Red Hat
11 14 (2.34%) EMC
12 12 (2.01%) Dell
12 12 (2.01%) SaltStack
13 11 (1.84%) ServiceNow
14 9 (1.51%) Meraki
14 9 (1.51%) Polycom
15 8 (1.34%) Actuate
15 8 (1.34%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.34%) Google