Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,007 899 977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.85% 12.02% 13.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.65% 52.00% 58.15%
Number of salaries quoted 895 778 885
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.29% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,500 £57,500 £52,500
North West median annual salary £38,250 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.29% - -

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 1,582 1,729 1,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.33% 23.11% 22.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,296 1,448 1,494
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,175 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,500
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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +15 122 £60,000 +41.18% 4
Stockport +4 61 £24,000 -40.74% 15
Bolton +16 25 £24,000 -23.81% 3
Salford -1 24 £32,500 +30.00% 18
Wigan +1 22 £25,500 -57.50% 5
Cheadle +6 16 £21,750 -49.42% 3
Sale +5 14 £20,250 -31.93% 1
Bury +9 10 £22,500 -8.16% 5
Rochdale -2 10 £46,250 +40.15% 4
Heywood - 8 £37,500 - 1
Oldham +4 3 £30,250 +21.00% 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 480 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 450 (44.69%) Linux
3 438 (43.50%) Active Directory
4 343 (34.06%) VMware
5 294 (29.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 253 (25.12%) Windows Server
7 249 (24.73%) Amazon AWS
8 246 (24.43%) SQL
9 241 (23.93%) Cisco
10 232 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 223 (22.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 213 (21.15%) Information Security
13 207 (20.56%) Finance
14 203 (20.16%) Penetration Testing
15 200 (19.86%) CISSP
16 199 (19.76%) SIEM
17 197 (19.56%) ITIL
18 185 (18.37%) Office 365
19 167 (16.58%) Degree
20 158 (15.69%) Mentoring
21 150 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
22 147 (14.60%) Windows 10
23 143 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
24 138 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
25 137 (13.60%) DevOps
26 133 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
27 131 (13.01%) Network Security
28 128 (12.71%) PCI DSS
29 127 (12.61%) Incident Management
30 126 (12.51%) Management Information System

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
1 111 (11.02%) MS Exchange
2 83 (8.24%) IIS
3 50 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (4.87%) Confluence
5 44 (4.37%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.89%) Skype for Business
7 17 (1.69%) Apache
8 16 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.59%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.89%) JBoss
11 9 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.50%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 109 (10.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 86 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.099%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) SAP BPC
1 4 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
1 4 (0.40%) Visualfiles
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.099%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 294 (29.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 249 (24.73%) Amazon AWS
3 185 (18.37%) Office 365
4 80 (7.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 43 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 38 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 38 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (3.77%) Amazon S3
6 38 (3.77%) Amazon SQS
7 32 (3.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.70%) GitHub
9 7 (0.70%) IaaS
10 6 (0.60%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.60%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.50%) SaaS
12 4 (0.40%) G Suite
13 3 (0.30%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.20%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (13.01%) Network Security
2 122 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
3 118 (11.72%) DNS
4 113 (11.22%) Firewall
5 96 (9.53%) TCP/IP
6 92 (9.14%) DHCP
7 70 (6.95%) LAN
8 66 (6.55%) WAN
9 55 (5.46%) SAN
10 42 (4.17%) VPN
11 34 (3.38%) Internet
12 31 (3.08%) RS-232
12 31 (3.08%) VoIP
13 23 (2.28%) Skype
14 18 (1.79%) VLAN
15 15 (1.49%) SSL
15 15 (1.49%) Wireless
16 14 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (1.39%) RS-485
17 12 (1.19%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.79%) MySQL
5 17 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.60%) Big Data
7 6 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.50%) Power BI
8 5 (0.50%) QlikView
8 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 97 (9.63%) TeamCity
2 89 (8.84%) Octopus Deploy
3 77 (7.65%) Jenkins
4 66 (6.55%) JIRA
5 58 (5.76%) Git (software)
6 55 (5.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.39%) Selenium
8 14 (1.39%) Subversion
9 12 (1.19%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.09%) Cucumber
11 10 (0.99%) FitNesse
11 10 (0.99%) HP UFT
12 8 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.50%) Ant
15 4 (0.40%) Chocolatey
15 4 (0.40%) CruiseControl
15 4 (0.40%) Hudson
16 3 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 207 (20.56%) Finance
2 115 (11.42%) Legal
3 39 (3.87%) Games
4 29 (2.88%) Law
5 27 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.28%) Retail
7 22 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.89%) Marketing
9 13 (1.29%) Electronics
10 7 (0.70%) Banking
11 6 (0.60%) Publishing
12 5 (0.50%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.099%) Billing
14 1 (0.099%) Local Government
14 1 (0.099%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.099%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 215 (21.35%) Analyst
2 132 (13.11%) IT Analyst
3 111 (11.02%) Security Analyst
4 107 (10.63%) IT Security Analyst
5 106 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
6 105 (10.43%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 105 (10.43%) Senior Security Analyst
7 98 (9.73%) Support Engineer
8 92 (9.14%) Information Manager
8 92 (9.14%) Information Security Manager
8 92 (9.14%) Security Manager
9 86 (8.54%) DevOps Engineer
10 83 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 81 (8.04%) IT Support
12 61 (6.06%) Support Analyst
13 56 (5.56%) Developer
14 53 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
14 53 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
15 47 (4.67%) IT Engineer
16 42 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (6.55%) .NET
2 50 (4.97%) Node.js
3 43 (4.27%) HTML
3 43 (4.27%) Web Services
4 27 (2.68%) CSS
5 24 (2.38%) XML
6 22 (2.18%) ASP.NET
7 16 (1.59%) jQuery
8 14 (1.39%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.19%) WinForms
10 11 (1.09%) JSON
11 9 (0.89%) Ajax
11 9 (0.89%) React
11 9 (0.89%) REST
11 9 (0.89%) Software Packaging
12 8 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (0.79%) HTML5
12 8 (0.79%) OpenGL
13 7 (0.70%) DirectX
13 7 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.51%) Management Information System
2 105 (10.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 89 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (4.67%) Fintech
6 39 (3.87%) Private Cloud
7 38 (3.77%) Data Centre
8 31 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (1.99%) Blackberry
9 20 (1.99%) User Experience
10 17 (1.69%) Clustering
10 17 (1.69%) Driving Licence
11 14 (1.39%) Replication
12 13 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.99%) iPhone
14 10 (0.99%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.89%) 3D Graphics
15 9 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 450 (44.69%) Linux
2 253 (25.12%) Windows Server
3 150 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 147 (14.60%) Windows 10
5 125 (12.41%) Windows 7
6 116 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (3.48%) Windows 8
8 29 (2.88%) Unix
8 29 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.69%) Android
10 17 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.49%) Ubuntu
12 12 (1.19%) Solaris
12 12 (1.19%) Windows XP
13 11 (1.09%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.60%) CentOS
14 6 (0.60%) Debian
14 6 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (21.15%) Information Security
2 203 (20.16%) Penetration Testing
3 199 (19.76%) SIEM
4 197 (19.56%) ITIL
5 158 (15.69%) Mentoring
6 143 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
7 138 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 137 (13.60%) DevOps
9 127 (12.61%) Incident Management
10 121 (12.02%) Business Continuity
11 117 (11.62%) Scenario Testing
11 117 (11.62%) Web Development
12 112 (11.12%) Vulnerability Management
13 109 (10.82%) Data Protection
13 109 (10.82%) OWASP
14 105 (10.43%) Risk Analysis
14 105 (10.43%) Threat Analysis
15 104 (10.33%) Due Diligence
16 97 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
17 95 (9.43%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (24.43%) SQL
2 101 (10.03%) C#
3 81 (8.04%) Python
4 69 (6.85%) PowerShell
5 49 (4.87%) C++
6 39 (3.87%) JavaScript
7 34 (3.38%) C
8 29 (2.88%) Java
9 28 (2.78%) Bash Shell
10 24 (2.38%) T-SQL
11 18 (1.79%) Perl
12 14 (1.39%) Go
12 14 (1.39%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.19%) PHP
14 5 (0.50%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.50%) VC++
15 4 (0.40%) Ruby
15 4 (0.40%) Scala
16 3 (0.30%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 200 (19.86%) CISSP
2 167 (16.58%) Degree
3 133 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (10.92%) SANS
5 106 (10.53%) CREST Certified
6 93 (9.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 66 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 40 (3.97%) CCNA
9 36 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (3.08%) MCSA
11 31 (3.08%) MCSE
12 26 (2.58%) CCNP
13 24 (2.38%) MCP
14 19 (1.89%) ISTQB
15 18 (1.79%) CCIE
16 16 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (1.09%) ISEB
17 11 (1.09%) Security Cleared
17 11 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (22.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 128 (12.71%) PCI DSS
3 109 (10.82%) GDPR
4 40 (3.97%) SLA
5 15 (1.49%) QA
6 11 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) FISMA
9 1 (0.099%) HL7
9 1 (0.099%) PMO
System Software
1 438 (43.50%) Active Directory
2 232 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (6.26%) Hyper-V
4 54 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (4.57%) Docker
6 37 (3.67%) vSphere
7 32 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (3.18%) XenApp
8 19 (1.89%) Terminal Server
9 15 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 15 (1.49%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.70%) XenServer
11 6 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.50%) vCloud
13 4 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.40%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.20%) Firmware
15 2 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 113 (11.22%) Ansible
2 64 (6.36%) SCCM
3 43 (4.27%) Salt
4 28 (2.78%) Kubernetes
5 27 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (2.28%) Puppet
7 17 (1.69%) Terraform
8 13 (1.29%) SCOM
9 12 (1.19%) WSUS
10 11 (1.09%) Packer
11 9 (0.89%) Nagios
12 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.60%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.50%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.50%) Mesos
13 5 (0.50%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.40%) cPanel
14 4 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 480 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 343 (34.06%) VMware
3 241 (23.93%) Cisco
4 109 (10.82%) Citrix
5 39 (3.87%) New Relic
5 39 (3.87%) Trend Micro
6 34 (3.38%) Red Hat
7 33 (3.28%) NetApp
8 28 (2.78%) Veeam
9 26 (2.58%) HP
10 24 (2.38%) Apple
11 22 (2.18%) Oracle
12 18 (1.79%) Dell
12 18 (1.79%) SAP
13 15 (1.49%) Meraki
14 14 (1.39%) Fortinet
15 12 (1.19%) Avaya
15 12 (1.19%) ServiceNow
16 11 (1.09%) Google
16 11 (1.09%) SolarWinds