Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 648 962 894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.14% 14.52% 12.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.62% 63.79% 52.07%
Number of salaries quoted 530 858 780
Manchester median annual salary £37,750 £43,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.71% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £23,450 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,945 £70,000 £61,250
North West median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -1.32% +2.70% +5.71%

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 1,165 1,508 1,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.82% 22.76% 23.26%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1,225 1,439
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,100 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,500 £68,750 £63,500
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Salford -2 35 £40,250 +15.00% 9
Stockport -13 31 £30,000 +14.29% 10
Altrincham -2 25 £28,750 -52.08% 5
Bolton -8 20 £37,250 +41.90% 9
Heywood +2 12 £24,500 -42.35% 4
Rochdale 0 11 £37,500 -18.92% 11
Bury -5 9 £40,000 +77.78% 6
Oldham 0 6 £30,000 -15.49% 6
Wigan +5 3 £75,000 +194.12% 1
Cheadle -15 3 £25,750 +17.05% 7
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 287 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 267 (41.20%) Microsoft
3 207 (31.94%) Azure
4 205 (31.64%) Office 365
5 193 (29.78%) VMware
6 184 (28.40%) Windows Server
7 144 (22.22%) Windows 10
8 141 (21.76%) Linux
9 137 (21.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 136 (20.99%) SQL
11 132 (20.37%) ITIL
12 127 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
13 118 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 106 (16.36%) Firewall
15 95 (14.66%) AWS
16 94 (14.51%) DNS
17 89 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
18 86 (13.27%) SQL Server
19 84 (12.96%) Cisco
20 82 (12.65%) .NET
21 78 (12.04%) C#
22 77 (11.88%) DevOps
23 76 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
23 76 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
24 74 (11.42%) Citrix
25 72 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
26 71 (10.96%) MS Exchange
27 68 (10.49%) TCP/IP
27 68 (10.49%) Degree
28 67 (10.34%) SCCM

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 71 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 61 (9.41%) IIS
3 33 (5.09%) Skype for Business
4 32 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (4.63%) SharePoint
6 22 (3.40%) Apache
7 13 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.54%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.23%) nginx
11 7 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.93%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.77%) SAS
14 4 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.46%) Drupal
15 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 76 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Figma
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.23%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.31%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.15%) Line 50
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 207 (31.94%) Azure
2 205 (31.64%) Office 365
3 95 (14.66%) AWS
4 47 (7.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (4.01%) IaaS
6 19 (2.93%) PaaS
7 17 (2.62%) GitHub
8 14 (2.16%) SaaS
9 10 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
10 9 (1.39%) AWS CodeBuild
10 9 (1.39%) AWS CodePipeline
11 8 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.08%) GCP
13 6 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.77%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.77%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.62%) Power Platform
16 3 (0.46%) Serverless
16 3 (0.46%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 106 (16.36%) Firewall
2 94 (14.51%) DNS
3 68 (10.49%) TCP/IP
4 56 (8.64%) LAN
5 55 (8.49%) DHCP
6 52 (8.02%) SAN
6 52 (8.02%) WAN
7 33 (5.09%) Skype
8 32 (4.94%) Wireless
9 31 (4.78%) VPN
10 30 (4.63%) VoIP
11 29 (4.48%) Internet
12 21 (3.24%) VLAN
13 18 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (2.31%) MPLS
15 14 (2.16%) NetScaler
15 14 (2.16%) Network Security
15 14 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (2.01%) HTTP
16 13 (2.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.10%) MySQL
3 21 (3.24%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.08%) Redis
9 5 (0.77%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (0.77%) DB2
9 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.62%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.62%) Power BI
10 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.46%) Big Data
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.31%) MS Access
12 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (3.40%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.62%) JIRA
4 15 (2.31%) Eclipse
5 14 (2.16%) Selenium
6 12 (1.85%) GCC
6 12 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.93%) MSI
8 4 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.62%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.62%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.46%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.46%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.46%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.46%) Moq
9 3 (0.46%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.46%) NUnit
9 3 (0.46%) Subversion
10 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 60 (9.26%) Finance
2 43 (6.64%) Law
3 34 (5.25%) Public Sector
4 31 (4.78%) Legal
5 20 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.78%) Games
7 16 (2.47%) Retail
8 13 (2.01%) Banking
9 12 (1.85%) Fire and Rescue
10 10 (1.54%) Police
11 8 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.23%) Publishing
12 7 (1.08%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.93%) Billing
14 5 (0.77%) Marketing
15 3 (0.46%) Local Government
16 2 (0.31%) German Language
17 1 (0.15%) Back Office
17 1 (0.15%) Electronics
17 1 (0.15%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 123 (18.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 94 (14.51%) Developer
3 89 (13.73%) Analyst
4 76 (11.73%) Support Engineer
5 51 (7.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 47 (7.25%) IT Engineer
6 47 (7.25%) IT Support
7 38 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (5.71%) Support Analyst
9 35 (5.40%) Service Analyst
10 34 (5.25%) Service Desk Analyst
11 32 (4.94%) .NET Developer
12 30 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
13 24 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
14 22 (3.40%) Applications Engineer
14 22 (3.40%) Service Desk Engineer
15 20 (3.09%) IT Support Engineer
16 19 (2.93%) Consultant
16 19 (2.93%) IT Analyst
16 19 (2.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (12.65%) .NET
2 39 (6.02%) Web Services
3 28 (4.32%) CSS
4 25 (3.86%) ASP.NET
5 23 (3.55%) REST
6 22 (3.40%) HTML
6 22 (3.40%) XML
7 20 (3.09%) WCF
7 20 (3.09%) WPF
8 18 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (2.31%) AngularJS
10 13 (2.01%) .NET Framework
10 13 (2.01%) LAMP
10 13 (2.01%) WinForms
10 13 (2.01%) XSLT
11 12 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (1.70%) .NET Core
13 9 (1.39%) LINQ
13 9 (1.39%) SOAP
14 8 (1.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 50 (7.72%) Management Information System
3 42 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (4.48%) User Experience
6 19 (2.93%) Blackberry
6 19 (2.93%) Clustering
7 17 (2.62%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.16%) Driving Licence
8 14 (2.16%) iPad
9 13 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.85%) Internet of Things
10 12 (1.85%) Replication
11 11 (1.70%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.54%) Life Science
12 10 (1.54%) Smartphone
13 9 (1.39%) iPhone
14 8 (1.23%) N-Tier
15 7 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 184 (28.40%) Windows Server
2 144 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 141 (21.76%) Linux
4 76 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (8.64%) Windows 7
7 31 (4.78%) Unix
8 29 (4.48%) Android
9 25 (3.86%) Apple iOS
10 24 (3.70%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.31%) Windows XP
12 13 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.54%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.39%) CentOS
15 8 (1.23%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.77%) Solaris
17 4 (0.62%) AIX
17 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (21.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 132 (20.37%) ITIL
3 127 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
5 77 (11.88%) DevOps
6 46 (7.10%) Service Management
7 45 (6.94%) Mentoring
8 41 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 37 (5.71%) Incident Management
10 34 (5.25%) Computer Science
11 32 (4.94%) Project Management
12 30 (4.63%) Time Management
13 29 (4.48%) Migration
14 28 (4.32%) Change Management
15 27 (4.17%) Coaching
16 25 (3.86%) Software Engineering
17 23 (3.55%) Configuration Management
17 23 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
18 20 (3.09%) Identity Management
18 20 (3.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 136 (20.99%) SQL
2 78 (12.04%) C#
3 56 (8.64%) PowerShell
4 36 (5.56%) Java
5 33 (5.09%) C++
6 28 (4.32%) Bash Shell
6 28 (4.32%) C
7 26 (4.01%) JavaScript
8 24 (3.70%) Python
9 18 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.01%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.01%) XPath
11 12 (1.85%) Embedded C
11 12 (1.85%) VB
12 7 (1.08%) COBOL
12 7 (1.08%) PHP
12 7 (1.08%) Ruby
13 6 (0.93%) VB6
13 6 (0.93%) VBA
13 6 (0.93%) VC++
Qualifications
1 68 (10.49%) Degree
2 50 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (4.01%) MCSE
4 18 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (2.62%) MCSA
6 12 (1.85%) MCP
7 10 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.54%) CISSP
7 10 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.39%) CCNA
8 9 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.93%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 6 (0.93%) MCITP
10 5 (0.77%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (0.77%) Security Cleared
11 4 (0.62%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.62%) OSCP
11 4 (0.62%) SSCP
12 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.33%) SLA
2 15 (2.31%) QA
3 12 (1.85%) GDPR
4 10 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) DICOM
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.15%) NIST
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 287 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 118 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.09%) vSphere
5 27 (4.17%) Docker
6 25 (3.86%) XenApp
7 22 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (3.40%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.85%) Firmware
9 12 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 10 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.93%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.77%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.62%) NFS
14 4 (0.62%) Samba
14 4 (0.62%) Shibboleth
14 4 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 67 (10.34%) SCCM
2 33 (5.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (4.63%) Puppet
4 19 (2.93%) Nagios
4 19 (2.93%) SCOM
5 18 (2.78%) AirWatch
6 17 (2.62%) Ansible
7 16 (2.47%) WSUS
8 14 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.16%) Terraform
9 12 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (1.85%) vRealize
10 11 (1.70%) Jamf Pro
10 11 (1.70%) Kibana
10 11 (1.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (1.54%) XenMobile
12 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (1.08%) Icinga
14 5 (0.77%) Kubernetes
14 5 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 267 (41.20%) Microsoft
2 193 (29.78%) VMware
3 84 (12.96%) Cisco
4 74 (11.42%) Citrix
5 38 (5.86%) Apple
6 30 (4.63%) NetApp
7 27 (4.17%) Veeam
8 25 (3.86%) Oracle
9 18 (2.78%) EMC
10 17 (2.62%) Red Hat
11 16 (2.47%) Dell
12 15 (2.31%) iManage
13 14 (2.16%) HP
14 12 (1.85%) Meraki
14 12 (1.85%) Palo Alto
14 12 (1.85%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.85%) SolarWinds
15 10 (1.54%) Polycom
16 9 (1.39%) CheckPoint
17 8 (1.23%) Actuate