Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 191 269 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 21.51% 20.85% 19.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.93% 72.70% 70.59%
Number of salaries quoted 148 151 135
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,375 £25,250 £20,600
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £49,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 242 370 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 27.25% 28.68% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 181 222 166
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,018
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +18.00% -3.95%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £22,313
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £50,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Merseyside

Windows
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Windows in Merseyside

Windows
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Merseyside over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Merseyside

Windows
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Liverpool +1 129 £37,500 -11.76% 32
St Helens +7 33 £57,500 +9.52% 5
Wirral +7 4 £37,000 +39.62% 2
Bootle +1 4 - - 1
Birkenhead +3 3 £25,000 -9.09% 3
Southport +6 2 £21,500 +7.50% 1
Prescot -7 1 £42,500 +70.00%
Wallasey - 1 £20,500 - 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows.

1 83 (43.46%) Windows Server
2 66 (34.55%) SQL Server
3 63 (32.98%) ITIL
4 60 (31.41%) Linux
5 59 (30.89%) Active Directory
6 52 (27.23%) Microsoft
7 51 (26.70%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (23.56%) Finance
9 44 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (21.47%) VMware
11 39 (20.42%) Citrix
11 39 (20.42%) PowerShell
12 36 (18.85%) SQL
12 36 (18.85%) TDD
13 33 (17.28%) Telecoms
14 31 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
15 28 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
16 27 (14.14%) Manufacturing
16 27 (14.14%) MS Exchange
17 26 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (13.61%) Puppet
17 26 (13.61%) Data Centre
18 24 (12.57%) SQL Server 2016
18 24 (12.57%) Greenfield Project
18 24 (12.57%) Ninject
18 24 (12.57%) Dependency Injection
18 24 (12.57%) Inversion of Control
18 24 (12.57%) MSTest
18 24 (12.57%) MVVM
18 24 (12.57%) Spring.NET

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 27 (14.14%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (9.42%) Apache
4 17 (8.90%) Skype for Business
5 8 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (4.19%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.14%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.09%) IIS
8 2 (1.05%) Confluence
8 2 (1.05%) nginx
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (10.99%) Office 365
4 20 (10.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 20 (10.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (10.47%) GitHub
5 5 (2.62%) IaaS
5 5 (2.62%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.57%) Broadband
1 24 (12.57%) SAN
2 21 (10.99%) DNS
3 14 (7.33%) VoIP
4 12 (6.28%) DHCP
4 12 (6.28%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.24%) Firewall
5 10 (5.24%) LAN
5 10 (5.24%) Skype
5 10 (5.24%) WAN
5 10 (5.24%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.19%) Network Security
7 7 (3.66%) Internet
7 7 (3.66%) VPN
8 4 (2.09%) BIG-IP
8 4 (2.09%) NAS
9 3 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (34.55%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 20 (10.47%) Big Data
3 20 (10.47%) Hadoop
4 11 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.09%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.52%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.52%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 24 (12.57%) MSTest
1 24 (12.57%) NUnit
2 23 (12.04%) Jenkins
3 22 (11.52%) JIRA
4 20 (10.47%) Bitbucket
5 8 (4.19%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.19%) JUnit
5 8 (4.19%) Selenium
5 8 (4.19%) SonarQube
6 5 (2.62%) Ant
6 5 (2.62%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (2.62%) Gradle
6 5 (2.62%) Maven
7 4 (2.09%) NuGet
7 4 (2.09%) Subversion
General
1 45 (23.56%) Finance
2 33 (17.28%) Telecoms
3 27 (14.14%) Manufacturing
4 22 (11.52%) Banking
5 11 (5.76%) Marketing
6 8 (4.19%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.09%) Back Office
7 4 (2.09%) Games
8 3 (1.57%) Retail
9 2 (1.05%) Law
9 2 (1.05%) Legal
10 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (13.61%) Developer
2 24 (12.57%) .NET Developer
2 24 (12.57%) Telecoms Developer
3 23 (12.04%) Analyst
4 22 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (9.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 18 (9.42%) Support Engineer
5 18 (9.42%) Team Leader
6 14 (7.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 14 (7.33%) Support Analyst
7 13 (6.81%) Administrator
8 12 (6.28%) IT Support
9 10 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.24%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (4.19%) Database Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (3.66%) Applications Engineer
12 7 (3.66%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.57%) .NET
1 24 (12.57%) Ninject
1 24 (12.57%) Spring.NET
1 24 (12.57%) Unity DI Container
1 24 (12.57%) WinForms
1 24 (12.57%) WPF
2 20 (10.47%) Hibernate
3 6 (3.14%) JSP
3 6 (3.14%) Node.js
4 4 (2.09%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.57%) Web Services
6 2 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.05%) SOAP
7 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.61%) Data Centre
2 24 (12.57%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (8.38%) Driving Licence
4 14 (7.33%) Life Science
5 8 (4.19%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.66%) Replication
7 6 (3.14%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.09%) iPhone
8 4 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.57%) iPad
9 3 (1.57%) Online Games
10 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.05%) Wiki
11 1 (0.52%) FMCG
11 1 (0.52%) NHS
11 1 (0.52%) PKI
11 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (43.46%) Windows Server
2 60 (31.41%) Linux
3 24 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (10.47%) Unix
4 20 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.38%) HPUX
6 14 (7.33%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.28%) Debian
7 12 (6.28%) Windows 10
8 8 (4.19%) CentOS
9 7 (3.66%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.62%) Android
11 4 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.05%) AIX
12 2 (1.05%) Solaris
12 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (32.98%) ITIL
2 51 (26.70%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (18.85%) TDD
5 24 (12.57%) Dependency Injection
5 24 (12.57%) DevOps
5 24 (12.57%) Inversion of Control
5 24 (12.57%) Kanban
5 24 (12.57%) MVVM
5 24 (12.57%) Scrum
6 20 (10.47%) Requirements Management
7 18 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (8.90%) Collaborative Working
8 17 (8.90%) Proactive Monitoring
8 17 (8.90%) Problem Management
9 14 (7.33%) Infrastructure Management
9 14 (7.33%) Project Management
10 13 (6.81%) Data Security
10 13 (6.81%) ETL
10 13 (6.81%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.42%) PowerShell
2 36 (18.85%) SQL
3 24 (12.57%) VB
3 24 (12.57%) VB.NET
4 12 (6.28%) Shell Script
5 11 (5.76%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.14%) Java
6 6 (3.14%) PHP
6 6 (3.14%) Ruby
7 5 (2.62%) C++
7 5 (2.62%) Groovy
8 4 (2.09%) C#
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.71%) A+ Certification
3 9 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.71%) Network+ Certification
4 8 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.62%) CCENT
5 5 (2.62%) Degree
6 3 (1.57%) CCNP
6 3 (1.57%) MCITP
6 3 (1.57%) MCSA
7 2 (1.05%) CCNA
7 2 (1.05%) MCSE
8 1 (0.52%) CCA
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.62%) SLA
3 3 (1.57%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
System Software
1 59 (30.89%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 22 (11.52%) XenApp
5 4 (2.09%) VirtualBox
5 4 (2.09%) Xen
6 3 (1.57%) Docker
6 3 (1.57%) LXC
6 3 (1.57%) NFS
6 3 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.57%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.57%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.05%) Varnish
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (13.61%) Puppet
3 22 (11.52%) Nagios
4 20 (10.47%) ZABBIX
5 17 (8.90%) SCOM
6 16 (8.38%) EdgeSight
6 16 (8.38%) SCCM
7 12 (6.28%) Ambari
8 8 (4.19%) Simian Army
9 4 (2.09%) Ansible
10 3 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.05%) Grafana
11 2 (1.05%) Graphite
11 2 (1.05%) Graylog
11 2 (1.05%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.05%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.52%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (27.23%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.47%) VMware
3 39 (20.42%) Citrix
4 23 (12.04%) Cisco
4 23 (12.04%) HP
5 15 (7.85%) Red Hat
6 12 (6.28%) 3PAR
6 12 (6.28%) Capita
6 12 (6.28%) F5
6 12 (6.28%) Hortonworks
7 7 (3.66%) Google
7 7 (3.66%) SAP
8 6 (3.14%) Remedy
9 4 (2.09%) Avaya
10 3 (1.57%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.05%) IBM
11 2 (1.05%) Sophos
12 1 (0.52%) Dell
12 1 (0.52%) Motorola
12 1 (0.52%) NICE Systems