Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Microsoft Windows
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 176 288 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.72% 21.97% 18.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.52% 70.76% 68.67%
Number of salaries quoted 120 178 142
Merseyside median annual salary £42,250 £36,000 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.36% +11.63% -14.00%
10th Percentile £23,975 £22,000 £21,025
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £48,600
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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 230 407 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 23.16% 31.05% 26.55%
Number of salaries quoted 156 251 165
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -4.23%
10th Percentile £23,125 £24,500 £21,850
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £51,400
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Liverpool -3 118 £41,000 +2.50% 15
St Helens +2 22 £57,500 +64.29% 2
Wirral +3 7 £37,000 +39.62% 2
Bootle -2 4 - -
Birkenhead +3 2 £25,750 -6.36%
Southport -1 2 £21,500 -6.52%
Prescot -5 1 £42,500 +70.00%
Wallasey - 1 £20,500 -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows.

1 80 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 67 (38.07%) ITIL
3 58 (32.95%) SQL Server
4 56 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 54 (30.68%) Finance
6 49 (27.84%) Linux
7 47 (26.70%) Microsoft
8 42 (23.86%) PowerShell
9 40 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (19.89%) Citrix
11 32 (18.18%) XenApp
11 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
12 29 (16.48%) VMware
13 28 (15.91%) TDD
13 28 (15.91%) SAN
14 26 (14.77%) Manufacturing
14 26 (14.77%) MS Exchange
14 26 (14.77%) SQL
14 26 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (14.20%) Nagios
15 25 (14.20%) Banking
16 24 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
16 24 (13.64%) Puppet
17 23 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
17 23 (13.07%) SCOM
17 23 (13.07%) HP
18 22 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (12.50%) JIRA
18 22 (12.50%) DevOps

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 26 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.52%) Apache
2 15 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.11%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.70%) IIS
7 2 (1.14%) Confluence
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.57%) CMS
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (11.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 20 (11.36%) AWS CloudFormation
3 20 (11.36%) GitHub
4 17 (9.66%) Office 365
5 10 (5.68%) IaaS
5 10 (5.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.91%) SAN
2 17 (9.66%) Broadband
3 12 (6.82%) DNS
3 12 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (6.25%) VoIP
5 10 (5.68%) LAN
5 10 (5.68%) WAN
6 9 (5.11%) DHCP
7 8 (4.55%) Firewall
8 7 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.98%) Internet
8 7 (3.98%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.41%) NAS
9 6 (3.41%) Network Security
10 5 (2.84%) VPN
11 4 (2.27%) BIG-IP
11 4 (2.27%) Skype
12 3 (1.70%) BGP
12 3 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.36%) Big Data
2 20 (11.36%) Hadoop
3 17 (9.66%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.27%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.14%) Informix
8 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.14%) MySQL
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (12.50%) JIRA
2 20 (11.36%) Bitbucket
2 20 (11.36%) Jenkins
3 17 (9.66%) MSTest
3 17 (9.66%) NUnit
4 8 (4.55%) JUnit
4 8 (4.55%) Selenium
4 8 (4.55%) SonarQube
5 5 (2.84%) Ant
5 5 (2.84%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (2.84%) Gradle
5 5 (2.84%) Maven
6 3 (1.70%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.70%) NuGet
7 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 54 (30.68%) Finance
2 26 (14.77%) Manufacturing
3 25 (14.20%) Banking
4 20 (11.36%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.68%) Marketing
6 8 (4.55%) Investment Banking
7 6 (3.41%) Back Office
8 4 (2.27%) Games
9 3 (1.70%) Retail
10 2 (1.14%) Law
11 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (10.80%) Developer
3 17 (9.66%) .NET Developer
3 17 (9.66%) Telecoms Developer
4 16 (9.09%) Administrator
5 14 (7.95%) Analyst
5 14 (7.95%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 14 (7.95%) Team Leader
6 13 (7.39%) Active Directory Engineer
6 13 (7.39%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) Server Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) Windows Server Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (5.11%) Network Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Database Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.36%) Hibernate
2 17 (9.66%) .NET
2 17 (9.66%) Ninject
2 17 (9.66%) Spring.NET
2 17 (9.66%) Unity DI Container
2 17 (9.66%) WinForms
2 17 (9.66%) WPF
3 5 (2.84%) JSP
4 4 (2.27%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.70%) Web Services
6 2 (1.14%) SOAP
7 1 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.57%) Middleware
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.66%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (7.95%) Life Science
4 8 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.98%) Replication
6 6 (3.41%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.84%) iPhone
7 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.70%) iPad
9 3 (1.70%) Online Games
10 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.14%) Clustering
10 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.14%) Wiki
11 1 (0.57%) FMCG
11 1 (0.57%) NHS
11 1 (0.57%) PKI
11 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 49 (27.84%) Linux
3 26 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.52%) HPUX
5 15 (8.52%) Unix
6 14 (7.95%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.11%) Windows 10
8 8 (4.55%) Debian
9 6 (3.41%) Android
9 6 (3.41%) CentOS
9 6 (3.41%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.57%) AIX
12 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.57%) Solaris
12 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (38.07%) ITIL
2 40 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (15.91%) TDD
4 22 (12.50%) DevOps
4 22 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (11.36%) Proactive Monitoring
5 20 (11.36%) Project Management
5 20 (11.36%) Requirements Management
6 19 (10.80%) Infrastructure Management
7 17 (9.66%) Collaborative Working
7 17 (9.66%) Dependency Injection
7 17 (9.66%) Inversion of Control
7 17 (9.66%) Kanban
7 17 (9.66%) MVVM
7 17 (9.66%) Scrum
8 14 (7.95%) Data Protection
8 14 (7.95%) Problem Management
9 13 (7.39%) ETL
10 12 (6.82%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.86%) PowerShell
2 26 (14.77%) SQL
3 17 (9.66%) VB
3 17 (9.66%) VB.NET
4 12 (6.82%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.84%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.27%) C#
7 1 (0.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.68%) A+ Certification
3 10 (5.68%) Network+ Certification
3 10 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.98%) CCNA
4 7 (3.98%) Degree
4 7 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.41%) CCENT
6 5 (2.84%) MCSA
6 5 (2.84%) MCSE
7 4 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.70%) CCA
8 3 (1.70%) CCNP
8 3 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.57%) MCITP
9 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) QA
2 4 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 32 (18.18%) XenApp
3 16 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.84%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.70%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.57%) NFS
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (14.20%) Nagios
2 24 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (13.64%) Puppet
3 23 (13.07%) SCOM
4 21 (11.93%) EdgeSight
5 20 (11.36%) ZABBIX
6 12 (6.82%) Ambari
7 8 (4.55%) SCCM
8 3 (1.70%) Ansible
9 2 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.14%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.57%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 47 (26.70%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.89%) Citrix
3 29 (16.48%) VMware
4 23 (13.07%) HP
5 20 (11.36%) Cisco
6 13 (7.39%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.82%) 3PAR
7 12 (6.82%) Hortonworks
8 6 (3.41%) Capita
8 6 (3.41%) F5
8 6 (3.41%) Google
9 5 (2.84%) SAP
10 4 (2.27%) Remedy
11 3 (1.70%) MuleSoft
12 2 (1.14%) Avaya
12 2 (1.14%) Oracle
13 1 (0.57%) IBM
13 1 (0.57%) IDERA
13 1 (0.57%) Sophos
13 1 (0.57%) Talend