Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 188 176 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 24.26% 18.22% 21.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.39% 74.89% 71.36%
Number of salaries quoted 162 126 160
Merseyside median annual salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.39% +5.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,125 £22,000
90th Percentile £51,888 £61,250 £56,025
North West median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +2.86%

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 231 235 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 29.81% 24.33% 30.57%
Number of salaries quoted 190 166 234
Merseyside median annual salary £35,072 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.91% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,700 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £57,125
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +3 142 £37,500 -2.60% 28
Southport +8 20 £32,500 +51.16%
Birkenhead 0 6 £32,500 +30.00%
Bootle -2 6 £23,000 -
Prescot +6 5 £37,500 -11.76%
St Helens +1 2 £22,500 -60.87% 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows.

1 78 (41.49%) Active Directory
2 77 (40.96%) Windows Server
3 71 (37.77%) Microsoft
4 62 (32.98%) VMware
5 58 (30.85%) ITIL
6 56 (29.79%) SQL
7 49 (26.06%) Linux
8 45 (23.94%) Citrix
9 41 (21.81%) MS Exchange
9 41 (21.81%) SQL Server
9 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (20.21%) Problem Management
11 36 (19.15%) Skype for Business
12 34 (18.09%) SharePoint
13 32 (17.02%) Unix
13 32 (17.02%) Office 365
14 29 (15.43%) PowerShell
14 29 (15.43%) Cisco
15 28 (14.89%) .NET
15 28 (14.89%) Finance
15 28 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
16 26 (13.83%) Web Services
17 25 (13.30%) IIS
17 25 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (13.30%) Windows 10
17 25 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
18 24 (12.77%) Hyper-V
18 24 (12.77%) SOAP
18 24 (12.77%) SAN

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 41 (21.81%) MS Exchange
2 36 (19.15%) Skype for Business
3 34 (18.09%) SharePoint
4 28 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (13.30%) IIS
6 20 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (6.91%) Tomcat
8 12 (6.38%) nginx
9 9 (4.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.60%) Apache
11 2 (1.06%) Confluence
11 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 21 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) SAP BPC
2 4 (2.13%) Relativity
3 3 (1.60%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (1.06%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.02%) Office 365
2 25 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.13%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.60%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.06%) IaaS
7 2 (1.06%) Serverless
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.77%) SAN
2 20 (10.64%) Firewall
3 16 (8.51%) DNS
4 14 (7.45%) NetScaler
5 13 (6.91%) TCP/IP
5 13 (6.91%) VoIP
6 12 (6.38%) DHCP
6 12 (6.38%) NAS
7 11 (5.85%) HTTP
7 11 (5.85%) LAN
7 11 (5.85%) SSH
8 10 (5.32%) WAN
9 9 (4.79%) iSCSI
9 9 (4.79%) Skype
9 9 (4.79%) VLAN
10 7 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (3.19%) MPLS
12 5 (2.66%) Internet
13 4 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (1.60%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.06%) MS Access
7 2 (1.06%) MySQL
7 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.53%) DB2
8 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (7.98%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.26%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.26%) JIRA
3 8 (4.26%) Selenium
4 7 (3.72%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.72%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.72%) SoapUI
5 6 (3.19%) Bugzilla
5 6 (3.19%) HP UFT
5 6 (3.19%) Subversion
5 6 (3.19%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.06%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.06%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.06%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.06%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.53%) Moq
7 1 (0.53%) NUnit
7 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (14.89%) Finance
2 9 (4.79%) Banking
3 8 (4.26%) Legal
4 6 (3.19%) Law
5 3 (1.60%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Publishing
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (24.47%) Analyst
2 27 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 20 (10.64%) Developer
4 16 (8.51%) Applications Support
4 16 (8.51%) C# Developer
4 16 (8.51%) Support Analyst
5 15 (7.98%) .NET Developer
5 15 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (7.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (6.91%) Applications Engineer
7 13 (6.91%) Applications Support Engineer
7 13 (6.91%) IT Support
8 12 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (6.38%) Service Desk Engineer
9 10 (5.32%) Cisco Support
9 10 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.32%) Service Analyst
9 10 (5.32%) Technical Support
10 9 (4.79%) Administrator
10 9 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.89%) .NET
2 26 (13.83%) Web Services
3 24 (12.77%) SOAP
4 16 (8.51%) .NET Framework
5 15 (7.98%) WCF
6 14 (7.45%) RESTful
7 11 (5.85%) JSON
7 11 (5.85%) XML
8 9 (4.79%) REST
9 8 (4.26%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.06%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.06%) jQuery
11 2 (1.06%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (1.06%) Lambda Expressions
11 2 (1.06%) LINQ
11 2 (1.06%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (7.45%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.91%) PMI
3 10 (5.32%) Clustering
4 9 (4.79%) Driving Licence
4 9 (4.79%) Robotics
5 6 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (3.19%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.66%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.66%) iPhone
6 5 (2.66%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.13%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.60%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.60%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (1.06%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.06%) iPad
9 2 (1.06%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.06%) PKI
9 2 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (40.96%) Windows Server
2 49 (26.06%) Linux
3 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (17.02%) Unix
5 28 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (13.30%) Windows 10
7 19 (10.11%) Windows 7
8 9 (4.79%) AIX
9 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.13%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.60%) CentOS
12 2 (1.06%) Debian
12 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (30.85%) ITIL
2 38 (20.21%) Problem Management
3 25 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (9.57%) Configuration Management
5 18 (9.57%) Incident Management
6 16 (8.51%) Statistics
7 15 (7.98%) Service Management
7 15 (7.98%) TDD
8 14 (7.45%) BDD
9 13 (6.91%) Acceptance Criteria
9 13 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (6.91%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.38%) Proactive Monitoring
11 11 (5.85%) Release Management
12 10 (5.32%) Computer Science
12 10 (5.32%) Service Delivery
12 10 (5.32%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.79%) Coaching
13 9 (4.79%) Procedural Programming
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.79%) SQL
2 29 (15.43%) PowerShell
3 22 (11.70%) T-SQL
4 20 (10.64%) C#
5 12 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.26%) Java
7 6 (3.19%) Python
7 6 (3.19%) VBScript
8 5 (2.66%) Perl
8 5 (2.66%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.06%) C++
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.53%) PHP
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (6.91%) Degree
1 13 (6.91%) PMI Certification
2 11 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.13%) EnCE
4 4 (2.13%) GCFA
4 4 (2.13%) GCFE
4 4 (2.13%) GIAC
4 4 (2.13%) GREM
4 4 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.13%) MCSE
5 3 (1.60%) CCNA
5 3 (1.60%) CCNP
5 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.60%) MCSA
6 2 (1.06%) MCDST
6 2 (1.06%) MCP
6 2 (1.06%) MOS
6 2 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.06%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.45%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.72%) QA
3 2 (1.06%) GDPR
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.06%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 78 (41.49%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.77%) Hyper-V
3 22 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (10.64%) XenApp
5 19 (10.11%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.79%) Docker
7 6 (3.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (3.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.66%) PowerHA
9 4 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (2.13%) XenServer
10 3 (1.60%) NFS
10 3 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.60%) vSphere
11 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.53%) Firmware
12 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (9.04%) SCCM
2 11 (5.85%) Nagios
2 11 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.26%) SCOM
3 8 (4.26%) vCenter Server
4 6 (3.19%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.66%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.13%) EnCase
6 4 (2.13%) FTK
7 3 (1.60%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.60%) Puppet
7 3 (1.60%) vRealize
8 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.06%) WSUS
9 1 (0.53%) Grafana
9 1 (0.53%) Graphite
9 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.53%) Salt
9 1 (0.53%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 71 (37.77%) Microsoft
2 62 (32.98%) VMware
3 45 (23.94%) Citrix
4 29 (15.43%) Cisco
5 13 (6.91%) Remedy
6 12 (6.38%) NetApp
7 10 (5.32%) Avaya
7 10 (5.32%) EMC
7 10 (5.32%) SolarWinds
7 10 (5.32%) Veeam
8 9 (4.79%) Blue Prism
8 9 (4.79%) Micro Focus
8 9 (4.79%) Splunk
9 8 (4.26%) Dell
10 6 (3.19%) CA Agile Central
10 6 (3.19%) Extreme Networks
10 6 (3.19%) Nortel
10 6 (3.19%) SAP
11 5 (2.66%) HP
11 5 (2.66%) IBM