Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 177 146 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.73% 14.48% 18.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.37% 71.57% 65.41%
Number of salaries quoted 157 96 146
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,125 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £47,500 £60,625
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -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 238 204 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 27.87% 20.24% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 188 142 213
Merseyside median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% - +17.19%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,750 £57,500
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +9 129 £40,000 +6.67% 24
Southport +10 16 £32,500 +51.16% 4
Bootle - 7 £23,000 - 1
Birkenhead -1 6 £27,500 -15.38% 3
St Helens -2 4 £31,750 -20.63%
Prescot - 3 £26,250 -
Wirral +3 2 £33,750 +0.75%
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 75 (42.37%) ITIL
1 75 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 66 (37.29%) Windows Server
3 62 (35.03%) Linux
4 51 (28.81%) VMware
5 48 (27.12%) SQL
6 47 (26.55%) Microsoft
7 40 (22.60%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (22.03%) SQL Server
9 32 (18.08%) Citrix
9 32 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (17.51%) MS Exchange
11 29 (16.38%) Degree
11 29 (16.38%) PowerShell
11 29 (16.38%) Office 365
12 28 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (15.82%) Cisco
12 28 (15.82%) Microsoft Office
13 27 (15.25%) TCP/IP
13 27 (15.25%) Problem Management
14 26 (14.69%) Finance
15 24 (13.56%) Unix
15 24 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
16 23 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (12.99%) SharePoint
17 22 (12.43%) WAN
17 22 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (12.43%) Hyper-V
18 21 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
18 21 (11.86%) LAN

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 31 (17.51%) MS Exchange
2 24 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (12.99%) SharePoint
4 21 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (10.73%) Skype for Business
6 17 (9.60%) IIS
7 15 (8.47%) nginx
7 15 (8.47%) Tomcat
8 12 (6.78%) Apache
9 10 (5.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.26%) JBoss
11 3 (1.69%) Confluence
12 2 (1.13%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (15.82%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (6.21%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Relativity
2 2 (1.13%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.56%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.38%) Office 365
2 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.82%) IaaS
5 4 (2.26%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.69%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.69%) PaaS
6 3 (1.69%) SaaS
7 2 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.13%) Serverless
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.25%) TCP/IP
2 22 (12.43%) WAN
3 21 (11.86%) Firewall
3 21 (11.86%) LAN
4 20 (11.30%) VoIP
5 18 (10.17%) SAN
6 17 (9.60%) VPN
7 16 (9.04%) DNS
8 12 (6.78%) DHCP
8 12 (6.78%) Wireless
9 11 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (6.21%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (6.21%) Cisco ISE
9 11 (6.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (6.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (6.21%) IPsec
9 11 (6.21%) MPLS
9 11 (6.21%) Multicast
9 11 (6.21%) Network Security
9 11 (6.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.08%) MySQL
2 9 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.26%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.69%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.13%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.13%) MS Access
8 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.69%) JIRA
3 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.13%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.13%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.13%) ReSharper
4 2 (1.13%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Moq
5 1 (0.56%) NUnit
5 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.56%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (14.69%) Finance
2 14 (7.91%) Banking
3 9 (5.08%) Law
4 8 (4.52%) Legal
5 5 (2.82%) Games
6 4 (2.26%) Publishing
7 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (27.68%) Analyst
2 30 (16.95%) Support Engineer
3 21 (11.86%) Applications Support
4 18 (10.17%) Service Analyst
5 17 (9.60%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (9.60%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.47%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (7.91%) Applications Engineer
7 14 (7.91%) Applications Support Engineer
8 12 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.78%) IT Support
8 12 (6.78%) Network Engineer
8 12 (6.78%) Service Desk Engineer
9 11 (6.21%) Desktop Support
9 11 (6.21%) Developer
9 11 (6.21%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (6.21%) Security Engineer
9 11 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (6.21%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 11 (6.21%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.86%) .NET
2 15 (8.47%) Web Services
3 13 (7.34%) SOAP
4 11 (6.21%) XML
5 9 (5.08%) JSON
6 8 (4.52%) REST
7 6 (3.39%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.82%) WCF
9 4 (2.26%) RESTful
10 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.69%) LAMP
10 3 (1.69%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.13%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.13%) jQuery
11 2 (1.13%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (1.13%) LINQ
11 2 (1.13%) Node.js
11 2 (1.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.73%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.78%) Clustering
4 11 (6.21%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.08%) Driving Licence
6 8 (4.52%) Robotics
7 5 (2.82%) PKI
8 4 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.26%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.26%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.26%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.69%) iPhone
9 3 (1.69%) PMI
9 3 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.13%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (1.13%) Replication
10 2 (1.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (37.29%) Windows Server
2 62 (35.03%) Linux
3 32 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (13.56%) Unix
5 22 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (11.30%) Windows 7
7 19 (10.73%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.26%) AIX
9 4 (2.26%) CentOS
9 4 (2.26%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.13%) Debian
10 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.37%) ITIL
2 40 (22.60%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (15.25%) Problem Management
4 20 (11.30%) Proactive Monitoring
4 20 (11.30%) Project Management
5 19 (10.73%) Configuration Management
5 19 (10.73%) Incident Management
6 18 (10.17%) SIEM
7 17 (9.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (9.60%) ITIL V3
7 17 (9.60%) Task Automation
8 16 (9.04%) Change Management
8 16 (9.04%) Statistics
9 15 (8.47%) High Availability
10 14 (7.91%) Service Management
11 13 (7.34%) Business Continuity
12 12 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (6.78%) Patch Management
12 12 (6.78%) Security Management
13 11 (6.21%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 48 (27.12%) SQL
2 29 (16.38%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.91%) Python
4 12 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.21%) T-SQL
6 10 (5.65%) C#
7 8 (4.52%) Java
8 7 (3.95%) Perl
9 6 (3.39%) Ruby
10 4 (2.26%) C++
11 3 (1.69%) PHP
11 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (16.38%) Degree
2 17 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (9.04%) CCNP
4 12 (6.78%) CISSP
5 11 (6.21%) CCDP
6 9 (5.08%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.39%) CCNA
8 6 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.26%) EnCE
9 4 (2.26%) GCFA
9 4 (2.26%) GCFE
9 4 (2.26%) GIAC
9 4 (2.26%) GREM
9 4 (2.26%) MCSA
9 4 (2.26%) MCSE
10 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.13%) MCP
11 2 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.91%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.26%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) GDPR
4 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) COBIT
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.43%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.91%) Firmware
4 14 (7.91%) XenApp
5 12 (6.78%) Docker
6 7 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (3.39%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.82%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.13%) KVM
9 2 (1.13%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.13%) Varnish
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.56%) Xen
10 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (8.47%) Nagios
2 12 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (6.21%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (6.21%) Nessus
3 11 (6.21%) TrustSec
4 6 (3.39%) SCOM
5 5 (2.82%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.82%) Puppet
6 4 (2.26%) EnCase
6 4 (2.26%) FTK
6 4 (2.26%) Rancher
7 3 (1.69%) Ansible
7 3 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.69%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.69%) SCCM
7 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.13%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.13%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (28.81%) VMware
2 47 (26.55%) Microsoft
3 32 (18.08%) Citrix
4 28 (15.82%) Cisco
5 13 (7.34%) Remedy
6 9 (5.08%) HP
7 8 (4.52%) Blue Prism
7 8 (4.52%) Micro Focus
8 7 (3.95%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.95%) Splunk
9 6 (3.39%) Oracle
10 4 (2.26%) Nuix
11 3 (1.69%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.69%) iManage
11 3 (1.69%) New Relic
11 3 (1.69%) Veeam
12 2 (1.13%) Avaya
12 2 (1.13%) Dell
12 2 (1.13%) EMC
12 2 (1.13%) NetApp