Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 14 8
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 159 151 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.45% 13.69% 18.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.95% 70.89% 71.26%
Number of salaries quoted 146 115 137
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £22,250 £25,850 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £48,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 221 213 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 24.26% 19.31% 25.86%
Number of salaries quoted 181 151 181
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.30%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +9 118 £37,500 -4.46% 19
St Helens 0 26 £62,500 +56.25% 1
Birkenhead +6 6 £27,500 -21.43% 2
Bootle - 3 £26,750 - 2
Wirral +6 2 £33,750 +22.73%
Prescot - 1 £22,500 -
Southport - 1 £32,500 - 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (47.17%) Linux
2 62 (38.99%) Active Directory
3 60 (37.74%) ITIL
4 58 (36.48%) Windows Server
5 52 (32.70%) VMware
6 47 (29.56%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (26.42%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (25.16%) SQL
9 38 (23.90%) Microsoft
10 37 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (22.64%) Hyper-V
12 35 (22.01%) SQL Server
13 30 (18.87%) Cisco
14 29 (18.24%) PowerShell
15 27 (16.98%) Office 365
16 25 (15.72%) Citrix
17 24 (15.09%) Java
17 24 (15.09%) Finance
17 24 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (15.09%) DevOps
18 23 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (14.47%) TDD
18 23 (14.47%) TCP/IP
19 22 (13.84%) Configuration Management
19 22 (13.84%) MS Exchange
19 22 (13.84%) LAN
19 22 (13.84%) WAN
19 22 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
19 22 (13.84%) Git (software)
20 19 (11.95%) Management Information System

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 22 (13.84%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.32%) Apache
3 17 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (8.81%) Skype for Business
5 13 (8.18%) nginx
5 13 (8.18%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.40%) IIS
7 4 (2.52%) JBoss
7 4 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.52%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (6.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.63%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.98%) Office 365
2 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.29%) NuGet
4 4 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.89%) IaaS
5 3 (1.89%) PaaS
6 2 (1.26%) SaaS
7 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.47%) TCP/IP
2 22 (13.84%) LAN
2 22 (13.84%) WAN
3 18 (11.32%) Firewall
3 18 (11.32%) VPN
4 15 (9.43%) Wireless
5 14 (8.81%) Cisco IOS
5 14 (8.81%) Cisco Wireless
5 14 (8.81%) MPLS
5 14 (8.81%) SAN
6 13 (8.18%) VoIP
7 12 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (7.55%) DNS
8 11 (6.92%) Cisco ISE
8 11 (6.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (6.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (6.92%) IPsec
8 11 (6.92%) Multicast
8 11 (6.92%) Network Security
8 11 (6.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.01%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.66%) MySQL
2 9 (5.66%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (5.03%) RDBMS
3 8 (5.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.89%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (13.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.92%) Subversion
3 7 (4.40%) MSTest
3 7 (4.40%) NUnit
4 4 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.89%) JIRA
5 3 (1.89%) Selenium
6 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (15.09%) Finance
2 15 (9.43%) Banking
3 9 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.40%) Games
5 6 (3.77%) Law
6 4 (2.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.89%) Legal
8 2 (1.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.63%) Electronics
9 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (26.42%) Analyst
2 24 (15.09%) Support Analyst
3 23 (14.47%) Support Engineer
4 22 (13.84%) Applications Support
5 20 (12.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (11.95%) Senior DevOps
6 19 (11.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 16 (10.06%) Lead DevOps
7 16 (10.06%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 16 (10.06%) Service Analyst
8 15 (9.43%) Team Leader
9 13 (8.18%) Applications Support Analyst
10 12 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (6.92%) Security Engineer
11 11 (6.92%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (6.92%) Senior Applications Support
11 11 (6.92%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (6.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 11 (6.92%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.06%) .NET
2 11 (6.92%) Node.js
3 8 (5.03%) WinForms
3 8 (5.03%) WPF
4 7 (4.40%) Ninject
4 7 (4.40%) Spring.NET
4 7 (4.40%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (1.89%) LAMP
5 3 (1.89%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.89%) Qt
5 3 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.89%) XML
6 2 (1.26%) CSS
6 2 (1.26%) HTML
6 2 (1.26%) Web Services
7 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.63%) LDAP
7 1 (0.63%) LINQ
7 1 (0.63%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.95%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.81%) Driving Licence
4 9 (5.66%) Clustering
5 7 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.77%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.52%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.89%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.89%) Online Games
8 3 (1.89%) PKI
8 3 (1.89%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.89%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.26%) FMCG
9 2 (1.26%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.26%) User Experience
9 2 (1.26%) Wiki
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 75 (47.17%) Linux
2 58 (36.48%) Windows Server
3 17 (10.69%) Unix
4 14 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (7.55%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.92%) Windows 10
8 10 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.52%) CentOS
10 4 (2.52%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.89%) Android
12 2 (1.26%) Debian
12 2 (1.26%) HPUX
12 2 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.63%) AIX
13 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.63%) Solaris
13 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.74%) ITIL
2 47 (29.56%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (26.42%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.09%) DevOps
5 23 (14.47%) TDD
6 22 (13.84%) Configuration Management
7 19 (11.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (11.95%) SIEM
8 17 (10.69%) Change Management
9 16 (10.06%) Business Continuity
9 16 (10.06%) ITIL V3
9 16 (10.06%) Proactive Monitoring
9 16 (10.06%) Task Automation
10 15 (9.43%) Incident Management
10 15 (9.43%) Project Management
11 13 (8.18%) Patch Management
11 13 (8.18%) Problem Management
12 12 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (7.55%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.16%) SQL
2 29 (18.24%) PowerShell
3 24 (15.09%) Java
4 17 (10.69%) C++
5 15 (9.43%) Ruby
6 13 (8.18%) PHP
6 13 (8.18%) Python
7 11 (6.92%) Bash Shell
7 11 (6.92%) Groovy
8 7 (4.40%) VB
8 7 (4.40%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.14%) C#
10 4 (2.52%) Perl
10 4 (2.52%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (11.95%) Degree
2 17 (10.69%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (10.06%) CCNP
4 11 (6.92%) CCDP
4 11 (6.92%) CISSP
5 10 (6.29%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.77%) CCNA
8 3 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.89%) MCSE
8 3 (1.89%) SSCP
9 2 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.26%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.26%) MCP
9 2 (1.26%) MCSA
10 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.92%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.77%) QA
2 6 (3.77%) SLA
3 3 (1.89%) GDPR
4 2 (1.26%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (38.99%) Active Directory
2 37 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (22.64%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.43%) VirtualBox
5 13 (8.18%) Firmware
6 11 (6.92%) Xen
6 11 (6.92%) XenApp
7 9 (5.66%) Varnish
8 6 (3.77%) Docker
8 6 (3.77%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.89%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.26%) KVM
11 2 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.63%) LXC
12 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) Ansible
2 16 (10.06%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (8.81%) Nagios
3 14 (8.81%) Puppet
4 11 (6.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (6.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (6.92%) Nessus
4 11 (6.92%) TrustSec
5 9 (5.66%) Grafana
5 9 (5.66%) Graphite
5 9 (5.66%) HAProxy
6 7 (4.40%) SCOM
7 6 (3.77%) SCCM
8 5 (3.14%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.14%) Terraform
9 4 (2.52%) Rancher
10 3 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.89%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.89%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (32.70%) VMware
2 38 (23.90%) Microsoft
3 30 (18.87%) Cisco
4 25 (15.72%) Citrix
5 17 (10.69%) Capita
6 11 (6.92%) Oracle
6 11 (6.92%) Remedy
7 10 (6.29%) HP
8 5 (3.14%) SAP
9 4 (2.52%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.52%) Dell
9 4 (2.52%) NetApp
9 4 (2.52%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.89%) Apple
10 3 (1.89%) F5
10 3 (1.89%) New Relic
11 2 (1.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.26%) Avaya
11 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.26%) Veritas