Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,691 1,849 1,623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.14% 14.05% 13.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.59% 60.90% 63.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,410 1,520 1,385
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,725 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,250 £53,125
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,618 3,036 2,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.90% 23.08% 21.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,103 2,486 2,127
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the North West

Windows
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Windows in the North West

Windows
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the North West over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in the North West

Windows
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 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
Manchester +3 996 £38,500 +2.67% 161
Cheshire -2 393 £35,000 +7.69% 68
Merseyside +4 180 £36,250 -3.33% 31
Lancashire +3 102 £30,000 -7.69% 23
Cumbria +7 10 £31,500 +32.63% 8
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 750 (44.35%) Active Directory
2 669 (39.56%) Microsoft
3 615 (36.37%) Windows Server
4 578 (34.18%) Linux
5 549 (32.47%) VMware
6 398 (23.54%) SQL
7 365 (21.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 346 (20.46%) Office 365
9 338 (19.99%) ITIL
10 310 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 307 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 290 (17.15%) SQL Server
13 284 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
14 279 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 260 (15.38%) Cisco
16 249 (14.73%) Finance
17 248 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
18 228 (13.48%) MS Exchange
19 224 (13.25%) DevOps
20 222 (13.13%) Citrix
20 222 (13.13%) Hyper-V
21 219 (12.95%) Firewall
22 210 (12.42%) Windows 7
23 206 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
24 204 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
25 202 (11.95%) Windows 10
26 197 (11.65%) DNS
27 186 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 183 (10.82%) TCP/IP
29 172 (10.17%) .NET

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 228 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 139 (8.22%) SharePoint
3 118 (6.98%) IIS
4 116 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 89 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 65 (3.84%) Skype for Business
7 53 (3.13%) Confluence
8 30 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 26 (1.54%) Apache
10 24 (1.42%) Tomcat
11 22 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (1.06%) JBoss
12 18 (1.06%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.95%) nginx
13 16 (0.95%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.59%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 204 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.059%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.24%) Relativity
3 4 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.12%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.059%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.059%) Magento
6 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.059%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.059%) Primavera
6 1 (0.059%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 365 (21.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 346 (20.46%) Office 365
3 284 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 48 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 48 (2.84%) IaaS
6 40 (2.37%) Amazon S3
7 39 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (2.31%) Amazon SQS
8 36 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 33 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (1.01%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.77%) PaaS
12 11 (0.65%) GitHub
13 10 (0.59%) SaaS
14 9 (0.53%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.47%) OneDrive
16 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.41%) G Suite
17 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 219 (12.95%) Firewall
2 197 (11.65%) DNS
3 183 (10.82%) TCP/IP
4 153 (9.05%) LAN
5 151 (8.93%) WAN
6 141 (8.34%) SAN
7 138 (8.16%) DHCP
8 126 (7.45%) Network Security
9 86 (5.09%) VoIP
10 84 (4.97%) VPN
11 74 (4.38%) Wi-Fi
12 46 (2.72%) Skype
13 44 (2.60%) SSL
14 43 (2.54%) HTTP
15 41 (2.42%) Wireless
16 36 (2.13%) Internet
17 32 (1.89%) VLAN
18 31 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
19 29 (1.71%) MPLS
20 27 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (17.15%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.37%) MySQL
3 47 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
5 36 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (1.83%) Big Data
7 30 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 30 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
9 24 (1.42%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.89%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.83%) NoSQL
14 14 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 145 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 113 (6.68%) Git (software)
3 93 (5.50%) JIRA
4 84 (4.97%) TeamCity
5 78 (4.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 64 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 49 (2.90%) Visual Studio
8 34 (2.01%) Selenium
9 29 (1.71%) Bitbucket
10 28 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (1.48%) Subversion
12 14 (0.83%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.59%) CodeSonar
13 10 (0.59%) git-flow
13 10 (0.59%) Hudson
13 10 (0.59%) Robot Framework
14 9 (0.53%) Ant
14 9 (0.53%) NUnit
14 9 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
15 8 (0.47%) Moq
General
1 249 (14.73%) Finance
2 67 (3.96%) Law
3 62 (3.67%) Legal
4 60 (3.55%) Banking
5 57 (3.37%) Retail
6 49 (2.90%) Telecoms
7 44 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.95%) Games
9 29 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.54%) Marketing
11 24 (1.42%) Electronics
12 15 (0.89%) Back Office
13 12 (0.71%) Publishing
14 10 (0.59%) Automotive
15 7 (0.41%) Advertising
16 5 (0.30%) German Language
17 4 (0.24%) Billing
17 4 (0.24%) French Language
17 4 (0.24%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 323 (19.10%) Analyst
2 208 (12.30%) Support Engineer
3 152 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 142 (8.40%) IT Support
5 139 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 134 (7.92%) Developer
7 129 (7.63%) IT Analyst
8 121 (7.16%) Support Analyst
9 104 (6.15%) Service Analyst
10 95 (5.62%) IT Engineer
11 93 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 87 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
13 85 (5.03%) 1st Line Support
13 85 (5.03%) Desktop Support
14 75 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
15 65 (3.84%) .NET Developer
15 65 (3.84%) Security Analyst
16 62 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
17 58 (3.43%) C# Developer
18 56 (3.31%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (10.17%) .NET
2 84 (4.97%) Web Services
3 67 (3.96%) HTML
4 61 (3.61%) ASP.NET
5 58 (3.43%) .NET Framework
6 56 (3.31%) SOAP
7 51 (3.02%) XML
8 48 (2.84%) CSS
8 48 (2.84%) REST
9 45 (2.66%) Node.js
10 38 (2.25%) WCF
11 33 (1.95%) jQuery
12 31 (1.83%) JSON
13 23 (1.36%) AngularJS
13 23 (1.36%) WinForms
14 21 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
14 21 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (1.18%) Java EE
16 18 (1.06%) Ajax
17 15 (0.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 132 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 66 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 61 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 50 (2.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 50 (2.96%) Private Cloud
7 47 (2.78%) Driving Licence
8 38 (2.25%) Clustering
9 37 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (1.77%) Fintech
11 23 (1.36%) User Experience
12 22 (1.30%) Fat Client
12 22 (1.30%) Thin Client
13 19 (1.12%) PKI
14 16 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (0.89%) Fixed Income
16 14 (0.83%) iPhone
16 14 (0.83%) Mainframe
17 13 (0.77%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 615 (36.37%) Windows Server
2 578 (34.18%) Linux
3 310 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 279 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 210 (12.42%) Windows 7
6 202 (11.95%) Windows 10
7 103 (6.09%) Unix
8 40 (2.37%) Windows 8
9 38 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (2.01%) Android
12 28 (1.66%) Mac OS X
13 27 (1.60%) Apple iOS
13 27 (1.60%) CentOS
14 20 (1.18%) Mac OS
15 17 (1.01%) Solaris
16 15 (0.89%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.77%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.59%) AIX
19 9 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (19.99%) ITIL
2 248 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (13.25%) DevOps
4 206 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
5 186 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 154 (9.11%) Information Security
7 131 (7.75%) Penetration Testing
8 127 (7.51%) SIEM
9 123 (7.27%) Incident Management
10 122 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
11 118 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 117 (6.92%) Mentoring
13 95 (5.62%) Configuration Management
13 95 (5.62%) Service Management
14 90 (5.32%) Risk Management
15 87 (5.14%) Project Management
16 84 (4.97%) Problem Management
17 82 (4.85%) Software Engineering
18 75 (4.44%) Business Continuity
18 75 (4.44%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 398 (23.54%) SQL
2 160 (9.46%) C#
3 147 (8.69%) PowerShell
4 140 (8.28%) Python
5 97 (5.74%) JavaScript
6 80 (4.73%) Java
7 59 (3.49%) Bash Shell
8 57 (3.37%) Perl
9 53 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 52 (3.08%) C++
11 36 (2.13%) PHP
12 34 (2.01%) C
13 27 (1.60%) VB.NET
14 25 (1.48%) Ruby
15 19 (1.12%) Go
16 14 (0.83%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.71%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.41%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.35%) VB
19 6 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 171 (10.11%) Degree
2 146 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 132 (7.81%) CISSP
4 116 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (5.56%) MCSE
6 66 (3.90%) SANS
7 58 (3.43%) Security Cleared
8 57 (3.37%) CCNA
9 51 (3.02%) CREST Certified
10 49 (2.90%) MCP
11 48 (2.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 45 (2.66%) MCSA
13 41 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
14 38 (2.25%) CCNP
15 33 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
16 23 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (1.01%) GIAC
18 16 (0.95%) MCITP
19 15 (0.89%) SC Cleared
20 14 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (8.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (5.91%) SLA
3 76 (4.49%) GDPR
4 67 (3.96%) PCI DSS
5 46 (2.72%) QA
6 15 (0.89%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.35%) FISMA
8 6 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.18%) PMO
10 2 (0.12%) COBIT
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 15765
11 1 (0.059%) GPG13
11 1 (0.059%) HL7
11 1 (0.059%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 750 (44.35%) Active Directory
2 307 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (13.13%) Hyper-V
4 85 (5.03%) Docker
5 76 (4.49%) vSphere
6 67 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
7 64 (3.78%) XenApp
8 63 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (2.13%) Terminal Services
10 34 (2.01%) XenDesktop
11 29 (1.71%) Xen
12 23 (1.36%) VirtualBox
13 22 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
14 21 (1.24%) Firmware
15 20 (1.18%) KVM
16 13 (0.77%) XenServer
17 11 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (0.65%) VMware Server
18 9 (0.53%) VMware NSX
19 6 (0.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 162 (9.58%) Ansible
2 94 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (5.38%) Puppet
3 91 (5.38%) SCCM
4 43 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 37 (2.19%) Salt
6 32 (1.89%) Terraform
7 29 (1.71%) Nagios
8 21 (1.24%) WSUS
9 17 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (0.89%) SCOM
11 14 (0.83%) AirWatch
11 14 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
12 13 (0.77%) Nessus
13 12 (0.71%) Packer
14 11 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
14 11 (0.65%) TrustSec
15 10 (0.59%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.59%) vCenter Server
16 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 669 (39.56%) Microsoft
2 549 (32.47%) VMware
3 260 (15.38%) Cisco
4 222 (13.13%) Citrix
5 73 (4.32%) Oracle
6 60 (3.55%) HP
7 54 (3.19%) Red Hat
8 49 (2.90%) Veeam
9 39 (2.31%) New Relic
9 39 (2.31%) Trend Micro
10 35 (2.07%) IBM
11 30 (1.77%) Google
12 29 (1.71%) Apple
12 29 (1.71%) NetApp
12 29 (1.71%) SolarWinds
13 25 (1.48%) Dell
14 23 (1.36%) Avaya
14 23 (1.36%) Splunk
15 20 (1.18%) Atlassian
15 20 (1.18%) SAP