Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1795 1816 2142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.55% 14.54% 16.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.38% 64.37% 67.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1433 1536 1739
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £20,050 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2973 2821 3171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.44% 22.59% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2352 2346 2560
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 2017.

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 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
Manchester -4 908 £35,000 -9.09% 100
Cheshire +4 550 £34,000 +11.48% 64
Merseyside -1 176 £42,250 +17.36% 17
Lancashire +1 133 £32,500 -9.72% 10
Cumbria -6 11 £23,500 -14.55% 2
Windows
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 740 (41.23%) Microsoft
2 701 (39.05%) Active Directory
3 662 (36.88%) Windows Server
4 465 (25.91%) VMware
5 431 (24.01%) ITIL
6 407 (22.67%) SQL Server
7 390 (21.73%) Office 365
8 383 (21.34%) SQL
9 375 (20.89%) Linux
10 367 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 331 (18.44%) Cisco
12 299 (16.66%) MS Exchange
13 287 (15.99%) Windows 7
14 285 (15.88%) Finance
15 284 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
16 265 (14.76%) Hyper-V
17 259 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
18 247 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 242 (13.48%) Citrix
20 241 (13.43%) .NET
21 236 (13.15%) DNS
22 232 (12.92%) Firewall
23 231 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
24 224 (12.48%) Microsoft Office
25 220 (12.26%) TCP/IP
26 218 (12.14%) WAN
27 206 (11.48%) Degree
27 206 (11.48%) Windows 10
28 202 (11.25%) Unix
29 197 (10.97%) LAN

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
1 299 (16.66%) MS Exchange
2 176 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 84 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 58 (3.23%) IIS
6 53 (2.95%) Skype for Business
7 41 (2.28%) Apache
8 36 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.62%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (1.06%) JBoss
12 18 (1.00%) Apache Spark
12 18 (1.00%) Confluence
13 13 (0.72%) IBM Notes
13 13 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (0.39%) Drupal
16 6 (0.33%) WordPress
17 5 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 224 (12.48%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.056%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.39%) Sage CRM
3 6 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.33%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Epicor Tropos
5 3 (0.17%) Sage 1000
6 2 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.056%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.056%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 390 (21.73%) Office 365
2 179 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 30 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (1.56%) IaaS
7 25 (1.39%) GitHub
8 23 (1.28%) PaaS
9 21 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 20 (1.11%) Mimecast
11 16 (0.89%) OpenShift
12 14 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.72%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.56%) SaaS
15 7 (0.39%) G Suite
16 5 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 4 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
18 3 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 3 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 236 (13.15%) DNS
2 232 (12.92%) Firewall
3 220 (12.26%) TCP/IP
4 218 (12.14%) WAN
5 197 (10.97%) LAN
6 182 (10.14%) DHCP
7 179 (9.97%) SAN
8 101 (5.63%) VPN
9 78 (4.35%) VoIP
10 58 (3.23%) Network Security
10 58 (3.23%) VLAN
11 43 (2.40%) Skype
12 42 (2.34%) MPLS
13 40 (2.23%) Internet
14 30 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (1.34%) Wireless
16 23 (1.28%) Ethernet
17 22 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (1.17%) Broadband
19 20 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.51%) MySQL
3 60 (3.34%) Hadoop
4 59 (3.29%) Big Data
5 54 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 50 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 37 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
9 36 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 30 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (1.45%) NoSQL
14 25 (1.39%) MongoDB
15 19 (1.06%) DB2
16 18 (1.00%) MS Access
17 17 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.95%) GIS
17 17 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
17 17 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 80 (4.46%) Git (software)
2 65 (3.62%) JIRA
3 48 (2.67%) Jenkins
4 47 (2.62%) Visual Studio
5 44 (2.45%) Selenium
6 33 (1.84%) MSTest
6 33 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 33 (1.84%) Subversion
7 30 (1.67%) NUnit
8 27 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (1.39%) Bitbucket
10 22 (1.23%) SonarQube
11 13 (0.72%) NuGet
11 13 (0.72%) SpecFlow
12 9 (0.50%) Gradle
12 9 (0.50%) JUnit
12 9 (0.50%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.45%) gulp
13 8 (0.45%) TestRail
14 7 (0.39%) MSI
General
1 285 (15.88%) Finance
2 108 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 106 (5.91%) Banking
4 103 (5.74%) Manufacturing
5 62 (3.45%) Marketing
6 60 (3.34%) Retail
7 38 (2.12%) Investment Banking
8 36 (2.01%) Law
9 34 (1.89%) Electronics
10 33 (1.84%) Legal
11 31 (1.73%) Games
12 19 (1.06%) Advertising
13 13 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.50%) Back Office
16 7 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
17 6 (0.33%) Billing
18 3 (0.17%) Front Office
19 2 (0.11%) Automotive
19 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 260 (14.48%) Support Engineer
2 251 (13.98%) Analyst
3 197 (10.97%) Developer
4 153 (8.52%) IT Support
5 144 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 111 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 111 (6.18%) IT Engineer
7 108 (6.02%) Support Analyst
8 107 (5.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 106 (5.91%) .NET Developer
10 80 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
11 77 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
11 77 (4.29%) Administrator
12 76 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
13 73 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 71 (3.96%) Consultant
15 70 (3.90%) Software Engineer
16 69 (3.84%) IT Support Engineer
17 66 (3.68%) Architect
18 65 (3.62%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (13.43%) .NET
2 135 (7.52%) Web Services
3 100 (5.57%) HTML
4 92 (5.13%) ASP.NET
5 69 (3.84%) .NET Framework
6 65 (3.62%) CSS
7 58 (3.23%) XML
8 54 (3.01%) jQuery
8 54 (3.01%) Middleware
9 48 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (2.45%) Hibernate
10 44 (2.45%) SOAP
11 42 (2.34%) JSON
12 40 (2.23%) WPF
13 37 (2.06%) Entity Framework
14 36 (2.01%) REST
15 33 (1.84%) WinForms
16 31 (1.73%) AngularJS
16 31 (1.73%) HTML5
17 30 (1.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 120 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (6.18%) Driving Licence
3 100 (5.57%) Data Centre
4 76 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 49 (2.73%) iPad
6 48 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 33 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
9 30 (1.67%) Life Science
9 30 (1.67%) Replication
10 25 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.34%) Fat Client
11 24 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.34%) Thin Client
12 22 (1.23%) User Experience
13 18 (1.00%) Handset
13 18 (1.00%) Smartphone
14 15 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.84%) Clustering
14 15 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 662 (36.88%) Windows Server
2 375 (20.89%) Linux
3 367 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 287 (15.99%) Windows 7
5 284 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 206 (11.48%) Windows 10
7 202 (11.25%) Unix
8 106 (5.91%) Windows 8
9 68 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 51 (2.84%) Android
11 43 (2.40%) Windows XP
12 35 (1.95%) Mac OS
13 30 (1.67%) Apple iOS
14 26 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.23%) AIX
15 22 (1.23%) CentOS
16 18 (1.00%) Mac OS X
17 15 (0.84%) HPUX
18 14 (0.78%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (24.01%) ITIL
2 259 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (8.97%) DevOps
4 119 (6.63%) Change Management
5 112 (6.24%) TDD
6 106 (5.91%) Software Engineering
7 90 (5.01%) Service Management
8 87 (4.85%) Mentoring
9 86 (4.79%) Project Management
10 83 (4.62%) Scrum
11 82 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
12 80 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
13 75 (4.18%) Test Automation
14 72 (4.01%) Service Delivery
15 71 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
15 71 (3.96%) MVC
16 70 (3.90%) Configuration Management
17 69 (3.84%) OO
18 66 (3.68%) Problem Management
19 62 (3.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 383 (21.34%) SQL
2 170 (9.47%) PowerShell
3 169 (9.42%) C#
4 142 (7.91%) Java
5 110 (6.13%) Python
6 107 (5.96%) JavaScript
7 69 (3.84%) C++
8 61 (3.40%) Shell Script
9 59 (3.29%) C
10 53 (2.95%) T-SQL
11 48 (2.67%) VB.NET
12 39 (2.17%) Bash Shell
13 38 (2.12%) Perl
14 37 (2.06%) VB
15 36 (2.01%) PHP
16 28 (1.56%) Go
17 24 (1.34%) VBScript
18 18 (1.00%) Ruby
19 17 (0.95%) VBA
20 8 (0.45%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 231 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 206 (11.48%) Degree
3 164 (9.14%) MCSE
4 126 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (6.02%) MCSA
6 98 (5.46%) MCP
7 78 (4.35%) CCNA
8 59 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
9 57 (3.18%) Security Cleared
10 36 (2.01%) MCITP
11 35 (1.95%) A+ Certification
12 34 (1.89%) CCNP
13 31 (1.73%) Master's Degree
14 30 (1.67%) DV Cleared
15 28 (1.56%) CCENT
16 26 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
17 24 (1.34%) Network+ Certification
18 20 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 19 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
19 19 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (7.13%) SLA
2 52 (2.90%) QA
3 33 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.50%) ISO 9000
6 8 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.45%) GDPR
6 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.22%) PMO
9 3 (0.17%) WAI
10 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.056%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.056%) HL7
10 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.056%) TickIT
System Software
1 701 (39.05%) Active Directory
2 265 (14.76%) Hyper-V
3 247 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (3.23%) XenApp
5 45 (2.51%) vSphere
6 44 (2.45%) Terminal Services
7 40 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
8 39 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (2.12%) Docker
10 24 (1.34%) XenDesktop
11 18 (1.00%) ProxySG
12 9 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.33%) Xen
15 5 (0.28%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.28%) HDFS
16 4 (0.22%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.22%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 106 (5.91%) SCCM
2 94 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (5.07%) Puppet
4 64 (3.57%) Ansible
5 50 (2.79%) SCOM
6 38 (2.12%) Nagios
7 21 (1.17%) EdgeSight
7 21 (1.17%) ZABBIX
8 20 (1.11%) WSUS
9 19 (1.06%) Ganglia
10 16 (0.89%) Mesos
11 14 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (0.67%) Ambari
14 11 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
16 8 (0.45%) BladeLogic
16 8 (0.45%) CA Wily
16 8 (0.45%) Data Guard
16 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 740 (41.23%) Microsoft
2 465 (25.91%) VMware
3 331 (18.44%) Cisco
4 242 (13.48%) Citrix
5 142 (7.91%) Oracle
6 77 (4.29%) HP
7 62 (3.45%) Google
8 55 (3.06%) SAP
9 53 (2.95%) Veeam
10 48 (2.67%) Dell
11 45 (2.51%) Red Hat
12 40 (2.23%) Apple
13 38 (2.12%) EqualLogic
14 32 (1.78%) CheckPoint
15 31 (1.73%) Atlassian
15 31 (1.73%) NetApp
16 30 (1.67%) Symantec
17 29 (1.62%) Juniper
18 27 (1.50%) F5
19 25 (1.39%) Palo Alto