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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 754 891 1107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.25% 15.46% 16.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.48% 67.25% 68.76%
Number of salaries quoted 633 756 922
Median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £21,894
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -0.68% +2.81%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1335 1325 1610
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.69% 22.98% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1081 1102 1358
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 497 £37,500 - 104
Cheshire -7 132 £32,250 +7.50% 42
Merseyside -5 80 £37,500 -3.84% 17
Lancashire -6 36 £32,500 +3.17% 14
Cumbria -1 1 £22,000 -29.60% 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 766 (46.23%) Microsoft
2 630 (38.02%) Windows Server
3 588 (35.49%) Active Directory
4 481 (29.03%) SQL Server
5 460 (27.76%) VMware
6 368 (22.21%) ITIL
7 365 (22.03%) Linux
8 334 (20.16%) SQL
9 317 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
10 316 (19.07%) MS Excel
11 298 (17.98%) .NET
12 291 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 288 (17.38%) Windows 7
14 282 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 281 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 277 (16.72%) C#
17 263 (15.87%) MS Exchange
18 240 (14.48%) MS Office
19 234 (14.12%) Hyper-V
20 224 (13.52%) Finance
21 215 (12.98%) Citrix
22 199 (12.01%) Office 365
23 192 (11.59%) PowerShell
24 191 (11.53%) Cisco
25 178 (10.74%) Firewall
26 175 (10.56%) DNS
27 160 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
28 159 (9.60%) ASP.NET
29 155 (9.35%) Scrum
29 155 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 263 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 119 (7.18%) SharePoint
3 112 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 103 (6.22%) IIS
5 86 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (3.14%) Skype for Business
7 39 (2.35%) Tomcat
8 33 (1.99%) JBoss
9 24 (1.45%) Apache
10 23 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 22 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (1.21%) WebSphere
13 19 (1.15%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.97%) NServiceBus
15 12 (0.72%) CMS
15 12 (0.72%) Confluence
15 12 (0.72%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.60%) Drupal
17 8 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.48%) CloudStack
Applications
1 316 (19.07%) MS Excel
2 240 (14.48%) MS Office
3 23 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.03%) Acrobat
4 17 (1.03%) Camtasia
4 17 (1.03%) Snagit
5 5 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) SAP ERP
2 11 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.54%) Magento
3 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.18%) Line 50
6 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.18%) Sage X3
6 3 (0.18%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.060%) BPCS
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.060%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.060%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.060%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 199 (12.01%) Office 365
2 155 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.17%) PaaS
5 32 (1.93%) IaaS
6 31 (1.87%) SaaS
7 23 (1.39%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.30%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.30%) Sage Pay
13 4 (0.24%) Basecamp
13 4 (0.24%) Sumo Logic
14 3 (0.18%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.12%) G Suite
15 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.060%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 178 (10.74%) Firewall
2 175 (10.56%) DNS
3 133 (8.03%) WAN
4 130 (7.85%) DHCP
5 123 (7.42%) LAN
6 115 (6.94%) TCP/IP
7 94 (5.67%) VPN
8 91 (5.49%) SAN
9 84 (5.07%) Internet
10 68 (4.10%) VoIP
11 61 (3.68%) VLAN
12 42 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
13 41 (2.47%) Skype
14 36 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (2.11%) Network Security
16 30 (1.81%) HTTP
17 26 (1.57%) WLAN
18 21 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (1.27%) MPLS
19 18 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 481 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 61 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (3.20%) MySQL
5 46 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 36 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (1.87%) RDBMS
8 29 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (1.39%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.78%) MongoDB
13 12 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
13 12 (0.72%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.36%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 84 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 74 (4.47%) Visual Studio
3 71 (4.28%) NUnit
4 60 (3.62%) Git (software)
5 58 (3.50%) MSTest
6 56 (3.38%) Selenium
7 53 (3.20%) JIRA
8 51 (3.08%) Moq
9 50 (3.02%) Rhino Mocks
10 34 (2.05%) Jenkins
11 31 (1.87%) Ant
12 26 (1.57%) SpecFlow
13 24 (1.45%) JUnit
14 23 (1.39%) Cucumber
15 19 (1.15%) Subversion
16 17 (1.03%) MSI
17 16 (0.97%) FxCop
17 16 (0.97%) StyleCop
18 15 (0.91%) Eclipse
19 13 (0.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 224 (13.52%) Finance
2 77 (4.65%) Marketing
3 71 (4.28%) Banking
4 66 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.93%) Retail
7 27 (1.63%) Games
8 26 (1.57%) Advertising
8 26 (1.57%) German Language
9 24 (1.45%) Legal
10 19 (1.15%) French Language
11 17 (1.03%) Law
12 16 (0.97%) Electronics
13 13 (0.78%) Back Office
14 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.54%) Automotive
15 9 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
17 6 (0.36%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 302 (18.23%) Developer
2 244 (14.73%) Analyst
3 208 (12.55%) Support Engineer
4 164 (9.90%) .NET Developer
5 162 (9.78%) IT Support
6 150 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 108 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 105 (6.34%) Support Analyst
9 101 (6.10%) IT Engineer
10 95 (5.73%) C# Developer
11 90 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
12 89 (5.37%) Windows Engineer
13 88 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
14 79 (4.77%) IT Support Engineer
15 69 (4.16%) ASP.NET Developer
16 61 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 60 (3.62%) IT Analyst
18 57 (3.44%) Server Engineer
19 56 (3.38%) Service Analyst
20 55 (3.32%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (17.98%) .NET
2 159 (9.60%) ASP.NET
3 152 (9.17%) Web Services
4 133 (8.03%) HTML
5 108 (6.52%) CSS
6 101 (6.10%) XML
7 86 (5.19%) jQuery
8 74 (4.47%) .NET Framework
9 72 (4.35%) WPF
10 69 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 69 (4.16%) WCF
11 64 (3.86%) WinForms
12 57 (3.44%) Castle Windsor
13 51 (3.08%) Unity DI Container
14 50 (3.02%) HTML5
15 48 (2.90%) SOAP
16 45 (2.72%) Ninject
17 44 (2.66%) AngularJS
17 44 (2.66%) Spring.NET
18 42 (2.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.12%) Data Centre
2 98 (5.91%) iPad
3 84 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (3.86%) Computer Science
5 50 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (2.72%) User Experience
7 37 (2.23%) Clustering
8 35 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 34 (2.05%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.87%) Driving Licence
11 27 (1.63%) Mobile App
12 26 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
13 25 (1.51%) N-Tier
14 23 (1.39%) Fat Client
14 23 (1.39%) Public Cloud
14 23 (1.39%) Thin Client
15 21 (1.27%) CMDB
16 18 (1.09%) Blackberry
16 18 (1.09%) iPhone
17 14 (0.84%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 630 (38.02%) Windows Server
2 365 (22.03%) Linux
3 291 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 288 (17.38%) Windows 7
5 282 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 119 (7.18%) Windows 10
7 118 (7.12%) Unix
8 95 (5.73%) Windows 8
9 85 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 67 (4.04%) Android
11 62 (3.74%) Windows XP
12 56 (3.38%) Apple iOS
13 53 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 51 (3.08%) Mac OS X
15 30 (1.81%) CentOS
16 28 (1.69%) HPUX
17 27 (1.63%) AIX
17 27 (1.63%) Mac OS
18 18 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
19 12 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (22.21%) ITIL
2 317 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (9.35%) Scrum
4 124 (7.48%) TDD
5 122 (7.36%) Service Management
6 119 (7.18%) MVC
7 111 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
8 104 (6.28%) DevOps
9 93 (5.61%) Mentoring
10 87 (5.25%) OO
11 86 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 83 (5.01%) Software Engineering
13 77 (4.65%) Web Development
14 68 (4.10%) Dependency Injection
15 67 (4.04%) Kanban
16 64 (3.86%) SDLC
17 60 (3.62%) MVVM
18 59 (3.56%) Service Delivery
19 58 (3.50%) OOP
20 56 (3.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 334 (20.16%) SQL
2 277 (16.72%) C#
3 192 (11.59%) PowerShell
4 144 (8.69%) JavaScript
5 122 (7.36%) Java
6 96 (5.79%) C++
7 85 (5.13%) VB.NET
8 82 (4.95%) Python
9 59 (3.56%) VB
10 46 (2.78%) Ruby
11 42 (2.53%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.47%) PHP
13 38 (2.29%) C
14 32 (1.93%) VBScript
15 25 (1.51%) Perl
16 23 (1.39%) Bash Shell
16 23 (1.39%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.97%) VB6
18 9 (0.54%) VBA
19 8 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (8.15%) Degree
3 101 (6.10%) MCSE
4 73 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 52 (3.14%) CCNA
6 51 (3.08%) MCP
7 48 (2.90%) MCSA
7 48 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 46 (2.78%) MCITP
9 43 (2.60%) ISEB
9 43 (2.60%) SC Cleared
10 31 (1.87%) CCNP
11 29 (1.75%) MOS
12 27 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (1.21%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.91%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.84%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.72%) DBS Check
17 11 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (6.64%) SLA
2 62 (3.74%) QA
3 17 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.84%) WAI
5 8 (0.48%) HL7
5 8 (0.48%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.060%) BS25999
10 1 (0.060%) COBIT
10 1 (0.060%) COSO
10 1 (0.060%) GCP
System Software
1 588 (35.49%) Active Directory
2 281 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 234 (14.12%) Hyper-V
4 79 (4.77%) vSphere
5 53 (3.20%) XenApp
6 31 (1.87%) XenDesktop
7 29 (1.75%) Terminal Services
8 27 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (1.15%) VMware ESX
11 17 (1.03%) Docker
12 15 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.91%) vCloud
13 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.66%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.60%) Xen
16 8 (0.48%) ProxySG
16 8 (0.48%) XenServer
17 7 (0.42%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 99 (5.97%) SCCM
2 55 (3.32%) Puppet
3 49 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (2.90%) SCOM
5 38 (2.29%) SCOrch
6 36 (2.17%) Ansible
7 24 (1.45%) Backup Exec
7 24 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (1.27%) WSUS
9 20 (1.21%) Nagios
10 19 (1.15%) NetBackup
11 18 (1.09%) SCVMM
12 16 (0.97%) Netcool
13 15 (0.91%) Ganglia
14 13 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (0.72%) AirWatch
16 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
17 8 (0.48%) FortiGate
17 8 (0.48%) HP SIM
17 8 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 766 (46.23%) Microsoft
2 460 (27.76%) VMware
3 215 (12.98%) Citrix
4 191 (11.53%) Cisco
5 112 (6.76%) HP
6 88 (5.31%) Oracle
7 53 (3.20%) Red Hat
8 37 (2.23%) NetApp
8 37 (2.23%) SAP
8 37 (2.23%) Veeam
9 32 (1.93%) Dell
10 31 (1.87%) EMC
10 31 (1.87%) Intel Security
11 28 (1.69%) CheckPoint
12 27 (1.63%) Apple
13 25 (1.51%) IBM
14 24 (1.45%) Adobe
14 24 (1.45%) Juniper
14 24 (1.45%) Palo Alto
14 24 (1.45%) Symantec
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