Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,336 1,655 1,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.86% 14.03% 14.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.17% 64.42% 61.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,086 1,378 1,508
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £20,675
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +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 2,184 2,569 3,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.02% 21.78% 23.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,631 2,061 2,463
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 -6 729 £37,500 -1.32% 206
Cheshire +3 298 £31,500 -13.10% 76
Merseyside -2 144 £37,500 - 58
Lancashire -7 127 £35,000 +16.67% 43
Cumbria +6 37 £25,500 -19.05% 4
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 683 (51.12%) Active Directory
2 586 (43.86%) Microsoft
3 504 (37.72%) Windows Server
4 434 (32.49%) Office 365
5 390 (29.19%) VMware
6 351 (26.27%) Linux
7 347 (25.97%) Azure
8 322 (24.10%) ITIL
9 321 (24.03%) Windows 10
10 305 (22.83%) DNS
11 254 (19.01%) Cisco
12 234 (17.51%) DHCP
13 229 (17.14%) SQL
14 221 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
15 214 (16.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 212 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 209 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
18 207 (15.49%) SQL Server
18 207 (15.49%) MS Exchange
19 206 (15.42%) Firewall
20 200 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
21 187 (14.00%) AWS
22 186 (13.92%) Windows 7
23 185 (13.85%) PowerShell
24 174 (13.02%) Hyper-V
25 172 (12.87%) WAN
26 170 (12.72%) LAN
27 167 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
28 153 (11.45%) TCP/IP
29 140 (10.48%) Finance

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
1 207 (15.49%) MS Exchange
2 99 (7.41%) IIS
3 82 (6.14%) SharePoint
4 52 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (3.07%) Apache
6 29 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.20%) Skype for Business
10 15 (1.12%) IBM Notes
11 14 (1.05%) Confluence
11 14 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.67%) JBoss
13 9 (0.67%) nginx
13 9 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.45%) SAS
15 5 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 200 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.30%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.22%) CATIA
7 2 (0.15%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.075%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.37%) Odoo
1 5 (0.37%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.15%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.075%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.075%) Magento
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.075%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.075%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 434 (32.49%) Office 365
2 347 (25.97%) Azure
3 187 (14.00%) AWS
4 56 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 44 (3.29%) IaaS
6 38 (2.84%) GCP
7 26 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.12%) PaaS
9 14 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.05%) Serverless
10 13 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (0.97%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.75%) G Suite
11 10 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.60%) GitHub
13 7 (0.52%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.52%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 305 (22.83%) DNS
2 234 (17.51%) DHCP
3 206 (15.42%) Firewall
4 172 (12.87%) WAN
5 170 (12.72%) LAN
6 153 (11.45%) TCP/IP
7 105 (7.86%) SAN
8 93 (6.96%) VLAN
9 81 (6.06%) VoIP
10 75 (5.61%) VPN
11 74 (5.54%) Internet
12 53 (3.97%) Wireless
13 47 (3.52%) Network Security
14 32 (2.40%) HTTP
15 28 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
17 26 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (1.72%) NAS
19 21 (1.57%) SMTP
20 20 (1.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (2.69%) MySQL
5 33 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
7 17 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.52%) Big Data
12 7 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.52%) MS Access
12 7 (0.52%) Power BI
12 7 (0.52%) QlikView
12 7 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (5.84%) Git (software)
2 51 (3.82%) Jenkins
3 44 (3.29%) JIRA
4 32 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 28 (2.10%) Visual Studio
6 27 (2.02%) TeamCity
7 25 (1.87%) Selenium
8 23 (1.72%) Subversion
9 16 (1.20%) SoapUI
10 13 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (0.97%) Cucumber
10 13 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.90%) Bugzilla
12 11 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.75%) C++Builder
14 9 (0.67%) GitLab
15 7 (0.52%) Bitbucket
15 7 (0.52%) HP UFT
16 6 (0.45%) Gradle
16 6 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 140 (10.48%) Finance
2 64 (4.79%) Public Sector
3 58 (4.34%) Manufacturing
4 56 (4.19%) Legal
5 55 (4.12%) Retail
6 50 (3.74%) Law
7 46 (3.44%) Telecoms
8 36 (2.69%) Banking
9 24 (1.80%) Marketing
10 15 (1.12%) Aerospace
11 14 (1.05%) Games
12 12 (0.90%) Police
13 11 (0.82%) Fire and Rescue
14 8 (0.60%) Local Government
15 7 (0.52%) Housing Association
16 6 (0.45%) Military
16 6 (0.45%) Publishing
17 5 (0.37%) Automotive
17 5 (0.37%) German Language
18 4 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 225 (16.84%) Analyst
2 182 (13.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 130 (9.73%) Developer
4 124 (9.28%) IT Support
4 124 (9.28%) Support Engineer
5 105 (7.86%) IT Engineer
6 86 (6.44%) Support Analyst
7 83 (6.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 73 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 72 (5.39%) Service Analyst
10 69 (5.16%) Service Desk Analyst
11 56 (4.19%) Network Engineer
12 55 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
12 55 (4.12%) Administrator
13 53 (3.97%) C# Developer
13 53 (3.97%) Support Technician
14 49 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
15 47 (3.52%) 1st Line Support
16 45 (3.37%) .NET Developer
16 45 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (9.43%) .NET
2 79 (5.91%) HTML
3 69 (5.16%) ASP.NET
4 68 (5.09%) Web Services
5 58 (4.34%) CSS
6 52 (3.89%) AngularJS
7 42 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 32 (2.40%) Node.js
9 29 (2.17%) REST
10 26 (1.95%) WPF
11 22 (1.65%) .NET Core
11 22 (1.65%) jQuery
12 20 (1.50%) WCF
12 20 (1.50%) XML
13 19 (1.42%) HTML5
14 17 (1.27%) LINQ
14 17 (1.27%) XMPP
15 16 (1.20%) CGI
15 16 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (1.20%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.44%) Data Centre
3 70 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 68 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (3.67%) Driving Licence
6 38 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 35 (2.62%) User Experience
8 33 (2.47%) PKI
9 21 (1.57%) Blackberry
10 19 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.35%) Replication
11 18 (1.35%) Smartphone
12 17 (1.27%) Clustering
12 17 (1.27%) iPhone
12 17 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
13 16 (1.20%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.12%) Mainframe
14 15 (1.12%) NHS
15 14 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (0.97%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 504 (37.72%) Windows Server
2 351 (26.27%) Linux
3 321 (24.03%) Windows 10
4 209 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 186 (13.92%) Windows 7
6 116 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (6.74%) Unix
8 45 (3.37%) Android
9 40 (2.99%) Apple iOS
10 39 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (2.54%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.40%) Windows 8
13 31 (2.32%) CentOS
14 23 (1.72%) AIX
14 23 (1.72%) Mac OS X
15 21 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (1.35%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.75%) Solaris
18 9 (0.67%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (24.10%) ITIL
2 221 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (16.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 167 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 118 (8.83%) DevOps
6 88 (6.59%) Service Management
7 85 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 83 (6.21%) Project Delivery
9 79 (5.91%) Test Automation
10 69 (5.16%) Mentoring
11 63 (4.72%) Migration
12 59 (4.42%) Software Engineering
13 57 (4.27%) Coaching
13 57 (4.27%) ITIL V3
13 57 (4.27%) Service Delivery
14 55 (4.12%) Problem Management
15 54 (4.04%) MVC
16 50 (3.74%) Project Management
17 48 (3.59%) E-Commerce
18 46 (3.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (17.14%) SQL
2 185 (13.85%) PowerShell
3 99 (7.41%) C#
4 91 (6.81%) Java
5 88 (6.59%) Python
6 80 (5.99%) JavaScript
7 47 (3.52%) T-SQL
8 46 (3.44%) C++
9 43 (3.22%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.02%) C
11 24 (1.80%) Perl
12 18 (1.35%) Ruby
13 17 (1.27%) PHP
14 16 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.97%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.90%) TypeScript
17 11 (0.82%) VB
18 10 (0.75%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.67%) COBOL
19 9 (0.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 127 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (8.61%) Degree
3 59 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (4.34%) MCSA
5 48 (3.59%) MCSE
6 45 (3.37%) CCNA
7 32 (2.40%) Security Cleared
8 31 (2.32%) MCP
9 29 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (1.80%) SC Cleared
11 23 (1.72%) CCNP
12 18 (1.35%) ISTQB
12 18 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (1.05%) IBM WebSphere Certification
14 12 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (0.90%) RHCA
15 11 (0.82%) ISEB
15 11 (0.82%) MCITP
15 11 (0.82%) MCTS
16 9 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (8.01%) SLA
2 49 (3.67%) QA
3 34 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.65%) GDPR
5 13 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.75%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.60%) ISO 22301
8 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.22%) PMO
10 2 (0.15%) NIST
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.075%) NCSC
11 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 683 (51.12%) Active Directory
2 212 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (13.02%) Hyper-V
4 71 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
5 67 (5.01%) vSphere
6 30 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (2.02%) Docker
8 22 (1.65%) Terminal Services
9 21 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (1.35%) XenApp
12 13 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
13 12 (0.90%) pfSense
14 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.60%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.52%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.52%) XenDesktop
17 5 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 5 (0.37%) Squid
18 4 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 125 (9.36%) SCCM
2 52 (3.89%) Ansible
3 44 (3.29%) WSUS
4 41 (3.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 34 (2.54%) Terraform
6 30 (2.25%) Kubernetes
7 26 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (1.87%) Puppet
9 22 (1.65%) SCOM
10 18 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
12 14 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
13 13 (0.97%) AirWatch
14 12 (0.90%) Ganglia
14 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
16 8 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
16 8 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
16 8 (0.60%) Grafana
16 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 586 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 390 (29.19%) VMware
3 254 (19.01%) Cisco
4 131 (9.81%) Citrix
5 65 (4.87%) HP
6 63 (4.72%) Oracle
7 48 (3.59%) Red Hat
8 44 (3.29%) Dell
9 42 (3.14%) NetApp
10 38 (2.84%) Apple
11 36 (2.69%) Veeam
12 35 (2.62%) IBM
13 32 (2.40%) Meraki
14 29 (2.17%) ServiceNow
15 27 (2.02%) EMC
16 26 (1.95%) McAfee
17 25 (1.87%) Palo Alto
18 23 (1.72%) iManage
18 23 (1.72%) SolarWinds
19 22 (1.65%) Avaya