Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,381 1,577 1,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.46% 12.87% 13.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.38% 58.91% 58.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,148 1,309 1,402
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.20% +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 2,145 2,677 2,857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.91% 21.84% 22.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,619 2,134 2,336
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,750 £23,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -2 752 £37,500 - 47
Cheshire +8 351 £32,500 -14.47% 16
Merseyside +1 137 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Lancashire -6 110 £32,500 +16.07% 13
Cumbria +3 29 £35,000 +16.18% 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 665 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 620 (44.90%) Microsoft
3 529 (38.31%) Windows Server
4 439 (31.79%) Linux
5 400 (28.96%) VMware
6 381 (27.59%) Office 365
7 348 (25.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 321 (23.24%) ITIL
9 304 (22.01%) SQL
10 298 (21.58%) DNS
11 278 (20.13%) Windows 10
12 252 (18.25%) Cisco
13 244 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 234 (16.94%) SQL Server
15 233 (16.87%) DHCP
16 229 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
17 223 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 213 (15.42%) Amazon AWS
19 212 (15.35%) MS Exchange
20 203 (14.70%) Microsoft Office
20 203 (14.70%) Finance
21 198 (14.34%) PowerShell
22 197 (14.27%) Windows 7
23 192 (13.90%) Firewall
24 187 (13.54%) TCP/IP
25 179 (12.96%) Hyper-V
26 168 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 165 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
28 150 (10.86%) DevOps
29 149 (10.79%) WAN

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
1 212 (15.35%) MS Exchange
2 121 (8.76%) IIS
3 79 (5.72%) SharePoint
4 69 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (4.06%) Apache
6 38 (2.75%) Skype for Business
7 37 (2.68%) Confluence
8 34 (2.46%) Tomcat
9 33 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 28 (2.03%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.80%) nginx
14 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.72%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.72%) SAS
15 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.51%) JBoss
16 7 (0.51%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 203 (14.70%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.072%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.65%) Odoo
2 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.29%) Infor SunSystems
3 4 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.22%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.14%) iTrent
5 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.14%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.072%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.072%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.072%) Magento
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.072%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.072%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 381 (27.59%) Office 365
2 348 (25.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 213 (15.42%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (3.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 42 (3.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 37 (2.68%) IaaS
8 27 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 27 (1.96%) Amazon S3
8 27 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.45%) GitHub
10 19 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (1.38%) Serverless
11 16 (1.16%) SaaS
12 15 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (1.01%) PaaS
13 14 (1.01%) Power Platform
14 12 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.72%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 298 (21.58%) DNS
2 233 (16.87%) DHCP
3 192 (13.90%) Firewall
4 187 (13.54%) TCP/IP
5 149 (10.79%) WAN
6 145 (10.50%) LAN
7 114 (8.25%) VPN
8 91 (6.59%) VLAN
9 89 (6.44%) SAN
10 81 (5.87%) VoIP
11 80 (5.79%) Network Security
12 75 (5.43%) Internet
13 51 (3.69%) Wireless
14 38 (2.75%) Skype
15 37 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
16 34 (2.46%) HTTP
17 31 (2.24%) MPLS
18 26 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
19 25 (1.81%) SMTP
20 24 (1.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (3.11%) MySQL
4 39 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 23 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
7 21 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
8 20 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (1.16%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.94%) Power BI
14 12 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.72%) Big Data
15 10 (0.72%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 104 (7.53%) Git (software)
2 91 (6.59%) Jenkins
3 77 (5.58%) JIRA
4 65 (4.71%) TeamCity
5 57 (4.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 37 (2.68%) Subversion
8 32 (2.32%) Visual Studio
9 31 (2.24%) Selenium
10 25 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 22 (1.59%) SoapUI
13 18 (1.30%) Bitbucket
13 18 (1.30%) HP UFT
14 15 (1.09%) Bugzilla
15 14 (1.01%) Bitbucket Server
15 14 (1.01%) GitLab
16 9 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
17 7 (0.51%) Gradle
18 6 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 203 (14.70%) Finance
2 58 (4.20%) Retail
3 51 (3.69%) Legal
4 50 (3.62%) Banking
5 40 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 38 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.68%) Law
8 32 (2.32%) Marketing
9 31 (2.24%) Games
10 15 (1.09%) Advertising
11 8 (0.58%) Electronics
12 7 (0.51%) Back Office
13 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.22%) Automotive
14 3 (0.22%) French Language
14 3 (0.22%) German Language
14 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.072%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 246 (17.81%) Analyst
2 150 (10.86%) Support Engineer
3 149 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 127 (9.20%) IT Support
5 112 (8.11%) Developer
6 108 (7.82%) IT Engineer
7 99 (7.17%) Support Analyst
8 93 (6.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 75 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
10 67 (4.85%) Network Engineer
11 66 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 60 (4.34%) Service Analyst
13 57 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 56 (4.06%) IT Support Engineer
15 54 (3.91%) Administrator
16 52 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
17 50 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
18 47 (3.40%) IT Analyst
19 46 (3.33%) Support Technician
20 42 (3.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (9.12%) .NET
2 67 (4.85%) Web Services
3 57 (4.13%) HTML
4 49 (3.55%) Node.js
5 43 (3.11%) ASP.NET
5 43 (3.11%) CSS
6 39 (2.82%) AngularJS
7 28 (2.03%) jQuery
8 23 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (1.59%) Gherkin
9 22 (1.59%) REST
9 22 (1.59%) XML
10 20 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (1.45%) HTML5
10 20 (1.45%) RESTful
11 19 (1.38%) .NET Framework
11 19 (1.38%) Ajax
11 19 (1.38%) React
11 19 (1.38%) SOAP
11 19 (1.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.60%) Self-Motivation
2 98 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.58%) Data Centre
4 63 (4.56%) Driving Licence
5 56 (4.06%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.75%) PKI
7 30 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 29 (2.10%) User Experience
9 26 (1.88%) iPhone
10 24 (1.74%) Private Cloud
10 24 (1.74%) Smartphone
11 22 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (1.59%) Mainframe
12 21 (1.52%) Blackberry
13 20 (1.45%) Fat Client
13 20 (1.45%) Replication
13 20 (1.45%) Thin Client
14 19 (1.38%) Client/Server
15 18 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.16%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 529 (38.31%) Windows Server
2 439 (31.79%) Linux
3 278 (20.13%) Windows 10
4 244 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 197 (14.27%) Windows 7
6 128 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 119 (8.62%) Unix
8 41 (2.97%) Windows 8
9 39 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (2.61%) Android
11 33 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (2.32%) Mac OS X
13 31 (2.24%) Windows XP
14 28 (2.03%) Apple iOS
15 27 (1.96%) CentOS
16 15 (1.09%) Ubuntu
17 14 (1.01%) AIX
18 11 (0.80%) Debian
18 11 (0.80%) Fedora
19 10 (0.72%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (23.24%) ITIL
2 229 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 165 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
5 150 (10.86%) DevOps
6 88 (6.37%) Test Automation
7 85 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 74 (5.36%) Service Management
9 73 (5.29%) Problem Management
10 72 (5.21%) Service Delivery
11 70 (5.07%) Mentoring
12 68 (4.92%) Information Security
12 68 (4.92%) ITIL V3
13 63 (4.56%) Software Engineering
14 57 (4.13%) Migration
15 54 (3.91%) E-Commerce
15 54 (3.91%) Incident Management
15 54 (3.91%) Project Management
16 50 (3.62%) Coaching
17 46 (3.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 304 (22.01%) SQL
2 198 (14.34%) PowerShell
3 123 (8.91%) Python
4 114 (8.25%) Java
5 100 (7.24%) C#
6 75 (5.43%) JavaScript
7 64 (4.63%) Bash Shell
8 63 (4.56%) T-SQL
9 53 (3.84%) C++
10 37 (2.68%) Ruby
11 24 (1.74%) C
12 21 (1.52%) Perl
13 18 (1.30%) PHP
14 16 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.09%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.94%) VB
17 12 (0.87%) R
17 12 (0.87%) VBScript
18 11 (0.80%) VC++
19 7 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 135 (9.78%) Degree
2 134 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (4.78%) MCSA
5 60 (4.34%) MCSE
6 58 (4.20%) CCNA
7 49 (3.55%) MCP
8 34 (2.46%) Security Cleared
9 32 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (2.17%) SANS
11 29 (2.10%) CCNP
12 26 (1.88%) CISSP
12 26 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (1.59%) ISTQB
13 22 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 21 (1.52%) GIAC
15 19 (1.38%) SC Cleared
16 17 (1.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 16 (1.16%) MCITP
18 12 (0.87%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.60%) SLA
2 57 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (3.84%) QA
4 32 (2.32%) GDPR
5 24 (1.74%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.65%) NIST
7 8 (0.58%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.22%) NCSC
9 1 (0.072%) COBIT
9 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.072%) PMO
9 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 665 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 223 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (12.96%) Hyper-V
4 64 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
5 62 (4.49%) vSphere
6 51 (3.69%) Docker
7 35 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (2.39%) XenApp
9 26 (1.88%) Terminal Services
10 25 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (1.45%) Snort
12 18 (1.30%) XenDesktop
13 15 (1.09%) Terminal Server
14 14 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 10 (0.72%) Squid
16 9 (0.65%) pfSense
17 8 (0.58%) BitLocker
17 8 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 99 (7.17%) SCCM
2 93 (6.73%) Ansible
3 51 (3.69%) Puppet
4 48 (3.48%) Kubernetes
5 44 (3.19%) Terraform
6 34 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (2.46%) WSUS
7 26 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (1.38%) Salt
9 18 (1.30%) SCOM
9 18 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
11 11 (0.80%) Grafana
11 11 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.80%) Packer
12 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (0.72%) Nagios
13 9 (0.65%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.65%) Consul
Vendors
1 620 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 400 (28.96%) VMware
3 252 (18.25%) Cisco
4 131 (9.49%) Citrix
5 61 (4.42%) Oracle
5 61 (4.42%) Red Hat
6 51 (3.69%) HP
7 44 (3.19%) Apple
8 39 (2.82%) NetApp
9 35 (2.53%) Dell
9 35 (2.53%) IBM
10 33 (2.39%) Veeam
11 29 (2.10%) Meraki
12 25 (1.81%) Atlassian
12 25 (1.81%) EMC
13 23 (1.67%) Avaya
14 22 (1.59%) SAP
15 21 (1.52%) Palo Alto
15 21 (1.52%) WatchGuard
16 18 (1.30%) SolarWinds