Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 578 1,371 1,554
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 11.43% 13.04% 12.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.29% 62.23% 60.35%
Number of salaries quoted 523 1,150 1,290
Median annual salary £43,500 £36,381 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.57% -2.99% +1.35%
10th Percentile £24,600 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +5.00%

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 943 2,203 2,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.65% 20.95% 21.01%
Number of salaries quoted 782 1,613 2,036
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,750 £21,875
90th Percentile £63,675 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the North West.

Salary trend for Windows in the North West

Windows
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the North West over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 -7 287 £47,750 +27.33% 69
Merseyside +3 127 £41,500 +10.67% 16
Cheshire -9 108 £42,500 +32.81% 29
Lancashire +13 44 £40,000 +14.29% 16
Cumbria -19 9 £34,500 +81.58% 4
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 275 (47.58%) Microsoft
2 225 (38.93%) Active Directory
2 225 (38.93%) Windows Server
3 183 (31.66%) Linux
4 165 (28.55%) Office 365
5 161 (27.85%) Azure
6 154 (26.64%) VMware
7 144 (24.91%) ITIL
8 135 (23.36%) SQL Server
9 133 (23.01%) SQL
10 132 (22.84%) PowerShell
11 117 (20.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 104 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 104 (17.99%) Windows 10
13 95 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
14 94 (16.26%) Finance
15 85 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
16 84 (14.53%) DNS
17 82 (14.19%) AWS
18 81 (14.01%) Degree
19 75 (12.98%) Python
19 75 (12.98%) Windows Server 2012
20 72 (12.46%) Firewall
21 71 (12.28%) Citrix
22 68 (11.76%) Change Management
23 65 (11.25%) Cisco
24 64 (11.07%) Hyper-V
25 60 (10.38%) DHCP
26 59 (10.21%) LAN
26 59 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification

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 58 (10.03%) MS Exchange
2 54 (9.34%) SharePoint
3 51 (8.82%) IIS
4 21 (3.63%) Apache
5 15 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.21%) nginx
7 7 (1.21%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.04%) Confluence
8 6 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.87%) WordPress
10 4 (0.69%) Drupal
10 4 (0.69%) SilverStripe
11 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 95 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.69%) FLEXCUBE
3 4 (0.69%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.69%) Magento
4 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 165 (28.55%) Office 365
2 161 (27.85%) Azure
3 82 (14.19%) AWS
4 26 (4.50%) GCP
5 23 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (3.11%) Dynamics 365
7 15 (2.60%) GitHub
7 15 (2.60%) IaaS
8 13 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (2.25%) PaaS
8 13 (2.25%) Power Platform
9 12 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (2.08%) SaaS
9 12 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (1.73%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (1.21%) AWS CodeBuild
12 7 (1.21%) AWS CodePipeline
13 6 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (14.53%) DNS
2 72 (12.46%) Firewall
3 60 (10.38%) DHCP
4 59 (10.21%) LAN
5 58 (10.03%) TCP/IP
5 58 (10.03%) WAN
6 54 (9.34%) SAN
7 37 (6.40%) Internet
8 28 (4.84%) VoIP
9 25 (4.33%) Wireless
10 24 (4.15%) VPN
11 22 (3.81%) Network Security
11 22 (3.81%) VLAN
12 17 (2.94%) MPLS
13 15 (2.60%) iSCSI
13 15 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (2.08%) HTTP
14 12 (2.08%) SSL
15 11 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (1.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (23.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.02%) MySQL
2 29 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (3.98%) Oracle Reports
4 16 (2.77%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.08%) Power BI
7 11 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (1.73%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.38%) Big Data
9 8 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.04%) GIS
11 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.69%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (0.69%) Redis
13 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.67%) Oracle APEX
3 18 (3.11%) JIRA
4 16 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.60%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.42%) Bitbucket
6 14 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.90%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.56%) Subversion
9 8 (1.38%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.38%) GCC
10 6 (1.04%) Moq
10 6 (1.04%) NUnit
10 6 (1.04%) PHPUnit
10 6 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.52%) GitLab
11 3 (0.52%) MSI
11 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 94 (16.26%) Finance
2 58 (10.03%) Law
3 53 (9.17%) Legal
4 22 (3.81%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.60%) Retail
6 15 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.73%) Banking
7 10 (1.73%) Games
8 8 (1.38%) Local Government
9 4 (0.69%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Billing
10 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 113 (19.55%) Analyst
2 107 (18.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (8.48%) Support Analyst
4 48 (8.30%) Developer
5 37 (6.40%) Support Engineer
6 36 (6.23%) Applications Support
7 34 (5.88%) IT Support
8 30 (5.19%) IT Engineer
9 29 (5.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (4.33%) Applications Support Analyst
11 23 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 20 (3.46%) 2nd Line Support
13 19 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
13 19 (3.29%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.11%) IT Analyst
14 18 (3.11%) Server Engineer
15 17 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
15 17 (2.94%) Service Analyst
16 16 (2.77%) Service Desk Analyst
16 16 (2.77%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.27%) .NET
2 19 (3.29%) HTML
3 17 (2.94%) CSS
3 17 (2.94%) Web Services
4 13 (2.25%) XML
5 11 (1.90%) React
6 10 (1.73%) AngularJS
6 10 (1.73%) WCF
7 9 (1.56%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.56%) jQuery
7 9 (1.56%) JSON
7 9 (1.56%) Node.js
8 8 (1.38%) LDAP
9 7 (1.21%) CSS3
9 7 (1.21%) HTML5
9 7 (1.21%) LAMP
9 7 (1.21%) WinForms
9 7 (1.21%) WPF
10 6 (1.04%) LEMP Stack
10 6 (1.04%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.23%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.81%) PKI
4 19 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.94%) User Experience
6 16 (2.77%) Private Cloud
7 15 (2.60%) Replication
8 14 (2.42%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.90%) Clustering
10 10 (1.73%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.38%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.38%) Internet of Things
11 8 (1.38%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.04%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.04%) e-Learning
13 6 (1.04%) Life Science
13 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.87%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 225 (38.93%) Windows Server
2 183 (31.66%) Linux
3 104 (17.99%) Windows 10
4 75 (12.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (10.21%) Windows Server 2016
6 51 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (7.79%) Windows 7
8 37 (6.40%) Unix
9 14 (2.42%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.25%) Android
11 12 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.56%) CentOS
13 9 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.21%) Solaris
14 7 (1.21%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.87%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.87%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (24.91%) ITIL
2 117 (20.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 85 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (11.76%) Change Management
5 57 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (9.34%) DevOps
7 44 (7.61%) Computer Science
8 42 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 42 (7.27%) High Availability
9 41 (7.09%) Release Management
10 39 (6.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (6.06%) Configuration Management
12 31 (5.36%) Project Management
13 28 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (4.67%) ITIL V3
15 26 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
15 26 (4.50%) Server Virtualisation
16 25 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (4.33%) Server Management
16 25 (4.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 133 (23.01%) SQL
2 132 (22.84%) PowerShell
3 75 (12.98%) Python
4 48 (8.30%) Bash Shell
5 37 (6.40%) C#
6 28 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.67%) T-SQL
8 26 (4.50%) C++
8 26 (4.50%) PL/SQL
9 20 (3.46%) C
10 16 (2.77%) Java
11 15 (2.60%) Ruby
12 12 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.90%) Perl
14 10 (1.73%) PHP
15 9 (1.56%) Embedded C
16 7 (1.21%) Go
17 6 (1.04%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.52%) VBScript
18 3 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 81 (14.01%) Degree
2 59 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (7.61%) MCSE
4 30 (5.19%) MCSA
5 29 (5.02%) MCP
6 27 (4.67%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (2.94%) RHCE
8 16 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (2.25%) CCNA
12 9 (1.56%) Server+ Certification
13 8 (1.38%) Security Cleared
14 7 (1.21%) DBS Check
15 6 (1.04%) MCITP
15 6 (1.04%) SC Cleared
16 5 (0.87%) ISEB
16 5 (0.87%) ISTQB
17 3 (0.52%) A+ Certification
17 3 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.65%) SLA
2 48 (8.30%) GDPR
3 19 (3.29%) QA
4 17 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.35%) COBIT
5 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.35%) HL7
5 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 225 (38.93%) Active Directory
2 104 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (11.07%) Hyper-V
4 31 (5.36%) Docker
5 20 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (3.46%) XenApp
6 10 (1.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 10 (1.73%) Firmware
6 10 (1.73%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.38%) vSphere
8 6 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.04%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.87%) vCloud
10 4 (0.69%) KVM
11 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.35%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (9.34%) Ansible
2 52 (9.00%) Puppet
3 47 (8.13%) SCCM
4 44 (7.61%) Terraform
5 33 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (3.81%) Kubernetes
7 14 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (2.25%) SCOM
9 11 (1.90%) WSUS
10 10 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (1.73%) Nagios
10 10 (1.73%) SCOrch
11 9 (1.56%) Grafana
12 7 (1.21%) Kibana
12 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.87%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.69%) MobiControl
14 4 (0.69%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.52%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 275 (47.58%) Microsoft
2 154 (26.64%) VMware
3 71 (12.28%) Citrix
4 65 (11.25%) Cisco
5 42 (7.27%) Oracle
6 28 (4.84%) HP
7 18 (3.11%) iManage
7 18 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.94%) Veeam
9 16 (2.77%) NetApp
10 14 (2.42%) SAP
11 13 (2.25%) Google
12 12 (2.08%) Sophos
13 11 (1.90%) Dell
13 11 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.73%) Fortinet
14 10 (1.73%) IBM
15 9 (1.56%) Apple
15 9 (1.56%) SaltStack
16 8 (1.38%) EMC