Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 10 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,138 1,534 1,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.58% 14.86% 14.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.31% 66.06% 60.03%
Number of salaries quoted 935 1,325 1,459
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 1,856 2,322 3,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.14% 22.49% 23.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,476 1,860 2,361
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +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 22 February 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 22 February 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 0 647 £38,500 -11.49% 203
Cheshire +2 251 £35,400 +8.92% 81
Merseyside 0 135 £35,000 - 41
Lancashire -1 87 £38,750 +29.17% 68
Cumbria -10 13 £30,250 +29.27% 13
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 551 (48.42%) Active Directory
2 530 (46.57%) Microsoft
3 399 (35.06%) Windows Server
4 387 (34.01%) Office 365
5 339 (29.79%) VMware
6 324 (28.47%) Azure
7 284 (24.96%) Windows 10
8 247 (21.70%) Linux
9 240 (21.09%) ITIL
10 229 (20.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 214 (18.80%) SQL
12 199 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 192 (16.87%) Firewall
14 190 (16.70%) DNS
15 189 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
16 178 (15.64%) Cisco
17 174 (15.29%) SQL Server
18 170 (14.94%) AWS
19 165 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
20 157 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
21 156 (13.71%) Windows 7
22 149 (13.09%) Windows Server 2012
23 137 (12.04%) MS Exchange
24 133 (11.69%) DHCP
25 130 (11.42%) Citrix
26 125 (10.98%) DevOps
27 123 (10.81%) LAN
28 122 (10.72%) SCCM
29 121 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
30 118 (10.37%) 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
1 137 (12.04%) MS Exchange
2 84 (7.38%) IIS
3 52 (4.57%) SharePoint
4 40 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (3.16%) Skype for Business
6 29 (2.55%) Apache
7 17 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.88%) Confluence
10 10 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.70%) nginx
12 7 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.62%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.44%) SAS
15 4 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 165 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.26%) CATIA
6 1 (0.088%) Figma
6 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.088%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.70%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.26%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.088%) Line 50
6 1 (0.088%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 387 (34.01%) Office 365
2 324 (28.47%) Azure
3 170 (14.94%) AWS
4 56 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (3.34%) IaaS
6 25 (2.20%) PaaS
7 23 (2.02%) SaaS
8 21 (1.85%) Amazon ECS
8 21 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.49%) GitHub
11 14 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (1.14%) GCP
13 11 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.97%) Serverless
14 9 (0.79%) AWS CodeBuild
14 9 (0.79%) AWS CodePipeline
14 9 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 192 (16.87%) Firewall
2 190 (16.70%) DNS
3 133 (11.69%) DHCP
4 123 (10.81%) LAN
5 117 (10.28%) TCP/IP
5 117 (10.28%) WAN
6 87 (7.64%) SAN
7 66 (5.80%) VPN
8 54 (4.75%) VoIP
8 54 (4.75%) Wireless
9 50 (4.39%) Internet
10 43 (3.78%) VLAN
11 36 (3.16%) Skype
12 35 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
13 29 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
14 25 (2.20%) Network Security
15 22 (1.93%) MPLS
15 22 (1.93%) NAS
15 22 (1.93%) SMTP
16 19 (1.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 59 (5.18%) MySQL
3 25 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 19 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 17 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (0.97%) Redis
10 9 (0.79%) MariaDB
11 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.53%) DTS
14 5 (0.44%) DB2
14 5 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 59 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 28 (2.46%) JIRA
4 23 (2.02%) Bitbucket
5 22 (1.93%) TeamCity
6 21 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 15 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 15 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
8 14 (1.23%) Selenium
8 14 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.05%) GCC
10 7 (0.62%) GitLab
11 6 (0.53%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.53%) MSI
11 6 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.35%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.35%) Maven
12 4 (0.35%) Subversion
12 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.26%) NUnit
General
1 118 (10.37%) Finance
2 57 (5.01%) Public Sector
3 56 (4.92%) Law
4 44 (3.87%) Legal
5 34 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.20%) Retail
7 18 (1.58%) Games
8 17 (1.49%) Banking
8 17 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.14%) Fire and Rescue
11 10 (0.88%) Police
12 9 (0.79%) Publishing
13 7 (0.62%) Billing
13 7 (0.62%) Marketing
14 6 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.35%) German Language
15 4 (0.35%) Local Government
15 4 (0.35%) Military
16 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 196 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 173 (15.20%) Analyst
3 115 (10.11%) Support Engineer
4 114 (10.02%) Developer
5 101 (8.88%) IT Support
6 81 (7.12%) IT Engineer
7 74 (6.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 68 (5.98%) Support Analyst
9 64 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 49 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
11 48 (4.22%) Service Analyst
12 47 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
13 42 (3.69%) .NET Developer
13 42 (3.69%) IT Technician
14 40 (3.51%) Azure Engineer
15 38 (3.34%) Cloud Engineer
16 33 (2.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 32 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
17 32 (2.81%) Network Engineer
17 32 (2.81%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (9.31%) .NET
2 54 (4.75%) Web Services
3 38 (3.34%) ASP.NET
4 35 (3.08%) CSS
5 30 (2.64%) HTML
6 24 (2.11%) REST
6 24 (2.11%) WPF
7 23 (2.02%) XML
8 20 (1.76%) WCF
9 19 (1.67%) AngularJS
9 19 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (1.58%) LAMP
10 18 (1.58%) WinForms
11 17 (1.49%) LDAP
12 14 (1.23%) .NET Framework
12 14 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (1.23%) JSON
13 13 (1.14%) jQuery
13 13 (1.14%) XSLT
14 12 (1.05%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.82%) Data Centre
2 82 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 55 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (2.90%) Clustering
6 31 (2.72%) User Experience
7 29 (2.55%) Driving Licence
8 20 (1.76%) Replication
9 19 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 19 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.41%) iPad
10 16 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (1.32%) e-Learning
12 13 (1.14%) Life Science
13 12 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
13 12 (1.05%) Internet of Things
14 10 (0.88%) iPhone
14 10 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 399 (35.06%) Windows Server
2 284 (24.96%) Windows 10
3 247 (21.70%) Linux
4 156 (13.71%) Windows 7
5 149 (13.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 65 (5.71%) Unix
8 44 (3.87%) Windows 8
9 39 (3.43%) Android
10 36 (3.16%) Apple iOS
11 31 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (1.58%) CentOS
13 18 (1.58%) Windows XP
14 14 (1.23%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.70%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.62%) AIX
17 6 (0.53%) Solaris
18 5 (0.44%) SUSE
19 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (21.09%) ITIL
2 229 (20.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 189 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
5 125 (10.98%) DevOps
6 75 (6.59%) Service Delivery
7 74 (6.50%) Service Management
8 69 (6.06%) Mentoring
9 61 (5.36%) Change Management
10 53 (4.66%) Kalman Filter
11 46 (4.04%) Configuration Management
11 46 (4.04%) Project Management
12 44 (3.87%) Coaching
13 43 (3.78%) Incident Management
14 42 (3.69%) Cybersecurity
14 42 (3.69%) Migration
15 41 (3.60%) Time Management
16 40 (3.51%) Computer Science
16 40 (3.51%) Mobile Device Management
17 39 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 214 (18.80%) SQL
2 105 (9.23%) PowerShell
3 102 (8.96%) C#
4 55 (4.83%) Python
5 47 (4.13%) Java
6 41 (3.60%) JavaScript
7 40 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 34 (2.99%) C++
9 32 (2.81%) C
10 25 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.14%) Embedded C
11 13 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.14%) XPath
12 12 (1.05%) VB
13 10 (0.88%) PHP
14 9 (0.79%) Perl
14 9 (0.79%) Ruby
15 8 (0.70%) COBOL
16 6 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 101 (8.88%) Degree
2 90 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (4.31%) MCSE
4 44 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (3.08%) CCNA
5 35 (3.08%) Security Cleared
6 26 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
7 24 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.93%) MCSA
9 21 (1.85%) MCP
10 19 (1.67%) SC Cleared
11 18 (1.58%) DBS Check
12 17 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.23%) A+ Certification
14 13 (1.14%) CISSP
15 12 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
16 9 (0.79%) CCNP
17 7 (0.62%) HND
17 7 (0.62%) MCITP
18 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.91%) SLA
2 21 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.76%) QA
4 16 (1.41%) GDPR
5 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.18%) NIST
7 1 (0.088%) DICOM
7 1 (0.088%) GxP
7 1 (0.088%) HL7
7 1 (0.088%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.088%) PMO
7 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.088%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 551 (48.42%) Active Directory
2 199 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (9.75%) Hyper-V
4 59 (5.18%) vSphere
5 47 (4.13%) Docker
6 46 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (3.51%) XenApp
8 26 (2.28%) XenDesktop
9 25 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (1.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 13 (1.14%) Firmware
13 12 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.79%) NFS
15 9 (0.79%) Samba
16 6 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.53%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.44%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 122 (10.72%) SCCM
2 61 (5.36%) Puppet
3 48 (4.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 44 (3.87%) Ansible
5 43 (3.78%) Terraform
6 32 (2.81%) Nagios
7 29 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (2.37%) SCOM
9 19 (1.67%) WSUS
10 18 (1.58%) AirWatch
11 13 (1.14%) Kubernetes
11 13 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
12 12 (1.05%) vRealize
13 11 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (0.97%) Kibana
13 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 11 (0.97%) SCOrch
13 11 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 530 (46.57%) Microsoft
2 339 (29.79%) VMware
3 178 (15.64%) Cisco
4 130 (11.42%) Citrix
5 67 (5.89%) Oracle
6 57 (5.01%) Apple
7 55 (4.83%) HP
8 39 (3.43%) NetApp
9 29 (2.55%) ServiceNow
9 29 (2.55%) Veeam
10 27 (2.37%) Dell
10 27 (2.37%) EMC
11 26 (2.28%) iManage
12 24 (2.11%) Red Hat
13 23 (2.02%) SAP
14 21 (1.85%) McAfee
15 19 (1.67%) Palo Alto
15 19 (1.67%) SolarWinds
16 17 (1.49%) Fortinet
17 16 (1.41%) IBM