Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 11 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,083 1,410 1,712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 13.31% 13.99% 13.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.13% 63.83% 58.53%
Number of salaries quoted 920 1,214 1,444
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +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 1,743 2,209 2,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.42% 21.92% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,371 1,719 2,290
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +2 625 £40,000 -4.72% 129
Cheshire -2 217 £37,500 +15.38% 45
Merseyside 0 141 £37,500 - 32
Lancashire +5 80 £40,000 +33.33% 29
Cumbria -12 15 £31,250 +33.55% 5
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 503 (46.45%) Microsoft
2 488 (45.06%) Active Directory
3 396 (36.57%) Windows Server
4 350 (32.32%) Office 365
5 318 (29.36%) Azure
6 307 (28.35%) VMware
7 251 (23.18%) Linux
8 250 (23.08%) Windows 10
9 227 (20.96%) SQL
10 219 (20.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 215 (19.85%) ITIL
12 195 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
13 180 (16.62%) Firewall
14 175 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 173 (15.97%) SQL Server
16 168 (15.51%) AWS
17 166 (15.33%) DNS
18 159 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
19 152 (14.04%) Cisco
20 151 (13.94%) Microsoft Office
20 151 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
21 137 (12.65%) DevOps
22 133 (12.28%) Windows 7
23 122 (11.27%) Finance
24 121 (11.17%) Citrix
24 121 (11.17%) PowerShell
24 121 (11.17%) SCCM
25 120 (11.08%) MS Exchange
26 117 (10.80%) Degree
27 112 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 120 (11.08%) MS Exchange
2 78 (7.20%) IIS
3 52 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 39 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (3.32%) Skype for Business
6 28 (2.59%) Apache
7 16 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.11%) Confluence
8 12 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.92%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.55%) Drupal
12 6 (0.55%) nginx
13 5 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.37%) SAS
15 3 (0.28%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 151 (13.94%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.092%) Figma
6 1 (0.092%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.74%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.46%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.28%) Magento
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.092%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 350 (32.32%) Office 365
2 318 (29.36%) Azure
3 168 (15.51%) AWS
4 44 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 44 (4.06%) IaaS
5 33 (3.05%) SaaS
6 29 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 29 (2.68%) PaaS
7 25 (2.31%) Amazon ECS
8 24 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (2.12%) GitHub
10 21 (1.94%) GCP
11 20 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (1.20%) Amazon S3
14 13 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (1.20%) Serverless
15 12 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (1.02%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 180 (16.62%) Firewall
2 166 (15.33%) DNS
3 111 (10.25%) TCP/IP
4 108 (9.97%) DHCP
5 107 (9.88%) LAN
6 104 (9.60%) WAN
7 78 (7.20%) SAN
8 63 (5.82%) VPN
9 57 (5.26%) Wireless
10 54 (4.99%) Internet
11 51 (4.71%) VoIP
12 42 (3.88%) VLAN
13 36 (3.32%) Skype
13 36 (3.32%) Wi-Fi
14 35 (3.23%) Network Security
15 25 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
16 23 (2.12%) SMTP
17 22 (2.03%) MPLS
18 19 (1.75%) NetScaler
19 17 (1.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 61 (5.63%) MySQL
3 32 (2.95%) NoSQL
4 22 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (1.20%) Redis
11 12 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.83%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.83%) Power BI
13 9 (0.83%) Relational Database
14 7 (0.65%) Amazon Aurora
14 7 (0.65%) Big Data
14 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (5.72%) Git (software)
2 39 (3.60%) Jenkins
3 37 (3.42%) JIRA
4 27 (2.49%) Bitbucket
5 26 (2.40%) TeamCity
6 23 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (1.75%) Eclipse
8 17 (1.57%) Oracle APEX
9 16 (1.48%) GCC
10 15 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.02%) Selenium
12 7 (0.65%) GitLab
12 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.55%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.55%) MSI
13 6 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.46%) Subversion
14 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.37%) Maven
16 3 (0.28%) NetBeans
General
1 122 (11.27%) Finance
2 62 (5.72%) Law
3 45 (4.16%) Public Sector
4 44 (4.06%) Legal
5 34 (3.14%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.40%) Retail
7 21 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.85%) Games
9 15 (1.39%) Banking
10 12 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.74%) Billing
11 8 (0.74%) Fire and Rescue
11 8 (0.74%) Marketing
12 6 (0.55%) Publishing
13 5 (0.46%) Police
14 4 (0.37%) Local Government
15 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.28%) German Language
16 2 (0.18%) Automotive
16 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 186 (17.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 157 (14.50%) Analyst
3 117 (10.80%) Support Engineer
4 103 (9.51%) Developer
5 96 (8.86%) IT Support
6 76 (7.02%) IT Engineer
7 72 (6.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 61 (5.63%) Support Analyst
9 60 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
10 50 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
11 42 (3.88%) IT Technician
12 39 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
13 38 (3.51%) Cloud Engineer
14 36 (3.32%) Service Desk Analyst
15 35 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 34 (3.14%) .NET Developer
16 34 (3.14%) Service Analyst
16 34 (3.14%) Service Desk Engineer
17 33 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
17 33 (3.05%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (8.68%) .NET
2 56 (5.17%) Web Services
3 29 (2.68%) ASP.NET
4 26 (2.40%) CSS
5 24 (2.22%) HTML
5 24 (2.22%) REST
6 23 (2.12%) XML
7 22 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (1.66%) LDAP
8 18 (1.66%) WPF
9 17 (1.57%) JSON
9 17 (1.57%) LAMP
9 17 (1.57%) WinForms
10 16 (1.48%) WCF
11 15 (1.39%) jQuery
12 14 (1.29%) .NET Framework
13 13 (1.20%) AngularJS
13 13 (1.20%) Node.js
13 13 (1.20%) XSLT
14 10 (0.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 57 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 45 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (3.05%) User Experience
6 27 (2.49%) Clustering
7 26 (2.40%) Driving Licence
8 22 (2.03%) Private Cloud
9 19 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.75%) Replication
10 16 (1.48%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.48%) Internet of Things
11 15 (1.39%) iPad
11 15 (1.39%) Life Science
12 13 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.11%) e-Learning
14 10 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
15 9 (0.83%) Smartphone
16 8 (0.74%) EMC VNX
16 8 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 396 (36.57%) Windows Server
2 251 (23.18%) Linux
3 250 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 159 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 133 (12.28%) Windows 7
6 112 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (9.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 57 (5.26%) Unix
9 38 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 35 (3.23%) Apple iOS
11 31 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (2.68%) Android
12 29 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (2.03%) Windows Server 2019
14 17 (1.57%) CentOS
15 11 (1.02%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.02%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.55%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.55%) Solaris
17 5 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (20.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 215 (19.85%) ITIL
3 195 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
5 137 (12.65%) DevOps
6 68 (6.28%) Change Management
6 68 (6.28%) Service Delivery
7 67 (6.19%) Mentoring
8 61 (5.63%) Service Management
9 56 (5.17%) Configuration Management
10 51 (4.71%) Computer Science
11 50 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 49 (4.52%) High Availability
12 49 (4.52%) Kalman Filter
13 46 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
15 43 (3.97%) Project Management
16 41 (3.79%) Time Management
17 40 (3.69%) Cybersecurity
18 38 (3.51%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 227 (20.96%) SQL
2 121 (11.17%) PowerShell
3 96 (8.86%) C#
4 76 (7.02%) Python
5 49 (4.52%) Java
6 46 (4.25%) Bash Shell
7 41 (3.79%) JavaScript
8 39 (3.60%) C
9 38 (3.51%) C++
10 29 (2.68%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.66%) Embedded C
12 18 (1.66%) Ruby
13 14 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.20%) VB
14 13 (1.20%) XPath
15 10 (0.92%) Perl
16 9 (0.83%) PHP
17 6 (0.55%) VBA
17 6 (0.55%) VC++
Qualifications
1 117 (10.80%) Degree
2 90 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (4.99%) MCSE
4 42 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
5 39 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (3.05%) CCNA
6 33 (3.05%) Security Cleared
7 31 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (2.31%) MCSA
9 20 (1.85%) MCP
10 18 (1.66%) SC Cleared
11 16 (1.48%) DBS Check
11 16 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (1.29%) A+ Certification
13 12 (1.11%) CISSP
13 12 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (0.74%) ISEB
14 8 (0.74%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.74%) MCITP
15 7 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (8.77%) SLA
2 27 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.40%) QA
4 23 (2.12%) GDPR
5 6 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.092%) DICOM
7 1 (0.092%) GxP
7 1 (0.092%) HL7
7 1 (0.092%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.092%) NIST
7 1 (0.092%) PMO
7 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.092%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 488 (45.06%) Active Directory
2 175 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (9.42%) Hyper-V
4 57 (5.26%) Docker
5 53 (4.89%) vSphere
6 46 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (4.25%) XenApp
7 27 (2.49%) XenDesktop
8 24 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (1.66%) Firmware
11 17 (1.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (0.83%) NFS
12 9 (0.83%) Samba
13 8 (0.74%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.46%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.46%) vCloud
14 5 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 121 (11.17%) SCCM
2 77 (7.11%) Puppet
3 61 (5.63%) Ansible
4 60 (5.54%) Terraform
5 41 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 41 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (3.05%) Nagios
7 23 (2.12%) SCOM
8 20 (1.85%) Kubernetes
9 17 (1.57%) WSUS
10 16 (1.48%) Kibana
11 14 (1.29%) AirWatch
11 14 (1.29%) SCOrch
12 13 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (1.11%) Jamf Pro
13 12 (1.11%) vRealize
14 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (1.02%) SCVMM
15 10 (0.92%) XenMobile
16 9 (0.83%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 503 (46.45%) Microsoft
2 307 (28.35%) VMware
3 152 (14.04%) Cisco
4 121 (11.17%) Citrix
5 64 (5.91%) Oracle
6 57 (5.26%) HP
7 48 (4.43%) Apple
8 28 (2.59%) NetApp
9 27 (2.49%) iManage
9 27 (2.49%) ServiceNow
10 24 (2.22%) SAP
11 23 (2.12%) Veeam
12 22 (2.03%) EMC
12 22 (2.03%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.85%) Dell
13 20 (1.85%) Fortinet
14 16 (1.48%) McAfee
15 15 (1.39%) IBM
16 14 (1.29%) Google
17 13 (1.20%) CheckPoint