Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 15 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 748 595 1,385
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 10.44% 11.47% 13.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.76% 61.79% 62.16%
Number of salaries quoted 652 513 1,134
10th Percentile £21,750 £25,000 £21,250
25th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £36,131
Median % change year-on-year - +17.63% -3.65%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £59,700
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.61%

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 1,366 963 2,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.07% 18.56% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 794 1,652
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £21,888
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
75th Percentile £56,500 £57,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,525 £64,925
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 +2 413 £47,500 - 178
Cheshire +6 123 £35,000 -17.65% 57
Merseyside -7 105 £27,500 -26.67% 25
Lancashire -1 81 £33,000 -17.50% 53
Cumbria +13 23 £31,530 -7.26% 6
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 382 (51.07%) Microsoft
1 382 (51.07%) Active Directory
2 353 (47.19%) Microsoft 365
3 316 (42.25%) Azure
4 291 (38.90%) Windows Server
5 197 (26.34%) VMware
6 177 (23.66%) Social Skills
7 151 (20.19%) PowerShell
8 149 (19.92%) SQL
9 147 (19.65%) Linux
9 147 (19.65%) Windows 10
10 140 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 131 (17.51%) DevOps
12 130 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 129 (17.25%) ITIL
13 129 (17.25%) Firewall
14 112 (14.97%) SQL Server
14 112 (14.97%) AWS
15 89 (11.90%) Cisco
15 89 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
16 88 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
16 88 (11.76%) DNS
16 88 (11.76%) SCCM
17 84 (11.23%) Microsoft Office
18 76 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
18 76 (10.16%) MS Exchange
18 76 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
19 71 (9.49%) Windows Server 2016
20 70 (9.36%) Terraform
20 70 (9.36%) Analytical Skills

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 76 (10.16%) MS Exchange
2 62 (8.29%) SharePoint
3 56 (7.49%) IIS
4 15 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.20%) CMS
5 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.07%) Apache
6 8 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.94%) Confluence
8 4 (0.53%) nginx
8 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.40%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.27%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 84 (11.23%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.13%) AlphaBridge
3 1 (0.13%) Alphatax
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Farmplan
3 1 (0.13%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 1 (0.13%) KEYPrime
Cloud Services
1 353 (47.19%) Microsoft 365
2 316 (42.25%) Azure
3 112 (14.97%) AWS
4 55 (7.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (6.15%) SaaS
6 43 (5.75%) IaaS
7 41 (5.48%) PaaS
8 31 (4.14%) GCP
9 30 (4.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (2.27%) GitHub
12 14 (1.87%) OneDrive
13 13 (1.74%) Mimecast
14 12 (1.60%) Power Platform
15 8 (1.07%) Azure Service Bus
16 6 (0.80%) Serverless
16 6 (0.80%) Slack
17 5 (0.67%) Route 53
18 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
18 4 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 129 (17.25%) Firewall
2 88 (11.76%) DNS
3 66 (8.82%) LAN
3 66 (8.82%) WAN
4 63 (8.42%) DHCP
5 42 (5.61%) VoIP
5 42 (5.61%) VPN
6 40 (5.35%) SAN
7 38 (5.08%) TCP/IP
8 24 (3.21%) Network Security
8 24 (3.21%) Wireless
9 23 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (2.94%) NAS
11 20 (2.67%) VLAN
12 14 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (1.87%) SD-WAN
13 13 (1.74%) SSL
14 12 (1.60%) Internet
14 12 (1.60%) Skype
15 11 (1.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.74%) MySQL
3 18 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (1.34%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.07%) Power BI
8 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.53%) Big Data
11 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.53%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.40%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 20 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.14%) JIRA
3 15 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.34%) GitLab
6 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.80%) Subversion
8 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.53%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.53%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.40%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.40%) CF BOSH
10 3 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.27%) Gradle
11 2 (0.27%) Maven
11 2 (0.27%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.13%) Cypress.io
12 1 (0.13%) JMeter
General
1 177 (23.66%) Social Skills
2 70 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (6.55%) Finance
4 35 (4.68%) Law
4 35 (4.68%) Retail
5 31 (4.14%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.81%) Legal
7 15 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.47%) Public Sector
9 10 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (1.20%) Automotive
11 8 (1.07%) Back Office
11 8 (1.07%) Banking
12 6 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.67%) Games
13 5 (0.67%) Marketing
14 3 (0.40%) Electronics
15 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (16.98%) Analyst
2 110 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 88 (11.76%) IT Support
4 77 (10.29%) Azure Engineer
4 77 (10.29%) Support Engineer
5 66 (8.82%) IT Engineer
6 62 (8.29%) Support Analyst
7 52 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 44 (5.88%) IT Analyst
9 41 (5.48%) Platform Engineer
10 39 (5.21%) IT Manager
11 38 (5.08%) Service Analyst
12 36 (4.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 36 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
13 35 (4.68%) 1st Line Support
13 35 (4.68%) Developer
14 34 (4.55%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 33 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
15 33 (4.41%) IT Support Engineer
16 31 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (7.75%) .NET
2 36 (4.81%) HTML
3 32 (4.28%) CSS
4 23 (3.07%) .NET Framework
5 22 (2.94%) HTML5
6 21 (2.81%) React
6 21 (2.81%) Web Services
7 20 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 19 (2.54%) XML
9 17 (2.27%) Ajax
10 16 (2.14%) .NET Core
11 15 (2.01%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.47%) jQuery
13 9 (1.20%) Entity Framework
13 9 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (0.94%) JSON
14 7 (0.94%) Node.js
15 6 (0.80%) Classic ASP
15 6 (0.80%) CSS3
15 6 (0.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.01%) Public Cloud
3 25 (3.34%) Hybrid Cloud
3 25 (3.34%) Private Cloud
4 19 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 18 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.14%) Clustering
6 16 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 14 (1.87%) iPhone
8 14 (1.87%) Replication
9 13 (1.74%) User Experience
10 10 (1.34%) Life Science
11 9 (1.20%) Renewable Energy
12 8 (1.07%) Cloud Native
12 8 (1.07%) iPad
12 8 (1.07%) PKI
13 7 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 291 (38.90%) Windows Server
2 147 (19.65%) Linux
2 147 (19.65%) Windows 10
3 89 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (9.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 58 (7.75%) Windows Server 2019
6 43 (5.75%) Windows 7
7 28 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (2.94%) Unix
9 20 (2.67%) Android
10 17 (2.27%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.07%) CentOS
14 7 (0.94%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.94%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.80%) VMS
16 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.67%) Solaris
17 4 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (17.51%) DevOps
2 130 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 129 (17.25%) ITIL
4 88 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
5 76 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (9.09%) Migration
7 47 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (5.75%) Configuration Management
9 39 (5.21%) Service Delivery
10 37 (4.95%) Mentoring
11 36 (4.81%) Incident Management
12 34 (4.55%) Data Security
12 34 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
13 29 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (3.74%) Server Management
15 26 (3.48%) Project Management
16 25 (3.34%) Change Management
17 24 (3.21%) Load Balancing
17 24 (3.21%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (20.19%) PowerShell
2 149 (19.92%) SQL
3 52 (6.95%) C#
4 39 (5.21%) Python
5 38 (5.08%) Bash Shell
5 38 (5.08%) JavaScript
6 18 (2.41%) Java
7 13 (1.74%) PHP
7 13 (1.74%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.74%) TypeScript
7 13 (1.74%) VB
8 12 (1.60%) Ruby
9 10 (1.34%) Go
9 10 (1.34%) VBScript
10 9 (1.20%) C
11 8 (1.07%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.94%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.80%) C++
13 6 (0.80%) PHP 4
13 6 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (6.28%) Degree
2 44 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 41 (5.48%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.34%) MCSE
5 10 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.34%) MCP
6 8 (1.07%) MCSA
7 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.80%) CISSP
8 6 (0.80%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.67%) MCITP
9 5 (0.67%) MOS
9 5 (0.67%) RHCE
10 4 (0.53%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.53%) CCNA
10 4 (0.53%) ISEB
10 4 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.75%) SLA
2 21 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (2.81%) QA
3 7 (0.94%) NIST
4 6 (0.80%) GDPR
5 5 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) ITGC
7 2 (0.27%) OpenSCAP
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 382 (51.07%) Active Directory
2 140 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (9.22%) Hyper-V
4 37 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (3.88%) Docker
6 28 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.67%) vSphere
8 18 (2.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (2.14%) VMware NSX
10 10 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 8 (1.07%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (0.80%) XenApp
13 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.27%) Firmware
14 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.13%) NFS
14 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 88 (11.76%) SCCM
2 70 (9.36%) Terraform
3 49 (6.55%) Ansible
4 45 (6.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 38 (5.08%) Kubernetes
6 28 (3.74%) Puppet
7 22 (2.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 22 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
8 19 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (2.27%) WSUS
10 12 (1.60%) Nessus
10 12 (1.60%) Prometheus
11 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.20%) FortiGate
12 9 (1.20%) Grafana
12 9 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
12 9 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (1.20%) NetBackup
12 9 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 382 (51.07%) Microsoft
2 197 (26.34%) VMware
3 89 (11.90%) Cisco
4 63 (8.42%) Oracle
5 48 (6.42%) Citrix
6 44 (5.88%) HP
7 33 (4.41%) EnterpriseDB
8 29 (3.88%) NetApp
9 22 (2.94%) Apple
10 21 (2.81%) Sophos
11 20 (2.67%) EMC
11 20 (2.67%) ServiceNow
12 17 (2.27%) Dell
12 17 (2.27%) Google
13 16 (2.14%) SAP
14 15 (2.01%) McAfee
15 14 (1.87%) Veeam
16 13 (1.74%) IBM
16 13 (1.74%) Meraki
17 12 (1.60%) Red Hat