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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 974 818 1000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.20% 14.60% 15.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.27% 66.07% 67.89%
Number of salaries quoted 814 708 864
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1616 1238 1473
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 23.56% 22.10% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2815 2271 3045
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 570 £37,500 -6.25% 83
Cheshire -1 270 £32,500 +0.77% 34
Merseyside -8 67 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Lancashire -2 60 £32,500 - 9
Cumbria -8 6 £25,750 -26.42% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 748 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 590 (34.08%) Windows Server
3 586 (33.85%) Active Directory
4 469 (27.09%) SQL Server
5 444 (25.65%) VMware
6 391 (22.59%) SQL
7 389 (22.47%) ITIL
8 368 (21.26%) Linux
9 359 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
10 339 (19.58%) .NET
11 304 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 298 (17.22%) MS Exchange
13 283 (16.35%) C#
14 261 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 248 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 248 (14.33%) Windows 7
16 236 (13.63%) Microsoft Office
17 232 (13.40%) Cisco
18 223 (12.88%) Finance
19 215 (12.42%) Hyper-V
20 212 (12.25%) Office 365
21 210 (12.13%) Citrix
22 206 (11.90%) Firewall
23 203 (11.73%) Degree
24 190 (10.98%) PowerShell
25 187 (10.80%) DNS
26 183 (10.57%) Java
27 178 (10.28%) Web Services
28 175 (10.11%) WAN
29 168 (9.71%) TDD

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
1 298 (17.22%) MS Exchange
2 131 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (5.31%) IIS
4 89 (5.14%) SharePoint
5 74 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 58 (3.35%) Skype for Business
7 30 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 29 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (1.39%) Apache Spark
10 22 (1.27%) JBoss
11 20 (1.16%) Apache
11 20 (1.16%) CMS
12 19 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (0.92%) NServiceBus
14 15 (0.87%) IBM Notes
15 13 (0.75%) Confluence
15 13 (0.75%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 236 (13.63%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.35%) Acrobat
4 6 (0.35%) Camtasia
4 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.35%) Snagit
5 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.35%) Sage CRM
5 5 (0.29%) Magento
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.17%) Sage 1000
6 3 (0.17%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.17%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.058%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.058%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.058%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 212 (12.25%) Office 365
2 159 (9.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.31%) IaaS
5 31 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (1.73%) SaaS
7 28 (1.62%) PaaS
8 13 (0.75%) Amazon S3
9 12 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.35%) G Suite
12 5 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.17%) CodePlex
13 3 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
14 2 (0.12%) GitHub
14 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.12%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 206 (11.90%) Firewall
2 187 (10.80%) DNS
3 175 (10.11%) WAN
4 160 (9.24%) TCP/IP
5 151 (8.72%) LAN
6 127 (7.34%) DHCP
7 107 (6.18%) VPN
8 106 (6.12%) SAN
9 82 (4.74%) VoIP
10 59 (3.41%) Internet
11 56 (3.24%) Skype
12 54 (3.12%) VLAN
13 48 (2.77%) Network Security
14 43 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
15 42 (2.43%) MPLS
16 28 (1.62%) Ethernet
16 28 (1.62%) Junos
16 28 (1.62%) WLAN
17 27 (1.56%) Unified Communications
18 26 (1.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (27.09%) SQL Server
2 74 (4.27%) Relational Database
3 71 (4.10%) MySQL
4 63 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (3.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 50 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (2.54%) Hadoop
7 44 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (2.08%) Big Data
9 31 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (1.62%) RDBMS
11 26 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 26 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
13 21 (1.21%) MongoDB
13 21 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (0.92%) NoSQL
15 14 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (0.64%) DTS
Development Applications
1 109 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 108 (6.24%) Visual Studio
3 73 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 67 (3.87%) Selenium
5 60 (3.47%) NUnit
6 52 (3.00%) Jenkins
6 52 (3.00%) MSTest
6 52 (3.00%) NuGet
7 48 (2.77%) Subversion
8 46 (2.66%) JIRA
9 25 (1.44%) Cucumber
10 22 (1.27%) MSI
10 22 (1.27%) SonarQube
11 20 (1.16%) SpecFlow
11 20 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 19 (1.10%) Moq
12 19 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
13 17 (0.98%) Microsoft Blend
13 17 (0.98%) WiX
14 16 (0.92%) StyleCop
General
1 223 (12.88%) Finance
2 113 (6.53%) Telecoms
3 94 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 90 (5.20%) Marketing
5 83 (4.79%) Banking
6 53 (3.06%) Electronics
7 52 (3.00%) Games
8 51 (2.95%) Retail
9 46 (2.66%) Legal
10 27 (1.56%) Law
11 25 (1.44%) Investment Banking
12 22 (1.27%) Advertising
13 16 (0.92%) German Language
14 13 (0.75%) Automotive
15 12 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.64%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.58%) French Language
18 9 (0.52%) Retail Banking
19 7 (0.40%) Back Office
19 7 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 329 (19.01%) Developer
2 236 (13.63%) Analyst
3 165 (9.53%) .NET Developer
4 161 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 133 (7.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 104 (6.01%) IT Support
7 95 (5.49%) C# Developer
8 91 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 87 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
10 80 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
11 78 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
12 76 (4.39%) Software Engineer
13 75 (4.33%) Service Analyst
14 72 (4.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 69 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
16 67 (3.87%) Network Engineer
17 60 (3.47%) Administrator
17 60 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
18 59 (3.41%) Consultant
18 59 (3.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (19.58%) .NET
2 178 (10.28%) Web Services
3 148 (8.55%) ASP.NET
4 145 (8.38%) HTML
5 120 (6.93%) XML
6 98 (5.66%) CSS
7 95 (5.49%) .NET Framework
8 93 (5.37%) jQuery
9 80 (4.62%) WPF
10 70 (4.04%) WCF
11 67 (3.87%) Entity Framework
12 63 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 58 (3.35%) WinForms
14 55 (3.18%) JSON
14 55 (3.18%) SOAP
15 50 (2.89%) HTML5
16 45 (2.60%) AngularJS
17 44 (2.54%) Unity DI Container
18 41 (2.37%) Ajax
19 40 (2.31%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.85%) iPad
3 83 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 73 (4.22%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
6 44 (2.54%) User Experience
7 42 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 39 (2.25%) Mobile App
9 37 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 36 (2.08%) Clustering
11 35 (2.02%) Driving Licence
12 28 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.44%) Blackberry
13 25 (1.44%) CMDB
14 23 (1.33%) N-Tier
15 19 (1.10%) Data Structures
16 17 (0.98%) Industrial Internet of Things
16 17 (0.98%) Internet of Things
16 17 (0.98%) Smartphone
17 16 (0.92%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 590 (34.08%) Windows Server
2 368 (21.26%) Linux
3 304 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 261 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 248 (14.33%) Windows 7
6 138 (7.97%) Windows 10
7 132 (7.63%) Unix
8 127 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 94 (5.43%) Windows 8
10 67 (3.87%) Android
11 66 (3.81%) Windows XP
12 57 (3.29%) Mac OS
13 52 (3.00%) Apple iOS
14 37 (2.14%) AIX
15 32 (1.85%) Mac OS X
16 26 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (1.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 18 (1.04%) CentOS
19 17 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
20 10 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (22.47%) ITIL
2 359 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (9.71%) TDD
4 152 (8.78%) DevOps
5 146 (8.43%) Software Engineering
6 137 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
7 136 (7.86%) MVC
8 122 (7.05%) Scrum
9 119 (6.87%) Service Management
10 114 (6.59%) OO
11 111 (6.41%) Test Automation
12 106 (6.12%) Mentoring
13 91 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
14 88 (5.08%) SDLC
15 83 (4.79%) Unit Testing
16 70 (4.04%) Change Management
17 69 (3.99%) Web Development
18 66 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
18 66 (3.81%) Cybersecurity
19 65 (3.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 391 (22.59%) SQL
2 283 (16.35%) C#
3 190 (10.98%) PowerShell
4 183 (10.57%) Java
5 149 (8.61%) C++
6 143 (8.26%) JavaScript
7 116 (6.70%) Python
8 63 (3.64%) VB.NET
9 61 (3.52%) VB
10 60 (3.47%) C
11 59 (3.41%) Shell Script
12 43 (2.48%) T-SQL
13 40 (2.31%) VBScript
14 39 (2.25%) PHP
15 34 (1.96%) Go
15 34 (1.96%) Ruby
16 26 (1.50%) Perl
17 25 (1.44%) Bash Shell
18 19 (1.10%) XAML
19 9 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 203 (11.73%) Degree
2 142 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 100 (5.78%) MCSE
3 100 (5.78%) Security Cleared
4 95 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 61 (3.52%) CCNA
7 60 (3.47%) MCSA
8 52 (3.00%) MCP
9 44 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 39 (2.25%) CCNP
11 38 (2.20%) ISEB
12 34 (1.96%) ISTQB
13 33 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (1.73%) MCITP
15 20 (1.16%) DV Cleared
16 17 (0.98%) MOS
17 16 (0.92%) CCIE
18 15 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
19 14 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (7.34%) SLA
2 82 (4.74%) QA
3 22 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.64%) ISO 9000
5 10 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.40%) WAI
8 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.23%) PMO
9 1 (0.058%) BS25999
9 1 (0.058%) COBIT
9 1 (0.058%) COSO
9 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.058%) GCP
9 1 (0.058%) HL7
9 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 586 (33.85%) Active Directory
2 248 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (12.42%) Hyper-V
4 76 (4.39%) XenApp
5 65 (3.76%) vSphere
6 45 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (2.48%) Terminal Services
8 35 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (1.96%) XenDesktop
10 28 (1.62%) ProxySG
11 27 (1.56%) Docker
12 25 (1.44%) Xen
13 21 (1.21%) VirtualBox
14 15 (0.87%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.58%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.40%) KVM
17 7 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 5 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 115 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
2 114 (6.59%) Puppet
3 102 (5.89%) Ansible
4 80 (4.62%) SCCM
5 29 (1.68%) SCOM
6 28 (1.62%) Nagios
7 22 (1.27%) Mesos
8 21 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (1.10%) WSUS
10 17 (0.98%) SCOrch
11 16 (0.92%) Netcool
12 15 (0.87%) Backup Exec
12 15 (0.87%) Ganglia
13 12 (0.69%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.58%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.52%) SCVMM
16 8 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
16 8 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
16 8 (0.46%) FortiGate
16 8 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 748 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 444 (25.65%) VMware
3 232 (13.40%) Cisco
4 210 (12.13%) Citrix
5 116 (6.70%) HP
6 93 (5.37%) Oracle
7 79 (4.56%) SAP
8 48 (2.77%) CheckPoint
8 48 (2.77%) Juniper
9 41 (2.37%) Google
10 40 (2.31%) Veeam
11 39 (2.25%) Palo Alto
12 37 (2.14%) Red Hat
13 36 (2.08%) NetApp
14 31 (1.79%) Dell
15 29 (1.68%) Blue Coat
16 27 (1.56%) Apple
17 26 (1.50%) EMC
18 24 (1.39%) F5
18 24 (1.39%) Riverbed
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