Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 14 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,646 1,659 1,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.71% 13.42% 16.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.08% 59.76% 67.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,346 1,423 1,559
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £20,950
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2,834 2,776 2,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.89% 22.45% 23.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,236 2,286 2,222
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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 -1 848 £37,500 - 226
Cheshire +1 475 £38,000 +21.60% 111
Merseyside +3 179 £40,000 - 54
Lancashire +2 114 £28,000 -13.85% 52
Cumbria +3 21 £35,000 +29.63% 9
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 677 (41.13%) Microsoft
2 578 (35.12%) Active Directory
3 564 (34.26%) Windows Server
4 493 (29.95%) VMware
5 450 (27.34%) Linux
6 415 (25.21%) SQL
7 400 (24.30%) SQL Server
8 347 (21.08%) Office 365
9 345 (20.96%) ITIL
9 345 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
10 289 (17.56%) Finance
11 283 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 280 (17.01%) Hyper-V
13 273 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 253 (15.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 249 (15.13%) .NET
16 242 (14.70%) Microsoft Office
17 234 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
18 226 (13.73%) DevOps
19 213 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
20 212 (12.88%) Citrix
21 207 (12.58%) MS Exchange
22 195 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
23 194 (11.79%) Cisco
24 187 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
25 184 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
26 183 (11.12%) Unix
27 178 (10.81%) Windows 7
28 175 (10.63%) Java
28 175 (10.63%) DNS

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
1 207 (12.58%) MS Exchange
2 115 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (5.47%) IIS
4 79 (4.80%) SharePoint
5 73 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 61 (3.71%) Skype for Business
7 48 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 47 (2.86%) WebSphere
9 32 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 30 (1.82%) Confluence
11 24 (1.46%) JBoss
12 22 (1.34%) Apache
13 17 (1.03%) nginx
14 14 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.73%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.61%) CMS
16 10 (0.61%) SAS
17 8 (0.49%) Apache Spark
17 8 (0.49%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 242 (14.70%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.061%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.061%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (1.15%) Elite 3E
2 16 (0.97%) Workfront
3 13 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.18%) BASE24
8 1 (0.061%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.061%) Primavera
8 1 (0.061%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 347 (21.08%) Office 365
2 234 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (3.52%) IaaS
5 41 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (2.37%) NuGet
6 39 (2.37%) SaaS
7 36 (2.19%) PaaS
8 29 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 19 (1.15%) OneDrive
14 17 (1.03%) Amazon S3
14 17 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.55%) GitHub
16 7 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (0.43%) Mimecast
17 6 (0.36%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 175 (10.63%) DNS
2 174 (10.57%) WAN
3 172 (10.45%) LAN
4 165 (10.02%) TCP/IP
5 162 (9.84%) Firewall
6 132 (8.02%) SAN
7 114 (6.93%) DHCP
8 78 (4.74%) VoIP
9 76 (4.62%) VPN
10 52 (3.16%) VLAN
11 48 (2.92%) Network Security
12 44 (2.67%) Skype
13 31 (1.88%) Internet
13 31 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
14 26 (1.58%) Broadband
15 22 (1.34%) FTP
15 22 (1.34%) PBX
15 22 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
16 21 (1.28%) MPLS
17 20 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.01%) MySQL
3 57 (3.46%) Oracle Database
4 50 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
5 45 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 33 (2.00%) Big Data
8 31 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (1.46%) Relational Database
12 23 (1.40%) Hadoop
12 23 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
13 22 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (1.22%) MongoDB
15 20 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (1.15%) DB2
16 19 (1.15%) DTS
Development Applications
1 145 (8.81%) Git (software)
2 91 (5.53%) Jenkins
3 86 (5.22%) JIRA
4 41 (2.49%) MSTest
5 38 (2.31%) NUnit
5 38 (2.31%) Subversion
6 32 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 26 (1.58%) TeamCity
9 24 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (1.46%) Selenium
10 23 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (0.97%) Moq
12 15 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
13 12 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (0.67%) SpecFlow
15 10 (0.61%) CA Release Automation
16 8 (0.49%) SonarQube
17 7 (0.43%) Gradle
17 7 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 289 (17.56%) Finance
2 91 (5.53%) Banking
3 87 (5.29%) Retail
4 76 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 56 (3.40%) Law
6 50 (3.04%) Manufacturing
7 48 (2.92%) Investment Banking
8 40 (2.43%) Advertising
9 38 (2.31%) Games
10 33 (2.00%) Automotive
11 25 (1.52%) Marketing
12 23 (1.40%) Legal
13 10 (0.61%) Electronics
14 9 (0.55%) German Language
15 7 (0.43%) Publishing
16 6 (0.36%) Local Government
17 5 (0.30%) Front Office
18 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
19 3 (0.18%) Dutch Language
19 3 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 243 (14.76%) Support Engineer
2 237 (14.40%) Analyst
3 222 (13.49%) Developer
4 137 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 123 (7.47%) .NET Developer
5 123 (7.47%) IT Support
6 115 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
7 104 (6.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 98 (5.95%) Support Analyst
9 97 (5.89%) 2nd Line Support
10 89 (5.41%) IT Engineer
11 88 (5.35%) C# Developer
12 84 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
13 83 (5.04%) Applications Support
14 68 (4.13%) Desktop Support
15 66 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
15 66 (4.01%) Administrator
16 65 (3.95%) Service Analyst
17 63 (3.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 62 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (15.13%) .NET
2 112 (6.80%) ASP.NET
3 111 (6.74%) Web Services
4 91 (5.53%) HTML
5 76 (4.62%) .NET Framework
6 72 (4.37%) CSS
7 46 (2.79%) jQuery
8 42 (2.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 42 (2.55%) WinForms
9 39 (2.37%) WPF
10 37 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (2.25%) Spring.NET
11 35 (2.13%) AngularJS
11 35 (2.13%) Ninject
11 35 (2.13%) Unity DI Container
11 35 (2.13%) XML
12 33 (2.00%) Entity Framework
13 31 (1.88%) JSON
13 31 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
14 26 (1.58%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 124 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 66 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.22%) Driving Licence
5 49 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (1.94%) Clustering
9 30 (1.82%) Private Cloud
10 27 (1.64%) Replication
11 24 (1.46%) User Experience
12 23 (1.40%) Fat Client
12 23 (1.40%) Thin Client
13 20 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 18 (1.09%) Mainframe
15 15 (0.91%) Social Network
16 13 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
17 12 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
18 11 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 564 (34.26%) Windows Server
2 450 (27.34%) Linux
3 273 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 253 (15.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 183 (11.12%) Unix
6 178 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 161 (9.78%) Windows 10
8 56 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (2.37%) Windows 8
10 38 (2.31%) AIX
10 38 (2.31%) Android
11 32 (1.94%) Solaris
12 31 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (1.76%) Apple iOS
14 28 (1.70%) HPUX
15 27 (1.64%) Windows XP
16 21 (1.28%) Ubuntu
17 18 (1.09%) Mac OS X
18 17 (1.03%) CentOS
19 14 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
1 345 (20.96%) ITIL
2 226 (13.73%) DevOps
3 195 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
4 184 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
5 139 (8.44%) Scrum
6 136 (8.26%) TDD
7 102 (6.20%) Service Management
8 86 (5.22%) Software Engineering
9 82 (4.98%) Project Management
10 81 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 81 (4.92%) Service Delivery
11 78 (4.74%) Kanban
12 76 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
13 75 (4.56%) Risk Management
14 71 (4.31%) Change Management
14 71 (4.31%) Incident Management
15 70 (4.25%) OO
16 67 (4.07%) Configuration Management
16 67 (4.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 415 (25.21%) SQL
2 175 (10.63%) Java
3 173 (10.51%) C#
4 159 (9.66%) PowerShell
5 101 (6.14%) JavaScript
6 98 (5.95%) Python
7 97 (5.89%) T-SQL
8 60 (3.65%) PHP
9 55 (3.34%) Bash Shell
10 46 (2.79%) C++
11 44 (2.67%) C
12 35 (2.13%) VB.NET
13 30 (1.82%) VBA
14 28 (1.70%) VB
15 27 (1.64%) Perl
15 27 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 23 (1.40%) Ruby
17 18 (1.09%) VBScript
18 15 (0.91%) Groovy
19 12 (0.73%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 213 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (9.78%) MCSE
3 107 (6.50%) MCSA
4 97 (5.89%) Degree
5 85 (5.16%) MCP
6 71 (4.31%) Security Cleared
7 57 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (2.73%) CCNA
9 33 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 32 (1.94%) SC Cleared
11 29 (1.76%) MCITP
12 28 (1.70%) CCNP
13 25 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (1.09%) CISSP
15 17 (1.03%) ISEB
16 13 (0.79%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.73%) DV Cleared
17 12 (0.73%) MCTS
18 11 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
19 9 (0.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (7.35%) SLA
2 59 (3.58%) QA
3 40 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.97%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.73%) GDPR
8 11 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.24%) PMO
9 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.18%) COSHH
11 2 (0.12%) GCP
11 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.061%) COBIT
12 1 (0.061%) GPG13
12 1 (0.061%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 578 (35.12%) Active Directory
2 283 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (17.01%) Hyper-V
4 56 (3.40%) Docker
5 54 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
6 50 (3.04%) vSphere
6 50 (3.04%) Xen
7 47 (2.86%) XenApp
8 44 (2.67%) VirtualBox
9 37 (2.25%) Terminal Services
9 37 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (1.34%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.91%) Firmware
12 10 (0.61%) Varnish
13 8 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.36%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.30%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 145 (8.81%) SCCM
2 118 (7.17%) Ansible
3 109 (6.62%) Opscode Chef
4 97 (5.89%) Puppet
5 42 (2.55%) SCOM
6 27 (1.64%) Kubernetes
6 27 (1.64%) Terraform
7 26 (1.58%) Nagios
8 17 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (0.97%) Netcool
10 15 (0.91%) FortiGate
11 14 (0.85%) Ganglia
11 14 (0.85%) WSUS
12 13 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
13 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (0.67%) BladeLogic
14 11 (0.67%) Grafana
14 11 (0.67%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.61%) Graphite
15 10 (0.61%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 677 (41.13%) Microsoft
2 493 (29.95%) VMware
3 212 (12.88%) Citrix
4 194 (11.79%) Cisco
5 143 (8.69%) Oracle
6 97 (5.89%) HP
7 60 (3.65%) SAP
8 54 (3.28%) Capita
8 54 (3.28%) Veeam
9 52 (3.16%) IBM
10 49 (2.98%) Google
11 41 (2.49%) Red Hat
12 37 (2.25%) Dell
13 31 (1.88%) ServiceNow
13 31 (1.88%) WorldPay
14 28 (1.70%) Apple
15 25 (1.52%) Intel
15 25 (1.52%) NetApp
16 23 (1.40%) Remedy
17 22 (1.34%) Twitter