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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 732 890 1113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.02% 15.66% 16.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.79% 67.53% 68.79%
Number of salaries quoted 616 753 927
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £21,789
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,661
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.35%  

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 1312 1318 1618
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.54% 23.18% 24.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 1095 1368
Median salary £37,500 £36,125 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +3.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -5 486 £37,500 - 101
Cheshire -5 130 £32,000 +6.66% 41
Merseyside -5 76 £38,750 - 18
Lancashire -11 31 £32,500 +3.17% 10
Cumbria 0 1 £22,000 -29.60% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 770 (46.47%) Microsoft
2 631 (38.08%) Windows Server
3 589 (35.55%) Active Directory
4 477 (28.79%) SQL Server
5 464 (28.00%) VMware
6 367 (22.15%) ITIL
7 359 (21.67%) Linux
8 334 (20.16%) SQL
9 316 (19.07%) MS Excel
10 315 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
11 295 (17.80%) .NET
12 290 (17.50%) Windows 7
13 289 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 286 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 278 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
16 273 (16.48%) C#
17 264 (15.93%) MS Exchange
18 240 (14.48%) MS Office
19 231 (13.94%) Hyper-V
20 226 (13.64%) Finance
21 212 (12.79%) Citrix
22 197 (11.89%) Office 365
23 192 (11.59%) PowerShell
24 191 (11.53%) Cisco
25 182 (10.98%) DNS
26 178 (10.74%) Firewall
27 159 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
28 157 (9.47%) ASP.NET
29 153 (9.23%) Scrum
30 152 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 264 (15.93%) MS Exchange
2 122 (7.36%) SharePoint
3 113 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 103 (6.22%) IIS
5 89 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (3.14%) Skype for Business
7 39 (2.35%) Tomcat
8 34 (2.05%) JBoss
9 24 (1.45%) Apache
10 23 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 23 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (1.33%) WebLogic
12 21 (1.27%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.84%) NServiceBus
14 13 (0.78%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.72%) Confluence
16 10 (0.60%) CMS
17 9 (0.54%) CloudStack
17 9 (0.54%) Drupal
18 8 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 316 (19.07%) MS Excel
2 240 (14.48%) MS Office
3 22 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.03%) Acrobat
4 17 (1.03%) Camtasia
4 17 (1.03%) Snagit
5 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) SAP ERP
2 11 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.48%) Magento
5 5 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.18%) Line 50
7 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.18%) Sage X3
7 3 (0.18%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.060%) BPCS
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.060%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 1 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.060%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 197 (11.89%) Office 365
2 152 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.17%) PaaS
5 32 (1.93%) IaaS
6 29 (1.75%) SaaS
7 24 (1.45%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.30%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.30%) Sage Pay
12 4 (0.24%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.24%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (0.18%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.12%) G Suite
14 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.060%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 182 (10.98%) DNS
2 178 (10.74%) Firewall
3 136 (8.21%) DHCP
4 129 (7.79%) WAN
5 120 (7.24%) LAN
6 115 (6.94%) TCP/IP
7 91 (5.49%) VPN
8 88 (5.31%) SAN
9 83 (5.01%) Internet
10 68 (4.10%) VoIP
11 62 (3.74%) VLAN
12 47 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
13 40 (2.41%) Skype
14 36 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (2.11%) Network Security
16 31 (1.87%) HTTP
17 24 (1.45%) WLAN
18 21 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (1.27%) MPLS
19 18 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.80%) SQL Server 2014
3 61 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (3.08%) MySQL
5 46 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 35 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (1.93%) RDBMS
8 29 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (1.39%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
13 12 (0.72%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.72%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.36%) NoSQL
17 5 (0.30%) Big Data
17 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 83 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 71 (4.28%) NUnit
3 69 (4.16%) Visual Studio
4 61 (3.68%) Git (software)
5 59 (3.56%) MSTest
6 53 (3.20%) Selenium
7 51 (3.08%) Moq
8 50 (3.02%) Rhino Mocks
9 49 (2.96%) JIRA
10 35 (2.11%) Jenkins
11 31 (1.87%) Ant
12 25 (1.51%) SpecFlow
13 24 (1.45%) JUnit
14 22 (1.33%) Cucumber
15 17 (1.03%) MSI
16 16 (0.97%) Subversion
17 15 (0.91%) Eclipse
18 14 (0.84%) FxCop
18 14 (0.84%) StyleCop
19 13 (0.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 226 (13.64%) Finance
2 76 (4.59%) Marketing
3 70 (4.22%) Banking
4 66 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.87%) Retail
7 26 (1.57%) Advertising
7 26 (1.57%) German Language
8 24 (1.45%) Legal
9 22 (1.33%) Games
10 19 (1.15%) French Language
11 16 (0.97%) Law
12 15 (0.91%) Electronics
13 13 (0.78%) Back Office
14 12 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.54%) Automotive
15 9 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
17 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 297 (17.92%) Developer
2 239 (14.42%) Analyst
3 209 (12.61%) Support Engineer
4 164 (9.90%) .NET Developer
5 162 (9.78%) IT Support
6 151 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 110 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 102 (6.16%) Support Analyst
9 100 (6.04%) IT Engineer
10 96 (5.79%) C# Developer
11 91 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
12 87 (5.25%) Windows Engineer
13 85 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 78 (4.71%) IT Support Engineer
15 70 (4.22%) ASP.NET Developer
16 58 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 58 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 58 (3.50%) IT Analyst
16 58 (3.50%) Server Engineer
17 56 (3.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (17.80%) .NET
2 157 (9.47%) ASP.NET
3 149 (8.99%) Web Services
4 130 (7.85%) HTML
5 108 (6.52%) CSS
6 97 (5.85%) XML
7 85 (5.13%) jQuery
8 72 (4.35%) .NET Framework
9 71 (4.28%) WPF
10 68 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 66 (3.98%) WCF
12 64 (3.86%) WinForms
13 55 (3.32%) Castle Windsor
14 51 (3.08%) Unity DI Container
15 49 (2.96%) HTML5
16 47 (2.84%) SOAP
17 45 (2.72%) Ninject
18 44 (2.66%) Ajax
18 44 (2.66%) Spring.NET
19 42 (2.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.06%) Data Centre
2 99 (5.97%) iPad
3 82 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 51 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.60%) User Experience
7 37 (2.23%) Clustering
7 37 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 35 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 31 (1.87%) Driving Licence
10 26 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 25 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.51%) N-Tier
12 23 (1.39%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.33%) Fat Client
13 22 (1.33%) Thin Client
14 21 (1.27%) CMDB
15 18 (1.09%) Blackberry
15 18 (1.09%) iPhone
16 14 (0.84%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 631 (38.08%) Windows Server
2 359 (21.67%) Linux
3 290 (17.50%) Windows 7
4 289 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 278 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 120 (7.24%) Unix
7 116 (7.00%) Windows 10
8 96 (5.79%) Windows 8
9 84 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 68 (4.10%) Android
11 61 (3.68%) Windows XP
12 57 (3.44%) Apple iOS
13 53 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 52 (3.14%) Mac OS X
15 29 (1.75%) CentOS
16 28 (1.69%) HPUX
17 27 (1.63%) AIX
18 26 (1.57%) Mac OS
19 18 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
20 12 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (22.15%) ITIL
2 315 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (9.23%) Scrum
4 122 (7.36%) Service Management
5 121 (7.30%) TDD
6 116 (7.00%) MVC
7 110 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
8 106 (6.40%) DevOps
9 92 (5.55%) Mentoring
10 85 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 84 (5.07%) OO
12 80 (4.83%) Software Engineering
13 74 (4.47%) Web Development
14 68 (4.10%) Kanban
15 66 (3.98%) Dependency Injection
16 63 (3.80%) SDLC
17 60 (3.62%) MVVM
18 59 (3.56%) Service Delivery
19 57 (3.44%) Configuration Management
19 57 (3.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 334 (20.16%) SQL
2 273 (16.48%) C#
3 192 (11.59%) PowerShell
4 143 (8.63%) JavaScript
5 120 (7.24%) Java
6 95 (5.73%) C++
7 85 (5.13%) VB.NET
8 80 (4.83%) Python
9 58 (3.50%) VB
10 46 (2.78%) Ruby
11 43 (2.60%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.47%) PHP
13 37 (2.23%) C
14 30 (1.81%) VBScript
15 24 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 24 (1.45%) Perl
16 22 (1.33%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.03%) VB6
18 8 (0.48%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.48%) XAML
Qualifications
1 159 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (7.85%) Degree
3 99 (5.97%) MCSE
4 72 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 71 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (3.14%) MCP
7 50 (3.02%) CCNA
8 47 (2.84%) MCSA
8 47 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 46 (2.78%) MCITP
10 43 (2.60%) SC Cleared
11 42 (2.53%) ISEB
12 31 (1.87%) CCNP
13 29 (1.75%) MOS
14 26 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (1.09%) ISTQB
16 16 (0.97%) DBS Check
17 14 (0.84%) DV Cleared
18 13 (0.78%) PMI Certification
19 11 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (6.64%) SLA
2 61 (3.68%) QA
3 18 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.84%) WAI
5 8 (0.48%) HL7
5 8 (0.48%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.060%) BS25999
10 1 (0.060%) COBIT
10 1 (0.060%) COSO
10 1 (0.060%) GCP
System Software
1 589 (35.55%) Active Directory
2 286 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 231 (13.94%) Hyper-V
4 78 (4.71%) vSphere
5 50 (3.02%) XenApp
6 31 (1.87%) Terminal Services
6 31 (1.87%) XenDesktop
7 28 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
9 19 (1.15%) VMware ESX
10 17 (1.03%) Docker
11 15 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.91%) vCloud
12 13 (0.78%) VMware Server
13 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.66%) Xen
15 9 (0.54%) XenServer
16 8 (0.48%) ProxySG
17 6 (0.36%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 97 (5.85%) SCCM
2 57 (3.44%) Puppet
3 50 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (2.96%) SCOM
5 38 (2.29%) SCOrch
6 37 (2.23%) Ansible
7 24 (1.45%) Backup Exec
7 24 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (1.21%) WSUS
9 19 (1.15%) Nagios
10 17 (1.03%) SCVMM
11 16 (0.97%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.97%) Netcool
12 15 (0.91%) Ganglia
13 13 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.72%) AirWatch
15 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
16 8 (0.48%) FortiGate
16 8 (0.48%) HP SIM
16 8 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 770 (46.47%) Microsoft
2 464 (28.00%) VMware
3 212 (12.79%) Citrix
4 191 (11.53%) Cisco
5 107 (6.46%) HP
6 89 (5.37%) Oracle
7 52 (3.14%) Red Hat
8 38 (2.29%) SAP
9 37 (2.23%) NetApp
10 33 (1.99%) Veeam
11 31 (1.87%) Intel Security
12 30 (1.81%) EMC
13 29 (1.75%) Dell
14 28 (1.69%) CheckPoint
15 27 (1.63%) Apple
16 25 (1.51%) IBM
17 24 (1.45%) Adobe
17 24 (1.45%) Juniper
17 24 (1.45%) Palo Alto
17 24 (1.45%) Symantec
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