Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,270 1,763 1,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.08% 15.06% 13.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.07% 66.58% 60.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,026 1,476 1,436
North West median annual salary £36,250 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.61% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 2,150 2,648 2,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.14% 22.62% 22.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,663 2,113 2,356
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 -2 738 £37,500 -11.76% 235
Cheshire +4 263 £31,250 -3.85% 87
Merseyside -1 135 £37,500 +7.14% 56
Lancashire -3 105 £40,000 +39.13% 34
Cumbria -1 26 £19,000 -24.00% 11
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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.

1 615 (48.43%) Active Directory
2 572 (45.04%) Microsoft
3 426 (33.54%) Windows Server
4 418 (32.91%) Office 365
5 376 (29.61%) VMware
6 348 (27.40%) Azure
7 307 (24.17%) Windows 10
8 277 (21.81%) Linux
9 250 (19.69%) ITIL
10 244 (19.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 235 (18.50%) DNS
12 230 (18.11%) SQL
12 230 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
13 210 (16.54%) Cisco
14 207 (16.30%) Firewall
14 207 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 191 (15.04%) SQL Server
16 184 (14.49%) Windows 7
17 182 (14.33%) AWS
18 177 (13.94%) MS Exchange
19 176 (13.86%) DHCP
19 176 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
20 166 (13.07%) Microsoft Office
21 154 (12.13%) Windows Server 2012
22 147 (11.57%) Hyper-V
23 142 (11.18%) PowerShell
24 140 (11.02%) SCCM
25 138 (10.87%) Citrix
26 136 (10.71%) WAN
27 134 (10.55%) LAN

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
1 177 (13.94%) MS Exchange
2 85 (6.69%) IIS
3 60 (4.72%) SharePoint
4 34 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (2.13%) Apache
6 25 (1.97%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.79%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.71%) nginx
11 9 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.47%) Confluence
13 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.39%) JBoss
13 5 (0.39%) SAS
14 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 166 (13.07%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.24%) CATIA
8 2 (0.16%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.55%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.079%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.079%) Line 50
6 1 (0.079%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.079%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.079%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 418 (32.91%) Office 365
2 348 (27.40%) Azure
3 182 (14.33%) AWS
4 55 (4.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (4.25%) IaaS
6 29 (2.28%) PaaS
7 26 (2.05%) GCP
8 21 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.65%) SaaS
9 16 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
11 11 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (0.87%) Serverless
12 10 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.55%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.47%) Asana
15 6 (0.47%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.47%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 235 (18.50%) DNS
2 207 (16.30%) Firewall
3 176 (13.86%) DHCP
4 136 (10.71%) WAN
5 134 (10.55%) LAN
6 116 (9.13%) TCP/IP
7 97 (7.64%) SAN
8 59 (4.65%) VoIP
9 57 (4.49%) VPN
10 56 (4.41%) VLAN
11 46 (3.62%) Wireless
12 40 (3.15%) Internet
13 30 (2.36%) Network Security
14 27 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
15 26 (2.05%) Skype
16 22 (1.73%) NAS
16 22 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (1.34%) Unified Communications
19 16 (1.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.41%) MySQL
3 26 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (0.71%) MariaDB
9 9 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.63%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.55%) QlikView
12 6 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.47%) Power BI
12 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.39%) DTS
13 5 (0.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 73 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.15%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.28%) JIRA
4 19 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (1.34%) Selenium
6 16 (1.26%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.87%) GitLab
9 9 (0.71%) Subversion
10 8 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.47%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.47%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.47%) Bugzilla
12 5 (0.39%) C++Builder
12 5 (0.39%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.39%) NetBeans
13 4 (0.31%) MSI
13 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
General
1 118 (9.29%) Finance
2 69 (5.43%) Public Sector
3 59 (4.65%) Law
4 58 (4.57%) Legal
5 51 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 40 (3.15%) Retail
7 31 (2.44%) Banking
8 27 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.57%) Games
10 16 (1.26%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.94%) Fire and Rescue
11 12 (0.94%) Marketing
12 11 (0.87%) Local Government
13 10 (0.79%) Publishing
14 9 (0.71%) German Language
14 9 (0.71%) Police
15 8 (0.63%) Billing
15 8 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.55%) Housing Association
17 6 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 209 (16.46%) Analyst
2 206 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 145 (11.42%) Support Engineer
4 137 (10.79%) Developer
5 124 (9.76%) IT Support
6 98 (7.72%) IT Engineer
7 92 (7.24%) Support Analyst
8 80 (6.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 71 (5.59%) Service Desk Analyst
10 70 (5.51%) Service Analyst
11 61 (4.80%) .NET Developer
12 60 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
13 54 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support
14 50 (3.94%) C# Developer
15 46 (3.62%) IT Support Engineer
16 45 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
17 43 (3.39%) Network Engineer
18 42 (3.31%) 1st Line Support
19 40 (3.15%) Administrator
19 40 (3.15%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (9.84%) .NET
2 78 (6.14%) Web Services
3 67 (5.28%) ASP.NET
4 62 (4.88%) HTML
5 56 (4.41%) CSS
6 48 (3.78%) AngularJS
7 34 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 33 (2.60%) WPF
9 32 (2.52%) REST
10 30 (2.36%) XML
11 25 (1.97%) WCF
12 23 (1.81%) jQuery
13 22 (1.73%) Node.js
14 21 (1.65%) .NET Core
14 21 (1.65%) WinForms
15 17 (1.34%) JSON
16 15 (1.18%) LAMP
16 15 (1.18%) LDAP
17 14 (1.10%) CGI
17 14 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.27%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 44 (3.46%) User Experience
5 41 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.68%) Clustering
7 32 (2.52%) Driving Licence
8 25 (1.97%) Public Cloud
9 22 (1.73%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.65%) Private Cloud
11 20 (1.57%) Replication
12 19 (1.50%) Blackberry
12 19 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
13 16 (1.26%) iPad
14 15 (1.18%) e-Learning
14 15 (1.18%) NHS
15 12 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.94%) Smartphone
15 12 (0.94%) Wiki
15 12 (0.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 426 (33.54%) Windows Server
2 307 (24.17%) Windows 10
3 277 (21.81%) Linux
4 184 (14.49%) Windows 7
5 154 (12.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (6.22%) Unix
8 50 (3.94%) Android
9 45 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (3.39%) Apple iOS
11 42 (3.31%) Windows 8
12 29 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (2.20%) Windows XP
14 24 (1.89%) CentOS
15 21 (1.65%) AIX
16 15 (1.18%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.79%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.71%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.71%) Solaris
18 9 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (19.69%) ITIL
2 244 (19.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 230 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
5 122 (9.61%) DevOps
6 85 (6.69%) Service Management
7 84 (6.61%) Mentoring
8 63 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 63 (4.96%) Service Delivery
9 61 (4.80%) Coaching
9 61 (4.80%) Migration
10 50 (3.94%) Change Management
11 48 (3.78%) Cybersecurity
11 48 (3.78%) MVC
12 47 (3.70%) Project Delivery
13 44 (3.46%) Problem Management
14 43 (3.39%) Incident Management
15 40 (3.15%) High Availability
16 39 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (3.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 230 (18.11%) SQL
2 142 (11.18%) PowerShell
3 117 (9.21%) C#
4 67 (5.28%) JavaScript
5 61 (4.80%) Java
6 59 (4.65%) Python
7 33 (2.60%) Bash Shell
8 29 (2.28%) C++
9 23 (1.81%) Perl
9 23 (1.81%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.42%) C
10 18 (1.42%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.34%) PHP
12 15 (1.18%) VB
13 12 (0.94%) XPath
14 11 (0.87%) VBA
15 8 (0.63%) ABAP
15 8 (0.63%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.63%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.55%) VC++
Qualifications
1 98 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (6.69%) Degree
3 45 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (2.99%) MCSE
5 34 (2.68%) CCNA
5 34 (2.68%) Security Cleared
6 31 (2.44%) MCSA
7 26 (2.05%) SC Cleared
8 24 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (1.57%) MCP
10 16 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (1.02%) IBM WebSphere Certification
12 11 (0.87%) DBS Check
12 11 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
13 10 (0.79%) CCNP
13 10 (0.79%) CISSP
13 10 (0.79%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.71%) HND
14 9 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.80%) SLA
2 38 (2.99%) QA
3 17 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.02%) GDPR
5 9 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.31%) PMO
8 2 (0.16%) NIST
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.079%) DICOM
9 1 (0.079%) GxP
9 1 (0.079%) HL7
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 615 (48.43%) Active Directory
2 207 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 68 (5.35%) vSphere
5 57 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (2.60%) Docker
8 30 (2.36%) XenApp
9 19 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 15 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.18%) XenDesktop
11 14 (1.10%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 9 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.63%) NFS
14 8 (0.63%) Samba
15 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.55%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.39%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 140 (11.02%) SCCM
2 46 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 43 (3.39%) Puppet
4 38 (2.99%) Ansible
4 38 (2.99%) Terraform
5 33 (2.60%) WSUS
6 29 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (2.20%) Nagios
7 28 (2.20%) SCOM
8 20 (1.57%) AirWatch
9 19 (1.50%) Jamf Pro
10 16 (1.26%) Kubernetes
10 16 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (0.87%) Ganglia
13 11 (0.87%) vRealize
14 10 (0.79%) Kibana
14 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 572 (45.04%) Microsoft
2 376 (29.61%) VMware
3 210 (16.54%) Cisco
4 138 (10.87%) Citrix
5 69 (5.43%) Oracle
6 66 (5.20%) HP
7 56 (4.41%) Apple
8 38 (2.99%) NetApp
9 37 (2.91%) Dell
10 36 (2.83%) Veeam
11 33 (2.60%) iManage
12 32 (2.52%) Red Hat
13 30 (2.36%) ServiceNow
14 28 (2.20%) McAfee
15 24 (1.89%) Meraki
16 23 (1.81%) EMC
17 21 (1.65%) SolarWinds
18 19 (1.50%) SAP
19 17 (1.34%) Palo Alto
20 16 (1.26%) IBM