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

Microsoft Windows
England / North West
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 912 752 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.23% 13.80% 15.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.41% 63.78% 68.96%
Number of salaries quoted 791 625 819
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 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,326
% change year-on-year +1.35% +1.85%  

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 1535 1179 1437
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 23.95% 21.63% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1293 974 1185
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 29 May 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 May 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 0 569 £37,500 - 84
Cheshire 0 219 £32,000 +6.66% 43
Merseyside -7 71 £37,500 +15.38% 17
Lancashire -4 46 £32,500 +8.33% 12
Cumbria -7 6 £25,000 -28.57%
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 706 (44.13%) Microsoft
2 532 (33.25%) Windows Server
3 527 (32.94%) Active Directory
4 453 (28.31%) SQL Server
5 420 (26.25%) VMware
6 369 (23.06%) ITIL
7 349 (21.81%) SQL
8 340 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
9 336 (21.00%) Linux
10 301 (18.81%) .NET
11 284 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 275 (17.19%) MS Exchange
13 268 (16.75%) C#
14 254 (15.88%) Windows Server 2008
15 242 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
16 238 (14.88%) Windows 7
17 236 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 213 (13.31%) Citrix
19 197 (12.31%) Hyper-V
20 196 (12.25%) Cisco
21 189 (11.81%) Finance
21 189 (11.81%) Office 365
22 178 (11.13%) Firewall
22 178 (11.13%) PowerShell
23 167 (10.44%) Degree
24 165 (10.31%) Java
25 164 (10.25%) DNS
26 159 (9.94%) Web Services
27 149 (9.31%) TDD
28 140 (8.75%) ASP.NET

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
1 275 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 126 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (5.50%) IIS
4 84 (5.25%) SharePoint
5 75 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (3.44%) Skype for Business
7 30 (1.88%) Tomcat
8 28 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (1.44%) JBoss
10 20 (1.25%) CMS
11 18 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 16 (1.00%) Apache Spark
13 15 (0.94%) IBM Notes
13 15 (0.94%) NServiceBus
14 14 (0.88%) Apache
15 13 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.81%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.75%) Confluence
17 10 (0.63%) Drupal
17 10 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 242 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.38%) Acrobat
4 6 (0.38%) Camtasia
4 6 (0.38%) Snagit
5 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.81%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.38%) Magento
5 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.19%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.19%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.063%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 1 (0.063%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.063%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.063%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 189 (11.81%) Office 365
2 140 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.19%) IaaS
5 32 (2.00%) SaaS
6 27 (1.69%) PaaS
7 16 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.94%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.31%) G Suite
12 4 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
13 2 (0.13%) CodePlex
13 2 (0.13%) GitHub
13 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.13%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.063%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 178 (11.13%) Firewall
2 164 (10.25%) DNS
3 139 (8.69%) WAN
4 128 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 121 (7.56%) LAN
6 118 (7.38%) DHCP
7 97 (6.06%) VPN
8 95 (5.94%) SAN
9 71 (4.44%) VoIP
10 58 (3.63%) Internet
11 49 (3.06%) Skype
12 47 (2.94%) Network Security
12 47 (2.94%) VLAN
13 42 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
14 28 (1.75%) MPLS
15 27 (1.69%) HTTP
16 25 (1.56%) WLAN
17 23 (1.44%) Broadband
17 23 (1.44%) Ethernet
18 22 (1.38%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (28.31%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 61 (3.81%) MySQL
5 57 (3.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 44 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 43 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (1.88%) RDBMS
10 28 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 27 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 22 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
14 20 (1.25%) Big Data
14 20 (1.25%) MongoDB
14 20 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (1.19%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
16 15 (0.94%) NoSQL
17 7 (0.44%) DTS
Development Applications
1 96 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 87 (5.44%) Git (software)
3 71 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 60 (3.75%) NUnit
4 60 (3.75%) Selenium
5 52 (3.25%) MSTest
6 45 (2.81%) JIRA
7 42 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 42 (2.63%) NuGet
8 37 (2.31%) Subversion
9 27 (1.69%) Cucumber
10 25 (1.56%) Moq
10 25 (1.56%) Rhino Mocks
11 24 (1.50%) Ant
12 23 (1.44%) MSI
13 21 (1.31%) JUnit
14 18 (1.13%) SpecFlow
15 17 (1.06%) JMeter
16 16 (1.00%) LoadRunner
16 16 (1.00%) SonarQube
General
1 189 (11.81%) Finance
2 88 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 80 (5.00%) Marketing
4 79 (4.94%) Manufacturing
5 61 (3.81%) Banking
6 47 (2.94%) Games
7 40 (2.50%) Legal
8 38 (2.38%) Electronics
9 34 (2.13%) Retail
10 25 (1.56%) Law
11 22 (1.38%) Advertising
12 19 (1.19%) Investment Banking
13 18 (1.13%) German Language
14 12 (0.75%) Automotive
15 11 (0.69%) French Language
15 11 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.50%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.44%) Back Office
18 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.31%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 318 (19.88%) Developer
2 230 (14.38%) Analyst
3 159 (9.94%) .NET Developer
4 155 (9.69%) Support Engineer
5 131 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 96 (6.00%) IT Support
7 90 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 89 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 82 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 78 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 74 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
12 69 (4.31%) Service Analyst
13 61 (3.81%) Software Developer
14 60 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 60 (3.75%) Senior Developer
14 60 (3.75%) Software Engineer
15 58 (3.63%) Service Desk Analyst
16 57 (3.56%) Windows Engineer
17 56 (3.50%) 1st Line Support
17 56 (3.50%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (18.81%) .NET
2 159 (9.94%) Web Services
3 140 (8.75%) ASP.NET
4 128 (8.00%) HTML
5 114 (7.13%) XML
6 92 (5.75%) CSS
7 85 (5.31%) jQuery
8 82 (5.13%) .NET Framework
9 77 (4.81%) WPF
10 65 (4.06%) WCF
11 60 (3.75%) WinForms
12 59 (3.69%) Entity Framework
13 56 (3.50%) SOAP
14 54 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (2.81%) Unity DI Container
16 44 (2.75%) Ajax
16 44 (2.75%) HTML5
16 44 (2.75%) JSON
17 42 (2.63%) AngularJS
18 36 (2.25%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 83 (5.19%) iPad
3 70 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 51 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
6 39 (2.44%) User Experience
7 36 (2.25%) Clustering
8 32 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (1.94%) Public Cloud
10 30 (1.88%) Driving Licence
11 28 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.75%) Mobile App
12 27 (1.69%) N-Tier
13 25 (1.56%) CMDB
14 24 (1.50%) Blackberry
15 19 (1.19%) Fat Client
15 19 (1.19%) Thin Client
16 17 (1.06%) Data Structures
16 17 (1.06%) FMCG
17 15 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 532 (33.25%) Windows Server
2 336 (21.00%) Linux
3 284 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 254 (15.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 238 (14.88%) Windows 7
6 123 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 119 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 114 (7.13%) Unix
9 75 (4.69%) Windows 8
10 63 (3.94%) Windows XP
11 62 (3.88%) Android
12 50 (3.13%) Apple iOS
13 48 (3.00%) Mac OS
14 36 (2.25%) AIX
15 30 (1.88%) Mac OS X
16 23 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 18 (1.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 17 (1.06%) CentOS
18 17 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
19 12 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (23.06%) ITIL
2 340 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (9.31%) TDD
4 126 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
5 125 (7.81%) DevOps
6 124 (7.75%) MVC
6 124 (7.75%) Scrum
7 122 (7.63%) Service Management
8 119 (7.44%) Software Engineering
9 110 (6.88%) OO
10 101 (6.31%) Mentoring
11 91 (5.69%) Test Automation
12 79 (4.94%) SDLC
13 77 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
14 67 (4.19%) Web Development
15 65 (4.06%) Dependency Injection
16 63 (3.94%) Unit Testing
17 60 (3.75%) Kanban
18 59 (3.69%) OOP
19 57 (3.56%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 349 (21.81%) SQL
2 268 (16.75%) C#
3 178 (11.13%) PowerShell
4 165 (10.31%) Java
5 131 (8.19%) JavaScript
6 129 (8.06%) C++
7 87 (5.44%) Python
8 69 (4.31%) VB.NET
9 66 (4.13%) VB
10 49 (3.06%) C
11 43 (2.69%) VBScript
12 41 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 39 (2.44%) Ruby
14 37 (2.31%) PHP
15 36 (2.25%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.38%) Perl
17 19 (1.19%) Go
18 17 (1.06%) Bash Shell
18 17 (1.06%) XAML
19 9 (0.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 167 (10.44%) Degree
2 127 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 84 (5.25%) MCSE
5 82 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (3.75%) SC Cleared
7 53 (3.31%) CCNA
8 49 (3.06%) MCSA
9 45 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 43 (2.69%) MCP
11 39 (2.44%) ISEB
12 35 (2.19%) CCNP
13 34 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (2.06%) ISTQB
15 31 (1.94%) MCITP
16 21 (1.31%) MOS
17 18 (1.13%) DV Cleared
18 14 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
19 12 (0.75%) PhD
20 11 (0.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (8.00%) SLA
2 67 (4.19%) QA
3 13 (0.81%) ISO 9000
3 13 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.63%) WAI
5 6 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.19%) HL7
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002
8 2 (0.13%) PMO
9 1 (0.063%) BS25999
9 1 (0.063%) COBIT
9 1 (0.063%) COSO
9 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.063%) GCP
9 1 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 527 (32.94%) Active Directory
2 236 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (12.31%) Hyper-V
4 66 (4.13%) vSphere
5 63 (3.94%) XenApp
6 47 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.25%) Terminal Services
8 31 (1.94%) XenDesktop
9 22 (1.38%) ProxySG
9 22 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.19%) Docker
10 19 (1.19%) Xen
11 17 (1.06%) VirtualBox
12 16 (1.00%) VMware Server
13 11 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.63%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.38%) KVM
15 6 (0.38%) vCloud
16 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 87 (5.44%) SCCM
2 84 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (5.06%) Puppet
4 74 (4.63%) Ansible
5 35 (2.19%) SCOM
6 30 (1.88%) SCOrch
7 24 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (1.25%) Backup Exec
9 19 (1.19%) Nagios
9 19 (1.19%) Netcool
9 19 (1.19%) WSUS
10 17 (1.06%) SCVMM
11 16 (1.00%) Ganglia
12 15 (0.94%) Mesos
13 12 (0.75%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.63%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.56%) AirWatch
15 9 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
16 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
16 6 (0.38%) Packer
Vendors
1 706 (44.13%) Microsoft
2 420 (26.25%) VMware
3 213 (13.31%) Citrix
4 196 (12.25%) Cisco
5 116 (7.25%) HP
6 79 (4.94%) Oracle
7 69 (4.31%) SAP
8 39 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 39 (2.44%) NetApp
9 38 (2.38%) Juniper
10 37 (2.31%) Veeam
11 32 (2.00%) Palo Alto
12 29 (1.81%) Dell
13 28 (1.75%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.69%) EMC
15 24 (1.50%) Google
16 22 (1.38%) Apple
16 22 (1.38%) Blue Coat
17 21 (1.31%) IBM
17 21 (1.31%) Intel
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum + bonus + excellent bens package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + 25% annual bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + Bonus and Healthcare!
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 26,000 + Training + Flexible Working + Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £43000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £20,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago