Period
to 21 October 2017

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

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1796 1726 2099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.09% 14.17% 16.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.78% 64.02% 67.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1457 1463 1706
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £51,375
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 2955 2696 3100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.19% 22.13% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2380 2237 2500
North West median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,725 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%

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 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 -1 954 £35,000 -12.50% 65
Cheshire +3 518 £34,500 +13.11% 31
Merseyside -1 162 £39,750 +10.42% 13
Lancashire +5 133 £32,500 -7.14% 15
Cumbria -6 13 £23,500 -14.55%
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 766 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 706 (39.31%) Active Directory
3 656 (36.53%) Windows Server
4 459 (25.56%) VMware
5 441 (24.55%) ITIL
6 438 (24.39%) SQL Server
7 386 (21.49%) SQL
8 376 (20.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 366 (20.38%) Linux
10 356 (19.82%) Office 365
11 344 (19.15%) Cisco
12 299 (16.65%) MS Exchange
13 289 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 281 (15.65%) Finance
15 275 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
16 268 (14.92%) Windows 7
17 265 (14.76%) Hyper-V
18 262 (14.59%) .NET
19 253 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 236 (13.14%) Firewall
21 230 (12.81%) DNS
22 227 (12.64%) Degree
23 223 (12.42%) Citrix
24 218 (12.14%) Microsoft Office
25 214 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
25 214 (11.92%) WAN
26 205 (11.41%) TCP/IP
27 197 (10.97%) C#
28 192 (10.69%) Windows 10
29 188 (10.47%) 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
1 299 (16.65%) MS Exchange
2 170 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 83 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 81 (4.51%) SharePoint
5 77 (4.29%) IIS
6 55 (3.06%) Skype for Business
7 43 (2.39%) Apache
8 30 (1.67%) Tomcat
9 27 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (1.22%) Apache Spark
11 20 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (0.89%) Confluence
13 14 (0.78%) JBoss
14 13 (0.72%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.45%) NServiceBus
17 8 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
18 6 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 218 (12.14%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.39%) Sage CRM
3 6 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.33%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.17%) Epicor Tropos
6 3 (0.17%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.056%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 356 (19.82%) Office 365
2 162 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (1.73%) IaaS
6 27 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (1.28%) GitHub
8 21 (1.17%) PaaS
9 18 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (0.95%) Mimecast
11 14 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 12 (0.67%) SaaS
13 10 (0.56%) G Suite
14 9 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.33%) npm
15 6 (0.33%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 3 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 3 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 236 (13.14%) Firewall
2 230 (12.81%) DNS
3 214 (11.92%) WAN
4 205 (11.41%) TCP/IP
5 188 (10.47%) LAN
6 181 (10.08%) DHCP
7 175 (9.74%) SAN
8 113 (6.29%) VPN
9 84 (4.68%) VoIP
10 61 (3.40%) Network Security
11 60 (3.34%) VLAN
12 51 (2.84%) Skype
13 49 (2.73%) MPLS
14 37 (2.06%) Internet
15 32 (1.78%) Ethernet
16 28 (1.56%) Wireless
17 26 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
19 24 (1.34%) Junos
20 23 (1.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.06%) MySQL
3 67 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 61 (3.40%) Hadoop
5 59 (3.29%) Big Data
6 56 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
7 48 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 46 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
12 27 (1.50%) Oracle Database
13 26 (1.45%) MongoDB
13 26 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
14 24 (1.34%) NoSQL
15 22 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 17 (0.95%) MS Access
16 17 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
18 15 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 89 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 65 (3.62%) JIRA
2 65 (3.62%) Visual Studio
3 57 (3.17%) Selenium
4 56 (3.12%) Jenkins
5 39 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 36 (2.00%) Subversion
7 35 (1.95%) NuGet
8 32 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (1.67%) MSTest
9 30 (1.67%) NUnit
10 22 (1.22%) Bitbucket
11 20 (1.11%) SonarQube
12 14 (0.78%) Cucumber
12 14 (0.78%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.56%) MSI
14 9 (0.50%) Gradle
14 9 (0.50%) HP UFT
14 9 (0.50%) JUnit
14 9 (0.50%) WiX
General
1 281 (15.65%) Finance
2 121 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 111 (6.18%) Manufacturing
4 96 (5.35%) Banking
5 78 (4.34%) Marketing
6 57 (3.17%) Retail
7 43 (2.39%) Electronics
8 37 (2.06%) Legal
9 36 (2.00%) Games
10 30 (1.67%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.45%) Law
12 17 (0.95%) Advertising
13 13 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.50%) Back Office
16 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
18 6 (0.33%) Billing
19 5 (0.28%) Music Industry
20 3 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 238 (13.25%) Support Engineer
2 226 (12.58%) Analyst
3 217 (12.08%) Developer
4 148 (8.24%) IT Support
5 147 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 118 (6.57%) .NET Developer
7 106 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 103 (5.73%) IT Engineer
9 99 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 97 (5.40%) Support Analyst
11 79 (4.40%) C# Developer
12 78 (4.34%) 1st Line Support
12 78 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
13 77 (4.29%) Administrator
14 74 (4.12%) Network Engineer
15 71 (3.95%) Software Engineer
16 70 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
17 68 (3.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 66 (3.67%) Architect
19 65 (3.62%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (14.59%) .NET
2 150 (8.35%) Web Services
3 110 (6.12%) HTML
4 102 (5.68%) ASP.NET
5 79 (4.40%) XML
6 78 (4.34%) .NET Framework
7 72 (4.01%) CSS
8 62 (3.45%) jQuery
9 53 (2.95%) Middleware
10 50 (2.78%) Entity Framework
11 48 (2.67%) WPF
12 47 (2.62%) SOAP
13 46 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 45 (2.51%) JSON
15 41 (2.28%) WCF
16 40 (2.23%) AngularJS
16 40 (2.23%) Hibernate
17 37 (2.06%) HTML5
18 36 (2.00%) WinForms
19 34 (1.89%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.29%) Driving Licence
2 103 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (5.40%) Data Centre
4 74 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 64 (3.56%) iPad
6 43 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 43 (2.39%) Public Cloud
7 38 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (1.78%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.61%) Life Science
9 29 (1.61%) User Experience
10 24 (1.34%) Replication
11 22 (1.22%) Fat Client
11 22 (1.22%) Thin Client
12 19 (1.06%) Handset
13 17 (0.95%) Smartphone
14 16 (0.89%) Clustering
14 16 (0.89%) Contactless
14 16 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 656 (36.53%) Windows Server
2 376 (20.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 366 (20.38%) Linux
4 289 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 268 (14.92%) Windows 7
6 192 (10.69%) Windows 10
7 185 (10.30%) Unix
8 107 (5.96%) Windows 8
9 94 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 51 (2.84%) Android
11 49 (2.73%) Windows XP
12 42 (2.34%) Mac OS
13 34 (1.89%) Apple iOS
14 27 (1.50%) AIX
14 27 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (1.17%) CentOS
15 21 (1.17%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.72%) HPUX
17 11 (0.61%) Debian
17 11 (0.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (24.55%) ITIL
2 275 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (9.02%) DevOps
4 130 (7.24%) TDD
5 113 (6.29%) Software Engineering
6 110 (6.12%) Change Management
7 99 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (5.51%) Service Management
8 96 (5.35%) Test Automation
9 92 (5.12%) Project Management
10 89 (4.96%) Mentoring
10 89 (4.96%) MVC
11 84 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
12 78 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
13 77 (4.29%) Service Delivery
14 74 (4.12%) Configuration Management
15 72 (4.01%) OO
16 71 (3.95%) Scrum
17 62 (3.45%) Unit Testing
18 60 (3.34%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 386 (21.49%) SQL
2 197 (10.97%) C#
3 186 (10.36%) PowerShell
4 136 (7.57%) Java
5 114 (6.35%) Python
6 109 (6.07%) JavaScript
7 90 (5.01%) C++
8 68 (3.79%) Shell Script
9 60 (3.34%) C
10 55 (3.06%) T-SQL
11 52 (2.90%) VB.NET
12 46 (2.56%) VB
13 37 (2.06%) Bash Shell
14 36 (2.00%) Go
15 34 (1.89%) PHP
16 32 (1.78%) Perl
17 25 (1.39%) VBScript
18 22 (1.22%) Ruby
19 17 (0.95%) VBA
20 8 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 227 (12.64%) Degree
2 214 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 155 (8.63%) MCSE
4 128 (7.13%) Cisco Certification
5 102 (5.68%) MCSA
6 96 (5.35%) MCP
7 72 (4.01%) CCNA
8 66 (3.67%) Security Cleared
9 55 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (2.39%) CCNP
11 33 (1.84%) A+ Certification
12 32 (1.78%) Master's Degree
13 29 (1.61%) MCITP
14 27 (1.50%) ISEB
14 27 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (1.45%) DV Cleared
16 25 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
16 25 (1.39%) SC Cleared
17 24 (1.34%) ISTQB
18 23 (1.28%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (7.57%) SLA
2 73 (4.06%) QA
3 28 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.61%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.28%) GDPR
7 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.28%) PMO
7 5 (0.28%) WAI
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.056%) GCP
9 1 (0.056%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.056%) HL7
9 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.056%) TickIT
System Software
1 706 (39.31%) Active Directory
2 265 (14.76%) Hyper-V
3 253 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (3.34%) XenApp
5 51 (2.84%) vSphere
6 45 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (2.34%) Terminal Services
8 40 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (1.95%) Docker
10 24 (1.34%) ProxySG
11 22 (1.22%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.95%) Xen
13 15 (0.84%) VirtualBox
14 10 (0.56%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.28%) VMware NSX
17 4 (0.22%) XenServer
18 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 120 (6.68%) Puppet
2 117 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (5.07%) Ansible
4 85 (4.73%) SCCM
5 55 (3.06%) SCOM
6 36 (2.00%) Nagios
7 22 (1.22%) Mesos
8 21 (1.17%) EdgeSight
8 21 (1.17%) WSUS
9 18 (1.00%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.89%) Ganglia
11 13 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 11 (0.61%) CA Wily
12 11 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.56%) Ambari
13 10 (0.56%) BladeLogic
14 9 (0.50%) Backup Exec
14 9 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
15 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 766 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 459 (25.56%) VMware
3 344 (19.15%) Cisco
4 223 (12.42%) Citrix
5 121 (6.74%) Oracle
6 77 (4.29%) HP
7 60 (3.34%) SAP
8 56 (3.12%) Google
9 53 (2.95%) Dell
10 52 (2.90%) Veeam
11 42 (2.34%) Apple
12 40 (2.23%) Juniper
13 39 (2.17%) Red Hat
14 38 (2.12%) CheckPoint
14 38 (2.12%) EqualLogic
15 34 (1.89%) F5
16 32 (1.78%) NetApp
16 32 (1.78%) Symantec
17 31 (1.73%) Riverbed
18 30 (1.67%) Palo Alto