Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 14 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,584 1,760 1,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.67% 13.42% 14.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.39% 58.86% 64.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,305 1,481 1,412
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,500 £21,275
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,125 £53,750
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 2,623 2,990 2,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.98% 22.80% 21.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,090 2,451 2,093
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,225 £23,000 £22,300
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 0 879 £37,500 - 164
Cheshire -3 417 £37,500 +15.38% 53
Merseyside +5 159 £37,500 -1.32% 34
Lancashire -1 105 £28,000 -13.85% 34
Cumbria +3 18 £35,000 +40.00% 4
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 641 (40.47%) Active Directory
2 615 (38.83%) Microsoft
3 595 (37.56%) Windows Server
4 525 (33.14%) Linux
5 493 (31.12%) VMware
6 381 (24.05%) SQL
7 346 (21.84%) SQL Server
8 326 (20.58%) Office 365
9 318 (20.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 316 (19.95%) ITIL
11 311 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
12 286 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 284 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 277 (17.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 258 (16.29%) DevOps
16 256 (16.16%) Hyper-V
17 253 (15.97%) Finance
18 252 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
19 214 (13.51%) Cisco
20 211 (13.32%) Citrix
21 210 (13.26%) MS Exchange
22 207 (13.07%) Microsoft Office
23 205 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
24 202 (12.75%) .NET
25 183 (11.55%) Firewall
26 181 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
27 179 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
28 174 (10.98%) TCP/IP
28 174 (10.98%) Ansible
29 170 (10.73%) 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
1 210 (13.26%) MS Exchange
2 115 (7.26%) IIS
3 112 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 99 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 96 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 69 (4.36%) Skype for Business
7 49 (3.09%) Confluence
8 30 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 28 (1.77%) Apache
10 25 (1.58%) Tomcat
11 20 (1.26%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.07%) nginx
13 16 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.95%) JBoss
15 10 (0.63%) SAS
15 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.63%) WordPress
16 9 (0.57%) Apache Spark
16 9 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 207 (13.07%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.063%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.95%) Workfront
3 14 (0.88%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.063%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.063%) Magento
7 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.063%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.063%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 326 (20.58%) Office 365
2 318 (20.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 252 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (3.66%) IaaS
5 53 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 46 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 38 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
8 37 (2.34%) Amazon S3
9 36 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
10 34 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 27 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (1.39%) NuGet
12 22 (1.39%) PaaS
12 22 (1.39%) SaaS
13 19 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.76%) GitHub
14 12 (0.76%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.63%) OneDrive
16 6 (0.38%) G Suite
16 6 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 183 (11.55%) Firewall
2 174 (10.98%) TCP/IP
3 170 (10.73%) DNS
4 151 (9.53%) LAN
5 146 (9.22%) SAN
5 146 (9.22%) WAN
6 108 (6.82%) DHCP
7 82 (5.18%) Network Security
8 81 (5.11%) VoIP
9 76 (4.80%) VPN
10 49 (3.09%) Skype
11 44 (2.78%) VLAN
12 39 (2.46%) SSL
13 33 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (2.02%) Internet
15 30 (1.89%) Wireless
16 29 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (1.83%) HTTP
17 27 (1.70%) MPLS
18 24 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 70 (4.42%) MySQL
3 51 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
5 39 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 36 (2.27%) Big Data
7 33 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 31 (1.96%) Oracle Database
9 28 (1.77%) Hadoop
9 28 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
10 21 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 20 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 20 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (1.14%) MongoDB
13 15 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.82%) NoSQL
15 13 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 158 (9.97%) Git (software)
2 142 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 102 (6.44%) JIRA
4 67 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 66 (4.17%) TeamCity
6 56 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 38 (2.40%) Subversion
8 33 (2.08%) Visual Studio
9 32 (2.02%) Selenium
10 27 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (1.14%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (0.69%) MSTest
13 11 (0.69%) NUnit
14 10 (0.63%) Ant
14 10 (0.63%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.57%) Moq
16 8 (0.51%) git-flow
16 8 (0.51%) Gradle
16 8 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 253 (15.97%) Finance
2 74 (4.67%) Retail
3 73 (4.61%) Banking
4 62 (3.91%) Law
5 46 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 41 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 36 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.89%) Games
9 29 (1.83%) Automotive
10 27 (1.70%) Marketing
11 20 (1.26%) Advertising
11 20 (1.26%) Electronics
12 19 (1.20%) Legal
13 12 (0.76%) Back Office
14 8 (0.51%) Publishing
14 8 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.38%) Local Government
16 4 (0.25%) Billing
16 4 (0.25%) German Language
17 3 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 247 (15.59%) Analyst
2 204 (12.88%) Support Engineer
3 167 (10.54%) Developer
4 144 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 144 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 116 (7.32%) IT Support
6 109 (6.88%) Support Analyst
7 92 (5.81%) IT Engineer
8 90 (5.68%) Service Analyst
9 84 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 79 (4.99%) .NET Developer
10 79 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support
11 74 (4.67%) C# Developer
12 72 (4.55%) Applications Support
12 72 (4.55%) IT Analyst
13 69 (4.36%) Desktop Support
14 68 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
15 63 (3.98%) Administrator
16 62 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
17 57 (3.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (12.75%) .NET
2 95 (6.00%) Web Services
3 86 (5.43%) ASP.NET
4 79 (4.99%) .NET Framework
5 77 (4.86%) HTML
6 63 (3.98%) CSS
7 46 (2.90%) jQuery
8 45 (2.84%) XML
9 44 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 38 (2.40%) AngularJS
10 38 (2.40%) Node.js
10 38 (2.40%) REST
11 36 (2.27%) JSON
11 36 (2.27%) SOAP
12 30 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
13 25 (1.58%) Entity Framework
14 23 (1.45%) WCF
15 21 (1.33%) NHibernate
16 20 (1.26%) Java EE
17 19 (1.20%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 69 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 60 (3.79%) Driving Licence
5 54 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 48 (3.03%) Private Cloud
7 40 (2.53%) Clustering
8 39 (2.46%) Computer Science
9 36 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.70%) User Experience
11 20 (1.26%) Mainframe
12 19 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 19 (1.20%) Thin Client
13 17 (1.07%) PKI
13 17 (1.07%) Replication
14 16 (1.01%) Fintech
15 15 (0.95%) Mobile App
16 13 (0.82%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 595 (37.56%) Windows Server
2 525 (33.14%) Linux
3 286 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 277 (17.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 166 (10.48%) Windows 10
5 166 (10.48%) Windows 7
6 107 (6.76%) Unix
7 52 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (1.89%) Android
10 29 (1.83%) Mac OS X
11 28 (1.77%) Windows 8
12 24 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 24 (1.52%) CentOS
12 24 (1.52%) Mac OS
13 23 (1.45%) AIX
13 23 (1.45%) Solaris
14 21 (1.33%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.82%) HPUX
16 12 (0.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (19.95%) ITIL
2 311 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (16.29%) DevOps
4 205 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
5 181 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
6 101 (6.38%) Configuration Management
7 94 (5.93%) Scrum
8 93 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
9 89 (5.62%) Service Management
10 86 (5.43%) Software Engineering
11 84 (5.30%) Project Management
12 83 (5.24%) TDD
13 76 (4.80%) Incident Management
14 73 (4.61%) Information Security
15 71 (4.48%) Continuous Delivery
16 70 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
16 70 (4.42%) Mentoring
17 68 (4.29%) Problem Management
18 65 (4.10%) Change Management
19 64 (4.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 381 (24.05%) SQL
2 160 (10.10%) C#
3 155 (9.79%) PowerShell
4 141 (8.90%) Python
5 119 (7.51%) Java
6 107 (6.76%) JavaScript
7 69 (4.36%) T-SQL
8 64 (4.04%) Bash Shell
9 53 (3.35%) PHP
10 45 (2.84%) C++
11 44 (2.78%) Perl
12 31 (1.96%) C
13 29 (1.83%) Ruby
14 25 (1.58%) VBA
15 22 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.14%) VB.NET
17 15 (0.95%) Go
18 11 (0.69%) Objective-C
19 10 (0.63%) PHP 5
20 9 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 179 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 132 (8.33%) MCSE
3 117 (7.39%) Degree
4 77 (4.86%) MCSA
5 75 (4.73%) MCP
6 73 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (4.61%) Security Cleared
7 53 (3.35%) CCNA
8 47 (2.97%) CISSP
9 45 (2.84%) CCNP
10 36 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (1.39%) SC Cleared
13 17 (1.07%) SANS
14 16 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.01%) MCITP
15 14 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.82%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.76%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (6.57%) SLA
2 67 (4.23%) QA
3 53 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (2.08%) GDPR
5 26 (1.64%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.82%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.69%) GCP
8 9 (0.57%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.25%) FISMA
9 4 (0.25%) PMO
9 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.19%) COSHH
11 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 15765
12 1 (0.063%) COBIT
12 1 (0.063%) GPG13
12 1 (0.063%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.063%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 641 (40.47%) Active Directory
2 284 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (16.16%) Hyper-V
4 79 (4.99%) Docker
5 62 (3.91%) vSphere
6 58 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
7 54 (3.41%) Xen
8 52 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
8 52 (3.28%) XenApp
9 45 (2.84%) VirtualBox
10 39 (2.46%) Terminal Services
11 26 (1.64%) XenDesktop
12 24 (1.52%) Firmware
13 20 (1.26%) KVM
13 20 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.76%) XenServer
15 11 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (0.63%) VMware NSX
17 8 (0.51%) Varnish
18 6 (0.38%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 174 (10.98%) Ansible
2 117 (7.39%) Puppet
3 108 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
4 104 (6.57%) SCCM
5 48 (3.03%) Kubernetes
6 40 (2.53%) Terraform
7 29 (1.83%) SCOM
8 23 (1.45%) Salt
9 22 (1.39%) Nagios
10 19 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
11 16 (1.01%) WSUS
12 15 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (0.82%) Nessus
14 11 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
14 11 (0.69%) Rancher
14 11 (0.69%) TrustSec
14 11 (0.69%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.63%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
15 10 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 615 (38.83%) Microsoft
2 493 (31.12%) VMware
3 214 (13.51%) Cisco
4 211 (13.32%) Citrix
5 106 (6.69%) Oracle
6 65 (4.10%) HP
7 54 (3.41%) Veeam
8 48 (3.03%) IBM
9 40 (2.53%) SAP
10 39 (2.46%) Capita
11 37 (2.34%) New Relic
12 36 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 36 (2.27%) Trend Micro
13 34 (2.15%) Dell
13 34 (2.15%) Google
14 31 (1.96%) Apple
14 31 (1.96%) SolarWinds
15 28 (1.77%) NetApp
16 23 (1.45%) EMC
17 20 (1.26%) Avaya