Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 15 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,612 1,797 1,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.21% 14.06% 14.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.47% 60.14% 62.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,376 1,443 1,443
North West median annual salary £38,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.29% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -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 2,425 2,988 2,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.89% 23.37% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,939 2,351 2,279
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +5 1,007 £43,500 +24.29% 197
Cheshire -2 315 £32,500 -13.33% 69
Merseyside 0 180 £35,000 -12.50% 20
Lancashire +5 96 £29,500 -9.23% 25
Cumbria -4 6 £22,500 -8.16% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 722 (44.79%) Microsoft
2 681 (42.25%) Active Directory
3 574 (35.61%) Linux
4 493 (30.58%) VMware
5 459 (28.47%) Windows Server
6 420 (26.05%) SQL
7 361 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 334 (20.72%) ITIL
9 306 (18.98%) Cisco
10 301 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 292 (18.11%) Office 365
12 291 (18.05%) Finance
13 290 (17.99%) Amazon AWS
14 259 (16.07%) Information Security
15 238 (14.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 232 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
17 231 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 230 (14.27%) SQL Server
19 215 (13.34%) Windows 10
20 211 (13.09%) CISSP
21 210 (13.03%) Windows 7
22 208 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
23 207 (12.84%) SIEM
24 205 (12.72%) Degree
25 197 (12.22%) Citrix
26 195 (12.10%) MS Exchange
27 191 (11.85%) DNS
28 190 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
29 186 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
30 180 (11.17%) Mentoring

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
1 195 (12.10%) MS Exchange
2 122 (7.57%) IIS
3 107 (6.64%) SharePoint
4 87 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 59 (3.66%) Skype for Business
6 54 (3.35%) Confluence
7 32 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (1.99%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (1.24%) Apache
9 20 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 17 (1.05%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.93%) nginx
12 13 (0.81%) JBoss
13 10 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.43%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
17 5 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 173 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (6.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.062%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.56%) SAP BPC
2 7 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.25%) Relativity
4 4 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.25%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.12%) iTrent
6 2 (0.12%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.062%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 361 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 292 (18.11%) Office 365
3 290 (17.99%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (5.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 51 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (2.42%) Amazon S3
6 39 (2.42%) Amazon SQS
7 38 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 38 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
8 36 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (1.30%) IaaS
10 16 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.87%) OpenShift
12 10 (0.62%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.56%) SaaS
14 8 (0.50%) GitHub
15 4 (0.25%) G Suite
15 4 (0.25%) PaaS
16 3 (0.19%) Google Drive
17 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 191 (11.85%) DNS
2 174 (10.79%) Firewall
3 162 (10.05%) Network Security
4 147 (9.12%) DHCP
5 143 (8.87%) TCP/IP
6 135 (8.37%) Wi-Fi
7 128 (7.94%) LAN
8 124 (7.69%) WAN
9 111 (6.89%) SAN
10 74 (4.59%) VoIP
10 74 (4.59%) VPN
11 49 (3.04%) Internet
12 47 (2.92%) Skype
13 32 (1.99%) VLAN
14 31 (1.92%) HTTP
14 31 (1.92%) RS-232
15 30 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
16 27 (1.67%) SMTP
16 27 (1.67%) Wireless
17 24 (1.49%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (14.27%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
3 36 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (2.11%) MySQL
5 30 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.81%) Power BI
12 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.74%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.68%) Big Data
13 11 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.43%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 108 (6.70%) TeamCity
2 97 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 91 (5.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 90 (5.58%) JIRA
5 76 (4.71%) Git (software)
6 58 (3.60%) Visual Studio
7 55 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 40 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (2.30%) Selenium
10 29 (1.80%) Subversion
11 22 (1.36%) Cucumber
12 19 (1.18%) HP UFT
13 16 (0.99%) Bitbucket
13 16 (0.99%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.62%) FitNesse
15 9 (0.56%) Bugzilla
16 7 (0.43%) Ant
16 7 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
17 6 (0.37%) WebDriver
18 4 (0.25%) Hudson
General
1 291 (18.05%) Finance
2 124 (7.69%) Legal
3 58 (3.60%) Law
4 44 (2.73%) Banking
5 42 (2.61%) Retail
6 40 (2.48%) Games
7 37 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 34 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.74%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.24%) Marketing
11 16 (0.99%) Electronics
12 12 (0.74%) Advertising
13 8 (0.50%) Back Office
13 8 (0.50%) French Language
13 8 (0.50%) German Language
13 8 (0.50%) Publishing
14 5 (0.31%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.25%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.19%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 335 (20.78%) Analyst
2 183 (11.35%) Support Engineer
3 168 (10.42%) IT Analyst
4 162 (10.05%) IT Support
5 123 (7.63%) Developer
6 119 (7.38%) Security Analyst
7 118 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 107 (6.64%) IT Security Analyst
8 107 (6.64%) Senior Analyst
9 105 (6.51%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 105 (6.51%) Senior Security Analyst
10 101 (6.27%) Support Analyst
11 92 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 92 (5.71%) Information Manager
11 92 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
11 92 (5.71%) Security Manager
12 87 (5.40%) IT Engineer
13 83 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
14 73 (4.53%) 1st Line Support
15 68 (4.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (9.06%) .NET
2 103 (6.39%) Web Services
3 60 (3.72%) SOAP
4 58 (3.60%) HTML
5 51 (3.16%) Node.js
6 49 (3.04%) RESTful
7 47 (2.92%) .NET Framework
8 46 (2.85%) WCF
9 44 (2.73%) CSS
10 42 (2.61%) ASP.NET
11 37 (2.30%) jQuery
11 37 (2.30%) XML
12 32 (1.99%) REST
13 28 (1.74%) AngularJS
14 27 (1.67%) JSON
15 26 (1.61%) WinForms
16 22 (1.36%) Ajax
17 18 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 14 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 145 (9.00%) Management Information System
2 120 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (6.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 76 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 63 (3.91%) Data Centre
6 49 (3.04%) Fintech
7 39 (2.42%) Clustering
7 39 (2.42%) Private Cloud
8 37 (2.30%) Driving Licence
9 31 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (1.80%) Fat Client
10 29 (1.80%) Thin Client
11 26 (1.61%) PMI
11 26 (1.61%) User Experience
12 21 (1.30%) Blackberry
13 19 (1.18%) iPhone
14 17 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.05%) Replication
15 16 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
16 15 (0.93%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 574 (35.61%) Linux
2 459 (28.47%) Windows Server
3 231 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 215 (13.34%) Windows 10
5 210 (13.03%) Windows 7
6 186 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 120 (7.44%) Unix
8 64 (3.97%) Windows 8
9 43 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 39 (2.42%) Android
12 30 (1.86%) Apple iOS
13 23 (1.43%) Mac OS X
14 15 (0.93%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.93%) Ubuntu
15 14 (0.87%) CentOS
16 13 (0.81%) Solaris
16 13 (0.81%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.74%) AIX
18 8 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (20.72%) ITIL
2 259 (16.07%) Information Security
3 232 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
5 207 (12.84%) SIEM
6 190 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
7 180 (11.17%) Mentoring
8 163 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 153 (9.49%) Incident Management
10 147 (9.12%) DevOps
11 138 (8.56%) Business Continuity
12 132 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 131 (8.13%) Risk Management
14 130 (8.06%) Threat Analysis
15 125 (7.75%) Data Protection
16 123 (7.63%) Web Development
17 117 (7.26%) Scenario Testing
18 113 (7.01%) Vulnerability Management
19 112 (6.95%) Due Diligence
20 110 (6.82%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 420 (26.05%) SQL
2 168 (10.42%) C#
3 123 (7.63%) PowerShell
4 99 (6.14%) Python
5 76 (4.71%) T-SQL
6 75 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 65 (4.03%) Java
8 56 (3.47%) C++
9 38 (2.36%) C
10 33 (2.05%) Bash Shell
11 32 (1.99%) Perl
12 20 (1.24%) PHP
12 20 (1.24%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.87%) Go
13 14 (0.87%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.56%) VBScript
15 8 (0.50%) Ruby
16 5 (0.31%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.31%) VC++
17 4 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 211 (13.09%) CISSP
2 205 (12.72%) Degree
3 156 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 134 (8.31%) SANS
5 107 (6.64%) CREST Certified
5 107 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 102 (6.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 60 (3.72%) MCSE
8 54 (3.35%) CCNA
9 45 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (2.67%) MCP
11 41 (2.54%) MCSA
12 40 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 30 (1.86%) GIAC
14 27 (1.67%) Security Cleared
15 26 (1.61%) CCNP
15 26 (1.61%) PMI Certification
16 25 (1.55%) ISTQB
17 19 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 18 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (14.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 135 (8.37%) GDPR
3 129 (8.00%) PCI DSS
4 70 (4.34%) SLA
5 41 (2.54%) QA
6 16 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.19%) COBIT
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.12%) FISMA
11 1 (0.062%) HL7
11 1 (0.062%) PMO
System Software
1 681 (42.25%) Active Directory
2 301 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 64 (3.97%) XenApp
5 63 (3.91%) Docker
6 62 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 53 (3.29%) vSphere
8 49 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (2.85%) XenDesktop
10 27 (1.67%) Terminal Server
11 24 (1.49%) Snort
12 20 (1.24%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (0.68%) XenServer
15 9 (0.56%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.43%) PowerHA
18 6 (0.37%) BitLocker
18 6 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 114 (7.07%) Ansible
2 89 (5.52%) SCCM
3 45 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (2.73%) Salt
5 33 (2.05%) Kubernetes
6 27 (1.67%) Puppet
7 23 (1.43%) Nagios
7 23 (1.43%) SCOM
8 18 (1.12%) Terraform
8 18 (1.12%) WSUS
9 17 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.74%) AirWatch
11 11 (0.68%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.68%) Packer
12 10 (0.62%) FortiGate
13 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.56%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.50%) Backup Exec
14 8 (0.50%) SCOrch
15 7 (0.43%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 722 (44.79%) Microsoft
2 493 (30.58%) VMware
3 306 (18.98%) Cisco
4 197 (12.22%) Citrix
5 53 (3.29%) NetApp
6 52 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 49 (3.04%) Oracle
7 49 (3.04%) Veeam
8 41 (2.54%) HP
9 39 (2.42%) New Relic
9 39 (2.42%) Trend Micro
10 38 (2.36%) Apple
11 30 (1.86%) Dell
12 26 (1.61%) SAP
13 23 (1.43%) Avaya
13 23 (1.43%) Intel
13 23 (1.43%) SolarWinds
14 22 (1.36%) IBM
15 19 (1.18%) EMC
15 19 (1.18%) McAfee