Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 14 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,797 1,681 2,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.05% 13.74% 17.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.78% 61.11% 69.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,453 1,414 1,709
North West median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%

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 3,006 2,751 2,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.50% 22.49% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,359 2,261 2,411
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,000 £54,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -1 884 £37,500 - 200
Cheshire +2 558 £37,500 +25.00% 98
Merseyside +4 208 £40,000 - 40
Lancashire +4 105 £28,250 -19.29% 30
Cumbria +1 24 £25,000 -7.41% 4
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 745 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 640 (35.61%) Active Directory
3 610 (33.95%) Windows Server
4 500 (27.82%) VMware
5 444 (24.71%) Linux
6 425 (23.65%) SQL
7 419 (23.32%) SQL Server
8 409 (22.76%) ITIL
9 407 (22.65%) Office 365
10 340 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 332 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
12 303 (16.86%) Finance
13 292 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 292 (16.25%) Hyper-V
14 287 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 262 (14.58%) Cisco
16 255 (14.19%) .NET
17 253 (14.08%) MS Exchange
18 243 (13.52%) Microsoft Office
19 237 (13.19%) Citrix
20 230 (12.80%) Windows 7
21 224 (12.47%) Unix
22 223 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
23 222 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
24 221 (12.30%) DNS
25 206 (11.46%) DevOps
26 197 (10.96%) TCP/IP
27 195 (10.85%) WAN
28 189 (10.52%) Firewall
29 188 (10.46%) 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
1 253 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 154 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (5.18%) SharePoint
4 82 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 80 (4.45%) IIS
6 67 (3.73%) Skype for Business
7 47 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 47 (2.62%) WebSphere
8 39 (2.17%) Apache
9 37 (2.06%) Tomcat
10 28 (1.56%) JBoss
11 20 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (1.06%) Confluence
13 15 (0.83%) nginx
14 11 (0.61%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.45%) SAS
17 7 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
17 7 (0.39%) IBM Notes
18 6 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 243 (13.52%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.22%) Acrobat
4 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.056%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.056%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (0.83%) Elite 3E
2 12 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.45%) Carpe Diem
5 7 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.39%) Workfront
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.17%) BASE24
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.056%) Epicor Tropos
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.056%) Primavera
9 1 (0.056%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 407 (22.65%) Office 365
2 222 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 185 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (2.62%) IaaS
5 37 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 33 (1.84%) SaaS
7 31 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (1.56%) PaaS
9 27 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 25 (1.39%) GitHub
11 18 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.89%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (0.72%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.45%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.33%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 221 (12.30%) DNS
2 197 (10.96%) TCP/IP
3 195 (10.85%) WAN
4 189 (10.52%) Firewall
5 188 (10.46%) LAN
6 159 (8.85%) DHCP
7 148 (8.24%) SAN
8 92 (5.12%) VPN
9 74 (4.12%) VoIP
10 52 (2.89%) VLAN
11 47 (2.62%) Skype
12 44 (2.45%) Network Security
13 38 (2.11%) Internet
14 32 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
15 31 (1.73%) Broadband
16 27 (1.50%) MPLS
17 23 (1.28%) PBX
18 22 (1.22%) FTP
19 21 (1.17%) Wireless
20 20 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (23.32%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.78%) Oracle Database
3 64 (3.56%) MySQL
4 61 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 57 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (2.34%) Big Data
7 42 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 39 (2.17%) Hadoop
10 37 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 25 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (1.39%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 25 (1.39%) Relational Database
13 24 (1.34%) DTS
14 23 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
15 21 (1.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 123 (6.84%) Git (software)
2 81 (4.51%) JIRA
3 77 (4.28%) Jenkins
4 46 (2.56%) MSTest
5 43 (2.39%) NUnit
6 37 (2.06%) Subversion
7 34 (1.89%) NuGet
8 29 (1.61%) Visual Studio
9 26 (1.45%) Selenium
10 25 (1.39%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 15 (0.83%) Moq
13 15 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
13 15 (0.83%) SonarQube
14 14 (0.78%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.67%) Gradle
16 11 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
17 10 (0.56%) Maven
General
1 303 (16.86%) Finance
2 100 (5.56%) Banking
3 90 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 87 (4.84%) Retail
5 73 (4.06%) Manufacturing
6 59 (3.28%) Law
7 51 (2.84%) Investment Banking
8 39 (2.17%) Advertising
9 32 (1.78%) Legal
10 31 (1.73%) Marketing
11 28 (1.56%) Games
12 20 (1.11%) Automotive
13 9 (0.50%) German Language
14 8 (0.45%) Electronics
15 6 (0.33%) Publishing
16 4 (0.22%) Billing
16 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.17%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.17%) French Language
17 3 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 273 (15.19%) Support Engineer
2 249 (13.86%) Analyst
3 225 (12.52%) Developer
4 143 (7.96%) IT Support
5 138 (7.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 133 (7.40%) .NET Developer
7 118 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 115 (6.40%) Support Analyst
9 108 (6.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 99 (5.51%) IT Engineer
11 88 (4.90%) Applications Support
12 87 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
13 80 (4.45%) C# Developer
14 76 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
15 73 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
16 71 (3.95%) Desktop Support
17 70 (3.90%) Administrator
18 68 (3.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 65 (3.62%) IT Support Engineer
20 64 (3.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (14.19%) .NET
2 111 (6.18%) Web Services
3 108 (6.01%) ASP.NET
4 81 (4.51%) HTML
5 68 (3.78%) .NET Framework
6 64 (3.56%) CSS
7 50 (2.78%) WinForms
8 48 (2.67%) WPF
9 46 (2.56%) jQuery
10 44 (2.45%) Middleware
11 43 (2.39%) Spring.NET
12 41 (2.28%) Ninject
12 41 (2.28%) Unity DI Container
13 38 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (2.06%) XML
15 36 (2.00%) SOAP
16 35 (1.95%) Hibernate
16 35 (1.95%) REST
17 31 (1.73%) JSON
18 30 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 125 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.84%) Driving Licence
3 86 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 54 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.39%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
6 37 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.73%) Replication
8 28 (1.56%) Clustering
9 25 (1.39%) Fat Client
9 25 (1.39%) Thin Client
10 24 (1.34%) User Experience
11 21 (1.17%) Life Science
11 21 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 20 (1.11%) Mainframe
13 15 (0.83%) Social Network
14 14 (0.78%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.72%) Blackberry
15 13 (0.72%) iPhone
15 13 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 610 (33.95%) Windows Server
2 444 (24.71%) Linux
3 340 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 292 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 230 (12.80%) Windows 7
6 224 (12.47%) Unix
7 185 (10.29%) Windows 10
8 63 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (3.39%) Windows 8
10 49 (2.73%) Android
11 45 (2.50%) AIX
12 38 (2.11%) HPUX
13 35 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (1.95%) Windows XP
14 33 (1.84%) Solaris
15 29 (1.61%) Apple iOS
16 28 (1.56%) CentOS
17 25 (1.39%) Ubuntu
18 22 (1.22%) Mac OS
19 19 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (22.76%) ITIL
2 332 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (11.46%) DevOps
4 155 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (7.46%) Scrum
6 131 (7.29%) TDD
7 102 (5.68%) Service Management
8 85 (4.73%) Software Engineering
9 83 (4.62%) Project Management
10 79 (4.40%) Change Management
10 79 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 79 (4.40%) Mentoring
11 78 (4.34%) Service Delivery
12 75 (4.17%) Kanban
13 74 (4.12%) OO
14 73 (4.06%) Risk Management
15 72 (4.01%) Configuration Management
15 72 (4.01%) Problem Management
16 70 (3.90%) Incident Management
17 64 (3.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 425 (23.65%) SQL
2 182 (10.13%) Java
3 176 (9.79%) C#
3 176 (9.79%) PowerShell
4 107 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 95 (5.29%) Python
6 88 (4.90%) T-SQL
7 56 (3.12%) C
7 56 (3.12%) PHP
8 54 (3.01%) Bash Shell
9 48 (2.67%) VB.NET
10 39 (2.17%) C++
11 38 (2.11%) Shell Script
12 36 (2.00%) VB
13 32 (1.78%) Perl
14 28 (1.56%) Ruby
15 26 (1.45%) VBScript
16 21 (1.17%) VBA
17 12 (0.67%) ABAP
18 11 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 223 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 153 (8.51%) MCSE
3 135 (7.51%) Degree
4 106 (5.90%) MCSA
5 90 (5.01%) MCP
6 89 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
7 76 (4.23%) Security Cleared
8 54 (3.01%) CCNA
9 52 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
10 38 (2.11%) MCITP
11 31 (1.73%) SC Cleared
12 25 (1.39%) CCENT
13 24 (1.34%) A+ Certification
14 23 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (1.17%) CCNP
15 21 (1.17%) Network+ Certification
16 20 (1.11%) DV Cleared
17 19 (1.06%) ISEB
18 15 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
19 14 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (8.18%) SLA
2 53 (2.95%) QA
3 32 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.78%) GDPR
6 11 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.22%) PMO
9 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.056%) COBIT
11 1 (0.056%) GPG13
11 1 (0.056%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.056%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.056%) TickIT
System Software
1 640 (35.61%) Active Directory
2 292 (16.25%) Hyper-V
3 287 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (2.84%) vSphere
4 51 (2.84%) XenApp
5 49 (2.73%) Docker
6 45 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (2.23%) Terminal Services
8 39 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (2.00%) Xen
10 34 (1.89%) VirtualBox
11 25 (1.39%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.33%) ProxySG
13 6 (0.33%) Varnish
13 6 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.33%) XenServer
14 5 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.22%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 145 (8.07%) SCCM
2 114 (6.34%) Opscode Chef
3 104 (5.79%) Puppet
4 85 (4.73%) Ansible
5 50 (2.78%) SCOM
6 30 (1.67%) Nagios
7 22 (1.22%) Ganglia
7 22 (1.22%) ZABBIX
8 16 (0.89%) Kubernetes
8 16 (0.89%) WSUS
9 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (0.72%) BladeLogic
11 13 (0.72%) Netcool
11 13 (0.72%) Terraform
12 12 (0.67%) Ambari
13 11 (0.61%) EdgeSight
13 11 (0.61%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.56%) CA Wily
14 10 (0.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 745 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 500 (27.82%) VMware
3 262 (14.58%) Cisco
4 237 (13.19%) Citrix
5 159 (8.85%) Oracle
6 102 (5.68%) HP
7 57 (3.17%) IBM
7 57 (3.17%) Veeam
8 53 (2.95%) Google
9 52 (2.89%) Red Hat
10 49 (2.73%) SAP
11 45 (2.50%) Capita
12 43 (2.39%) Dell
13 40 (2.23%) ServiceNow
14 37 (2.06%) Apple
15 27 (1.50%) NetApp
15 27 (1.50%) Remedy
16 23 (1.28%) WorldPay
17 22 (1.22%) F5
17 22 (1.22%) Intel