Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1807 1569 2010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.72% 13.55% 15.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.89% 64.49% 66.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1513 1338 1696
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +2.19%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,313 £53,750
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 3017 2433 3004
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.90% 21.02% 23.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2482 2030 2443
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -2 1078 £37,500 -6.25% 75
Cheshire +3 453 £32,500 +8.33% 46
Merseyside -6 133 £38,500 +10.00% 16
Lancashire 0 128 £32,500 - 9
Cumbria -12 7 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 790 (43.72%) Microsoft
2 697 (38.57%) Active Directory
3 656 (36.30%) Windows Server
4 492 (27.23%) VMware
5 453 (25.07%) SQL Server
6 421 (23.30%) ITIL
7 386 (21.36%) SQL
8 377 (20.86%) Linux
9 360 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 343 (18.98%) MS Exchange
11 312 (17.27%) .NET
11 312 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
12 298 (16.49%) Cisco
13 290 (16.05%) Office 365
14 285 (15.77%) Windows Server 2008
15 271 (15.00%) Windows 7
16 267 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 256 (14.17%) Hyper-V
18 250 (13.84%) C#
19 247 (13.67%) Finance
20 240 (13.28%) Microsoft Office
21 235 (13.00%) Firewall
22 227 (12.56%) DNS
23 225 (12.45%) Degree
24 221 (12.23%) Citrix
25 202 (11.18%) WAN
26 187 (10.35%) Web Services
27 185 (10.24%) TCP/IP
28 181 (10.02%) Microsoft Certification
28 181 (10.02%) PowerShell

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
1 343 (18.98%) MS Exchange
2 175 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 83 (4.59%) IIS
5 79 (4.37%) SharePoint
6 58 (3.21%) Skype for Business
7 33 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (1.49%) Apache Spark
9 26 (1.44%) Apache
10 20 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (1.11%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.05%) IBM Notes
12 16 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (0.77%) CMS
13 14 (0.77%) Confluence
14 12 (0.66%) NServiceBus
15 10 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (0.44%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 240 (13.28%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.055%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.055%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.39%) Sage CRM
3 6 (0.33%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.22%) Magento
5 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.17%) Sage 1000
6 3 (0.17%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.17%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.11%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.055%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.055%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.055%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.055%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.055%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 290 (16.05%) Office 365
2 155 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 34 (1.88%) IaaS
6 23 (1.27%) PaaS
6 23 (1.27%) SaaS
7 14 (0.77%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.61%) G Suite
9 10 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.33%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.28%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.28%) GitHub
14 3 (0.17%) CodePlex
14 3 (0.17%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
16 1 (0.055%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 235 (13.00%) Firewall
2 227 (12.56%) DNS
3 202 (11.18%) WAN
4 185 (10.24%) TCP/IP
5 173 (9.57%) LAN
6 166 (9.19%) DHCP
7 155 (8.58%) SAN
8 107 (5.92%) VPN
9 80 (4.43%) VoIP
10 68 (3.76%) VLAN
11 61 (3.38%) Network Security
12 58 (3.21%) Skype
13 51 (2.82%) Internet
13 51 (2.82%) MPLS
14 38 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
15 36 (1.99%) Ethernet
16 32 (1.77%) Junos
17 28 (1.55%) Unified Communications
18 24 (1.33%) NetScaler
18 24 (1.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (25.07%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.43%) Relational Database
3 76 (4.21%) MySQL
4 58 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
5 53 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (2.71%) Hadoop
6 49 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 44 (2.43%) Big Data
8 38 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 32 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
13 22 (1.22%) MongoDB
13 22 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
14 20 (1.11%) NoSQL
15 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
16 15 (0.83%) Oracle Database
17 12 (0.66%) GIS
Development Applications
1 107 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 99 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 64 (3.54%) Selenium
4 58 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (3.15%) JIRA
5 57 (3.15%) Subversion
6 51 (2.82%) NuGet
7 47 (2.60%) Jenkins
8 44 (2.43%) NUnit
9 40 (2.21%) MSTest
10 26 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 23 (1.27%) SonarQube
12 22 (1.22%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.00%) MSI
14 17 (0.94%) SpecFlow
15 16 (0.89%) WiX
16 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Blend
17 12 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (0.66%) FxCop
17 12 (0.66%) StyleCop
General
1 247 (13.67%) Finance
2 135 (7.47%) Telecoms
3 109 (6.03%) Manufacturing
4 91 (5.04%) Marketing
5 80 (4.43%) Banking
6 64 (3.54%) Retail
7 60 (3.32%) Electronics
8 55 (3.04%) Games
9 41 (2.27%) Legal
10 30 (1.66%) Investment Banking
11 23 (1.27%) Law
12 22 (1.22%) Advertising
13 14 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.72%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.50%) Back Office
17 7 (0.39%) Automotive
17 7 (0.39%) Music Industry
18 6 (0.33%) German Language
19 5 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 289 (15.99%) Developer
2 227 (12.56%) Analyst
3 206 (11.40%) Support Engineer
4 146 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 144 (7.97%) .NET Developer
6 139 (7.69%) IT Support
7 99 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 96 (5.31%) C# Developer
9 94 (5.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 90 (4.98%) IT Engineer
11 89 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
12 88 (4.87%) Support Analyst
13 85 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
14 79 (4.37%) Software Engineer
15 74 (4.10%) Network Engineer
16 70 (3.87%) Administrator
17 67 (3.71%) 1st Line Support
17 67 (3.71%) Service Analyst
18 64 (3.54%) Consultant
19 63 (3.49%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (17.27%) .NET
2 187 (10.35%) Web Services
3 136 (7.53%) HTML
4 131 (7.25%) ASP.NET
5 115 (6.36%) XML
6 93 (5.15%) CSS
7 89 (4.93%) .NET Framework
8 80 (4.43%) jQuery
9 70 (3.87%) Entity Framework
10 65 (3.60%) WPF
11 63 (3.49%) WCF
12 61 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 61 (3.38%) SOAP
13 56 (3.10%) JSON
14 42 (2.32%) HTML5
15 41 (2.27%) LINQ
15 41 (2.27%) WinForms
16 37 (2.05%) AngularJS
16 37 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (1.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.70%) Computer Science
2 85 (4.70%) Data Centre
3 81 (4.48%) iPad
4 76 (4.21%) Driving Licence
5 46 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
5 46 (2.55%) Public Cloud
6 43 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 37 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 30 (1.66%) User Experience
9 25 (1.38%) CMDB
10 22 (1.22%) Fat Client
10 22 (1.22%) Replication
10 22 (1.22%) Thin Client
11 21 (1.16%) Blackberry
11 21 (1.16%) Clustering
12 20 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.11%) Handset
12 20 (1.11%) N-Tier
13 17 (0.94%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 656 (36.30%) Windows Server
2 377 (20.86%) Linux
3 360 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 285 (15.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 271 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 177 (9.80%) Windows 10
7 144 (7.97%) Unix
8 127 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 114 (6.31%) Windows 8
10 63 (3.49%) Windows XP
11 62 (3.43%) Mac OS
12 59 (3.27%) Android
13 48 (2.66%) Apple iOS
14 27 (1.49%) Mac OS X
15 26 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (1.33%) AIX
17 18 (1.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 17 (0.94%) CentOS
19 11 (0.61%) Debian
20 8 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (23.30%) ITIL
2 312 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (8.91%) TDD
4 150 (8.30%) DevOps
5 144 (7.97%) Software Engineering
6 129 (7.14%) MVC
7 121 (6.70%) Test Automation
8 112 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
9 111 (6.14%) Mentoring
9 111 (6.14%) OO
10 108 (5.98%) Service Management
11 98 (5.42%) Change Management
12 90 (4.98%) Scrum
13 89 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 87 (4.81%) Unit Testing
15 86 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
16 78 (4.32%) SDLC
17 76 (4.21%) Project Management
18 73 (4.04%) Configuration Management
18 73 (4.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 386 (21.36%) SQL
2 250 (13.84%) C#
3 181 (10.02%) PowerShell
4 167 (9.24%) Java
5 134 (7.42%) C++
6 125 (6.92%) Python
7 124 (6.86%) JavaScript
8 69 (3.82%) C
9 67 (3.71%) Shell Script
10 57 (3.15%) VB
11 55 (3.04%) VB.NET
12 46 (2.55%) T-SQL
13 40 (2.21%) Go
14 37 (2.05%) VBScript
15 36 (1.99%) PHP
16 30 (1.66%) Bash Shell
17 29 (1.60%) Ruby
18 26 (1.44%) Perl
19 17 (0.94%) XAML
20 16 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 225 (12.45%) Degree
2 181 (10.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 133 (7.36%) MCSE
4 103 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (4.54%) MCSA
6 76 (4.21%) Security Cleared
7 71 (3.93%) CCNA
8 67 (3.71%) MCP
9 47 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
10 40 (2.21%) CCNP
11 38 (2.10%) SC Cleared
12 37 (2.05%) ISEB
13 36 (1.99%) ISTQB
13 36 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (1.60%) Master's Degree
15 26 (1.44%) DV Cleared
15 26 (1.44%) MCITP
16 19 (1.05%) CCIE
16 19 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
17 17 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (7.53%) SLA
2 88 (4.87%) QA
3 26 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.61%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.33%) WAI
8 5 (0.28%) PMO
9 4 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.11%) GDPR
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.055%) GCP
11 1 (0.055%) HL7
11 1 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 697 (38.57%) Active Directory
2 267 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (14.17%) Hyper-V
4 79 (4.37%) XenApp
5 70 (3.87%) vSphere
6 56 (3.10%) Terminal Services
7 45 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (1.83%) XenDesktop
10 32 (1.77%) ProxySG
11 27 (1.49%) Docker
12 23 (1.27%) Xen
13 21 (1.16%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.61%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.39%) Terminal Server
15 7 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.28%) KVM
17 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
18 4 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 123 (6.81%) Puppet
2 117 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (5.81%) Ansible
4 81 (4.48%) SCCM
5 42 (2.32%) SCOM
6 28 (1.55%) Nagios
7 26 (1.44%) Mesos
8 25 (1.38%) WSUS
9 15 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (0.77%) Backup Exec
11 11 (0.61%) EdgeSight
11 11 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.50%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.39%) Ganglia
14 7 (0.39%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.39%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 790 (43.72%) Microsoft
2 492 (27.23%) VMware
3 298 (16.49%) Cisco
4 221 (12.23%) Citrix
5 99 (5.48%) HP
6 97 (5.37%) Oracle
7 83 (4.59%) SAP
8 57 (3.15%) Veeam
9 53 (2.93%) Juniper
10 51 (2.82%) Google
11 50 (2.77%) Dell
12 47 (2.60%) CheckPoint
13 40 (2.21%) NetApp
14 39 (2.16%) Apple
14 39 (2.16%) Palo Alto
15 33 (1.83%) Blue Coat
16 31 (1.72%) F5
16 31 (1.72%) Riverbed
17 30 (1.66%) Red Hat
18 29 (1.60%) EqualLogic