Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,707 1,808 1,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.59% 13.69% 14.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.83% 60.57% 64.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,426 1,450 1,502
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £53,125
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 2,593 2,985 2,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.17% 22.59% 22.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,065 2,377 2,303
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +5 1,064 £40,500 +15.71% 199
Cheshire -3 362 £34,250 +0.74% 61
Merseyside +1 178 £32,500 -20.73% 32
Lancashire +4 85 £28,000 -13.85% 21
Cumbria +1 9 £25,000 +12.36% 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 764 (44.76%) Active Directory
2 721 (42.24%) Microsoft
3 598 (35.03%) Linux
4 559 (32.75%) VMware
5 556 (32.57%) Windows Server
6 420 (24.60%) SQL
7 393 (23.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 354 (20.74%) Office 365
9 341 (19.98%) ITIL
10 315 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 308 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
12 303 (17.75%) Cisco
13 299 (17.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 257 (15.06%) Finance
15 255 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 248 (14.53%) SQL Server
17 230 (13.47%) MS Exchange
18 224 (13.12%) Citrix
19 222 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
20 206 (12.07%) Information Security
21 203 (11.89%) DevOps
22 201 (11.78%) Windows 10
22 201 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
23 200 (11.72%) Windows 7
24 199 (11.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 199 (11.66%) DNS
25 195 (11.42%) Firewall
26 189 (11.07%) Microsoft Office
27 187 (10.95%) Degree
28 178 (10.43%) Penetration Testing

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
1 230 (13.47%) MS Exchange
2 144 (8.44%) SharePoint
3 133 (7.79%) IIS
4 117 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 76 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (4.16%) Skype for Business
7 52 (3.05%) Confluence
8 33 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 27 (1.58%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.35%) Apache
11 21 (1.23%) WebLogic
12 18 (1.05%) WebSphere
13 17 (1.00%) JBoss
13 17 (1.00%) nginx
14 13 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
16 8 (0.47%) Apache Pig
17 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
18 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 189 (11.07%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.059%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.23%) Relativity
3 4 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.12%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.059%) Magento
6 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.059%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.059%) Primavera
6 1 (0.059%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.059%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 393 (23.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 354 (20.74%) Office 365
3 308 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
4 79 (4.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 60 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 44 (2.58%) Amazon S3
7 43 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
8 40 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 34 (1.99%) IaaS
10 30 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (1.11%) OpenShift
12 12 (0.70%) GitHub
13 11 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.41%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.23%) G Suite
16 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (0.12%) Google Drive
16 2 (0.12%) PaaS
16 2 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 199 (11.66%) DNS
2 195 (11.42%) Firewall
3 173 (10.13%) TCP/IP
4 145 (8.49%) DHCP
4 145 (8.49%) LAN
5 140 (8.20%) SAN
6 138 (8.08%) WAN
7 134 (7.85%) Network Security
8 107 (6.27%) Wi-Fi
9 84 (4.92%) VoIP
10 70 (4.10%) VPN
11 56 (3.28%) Skype
12 42 (2.46%) Internet
13 33 (1.93%) HTTP
14 32 (1.87%) Wireless
15 31 (1.82%) VLAN
16 29 (1.70%) SSL
17 26 (1.52%) MPLS
18 22 (1.29%) SSH
18 22 (1.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.87%) MySQL
3 42 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
4 39 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (1.35%) Big Data
6 23 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 20 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 19 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 17 (1.00%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.88%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 133 (7.79%) Jenkins
2 100 (5.86%) TeamCity
3 91 (5.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 89 (5.21%) JIRA
5 88 (5.16%) Git (software)
6 65 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 51 (2.99%) Visual Studio
8 33 (1.93%) Selenium
9 29 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (1.58%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.41%) Subversion
12 12 (0.70%) Cucumber
12 12 (0.70%) SoapUI
13 11 (0.64%) HP UFT
14 10 (0.59%) Hudson
15 9 (0.53%) Ant
15 9 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
16 8 (0.47%) CodeSonar
16 8 (0.47%) FitNesse
16 8 (0.47%) Robot Framework
General
1 257 (15.06%) Finance
2 97 (5.68%) Legal
3 71 (4.16%) Law
4 50 (2.93%) Banking
5 49 (2.87%) Retail
6 48 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 45 (2.64%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.87%) Games
8 32 (1.87%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.17%) Electronics
10 18 (1.05%) Marketing
11 13 (0.76%) Back Office
12 11 (0.64%) Publishing
13 9 (0.53%) Advertising
14 8 (0.47%) German Language
15 5 (0.29%) French Language
16 4 (0.23%) Billing
16 4 (0.23%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.23%) Italian Language
17 3 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 335 (19.63%) Analyst
2 198 (11.60%) Support Engineer
3 166 (9.72%) IT Support
4 161 (9.43%) IT Analyst
5 150 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 131 (7.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 118 (6.91%) Developer
8 114 (6.68%) Support Analyst
9 95 (5.57%) Security Analyst
10 93 (5.45%) IT Engineer
11 90 (5.27%) 1st Line Support
12 89 (5.21%) Desktop Support
13 84 (4.92%) IT Security Analyst
14 83 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
15 82 (4.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 82 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
16 81 (4.75%) Service Analyst
17 80 (4.69%) Senior IT Security Analyst
17 80 (4.69%) Senior Security Analyst
18 74 (4.34%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (9.14%) .NET
2 95 (5.57%) Web Services
3 68 (3.98%) HTML
4 54 (3.16%) SOAP
5 50 (2.93%) Node.js
6 49 (2.87%) XML
7 48 (2.81%) .NET Framework
7 48 (2.81%) CSS
8 47 (2.75%) ASP.NET
9 42 (2.46%) WCF
10 38 (2.23%) jQuery
11 35 (2.05%) REST
12 33 (1.93%) JSON
13 23 (1.35%) Ajax
13 23 (1.35%) AngularJS
14 21 (1.23%) RESTful
14 21 (1.23%) WinForms
15 18 (1.05%) Java EE
16 17 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
17 14 (0.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.38%) Management Information System
2 111 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (4.80%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 64 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 64 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 52 (3.05%) Private Cloud
7 50 (2.93%) Driving Licence
8 41 (2.40%) Fintech
9 39 (2.28%) Clustering
10 29 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.70%) Fat Client
10 29 (1.70%) Thin Client
11 21 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
12 20 (1.17%) User Experience
13 17 (1.00%) Replication
14 15 (0.88%) Blackberry
14 15 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (0.82%) iPhone
15 14 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 598 (35.03%) Linux
2 556 (32.57%) Windows Server
3 299 (17.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 255 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 201 (11.78%) Windows 10
6 200 (11.72%) Windows 7
7 99 (5.80%) Unix
8 46 (2.69%) Windows 8
8 46 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (2.40%) Android
10 34 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 25 (1.46%) CentOS
13 23 (1.35%) Mac OS
14 22 (1.29%) Mac OS X
15 21 (1.23%) Solaris
16 16 (0.94%) Windows XP
17 14 (0.82%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.47%) AIX
18 8 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (19.98%) ITIL
2 222 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (12.07%) Information Security
4 203 (11.89%) DevOps
5 201 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
6 178 (10.43%) Penetration Testing
7 173 (10.13%) SIEM
8 171 (10.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 158 (9.26%) Mentoring
10 149 (8.73%) Incident Management
11 147 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 117 (6.85%) Risk Management
13 107 (6.27%) Business Continuity
14 106 (6.21%) Service Management
15 102 (5.98%) Web Development
16 98 (5.74%) Data Protection
17 89 (5.21%) Problem Management
18 88 (5.16%) OWASP
18 88 (5.16%) Threat Analysis
19 87 (5.10%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 420 (24.60%) SQL
2 159 (9.31%) C#
3 137 (8.03%) PowerShell
4 129 (7.56%) Python
5 89 (5.21%) JavaScript
6 77 (4.51%) Java
7 59 (3.46%) T-SQL
8 51 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 50 (2.93%) C++
9 50 (2.93%) Perl
10 38 (2.23%) C
11 33 (1.93%) PHP
12 25 (1.46%) VB.NET
13 21 (1.23%) Go
14 20 (1.17%) Ruby
15 9 (0.53%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.53%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.41%) VBScript
17 6 (0.35%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 187 (10.95%) Degree
2 174 (10.19%) CISSP
3 132 (7.73%) Cisco Certification
4 122 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 97 (5.68%) SANS
6 83 (4.86%) CREST Certified
7 74 (4.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 71 (4.16%) MCSE
9 56 (3.28%) CCNA
10 46 (2.69%) Security Cleared
11 45 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 35 (2.05%) MCP
13 35 (2.05%) MCSA
14 29 (1.70%) CCNP
15 27 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 22 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 18 (1.05%) ISTQB
18 16 (0.94%) GIAC
19 15 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (11.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 111 (6.50%) GDPR
3 102 (5.98%) PCI DSS
4 76 (4.45%) SLA
5 35 (2.05%) QA
6 15 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.35%) FISMA
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.12%) COBIT
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 15765
11 2 (0.12%) PMO
12 1 (0.059%) GPG13
12 1 (0.059%) HL7
12 1 (0.059%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 764 (44.76%) Active Directory
2 315 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (10.25%) Hyper-V
4 78 (4.57%) XenApp
5 76 (4.45%) Docker
6 75 (4.39%) Virtual Machines
7 69 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
7 69 (4.04%) vSphere
8 48 (2.81%) XenDesktop
9 30 (1.76%) Terminal Services
10 18 (1.05%) Xen
11 14 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.76%) VirtualBox
13 11 (0.64%) Terminal Server
13 11 (0.64%) VMware Server
13 11 (0.64%) XenServer
14 10 (0.59%) KVM
15 9 (0.53%) VMware NSX
16 8 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 155 (9.08%) Ansible
2 99 (5.80%) SCCM
3 77 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (4.28%) Puppet
5 45 (2.64%) Salt
6 39 (2.28%) Kubernetes
7 29 (1.70%) Terraform
8 24 (1.41%) Nagios
9 19 (1.11%) WSUS
10 18 (1.05%) SCOM
11 17 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (0.94%) AirWatch
12 16 (0.94%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.59%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.59%) Packer
14 9 (0.53%) FortiGate
15 8 (0.47%) SCVMM
16 7 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 7 (0.41%) vRealize
17 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 721 (42.24%) Microsoft
2 559 (32.75%) VMware
3 303 (17.75%) Cisco
4 224 (13.12%) Citrix
5 59 (3.46%) Oracle
6 54 (3.16%) Veeam
7 51 (2.99%) HP
7 51 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 43 (2.52%) NetApp
8 43 (2.52%) New Relic
8 43 (2.52%) Trend Micro
9 36 (2.11%) Apple
10 34 (1.99%) Dell
11 31 (1.82%) SolarWinds
12 30 (1.76%) Avaya
13 25 (1.46%) IBM
14 22 (1.29%) EMC
15 21 (1.23%) McAfee
15 21 (1.23%) Splunk
16 19 (1.11%) Google