Period
to 25 October 2020

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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North West
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 470 1,264 1,695
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 11.76% 12.62% 14.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 58.30% 64.92%
Number of salaries quoted 454 1,070 1,433
Median annual salary £45,000 £36,750 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.45% -3.29% +8.57%
10th Percentile £24,007 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £59,100 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +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 752 2,168 2,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.81% 21.65% 22.20%
Number of salaries quoted 643 1,634 2,084
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,257 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.48% -4.72% +5.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the North West.

Salary trend for Windows in the North West

Windows
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the North West over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

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 25 October 2020. 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 -7 236 £47,500 +26.67% 79
Cheshire -1 113 £42,500 +36.00% 34
Merseyside +3 74 £36,000 -4.00% 20
Lancashire +4 34 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Cumbria -8 7 £30,000 +57.89% 5
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, 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.

1 246 (52.34%) Microsoft
2 182 (38.72%) Active Directory
3 178 (37.87%) Windows Server
4 166 (35.32%) Linux
5 159 (33.83%) VMware
6 156 (33.19%) Azure
7 132 (28.09%) Office 365
8 117 (24.89%) SQL
9 111 (23.62%) SQL Server
10 109 (23.19%) PowerShell
11 100 (21.28%) DNS
12 99 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 90 (19.15%) ITIL
13 90 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 81 (17.23%) DHCP
15 77 (16.38%) Finance
16 76 (16.17%) Cisco
17 73 (15.53%) Hyper-V
18 72 (15.32%) Windows 10
19 70 (14.89%) Firewall
20 64 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
21 61 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
22 60 (12.77%) Change Management
23 59 (12.55%) Citrix
23 59 (12.55%) AWS
24 57 (12.13%) DevOps
25 55 (11.70%) Legal
26 54 (11.49%) SAN
27 53 (11.28%) Oracle
28 52 (11.06%) MS Exchange

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 52 (11.06%) MS Exchange
2 50 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 40 (8.51%) IIS
4 15 (3.19%) Apache
5 13 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.06%) nginx
8 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.21%) JBoss
12 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 64 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.64%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Carpe Diem
1 6 (1.28%) FLEXCUBE
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 156 (33.19%) Azure
2 132 (28.09%) Office 365
3 59 (12.55%) AWS
4 29 (6.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (3.83%) GCP
6 17 (3.62%) IaaS
7 15 (3.19%) PaaS
8 13 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.77%) OneDrive
9 9 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (1.91%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.28%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.06%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.06%) AWS CodeBuild
11 5 (1.06%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.85%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (21.28%) DNS
2 81 (17.23%) DHCP
3 70 (14.89%) Firewall
4 54 (11.49%) SAN
5 52 (11.06%) WAN
6 50 (10.64%) LAN
7 36 (7.66%) TCP/IP
8 27 (5.74%) VoIP
9 24 (5.11%) SSL
10 20 (4.26%) Internet
11 18 (3.83%) MPLS
11 18 (3.83%) VPN
12 17 (3.62%) Network Security
13 16 (3.40%) VLAN
13 16 (3.40%) Wireless
14 15 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (2.77%) NAS
16 12 (2.55%) Fibre Channel
17 11 (2.34%) iSCSI
18 9 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.17%) Oracle Reports
3 23 (4.89%) MySQL
4 22 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (3.40%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.49%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.28%) Power BI
10 4 (0.85%) Big Data
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.43%) Redis
12 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (8.51%) Oracle APEX
2 15 (3.19%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.77%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.49%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.49%) Subversion
6 6 (1.28%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.06%) JIRA
8 4 (0.85%) GitLab
8 4 (0.85%) Moq
8 4 (0.85%) NUnit
9 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.43%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.43%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.43%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.43%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.43%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (16.38%) Finance
2 55 (11.70%) Legal
3 52 (11.06%) Law
4 26 (5.53%) Financial Institution
5 17 (3.62%) Banking
5 17 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.13%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.70%) Games
8 7 (1.49%) Local Government
9 6 (1.28%) Electronics
9 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.06%) Retail
11 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.43%) Back Office
14 1 (0.21%) Billing
14 1 (0.21%) Front Office
14 1 (0.21%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (18.30%) Analyst
2 75 (15.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (8.51%) Support Analyst
4 36 (7.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 30 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 26 (5.53%) Developer
6 26 (5.53%) IT Engineer
7 24 (5.11%) Azure Engineer
7 24 (5.11%) IT Support
8 22 (4.68%) Applications Support
9 19 (4.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 19 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (4.04%) IT Manager
10 18 (3.83%) IT Analyst
11 17 (3.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (3.62%) Development Manager
11 17 (3.62%) Oracle Development Manager
12 16 (3.40%) Network Engineer
12 16 (3.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.38%) .NET
2 15 (3.19%) HTML
3 14 (2.98%) CSS
4 12 (2.55%) XML
5 9 (1.91%) JSON
6 7 (1.49%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.49%) Node.js
6 7 (1.49%) React
6 7 (1.49%) WinForms
7 6 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.28%) Web Services
7 6 (1.28%) WPF
8 5 (1.06%) LDAP
8 5 (1.06%) WCF
8 5 (1.06%) YAML
9 4 (0.85%) jQuery
9 4 (0.85%) LAMP
9 4 (0.85%) LINQ
9 4 (0.85%) REST
9 4 (0.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 30 (6.38%) PKI
4 20 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.98%) Private Cloud
6 14 (2.98%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.98%) User Experience
7 12 (2.55%) Replication
8 10 (2.13%) Fat Client
8 10 (2.13%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.91%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.49%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.28%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.28%) Learning Management System
11 6 (1.28%) Life Science
12 5 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.06%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 178 (37.87%) Windows Server
2 166 (35.32%) Linux
3 72 (15.32%) Windows 10
4 51 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (9.57%) Windows Server 2016
6 30 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (5.96%) Unix
8 21 (4.47%) Windows 7
9 17 (3.62%) Solaris
10 12 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.34%) Android
11 11 (2.34%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (1.91%) CentOS
14 7 (1.49%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.43%) Fedora
16 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 90 (19.15%) ITIL
2 61 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (12.77%) Change Management
4 57 (12.13%) DevOps
5 48 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 35 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (5.74%) Configuration Management
9 26 (5.53%) Cybersecurity
10 24 (5.11%) Computer Science
10 24 (5.11%) IT Strategy
11 22 (4.68%) Information Security
12 20 (4.26%) Project Management
13 19 (4.04%) High Availability
13 19 (4.04%) Identity Management
14 18 (3.83%) ITIL V3
14 18 (3.83%) Project Delivery
15 16 (3.40%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (3.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 117 (24.89%) SQL
2 109 (23.19%) PowerShell
3 48 (10.21%) Python
4 41 (8.72%) Bash Shell
5 38 (8.09%) PL/SQL
6 23 (4.89%) C#
7 19 (4.04%) Perl
8 15 (3.19%) JavaScript
8 15 (3.19%) T-SQL
9 12 (2.55%) C++
10 8 (1.70%) Ruby
11 7 (1.49%) Java
12 6 (1.28%) PHP
13 5 (1.06%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.85%) C
14 4 (0.85%) VB
15 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.64%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.43%) Go
16 2 (0.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 40 (8.51%) Degree
2 39 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (5.32%) MCSA
4 24 (5.11%) MCP
5 23 (4.89%) MCSE
6 15 (3.19%) RHCE
7 12 (2.55%) Security Cleared
8 11 (2.34%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.91%) CCNA
10 9 (1.91%) Server+ Certification
11 8 (1.70%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 6 (1.28%) SSCP
13 4 (0.85%) MCITP
14 3 (0.64%) CISSP
14 3 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.09%) GDPR
2 24 (5.11%) SLA
3 9 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.49%) QA
5 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.43%) COBIT
7 2 (0.43%) HL7
8 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 182 (38.72%) Active Directory
2 99 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (15.53%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.02%) Docker
5 9 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.70%) KVM
6 8 (1.70%) XenApp
7 6 (1.28%) vSphere
8 5 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.06%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.43%) vCloud
10 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.21%) NFS
11 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (9.15%) SCCM
2 34 (7.23%) Kubernetes
3 33 (7.02%) Ansible
4 32 (6.81%) Puppet
5 31 (6.60%) Terraform
6 23 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (3.83%) SCOM
8 17 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (3.19%) WSUS
10 12 (2.55%) SCOrch
11 6 (1.28%) Nagios
12 5 (1.06%) Grafana
12 5 (1.06%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (0.64%) Graylog
14 3 (0.64%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.64%) Nessus
14 3 (0.64%) Rancher
Vendors
1 246 (52.34%) Microsoft
2 159 (33.83%) VMware
3 76 (16.17%) Cisco
4 59 (12.55%) Citrix
5 53 (11.28%) Oracle
6 28 (5.96%) Veeam
7 23 (4.89%) Dell
8 22 (4.68%) NetApp
9 16 (3.40%) Sophos
10 13 (2.77%) EMC
10 13 (2.77%) HP
10 13 (2.77%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.77%) Splunk
11 11 (2.34%) Draytek
11 11 (2.34%) SAP
12 10 (2.13%) SonicWALL
13 9 (1.91%) Aruba
13 9 (1.91%) IBM
14 8 (1.70%) iManage
15 7 (1.49%) Apple