The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 87 73 104
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +31
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 49 42 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.49% 2.56% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.72% 10.55% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 30 24 28
Average salary £23,500 £27,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.96% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £21,000 £14,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.17%
Windows 7
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
504 398 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.62% 24.27% 24.58%
Number of salaries quoted 425 335 431
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,200 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows 7
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cheshire region.

Windows 7 Salary Trend in Cheshire

Windows 7
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Windows 7 Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Windows 7
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +14 37 £23,500 -32.85% 2
Runcorn +5 5 £21,000 -
Crewe -2 5 £23,000 -4.16%
Knutsford - 2 £29,000 -
Macclesfield +7 1 £20,500 -59.00%
Chester -16 1 £24,500 -34.66% 1
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7.

1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (77.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 48 (46.15%) Windows XP
5 47 (45.19%) MS Exchange
6 45 (43.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (41.35%) VMware
8 40 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (37.50%) MS Excel
10 36 (34.62%) Citrix
10 36 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (30.77%) TCP/IP
11 32 (30.77%) MCP
12 31 (29.81%) Active Directory
13 30 (28.85%) MCSE
14 29 (27.88%) Exchange Server 2010
15 28 (26.92%) VPN
15 28 (26.92%) Linux
15 28 (26.92%) MS Office
16 27 (25.96%) Hyper-V
17 26 (25.00%) UNIX
18 25 (24.04%) MCITP
19 24 (23.08%) MCSA
20 22 (21.15%) MCTS
21 21 (20.19%) ITIL
22 20 (19.23%) DHCP
22 20 (19.23%) DNS
22 20 (19.23%) XenApp
23 19 (18.27%) Windows 8
24 18 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 47 (45.19%) MS Exchange
2 29 (27.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (9.62%) IIS
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 39 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 28 (26.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 32 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 28 (26.92%) VPN
3 20 (19.23%) DHCP
3 20 (19.23%) DNS
4 15 (14.42%) SAN
5 12 (11.54%) LAN
6 11 (10.58%) WAN
7 10 (9.62%) Firewall
8 6 (5.77%) NAS
9 5 (4.81%) ADSL
9 5 (4.81%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.88%) VoIP
11 1 (0.96%) DSL
11 1 (0.96%) WLAN
11 1 (0.96%) SMS
11 1 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) LoadRunner
2 12 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (8.65%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (1.92%) MSI
5 1 (0.96%) InstallShield
General
1 15 (14.42%) Finance
2 9 (8.65%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.65%) Retail
3 3 (2.88%) Legal
4 2 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (21.15%) Support Engineer
3 21 (20.19%) IT Support
3 21 (20.19%) Analyst
4 14 (13.46%) Support Analyst
4 14 (13.46%) IT Support Engineer
5 12 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (10.58%) Support Technician
7 9 (8.65%) Consultant
7 9 (8.65%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.73%) Citrix Consultant
8 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Help Desk Technician
9 6 (5.77%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (5.77%) Coordinator
10 5 (4.81%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) Application Packaging
2 4 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Thin Client
1 9 (8.65%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.92%) User Experience
3 2 (1.92%) Kindle
4 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.96%) CCTV
4 1 (0.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (77.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (46.15%) Windows XP
4 45 (43.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (26.92%) Linux
7 26 (25.00%) UNIX
8 19 (18.27%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.92%) Solaris
10 1 (0.96%) AIX
10 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.19%) ITIL
2 16 (15.38%) Migration
3 9 (8.65%) Test Management
3 9 (8.65%) Test Strategy
4 7 (6.73%) Security Management
4 7 (6.73%) Regression Testing
4 7 (6.73%) Test Automation
5 6 (5.77%) Service Management
6 5 (4.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (2.88%) Information Security
7 3 (2.88%) Information Security Management
8 2 (1.92%) Data Entry
8 2 (1.92%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (1.92%) Mentoring
8 2 (1.92%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.92%) Validation
9 1 (0.96%) Benchmarking
9 1 (0.96%) TOGAF
9 1 (0.96%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 13 (12.50%) SQL
2 8 (7.69%) VBScript
3 7 (6.73%) VB
4 4 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (30.77%) MCP
3 30 (28.85%) MCSE
4 25 (24.04%) MCITP
5 24 (23.08%) MCSA
6 22 (21.15%) MCTS
7 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 14 (13.46%) ISEB
8 14 (13.46%) SC Cleared
8 14 (13.46%) ISTQB
9 12 (11.54%) Degree
10 7 (6.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.92%) MCDST
13 1 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.96%) CISSP
13 1 (0.96%) CISA
13 1 (0.96%) CISM
13 1 (0.96%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (29.81%) Active Directory
2 27 (25.96%) Hyper-V
3 20 (19.23%) XenApp
4 15 (14.42%) XenDesktop
5 12 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (8.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (8.65%) VMware ESX
6 9 (8.65%) vSphere
7 2 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (0.96%) SCOM
3 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 43 (41.35%) VMware
3 36 (34.62%) Citrix
4 15 (14.42%) HP
5 13 (12.50%) Cisco
6 9 (8.65%) Fujitsu
7 7 (6.73%) Oracle
7 7 (6.73%) AppSense
8 6 (5.77%) EMC
9 5 (4.81%) Juniper
10 4 (3.85%) Dell
11 3 (2.88%) Apple
11 3 (2.88%) ProCurve
12 2 (1.92%) NetApp
13 1 (0.96%) McAfee
13 1 (0.96%) Sophos
13 1 (0.96%) Avaya
13 1 (0.96%) CA
13 1 (0.96%) SAP
13 1 (0.96%) SonicWALL
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