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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 64 87 97
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +10
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 61 29 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.15% 1.82% 1.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.82% 6.65% 7.09%
Number of salaries quoted 38 18 33
Average salary £23,500 £23,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,700 £18,000 £15,250
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £50,000 £64,700
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £28,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
476 436 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.56% 27.40% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 366 376 467
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +13 42 £23,500 -1.05% 7
Knutsford -4 8 £29,000 +61.11% 1
Chester -5 5 £21,500 -42.66%
Crewe +3 4 - - 1
Runcorn +1 3 £21,000 -
Macclesfield +9 1 £20,500 -59.00%
Nantwich -12 1 - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (71.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (63.89%) Microsoft
4 55 (50.93%) VMware
5 48 (44.44%) MS Exchange
6 45 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (40.74%) Citrix
7 44 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (36.11%) Windows XP
9 33 (30.56%) MS Excel
9 33 (30.56%) MCSE
10 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (27.78%) MS Office
12 29 (26.85%) TCP/IP
12 29 (26.85%) VPN
12 29 (26.85%) Active Directory
13 27 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 26 (24.07%) MCP
15 24 (22.22%) Finance
15 24 (22.22%) Migration
16 23 (21.30%) MCITP
16 23 (21.30%) Hyper-V
16 23 (21.30%) XenApp
16 23 (21.30%) Windows 8
17 22 (20.37%) Firewall
17 22 (20.37%) Linux
17 22 (20.37%) Cisco
18 21 (19.44%) MCTS
19 20 (18.52%) ITIL
19 20 (18.52%) UNIX

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 48 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 27 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (12.04%) IIS
5 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.78%) Site Server
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.93%) Apache
7 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 30 (27.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.85%) TCP/IP
1 29 (26.85%) VPN
2 22 (20.37%) Firewall
3 19 (17.59%) DNS
4 17 (15.74%) SAN
5 16 (14.81%) DHCP
6 15 (13.89%) LAN
7 14 (12.96%) WAN
8 5 (4.63%) ADSL
8 5 (4.63%) iSCSI
8 5 (4.63%) NAS
9 4 (3.70%) SMS
10 3 (2.78%) VoIP
10 3 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.85%) DSL
12 1 (0.93%) WLAN
12 1 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) LoadRunner
2 8 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (5.56%) SilkPerformer
3 6 (5.56%) MSI
4 2 (1.85%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 24 (22.22%) Finance
2 14 (12.96%) Retail
3 13 (12.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Support Engineer
2 27 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (20.37%) IT Support
4 18 (16.67%) Analyst
5 13 (12.04%) Support Analyst
5 13 (12.04%) IT Support Engineer
6 11 (10.19%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Consultant
7 10 (9.26%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (8.33%) Coordinator
8 9 (8.33%) Support Technician
9 8 (7.41%) Citrix Consultant
10 7 (6.48%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (5.56%) Test Manager
12 5 (4.63%) Help Desk Technician
13 4 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
13 4 (3.70%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 8 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (1.85%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 9 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.78%) Kindle
5 1 (0.93%) Firmware
5 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.93%) CCTV
5 1 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (71.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (36.11%) Windows XP
5 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (21.30%) Windows 8
7 22 (20.37%) Linux
8 20 (18.52%) UNIX
9 2 (1.85%) Solaris
10 1 (0.93%) AIX
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Migration
2 20 (18.52%) ITIL
3 6 (5.56%) Service Management
3 6 (5.56%) Regression Testing
3 6 (5.56%) Security Management
3 6 (5.56%) Test Management
3 6 (5.56%) Test Automation
3 6 (5.56%) Test Strategy
4 4 (3.70%) Test Scripting
4 4 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (2.78%) Information Security
5 3 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (2.78%) Information Security Management
6 2 (1.85%) Validation
6 2 (1.85%) Business Continuity
6 2 (1.85%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (0.93%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (0.93%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (0.93%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (0.93%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.89%) SQL
2 13 (12.04%) PowerShell
3 12 (11.11%) VB
4 10 (9.26%) VBScript
5 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.70%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.70%) VB6
6 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (30.56%) MCSE
3 26 (24.07%) MCP
4 23 (21.30%) MCITP
5 21 (19.44%) MCTS
6 20 (18.52%) MCSA
7 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
9 12 (11.11%) Degree
10 10 (9.26%) ISEB
10 10 (9.26%) ISTQB
11 8 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (3.70%) CCA
13 4 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.78%) CCNA
14 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (2.78%) CCEE
14 3 (2.78%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (26.85%) Active Directory
2 23 (21.30%) Hyper-V
2 23 (21.30%) XenApp
3 18 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (15.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (11.11%) vSphere
6 6 (5.56%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.78%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.93%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 55 (50.93%) VMware
3 44 (40.74%) Citrix
4 22 (20.37%) Cisco
5 17 (15.74%) HP
6 13 (12.04%) Fujitsu
7 11 (10.19%) AppSense
8 8 (7.41%) Oracle
9 6 (5.56%) EMC
10 5 (4.63%) Juniper
11 3 (2.78%) NetApp
11 3 (2.78%) Apple
11 3 (2.78%) Dell
11 3 (2.78%) ProCurve
12 2 (1.85%) CA
13 1 (0.93%) Lotus
13 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.93%) Symantec
13 1 (0.93%) Sophos
13 1 (0.93%) Avaya
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago