The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 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 over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 313 311 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.49% 17.14% 18.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.79% 70.52% 62.20%
Number of salaries quoted 261 248 252
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,550 £21,450 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £49,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Windows
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
436 441 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.75% 24.31% 29.43%
Number of salaries quoted 356 350 428
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,450 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Salary Trend in Cheshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Windows
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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 -1 100 £32,500 +8.33% 21
Runcorn +2 36 £32,500 +30.00% 8
Chester -17 25 £29,000 -15.76% 5
Wilmslow -2 20 £40,000 - 1
Knutsford -17 14 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Macclesfield +19 11 £25,000 -36.30% 1
Crewe -1 10 £38,750 -3.12% 4
Northwich - 4 £28,000 - 3
Nantwich +16 2 £25,000 -41.17%
Widnes - 2 £20,750 - 1
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows 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.

1 277 (45.19%) Microsoft
2 195 (31.81%) Active Directory
3 180 (29.36%) SQL
4 152 (24.80%) VMware
5 141 (23.00%) Finance
6 132 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
7 130 (21.21%) SQL Server
8 128 (20.88%) MS Excel
8 128 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 125 (20.39%) MS Exchange
10 122 (19.90%) .NET
11 110 (17.94%) ITIL
12 109 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 105 (17.13%) C#
14 97 (15.82%) Windows 7
15 95 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 91 (14.85%) Cisco
17 87 (14.19%) DNS
18 81 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 79 (12.89%) .NET Framework
20 72 (11.75%) Exchange Server 2010
21 71 (11.58%) MVC
22 70 (11.42%) ASP.NET
22 70 (11.42%) Web Services
22 70 (11.42%) MCSE
23 69 (11.26%) Linux
23 69 (11.26%) MS Office
23 69 (11.26%) Degree
24 67 (10.93%) UNIX
24 67 (10.93%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 125 (20.39%) MS Exchange
2 72 (11.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (4.89%) IIS
6 27 (4.40%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.31%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.14%) Lync
9 6 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.65%) JBoss
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.65%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.49%) Apache
11 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle 9iAS
12 2 (0.33%) WordPress
12 2 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 128 (20.88%) MS Excel
2 69 (11.26%) MS Office
3 22 (3.59%) MS Project
4 17 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.49%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.49%) RoboHelp
6 3 (0.49%) FrameMaker
6 3 (0.49%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.49%) Primavera
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Exstream
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.04%) Office 365
2 27 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.49%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
6 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 87 (14.19%) DNS
2 67 (10.93%) DHCP
3 64 (10.44%) TCP/IP
4 56 (9.14%) VPN
5 48 (7.83%) Firewall
6 39 (6.36%) WAN
7 38 (6.20%) LAN
8 33 (5.38%) SAN
9 32 (5.22%) Internet
9 32 (5.22%) Wireless
10 25 (4.08%) VoIP
11 18 (2.94%) VLAN
12 17 (2.77%) SSL
13 13 (2.12%) NAS
14 12 (1.96%) iSCSI
14 12 (1.96%) ADSL
14 12 (1.96%) Broadband
14 12 (1.96%) Ethernet
15 11 (1.79%) HTTP
15 11 (1.79%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (2.28%) MySQL
5 14 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.98%) DB2
11 6 (0.98%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.82%) Big Data
12 5 (0.82%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 48 (7.83%) Visual Studio
2 37 (6.04%) MSTest
3 36 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (4.08%) NUnit
4 25 (4.08%) Rhino Mocks
4 25 (4.08%) Moq
5 12 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (1.96%) MSI
6 8 (1.31%) Subversion
7 7 (1.14%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.98%) Grunt
9 5 (0.82%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.65%) CodeWarrior
10 4 (0.65%) Selenium
10 4 (0.65%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.33%) FxCop
12 2 (0.33%) StyleCop
12 2 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 141 (23.00%) Finance
2 24 (3.92%) Financial Institution
3 22 (3.59%) Retail
4 12 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (1.79%) Banking
6 10 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.31%) Electronics
8 7 (1.14%) Back Office
9 5 (0.82%) Marketing
10 4 (0.65%) Front Office
10 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 129 (21.04%) Developer
2 98 (15.99%) Analyst
3 58 (9.46%) Support Engineer
4 57 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 57 (9.30%) .NET Developer
5 40 (6.53%) IT Support
6 34 (5.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 31 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 30 (4.89%) Service Analyst
8 30 (4.89%) Junior
8 30 (4.89%) Service Desk Analyst
9 29 (4.73%) Administrator
10 28 (4.57%) C# Developer
10 28 (4.57%) Team Leader
11 27 (4.40%) Junior Developer
11 27 (4.40%) DBA
12 26 (4.24%) Graduate
12 26 (4.24%) Support Analyst
12 26 (4.24%) Graduate Developer
13 25 (4.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (19.90%) .NET
2 79 (12.89%) .NET Framework
3 70 (11.42%) ASP.NET
3 70 (11.42%) Web Services
4 60 (9.79%) HTML
5 57 (9.30%) WCF
6 55 (8.97%) WPF
6 55 (8.97%) WinForms
7 46 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 45 (7.34%) CSS
9 40 (6.53%) Entity Framework
10 36 (5.87%) jQuery
11 35 (5.71%) XML
12 33 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 31 (5.06%) Castle Windsor
14 26 (4.24%) RESTful
14 26 (4.24%) SOAP
15 25 (4.08%) Spring.NET
15 25 (4.08%) Ninject
15 25 (4.08%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.16%) Computer Science
2 41 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.87%) Mobile App
4 26 (4.24%) N-Tier
5 25 (4.08%) Inversion of Control
6 23 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.43%) User Experience
8 17 (2.77%) Cryptography
9 16 (2.61%) Replication
10 14 (2.28%) Clustering
10 14 (2.28%) Mainframe
10 14 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.96%) Fat Client
11 12 (1.96%) Thin Client
11 12 (1.96%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.96%) Tandem
11 12 (1.96%) Statistics
12 9 (1.47%) Life Science
13 7 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (1.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 128 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 109 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 97 (15.82%) Windows 7
4 69 (11.26%) Linux
5 67 (10.93%) UNIX
6 60 (9.79%) Windows XP
7 51 (8.32%) Android
8 48 (7.83%) Apple iOS
9 44 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (5.55%) Windows 8
11 29 (4.73%) Windows Mobile
12 21 (3.43%) Windows Phone
13 19 (3.10%) Windows CE
14 18 (2.94%) Windows Phone 7
15 14 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (1.31%) AIX
17 7 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.98%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.98%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (17.94%) ITIL
3 71 (11.58%) MVC
4 52 (8.48%) Scrum
5 50 (8.16%) TDD
6 48 (7.83%) MVVM
7 47 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (7.67%) SDLC
8 43 (7.01%) Dependency Injection
8 43 (7.01%) Software Testing
9 37 (6.04%) Mentoring
10 35 (5.71%) Risk Management
11 34 (5.55%) Information Security
11 34 (5.55%) Software Engineering
12 33 (5.38%) Change Management
13 31 (5.06%) OO
14 30 (4.89%) Unit Testing
15 29 (4.73%) Problem Management
16 28 (4.57%) Incident Management
17 27 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 180 (29.36%) SQL
2 105 (17.13%) C#
3 52 (8.48%) T-SQL
4 43 (7.01%) VB
5 42 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 41 (6.69%) JavaScript
7 39 (6.36%) VB.NET
8 35 (5.71%) Java
9 24 (3.92%) C
9 24 (3.92%) C++
10 15 (2.45%) PHP
11 7 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.14%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.98%) VB6
12 6 (0.98%) Python
13 4 (0.65%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.65%) Embedded C++
13 4 (0.65%) VBScript
13 4 (0.65%) R
14 3 (0.49%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 95 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (11.42%) MCSE
3 69 (11.26%) Degree
4 58 (9.46%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (8.48%) MCITP
6 44 (7.18%) CCNA
7 42 (6.85%) MCSA
8 34 (5.55%) MCP
8 34 (5.55%) MCTS
9 23 (3.75%) ISEB
10 22 (3.59%) Security Cleared
11 15 (2.45%) HND
12 12 (1.96%) CCNP
13 11 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.79%) JNCIA
14 9 (1.47%) MCDST
15 7 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.14%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.14%) CCENT
15 7 (1.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.67%) SLA
2 31 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (4.57%) QA
4 18 (2.94%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.63%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 195 (31.81%) Active Directory
2 81 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.28%) Terminal Server
5 12 (1.96%) vSphere
6 10 (1.63%) XenApp
7 7 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.98%) vCloud
8 6 (0.98%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.49%) XenServer
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.16%) Snort
13 1 (0.16%) Xen
13 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (7.50%) SCCM
2 15 (2.45%) SCOM
3 13 (2.12%) Backup Exec
3 13 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.31%) WSUS
5 5 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.49%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.33%) HP NNM
8 2 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.33%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.33%) Oozie
9 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.16%) logstash
9 1 (0.16%) Graylog
Vendors
1 277 (45.19%) Microsoft
2 152 (24.80%) VMware
3 91 (14.85%) Cisco
4 66 (10.77%) Citrix
5 49 (7.99%) HP
6 38 (6.20%) Oracle
7 33 (5.38%) Apple
8 26 (4.24%) IBM
9 22 (3.59%) Dell
10 20 (3.26%) Juniper
11 18 (2.94%) NetApp
12 15 (2.45%) Symantec
13 10 (1.63%) EMC
13 10 (1.63%) F5
14 9 (1.47%) Riverbed
14 9 (1.47%) AppSense
14 9 (1.47%) Blue Coat
15 7 (1.14%) McAfee
16 6 (0.98%) Red Hat
16 6 (0.98%) ProCurve
Warrington, Cheshire
Ashdown Group
Salary: £35k per annum + healthcare, Pension, 23 days holiday
Posted: 9 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + Depending on Exp +Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + healthcare, pension, 23 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus flexible benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £17000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 + car, bonus, fuel card
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + Shift Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago