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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 297 271 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.31% 15.78% 18.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.75% 64.83% 59.10%
Number of salaries quoted 240 187 258
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
382 418 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.55% 24.34% 30.82%
Number of salaries quoted 300 309 446
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 85 £32,500 -1.51% 10
Runcorn +1 36 £35,375 +12.30% 8
Crewe +8 34 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Knutsford 0 26 £34,000 -20.00% 3
Wilmslow -2 18 £34,000 +13.33% 9
Chester -3 15 £26,041 -13.19% 8
Macclesfield 0 10 £30,000 -20.00% 6
Nantwich +10 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Northwich 0 2 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Widnes - 2 £20,750 - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 232 (35.86%) Microsoft
2 205 (31.68%) Active Directory
3 187 (28.90%) SQL
4 185 (28.59%) VMware
5 175 (27.05%) Finance
6 167 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 150 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
8 145 (22.41%) SQL Server
9 140 (21.64%) .NET
10 125 (19.32%) MS Exchange
11 119 (18.39%) C#
12 110 (17.00%) MS Excel
13 109 (16.85%) ITIL
14 95 (14.68%) Linux
15 90 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 90 (13.91%) Windows 7
16 88 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
17 87 (13.45%) UNIX
18 84 (12.98%) DNS
19 83 (12.83%) Citrix
20 81 (12.52%) TCP/IP
20 81 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
20 81 (12.52%) MVC
21 76 (11.75%) Web Services
22 75 (11.59%) ASP.NET
23 72 (11.13%) Cisco
23 72 (11.13%) .NET Framework
24 71 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
25 69 (10.66%) HTML
26 68 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 65 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 45 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (6.03%) IIS
6 26 (4.02%) SharePoint
7 13 (2.01%) NServiceBus
8 12 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.08%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.08%) Lync
10 6 (0.93%) Node.js
11 5 (0.77%) Apache
12 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle 9iAS
13 3 (0.46%) JBoss
13 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
14 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 110 (17.00%) MS Excel
2 63 (9.74%) MS Office
3 13 (2.01%) MS Project
4 10 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.46%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (0.46%) Primavera
1 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.15%) Exstream
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.02%) Office 365
3 4 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.46%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) GitHub
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 84 (12.98%) DNS
2 81 (12.52%) TCP/IP
3 61 (9.43%) DHCP
4 58 (8.96%) VPN
5 46 (7.11%) Firewall
6 40 (6.18%) WAN
7 37 (5.72%) SAN
8 35 (5.41%) LAN
9 31 (4.79%) Internet
10 24 (3.71%) Wireless
11 20 (3.09%) NAS
11 20 (3.09%) VLAN
12 17 (2.63%) VoIP
13 16 (2.47%) SMTP
14 15 (2.32%) SSL
15 14 (2.16%) HTTP
16 13 (2.01%) Network Security
17 12 (1.85%) ADSL
17 12 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
18 11 (1.70%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (3.40%) MySQL
5 18 (2.78%) Big Data
6 17 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (2.32%) DB2
9 14 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (2.01%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.85%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.55%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.39%) Data Mining
14 8 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.24%) Ingres
15 7 (1.08%) DB2 UDB
15 7 (1.08%) OLTP
16 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (7.57%) Visual Studio
2 44 (6.80%) MSTest
3 43 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (6.03%) NUnit
5 25 (3.86%) Rhino Mocks
5 25 (3.86%) Moq
6 18 (2.78%) Git (software)
7 15 (2.32%) Subversion
7 15 (2.32%) Selenium
8 14 (2.16%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (2.01%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.39%) MSI
10 9 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (1.08%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.93%) Grunt
13 4 (0.62%) CodeWarrior
13 4 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
15 1 (0.15%) JIRA
15 1 (0.15%) ReSharper
General
1 175 (27.05%) Finance
2 24 (3.71%) Financial Institution
3 21 (3.25%) Retail
4 17 (2.63%) Banking
5 10 (1.55%) Electronics
6 9 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.08%) Legal
7 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.62%) Local Government
9 3 (0.46%) Back Office
9 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.31%) French Language
10 2 (0.31%) Norwegian Language
10 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.31%) Swedish Language
10 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (19.32%) Developer
2 118 (18.24%) Analyst
3 61 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 54 (8.35%) .NET Developer
5 53 (8.19%) Support Engineer
6 43 (6.65%) DBA
7 37 (5.72%) Administrator
8 36 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 29 (4.48%) Junior
10 29 (4.48%) Tester
11 28 (4.33%) Service Desk Analyst
11 28 (4.33%) Service Analyst
12 27 (4.17%) IT Support
12 27 (4.17%) Software Developer
13 26 (4.02%) Junior Developer
13 26 (4.02%) C# Developer
14 25 (3.86%) Graduate .NET Developer
14 25 (3.86%) Junior .NET Developer
14 25 (3.86%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (21.64%) .NET
2 76 (11.75%) Web Services
3 75 (11.59%) ASP.NET
4 72 (11.13%) .NET Framework
5 69 (10.66%) HTML
6 60 (9.27%) WCF
7 54 (8.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 51 (7.88%) CSS
9 50 (7.73%) WPF
10 48 (7.42%) jQuery
11 43 (6.65%) WinForms
12 40 (6.18%) Castle Windsor
13 35 (5.41%) XML
14 27 (4.17%) HTML5
14 27 (4.17%) SOAP
15 25 (3.86%) Spring.NET
15 25 (3.86%) Unity DI Container
15 25 (3.86%) Ninject
16 23 (3.55%) LINQ
17 22 (3.40%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.04%) Computer Science
2 44 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.87%) Mobile App
4 33 (5.10%) Clustering
5 26 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (3.86%) Inversion of Control
7 19 (2.94%) Replication
8 17 (2.63%) Mainframe
9 16 (2.47%) N-Tier
9 16 (2.47%) Cryptography
9 16 (2.47%) Statistics
10 14 (2.16%) User Experience
11 13 (2.01%) Tandem
12 11 (1.70%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.55%) Open Source
14 7 (1.08%) PKI
14 7 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
15 6 (0.93%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.93%) Thin Client
16 5 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 167 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 95 (14.68%) Linux
3 90 (13.91%) Windows 7
4 88 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (13.45%) UNIX
6 68 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (7.73%) Windows XP
8 46 (7.11%) Apple iOS
9 45 (6.96%) Android
10 37 (5.72%) Windows 8
11 29 (4.48%) Windows Mobile
12 17 (2.63%) Windows CE
13 12 (1.85%) AIX
14 11 (1.70%) Windows Phone
15 10 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (1.39%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.39%) Windows Phone 7
16 9 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (1.24%) CentOS
18 6 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (16.85%) ITIL
3 81 (12.52%) MVC
4 71 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (10.05%) TDD
6 58 (8.96%) Scrum
7 40 (6.18%) OO
7 40 (6.18%) MVVM
8 38 (5.87%) Software Testing
8 38 (5.87%) Migration
9 34 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 34 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 34 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
10 33 (5.10%) Unit Testing
10 33 (5.10%) Mentoring
10 33 (5.10%) Information Security
11 32 (4.95%) Software Engineering
12 31 (4.79%) Risk Management
13 29 (4.48%) Change Management
13 29 (4.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (28.90%) SQL
2 119 (18.39%) C#
3 56 (8.66%) PowerShell
4 52 (8.04%) VB.NET
5 51 (7.88%) VB
6 47 (7.26%) T-SQL
7 42 (6.49%) JavaScript
8 38 (5.87%) Java
9 32 (4.95%) C++
10 28 (4.33%) C
11 13 (2.01%) PHP
12 11 (1.70%) VBScript
13 10 (1.55%) Perl
13 10 (1.55%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.39%) VB6
15 8 (1.24%) VBA
16 6 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.93%) Embedded C
16 6 (0.93%) Embedded C++
17 5 (0.77%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 81 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (10.36%) Degree
3 60 (9.27%) MCSE
4 54 (8.35%) MCITP
5 42 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (6.03%) MCSA
7 34 (5.26%) CCNA
8 33 (5.10%) MCP
9 31 (4.79%) ISEB
10 26 (4.02%) MCTS
11 13 (2.01%) HND
12 11 (1.70%) JNCIA
12 11 (1.70%) Security Cleared
13 9 (1.39%) CCNP
14 8 (1.24%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.08%) SC Cleared
16 6 (0.93%) HNC
17 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (0.62%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.41%) SLA
1 35 (5.41%) QA
2 20 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.55%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 205 (31.68%) Active Directory
2 90 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (8.50%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.40%) VMware ESX
5 21 (3.25%) XenApp
6 16 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.85%) Terminal Server
7 12 (1.85%) Snort
8 11 (1.70%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.93%) vSphere
9 6 (0.93%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.62%) XenServer
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.15%) Xen
12 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.15%) Firmware
12 1 (0.15%) vCloud
12 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (4.79%) SCCM
2 20 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (2.78%) SCOM
4 12 (1.85%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.08%) AppDNA
8 6 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.77%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.46%) WSUS
11 2 (0.31%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.31%) Oozie
12 1 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
12 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 1 (0.15%) Puppet
12 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 232 (35.86%) Microsoft
2 185 (28.59%) VMware
3 83 (12.83%) Citrix
4 72 (11.13%) Cisco
5 54 (8.35%) Oracle
6 45 (6.96%) HP
7 34 (5.26%) NetApp
8 32 (4.95%) Dell
9 27 (4.17%) Apple
10 26 (4.02%) IBM
11 18 (2.78%) Juniper
12 16 (2.47%) Symantec
12 16 (2.47%) EMC
13 11 (1.70%) McAfee
13 11 (1.70%) Avaya
14 10 (1.55%) Teradata
15 9 (1.39%) Sourcefire
16 8 (1.24%) IronPort
17 7 (1.08%) Sybase
17 7 (1.08%) Lotus
Warrington, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Including Car Allowance +Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum + inc 5K Car Allow + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + excellent flexible benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £60k plus car and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Scene One Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ricoh
Salary: £40k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Car allowance, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago