The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 298 313 480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.69% 18.03% 20.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.63% 61.13% 76.31%
Number of salaries quoted 232 253 427
Average salary £33,500 £29,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.55% -15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £42,500 £49,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
428 512 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.96% 29.49% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 336 438 552
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Windows
North West

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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 +1 126 £30,000 +20.00% 8
Chester -2 41 £33,852 -3.28% 7
Knutsford +8 29 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Wilmslow +11 24 £32,500 +47.72% 2
Runcorn 0 10 £25,000 - 5
Macclesfield -10 8 £38,500 +35.08%
Crewe -3 3 £40,000 +49.53%
Nantwich -14 3 £42,500 +54.54% 2
Daresbury 0 2 £24,250 -3.00%
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 253 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 187 (31.53%) SQL
3 178 (30.02%) SQL Server
4 176 (29.68%) .NET
5 164 (27.66%) C#
6 147 (24.79%) Active Directory
6 147 (24.79%) VMware
7 138 (23.27%) Finance
8 119 (20.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 119 (20.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 109 (18.38%) MS Excel
10 105 (17.71%) ASP.NET
11 102 (17.20%) Citrix
12 100 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 97 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
14 88 (14.84%) MS Exchange
14 88 (14.84%) Windows 7
15 83 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 78 (13.15%) T-SQL
17 77 (12.98%) MS Office
18 75 (12.65%) WPF
19 74 (12.48%) SAN
20 73 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
21 72 (12.14%) MCSE
21 72 (12.14%) WinForms
22 70 (11.80%) QA
22 70 (11.80%) TCP/IP
23 69 (11.64%) ITIL
24 68 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
25 67 (11.30%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 88 (14.84%) MS Exchange
2 60 (10.12%) IIS
3 40 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (4.22%) SharePoint
6 18 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (2.87%) Lync
8 16 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.19%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.85%) Apache
11 8 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.18%) NServiceBus
13 6 (1.01%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.84%) nginx
15 3 (0.51%) Site Server
15 3 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.34%) Confluence
16 2 (0.34%) Gentran
Applications
1 109 (18.38%) MS Excel
2 77 (12.98%) MS Office
3 5 (0.84%) MS Project
4 3 (0.51%) RoboHelp
4 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) BASE24
3 1 (0.17%) Line 500
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.19%) SaaS
3 12 (2.02%) Office 365
4 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (12.48%) SAN
2 70 (11.80%) TCP/IP
3 55 (9.27%) DNS
4 54 (9.11%) VPN
5 45 (7.59%) Internet
6 44 (7.42%) Firewall
6 44 (7.42%) WAN
7 38 (6.41%) LAN
8 36 (6.07%) DHCP
9 23 (3.88%) Network Security
9 23 (3.88%) VoIP
10 13 (2.19%) NAS
11 9 (1.52%) SSL
11 9 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (1.35%) HTTP
13 7 (1.18%) HTTPS
13 7 (1.18%) ADSL
14 5 (0.84%) DMZ
14 5 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (30.02%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 29 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.04%) MySQL
6 16 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (2.02%) DB2
9 12 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.85%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.67%) OLTP
14 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.51%) DTS
15 3 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 59 (9.95%) Visual Studio
2 53 (8.94%) MSTest
3 49 (8.26%) Rhino Mocks
3 49 (8.26%) Moq
3 49 (8.26%) NUnit
4 23 (3.88%) Selenium
5 17 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (2.53%) Selenium IDE
7 12 (2.02%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (1.52%) Subversion
8 9 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (1.18%) JIRA
10 6 (1.01%) MSI
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.34%) NDepend
12 2 (0.34%) StyleCop
12 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 138 (23.27%) Finance
2 44 (7.42%) Retail
3 28 (4.72%) Marketing
4 23 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.20%) Banking
6 15 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.36%) Games
8 8 (1.35%) Legal
9 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.18%) Back Office
10 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 145 (24.45%) Developer
2 109 (18.38%) Analyst
3 86 (14.50%) .NET Developer
4 52 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 49 (8.26%) Support Engineer
6 48 (8.09%) Support Analyst
7 36 (6.07%) IT Support
8 33 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 31 (5.23%) Junior
10 30 (5.06%) Junior Developer
11 27 (4.55%) Junior .NET Developer
11 27 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
11 27 (4.55%) Software Tester
11 27 (4.55%) Tester
11 27 (4.55%) Graduate
11 27 (4.55%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 26 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
12 26 (4.38%) Consultant
13 25 (4.22%) Software Developer
13 25 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (29.68%) .NET
2 105 (17.71%) ASP.NET
3 75 (12.65%) WPF
4 72 (12.14%) WinForms
5 61 (10.29%) WCF
6 58 (9.78%) Web Services
7 55 (9.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 53 (8.94%) .NET Framework
9 52 (8.77%) Castle Windsor
10 50 (8.43%) Spring.NET
11 49 (8.26%) Ninject
11 49 (8.26%) Unity DI Container
12 45 (7.59%) HTML
13 43 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 33 (5.56%) XML
14 33 (5.56%) LINQ
15 27 (4.55%) SOAP
16 26 (4.38%) Razor View Engine
17 25 (4.22%) REST
18 23 (3.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.26%) Inversion of Control
2 43 (7.25%) Computer Science
3 42 (7.08%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.04%) Replication
6 17 (2.87%) Clustering
7 16 (2.70%) Fat Client
7 16 (2.70%) Thin Client
8 13 (2.19%) Mainframe
9 11 (1.85%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.69%) Social Network
11 9 (1.52%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.52%) Open Source
12 7 (1.18%) Cryptography
13 6 (1.01%) iPhone
13 6 (1.01%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.84%) EPoS
14 5 (0.84%) PKI
14 5 (0.84%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 119 (20.07%) Windows Server 2008
2 100 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 88 (14.84%) Windows 7
4 73 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (10.62%) UNIX
6 59 (9.95%) Linux
7 56 (9.44%) Windows XP
8 29 (4.89%) Android
8 29 (4.89%) Windows 8
9 23 (3.88%) Apple iOS
10 22 (3.71%) AIX
11 21 (3.54%) Windows 2000
12 11 (1.85%) Windows Phone
13 10 (1.69%) Windows NT
14 8 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (1.35%) zOS
15 7 (1.18%) VMS
16 6 (1.01%) Windows Phone 8
16 6 (1.01%) MVS
16 6 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (11.64%) ITIL
3 68 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (10.46%) MVC
4 62 (10.46%) TDD
5 55 (9.27%) Scrum
5 55 (9.27%) MVVM
6 50 (8.43%) Dependency Injection
7 49 (8.26%) Kanban
8 40 (6.75%) Migration
9 35 (5.90%) Project Management
10 34 (5.73%) Change Management
11 26 (4.38%) Web Application Development
12 23 (3.88%) System Testing
13 22 (3.71%) Test Scripting
13 22 (3.71%) Automation Testing
14 21 (3.54%) OO
14 21 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (3.20%) ERP
15 19 (3.20%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (31.53%) SQL
2 164 (27.66%) C#
3 78 (13.15%) T-SQL
4 54 (9.11%) VB.NET
5 52 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 49 (8.26%) VB
7 28 (4.72%) PowerShell
8 25 (4.22%) Java
9 21 (3.54%) C
10 18 (3.04%) VBScript
10 18 (3.04%) VBA
10 18 (3.04%) C++
10 18 (3.04%) Perl
11 8 (1.35%) VB6
12 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.67%) Python
12 4 (0.67%) PHP
13 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 119 (20.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (12.14%) MCSE
3 63 (10.62%) Degree
4 56 (9.44%) MCITP
5 46 (7.76%) MCP
6 38 (6.41%) MCSA
7 35 (5.90%) MCTS
8 28 (4.72%) Security Cleared
9 23 (3.88%) Citrix Certification
9 23 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (3.71%) CCNA
11 21 (3.54%) SC Cleared
12 19 (3.20%) CCA
13 17 (2.87%) ISEB
14 13 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.35%) MCAD
15 8 (1.35%) MCSD
16 7 (1.18%) HND
17 5 (0.84%) MCDST
17 5 (0.84%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (11.80%) QA
2 22 (3.71%) SLA
3 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 147 (24.79%) Active Directory
2 83 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (11.30%) Hyper-V
4 42 (7.08%) XenApp
5 28 (4.72%) XenDesktop
6 23 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (3.20%) vSphere
8 17 (2.87%) VMware ESX
9 13 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (2.02%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.18%) LiteSpeed
11 7 (1.18%) Snort
12 6 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.67%) XenServer
13 4 (0.67%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.67%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.51%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.34%) KVM
15 2 (0.34%) Xen
15 2 (0.34%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 15 (2.53%) Tivoli
1 15 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (2.19%) SCCM
3 10 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.18%) Nessus
5 7 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (1.18%) SCOM
5 7 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.51%) Legato
7 3 (0.51%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.17%) Nagios
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
9 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 253 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 147 (24.79%) VMware
3 102 (17.20%) Citrix
4 54 (9.11%) Cisco
5 38 (6.41%) HP
6 31 (5.23%) Symantec
7 29 (4.89%) Oracle
8 28 (4.72%) Apple
9 23 (3.88%) McAfee
10 19 (3.20%) Dell
11 17 (2.87%) Juniper
11 17 (2.87%) Fujitsu
12 14 (2.36%) IBM
13 12 (2.02%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.85%) EMC
14 11 (1.85%) AppSense
14 11 (1.85%) Blue Coat
15 10 (1.69%) Facebook
15 10 (1.69%) Twitter
16 9 (1.52%) Websense
Nantwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 21 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + on call, bonus, pension, incentives
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + Use of pool car
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Steria
Posted: Yesterday
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Free Gym, PS4 Room, Pool Tables
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £16000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Hays IT
Salary: bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago