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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 315 293 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.00% 16.70% 17.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.43% 66.89% 59.85%
Number of salaries quoted 259 215 258
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,350 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
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
429 438 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.51% 24.97% 29.49%
Number of salaries quoted 346 338 457
Average salary £37,500 £33,852 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.77% -4.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £50,000
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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -2 92 £32,500 +10.16% 14
Runcorn +2 43 £37,500 +33.92% 1
Crewe +7 25 £40,000 - 11
Knutsford -8 22 £35,000 -17.64%
Wilmslow -7 18 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Chester -8 17 £26,041 -17.98% 5
Macclesfield +12 12 £25,000 -36.30% 2
Northwich +4 4 £30,250 +21.00% 3
Nantwich +12 2 £33,750 +3.84% 1
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 30 June 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.

1 265 (43.09%) Microsoft
2 195 (31.71%) Active Directory
3 184 (29.92%) SQL
4 156 (25.37%) Finance
5 155 (25.20%) VMware
6 145 (23.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 138 (22.44%) SQL Server
8 132 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
9 130 (21.14%) .NET
10 128 (20.81%) MS Exchange
11 115 (18.70%) MS Excel
12 107 (17.40%) ITIL
12 107 (17.40%) C#
13 102 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 97 (15.77%) Windows 7
15 91 (14.80%) DNS
15 91 (14.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 86 (13.98%) Cisco
17 80 (13.01%) .NET Framework
18 78 (12.68%) UNIX
19 77 (12.52%) Linux
20 75 (12.20%) MVC
21 73 (11.87%) ASP.NET
22 72 (11.71%) MS Office
22 72 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
23 71 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
23 71 (11.54%) Web Services
24 70 (11.38%) TCP/IP
25 69 (11.22%) Degree
26 68 (11.06%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 128 (20.81%) MS Exchange
2 71 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 41 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (5.04%) IIS
6 30 (4.88%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.14%) Lync
8 6 (0.98%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle 9iAS
10 3 (0.49%) Apache
10 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.49%) JBoss
10 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.33%) WordPress
11 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 115 (18.70%) MS Excel
2 72 (11.71%) MS Office
3 19 (3.09%) MS Project
4 14 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.49%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.49%) Primavera
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Exstream
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 29 (4.72%) Office 365
2 6 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.16%) GitHub
5 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 91 (14.80%) DNS
2 70 (11.38%) TCP/IP
3 68 (11.06%) DHCP
4 58 (9.43%) VPN
5 47 (7.64%) Firewall
6 40 (6.50%) LAN
7 39 (6.34%) WAN
8 33 (5.37%) SAN
9 31 (5.04%) Internet
10 27 (4.39%) Wireless
11 20 (3.25%) VoIP
12 19 (3.09%) VLAN
13 15 (2.44%) NAS
14 13 (2.11%) SSL
15 12 (1.95%) ADSL
16 11 (1.79%) HTTP
16 11 (1.79%) VDSL
17 10 (1.63%) Network Security
17 10 (1.63%) SMTP
18 9 (1.46%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (2.76%) MySQL
4 17 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.63%) DB2
9 9 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.14%) Big Data
12 6 (0.98%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.98%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.65%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.49%) OLTP
14 3 (0.49%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 49 (7.97%) Visual Studio
2 43 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (6.67%) MSTest
4 29 (4.72%) NUnit
5 25 (4.07%) Rhino Mocks
5 25 (4.07%) Moq
6 13 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (1.63%) MSI
7 10 (1.63%) Subversion
8 9 (1.46%) HP UFT
9 8 (1.30%) Git (software)
10 7 (1.14%) Selenium
10 7 (1.14%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.98%) Grunt
11 6 (0.98%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.65%) CodeWarrior
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
13 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.33%) FxCop
General
1 156 (25.37%) Finance
2 28 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 23 (3.74%) Retail
4 16 (2.60%) Banking
5 12 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (1.46%) Electronics
7 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.65%) Legal
8 4 (0.65%) Local Government
8 4 (0.65%) Marketing
9 3 (0.49%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.49%) Back Office
10 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 127 (20.65%) Developer
2 94 (15.28%) Analyst
3 60 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 58 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 57 (9.27%) .NET Developer
6 38 (6.18%) DBA
7 36 (5.85%) Administrator
7 36 (5.85%) IT Support
8 35 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 35 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (4.88%) Service Analyst
9 30 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
10 29 (4.72%) Security Engineer
11 28 (4.55%) C# Developer
11 28 (4.55%) Junior
12 26 (4.23%) Software Developer
12 26 (4.23%) Tester
12 26 (4.23%) Team Leader
12 26 (4.23%) Junior Developer
13 25 (4.07%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (21.14%) .NET
2 80 (13.01%) .NET Framework
3 73 (11.87%) ASP.NET
4 71 (11.54%) Web Services
5 62 (10.08%) HTML
6 54 (8.78%) WCF
7 51 (8.29%) WPF
8 49 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 47 (7.64%) WinForms
10 46 (7.48%) CSS
11 41 (6.67%) jQuery
12 37 (6.02%) Entity Framework
13 35 (5.69%) XML
14 33 (5.37%) Castle Windsor
15 30 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 27 (4.39%) RESTful
17 26 (4.23%) SOAP
18 25 (4.07%) Ninject
18 25 (4.07%) Spring.NET
18 25 (4.07%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.46%) Computer Science
2 43 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.18%) Mobile App
4 25 (4.07%) Inversion of Control
5 22 (3.58%) N-Tier
6 21 (3.41%) Clustering
7 19 (3.09%) Replication
8 18 (2.93%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.60%) Mainframe
9 16 (2.60%) Cryptography
9 16 (2.60%) Statistics
9 16 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (2.28%) User Experience
10 14 (2.28%) Tandem
11 10 (1.63%) Blackberry
12 9 (1.46%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.46%) Fat Client
13 7 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (1.14%) EPoS
13 7 (1.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 145 (23.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 102 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 97 (15.77%) Windows 7
4 78 (12.68%) UNIX
5 77 (12.52%) Linux
6 62 (10.08%) Windows XP
7 54 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (8.29%) Android
9 50 (8.13%) Apple iOS
10 35 (5.69%) Windows 8
11 32 (5.20%) Windows Mobile
12 19 (3.09%) Windows CE
12 19 (3.09%) Windows Phone
13 15 (2.44%) Windows Phone 7
14 14 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.46%) AIX
16 8 (1.30%) Mac OS X
17 7 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.98%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.98%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (17.40%) ITIL
3 75 (12.20%) MVC
4 57 (9.27%) TDD
5 54 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (8.46%) Scrum
7 48 (7.80%) SDLC
8 46 (7.48%) MVVM
9 44 (7.15%) Software Testing
10 41 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
11 40 (6.50%) Information Security
12 38 (6.18%) OO
13 37 (6.02%) Risk Management
14 33 (5.37%) Problem Management
14 33 (5.37%) Mentoring
15 31 (5.04%) Unit Testing
15 31 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
15 31 (5.04%) Migration
16 29 (4.72%) Incident Management
17 28 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 184 (29.92%) SQL
2 107 (17.40%) C#
3 54 (8.78%) T-SQL
4 49 (7.97%) PowerShell
5 46 (7.48%) VB
6 43 (6.99%) VB.NET
7 42 (6.83%) JavaScript
8 34 (5.53%) Java
9 26 (4.23%) C
10 24 (3.90%) C++
11 15 (2.44%) PHP
12 9 (1.46%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.14%) VB6
13 7 (1.14%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.98%) VBScript
15 5 (0.81%) Embedded C
15 5 (0.81%) Embedded C++
16 4 (0.65%) VBA
16 4 (0.65%) Python
16 4 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 91 (14.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (11.22%) Degree
3 68 (11.06%) MCSE
4 55 (8.94%) MCITP
5 53 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (7.15%) CCNA
7 43 (6.99%) MCSA
8 34 (5.53%) MCP
9 32 (5.20%) MCTS
10 27 (4.39%) ISEB
11 20 (3.25%) Security Cleared
12 16 (2.60%) HND
13 11 (1.79%) JNCIA
14 9 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.46%) CCNP
15 7 (1.14%) CCIE
15 7 (1.14%) CCDP
15 7 (1.14%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.14%) CCENT
15 7 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.64%) SLA
2 29 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (4.72%) QA
3 17 (2.76%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.46%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 195 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 72 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (8.46%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.60%) XenApp
5 14 (2.28%) Terminal Server
6 10 (1.63%) vSphere
7 9 (1.46%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.46%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.98%) VMware Server
8 6 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.98%) Snort
9 5 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.81%) vCloud
10 4 (0.65%) XenServer
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.16%) Firmware
13 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (6.34%) SCCM
2 17 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 16 (2.60%) SCOM
4 8 (1.30%) WSUS
5 6 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.81%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.33%) Oozie
8 2 (0.33%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.16%) Puppet
9 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 265 (43.09%) Microsoft
2 155 (25.20%) VMware
3 86 (13.98%) Cisco
4 63 (10.24%) Citrix
5 48 (7.80%) HP
6 42 (6.83%) Oracle
7 31 (5.04%) Apple
8 28 (4.55%) NetApp
9 26 (4.23%) IBM
10 24 (3.90%) Dell
11 20 (3.25%) Juniper
12 16 (2.60%) Symantec
13 12 (1.95%) EMC
14 9 (1.46%) McAfee
15 8 (1.30%) F5
16 7 (1.14%) Riverbed
16 7 (1.14%) Blue Coat
16 7 (1.14%) Avaya
17 6 (0.98%) BT
17 6 (0.98%) ProCurve
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £16500 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Posted: 20 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Car, Pension + more
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Venn Group
Salary: £26000 - £29000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Send
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum + benefits + accreditations
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + + Company Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus, 10% pension, etc..
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + study support
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £15000 - £17500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £15000 - £17500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago