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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Windows 352 277 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.82% 17.72% 13.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.86% 69.08% 46.61%
Number of salaries quoted 311 247 216
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,500 £21,350
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £47,500 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +2.81%
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
464 401 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.81% 25.66% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 401 337 460
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £23,125
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +3 105 £27,500 -26.66% 16
Runcorn +1 33 £35,000 +45.83% 2
Knutsford +1 31 £54,000 +30.90% 2
Wilmslow +3 27 £38,750 +72.22% 8
Macclesfield -2 27 £40,000 +40.35% 7
Chester +4 22 £47,500 +22.58% 6
Crewe +15 15 £37,500 +56.25% 6
Northwich +4 5 £34,750 +15.83% 1
Nantwich +4 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Sandbach - 3 £25,000 - 1
Alderley Edge - 2 £35,000 -
Lymm - 1 £19,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 262 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 245 (33.15%) Finance
3 208 (28.15%) SQL
4 190 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 189 (25.58%) .NET
6 186 (25.17%) Active Directory
7 175 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 172 (23.27%) VMware
9 170 (23.00%) C#
10 168 (22.73%) SQL Server
11 147 (19.89%) Linux
12 146 (19.76%) UNIX
13 137 (18.54%) MS Excel
14 129 (17.46%) TCP/IP
15 107 (14.48%) Citrix
16 104 (14.07%) ASP.NET
17 103 (13.94%) MS Exchange
18 102 (13.80%) MVC
19 97 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
20 96 (12.99%) ITIL
21 91 (12.31%) Web Services
22 90 (12.18%) Windows 7
23 89 (12.04%) HTML
24 88 (11.91%) Windows Server 2003
25 86 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
26 84 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
27 79 (10.69%) .NET Framework
28 78 (10.55%) TDD
28 78 (10.55%) Scrum
29 77 (10.42%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 103 (13.94%) MS Exchange
2 54 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2007
3 49 (6.63%) IIS
4 40 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (3.38%) SharePoint
7 24 (3.25%) NServiceBus
8 16 (2.17%) Node.js
9 9 (1.22%) Lync
9 9 (1.22%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.22%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.68%) JBoss
12 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.41%) Flash Media Server
12 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.27%) Mule
13 2 (0.27%) Confluence
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 137 (18.54%) MS Excel
2 73 (9.88%) MS Office
3 11 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Exstream
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.62%) Office 365
3 8 (1.08%) SaaS
4 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (17.46%) TCP/IP
2 77 (10.42%) DNS
3 67 (9.07%) WAN
4 63 (8.53%) LAN
5 61 (8.25%) VPN
6 58 (7.85%) SAN
6 58 (7.85%) Internet
7 54 (7.31%) DHCP
8 34 (4.60%) Firewall
9 26 (3.52%) NAS
10 22 (2.98%) SMTP
11 20 (2.71%) Wireless
12 16 (2.17%) Network Security
13 14 (1.89%) VoIP
14 13 (1.76%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (1.76%) SSL
15 9 (1.22%) VLAN
16 8 (1.08%) iSCSI
17 5 (0.68%) DMZ
17 5 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 72 (9.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (5.68%) MySQL
4 34 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (3.65%) Big Data
7 23 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (2.98%) DB2
9 20 (2.71%) NoSQL
10 15 (2.03%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.35%) Data Mining
12 9 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.08%) Ingres
14 7 (0.95%) OLTP
14 7 (0.95%) DB2 UDB
14 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.81%) DTS
16 4 (0.54%) RDBMS
17 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
17 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 61 (8.25%) Visual Studio
2 56 (7.58%) NUnit
3 53 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (6.90%) MSTest
5 41 (5.55%) Selenium
6 35 (4.74%) Rhino Mocks
6 35 (4.74%) Moq
7 34 (4.60%) QuickTest Pro
8 26 (3.52%) Git (software)
9 22 (2.98%) SpecFlow
9 22 (2.98%) Subversion
10 18 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (1.49%) JIRA
12 8 (1.08%) FitNesse
12 8 (1.08%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.95%) MSI
14 6 (0.81%) LoadRunner
15 3 (0.41%) SilkPerformer
15 3 (0.41%) JUnit
15 3 (0.41%) FlexUnit
General
1 245 (33.15%) Finance
2 23 (3.11%) Financial Institution
2 23 (3.11%) Banking
3 16 (2.17%) Retail
4 11 (1.49%) Legal
5 9 (1.22%) Marketing
6 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.68%) Electronics
8 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.41%) Back Office
9 3 (0.41%) French Language
9 3 (0.41%) Local Government
10 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Billing
10 2 (0.27%) Norwegian Language
10 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.27%) Swedish Language
10 2 (0.27%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 141 (19.08%) Developer
2 138 (18.67%) Analyst
3 78 (10.55%) .NET Developer
4 63 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 54 (7.31%) Support Engineer
6 41 (5.55%) DBA
7 33 (4.47%) Junior
7 33 (4.47%) SQL DBA
8 32 (4.33%) Tester
9 31 (4.19%) Architect
9 31 (4.19%) Security Engineer
10 30 (4.06%) Support Analyst
10 30 (4.06%) Junior Developer
11 28 (3.79%) IT Support
12 27 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
13 26 (3.52%) Administrator
13 26 (3.52%) Designer
14 25 (3.38%) Junior .NET Developer
14 25 (3.38%) Graduate Developer
14 25 (3.38%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (25.58%) .NET
2 104 (14.07%) ASP.NET
3 91 (12.31%) Web Services
4 89 (12.04%) HTML
5 79 (10.69%) .NET Framework
6 70 (9.47%) CSS
7 68 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 66 (8.93%) WCF
9 62 (8.39%) jQuery
10 57 (7.71%) Castle Windsor
11 52 (7.04%) WPF
12 51 (6.90%) WinForms
13 47 (6.36%) HTML5
14 45 (6.09%) Middleware
15 42 (5.68%) LINQ
16 38 (5.14%) CSS3
17 35 (4.74%) Ninject
17 35 (4.74%) Spring.NET
17 35 (4.74%) Unity DI Container
18 31 (4.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
1 50 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.22%) Computer Science
3 41 (5.55%) Clustering
4 35 (4.74%) Inversion of Control
5 33 (4.47%) Mainframe
6 28 (3.79%) Tandem
7 26 (3.52%) Statistics
8 25 (3.38%) Replication
9 24 (3.25%) IBM Mainframe
10 22 (2.98%) Mobile App
11 18 (2.44%) User Experience
12 11 (1.49%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.49%) Thin Client
13 10 (1.35%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.35%) Cryptography
13 10 (1.35%) Social Network
14 7 (0.95%) Open Source
15 5 (0.68%) iPad
15 5 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 175 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 147 (19.89%) Linux
3 146 (19.76%) UNIX
4 90 (12.18%) Windows 7
5 88 (11.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 70 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (7.04%) Windows XP
8 47 (6.36%) Apple iOS
9 45 (6.09%) Android
10 34 (4.60%) Windows 8
11 23 (3.11%) Windows Mobile
12 22 (2.98%) AIX
13 12 (1.62%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.49%) CentOS
14 11 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.95%) Solaris
16 6 (0.81%) Windows CE
16 6 (0.81%) VMS
17 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (13.80%) MVC
3 96 (12.99%) ITIL
4 86 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (10.55%) Scrum
5 78 (10.55%) TDD
6 47 (6.36%) Problem Management
7 45 (6.09%) OO
8 42 (5.68%) Migration
9 40 (5.41%) Information Security
10 38 (5.14%) Project Management
10 38 (5.14%) MVVM
11 36 (4.87%) Dependency Injection
12 35 (4.74%) Kanban
13 32 (4.33%) Test Scripting
13 32 (4.33%) Unit Testing
14 30 (4.06%) Time Management
15 29 (3.92%) Software Engineering
15 29 (3.92%) Incident Management
16 28 (3.79%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 208 (28.15%) SQL
2 170 (23.00%) C#
3 73 (9.88%) PowerShell
4 71 (9.61%) VB.NET
5 66 (8.93%) T-SQL
6 63 (8.53%) VB
7 62 (8.39%) JavaScript
8 39 (5.28%) C++
9 28 (3.79%) Perl
10 24 (3.25%) C
11 22 (2.98%) Java
12 19 (2.57%) VBScript
13 10 (1.35%) VBA
14 9 (1.22%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.08%) PHP
16 7 (0.95%) JCL
17 6 (0.81%) VB6
17 6 (0.81%) Assembly Language
18 5 (0.68%) Embedded C++
19 3 (0.41%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 84 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (8.39%) MCSE
3 61 (8.25%) Degree
4 58 (7.85%) MCITP
5 46 (6.22%) MCSA
6 38 (5.14%) ISEB
7 37 (5.01%) MCP
8 22 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (2.57%) MCTS
10 16 (2.17%) Security Cleared
11 15 (2.03%) CCNA
12 14 (1.89%) VCP4
13 13 (1.76%) SC Cleared
14 12 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.22%) CCNP
16 8 (1.08%) ISTQB
17 7 (0.95%) MCDST
17 7 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (0.81%) HND
19 5 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.90%) QA
2 33 (4.47%) SLA
3 24 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 8 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 186 (25.17%) Active Directory
2 97 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.33%) VMware ESX
5 22 (2.98%) XenApp
6 21 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.76%) Snort
9 11 (1.49%) vSphere
10 9 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.81%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.81%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.54%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.41%) XenServer
14 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.27%) Firmware
15 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (3.11%) SCCM
2 22 (2.98%) Norton AntiVirus
3 20 (2.71%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 15 (2.03%) SCOM
6 11 (1.49%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.95%) WSUS
7 7 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (0.95%) AppDNA
8 3 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.41%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.27%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.14%) Opsview
10 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.14%) nmon
10 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.14%) Puppet
10 1 (0.14%) Cacti
10 1 (0.14%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 262 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 172 (23.27%) VMware
3 107 (14.48%) Citrix
4 57 (7.71%) Cisco
5 53 (7.17%) Oracle
6 38 (5.14%) IBM
7 35 (4.74%) Symantec
8 30 (4.06%) HP
9 28 (3.79%) NetApp
10 26 (3.52%) EMC
11 22 (2.98%) Dell
12 18 (2.44%) IronPort
13 16 (2.17%) Apple
14 10 (1.35%) Avaya
14 10 (1.35%) Sourcefire
14 10 (1.35%) Facebook
14 10 (1.35%) Twitter
15 9 (1.22%) Juniper
15 9 (1.22%) Lotus
15 9 (1.22%) McAfee
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits and Exc. On Call
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, healthcare & 23 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago