The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Cheshire
Rank 15 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 139 244 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.90% 18.42% 21.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.35% 76.97% 75.49%
Number of salaries quoted 119 210 343
Median salary £29,000 £30,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.91% -18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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
216 317 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.60% 23.92% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 166 270 460
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 January 2017.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Windows
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -5 38 £25,000 -28.57% 3
Wilmslow -2 28 £32,000 +6.66% 3
Crewe -5 16 £32,500 -11.56% 3
Chester +1 12 £32,500 -3.70% 2
Knutsford -2 12 £17,000 -43.33% 3
Macclesfield +4 9 £27,750 +11.00% 2
Runcorn -2 5 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Congleton +1 3 £17,500 -20.45%
Sandbach - 2 £27,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £40,000 -
Northwich - 1 £32,000 - 3
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 166 (47.70%) Microsoft
2 138 (39.66%) Windows Server
3 123 (35.34%) Active Directory
4 87 (25.00%) SQL
5 85 (24.43%) VMware
6 84 (24.14%) SQL Server
7 79 (22.70%) Windows 7
8 77 (22.13%) Office 365
9 73 (20.98%) C#
10 72 (20.69%) .NET
11 71 (20.40%) MS Excel
12 70 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
13 65 (18.68%) Finance
14 62 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 61 (17.53%) MS Exchange
15 61 (17.53%) MS Office
16 59 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 58 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 56 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
19 55 (15.80%) Scrum
20 54 (15.52%) Hyper-V
21 51 (14.66%) ASP.NET
22 49 (14.08%) Windows 8
23 48 (13.79%) ITIL
23 48 (13.79%) TDD
24 47 (13.51%) MVC
25 46 (13.22%) Cisco
26 43 (12.36%) Linux
27 42 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
28 41 (11.78%) Dependency Injection

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 32 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (4.89%) IIS
4 17 (4.89%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.74%) NServiceBus
6 10 (2.87%) Apache
7 8 (2.30%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.01%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.15%) JBoss
11 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.29%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 71 (20.40%) MS Excel
2 61 (17.53%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Line 50
1 5 (1.44%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) BPCS
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 77 (22.13%) Office 365
2 17 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.44%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.15%) SaaS
6 2 (0.57%) IaaS
6 2 (0.57%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.92%) DNS
2 36 (10.34%) Firewall
3 29 (8.33%) DHCP
4 26 (7.47%) Internet
4 26 (7.47%) VoIP
5 16 (4.60%) VPN
6 15 (4.31%) SAN
7 14 (4.02%) Intranet
8 12 (3.45%) Skype
8 12 (3.45%) TCP/IP
9 11 (3.16%) HTTP
10 10 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (2.87%) VLAN
11 9 (2.59%) MPLS
12 7 (2.01%) LAN
12 7 (2.01%) WAN
12 7 (2.01%) Wireless
13 6 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.31%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.16%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.72%) Power BI
8 5 (1.44%) MySQL
8 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.57%) DB2
11 2 (0.57%) GIS
12 1 (0.29%) DocumentDB
12 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (11.21%) MSTest
2 35 (10.06%) NUnit
3 34 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (9.48%) Moq
5 31 (8.91%) Rhino Mocks
6 24 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 14 (4.02%) Selenium
8 13 (3.74%) FxCop
8 13 (3.74%) SpecFlow
8 13 (3.74%) StyleCop
9 11 (3.16%) Git (software)
9 11 (3.16%) HP UFT
9 11 (3.16%) JIRA
10 10 (2.87%) Jenkins
11 7 (2.01%) Ant
11 7 (2.01%) Subversion
12 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.57%) JUnit
13 2 (0.57%) ReSharper
General
1 65 (18.68%) Finance
2 10 (2.87%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.59%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.30%) Banking
4 8 (2.30%) Marketing
5 7 (2.01%) Corporate Banking
5 7 (2.01%) Games
6 4 (1.15%) Automotive
6 4 (1.15%) Back Office
7 2 (0.57%) Legal
7 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.57%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (18.97%) Developer
2 60 (17.24%) Analyst
3 59 (16.95%) Support Engineer
4 50 (14.37%) .NET Developer
5 49 (14.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 48 (13.79%) IT Support
7 38 (10.92%) IT Engineer
8 34 (9.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 34 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (9.20%) IT Support Engineer
10 31 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 25 (7.18%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (7.18%) C# Developer
12 24 (6.90%) Help Desk Support
13 21 (6.03%) Support Analyst
14 20 (5.75%) Graduate
15 19 (5.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 17 (4.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
16 17 (4.89%) Graduate .NET Developer
16 17 (4.89%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (20.69%) .NET
2 51 (14.66%) ASP.NET
3 41 (11.78%) Castle Windsor
4 39 (11.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 36 (10.34%) WCF
6 35 (10.06%) .NET Framework
7 32 (9.20%) HTML
8 31 (8.91%) WinForms
8 31 (8.91%) WPF
9 28 (8.05%) Ninject
9 28 (8.05%) Spring.NET
9 28 (8.05%) Unity DI Container
9 28 (8.05%) XML
10 27 (7.76%) HTML5
11 23 (6.61%) jQuery
12 20 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 20 (5.75%) CSS
13 19 (5.46%) NHibernate
14 18 (5.17%) Web Services
15 16 (4.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.05%) Inversion of Control
2 27 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.89%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.89%) User Experience
5 15 (4.31%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.45%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.45%) PMI
6 12 (3.45%) Thin Client
7 11 (3.16%) iPad
7 11 (3.16%) Tandem
8 8 (2.30%) iPhone
9 5 (1.44%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.44%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.44%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.44%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.15%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.15%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 138 (39.66%) Windows Server
2 79 (22.70%) Windows 7
3 62 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (14.08%) Windows 8
6 43 (12.36%) Linux
7 28 (8.05%) Android
8 27 (7.76%) Windows 10
9 25 (7.18%) Apple iOS
10 17 (4.89%) Mac OS X
11 13 (3.74%) CentOS
11 13 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (3.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 11 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (2.59%) Unix
15 5 (1.44%) BlackBerry OS
15 5 (1.44%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.44%) Windows Phone
16 4 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (15.80%) Scrum
3 48 (13.79%) ITIL
3 48 (13.79%) TDD
4 47 (13.51%) MVC
5 42 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (11.78%) Dependency Injection
7 31 (8.91%) Kanban
7 31 (8.91%) MVVM
8 20 (5.75%) Service Management
8 20 (5.75%) Web Application Development
9 18 (5.17%) Mentoring
10 16 (4.60%) Unit Testing
11 14 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (4.02%) Web Development
12 13 (3.74%) Integration Testing
12 13 (3.74%) Test Scripting
13 12 (3.45%) Information Security
13 12 (3.45%) Release Management
14 11 (3.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (25.00%) SQL
2 73 (20.98%) C#
3 26 (7.47%) VB.NET
4 25 (7.18%) PowerShell
4 25 (7.18%) VB
5 16 (4.60%) C
5 16 (4.60%) Java
6 15 (4.31%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.16%) Bash Shell
7 11 (3.16%) C++
7 11 (3.16%) Python
7 11 (3.16%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.30%) VB6
8 8 (2.30%) VBScript
9 5 (1.44%) Apple Swift
9 5 (1.44%) PHP
10 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) ABAP
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 56 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (11.49%) MCSE
3 34 (9.77%) MCSA
4 30 (8.62%) MCITP
5 19 (5.46%) MCP
6 12 (3.45%) ISEB
6 12 (3.45%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.30%) Degree
7 8 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (2.01%) CCNA
8 7 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.86%) CCENT
9 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.29%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.29%) MCTS
11 1 (0.29%) OSCE
11 1 (0.29%) OSCP
11 1 (0.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.32%) QA
1 22 (6.32%) SLA
2 8 (2.30%) HL7
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (35.34%) Active Directory
2 59 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (15.52%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.17%) vSphere
5 12 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (2.59%) XenApp
8 8 (2.30%) VMware Server
8 8 (2.30%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.29%) NDS
12 1 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (5.17%) SCCM
2 12 (3.45%) SCOM
3 11 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.01%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.01%) vRealize
5 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.44%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.44%) PaperCut
7 4 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.86%) Puppet
9 2 (0.57%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.57%) Netcool
9 2 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.57%) WSUS
10 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.29%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.29%) MobiControl
10 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 166 (47.70%) Microsoft
2 85 (24.43%) VMware
3 46 (13.22%) Cisco
4 35 (10.06%) Citrix
5 17 (4.89%) Apple
6 14 (4.02%) Sage
7 12 (3.45%) Intel
8 10 (2.87%) Oracle
9 7 (2.01%) SonicWALL
9 7 (2.01%) Symantec
10 6 (1.72%) EMC
10 6 (1.72%) HP
11 5 (1.44%) IBM
11 5 (1.44%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.44%) Siemens
12 4 (1.15%) arcserve
12 4 (1.15%) Dell
12 4 (1.15%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (1.15%) Sophos
12 4 (1.15%) Spiceworks
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + training, vendor certification
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £30001 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Rowlands Pharmacy
Salary: Competitive+£5000 Annual Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comprehensive Bens Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Rowlands Pharmacy
Salary: £20,080.52 per annum +£2,500 Annual Bonus, Saturday Overtime
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Modis International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience +Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £15.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + +Great Benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago
Runcorn
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits Package
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Mobica
Salary: 50000
Posted: 9 days ago