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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 287 296 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.80% 16.47% 16.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.99% 65.78% 54.40%
Number of salaries quoted 245 219 249
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £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
368 450 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.55% 25.04% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 295 345 459
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 April 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 24 April 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 0 85 £30,000 -10.44% 11
Crewe +2 29 £37,500 +56.25% 12
Runcorn +1 26 £35,000 +25.00% 7
Wilmslow -2 22 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Knutsford -3 21 £34,000 -20.00% 2
Macclesfield -4 13 £40,000 +40.35% 1
Chester -5 9 £30,000 +4.34% 13
Nantwich +10 4 £30,000 -7.69%
Northwich -2 2 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Alderley Edge - 2 £35,000 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (35.31%) Microsoft
2 198 (30.14%) Finance
3 187 (28.46%) Active Directory
4 183 (27.85%) VMware
5 177 (26.94%) SQL
6 169 (25.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 146 (22.22%) .NET
8 143 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
9 137 (20.85%) SQL Server
10 128 (19.48%) C#
11 118 (17.96%) MS Exchange
12 115 (17.50%) MS Excel
13 113 (17.20%) Linux
14 112 (17.05%) UNIX
15 100 (15.22%) ITIL
16 96 (14.61%) TCP/IP
17 94 (14.31%) Citrix
18 92 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 92 (14.00%) Windows 7
19 82 (12.48%) MVC
20 80 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
20 80 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
21 79 (12.02%) ASP.NET
22 75 (11.42%) DNS
23 73 (11.11%) Web Services
23 73 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
24 72 (10.96%) HTML
24 72 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
25 65 (9.89%) MCSE
26 64 (9.74%) .NET Framework

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 118 (17.96%) MS Exchange
2 58 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (5.18%) IIS
6 26 (3.96%) SharePoint
7 16 (2.44%) NServiceBus
8 9 (1.37%) Node.js
8 9 (1.37%) IBM Notes
8 9 (1.37%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.22%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.76%) Lync
12 4 (0.61%) Apache
13 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.30%) JBoss
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.30%) Mule
Applications
1 115 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 62 (9.44%) MS Office
3 9 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.46%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.15%) Exstream
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.50%) Office 365
3 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.30%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 96 (14.61%) TCP/IP
2 75 (11.42%) DNS
3 62 (9.44%) VPN
4 56 (8.52%) DHCP
5 45 (6.85%) SAN
5 45 (6.85%) Firewall
6 41 (6.24%) WAN
7 36 (5.48%) LAN
7 36 (5.48%) Internet
8 26 (3.96%) Wireless
9 20 (3.04%) SSL
10 19 (2.89%) NAS
11 17 (2.59%) VLAN
12 16 (2.44%) SMTP
13 15 (2.28%) VoIP
14 12 (1.83%) HTTP
14 12 (1.83%) Network Security
14 12 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (1.37%) ADSL
16 8 (1.22%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (4.26%) MySQL
4 23 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (2.74%) Big Data
5 18 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (2.59%) DB2
7 13 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.37%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.22%) Ingres
12 7 (1.07%) DB2 UDB
12 7 (1.07%) OLTP
13 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 46 (7.00%) MSTest
2 43 (6.54%) Visual Studio
2 43 (6.54%) NUnit
3 42 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (4.11%) Rhino Mocks
4 27 (4.11%) Moq
5 22 (3.35%) Selenium
6 19 (2.89%) Git (software)
6 19 (2.89%) QuickTest Pro
7 17 (2.59%) Subversion
8 16 (2.44%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (1.37%) LoadRunner
11 7 (1.07%) MSI
12 3 (0.46%) Grunt
12 3 (0.46%) CodeWarrior
13 2 (0.30%) Ant
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 198 (30.14%) Finance
2 29 (4.41%) Financial Institution
3 22 (3.35%) Retail
4 21 (3.20%) Banking
5 8 (1.22%) Electronics
5 8 (1.22%) Legal
6 6 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.61%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.46%) French Language
8 3 (0.46%) Local Government
9 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Norwegian Language
9 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.30%) Swedish Language
9 2 (0.30%) Billing
9 2 (0.30%) Back Office
9 2 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 130 (19.79%) Analyst
2 120 (18.26%) Developer
3 61 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 60 (9.13%) .NET Developer
5 57 (8.68%) Support Engineer
6 34 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
7 33 (5.02%) DBA
7 33 (5.02%) Security Engineer
8 31 (4.72%) Tester
8 31 (4.72%) Junior
9 30 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (4.57%) Junior Developer
10 27 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
10 27 (4.11%) Service Analyst
11 25 (3.81%) Graduate
11 25 (3.81%) Test Analyst
11 25 (3.81%) SQL DBA
11 25 (3.81%) Junior .NET Developer
11 25 (3.81%) Graduate Developer
11 25 (3.81%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (22.22%) .NET
2 79 (12.02%) ASP.NET
3 73 (11.11%) Web Services
4 72 (10.96%) HTML
5 64 (9.74%) .NET Framework
6 58 (8.83%) WCF
7 55 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 54 (8.22%) CSS
9 49 (7.46%) WPF
9 49 (7.46%) jQuery
10 45 (6.85%) Castle Windsor
11 42 (6.39%) WinForms
12 33 (5.02%) HTML5
13 27 (4.11%) Ninject
13 27 (4.11%) Spring.NET
13 27 (4.11%) Unity DI Container
13 27 (4.11%) XML
14 26 (3.96%) CSS3
15 25 (3.81%) LINQ
15 25 (3.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 31 (4.72%) Clustering
4 30 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (4.26%) Mobile App
5 28 (4.26%) Mainframe
6 27 (4.11%) Inversion of Control
7 18 (2.74%) Statistics
8 17 (2.59%) Tandem
8 17 (2.59%) Replication
8 17 (2.59%) User Experience
9 14 (2.13%) Cryptography
10 12 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
11 10 (1.52%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.22%) Thin Client
12 8 (1.22%) Fat Client
13 7 (1.07%) Open Source
13 7 (1.07%) PKI
14 6 (0.91%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 169 (25.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 113 (17.20%) Linux
3 112 (17.05%) UNIX
4 92 (14.00%) Windows 7
5 80 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (7.91%) Windows XP
8 39 (5.94%) Windows 8
9 31 (4.72%) Apple iOS
10 30 (4.57%) Android
11 20 (3.04%) Windows Mobile
12 16 (2.44%) AIX
13 11 (1.67%) Windows CE
13 11 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.37%) CentOS
15 9 (1.37%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.76%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.46%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (15.22%) ITIL
3 82 (12.48%) MVC
4 73 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (9.59%) TDD
6 60 (9.13%) Scrum
7 44 (6.70%) Information Security
8 40 (6.09%) Problem Management
9 39 (5.94%) OO
10 36 (5.48%) MVVM
11 33 (5.02%) Migration
11 33 (5.02%) Incident Management
12 32 (4.87%) Unit Testing
12 32 (4.87%) Risk Management
13 31 (4.72%) Software Testing
13 31 (4.72%) Test Scripting
14 29 (4.41%) Dependency Injection
15 28 (4.26%) Web Application Development
15 28 (4.26%) Software Engineering
15 28 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 177 (26.94%) SQL
2 128 (19.48%) C#
3 62 (9.44%) PowerShell
4 58 (8.83%) VB
4 58 (8.83%) VB.NET
5 44 (6.70%) T-SQL
5 44 (6.70%) JavaScript
6 30 (4.57%) C++
7 27 (4.11%) Java
8 26 (3.96%) C
9 18 (2.74%) VBScript
10 17 (2.59%) Perl
11 14 (2.13%) PHP
12 9 (1.37%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.37%) VB6
13 8 (1.22%) VBA
14 7 (1.07%) JCL
15 5 (0.76%) Embedded C
15 5 (0.76%) Embedded C++
15 5 (0.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 80 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (9.89%) MCSE
3 58 (8.83%) MCITP
4 55 (8.37%) Degree
5 43 (6.54%) MCSA
6 38 (5.78%) ISEB
7 37 (5.63%) MCP
8 35 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (4.57%) CCNA
10 20 (3.04%) MCTS
11 13 (1.98%) Security Cleared
12 11 (1.67%) ISTQB
13 10 (1.52%) SC Cleared
14 9 (1.37%) HND
15 8 (1.22%) CCNP
15 8 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.22%) JNCIA
16 5 (0.76%) MCDST
16 5 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.94%) QA
2 34 (5.18%) SLA
3 29 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (2.28%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (1.22%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 187 (28.46%) Active Directory
2 92 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (8.98%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.96%) VMware ESX
5 25 (3.81%) XenApp
6 20 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.83%) Snort
9 10 (1.52%) Terminal Server
10 7 (1.07%) vSphere
11 5 (0.76%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.61%) XenServer
13 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.15%) Firmware
15 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (4.11%) SCCM
2 19 (2.89%) SCOM
2 19 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (1.98%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (1.07%) AppDNA
7 5 (0.76%) WSUS
8 4 (0.61%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.46%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 232 (35.31%) Microsoft
2 183 (27.85%) VMware
3 94 (14.31%) Citrix
4 63 (9.59%) Cisco
5 47 (7.15%) Oracle
6 44 (6.70%) HP
7 34 (5.18%) Dell
7 34 (5.18%) NetApp
8 26 (3.96%) IBM
9 24 (3.65%) EMC
10 22 (3.35%) Symantec
11 19 (2.89%) Apple
12 16 (2.44%) Juniper
13 11 (1.67%) Avaya
13 11 (1.67%) McAfee
14 9 (1.37%) Lotus
14 9 (1.37%) Sourcefire
14 9 (1.37%) IronPort
15 8 (1.22%) BT
15 8 (1.22%) Teradata
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension + more
Posted: 2 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + company car
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance/Pension/Health/Life
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Including Car Allowance+bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
Posted: 3 days ago