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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Cheshire
Rank 16 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 127 230 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.62% 18.03% 18.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.56% 75.41% 75.95%
Number of salaries quoted 107 203 302
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%

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
203 305 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.18% 23.90% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 151 268 393
Median salary £36,500 £32,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.17% -19.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,000
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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Wilmslow -3 23 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Warrington -18 22 £24,000 -31.42% 5
Chester +7 15 £30,000 +11.11% 7
Knutsford 0 14 £44,000 +39.68% 2
Crewe -1 13 £33,750 +2.27% 1
Macclesfield 0 7 £26,500 -1.85% 1
Runcorn -4 4 £21,000 -35.38% 1
Northwich +5 2 £25,500 -23.88% 1
Congleton +1 2 £17,500 -
Sandbach - 2 £32,500 - 1
Ellesmere Port -5 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Daresbury - 1 £25,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 160 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 133 (39.58%) Windows Server
3 119 (35.42%) Active Directory
4 90 (26.79%) SQL Server
5 86 (25.60%) SQL
6 77 (22.92%) VMware
6 77 (22.92%) Office 365
7 73 (21.73%) Windows 7
8 69 (20.54%) Finance
8 69 (20.54%) .NET
9 67 (19.94%) C#
9 67 (19.94%) MS Excel
9 67 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
10 60 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 58 (17.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 57 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 54 (16.07%) MS Exchange
14 53 (15.77%) Linux
15 52 (15.48%) Scrum
16 51 (15.18%) Hyper-V
17 50 (14.88%) ITIL
18 49 (14.58%) MS Office
18 49 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
19 47 (13.99%) ASP.NET
19 47 (13.99%) Windows 8
20 43 (12.80%) TDD
21 42 (12.50%) MVC
22 39 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
23 38 (11.31%) Dependency Injection
23 38 (11.31%) Castle Windsor

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 54 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (5.65%) IIS
5 18 (5.36%) SharePoint
6 14 (4.17%) NServiceBus
7 8 (2.38%) JBoss
7 8 (2.38%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.08%) Apache
9 5 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.30%) CICS
11 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (19.94%) MS Excel
2 49 (14.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Line 50
1 5 (1.49%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 77 (22.92%) Office 365
2 22 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.49%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.49%) SaaS
5 4 (1.19%) IaaS
5 4 (1.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.71%) VoIP
2 33 (9.82%) DNS
3 32 (9.52%) Firewall
4 24 (7.14%) DHCP
5 18 (5.36%) Internet
6 14 (4.17%) SAN
6 14 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.87%) VPN
8 12 (3.57%) Skype
9 11 (3.27%) Intranet
9 11 (3.27%) VLAN
9 11 (3.27%) WLAN
10 10 (2.98%) LAN
10 10 (2.98%) WAN
11 9 (2.68%) MPLS
12 8 (2.38%) HTTP
13 7 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.79%) Bluetooth
14 6 (1.79%) DVB
14 6 (1.79%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.46%) SQL Server 2014
3 13 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.79%) MySQL
6 6 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.79%) Power BI
6 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.89%) DB2
9 3 (0.89%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.60%) GIS
11 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.30%) DocumentDB
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (9.23%) MSTest
2 31 (9.23%) NUnit
3 29 (8.63%) Moq
4 27 (8.04%) Rhino Mocks
5 25 (7.44%) Visual Studio
6 15 (4.46%) Selenium
7 14 (4.17%) FxCop
7 14 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 14 (4.17%) StyleCop
8 8 (2.38%) Git (software)
8 8 (2.38%) JIRA
9 7 (2.08%) HP UFT
9 7 (2.08%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.19%) Subversion
11 3 (0.89%) Ant
12 2 (0.60%) Grunt
12 2 (0.60%) MSI
12 2 (0.60%) ReSharper
13 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 69 (20.54%) Finance
2 17 (5.06%) Banking
3 11 (3.27%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
6 7 (2.08%) Automotive
7 6 (1.79%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.49%) Marketing
9 4 (1.19%) Back Office
9 4 (1.19%) Games
9 4 (1.19%) Retail
10 3 (0.89%) Advertising
10 3 (0.89%) Legal
10 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 58 (17.26%) Developer
1 58 (17.26%) Support Engineer
2 55 (16.37%) Analyst
3 45 (13.39%) .NET Developer
4 43 (12.80%) IT Support
5 38 (11.31%) 2nd Line Support
6 34 (10.12%) IT Engineer
7 31 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (8.93%) IT Support Engineer
9 27 (8.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 24 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 24 (7.14%) C# Developer
11 23 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 22 (6.55%) Help Desk Support
13 19 (5.65%) Support Analyst
14 17 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
15 15 (4.46%) Graduate
15 15 (4.46%) Server Engineer
16 14 (4.17%) Desktop Support
16 14 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (20.54%) .NET
2 47 (13.99%) ASP.NET
3 38 (11.31%) Castle Windsor
4 36 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (9.82%) WCF
6 32 (9.52%) .NET Framework
7 30 (8.93%) HTML
8 28 (8.33%) XML
9 27 (8.04%) HTML5
9 27 (8.04%) WinForms
9 27 (8.04%) WPF
10 24 (7.14%) jQuery
10 24 (7.14%) Ninject
10 24 (7.14%) Spring.NET
10 24 (7.14%) Unity DI Container
11 22 (6.55%) CSS
12 20 (5.95%) NHibernate
13 17 (5.06%) Entity Framework
13 17 (5.06%) JSON
14 16 (4.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.85%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.65%) Mobile App
3 18 (5.36%) User Experience
4 16 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.87%) PMI
6 12 (3.57%) iPhone
7 11 (3.27%) Tandem
8 10 (2.98%) Fat Client
8 10 (2.98%) Thin Client
9 8 (2.38%) Clustering
9 8 (2.38%) iPad
9 8 (2.38%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.79%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.79%) MPEG
11 4 (1.19%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.19%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.89%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.89%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 133 (39.58%) Windows Server
2 73 (21.73%) Windows 7
3 60 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (17.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (15.77%) Linux
6 47 (13.99%) Windows 8
7 28 (8.33%) Android
8 22 (6.55%) Windows 10
9 21 (6.25%) Apple iOS
10 14 (4.17%) Mac OS X
11 13 (3.87%) Unix
12 10 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (2.68%) AIX
13 9 (2.68%) CentOS
14 8 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (1.79%) Nucleus RTOS
17 3 (0.89%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (15.48%) Scrum
3 50 (14.88%) ITIL
4 43 (12.80%) TDD
5 42 (12.50%) MVC
6 39 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (11.31%) Dependency Injection
8 27 (8.04%) Kanban
8 27 (8.04%) MVVM
9 24 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
10 21 (6.25%) Service Management
11 20 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 17 (5.06%) Unit Testing
13 16 (4.76%) Web Application Development
13 16 (4.76%) Web Development
14 14 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (4.17%) Integration Testing
14 14 (4.17%) Risk Management
14 14 (4.17%) Test Scripting
15 12 (3.57%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 86 (25.60%) SQL
2 67 (19.94%) C#
3 25 (7.44%) PowerShell
3 25 (7.44%) VB
4 22 (6.55%) VB.NET
5 21 (6.25%) Java
6 18 (5.36%) C
7 17 (5.06%) JavaScript
8 14 (4.17%) C++
9 12 (3.57%) VBScript
10 9 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.68%) VB6
11 8 (2.38%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.38%) Python
12 5 (1.49%) PHP
13 2 (0.60%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.60%) Perl
13 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.30%) ABAP
14 1 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 49 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (11.31%) MCSE
3 26 (7.74%) MCSA
4 25 (7.44%) MCITP
5 18 (5.36%) MCP
6 13 (3.87%) Degree
6 13 (3.87%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.38%) ISEB
9 4 (1.19%) CCNA
9 4 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.89%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.60%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.60%) MCTS
12 1 (0.30%) CISA
12 1 (0.30%) CISSP
12 1 (0.30%) GIAC
12 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.55%) QA
2 19 (5.65%) SLA
3 9 (2.68%) HL7
4 1 (0.30%) BS25999
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) COSO
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 57 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (15.18%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.36%) vSphere
5 11 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (3.27%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.68%) XenApp
7 8 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.49%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.89%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.30%) NDS
11 1 (0.30%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (5.06%) SCCM
2 12 (3.57%) SCOM
3 8 (2.38%) Netcool
4 7 (2.08%) Ganglia
4 7 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.08%) vRealize
5 6 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.49%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.49%) PaperCut
7 4 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.89%) Puppet
9 2 (0.60%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.30%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.30%) MobiControl
10 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 160 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 77 (22.92%) VMware
3 36 (10.71%) Cisco
4 33 (9.82%) Citrix
5 16 (4.76%) Intel
6 15 (4.46%) Oracle
7 14 (4.17%) Sage
8 13 (3.87%) Apple
9 8 (2.38%) Sophos
10 7 (2.08%) SonicWALL
11 6 (1.79%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.79%) HP
11 6 (1.79%) IBM
11 6 (1.79%) Symbian
12 5 (1.49%) EMC
12 5 (1.49%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.49%) Siemens
12 5 (1.49%) Symantec
13 4 (1.19%) arcserve
13 4 (1.19%) Nimble Storage
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
2i Resourcing
Salary: Unspecified Competitive base salary + benefits & bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £16000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £22000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comprehensive Bens Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Wilmslow, Greater Manchester
Mobica
Salary: Competitive - Dependent on Experience
Posted: 25 days ago