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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 306 290 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.42% 16.62% 14.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.66% 66.97% 48.01%
Number of salaries quoted 269 235 214
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -2.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £24,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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
394 433 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.42% 24.81% 29.59%
Number of salaries quoted 327 344 441
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £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 31 March 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 31 March 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 94 £30,000 -13.04% 11
Runcorn 0 27 £35,000 +6.06% 7
Crewe +8 25 £38,750 +38.39% 3
Knutsford 0 25 £47,000 +7.42% 1
Wilmslow -2 22 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Macclesfield -6 16 £40,000 +40.35% 5
Chester -2 10 £33,750 -15.62% 6
Nantwich +6 4 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Northwich -2 2 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Alderley Edge - 2 £35,000 - 2
Sandbach - 1 - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 246 (34.36%) Microsoft
2 233 (32.54%) Finance
3 200 (27.93%) Active Directory
4 192 (26.82%) SQL
5 179 (25.00%) VMware
6 176 (24.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 163 (22.77%) .NET
8 161 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
9 149 (20.81%) SQL Server
10 144 (20.11%) C#
11 141 (19.69%) UNIX
12 129 (18.02%) MS Excel
13 127 (17.74%) Linux
14 122 (17.04%) TCP/IP
15 115 (16.06%) MS Exchange
16 111 (15.50%) ITIL
17 104 (14.53%) Citrix
18 98 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 95 (13.27%) Windows 7
20 90 (12.57%) ASP.NET
21 86 (12.01%) MVC
21 86 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
22 81 (11.31%) DNS
23 80 (11.17%) HTML
24 79 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
25 77 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
26 76 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
26 76 (10.61%) Web Services
27 74 (10.34%) PowerShell
28 72 (10.06%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 115 (16.06%) MS Exchange
2 54 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 47 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 42 (5.87%) IIS
6 25 (3.49%) SharePoint
7 19 (2.65%) NServiceBus
8 9 (1.26%) Node.js
8 9 (1.26%) IBM Notes
8 9 (1.26%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.98%) Lync
10 3 (0.42%) Apache
11 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.28%) JBoss
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.28%) Mule
Applications
1 129 (18.02%) MS Excel
2 72 (10.06%) MS Office
3 11 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.14%) Exstream
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.21%) Office 365
3 5 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 122 (17.04%) TCP/IP
2 81 (11.31%) DNS
3 72 (10.06%) VPN
4 60 (8.38%) WAN
5 57 (7.96%) DHCP
6 56 (7.82%) LAN
7 54 (7.54%) SAN
8 53 (7.40%) Internet
9 43 (6.01%) Firewall
10 24 (3.35%) NAS
11 21 (2.93%) Wireless
12 20 (2.79%) SMTP
13 17 (2.37%) VLAN
13 17 (2.37%) Network Security
13 17 (2.37%) SSL
14 16 (2.23%) VoIP
15 12 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
16 11 (1.54%) HTTP
17 7 (0.98%) ADSL
17 7 (0.98%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 66 (9.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (5.03%) MySQL
4 26 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (3.21%) DB2
6 19 (2.65%) Big Data
7 13 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.54%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.26%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.12%) Ingres
12 7 (0.98%) OLTP
12 7 (0.98%) DB2 UDB
13 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.56%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 51 (7.12%) Visual Studio
2 49 (6.84%) MSTest
3 47 (6.56%) NUnit
3 47 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (4.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 31 (4.33%) Moq
5 29 (4.05%) Selenium
6 23 (3.21%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (2.65%) Git (software)
7 19 (2.65%) SpecFlow
8 16 (2.23%) Subversion
9 14 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.98%) JIRA
10 7 (0.98%) MSI
10 7 (0.98%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.56%) FitNesse
11 4 (0.56%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.28%) CodeWarrior
12 2 (0.28%) Ant
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 233 (32.54%) Finance
2 26 (3.63%) Financial Institution
3 23 (3.21%) Banking
4 18 (2.51%) Retail
5 9 (1.26%) Legal
6 7 (0.98%) Electronics
7 6 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.42%) Local Government
9 3 (0.42%) French Language
10 2 (0.28%) Norwegian Language
10 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.28%) Swedish Language
10 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Marketing
10 2 (0.28%) Advertising
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
10 2 (0.28%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 141 (19.69%) Analyst
2 121 (16.90%) Developer
3 66 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 65 (9.08%) .NET Developer
5 60 (8.38%) Support Engineer
6 37 (5.17%) DBA
6 37 (5.17%) Security Engineer
7 33 (4.61%) Tester
7 33 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 31 (4.33%) Junior
9 30 (4.19%) Architect
9 30 (4.19%) Junior Developer
10 29 (4.05%) SQL DBA
10 29 (4.05%) IT Support
11 27 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
11 27 (3.77%) Service Analyst
11 27 (3.77%) Administrator
12 26 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
12 26 (3.63%) Consultant
13 25 (3.49%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (22.77%) .NET
2 90 (12.57%) ASP.NET
3 80 (11.17%) HTML
4 76 (10.61%) Web Services
5 66 (9.22%) .NET Framework
6 58 (8.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 57 (7.96%) WCF
7 57 (7.96%) CSS
8 52 (7.26%) WPF
8 52 (7.26%) Castle Windsor
9 48 (6.70%) jQuery
10 45 (6.28%) WinForms
11 42 (5.87%) Middleware
12 37 (5.17%) HTML5
13 31 (4.33%) Spring.NET
13 31 (4.33%) Ninject
13 31 (4.33%) Unity DI Container
13 31 (4.33%) XML
14 29 (4.05%) CSS3
15 28 (3.91%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
2 40 (5.59%) Computer Science
3 39 (5.45%) Mainframe
4 36 (5.03%) Clustering
5 31 (4.33%) Inversion of Control
6 30 (4.19%) Tandem
7 25 (3.49%) IBM Mainframe
7 25 (3.49%) Mobile App
8 22 (3.07%) Statistics
9 21 (2.93%) Replication
10 13 (1.82%) User Experience
11 11 (1.54%) Cryptography
12 10 (1.40%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.40%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.12%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.98%) Open Source
15 6 (0.84%) Social Network
16 5 (0.70%) iPhone
16 5 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 176 (24.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 141 (19.69%) UNIX
3 127 (17.74%) Linux
4 95 (13.27%) Windows 7
5 79 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 77 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (7.26%) Windows XP
8 41 (5.73%) Windows 8
9 35 (4.89%) Apple iOS
10 34 (4.75%) Android
11 22 (3.07%) Windows Mobile
12 21 (2.93%) AIX
13 10 (1.40%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.26%) CentOS
14 9 (1.26%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.56%) VMS
15 4 (0.56%) Solaris
16 3 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (15.50%) ITIL
3 86 (12.01%) MVC
4 76 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (9.64%) TDD
6 68 (9.50%) Scrum
7 52 (7.26%) Problem Management
8 49 (6.84%) Information Security
9 37 (5.17%) Migration
9 37 (5.17%) MVVM
10 36 (5.03%) OO
11 35 (4.89%) Test Scripting
12 32 (4.47%) Dependency Injection
13 31 (4.33%) Kanban
13 31 (4.33%) Project Management
14 30 (4.19%) Network Design
14 30 (4.19%) Unit Testing
15 29 (4.05%) Incident Management
15 29 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 28 (3.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 192 (26.82%) SQL
2 144 (20.11%) C#
3 74 (10.34%) PowerShell
4 64 (8.94%) VB
4 64 (8.94%) VB.NET
5 49 (6.84%) JavaScript
6 45 (6.28%) T-SQL
7 34 (4.75%) C++
8 28 (3.91%) C
9 24 (3.35%) Java
10 22 (3.07%) Perl
11 20 (2.79%) VBScript
12 13 (1.82%) PHP
13 9 (1.26%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.26%) VB6
14 8 (1.12%) VBA
15 7 (0.98%) JCL
16 6 (0.84%) Embedded C++
17 5 (0.70%) Assembly Language
18 4 (0.56%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 86 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (9.22%) MCSE
3 60 (8.38%) MCITP
4 55 (7.68%) Degree
5 46 (6.42%) MCSA
6 39 (5.45%) ISEB
7 38 (5.31%) MCP
8 32 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (3.63%) CCNA
10 23 (3.21%) MCTS
11 13 (1.82%) Security Cleared
12 11 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.40%) SC Cleared
14 9 (1.26%) ISTQB
15 8 (1.12%) CCNP
16 7 (0.98%) HND
16 7 (0.98%) JNCIA
17 6 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (0.70%) MCDST
18 5 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.15%) QA
2 34 (4.75%) SLA
3 33 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 14 (1.96%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 200 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 98 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.40%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.91%) VMware ESX
5 25 (3.49%) XenApp
6 22 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (2.09%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.68%) Snort
8 12 (1.68%) Terminal Server
9 10 (1.40%) vSphere
10 7 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.70%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.56%) XenServer
13 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.14%) Firmware
14 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (3.35%) SCCM
2 18 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (2.23%) SCOM
4 15 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 13 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (0.98%) AppDNA
7 5 (0.70%) WSUS
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.42%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 246 (34.36%) Microsoft
2 179 (25.00%) VMware
3 104 (14.53%) Citrix
4 67 (9.36%) Cisco
5 54 (7.54%) Oracle
6 44 (6.15%) IBM
7 41 (5.73%) HP
8 32 (4.47%) NetApp
9 30 (4.19%) Dell
10 27 (3.77%) Symantec
11 24 (3.35%) EMC
12 15 (2.09%) Apple
12 15 (2.09%) Juniper
13 14 (1.96%) IronPort
14 12 (1.68%) Avaya
15 9 (1.26%) Lotus
15 9 (1.26%) McAfee
15 9 (1.26%) Sourcefire
16 8 (1.12%) Teradata
16 8 (1.12%) BT
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, healthcare & 23 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £14000 - £16500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance/Bonus/Pension and more!
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago