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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 354 271 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.10% 17.36% 18.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.64% 66.91% 75.29%
Number of salaries quoted 276 221 331
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £64,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
468 405 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.93% 25.94% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 363 348 431
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 +2 132 £31,000 -17.33% 17
Knutsford +6 36 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Chester -9 30 £35,000 +1.44% 8
Wilmslow +7 26 £40,000 +39.13% 9
Runcorn +5 22 £25,000 +4.25% 6
Crewe -2 21 £26,500 -3.63%
Macclesfield -12 15 £45,000 +50.00% 9
Nantwich -8 8 £42,500 +65.04% 1
Daresbury -1 3 £26,500 +6.00%
Northwich +5 2 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Winsford -1 1 £23,000 -26.98%
Alderley Edge - 1 £50,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 278 (43.51%) Microsoft
2 231 (36.15%) SQL
3 198 (30.99%) .NET
4 197 (30.83%) SQL Server
5 185 (28.95%) C#
6 183 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
7 173 (27.07%) Finance
8 150 (23.47%) VMware
9 145 (22.69%) Active Directory
10 143 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 123 (19.25%) MS Excel
12 117 (18.31%) Citrix
12 117 (18.31%) Windows 7
13 112 (17.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 107 (16.74%) ASP.NET
15 103 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 99 (15.49%) T-SQL
17 97 (15.18%) MS Exchange
18 93 (14.55%) TCP/IP
19 85 (13.30%) MVC
20 83 (12.99%) SAN
20 83 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 83 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
21 81 (12.68%) WCF
21 81 (12.68%) MS Office
21 81 (12.68%) UNIX
21 81 (12.68%) Linux
22 80 (12.52%) TDD
23 76 (11.89%) Web Services
24 75 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 97 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 65 (10.17%) IIS
3 48 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (4.69%) SharePoint
6 23 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (3.44%) NServiceBus
8 20 (3.13%) Lync
9 14 (2.19%) Tomcat
10 13 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.41%) Apache
12 7 (1.10%) Node.js
13 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.78%) nginx
14 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.47%) Flash Media Server
15 3 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.47%) Site Server
16 2 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 123 (19.25%) MS Excel
2 81 (12.68%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) RoboHelp
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Line 500
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.35%) SaaS
3 11 (1.72%) Office 365
4 6 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (14.55%) TCP/IP
2 83 (12.99%) SAN
3 59 (9.23%) DNS
4 52 (8.14%) VPN
5 48 (7.51%) Internet
6 47 (7.36%) WAN
7 43 (6.73%) LAN
8 37 (5.79%) DHCP
9 33 (5.16%) Firewall
10 20 (3.13%) VoIP
11 18 (2.82%) Wireless
12 17 (2.66%) Network Security
12 17 (2.66%) NAS
13 8 (1.25%) SMTP
13 8 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (1.10%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.10%) SSL
14 7 (1.10%) SNMP
14 7 (1.10%) ADSL
15 6 (0.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (30.83%) SQL Server
2 57 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (4.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (4.07%) MySQL
6 15 (2.35%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.56%) DB2
9 9 (1.41%) DTS
10 8 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.25%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.25%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.10%) Big Data
12 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 67 (10.49%) Visual Studio
2 60 (9.39%) MSTest
3 56 (8.76%) NUnit
4 52 (8.14%) Rhino Mocks
4 52 (8.14%) Moq
5 33 (5.16%) Selenium
6 32 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (4.85%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (2.19%) LoadRunner
9 11 (1.72%) SpecFlow
9 11 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (1.72%) Subversion
10 9 (1.41%) Selenium IDE
10 9 (1.41%) SilkPerformer
11 7 (1.10%) Git (software)
12 6 (0.94%) MSI
12 6 (0.94%) JIRA
13 3 (0.47%) FlexUnit
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 173 (27.07%) Finance
2 59 (9.23%) Retail
3 35 (5.48%) Marketing
4 24 (3.76%) Financial Institution
5 23 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.19%) Banking
7 10 (1.56%) Back Office
8 9 (1.41%) Legal
8 9 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.25%) Games
10 5 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (26.45%) Developer
2 116 (18.15%) Analyst
3 105 (16.43%) .NET Developer
4 48 (7.51%) Support Engineer
5 45 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (6.26%) Support Analyst
7 38 (5.95%) IT Support
8 33 (5.16%) Junior
9 31 (4.85%) Junior Developer
10 29 (4.54%) Consultant
11 28 (4.38%) Test Analyst
12 27 (4.23%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 27 (4.23%) Graduate
12 27 (4.23%) C# Developer
12 27 (4.23%) Junior .NET Developer
12 27 (4.23%) Graduate Developer
13 26 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (3.76%) ASP.NET Developer
15 23 (3.60%) 1st Line Support
16 22 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (30.99%) .NET
2 107 (16.74%) ASP.NET
3 81 (12.68%) WCF
4 76 (11.89%) Web Services
5 73 (11.42%) HTML
6 71 (11.11%) WinForms
7 69 (10.80%) .NET Framework
8 67 (10.49%) WPF
9 64 (10.02%) Castle Windsor
10 63 (9.86%) LINQ
11 60 (9.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 53 (8.29%) Spring.NET
13 52 (8.14%) Ninject
13 52 (8.14%) Unity DI Container
13 52 (8.14%) CSS
14 45 (7.04%) jQuery
15 38 (5.95%) SOAP
16 31 (4.85%) XML
17 30 (4.69%) HTML5
18 26 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
2 52 (8.14%) Inversion of Control
3 46 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.57%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.76%) Clustering
5 24 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.29%) User Experience
7 17 (2.66%) Social Network
8 16 (2.50%) Thin Client
8 16 (2.50%) Fat Client
9 14 (2.19%) Replication
10 11 (1.72%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.56%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.25%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.25%) Firmware
12 8 (1.25%) Open Source
13 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.78%) iPhone
14 5 (0.78%) Cryptography
14 5 (0.78%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 143 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 117 (18.31%) Windows 7
3 112 (17.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 81 (12.68%) UNIX
4 81 (12.68%) Linux
5 75 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (10.64%) Windows XP
7 32 (5.01%) Android
7 32 (5.01%) Apple iOS
8 31 (4.85%) Windows 8
9 25 (3.91%) Windows 2000
10 17 (2.66%) AIX
11 12 (1.88%) VMS
12 11 (1.72%) CentOS
13 8 (1.25%) Solaris
13 8 (1.25%) Windows Phone
13 8 (1.25%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.94%) Windows NT
15 5 (0.78%) zOS
16 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (13.30%) MVC
3 83 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
4 80 (12.52%) TDD
5 67 (10.49%) Scrum
6 63 (9.86%) ITIL
7 53 (8.29%) Dependency Injection
8 52 (8.14%) MVVM
8 52 (8.14%) Kanban
9 41 (6.42%) Migration
10 39 (6.10%) OO
11 38 (5.95%) Project Management
11 38 (5.95%) Change Management
12 30 (4.69%) Test Scripting
13 29 (4.54%) Web Application Development
14 27 (4.23%) Automated Testing
15 23 (3.60%) Problem Management
16 22 (3.44%) Performance Tuning
17 19 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
17 19 (2.97%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (36.15%) SQL
2 185 (28.95%) C#
3 99 (15.49%) T-SQL
4 65 (10.17%) VB
5 63 (9.86%) JavaScript
6 60 (9.39%) VB.NET
7 33 (5.16%) PowerShell
8 28 (4.38%) C++
9 27 (4.23%) Java
10 22 (3.44%) VBScript
11 20 (3.13%) C
12 19 (2.97%) VBA
12 19 (2.97%) Perl
13 8 (1.25%) XPath
14 5 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.78%) VB6
15 4 (0.63%) PHP
16 3 (0.47%) Ruby
16 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 103 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (9.08%) MCITP
2 58 (9.08%) MCSE
3 51 (7.98%) Degree
4 43 (6.73%) MCTS
5 38 (5.95%) MCP
6 36 (5.63%) MCSA
7 30 (4.69%) ISEB
8 28 (4.38%) Security Cleared
9 24 (3.76%) SC Cleared
10 23 (3.60%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (2.97%) CCA
12 16 (2.50%) ISTQB
13 15 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (2.19%) CCNA
15 9 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.94%) HND
18 5 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
19 4 (0.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (9.70%) QA
2 34 (5.32%) SLA
3 6 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 145 (22.69%) Active Directory
2 83 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (11.42%) Hyper-V
4 46 (7.20%) XenApp
5 33 (5.16%) XenDesktop
6 28 (4.38%) VMware ESX
7 24 (3.76%) vSphere
8 20 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (2.97%) Terminal Services
10 17 (2.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (1.10%) LiteSpeed
12 6 (0.94%) Snort
13 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.63%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.63%) XenServer
14 3 (0.47%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.31%) Xen
15 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (2.19%) SCCM
4 11 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.56%) HP SIM
6 8 (1.25%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.25%) WSUS
6 8 (1.25%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.10%) WhatsUp Gold
8 6 (0.94%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.78%) Nessus
10 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.63%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.47%) SCOM
12 2 (0.31%) Legato
12 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.16%) Opsview
Vendors
1 278 (43.51%) Microsoft
2 150 (23.47%) VMware
3 117 (18.31%) Citrix
4 51 (7.98%) HP
5 50 (7.82%) Cisco
6 33 (5.16%) Symantec
7 32 (5.01%) Oracle
8 27 (4.23%) Dell
9 24 (3.76%) Apple
10 20 (3.13%) McAfee
11 17 (2.66%) Facebook
11 17 (2.66%) Twitter
11 17 (2.66%) Fujitsu
12 14 (2.19%) Juniper
13 13 (2.03%) IBM
13 13 (2.03%) EMC
14 12 (1.88%) NetApp
14 12 (1.88%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.88%) SAP
14 12 (1.88%) AppSense
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + excellent range of benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago