The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 303 310 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.95% 18.16% 20.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.98% 61.26% 75.65%
Number of salaries quoted 236 248 415
Average salary £33,500 £29,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.55% -15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,850 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,600 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
433 506 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.22% 29.64% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 339 430 542
Average salary £33,852 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Windows
North West

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 0 128 £29,500 +18.00% 13
Chester -3 42 £33,852 -3.28% 7
Knutsford +6 31 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Wilmslow +14 26 £36,750 +67.04% 3
Runcorn -1 10 £25,000 - 4
Macclesfield -14 7 £38,500 +35.08%
Crewe -3 3 £40,000 +45.45%
Nantwich -14 3 £42,500 +54.54% 2
Daresbury 0 2 £24,250 -3.00%
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 254 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 188 (31.54%) SQL
3 179 (30.03%) SQL Server
4 178 (29.87%) .NET
5 165 (27.68%) C#
6 152 (25.50%) Active Directory
7 150 (25.17%) VMware
8 140 (23.49%) Finance
9 126 (21.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 120 (20.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 112 (18.79%) MS Excel
12 106 (17.79%) ASP.NET
13 105 (17.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 103 (17.28%) Citrix
15 96 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
16 94 (15.77%) Windows 7
17 92 (15.44%) MS Exchange
18 86 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
19 80 (13.42%) T-SQL
20 79 (13.26%) MS Office
21 78 (13.09%) Windows Server 2012
22 77 (12.92%) SAN
23 75 (12.58%) TCP/IP
24 73 (12.25%) WPF
25 72 (12.08%) ITIL
25 72 (12.08%) MCSE
26 71 (11.91%) WinForms
26 71 (11.91%) Hyper-V
27 70 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
28 69 (11.58%) QA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 92 (15.44%) MS Exchange
2 61 (10.23%) IIS
3 42 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (3.86%) SharePoint
6 18 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.68%) Lync
9 13 (2.18%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.85%) Apache
11 9 (1.51%) NServiceBus
12 7 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 6 (1.01%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.84%) nginx
15 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.50%) Site Server
16 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 112 (18.79%) MS Excel
2 79 (13.26%) MS Office
3 5 (0.84%) MS Project
4 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) RoboHelp
4 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) BASE24
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.18%) SaaS
3 12 (2.01%) Office 365
4 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.92%) SAN
2 75 (12.58%) TCP/IP
3 60 (10.07%) DNS
4 54 (9.06%) VPN
5 45 (7.55%) Internet
5 45 (7.55%) WAN
6 44 (7.38%) Firewall
7 40 (6.71%) DHCP
8 39 (6.54%) LAN
9 23 (3.86%) VoIP
10 22 (3.69%) Network Security
11 15 (2.52%) NAS
12 9 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (1.34%) HTTP
14 7 (1.17%) ADSL
14 7 (1.17%) HTTPS
14 7 (1.17%) SSL
15 5 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.84%) SMTP
16 4 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (30.03%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (4.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.02%) MySQL
6 17 (2.85%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.01%) DB2
9 11 (1.85%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.68%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.67%) OLTP
14 3 (0.50%) DTS
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 60 (10.07%) Visual Studio
2 53 (8.89%) MSTest
3 49 (8.22%) NUnit
3 49 (8.22%) Rhino Mocks
3 49 (8.22%) Moq
4 25 (4.19%) Selenium
5 19 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (2.52%) Selenium IDE
7 14 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (1.51%) Subversion
8 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (1.17%) JIRA
10 6 (1.01%) MSI
11 4 (0.67%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.50%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.34%) StyleCop
13 2 (0.34%) NDepend
13 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 140 (23.49%) Finance
2 45 (7.55%) Retail
3 28 (4.70%) Marketing
4 24 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.02%) Banking
6 14 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.35%) Games
7 8 (1.34%) Legal
8 7 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.17%) Back Office
9 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 144 (24.16%) Developer
2 112 (18.79%) Analyst
3 87 (14.60%) .NET Developer
4 53 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 50 (8.39%) Support Engineer
6 48 (8.05%) Support Analyst
7 36 (6.04%) IT Support
8 33 (5.54%) C# Developer
9 31 (5.20%) Junior
10 30 (5.03%) Junior Developer
11 27 (4.53%) Graduate
11 27 (4.53%) Tester
11 27 (4.53%) Software Tester
11 27 (4.53%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 27 (4.53%) Junior .NET Developer
11 27 (4.53%) Graduate Developer
11 27 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 25 (4.19%) 1st Line Support
12 25 (4.19%) Software Developer
12 25 (4.19%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (29.87%) .NET
2 106 (17.79%) ASP.NET
3 73 (12.25%) WPF
4 71 (11.91%) WinForms
5 61 (10.23%) WCF
6 57 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 57 (9.56%) Web Services
7 54 (9.06%) Castle Windsor
8 52 (8.72%) .NET Framework
9 50 (8.39%) Spring.NET
10 49 (8.22%) Ninject
10 49 (8.22%) Unity DI Container
11 47 (7.89%) HTML
12 43 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 33 (5.54%) LINQ
13 33 (5.54%) XML
14 27 (4.53%) SOAP
15 26 (4.36%) Razor View Engine
16 25 (4.19%) REST
17 24 (4.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.22%) Inversion of Control
2 44 (7.38%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (7.21%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.52%) Clustering
6 16 (2.68%) Fat Client
6 16 (2.68%) Replication
6 16 (2.68%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.68%) N-Tier
7 10 (1.68%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.68%) Social Network
8 9 (1.51%) Open Source
8 9 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.34%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.01%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.01%) iPhone
11 5 (0.84%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.84%) EPoS
12 4 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 126 (21.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 105 (17.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 94 (15.77%) Windows 7
4 78 (13.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (10.57%) UNIX
6 61 (10.23%) Linux
7 58 (9.73%) Windows XP
8 31 (5.20%) Windows 8
9 28 (4.70%) Android
10 24 (4.03%) Windows 2000
11 23 (3.86%) Apple iOS
12 19 (3.19%) AIX
13 11 (1.85%) Windows Phone
14 9 (1.51%) Windows NT
15 8 (1.34%) VMS
15 8 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (1.17%) zOS
17 6 (1.01%) Solaris
17 6 (1.01%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.01%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (12.08%) ITIL
3 70 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (10.74%) TDD
5 63 (10.57%) MVC
6 57 (9.56%) Scrum
7 55 (9.23%) MVVM
8 50 (8.39%) Dependency Injection
9 49 (8.22%) Kanban
10 45 (7.55%) Migration
11 35 (5.87%) Project Management
11 35 (5.87%) Change Management
12 26 (4.36%) Web Application Development
13 23 (3.86%) System Testing
13 23 (3.86%) Test Scripting
14 22 (3.69%) Automation Testing
15 21 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
15 21 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (3.52%) OO
16 20 (3.36%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 188 (31.54%) SQL
2 165 (27.68%) C#
3 80 (13.42%) T-SQL
4 55 (9.23%) VB.NET
5 51 (8.56%) JavaScript
6 49 (8.22%) VB
7 28 (4.70%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.86%) Java
9 21 (3.52%) C
10 18 (3.02%) C++
10 18 (3.02%) Perl
10 18 (3.02%) VBA
10 18 (3.02%) VBScript
11 8 (1.34%) VB6
12 4 (0.67%) Python
12 4 (0.67%) PHP
12 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 120 (20.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (12.08%) MCSE
3 62 (10.40%) Degree
4 58 (9.73%) MCITP
5 46 (7.72%) MCP
6 39 (6.54%) MCSA
7 37 (6.21%) MCTS
8 30 (5.03%) Security Cleared
9 24 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
10 22 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (3.69%) SC Cleared
11 21 (3.52%) CCNA
12 20 (3.36%) ISEB
12 20 (3.36%) CCA
13 13 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.34%) MCAD
14 8 (1.34%) MCSD
15 7 (1.17%) HND
16 6 (1.01%) ISTQB
16 6 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (11.58%) QA
2 22 (3.69%) SLA
3 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 152 (25.50%) Active Directory
2 86 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (11.91%) Hyper-V
4 43 (7.21%) XenApp
5 29 (4.87%) XenDesktop
6 23 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (3.36%) VMware ESX
8 19 (3.19%) vSphere
9 14 (2.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (2.01%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.17%) Snort
11 7 (1.17%) LiteSpeed
12 6 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.67%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.67%) XenServer
13 4 (0.67%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.50%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.34%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.34%) Xen
15 2 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (2.35%) Tivoli
3 12 (2.01%) SCCM
4 10 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.68%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.17%) Nessus
5 7 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (1.01%) SCOM
7 5 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.67%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.50%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.34%) Legato
10 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.17%) Nagios
11 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.17%) WSUS
11 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 254 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 150 (25.17%) VMware
3 103 (17.28%) Citrix
4 56 (9.40%) Cisco
5 42 (7.05%) HP
6 32 (5.37%) Symantec
7 31 (5.20%) Oracle
8 28 (4.70%) Apple
9 24 (4.03%) McAfee
10 22 (3.69%) Dell
11 18 (3.02%) Juniper
11 18 (3.02%) Fujitsu
12 13 (2.18%) IBM
13 12 (2.01%) EMC
13 12 (2.01%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.85%) AppSense
14 11 (1.85%) Blue Coat
15 10 (1.68%) Facebook
15 10 (1.68%) Twitter
16 9 (1.51%) IronPort
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum + Free Gym, PS4 Room, Pool Tables
Posted: 3 hours ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Free Gym, PS4 Room, Pool Tables
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 36,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
The SmartList
Salary: 28-30k
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14.00 - £15.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 4 days ago