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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 359 281 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.09% 17.88% 18.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.90% 67.55% 76.09%
Number of salaries quoted 292 223 323
Average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £64,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
473 416 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.84% 26.46% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 382 351 417
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 £52,500 £64,000 £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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +3 127 £31,750 -17.53% 23
Knutsford +6 34 £42,500 - 1
Wilmslow +4 29 £40,000 +42.85% 8
Macclesfield -5 25 £40,000 +33.33% 7
Runcorn +4 24 £25,000 +4.25% 3
Crewe +1 24 £26,500 -3.63% 3
Chester -16 24 £35,000 +1.44% 10
Nantwich -4 9 £42,500 +77.08%
Daresbury 0 3 £22,000 - 2
Northwich +4 2 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Winsford +1 1 £23,000 -26.98% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £50,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 275 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 231 (35.54%) SQL
3 204 (31.38%) .NET
4 198 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
5 195 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 189 (29.08%) C#
7 187 (28.77%) Finance
8 145 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 144 (22.15%) Active Directory
10 137 (21.08%) VMware
11 122 (18.77%) MS Excel
12 113 (17.38%) Windows 7
13 112 (17.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 112 (17.23%) Citrix
14 110 (16.92%) ASP.NET
15 102 (15.69%) T-SQL
16 100 (15.38%) TCP/IP
17 99 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
18 96 (14.77%) MS Exchange
19 89 (13.69%) MVC
20 86 (13.23%) UNIX
20 86 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
21 85 (13.08%) Web Services
22 84 (12.92%) SAN
23 82 (12.62%) Linux
23 82 (12.62%) TDD
24 81 (12.46%) MS Office
25 80 (12.31%) WCF
26 78 (12.00%) HTML
27 76 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 96 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 61 (9.38%) IIS
3 45 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (4.15%) SharePoint
6 26 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (3.54%) NServiceBus
8 18 (2.77%) Lync
9 14 (2.15%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (1.38%) Node.js
12 7 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.08%) Apache
13 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.77%) nginx
15 3 (0.46%) Flash Media Server
16 2 (0.31%) Confluence
16 2 (0.31%) CMS
17 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 122 (18.77%) MS Excel
2 81 (12.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.08%) SaaS
3 9 (1.38%) Office 365
4 6 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 84 (12.92%) SAN
3 61 (9.38%) DNS
4 52 (8.00%) Internet
5 50 (7.69%) VPN
6 49 (7.54%) WAN
7 44 (6.77%) LAN
8 39 (6.00%) DHCP
9 25 (3.85%) Firewall
10 24 (3.69%) NAS
11 21 (3.23%) Wireless
12 19 (2.92%) VoIP
13 14 (2.15%) SMTP
13 14 (2.15%) Network Security
14 7 (1.08%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.08%) ADSL
14 7 (1.08%) SNMP
15 5 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (0.77%) MPLS
15 5 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (4.15%) MySQL
5 23 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.69%) DB2
8 11 (1.69%) DTS
9 10 (1.54%) Big Data
10 8 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.31%) QlikView
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 67 (10.31%) Visual Studio
2 60 (9.23%) MSTest
3 58 (8.92%) NUnit
4 52 (8.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 52 (8.00%) Moq
5 39 (6.00%) Selenium
6 37 (5.69%) QuickTest Pro
7 35 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (2.15%) LoadRunner
10 13 (2.00%) Subversion
11 12 (1.85%) SpecFlow
12 9 (1.38%) SilkPerformer
12 9 (1.38%) Git (software)
13 8 (1.23%) JIRA
13 8 (1.23%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (0.92%) MSI
15 4 (0.62%) FitNesse
15 4 (0.62%) Cucumber
16 3 (0.46%) JUnit
General
1 187 (28.77%) Finance
2 58 (8.92%) Retail
3 38 (5.85%) Marketing
4 26 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 18 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.54%) Legal
6 10 (1.54%) Banking
7 9 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.23%) Games
8 8 (1.23%) Back Office
9 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 171 (26.31%) Developer
2 116 (17.85%) Analyst
3 106 (16.31%) .NET Developer
4 48 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 45 (6.92%) Support Engineer
6 41 (6.31%) Support Analyst
7 35 (5.38%) IT Support
8 34 (5.23%) Junior
9 31 (4.77%) Junior Developer
10 30 (4.62%) Test Analyst
11 27 (4.15%) Graduate
11 27 (4.15%) Junior .NET Developer
11 27 (4.15%) Graduate Developer
11 27 (4.15%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 26 (4.00%) Consultant
13 25 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
14 24 (3.69%) C# Developer
14 24 (3.69%) Tester
14 24 (3.69%) C# .NET Developer
15 23 (3.54%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (31.38%) .NET
2 110 (16.92%) ASP.NET
3 85 (13.08%) Web Services
4 80 (12.31%) WCF
5 78 (12.00%) HTML
6 75 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 72 (11.08%) WinForms
8 65 (10.00%) LINQ
8 65 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
9 64 (9.85%) WPF
10 62 (9.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 57 (8.77%) CSS
12 53 (8.15%) Spring.NET
13 52 (8.00%) Ninject
13 52 (8.00%) Unity DI Container
14 50 (7.69%) jQuery
15 38 (5.85%) SOAP
16 33 (5.08%) HTML5
17 30 (4.62%) XML
18 29 (4.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.31%) Enterprise Software
2 52 (8.00%) Inversion of Control
3 46 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (6.62%) Computer Science
5 30 (4.62%) Clustering
6 24 (3.69%) User Experience
7 21 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.92%) Social Network
9 17 (2.62%) Replication
10 16 (2.46%) Thin Client
10 16 (2.46%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.69%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.54%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.54%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.23%) Open Source
13 8 (1.23%) Blackberry
13 8 (1.23%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.08%) Statistics
15 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.77%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 145 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 113 (17.38%) Windows 7
3 112 (17.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 86 (13.23%) UNIX
5 82 (12.62%) Linux
6 74 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 36 (5.54%) Android
8 36 (5.54%) Apple iOS
9 25 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 24 (3.69%) Windows 2000
11 15 (2.31%) AIX
12 13 (2.00%) VMS
13 9 (1.38%) Solaris
13 9 (1.38%) CentOS
14 8 (1.23%) Windows Phone 8
14 8 (1.23%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.77%) Windows NT
15 5 (0.77%) zOS
16 4 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (13.69%) MVC
3 86 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (12.62%) TDD
5 73 (11.23%) Scrum
6 69 (10.62%) ITIL
7 53 (8.15%) Dependency Injection
8 52 (8.00%) MVVM
8 52 (8.00%) Kanban
9 44 (6.77%) Migration
10 43 (6.62%) Project Management
11 42 (6.46%) OO
12 38 (5.85%) Change Management
13 35 (5.38%) Automated Testing
13 35 (5.38%) Test Scripting
14 29 (4.46%) Web Application Development
15 24 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
15 24 (3.69%) Manual Testing
16 23 (3.54%) Time Management
16 23 (3.54%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (35.54%) SQL
2 189 (29.08%) C#
3 102 (15.69%) T-SQL
4 66 (10.15%) JavaScript
5 65 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 64 (9.85%) VB
7 43 (6.62%) PowerShell
8 31 (4.77%) C++
9 28 (4.31%) Java
10 24 (3.69%) Perl
11 22 (3.38%) VBScript
12 21 (3.23%) C
13 16 (2.46%) VBA
14 9 (1.38%) XPath
15 5 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.46%) VB6
16 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.46%) PHP
17 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 99 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (9.38%) MCITP
3 55 (8.46%) Degree
3 55 (8.46%) MCSE
4 43 (6.62%) MCTS
5 41 (6.31%) MCSA
6 40 (6.15%) MCP
7 34 (5.23%) ISEB
8 25 (3.85%) Security Cleared
9 22 (3.38%) SC Cleared
10 20 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (2.46%) ISTQB
11 16 (2.46%) CCA
12 12 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (1.69%) CCNA
14 7 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.92%) HND
16 5 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.46%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (10.62%) QA
2 38 (5.85%) SLA
3 6 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 144 (22.15%) Active Directory
2 76 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (11.08%) Hyper-V
4 44 (6.77%) XenApp
5 32 (4.92%) XenDesktop
6 27 (4.15%) VMware ESX
7 22 (3.38%) vSphere
8 20 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (2.77%) Terminal Services
10 14 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (1.23%) Firmware
12 7 (1.08%) LiteSpeed
13 5 (0.77%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.62%) Snort
14 4 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.46%) XenServer
16 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
17 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (2.15%) SCCM
4 9 (1.38%) WSUS
4 9 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (1.38%) HP SIM
5 8 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.08%) WhatsUp Gold
7 6 (0.92%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.92%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.62%) SCOM
8 4 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.46%) Nessus
9 3 (0.46%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.31%) Legato
11 1 (0.15%) Cacti
11 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 275 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 137 (21.08%) VMware
3 112 (17.23%) Citrix
4 46 (7.08%) HP
5 44 (6.77%) Cisco
6 33 (5.08%) Oracle
6 33 (5.08%) Symantec
7 26 (4.00%) Dell
8 23 (3.54%) Apple
9 19 (2.92%) Facebook
9 19 (2.92%) Twitter
10 17 (2.62%) McAfee
11 14 (2.15%) IBM
11 14 (2.15%) Fujitsu
12 13 (2.00%) NetApp
13 12 (1.85%) EMC
13 12 (1.85%) SAP
14 11 (1.69%) Juniper
14 11 (1.69%) Sophos
14 11 (1.69%) Red Hat
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000.00 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 16 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
No Risk Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlewich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago