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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 245 365 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.55% 19.54% 19.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.32% 75.10% 71.88%
Number of salaries quoted 211 318 259
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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
321 486 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.30% 26.02% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 276 425 346
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £57,500
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 91 £35,000 +27.27% 8
Knutsford -1 22 £28,750 -46.75% 3
Wilmslow +9 20 £30,000 -25.00% 6
Runcorn 0 12 £32,500 -7.14%
Chester -14 9 £38,750 -22.50% 4
Macclesfield +4 8 £27,000 -32.50% 3
Ellesmere Port - 7 £43,750 - 2
Crewe -1 5 £33,000 -5.71% 1
Northwich -4 2 £33,500 +4.68% 1
Widnes - 2 £27,500 -
Congleton - 1 £17,500 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 217 (40.41%) Active Directory
2 203 (37.80%) Microsoft
3 150 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (27.75%) Windows Server
5 142 (26.44%) MS Excel
6 141 (26.26%) VMware
7 137 (25.51%) SQL
7 137 (25.51%) MS Exchange
8 122 (22.72%) .NET
9 116 (21.60%) SQL Server
10 110 (20.48%) Citrix
11 102 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 100 (18.62%) ITIL
13 97 (18.06%) C#
13 97 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 93 (17.32%) Windows 7
15 92 (17.13%) Microsoft Certification
16 86 (16.01%) Linux
17 85 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
18 83 (15.46%) Cisco
19 75 (13.97%) MS Office
20 73 (13.59%) TCP/IP
21 70 (13.04%) Scrum
21 70 (13.04%) Hyper-V
22 66 (12.29%) Finance
23 63 (11.73%) Firewall
24 60 (11.17%) DNS
25 59 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
26 58 (10.80%) Office 365
26 58 (10.80%) MSTest

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 137 (25.51%) MS Exchange
2 59 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (5.77%) IIS
5 20 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (2.98%) SharePoint
7 14 (2.61%) Node.js
8 13 (2.42%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.86%) CMS
10 9 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.49%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.49%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.74%) JBoss
12 4 (0.74%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.37%) Apache
13 2 (0.37%) WordPress
14 1 (0.19%) Mule
14 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 142 (26.44%) MS Excel
2 75 (13.97%) MS Office
3 4 (0.74%) Acrobat
3 4 (0.74%) FrameMaker
3 4 (0.74%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 58 (10.80%) Office 365
2 16 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.86%) SaaS
4 5 (0.93%) PaaS
5 4 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.37%) IaaS
7 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.19%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.19%) Linode
8 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.19%) Route 53
8 1 (0.19%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (13.59%) TCP/IP
2 63 (11.73%) Firewall
3 60 (11.17%) DNS
4 50 (9.31%) VPN
5 48 (8.94%) DHCP
6 31 (5.77%) LAN
7 30 (5.59%) WAN
8 29 (5.40%) Internet
9 18 (3.35%) VoIP
10 17 (3.17%) SAN
11 13 (2.42%) Wireless
12 12 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (2.23%) Network Security
13 11 (2.05%) Broadband
14 10 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.68%) Skype
15 9 (1.68%) VLAN
16 8 (1.49%) DMZ
16 8 (1.49%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (2.42%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.23%) Informix
9 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.93%) DB2
11 5 (0.93%) MySQL
11 5 (0.93%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.56%) GIS
13 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.56%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (10.80%) MSTest
2 40 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (6.70%) HP UFT
4 33 (6.15%) Rhino Mocks
5 32 (5.96%) Moq
5 32 (5.96%) NUnit
6 15 (2.79%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.23%) Selenium
8 10 (1.86%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.86%) FitNesse
8 10 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.56%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.56%) QUnit
9 3 (0.56%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (0.19%) JIRA
11 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.19%) TestComplete
General
1 66 (12.29%) Finance
2 19 (3.54%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.05%) Banking
3 11 (2.05%) Electronics
3 11 (2.05%) Marketing
4 10 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.49%) Retail
6 7 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.12%) Legal
8 5 (0.93%) Advertising
8 5 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.56%) French Language
9 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.19%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 167 (31.10%) Analyst
2 98 (18.25%) Developer
3 65 (12.10%) Support Analyst
4 64 (11.92%) .NET Developer
5 60 (11.17%) IT Support
5 60 (11.17%) Support Engineer
6 55 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 49 (9.12%) Service Analyst
8 48 (8.94%) IT Engineer
9 45 (8.38%) Senior Analyst
10 42 (7.82%) C# Developer
11 38 (7.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 37 (6.89%) IT Analyst
13 34 (6.33%) IT Support Engineer
14 33 (6.15%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (5.96%) SQL Analyst
16 31 (5.77%) Test Analyst
17 29 (5.40%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
18 27 (5.03%) Web Analyst
18 27 (5.03%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (22.72%) .NET
2 46 (8.57%) Web Services
2 46 (8.57%) WinForms
2 46 (8.57%) XML
3 38 (7.08%) WPF
4 37 (6.89%) ASP.NET
4 37 (6.89%) HTML
5 33 (6.15%) Unity DI Container
6 32 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (5.96%) Castle Windsor
6 32 (5.96%) Ninject
6 32 (5.96%) Spring.NET
7 31 (5.77%) CSS
8 27 (5.03%) .NET Framework
8 27 (5.03%) WCF
9 23 (4.28%) jQuery
10 22 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 19 (3.54%) AngularJS
12 16 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 13 (2.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.15%) Inversion of Control
3 29 (5.40%) Computer Science
4 28 (5.21%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.72%) Fat Client
5 20 (3.72%) Thin Client
6 19 (3.54%) Mainframe
7 15 (2.79%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.79%) User Experience
8 13 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.05%) Social Network
10 10 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (1.49%) Life Science
11 8 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.30%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.12%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (1.12%) Replication
14 5 (0.93%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 149 (27.75%) Windows Server
2 97 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (17.32%) Windows 7
4 86 (16.01%) Linux
5 85 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (8.38%) Windows 8
7 43 (8.01%) Windows XP
8 42 (7.82%) Unix
9 31 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (2.61%) Android
11 13 (2.42%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.42%) Windows CE
12 11 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
13 10 (1.86%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.30%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.12%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.56%) AIX
16 3 (0.56%) webOS
16 3 (0.56%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.56%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (18.62%) ITIL
3 70 (13.04%) Scrum
4 52 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (8.19%) TDD
6 42 (7.82%) Software Engineering
7 38 (7.08%) MVC
8 34 (6.33%) Project Management
9 33 (6.15%) Dependency Injection
9 33 (6.15%) MVVM
9 33 (6.15%) Software Testing
10 32 (5.96%) Kanban
11 31 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (5.21%) ETL
12 28 (5.21%) Information Security
12 28 (5.21%) Performance Testing
13 27 (5.03%) Validation
14 26 (4.84%) Defect Management
15 25 (4.66%) Incident Management
15 25 (4.66%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 137 (25.51%) SQL
2 97 (18.06%) C#
3 40 (7.45%) VB.NET
4 35 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.33%) Java
6 32 (5.96%) C++
7 30 (5.59%) VB
8 24 (4.47%) C
9 21 (3.91%) T-SQL
10 18 (3.35%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.05%) Embedded C
12 9 (1.68%) PHP
13 4 (0.74%) Delphi
13 4 (0.74%) VBScript
14 3 (0.56%) COBOL
14 3 (0.56%) VC++
15 2 (0.37%) ABAP
15 2 (0.37%) Perl
15 2 (0.37%) VB6
16 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (17.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (10.24%) Degree
3 50 (9.31%) MCP
4 47 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (8.19%) MCSE
6 40 (7.45%) CCNA
7 39 (7.26%) ISEB
8 29 (5.40%) MCSA
9 28 (5.21%) MCITP
10 24 (4.47%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (4.10%) MCDST
11 22 (4.10%) MCTS
12 16 (2.98%) HND
13 13 (2.42%) HNC
14 12 (2.23%) CCNP
15 10 (1.86%) ISTQB
16 9 (1.68%) CCA
16 9 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
17 7 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 4 (0.74%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.52%) SLA
2 21 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.79%) QA
4 11 (2.05%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) ISO22301
System Software
1 217 (40.41%) Active Directory
2 102 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.35%) XenApp
5 15 (2.79%) Terminal Services
6 12 (2.23%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.05%) vSphere
8 9 (1.68%) Snort
9 8 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.30%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.56%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.56%) vCloud
11 3 (0.56%) Xen
12 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.19%) Docker
13 1 (0.19%) Postfix
13 1 (0.19%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 55 (10.24%) SCCM
2 27 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.49%) SCOM
4 6 (1.12%) EnCase
5 4 (0.74%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.37%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.37%) vRealize
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.19%) Netcool
8 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 203 (37.80%) Microsoft
2 141 (26.26%) VMware
3 110 (20.48%) Citrix
4 83 (15.46%) Cisco
5 36 (6.70%) AppSense
6 33 (6.15%) Oracle
7 18 (3.35%) Apple
8 14 (2.61%) Twitter
9 13 (2.42%) Facebook
10 12 (2.23%) Fortinet
10 12 (2.23%) Juniper
10 12 (2.23%) Sybase
11 11 (2.05%) Sophos
11 11 (2.05%) Symantec
12 9 (1.68%) NetApp
13 8 (1.49%) IBM
13 8 (1.49%) Lotus
13 8 (1.49%) SAP
14 7 (1.30%) Intel Security
15 6 (1.12%) Adobe
Crewe, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + 25 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £24500 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £46 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to c£45,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Ascent People
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Sandbach
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Prism
Salary: From £15,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago