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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 351 281 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.11% 17.66% 19.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.74% 64.45% 75.18%
Number of salaries quoted 270 229 355
Average salary £34,250 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £49,700 £58,250
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
476 436 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.56% 27.40% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 366 376 467
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £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 29 August 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 August 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 +2 138 £30,000 -16.66% 18
Chester -8 38 £35,000 +1.44% 6
Knutsford +4 36 £47,500 +14.45% 7
Wilmslow +7 29 £40,000 +35.59% 2
Runcorn 0 15 £25,000 +4.25% 3
Crewe 0 15 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Macclesfield -15 7 £37,500 +25.00% 5
Nantwich -10 6 £42,500 +65.04%
Daresbury 0 2 £24,250 -3.00%
Alderley Edge - 1 £50,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 265 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 205 (33.01%) SQL
3 191 (30.76%) SQL Server
4 188 (30.27%) .NET
5 175 (28.18%) C#
6 170 (27.38%) Finance
7 149 (23.99%) VMware
8 148 (23.83%) Active Directory
9 136 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 117 (18.84%) MS Excel
11 115 (18.52%) Citrix
12 110 (17.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 108 (17.39%) Windows 7
14 105 (16.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 101 (16.26%) ASP.NET
16 94 (15.14%) MS Exchange
17 93 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
18 89 (14.33%) TCP/IP
19 86 (13.85%) T-SQL
20 85 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
21 80 (12.88%) UNIX
22 79 (12.72%) MS Office
22 79 (12.72%) SAN
23 76 (12.24%) TDD
24 75 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
25 74 (11.92%) WCF
25 74 (11.92%) Hyper-V
25 74 (11.92%) MVC
26 73 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
27 71 (11.43%) WPF

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 94 (15.14%) MS Exchange
2 64 (10.31%) IIS
3 47 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (4.99%) SharePoint
6 24 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (3.22%) Lync
8 17 (2.74%) NServiceBus
9 14 (2.25%) Tomcat
10 13 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (1.93%) Apache
12 9 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.97%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.81%) nginx
16 4 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.48%) Site Server
17 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
18 2 (0.32%) CMS
18 2 (0.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 117 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 79 (12.72%) MS Office
3 4 (0.64%) MS Project
4 3 (0.48%) RoboHelp
4 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) Line 500
2 1 (0.16%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.25%) SaaS
3 10 (1.61%) Office 365
4 6 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (14.33%) TCP/IP
2 79 (12.72%) SAN
3 59 (9.50%) DNS
4 52 (8.37%) VPN
5 47 (7.57%) Internet
5 47 (7.57%) WAN
6 43 (6.92%) LAN
7 36 (5.80%) DHCP
8 32 (5.15%) Firewall
9 22 (3.54%) VoIP
10 20 (3.22%) Network Security
11 15 (2.42%) NAS
12 12 (1.93%) Wireless
13 9 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.45%) SSL
14 8 (1.29%) SMTP
14 8 (1.29%) HTTP
15 7 (1.13%) HTTPS
16 6 (0.97%) SNMP
16 6 (0.97%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (30.76%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.70%) MySQL
6 22 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.93%) DB2
9 10 (1.61%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.97%) DTS
12 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.32%) QlikView
15 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 58 (9.34%) MSTest
3 53 (8.53%) NUnit
4 52 (8.37%) Rhino Mocks
4 52 (8.37%) Moq
5 29 (4.67%) Selenium
6 25 (4.03%) QuickTest Pro
7 24 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.77%) Selenium IDE
9 10 (1.61%) LoadRunner
10 9 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (1.29%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.29%) Subversion
12 7 (1.13%) JIRA
13 6 (0.97%) SilkPerformer
13 6 (0.97%) MSI
14 3 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
15 2 (0.32%) InstallShield
15 2 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 170 (27.38%) Finance
2 57 (9.18%) Retail
3 33 (5.31%) Marketing
4 26 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.22%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.74%) Banking
7 12 (1.93%) Back Office
7 12 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.45%) Legal
9 8 (1.29%) Games
10 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (25.60%) Developer
2 113 (18.20%) Analyst
3 102 (16.43%) .NET Developer
4 48 (7.73%) Support Engineer
4 48 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (6.76%) Support Analyst
6 36 (5.80%) IT Support
7 31 (4.99%) Junior
8 30 (4.83%) C# Developer
8 30 (4.83%) Junior Developer
9 29 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
10 27 (4.35%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 27 (4.35%) Junior .NET Developer
10 27 (4.35%) Graduate Developer
10 27 (4.35%) Graduate
10 27 (4.35%) Consultant
11 26 (4.19%) Test Analyst
12 25 (4.03%) Tester
12 25 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
13 23 (3.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (30.27%) .NET
2 101 (16.26%) ASP.NET
3 74 (11.92%) WCF
4 71 (11.43%) WPF
4 71 (11.43%) WinForms
5 68 (10.95%) Web Services
6 62 (9.98%) .NET Framework
7 61 (9.82%) Castle Windsor
8 58 (9.34%) HTML
9 56 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC
10 53 (8.53%) LINQ
10 53 (8.53%) Spring.NET
11 52 (8.37%) Ninject
11 52 (8.37%) Unity DI Container
12 37 (5.96%) CSS
12 37 (5.96%) SOAP
13 34 (5.48%) XML
13 34 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 32 (5.15%) jQuery
15 27 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 52 (8.37%) Inversion of Control
3 39 (6.28%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.03%) Clustering
5 24 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.58%) Thin Client
6 16 (2.58%) Fat Client
7 15 (2.42%) Social Network
8 13 (2.09%) Mainframe
8 13 (2.09%) Replication
9 10 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.45%) Open Source
11 7 (1.13%) Firmware
11 7 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.97%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.81%) EPoS
13 5 (0.81%) iPhone
14 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 136 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 108 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 105 (16.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (12.88%) UNIX
5 73 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (10.95%) Linux
7 66 (10.63%) Windows XP
8 34 (5.48%) Windows 8
9 27 (4.35%) Apple iOS
9 27 (4.35%) Android
10 24 (3.86%) Windows 2000
11 20 (3.22%) AIX
12 11 (1.77%) VMS
12 11 (1.77%) Windows Phone
13 9 (1.45%) CentOS
14 8 (1.29%) Windows Phone 8
14 8 (1.29%) Solaris
15 7 (1.13%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.97%) zOS
17 5 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (12.24%) TDD
3 75 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
4 74 (11.92%) MVC
5 68 (10.95%) ITIL
6 62 (9.98%) Scrum
7 55 (8.86%) MVVM
8 53 (8.53%) Dependency Injection
9 52 (8.37%) Kanban
10 44 (7.09%) Migration
11 39 (6.28%) Change Management
12 37 (5.96%) Project Management
13 31 (4.99%) OO
14 27 (4.35%) Test Scripting
14 27 (4.35%) Web Application Development
15 24 (3.86%) Problem Management
16 23 (3.70%) Automated Testing
17 22 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
17 22 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
18 19 (3.06%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 205 (33.01%) SQL
2 175 (28.18%) C#
3 86 (13.85%) T-SQL
4 60 (9.66%) VB
5 57 (9.18%) VB.NET
6 53 (8.53%) JavaScript
7 30 (4.83%) PowerShell
8 27 (4.35%) Java
9 22 (3.54%) VBScript
10 20 (3.22%) C++
11 18 (2.90%) C
11 18 (2.90%) Perl
11 18 (2.90%) VBA
12 6 (0.97%) VB6
12 6 (0.97%) XPath
13 4 (0.64%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.64%) PHP
14 3 (0.48%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 110 (17.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (10.31%) MCSE
3 59 (9.50%) MCITP
4 48 (7.73%) Degree
5 42 (6.76%) MCP
6 41 (6.60%) MCTS
7 37 (5.96%) MCSA
8 31 (4.99%) Security Cleared
9 25 (4.03%) ISEB
10 24 (3.86%) SC Cleared
10 24 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (3.22%) CCA
12 17 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (2.58%) CCNA
14 12 (1.93%) ISTQB
15 11 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.97%) HND
17 6 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (0.64%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (9.98%) QA
2 31 (4.99%) SLA
3 6 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 148 (23.83%) Active Directory
2 85 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (11.92%) Hyper-V
4 48 (7.73%) XenApp
5 34 (5.48%) XenDesktop
6 24 (3.86%) VMware ESX
7 23 (3.70%) vSphere
8 21 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (2.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 14 (2.25%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.13%) Snort
11 7 (1.13%) LiteSpeed
12 6 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.64%) XenServer
13 4 (0.64%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.48%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.32%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
1 19 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.42%) SCCM
3 14 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (1.93%) Tivoli
5 11 (1.77%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.45%) HP SIM
7 7 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (1.13%) Nessus
7 7 (1.13%) WSUS
8 6 (0.97%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
9 5 (0.81%) SCOM
10 4 (0.64%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.32%) Legato
12 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 265 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 149 (23.99%) VMware
3 115 (18.52%) Citrix
4 52 (8.37%) Cisco
5 50 (8.05%) HP
6 37 (5.96%) Symantec
7 33 (5.31%) Oracle
8 26 (4.19%) Apple
9 25 (4.03%) Dell
10 24 (3.86%) McAfee
11 20 (3.22%) Fujitsu
12 17 (2.74%) Juniper
13 15 (2.42%) IBM
13 15 (2.42%) Facebook
13 15 (2.42%) Twitter
14 13 (2.09%) AppSense
15 12 (1.93%) EMC
15 12 (1.93%) NetApp
16 11 (1.77%) Red Hat
16 11 (1.77%) CheckPoint
Lymm, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £3500 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + 6k car allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
networx
Salary: Pension + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago