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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 311 354 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.41% 18.26% 17.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.57% 73.60% 64.35%
Number of salaries quoted 272 272 235
Average salary £32,500 £34,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £21,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,750 £49,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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
447 481 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.47% 24.81% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 382 370 386
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,800 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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 -1 108 £35,000 +16.66% 15
Chester -6 32 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Knutsford -11 20 £32,000 -32.63% 1
Runcorn +1 19 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Wilmslow -3 16 £39,388 -1.52% 2
Macclesfield +17 7 £28,000 -25.33% 4
Crewe -11 6 £34,000 -15.00% 7
Northwich - 4 £28,000 - 2
Nantwich +10 3 £25,000 -41.17%
Daresbury -2 1 £50,000 +106.18%
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

1 284 (46.25%) Microsoft
2 200 (32.57%) Active Directory
3 177 (28.83%) SQL
4 154 (25.08%) VMware
5 141 (22.96%) MS Exchange
6 136 (22.15%) MS Excel
7 132 (21.50%) Finance
8 129 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
9 124 (20.20%) SQL Server
10 122 (19.87%) .NET
10 122 (19.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 118 (19.22%) ITIL
12 110 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 103 (16.78%) Windows 7
14 97 (15.80%) C#
15 96 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 92 (14.98%) Cisco
17 91 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
18 89 (14.50%) DNS
19 75 (12.21%) Linux
20 73 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2010
21 71 (11.56%) Citrix
22 70 (11.40%) MS Office
23 68 (11.07%) Degree
24 67 (10.91%) DHCP
25 66 (10.75%) MCSE
26 65 (10.59%) Web Services
26 65 (10.59%) ASP.NET
26 65 (10.59%) .NET Framework
27 63 (10.26%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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
1 141 (22.96%) MS Exchange
2 73 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (4.89%) SharePoint
5 30 (4.89%) IIS
6 14 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.30%) Lync
8 6 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.81%) Node.js
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.65%) JBoss
11 3 (0.49%) Apache
11 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle 9iAS
12 2 (0.33%) CMS
12 2 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 136 (22.15%) MS Excel
2 70 (11.40%) MS Office
3 20 (3.26%) MS Project
4 13 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.14%) Acrobat
5 7 (1.14%) RoboHelp
5 7 (1.14%) FrameMaker
6 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.49%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.49%) Primavera
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.00%) Office 365
2 20 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.65%) SaaS
4 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Route 53
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 89 (14.50%) DNS
2 67 (10.91%) DHCP
3 63 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 60 (9.77%) Firewall
5 57 (9.28%) VPN
6 41 (6.68%) WAN
7 39 (6.35%) LAN
8 33 (5.37%) Wireless
9 30 (4.89%) Internet
10 27 (4.40%) SAN
10 27 (4.40%) VoIP
11 19 (3.09%) VLAN
12 18 (2.93%) SSL
13 13 (2.12%) Ethernet
13 13 (2.12%) iSCSI
14 12 (1.95%) Network Security
15 11 (1.79%) NAS
15 11 (1.79%) HTTP
15 11 (1.79%) ADSL
15 11 (1.79%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.14%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.14%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.98%) MySQL
11 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.81%) Informix
11 5 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.81%) Big Data
11 5 (0.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (5.86%) MSTest
3 35 (5.70%) Visual Studio
4 23 (3.75%) NUnit
4 23 (3.75%) Rhino Mocks
4 23 (3.75%) Moq
5 14 (2.28%) MSI
6 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (1.14%) LoadRunner
7 6 (0.98%) HP UFT
7 6 (0.98%) Grunt
8 3 (0.49%) Subversion
8 3 (0.49%) CodeWarrior
9 2 (0.33%) Selenium
9 2 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.33%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.33%) FxCop
General
1 132 (21.50%) Finance
2 23 (3.75%) Financial Institution
3 20 (3.26%) Retail
4 15 (2.44%) Banking
5 14 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.63%) Marketing
8 6 (0.98%) Electronics
9 5 (0.81%) Back Office
10 4 (0.65%) Front Office
10 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 120 (19.54%) Developer
2 117 (19.06%) Analyst
3 63 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 55 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 55 (8.96%) .NET Developer
5 43 (7.00%) IT Support
6 35 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (5.37%) Service Analyst
7 33 (5.37%) Support Analyst
7 33 (5.37%) Service Desk Analyst
8 31 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
9 30 (4.89%) Junior
10 27 (4.40%) Team Leader
10 27 (4.40%) IT Support Engineer
11 26 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
12 25 (4.07%) Administrator
12 25 (4.07%) C# Developer
12 25 (4.07%) Junior Developer
13 24 (3.91%) Graduate
13 24 (3.91%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (19.87%) .NET
2 65 (10.59%) ASP.NET
2 65 (10.59%) Web Services
2 65 (10.59%) .NET Framework
3 59 (9.61%) HTML
4 57 (9.28%) WCF
5 55 (8.96%) WinForms
6 52 (8.47%) WPF
7 49 (7.98%) CSS
8 45 (7.33%) XML
9 41 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (6.19%) Entity Framework
11 35 (5.70%) jQuery
12 34 (5.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 27 (4.40%) Castle Windsor
14 24 (3.91%) RESTful
15 23 (3.75%) Ninject
15 23 (3.75%) AngularJS
15 23 (3.75%) Unity DI Container
15 23 (3.75%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.49%) Computer Science
2 40 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 28 (4.56%) Mobile App
5 27 (4.40%) User Experience
6 24 (3.91%) N-Tier
7 23 (3.75%) Inversion of Control
8 16 (2.61%) Mainframe
9 14 (2.28%) Blackberry
10 13 (2.12%) Life Science
11 12 (1.95%) Fat Client
11 12 (1.95%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.63%) Cryptography
12 10 (1.63%) Clustering
13 9 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.14%) Data Centre
14 7 (1.14%) EPoS
15 6 (0.98%) Replication
15 6 (0.98%) Tandem
15 6 (0.98%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 122 (19.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 110 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 103 (16.78%) Windows 7
4 75 (12.21%) Linux
5 59 (9.61%) UNIX
6 56 (9.12%) Windows XP
7 47 (7.65%) Android
8 42 (6.84%) Apple iOS
9 39 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (5.54%) Windows 8
11 19 (3.09%) Windows Phone
11 19 (3.09%) Windows Mobile
12 16 (2.61%) Windows Phone 7
13 15 (2.44%) Windows CE
14 13 (2.12%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (1.14%) AIX
16 6 (0.98%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.81%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.65%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (19.22%) ITIL
3 60 (9.77%) MVC
4 48 (7.82%) Scrum
5 44 (7.17%) MVVM
6 43 (7.00%) Software Testing
7 42 (6.84%) TDD
8 41 (6.68%) Dependency Injection
9 40 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (6.51%) Mentoring
10 37 (6.03%) SDLC
11 36 (5.86%) Software Engineering
12 35 (5.70%) Information Security
13 31 (5.05%) Risk Management
13 31 (5.05%) Service Management
14 29 (4.72%) Change Management
15 27 (4.40%) Time Management
16 25 (4.07%) Web Application Development
17 24 (3.91%) Kanban
17 24 (3.91%) OO
Programming Languages
1 177 (28.83%) SQL
2 97 (15.80%) C#
3 44 (7.17%) VB.NET
4 42 (6.84%) JavaScript
5 40 (6.51%) VB
6 39 (6.35%) PowerShell
7 38 (6.19%) T-SQL
8 32 (5.21%) Java
9 23 (3.75%) C++
10 20 (3.26%) C
11 10 (1.63%) PHP
12 7 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.81%) Python
14 4 (0.65%) VBScript
14 4 (0.65%) R
14 4 (0.65%) VB6
15 3 (0.49%) Prolog
15 3 (0.49%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.49%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 96 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (11.07%) Degree
3 66 (10.75%) MCSE
4 53 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (7.49%) MCITP
6 42 (6.84%) MCSA
7 38 (6.19%) CCNA
8 34 (5.54%) MCTS
9 33 (5.37%) MCP
10 24 (3.91%) ISEB
11 23 (3.75%) Security Cleared
12 16 (2.61%) HND
13 13 (2.12%) MCDST
14 10 (1.63%) JNCIA
14 10 (1.63%) CCNP
15 8 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (1.14%) ISTQB
16 7 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (0.98%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.82%) SLA
2 36 (5.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (4.23%) QA
4 13 (2.12%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.30%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 200 (32.57%) Active Directory
2 91 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.12%) Terminal Server
5 12 (1.95%) vSphere
6 9 (1.47%) XenApp
7 8 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.81%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.81%) vCloud
10 4 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.16%) XenServer
13 1 (0.16%) Snort
13 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (9.61%) SCCM
2 19 (3.09%) SCOM
3 14 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.47%) WSUS
6 5 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.33%) HP NNM
8 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.33%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.33%) Oozie
9 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.16%) logstash
9 1 (0.16%) Graylog
Vendors
1 284 (46.25%) Microsoft
2 154 (25.08%) VMware
3 92 (14.98%) Cisco
4 71 (11.56%) Citrix
5 43 (7.00%) HP
6 36 (5.86%) Oracle
7 30 (4.89%) Apple
8 24 (3.91%) Juniper
9 19 (3.09%) Dell
10 18 (2.93%) IBM
11 17 (2.77%) AppSense
12 15 (2.44%) NetApp
13 14 (2.28%) Symantec
14 10 (1.63%) F5
15 9 (1.47%) Riverbed
15 9 (1.47%) Blue Coat
15 9 (1.47%) EMC
15 9 (1.47%) Adobe
16 7 (1.14%) McAfee
17 6 (0.98%) Fortinet
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Shift Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £17000.00 - £18000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £7 - £8 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + healthcare, pension, 23 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000 - £46500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago