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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 313 300 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.98% 16.06% 26.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.88% 52.26% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 237 238 417
Average salary £33,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,900 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
468 574 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.39% 30.73% 33.20%
Number of salaries quoted 364 454 522
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -3 107 £33,500 +11.66% 11
Chester +13 28 £35,000 - 3
Wilmslow +14 27 £30,000 +15.38% 6
Runcorn +1 22 £28,000 -23.80% 4
Macclesfield -1 21 £28,500 +3.63% 4
Knutsford +6 15 £43,750 -20.45% 5
Crewe -8 15 £24,000 -20.00% 4
Northwich -1 11 £26,250 -19.23% 2
Nantwich -5 4 - - 1
Sandbach - 1 £26,500 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 262 (42.46%) Microsoft
2 222 (35.98%) .NET
3 204 (33.06%) C#
4 192 (31.12%) SQL
5 187 (30.31%) SQL Server
6 133 (21.56%) Finance
7 125 (20.26%) VMware
7 125 (20.26%) Active Directory
8 114 (18.48%) MS Excel
9 111 (17.99%) ASP.NET
10 103 (16.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 100 (16.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 97 (15.72%) WCF
12 97 (15.72%) WPF
13 96 (15.56%) WinForms
14 95 (15.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 93 (15.07%) UNIX
16 92 (14.91%) Citrix
17 86 (13.94%) Linux
18 81 (13.13%) .NET Framework
19 77 (12.48%) ITIL
19 77 (12.48%) Windows 7
20 76 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
21 75 (12.16%) MVC
22 73 (11.83%) Web Services
23 71 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
24 69 (11.18%) QA
25 66 (10.70%) Degree
25 66 (10.70%) IIS
25 66 (10.70%) JavaScript

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 66 (10.70%) IIS
1 66 (10.70%) MS Exchange
2 29 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (3.73%) Apache
5 22 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (3.08%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.78%) Lync
8 10 (1.62%) Gentran
9 9 (1.46%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.49%) WordPress
13 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 114 (18.48%) MS Excel
2 52 (8.43%) MS Office
3 5 (0.81%) MS Project
4 3 (0.49%) RoboHelp
4 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) BASE24
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.16%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.78%) Office 365
3 3 (0.49%) SaaS
4 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (7.78%) DNS
2 45 (7.29%) Firewall
3 38 (6.16%) TCP/IP
4 29 (4.70%) Internet
4 29 (4.70%) SAN
5 28 (4.54%) VPN
6 24 (3.89%) SSL
6 24 (3.89%) LAN
6 24 (3.89%) WAN
7 21 (3.40%) DHCP
8 19 (3.08%) Network Security
9 15 (2.43%) SMTP
10 12 (1.94%) FTP
11 11 (1.78%) VoIP
12 9 (1.46%) LDAP
13 8 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.30%) Wireless
13 8 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (1.30%) HTTP
13 8 (1.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (30.31%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (4.70%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.57%) MySQL
8 19 (3.08%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.76%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (2.43%) SQL Server 2000
12 14 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.30%) DTS
15 8 (1.30%) OLTP
16 7 (1.13%) DB2
17 3 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (8.27%) Visual Studio
2 40 (6.48%) MSTest
2 40 (6.48%) Rhino Mocks
2 40 (6.48%) Moq
2 40 (6.48%) NUnit
3 33 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.76%) Xcode
5 12 (1.94%) Selenium
5 12 (1.94%) Selenium IDE
6 8 (1.30%) MSI
7 7 (1.13%) Subversion
8 6 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.97%) JIRA
9 5 (0.81%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.32%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.32%) Hudson
12 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
General
1 133 (21.56%) Finance
2 34 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.02%) Banking
4 29 (4.70%) Retail
5 16 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.46%) Games
6 9 (1.46%) Legal
7 7 (1.13%) Back Office
8 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Billing
10 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 153 (24.80%) Developer
2 111 (17.99%) Analyst
3 74 (11.99%) .NET Developer
4 62 (10.05%) Support Analyst
5 48 (7.78%) C# Developer
6 32 (5.19%) Software Developer
6 32 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 29 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (4.21%) Tester
9 25 (4.05%) Technical Support
9 25 (4.05%) Software Tester
10 24 (3.89%) Applications Support
10 24 (3.89%) IT Support
11 23 (3.73%) Consultant
12 22 (3.57%) Architect
13 20 (3.24%) Team Leader
14 19 (3.08%) Desktop Support
14 19 (3.08%) Senior Developer
15 18 (2.92%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (35.98%) .NET
2 111 (17.99%) ASP.NET
3 97 (15.72%) WCF
3 97 (15.72%) WPF
4 96 (15.56%) WinForms
5 81 (13.13%) .NET Framework
6 73 (11.83%) Web Services
7 62 (10.05%) HTML
8 55 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 47 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 44 (7.13%) XML
11 41 (6.65%) Castle Windsor
11 41 (6.65%) Ninject
12 40 (6.48%) Spring.NET
12 40 (6.48%) Unity DI Container
13 36 (5.83%) Middleware
14 28 (4.54%) CSS
15 23 (3.73%) jQuery
16 19 (3.08%) SOAP
17 18 (2.92%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.62%) Computer Science
2 41 (6.65%) Inversion of Control
3 38 (6.16%) N-Tier
4 34 (5.51%) Mainframe
5 24 (3.89%) Mobile App
6 22 (3.57%) Replication
7 18 (2.92%) Blackberry
8 17 (2.76%) Informatics
9 16 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (2.11%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.94%) Cryptography
11 12 (1.94%) NHS
12 10 (1.62%) PKI
12 10 (1.62%) Tandem
12 10 (1.62%) SystemC
12 10 (1.62%) IBM Mainframe
13 9 (1.46%) Mobile Computing
14 8 (1.30%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.97%) Data Integration
16 5 (0.81%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 103 (16.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 95 (15.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 93 (15.07%) UNIX
4 86 (13.94%) Linux
5 77 (12.48%) Windows 7
6 53 (8.59%) Windows XP
7 49 (7.94%) Windows 8
8 45 (7.29%) Android
8 45 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (6.00%) AIX
9 37 (6.00%) Apple iOS
10 25 (4.05%) Windows Phone
11 18 (2.92%) Windows 2000
12 15 (2.43%) Windows NT
13 14 (2.27%) zOS
14 11 (1.78%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.13%) MVS
17 5 (0.81%) Solaris
18 4 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (12.48%) ITIL
2 76 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (12.16%) MVC
4 62 (10.05%) OO
5 49 (7.94%) Scrum
6 47 (7.62%) OOP
6 47 (7.62%) MVVM
7 46 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (7.46%) TDD
8 41 (6.65%) Software Engineering
9 40 (6.48%) Dependency Injection
9 40 (6.48%) Kanban
10 39 (6.32%) Migration
11 32 (5.19%) OOD
12 27 (4.38%) Change Management
13 26 (4.21%) OOA/OOD
13 26 (4.21%) System Testing
14 24 (3.89%) Project Management
15 22 (3.57%) Configuration Management
16 20 (3.24%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (33.06%) C#
2 192 (31.12%) SQL
3 66 (10.70%) JavaScript
4 60 (9.72%) VB
5 55 (8.91%) VB.NET
6 53 (8.59%) T-SQL
7 33 (5.35%) C++
8 32 (5.19%) Java
9 23 (3.73%) PowerShell
10 20 (3.24%) C
11 18 (2.92%) Perl
12 17 (2.76%) XAML
13 16 (2.59%) Objective-C
13 16 (2.59%) VBScript
14 14 (2.27%) VB6
15 13 (2.11%) VBA
16 12 (1.94%) Python
17 11 (1.78%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.46%) JCL
19 6 (0.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 100 (16.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (10.70%) Degree
3 54 (8.75%) MCP
4 53 (8.59%) MCSE
5 36 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 35 (5.67%) MCTS
7 29 (4.70%) MCITP
8 25 (4.05%) SC Cleared
9 24 (3.89%) MCAD
9 24 (3.89%) MCSD
10 21 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (3.24%) CCNA
12 16 (2.59%) ISEB
13 15 (2.43%) MCSA
14 13 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (1.46%) CCA
17 7 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (0.81%) CCEE
18 5 (0.81%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (11.18%) QA
2 30 (4.86%) SLA
3 8 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.32%) COBIT
5 2 (0.32%) WAI
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (20.26%) Active Directory
2 71 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (7.62%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.70%) XenApp
5 22 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (2.43%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.62%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (1.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (1.13%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.97%) Snort
9 6 (0.97%) vSphere
10 5 (0.81%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.65%) Squid
11 4 (0.65%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.32%) Xen
13 2 (0.32%) XenServer
13 2 (0.32%) KVM
14 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 22 (3.57%) SCCM
2 18 (2.92%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.94%) Backup Exec
4 11 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (1.46%) Legato
7 8 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.13%) SCOM
9 6 (0.97%) Nessus
9 6 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.49%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.49%) Puppet
10 3 (0.49%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.49%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.32%) MOM
11 2 (0.32%) Nagios
11 2 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.32%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 262 (42.46%) Microsoft
2 125 (20.26%) VMware
3 92 (14.91%) Citrix
4 63 (10.21%) Cisco
5 44 (7.13%) HP
6 42 (6.81%) Oracle
7 29 (4.70%) Symantec
8 27 (4.38%) Dell
9 25 (4.05%) IBM
10 15 (2.43%) Fujitsu
10 15 (2.43%) McAfee
11 13 (2.11%) AppSense
12 12 (1.94%) Teradata
12 12 (1.94%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.78%) IronPort
13 11 (1.78%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.78%) Juniper
14 10 (1.62%) Blue Coat
14 10 (1.62%) McKesson
14 10 (1.62%) Apple
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, BUPA Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum Depending of level of experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Virtual Resources
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Virtual Resources
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 & Bens
Posted: 6 days ago