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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 360 305 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.98% 19.50% 13.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.31% 73.32% 53.56%
Number of salaries quoted 315 262 249
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,100 £50,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
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
478 416 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.53% 26.60% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 422 344 456
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +4 111 £27,500 -31.25% 9
Runcorn +3 33 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Knutsford +4 31 £54,000 +31.70% 2
Chester +5 27 £50,000 +29.03% 6
Macclesfield 0 26 £46,250 +45.66% 2
Wilmslow -8 21 £40,000 +90.47% 5
Crewe +10 12 £32,500 +16.07%
Northwich +3 7 £32,000 +5.78% 1
Nantwich +7 4 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Sandbach - 3 £25,000 -
Daresbury - 2 £34,250 -
Lymm - 1 £19,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 267 (35.89%) Finance
2 266 (35.75%) Microsoft
3 213 (28.63%) .NET
4 206 (27.69%) SQL
5 195 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
6 185 (24.87%) C#
7 181 (24.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 180 (24.19%) Active Directory
9 178 (23.92%) SQL Server
10 164 (22.04%) VMware
11 152 (20.43%) UNIX
12 147 (19.76%) Linux
13 133 (17.88%) MS Excel
14 130 (17.47%) TCP/IP
15 120 (16.13%) ASP.NET
16 114 (15.32%) MVC
17 108 (14.52%) Citrix
18 103 (13.84%) MS Exchange
19 98 (13.17%) HTML
19 98 (13.17%) Windows Server 2003
19 98 (13.17%) Windows 7
20 96 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
21 94 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
21 94 (12.63%) ITIL
22 93 (12.50%) Web Services
23 89 (11.96%) TDD
24 83 (11.16%) Scrum
25 82 (11.02%) WCF
26 81 (10.89%) VB.NET
27 80 (10.75%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 103 (13.84%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 52 (6.99%) IIS
4 41 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (4.03%) SharePoint
6 30 (4.03%) NServiceBus
7 18 (2.42%) Node.js
8 13 (1.75%) Lync
9 11 (1.48%) JBoss
10 10 (1.34%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.21%) IBM Notes
12 8 (1.08%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.54%) Flash Media Server
15 3 (0.40%) Apache
16 2 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 2 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 133 (17.88%) MS Excel
2 69 (9.27%) MS Office
3 8 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.34%) SaaS
3 7 (0.94%) Office 365
4 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (17.47%) TCP/IP
2 71 (9.54%) DNS
3 68 (9.14%) WAN
4 63 (8.47%) LAN
5 61 (8.20%) Internet
6 57 (7.66%) SAN
7 53 (7.12%) VPN
8 45 (6.05%) DHCP
9 31 (4.17%) Firewall
10 28 (3.76%) Wireless
11 27 (3.63%) NAS
12 25 (3.36%) SMTP
13 14 (1.88%) SSL
13 14 (1.88%) Network Security
14 13 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (1.48%) VoIP
16 9 (1.21%) iSCSI
17 8 (1.08%) VLAN
18 7 (0.94%) SNMP
19 5 (0.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (23.92%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (5.51%) MySQL
4 33 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (3.90%) Big Data
6 26 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (2.96%) NoSQL
8 21 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (2.69%) DB2
10 15 (2.02%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.34%) DTS
11 10 (1.34%) Data Mining
12 8 (1.08%) Ingres
12 8 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.94%) DB2 UDB
13 7 (0.94%) OLTP
14 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.54%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 64 (8.60%) NUnit
2 60 (8.06%) Visual Studio
3 56 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (7.39%) MSTest
5 47 (6.32%) Selenium
6 42 (5.65%) Rhino Mocks
6 42 (5.65%) Moq
7 41 (5.51%) QuickTest Pro
8 27 (3.63%) Git (software)
9 24 (3.23%) SpecFlow
10 19 (2.55%) Subversion
11 13 (1.75%) LoadRunner
12 12 (1.61%) JIRA
12 12 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (1.08%) FitNesse
13 8 (1.08%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.94%) SilkPerformer
14 7 (0.94%) MSI
15 4 (0.54%) JUnit
15 4 (0.54%) FlexUnit
General
1 267 (35.89%) Finance
2 35 (4.70%) Financial Institution
3 32 (4.30%) Retail
4 22 (2.96%) Banking
5 14 (1.88%) Legal
5 14 (1.88%) Marketing
6 8 (1.08%) Back Office
7 7 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.40%) French Language
10 3 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Norwegian Language
11 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.27%) Swedish Language
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (20.56%) Developer
2 140 (18.82%) Analyst
3 88 (11.83%) .NET Developer
4 56 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (6.99%) Support Engineer
6 34 (4.57%) Junior
7 33 (4.44%) Tester
8 30 (4.03%) Junior Developer
8 30 (4.03%) Architect
9 29 (3.90%) Support Analyst
10 28 (3.76%) Senior Developer
10 28 (3.76%) IT Support
11 27 (3.63%) Designer
12 26 (3.49%) Test Analyst
13 25 (3.36%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 25 (3.36%) Junior .NET Developer
13 25 (3.36%) Graduate Developer
13 25 (3.36%) Graduate
14 24 (3.23%) Consultant
14 24 (3.23%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (28.63%) .NET
2 120 (16.13%) ASP.NET
3 98 (13.17%) HTML
4 93 (12.50%) Web Services
5 82 (11.02%) WCF
6 80 (10.75%) CSS
6 80 (10.75%) .NET Framework
7 74 (9.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 71 (9.54%) jQuery
9 66 (8.87%) Castle Windsor
10 62 (8.33%) WinForms
11 60 (8.06%) LINQ
12 57 (7.66%) WPF
13 55 (7.39%) HTML5
13 55 (7.39%) Middleware
14 42 (5.65%) Ninject
14 42 (5.65%) CSS3
14 42 (5.65%) Unity DI Container
14 42 (5.65%) Spring.NET
15 39 (5.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.26%) Enterprise Software
1 54 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 42 (5.65%) Inversion of Control
4 40 (5.38%) Clustering
5 34 (4.57%) Mainframe
6 24 (3.23%) Tandem
7 22 (2.96%) IBM Mainframe
8 20 (2.69%) User Experience
9 16 (2.15%) Statistics
10 14 (1.88%) Social Network
11 13 (1.75%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.75%) Replication
12 12 (1.61%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.48%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.48%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.94%) Open Source
15 5 (0.67%) Cryptography
15 5 (0.67%) Fixed Income
16 4 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 181 (24.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 152 (20.43%) UNIX
3 147 (19.76%) Linux
4 98 (13.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 98 (13.17%) Windows 7
5 64 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (8.06%) Windows XP
7 45 (6.05%) Apple iOS
8 44 (5.91%) Android
9 36 (4.84%) Windows 8
10 23 (3.09%) AIX
11 14 (1.88%) Windows Mobile
11 14 (1.88%) CentOS
12 10 (1.34%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.21%) Solaris
14 8 (1.08%) Windows 2000
14 8 (1.08%) VMS
14 8 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.54%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (15.32%) MVC
3 94 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
3 94 (12.63%) ITIL
4 89 (11.96%) TDD
5 83 (11.16%) Scrum
6 54 (7.26%) OO
7 43 (5.78%) Dependency Injection
7 43 (5.78%) MVVM
8 42 (5.65%) Kanban
9 40 (5.38%) Migration
10 39 (5.24%) Problem Management
11 36 (4.84%) Project Management
12 33 (4.44%) Information Security
13 32 (4.30%) Test Scripting
14 31 (4.17%) Automated Testing
15 29 (3.90%) Web Application Development
16 28 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (3.76%) Time Management
17 26 (3.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 206 (27.69%) SQL
2 185 (24.87%) C#
3 81 (10.89%) VB.NET
4 74 (9.95%) VB
5 72 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 70 (9.41%) JavaScript
7 66 (8.87%) T-SQL
8 36 (4.84%) C++
9 30 (4.03%) Perl
10 24 (3.23%) Java
11 23 (3.09%) VBScript
12 15 (2.02%) C
13 10 (1.34%) VBA
14 9 (1.21%) XPath
15 8 (1.08%) JCL
16 6 (0.81%) Assembly Language
17 5 (0.67%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.54%) Embedded C++
19 3 (0.40%) Bash Shell
19 3 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 77 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (7.39%) MCSE
3 52 (6.99%) Degree
3 52 (6.99%) MCITP
4 42 (5.65%) ISEB
5 40 (5.38%) MCSA
6 37 (4.97%) MCP
7 23 (3.09%) Security Cleared
8 21 (2.82%) MCTS
9 19 (2.55%) SC Cleared
10 15 (2.02%) ISTQB
11 10 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.94%) MCDST
14 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.67%) CCNP
15 5 (0.67%) HND
16 4 (0.54%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.12%) QA
2 41 (5.51%) SLA
3 16 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 16 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 180 (24.19%) Active Directory
2 96 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 37 (4.97%) VMware ESX
5 26 (3.49%) XenApp
6 21 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (2.42%) XenDesktop
8 16 (2.15%) vSphere
9 13 (1.75%) Snort
10 8 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.94%) Firmware
11 7 (0.94%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.67%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
15 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 27 (3.63%) SCCM
3 24 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (2.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 14 (1.88%) Backup Exec
5 14 (1.88%) SCOM
6 12 (1.61%) WSUS
7 7 (0.94%) AppDNA
7 7 (0.94%) HP SIM
7 7 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (0.54%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.27%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.13%) Puppet
11 1 (0.13%) Opsview
11 1 (0.13%) nmon
11 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 266 (35.75%) Microsoft
2 164 (22.04%) VMware
3 108 (14.52%) Citrix
4 50 (6.72%) Oracle
5 48 (6.45%) Cisco
6 43 (5.78%) Symantec
7 34 (4.57%) HP
8 32 (4.30%) IBM
9 27 (3.63%) NetApp
10 26 (3.49%) Dell
11 25 (3.36%) EMC
12 18 (2.42%) IronPort
13 14 (1.88%) Facebook
13 14 (1.88%) Twitter
14 13 (1.75%) Apple
15 12 (1.61%) Sophos
16 11 (1.48%) McAfee
17 10 (1.34%) Sourcefire
18 9 (1.21%) Lotus
18 9 (1.21%) Red Hat
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum +Excellent bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Banking Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Hays London City Projects
Salary: £48000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £25,000 (Pro rata)
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 17 days ago