The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 44 26 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 25.29% 13.20% 17.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.02% 59.09% 55.68%
Number of salaries quoted 40 24 49
Average salary £50,000 £41,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,150 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £52,200 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
Windows
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

Operating Systems Category
Knutsford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 44 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 30.46% 22.34% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 49 42 88
Average salary £50,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,760
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Windows
Salary Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Knutsford region.

Windows Salary Trend in Knutsford

Windows
Salary Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Knutsford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 44 (55.00%) Finance
2 30 (37.50%) UNIX
3 28 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (30.00%) ITIL
5 19 (23.75%) IBM
6 18 (22.50%) Change Management
6 18 (22.50%) Linux
7 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
8 16 (20.00%) Citrix
8 16 (20.00%) VMware
8 16 (20.00%) SAN
8 16 (20.00%) Middleware
9 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
10 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (17.50%) Mainframe
10 14 (17.50%) Problem Management
11 13 (16.25%) Oracle
11 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
11 13 (16.25%) SQL
12 12 (15.00%) NAS
12 12 (15.00%) DB2
12 12 (15.00%) Change Control
12 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (13.75%) IBM Mainframe
13 11 (13.75%) MCITP
13 11 (13.75%) Clustering
13 11 (13.75%) Tandem
13 11 (13.75%) AIX
14 10 (12.50%) Perl

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (8.75%) IIS
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe After Effects
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.00%) SAN
2 12 (15.00%) NAS
3 10 (12.50%) Internet
3 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (12.50%) DNS
4 7 (8.75%) SMTP
5 3 (3.75%) DHCP
5 3 (3.75%) LAN
5 3 (3.75%) WAN
5 3 (3.75%) SSL
5 3 (3.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.50%) Firewall
6 2 (2.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.00%) DB2
3 8 (10.00%) MySQL
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.75%) Big Data
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.75%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.25%) OLTP
6 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.25%) Ingres
6 1 (1.25%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 44 (55.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.50%) Back Office
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Support Engineer
2 13 (16.25%) Designer
3 11 (13.75%) Windows Support Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Server Support
3 11 (13.75%) Server Support Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Server Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Windows Server Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Infrastructure Designer
4 10 (12.50%) Architect
5 9 (11.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) DBA
6 8 (10.00%) Applications Support
7 7 (8.75%) SQL DBA
8 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (5.00%) Team Leader
9 4 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) Middleware
2 7 (8.75%) .NET
3 3 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.75%) ISPF
3 3 (3.75%) Application Packaging
3 3 (3.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Mainframe
2 11 (13.75%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (13.75%) Clustering
2 11 (13.75%) Tandem
3 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.00%) Replication
5 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.50%) UNIX
2 28 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (22.50%) Linux
4 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (13.75%) AIX
6 9 (11.25%) Windows 2000
6 9 (11.25%) VMS
6 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.75%) Android
9 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (2.50%) CentOS
11 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) ITIL
2 18 (22.50%) Change Management
3 14 (17.50%) Problem Management
4 12 (15.00%) Change Control
5 10 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (11.25%) Migration
7 8 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 8 (10.00%) Time Management
8 7 (8.75%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.50%) Incident Management
10 4 (5.00%) Database Security
10 4 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.00%) Information Security
11 3 (3.75%) Business Continuity
11 3 (3.75%) Data Analysis
11 3 (3.75%) Anomaly Detection
11 3 (3.75%) SIEM
11 3 (3.75%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) Perl
3 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
3 7 (8.75%) VB.NET
4 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.75%) JCL
6 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.75%) MCITP
3 8 (10.00%) MCTS
4 7 (8.75%) CCA
4 7 (8.75%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.75%) MCSE
6 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (5.00%) LiteSpeed
6 3 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.75%) Snort
7 2 (2.50%) Firmware
7 2 (2.50%) vSphere
8 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.25%) XenApp
8 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.50%) WSUS
3 2 (2.50%) SCCM
3 2 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.50%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) IBM
2 16 (20.00%) Citrix
2 16 (20.00%) VMware
3 13 (16.25%) Oracle
4 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (11.25%) Symantec
6 8 (10.00%) HP
6 8 (10.00%) Dell
7 5 (6.25%) EMC
7 5 (6.25%) Apple
8 4 (5.00%) Sybase
8 4 (5.00%) Cisco
8 4 (5.00%) Juniper
8 4 (5.00%) McAfee
9 3 (3.75%) Sourcefire
9 3 (3.75%) IronPort
9 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.50%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.50%) Sophos
11 1 (1.25%) Teradata
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