Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 362 544 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.99% 17.95% 16.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.62% 71.77% 69.19%
Number of salaries quoted 263 393 347
Cheshire median annual salary £33,000 £34,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £54,900 £45,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 520 758 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.09% 25.01% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 363 540 459
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -12.16%
10th Percentile £21,125 £20,500 £20,400
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £48,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Cheshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Windows in Cheshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Cheshire

Windows
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 122 £38,750 +40.91% 17
Knutsford -3 49 £47,500 +1.06% 6
Wilmslow -15 34 £22,500 -5.26% 5
Chester -1 32 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Macclesfield +21 23 £30,000 +9.09% 7
Crewe +1 19 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Northwich +4 11 £24,000 -17.95% 2
Nantwich - 8 £25,000 - 1
Widnes -1 6 £27,000 +31.71%
Daresbury -4 6 £25,500 +34.21%
Winsford - 6 £27,500 -
Congleton +4 4 £18,000 -40.00%
Runcorn -8 4 £29,750 -5.56% 8
Ellesmere Port +1 1 - -
Sandbach 0 1 £30,000 -36.84%
Alderley Edge - 1 £23,500 -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 159 (43.92%) Active Directory
2 134 (37.02%) Windows Server
3 116 (32.04%) Microsoft
4 89 (24.59%) Office 365
5 82 (22.65%) Linux
6 81 (22.38%) ITIL
6 81 (22.38%) VMware
7 74 (20.44%) SQL
8 73 (20.17%) SQL Server
9 65 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
10 58 (16.02%) Microsoft Office
11 57 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (14.09%) DNS
12 51 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 44 (12.15%) Hyper-V
14 44 (12.15%) Citrix
15 42 (11.60%) SAN
15 42 (11.60%) WAN
15 42 (11.60%) LAN
15 42 (11.60%) Finance
16 41 (11.33%) Unix
17 40 (11.05%) Risk Management
18 39 (10.77%) .NET
18 39 (10.77%) Banking
19 38 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 38 (10.50%) Windows 7
20 37 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 36 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
21 36 (9.94%) SharePoint

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (9.94%) SharePoint
2 32 (8.84%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.52%) IIS
4 16 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.21%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.21%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.55%) Confluence
8 2 (0.55%) JBoss
8 2 (0.55%) Moodle
8 2 (0.55%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 58 (16.02%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.28%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 89 (24.59%) Office 365
2 65 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (6.08%) IaaS
5 6 (1.66%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.55%) G Suite
6 2 (0.55%) GitHub
7 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.28%) NuGet
7 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (14.09%) DNS
2 42 (11.60%) LAN
2 42 (11.60%) SAN
2 42 (11.60%) WAN
3 36 (9.94%) TCP/IP
4 34 (9.39%) DHCP
5 22 (6.08%) Network Security
5 22 (6.08%) VPN
6 21 (5.80%) Firewall
7 16 (4.42%) VoIP
8 12 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (3.31%) SMTP
9 11 (3.04%) Skype
10 10 (2.76%) Internet
10 10 (2.76%) Wireless
11 9 (2.49%) SSH
12 7 (1.93%) FTP
12 7 (1.93%) HTTP
12 7 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.66%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (20.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.31%) Big Data
3 10 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.49%) MySQL
4 9 (2.49%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.21%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.10%) DB2
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.83%) Power BI
8 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.55%) GIS
9 2 (0.55%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.28%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.28%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 18 (4.97%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.04%) Selenium
4 10 (2.76%) JIRA
4 10 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.76%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.93%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.83%) CA Release Automation
7 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.55%) FxCop
7 2 (0.55%) Gradle
7 2 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.55%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.55%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.28%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (11.60%) Finance
2 39 (10.77%) Banking
3 31 (8.56%) Investment Banking
3 31 (8.56%) Law
4 10 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.66%) Retail
7 5 (1.38%) Advertising
8 2 (0.55%) Back Office
8 2 (0.55%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (18.23%) Analyst
2 58 (16.02%) Support Engineer
3 49 (13.54%) IT Support
4 38 (10.50%) IT Engineer
5 30 (8.29%) IT Analyst
6 27 (7.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 26 (7.18%) Developer
8 25 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (6.91%) IT Support Engineer
9 23 (6.35%) Field Engineer
10 22 (6.08%) Field Support Engineer
11 21 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
11 21 (5.80%) Architect
11 21 (5.80%) Support Analyst
12 20 (5.52%) Desktop Support
13 19 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
13 19 (5.25%) Security Engineer
14 18 (4.97%) Desktop Engineer
14 18 (4.97%) Infrastructure Manager
14 18 (4.97%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.77%) .NET
2 20 (5.52%) Web Services
3 19 (5.25%) SOAP
4 16 (4.42%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.87%) .NET Framework
6 13 (3.59%) HTML
6 13 (3.59%) WCF
7 9 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (2.49%) REST
7 9 (2.49%) RESTful
8 8 (2.21%) CSS
8 8 (2.21%) Java EE
8 8 (2.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (1.66%) jQuery
10 5 (1.38%) .NET Core
10 5 (1.38%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (1.38%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (1.38%) XML
11 4 (1.10%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.63%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (4.14%) Fat Client
3 15 (4.14%) Thin Client
4 13 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.31%) Clustering
6 11 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.76%) Mainframe
7 10 (2.76%) NHS
8 9 (2.49%) Fixed Income
9 8 (2.21%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.93%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (1.66%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.38%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
13 4 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
13 4 (1.10%) PMI
13 4 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 134 (37.02%) Windows Server
2 82 (22.65%) Linux
3 50 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (11.33%) Unix
5 38 (10.50%) Windows 7
6 35 (9.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (9.12%) Windows 10
8 16 (4.42%) Android
9 10 (2.76%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.49%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.93%) CentOS
11 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.66%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.83%) AIX
14 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.55%) SUSE
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.38%) ITIL
2 57 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (11.05%) Risk Management
5 37 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 34 (9.39%) Project Management
7 31 (8.56%) Wealth Management
8 28 (7.73%) DevOps
9 27 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (7.18%) Information Security
11 25 (6.91%) Service Delivery
12 23 (6.35%) Break/Fix
12 23 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (5.25%) MVC
13 19 (5.25%) TDD
14 18 (4.97%) Enterprise Architecture
14 18 (4.97%) SOA
15 16 (4.42%) BDD
16 15 (4.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 74 (20.44%) SQL
2 27 (7.46%) C#
2 27 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 23 (6.35%) Java
4 22 (6.08%) Python
5 18 (4.97%) T-SQL
6 15 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.14%) Perl
7 8 (2.21%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.93%) PHP
9 4 (1.10%) Assembly Language
9 4 (1.10%) C++
10 3 (0.83%) Ruby
10 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.83%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.55%) C
11 2 (0.55%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.28%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.28%) Go
12 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.63%) MCSE
3 19 (5.25%) Degree
4 12 (3.31%) MCP
4 12 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.49%) CCNA
7 8 (2.21%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.66%) CISSP
8 6 (1.66%) GIAC
8 6 (1.66%) ISEB
8 6 (1.66%) MCSA
8 6 (1.66%) SANS
9 5 (1.38%) CISA
9 5 (1.38%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.10%) MCITP
10 4 (1.10%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.83%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.46%) SLA
2 21 (5.80%) GDPR
3 15 (4.14%) QA
4 9 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 159 (43.92%) Active Directory
2 44 (12.15%) Hyper-V
3 38 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.59%) vSphere
5 11 (3.04%) XenApp
5 11 (3.04%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.76%) Docker
6 10 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.66%) Snort
8 5 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.38%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.10%) KVM
9 4 (1.10%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.10%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.10%) Xen
10 3 (0.83%) Corosync
10 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.55%) ACF2
11 2 (0.55%) RACF
11 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (3.87%) Ansible
2 11 (3.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (2.76%) AirWatch
3 10 (2.76%) Terraform
4 9 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.21%) Puppet
6 6 (1.66%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.66%) SCCM
7 5 (1.38%) Foglight
8 4 (1.10%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.83%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.83%) Icinga
9 3 (0.83%) Nagios
9 3 (0.83%) Opsview
9 3 (0.83%) Pacemaker
10 2 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.55%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.55%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.55%) Netcool
10 2 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 116 (32.04%) Microsoft
2 81 (22.38%) VMware
3 44 (12.15%) Citrix
4 23 (6.35%) Cisco
5 15 (4.14%) Intel
6 13 (3.59%) Oracle
7 11 (3.04%) IBM
8 10 (2.76%) HP
9 9 (2.49%) Blue Coat
9 9 (2.49%) McAfee
9 9 (2.49%) NetApp
9 9 (2.49%) SolarWinds
9 9 (2.49%) Splunk
10 8 (2.21%) Cloudera
10 8 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.93%) Apple
12 6 (1.66%) Nimble Storage
13 5 (1.38%) CyberArk
13 5 (1.38%) MobileIron
13 5 (1.38%) Varonis