Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 310 561 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.86% 16.63% 15.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.58% 65.92% 66.87%
Number of salaries quoted 231 408 307
Cheshire median annual salary £32,500 £37,750 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.91% +23.77% -6.15%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -2.78%

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 452 851 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.67% 25.22% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 321 586 408
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,125 £19,675
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £48,825
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 -6 73 £33,750 +0.75% 20
Knutsford +9 56 £55,000 +15.79% 6
Wilmslow -7 35 £22,375 -5.79% 9
Chester +7 33 £35,000 +16.67% 15
Macclesfield +20 19 £25,750 -6.36% 6
Nantwich - 19 £30,500 - 1
Northwich +11 16 £30,250 -3.97% 10
Widnes -2 8 £27,000 +31.71% 2
Winsford - 8 £27,500 - 2
Crewe -6 7 £32,500 - 4
Congleton +7 3 £55,000 +83.33%
Runcorn -9 3 £37,000 +5.71% 6
Daresbury -11 3 £27,500 -35.29%
Sandbach -4 1 £30,000 -36.84%
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 127 (40.97%) Active Directory
2 98 (31.61%) Microsoft
3 87 (28.06%) SQL
4 84 (27.10%) Windows Server
5 66 (21.29%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (21.29%) SQL Server
5 66 (21.29%) ITIL
6 60 (19.35%) VMware
7 58 (18.71%) Linux
7 58 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
7 58 (18.71%) Office 365
8 55 (17.74%) DNS
9 49 (15.81%) Unix
10 46 (14.84%) Windows 7
11 44 (14.19%) DHCP
12 43 (13.87%) Finance
12 43 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (13.23%) .NET
14 37 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
15 36 (11.61%) TCP/IP
15 36 (11.61%) Information Security
16 35 (11.29%) C#
16 35 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (10.65%) PowerShell
17 33 (10.65%) Banking
18 32 (10.32%) T-SQL
18 32 (10.32%) Citrix
18 32 (10.32%) Self-Motivation
19 30 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012

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 24 (7.74%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.87%) IIS
5 10 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.90%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.61%) Confluence
8 4 (1.29%) JBoss
9 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.32%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 58 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 58 (18.71%) Office 365
2 37 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.23%) IaaS
5 8 (2.58%) OpenShift
6 7 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.29%) SaaS
8 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.65%) PaaS
10 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.74%) DNS
2 44 (14.19%) DHCP
3 36 (11.61%) TCP/IP
4 29 (9.35%) Network Security
5 27 (8.71%) SAN
5 27 (8.71%) WAN
6 26 (8.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 26 (8.39%) LAN
7 25 (8.06%) Sourcefire
8 20 (6.45%) Firewall
9 18 (5.81%) VoIP
9 18 (5.81%) VPN
10 12 (3.87%) Skype
11 11 (3.55%) Internet
11 11 (3.55%) SMTP
12 9 (2.90%) Wireless
13 7 (2.26%) SNMP
14 6 (1.94%) VLAN
15 5 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (1.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.84%) MySQL
3 11 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.61%) Big Data
7 5 (1.61%) DB2
7 5 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.97%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.97%) Power BI
8 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.32%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (6.13%) Visual Studio
2 17 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.23%) JIRA
4 9 (2.90%) Selenium
5 8 (2.58%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.94%) Subversion
7 5 (1.61%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.29%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.29%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.29%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.97%) CA Release Automation
9 3 (0.97%) LabVIEW
9 3 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.97%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.65%) MSI
10 2 (0.65%) Protractor
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (13.87%) Finance
2 33 (10.65%) Banking
3 22 (7.10%) Investment Banking
3 22 (7.10%) Law
4 8 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.29%) Retail
7 3 (0.97%) Advertising
7 3 (0.97%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (16.13%) IT Support
2 49 (15.81%) Analyst
3 48 (15.48%) Support Engineer
4 41 (13.23%) Developer
5 30 (9.68%) IT Engineer
6 26 (8.39%) IT Support Engineer
7 24 (7.74%) Desktop Support
8 23 (7.42%) Security Engineer
9 21 (6.77%) Desktop Engineer
9 21 (6.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 21 (6.77%) IT Analyst
10 19 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (6.13%) Field Engineer
10 19 (6.13%) Field Support Engineer
11 18 (5.81%) .NET Developer
11 18 (5.81%) Support Analyst
12 17 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 16 (5.16%) Help Desk Analyst
14 15 (4.84%) Malware Engineer
15 14 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.23%) .NET
2 24 (7.74%) SOAP
3 22 (7.10%) .NET Framework
3 22 (7.10%) Web Services
4 18 (5.81%) WCF
5 17 (5.48%) RESTful
6 13 (4.19%) jQuery
7 10 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.23%) HTML
7 10 (3.23%) REST
8 9 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (2.58%) CSS
10 6 (1.94%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.94%) CSS3
11 5 (1.61%) Middleware
12 4 (1.29%) Ajax
12 4 (1.29%) Entity Framework
12 4 (1.29%) HTML5
12 4 (1.29%) JSON
12 4 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.32%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (7.42%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.48%) Fat Client
3 17 (5.48%) Thin Client
4 10 (3.23%) PMI
5 9 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.90%) Clustering
5 9 (2.90%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.90%) NHS
6 8 (2.58%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.58%) User Experience
7 7 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.61%) Fintech
9 5 (1.61%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.97%) EPoS
10 3 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 84 (27.10%) Windows Server
2 58 (18.71%) Linux
3 49 (15.81%) Unix
4 46 (14.84%) Windows 7
5 30 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (8.06%) Windows 10
6 25 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.55%) Android
9 10 (3.23%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.23%) Mac OS X
9 10 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.26%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.61%) CentOS
11 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.32%) AIX
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (21.29%) ITIL
1 66 (21.29%) Problem-Solving
2 43 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (11.61%) Information Security
4 29 (9.35%) Risk Management
5 25 (8.06%) Anomaly Detection
5 25 (8.06%) Attack Monitoring
5 25 (8.06%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 25 (8.06%) Threat Analysis
6 24 (7.74%) Service Delivery
7 23 (7.42%) Project Management
7 23 (7.42%) TDD
8 22 (7.10%) Wealth Management
9 20 (6.45%) Internal Audit
9 20 (6.45%) Network Design
10 18 (5.81%) Change Control
11 15 (4.84%) Data Protection
11 15 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (4.84%) ITSM
11 15 (4.84%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 87 (28.06%) SQL
2 35 (11.29%) C#
3 33 (10.65%) PowerShell
4 32 (10.32%) T-SQL
5 21 (6.77%) Java
6 18 (5.81%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.87%) Python
8 9 (2.90%) Perl
9 8 (2.58%) PHP
10 7 (2.26%) VBScript
11 6 (1.94%) C++
12 5 (1.61%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.29%) C
13 4 (1.29%) R
13 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.97%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.97%) Ruby
15 1 (0.32%) JCL
15 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (8.06%) GIAC
2 25 (8.06%) MCSE
2 25 (8.06%) SANS
3 20 (6.45%) Degree
4 15 (4.84%) MCP
5 13 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.23%) MCITP
6 10 (3.23%) MCSA
6 10 (3.23%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.58%) A+ Certification
9 7 (2.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (2.26%) CCSP
9 7 (2.26%) CISSP
10 6 (1.94%) CCNA
10 6 (1.94%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.97%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.97%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.77%) SLA
2 20 (6.45%) GDPR
3 12 (3.87%) QA
4 7 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 127 (40.97%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.06%) Snort
4 24 (7.74%) Hyper-V
5 14 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (4.19%) vSphere
7 8 (2.58%) Docker
7 8 (2.58%) Terminal Server
8 5 (1.61%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.97%) Corosync
10 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.97%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.97%) XenApp
10 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.32%) Firmware
12 1 (0.32%) pfSense
12 1 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.26%) SQL Sentry
3 6 (1.94%) BladeLogic
3 6 (1.94%) SCCM
4 5 (1.61%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.97%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.97%) Icinga
6 3 (0.97%) Nagios
6 3 (0.97%) Opsview
6 3 (0.97%) Pacemaker
7 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.65%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.65%) Netcool
7 2 (0.65%) Puppet
7 2 (0.65%) SCOM
7 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 98 (31.61%) Microsoft
2 60 (19.35%) VMware
3 32 (10.32%) Citrix
4 24 (7.74%) Cisco
5 17 (5.48%) Intel
6 16 (5.16%) Apple
7 13 (4.19%) Oracle
8 9 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.26%) EMC
9 7 (2.26%) RedGate
10 5 (1.61%) IBM
10 5 (1.61%) Ivanti
10 5 (1.61%) MobileIron
11 4 (1.29%) HP
11 4 (1.29%) NetApp
12 3 (0.97%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.97%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.97%) Software AG
12 3 (0.97%) Symantec
12 3 (0.97%) webMethods