Period
to 16 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 424 414 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.44% 16.00% 16.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 68.32% 66.79%
Number of salaries quoted 324 304 334
Cheshire median annual salary £38,250 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.69% +3.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £19,075
90th Percentile £63,375 £50,000 £49,275
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 689 606 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.85% 23.42% 24.05%
Number of salaries quoted 492 431 471
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,025 £21,500 £20,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 July 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 July 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 -1 135 £40,000 +29.03% 21
Knutsford -12 66 £48,500 +10.23% 3
Wilmslow +10 45 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Chester +10 40 £35,000 +12.90% 6
Crewe -11 22 £31,250 -0.79% 4
Macclesfield +3 17 £45,000 +63.64% 5
Nantwich -9 8 £25,000 +20.48% 2
Runcorn -9 6 £38,000 +20.63% 2
Daresbury -4 5 £23,500 +30.56%
Congleton - 3 £18,000 -
Ellesmere Port +9 2 £22,750 -27.78% 3
Sandbach -3 2 - -
Northwich -5 1 £24,000 -25.00%
Lymm - 1 £29,000 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £23,500 - 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 (37.50%) Linux
2 153 (36.08%) Active Directory
3 134 (31.60%) Windows Server
4 127 (29.95%) Microsoft
5 102 (24.06%) SQL Server
6 92 (21.70%) VMware
7 89 (20.99%) Finance
7 89 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (18.87%) SQL
9 77 (18.16%) Office 365
10 72 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
11 67 (15.80%) ITIL
12 65 (15.33%) DevOps
13 60 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 60 (14.15%) Hyper-V
14 59 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
15 55 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (12.97%) Unix
16 54 (12.74%) .NET
16 54 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
17 53 (12.50%) Citrix
18 51 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
19 50 (11.79%) Risk Management
19 50 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
19 50 (11.79%) Banking
20 47 (11.08%) PowerShell
21 46 (10.85%) C#
22 45 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
22 45 (10.61%) DNS
22 45 (10.61%) Git (software)

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 31 (7.31%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.01%) WebSphere
3 16 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (3.30%) IIS
5 13 (3.07%) Skype for Business
6 12 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.36%) JBoss
8 7 (1.65%) NServiceBus
9 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.18%) Apache
10 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.71%) CMS
11 3 (0.71%) Confluence
11 3 (0.71%) Resin
11 3 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.47%) Moodle
13 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 45 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.16%) Office 365
2 72 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.54%) IaaS
5 7 (1.65%) NuGet
6 4 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.94%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.71%) PaaS
8 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.47%) G Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.24%) GitHub
9 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.61%) DNS
2 39 (9.20%) WAN
3 36 (8.49%) LAN
4 31 (7.31%) SAN
5 26 (6.13%) Network Security
5 26 (6.13%) VPN
6 25 (5.90%) TCP/IP
7 23 (5.42%) Firewall
8 21 (4.95%) DHCP
9 12 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (2.83%) VoIP
10 11 (2.59%) Skype
11 10 (2.36%) MPLS
12 9 (2.12%) VLAN
13 7 (1.65%) BGP
13 7 (1.65%) EIGRP
14 6 (1.42%) HTTP
14 6 (1.42%) Wireshark
14 6 (1.42%) X.509
15 5 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (24.06%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.66%) MySQL
3 12 (2.83%) Big Data
3 12 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (2.12%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.42%) GIS
6 6 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.94%) DB2
8 4 (0.94%) Power BI
9 3 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 43 (10.14%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.48%) JIRA
4 16 (3.77%) Selenium
5 12 (2.83%) Visual Studio
6 10 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.89%) CA Release Automation
9 7 (1.65%) FxCop
9 7 (1.65%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.65%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.65%) StyleCop
10 4 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.94%) Subversion
10 4 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.47%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.24%) Hudson
13 1 (0.24%) WiX
General
1 89 (20.99%) Finance
2 50 (11.79%) Banking
3 34 (8.02%) Investment Banking
3 34 (8.02%) Law
4 13 (3.07%) Advertising
5 12 (2.83%) Retail
6 8 (1.89%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.94%) Marketing
8 2 (0.47%) Local Government
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (19.10%) Analyst
2 65 (15.33%) Support Engineer
3 40 (9.43%) Developer
4 35 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 33 (7.78%) Support Analyst
6 32 (7.55%) IT Support
7 31 (7.31%) IT Engineer
8 27 (6.37%) Applications Support
9 25 (5.90%) Architect
9 25 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 23 (5.42%) IT Analyst
11 22 (5.19%) C# Developer
11 22 (5.19%) Lead DevOps
12 21 (4.95%) IT Support Engineer
13 20 (4.72%) Security Engineer
14 19 (4.48%) .NET Developer
14 19 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
14 19 (4.48%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.74%) .NET
2 39 (9.20%) ASP.NET
3 29 (6.84%) Web Services
4 25 (5.90%) HTML
5 22 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 21 (4.95%) jQuery
7 20 (4.72%) .NET Framework
8 16 (3.77%) XML
9 13 (3.07%) REST
10 12 (2.83%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (2.59%) CSS
11 11 (2.59%) SOAP
12 10 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.12%) .NET Core
13 9 (2.12%) JSON
13 9 (2.12%) WCF
14 8 (1.89%) Entity Framework
14 8 (1.89%) Java EE
14 8 (1.89%) Sass
15 7 (1.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.07%) Mainframe
6 12 (2.83%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.83%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.59%) Clustering
8 9 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.12%) N-Tier
8 9 (2.12%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.12%) User Experience
9 8 (1.89%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.89%) PKI
10 6 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.42%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.42%) Replication
11 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.18%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 159 (37.50%) Linux
2 134 (31.60%) Windows Server
3 60 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (12.97%) Unix
5 51 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (8.96%) Windows 7
7 30 (7.08%) Windows 10
8 17 (4.01%) AIX
9 11 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.12%) CentOS
11 8 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.89%) SUSE
11 8 (1.89%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.65%) Android
12 7 (1.65%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.42%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.18%) HPUX
14 5 (1.18%) Solaris
15 4 (0.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (15.80%) ITIL
3 65 (15.33%) DevOps
4 55 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (11.79%) Risk Management
7 34 (8.02%) Wealth Management
8 33 (7.78%) Information Security
8 33 (7.78%) MVC
9 32 (7.55%) Project Management
10 30 (7.08%) Enterprise Architecture
10 30 (7.08%) TDD
11 29 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (6.84%) Scrum
12 25 (5.90%) Continuous Delivery
12 25 (5.90%) Software Engineering
13 20 (4.72%) Configuration Management
14 19 (4.48%) Microservices
14 19 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (4.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.87%) SQL
2 47 (11.08%) PowerShell
3 46 (10.85%) C#
4 43 (10.14%) Java
5 41 (9.67%) Python
6 27 (6.37%) JavaScript
7 24 (5.66%) Perl
8 23 (5.42%) PHP
9 19 (4.48%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.83%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.36%) PHP 5
13 9 (2.12%) C++
14 6 (1.42%) C
15 4 (0.94%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.94%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.47%) JCL
16 2 (0.47%) REXX
16 2 (0.47%) VBA
16 2 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (9.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (8.02%) MCSE
3 22 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.25%) Degree
5 17 (4.01%) MCP
6 13 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.59%) CCNA
8 9 (2.12%) MCSA
8 9 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.89%) CCNP
9 8 (1.89%) CISSP
9 8 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.18%) CISA
11 4 (0.94%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.71%) GCFA
12 3 (0.71%) GCFE
12 3 (0.71%) GREM
12 3 (0.71%) ISEB
12 3 (0.71%) MCITP
13 2 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.84%) QA
2 21 (4.95%) SLA
3 15 (3.54%) GDPR
4 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) GCP
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 153 (36.08%) Active Directory
2 60 (14.15%) Hyper-V
3 50 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (4.72%) Docker
5 16 (3.77%) VirtualBox
5 16 (3.77%) Xen
6 12 (2.83%) Terminal Services
7 10 (2.36%) KVM
8 8 (1.89%) vSphere
9 7 (1.65%) XenApp
10 6 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.18%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.47%) ACF2
12 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.47%) RACF
13 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.24%) Snort
13 1 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 33 (7.78%) Ansible
2 30 (7.08%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (6.60%) Puppet
4 17 (4.01%) Terraform
5 15 (3.54%) Kubernetes
6 12 (2.83%) SCCM
7 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.89%) SCOM
8 7 (1.65%) BladeLogic
8 7 (1.65%) Netcool
9 6 (1.42%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.42%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (1.42%) Nagios
10 5 (1.18%) Ganglia
10 5 (1.18%) Rancher
11 4 (0.94%) Packer
12 3 (0.71%) SQL Sentry
12 3 (0.71%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.71%) WSUS
13 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 127 (29.95%) Microsoft
2 92 (21.70%) VMware
3 53 (12.50%) Citrix
4 39 (9.20%) Oracle
5 33 (7.78%) Cisco
6 26 (6.13%) IBM
7 17 (4.01%) Red Hat
8 16 (3.77%) Splunk
9 15 (3.54%) HP
10 11 (2.59%) Intel
10 11 (2.59%) Veeam
11 8 (1.89%) AppDynamics
11 8 (1.89%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.89%) CyberArk
12 7 (1.65%) McAfee
12 7 (1.65%) Symantec
12 7 (1.65%) Varonis
13 6 (1.42%) Lumension
13 6 (1.42%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.18%) SolarWinds