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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 266 159 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.29% 16.53% 18.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.37% 70.35% 74.59%
Number of salaries quoted 183 141 262
Median salary £32,500 £32,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.56% -14.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 378 226 425
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 26.00% 23.49% 25.03%
Number of salaries quoted 267 197 345
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -9.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 97 £32,500 -18.75% 14
Knutsford -5 59 £46,250 +92.70% 4
Runcorn +2 26 £32,000 -14.66% 3
Crewe -6 17 £42,500 +80.85% 3
Wilmslow -9 12 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Chester -8 9 £31,500 +10.52% 3
Macclesfield -1 5 £40,000 +45.45%
Winsford +1 3 £30,000 -11.11%
Daresbury - 3 £18,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 3 £31,000 -
Sandbach - 3 £30,000 - 1
Nantwich - 2 £20,750 -
Widnes - 2 £26,000 -
Northwich -8 1 £27,000 -10.00% 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 185 (46.95%) Microsoft
2 124 (31.47%) Active Directory
3 113 (28.68%) Windows Server
4 106 (26.90%) SQL Server
5 103 (26.14%) SQL
6 97 (24.62%) VMware
7 83 (21.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 82 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (20.30%) Finance
9 80 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 79 (20.05%) Linux
11 76 (19.29%) .NET
12 71 (18.02%) MS Exchange
13 70 (17.77%) C#
14 61 (15.48%) ITIL
15 59 (14.97%) WAN
16 58 (14.72%) LAN
16 58 (14.72%) Hyper-V
17 55 (13.96%) VPN
18 53 (13.45%) Citrix
18 53 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
19 52 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
20 51 (12.94%) Office 365
21 50 (12.69%) TDD
21 50 (12.69%) Risk Management
22 48 (12.18%) ASP.NET
22 48 (12.18%) Java
23 46 (11.68%) Web Services
23 46 (11.68%) DNS
24 44 (11.17%) HTML

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 71 (18.02%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 36 (9.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (5.58%) IIS
5 18 (4.57%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.81%) NServiceBus
7 12 (3.05%) JBoss
8 9 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (2.03%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.78%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.78%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.27%) Confluence
12 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.51%) MindAlign
13 2 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.25%) Apache
14 1 (0.25%) CICS
14 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 53 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.27%) Sage CRM
3 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.94%) Office 365
2 30 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.03%) IaaS
5 7 (1.78%) PaaS
6 6 (1.52%) SaaS
7 2 (0.51%) G Suite
7 2 (0.51%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 59 (14.97%) WAN
2 58 (14.72%) LAN
3 55 (13.96%) VPN
4 46 (11.68%) DNS
5 41 (10.41%) Firewall
6 40 (10.15%) VoIP
7 39 (9.90%) SAN
8 30 (7.61%) Remote Desktop
9 29 (7.36%) DHCP
10 27 (6.85%) TCP/IP
11 18 (4.57%) WLAN
12 12 (3.05%) MPLS
13 10 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (2.54%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (2.54%) Network Security
13 10 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (2.03%) Skype
14 8 (2.03%) VLAN
15 7 (1.78%) IP Telephony
15 7 (1.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (26.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (4.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 16 (4.06%) MySQL
4 16 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.79%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.28%) GIS
7 9 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (1.78%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.76%) DB2
11 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.51%) MS Access
12 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (7.11%) Visual Studio
2 27 (6.85%) Git (software)
3 26 (6.60%) Selenium
4 19 (4.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 15 (3.81%) FxCop
5 15 (3.81%) SpecFlow
5 15 (3.81%) StyleCop
6 14 (3.55%) JIRA
6 14 (3.55%) Subversion
7 13 (3.30%) SonarQube
7 13 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.54%) NuGet
9 5 (1.27%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.27%) MSTest
9 5 (1.27%) NUnit
10 3 (0.76%) Grunt
11 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.51%) Maven
11 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
General
1 80 (20.30%) Finance
2 44 (11.17%) Banking
3 19 (4.82%) Investment Banking
3 19 (4.82%) Manufacturing
3 19 (4.82%) Retail
4 11 (2.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.28%) Marketing
6 7 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.52%) Automotive
7 6 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
7 6 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.52%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.52%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.27%) Advertising
8 5 (1.27%) Legal
8 5 (1.27%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.76%) French Language
9 3 (0.76%) Law
9 3 (0.76%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.51%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 68 (17.26%) Developer
2 61 (15.48%) Analyst
3 55 (13.96%) Support Engineer
4 35 (8.88%) .NET Developer
4 35 (8.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 28 (7.11%) IT Support
6 27 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 25 (6.35%) IT Engineer
8 23 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 21 (5.33%) C# Developer
10 20 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
10 20 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
11 19 (4.82%) Software Developer
12 17 (4.31%) Field Engineer
13 16 (4.06%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (4.06%) Desktop Support
13 16 (4.06%) Field Support Engineer
13 16 (4.06%) Support Analyst
14 15 (3.81%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (19.29%) .NET
2 48 (12.18%) ASP.NET
3 46 (11.68%) Web Services
4 44 (11.17%) HTML
5 43 (10.91%) XML
6 37 (9.39%) .NET Framework
7 31 (7.87%) Entity Framework
8 29 (7.36%) JSON
9 27 (6.85%) WCF
10 25 (6.35%) SOAP
11 24 (6.09%) AngularJS
11 24 (6.09%) Middleware
12 21 (5.33%) CSS
13 20 (5.08%) HTML5
14 19 (4.82%) CSS3
14 19 (4.82%) jQuery
15 18 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (4.57%) WinForms
16 17 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (4.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.87%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.82%) User Experience
4 17 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.31%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.06%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.30%) Smartphone
7 12 (3.05%) Blackberry
7 12 (3.05%) iPad
8 10 (2.54%) Contactless
8 10 (2.54%) Fat Client
8 10 (2.54%) Thin Client
9 9 (2.28%) N-Tier
10 8 (2.03%) PMI
11 6 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.52%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.52%) Handset
11 6 (1.52%) iPhone
11 6 (1.52%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.52%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 113 (28.68%) Windows Server
2 83 (21.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (20.05%) Linux
5 36 (9.14%) Windows 7
5 36 (9.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (8.88%) Windows 8
7 34 (8.63%) Unix
8 23 (5.84%) Windows 10
9 18 (4.57%) Android
10 16 (4.06%) AIX
10 16 (4.06%) Windows XP
11 13 (3.30%) Mac OS
12 11 (2.79%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (2.54%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (1.52%) Nucleus RTOS
14 6 (1.52%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.76%) VMS
15 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (15.48%) ITIL
3 50 (12.69%) Risk Management
3 50 (12.69%) TDD
4 36 (9.14%) SDLC
5 35 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (8.63%) MVC
7 31 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (7.87%) Service Management
8 28 (7.11%) Project Management
9 26 (6.60%) Test Automation
10 25 (6.35%) OO
10 25 (6.35%) Software Engineering
10 25 (6.35%) Unit Testing
11 23 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
11 23 (5.84%) Scrum
12 21 (5.33%) Information Security
13 20 (5.08%) Dependency Injection
13 20 (5.08%) Mentoring
14 19 (4.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 103 (26.14%) SQL
2 70 (17.77%) C#
3 48 (12.18%) Java
4 39 (9.90%) PowerShell
5 35 (8.88%) T-SQL
6 19 (4.82%) VB.NET
7 17 (4.31%) VB
8 13 (3.30%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.54%) C
9 10 (2.54%) C++
9 10 (2.54%) VBScript
10 9 (2.28%) Python
10 9 (2.28%) XPath
10 9 (2.28%) XQuery
11 8 (2.03%) Perl
12 7 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.52%) VBA
14 4 (1.02%) VB6
15 3 (0.76%) Ruby
16 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (8.63%) Degree
2 29 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (5.84%) MCSE
4 18 (4.57%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.06%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.79%) MCP
9 10 (2.54%) CCA
9 10 (2.54%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (2.28%) MCITP
11 8 (2.03%) CCNP
11 8 (2.03%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.78%) CCNA
12 7 (1.78%) MCSA
13 6 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.02%) DBS Check
15 4 (1.02%) Master's Degree
16 3 (0.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.82%) QA
2 16 (4.06%) SLA
3 9 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.76%) PMO
6 1 (0.25%) BS25999
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) COSO
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.25%) HL7
6 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (31.47%) Active Directory
2 58 (14.72%) Hyper-V
3 52 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (6.35%) XenApp
5 19 (4.82%) XenDesktop
6 16 (4.06%) Terminal Services
7 12 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.54%) VirtualBox
8 10 (2.54%) Xen
9 8 (2.03%) vSphere
10 4 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.76%) Docker
11 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.51%) KVM
12 2 (0.51%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (4.06%) SCCM
3 12 (3.05%) Puppet
4 10 (2.54%) Ansible
5 9 (2.28%) Netcool
6 8 (2.03%) Ganglia
7 7 (1.78%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.52%) CA Wily
9 5 (1.27%) Nagios
9 5 (1.27%) SCOM
10 4 (1.02%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.51%) Graphite
12 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.51%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 185 (46.95%) Microsoft
2 97 (24.62%) VMware
3 53 (13.45%) Citrix
4 35 (8.88%) Cisco
5 28 (7.11%) Oracle
6 19 (4.82%) Veeam
7 16 (4.06%) Intel
8 9 (2.28%) Sage
9 8 (2.03%) Sophos
10 7 (1.78%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.78%) HP
10 7 (1.78%) IBM
10 7 (1.78%) SonicWALL
11 6 (1.52%) CA
11 6 (1.52%) F5
11 6 (1.52%) Riverbed
11 6 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.52%) Symantec
11 6 (1.52%) Symbian
12 5 (1.27%) NetApp
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum + £30-£40 base + Double OTE + Car
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
2M Holdings
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £18000 per annum + Training, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ISL Recruitment
Salary: HOME WORKING + BENEFITS
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheshire
Advantage Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
2M Holdings
Posted: 11 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago