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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 134 220 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.45% 16.86% 17.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.47% 69.40% 77.16%
Number of salaries quoted 103 196 269
Median salary £32,000 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £19,300 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,100 £50,250
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.81%  

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 218 317 394
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 20.26% 24.29% 22.62%
Number of salaries quoted 155 282 330
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,500 £21,450
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -12 25 £29,000 -17.14% 14
Knutsford +3 18 £44,000 +43.08% 1
Wilmslow -9 17 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Crewe +1 12 £31,500 +40.00% 1
Chester -2 12 £30,000 +0.84% 5
Macclesfield -3 8 £26,250 -0.94% 1
Sandbach - 7 £30,000 - 1
Northwich -2 5 £32,000 +68.42%
Runcorn - 4 £21,000 - 1
Daresbury +1 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Ellesmere Port -8 1 £50,000 +14.28% 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 157 (49.53%) Microsoft
2 126 (39.75%) Windows Server
3 121 (38.17%) Active Directory
4 93 (29.34%) SQL Server
5 82 (25.87%) VMware
6 76 (23.97%) SQL
7 72 (22.71%) Finance
8 69 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 67 (21.14%) Windows 7
11 62 (19.56%) .NET
11 62 (19.56%) MS Excel
12 60 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (18.61%) Office 365
14 57 (17.98%) C#
15 56 (17.67%) MS Exchange
16 54 (17.03%) Linux
17 53 (16.72%) ITIL
17 53 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
18 49 (15.46%) MS Office
18 49 (15.46%) Hyper-V
19 46 (14.51%) Windows 8
20 43 (13.56%) ASP.NET
21 42 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
22 41 (12.93%) Scrum
23 40 (12.62%) Citrix
24 37 (11.67%) TDD
25 36 (11.36%) XML
26 35 (11.04%) MVC
27 32 (10.09%) Cisco

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 56 (17.67%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.36%) IIS
5 15 (4.73%) NServiceBus
6 14 (4.42%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.52%) JBoss
8 7 (2.21%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.89%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.58%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.26%) Apache
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.32%) CICS
13 1 (0.32%) GroupWise
Applications
1 62 (19.56%) MS Excel
2 49 (15.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Line 50
1 3 (0.95%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 59 (18.61%) Office 365
2 17 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.58%) IaaS
4 5 (1.58%) PaaS
4 5 (1.58%) SaaS
5 3 (0.95%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.32%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.46%) Firewall
1 30 (9.46%) VoIP
2 28 (8.83%) DNS
3 22 (6.94%) VPN
4 21 (6.62%) DHCP
4 21 (6.62%) SAN
5 15 (4.73%) LAN
5 15 (4.73%) WAN
6 14 (4.42%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.42%) WLAN
7 13 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (3.79%) VLAN
9 9 (2.84%) Internet
9 9 (2.84%) Skype
10 8 (2.52%) Intranet
10 8 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (1.89%) DVB
12 6 (1.89%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (29.34%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.52%) MySQL
6 8 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.26%) DB2
9 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.26%) Power BI
10 3 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.63%) GIS
11 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (7.26%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.99%) NUnit
4 17 (5.36%) Moq
4 17 (5.36%) Selenium
5 16 (5.05%) Rhino Mocks
6 15 (4.73%) FxCop
6 15 (4.73%) MSTest
6 15 (4.73%) SpecFlow
6 15 (4.73%) StyleCop
7 10 (3.15%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.89%) JIRA
8 6 (1.89%) Subversion
9 5 (1.58%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.95%) Ant
11 2 (0.63%) Grunt
11 2 (0.63%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.63%) MSI
12 1 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 72 (22.71%) Finance
2 21 (6.62%) Banking
3 9 (2.84%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.52%) Corporate Banking
5 7 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.89%) Automotive
6 6 (1.89%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.58%) Retail
8 4 (1.26%) Advertising
8 4 (1.26%) Back Office
9 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.95%) Legal
9 3 (0.95%) Marketing
9 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (18.93%) Support Engineer
2 59 (18.61%) Analyst
3 52 (16.40%) Developer
4 41 (12.93%) IT Support
5 35 (11.04%) IT Engineer
6 32 (10.09%) .NET Developer
6 32 (10.09%) IT Support Engineer
7 31 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (6.62%) Help Desk Support
11 20 (6.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (6.31%) Support Analyst
12 19 (5.99%) C# Developer
13 18 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
14 17 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 17 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 16 (5.05%) 1st Line Support
15 16 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 16 (5.05%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.56%) .NET
2 43 (13.56%) ASP.NET
3 36 (11.36%) XML
4 31 (9.78%) HTML
5 29 (9.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (9.15%) WCF
6 28 (8.83%) .NET Framework
6 28 (8.83%) Castle Windsor
7 25 (7.89%) HTML5
8 22 (6.94%) jQuery
8 22 (6.94%) JSON
9 21 (6.62%) CSS
10 20 (6.31%) NHibernate
11 18 (5.68%) Entity Framework
11 18 (5.68%) WinForms
11 18 (5.68%) WPF
12 17 (5.36%) CSS3
13 16 (5.05%) AngularJS
13 16 (5.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (5.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.62%) Mobile App
2 19 (5.99%) User Experience
3 16 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.05%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.73%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.42%) PMI
6 13 (4.10%) Fat Client
6 13 (4.10%) Thin Client
7 12 (3.79%) iPhone
8 8 (2.52%) Clustering
8 8 (2.52%) iPad
8 8 (2.52%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.89%) Device Driver
9 6 (1.89%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.89%) MPEG
9 6 (1.89%) Tandem
10 4 (1.26%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.95%) Streaming Music
11 3 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 126 (39.75%) Windows Server
2 69 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 68 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (21.14%) Windows 7
5 54 (17.03%) Linux
6 46 (14.51%) Windows 8
7 21 (6.62%) Android
8 18 (5.68%) Windows 10
9 14 (4.42%) Apple iOS
10 11 (3.47%) Unix
11 10 (3.15%) Mac OS X
11 10 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.84%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (2.52%) AIX
14 7 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.89%) CentOS
15 6 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (1.89%) Nucleus RTOS
16 5 (1.58%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (16.72%) ITIL
3 41 (12.93%) Scrum
4 37 (11.67%) TDD
5 35 (11.04%) MVC
6 31 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (8.83%) Dependency Injection
8 23 (7.26%) Service Management
9 19 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (5.99%) Mentoring
10 18 (5.68%) Unit Testing
11 17 (5.36%) Risk Management
11 17 (5.36%) Web Development
12 16 (5.05%) Kanban
12 16 (5.05%) MVVM
13 15 (4.73%) Integration Testing
14 13 (4.10%) Inversion of Control
15 12 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (3.79%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.97%) SQL
2 57 (17.98%) C#
3 28 (8.83%) Java
4 26 (8.20%) PowerShell
5 19 (5.99%) VB
6 18 (5.68%) VB.NET
7 16 (5.05%) JavaScript
8 14 (4.42%) C
9 13 (4.10%) VBScript
10 12 (3.79%) T-SQL
11 11 (3.47%) C++
12 9 (2.84%) VB6
13 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.58%) Python
14 4 (1.26%) PHP
14 4 (1.26%) VBA
15 2 (0.63%) Perl
15 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.63%) XPath
15 2 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 42 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (9.46%) MCSE
3 23 (7.26%) MCSA
4 17 (5.36%) MCP
5 16 (5.05%) MCITP
6 14 (4.42%) Degree
6 14 (4.42%) PMI Certification
7 10 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.58%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.95%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.95%) CCNA
9 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.95%) MCTS
10 2 (0.63%) ISEB
10 2 (0.63%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.32%) CCA
11 1 (0.32%) CISSP
11 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.36%) QA
1 17 (5.36%) SLA
2 8 (2.52%) HL7
3 1 (0.32%) BS25999
3 1 (0.32%) COBIT
3 1 (0.32%) COSO
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (38.17%) Active Directory
2 53 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (15.46%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.31%) vSphere
5 16 (5.05%) XenApp
5 16 (5.05%) XenDesktop
6 11 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (2.21%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.26%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.32%) Docker
12 1 (0.32%) KVM
12 1 (0.32%) NDS
12 1 (0.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (5.05%) SCCM
2 13 (4.10%) SCOM
3 9 (2.84%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.52%) Netcool
5 7 (2.21%) Ganglia
5 7 (2.21%) vRealize
6 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.95%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.63%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.32%) MobiControl
9 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.32%) Puppet
9 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 157 (49.53%) Microsoft
2 82 (25.87%) VMware
3 40 (12.62%) Citrix
4 32 (10.09%) Cisco
5 20 (6.31%) Oracle
6 19 (5.99%) Intel
7 10 (3.15%) Apple
7 10 (3.15%) Sage
8 9 (2.84%) Veeam
9 8 (2.52%) EMC
9 8 (2.52%) IBM
10 6 (1.89%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.89%) HP
10 6 (1.89%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.89%) Spiceworks
10 6 (1.89%) Symbian
11 5 (1.58%) SonicWALL
11 5 (1.58%) Sophos
12 4 (1.26%) Dell
13 3 (0.95%) Avaya
Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £47500 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Widnes
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Posted: 2 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comprehensive Bens Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington, Manchester, Greater Manchester,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
The SmartList
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago