Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 475 316 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.10% 13.87% 16.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.20% 63.71% 71.08%
Number of salaries quoted 340 267 402
Cheshire median annual salary £38,000 £31,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.58% -1.59% -16.00%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £59,000 £47,500 £48,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 789 496 612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.43% 21.77% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 533 367 533
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.73% +1.54% -18.75%
10th Percentile £22,550 £20,500 £20,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +5 128 £35,000 +25.00% 33
Knutsford -12 75 £47,500 +7.95% 4
Chester +3 58 £30,000 -6.25% 20
Wilmslow +6 51 £28,500 -24.00% 9
Crewe -12 19 £37,500 +19.05% 10
Macclesfield -6 17 £31,750 +15.45% 4
Runcorn +5 10 £38,000 +38.18% 5
Sandbach -1 7 £47,500 +58.33%
Ellesmere Port +10 2 £22,750 -26.61% 2
Daresbury -1 2 £26,000 +4.00%
Lymm - 1 £29,000 - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £20,000 -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 167 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 159 (33.47%) Linux
3 149 (31.37%) Active Directory
4 121 (25.47%) SQL
5 119 (25.05%) Finance
6 112 (23.58%) VMware
7 111 (23.37%) Windows Server
8 105 (22.11%) Unix
9 92 (19.37%) SQL Server
10 87 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
11 82 (17.26%) Office 365
12 76 (16.00%) Java
13 73 (15.37%) ITIL
13 73 (15.37%) Problem-Solving
14 68 (14.32%) Microsoft Office
15 65 (13.68%) Citrix
16 64 (13.47%) Oracle
16 64 (13.47%) Risk Management
17 63 (13.26%) DevOps
18 62 (13.05%) Banking
19 61 (12.84%) MS Exchange
20 60 (12.63%) PowerShell
21 59 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
22 58 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
22 58 (12.21%) Hyper-V
22 58 (12.21%) Windows 7
22 58 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
23 52 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
24 51 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
25 49 (10.32%) .NET

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 61 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 36 (7.58%) WebSphere
3 30 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (4.42%) JBoss
5 20 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (4.00%) Skype for Business
7 18 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.11%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.89%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.68%) IIS
10 8 (1.68%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.26%) NServiceBus
12 5 (1.05%) Confluence
13 4 (0.84%) Apache
13 4 (0.84%) iPlanet
13 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.42%) CMS
15 2 (0.42%) Resin
Applications
1 68 (14.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.63%) BASE24
3 1 (0.21%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 82 (17.26%) Office 365
2 51 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.74%) IaaS
5 12 (2.53%) PaaS
6 11 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (2.11%) NuGet
7 10 (2.11%) SaaS
8 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.84%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.63%) Serverless
11 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.84%) DNS
1 42 (8.84%) WAN
2 40 (8.42%) LAN
3 34 (7.16%) Firewall
4 31 (6.53%) VPN
5 25 (5.26%) SAN
6 20 (4.21%) DHCP
7 19 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.74%) Skype
8 13 (2.74%) VoIP
9 12 (2.53%) Network Security
10 11 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (2.11%) VLAN
12 7 (1.47%) WLAN
13 6 (1.26%) HTTP
14 4 (0.84%) IMAP
14 4 (0.84%) SSL
15 3 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
15 3 (0.63%) IPsec
15 3 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (19.37%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.89%) MySQL
3 19 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.74%) Big Data
4 13 (2.74%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.32%) GIS
7 10 (2.11%) DB2
7 10 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.47%) MariaDB
9 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.26%) DTS
10 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.05%) Redis
11 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 35 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.68%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.42%) JIRA
4 14 (2.95%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (1.89%) CA Release Automation
6 9 (1.89%) Selenium
6 9 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.26%) FxCop
7 6 (1.26%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.26%) StyleCop
8 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.05%) Subversion
9 4 (0.84%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.21%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.21%) Gradle
11 1 (0.21%) Maven
General
1 119 (25.05%) Finance
2 62 (13.05%) Banking
3 47 (9.89%) Investment Banking
4 46 (9.68%) Law
5 29 (6.11%) Advertising
6 16 (3.37%) Retail
7 10 (2.11%) Marketing
8 5 (1.05%) Games
9 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 104 (21.89%) Analyst
2 70 (14.74%) Support Engineer
3 44 (9.26%) IT Support
3 44 (9.26%) Support Analyst
4 42 (8.84%) Developer
5 32 (6.74%) Applications Support
6 31 (6.53%) IT Engineer
7 28 (5.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 28 (5.89%) IT Support Engineer
8 26 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (4.63%) Desktop Support
11 21 (4.42%) Linux Support
12 20 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
13 19 (4.00%) IT Analyst
14 18 (3.79%) .NET Developer
14 18 (3.79%) Architect
14 18 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.32%) .NET
2 41 (8.63%) ASP.NET
3 34 (7.16%) Web Services
4 30 (6.32%) HTML
5 23 (4.84%) .NET Framework
6 21 (4.42%) Middleware
7 17 (3.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (3.37%) jQuery
9 15 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (2.95%) CSS
10 14 (2.95%) XML
11 12 (2.53%) Entity Framework
11 12 (2.53%) REST
12 10 (2.11%) Dropwizard
12 10 (2.11%) JSON
13 9 (1.89%) Sass
14 8 (1.68%) LDAP
14 8 (1.68%) SOAP
15 7 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
15 7 (1.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 19 (4.00%) Thin Client
4 17 (3.58%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.74%) Mainframe
5 13 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.68%) Replication
7 8 (1.68%) User Experience
8 6 (1.26%) PKI
9 5 (1.05%) Fintech
10 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.63%) IVR
11 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.42%) Clustering
12 2 (0.42%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 159 (33.47%) Linux
2 111 (23.37%) Windows Server
3 105 (22.11%) Unix
4 58 (12.21%) Windows 7
4 58 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (7.79%) Windows 10
7 25 (5.26%) AIX
8 20 (4.21%) Windows 8
9 15 (3.16%) Solaris
9 15 (3.16%) Ubuntu
10 13 (2.74%) Android
11 11 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.32%) Windows XP
12 10 (2.11%) HPUX
12 10 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.68%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.68%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.26%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.84%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (15.37%) ITIL
2 73 (15.37%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (13.47%) Risk Management
4 63 (13.26%) DevOps
5 47 (9.89%) Wealth Management
6 41 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (7.16%) Information Security
8 33 (6.95%) Scrum
9 32 (6.74%) TDD
10 30 (6.32%) MVC
11 28 (5.89%) Project Management
12 27 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (5.05%) Service Delivery
13 24 (5.05%) Software Engineering
14 23 (4.84%) OO
15 22 (4.63%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (4.63%) Incident Management
15 22 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (4.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (25.47%) SQL
2 76 (16.00%) Java
3 60 (12.63%) PowerShell
4 45 (9.47%) C#
5 43 (9.05%) Python
6 29 (6.11%) JavaScript
7 25 (5.26%) PHP
8 18 (3.79%) Perl
9 15 (3.16%) Shell Script
9 15 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.74%) VBScript
11 12 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.47%) C++
12 7 (1.47%) PHP 5
13 6 (1.26%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.05%) C
14 5 (1.05%) Ruby
15 4 (0.84%) REXX
16 2 (0.42%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (8.21%) MCSE
3 26 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (5.05%) MCSA
5 23 (4.84%) CCNA
6 21 (4.42%) Degree
7 13 (2.74%) MCITP
7 13 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (2.53%) Security Cleared
9 11 (2.32%) MCP
10 9 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.68%) CCENT
11 8 (1.68%) SC Cleared
12 7 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.26%) CCNP
13 6 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.84%) CCA
14 4 (0.84%) CISSP
15 3 (0.63%) Sun Certification
16 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.11%) SLA
2 12 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.53%) QA
3 10 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (0.84%) GDPR
4 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 149 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 59 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.21%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.79%) Docker
4 18 (3.79%) XenApp
5 13 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.53%) VirtualBox
6 12 (2.53%) Xen
7 11 (2.32%) vSphere
8 8 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.47%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.42%) KVM
11 2 (0.42%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (6.32%) Puppet
3 24 (5.05%) Ansible
4 21 (4.42%) SCCM
5 16 (3.37%) SCOM
6 14 (2.95%) Netcool
7 12 (2.53%) Ganglia
8 10 (2.11%) BladeLogic
9 8 (1.68%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.68%) Nagios
10 7 (1.47%) Terraform
11 5 (1.05%) CA Wily
11 5 (1.05%) Packer
11 5 (1.05%) Rancher
12 4 (0.84%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.84%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.84%) WSUS
13 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.42%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 167 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 112 (23.58%) VMware
3 65 (13.68%) Citrix
4 64 (13.47%) Oracle
5 31 (6.53%) IBM
6 27 (5.68%) Cisco
7 23 (4.84%) ServiceNow
8 21 (4.42%) HP
9 18 (3.79%) Red Hat
9 18 (3.79%) Veeam
10 17 (3.58%) Google
10 17 (3.58%) Intel
11 12 (2.53%) Apple
11 12 (2.53%) Splunk
12 10 (2.11%) Remedy
12 10 (2.11%) Teradata
13 7 (1.47%) BMC
14 6 (1.26%) Sage
15 5 (1.05%) CA
15 5 (1.05%) McAfee