Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 538 348 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.87% 15.63% 18.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.08% 68.64% 72.57%
Number of salaries quoted 396 318 488
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,000 £20,250
90th Percentile £54,000 £43,750 £49,125
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 802 507 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.15% 22.78% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 563 416 646
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £20,650 £19,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £48,625 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +6 143 £27,500 -9.84% 32
Knutsford -6 72 £47,500 +150.00% 5
Chester -2 59 £30,000 -7.69% 12
Wilmslow +7 58 £22,500 +2.27% 12
Crewe -5 24 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Macclesfield +3 17 £27,500 -5.17% 12
Sandbach -3 13 £47,500 +128.92% 1
Runcorn 0 12 £31,500 +0.80% 6
Daresbury - 4 £42,500 -
Ellesmere Port +5 2 £20,500 -54.44% 2
Congleton -9 1 £30,000 +71.43%
Northwich -9 1 £31,500 -1.56% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £20,000 - 2
Middlewich - 1 £22,000 -
Widnes - 1 £20,500 - 1
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 206 (38.29%) Microsoft
2 172 (31.97%) Active Directory
3 150 (27.88%) Linux
4 134 (24.91%) Windows Server
5 133 (24.72%) SQL
6 132 (24.54%) Unix
7 118 (21.93%) Finance
8 111 (20.63%) VMware
9 102 (18.96%) Office 365
10 100 (18.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 93 (17.29%) ITIL
12 88 (16.36%) Java
13 87 (16.17%) SQL Server
14 82 (15.24%) Oracle
15 81 (15.06%) Windows 7
16 79 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 79 (14.68%) MS Exchange
17 76 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
18 75 (13.94%) Citrix
18 75 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
19 72 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
20 65 (12.08%) Banking
21 62 (11.52%) DNS
22 58 (10.78%) WAN
22 58 (10.78%) Hyper-V
23 57 (10.59%) PowerShell
24 55 (10.22%) Firewall
24 55 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
25 54 (10.04%) LAN
26 53 (9.85%) 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 79 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 39 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 36 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (5.58%) WebSphere
5 23 (4.28%) JBoss
6 19 (3.53%) Skype for Business
7 15 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.60%) Tomcat
9 12 (2.23%) Confluence
9 12 (2.23%) IIS
10 9 (1.67%) Apache
10 9 (1.67%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.30%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.74%) iPlanet
13 4 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 1 (0.19%) Anypoint
15 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 72 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.56%) BASE24
4 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 102 (18.96%) Office 365
2 53 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.79%) OpenShift
5 12 (2.23%) IaaS
5 12 (2.23%) PaaS
6 11 (2.04%) SaaS
7 10 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.93%) G Suite
9 4 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.56%) Serverless
11 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.37%) Yammer
12 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.19%) GitHub
12 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.52%) DNS
2 58 (10.78%) WAN
3 55 (10.22%) Firewall
4 54 (10.04%) LAN
5 47 (8.74%) DHCP
6 42 (7.81%) VPN
7 41 (7.62%) TCP/IP
8 29 (5.39%) SAN
9 17 (3.16%) Network Security
9 17 (3.16%) VoIP
10 15 (2.79%) Skype
11 12 (2.23%) IPsec
12 10 (1.86%) Ethernet
12 10 (1.86%) HTTP
12 10 (1.86%) WLAN
13 8 (1.49%) SSL
14 7 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (1.12%) Wireless
16 5 (0.93%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.65%) MySQL
3 21 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 20 (3.72%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.42%) DB2
6 13 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.23%) MariaDB
8 11 (2.04%) MS Access
9 10 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.86%) Redis
10 9 (1.67%) Big Data
10 9 (1.67%) GIS
11 7 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.30%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.30%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (4.46%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.16%) JIRA
3 14 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (2.42%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (1.30%) Subversion
5 7 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.12%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.74%) NuGet
7 4 (0.74%) Selenium
8 3 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.56%) Gradle
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.37%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.37%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.37%) MSI
10 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 118 (21.93%) Finance
2 65 (12.08%) Banking
3 38 (7.06%) Investment Banking
4 37 (6.88%) Law
5 29 (5.39%) Advertising
6 15 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.79%) Retail
7 8 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.30%) Marketing
9 6 (1.12%) Games
10 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 118 (21.93%) Analyst
2 77 (14.31%) Support Engineer
3 50 (9.29%) Developer
4 42 (7.81%) Support Analyst
5 41 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (6.88%) IT Support
7 34 (6.32%) Applications Support
8 29 (5.39%) IT Engineer
9 25 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 25 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
10 24 (4.46%) Service Analyst
11 23 (4.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 23 (4.28%) IT Support Engineer
12 21 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
13 19 (3.53%) Architect
13 19 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
13 19 (3.53%) Linux Support
14 18 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (3.35%) Desktop Support
14 18 (3.35%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.74%) .NET
2 46 (8.55%) Middleware
3 36 (6.69%) Web Services
4 32 (5.95%) ASP.NET
5 27 (5.02%) HTML
5 27 (5.02%) SOAP
6 26 (4.83%) REST
7 19 (3.53%) .NET Framework
8 18 (3.35%) CSS
8 18 (3.35%) JSON
8 18 (3.35%) XML
9 13 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (2.42%) jQuery
9 13 (2.42%) LDAP
10 12 (2.23%) ODBC
11 9 (1.67%) Spring
12 8 (1.49%) Dropwizard
12 8 (1.49%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.49%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.02%) Driving Licence
4 24 (4.46%) Fat Client
4 24 (4.46%) Thin Client
5 22 (4.09%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.90%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.97%) Mainframe
8 15 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.42%) User Experience
10 11 (2.04%) Life Science
11 9 (1.67%) PKI
12 6 (1.12%) CESG
12 6 (1.12%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.93%) BYOD
13 5 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.93%) Online Banking
13 5 (0.93%) SCADA
14 4 (0.74%) iPad
14 4 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 150 (27.88%) Linux
2 134 (24.91%) Windows Server
3 132 (24.54%) Unix
4 100 (18.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (15.06%) Windows 7
6 75 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (8.18%) Windows 10
8 38 (7.06%) Windows 8
9 26 (4.83%) AIX
10 22 (4.09%) Windows XP
11 18 (3.35%) Android
12 16 (2.97%) Solaris
13 15 (2.79%) Mac OS
13 15 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (2.60%) Mac OS X
15 10 (1.86%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.49%) HPUX
16 8 (1.49%) Ubuntu
17 6 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.29%) ITIL
2 76 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (9.67%) Risk Management
4 47 (8.74%) DevOps
5 38 (7.06%) Wealth Management
6 35 (6.51%) OO
7 32 (5.95%) Service Management
8 27 (5.02%) TDD
9 26 (4.83%) Service Delivery
9 26 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (4.65%) Software Engineering
11 24 (4.46%) Change Management
12 23 (4.28%) Scrum
13 21 (3.90%) Information Security
14 19 (3.53%) MVC
15 18 (3.35%) Configuration Management
16 17 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (3.16%) Incident Management
17 16 (2.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (24.72%) SQL
2 88 (16.36%) Java
3 57 (10.59%) PowerShell
4 50 (9.29%) C#
5 48 (8.92%) Python
6 39 (7.25%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.65%) Perl
8 21 (3.90%) PHP
9 17 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.42%) VBScript
12 10 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.86%) Ruby
13 7 (1.30%) C
13 7 (1.30%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.12%) VB
15 4 (0.74%) REXX
15 4 (0.74%) VB6
16 3 (0.56%) C++
16 3 (0.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 79 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (9.67%) Degree
3 47 (8.74%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (8.74%) MCSA
4 42 (7.81%) MCSE
5 29 (5.39%) CCNA
5 29 (5.39%) MCP
6 25 (4.65%) MCITP
7 21 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (3.53%) A+ Certification
9 17 (3.16%) CCENT
10 10 (1.86%) CCNP
11 9 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (1.67%) Security Cleared
12 8 (1.49%) CISSP
13 7 (1.30%) CISM
13 7 (1.30%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.12%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (1.12%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.95%) SLA
2 11 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.12%) QA
5 2 (0.37%) GDPR
5 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 172 (31.97%) Active Directory
2 58 (10.78%) Hyper-V
3 55 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.16%) XenApp
5 15 (2.79%) Docker
6 11 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.49%) vSphere
7 8 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.74%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.74%) Xen
9 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.56%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (4.65%) SCOM
3 21 (3.90%) Ganglia
3 21 (3.90%) Puppet
4 19 (3.53%) SCCM
5 16 (2.97%) Ansible
6 13 (2.42%) WSUS
7 10 (1.86%) BladeLogic
7 10 (1.86%) CA Wily
8 9 (1.67%) Nagios
8 9 (1.67%) Netcool
9 8 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.74%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.56%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 206 (38.29%) Microsoft
2 111 (20.63%) VMware
3 82 (15.24%) Oracle
4 75 (13.94%) Citrix
5 53 (9.85%) Cisco
6 32 (5.95%) ServiceNow
7 23 (4.28%) IBM
7 23 (4.28%) Teradata
8 19 (3.53%) Apple
8 19 (3.53%) HP
9 18 (3.35%) Google
9 18 (3.35%) NetApp
10 15 (2.79%) Dell
11 13 (2.42%) Symantec
11 13 (2.42%) Tableau
11 13 (2.42%) Veeam
12 12 (2.23%) Intel
12 12 (2.23%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.23%) Splunk
13 11 (2.04%) Remedy