Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 385 495 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.03% 17.67% 15.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.90% 70.31% 68.94%
Number of salaries quoted 298 365 309
Cheshire median annual salary £36,250 £32,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% +6.56% -10.29%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,500 £19,900
90th Percentile £66,250 £52,500 £47,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +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 567 704 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.66% 25.12% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 413 516 420
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -8.11%
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,750 £20,225
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £51,250
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -4 136 £39,250 +35.34% 22
Knutsford -10 47 £59,000 +47.50% 6
Chester +11 39 £37,500 - 17
Wilmslow +2 38 £28,000 +9.80% 2
Crewe +4 24 £36,250 -14.71% 2
Macclesfield +16 18 £32,500 - 7
Nantwich +2 14 £25,000 +20.48% 1
Northwich +6 8 £34,500 +17.95% 1
Daresbury -4 6 £21,000 +16.67%
Congleton +2 3 £18,000 -40.00% 1
Ellesmere Port +2 1 - -
Runcorn -9 1 £22,500 -28.57% 1
Lymm - 1 £29,000 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £23,500 -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 (43.38%) Active Directory
2 150 (38.96%) Windows Server
3 126 (32.73%) Microsoft
4 114 (29.61%) Linux
5 98 (25.45%) SQL Server
6 88 (22.86%) VMware
7 84 (21.82%) Office 365
8 83 (21.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 78 (20.26%) SQL
10 71 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
11 64 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 63 (16.36%) Finance
12 63 (16.36%) ITIL
13 55 (14.29%) DNS
14 54 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
15 53 (13.77%) Hyper-V
16 51 (13.25%) .NET
16 51 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
17 46 (11.95%) Windows Server 2012
17 46 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
18 45 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 45 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 44 (11.43%) Citrix
20 43 (11.17%) WAN
20 43 (11.17%) DevOps
21 42 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
22 38 (9.87%) SAN
22 38 (9.87%) C#
22 38 (9.87%) LAN
22 38 (9.87%) Banking

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 34 (8.83%) MS Exchange
1 34 (8.83%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.42%) IIS
3 13 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.60%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.78%) JBoss
6 3 (0.78%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.52%) Apache
7 2 (0.52%) CMS
7 2 (0.52%) Confluence
7 2 (0.52%) Moodle
8 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.26%) Resin
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 51 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.26%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 84 (21.82%) Office 365
2 83 (21.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (6.23%) IaaS
5 4 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.78%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.52%) G Suite
7 2 (0.52%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) GitHub
8 1 (0.26%) NuGet
8 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (14.29%) DNS
2 43 (11.17%) WAN
3 38 (9.87%) LAN
3 38 (9.87%) SAN
4 35 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 32 (8.31%) DHCP
6 29 (7.53%) Network Security
7 26 (6.75%) Firewall
8 25 (6.49%) VPN
9 14 (3.64%) VoIP
10 11 (2.86%) SSH
11 10 (2.60%) HTTP
11 10 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (2.60%) Wireless
12 9 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.34%) MPLS
13 8 (2.08%) Skype
14 7 (1.82%) FTP
14 7 (1.82%) SMTP
14 7 (1.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.64%) MySQL
3 13 (3.38%) Big Data
4 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (2.08%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.04%) GIS
10 4 (1.04%) Power BI
11 3 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.52%) DB2
12 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.26%) NonStop SQL
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 30 (7.79%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.68%) Selenium
4 14 (3.64%) JIRA
5 11 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 10 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.78%) FxCop
9 3 (0.78%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.78%) StyleCop
10 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.52%) CA Release Automation
10 2 (0.52%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.26%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.26%) Gradle
11 1 (0.26%) ScriptRunner
11 1 (0.26%) WiX
General
1 63 (16.36%) Finance
2 38 (9.87%) Banking
3 24 (6.23%) Investment Banking
3 24 (6.23%) Law
4 9 (2.34%) Retail
5 8 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.30%) Advertising
7 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Back Office
8 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (18.70%) Analyst
2 61 (15.84%) Support Engineer
3 37 (9.61%) IT Engineer
4 35 (9.09%) Developer
5 32 (8.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 32 (8.31%) IT Support
6 29 (7.53%) Architect
7 28 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (7.01%) IT Analyst
9 24 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 23 (5.97%) IT Support Engineer
10 23 (5.97%) Security Engineer
11 22 (5.71%) Support Analyst
12 21 (5.45%) Service Analyst
13 20 (5.19%) .NET Developer
13 20 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (5.19%) Field Engineer
14 19 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 19 (4.94%) Field Support Engineer
14 19 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.25%) .NET
2 25 (6.49%) ASP.NET
3 23 (5.97%) SOAP
3 23 (5.97%) Web Services
4 18 (4.68%) REST
5 16 (4.16%) .NET Framework
5 16 (4.16%) HTML
6 15 (3.90%) WCF
7 13 (3.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (2.60%) jQuery
9 9 (2.34%) .NET Core
9 9 (2.34%) CSS
10 8 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (2.08%) Java EE
10 8 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (2.08%) XML
11 7 (1.82%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.82%) RESTful
12 6 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (1.30%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (3.90%) Fixed Income
4 13 (3.38%) Clustering
5 12 (3.12%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.12%) Thin Client
6 11 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.60%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.34%) Mainframe
8 9 (2.34%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (1.82%) PKI
10 6 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (1.04%) PMI
13 3 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 150 (38.96%) Windows Server
2 114 (29.61%) Linux
3 64 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (11.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (9.61%) Unix
5 37 (9.61%) Windows 7
6 34 (8.83%) Windows 10
7 12 (3.12%) Android
8 9 (2.34%) CentOS
9 8 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.08%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.82%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.56%) SUSE
11 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.30%) AIX
13 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.26%) Solaris
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (16.36%) ITIL
3 46 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 43 (11.17%) DevOps
6 37 (9.61%) Project Management
7 36 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 32 (8.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
10 29 (7.53%) MVC
11 25 (6.49%) SOA
11 25 (6.49%) TDD
12 24 (6.23%) Wealth Management
13 23 (5.97%) Information Security
14 22 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (5.45%) Configuration Management
15 21 (5.45%) Service Delivery
16 19 (4.94%) Test Automation
17 18 (4.68%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.26%) SQL
2 38 (9.87%) C#
3 36 (9.35%) PowerShell
4 27 (7.01%) Python
5 21 (5.45%) Java
6 20 (5.19%) Perl
7 19 (4.94%) JavaScript
8 18 (4.68%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.12%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.86%) PHP
11 5 (1.30%) C++
11 5 (1.30%) PHP 5
12 4 (1.04%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.04%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.52%) BeanShell
13 2 (0.52%) C
13 2 (0.52%) Ruby
14 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.31%) MCSE
3 19 (4.94%) Degree
3 19 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.42%) MCP
5 11 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.60%) CCNA
7 9 (2.34%) CISSP
8 5 (1.30%) CISA
8 5 (1.30%) ISEB
9 4 (1.04%) MCSA
9 4 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.78%) CISM
10 3 (0.78%) GCFA
10 3 (0.78%) GCFE
10 3 (0.78%) GIAC
10 3 (0.78%) GREM
10 3 (0.78%) MCITP
10 3 (0.78%) SANS
11 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.53%) QA
2 24 (6.23%) SLA
3 17 (4.42%) GDPR
4 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 167 (43.38%) Active Directory
2 53 (13.77%) Hyper-V
3 45 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.64%) vSphere
5 13 (3.38%) Docker
6 10 (2.60%) KVM
6 10 (2.60%) Terminal Services
6 10 (2.60%) VirtualBox
6 10 (2.60%) Xen
6 10 (2.60%) XenApp
6 10 (2.60%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.30%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.78%) Snort
9 3 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.52%) ACF2
10 2 (0.52%) Corosync
10 2 (0.52%) RACF
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.23%) Ansible
2 17 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.16%) Puppet
4 14 (3.64%) Terraform
5 12 (3.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (2.60%) AirWatch
7 9 (2.34%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (1.56%) SCCM
9 5 (1.30%) Foglight
10 4 (1.04%) Nagios
11 3 (0.78%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.78%) Netcool
11 3 (0.78%) SCOM
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Sentry
12 2 (0.52%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.52%) Icinga
12 2 (0.52%) Marathon
12 2 (0.52%) Opsview
12 2 (0.52%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 126 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 88 (22.86%) VMware
3 44 (11.43%) Citrix
4 29 (7.53%) Cisco
5 19 (4.94%) Oracle
6 18 (4.68%) IBM
7 14 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.38%) Splunk
9 12 (3.12%) Intel
10 10 (2.60%) McAfee
11 9 (2.34%) Blue Coat
11 9 (2.34%) HP
11 9 (2.34%) SolarWinds
12 8 (2.08%) Cloudera
12 8 (2.08%) CyberArk
13 7 (1.82%) NetApp
13 7 (1.82%) Varonis
14 6 (1.56%) Nimble Storage
15 5 (1.30%) AppDynamics
15 5 (1.30%) MobileIron