Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 12 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 543 373 608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.96% 16.48% 18.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.54% 69.07% 70.13%
Number of salaries quoted 390 346 570
Cheshire median annual salary £34,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,875 £19,975
90th Percentile £55,000 £45,625 £51,250
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -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 759 540 867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.11% 23.86% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 538 458 752
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -12.16% -1.33%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +9 163 £27,500 -9.84% 19
Knutsford +4 93 £47,000 +95.83% 2
Wilmslow +1 46 £23,750 +7.95% 1
Chester +2 44 £30,000 -4.00% 5
Runcorn +6 29 £31,500 -10.00% 3
Crewe -5 25 £35,000 +37.25% 2
Macclesfield -5 15 £30,250 +14.15% 4
Sandbach -2 13 £47,500 +137.50% 1
Daresbury - 9 £19,000 -
Ellesmere Port 0 2 £20,500 -54.44%
Northwich -8 2 £29,250 +21.88%
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 - 1
Congleton -3 1 £30,000 +71.43%
Widnes - 1 £20,500 -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 232 (42.73%) Microsoft
2 173 (31.86%) Active Directory
3 148 (27.26%) Windows Server
4 125 (23.02%) SQL
5 122 (22.47%) Linux
6 111 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (19.71%) Finance
8 102 (18.78%) VMware
9 100 (18.42%) ITIL
10 96 (17.68%) Unix
11 95 (17.50%) Office 365
12 93 (17.13%) SQL Server
13 86 (15.84%) Citrix
14 85 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 81 (14.92%) Windows 7
15 81 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
16 79 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
17 75 (13.81%) MS Exchange
18 74 (13.63%) WAN
19 73 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
20 72 (13.26%) Cisco
20 72 (13.26%) DNS
21 70 (12.89%) Banking
22 67 (12.34%) Degree
23 66 (12.15%) LAN
24 64 (11.79%) Java
25 60 (11.05%) Firewall
26 57 (10.50%) C#
26 57 (10.50%) .NET
26 57 (10.50%) Oracle

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 75 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 42 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 38 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.24%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.13%) JBoss
6 15 (2.76%) IIS
6 15 (2.76%) SharePoint
7 14 (2.58%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.03%) Apache
8 11 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.84%) Confluence
10 9 (1.66%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.92%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.37%) MindAlign
13 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.18%) Anypoint
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.18%) Resin
14 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 79 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.29%) Sage CRM
3 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.55%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 95 (17.50%) Office 365
2 47 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.76%) OpenShift
5 9 (1.66%) IaaS
6 8 (1.47%) PaaS
7 7 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.10%) G Suite
8 6 (1.10%) SaaS
9 5 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.18%) Serverless
12 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (13.63%) WAN
2 72 (13.26%) DNS
3 66 (12.15%) LAN
4 60 (11.05%) Firewall
5 57 (10.50%) DHCP
5 57 (10.50%) VPN
6 50 (9.21%) TCP/IP
7 32 (5.89%) SAN
8 31 (5.71%) VoIP
9 19 (3.50%) Network Security
10 18 (3.31%) Ethernet
10 18 (3.31%) IPsec
10 18 (3.31%) Skype
11 16 (2.95%) MPLS
12 12 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (2.21%) SSL
12 12 (2.21%) Wireless
13 11 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (2.03%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (2.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (17.13%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.68%) MySQL
3 16 (2.95%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.39%) MS Access
4 13 (2.39%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.03%) DB2
7 10 (1.84%) GIS
8 9 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.47%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (1.29%) Redis
10 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.10%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.74%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 28 (5.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 24 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 16 (2.95%) JIRA
5 12 (2.21%) Selenium
5 12 (2.21%) SonarQube
5 12 (2.21%) Subversion
6 10 (1.84%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.92%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.92%) FxCop
8 5 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.92%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.92%) StyleCop
9 4 (0.74%) HP UFT
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.55%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.55%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.55%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 107 (19.71%) Finance
2 70 (12.89%) Banking
3 27 (4.97%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.68%) Law
5 20 (3.68%) Retail
6 11 (2.03%) Marketing
7 10 (1.84%) Advertising
7 10 (1.84%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.55%) Legal
11 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 116 (21.36%) Analyst
2 66 (12.15%) Support Engineer
3 63 (11.60%) Developer
4 39 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (6.81%) Support Analyst
6 34 (6.26%) IT Support
7 30 (5.52%) Service Analyst
8 29 (5.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 28 (5.16%) IT Engineer
10 27 (4.97%) Service Desk Analyst
11 25 (4.60%) .NET Developer
11 25 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 23 (4.24%) Architect
13 21 (3.87%) Applications Support
14 19 (3.50%) Help Desk Analyst
14 19 (3.50%) IT Support Engineer
15 18 (3.31%) Active Directory Analyst
15 18 (3.31%) Technical Support
16 17 (3.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 16 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.50%) .NET
2 50 (9.21%) Web Services
3 49 (9.02%) Middleware
4 38 (7.00%) HTML
5 35 (6.45%) ASP.NET
6 32 (5.89%) SOAP
7 28 (5.16%) JSON
7 28 (5.16%) XML
8 26 (4.79%) REST
9 21 (3.87%) .NET Framework
10 18 (3.31%) CSS
11 17 (3.13%) jQuery
12 13 (2.39%) ODBC
13 12 (2.21%) Spring
14 11 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (1.84%) Entity Framework
15 10 (1.84%) Hibernate
15 10 (1.84%) RESTful
16 9 (1.66%) Java EE
16 9 (1.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.81%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.89%) Data Centre
4 27 (4.97%) Driving Licence
5 23 (4.24%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.87%) Fat Client
6 21 (3.87%) Thin Client
6 21 (3.87%) User Experience
7 18 (3.31%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.76%) Life Science
9 14 (2.58%) Smartphone
10 13 (2.39%) iPad
11 12 (2.21%) Contactless
12 10 (1.84%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.84%) Handset
12 10 (1.84%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.47%) PKI
15 7 (1.29%) SCADA
16 6 (1.10%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 148 (27.26%) Windows Server
2 122 (22.47%) Linux
3 111 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (17.68%) Unix
5 85 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (14.92%) Windows 7
7 41 (7.55%) Windows 10
8 40 (7.37%) Windows 8
9 27 (4.97%) Android
10 26 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (4.42%) Windows XP
12 18 (3.31%) AIX
13 17 (3.13%) Mac OS
14 16 (2.95%) Apple iOS
15 11 (2.03%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.92%) Solaris
16 5 (0.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 4 (0.74%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (18.42%) ITIL
2 81 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (9.76%) Risk Management
4 43 (7.92%) Service Management
5 41 (7.55%) Change Management
6 33 (6.08%) OO
6 33 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (5.71%) DevOps
8 29 (5.34%) SDLC
9 28 (5.16%) Project Management
9 28 (5.16%) Software Engineering
9 28 (5.16%) TDD
10 26 (4.79%) Configuration Management
10 26 (4.79%) Wealth Management
11 24 (4.42%) Service Delivery
12 23 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (4.24%) Information Security
13 22 (4.05%) CRM
13 22 (4.05%) Migration
13 22 (4.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 125 (23.02%) SQL
2 64 (11.79%) Java
3 57 (10.50%) C#
4 41 (7.55%) PowerShell
5 33 (6.08%) Python
6 30 (5.52%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.97%) T-SQL
8 22 (4.05%) Perl
9 16 (2.95%) Shell Script
10 14 (2.58%) C
11 10 (1.84%) PHP
12 9 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.47%) Ruby
13 8 (1.47%) VB
13 8 (1.47%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.29%) VBScript
15 6 (1.10%) C++
15 6 (1.10%) VB6
16 3 (0.55%) JCL
17 2 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 73 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (12.34%) Degree
3 52 (9.58%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (8.47%) MCSA
5 36 (6.63%) MCSE
6 32 (5.89%) MCP
7 28 (5.16%) CCNA
8 23 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (4.05%) MCITP
10 21 (3.87%) A+ Certification
11 17 (3.13%) CCNP
12 16 (2.95%) CCENT
13 9 (1.66%) DBS Check
13 9 (1.66%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.29%) CCA
15 7 (1.29%) CISSP
15 7 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.34%) SLA
2 11 (2.03%) QA
3 8 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.37%) GDPR
6 2 (0.37%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 173 (31.86%) Active Directory
2 56 (10.31%) Hyper-V
3 52 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.95%) XenApp
5 10 (1.84%) Docker
6 9 (1.66%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.10%) vSphere
9 5 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.74%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.37%) Xen
13 1 (0.18%) KVM
13 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (4.42%) SCOM
2 20 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (3.50%) Ganglia
4 15 (2.76%) WSUS
5 14 (2.58%) Puppet
5 14 (2.58%) SCCM
6 13 (2.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (2.03%) Ansible
8 9 (1.66%) CA Wily
8 9 (1.66%) Nagios
9 8 (1.47%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.55%) Netcool
11 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.37%) Graphite
13 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
13 1 (0.18%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 232 (42.73%) Microsoft
2 102 (18.78%) VMware
3 86 (15.84%) Citrix
4 72 (13.26%) Cisco
5 57 (10.50%) Oracle
6 24 (4.42%) Symantec
7 21 (3.87%) NetApp
8 19 (3.50%) Teradata
9 18 (3.31%) ServiceNow
10 17 (3.13%) Dell
11 16 (2.95%) Apple
12 15 (2.76%) CommVault
12 15 (2.76%) EqualLogic
12 15 (2.76%) Sage
12 15 (2.76%) Tableau
13 13 (2.39%) Google
14 12 (2.21%) IBM
15 11 (2.03%) F5
15 11 (2.03%) Riverbed
15 11 (2.03%) Veeam