The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 44 35 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 15.12% 13.57% 21.61%
As % of the Vendors category 39.64% 31.25% 41.75%
Number of salaries quoted 38 26 39
Average salary £39,745 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.55% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £20,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £57,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Microsoft
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
111 112 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 38.14% 43.41% 51.76%
Number of salaries quoted 79 80 94
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,400 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Chester region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Chester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Chester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 45 (49.45%) .NET
2 39 (42.86%) C#
3 33 (36.26%) MS Excel
4 28 (30.77%) SharePoint
5 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
6 24 (26.37%) CSS
6 24 (26.37%) VMware
7 21 (23.08%) jQuery
7 21 (23.08%) Windows
8 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
9 18 (19.78%) SQL
10 17 (18.68%) Degree
11 15 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (16.48%) MS Office
11 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
11 15 (16.48%) Citrix
12 13 (14.29%) HP
12 13 (14.29%) Finance
12 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 12 (13.19%) Windows 7
14 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (12.09%) Firewall
14 11 (12.09%) VPN
14 11 (12.09%) HTML
14 11 (12.09%) Oracle
15 10 (10.99%) ITIL
15 10 (10.99%) Java
15 10 (10.99%) Project Management
15 10 (10.99%) Thin Client

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
3 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (5.49%) SAS
5 3 (3.30%) Site Server
5 3 (3.30%) IIS
6 2 (2.20%) Lync
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (36.26%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.10%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) Firewall
1 11 (12.09%) VPN
2 9 (9.89%) SAN
3 6 (6.59%) DNS
4 5 (5.49%) ADSL
5 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.40%) LAN
5 4 (4.40%) WAN
5 4 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.30%) IP Telephony
6 3 (3.30%) Internet
6 3 (3.30%) MPLS
6 3 (3.30%) DHCP
7 2 (2.20%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.20%) RIP
7 2 (2.20%) OSPF
7 2 (2.20%) BGP
7 2 (2.20%) VPLS
7 2 (2.20%) VLAN
8 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.59%) MySQL
3 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.20%) OLTP
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.10%) VLDB
7 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.20%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
4 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (38.46%) Developer
2 25 (27.47%) Senior Developer
3 24 (26.37%) Programmer
4 23 (25.27%) Senior Programmer
5 11 (12.09%) Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Graduate
7 6 (6.59%) Consultant
8 5 (5.49%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) IT Support
9 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Lead C# Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Java Software Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (49.45%) .NET
2 24 (26.37%) CSS
3 21 (23.08%) jQuery
4 11 (12.09%) HTML
5 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (4.40%) HTML5
6 4 (4.40%) Web Services
6 4 (4.40%) WCF
7 3 (3.30%) JavaFX
7 3 (3.30%) WPF
7 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.30%) Java EE
7 3 (3.30%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.30%) REST
8 2 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (2.20%) XML
8 2 (2.20%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Thin Client
1 10 (10.99%) Fat Client
2 7 (7.69%) Statistics
2 7 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.59%) Physics
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) Clustering
5 3 (3.30%) Tandem
6 2 (2.20%) Replication
7 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.10%) CMDB
7 1 (1.10%) Economics
7 1 (1.10%) EPoS
7 1 (1.10%) GIS
7 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.08%) Windows
2 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (13.19%) Windows 7
4 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.69%) UNIX
7 5 (5.49%) AIX
8 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.10%) Android
10 1 (1.10%) Linux
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 10 (10.99%) ITIL
2 10 (10.99%) Project Management
3 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.59%) MVC
4 6 (6.59%) Information Security
5 5 (5.49%) Business Analysis
5 5 (5.49%) Change Management
5 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.49%) SIEM
6 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.40%) Web Development
7 3 (3.30%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (3.30%) Migration
7 3 (3.30%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.30%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.86%) C#
2 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
3 18 (19.78%) SQL
4 10 (10.99%) Java
5 7 (7.69%) C
6 5 (5.49%) C++
6 5 (5.49%) Python
7 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.20%) VBScript
7 2 (2.20%) VB
8 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (18.68%) Degree
2 8 (8.79%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.79%) CCNA
3 6 (6.59%) CISSP
4 5 (5.49%) A+ Certification
4 5 (5.49%) CCNP
5 4 (4.40%) MCITP
6 3 (3.30%) MCTS
7 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.10%) CISM
7 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.10%) MCSE
7 1 (1.10%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.99%) vSphere
3 9 (9.89%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.59%) XenApp
5 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.30%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.20%) Xen
7 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.10%) XenServer
8 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.20%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) SCOM
2 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.10%) Legato
2 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (26.37%) VMware
2 15 (16.48%) Citrix
3 13 (14.29%) HP
4 11 (12.09%) Oracle
5 8 (8.79%) Cisco
6 7 (7.69%) SAP
7 6 (6.59%) IBM
8 5 (5.49%) NetApp
8 5 (5.49%) Dell
8 5 (5.49%) Business Objects
8 5 (5.49%) ArcSight
9 4 (4.40%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (4.40%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.40%) Kaspersky
10 3 (3.30%) Symantec
11 2 (2.20%) EMC
12 1 (1.10%) ProCurve
12 1 (1.10%) Google
12 1 (1.10%) Telerik
12 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
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