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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 33 26 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.19% 11.45% 13.51%
As % of the Vendors category 42.31% 29.21% 43.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28 24 49
Average salary £40,500 £36,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.95% +21.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £26,350 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
78 89 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 40.63% 39.21% 30.91%
Number of salaries quoted 68 66 95
Average salary £42,500 £36,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.43% +17.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 26 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 35 (56.45%) MS Excel
2 25 (40.32%) SQL
3 22 (35.48%) Windows
4 20 (32.26%) VMware
5 19 (30.65%) Finance
6 15 (24.19%) MS Office
7 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
7 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (19.35%) MCITP
9 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (19.35%) SAN
10 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (17.74%) CCNP
10 11 (17.74%) CCNA
10 11 (17.74%) Clustering
10 11 (17.74%) Problem Management
11 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
11 10 (16.13%) A+ Certification
11 10 (16.13%) CISSP
11 10 (16.13%) MCSE
12 9 (14.52%) MySQL
12 9 (14.52%) VB
12 9 (14.52%) Java
12 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
12 9 (14.52%) VMware ESX
12 9 (14.52%) Information Security
13 8 (12.90%) EMC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 7 (11.29%) IIS
2 6 (9.68%) Apache
2 6 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (3.23%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (56.45%) MS Excel
2 15 (24.19%) MS Office
3 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.35%) SAN
2 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.68%) HTTP
4 3 (4.84%) DNS
4 3 (4.84%) MPLS
4 3 (4.84%) Firewall
4 3 (4.84%) LAN
4 3 (4.84%) WAN
4 3 (4.84%) DHCP
5 2 (3.23%) VoIP
5 2 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.23%) Network Security
6 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) MySQL
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.45%) Big Data
6 3 (4.84%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.84%) OLTP
6 3 (4.84%) VLDB
6 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.61%) MS Access
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.68%) SoapUI
2 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.68%) JMeter
2 6 (9.68%) JIRA
2 6 (9.68%) Selenium
3 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 6 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.06%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (6.45%) IT Trainer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Trainer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior ETL Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Head of Infrastructure
6 3 (4.84%) Information Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) J2EE
2 6 (9.68%) JSP
2 6 (9.68%) SOAP
2 6 (9.68%) XML
2 6 (9.68%) REST
3 5 (8.06%) HTML
3 5 (8.06%) CSS
4 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.45%) jQuery
5 3 (4.84%) HTML5
5 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.23%) WCF
6 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.23%) CSS3
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Clustering
2 4 (6.45%) Tandem
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) Replication
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) CMDB
4 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.23%) Open Source
5 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Windows
2 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.23%) UNIX
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) Problem Management
2 9 (14.52%) Information Security
3 8 (12.90%) SIEM
3 8 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (9.68%) DevOps
4 6 (9.68%) Cyber Security
4 6 (9.68%) ETL
4 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (9.68%) Migration
5 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.06%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.45%) MVC
6 4 (6.45%) Change Management
6 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.84%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.84%) ITIL
7 3 (4.84%) CRM
7 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) SQL
2 9 (14.52%) Java
2 9 (14.52%) VB
3 8 (12.90%) VBScript
3 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) C#
6 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.23%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (19.35%) MCITP
3 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (17.74%) CCNP
3 11 (17.74%) CCNA
4 10 (16.13%) CISSP
4 10 (16.13%) MCSE
4 10 (16.13%) A+ Certification
5 3 (4.84%) Degree
6 2 (3.23%) MCTS
6 2 (3.23%) MCT
7 1 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.52%) VMware ESX
3 8 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) VMware
2 8 (12.90%) EMC
2 8 (12.90%) ArcSight
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) Vertica
5 3 (4.84%) HP
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix
6 2 (3.23%) Dell
6 2 (3.23%) SAP
6 2 (3.23%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.61%) Tableau
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) Lagan
7 1 (1.61%) Google
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