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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 40 46 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 22.47% 17.49% 13.13%
As % of the Vendors category 49.38% 43.81% 34.67%
Number of salaries quoted 28 43 32
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +22.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £52,500 £45,000
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
81 105 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 45.51% 39.92% 37.88%
Number of salaries quoted 58 86 97
Average salary £34,750 £32,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.92% -17.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 41 (56.16%) MS Excel
2 28 (38.36%) SQL
3 24 (32.88%) Finance
4 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
5 22 (30.14%) .NET
5 22 (30.14%) VMware
6 21 (28.77%) Windows
7 17 (23.29%) MS Office
8 16 (21.92%) C#
8 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (19.18%) HTML
9 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET
9 14 (19.18%) CSS
10 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (16.44%) Java
11 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
11 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (15.07%) Oracle
13 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
13 10 (13.70%) MCSE
13 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (13.70%) jQuery
13 10 (13.70%) Entity Framework
13 10 (13.70%) MCITP
13 10 (13.70%) .NET Framework
14 9 (12.33%) Problem Management
14 9 (12.33%) MS PowerPoint
14 9 (12.33%) HTML5
14 9 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (10.96%) IIS
2 6 (8.22%) Apache
2 6 (8.22%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.74%) SAS
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (56.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (23.29%) MS Office
3 9 (12.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (8.22%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (2.74%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.37%) Fireworks
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) HTTP
1 8 (10.96%) SAN
2 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.22%) Firewall
4 4 (5.48%) LAN
4 4 (5.48%) WAN
5 3 (4.11%) DHCP
5 3 (4.11%) DNS
5 3 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.11%) Network Security
6 2 (2.74%) FTP
7 1 (1.37%) SSL
7 1 (1.37%) VPN
7 1 (1.37%) ADSL
7 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) MySQL
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.48%) Big Data
7 3 (4.11%) OLTP
7 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (4.11%) VLDB
7 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
7 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.37%) MS Access
9 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
1 8 (10.96%) JMeter
1 8 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.59%) Selenium
2 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.22%) JIRA
3 6 (8.22%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.74%) JUnit
7 1 (1.37%) Ant
7 1 (1.37%) Maven
7 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.37%) Gradle
7 1 (1.37%) Calabash
7 1 (1.37%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 24 (32.88%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.22%) Multimedia
3 3 (4.11%) Marketing
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Developer
2 11 (15.07%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) Trainer
4 6 (8.22%) Development Specialist
4 6 (8.22%) Senior Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.22%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.22%) J2EE Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Junior Developer
5 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Lead Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Applications Support
5 5 (6.85%) Junior
5 5 (6.85%) Graduate
5 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) .NET
2 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET
2 14 (19.18%) CSS
2 14 (19.18%) HTML
3 10 (13.70%) Entity Framework
3 10 (13.70%) .NET Framework
3 10 (13.70%) jQuery
4 9 (12.33%) HTML5
5 8 (10.96%) Ajax
6 7 (9.59%) XML
6 7 (9.59%) SOAP
7 6 (8.22%) JSP
7 6 (8.22%) J2EE
7 6 (8.22%) REST
8 3 (4.11%) SignalR
8 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (4.11%) Web Services
9 2 (2.74%) COM
10 1 (1.37%) Spring
10 1 (1.37%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Clustering
2 8 (10.96%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.11%) Replication
4 3 (4.11%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.37%) Economics
5 1 (1.37%) Statistics
5 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.37%) Physics
5 1 (1.37%) Psychology
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.77%) Windows
2 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.74%) UNIX
7 1 (1.37%) Android
7 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.33%) Problem Management
3 8 (10.96%) SEO
3 8 (10.96%) Market Research
3 8 (10.96%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (10.96%) Mobile Development
4 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
4 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.22%) OO
5 6 (8.22%) DevOps
6 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.85%) Time Management
6 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.48%) ETL
7 4 (5.48%) Migration
7 4 (5.48%) ITIL
7 4 (5.48%) Web Development
7 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) SQL
2 16 (21.92%) C#
3 12 (16.44%) Java
4 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.33%) VB
6 8 (10.96%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.96%) VBScript
6 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.48%) Python
8 2 (2.74%) Ruby
8 2 (2.74%) Groovy
8 2 (2.74%) C++
9 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.70%) MCITP
2 10 (13.70%) MCSE
3 6 (8.22%) CCNA
3 6 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.85%) Degree
5 4 (5.48%) CCNP
6 3 (4.11%) CISSP
6 3 (4.11%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.74%) MCT
8 1 (1.37%) MCSA
8 1 (1.37%) ISEB
8 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) VMware ESX
2 9 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) XenApp
4 1 (1.37%) vSphere
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) VMware
2 11 (15.07%) Oracle
3 8 (10.96%) EMC
4 7 (9.59%) Avaya
4 7 (9.59%) Adobe
5 4 (5.48%) Citrix
5 4 (5.48%) Vertica
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco
7 2 (2.74%) Google
7 2 (2.74%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.74%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) BT
8 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
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