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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 37 46 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 20.90% 17.90% 14.33%
As % of the Vendors category 48.68% 45.54% 34.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25 42 28
Average salary £26,041 £45,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.13% +16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £23,000 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £46,500
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
76 101 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 42.94% 39.30% 40.97%
Number of salaries quoted 53 81 86
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (55.41%) MS Excel
2 33 (44.59%) SQL
3 24 (32.43%) Windows
4 23 (31.08%) Finance
5 22 (29.73%) .NET
5 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
6 19 (25.68%) MS Office
7 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
8 16 (21.62%) C#
8 16 (21.62%) VMware
9 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (17.57%) HTML
11 13 (17.57%) IIS
11 13 (17.57%) ASP.NET
11 13 (17.57%) CSS
12 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
13 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (14.86%) Clustering
14 10 (13.51%) Oracle
14 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
14 10 (13.51%) Entity Framework
15 9 (12.16%) Java
15 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
15 9 (12.16%) T-SQL
15 9 (12.16%) Migration
16 8 (10.81%) DHCP
16 8 (10.81%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (17.57%) IIS
2 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.41%) Apache
3 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.70%) SAS
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 41 (55.41%) MS Excel
2 19 (25.68%) MS Office
3 12 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (8.11%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.35%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) DHCP
1 8 (10.81%) DNS
2 6 (8.11%) Firewall
2 6 (8.11%) HTTP
3 4 (5.41%) SAN
3 4 (5.41%) LAN
3 4 (5.41%) WAN
4 3 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.05%) Network Security
4 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.70%) FTP
6 1 (1.35%) ADSL
6 1 (1.35%) VPN
6 1 (1.35%) SSL
6 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.35%) Intranet
6 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (8.11%) MySQL
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.70%) Big Data
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.35%) MS Access
7 1 (1.35%) OLTP
7 1 (1.35%) VLDB
7 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.46%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.11%) JMeter
3 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.76%) Selenium
5 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.41%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.41%) JIRA
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.70%) Ant
6 2 (2.70%) JUnit
6 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.70%) Maven
6 2 (2.70%) Gradle
6 2 (2.70%) Calabash
7 1 (1.35%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 23 (31.08%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Multimedia
3 3 (4.05%) Marketing
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Dutch Language
4 2 (2.70%) French Language
4 2 (2.70%) German Language
4 2 (2.70%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.70%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.35%) Games
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Developer
2 11 (14.86%) Analyst
3 7 (9.46%) Trainer
3 7 (9.46%) DBA
4 6 (8.11%) Development Specialist
4 6 (8.11%) Junior
4 6 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Junior Developer
5 5 (6.76%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Lead Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Applications Support
5 5 (6.76%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) IT Trainer
6 4 (5.41%) J2EE Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.73%) .NET
2 13 (17.57%) HTML
2 13 (17.57%) ASP.NET
2 13 (17.57%) CSS
3 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
3 10 (13.51%) Entity Framework
4 8 (10.81%) HTML5
4 8 (10.81%) jQuery
4 8 (10.81%) Ajax
5 5 (6.76%) SOAP
5 5 (6.76%) Web Services
5 5 (6.76%) XML
6 4 (5.41%) JSP
6 4 (5.41%) J2EE
6 4 (5.41%) REST
6 4 (5.41%) SignalR
6 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.70%) COM
7 2 (2.70%) RESTful
7 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Clustering
2 8 (10.81%) N-Tier
3 6 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 5 (6.76%) Open Source
5 3 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.05%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.35%) Physics
7 1 (1.35%) Psychology
7 1 (1.35%) Statistics
7 1 (1.35%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Economics
7 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.35%) Replication
7 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Windows
2 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.70%) UNIX
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.16%) Migration
3 8 (10.81%) Market Research
3 8 (10.81%) SEO
3 8 (10.81%) Mobile Development
4 7 (9.46%) E-Commerce
4 7 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 6 (8.11%) OO
5 6 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.11%) Time Management
5 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.41%) ITIL
7 4 (5.41%) ETL
7 4 (5.41%) Automated Testing
7 4 (5.41%) DevOps
7 4 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.05%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.59%) SQL
2 16 (21.62%) C#
3 9 (12.16%) Java
3 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.16%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.76%) VB
5 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.41%) VBScript
5 4 (5.41%) Python
5 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.70%) C++
6 2 (2.70%) Groovy
6 2 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.81%) Degree
3 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.11%) MCSE
3 6 (8.11%) CCNA
3 6 (8.11%) MCITP
4 4 (5.41%) CCNP
5 3 (4.05%) CISSP
5 3 (4.05%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.70%) MCT
7 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.35%) MCSA
7 1 (1.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.76%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.35%) vSphere
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) VMware
2 10 (13.51%) Oracle
3 7 (9.46%) Adobe
3 7 (9.46%) Avaya
4 4 (5.41%) EMC
4 4 (5.41%) Citrix
5 3 (4.05%) Google
5 3 (4.05%) Cisco
6 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 2 (2.70%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.70%) Vertica
7 1 (1.35%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) BT
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