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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 48 49 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 24.37% 19.37% 13.09%
As % of the Vendors category 58.54% 46.67% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 44 21
Average salary £26,041 £38,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.36% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
82 105 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 41.62% 41.50% 42.95%
Number of salaries quoted 44 78 69
Average salary £38,750 £33,852 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.46% -10.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,907 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,950 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 1 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 52 (55.91%) SQL
2 49 (52.69%) MS Excel
3 46 (49.46%) MS Office
4 35 (37.63%) Finance
5 24 (25.81%) HTML
5 24 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (23.66%) Windows
6 22 (23.66%) Analytics
7 21 (22.58%) .NET
7 21 (22.58%) Degree
8 20 (21.51%) JavaScript
8 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
9 19 (20.43%) Benchmarking
9 19 (20.43%) Active Directory
10 18 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (19.35%) CSS
10 18 (19.35%) E-Commerce
11 17 (18.28%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (18.28%) Marketing
12 16 (17.20%) C#
13 15 (16.13%) SAS
13 15 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (13.98%) Business Analytics
14 13 (13.98%) Predictive Modelling
14 13 (13.98%) Statistical Analysis
14 13 (13.98%) Business Development
14 13 (13.98%) Credit Risk
14 13 (13.98%) Spreadsheet
14 13 (13.98%) Data Mining

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 15 (16.13%) SAS
2 11 (11.83%) IIS
3 6 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
4 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 49 (52.69%) MS Excel
2 46 (49.46%) MS Office
3 24 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (13.98%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (6.45%) Adobe Captivate
5 6 (6.45%) Photoshop
6 5 (5.38%) MS Project
7 1 (1.08%) Fireworks
7 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.45%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) GitHub
4 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) HTTP
2 8 (8.60%) DHCP
2 8 (8.60%) DNS
3 7 (7.53%) Firewall
4 4 (4.30%) LAN
4 4 (4.30%) WAN
5 3 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.23%) Network Security
6 2 (2.15%) FTP
7 1 (1.08%) VPN
7 1 (1.08%) ADSL
7 1 (1.08%) VoIP
7 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.08%) SSL
7 1 (1.08%) SAN
7 1 (1.08%) Intranet
7 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.28%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (13.98%) Data Mining
4 8 (8.60%) MySQL
5 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.38%) Subversion
4 4 (4.30%) JMeter
4 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (3.23%) Selenium
6 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.15%) Maven
6 2 (2.15%) JIRA
6 2 (2.15%) Ant
6 2 (2.15%) JUnit
6 2 (2.15%) Calabash
6 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.15%) Gradle
7 1 (1.08%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 35 (37.63%) Finance
2 17 (18.28%) Marketing
3 9 (9.68%) Retail
4 6 (6.45%) Multimedia
4 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.15%) Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.15%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.15%) French Language
5 2 (2.15%) German Language
5 2 (2.15%) Italian Language
5 2 (2.15%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (32.26%) Analyst
2 24 (25.81%) Developer
3 7 (7.53%) Support Analyst
3 7 (7.53%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (6.45%) .NET Developer
4 6 (6.45%) DBA
4 6 (6.45%) Senior Developer
4 6 (6.45%) Development Specialist
4 6 (6.45%) Trainer
4 6 (6.45%) Web Analyst
5 5 (5.38%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (5.38%) Junior
5 5 (5.38%) Software Developer
5 5 (5.38%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.38%) Applications Support
5 5 (5.38%) Lead Developer
5 5 (5.38%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Junior Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.81%) HTML
2 21 (22.58%) .NET
3 18 (19.35%) CSS
4 13 (13.98%) ASP.NET
5 10 (10.75%) .NET Framework
5 10 (10.75%) Entity Framework
6 8 (8.60%) HTML5
6 8 (8.60%) jQuery
6 8 (8.60%) Ajax
7 6 (6.45%) Web Services
8 5 (5.38%) XHTML
9 4 (4.30%) SignalR
9 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (3.23%) SOAP
10 3 (3.23%) XML
11 2 (2.15%) JSP
11 2 (2.15%) COM
11 2 (2.15%) J2EE
11 2 (2.15%) Spring
11 2 (2.15%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.98%) Credit Risk
3 8 (8.60%) N-Tier
4 7 (7.53%) Clustering
4 7 (7.53%) Mobile App
5 6 (6.45%) Smartphone
6 5 (5.38%) User Experience
7 3 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.23%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.08%) Statistics
8 1 (1.08%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.08%) Physics
8 1 (1.08%) Psychology
8 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.08%) Economics
8 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.66%) Windows
2 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.53%) UNIX
5 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.08%) Android
7 1 (1.08%) Linux
7 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) Analytics
2 19 (20.43%) Benchmarking
3 18 (19.35%) E-Commerce
3 18 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (13.98%) Statistical Analysis
5 13 (13.98%) Business Development
5 13 (13.98%) SEO
5 13 (13.98%) Predictive Modelling
5 13 (13.98%) Business Analytics
6 9 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 9 (9.68%) Migration
7 8 (8.60%) Market Research
7 8 (8.60%) Mobile Development
8 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.45%) OO
9 6 (6.45%) Web Analytics
9 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (55.91%) SQL
2 20 (21.51%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.20%) C#
4 9 (9.68%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.45%) Java
6 5 (5.38%) PHP
7 4 (4.30%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.30%) Python
8 2 (2.15%) Ruby
8 2 (2.15%) Groovy
8 2 (2.15%) C++
9 1 (1.08%) VBScript
9 1 (1.08%) VB
9 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (22.58%) Degree
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.45%) CCNA
3 6 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.30%) CCNP
5 3 (3.23%) CISSP
5 3 (3.23%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.15%) MCDST
6 2 (2.15%) MCITP
6 2 (2.15%) MCSE
7 1 (1.08%) MCSA
7 1 (1.08%) MCT
7 1 (1.08%) ISEB
7 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (20.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.15%) vSphere
4 1 (1.08%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.08%) XenApp
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) WSUS
1 1 (1.08%) SCCM
1 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) Adobe
2 10 (10.75%) VMware
3 9 (9.68%) Google
3 9 (9.68%) Oracle
4 7 (7.53%) Avaya
5 4 (4.30%) Cisco
5 4 (4.30%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.15%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.15%) SAP
7 1 (1.08%) HP
7 1 (1.08%) EMC
7 1 (1.08%) Apple
7 1 (1.08%) McAfee
7 1 (1.08%) Sophos
7 1 (1.08%) BT
7 1 (1.08%) Vertica
7 1 (1.08%) AppSense
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
MBNA
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
MBNA
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
MBNA
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
MBNA
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + + Car (or Allowance) + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Grow How UK (West) Ltd
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 23 days ago