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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 23 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 25 38 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 9.80% 16.38% 21.52%
As % of the Vendors category 25.51% 38.38% 39.67%
Number of salaries quoted 21 25 39
Average salary £52,500 £35,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.88% +22.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,250 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
98 99 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 38.43% 42.67% 54.26%
Number of salaries quoted 74 80 106
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (39.02%) .NET
2 31 (37.80%) C#
3 29 (35.37%) MS Excel
4 24 (29.27%) Windows
5 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
5 22 (26.83%) VMware
6 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
6 21 (25.61%) SQL
7 20 (24.39%) CSS
7 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
8 17 (20.73%) jQuery
9 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (18.29%) Finance
9 15 (18.29%) MS Exchange
10 14 (17.07%) MS Office
10 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (15.85%) HP
11 13 (15.85%) Citrix
12 12 (14.63%) Windows 7
12 12 (14.63%) Degree
13 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (12.20%) Thin Client
14 10 (12.20%) Firewall
14 10 (12.20%) VPN
14 10 (12.20%) HTML
14 10 (12.20%) Fat Client
15 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (10.98%) CCNA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
2 15 (18.29%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.66%) IIS
5 3 (3.66%) Site Server
6 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.22%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (35.37%) MS Excel
2 14 (17.07%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.22%) Route 53
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) VPN
1 10 (12.20%) Firewall
2 9 (10.98%) SAN
3 6 (7.32%) DNS
4 5 (6.10%) ADSL
4 5 (6.10%) MPLS
5 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.66%) LAN
6 3 (3.66%) WAN
6 3 (3.66%) DHCP
6 3 (3.66%) Internet
6 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.66%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.44%) VLAN
7 2 (2.44%) VPLS
7 2 (2.44%) RIP
7 2 (2.44%) OSPF
7 2 (2.44%) BGP
8 1 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.32%) MySQL
4 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.44%) OLTP
5 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.22%) Big Data
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (18.29%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Retail
3 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Developer
2 18 (21.95%) Senior Developer
3 17 (20.73%) Programmer
4 16 (19.51%) Senior Programmer
5 12 (14.63%) Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Head of Operations
8 5 (6.10%) Head of IT
9 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) IT Support
10 3 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Head of Infrastructure
10 3 (3.66%) Server Support
10 3 (3.66%) DBA
10 3 (3.66%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (39.02%) .NET
2 20 (24.39%) CSS
3 17 (20.73%) jQuery
4 10 (12.20%) HTML
5 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.88%) Web Services
6 4 (4.88%) WCF
6 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (4.88%) HTML5
7 3 (3.66%) REST
7 3 (3.66%) WPF
7 3 (3.66%) JavaFX
7 3 (3.66%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.66%) Java EE
8 2 (2.44%) XML
8 2 (2.44%) COM
8 2 (2.44%) ADO.NET
8 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Thin Client
1 10 (12.20%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Clustering
3 3 (3.66%) Tandem
4 2 (2.44%) Replication
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) Statistics
4 2 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.22%) Physics
5 1 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.22%) CMDB
5 1 (1.22%) Open Source
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Economics
5 1 (1.22%) GIS
5 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.22%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.27%) Windows
2 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (14.63%) Windows 7
4 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.54%) UNIX
6 5 (6.10%) AIX
7 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.22%) Linux
9 1 (1.22%) Android
9 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.76%) ITIL
1 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
2 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
2 7 (8.54%) Information Security
3 6 (7.32%) SIEM
3 6 (7.32%) MVC
4 5 (6.10%) Change Management
4 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.88%) Project Management
5 4 (4.88%) Migration
5 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.88%) Web Development
6 3 (3.66%) Operations Management
6 3 (3.66%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (3.66%) ETL
6 3 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.66%) Cyber Security
6 3 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.80%) C#
2 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
2 21 (25.61%) SQL
3 5 (6.10%) Java
4 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.44%) VBScript
5 2 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.22%) VBA
6 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) Degree
2 9 (10.98%) CCNA
2 9 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.54%) CISSP
4 6 (7.32%) CCNP
4 6 (7.32%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.66%) MCITP
6 2 (2.44%) MCTS
7 1 (1.22%) CISM
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.98%) vSphere
3 6 (7.32%) XenApp
4 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (3.66%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.22%) XenServer
6 1 (1.22%) Xen
6 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
1 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.22%) Legato
2 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (26.83%) VMware
2 13 (15.85%) HP
2 13 (15.85%) Citrix
3 8 (9.76%) Cisco
4 6 (7.32%) Oracle
4 6 (7.32%) ArcSight
5 5 (6.10%) IBM
5 5 (6.10%) Dell
6 4 (4.88%) NetApp
6 4 (4.88%) Fortinet
6 4 (4.88%) Kaspersky
6 4 (4.88%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (2.44%) Symantec
7 2 (2.44%) SAP
8 1 (1.22%) EMC
8 1 (1.22%) Juniper
8 1 (1.22%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.22%) Telerik
8 1 (1.22%) Google
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