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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 60 48 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 25.53% 18.53% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 57.69% 46.60% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19 44 24
Average salary £27,500 £36,750 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.17% +19.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,500 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
104 103 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 44.26% 39.77% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 52 74 71
Average salary £40,000 £34,426 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.19% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,041 £25,572 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,000 £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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 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 62 (62.63%) SQL
2 58 (58.59%) MS Office
3 50 (50.51%) MS Excel
4 48 (48.48%) Finance
5 33 (33.33%) Degree
6 32 (32.32%) Benchmarking
6 32 (32.32%) Analytics
7 29 (29.29%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (29.29%) Marketing
8 28 (28.28%) HTML
8 28 (28.28%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (27.27%) SAS
9 27 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
10 25 (25.25%) Statistical Analysis
10 25 (25.25%) Business Development
10 25 (25.25%) Credit Risk
10 25 (25.25%) Spreadsheet
10 25 (25.25%) Predictive Modelling
10 25 (25.25%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (25.25%) Data Mining
10 25 (25.25%) Business Analytics
11 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
12 22 (22.22%) Windows
13 21 (21.21%) CSS
14 19 (19.19%) .NET
15 17 (17.17%) C#
15 17 (17.17%) E-Commerce
15 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
16 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
16 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 27 (27.27%) SAS
2 9 (9.09%) IIS
3 7 (7.07%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 58 (58.59%) MS Office
2 50 (50.51%) MS Excel
3 27 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (25.25%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (7.07%) Photoshop
6 6 (6.06%) MS Project
7 4 (4.04%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (1.01%) Fireworks
8 1 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.07%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.02%) Office 365
3 2 (2.02%) GitHub
4 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) HTTP
2 8 (8.08%) DHCP
2 8 (8.08%) DNS
3 5 (5.05%) Firewall
4 4 (4.04%) LAN
4 4 (4.04%) WAN
5 2 (2.02%) FTP
5 2 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.02%) Network Security
6 1 (1.01%) Skype
6 1 (1.01%) SSL
6 1 (1.01%) Intranet
6 1 (1.01%) Internet
6 1 (1.01%) VPN
6 1 (1.01%) ADSL
6 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.25%) Data Warehouse
1 25 (25.25%) Data Mining
2 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.09%) MySQL
4 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.01%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.06%) Subversion
4 4 (4.04%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.03%) JMeter
6 2 (2.02%) Ant
6 2 (2.02%) JUnit
6 2 (2.02%) Maven
6 2 (2.02%) Selenium
6 2 (2.02%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.02%) Calabash
6 2 (2.02%) Gradle
7 1 (1.01%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 48 (48.48%) Finance
2 29 (29.29%) Marketing
3 10 (10.10%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) Multimedia
4 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.02%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.02%) French Language
5 2 (2.02%) German Language
5 2 (2.02%) Italian Language
5 2 (2.02%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.02%) Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (41.41%) Analyst
2 24 (24.24%) Developer
3 13 (13.13%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (7.07%) .NET Developer
4 7 (7.07%) Web Analyst
5 6 (6.06%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) DBA
6 5 (5.05%) Junior
6 5 (5.05%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.05%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Administrator
7 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Graduate
7 4 (4.04%) Development Specialist
7 4 (4.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Junior Developer
7 4 (4.04%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.28%) HTML
2 21 (21.21%) CSS
3 19 (19.19%) .NET
4 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET
5 10 (10.10%) .NET Framework
5 10 (10.10%) Entity Framework
6 9 (9.09%) jQuery
7 8 (8.08%) HTML5
7 8 (8.08%) Ajax
8 7 (7.07%) XHTML
8 7 (7.07%) Web Services
9 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.04%) SignalR
10 3 (3.03%) SOAP
11 2 (2.02%) WCF
11 2 (2.02%) Spring
11 2 (2.02%) NHibernate
11 2 (2.02%) XML
11 2 (2.02%) COM
11 2 (2.02%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (28.28%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (25.25%) Credit Risk
3 8 (8.08%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.08%) N-Tier
4 7 (7.07%) Smartphone
4 7 (7.07%) User Experience
5 6 (6.06%) Clustering
6 2 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.01%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.01%) Economics
7 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.01%) Statistics
7 1 (1.01%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.01%) Physics
7 1 (1.01%) Psychology
7 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (8.08%) UNIX
2 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.01%) Android
5 1 (1.01%) Linux
5 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) Benchmarking
1 32 (32.32%) Analytics
2 29 (29.29%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (25.25%) Statistical Analysis
3 25 (25.25%) Business Development
3 25 (25.25%) Business Analytics
3 25 (25.25%) Predictive Modelling
4 17 (17.17%) E-Commerce
5 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (14.14%) SEO
7 13 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 8 (8.08%) Market Research
9 8 (8.08%) Mobile Development
9 8 (8.08%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.07%) Web Analytics
11 6 (6.06%) Content Management
11 6 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (6.06%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (62.63%) SQL
2 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 17 (17.17%) C#
4 12 (12.12%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.06%) PHP
6 5 (5.05%) Java
7 4 (4.04%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.04%) Python
8 2 (2.02%) Ruby
8 2 (2.02%) Groovy
8 2 (2.02%) C++
9 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (33.33%) Degree
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.04%) CCNA
3 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.03%) MCDST
5 2 (2.02%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.02%) CCNP
5 2 (2.02%) CISSP
6 1 (1.01%) ISEB
6 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.03%) vSphere
4 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.01%) XenApp
5 1 (1.01%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Adobe
2 10 (10.10%) Google
3 9 (9.09%) VMware
4 8 (8.08%) Oracle
5 5 (5.05%) Avaya
6 4 (4.04%) Citrix
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco
7 2 (2.02%) AppSense
7 2 (2.02%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.02%) SAP
8 1 (1.01%) Apple
8 1 (1.01%) Sage
8 1 (1.01%) McAfee
8 1 (1.01%) Sophos
8 1 (1.01%) BT
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