The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Chester region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 46 54 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.10% 13.11% 18.08%
As % of the Vendors category 42.20% 34.18% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 43 34 31
Average salary £45,000 £35,500 £28,450
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.76% +24.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
109 158 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 40.52% 38.35% 45.20%
Number of salaries quoted 90 101 69
Average salary £35,000 £39,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +31.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Cheshire

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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 44 (63.77%) .NET
2 38 (55.07%) C#
3 32 (46.38%) SharePoint
4 29 (42.03%) JavaScript
5 23 (33.33%) CSS
6 21 (30.43%) jQuery
7 18 (26.09%) MS Excel
8 15 (21.74%) Software Engineering
9 14 (20.29%) Windows
9 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
10 13 (18.84%) SQL
10 13 (18.84%) HTML
11 12 (17.39%) Java
12 11 (15.94%) Python
12 11 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (14.49%) Project Management
13 10 (14.49%) Finance
13 10 (14.49%) C
13 10 (14.49%) MS Office
14 9 (13.04%) Oracle
14 9 (13.04%) Web Services
14 9 (13.04%) Business Objects
14 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
14 9 (13.04%) HP
14 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (13.04%) Citrix
14 9 (13.04%) Degree
15 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
15 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (11.59%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (46.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.14%) SAS
3 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.70%) IIS
4 3 (4.35%) Apache
4 3 (4.35%) Site Server
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.90%) Lync
6 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
1 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) Route 53
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) Firewall
2 5 (7.25%) VPN
3 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.80%) LAN
3 4 (5.80%) WAN
4 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.35%) LDAP
4 3 (4.35%) Intranet
4 3 (4.35%) Internet
4 3 (4.35%) NAS
5 2 (2.90%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.45%) DNS
6 1 (1.45%) MPLS
6 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (8.70%) MySQL
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.90%) QlikView
6 1 (1.45%) Informix
6 1 (1.45%) DTS
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Retail
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (55.07%) Developer
2 21 (30.43%) Senior Developer
2 21 (30.43%) Programmer
3 20 (28.99%) Senior Programmer
4 11 (15.94%) Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) C# Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Graduate
7 7 (10.14%) Consultant
8 6 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (7.25%) Lead Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Lead C# Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
11 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (4.35%) Architect
11 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support
11 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (4.35%) IT Support
11 3 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
11 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (63.77%) .NET
2 23 (33.33%) CSS
3 21 (30.43%) jQuery
4 13 (18.84%) HTML
5 9 (13.04%) Web Services
6 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET
7 5 (7.25%) HTML5
8 4 (5.80%) WCF
8 4 (5.80%) J2EE
9 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (4.35%) LAMP
9 3 (4.35%) CSS3
10 2 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (2.90%) WinForms
10 2 (2.90%) AppFabric
10 2 (2.90%) JSON
10 2 (2.90%) Application Packaging
11 1 (1.45%) SOAP
11 1 (1.45%) Struts
11 1 (1.45%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Statistics
1 6 (8.70%) Mathematics
1 6 (8.70%) Physics
1 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.90%) FMCG
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.45%) Social Media
4 1 (1.45%) Handset
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.80%) Linux
5 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.90%) UNIX
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Software Engineering
2 11 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (14.49%) Project Management
4 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.59%) MVC
5 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 6 (8.70%) ITIL
6 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.35%) ERP
6 3 (4.35%) ETL
6 3 (4.35%) Web Development
6 3 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.90%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.90%) Web Design
7 2 (2.90%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (1.45%) B2C
8 1 (1.45%) SOA
8 1 (1.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.07%) C#
2 29 (42.03%) JavaScript
3 13 (18.84%) SQL
4 12 (17.39%) Java
5 11 (15.94%) Python
6 10 (14.49%) C
7 8 (11.59%) C++
8 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.45%) Perl
9 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.45%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) MCITP
2 4 (5.80%) MCTS
3 3 (4.35%) CCNA
3 3 (4.35%) RHCE
3 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) ISEB
5 1 (1.45%) NCIE
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Server
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.35%) Squid
4 2 (2.90%) XenApp
4 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.90%) Xen
4 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.45%) XenServer
5 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) Cobbler
3 2 (2.90%) SCCM
4 1 (1.45%) SCOM
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle
1 9 (13.04%) Business Objects
1 9 (13.04%) HP
1 9 (13.04%) Citrix
2 7 (10.14%) VMware
3 6 (8.70%) SAP
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco
5 3 (4.35%) Compaq
5 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.35%) Foundry
5 3 (4.35%) Brocade
5 3 (4.35%) Tableau
6 2 (2.90%) AppSense
6 2 (2.90%) Symantec
6 2 (2.90%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.45%) JBoss
7 1 (1.45%) Dell
7 1 (1.45%) EMC
7 1 (1.45%) IBM
7 1 (1.45%) Adobe