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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29 35 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 11.84% 14.96% 17.86%
As % of the Vendors category 29.00% 36.84% 47.37%
Number of salaries quoted 22 19 38
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,800 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,000 £42,500
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
100 95 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 40.82% 40.60% 37.70%
Number of salaries quoted 78 75 78
Average salary £49,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.29% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,950 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 36 (46.75%) MS Excel
2 27 (35.06%) SQL
3 23 (29.87%) Windows
4 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 21 (27.27%) VMware
5 20 (25.97%) .NET
6 19 (24.68%) C#
7 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (19.48%) JavaScript
9 14 (18.18%) MS Office
9 14 (18.18%) CSS
10 13 (16.88%) Finance
11 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (15.58%) Degree
12 11 (14.29%) SAN
12 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
12 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (12.99%) Thin Client
13 10 (12.99%) CISSP
13 10 (12.99%) Fat Client
13 10 (12.99%) jQuery
14 9 (11.69%) Information Security
14 9 (11.69%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (11.69%) CCNP
14 9 (11.69%) CCNA
14 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
14 9 (11.69%) HP
14 9 (11.69%) Citrix
14 9 (11.69%) A+ Certification
14 9 (11.69%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.39%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.30%) IIS
5 1 (1.30%) Apache
5 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (46.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (18.18%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project
4 1 (1.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) SAN
2 8 (10.39%) Firewall
3 6 (7.79%) VPN
4 5 (6.49%) DNS
4 5 (6.49%) MPLS
4 5 (6.49%) ADSL
5 3 (3.90%) DHCP
5 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.90%) Internet
6 2 (2.60%) OSPF
6 2 (2.60%) BGP
6 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.60%) RIP
6 2 (2.60%) LAN
6 2 (2.60%) VoIP
6 2 (2.60%) WAN
6 2 (2.60%) VLAN
6 2 (2.60%) VPLS
6 2 (2.60%) Network Security
7 1 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) MySQL
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.60%) OLTP
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.30%) VLDB
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.30%) JMeter
3 1 (1.30%) JIRA
3 1 (1.30%) Selenium
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.60%) Advertising
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Developer
2 11 (14.29%) Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Senior Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Programmer
5 6 (7.79%) Senior Programmer
6 5 (6.49%) Head of Operations
6 5 (6.49%) Head of IT
6 5 (6.49%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Server Support
8 3 (3.90%) DBA
8 3 (3.90%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Information Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.97%) .NET
2 14 (18.18%) CSS
3 10 (12.99%) jQuery
4 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
4 9 (11.69%) HTML
5 5 (6.49%) WCF
5 5 (6.49%) HTML5
6 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (5.19%) REST
6 4 (5.19%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.90%) Java EE
7 3 (3.90%) WPF
7 3 (3.90%) Web Services
7 3 (3.90%) XML
7 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.90%) JavaFX
8 2 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Thin Client
1 10 (12.99%) Fat Client
2 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.19%) Tandem
5 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.90%) CMDB
5 3 (3.90%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.90%) Clustering
6 2 (2.60%) Statistics
6 2 (2.60%) Open Source
6 2 (2.60%) Replication
7 1 (1.30%) Economics
7 1 (1.30%) GIS
7 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.30%) EPoS
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.30%) Physics
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Windows
2 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (11.69%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.39%) UNIX
6 5 (6.49%) AIX
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.30%) Linux
8 1 (1.30%) Android
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) Change Management
1 9 (11.69%) Information Security
2 8 (10.39%) MVC
2 8 (10.39%) SIEM
3 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 7 (9.09%) ITIL
3 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.49%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.49%) Web Development
4 5 (6.49%) Project Management
4 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.49%) Cyber Security
5 4 (5.19%) ETL
5 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
5 4 (5.19%) Migration
6 3 (3.90%) Operations Management
6 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) SQL
2 19 (24.68%) C#
3 15 (19.48%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.79%) Java
5 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.60%) VBScript
6 2 (2.60%) VB
6 2 (2.60%) VBA
7 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Degree
2 10 (12.99%) CISSP
3 9 (11.69%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (11.69%) CCNP
3 9 (11.69%) CCNA
3 9 (11.69%) A+ Certification
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.90%) MCITP
6 2 (2.60%) MCTS
7 1 (1.30%) MCSE
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.69%) vSphere
2 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.49%) XenApp
4 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.60%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.30%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.30%) Legato
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) VMware
2 9 (11.69%) HP
2 9 (11.69%) Citrix
3 8 (10.39%) ArcSight
4 6 (7.79%) Oracle
5 5 (6.49%) IBM
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
6 4 (5.19%) Dell
6 4 (5.19%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.19%) Kaspersky
6 4 (5.19%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (2.60%) Symantec
7 2 (2.60%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) EMC
8 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.30%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.30%) Telerik
8 1 (1.30%) Lagan
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