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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 33 28 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 15.35% 12.17% 15.30%
As % of the Vendors category 37.93% 30.43% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 28 23 53
Average salary £40,500 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.95% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,400 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
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
87 92 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 40.47% 40.00% 26.23%
Number of salaries quoted 74 64 84
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,450 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £44,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 35 (59.32%) MS Excel
2 22 (37.29%) VMware
3 21 (35.59%) SQL
3 21 (35.59%) Windows
4 20 (33.90%) Finance
5 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (20.34%) MS Office
7 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
7 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (18.64%) SAN
9 10 (16.95%) Clustering
9 10 (16.95%) MCITP
9 10 (16.95%) Problem Management
10 9 (15.25%) A+ Certification
10 9 (15.25%) CISSP
10 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (15.25%) CCNP
10 9 (15.25%) CCNA
10 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
10 9 (15.25%) MySQL
10 9 (15.25%) Java
11 8 (13.56%) VB
11 8 (13.56%) MCSE
11 8 (13.56%) VMware ESX
11 8 (13.56%) Information Security
11 8 (13.56%) ArcSight
11 8 (13.56%) SIEM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 5 (8.47%) IIS
1 5 (8.47%) Apache
1 5 (8.47%) Tomcat
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (3.39%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (59.32%) MS Excel
2 12 (20.34%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) SAN
2 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.47%) HTTP
3 5 (8.47%) MPLS
4 2 (3.39%) OSPF
4 2 (3.39%) BGP
4 2 (3.39%) Firewall
4 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.39%) DNS
4 2 (3.39%) VLAN
4 2 (3.39%) VPLS
4 2 (3.39%) RIP
4 2 (3.39%) LAN
4 2 (3.39%) VoIP
4 2 (3.39%) WAN
4 2 (3.39%) DHCP
5 1 (1.69%) VPN
5 1 (1.69%) Network Security
5 1 (1.69%) ADSL
5 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.25%) MySQL
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.08%) VLDB
5 3 (5.08%) OLTP
5 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.08%) Big Data
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.69%) MS Access
7 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.47%) SoapUI
2 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.47%) JMeter
2 5 (8.47%) JIRA
2 5 (8.47%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Developer
2 7 (11.86%) Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Security Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Head of IT
4 5 (8.47%) Head of Operations
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (6.78%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.08%) DBA
6 3 (5.08%) Server Support
6 3 (5.08%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Information Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) CSS
2 6 (10.17%) REST
2 6 (10.17%) HTML
3 5 (8.47%) JSP
3 5 (8.47%) SOAP
3 5 (8.47%) J2EE
3 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.47%) XML
3 5 (8.47%) jQuery
4 3 (5.08%) HTML5
4 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.39%) WCF
5 2 (3.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (3.39%) CSS3
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.69%) JavaFX
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.69%) WPF
6 1 (1.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Clustering
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Tandem
3 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.08%) Replication
4 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.39%) CMDB
5 2 (3.39%) Open Source
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.69%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.69%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Problem Management
2 8 (13.56%) Information Security
2 8 (13.56%) SIEM
3 7 (11.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.17%) Change Management
5 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.47%) ITIL
5 5 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.47%) DevOps
5 5 (8.47%) Cyber Security
5 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.78%) Web Development
6 4 (6.78%) Project Management
6 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.78%) MVC
7 3 (5.08%) Migration
7 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.08%) ETL
7 3 (5.08%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) Java
3 8 (13.56%) VB
4 7 (11.86%) VBScript
4 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.17%) C#
6 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.95%) MCITP
3 9 (15.25%) A+ Certification
3 9 (15.25%) CCNP
3 9 (15.25%) CCNA
3 9 (15.25%) CISSP
3 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (13.56%) MCSE
5 4 (6.78%) Degree
6 2 (3.39%) MCTS
7 1 (1.69%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.56%) VMware ESX
3 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
3 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
4 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) VMware
2 8 (13.56%) ArcSight
3 7 (11.86%) EMC
4 6 (10.17%) Oracle
5 4 (6.78%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) Fortinet
5 4 (6.78%) Kaspersky
5 4 (6.78%) NetApp
5 4 (6.78%) Aerohive Networks
6 3 (5.08%) Vertica
7 2 (3.39%) Sitecore
7 2 (3.39%) Citrix
7 2 (3.39%) HP
7 2 (3.39%) Dell
7 2 (3.39%) SAP
8 1 (1.69%) Telerik
8 1 (1.69%) Lagan
8 1 (1.69%) Google
8 1 (1.69%) Tableau
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