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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 66 34 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 23.40% 12.69% 14.74%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 34.34% 34.91%
Number of salaries quoted 22 29 26
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £25,900 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £63,000 £57,500
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
132 99 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 46.81% 36.94% 42.23%
Number of salaries quoted 80 68 77
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £68,500 £58,500
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 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (63.92%) SQL
2 56 (57.73%) MS Office
3 43 (44.33%) Finance
4 41 (42.27%) MS Excel
5 35 (36.08%) Degree
6 34 (35.05%) Analytics
7 33 (34.02%) Benchmarking
8 32 (32.99%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (31.96%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (30.93%) Marketing
11 28 (28.87%) SAS
12 26 (26.80%) Data Mining
12 26 (26.80%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (26.80%) Statistical Analysis
12 26 (26.80%) Business Development
12 26 (26.80%) Credit Risk
12 26 (26.80%) Spreadsheet
12 26 (26.80%) Predictive Modelling
12 26 (26.80%) Business Analytics
13 24 (24.74%) MS PowerPoint
13 24 (24.74%) Windows
14 23 (23.71%) HTML
15 22 (22.68%) JavaScript
16 20 (20.62%) E-Commerce
16 20 (20.62%) Active Directory
17 16 (16.49%) CSS
18 15 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
19 12 (12.37%) C#
19 12 (12.37%) .NET
19 12 (12.37%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 28 (28.87%) SAS
2 11 (11.34%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.25%) IIS
4 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.06%) Lync
Applications
1 56 (57.73%) MS Office
2 41 (42.27%) MS Excel
3 26 (26.80%) Spreadsheet
4 24 (24.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (6.19%) MS Project
5 6 (6.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.25%) Google Analytics
3 5 (5.15%) Office 365
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.06%) GitHub
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.03%) IaaS
5 1 (1.03%) Route 53
5 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) DNS
2 10 (10.31%) Firewall
3 9 (9.28%) DHCP
4 8 (8.25%) HTTP
5 6 (6.19%) VPN
6 5 (5.15%) LAN
6 5 (5.15%) WAN
7 4 (4.12%) Network Security
8 3 (3.09%) Skype
8 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.09%) MPLS
9 2 (2.06%) SMTP
9 2 (2.06%) VoIP
9 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.03%) VLAN
10 1 (1.03%) SSL
10 1 (1.03%) ADSL
10 1 (1.03%) Broadband
10 1 (1.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.80%) Data Mining
1 26 (26.80%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (12.37%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.28%) MySQL
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.03%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Subversion
2 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.06%) Ant
3 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.06%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.06%) Maven
3 2 (2.06%) Calabash
3 2 (2.06%) Gradle
3 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 43 (44.33%) Finance
2 30 (30.93%) Marketing
3 10 (10.31%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) Dutch Language
4 2 (2.06%) French Language
4 2 (2.06%) German Language
4 2 (2.06%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.06%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (43.30%) Analyst
2 18 (18.56%) Developer
3 14 (14.43%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (7.22%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (7.22%) Web Analyst
4 7 (7.22%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.19%) DBA
6 5 (5.15%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.12%) Administrator
7 4 (4.12%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Graduate
7 4 (4.12%) QA Engineer
8 3 (3.09%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.09%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (3.09%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.09%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.71%) HTML
2 16 (16.49%) CSS
3 12 (12.37%) .NET
4 9 (9.28%) Web Services
5 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.25%) XHTML
6 4 (4.12%) Entity Framework
6 4 (4.12%) jQuery
6 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.12%) SignalR
6 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.06%) SOAP
7 2 (2.06%) HTML5
7 2 (2.06%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.06%) RESTful
7 2 (2.06%) NHibernate
7 2 (2.06%) WCF
7 2 (2.06%) Spring
7 2 (2.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (31.96%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (26.80%) Credit Risk
3 8 (8.25%) User Experience
3 8 (8.25%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.22%) Smartphone
5 6 (6.19%) Clustering
6 2 (2.06%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.03%) Economics
7 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.03%) Physics
7 1 (1.03%) Psychology
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.03%) Statistics
7 1 (1.03%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.03%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.74%) Windows
2 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (9.28%) UNIX
4 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.09%) Linux
7 2 (2.06%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.03%) Android
8 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.05%) Analytics
2 33 (34.02%) Benchmarking
3 32 (32.99%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (26.80%) Statistical Analysis
4 26 (26.80%) Business Development
4 26 (26.80%) Predictive Modelling
4 26 (26.80%) Business Analytics
5 20 (20.62%) E-Commerce
6 15 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (11.34%) Test Scripting
8 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (9.28%) SEO
10 8 (8.25%) ITIL
10 8 (8.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (7.22%) Web Analytics
11 7 (7.22%) Content Management
11 7 (7.22%) Service Delivery
11 7 (7.22%) Change Management
11 7 (7.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (63.92%) SQL
2 22 (22.68%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.37%) C#
4 7 (7.22%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.19%) PHP
6 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.06%) C++
6 2 (2.06%) Java
6 2 (2.06%) Python
7 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (36.08%) Degree
2 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.09%) MCDST
4 2 (2.06%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.06%) PMP
4 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.06%) CCNP
4 2 (2.06%) CCNA
4 2 (2.06%) CISSP
4 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (20.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) XenApp
3 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) vSphere
4 1 (1.03%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) SCCM
2 1 (1.03%) WSUS
2 1 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) Google
2 9 (9.28%) VMware
2 9 (9.28%) Citrix
3 6 (6.19%) Adobe
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle
5 4 (4.12%) Cisco
6 3 (3.09%) IBM
7 2 (2.06%) AppSense
7 2 (2.06%) SAP
7 2 (2.06%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.03%) BT
8 1 (1.03%) Apple
8 1 (1.03%) Sage
8 1 (1.03%) Avaya
8 1 (1.03%) McAfee
8 1 (1.03%) Sophos
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