The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 14 34 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 7.87% 12.19% 10.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 70.83% 46.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 22
Average salary £26,041 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.08% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,300 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £28,333 £55,500 £38,900
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Windows
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 48 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 15.73% 17.20% 22.85%
Number of salaries quoted 17 29 36
Average salary £26,041 £33,852 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -3.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £21,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Chester region.

Windows Salary Trend in Chester

Windows
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
3 14 (38.89%) VMware
3 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (33.33%) Finance
5 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (30.56%) Clustering
7 10 (27.78%) SQL
8 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 8 (22.22%) ITIL
9 8 (22.22%) DNS
9 8 (22.22%) DHCP
10 7 (19.44%) MCSE
10 7 (19.44%) IIS
10 7 (19.44%) MCITP
11 6 (16.67%) VMware ESX
11 6 (16.67%) MS Office
11 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (13.89%) Citrix
12 5 (13.89%) SAN
12 5 (13.89%) Oracle
12 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
12 5 (13.89%) Cisco
12 5 (13.89%) Migration
12 5 (13.89%) Degree
12 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
12 5 (13.89%) Open Source

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Windows 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 Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (19.44%) IIS
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.67%) MS Office
3 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) DNS
1 8 (22.22%) DHCP
2 5 (13.89%) SAN
3 4 (11.11%) LAN
3 4 (11.11%) WAN
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall
4 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.56%) FTP
5 2 (5.56%) QSIG
5 2 (5.56%) H.323
6 1 (2.78%) Intranet
6 1 (2.78%) Internet
6 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) ADSL
6 1 (2.78%) SSL
6 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) DBA
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) IT Support
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Software Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Software Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Software Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Software Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.78%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.89%) Open Source
4 4 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Data Management
6 1 (2.78%) Document Management
6 1 (2.78%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Change Control
6 1 (2.78%) Server Building
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.11%) VBScript
2 4 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (19.44%) MCSE
2 7 (19.44%) MCITP
3 5 (13.89%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.33%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) MCT
6 1 (2.78%) MCSA
6 1 (2.78%) CCNP
6 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) Firmware
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco
4 4 (11.11%) EMC
5 3 (8.33%) Google
6 2 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Avaya
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (2.78%) BT
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