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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 13 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Permanent jobs citing Windows 27 35 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 13.71% 15.70% 9.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.94% 76.09% 61.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 34 30
Average salary £50,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,600 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,050 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
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
53 46 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 26.90% 20.63% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 51 43 46
Average salary £50,000 £39,900 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.31% +24.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 January 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (48.98%) Active Directory
2 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (42.86%) VMware
3 16 (32.65%) MS Excel
4 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (30.61%) SAN
4 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (28.57%) Finance
5 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (26.53%) MCITP
6 13 (26.53%) Citrix
7 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (22.45%) MCSE
8 11 (22.45%) MS Office
8 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
9 10 (20.41%) Problem Management
9 10 (20.41%) Clustering
9 10 (20.41%) VMware ESX
10 9 (18.37%) ITIL
10 9 (18.37%) SQL
10 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.33%) VBScript
11 8 (16.33%) VB
11 8 (16.33%) EMC
11 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
11 8 (16.33%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (12.24%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (32.65%) MS Excel
2 11 (22.45%) MS Office
3 7 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) SAN
2 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.24%) LAN
3 6 (12.24%) WAN
4 5 (10.20%) DNS
4 5 (10.20%) MPLS
5 4 (8.16%) DHCP
5 4 (8.16%) VoIP
6 3 (6.12%) Firewall
7 2 (4.08%) Wireless
7 2 (4.08%) OSPF
7 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
7 2 (4.08%) VPN
8 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) NUnit
1 3 (6.12%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (6.12%) Moq
1 3 (6.12%) MSTest
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Legal
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Help Desk Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Server Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Server Support
5 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Head of IT
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Head of Operations
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
1 5 (10.20%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) WinForms
2 3 (6.12%) WPF
2 3 (6.12%) Silverlight
2 3 (6.12%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (6.12%) Ninject
2 3 (6.12%) Spring.NET
2 3 (6.12%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 2 (4.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Statistics
3 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.08%) Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.04%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Problem Management
2 9 (18.37%) ITIL
3 8 (16.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.20%) Project Management
6 4 (8.16%) Data Management
6 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.12%) TDD
7 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.12%) Scrum
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.12%) Kanban
7 3 (6.12%) Operations Management
7 3 (6.12%) MVVM
7 3 (6.12%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.08%) High Availability
8 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) VBScript
2 8 (16.33%) VB
2 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.20%) C#
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (26.53%) MCITP
3 11 (22.45%) MCSE
4 2 (4.08%) MCTS
4 2 (4.08%) MCT
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) CCNP
5 1 (2.04%) CCNA
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (48.98%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.41%) VMware ESX
3 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.12%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
5 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Netcool
1 1 (2.04%) SCOM
1 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 21 (42.86%) VMware
2 13 (26.53%) Citrix
3 8 (16.33%) EMC
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco
5 2 (4.08%) Apple
5 2 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Dell
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Computer Futures
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Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
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