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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 20 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 28 43 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 10.98% 18.53% 17.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.12% 82.69% 92.86%
Number of salaries quoted 17 30 34
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +53.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £26,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £36,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
43 52 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.86% 22.41% 18.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 36
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +53.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £27,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 19 September 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 28 (38.89%) SAN
2 26 (36.11%) Active Directory
3 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 21 (29.17%) Citrix
5 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 19 (26.39%) VMware
6 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (25.00%) Finance
8 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 16 (22.22%) Degree
9 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (19.44%) Apple
10 14 (19.44%) VoIP
10 14 (19.44%) HP
10 14 (19.44%) Marketing
10 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
11 13 (18.06%) User Experience
12 12 (16.67%) UNIX
13 11 (15.28%) Terminal Services
14 10 (13.89%) Thin Client
14 10 (13.89%) Firewall
14 10 (13.89%) DNS
14 10 (13.89%) Fat Client
15 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (12.50%) vSphere
15 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (12.50%) VPN
15 9 (12.50%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.72%) IIS
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.17%) Site Server
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) Lync
6 1 (1.39%) Apache
6 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (38.89%) SAN
2 14 (19.44%) VoIP
3 10 (13.89%) DNS
3 10 (13.89%) Firewall
4 9 (12.50%) VPN
5 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.33%) DHCP
7 5 (6.94%) ADSL
7 5 (6.94%) MPLS
7 5 (6.94%) Network Security
8 4 (5.56%) LAN
8 4 (5.56%) WAN
9 3 (4.17%) OSPF
9 3 (4.17%) EIGRP
9 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.17%) Internet
10 2 (2.78%) Wireless
11 1 (1.39%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.39%) CTI
11 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.17%) DB2
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) NUnit
1 5 (6.94%) MSTest
1 5 (6.94%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (6.94%) Moq
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (1.39%) Hudson
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 14 (19.44%) Marketing
3 8 (11.11%) Banking
4 5 (6.94%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.17%) Retail
6 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) Developer
2 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Technician
3 8 (11.11%) Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Incident Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Tivoli Specialist
6 4 (5.56%) IT Support
6 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.17%) Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Head of Infrastructure
7 3 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Head of IT
7 3 (4.17%) Help Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (6.94%) WinForms
2 5 (6.94%) WPF
2 5 (6.94%) Silverlight
2 5 (6.94%) Spring.NET
2 5 (6.94%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (6.94%) Ninject
2 5 (6.94%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.17%) Web Services
5 2 (2.78%) XML
5 2 (2.78%) XSL
5 2 (2.78%) Ajax
6 1 (1.39%) CSS
6 1 (1.39%) Middleware
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.39%) LINQ
6 1 (1.39%) jQuery
6 1 (1.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) User Experience
2 10 (13.89%) Thin Client
2 10 (13.89%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.94%) Clustering
3 5 (6.94%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.17%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.39%) Firmware
7 1 (1.39%) Statistics
7 1 (1.39%) CMDB
7 1 (1.39%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
5 12 (16.67%) UNIX
6 6 (8.33%) AIX
6 6 (8.33%) Linux
7 3 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.39%) Android
8 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.72%) ITIL
1 7 (9.72%) Migration
1 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (8.33%) Change Management
2 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (6.94%) Scrum
3 5 (6.94%) TDD
3 5 (6.94%) Information Security
3 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (6.94%) Kanban
3 5 (6.94%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (6.94%) MVVM
3 5 (6.94%) Cyber Security
3 5 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.56%) Digital Forensics
4 4 (5.56%) High Availability
4 4 (5.56%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) C#
3 4 (5.56%) VB
3 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.17%) PHP
4 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.78%) VBA
5 2 (2.78%) VB6
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
6 1 (1.39%) Python
6 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.39%) Delphi
6 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.94%) MCITP
4 4 (5.56%) MCTS
5 3 (4.17%) CCNA
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.78%) PMP
6 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 26 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.28%) Terminal Services
3 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.50%) vSphere
4 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.33%) XenApp
5 4 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (5.56%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (4.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.39%) RHEV
7 1 (1.39%) Xen
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.17%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.39%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) Netcool
4 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.39%) Legato
Vendors
1 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.17%) Citrix
3 19 (26.39%) VMware
4 14 (19.44%) HP
4 14 (19.44%) Apple
5 7 (9.72%) Cisco
6 6 (8.33%) Dell
7 4 (5.56%) IBM
7 4 (5.56%) Oracle
7 4 (5.56%) Sybase
8 3 (4.17%) SAP
9 2 (2.78%) Symantec
9 2 (2.78%) EMC
10 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.39%) Telerik
10 1 (1.39%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.39%) Tableau
10 1 (1.39%) Juniper
10 1 (1.39%) NetApp
10 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
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