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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 16 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +16
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18 26 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 10.59% 12.21% 7.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.90% 72.22% 37.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 23
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £30,000 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
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
41 36 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 24.12% 16.90% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 37 32 50
Average salary £47,500 £39,900 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £31,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,500 £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 6 March 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 23 (56.10%) VMware
3 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
4 16 (39.02%) Finance
5 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (31.71%) SAN
6 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
8 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (26.83%) MCITP
8 11 (26.83%) Citrix
8 11 (26.83%) MCSE
9 10 (24.39%) VMware ESX
10 9 (21.95%) Clustering
10 9 (21.95%) Problem Management
10 9 (21.95%) ITIL
10 9 (21.95%) MS Office
11 8 (19.51%) SQL
11 8 (19.51%) VBScript
11 8 (19.51%) VB
11 8 (19.51%) LAN
11 8 (19.51%) WAN
11 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
11 8 (19.51%) EMC
11 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
11 8 (19.51%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (17.07%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
2 9 (21.95%) MS Office
3 7 (17.07%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) SAN
2 8 (19.51%) LAN
2 8 (19.51%) WAN
2 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.20%) DNS
3 5 (12.20%) DHCP
4 3 (7.32%) VoIP
5 2 (4.88%) FTP
5 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 1 (2.44%) MPLS
6 1 (2.44%) Firewall
6 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Help Desk Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Server Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Server Support
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.88%) Delivery Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
4 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
1 9 (21.95%) Problem Management
2 8 (19.51%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (12.20%) Project Management
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.76%) Data Management
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.44%) Operations Management
6 1 (2.44%) Time Management
6 1 (2.44%) Change Control
6 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
1 8 (19.51%) VBScript
1 8 (19.51%) VB
1 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (26.83%) MCSE
2 11 (26.83%) MCITP
3 3 (7.32%) CCNA
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.88%) MCT
5 1 (2.44%) CCNP
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.44%) VCP4
System Software
1 24 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (24.39%) VMware ESX
3 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) VMware
2 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.83%) Citrix
4 8 (19.51%) EMC
5 5 (12.20%) Oracle
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco
6 2 (4.88%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) Apple
7 1 (2.44%) Remedy
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