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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 23 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 23 42 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 9.83% 16.41% 18.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.92% 64.62% 77.78%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 27
Average salary £27,000 £33,852 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.24% -3.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £20,500 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,150 £57,500 £39,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
48 65 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 20.51% 25.39% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31 38 33
Average salary £26,041 £33,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.08% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £60,000
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 29 July 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
1 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 11 (34.38%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) ITIL
4 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) Degree
5 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (21.88%) MS Office
6 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
6 7 (21.88%) DHCP
6 7 (21.88%) DNS
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco
7 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 6 (18.75%) IIS
7 6 (18.75%) Citrix
7 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (18.75%) Migration
7 6 (18.75%) Clustering
8 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (15.63%) Open Source
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 4 (12.50%) Finance
10 3 (9.38%) AppSense
10 3 (9.38%) Google
10 3 (9.38%) MCDST
10 3 (9.38%) Incident Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) DNS
1 7 (21.88%) DHCP
2 3 (9.38%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) FTP
3 2 (6.25%) QSIG
3 2 (6.25%) H.323
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) ADSL
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) SSL
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Intranet
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) DBA
3 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) Administrator
4 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) IT Support
6 1 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
1 2 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) Ajax
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Online Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.13%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Kernel Development
6 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.13%) Server Building
6 1 (3.13%) Android Development
6 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.13%) Line Management
6 1 (3.13%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.13%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C++
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.13%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.38%) MCDST
4 2 (6.25%) CCNA
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) AppSense
4 3 (9.38%) Google
5 2 (6.25%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) Apple
6 1 (3.13%) Remedy
6 1 (3.13%) McAfee
6 1 (3.13%) Sophos
6 1 (3.13%) BT
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