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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 13 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Permanent jobs citing Windows 31 36 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 14.22% 15.58% 10.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.78% 78.26% 78.00%
Number of salaries quoted 29 32 35
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% +21.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £30,000 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
51 46 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 23.39% 19.91% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 48 39 43
Average salary £50,000 £36,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,500 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £48,200
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 24 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
2 23 (38.98%) SAN
3 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
4 20 (33.90%) VMware
5 16 (27.12%) Citrix
6 15 (25.42%) MS Excel
6 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (22.03%) Finance
7 13 (22.03%) MCITP
7 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (18.64%) MS Office
8 11 (18.64%) VoIP
8 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
8 11 (18.64%) Clustering
9 10 (16.95%) Problem Management
9 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
10 9 (15.25%) SQL
10 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.25%) ITIL
10 9 (15.25%) MCSE
10 9 (15.25%) Apple
10 9 (15.25%) VMware ESX
10 9 (15.25%) Marketing
11 8 (13.56%) C#
11 8 (13.56%) .NET
11 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (13.56%) User Experience
12 7 (11.86%) VBScript

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (25.42%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.64%) MS Office
3 7 (11.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.98%) SAN
2 11 (18.64%) VoIP
2 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.86%) DNS
4 5 (8.47%) WAN
4 5 (8.47%) DHCP
4 5 (8.47%) LAN
4 5 (8.47%) MPLS
5 3 (5.08%) OSPF
5 3 (5.08%) EIGRP
5 3 (5.08%) Firewall
5 3 (5.08%) VPN
6 2 (3.39%) Wireless
7 1 (1.69%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) NUnit
1 5 (8.47%) MSTest
1 5 (8.47%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (8.47%) Moq
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Analyst
2 7 (11.86%) Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) .NET Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Technician
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Head of Operations
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Head of Infrastructure
6 3 (5.08%) Head of IT
6 3 (5.08%) Server Support
6 3 (5.08%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) WinForms
2 5 (8.47%) WPF
2 5 (8.47%) Silverlight
2 5 (8.47%) Spring.NET
2 5 (8.47%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (8.47%) Ninject
2 5 (8.47%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.69%) LINQ
4 1 (1.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Clustering
2 8 (13.56%) User Experience
3 5 (8.47%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
5 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.39%) Linux
6 1 (1.69%) AIX
6 1 (1.69%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Problem Management
2 9 (15.25%) ITIL
3 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.47%) Project Management
6 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.47%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) TDD
6 5 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.47%) Kanban
6 5 (8.47%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (8.47%) MVVM
7 4 (6.78%) High Availability
7 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.08%) Migration
8 3 (5.08%) Operations Management
8 3 (5.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) SQL
2 8 (13.56%) C#
3 7 (11.86%) VBScript
3 7 (11.86%) VB
3 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (22.03%) MCITP
3 9 (15.25%) MCSE
4 4 (6.78%) MCTS
5 1 (1.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) MCT
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.25%) VMware ESX
3 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.86%) Terminal Services
4 3 (5.08%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.69%) Netcool
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (33.90%) VMware
3 16 (27.12%) Citrix
4 9 (15.25%) Apple
5 7 (11.86%) EMC
6 5 (8.47%) Cisco
7 4 (6.78%) Oracle
8 3 (5.08%) SAP
8 3 (5.08%) HP
8 3 (5.08%) Dell
9 1 (1.69%) Telerik
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