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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 20 15 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Permanent jobs citing Windows 33 34 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 11.38% 13.08% 20.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.59% 65.38% 83.61%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 32
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £22,200 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
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
74 52 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 25.52% 20.00% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 56 27 40
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 4 September 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
3 18 (38.30%) SQL
4 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
5 12 (25.53%) ITIL
5 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
6 11 (23.40%) VMware
6 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (19.15%) Degree
7 9 (19.15%) Web Services
7 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
7 9 (19.15%) Citrix
8 8 (17.02%) DNS
8 8 (17.02%) Linux
9 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.89%) XML
9 7 (14.89%) VB.NET
9 7 (14.89%) .NET
9 7 (14.89%) MS Office
9 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
9 7 (14.89%) C#
9 7 (14.89%) C++
9 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (12.77%) DHCP
10 6 (12.77%) Cisco
10 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (12.77%) HTML
10 6 (12.77%) IIS
10 6 (12.77%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Route 53
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (2.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) DNS
2 6 (12.77%) DHCP
3 5 (10.64%) Firewall
4 3 (6.38%) Network Security
4 3 (6.38%) VPN
5 2 (4.26%) Skype
5 2 (4.26%) QSIG
5 2 (4.26%) H.323
5 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.26%) LAN
5 2 (4.26%) VoIP
5 2 (4.26%) WAN
5 2 (4.26%) SMTP
6 1 (2.13%) ADSL
6 1 (2.13%) Broadband
6 1 (2.13%) VLAN
6 1 (2.13%) SSL
6 1 (2.13%) SAN
6 1 (2.13%) Intranet
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.38%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (14.89%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) DBA
5 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Administrator
6 4 (8.51%) Software Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Developer
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 7 (14.89%) XML
2 7 (14.89%) .NET
3 6 (12.77%) CSS
3 6 (12.77%) Ajax
3 6 (12.77%) WCF
3 6 (12.77%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.13%) BBC
3 1 (2.13%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.13%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (17.02%) Linux
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.26%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.13%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Migration
3 6 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.64%) Open Source
5 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.26%) Change Control
7 1 (2.13%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.13%) Linux Kernel Development
7 1 (2.13%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.13%) Server Building
7 1 (2.13%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) C#
2 7 (14.89%) C++
2 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.89%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) ANSI C
3 1 (2.13%) PHP
3 1 (2.13%) Delphi
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VB
3 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Degree
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.38%) MCDST
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) vSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) vCloud
5 1 (2.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) VMware
3 9 (19.15%) Citrix
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco
5 4 (8.51%) AppSense
6 3 (6.38%) Google
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.13%) Facebook
8 1 (2.13%) Avaya
8 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.13%) Apple
8 1 (2.13%) Sage
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.13%) Sophos
8 1 (2.13%) BT
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