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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 25 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 6.60% 13.09% 15.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 49.02% 77.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 25 33
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £24,500 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,000 £53,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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
14 51 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 13.21% 26.70% 19.56%
Number of salaries quoted 12 50 41
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +36.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £55,000 £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 13 February 2016.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) C#
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) .NET
4 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
4 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.24%) MVC
6 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
6 5 (17.24%) OO
6 5 (17.24%) C++
7 4 (13.79%) HTML
7 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
7 4 (13.79%) CSS
7 4 (13.79%) Web Services
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (13.79%) SAN
7 4 (13.79%) SLA
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco
7 4 (13.79%) Firewall
7 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
7 4 (13.79%) SCCM
7 4 (13.79%) vSphere

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon S3
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (3.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Route 53
3 1 (3.45%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Firewall
1 4 (13.79%) SAN
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) Broadband
3 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.90%) Network Security
3 2 (6.90%) Skype
3 2 (6.90%) SMTP
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.45%) VLAN
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Law
1 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.45%) French Language
2 1 (3.45%) German Language
2 1 (3.45%) Italian Language
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Russian Language
2 1 (3.45%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) Delphi Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
2 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (10.34%) WCF
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.90%) Ajax
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (6.90%) CSS3
4 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.90%) HTML5
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) MFC
4 2 (6.90%) WPF
4 2 (6.90%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) RESTful
5 1 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) VHDL
3 1 (3.45%) BBC
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) MVC
2 5 (17.24%) OO
3 3 (10.34%) Change Control
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) TDD
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.90%) High Availability
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Memory Management
4 2 (6.90%) RAD
4 2 (6.90%) Web Development
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) OOD
5 1 (3.45%) Open Source
5 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C#
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) C++
3 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
4 3 (10.34%) Delphi
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCDST
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.45%) ISO22301
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) vSphere
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) AppSense
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) Facebook
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Twitter
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