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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 24 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9 23 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.06% 8.95% 6.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.13% 67.65% 30.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 21
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £27,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
23 34 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 12.92% 13.23% 21.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 46
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £42,500 £43,200
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 28 April 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 20 (54.05%) VMware
3 16 (43.24%) Finance
3 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
4 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
7 11 (29.73%) MCITP
7 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (29.73%) MCSE
8 10 (27.03%) ITIL
8 10 (27.03%) VMware ESX
9 9 (24.32%) SAN
9 9 (24.32%) MS Office
9 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
9 9 (24.32%) Clustering
10 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
10 8 (21.62%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (21.62%) VBScript
10 8 (21.62%) VB
10 8 (21.62%) EMC
11 7 (18.92%) Citrix
11 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
12 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
12 6 (16.22%) SQL
13 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
13 5 (13.51%) LAN
13 5 (13.51%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
2 9 (24.32%) MS Office
3 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) SAN
2 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.51%) LAN
3 5 (13.51%) WAN
4 4 (10.81%) DHCP
4 4 (10.81%) DNS
5 3 (8.11%) Firewall
6 2 (5.41%) VPN
6 2 (5.41%) FTP
7 1 (2.70%) SSL
7 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.70%) ADSL
7 1 (2.70%) Intranet
7 1 (2.70%) QSIG
7 1 (2.70%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Crystal Reports
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Legal
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Server Support
7 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.41%) Trainer
7 2 (5.41%) Delivery Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
3 8 (21.62%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (10.81%) Software Delivery
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) Data Management
6 1 (2.70%) Change Control
6 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) VBScript
1 8 (21.62%) VB
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (29.73%) MCSE
2 11 (29.73%) MCITP
3 3 (8.11%) CCNA
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) MCT
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.03%) VMware ESX
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) vSphere
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) VMware
3 8 (21.62%) EMC
4 7 (18.92%) Citrix
5 5 (13.51%) Cisco
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 2 (5.41%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Google
8 1 (2.70%) Avaya
8 1 (2.70%) Remedy
8 1 (2.70%) BT
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