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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 7 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Permanent jobs citing Windows 24 45 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 9.45% 19.57% 11.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 86.54% 76.92%
Number of salaries quoted 19 30 27
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +38.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £26,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,600 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
36 52 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 14.17% 22.61% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 28 35 32
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +45.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £35,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 21 October 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (44.44%) SAN
2 27 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
4 19 (30.16%) Citrix
5 17 (26.98%) VMware
6 16 (25.40%) VoIP
7 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (22.22%) Marketing
8 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (22.22%) Apple
8 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
9 13 (20.63%) User Experience
9 13 (20.63%) Degree
10 12 (19.05%) Finance
11 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (17.46%) Terminal Services
11 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (15.87%) Fat Client
12 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
12 10 (15.87%) vSphere
12 10 (15.87%) Thin Client
12 10 (15.87%) HP
13 9 (14.29%) DNS
13 9 (14.29%) SQL
13 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (12.70%) .NET
15 7 (11.11%) Firewall
15 7 (11.11%) VPN
16 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.17%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.94%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (44.44%) SAN
2 16 (25.40%) VoIP
3 9 (14.29%) DNS
4 7 (11.11%) Firewall
4 7 (11.11%) VPN
5 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.94%) MPLS
6 5 (7.94%) DHCP
6 5 (7.94%) ADSL
7 4 (6.35%) LAN
7 4 (6.35%) WAN
8 3 (4.76%) OSPF
8 3 (4.76%) EIGRP
8 3 (4.76%) Internet
8 3 (4.76%) Network Security
9 2 (3.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) DB2
3 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) NUnit
1 5 (7.94%) MSTest
1 5 (7.94%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (7.94%) Moq
2 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (22.22%) Marketing
2 12 (19.05%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Financial Institution
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure Technician
3 8 (12.70%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Technician
6 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Head of Infrastructure
6 3 (4.76%) Head of Operations
6 3 (4.76%) Incident Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Head of IT
7 2 (3.17%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) IT Support
7 2 (3.17%) IT Technician
7 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) WinForms
2 5 (7.94%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (7.94%) Ninject
2 5 (7.94%) Unity DI Container
2 5 (7.94%) Spring.NET
2 5 (7.94%) WPF
2 5 (7.94%) Silverlight
3 4 (6.35%) Web Services
4 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.17%) Ajax
5 2 (3.17%) XML
5 2 (3.17%) XSL
6 1 (1.59%) CSS
6 1 (1.59%) HTML
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.59%) jQuery
6 1 (1.59%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) User Experience
2 10 (15.87%) Fat Client
2 10 (15.87%) Thin Client
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
3 5 (7.94%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.17%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.59%) iSeries
7 1 (1.59%) CMDB
7 1 (1.59%) Statistics
7 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.52%) UNIX
6 3 (4.76%) AIX
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.17%) Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (7.94%) TDD
2 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (7.94%) Scrum
2 5 (7.94%) ITIL
2 5 (7.94%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (7.94%) MVVM
2 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (7.94%) Kanban
3 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (6.35%) High Availability
3 4 (6.35%) Change Management
3 4 (6.35%) Migration
4 3 (4.76%) Information Security
4 3 (4.76%) Data Management
4 3 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.76%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) C#
3 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.76%) VB
3 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.17%) VBA
4 2 (3.17%) PHP
4 2 (3.17%) VB6
5 1 (1.59%) VBScript
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Degree
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.94%) MCITP
4 4 (6.35%) MCTS
5 1 (1.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) Terminal Services
2 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.87%) vSphere
4 5 (7.94%) XenApp
5 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCVMM
2 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) Legato
3 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.59%) Netcool
3 1 (1.59%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.59%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 19 (30.16%) Citrix
3 17 (26.98%) VMware
4 14 (22.22%) Apple
5 10 (15.87%) HP
6 5 (7.94%) Dell
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco
8 3 (4.76%) SAP
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle
8 3 (4.76%) IBM
9 2 (3.17%) Sybase
9 2 (3.17%) Symantec
10 1 (1.59%) Telerik
10 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.59%) EMC
10 1 (1.59%) Tableau
10 1 (1.59%) ProCurve
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