The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 41 51 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 15.36% 20.00% 27.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.06% 80.95% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 26 30 48
Average salary £34,426 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.64% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £27,450 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 63 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 23.97% 24.71% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 38 35 51
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +47.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £25,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,500 £49,550
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
Cheshire

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 1 August 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Chester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 25 (36.76%) SAN
2 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
4 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (27.94%) VMware
5 19 (27.94%) Finance
6 17 (25.00%) Citrix
6 17 (25.00%) UNIX
6 17 (25.00%) Degree
7 16 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 15 (22.06%) HP
9 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (19.12%) Windows 7
10 13 (19.12%) Marketing
11 12 (17.65%) VoIP
11 12 (17.65%) Apple
11 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (14.71%) Thin Client
12 10 (14.71%) VPN
12 10 (14.71%) SQL
12 10 (14.71%) Banking
12 10 (14.71%) Fat Client
13 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (13.24%) vSphere
13 9 (13.24%) Linux
13 9 (13.24%) DNS
14 8 (11.76%) AIX
14 8 (11.76%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.29%) IIS
4 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.41%) Site Server
6 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.47%) Lync
7 1 (1.47%) Apache
7 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.47%) SAS
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Office
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) SAN
2 12 (17.65%) VoIP
3 10 (14.71%) VPN
4 9 (13.24%) DNS
5 8 (11.76%) Firewall
6 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (8.82%) DHCP
8 5 (7.35%) ADSL
8 5 (7.35%) Network Security
9 4 (5.88%) LAN
9 4 (5.88%) WAN
9 4 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.41%) Internet
11 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.47%) Wireless
11 1 (1.47%) EIGRP
11 1 (1.47%) OSPF
11 1 (1.47%) CTI
11 1 (1.47%) LDAP
11 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.88%) DB2
5 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.47%) MySQL
6 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (4.41%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (4.41%) Moq
2 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.41%) MSTest
2 3 (4.41%) NUnit
3 1 (1.47%) Hudson
3 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 19 (27.94%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Marketing
3 10 (14.71%) Banking
4 5 (7.35%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Developer
1 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Technician
2 8 (11.76%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Tivoli Specialist
5 5 (7.35%) IT Support
5 5 (7.35%) Incident Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.41%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.41%) Security Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Help Desk Technician
8 2 (2.94%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) .NET
2 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.88%) Web Services
3 3 (4.41%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (4.41%) Ninject
3 3 (4.41%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (4.41%) Spring.NET
3 3 (4.41%) WPF
3 3 (4.41%) Silverlight
3 3 (4.41%) WinForms
4 2 (2.94%) Ajax
4 2 (2.94%) XML
4 2 (2.94%) XSL
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.47%) Middleware
5 1 (1.47%) CSS
5 1 (1.47%) HTML
5 1 (1.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) LINQ
5 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Thin Client
1 10 (14.71%) Fat Client
2 6 (8.82%) Clustering
3 5 (7.35%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.94%) Replication
6 2 (2.94%) FMCG
6 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.47%) HACMP
7 1 (1.47%) Firmware
7 1 (1.47%) iSeries
7 1 (1.47%) Open Source
7 1 (1.47%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (25.00%) UNIX
3 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (19.12%) Windows 7
5 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (13.24%) Linux
7 8 (11.76%) AIX
8 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.47%) Tru64
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Migration
2 7 (10.29%) Change Management
3 6 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (7.35%) Cyber Security
4 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.35%) Information Security
5 4 (5.88%) Data Management
5 4 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.88%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.88%) High Availability
5 4 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (4.41%) MVVM
6 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.41%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (4.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) C#
2 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.88%) VB
4 3 (4.41%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.41%) PHP
5 2 (2.94%) VB6
5 2 (2.94%) VBA
5 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) VBScript
6 1 (1.47%) Delphi
6 1 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) Perl
6 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) Degree
2 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.88%) MCITP
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.41%) CCNA
4 3 (4.41%) MCTS
5 2 (2.94%) PMP
5 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.24%) vSphere
3 8 (11.76%) Terminal Services
4 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.82%) XenApp
4 6 (8.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (4.41%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.47%) RHEV
7 1 (1.47%) XenServer
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.41%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.94%) Legato
4 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.47%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.94%) VMware
3 17 (25.00%) Citrix
4 15 (22.06%) HP
5 12 (17.65%) Apple
6 6 (8.82%) Dell
6 6 (8.82%) Cisco
6 6 (8.82%) Oracle
7 4 (5.88%) IBM
7 4 (5.88%) Sybase
8 2 (2.94%) EMC
8 2 (2.94%) SAP
8 2 (2.94%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) Tableau
9 1 (1.47%) Juniper
9 1 (1.47%) Epicor
9 1 (1.47%) NetApp
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.47%) ProCurve
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