The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 14 20 3
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 15 13 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 10.95% 8.33% 25.77%
As % of the Vendors category 32.61% 22.03% 51.85%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 27
Median salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 46 59 81
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 33.58% 37.82% 49.69%
Number of salaries quoted 37 50 54
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Chester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Chester.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Chester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Chester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Chester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
2 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 17 (41.46%) Windows
3 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
3 16 (39.02%) C#
3 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (36.59%) Scrum
5 13 (31.71%) SQL
5 13 (31.71%) XML
6 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
6 12 (29.27%) QA
7 11 (26.83%) HTML
8 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
8 10 (24.39%) VBScript
8 10 (24.39%) VB
8 10 (24.39%) XSL
8 10 (24.39%) Web Development
8 10 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (24.39%) HTML5
9 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (21.95%) HL7
9 9 (21.95%) Mobile Development
9 9 (21.95%) VB.NET
9 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
9 9 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (21.95%) VB6
10 8 (19.51%) Finance
10 8 (19.51%) ETL
11 7 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (17.07%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.88%) SAS
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) GroupWise
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) SPSS
3 2 (4.88%) MS Office
3 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.44%) Camtasia
4 1 (2.44%) MS Project
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.88%) FastStats
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Business One
2 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) VLAN
2 3 (7.32%) FTP
2 3 (7.32%) VoIP
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) DMZ
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) HTTP
4 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.76%) Power BI
3 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.32%) Data Mining
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.88%) SAS EBI
6 1 (2.44%) Big Data
6 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) Selenium
3 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) .NET Developer
3 10 (24.39%) Software Developer
4 9 (21.95%) .NET Software Developer
4 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (21.95%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (21.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (21.95%) C# Developer
4 9 (21.95%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (14.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (12.20%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Database Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 13 (31.71%) XML
3 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
4 11 (26.83%) HTML
5 10 (24.39%) HTML5
5 10 (24.39%) XSL
6 4 (9.76%) WCF
7 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.32%) JSON
7 3 (7.32%) SOAP
8 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.88%) REST
8 2 (4.88%) XSLT
9 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.44%) Ajax
9 1 (2.44%) D3.js
9 1 (2.44%) jQuery
9 1 (2.44%) RESTful
9 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.88%) EMC VNX
1 2 (4.88%) Fintech
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.44%) Derivative
2 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.44%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.44%) User Experience
2 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.20%) Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Scrum
3 10 (24.39%) Web Development
4 9 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (21.95%) Mobile Development
5 8 (19.51%) ETL
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL
6 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.32%) MVC
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) SDLC
7 3 (7.32%) Server Building
7 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.32%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) TDD
7 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) Presales
8 2 (4.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) C#
2 13 (31.71%) SQL
3 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 10 (24.39%) VB
3 10 (24.39%) VBScript
4 9 (21.95%) VB.NET
4 9 (21.95%) VB6
5 3 (7.32%) R
5 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) CCA
1 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (2.44%) MCSA
1 1 (2.44%) MCSE
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
2 9 (21.95%) HL7
3 5 (12.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.44%) EMIR
4 1 (2.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) vSphere
4 2 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) NDS
5 1 (2.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) VMware
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco
2 3 (7.32%) Kaspersky
2 3 (7.32%) Sophos
2 3 (7.32%) Teradata
3 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix
3 2 (4.88%) Dell
3 2 (4.88%) EMC
3 2 (4.88%) IBM
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.88%) Tableau
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe
4 1 (2.44%) Avaya
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Sage
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
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