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 22 June 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.

Microsoft
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 25 5
Rank change year-on-year +18 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 26 11 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 17.57% 5.91% 20.31%
As % of the Vendors category 50.98% 15.28% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 22
Median salary £41,500 £35,500 £26,041
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.90% +36.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £21,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,000 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  

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 51 72 78
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 34.46% 38.71% 40.63%
Number of salaries quoted 47 64 50
Median salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £28,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 25 (59.52%) SQL Server
2 19 (45.24%) C#
3 18 (42.86%) .NET
4 13 (30.95%) ETL
5 12 (28.57%) XML
5 12 (28.57%) Windows
5 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (26.19%) WCF
6 11 (26.19%) SQL
7 10 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (21.43%) Scrum
8 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET
9 8 (19.05%) ITIL
9 8 (19.05%) B2B
9 8 (19.05%) Retail
9 8 (19.05%) JSON
10 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (16.67%) Advertising
10 7 (16.67%) EAI
10 7 (16.67%) FTP
10 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (16.67%) XSLT
10 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
11 6 (14.29%) Office 365
11 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
11 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 6 (14.29%) VMware

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 10 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) SAS
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (7.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.76%) FastStats
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Business One
2 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.29%) Office 365
3 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.76%) IaaS
4 2 (4.76%) PaaS
4 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) FTP
2 4 (9.52%) VLAN
3 3 (7.14%) LAN
3 3 (7.14%) VoIP
3 3 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.38%) DMZ
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (59.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.14%) Power BI
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) DB2
6 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.76%) OLAP
6 2 (4.76%) SAS EBI
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.38%) Big Data
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (19.05%) Retail
2 7 (16.67%) Advertising
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Integration Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 7 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Linux Support
6 3 (7.14%) Linux Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) .NET
2 12 (28.57%) XML
3 11 (26.19%) WCF
4 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 8 (19.05%) JSON
6 7 (16.67%) XSLT
7 5 (11.90%) XSL
8 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (9.52%) SOAP
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (7.14%) HTML
10 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
10 2 (4.76%) CSS
10 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
10 2 (4.76%) HTML5
10 2 (4.76%) MDX
10 2 (4.76%) Web Services
11 1 (2.38%) D3.js
11 1 (2.38%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Derivative
2 2 (4.76%) FMCG
2 2 (4.76%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) ETL
2 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (21.43%) Scrum
4 8 (19.05%) B2B
4 8 (19.05%) ITIL
5 7 (16.67%) EAI
5 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.90%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) Line Management
7 4 (9.52%) Web Application Development
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.14%) Migration
8 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
8 3 (7.14%) Server Building
9 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.76%) ERP
9 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) C#
2 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.14%) R
6 2 (4.76%) VB
6 2 (4.76%) VBScript
7 1 (2.38%) Java
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) MCAD
3 1 (2.38%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) EMIR
1 3 (7.14%) MiFID
2 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) HL7
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (7.14%) Kaspersky
2 3 (7.14%) Sophos
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.76%) Tableau
4 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.38%) Dell
4 1 (2.38%) EMC
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.38%) Informatica
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Sage
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Talend
4 1 (2.38%) Teradata
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