Period
to 28 September 2020

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 6 months to 28 September 2020 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
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18 74 71
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Chester 16.98% 23.34% 25.36%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 52.86% 46.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16 60 77
Median annual salary £38,695 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.26% -5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £27,375 £22,650 £24,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £60,000 £54,250
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Chester.

All Vendors
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 66 140 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 62.26% 44.16% 54.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60 99 132
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,800 £24,750
90th Percentile £61,875 £55,000 £58,750
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Chester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Chester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Chester.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Chester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Chester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Chester over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (61.11%) SAN
2 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 11 (61.11%) ITIL
2 11 (61.11%) Change Management
2 11 (61.11%) iSCSI
2 11 (61.11%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 9 (50.00%) Server+ Certification
3 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (50.00%) MCSE
3 9 (50.00%) MCSA
3 9 (50.00%) LAN
3 9 (50.00%) WAN
3 9 (50.00%) DHCP
3 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 5 (27.78%) Siemens
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco
5 5 (27.78%) Azure
5 5 (27.78%) .NET Core
6 4 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (22.22%) Git (software)

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 3 (16.67%) CMS
1 3 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Azure
2 3 (16.67%) AWS
3 1 (5.56%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
1 11 (61.11%) Fibre Channel
1 11 (61.11%) iSCSI
1 11 (61.11%) SAN
2 9 (50.00%) DHCP
2 9 (50.00%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (16.67%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 4 (22.22%) Team Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Angular Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Azure Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Data Architect
5 2 (11.11%) React Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior React Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
1 5 (27.78%) .NET Core
2 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 3 (16.67%) Node.js
2 3 (16.67%) React
2 3 (16.67%) Vue.js
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) NHS
5 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
1 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Change Management
1 11 (61.11%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Conceptual Models
5 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Data Encryption
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Security
5 2 (11.11%) Data Transformation
5 2 (11.11%) Database Tuning
5 2 (11.11%) Information Governance
5 2 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (11.11%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (50.00%) MCSA
2 9 (50.00%) MCSE
2 9 (50.00%) Server+ Certification
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (16.67%) MCPD
4 3 (16.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Citrix
2 5 (27.78%) Siemens
3 3 (16.67%) Google
3 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle