Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 67 41 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 19.20% 14.24% 16.91%
As % of the Vendors category 43.23% 35.65% 41.21%
Number of salaries quoted 56 48 36
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £33,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.82% -5.00% -7.89%
10th Percentile £19,375 £22,000 £26,021
90th Percentile £53,125 £60,000 £48,125
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +18.06% +10.77% -3.99%

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 155 115 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 44.41% 39.93% 41.03%
Number of salaries quoted 130 90 139
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20,563 £26,925 £23,000
90th Percentile £57,625 £57,500 £57,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% +4.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 32 (47.76%) C#
1 32 (47.76%) .NET
1 32 (47.76%) SQL Server
2 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (35.82%) SQL
3 24 (35.82%) Web Services
4 22 (32.84%) ASP.NET
5 21 (31.34%) MVC
6 19 (28.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
7 17 (25.37%) CSS
7 17 (25.37%) Windows
7 17 (25.37%) HTML
8 15 (22.39%) T-SQL
8 15 (22.39%) SOAP
8 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
10 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
10 13 (19.40%) ITIL
11 12 (17.91%) Retail
11 12 (17.91%) jQuery
12 11 (16.42%) Ajax
12 11 (16.42%) .NET Framework
12 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (14.93%) Entity Framework
13 10 (14.93%) WCF
13 10 (14.93%) C
14 9 (13.43%) MCSE
14 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP

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 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.97%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Office 365
3 1 (1.49%) IaaS
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) LAN
1 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
1 9 (13.43%) WAN
2 6 (8.96%) DHCP
2 6 (8.96%) DNS
2 6 (8.96%) SAN
3 5 (7.46%) Intranet
3 5 (7.46%) VoIP
4 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (47.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.46%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (5.97%) DB2
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.49%) MySQL
7 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (17.91%) Retail
2 4 (5.97%) Advertising
3 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (52.24%) Developer
2 21 (31.34%) .NET Developer
3 20 (29.85%) Analyst
4 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET Developer
4 12 (17.91%) C# Developer
5 11 (16.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (7.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.46%) EDI Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) EDI Systems Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Integration Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.76%) .NET
2 24 (35.82%) Web Services
3 22 (32.84%) ASP.NET
4 19 (28.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (25.37%) CSS
5 17 (25.37%) HTML
6 15 (22.39%) SOAP
7 12 (17.91%) jQuery
8 11 (16.42%) .NET Framework
8 11 (16.42%) Ajax
8 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (14.93%) Entity Framework
9 10 (14.93%) WCF
10 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 6 (8.96%) RESTful
10 6 (8.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (7.46%) EDI
12 4 (5.97%) HTML5
13 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.97%) FMCG
2 4 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) iPhone
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Android
3 5 (7.46%) Windows 8
4 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.49%) Debian
7 1 (1.49%) Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.49%) Unix
7 1 (1.49%) VMS
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) MVC
3 13 (19.40%) ITIL
4 6 (8.96%) Acceptance Criteria
4 6 (8.96%) BDD
4 6 (8.96%) Collaborative Working
4 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (8.96%) Project Management
4 6 (8.96%) Secure Coding
4 6 (8.96%) TDD
4 6 (8.96%) Translating Business Requirements
5 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.46%) Change Management
5 5 (7.46%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.97%) High Availability
6 4 (5.97%) Integration Testing
6 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.48%) SDLC
7 3 (4.48%) Time Management
8 2 (2.99%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.76%) C#
2 24 (35.82%) SQL
3 15 (22.39%) T-SQL
4 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
5 10 (14.93%) C
6 8 (11.94%) C++
6 8 (11.94%) Java
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) MCSE
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.96%) MCSA
3 5 (7.46%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.49%) CCENT
4 1 (1.49%) CISA
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) CISM
4 1 (1.49%) CISMP
4 1 (1.49%) CISSP
4 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) GDPR
1 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Citrix
2 5 (7.46%) SAP
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco
3 2 (2.99%) Google
4 1 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) AppSense
4 1 (1.49%) Avaya
4 1 (1.49%) VMware