Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 52 56 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 19.33% 30.94% 17.63%
As % of the Vendors category 52.53% 77.78% 34.76%
Number of salaries quoted 40 58 61
Chester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +28.57%
10th Percentile £24,900 £24,750 £19,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £54,125 £55,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +25.00%

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 99 72 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 36.80% 39.78% 50.72%
Number of salaries quoted 77 65 184
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £21,075
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +16.88%

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 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 23 (44.23%) Mentoring
2 21 (40.38%) Azure
3 20 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (36.54%) SQL
5 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
6 16 (30.77%) DevOps
7 14 (26.92%) .NET
7 14 (26.92%) C#
8 13 (25.00%) HTML
8 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 13 (25.00%) CSS
8 13 (25.00%) VMware
8 13 (25.00%) Office 365
8 13 (25.00%) RESTful
8 13 (25.00%) AWS
9 12 (23.08%) Sitecore
9 12 (23.08%) Process Improvement
9 12 (23.08%) API Integration
9 12 (23.08%) Python
9 12 (23.08%) PHP
9 12 (23.08%) MCSD
9 12 (23.08%) VMS
10 11 (21.15%) DNS
10 11 (21.15%) CRM
11 10 (19.23%) Windows
11 10 (19.23%) DHCP
11 10 (19.23%) ITIL
11 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
11 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.92%) InDesign
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (40.38%) Azure
2 13 (25.00%) AWS
2 13 (25.00%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.85%) IaaS
3 2 (3.85%) Power Platform
3 2 (3.85%) SaaS
4 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) DNS
2 10 (19.23%) DHCP
3 7 (13.46%) LAN
4 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.54%) WAN
5 5 (9.62%) VoIP
6 4 (7.69%) NAS
6 4 (7.69%) SAN
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (5.77%) IP Telephony
7 3 (5.77%) WLAN
8 2 (3.85%) Firewall
8 2 (3.85%) VPN
9 1 (1.92%) 4G
9 1 (1.92%) 5G
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.92%) HTTP
9 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.85%) Power BI
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.62%) Marketing
2 3 (5.77%) Automotive
2 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Advertising
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Analyst
1 12 (23.08%) Developer
2 7 (13.46%) .NET Developer
2 7 (13.46%) Senior Developer
3 6 (11.54%) .NET Development Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Agile .NET Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Agile Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Agile Development Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Development Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Digital Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Lead .NET Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Lead Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Senior .NET Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Senior Agile Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Service Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) .NET
2 13 (25.00%) CSS
2 13 (25.00%) HTML
2 13 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Core
3 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.85%) MDX
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) LDAP
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) WCF
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.77%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.77%) Renewable Energy
3 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.85%) Blog
4 2 (3.85%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) User Experience
4 2 (3.85%) Wiki
5 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.92%) iPhone
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) VMS
2 10 (19.23%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.77%) HPUX
4 3 (5.77%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Mentoring
2 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) DevOps
4 12 (23.08%) API Integration
4 12 (23.08%) Process Improvement
5 11 (21.15%) CRM
6 10 (19.23%) ITIL
7 8 (15.38%) Patch Management
8 7 (13.46%) Change Management
9 6 (11.54%) PQQ
9 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.77%) Analytics
11 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (5.77%) ETL
11 3 (5.77%) Kimball Methodology
11 3 (5.77%) Operations Management
12 2 (3.85%) B2B
12 2 (3.85%) B2C
12 2 (3.85%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) C#
3 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.08%) PHP
4 12 (23.08%) Python
5 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (23.08%) MCSD
3 6 (11.54%) Degree
3 6 (11.54%) HNC
3 6 (11.54%) HND
4 5 (9.62%) MCSA
4 5 (9.62%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) GDPR
2 3 (5.77%) COBIT
2 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
1 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.62%) XenApp
2 5 (9.62%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) VMware
2 12 (23.08%) Sitecore
3 9 (17.31%) Cisco
4 8 (15.38%) Citrix
5 4 (7.69%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle
7 2 (3.85%) Apple
7 2 (3.85%) Facebook
7 2 (3.85%) Google
7 2 (3.85%) Instagram
8 1 (1.92%) Adobe
8 1 (1.92%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos
8 1 (1.92%) Veeam