The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 14 23
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 15 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 8.93% 11.56% 5.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.18% 41.67% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 6
Median salary £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.61% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £21,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £43,100 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 22 48 25
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 13.10% 27.75% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 21 45 17
Median salary £31,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.69% -2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Chester

Windows
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Windows in Chester

Windows
Salary Histogram in Chester

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

Salary histogram for Windows in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
3 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
4 10 (35.71%) C#
4 10 (35.71%) .NET
5 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
5 9 (32.14%) VMware
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 8 (28.57%) SQL
7 7 (25.00%) VBScript
7 7 (25.00%) VB
7 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (25.00%) QA
7 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (21.43%) VB6
8 6 (21.43%) HL7
8 6 (21.43%) Web Development
8 6 (21.43%) Office 365
8 6 (21.43%) HTML5
8 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (21.43%) Scrum
8 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
8 6 (21.43%) XML
8 6 (21.43%) XSL
8 6 (21.43%) VB.NET
8 6 (21.43%) HTML
8 6 (21.43%) Mobile Development

Windows
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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) GroupWise
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (21.43%) Office 365
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.14%) IaaS
4 2 (7.14%) PaaS
4 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) LAN
1 5 (17.86%) VoIP
1 5 (17.86%) WAN
2 4 (14.29%) VLAN
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) WLAN
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.57%) DMZ
5 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) NUnit
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) .NET Developer
1 9 (32.14%) .NET Software Developer
1 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET Developer
1 9 (32.14%) C# .NET Developer
1 9 (32.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 9 (32.14%) C# Developer
1 9 (32.14%) C# Software Developer
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
1 9 (32.14%) Software Developer
2 8 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 4 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) IT Support
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (10.71%) IT Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Linux Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
3 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 6 (21.43%) HTML5
3 6 (21.43%) XML
3 6 (21.43%) XSL
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.57%) Java EE
6 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
2 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
2 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) VMS
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Mobile Development
2 6 (21.43%) Scrum
2 6 (21.43%) Web Development
3 3 (10.71%) Line Management
3 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) MVC
3 3 (10.71%) Server Building
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Data Extraction
4 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.14%) ERP
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.00%) VB
3 7 (25.00%) VBScript
4 6 (21.43%) VB.NET
4 6 (21.43%) VB6
5 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 6 (21.43%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) NDS
5 1 (3.57%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Kaspersky
3 3 (10.71%) Sophos
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Sage
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto