Period
to 22 January 2019

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 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 16 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 33 59 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 17.10% 14.15% 10.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.74% 60.20% 60.42%
Number of salaries quoted 37 58 29
Chester median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £19,175 £23,400
90th Percentile £56,000 £52,500 £38,000
Cheshire median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% -7.69%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43 98 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 22.28% 23.50% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 40 90 37
Chester median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -22.62%
10th Percentile £24,750 £19,950 £24,050
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,625 £47,500
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year -17.65% +31.78% -7.86%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) SQL
3 17 (51.52%) T-SQL
3 17 (51.52%) .NET
3 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
3 17 (51.52%) SOAP
3 17 (51.52%) Web Services
3 17 (51.52%) C#
3 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) TDD
3 17 (51.52%) WCF
4 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
4 14 (42.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (42.42%) Visual Studio
4 14 (42.42%) RESTful
4 14 (42.42%) BDD
4 14 (42.42%) Acceptance Criteria
5 10 (30.30%) PMI
5 10 (30.30%) PMI Certification
6 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) DHCP
7 8 (24.24%) DNS
8 7 (21.21%) MVC
8 7 (21.21%) Change Control
9 6 (18.18%) VoIP
9 6 (18.18%) ITIL
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (15.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (15.15%) Android
10 5 (15.15%) Wireless

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 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.12%) Office 365
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.06%) IaaS
3 2 (6.06%) PaaS
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DHCP
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 6 (18.18%) VoIP
3 5 (15.15%) Skype
3 5 (15.15%) Wireless
4 2 (6.06%) Network Security
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (42.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Developer
2 15 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 10 (30.30%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (30.30%) C# Developer
4 5 (15.15%) IT Assistant
4 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Assistant
5 4 (12.12%) IT Support
6 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Agent
6 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Agent
6 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Cloud Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) IT Technician
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) .NET
1 17 (51.52%) SOAP
1 17 (51.52%) WCF
1 17 (51.52%) Web Services
2 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
2 14 (42.42%) RESTful
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) PMI
2 5 (15.15%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.06%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Android
1 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
1 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (51.52%) TDD
2 14 (42.42%) Acceptance Criteria
2 14 (42.42%) BDD
3 7 (21.21%) Change Control
3 7 (21.21%) MVC
4 6 (18.18%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) CRM
5 3 (9.09%) Kanban
6 2 (6.06%) Biometrics
6 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.03%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 17 (51.52%) C#
2 17 (51.52%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) PMI Certification
2 3 (9.09%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (9.09%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) pfSense
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) MobileIron
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) Veeam
5 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec