The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 203 343 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.42% 20.24% 20.02%
As % of the Vendors category 40.93% 43.81% 47.81%
Number of salaries quoted 176 284 254
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £22,500 £23,080
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
496 783 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.58% 46.19% 41.88%
Number of salaries quoted 389 600 531
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -3 54 £47,500 +28.37% 1
Wilmslow +3 32 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Macclesfield +7 21 £28,500 -5.00% 3
Alderley Edge -1 16 £42,500 +41.66%
Chester -19 16 £36,500 +12.30% 5
Northwich -1 11 £28,000 -25.33% 4
Runcorn -8 8 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Knutsford -7 7 £41,000 +17.14% 3
Crewe -7 5 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Nantwich +1 2 £24,000 -36.00%
Daresbury - 2 £30,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £27,750 -
Winsford -1 1 £37,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 169 (39.86%) MS Excel
2 161 (37.97%) Windows
3 142 (33.49%) SQL Server
4 126 (29.72%) .NET
5 122 (28.77%) SQL
6 121 (28.54%) Active Directory
7 101 (23.82%) Finance
8 88 (20.75%) C#
9 77 (18.16%) MS Exchange
10 70 (16.51%) Windows Server
11 68 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
12 67 (15.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 66 (15.57%) ITIL
14 64 (15.09%) VMware
15 63 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
16 59 (13.92%) MS Office
17 57 (13.44%) Windows 7
18 56 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
18 56 (13.21%) Office 365
19 55 (12.97%) ASP.NET
20 53 (12.50%) Telecoms
21 52 (12.26%) Citrix
22 49 (11.56%) Project Management
22 49 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
23 48 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 47 (11.08%) JavaScript
25 46 (10.85%) SharePoint
25 46 (10.85%) Cisco
25 46 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
26 45 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 77 (18.16%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.85%) SharePoint
3 38 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (5.90%) IIS
6 9 (2.12%) Node.js
7 8 (1.89%) WordPress
8 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.42%) Drupal
10 4 (0.94%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.94%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.47%) Apache
12 2 (0.47%) CMS
12 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.24%) SAS
13 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 169 (39.86%) MS Excel
2 59 (13.92%) MS Office
3 21 (4.95%) MS Project
4 6 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.71%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) FastStats
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 56 (13.21%) Office 365
2 38 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.18%) IaaS
3 5 (1.18%) PaaS
4 3 (0.71%) GitHub
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.47%) SaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.24%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.73%) TCP/IP
2 32 (7.55%) DNS
3 27 (6.37%) DHCP
4 26 (6.13%) VPN
5 25 (5.90%) Firewall
6 22 (5.19%) LAN
7 19 (4.48%) WAN
8 17 (4.01%) SAN
9 16 (3.77%) NAS
10 11 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (2.36%) Broadband
11 10 (2.36%) Wireless
12 7 (1.65%) VoIP
13 6 (1.42%) FTP
14 5 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.18%) VLAN
15 4 (0.94%) IP Telephony
15 4 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (0.94%) Unified Communications
16 3 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (33.49%) SQL Server
2 48 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (8.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.30%) MySQL
7 14 (3.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.65%) MS Access
11 4 (0.94%) Tableau Vizable
12 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.47%) OLAP
13 2 (0.47%) OLAP Cube
14 1 (0.24%) Big Data
14 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 39 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (8.02%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.18%) Selenium
6 5 (1.18%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.47%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.47%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.47%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.24%) JIRA
9 1 (0.24%) MorphX
9 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 101 (23.82%) Finance
2 53 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.25%) Marketing
4 14 (3.30%) Back Office
5 9 (2.12%) Legal
5 9 (2.12%) Publishing
6 8 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.42%) Banking
8 5 (1.18%) Billing
8 5 (1.18%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.94%) Automotive
10 3 (0.71%) Advertising
11 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (25.71%) Developer
2 79 (18.63%) Analyst
3 44 (10.38%) .NET Developer
4 40 (9.43%) SQL Developer
5 37 (8.73%) IT Support
6 34 (8.02%) Senior Developer
7 30 (7.08%) C# Developer
8 26 (6.13%) Consultant
8 26 (6.13%) Support Analyst
8 26 (6.13%) Support Engineer
9 25 (5.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 25 (5.90%) Technical Support
10 24 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
10 24 (5.66%) Lead Developer
11 23 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (5.42%) Service Analyst
12 22 (5.19%) Senior SQL Developer
13 21 (4.95%) Development Manager
13 21 (4.95%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (29.72%) .NET
2 55 (12.97%) ASP.NET
3 43 (10.14%) HTML
4 35 (8.25%) jQuery
5 32 (7.55%) CSS
6 27 (6.37%) Web Services
7 21 (4.95%) AngularJS
8 17 (4.01%) XML
9 15 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (3.07%) HTML5
11 11 (2.59%) CSS3
11 11 (2.59%) WPF
12 9 (2.12%) .NET Framework
12 9 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (2.12%) WCF
12 9 (2.12%) XSLT
13 7 (1.65%) LAMP
13 7 (1.65%) LESS
14 6 (1.42%) jQT
14 6 (1.42%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.77%) Driving Licence
4 12 (2.83%) User Experience
5 9 (2.12%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.65%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.65%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.42%) SCADA
8 5 (1.18%) Clustering
8 5 (1.18%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.94%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.94%) PMI
10 3 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.71%) iPad
10 3 (0.71%) Life Science
10 3 (0.71%) Replication
10 3 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 161 (37.97%) Windows
2 70 (16.51%) Windows Server
3 57 (13.44%) Windows 7
4 56 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (5.66%) Windows XP
7 22 (5.19%) Linux
8 20 (4.72%) Android
8 20 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (4.48%) Apple iOS
10 18 (4.25%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.59%) Unix
12 8 (1.89%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.94%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.24%) AIX
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (15.57%) ITIL
3 63 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (11.56%) Project Management
5 45 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (10.38%) MVC
7 33 (7.78%) Resource Management
8 28 (6.60%) Scrum
9 25 (5.90%) Software Engineering
10 24 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (4.95%) Mentoring
12 20 (4.72%) CRM
13 19 (4.48%) Risk Management
14 17 (4.01%) SDLC
15 16 (3.77%) Business Continuity
15 16 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (3.54%) Data Analysis
16 15 (3.54%) PRINCE2
16 15 (3.54%) TDD
16 15 (3.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 122 (28.77%) SQL
2 88 (20.75%) C#
3 47 (11.08%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.13%) VB
5 23 (5.42%) T-SQL
6 20 (4.72%) VB.NET
7 17 (4.01%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.59%) PHP
9 7 (1.65%) Java
9 7 (1.65%) VBA
10 6 (1.42%) C++
11 5 (1.18%) Perl
12 3 (0.71%) Ruby
13 2 (0.47%) COBOL
13 2 (0.47%) Python
14 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.24%) VBScript
14 1 (0.24%) X++
Qualifications
1 67 (15.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (6.84%) MCP
3 24 (5.66%) MCSA
4 23 (5.42%) MCITP
4 23 (5.42%) MCSE
5 20 (4.72%) CCNA
5 20 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (4.72%) Degree
6 17 (4.01%) MCDST
7 14 (3.30%) MCTS
8 8 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.47%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.24%) AAT
11 1 (0.24%) CCA
11 1 (0.24%) CCIE
11 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.24%) ISEB
11 1 (0.24%) PMP
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.90%) SLA
2 10 (2.36%) ISO 9001
2 10 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.36%) QA
3 7 (1.65%) FATCA
3 7 (1.65%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.94%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.94%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 121 (28.54%) Active Directory
2 46 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.25%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.36%) Terminal Services
5 8 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.42%) Docker
7 5 (1.18%) vSphere
7 5 (1.18%) XenApp
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.47%) Postfix
8 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.47%) XenServer
9 1 (0.24%) KVM
9 1 (0.24%) oVirt
9 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (9.20%) SCCM
2 7 (1.65%) SCOM
3 6 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.47%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.47%) WSUS
5 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (15.09%) VMware
2 52 (12.26%) Citrix
3 46 (10.85%) Cisco
4 19 (4.48%) AppSense
5 13 (3.07%) Symantec
6 11 (2.59%) Sophos
7 10 (2.36%) Apple
8 9 (2.12%) Dell
9 7 (1.65%) Adobe
9 7 (1.65%) HP
9 7 (1.65%) IBM
9 7 (1.65%) Intel Security
9 7 (1.65%) Oracle
10 6 (1.42%) NetApp
10 6 (1.42%) Sencha
10 6 (1.42%) Wonderware
11 5 (1.18%) SAP
12 4 (0.94%) EMC
12 4 (0.94%) Intel
12 4 (0.94%) Red Hat
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £Attractive Salary and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience +Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
NECS
Salary: £31,383 - 41,373 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
NECS
Salary: £21,909 - 28,462 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience +Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Car/car allowance, Overtime
Posted: 14 days ago
Northwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Car, certified training, overtime
Posted: 23 days ago
Northwich
Networx Recruitment
Salary: Salary £26,000 - £30,000
Posted: 23 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £14000 - £15000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago