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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 353 290 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.07% 18.34% 20.19%
As % of the Vendors category 41.48% 40.85% 40.08%
Number of salaries quoted 314 251 370
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £48,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
851 710 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.55% 44.91% 50.38%
Number of salaries quoted 685 586 901
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +1 101 £30,000 +1.69% 14
Wilmslow +15 56 £40,000 +58.41% 7
Macclesfield +1 31 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Chester -10 26 £52,500 +47.88% 6
Runcorn +3 23 £30,000 -17.80%
Knutsford +4 22 £29,000 -17.14% 8
Crewe +5 17 £31,000 +53.08% 4
Nantwich - 9 £30,000 -
Daresbury 0 4 £30,750 -
Northwich +2 2 £32,500 +106.34% 3
Sandbach +3 1 £33,500 -8.84%
Winsford -2 1 £23,000 -26.98% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 328 (45.87%) MS Excel
2 289 (40.42%) SQL
3 279 (39.02%) Windows
4 276 (38.60%) .NET
5 238 (33.29%) SQL Server
6 236 (33.01%) C#
7 158 (22.10%) MS Office
8 153 (21.40%) Finance
9 140 (19.58%) T-SQL
10 139 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
11 118 (16.50%) ASP.NET
12 112 (15.66%) Visual Studio
13 110 (15.38%) VMware
14 104 (14.55%) CSS
15 102 (14.27%) Active Directory
16 101 (14.13%) HTML
17 93 (13.01%) JavaScript
18 90 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
19 89 (12.45%) SQL Server 2008
20 88 (12.31%) MS Exchange
20 88 (12.31%) Web Services
21 86 (12.03%) TCP/IP
22 83 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
23 80 (11.19%) WCF
24 78 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
24 78 (10.91%) Degree
25 77 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 74 (10.35%) .NET Framework
26 74 (10.35%) MVC
26 74 (10.35%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 88 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 74 (10.35%) SharePoint
3 53 (7.41%) IIS
4 43 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (5.45%) Lync
6 26 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.38%) NServiceBus
8 12 (1.68%) LiveLink
9 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.26%) MS Project Server
10 8 (1.12%) SAS
11 7 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.56%) CMS
13 3 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 328 (45.87%) MS Excel
2 158 (22.10%) MS Office
3 39 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.80%) MS Project
5 5 (0.70%) SPSS
5 5 (0.70%) FastStats
6 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.70%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.28%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (2.52%) SaaS
2 11 (1.54%) Office 365
3 3 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.14%) Route 53
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (12.03%) TCP/IP
2 53 (7.41%) LAN
3 52 (7.27%) VPN
4 51 (7.13%) WAN
5 47 (6.57%) DNS
6 36 (5.03%) DHCP
7 32 (4.48%) SAN
8 25 (3.50%) Firewall
9 23 (3.22%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (3.22%) Internet
10 16 (2.24%) Network Security
11 11 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (1.12%) NAS
12 8 (1.12%) HTTP
13 7 (0.98%) ADSL
13 7 (0.98%) SNMP
14 5 (0.70%) VoIP
14 5 (0.70%) Intranet
14 5 (0.70%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (33.29%) SQL Server
2 89 (12.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (4.06%) MySQL
7 25 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (3.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.10%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.54%) MS Access
11 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.56%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.56%) QlikView
13 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.42%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 112 (15.66%) Visual Studio
2 36 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 18 (2.52%) Selenium
5 17 (2.38%) SpecFlow
6 12 (1.68%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.26%) Rhino Mocks
7 9 (1.26%) JIRA
7 9 (1.26%) NUnit
8 8 (1.12%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.28%) MSI
10 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.14%) Subversion
11 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 153 (21.40%) Finance
2 45 (6.29%) Marketing
3 41 (5.73%) Retail
4 28 (3.92%) Back Office
5 19 (2.66%) Advertising
6 17 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.68%) Automotive
9 10 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.12%) Legal
10 8 (1.12%) Games
11 7 (0.98%) Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 235 (32.87%) Developer
2 157 (21.96%) Analyst
3 90 (12.59%) .NET Developer
4 65 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 58 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 44 (6.15%) Support Analyst
7 41 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 40 (5.59%) SQL Developer
9 37 (5.17%) Programmer
10 35 (4.90%) Web Developer
11 34 (4.76%) Support Engineer
12 32 (4.48%) IT Support
13 28 (3.92%) Administrator
14 27 (3.78%) Senior Developer
15 26 (3.64%) Software Developer
15 26 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
16 25 (3.50%) Business Analyst
17 23 (3.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 22 (3.08%) .NET Programmer
18 22 (3.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (38.60%) .NET
2 118 (16.50%) ASP.NET
3 104 (14.55%) CSS
4 101 (14.13%) HTML
5 88 (12.31%) Web Services
6 80 (11.19%) WCF
7 74 (10.35%) .NET Framework
8 72 (10.07%) LINQ
8 72 (10.07%) jQuery
9 63 (8.81%) XML
10 47 (6.57%) SOAP
11 36 (5.03%) HTML5
12 35 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (3.92%) REST
14 27 (3.78%) Ajax
15 26 (3.64%) JSON
16 24 (3.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 24 (3.36%) WPF
17 21 (2.94%) NHibernate
17 21 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.73%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.22%) Thin Client
4 23 (3.22%) Fat Client
5 18 (2.52%) User Experience
6 17 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.10%) Mathematics
8 13 (1.82%) Statistics
8 13 (1.82%) Social Media
9 12 (1.68%) Visualisation
10 11 (1.54%) Firmware
11 9 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.98%) Tandem
13 6 (0.84%) Replication
13 6 (0.84%) E-Learning
13 6 (0.84%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.84%) EPoS
14 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 279 (39.02%) Windows
2 83 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (10.21%) Windows 7
4 56 (7.83%) UNIX
5 55 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (6.01%) Linux
8 41 (5.73%) Windows XP
9 21 (2.94%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.38%) Android
10 17 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.26%) AIX
11 9 (1.26%) CentOS
12 8 (1.12%) Windows Phone 8
12 8 (1.12%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.98%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.42%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.28%) Solaris
15 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (10.35%) MVC
3 71 (9.93%) Project Management
3 71 (9.93%) ITIL
4 48 (6.71%) Software Engineering
5 45 (6.29%) OO
6 42 (5.87%) ETL
7 41 (5.73%) CRM
7 41 (5.73%) TDD
8 39 (5.45%) Migration
9 36 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (4.20%) ERP
11 30 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (3.92%) Scrum
14 27 (3.78%) Change Management
15 25 (3.50%) Data Migration
16 24 (3.36%) Service Delivery
17 21 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 289 (40.42%) SQL
2 236 (33.01%) C#
3 140 (19.58%) T-SQL
4 93 (13.01%) JavaScript
5 55 (7.69%) VB.NET
6 54 (7.55%) VB
7 32 (4.48%) VBA
8 26 (3.64%) Java
9 19 (2.66%) VB6
10 15 (2.10%) VBScript
11 12 (1.68%) C++
11 12 (1.68%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.40%) C
13 9 (1.26%) Perl
14 7 (0.98%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.84%) XQuery
16 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.56%) PHP
17 1 (0.14%) R
17 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (10.91%) Degree
3 52 (7.27%) MCSE
4 43 (6.01%) MCSA
4 43 (6.01%) MCITP
5 41 (5.73%) MCP
6 28 (3.92%) MCTS
7 22 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.80%) CCNA
8 20 (2.80%) Security Cleared
9 16 (2.24%) SC Cleared
10 15 (2.10%) CCNP
10 15 (2.10%) CISSP
11 12 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.26%) ISEB
13 8 (1.12%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.84%) CEH
14 6 (0.84%) SSCP
15 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.59%) SLA
2 9 (1.26%) QA
3 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 102 (14.27%) Active Directory
2 63 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.80%) vSphere
5 19 (2.66%) XenApp
6 11 (1.54%) Snort
7 9 (1.26%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.12%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.98%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.56%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.28%) XenServer
13 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.28%) Xen
13 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (2.66%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (2.10%) SCCM
3 14 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (1.54%) Nessus
4 11 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (1.40%) HP SIM
6 7 (0.98%) WSUS
6 7 (0.98%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.98%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.56%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.56%) SCOM
8 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.28%) OpenView
8 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.28%) Nagios
8 2 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 110 (15.38%) VMware
2 57 (7.97%) Citrix
3 47 (6.57%) Oracle
4 45 (6.29%) HP
5 40 (5.59%) Cisco
6 33 (4.62%) Symantec
7 27 (3.78%) Dell
8 21 (2.94%) McAfee
9 20 (2.80%) Juniper
10 16 (2.24%) IBM
11 14 (1.96%) SAP
12 13 (1.82%) EMC
12 13 (1.82%) Sophos
12 13 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.82%) Blue Coat
13 12 (1.68%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.68%) IronPort
13 12 (1.68%) Becrypt
14 11 (1.54%) LogRhythm
14 11 (1.54%) Lumension
Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 24 minutes ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Atos
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: Good salary and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago