The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cheshire region.

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

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 372 280 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.16% 14.52% 16.77%
As % of the Vendors category 48.56% 31.82% 37.83%
Number of salaries quoted 271 231 271
Average salary £36,750 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.08% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
766 880 793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.52% 45.62% 44.33%
Number of salaries quoted 552 663 691
Average salary £37,500 £37,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +11.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
North West

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 156 £35,000 +37.25% 17
Chester +8 49 £45,000 +28.57%
Runcorn +1 26 £33,000 -14.28% 5
Macclesfield +1 20 £39,250 +57.00% 3
Crewe +6 18 £29,000 -38.94% 3
Wilmslow 0 16 £32,500 +14.03% 2
Northwich -1 12 £25,000 -9.09% 3
Knutsford +17 8 £42,500 -22.72% 6
Winsford - 5 £48,750 -
Nantwich -4 4 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Daresbury -4 1 £30,000 +50.00%
Alderley Edge - 1 £42,500 -
Frodsham - 1 £36,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 306 (47.37%) .NET
2 291 (45.05%) SQL
3 284 (43.96%) C#
4 281 (43.50%) MS Excel
5 261 (40.40%) Windows
6 223 (34.52%) SQL Server
7 110 (17.03%) Software Engineering
8 108 (16.72%) MS Office
9 107 (16.56%) T-SQL
9 107 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 104 (16.10%) JavaScript
11 101 (15.63%) .NET Framework
12 94 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 93 (14.40%) Degree
13 93 (14.40%) WCF
14 92 (14.24%) WPF
15 91 (14.09%) ASP.NET
16 89 (13.78%) SharePoint
16 89 (13.78%) WinForms
17 88 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
18 84 (13.00%) Finance
18 84 (13.00%) HTML
18 84 (13.00%) XML
19 82 (12.69%) CSS
20 81 (12.54%) Active Directory
21 80 (12.38%) VMware
22 78 (12.07%) Web Services
23 75 (11.61%) SQL Server 2008
24 74 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 67 (10.37%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 89 (13.78%) SharePoint
2 57 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 36 (5.57%) IIS
4 28 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (2.48%) Apache
8 15 (2.32%) Lync
9 13 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (1.55%) LiveLink
12 8 (1.24%) SAS
13 7 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
17 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
17 3 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.46%) Site Server
Applications
1 281 (43.50%) MS Excel
2 108 (16.72%) MS Office
3 23 (3.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (2.79%) MS Project
5 8 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.62%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.46%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.15%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.31%) Lawson
4 2 (0.31%) Movex
4 2 (0.31%) Exstream
4 2 (0.31%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.31%) Sage 1000
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.70%) Office 365
2 2 (0.31%) SaaS
2 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.15%) Route 53
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.19%) DNS
2 34 (5.26%) Firewall
3 33 (5.11%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.95%) LAN
5 30 (4.64%) WAN
6 21 (3.25%) VPN
7 17 (2.63%) Internet
8 14 (2.17%) SMTP
8 14 (2.17%) DHCP
9 13 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (2.01%) SAN
10 10 (1.55%) LDAP
11 8 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.24%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.08%) Network Security
12 7 (1.08%) VoIP
12 7 (1.08%) FTP
13 6 (0.93%) Wireless
13 6 (0.93%) Intranet
13 6 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (34.52%) SQL Server
2 94 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 75 (11.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 74 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (6.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (6.04%) Relational Database
7 32 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 28 (4.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 28 (4.33%) MySQL
9 25 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.55%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.55%) MS Access
13 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.93%) QlikView
15 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.77%) DTS
16 4 (0.62%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 60 (9.29%) Visual Studio
2 28 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.01%) Xcode
4 10 (1.55%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.08%) Subversion
6 5 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.62%) MSI
7 4 (0.62%) InstallShield
7 4 (0.62%) NUnit
8 3 (0.46%) JIRA
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.31%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.15%) Log4Net
10 1 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
General
1 84 (13.00%) Finance
2 24 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.56%) Retail
4 16 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (2.01%) Back Office
6 12 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.39%) Marketing
8 6 (0.93%) Advertising
8 6 (0.93%) Games
8 6 (0.93%) Automotive
9 5 (0.77%) Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 214 (33.13%) Developer
2 98 (15.17%) Analyst
3 71 (10.99%) C# Developer
4 65 (10.06%) .NET Developer
5 55 (8.51%) Software Developer
6 48 (7.43%) Team Leader
7 47 (7.28%) Software Engineer
7 47 (7.28%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.73%) Support Analyst
9 36 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 34 (5.26%) Consultant
11 32 (4.95%) Applications Support
12 29 (4.49%) Support Engineer
13 27 (4.18%) Software Team Leader
14 24 (3.72%) Programmer
14 24 (3.72%) Technical Consultant
14 24 (3.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 23 (3.56%) SQL Developer
16 21 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
17 20 (3.10%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (47.37%) .NET
2 101 (15.63%) .NET Framework
3 93 (14.40%) WCF
4 92 (14.24%) WPF
5 91 (14.09%) ASP.NET
6 89 (13.78%) WinForms
7 84 (13.00%) HTML
7 84 (13.00%) XML
8 82 (12.69%) CSS
9 78 (12.07%) Web Services
10 51 (7.89%) SOAP
11 47 (7.28%) jQuery
12 34 (5.26%) REST
13 28 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (4.18%) Ajax
15 21 (3.25%) XML-RPC
16 18 (2.79%) HTML5
17 14 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 12 (1.86%) Cocoa
18 12 (1.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.29%) N-Tier
2 44 (6.81%) NHS
3 41 (6.35%) SystemC
4 40 (6.19%) Computer Science
5 27 (4.18%) Informatics
6 20 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.94%) Replication
7 19 (2.94%) Blackberry
8 17 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.86%) Visualisation
10 11 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.24%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
12 7 (1.08%) Statistics
13 6 (0.93%) Physics
13 6 (0.93%) Data Integration
14 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.77%) Firmware
15 3 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 261 (40.40%) Windows
2 55 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (6.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (6.35%) Linux
5 38 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 32 (4.95%) Windows XP
7 31 (4.80%) Android
7 31 (4.80%) Windows 8
7 31 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (4.33%) UNIX
9 23 (3.56%) Apple iOS
10 21 (3.25%) Windows Phone
11 7 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (1.08%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.62%) Windows CE
12 4 (0.62%) Windows Phone 7
12 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.46%) Solaris
13 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (17.03%) Software Engineering
2 88 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (10.37%) ITIL
4 64 (9.91%) OO
5 60 (9.29%) Project Management
6 59 (9.13%) Unit Testing
7 57 (8.82%) MVC
7 57 (8.82%) TDD
8 55 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (6.50%) OOD
10 35 (5.42%) Migration
11 34 (5.26%) CRM
12 32 (4.95%) OOP
13 29 (4.49%) Web Development
13 29 (4.49%) Product Management
14 28 (4.33%) ETL
15 23 (3.56%) Matrix Management
16 22 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
17 20 (3.10%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 291 (45.05%) SQL
2 284 (43.96%) C#
3 107 (16.56%) T-SQL
4 104 (16.10%) JavaScript
5 56 (8.67%) C
5 56 (8.67%) VB
6 37 (5.73%) Java
7 35 (5.42%) VB.NET
8 31 (4.80%) C++
9 22 (3.41%) VBA
10 20 (3.10%) VB6
11 19 (2.94%) Python
12 18 (2.79%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.86%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.86%) XAML
13 12 (1.86%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.93%) Perl
14 6 (0.93%) PHP
14 6 (0.93%) VBScript
15 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 107 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (14.40%) Degree
3 43 (6.66%) MCSE
4 38 (5.88%) MCP
5 33 (5.11%) Security Cleared
6 28 (4.33%) MCITP
7 27 (4.18%) MCTS
8 24 (3.72%) SC Cleared
9 17 (2.63%) MCPD
9 17 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (2.63%) MCSA
9 17 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (2.32%) CCNA
11 8 (1.24%) ISEB
12 7 (1.08%) CCNP
13 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.46%) NVQ Level 4
14 3 (0.46%) RHCE
14 3 (0.46%) CCA
14 3 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.97%) QA
2 19 (2.94%) SLA
3 8 (1.24%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.31%) WAI
5 1 (0.15%) HL7
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (12.54%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.02%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.39%) XenApp
4 9 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.24%) Snort
6 7 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (0.93%) vSphere
8 5 (0.77%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.62%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.62%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.62%) Squid
10 3 (0.46%) Xen
10 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.31%) UAG
11 2 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.31%) XenServer
12 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (2.48%) SCCM
2 15 (2.32%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (1.24%) Nessus
3 8 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (1.08%) SCOM
4 7 (1.08%) Legato
5 6 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.62%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.62%) Puppet
7 3 (0.46%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.46%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.46%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.46%) Nagios
8 2 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.31%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.15%) WSUS
9 1 (0.15%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 80 (12.38%) VMware
2 54 (8.36%) Oracle
3 47 (7.28%) Cisco
4 32 (4.95%) Citrix
5 25 (3.87%) HP
6 19 (2.94%) McKesson
7 18 (2.79%) Symantec
8 16 (2.48%) McAfee
8 16 (2.48%) Business Objects
9 15 (2.32%) Fujitsu
10 13 (2.01%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.86%) Juniper
11 12 (1.86%) NetApp
12 11 (1.70%) IronPort
12 11 (1.70%) Dell
13 10 (1.55%) Websense
13 10 (1.55%) SAP
13 10 (1.55%) Google
13 10 (1.55%) Blue Coat
14 9 (1.39%) DevExpress
Warrington, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Offer Competive Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Appleton Thorn, Cheshire
Net-Tec Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, bonus,
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago