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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 340 351 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.71% 18.37% 17.64%
As % of the Vendors category 46.58% 42.70% 39.75%
Number of salaries quoted 259 301 246
Average salary £32,500 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £22,500 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,600 £52,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
730 822 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.32% 43.01% 44.38%
Number of salaries quoted 583 649 582
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 0 106 £35,000 +16.66% 21
Chester +7 65 £35,000 -22.22% 15
Runcorn 0 21 £37,500 +27.11% 2
Macclesfield +11 20 £27,750 -26.00% 5
Knutsford +2 19 £32,000 +10.34%
Wilmslow -6 18 £39,388 -1.52% 2
Crewe -8 11 £23,500 -22.95% 3
Alderley Edge +1 6 £26,500 -11.66%
Daresbury -1 3 £17,250 -28.86%
Northwich -7 2 £36,250 -39.58% 1
Nantwich +4 1 £22,000 -26.66%
Widnes - 1 £40,000 -
Congleton - 1 £22,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £31,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 287 (42.96%) MS Excel
2 282 (42.22%) Windows
3 223 (33.38%) SQL
4 211 (31.59%) SQL Server
5 177 (26.50%) .NET
6 165 (24.70%) Finance
7 147 (22.01%) MS Office
8 146 (21.86%) C#
9 120 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
10 105 (15.72%) Active Directory
11 104 (15.57%) ASP.NET
12 103 (15.42%) JavaScript
12 103 (15.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 101 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
14 97 (14.52%) MS Exchange
15 95 (14.22%) HTML
16 88 (13.17%) MVC
16 88 (13.17%) Degree
17 85 (12.72%) VMware
18 84 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
19 79 (11.83%) Business Intelligence
20 78 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
21 77 (11.53%) CSS
21 77 (11.53%) .NET Framework
22 73 (10.93%) Web Services
23 72 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
23 72 (10.78%) WCF
24 68 (10.18%) DNS
25 67 (10.03%) ITIL
25 67 (10.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 97 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 56 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 38 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (5.24%) SAS
5 31 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.14%) IIS
7 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.20%) Lync
9 8 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.20%) CMS
10 7 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
10 7 (1.05%) Oracle 9iAS
11 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.90%) WordPress
12 5 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.45%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.45%) Drupal
14 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 287 (42.96%) MS Excel
2 147 (22.01%) MS Office
3 62 (9.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (4.94%) MS Project
5 29 (4.34%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (2.84%) Photoshop
7 13 (1.95%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.95%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (1.50%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (0.75%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.75%) RoboHelp
9 5 (0.75%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.45%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.30%) FastStats
11 2 (0.30%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.30%) SPSS
12 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 44 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.20%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.60%) Primavera
7 2 (0.30%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.30%) Magento
8 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.79%) Office 365
2 27 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.74%) SaaS
4 8 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.20%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.60%) Yammer
6 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.30%) PaaS
7 2 (0.30%) SmartFocus
7 2 (0.30%) GitHub
7 2 (0.30%) IaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.15%) Route 53
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 68 (10.18%) DNS
2 61 (9.13%) Firewall
3 49 (7.34%) DHCP
4 43 (6.44%) WAN
5 41 (6.14%) LAN
6 39 (5.84%) TCP/IP
7 33 (4.94%) VPN
8 29 (4.34%) Wireless
9 18 (2.69%) VoIP
10 15 (2.25%) Internet
10 15 (2.25%) SSL
10 15 (2.25%) Network Security
11 13 (1.95%) iSCSI
11 13 (1.95%) Intranet
12 12 (1.80%) MPLS
12 12 (1.80%) SAN
12 12 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (1.65%) Broadband
14 10 (1.50%) Ethernet
14 10 (1.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (31.59%) SQL Server
2 72 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (10.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (4.94%) Data Mining
7 31 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (3.59%) NoSQL
8 24 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (2.25%) MySQL
11 11 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.05%) Oracle9i Database
13 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.75%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 60 (8.98%) Visual Studio
2 30 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.10%) MSI
4 12 (1.80%) MSTest
5 9 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (1.20%) Subversion
7 4 (0.60%) Selenium
8 3 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.30%) Ant
9 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.30%) Maven
9 2 (0.30%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.30%) FxCop
9 2 (0.30%) StyleCop
9 2 (0.30%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.30%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.30%) Gradle
9 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
General
1 165 (24.70%) Finance
2 61 (9.13%) Marketing
3 34 (5.09%) Retail
4 20 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.10%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.35%) Back Office
8 8 (1.20%) Legal
9 7 (1.05%) Banking
10 6 (0.90%) Billing
10 6 (0.90%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.60%) Automotive
11 4 (0.60%) Advertising
11 4 (0.60%) Publishing
12 3 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.30%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.30%) French Language
13 2 (0.30%) German Language
13 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 185 (27.69%) Developer
2 143 (21.41%) Analyst
3 62 (9.28%) .NET Developer
4 49 (7.34%) Administrator
5 46 (6.89%) Software Developer
6 37 (5.54%) C# Developer
7 34 (5.09%) Support Analyst
8 32 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 32 (4.79%) IT Support
9 30 (4.49%) Support Engineer
10 26 (3.89%) Project Manager
10 26 (3.89%) Junior
10 26 (3.89%) DBA
10 26 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
11 22 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (3.14%) Network Engineer
12 21 (3.14%) Tester
13 20 (2.99%) Lead Developer
13 20 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
13 20 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (26.50%) .NET
2 104 (15.57%) ASP.NET
3 95 (14.22%) HTML
4 77 (11.53%) CSS
4 77 (11.53%) .NET Framework
5 73 (10.93%) Web Services
6 72 (10.78%) WCF
7 56 (8.38%) jQuery
8 53 (7.93%) Entity Framework
9 45 (6.74%) XML
10 32 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (4.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 31 (4.64%) AngularJS
12 30 (4.49%) REST
12 30 (4.49%) Ajax
13 29 (4.34%) SOAP
14 22 (3.29%) WPF
14 22 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 21 (3.14%) WinForms
16 20 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 101 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 28 (4.19%) Credit Risk
4 24 (3.59%) N-Tier
4 24 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.44%) User Experience
6 18 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.40%) Life Science
8 15 (2.25%) Blackberry
8 15 (2.25%) Statistics
9 13 (1.95%) Clustering
9 13 (1.95%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.80%) Mathematics
11 11 (1.65%) Social Media
12 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.20%) Replication
14 7 (1.05%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.90%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.90%) Fat Client
16 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 282 (42.22%) Windows
2 84 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 78 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (8.98%) Windows 7
5 32 (4.79%) Android
6 26 (3.89%) Apple iOS
6 26 (3.89%) Windows XP
7 24 (3.59%) Windows 8
8 23 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.29%) UNIX
9 22 (3.29%) Linux
10 18 (2.69%) Windows Phone
11 16 (2.40%) Windows Phone 7
12 6 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.60%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.60%) FreeBSD
13 4 (0.60%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.30%) Solaris
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (13.17%) MVC
3 79 (11.83%) Business Intelligence
4 67 (10.03%) ITIL
5 63 (9.43%) Project Management
6 52 (7.78%) CRM
7 41 (6.14%) Analytics
8 40 (5.99%) SDLC
9 38 (5.69%) Dependency Injection
10 37 (5.54%) OO
11 36 (5.39%) SOA
12 35 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (5.24%) Mentoring
13 33 (4.94%) Benchmarking
13 33 (4.94%) Software Testing
14 32 (4.79%) Software Engineering
15 30 (4.49%) Service Delivery
16 29 (4.34%) Change Management
17 28 (4.19%) Statistical Analysis
17 28 (4.19%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 223 (33.38%) SQL
2 146 (21.86%) C#
3 103 (15.42%) JavaScript
4 61 (9.13%) T-SQL
5 34 (5.09%) VB.NET
6 12 (1.80%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.65%) PHP
8 7 (1.05%) C++
8 7 (1.05%) VBA
9 5 (0.75%) Java
10 4 (0.60%) VB
11 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.45%) Prolog
12 2 (0.30%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.30%) Python
12 2 (0.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.30%) R
12 2 (0.30%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.30%) C
13 1 (0.15%) VC++
Qualifications
1 103 (15.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (13.17%) Degree
3 49 (7.34%) MCSE
4 41 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (5.39%) MCITP
6 32 (4.79%) MCSA
7 29 (4.34%) CCNA
8 27 (4.04%) MCP
9 26 (3.89%) Security Cleared
10 23 (3.44%) MCTS
11 16 (2.40%) MCDST
11 16 (2.40%) ISEB
12 13 (1.95%) CCNP
12 13 (1.95%) ISTQB
13 8 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.20%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.90%) CCIE
14 6 (0.90%) CCDP
14 6 (0.90%) HND
14 6 (0.90%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.44%) SLA
2 27 (4.04%) QA
3 14 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.60%) COBIT
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.30%) GxP
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 105 (15.72%) Active Directory
2 48 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.54%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.50%) XenApp
4 10 (1.50%) vSphere
5 8 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.60%) vCloud
8 3 (0.45%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.45%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.30%) XenServer
9 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (7.34%) SCCM
2 11 (1.65%) Backup Exec
3 9 (1.35%) WSUS
3 9 (1.35%) SCOM
4 7 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.30%) OpenView
7 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 85 (12.72%) VMware
2 53 (7.93%) Cisco
3 48 (7.19%) Citrix
4 28 (4.19%) HP
5 26 (3.89%) Oracle
6 23 (3.44%) Apple
7 16 (2.40%) Adobe
8 13 (1.95%) SAP
8 13 (1.95%) AppSense
8 13 (1.95%) Google
9 9 (1.35%) Dell
9 9 (1.35%) EMC
9 9 (1.35%) Juniper
9 9 (1.35%) Riverbed
9 9 (1.35%) F5
9 9 (1.35%) Blue Coat
10 8 (1.20%) NetApp
10 8 (1.20%) Sage
10 8 (1.20%) Symantec
10 8 (1.20%) McAfee
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £17000.00 - £18000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £7 - £8 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago