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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 320 357 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.89% 20.84% 16.48%
As % of the Vendors category 43.72% 49.65% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 258 272 251
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,410 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
732 719 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.49% 41.97% 46.11%
Number of salaries quoted 580 521 660
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +1 112 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Crewe +6 32 £42,500 +78.94% 2
Chester +3 31 £26,041 -42.13% 12
Runcorn -1 26 £40,000 +28.00% 8
Knutsford +4 22 £32,500 -15.03% 2
Wilmslow +8 19 £33,500 +3.07% 4
Macclesfield +2 11 £25,000 -36.30% 4
Winsford 0 5 - - 1
Nantwich +8 3 £37,500 +25.00%
Northwich 0 2 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Sandbach - 1 £37,500 - 1
Widnes - 1 £21,000 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 303 (47.12%) MS Excel
2 229 (35.61%) Windows
2 229 (35.61%) SQL Server
3 222 (34.53%) SQL
3 222 (34.53%) .NET
4 175 (27.22%) C#
5 167 (25.97%) Finance
6 143 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
7 126 (19.60%) MS Office
8 110 (17.11%) MVC
9 100 (15.55%) VMware
10 98 (15.24%) ASP.NET
11 97 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 95 (14.77%) JavaScript
13 93 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 92 (14.31%) .NET Framework
14 92 (14.31%) WCF
15 91 (14.15%) HTML
15 91 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 81 (12.60%) Active Directory
16 81 (12.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 77 (11.98%) MS Exchange
18 74 (11.51%) CSS
18 74 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
19 71 (11.04%) T-SQL
20 63 (9.80%) Visual Studio
21 62 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
22 60 (9.33%) jQuery
23 58 (9.02%) ITIL
24 57 (8.86%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 77 (11.98%) MS Exchange
2 46 (7.15%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (4.20%) IIS
5 22 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (1.87%) IBM Notes
7 11 (1.71%) NServiceBus
8 8 (1.24%) Lync
9 7 (1.09%) Oracle 9iAS
9 7 (1.09%) SAS
9 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (0.93%) Apache
10 6 (0.93%) CMS
11 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.47%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 303 (47.12%) MS Excel
2 126 (19.60%) MS Office
3 49 (7.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (3.27%) MS Project
5 12 (1.87%) Photoshop
5 12 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (1.56%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.93%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.47%) ProjectWise
10 2 (0.31%) FastStats
10 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.31%) SPSS
11 1 (0.16%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.16%) InDesign
11 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 39 (6.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (1.87%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.47%) Primavera
7 1 (0.16%) Tridion
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 37 (5.75%) SaaS
2 12 (1.87%) Google Analytics
3 11 (1.71%) Office 365
4 9 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.31%) GitHub
6 2 (0.31%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.16%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.78%) DNS
2 41 (6.38%) DHCP
3 37 (5.75%) TCP/IP
4 36 (5.60%) Firewall
5 34 (5.29%) LAN
6 29 (4.51%) WAN
7 27 (4.20%) VPN
8 26 (4.04%) Wireless
9 22 (3.42%) Network Security
10 16 (2.49%) SAN
11 12 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (1.56%) VoIP
14 9 (1.40%) Broadband
15 8 (1.24%) SSL
15 8 (1.24%) Intranet
15 8 (1.24%) Internet
16 7 (1.09%) HTTP
17 6 (0.93%) GPRS
17 6 (0.93%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (35.61%) SQL Server
2 97 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 81 (12.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (6.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (4.98%) NoSQL
8 24 (3.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (3.42%) MySQL
10 21 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (2.18%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.18%) OLAP Cube
11 14 (2.18%) OLAP
12 13 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (1.09%) Data Mining
15 7 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
15 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 63 (9.80%) Visual Studio
2 45 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (3.89%) Subversion
4 19 (2.95%) Selenium
5 12 (1.87%) JIRA
6 11 (1.71%) SpecFlow
7 8 (1.24%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.93%) MSTest
9 6 (0.93%) JMeter
10 5 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.62%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.62%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.47%) MSI
13 2 (0.31%) Calabash
13 2 (0.31%) Gradle
13 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.31%) Maven
13 2 (0.31%) Ant
General
1 167 (25.97%) Finance
2 27 (4.20%) Marketing
3 21 (3.27%) Retail
4 15 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.18%) Back Office
5 14 (2.18%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.09%) Legal
8 6 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.78%) Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Advertising
10 3 (0.47%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.47%) French Language
10 3 (0.47%) German Language
10 3 (0.47%) Local Government
11 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 177 (27.53%) Developer
2 111 (17.26%) Analyst
3 91 (14.15%) .NET Developer
4 62 (9.64%) Administrator
5 47 (7.31%) DBA
6 44 (6.84%) C# Developer
7 39 (6.07%) Software Developer
8 32 (4.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 29 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
10 28 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 28 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
10 28 (4.35%) Service Analyst
11 27 (4.20%) SQL DBA
12 26 (4.04%) Development Manager
13 25 (3.89%) Support Engineer
14 24 (3.73%) ASP.NET Developer
15 23 (3.58%) Lead Developer
16 21 (3.27%) Support Analyst
17 20 (3.11%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (34.53%) .NET
2 98 (15.24%) ASP.NET
3 92 (14.31%) .NET Framework
3 92 (14.31%) WCF
4 91 (14.15%) HTML
5 74 (11.51%) CSS
6 60 (9.33%) jQuery
7 56 (8.71%) Web Services
8 44 (6.84%) Entity Framework
9 43 (6.69%) XML
10 41 (6.38%) HTML5
11 38 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 37 (5.75%) AngularJS
13 35 (5.44%) SOAP
14 29 (4.51%) REST
15 28 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (4.04%) NHibernate
17 23 (3.58%) PhoneGap
17 23 (3.58%) WPF
17 23 (3.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 27 (4.20%) User Experience
3 27 (4.20%) Clustering
4 24 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.58%) N-Tier
6 20 (3.11%) Replication
7 19 (2.95%) Statistics
8 17 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.18%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.87%) Social Media
11 11 (1.71%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.56%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
13 8 (1.24%) NHS
14 6 (0.93%) Life Science
15 5 (0.78%) Tandem
15 5 (0.78%) Visualisation
16 4 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 4 (0.62%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 229 (35.61%) Windows
2 91 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (6.22%) Windows 7
5 35 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (4.20%) UNIX
7 25 (3.89%) Android
7 25 (3.89%) Apple iOS
8 20 (3.11%) Linux
9 16 (2.49%) Windows 8
9 16 (2.49%) Windows XP
10 15 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
11 11 (1.71%) Windows Phone 7
11 11 (1.71%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.93%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.47%) CentOS
13 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.31%) AIX
14 2 (0.31%) Solaris
15 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (17.11%) MVC
3 58 (9.02%) ITIL
4 54 (8.40%) Project Management
5 53 (8.24%) SOA
6 43 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (6.69%) CRM
7 42 (6.53%) Dependency Injection
8 38 (5.91%) ETL
9 37 (5.75%) Performance Tuning
10 36 (5.60%) OO
10 36 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (5.44%) Resource Management
11 35 (5.44%) Scrum
12 34 (5.29%) SDLC
12 34 (5.29%) Migration
13 33 (5.13%) ERP
14 32 (4.98%) Service Delivery
14 32 (4.98%) Mentoring
15 30 (4.67%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 222 (34.53%) SQL
2 175 (27.22%) C#
3 95 (14.77%) JavaScript
4 71 (11.04%) T-SQL
5 40 (6.22%) VB.NET
6 21 (3.27%) Apple Swift
6 21 (3.27%) Objective-C
7 17 (2.64%) Java
8 14 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.02%) VB
10 9 (1.40%) C++
11 4 (0.62%) Python
11 4 (0.62%) VBScript
11 4 (0.62%) PHP
12 3 (0.47%) Prolog
12 3 (0.47%) VBA
12 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.47%) VB6
13 2 (0.31%) R
13 2 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 93 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (8.86%) Degree
3 47 (7.31%) MCITP
4 42 (6.53%) MCSE
5 34 (5.29%) MCP
5 34 (5.29%) MCSA
6 32 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (4.20%) CCNA
8 26 (4.04%) Security Cleared
9 16 (2.49%) MCTS
9 16 (2.49%) ISEB
10 12 (1.87%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.71%) CCNP
12 10 (1.56%) ISTQB
13 9 (1.40%) MCDBA
14 8 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (1.09%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.93%) CISSP
17 5 (0.78%) CCDP
17 5 (0.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.93%) SLA
2 28 (4.35%) QA
3 9 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 81 (12.60%) Active Directory
2 48 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.44%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.02%) XenApp
5 9 (1.40%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.40%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.09%) vSphere
7 6 (0.93%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.47%) XenServer
9 2 (0.31%) vCloud
9 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.16%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 39 (6.07%) SCCM
2 21 (3.27%) SCOM
3 12 (1.87%) Backup Exec
3 12 (1.87%) OpenView
3 12 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.62%) WSUS
7 2 (0.31%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.16%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 100 (15.55%) VMware
2 49 (7.62%) Oracle
3 42 (6.53%) Cisco
4 38 (5.91%) Citrix
5 33 (5.13%) HP
6 21 (3.27%) Xamarin
6 21 (3.27%) Telerik
7 20 (3.11%) EMC
8 18 (2.80%) McAfee
9 17 (2.64%) NetApp
10 15 (2.33%) SAP
10 15 (2.33%) Google
11 14 (2.18%) Avaya
12 13 (2.02%) Hyperion
13 12 (1.87%) Cognos
13 12 (1.87%) Lotus
13 12 (1.87%) Apple
13 12 (1.87%) Sage
14 11 (1.71%) JD Edwards
15 10 (1.56%) Dell
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Widnes, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car/car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago