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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Cheshire
Rank 7 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 223 207 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.46% 15.79% 17.08%
As % of the Vendors category 50.45% 41.90% 38.43%
Number of salaries quoted 189 193 262
Median salary £36,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
442 494 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.54% 37.68% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 341 425 676
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £55,000
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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +9 83 £38,500 +1.31% 12
Wilmslow +2 48 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Crewe +6 19 £40,000 +66.66% 2
Macclesfield +1 18 £26,500 -18.46% 6
Chester +11 15 £32,500 - 6
Knutsford -7 9 £38,500 +50.98% 1
Runcorn -2 5 £37,000 +5.71% 5
Nantwich - 3 £40,000 - 1
Widnes - 3 - - 1
Alderley Edge +3 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Sandbach - 1 £21,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 211 (43.42%) SQL Server
2 194 (39.92%) .NET
3 188 (38.68%) MS Excel
4 174 (35.80%) Windows
5 160 (32.92%) C#
6 149 (30.66%) SQL
7 126 (25.93%) Finance
8 101 (20.78%) ASP.NET
9 94 (19.34%) MVC
10 87 (17.90%) Windows Server
11 85 (17.49%) HTML
12 81 (16.67%) Active Directory
13 78 (16.05%) CSS
14 75 (15.43%) MS Office
15 74 (15.23%) JavaScript
16 73 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
17 72 (14.81%) VMware
18 70 (14.40%) jQuery
19 66 (13.58%) ITIL
20 65 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 60 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
22 56 (11.52%) Web Development
22 56 (11.52%) .NET Framework
22 56 (11.52%) Office 365
23 54 (11.11%) TDD
23 54 (11.11%) AngularJS
24 53 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
24 53 (10.91%) Windows 7
25 52 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
26 50 (10.29%) T-SQL

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 44 (9.05%) MS Exchange
1 44 (9.05%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.58%) IIS
3 20 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (3.70%) Apache
5 15 (3.09%) NServiceBus
6 13 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (2.67%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.62%) CMS
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.41%) WordPress
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 188 (38.68%) MS Excel
2 75 (15.43%) MS Office
3 7 (1.44%) MS Project
3 7 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.21%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.44%) Sage X3
3 6 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.03%) Line 50
5 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.41%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.21%) Magento
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.52%) Office 365
2 49 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.94%) SaaS
4 14 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.03%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.41%) Yammer
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.21%) IaaS
8 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.56%) Firewall
2 24 (4.94%) DNS
3 18 (3.70%) DHCP
4 16 (3.29%) Intranet
4 16 (3.29%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.88%) HTTP
6 11 (2.26%) Internet
7 10 (2.06%) VoIP
8 8 (1.65%) Skype
9 6 (1.23%) SAN
9 6 (1.23%) VPN
9 6 (1.23%) Wireless
10 4 (0.82%) LAN
10 4 (0.82%) NAS
10 4 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.82%) VLAN
10 4 (0.82%) WAN
11 3 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.62%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (43.42%) SQL Server
2 65 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (7.00%) MySQL
6 27 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (5.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 23 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (4.32%) MongoDB
11 18 (3.70%) Relational Database
11 18 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (3.29%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (2.67%) Power BI
14 10 (2.06%) Data Mining
15 7 (1.44%) DocumentDB
15 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
16 5 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
17 3 (0.62%) Big Data
17 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (8.02%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.50%) Selenium
4 16 (3.29%) SpecFlow
5 15 (3.09%) FxCop
5 15 (3.09%) StyleCop
6 14 (2.88%) JIRA
7 12 (2.47%) NUnit
8 11 (2.26%) Moq
8 11 (2.26%) MSTest
8 11 (2.26%) Rhino Mocks
8 11 (2.26%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (1.85%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.03%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.82%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 126 (25.93%) Finance
2 17 (3.50%) Marketing
3 15 (3.09%) Banking
4 13 (2.67%) Billing
5 12 (2.47%) Advertising
5 12 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.03%) Back Office
6 5 (1.03%) Retail
7 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 183 (37.65%) Developer
2 104 (21.40%) .NET Developer
3 82 (16.87%) C# Developer
4 71 (14.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (11.32%) Analyst
6 43 (8.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 42 (8.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 33 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (6.58%) SQL Developer
9 32 (6.58%) Support Engineer
10 29 (5.97%) IT Support
11 28 (5.76%) Software Developer
12 26 (5.35%) DBA
13 25 (5.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 25 (5.14%) SQL DBA
14 23 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 23 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 23 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (4.73%) Support Analyst
14 23 (4.73%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (39.92%) .NET
2 101 (20.78%) ASP.NET
3 85 (17.49%) HTML
4 78 (16.05%) CSS
5 70 (14.40%) jQuery
6 56 (11.52%) .NET Framework
7 54 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 49 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 47 (9.67%) WCF
10 42 (8.64%) XML
11 41 (8.44%) Entity Framework
12 35 (7.20%) HTML5
12 35 (7.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 32 (6.58%) JSON
13 32 (6.58%) Web Services
14 30 (6.17%) WPF
15 26 (5.35%) Castle Windsor
16 25 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web API
17 23 (4.73%) CSS3
18 19 (3.91%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.70%) User Experience
5 17 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.50%) PMI
6 14 (2.88%) iPad
7 11 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
7 11 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.26%) Tandem
8 10 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.06%) Online Banking
9 7 (1.44%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.44%) Replication
10 6 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.23%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.03%) Clustering
12 4 (0.82%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.82%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 174 (35.80%) Windows
2 87 (17.90%) Windows Server
3 53 (10.91%) Windows 7
4 44 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (6.79%) Windows 8
7 28 (5.76%) Linux
8 19 (3.91%) Windows 10
9 17 (3.50%) Mac OS X
10 15 (3.09%) CentOS
10 15 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (3.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.85%) Android
11 9 (1.85%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.41%) Unix
14 1 (0.21%) Debian
14 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (19.34%) MVC
2 73 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (13.58%) ITIL
4 56 (11.52%) Web Development
5 54 (11.11%) TDD
6 47 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (9.26%) Scrum
8 39 (8.02%) ETL
9 34 (7.00%) Dependency Injection
10 29 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (5.97%) Project Management
11 26 (5.35%) CRM
11 26 (5.35%) Service Delivery
12 25 (5.14%) High Availability
13 22 (4.53%) SDLC
14 21 (4.32%) Integration Testing
14 21 (4.32%) Unit Testing
15 18 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (3.50%) Kanban
16 17 (3.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (32.92%) C#
2 149 (30.66%) SQL
3 74 (15.23%) JavaScript
4 50 (10.29%) T-SQL
5 45 (9.26%) VB.NET
6 35 (7.20%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.88%) C
8 13 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.67%) Python
8 13 (2.67%) VB
8 13 (2.67%) VBA
8 13 (2.67%) VBScript
9 12 (2.47%) PHP
10 9 (1.85%) VB6
11 5 (1.03%) F#
11 5 (1.03%) Perl
11 5 (1.03%) Ruby
12 3 (0.62%) Java
13 1 (0.21%) C++
13 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (6.79%) MCSA
3 29 (5.97%) MCSE
4 25 (5.14%) Degree
5 22 (4.53%) MCITP
6 19 (3.91%) MCP
7 17 (3.50%) PMI Certification
8 15 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.67%) Security Cleared
10 12 (2.47%) SC Cleared
11 11 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.65%) CCNA
12 8 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.82%) CCENT
14 3 (0.62%) MCDBA
14 3 (0.62%) MCTS
15 2 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.41%) ISEB
16 1 (0.21%) GIAC
16 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.76%) SLA
2 15 (3.09%) QA
3 8 (1.65%) HL7
4 6 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) EMIR
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 81 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 60 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.73%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.88%) VMware Workstation
5 13 (2.67%) vSphere
6 9 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.82%) XenApp
9 3 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.21%) Docker
11 1 (0.21%) Firmware
11 1 (0.21%) NDS
11 1 (0.21%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (4.32%) SCCM
2 12 (2.47%) SCOM
3 7 (1.44%) vRealize
3 7 (1.44%) WSUS
4 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (1.03%) Kibana
5 5 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.03%) PaperCut
6 4 (0.82%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.62%) Puppet
8 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 72 (14.81%) VMware
2 42 (8.64%) Cisco
3 22 (4.53%) Citrix
3 22 (4.53%) HP
4 19 (3.91%) Apple
5 17 (3.50%) Cognos
5 17 (3.50%) Hyperion
6 12 (2.47%) Symantec
7 11 (2.26%) Talend
8 9 (1.85%) Sage
8 9 (1.85%) Tableau
9 8 (1.65%) Dell
9 8 (1.65%) Oracle
9 8 (1.65%) Teradata
10 7 (1.44%) EMC
11 5 (1.03%) Avaya
11 5 (1.03%) Siemens
12 4 (0.82%) IBM
12 4 (0.82%) Palo Alto
12 4 (0.82%) SAP
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