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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 331 288 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.27% 16.98% 19.64%
As % of the Vendors category 39.17% 37.75% 45.93%
Number of salaries quoted 289 230 412
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £48,300
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
845 763 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.08% 44.99% 42.75%
Number of salaries quoted 725 620 853
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £24,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 90 £30,000 -16.66% 13
Wilmslow +10 41 £40,000 +9.58% 6
Macclesfield -3 36 £50,750 +45.00% 4
Chester +13 34 £42,500 +16.43% 7
Crewe +22 20 £37,500 +66.66% 1
Runcorn 0 18 £35,000 -9.09% 1
Northwich +4 8 £32,000 +36.17% 2
Knutsford 0 8 £43,750 +56.25%
Daresbury - 7 £18,500 -
Nantwich - 6 £35,000 -
Sandbach - 5 - -
Winsford -1 2 £26,500 -33.75%
Ellesmere Port - 2 £27,500 -
Widnes +1 1 £50,000 +150.00%
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 313 (45.56%) MS Excel
2 287 (41.78%) Windows
3 246 (35.81%) SQL
4 243 (35.37%) .NET
5 199 (28.97%) C#
6 197 (28.68%) SQL Server
7 186 (27.07%) Finance
8 142 (20.67%) ASP.NET
9 141 (20.52%) HTML
10 134 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
11 130 (18.92%) CSS
12 120 (17.47%) MS Office
13 117 (17.03%) JavaScript
14 110 (16.01%) VMware
14 110 (16.01%) MVC
15 99 (14.41%) Active Directory
16 98 (14.26%) Visual Studio
17 93 (13.54%) WCF
18 89 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
19 88 (12.81%) jQuery
20 87 (12.66%) TCP/IP
21 86 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
22 85 (12.37%) SQL Server 2008
23 83 (12.08%) T-SQL
24 82 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
25 81 (11.79%) LINQ
26 79 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
27 74 (10.77%) HTML5
28 70 (10.19%) .NET Framework
29 69 (10.04%) LAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 65 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 61 (8.88%) SharePoint
3 39 (5.68%) IIS
4 34 (4.95%) Lync
5 30 (4.37%) NServiceBus
6 29 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.89%) MS Project Server
10 11 (1.60%) IBM Notes
11 10 (1.46%) Umbraco
12 8 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.16%) CMS
13 7 (1.02%) SAS
13 7 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.87%) Apache
15 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 313 (45.56%) MS Excel
2 120 (17.47%) MS Office
3 25 (3.64%) MS Project
4 20 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.73%) SPSS
5 5 (0.73%) FastStats
6 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 24 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.29%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.29%) Tridion
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.06%) SaaS
3 9 (1.31%) Office 365
4 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (12.66%) TCP/IP
2 69 (10.04%) LAN
3 62 (9.02%) WAN
4 45 (6.55%) VPN
5 37 (5.39%) DNS
6 36 (5.24%) DHCP
7 33 (4.80%) SAN
8 22 (3.20%) Network Security
9 21 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (3.06%) Internet
10 12 (1.75%) HTTP
10 12 (1.75%) Wireless
10 12 (1.75%) Firewall
11 8 (1.16%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.02%) SNMP
13 6 (0.87%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.87%) VoIP
13 6 (0.87%) Intranet
14 5 (0.73%) MPLS
14 5 (0.73%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (28.68%) SQL Server
2 85 (12.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (7.13%) MySQL
6 26 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (2.47%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.60%) MS Access
12 10 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.31%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.87%) Big Data
14 6 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.58%) OLTP
15 4 (0.58%) QlikView
16 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 98 (14.26%) Visual Studio
2 57 (8.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (5.82%) Selenium
4 30 (4.37%) SpecFlow
5 20 (2.91%) Subversion
6 18 (2.62%) JIRA
7 16 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 14 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (1.46%) NUnit
9 10 (1.46%) Git (software)
9 10 (1.46%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (0.73%) JMeter
11 5 (0.73%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.73%) Jenkins
General
1 186 (27.07%) Finance
2 39 (5.68%) Marketing
3 27 (3.93%) Back Office
4 24 (3.49%) Retail
5 19 (2.77%) Advertising
6 10 (1.46%) Legal
7 9 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.31%) Banking
8 7 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.87%) Local Government
10 5 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.44%) Games
12 2 (0.29%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 213 (31.00%) Developer
2 134 (19.51%) Analyst
3 94 (13.68%) .NET Developer
4 47 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (6.40%) Web Developer
6 35 (5.09%) Administrator
6 35 (5.09%) C# Developer
7 33 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 32 (4.66%) ASP.NET Developer
9 31 (4.51%) SQL Developer
10 27 (3.93%) Programmer
11 26 (3.78%) Analyst Programmer
12 25 (3.64%) Service Analyst
12 25 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
12 25 (3.64%) IT Support
12 25 (3.64%) .NET Programmer
13 24 (3.49%) .NET Analyst Programmer
13 24 (3.49%) Support Analyst
13 24 (3.49%) Development Manager
14 22 (3.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (35.37%) .NET
2 142 (20.67%) ASP.NET
3 141 (20.52%) HTML
4 130 (18.92%) CSS
5 93 (13.54%) WCF
6 88 (12.81%) jQuery
7 81 (11.79%) LINQ
8 74 (10.77%) HTML5
9 70 (10.19%) .NET Framework
10 67 (9.75%) Web Services
11 52 (7.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 40 (5.82%) SOAP
13 39 (5.68%) XHTML
14 38 (5.53%) Ajax
15 34 (4.95%) NHibernate
15 34 (4.95%) Castle Windsor
15 34 (4.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 33 (4.80%) AngularJS
17 31 (4.51%) XML
18 28 (4.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.57%) Enterprise Software
3 48 (6.99%) User Experience
4 22 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.18%) Fat Client
5 15 (2.18%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.18%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.04%) Clustering
6 14 (2.04%) Mathematics
7 12 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.46%) E-Learning
8 10 (1.46%) Statistics
9 9 (1.31%) Social Media
10 7 (1.02%) Replication
11 6 (0.87%) Learning Management System
12 5 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
13 4 (0.58%) Tandem
14 3 (0.44%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.44%) EPoS
14 3 (0.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 287 (41.78%) Windows
2 89 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (8.30%) UNIX
4 57 (8.30%) Windows 7
5 44 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (6.26%) Linux
7 38 (5.53%) Windows XP
8 23 (3.35%) Android
8 23 (3.35%) Windows 8
9 22 (3.20%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.31%) CentOS
11 7 (1.02%) Windows Phone 8
11 7 (1.02%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.58%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (16.01%) MVC
3 66 (9.61%) OO
4 59 (8.59%) TDD
5 56 (8.15%) ITIL
6 51 (7.42%) Project Management
7 47 (6.84%) Scrum
8 39 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 39 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (5.09%) Resource Management
10 31 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (4.37%) SOA
11 30 (4.37%) CRM
12 28 (4.08%) ETL
12 28 (4.08%) Software Engineering
13 27 (3.93%) OOP
13 27 (3.93%) Time Management
14 25 (3.64%) ERP
15 23 (3.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (35.81%) SQL
2 199 (28.97%) C#
3 117 (17.03%) JavaScript
4 83 (12.08%) T-SQL
5 67 (9.75%) VB.NET
6 32 (4.66%) VB
7 25 (3.64%) Java
8 20 (2.91%) PowerShell
8 20 (2.91%) Objective-C
9 11 (1.60%) VBA
9 11 (1.60%) C++
10 10 (1.46%) PHP
11 9 (1.31%) VBScript
12 7 (1.02%) VB6
13 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.87%) C
14 3 (0.44%) XQuery
15 1 (0.15%) XPath
15 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 86 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (8.88%) Degree
3 53 (7.71%) MCP
4 51 (7.42%) MCSE
5 49 (7.13%) MCITP
6 40 (5.82%) MCSA
7 30 (4.37%) Security Cleared
8 24 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (3.20%) MCTS
9 22 (3.20%) SC Cleared
10 16 (2.33%) CCNA
11 15 (2.18%) CCNP
12 10 (1.46%) A+ Certification
13 9 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.31%) CISSP
14 7 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.02%) MCDST
15 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.58%) ISEB
16 3 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.44%) SLA
2 13 (1.89%) QA
3 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 99 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 79 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.47%) VMware ESX
5 14 (2.04%) XenApp
6 13 (1.89%) vSphere
7 11 (1.60%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.02%) Firmware
8 7 (1.02%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 25 (3.64%) SCCM
2 15 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (1.89%) OpenView
4 11 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 11 (1.60%) SCOM
5 10 (1.46%) WSUS
6 7 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.02%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.73%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.73%) Nagios
8 3 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.29%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 110 (16.01%) VMware
2 49 (7.13%) HP
3 48 (6.99%) Cisco
4 44 (6.40%) Citrix
5 38 (5.53%) Oracle
6 27 (3.93%) Telerik
7 26 (3.78%) EMC
8 23 (3.35%) Symantec
9 21 (3.06%) Dell
10 20 (2.91%) Xamarin
11 12 (1.75%) SAP
11 12 (1.75%) Sophos
12 11 (1.60%) Teradata
12 11 (1.60%) Informatica
12 11 (1.60%) Lotus
13 10 (1.46%) Juniper
13 10 (1.46%) IBM
13 10 (1.46%) McAfee
14 9 (1.31%) Sitecore
15 8 (1.16%) ArcSight
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary and package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum + Use of pool car
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woolston, Warrington
Actis Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Your Housing Group
Salary: From £30,434 to £32,751 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 18 days ago