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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 221 322 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.21% 17.47% 18.06%
As % of the Vendors category 44.29% 39.17% 39.75%
Number of salaries quoted 204 269 225
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,900
UK excluding London average salary £38,522 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -
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
499 822 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.86% 44.60% 45.44%
Number of salaries quoted 418 684 557
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,950 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 -4 49 £37,750 +25.83% 8
Alderley Edge -2 26 £38,750 +19.23% 1
Knutsford +9 19 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Wilmslow +1 19 £30,000 -14.28% 7
Macclesfield +7 18 £32,500 -38.09% 8
Runcorn +1 9 £37,500 +7.14%
Crewe 0 8 £24,000 -40.00% 1
Chester -16 7 £45,000 +16.88% 10
Northwich -2 4 £47,500 +48.43% 2
Nantwich -1 1 £24,000 -40.00% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 197 (41.39%) Windows
2 190 (39.92%) MS Excel
3 146 (30.67%) Active Directory
4 144 (30.25%) SQL Server
5 124 (26.05%) SQL
6 100 (21.01%) .NET
7 99 (20.80%) Finance
8 96 (20.17%) MS Office
8 96 (20.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 92 (19.33%) MS Exchange
10 87 (18.28%) Windows Server
11 81 (17.02%) VMware
12 76 (15.97%) C#
12 76 (15.97%) Windows 7
13 75 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
14 67 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
15 66 (13.87%) Citrix
16 65 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008
17 61 (12.82%) TCP/IP
17 61 (12.82%) ITIL
18 59 (12.39%) Cisco
19 57 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 57 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
19 57 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
20 56 (11.76%) Office 365
21 54 (11.34%) Hyper-V
22 53 (11.13%) SharePoint
22 53 (11.13%) JavaScript
23 51 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
24 50 (10.50%) MCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 92 (19.33%) MS Exchange
2 53 (11.13%) SharePoint
3 48 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (5.04%) IIS
6 10 (2.10%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.89%) WordPress
8 8 (1.68%) Drupal
8 8 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.05%) CMS
10 5 (1.05%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.05%) Node.js
10 5 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.84%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.42%) SAS
12 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 190 (39.92%) MS Excel
2 96 (20.17%) MS Office
3 25 (5.25%) MS Project
4 17 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.26%) Adobe Captivate
5 6 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (1.05%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.42%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.42%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.42%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.26%) SAP Business One
3 5 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.42%) FastStats
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Primavera
6 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.76%) Office 365
2 28 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.47%) SaaS
4 4 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (0.84%) Yammer
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Route 53
6 1 (0.21%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 61 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 48 (10.08%) DNS
3 46 (9.66%) VPN
4 40 (8.40%) Firewall
5 39 (8.19%) DHCP
6 32 (6.72%) LAN
7 29 (6.09%) WAN
8 17 (3.57%) Broadband
9 12 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (2.31%) NAS
11 10 (2.10%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (2.10%) Wireless
12 9 (1.89%) Internet
13 8 (1.68%) Network Security
13 8 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (1.68%) Skype
13 8 (1.68%) VoIP
14 7 (1.47%) Intranet
15 6 (1.26%) MPLS
15 6 (1.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (30.25%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 49 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (6.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (2.31%) MySQL
8 10 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.47%) MS Access
11 6 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.84%) Power BI
12 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.84%) Tableau Vizable
13 3 (0.63%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.42%) OLAP
14 2 (0.42%) OLAP Cube
14 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
15 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 35 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 31 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.68%) Selenium
4 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.05%) JIRA
5 5 (1.05%) MSTest
5 5 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.84%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.63%) Grunt
7 3 (0.63%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.63%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.42%) Moq
8 2 (0.42%) NUnit
8 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.21%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.21%) TestComplete
General
1 99 (20.80%) Finance
2 41 (8.61%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.04%) Marketing
4 11 (2.31%) Advertising
4 11 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.89%) Legal
6 8 (1.68%) Billing
7 7 (1.47%) Publishing
8 6 (1.26%) Retail
9 5 (1.05%) Back Office
9 5 (1.05%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.63%) Automotive
11 3 (0.63%) Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Law
13 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 117 (24.58%) Analyst
2 106 (22.27%) Developer
3 47 (9.87%) IT Support
4 46 (9.66%) Support Engineer
5 39 (8.19%) Support Analyst
6 36 (7.56%) .NET Developer
7 30 (6.30%) IT Engineer
8 28 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 26 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (5.46%) SQL Developer
10 25 (5.25%) Senior Developer
11 24 (5.04%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 24 (5.04%) Service Analyst
11 24 (5.04%) Technical Support
12 23 (4.83%) IT Analyst
13 22 (4.62%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (4.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 20 (4.20%) Lead Developer
15 19 (3.99%) C# Developer
16 18 (3.78%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (21.01%) .NET
2 49 (10.29%) ASP.NET
3 42 (8.82%) HTML
4 40 (8.40%) jQuery
5 35 (7.35%) CSS
6 25 (5.25%) Web Services
7 19 (3.99%) AngularJS
7 19 (3.99%) WCF
8 17 (3.57%) CSS3
8 17 (3.57%) HTML5
9 16 (3.36%) XML
10 12 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (2.31%) XSLT
12 10 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (1.68%) Sass
13 8 (1.68%) WPF
14 7 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (1.26%) .NET Framework
15 6 (1.26%) LESS
15 6 (1.26%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.57%) User Experience
4 16 (3.36%) Fat Client
4 16 (3.36%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.26%) Life Science
7 6 (1.26%) NHS
7 6 (1.26%) PMI
7 6 (1.26%) Statistics
7 6 (1.26%) Tandem
8 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.05%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.05%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.84%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.84%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 197 (41.39%) Windows
2 87 (18.28%) Windows Server
3 76 (15.97%) Windows 7
4 65 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (8.40%) Windows XP
7 39 (8.19%) Windows 8
8 24 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (3.57%) Linux
10 15 (3.15%) Android
11 13 (2.73%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.68%) Unix
13 7 (1.47%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.05%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.21%) OS/400
15 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
3 61 (12.82%) ITIL
4 40 (8.40%) Project Management
5 37 (7.77%) MVC
6 32 (6.72%) Resource Management
6 32 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (6.30%) CRM
8 26 (5.46%) Scrum
9 24 (5.04%) Mentoring
9 24 (5.04%) PRINCE2
10 19 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (3.99%) Software Engineering
11 17 (3.57%) Change Management
11 17 (3.57%) SDLC
12 16 (3.36%) TDD
13 15 (3.15%) Time Management
13 15 (3.15%) Waterfall
14 14 (2.94%) OO
15 13 (2.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (26.05%) SQL
2 76 (15.97%) C#
3 53 (11.13%) JavaScript
4 36 (7.56%) VB.NET
5 25 (5.25%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.36%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.36%) VBA
7 11 (2.31%) VB
8 10 (2.10%) PHP
9 9 (1.89%) Java
10 5 (1.05%) C++
11 3 (0.63%) COBOL
12 2 (0.42%) C
12 2 (0.42%) Python
13 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.21%) Perl
13 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.21%) R
13 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 96 (20.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (10.50%) MCP
3 39 (8.19%) MCSE
4 34 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (6.93%) Degree
6 31 (6.51%) MCSA
7 30 (6.30%) MCITP
8 29 (6.09%) CCNA
9 23 (4.83%) MCTS
10 22 (4.62%) MCDST
11 9 (1.89%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.47%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.84%) MCSD
14 3 (0.63%) PMP
15 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.42%) CCA
15 2 (0.42%) CCNP
15 2 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.36%) QA
2 15 (3.15%) SLA
3 10 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.26%) FATCA
4 6 (1.26%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.84%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.84%) ISO22301
6 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 146 (30.67%) Active Directory
2 57 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (11.34%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.36%) XenApp
5 13 (2.73%) Terminal Services
6 8 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.05%) Docker
8 4 (0.84%) vSphere
9 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.21%) Postfix
10 1 (0.21%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (7.56%) SCCM
2 4 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (0.63%) SCOM
4 2 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (17.02%) VMware
2 66 (13.87%) Citrix
3 59 (12.39%) Cisco
4 18 (3.78%) Apple
4 18 (3.78%) AppSense
5 12 (2.52%) Adobe
5 12 (2.52%) Symantec
6 11 (2.31%) Sophos
7 10 (2.10%) SAP
8 7 (1.47%) Avaya
8 7 (1.47%) Dell
9 6 (1.26%) IBM
9 6 (1.26%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.05%) HP
10 5 (1.05%) Lotus
10 5 (1.05%) Oracle
10 5 (1.05%) Sencha
11 4 (0.84%) EMC
11 4 (0.84%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.84%) Tableau
Macclesfield
Recital Consulting Ltd
Salary: 30000-34000 Per Annum Company Bonus Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield
Recital Consulting Ltd
Salary: 21000-25000 Per Annum Company Bonus Scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield
Recital Consulting Ltd
Salary: 25000-30000 Per Annum Company Bonus Scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, health insurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + up to 30% Bonus, 10% Pension etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Frontline Consultancy
Salary: Competitive + Company Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Chess Telecom
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago