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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 343 360 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.24% 20.03% 15.70%
As % of the Vendors category 43.69% 47.87% 34.04%
Number of salaries quoted 284 254 242
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,080 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £49,000
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
785 752 855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.31% 41.85% 46.14%
Number of salaries quoted 600 532 649
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 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 1 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 +1 118 £37,000 +5.71% 24
Chester +6 41 £32,500 -27.77% 17
Crewe +6 40 £41,250 +37.50% 4
Knutsford +5 24 £35,000 -8.49% 4
Runcorn -1 19 £40,000 +21.21% 3
Wilmslow +7 18 £34,000 +4.61% 9
Macclesfield -1 15 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Alderley Edge -1 6 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Winsford -1 5 - -
Sandbach - 5 £37,500 -
Northwich -1 4 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Nantwich +8 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Widnes - 1 £26,000 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 300 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 239 (36.77%) .NET
3 234 (36.00%) Windows
4 218 (33.54%) SQL
5 206 (31.69%) SQL Server
6 179 (27.54%) C#
7 171 (26.31%) Finance
8 146 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
9 119 (18.31%) MS Office
10 117 (18.00%) MVC
11 111 (17.08%) HTML
12 110 (16.92%) ASP.NET
13 109 (16.77%) JavaScript
13 109 (16.77%) VMware
14 100 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 95 (14.62%) WCF
16 94 (14.46%) CSS
16 94 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
17 88 (13.54%) SQL Server 2008
18 86 (13.23%) .NET Framework
19 79 (12.15%) Active Directory
20 73 (11.23%) MS Exchange
21 72 (11.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 67 (10.31%) jQuery
23 60 (9.23%) T-SQL
23 60 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
24 58 (8.92%) Degree
25 57 (8.77%) Visual Studio
25 57 (8.77%) SOA
25 57 (8.77%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 73 (11.23%) MS Exchange
2 55 (8.46%) SharePoint
3 27 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (3.85%) IIS
5 21 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.31%) NServiceBus
7 14 (2.15%) IBM Notes
7 14 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.38%) MS Project Server
8 9 (1.38%) CMS
9 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.08%) Apache
9 7 (1.08%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.92%) Lync
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (0.77%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.62%) SAS
12 4 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 300 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 119 (18.31%) MS Office
3 43 (6.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (3.38%) MS Project
5 13 (2.00%) Photoshop
6 11 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (1.54%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.92%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.31%) FastStats
10 2 (0.31%) SPSS
10 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.15%) InDesign
11 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 38 (5.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (3.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (1.69%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.46%) Tridion
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (5.54%) SaaS
3 12 (1.85%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.69%) Office 365
5 10 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.31%) SmartFocus
7 2 (0.31%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Scribe Online
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
8 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.54%) TCP/IP
2 44 (6.77%) DNS
3 38 (5.85%) DHCP
4 33 (5.08%) Firewall
5 32 (4.92%) LAN
6 30 (4.62%) VPN
7 27 (4.15%) WAN
8 26 (4.00%) Network Security
8 26 (4.00%) Wireless
9 21 (3.23%) SAN
10 12 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (1.54%) Intranet
13 8 (1.23%) VoIP
13 8 (1.23%) Broadband
13 8 (1.23%) HTTP
13 8 (1.23%) SSL
14 7 (1.08%) Internet
15 5 (0.77%) SMTP
16 4 (0.62%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (31.69%) SQL Server
2 88 (13.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (11.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (4.92%) NoSQL
7 29 (4.46%) MySQL
8 19 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (2.15%) OLAP Cube
10 14 (2.15%) OLAP
11 12 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (1.38%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.23%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.08%) Data Mining
14 7 (1.08%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 57 (8.77%) Visual Studio
2 48 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (5.08%) Subversion
4 27 (4.15%) Selenium
5 16 (2.46%) JIRA
6 15 (2.31%) SpecFlow
7 10 (1.54%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.08%) JMeter
9 7 (1.08%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.77%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (0.62%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.62%) NUnit
13 3 (0.46%) MSTest
14 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.31%) Calabash
14 2 (0.31%) Gradle
14 2 (0.31%) Ant
General
1 171 (26.31%) Finance
2 28 (4.31%) Marketing
3 21 (3.23%) Retail
4 14 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (2.15%) Back Office
4 14 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.23%) Advertising
8 6 (0.92%) Legal
8 6 (0.92%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.77%) Local Government
10 3 (0.46%) Banking
10 3 (0.46%) Publishing
11 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.31%) French Language
11 2 (0.31%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 186 (28.62%) Developer
2 109 (16.77%) Analyst
3 106 (16.31%) .NET Developer
4 50 (7.69%) Administrator
5 43 (6.62%) C# Developer
6 41 (6.31%) DBA
7 36 (5.54%) C# .NET Developer
8 34 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (4.62%) Service Analyst
9 30 (4.62%) Development Manager
9 30 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
10 29 (4.46%) Project Manager
10 29 (4.46%) Support Engineer
11 28 (4.31%) SQL DBA
12 27 (4.15%) ASP.NET Developer
13 26 (4.00%) Software Developer
13 26 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (3.85%) Support Analyst
15 22 (3.38%) Lead Developer
15 22 (3.38%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (36.77%) .NET
2 111 (17.08%) HTML
3 110 (16.92%) ASP.NET
4 95 (14.62%) WCF
5 94 (14.46%) CSS
6 86 (13.23%) .NET Framework
7 67 (10.31%) jQuery
8 54 (8.31%) Web Services
8 54 (8.31%) HTML5
9 46 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (5.69%) XML
11 35 (5.38%) AngularJS
11 35 (5.38%) Entity Framework
12 33 (5.08%) NHibernate
12 33 (5.08%) LINQ
13 32 (4.92%) SOAP
14 31 (4.77%) PhoneGap
15 29 (4.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (4.00%) Ajax
17 22 (3.38%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.15%) User Experience
3 26 (4.00%) Clustering
4 23 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 22 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.92%) Replication
6 19 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.77%) Statistics
8 14 (2.15%) N-Tier
8 14 (2.15%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.85%) Social Media
10 9 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
11 8 (1.23%) NHS
12 5 (0.77%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.77%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.77%) Open Source
13 4 (0.62%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.62%) Robotics
13 4 (0.62%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 234 (36.00%) Windows
2 94 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (6.62%) Windows 7
5 39 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (4.31%) UNIX
7 27 (4.15%) Linux
8 21 (3.23%) Windows XP
9 16 (2.46%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.31%) Android
10 15 (2.31%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.62%) CentOS
12 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Phone 7
14 2 (0.31%) AIX
14 2 (0.31%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (18.00%) MVC
3 57 (8.77%) SOA
4 54 (8.31%) ITIL
4 54 (8.31%) Project Management
5 46 (7.08%) Resource Management
6 43 (6.62%) CRM
7 42 (6.46%) OO
7 42 (6.46%) Scrum
8 36 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (4.92%) ERP
9 32 (4.92%) TDD
9 32 (4.92%) Dependency Injection
10 31 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (4.77%) PRINCE2
11 30 (4.62%) Mentoring
11 30 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
12 29 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (4.46%) Domain-Driven Design
13 28 (4.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 218 (33.54%) SQL
2 179 (27.54%) C#
3 109 (16.77%) JavaScript
4 60 (9.23%) T-SQL
5 49 (7.54%) VB.NET
6 29 (4.46%) Apple Swift
6 29 (4.46%) Objective-C
7 22 (3.38%) VB
8 20 (3.08%) Java
9 19 (2.92%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.54%) VBScript
11 7 (1.08%) PHP
11 7 (1.08%) C++
12 4 (0.62%) VBA
12 4 (0.62%) Python
12 4 (0.62%) VB6
13 2 (0.31%) Groovy
13 2 (0.31%) R
13 2 (0.31%) C
13 2 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 100 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (8.92%) Degree
3 55 (8.46%) MCITP
4 50 (7.69%) MCSE
5 43 (6.62%) MCP
6 40 (6.15%) MCSA
7 31 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (4.46%) Security Cleared
9 25 (3.85%) CCNA
10 18 (2.77%) SC Cleared
11 14 (2.15%) ISEB
12 12 (1.85%) CCNP
13 11 (1.69%) MCTS
14 10 (1.54%) ISTQB
15 9 (1.38%) MCDBA
16 8 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (1.08%) A+ Certification
18 6 (0.92%) CISSP
19 4 (0.62%) CCENT
19 4 (0.62%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.23%) SLA
2 27 (4.15%) QA
3 9 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.46%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 79 (12.15%) Active Directory
2 54 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.46%) XenApp
5 13 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.92%) vSphere
8 5 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.77%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.46%) XenServer
10 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.15%) vCloud
11 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (4.92%) SCCM
2 22 (3.38%) SCOM
3 14 (2.15%) OpenView
3 14 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.62%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.62%) WSUS
7 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.31%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 109 (16.77%) VMware
2 46 (7.08%) Oracle
3 44 (6.77%) Citrix
4 40 (6.15%) Cisco
5 31 (4.77%) HP
6 29 (4.46%) Xamarin
6 29 (4.46%) Telerik
7 25 (3.85%) EMC
8 18 (2.77%) McAfee
9 16 (2.46%) NetApp
10 15 (2.31%) SAP
11 14 (2.15%) Avaya
11 14 (2.15%) Lotus
11 14 (2.15%) Google
12 12 (1.85%) Dell
12 12 (1.85%) Symantec
12 12 (1.85%) Hyperion
13 11 (1.69%) Sage
13 11 (1.69%) Cognos
14 10 (1.54%) JD Edwards
Warrington, Cheshire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
1 Green Place
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
1 Green Place
Salary: Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
System C Healthcare
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £31000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hays IT
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago