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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 356 291 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.25% 18.34% 20.18%
As % of the Vendors category 41.88% 41.10% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 315 252 366
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,625 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £57,500 £49,550
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
850 708 1059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.57% 44.61% 50.65%
Number of salaries quoted 686 586 901
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £61,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +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 19 September 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 September 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 0 106 £30,000 +1.69% 15
Wilmslow +15 54 £40,000 +45.45% 8
Macclesfield -2 31 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Chester -14 25 £52,500 +47.88% 7
Runcorn +3 23 £30,000 -17.80% 1
Knutsford +4 21 £29,250 -16.42% 9
Crewe +10 17 £31,000 +53.08% 3
Nantwich - 9 £30,000 - 1
Daresbury 0 4 £30,750 -
Northwich +1 2 £32,500 +103.12% 3
Sandbach +3 1 £33,500 -8.84%
Winsford -2 1 £23,000 -26.98% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 332 (46.05%) MS Excel
2 293 (40.64%) SQL
3 282 (39.11%) Windows
4 279 (38.70%) .NET
5 242 (33.56%) SQL Server
6 238 (33.01%) C#
7 160 (22.19%) MS Office
8 153 (21.22%) Finance
9 140 (19.42%) T-SQL
10 136 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
11 119 (16.50%) ASP.NET
12 114 (15.81%) VMware
13 113 (15.67%) Visual Studio
14 105 (14.56%) CSS
15 103 (14.29%) Active Directory
16 102 (14.15%) HTML
17 94 (13.04%) JavaScript
18 92 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 90 (12.48%) MS Exchange
20 89 (12.34%) Web Services
20 89 (12.34%) SQL Server 2008
21 87 (12.07%) TCP/IP
22 85 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
23 79 (10.96%) WCF
24 78 (10.82%) SharePoint
24 78 (10.82%) Degree
25 77 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 77 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
26 75 (10.40%) Windows 7
26 75 (10.40%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 90 (12.48%) MS Exchange
2 78 (10.82%) SharePoint
3 54 (7.49%) IIS
4 43 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (5.41%) Lync
6 26 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.36%) NServiceBus
7 17 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.66%) LiveLink
9 10 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.25%) MS Project Server
11 8 (1.11%) SAS
12 7 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.55%) CMS
14 3 (0.42%) Site Server
14 3 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 332 (46.05%) MS Excel
2 160 (22.19%) MS Office
3 39 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (2.91%) MS Project
5 5 (0.69%) SPSS
5 5 (0.69%) FastStats
6 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.69%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.28%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.22%) SaaS
3 12 (1.66%) Office 365
4 3 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) Route 53
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (12.07%) TCP/IP
2 54 (7.49%) LAN
3 53 (7.35%) VPN
4 52 (7.21%) WAN
5 48 (6.66%) DNS
6 37 (5.13%) DHCP
7 32 (4.44%) SAN
8 28 (3.88%) Firewall
9 24 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (3.05%) Internet
11 16 (2.22%) Network Security
12 11 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (1.11%) NAS
14 7 (0.97%) HTTP
14 7 (0.97%) ADSL
14 7 (0.97%) SNMP
15 5 (0.69%) VoIP
15 5 (0.69%) Intranet
15 5 (0.69%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (33.56%) SQL Server
2 89 (12.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (4.16%) MySQL
7 26 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 25 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (2.22%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.53%) MS Access
12 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.55%) QlikView
14 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 113 (15.67%) Visual Studio
2 36 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 18 (2.50%) Selenium
5 17 (2.36%) SpecFlow
6 12 (1.66%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.25%) Rhino Mocks
7 9 (1.25%) JIRA
7 9 (1.25%) NUnit
8 8 (1.11%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.28%) MSI
10 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.14%) Subversion
11 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 153 (21.22%) Finance
2 45 (6.24%) Marketing
3 42 (5.83%) Retail
4 28 (3.88%) Back Office
5 19 (2.64%) Advertising
6 18 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.66%) Automotive
9 11 (1.53%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.11%) Legal
10 8 (1.11%) Games
11 7 (0.97%) Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 237 (32.87%) Developer
2 156 (21.64%) Analyst
3 90 (12.48%) .NET Developer
4 66 (9.15%) C# Developer
5 58 (8.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 44 (6.10%) Support Analyst
7 42 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 40 (5.55%) SQL Developer
9 38 (5.27%) Programmer
10 35 (4.85%) Support Engineer
10 35 (4.85%) Web Developer
11 33 (4.58%) IT Support
12 28 (3.88%) Senior Developer
12 28 (3.88%) Administrator
13 27 (3.74%) Software Developer
14 26 (3.61%) ASP.NET Developer
15 24 (3.33%) Business Analyst
16 23 (3.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 22 (3.05%) .NET Programmer
17 22 (3.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (38.70%) .NET
2 119 (16.50%) ASP.NET
3 105 (14.56%) CSS
4 102 (14.15%) HTML
5 89 (12.34%) Web Services
6 79 (10.96%) WCF
7 75 (10.40%) .NET Framework
8 72 (9.99%) LINQ
8 72 (9.99%) jQuery
9 64 (8.88%) XML
10 46 (6.38%) SOAP
11 36 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 36 (4.99%) HTML5
12 27 (3.74%) Ajax
13 26 (3.61%) REST
13 26 (3.61%) JSON
14 24 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 23 (3.19%) WPF
16 21 (2.91%) NHibernate
16 21 (2.91%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.55%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.19%) Thin Client
4 23 (3.19%) Fat Client
5 17 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.22%) User Experience
7 15 (2.08%) Mathematics
8 13 (1.80%) Statistics
8 13 (1.80%) Social Media
9 12 (1.66%) Visualisation
10 11 (1.53%) Firmware
11 10 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.83%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.83%) EPoS
12 6 (0.83%) Replication
12 6 (0.83%) Tandem
13 5 (0.69%) Clustering
13 5 (0.69%) E-Learning
13 5 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 282 (39.11%) Windows
2 85 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (10.40%) Windows 7
4 56 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (7.77%) UNIX
5 48 (6.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (6.10%) Linux
7 42 (5.83%) Windows XP
8 22 (3.05%) Windows 8
9 17 (2.36%) Android
9 17 (2.36%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.25%) CentOS
10 9 (1.25%) AIX
11 8 (1.11%) Windows Phone 8
11 8 (1.11%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.97%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.42%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.28%) Solaris
14 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (10.26%) MVC
3 72 (9.99%) ITIL
4 70 (9.71%) Project Management
5 51 (7.07%) Software Engineering
6 44 (6.10%) OO
7 42 (5.83%) ETL
8 41 (5.69%) CRM
9 40 (5.55%) Migration
9 40 (5.55%) TDD
10 37 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 30 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (4.02%) ERP
14 28 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (3.88%) Scrum
15 27 (3.74%) Change Management
16 25 (3.47%) Data Migration
17 24 (3.33%) Service Delivery
18 20 (2.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 293 (40.64%) SQL
2 238 (33.01%) C#
3 140 (19.42%) T-SQL
4 94 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 57 (7.91%) VB.NET
6 55 (7.63%) VB
7 32 (4.44%) VBA
8 26 (3.61%) Java
9 20 (2.77%) VB6
10 15 (2.08%) VBScript
11 12 (1.66%) C++
11 12 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.39%) C
13 9 (1.25%) Perl
14 7 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.83%) XQuery
16 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.42%) PHP
18 1 (0.14%) R
18 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (10.82%) Degree
3 53 (7.35%) MCSE
4 43 (5.96%) MCSA
4 43 (5.96%) MCITP
5 41 (5.69%) MCP
6 28 (3.88%) MCTS
7 22 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (2.91%) Security Cleared
9 20 (2.77%) CCNA
10 15 (2.08%) SC Cleared
11 14 (1.94%) CCNP
11 14 (1.94%) CISSP
12 13 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.25%) ISEB
14 7 (0.97%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.83%) CEH
15 6 (0.83%) SSCP
16 5 (0.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.55%) SLA
2 10 (1.39%) QA
3 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 103 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 64 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (7.49%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.77%) vSphere
5 19 (2.64%) XenApp
6 11 (1.53%) Snort
7 9 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.11%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.97%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.55%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.42%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.28%) XenServer
12 2 (0.28%) Xen
12 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.14%) KVM
13 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 19 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 15 (2.08%) SCCM
3 11 (1.53%) Nessus
3 11 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (1.39%) HP SIM
5 8 (1.11%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.97%) WSUS
6 7 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.55%) SCOM
7 4 (0.55%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.28%) OpenView
8 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.28%) Nagios
8 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 114 (15.81%) VMware
2 59 (8.18%) Citrix
3 48 (6.66%) Oracle
4 46 (6.38%) HP
5 42 (5.83%) Cisco
6 34 (4.72%) Symantec
7 27 (3.74%) Dell
8 21 (2.91%) McAfee
9 20 (2.77%) Juniper
10 16 (2.22%) IBM
11 14 (1.94%) SAP
12 13 (1.80%) EMC
12 13 (1.80%) Sophos
12 13 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.80%) Blue Coat
13 12 (1.66%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.66%) IronPort
13 12 (1.66%) Becrypt
14 11 (1.53%) LogRhythm
14 11 (1.53%) Lumension
Chester, Cheshire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Atos
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: Good salary and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago