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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 180 325 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.67% 20.17% 20.02%
As % of the Vendors category 40.54% 44.34% 48.89%
Number of salaries quoted 152 263 258
Median salary £37,000 £37,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,050 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
444 733 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.11% 45.50% 40.96%
Number of salaries quoted 354 573 507
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £52,500 £50,000
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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 49 £47,500 +26.66% 6
Wilmslow +1 21 £35,000 +2.94% 8
Macclesfield +13 19 £28,500 -5.00% 3
Chester -20 15 £36,500 +12.30% 3
Northwich +1 13 £28,000 -25.33% 3
Runcorn -6 12 £37,500 -3.22% 3
Crewe +5 11 £40,250 -5.29% 4
Knutsford -2 5 £25,500 -20.31% 6
Alderley Edge -3 4 £35,000 +16.66%
Ellesmere Port - 2 £27,750 - 2
Winsford -1 1 £37,500 -
Daresbury - 1 £38,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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.

1 170 (41.46%) MS Excel
2 155 (37.80%) Windows
3 136 (33.17%) SQL Server
4 130 (31.71%) .NET
5 116 (28.29%) SQL
5 116 (28.29%) Active Directory
6 95 (23.17%) Finance
7 88 (21.46%) C#
8 68 (16.59%) MS Exchange
8 68 (16.59%) VMware
9 67 (16.34%) ITIL
9 67 (16.34%) Windows Server
10 65 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 60 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
12 58 (14.15%) MS Office
12 58 (14.15%) ASP.NET
13 57 (13.90%) Windows 7
14 56 (13.66%) Office 365
15 55 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
17 51 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
18 49 (11.95%) Telecoms
19 48 (11.71%) Citrix
19 48 (11.71%) JavaScript
20 47 (11.46%) MVC
21 46 (11.22%) Project Management
22 45 (10.98%) SharePoint
23 44 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
23 44 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
24 43 (10.49%) HTML

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 68 (16.59%) MS Exchange
2 45 (10.98%) SharePoint
3 35 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (6.59%) IIS
6 9 (2.20%) Node.js
7 8 (1.95%) WordPress
8 6 (1.46%) Drupal
9 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.22%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.98%) Apache
10 4 (0.98%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.73%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.49%) CMS
13 1 (0.24%) nginx
13 1 (0.24%) SAS
13 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 170 (41.46%) MS Excel
2 58 (14.15%) MS Office
3 17 (4.15%) MS Project
4 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.73%) FastStats
3 2 (0.49%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 56 (13.66%) Office 365
2 40 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.22%) IaaS
4 5 (1.22%) PaaS
5 4 (0.98%) GitHub
6 2 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.24%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.83%) LAN
1 28 (6.83%) TCP/IP
2 27 (6.59%) DNS
3 25 (6.10%) VPN
3 25 (6.10%) WAN
4 23 (5.61%) DHCP
5 19 (4.63%) SAN
6 18 (4.39%) Firewall
7 15 (3.66%) NAS
8 11 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.44%) Wireless
10 9 (2.20%) Broadband
11 6 (1.46%) FTP
11 6 (1.46%) VoIP
12 5 (1.22%) VLAN
13 4 (0.98%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.98%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.73%) Internet
14 3 (0.73%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.73%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (33.17%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (4.15%) MySQL
7 16 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (2.20%) MS Access
10 7 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.98%) Tableau Vizable
13 2 (0.49%) OLAP
13 2 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
14 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.24%) Essbase
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle OLAP
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (7.56%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.95%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.22%) Selenium
5 5 (1.22%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.49%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.49%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.24%) JIRA
8 1 (0.24%) MorphX
8 1 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 95 (23.17%) Finance
2 49 (11.95%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.63%) Marketing
4 15 (3.66%) Back Office
5 9 (2.20%) Legal
5 9 (2.20%) Publishing
6 8 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.71%) Billing
8 6 (1.46%) Banking
9 4 (0.98%) Automotive
9 4 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.98%) Retail
10 3 (0.73%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 107 (26.10%) Developer
2 65 (15.85%) Analyst
3 46 (11.22%) .NET Developer
4 44 (10.73%) IT Support
5 37 (9.02%) SQL Developer
6 32 (7.80%) Senior Developer
7 31 (7.56%) C# Developer
8 28 (6.83%) Technical Support
9 27 (6.59%) Consultant
10 26 (6.34%) ASP.NET Developer
10 26 (6.34%) Support Engineer
11 25 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (5.61%) Lead Developer
14 22 (5.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 22 (5.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (5.37%) Support Analyst
15 20 (4.88%) Development Manager
15 20 (4.88%) Senior SQL Developer
16 19 (4.63%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (31.71%) .NET
2 58 (14.15%) ASP.NET
3 43 (10.49%) HTML
4 37 (9.02%) CSS
4 37 (9.02%) jQuery
5 30 (7.32%) Web Services
6 22 (5.37%) AngularJS
7 20 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (4.15%) XML
9 14 (3.41%) .NET Framework
10 13 (3.17%) HTML5
11 12 (2.93%) WPF
12 11 (2.68%) CSS3
13 10 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (2.20%) XSLT
15 8 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (1.95%) JSON
15 8 (1.95%) WCF
16 7 (1.71%) KnockoutJS
16 7 (1.71%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.17%) Driving Licence
3 13 (3.17%) User Experience
4 12 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.46%) Clustering
6 6 (1.46%) EPoS
6 6 (1.46%) SCADA
7 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.98%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.98%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.73%) iPad
9 3 (0.73%) Life Science
9 3 (0.73%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.73%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.73%) Tandem
10 2 (0.49%) CMDB
10 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 155 (37.80%) Windows
2 67 (16.34%) Windows Server
3 57 (13.90%) Windows 7
4 53 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (10.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (5.85%) Linux
7 21 (5.12%) Windows XP
8 20 (4.88%) Android
9 19 (4.63%) Apple iOS
10 15 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (3.41%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.44%) Unix
13 8 (1.95%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.34%) ITIL
2 60 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (11.46%) MVC
5 46 (11.22%) Project Management
6 44 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (7.07%) Scrum
8 28 (6.83%) Resource Management
9 27 (6.59%) Software Engineering
10 24 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (5.12%) Mentoring
12 19 (4.63%) TDD
13 18 (4.39%) CRM
14 17 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (4.15%) Risk Management
15 16 (3.90%) Business Continuity
15 16 (3.90%) Web Development
16 15 (3.66%) Data Analysis
16 15 (3.66%) Line Management
17 14 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 116 (28.29%) SQL
2 88 (21.46%) C#
3 48 (11.71%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.34%) VB
5 21 (5.12%) T-SQL
6 20 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 18 (4.39%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.68%) PHP
9 7 (1.71%) VBA
10 5 (1.22%) Java
10 5 (1.22%) Perl
11 4 (0.98%) C++
11 4 (0.98%) Ruby
12 3 (0.73%) Python
13 2 (0.49%) X++
14 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (6.34%) MCP
2 26 (6.34%) MCSE
3 24 (5.85%) MCSA
4 21 (5.12%) MCITP
5 19 (4.63%) Degree
6 18 (4.39%) CCNA
6 18 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.66%) MCDST
8 12 (2.93%) MCTS
9 11 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.49%) CCA
10 2 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.49%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.24%) AAT
11 1 (0.24%) CCIE
11 1 (0.24%) CCNP
11 1 (0.24%) ISEB
11 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.83%) SLA
2 11 (2.68%) ISO 9001
2 11 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.44%) QA
4 7 (1.71%) FATCA
4 7 (1.71%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.98%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.98%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 116 (28.29%) Active Directory
2 44 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (8.29%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.44%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.95%) Terminal Services
6 6 (1.46%) Docker
7 5 (1.22%) vSphere
8 4 (0.98%) XenApp
9 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.73%) XenServer
10 2 (0.49%) Postfix
10 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.24%) KVM
11 1 (0.24%) oVirt
11 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (9.27%) SCCM
2 7 (1.71%) SCOM
3 5 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.49%) WSUS
5 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 68 (16.59%) VMware
2 48 (11.71%) Citrix
3 40 (9.76%) Cisco
4 18 (4.39%) AppSense
5 12 (2.93%) HP
6 10 (2.44%) Dell
7 9 (2.20%) Symantec
8 7 (1.71%) Oracle
8 7 (1.71%) Sophos
9 6 (1.46%) EMC
9 6 (1.46%) NetApp
9 6 (1.46%) Sencha
9 6 (1.46%) Wonderware
10 5 (1.22%) Apple
10 5 (1.22%) IBM
11 4 (0.98%) Adobe
11 4 (0.98%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.98%) Intel
11 4 (0.98%) Intel Security
11 4 (0.98%) Red Hat
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum + + many benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Private Healthcare, Life Insurance,
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Car/car allowance, Overtime
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Depending on experience +Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Posted: 5 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £Attractive Salary and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £47000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Car, certified training, overtime
Posted: 14 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Car, Certified Training, Overtime
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: £0 - 35k per year + DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester
greywood
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £34999 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits worth £5K
Posted: 19 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience +Bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago