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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 179 349 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.03% 19.99% 19.77%
As % of the Vendors category 45.09% 46.66% 46.25%
Number of salaries quoted 155 256 287
Median salary £38,000 £32,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.03% -3.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £22,025
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
397 748 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.98% 42.84% 42.75%
Number of salaries quoted 330 584 576
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £20,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 July 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 July 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 -3 50 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Northwich +8 24 £28,000 -20.00% 7
Macclesfield +3 20 £28,500 +14.00% 2
Crewe +11 16 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Chester -11 16 £35,000 +34.40% 9
Knutsford +15 12 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Wilmslow -4 12 £38,500 -0.71% 9
Runcorn -10 8 £37,500 - 3
Ellesmere Port - 2 £27,500 - 3
Nantwich -1 1 £25,000 -19.35%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 154 (39.69%) MS Excel
2 150 (38.66%) SQL Server
3 149 (38.40%) .NET
4 143 (36.86%) Windows
5 103 (26.55%) C#
6 100 (25.77%) Finance
7 99 (25.52%) SQL
8 86 (22.16%) Active Directory
9 68 (17.53%) ASP.NET
10 64 (16.49%) Windows Server
11 63 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (15.72%) ITIL
13 56 (14.43%) JavaScript
14 54 (13.92%) VMware
15 53 (13.66%) MS Office
15 53 (13.66%) SharePoint
15 53 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
16 51 (13.14%) MVC
17 49 (12.63%) CSS
18 47 (12.11%) HTML
19 46 (11.86%) MS Exchange
19 46 (11.86%) Citrix
19 46 (11.86%) jQuery
19 46 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
20 43 (11.08%) Team Foundation Server
20 43 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
20 43 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
20 43 (11.08%) Office 365
21 40 (10.31%) Project Management
22 39 (10.05%) Windows 7

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 53 (13.66%) SharePoint
2 46 (11.86%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.93%) IIS
4 22 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.58%) Skype for Business
7 9 (2.32%) Drupal
7 9 (2.32%) WordPress
8 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.03%) Apache
10 4 (1.03%) MS Project Server
10 4 (1.03%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.52%) CMS
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.26%) nginx
13 1 (0.26%) SAS
13 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 154 (39.69%) MS Excel
2 53 (13.66%) MS Office
3 12 (3.09%) MS Project
4 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.77%) FastStats
2 3 (0.77%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 43 (11.08%) Office 365
2 8 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.55%) IaaS
3 6 (1.55%) PaaS
4 4 (1.03%) GitHub
5 2 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.26%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.67%) WAN
2 19 (4.90%) Firewall
3 18 (4.64%) LAN
3 18 (4.64%) SAN
4 16 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.61%) VPN
6 12 (3.09%) DNS
7 10 (2.58%) DHCP
7 10 (2.58%) NetScaler
8 8 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (2.06%) Wireless
9 7 (1.80%) FTP
9 7 (1.80%) Internet
9 7 (1.80%) NAS
10 6 (1.55%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.03%) Broadband
11 4 (1.03%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.03%) VLAN
11 4 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (38.66%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (5.15%) MySQL
5 20 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.61%) MS Access
8 10 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.32%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.03%) JasperReports
11 4 (1.03%) Power BI
12 3 (0.77%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.52%) OLAP
13 2 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
14 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (11.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (7.73%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.84%) SpecFlow
4 10 (2.58%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.06%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.80%) Selenium
7 6 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.03%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.03%) FxCop
8 4 (1.03%) StyleCop
9 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.52%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.52%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.26%) MorphX
11 1 (0.26%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 100 (25.77%) Finance
2 33 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.12%) Back Office
4 15 (3.87%) Billing
4 15 (3.87%) Marketing
5 10 (2.58%) Publishing
6 9 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.29%) Banking
8 4 (1.03%) Automotive
8 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.03%) Retail
9 3 (0.77%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.52%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 123 (31.70%) Developer
2 58 (14.95%) .NET Developer
3 43 (11.08%) IT Support
4 42 (10.82%) Analyst
5 29 (7.47%) Consultant
5 29 (7.47%) SQL Developer
6 28 (7.22%) C# Developer
7 27 (6.96%) Senior Developer
8 25 (6.44%) ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
10 20 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (5.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (5.15%) Development Manager
11 19 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (4.90%) IT Manager
11 19 (4.90%) Lead Developer
11 19 (4.90%) Software Developer
12 17 (4.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 17 (4.38%) Technical Support
13 16 (4.12%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (38.40%) .NET
2 68 (17.53%) ASP.NET
3 49 (12.63%) CSS
4 47 (12.11%) HTML
5 46 (11.86%) jQuery
6 29 (7.47%) .NET Framework
7 28 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (7.22%) Web Services
8 22 (5.67%) AngularJS
9 19 (4.90%) HTML5
10 18 (4.64%) JSON
11 17 (4.38%) CSS3
11 17 (4.38%) WCF
12 15 (3.87%) Entity Framework
13 14 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (3.61%) WPF
14 13 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (3.09%) Node.js
16 11 (2.84%) XML
17 10 (2.58%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.41%) User Experience
3 18 (4.64%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.35%) Driving Licence
6 11 (2.84%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.55%) EPoS
7 6 (1.55%) PMI
7 6 (1.55%) SCADA
8 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.03%) Clustering
9 4 (1.03%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.03%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.03%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.77%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.52%) iPad
11 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) Replication
11 2 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 143 (36.86%) Windows
2 64 (16.49%) Windows Server
3 46 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (10.05%) Windows 7
5 34 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (4.38%) Linux
7 16 (4.12%) Android
7 16 (4.12%) Apple iOS
8 11 (2.84%) Unix
8 11 (2.84%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.58%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.03%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.03%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.26%) AIX
13 1 (0.26%) CentOS
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (15.72%) ITIL
3 51 (13.14%) MVC
4 40 (10.31%) Project Management
5 38 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
6 37 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (8.76%) Scrum
8 29 (7.47%) Software Engineering
9 27 (6.96%) TDD
10 25 (6.44%) Mentoring
11 22 (5.67%) Resource Management
12 20 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (5.15%) Line Management
13 19 (4.90%) BDD
14 18 (4.64%) Web Development
15 17 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (4.38%) Service Management
16 16 (4.12%) ETL
17 15 (3.87%) CRM
18 14 (3.61%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 103 (26.55%) C#
2 99 (25.52%) SQL
3 56 (14.43%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.47%) T-SQL
5 26 (6.70%) VB
6 24 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 24 (6.19%) VB.NET
7 13 (3.35%) VBA
8 12 (3.09%) PHP
9 6 (1.55%) Java
10 4 (1.03%) C++
10 4 (1.03%) Perl
10 4 (1.03%) Ruby
11 3 (0.77%) Python
11 3 (0.77%) X++
12 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (5.67%) MCSE
3 20 (5.15%) Degree
4 17 (4.38%) MCSA
5 16 (4.12%) MCITP
6 15 (3.87%) MCP
7 12 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.80%) CCNA
8 7 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.55%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.29%) MCDST
11 4 (1.03%) MCTS
12 3 (0.77%) CCA
12 3 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.77%) HND
13 2 (0.52%) CCENT
13 2 (0.52%) CCNP
13 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.70%) SLA
2 10 (2.58%) ISO 9001
2 10 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.06%) QA
4 3 (0.77%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.77%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.52%) COBIT
5 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.26%) FATCA
System Software
1 86 (22.16%) Active Directory
2 33 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.15%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.84%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.06%) Docker
6 7 (1.80%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.55%) XenApp
8 4 (1.03%) vSphere
8 4 (1.03%) XenServer
9 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.26%) KVM
11 1 (0.26%) oVirt
11 1 (0.26%) Postfix
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (6.19%) SCCM
2 6 (1.55%) SCOM
3 3 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.52%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.52%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.26%) vRealize
5 1 (0.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 54 (13.92%) VMware
2 46 (11.86%) Citrix
3 29 (7.47%) Cisco
4 16 (4.12%) HP
5 11 (2.84%) SAP
6 9 (2.32%) Apple
7 8 (2.06%) AppSense
7 8 (2.06%) Dell
7 8 (2.06%) Oracle
7 8 (2.06%) Sencha
8 7 (1.80%) EMC
8 7 (1.80%) Symantec
9 6 (1.55%) IBM
9 6 (1.55%) Wonderware
10 5 (1.29%) Sophos
11 4 (1.03%) Adobe
11 4 (1.03%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.03%) Cognizant
11 4 (1.03%) Intel
11 4 (1.03%) Red Hat
Northwich, Cheshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Overtime, Benefits, Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Posted: 20 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14000 - £15000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Car, Certified Training, Overtime
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £12000 - £15000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: Salary - £18,000 to £27,000 dependant on experience plus many benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Generous bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago