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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 156 340 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.37% 19.81% 20.66%
As % of the Vendors category 40.41% 44.97% 47.95%
Number of salaries quoted 135 274 300
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £33,852
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
386 756 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.50% 44.06% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 313 610 580
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £23,000 £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 25 June 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 25 June 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 46 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Northwich +7 20 £41,000 +17.14% 3
Crewe +12 15 £27,500 -35.29%
Macclesfield +4 13 £27,500 +10.00% 7
Runcorn -5 12 £37,500 -6.25%
Wilmslow -5 11 £36,000 - 5
Chester -19 11 £35,500 +36.32% 5
Knutsford +13 9 £25,500 -27.14% 2
Winsford -2 1 £37,500 -
Daresbury - 1 £38,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 156 (40.52%) MS Excel
2 148 (38.44%) Windows
3 140 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 137 (35.58%) .NET
5 108 (28.05%) SQL
6 101 (26.23%) Active Directory
7 96 (24.94%) Finance
8 94 (24.42%) C#
9 66 (17.14%) ITIL
10 63 (16.36%) ASP.NET
11 62 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (15.84%) VMware
13 60 (15.58%) Windows Server
14 59 (15.32%) MS Exchange
15 57 (14.81%) MS Office
16 55 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 50 (12.99%) JavaScript
18 49 (12.73%) MVC
18 49 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
19 48 (12.47%) Citrix
20 47 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 47 (12.21%) Office 365
21 46 (11.95%) Windows 7
22 45 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
22 45 (11.69%) SharePoint
23 43 (11.17%) HTML
24 41 (10.65%) CSS
24 41 (10.65%) Project Management
24 41 (10.65%) Telecoms
24 41 (10.65%) Team Foundation Server

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 59 (15.32%) MS Exchange
2 45 (11.69%) SharePoint
3 29 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.97%) IIS
6 8 (2.08%) WordPress
7 7 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.56%) Drupal
9 5 (1.30%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.04%) Apache
10 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.04%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.52%) CMS
12 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.26%) nginx
13 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 156 (40.52%) MS Excel
2 57 (14.81%) MS Office
3 10 (2.60%) MS Project
4 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.78%) FastStats
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.21%) Office 365
2 40 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.30%) IaaS
4 5 (1.30%) PaaS
5 4 (1.04%) GitHub
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.26%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.26%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.97%) LAN
1 23 (5.97%) TCP/IP
1 23 (5.97%) WAN
2 21 (5.45%) DNS
3 20 (5.19%) SAN
4 17 (4.42%) DHCP
4 17 (4.42%) VPN
5 13 (3.38%) Firewall
6 10 (2.60%) NAS
6 10 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (2.60%) Wireless
7 6 (1.56%) Broadband
7 6 (1.56%) FTP
7 6 (1.56%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.56%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.30%) VoIP
9 4 (1.04%) Internet
9 4 (1.04%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.04%) VLAN
10 3 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (8.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (4.68%) MySQL
6 17 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (3.38%) MS Access
10 8 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.52%) OLAP
11 2 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (0.52%) Tableau Vizable
12 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 41 (10.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.82%) SpecFlow
5 6 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.30%) Selenium
7 2 (0.52%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.52%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.52%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.26%) FxCop
8 1 (0.26%) MorphX
8 1 (0.26%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.26%) StyleCop
General
1 96 (24.94%) Finance
2 41 (10.65%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.42%) Back Office
4 16 (4.16%) Marketing
5 10 (2.60%) Billing
6 9 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.08%) Publishing
8 7 (1.82%) Banking
9 4 (1.04%) Automotive
9 4 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.04%) Retail
10 3 (0.78%) Legal
10 3 (0.78%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 114 (29.61%) Developer
2 52 (13.51%) .NET Developer
3 45 (11.69%) Analyst
4 44 (11.43%) IT Support
5 33 (8.57%) SQL Developer
6 31 (8.05%) Senior Developer
7 29 (7.53%) C# Developer
8 28 (7.27%) Consultant
9 24 (6.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (5.71%) Lead Developer
11 20 (5.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (5.19%) Technical Support
12 19 (4.94%) Development Manager
13 18 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 18 (4.68%) Support Engineer
14 17 (4.42%) Support Analyst
15 16 (4.16%) IT Manager
15 16 (4.16%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (35.58%) .NET
2 63 (16.36%) ASP.NET
3 43 (11.17%) HTML
4 41 (10.65%) CSS
4 41 (10.65%) jQuery
5 31 (8.05%) Web Services
6 25 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (5.97%) .NET Framework
8 20 (5.19%) AngularJS
9 15 (3.90%) HTML5
10 14 (3.64%) WPF
11 13 (3.38%) JSON
11 13 (3.38%) WCF
11 13 (3.38%) XML
12 12 (3.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (3.12%) CSS3
12 12 (3.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (2.86%) Entity Framework
14 10 (2.60%) Node.js
15 7 (1.82%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.90%) User Experience
5 14 (3.64%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.56%) EPoS
7 6 (1.56%) SCADA
8 5 (1.30%) Clustering
8 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.78%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.78%) Life Science
9 3 (0.78%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.78%) PMI
9 3 (0.78%) Tandem
9 3 (0.78%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.52%) CMDB
10 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 148 (38.44%) Windows
2 60 (15.58%) Windows Server
3 47 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (11.95%) Windows 7
5 38 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (5.19%) Linux
7 16 (4.16%) Android
7 16 (4.16%) Apple iOS
7 16 (4.16%) Windows XP
8 15 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.86%) Unix
10 9 (2.34%) Windows 10
10 9 (2.34%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.14%) ITIL
2 62 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (12.73%) MVC
4 45 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (10.65%) Project Management
6 38 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (8.05%) Software Engineering
8 30 (7.79%) Scrum
9 24 (6.23%) Resource Management
9 24 (6.23%) TDD
10 22 (5.71%) Mentoring
11 21 (5.45%) Line Management
12 17 (4.42%) BDD
12 17 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (4.42%) Web Development
13 16 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (4.16%) CRM
14 14 (3.64%) Service Management
15 13 (3.38%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 108 (28.05%) SQL
2 94 (24.42%) C#
3 50 (12.99%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.75%) VB
5 25 (6.49%) PowerShell
5 25 (6.49%) T-SQL
6 22 (5.71%) VB.NET
7 11 (2.86%) PHP
7 11 (2.86%) VBA
8 6 (1.56%) Java
9 5 (1.30%) Perl
10 4 (1.04%) C++
10 4 (1.04%) Ruby
11 3 (0.78%) Python
11 3 (0.78%) 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 55 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.49%) MCSE
3 21 (5.45%) MCSA
4 20 (5.19%) Degree
4 20 (5.19%) MCITP
4 20 (5.19%) MCP
5 12 (3.12%) CCNA
5 12 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (2.60%) MCDST
7 8 (2.08%) MCTS
8 3 (0.78%) CCA
8 3 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.78%) HND
8 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.26%) ACCA
10 1 (0.26%) CCIE
10 1 (0.26%) CCNP
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.01%) SLA
2 11 (2.86%) ISO 9001
2 11 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.34%) QA
4 4 (1.04%) ISO 14001
4 4 (1.04%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.52%) COBIT
5 2 (0.52%) FATCA
5 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
System Software
1 101 (26.23%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.23%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 9 (2.34%) Terminal Services
6 8 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.56%) Docker
7 6 (1.56%) XenApp
8 4 (1.04%) vSphere
8 4 (1.04%) XenServer
9 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.52%) Postfix
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%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (7.01%) SCCM
2 7 (1.82%) SCOM
3 5 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.52%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.26%) vRealize
5 1 (0.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 61 (15.84%) VMware
2 48 (12.47%) Citrix
3 32 (8.31%) Cisco
4 13 (3.38%) AppSense
5 12 (3.12%) HP
6 8 (2.08%) Dell
6 8 (2.08%) Oracle
6 8 (2.08%) Symantec
7 6 (1.56%) EMC
7 6 (1.56%) IBM
7 6 (1.56%) Sencha
7 6 (1.56%) Sophos
7 6 (1.56%) Wonderware
8 5 (1.30%) NetApp
8 5 (1.30%) SAP
9 4 (1.04%) Adobe
9 4 (1.04%) Apple
9 4 (1.04%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.04%) Intel Security
9 4 (1.04%) Red Hat
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
IT Alliance Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £22k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Michael Page International
Salary: £23000 - £26500 per annum + benefits package + training
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £27k - 31k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Eames Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £34000 - £510000 per annum + 9% Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago