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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 346 352 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.17% 19.78% 17.98%
As % of the Vendors category 47.27% 46.01% 39.27%
Number of salaries quoted 253 294 277
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
732 765 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.68% 42.98% 45.78%
Number of salaries quoted 571 592 659
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +1 109 £32,500 - 17
Chester -1 60 £27,000 -26.53% 8
Runcorn 0 30 £29,000 +16.00% 5
Wilmslow 0 26 £38,777 +3.40% 2
Knutsford +3 20 £37,500 +19.04% 8
Crewe -3 15 £40,000 +36.75%
Macclesfield +4 11 £25,000 -35.06%
Nantwich +6 2 £31,000 +3.33%
Widnes - 2 £30,500 - 1
Daresbury -1 1 £17,250 -28.86%
Northwich -3 1 £32,500 -45.83% 2
Winsford - 1 - -
Congleton - 1 £22,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 317 (45.81%) MS Excel
2 277 (40.03%) Windows
3 252 (36.42%) SQL
4 233 (33.67%) SQL Server
5 203 (29.34%) .NET
6 188 (27.17%) Finance
7 176 (25.43%) C#
8 169 (24.42%) MS Office
9 140 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
10 113 (16.33%) JavaScript
11 111 (16.04%) MVC
12 110 (15.90%) ASP.NET
13 105 (15.17%) HTML
13 105 (15.17%) .NET Framework
13 105 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
14 103 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 101 (14.60%) Active Directory
16 89 (12.86%) MS Exchange
17 88 (12.72%) Degree
17 88 (12.72%) VMware
17 88 (12.72%) SQL Server 2008
18 87 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
19 83 (11.99%) WCF
19 83 (11.99%) Windows Server 2012
20 79 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 79 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
20 79 (11.42%) CSS
21 77 (11.13%) T-SQL
21 77 (11.13%) Web Services
22 72 (10.40%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 89 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 52 (7.51%) SharePoint
3 38 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (4.91%) SAS
6 21 (3.03%) IIS
7 11 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.01%) CMS
10 7 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
10 7 (1.01%) Oracle 9iAS
10 7 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.01%) Lync
11 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.58%) WordPress
12 4 (0.58%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.43%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 317 (45.81%) MS Excel
2 169 (24.42%) MS Office
3 72 (10.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (4.62%) MS Project
5 25 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (2.60%) Photoshop
7 16 (2.31%) MS Visio
8 11 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (1.45%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.87%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.43%) ProjectWise
11 3 (0.43%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.29%) FastStats
12 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.29%) SPSS
13 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.14%) InDesign
13 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 40 (5.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (1.45%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.43%) Primavera
8 2 (0.29%) Magento
9 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.62%) SaaS
2 26 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.18%) Office 365
4 15 (2.17%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.29%) GitHub
7 2 (0.29%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.54%) DNS
2 49 (7.08%) DHCP
2 49 (7.08%) Firewall
3 41 (5.92%) TCP/IP
4 40 (5.78%) WAN
5 39 (5.64%) LAN
6 32 (4.62%) VPN
7 29 (4.19%) Wireless
8 19 (2.75%) VoIP
9 16 (2.31%) SAN
10 15 (2.17%) Network Security
11 14 (2.02%) SSL
12 13 (1.88%) Broadband
12 13 (1.88%) Intranet
12 13 (1.88%) Internet
13 12 (1.73%) HTTP
13 12 (1.73%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.16%) Ethernet
16 7 (1.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (33.67%) SQL Server
2 88 (12.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (5.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (4.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (4.62%) Data Mining
9 28 (4.05%) NoSQL
10 25 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (3.03%) MySQL
12 13 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
13 11 (1.59%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.16%) OLAP
15 8 (1.16%) OLAP Cube
16 7 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
16 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 67 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 39 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.02%) Subversion
4 12 (1.73%) MSI
5 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (1.01%) MSTest
6 7 (1.01%) Selenium
7 5 (0.72%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.58%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.58%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.43%) JMeter
9 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.29%) Calabash
10 2 (0.29%) Gradle
10 2 (0.29%) Ant
10 2 (0.29%) JUnit
10 2 (0.29%) FxCop
10 2 (0.29%) StyleCop
10 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 188 (27.17%) Finance
2 55 (7.95%) Marketing
3 37 (5.35%) Retail
4 18 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.46%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.73%) Back Office
6 12 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.01%) Legal
8 7 (1.01%) Banking
9 6 (0.87%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.72%) Publishing
11 3 (0.43%) Billing
11 3 (0.43%) Local Government
11 3 (0.43%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.29%) French Language
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 199 (28.76%) Developer
2 137 (19.80%) Analyst
3 87 (12.57%) .NET Developer
4 63 (9.10%) Administrator
5 50 (7.23%) C# Developer
6 44 (6.36%) Software Developer
7 40 (5.78%) DBA
8 34 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
9 31 (4.48%) Support Analyst
10 30 (4.34%) ASP.NET Developer
11 28 (4.05%) IT Support
12 27 (3.90%) Support Engineer
13 26 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
13 26 (3.76%) Project Manager
14 24 (3.47%) Junior
15 22 (3.18%) Lead Developer
16 21 (3.03%) SQL DBA
16 21 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 20 (2.89%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (29.34%) .NET
2 110 (15.90%) ASP.NET
3 105 (15.17%) HTML
3 105 (15.17%) .NET Framework
4 83 (11.99%) WCF
5 79 (11.42%) CSS
6 77 (11.13%) Web Services
7 70 (10.12%) jQuery
8 58 (8.38%) Entity Framework
9 55 (7.95%) XML
10 43 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (5.64%) AngularJS
12 37 (5.35%) Ajax
13 35 (5.06%) SOAP
13 35 (5.06%) REST
14 34 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 30 (4.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (3.47%) WPF
17 22 (3.18%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 105 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.34%) Mobile App
3 29 (4.19%) N-Tier
4 27 (3.90%) Credit Risk
5 23 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.89%) Statistics
8 17 (2.46%) Clustering
8 17 (2.46%) User Experience
9 14 (2.02%) Replication
9 14 (2.02%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.73%) Life Science
10 12 (1.73%) Social Media
10 12 (1.73%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.45%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
14 7 (1.01%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.87%) NHS
15 6 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 277 (40.03%) Windows
2 87 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (11.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (7.66%) Windows 7
5 31 (4.48%) Android
6 28 (4.05%) Apple iOS
7 27 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (3.90%) Windows XP
8 26 (3.76%) UNIX
9 24 (3.47%) Linux
10 21 (3.03%) Windows 8
11 19 (2.75%) Windows Phone
12 17 (2.46%) Windows Phone 7
13 14 (2.02%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.87%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.58%) FreeBSD
15 4 (0.58%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.29%) CentOS
16 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (16.04%) MVC
3 79 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (9.54%) Project Management
5 64 (9.25%) ITIL
6 49 (7.08%) CRM
7 47 (6.79%) Analytics
8 44 (6.36%) SOA
8 44 (6.36%) SDLC
9 43 (6.21%) Dependency Injection
10 38 (5.49%) Mentoring
11 37 (5.35%) OO
12 34 (4.91%) Software Testing
13 33 (4.77%) Scrum
14 32 (4.62%) Benchmarking
14 32 (4.62%) Migration
15 31 (4.48%) Service Delivery
15 31 (4.48%) Unit Testing
15 31 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
16 30 (4.34%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (36.42%) SQL
2 176 (25.43%) C#
3 113 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 77 (11.13%) T-SQL
5 30 (4.34%) VB.NET
6 12 (1.73%) PHP
7 11 (1.59%) Java
8 8 (1.16%) C++
9 7 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.72%) VBA
10 5 (0.72%) VB
11 4 (0.58%) Python
11 4 (0.58%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.58%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.43%) Prolog
12 3 (0.43%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.29%) C
13 2 (0.29%) Ruby
13 2 (0.29%) Groovy
13 2 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 103 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (12.72%) Degree
3 50 (7.23%) MCSE
4 47 (6.79%) MCITP
5 45 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (5.06%) MCSA
7 34 (4.91%) CCNA
8 28 (4.05%) MCP
9 25 (3.61%) Security Cleared
10 23 (3.32%) MCTS
11 18 (2.60%) ISEB
12 15 (2.17%) CCNP
13 10 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.45%) ISTQB
14 9 (1.30%) MCDST
15 7 (1.01%) A+ Certification
15 7 (1.01%) CCENT
15 7 (1.01%) CCDP
15 7 (1.01%) MCDBA
15 7 (1.01%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.50%) SLA
2 27 (3.90%) QA
3 12 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.72%) COBIT
5 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.29%) GxP
System Software
1 101 (14.60%) Active Directory
2 48 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.35%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.59%) XenApp
5 10 (1.45%) vSphere
6 8 (1.16%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.72%) vCloud
8 5 (0.72%) XenServer
9 4 (0.58%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.43%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (6.07%) SCCM
2 14 (2.02%) Backup Exec
3 10 (1.45%) SCOM
4 7 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.01%) WSUS
5 5 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.43%) OpenView
6 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 88 (12.72%) VMware
2 57 (8.24%) Cisco
3 46 (6.65%) Citrix
4 40 (5.78%) Oracle
5 32 (4.62%) HP
6 22 (3.18%) Apple
7 19 (2.75%) Google
8 15 (2.17%) Adobe
9 13 (1.88%) SAP
9 13 (1.88%) Avaya
10 11 (1.59%) Dell
10 11 (1.59%) Symantec
11 10 (1.45%) EMC
11 10 (1.45%) Juniper
12 9 (1.30%) Hyperion
12 9 (1.30%) NetApp
12 9 (1.30%) McAfee
12 9 (1.30%) Sage
12 9 (1.30%) Blue Coat
12 9 (1.30%) Riverbed
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 16,500 - 18,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Clayton Group
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
NST Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 35% shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £35K - £40K p.a. + bonus (10%) + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + BONUS
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + up to 20% Bonus, 10% Pension etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago