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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 353 350 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.26% 20.41% 18.05%
As % of the Vendors category 45.67% 46.54% 39.50%
Number of salaries quoted 272 289 288
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £20,550
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
773 752 833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.37% 43.85% 45.69%
Number of salaries quoted 612 572 684
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,300 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,587 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.96% -

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 7 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 7 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 +2 126 £35,000 - 19
Chester +2 53 £26,521 -31.11% 7
Runcorn -1 30 £38,750 +43.51% 4
Wilmslow +2 22 £38,777 +14.04% 4
Crewe 0 22 £40,000 +45.45% 7
Knutsford -8 13 £37,500 +10.29%
Macclesfield +4 10 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Winsford 0 4 - -
Nantwich +4 2 £31,000 +3.33% 2
Northwich +2 2 £35,000 -41.66% 2
Widnes - 2 £30,500 -
Congleton - 1 £22,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 331 (46.42%) MS Excel
2 275 (38.57%) Windows
3 263 (36.89%) SQL
4 245 (34.36%) SQL Server
5 221 (31.00%) .NET
6 190 (26.65%) Finance
7 181 (25.39%) C#
8 169 (23.70%) MS Office
9 150 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
10 118 (16.55%) MVC
11 115 (16.13%) JavaScript
12 112 (15.71%) ASP.NET
13 109 (15.29%) HTML
14 103 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 103 (14.45%) .NET Framework
15 99 (13.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 98 (13.74%) Active Directory
17 95 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
18 91 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
19 89 (12.48%) WCF
19 89 (12.48%) VMware
20 86 (12.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 86 (12.06%) MS Exchange
21 83 (11.64%) T-SQL
22 82 (11.50%) CSS
23 80 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
24 78 (10.94%) Degree
25 75 (10.52%) Web Services
26 71 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
27 69 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 86 (12.06%) MS Exchange
2 51 (7.15%) SharePoint
3 37 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (3.65%) SAS
6 24 (3.37%) IIS
7 10 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.98%) CMS
9 7 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (0.98%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.98%) Oracle 9iAS
9 7 (0.98%) Lync
10 6 (0.84%) NServiceBus
10 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.56%) Apache
12 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 331 (46.42%) MS Excel
2 169 (23.70%) MS Office
3 69 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (4.35%) MS Project
5 18 (2.52%) Photoshop
6 17 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (2.10%) MS Visio
8 11 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (1.40%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.84%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.42%) ProjectWise
11 3 (0.42%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.28%) FastStats
12 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.28%) SPSS
13 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.14%) InDesign
13 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 44 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (3.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (1.96%) Dynamics GP
4 9 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.42%) Primavera
8 1 (0.14%) Tridion
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.14%) Magento
8 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 33 (4.63%) SaaS
2 18 (2.52%) Google Analytics
3 15 (2.10%) Office 365
4 7 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.28%) GitHub
6 2 (0.28%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Scribe Online
7 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 68 (9.54%) DNS
2 51 (7.15%) DHCP
3 45 (6.31%) Firewall
4 39 (5.47%) TCP/IP
5 37 (5.19%) LAN
6 36 (5.05%) WAN
7 32 (4.49%) VPN
8 25 (3.51%) Wireless
9 19 (2.66%) Network Security
10 16 (2.24%) VoIP
10 16 (2.24%) SAN
11 13 (1.82%) HTTP
12 12 (1.68%) SSL
13 10 (1.40%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.26%) Broadband
14 9 (1.26%) Intranet
14 9 (1.26%) Internet
14 9 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (0.84%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (34.36%) SQL Server
2 99 (13.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (12.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (7.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (7.43%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (4.21%) NoSQL
9 24 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (3.37%) Data Mining
10 22 (3.09%) MySQL
11 17 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
12 12 (1.68%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.54%) OLAP Cube
13 11 (1.54%) OLAP
14 10 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.98%) Oracle9i Database
16 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 66 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 45 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (3.09%) Subversion
4 12 (1.68%) MSI
5 11 (1.54%) Selenium
5 11 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.98%) MSTest
6 7 (0.98%) JIRA
7 6 (0.84%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.84%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.56%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.56%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.56%) JMeter
9 2 (0.28%) Ant
9 2 (0.28%) JUnit
9 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.28%) Maven
9 2 (0.28%) Calabash
9 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 190 (26.65%) Finance
2 50 (7.01%) Marketing
3 34 (4.77%) Retail
4 17 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.54%) Back Office
7 11 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.12%) Legal
9 7 (0.98%) Banking
10 6 (0.84%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.56%) Local Government
12 3 (0.42%) Publishing
12 3 (0.42%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.42%) French Language
12 3 (0.42%) German Language
13 2 (0.28%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.28%) Advertising
13 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 201 (28.19%) Developer
2 143 (20.06%) Analyst
3 93 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 62 (8.70%) Administrator
5 49 (6.87%) C# Developer
6 44 (6.17%) Software Developer
6 44 (6.17%) DBA
7 35 (4.91%) Support Analyst
8 34 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 32 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
11 30 (4.21%) IT Support
12 28 (3.93%) Support Engineer
13 26 (3.65%) Lead Developer
13 26 (3.65%) Project Manager
14 25 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (3.51%) SQL DBA
15 22 (3.09%) Senior Developer
15 22 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
16 21 (2.95%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (31.00%) .NET
2 112 (15.71%) ASP.NET
3 109 (15.29%) HTML
4 103 (14.45%) .NET Framework
5 89 (12.48%) WCF
6 82 (11.50%) CSS
7 75 (10.52%) Web Services
8 68 (9.54%) jQuery
9 57 (7.99%) Entity Framework
10 51 (7.15%) XML
11 45 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 42 (5.89%) AngularJS
13 37 (5.19%) SOAP
14 34 (4.77%) Ajax
15 33 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 33 (4.63%) REST
16 32 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 27 (3.79%) HTML5
18 26 (3.65%) WPF
19 24 (3.37%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 95 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 28 (3.93%) N-Tier
4 24 (3.37%) User Experience
5 21 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.81%) Clustering
6 20 (2.81%) Statistics
7 17 (2.38%) Credit Risk
8 16 (2.24%) Replication
9 13 (1.82%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.68%) Social Media
10 12 (1.68%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.40%) Life Science
12 8 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
12 8 (1.12%) NHS
13 7 (0.98%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.98%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.84%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 275 (38.57%) Windows
2 91 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (7.99%) Windows 7
5 31 (4.35%) Android
6 30 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (4.07%) Apple iOS
8 28 (3.93%) UNIX
9 27 (3.79%) Windows XP
10 26 (3.65%) Linux
11 22 (3.09%) Windows 8
12 18 (2.52%) Windows Phone
13 16 (2.24%) Windows Phone 7
14 15 (2.10%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.84%) Windows CE
16 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.42%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.42%) FreeBSD
18 2 (0.28%) AIX
18 2 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (16.55%) MVC
3 71 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (9.26%) ITIL
5 61 (8.56%) Project Management
6 55 (7.71%) CRM
7 49 (6.87%) SOA
8 47 (6.59%) Analytics
9 44 (6.17%) Dependency Injection
9 44 (6.17%) SDLC
10 39 (5.47%) OO
11 37 (5.19%) ETL
12 35 (4.91%) Migration
13 34 (4.77%) ERP
13 34 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
14 33 (4.63%) Mentoring
14 33 (4.63%) Service Delivery
14 33 (4.63%) Software Testing
15 32 (4.49%) Scrum
15 32 (4.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 263 (36.89%) SQL
2 181 (25.39%) C#
3 115 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 83 (11.64%) T-SQL
5 35 (4.91%) VB.NET
6 13 (1.82%) Java
7 12 (1.68%) PHP
7 12 (1.68%) Objective-C
7 12 (1.68%) Apple Swift
8 10 (1.40%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.40%) C++
9 7 (0.98%) VB
10 5 (0.70%) VBA
11 4 (0.56%) Python
12 3 (0.42%) Prolog
12 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.28%) C
13 2 (0.28%) Ruby
13 2 (0.28%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 103 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (10.94%) Degree
3 52 (7.29%) MCITP
4 49 (6.87%) MCSE
5 44 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (5.19%) MCSA
7 36 (5.05%) CCNA
8 32 (4.49%) MCP
9 30 (4.21%) Security Cleared
10 22 (3.09%) MCTS
11 18 (2.52%) ISEB
12 15 (2.10%) CCNP
13 10 (1.40%) ISTQB
14 9 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.26%) MCDBA
15 7 (0.98%) CCIE
15 7 (0.98%) CCDP
15 7 (0.98%) A+ Certification
15 7 (0.98%) CCENT
15 7 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.45%) SLA
2 29 (4.07%) QA
3 10 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.70%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 98 (13.74%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.91%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.40%) XenApp
4 10 (1.40%) vSphere
5 7 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.84%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.70%) vCloud
8 4 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.42%) XenServer
10 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.14%) Xen
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 45 (6.31%) SCCM
2 15 (2.10%) SCOM
2 15 (2.10%) Backup Exec
3 8 (1.12%) WSUS
4 7 (0.98%) OpenView
4 7 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 89 (12.48%) VMware
2 52 (7.29%) Cisco
3 43 (6.03%) Oracle
3 43 (6.03%) Citrix
4 35 (4.91%) HP
5 22 (3.09%) Google
6 19 (2.66%) Apple
7 15 (2.10%) Adobe
8 14 (1.96%) SAP
9 13 (1.82%) Avaya
9 13 (1.82%) Hyperion
9 13 (1.82%) McAfee
10 12 (1.68%) Sage
10 12 (1.68%) Telerik
10 12 (1.68%) NetApp
10 12 (1.68%) Cognos
10 12 (1.68%) Xamarin
11 11 (1.54%) Dell
11 11 (1.54%) EMC
11 11 (1.54%) Juniper
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £29000 - £31000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 22 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Premier IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
MBNA
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
MBNA
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £17000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago