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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 361 284 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.20% 18.07% 20.16%
As % of the Vendors category 41.98% 41.22% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 327 242 354
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £21,500 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
860 689 1008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.35% 43.83% 49.56%
Number of salaries quoted 708 560 848
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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 0 108 £30,000 - 20
Wilmslow +13 56 £40,000 +64.94% 9
Macclesfield -1 32 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Chester -9 29 £52,500 +40.00% 9
Knutsford +7 25 £31,000 -10.14% 3
Runcorn 0 23 £31,000 -15.06% 1
Crewe +10 19 £30,500 -23.75% 10
Nantwich - 8 £35,000 - 1
Daresbury 0 4 £28,500 - 3
Northwich +3 2 £32,500 +103.12% 2
Winsford -1 2 £24,500 -22.22% 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 323 (45.62%) MS Excel
2 291 (41.10%) SQL
3 275 (38.84%) Windows
4 269 (37.99%) .NET
5 236 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 234 (33.05%) C#
7 158 (22.32%) Finance
8 156 (22.03%) MS Office
9 139 (19.63%) T-SQL
10 136 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
11 124 (17.51%) ASP.NET
12 113 (15.96%) Visual Studio
13 109 (15.40%) HTML
14 108 (15.25%) CSS
15 103 (14.55%) VMware
16 100 (14.12%) Active Directory
17 98 (13.84%) JavaScript
18 89 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
19 88 (12.43%) TCP/IP
20 86 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
20 86 (12.15%) Web Services
21 82 (11.58%) MS Exchange
21 82 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 82 (11.58%) WCF
22 80 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
22 80 (11.30%) .NET Framework
23 79 (11.16%) Degree
24 78 (11.02%) MVC
24 78 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
25 75 (10.59%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 82 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 69 (9.75%) SharePoint
3 49 (6.92%) IIS
4 41 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (5.37%) Lync
6 23 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (2.54%) NServiceBus
8 15 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.27%) MS Project Server
10 8 (1.13%) LiveLink
10 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.13%) SAS
10 8 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.56%) CMS
12 3 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 323 (45.62%) MS Excel
2 156 (22.03%) MS Office
3 38 (5.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.82%) MS Project
5 5 (0.71%) SPSS
5 5 (0.71%) FastStats
6 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 21 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.71%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.28%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.82%) SaaS
3 10 (1.41%) Office 365
4 3 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (12.43%) TCP/IP
2 56 (7.91%) LAN
3 54 (7.63%) WAN
4 49 (6.92%) VPN
5 45 (6.36%) DNS
6 38 (5.37%) DHCP
7 27 (3.81%) SAN
8 25 (3.53%) Internet
9 22 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (2.82%) Firewall
11 16 (2.26%) Network Security
12 9 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (1.13%) NAS
14 7 (0.99%) SNMP
14 7 (0.99%) HTTP
14 7 (0.99%) ADSL
15 5 (0.71%) MPLS
15 5 (0.71%) Intranet
16 4 (0.56%) iSCSI
16 4 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 89 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 69 (9.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (4.38%) MySQL
7 26 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.84%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.55%) MS Access
11 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.56%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.56%) Big Data
14 4 (0.56%) QlikView
14 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 113 (15.96%) Visual Studio
2 39 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 19 (2.68%) Selenium
5 18 (2.54%) SpecFlow
6 12 (1.69%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.27%) JIRA
7 9 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
7 9 (1.27%) NUnit
8 7 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (0.85%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.28%) MSI
10 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.14%) Subversion
11 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 158 (22.32%) Finance
2 49 (6.92%) Marketing
3 38 (5.37%) Retail
4 29 (4.10%) Back Office
5 19 (2.68%) Advertising
6 14 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.41%) Automotive
9 8 (1.13%) Legal
9 8 (1.13%) Games
9 8 (1.13%) Banking
9 8 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 233 (32.91%) Developer
2 150 (21.19%) Analyst
3 89 (12.57%) .NET Developer
4 61 (8.62%) C# Developer
5 55 (7.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 43 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (5.65%) SQL Developer
8 39 (5.51%) Support Analyst
9 38 (5.37%) Web Developer
10 35 (4.94%) Programmer
11 32 (4.52%) IT Support
12 30 (4.24%) Administrator
13 29 (4.10%) Support Engineer
14 27 (3.81%) ASP.NET Developer
15 26 (3.67%) Software Developer
16 24 (3.39%) Architect
16 24 (3.39%) Senior Developer
17 23 (3.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 23 (3.25%) .NET Programmer
18 22 (3.11%) .NET Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (37.99%) .NET
2 124 (17.51%) ASP.NET
3 109 (15.40%) HTML
4 108 (15.25%) CSS
5 86 (12.15%) Web Services
6 82 (11.58%) WCF
7 80 (11.30%) .NET Framework
8 75 (10.59%) jQuery
9 72 (10.17%) LINQ
10 61 (8.62%) XML
11 48 (6.78%) SOAP
12 41 (5.79%) HTML5
13 38 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 29 (4.10%) Ajax
15 28 (3.95%) JSON
16 26 (3.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 26 (3.67%) REST
17 23 (3.25%) XHTML
18 22 (3.11%) NHibernate
18 22 (3.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.36%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.25%) Thin Client
4 23 (3.25%) Fat Client
5 21 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.82%) User Experience
7 16 (2.26%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.98%) Statistics
8 14 (1.98%) Social Media
9 11 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.41%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.99%) E-Learning
11 7 (0.99%) Tandem
12 6 (0.85%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.85%) EPoS
13 5 (0.71%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.71%) Clustering
13 5 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
13 5 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 275 (38.84%) Windows
2 80 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (10.03%) Windows 7
4 63 (8.90%) UNIX
5 54 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (6.07%) Linux
7 42 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (5.65%) Windows XP
9 19 (2.68%) Android
9 19 (2.68%) Apple iOS
10 18 (2.54%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.13%) Windows Phone 8
11 8 (1.13%) Windows Phone
11 8 (1.13%) CentOS
11 8 (1.13%) AIX
12 6 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.28%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (11.02%) MVC
3 71 (10.03%) Project Management
4 64 (9.04%) ITIL
5 50 (7.06%) OO
6 48 (6.78%) Software Engineering
7 45 (6.36%) ETL
8 43 (6.07%) CRM
8 43 (6.07%) TDD
9 38 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (5.08%) Migration
11 33 (4.66%) ERP
12 31 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 29 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (3.95%) Scrum
15 27 (3.81%) Change Management
16 24 (3.39%) Time Management
16 24 (3.39%) Data Migration
17 21 (2.97%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 291 (41.10%) SQL
2 234 (33.05%) C#
3 139 (19.63%) T-SQL
4 98 (13.84%) JavaScript
5 57 (8.05%) VB.NET
6 49 (6.92%) VB
7 28 (3.95%) VBA
8 24 (3.39%) Java
9 14 (1.98%) C++
9 14 (1.98%) VBScript
9 14 (1.98%) VB6
10 12 (1.69%) C
11 10 (1.41%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.13%) Perl
13 7 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.85%) XQuery
15 5 (0.71%) PHP
16 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 86 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (11.16%) Degree
3 48 (6.78%) MCSE
4 47 (6.64%) MCSA
5 44 (6.21%) MCITP
6 43 (6.07%) MCP
7 27 (3.81%) MCTS
8 21 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (2.68%) CCNA
9 19 (2.68%) Security Cleared
10 16 (2.26%) CCNP
10 16 (2.26%) CISSP
11 15 (2.12%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.27%) ISEB
13 9 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.27%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.85%) CEH
14 6 (0.85%) SSCP
15 5 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.21%) SLA
2 10 (1.41%) QA
3 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 100 (14.12%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.34%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.54%) XenApp
4 18 (2.54%) vSphere
5 11 (1.55%) Firmware
6 9 (1.27%) Snort
6 9 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.99%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.56%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.14%) KVM
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.14%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (1.98%) SCCM
3 12 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (1.27%) HP SIM
5 9 (1.27%) Nessus
6 8 (1.13%) WSUS
6 8 (1.13%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
7 7 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.56%) SCOM
9 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.28%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.28%) OpenView
10 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.14%) Legato
11 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 103 (14.55%) VMware
2 54 (7.63%) Citrix
3 45 (6.36%) Oracle
4 40 (5.65%) HP
5 36 (5.08%) Cisco
6 29 (4.10%) Symantec
7 26 (3.67%) Dell
8 18 (2.54%) McAfee
9 17 (2.40%) Juniper
10 15 (2.12%) IBM
11 14 (1.98%) SAP
11 14 (1.98%) Sophos
12 13 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.69%) EMC
14 11 (1.55%) Blue Coat
14 11 (1.55%) IronPort
15 10 (1.41%) Teradata
15 10 (1.41%) Becrypt
15 10 (1.41%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.41%) CheckPoint
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000.00 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £25000 to £34000 per annum - Good
Posted: 23 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
No Risk Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 16,000 - 18,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago