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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 307 281 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.04% 17.97% 15.73%
As % of the Vendors category 37.76% 38.65% 36.50%
Number of salaries quoted 261 218 299
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,970 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
813 727 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.12% 46.48% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 692 562 737
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 91 £30,000 -20.00% 12
Macclesfield +6 39 £52,500 +50.00% 5
Chester +15 37 £38,500 +2.66% 9
Wilmslow +5 32 £39,250 -1.87% 6
Runcorn 0 17 £35,000 -9.67% 4
Crewe +18 16 £40,000 +42.85% 2
Northwich +4 7 £32,000 +18.51% 1
Knutsford -8 7 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Sandbach - 5 - -
Nantwich - 5 £40,000 - 1
Daresbury - 2 £34,250 -
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 294 (44.89%) MS Excel
2 266 (40.61%) Windows
3 237 (36.18%) SQL
4 218 (33.28%) .NET
5 183 (27.94%) Finance
6 178 (27.18%) SQL Server
7 164 (25.04%) C#
8 132 (20.15%) MS Office
9 126 (19.24%) HTML
10 115 (17.56%) CSS
11 114 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
12 112 (17.10%) ASP.NET
13 108 (16.49%) JavaScript
14 106 (16.18%) VMware
15 100 (15.27%) MVC
16 92 (14.05%) Active Directory
16 92 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
17 83 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
18 80 (12.21%) SQL Server 2008
19 77 (11.76%) HTML5
19 77 (11.76%) WCF
20 76 (11.60%) TCP/IP
21 74 (11.30%) Visual Studio
21 74 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
22 73 (11.15%) jQuery
23 71 (10.84%) T-SQL
24 70 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
25 66 (10.08%) SLA
26 62 (9.47%) MS Exchange
26 62 (9.47%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 54 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.27%) NServiceBus
4 27 (4.12%) IIS
4 27 (4.12%) Lync
5 23 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.90%) IBM Notes
6 19 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.53%) Umbraco
9 8 (1.22%) CMS
9 8 (1.22%) MS Project Server
9 8 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (1.07%) SAS
10 7 (1.07%) Apache
11 6 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.31%) CICS
Applications
1 294 (44.89%) MS Excel
2 132 (20.15%) MS Office
3 24 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (3.36%) MS Project
5 5 (0.76%) FastStats
5 5 (0.76%) SPSS
6 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.46%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.76%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.46%) Tridion
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.15%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.75%) SaaS
3 7 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.92%) Office 365
5 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (11.60%) TCP/IP
2 58 (8.85%) LAN
3 52 (7.94%) WAN
4 36 (5.50%) VPN
5 35 (5.34%) DNS
6 34 (5.19%) DHCP
7 24 (3.66%) Network Security
7 24 (3.66%) SAN
8 21 (3.21%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (2.29%) Internet
10 14 (2.14%) Wireless
11 13 (1.98%) Firewall
12 11 (1.68%) HTTP
13 8 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (1.07%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.07%) SNMP
15 5 (0.76%) Unified Communications
15 5 (0.76%) Intranet
16 4 (0.61%) VoIP
17 3 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (27.18%) SQL Server
2 80 (12.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (9.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (7.33%) MySQL
6 32 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (2.60%) Relational Database
10 15 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (1.98%) NoSQL
12 11 (1.68%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.53%) MS Access
14 8 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (1.07%) OLAP Cube
15 7 (1.07%) Big Data
15 7 (1.07%) OLAP
16 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
18 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 74 (11.30%) Visual Studio
2 49 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (5.50%) Selenium
4 31 (4.73%) Subversion
5 28 (4.27%) SpecFlow
6 21 (3.21%) JIRA
7 11 (1.68%) Git (software)
8 9 (1.37%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.92%) JMeter
9 6 (0.92%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.92%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
10 5 (0.76%) NUnit
10 5 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 183 (27.94%) Finance
2 29 (4.43%) Marketing
3 24 (3.66%) Back Office
4 15 (2.29%) Advertising
5 13 (1.98%) Retail
6 8 (1.22%) Legal
6 8 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.07%) Banking
7 7 (1.07%) Local Government
7 7 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.61%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.46%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
11 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 170 (25.95%) Developer
2 142 (21.68%) Analyst
3 72 (10.99%) .NET Developer
4 39 (5.95%) Web Developer
5 37 (5.65%) Service Analyst
5 37 (5.65%) Service Desk Analyst
6 36 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (5.19%) Development Manager
8 32 (4.89%) Administrator
9 31 (4.73%) Support Analyst
10 27 (4.12%) Software Manager
11 26 (3.97%) Software Development Manager
12 23 (3.51%) SQL Developer
13 22 (3.36%) IT Support
13 22 (3.36%) Programmer
13 22 (3.36%) Analyst Programmer
13 22 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (3.21%) ASP.NET Developer
15 20 (3.05%) .NET Analyst Programmer
15 20 (3.05%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (33.28%) .NET
2 126 (19.24%) HTML
3 115 (17.56%) CSS
4 112 (17.10%) ASP.NET
5 77 (11.76%) HTML5
5 77 (11.76%) WCF
6 73 (11.15%) jQuery
7 59 (9.01%) LINQ
8 54 (8.24%) .NET Framework
9 47 (7.18%) Web Services
10 45 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (5.80%) SOAP
12 34 (5.19%) XHTML
13 33 (5.04%) PhoneGap
14 32 (4.89%) AngularJS
14 32 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 30 (4.58%) Ajax
16 29 (4.43%) NHibernate
16 29 (4.43%) Castle Windsor
17 28 (4.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.94%) User Experience
3 40 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.75%) Clustering
6 14 (2.14%) Mathematics
7 11 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.68%) Statistics
7 11 (1.68%) Replication
8 10 (1.53%) E-Learning
9 9 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.37%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.92%) Learning Management System
11 4 (0.61%) Robotics
11 4 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.61%) Social Media
12 3 (0.46%) Open Source
12 3 (0.46%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.46%) Tandem
12 3 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 266 (40.61%) Windows
2 92 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (9.01%) UNIX
4 52 (7.94%) Windows 7
5 48 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (6.26%) Linux
7 40 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (4.73%) Windows XP
9 18 (2.75%) Android
9 18 (2.75%) Apple iOS
9 18 (2.75%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.37%) CentOS
11 5 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (15.27%) MVC
3 56 (8.55%) OO
4 54 (8.24%) ITIL
5 52 (7.94%) TDD
6 46 (7.02%) Resource Management
7 42 (6.41%) Project Management
8 41 (6.26%) Scrum
9 37 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 36 (5.50%) ETL
11 35 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
12 33 (5.04%) SOA
12 33 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (4.89%) CRM
14 26 (3.97%) Service Management
15 25 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
15 25 (3.82%) Time Management
16 24 (3.66%) OOP
17 23 (3.51%) PRINCE2
17 23 (3.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 237 (36.18%) SQL
2 164 (25.04%) C#
3 108 (16.49%) JavaScript
4 71 (10.84%) T-SQL
5 56 (8.55%) VB.NET
6 31 (4.73%) Objective-C
7 29 (4.43%) VB
8 23 (3.51%) Java
9 22 (3.36%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.68%) C++
10 11 (1.68%) VBA
11 10 (1.53%) VBScript
11 10 (1.53%) PHP
12 7 (1.07%) VB6
12 7 (1.07%) C
13 6 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.15%) R
14 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.15%) X++
14 1 (0.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 83 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (9.47%) Degree
3 60 (9.16%) MCP
4 49 (7.48%) MCITP
4 49 (7.48%) MCSE
5 39 (5.95%) Security Cleared
6 37 (5.65%) MCSA
7 27 (4.12%) SC Cleared
8 23 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (2.44%) MCTS
10 15 (2.29%) CCNP
10 15 (2.29%) CCNA
11 9 (1.37%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.22%) CISSP
13 7 (1.07%) MCDST
14 6 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.61%) MCT
16 4 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (10.08%) SLA
2 19 (2.90%) QA
3 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 92 (14.05%) Active Directory
2 70 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.11%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.60%) VMware ESX
5 13 (1.98%) XenApp
6 12 (1.83%) vSphere
7 10 (1.53%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.07%) Firmware
9 5 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 38 (5.80%) SCCM
2 21 (3.21%) SCOM
3 19 (2.90%) OpenView
3 19 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (1.83%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.68%) WSUS
7 7 (1.07%) HP SIM
7 7 (1.07%) WhatsUp Gold
8 6 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.76%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.76%) Nagios
10 4 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.31%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
13 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 106 (16.18%) VMware
2 49 (7.48%) HP
3 44 (6.72%) Oracle
4 42 (6.41%) Citrix
5 40 (6.11%) Cisco
6 33 (5.04%) Telerik
7 31 (4.73%) Xamarin
8 27 (4.12%) Symantec
9 26 (3.97%) EMC
10 19 (2.90%) Lotus
11 18 (2.75%) McAfee
12 14 (2.14%) Dell
13 11 (1.68%) Teradata
13 11 (1.68%) Sophos
13 11 (1.68%) Informatica
14 10 (1.53%) Juniper
15 9 (1.37%) Sitecore
15 9 (1.37%) NetApp
15 9 (1.37%) SAP
16 8 (1.22%) Red Hat
Warrington, Cheshire
System C Healthcare
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25 – £30k
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Brookfield Rose
Salary: Up-to £35,000 + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary and package
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago