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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 254 228 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.05% 16.03% 18.31%
As % of the Vendors category 51.94% 40.86% 41.84%
Number of salaries quoted 222 203 317
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £21,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
489 558 839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.45% 39.24% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 392 480 735
Median salary £35,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +8 96 £38,500 +2.66% 7
Wilmslow -2 49 £34,000 +61.90% 6
Chester +12 26 £32,500 - 4
Macclesfield -6 21 £25,000 -23.07% 6
Crewe +13 20 £31,500 +26.00% 1
Nantwich -1 11 £30,500 +35.55% 2
Knutsford -10 6 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Ellesmere Port +1 4 £52,500 -
Runcorn -2 3 - - 2
Widnes - 3 - -
Northwich +9 2 £32,500 +36.84%
Frodsham - 1 £24,000 -
Sandbach - 1 £21,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 196 (41.97%) SQL Server
2 187 (40.04%) MS Excel
3 181 (38.76%) .NET
4 177 (37.90%) Windows
5 142 (30.41%) C#
6 138 (29.55%) SQL
7 123 (26.34%) Finance
8 91 (19.49%) ASP.NET
9 88 (18.84%) Windows Server
10 85 (18.20%) Active Directory
11 80 (17.13%) MVC
12 76 (16.27%) CSS
12 76 (16.27%) MS Office
12 76 (16.27%) JavaScript
13 75 (16.06%) HTML
14 73 (15.63%) VMware
15 69 (14.78%) ITIL
16 65 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
16 65 (13.92%) jQuery
17 62 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 58 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
19 56 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
20 53 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
21 52 (11.13%) .NET Framework
21 52 (11.13%) Office 365
22 51 (10.92%) SharePoint
23 49 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
23 49 (10.49%) Windows 7
23 49 (10.49%) TDD
24 47 (10.06%) 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 51 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 46 (9.85%) MS Exchange
3 34 (7.28%) IIS
4 21 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (3.85%) Apache
6 14 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (3.00%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.78%) NServiceBus
8 7 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.86%) Drupal
10 3 (0.64%) CMS
10 3 (0.64%) WordPress
11 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 187 (40.04%) MS Excel
2 76 (16.27%) MS Office
3 8 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.28%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.50%) Sage X3
3 5 (1.07%) Line 50
4 4 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.64%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.43%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.13%) Office 365
2 39 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.85%) SaaS
4 11 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.07%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.43%) IaaS
7 2 (0.43%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.00%) Firewall
2 24 (5.14%) DNS
3 19 (4.07%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.85%) DHCP
5 16 (3.43%) Intranet
6 15 (3.21%) HTTP
7 12 (2.57%) Internet
8 10 (2.14%) VoIP
9 9 (1.93%) VPN
10 8 (1.71%) Wireless
11 7 (1.50%) NetScaler
11 7 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (1.50%) Skype
12 4 (0.86%) LAN
12 4 (0.86%) SAN
12 4 (0.86%) WAN
13 3 (0.64%) FTP
13 3 (0.64%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.64%) MPLS
13 3 (0.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (41.97%) SQL Server
2 62 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (7.49%) MySQL
6 29 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (5.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (4.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (3.21%) Crystal Reports
10 15 (3.21%) MongoDB
10 15 (3.21%) Relational Database
10 15 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (2.78%) Power BI
12 10 (2.14%) Data Mining
13 7 (1.50%) MS Access
14 6 (1.28%) DocumentDB
15 4 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.86%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 47 (10.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (7.92%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.43%) Selenium
4 15 (3.21%) SpecFlow
5 14 (3.00%) JIRA
6 13 (2.78%) FxCop
6 13 (2.78%) StyleCop
7 12 (2.57%) NUnit
8 11 (2.36%) Git (software)
8 11 (2.36%) Moq
8 11 (2.36%) MSTest
8 11 (2.36%) Rhino Mocks
8 11 (2.36%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (1.28%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.86%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.64%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.21%) Selenium IDE
General
1 123 (26.34%) Finance
2 19 (4.07%) Billing
3 17 (3.64%) Marketing
4 14 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.57%) Banking
6 9 (1.93%) Advertising
7 8 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.28%) Back Office
9 4 (0.86%) Retail
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.64%) Publishing
11 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 167 (35.76%) Developer
2 96 (20.56%) .NET Developer
3 70 (14.99%) C# Developer
4 61 (13.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (11.78%) Analyst
6 37 (7.92%) ASP.NET Developer
7 36 (7.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 36 (7.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (7.49%) IT Support
9 31 (6.64%) Support Engineer
10 28 (6.00%) Software Developer
11 26 (5.57%) DBA
11 26 (5.57%) SQL Developer
12 25 (5.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 25 (5.35%) SQL DBA
13 24 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 22 (4.71%) Support Analyst
15 21 (4.50%) .NET Software Developer
15 21 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (4.28%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (38.76%) .NET
2 91 (19.49%) ASP.NET
3 76 (16.27%) CSS
4 75 (16.06%) HTML
5 65 (13.92%) jQuery
6 52 (11.13%) .NET Framework
7 46 (9.85%) WCF
8 45 (9.64%) AngularJS
9 41 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (8.14%) Entity Framework
11 36 (7.71%) Web Services
12 34 (7.28%) XML
13 33 (7.07%) JSON
14 32 (6.85%) HTML5
15 28 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 25 (5.35%) WPF
17 24 (5.14%) Castle Windsor
18 23 (4.93%) CSS3
19 20 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
20 19 (4.07%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.07%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.07%) User Experience
4 16 (3.43%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.43%) PMI
5 11 (2.36%) Inversion of Control
5 11 (2.36%) iPad
5 11 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.36%) Tandem
6 10 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.71%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.50%) Online Banking
9 6 (1.28%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.28%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.07%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.86%) Fintech
11 4 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 177 (37.90%) Windows
2 88 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 49 (10.49%) Windows 7
3 49 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (8.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (6.85%) Windows 8
6 27 (5.78%) Linux
7 20 (4.28%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.64%) Mac OS X
9 15 (3.21%) CentOS
9 15 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (3.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 11 (2.36%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.14%) Android
12 6 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.64%) Unix
15 1 (0.21%) Debian
15 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.13%) MVC
2 69 (14.78%) ITIL
3 65 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (10.49%) TDD
5 47 (10.06%) Web Development
6 46 (9.85%) Scrum
7 38 (8.14%) ETL
8 37 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (5.78%) Service Delivery
11 26 (5.57%) Dependency Injection
12 25 (5.35%) CRM
13 24 (5.14%) High Availability
14 23 (4.93%) Project Management
14 23 (4.93%) Time Management
15 19 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (4.07%) Service Management
15 19 (4.07%) Unit Testing
16 18 (3.85%) SDLC
17 17 (3.64%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 142 (30.41%) C#
2 138 (29.55%) SQL
3 76 (16.27%) JavaScript
4 47 (10.06%) VB.NET
5 41 (8.78%) T-SQL
6 37 (7.92%) PowerShell
7 19 (4.07%) VBA
8 14 (3.00%) C
9 13 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.78%) Python
10 12 (2.57%) PHP
10 12 (2.57%) VB
10 12 (2.57%) VBScript
11 8 (1.71%) VB6
12 5 (1.07%) Perl
13 2 (0.43%) Java
14 1 (0.21%) C++
14 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.21%) X++
Qualifications
1 53 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (6.85%) MCSA
3 31 (6.64%) MCSE
4 29 (6.21%) Degree
5 23 (4.93%) MCITP
6 16 (3.43%) PMI Certification
7 15 (3.21%) MCP
8 10 (2.14%) CCNA
8 10 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.50%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.28%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.07%) CCENT
13 3 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.64%) MCDBA
13 3 (0.64%) MCTS
14 2 (0.43%) CCA
14 2 (0.43%) HND
15 1 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.00%) SLA
2 13 (2.78%) QA
3 7 (1.50%) HL7
4 6 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 85 (18.20%) Active Directory
2 58 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.57%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.00%) VMware Workstation
5 12 (2.57%) vSphere
6 8 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (1.50%) XenApp
8 6 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.64%) Docker
10 3 (0.64%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.21%) Firmware
12 1 (0.21%) NDS
12 1 (0.21%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (4.93%) SCCM
2 13 (2.78%) SCOM
3 7 (1.50%) vRealize
4 5 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.07%) PaperCut
5 3 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.64%) Puppet
6 2 (0.43%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.43%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.43%) WSUS
7 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 73 (15.63%) VMware
2 40 (8.57%) Cisco
3 34 (7.28%) Citrix
4 22 (4.71%) Apple
4 22 (4.71%) HP
5 15 (3.21%) Cognos
6 14 (3.00%) Hyperion
7 11 (2.36%) Talend
8 10 (2.14%) Sage
8 10 (2.14%) Symantec
9 9 (1.93%) SAP
10 8 (1.71%) Dell
10 8 (1.71%) Teradata
11 6 (1.28%) EMC
11 6 (1.28%) Oracle
11 6 (1.28%) Tableau
12 5 (1.07%) Avaya
12 5 (1.07%) Siemens
13 4 (0.86%) SonicWALL
14 3 (0.64%) arcserve
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 20 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-38,000 + Car and benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus,
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £47530 - £71296 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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