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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 240 302 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.22% 18.37% 18.10%
As % of the Vendors category 50.10% 42.84% 42.10%
Number of salaries quoted 215 239 319
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £46,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
479 705 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.35% 42.88% 43.00%
Number of salaries quoted 397 579 696
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £52,500 £55,000
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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +4 82 £42,500 +21.42% 13
Wilmslow 0 31 £30,000 +46.34% 3
Northwich +13 24 £24,000 -33.79% 4
Chester -2 23 £35,000 - 6
Crewe +13 19 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Macclesfield -14 17 £25,000 -5.66%
Knutsford +6 8 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Nantwich - 6 £27,500 - 2
Runcorn -4 4 £36,250 +61.11%
Ellesmere Port +6 3 £45,000 +42.85% 3
Winsford - 2 £25,000 -
Daresbury -1 1 £42,500 +111.70%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 161 (40.97%) SQL Server
2 159 (40.46%) MS Excel
3 157 (39.95%) .NET
4 143 (36.39%) Windows
5 116 (29.52%) C#
6 113 (28.75%) SQL
7 104 (26.46%) Finance
8 79 (20.10%) ASP.NET
9 73 (18.58%) JavaScript
10 71 (18.07%) MVC
11 70 (17.81%) CSS
12 67 (17.05%) Active Directory
13 64 (16.28%) MS Office
13 64 (16.28%) HTML
14 63 (16.03%) Windows Server
15 58 (14.76%) VMware
16 57 (14.50%) jQuery
17 52 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
18 50 (12.72%) .NET Framework
19 48 (12.21%) SharePoint
20 47 (11.96%) ITIL
20 47 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
20 47 (11.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 46 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
22 45 (11.45%) SQL Server 2008
22 45 (11.45%) T-SQL
23 43 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
24 41 (10.43%) Citrix
24 41 (10.43%) Windows 7
25 39 (9.92%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 48 (12.21%) SharePoint
2 36 (9.16%) MS Exchange
3 25 (6.36%) IIS
4 22 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.80%) Apache
6 11 (2.80%) Skype for Business
7 9 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.78%) NServiceBus
9 5 (1.27%) Drupal
9 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.02%) WordPress
11 3 (0.76%) CMS
12 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 159 (40.46%) MS Excel
2 64 (16.28%) MS Office
3 7 (1.78%) MS Project
3 7 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.02%) Sage X3
4 3 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.76%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.51%) Line 50
5 2 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (7.89%) Office 365
3 11 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.29%) SaaS
5 8 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.02%) GitHub
7 3 (0.76%) IaaS
7 3 (0.76%) PaaS
8 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.11%) Firewall
2 20 (5.09%) DNS
3 17 (4.33%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.82%) DHCP
5 14 (3.56%) WAN
6 13 (3.31%) LAN
7 12 (3.05%) Internet
8 11 (2.80%) VPN
9 10 (2.54%) NetScaler
9 10 (2.54%) SAN
10 8 (2.04%) HTTP
10 8 (2.04%) Wireless
11 7 (1.78%) Intranet
12 6 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (1.27%) VoIP
14 4 (1.02%) Skype
14 4 (1.02%) Unified Communications
15 3 (0.76%) Broadband
15 3 (0.76%) FTP
15 3 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (40.97%) SQL Server
2 47 (11.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (11.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (9.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (7.12%) MySQL
7 23 (5.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (3.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (3.31%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.80%) MS Access
12 9 (2.29%) Data Mining
12 9 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (2.04%) Power BI
14 7 (1.78%) MongoDB
15 6 (1.53%) DocumentDB
16 4 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (1.02%) JasperReports
17 3 (0.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 35 (8.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (7.63%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.80%) SpecFlow
4 10 (2.54%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.54%) Selenium
4 10 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (2.54%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.78%) FxCop
6 7 (1.78%) JIRA
6 7 (1.78%) StyleCop
7 6 (1.53%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.53%) NUnit
8 5 (1.27%) Moq
8 5 (1.27%) MSTest
8 5 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (1.02%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.76%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.25%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 104 (26.46%) Finance
2 23 (5.85%) Billing
3 20 (5.09%) Marketing
4 11 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.29%) Back Office
5 9 (2.29%) Banking
6 6 (1.53%) Retail
7 4 (1.02%) Advertising
7 4 (1.02%) Publishing
8 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 154 (39.19%) Developer
2 90 (22.90%) .NET Developer
3 52 (13.23%) C# Developer
4 47 (11.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (10.18%) IT Support
6 35 (8.91%) Analyst
7 33 (8.40%) ASP.NET Developer
8 31 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (7.38%) SQL Developer
10 27 (6.87%) Consultant
11 24 (6.11%) Support Engineer
12 22 (5.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 22 (5.60%) Software Developer
13 21 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 21 (5.34%) DBA
14 20 (5.09%) SQL DBA
15 19 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (4.58%) Administrator
17 17 (4.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (39.95%) .NET
2 79 (20.10%) ASP.NET
3 70 (17.81%) CSS
4 64 (16.28%) HTML
5 57 (14.50%) jQuery
6 50 (12.72%) .NET Framework
7 38 (9.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (8.91%) Web Services
9 33 (8.40%) AngularJS
9 33 (8.40%) Entity Framework
10 30 (7.63%) JSON
11 29 (7.38%) WCF
12 22 (5.60%) HTML5
13 21 (5.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (5.34%) WPF
14 19 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (4.83%) CSS3
15 17 (4.33%) XML
16 16 (4.07%) NHibernate
17 12 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.09%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.33%) User Experience
4 16 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.04%) PMI
8 7 (1.78%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.53%) EPoS
9 6 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.53%) iPad
9 6 (1.53%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.27%) Online Banking
10 5 (1.27%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.27%) Tandem
11 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 143 (36.39%) Windows
2 63 (16.03%) Windows Server
3 46 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (10.43%) Windows 7
5 33 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (5.09%) Linux
6 20 (5.09%) Windows 8
7 15 (3.82%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.29%) Android
9 9 (2.29%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.29%) CentOS
9 9 (2.29%) Mac OS X
9 9 (2.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.78%) Unix
10 7 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.02%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.07%) MVC
2 47 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (11.96%) ITIL
3 37 (9.41%) TDD
4 36 (9.16%) ETL
5 35 (8.91%) Web Development
6 29 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (7.38%) Scrum
7 23 (5.85%) Software Engineering
8 20 (5.09%) Service Delivery
9 19 (4.83%) BDD
9 19 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (4.83%) CRM
9 19 (4.83%) High Availability
10 18 (4.58%) Project Management
10 18 (4.58%) Service Management
11 17 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (4.07%) Mentoring
13 15 (3.82%) SDLC
13 15 (3.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (29.52%) C#
2 113 (28.75%) SQL
3 73 (18.58%) JavaScript
4 45 (11.45%) T-SQL
5 38 (9.67%) VB.NET
6 35 (8.91%) PowerShell
7 21 (5.34%) VBA
8 9 (2.29%) Python
9 7 (1.78%) C
9 7 (1.78%) PHP
10 6 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.02%) Java
11 4 (1.02%) Perl
11 4 (1.02%) VB
11 4 (1.02%) VBScript
12 3 (0.76%) Ruby
13 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.51%) VB6
13 2 (0.51%) X++
14 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 43 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.36%) Degree
3 21 (5.34%) MCSA
3 21 (5.34%) MCSE
4 15 (3.82%) MCITP
5 14 (3.56%) MCP
6 9 (2.29%) CCNA
6 9 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.04%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.27%) CCENT
9 3 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.51%) CCA
10 2 (0.51%) HND
10 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.25%) ACCA
11 1 (0.25%) CCNP
11 1 (0.25%) ISEB
11 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.60%) SLA
2 4 (1.02%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.76%) QA
4 2 (0.51%) COBIT
4 2 (0.51%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 67 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.04%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (1.53%) XenApp
7 5 (1.27%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.27%) vSphere
8 4 (1.02%) Docker
8 4 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.02%) XenServer
9 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.33%) SCCM
2 8 (2.04%) SCOM
3 4 (1.02%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (0.76%) SCDPM
4 3 (0.76%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.76%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.51%) PaperCut
5 2 (0.51%) Puppet
5 2 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.51%) WSUS
6 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 58 (14.76%) VMware
2 41 (10.43%) Citrix
3 32 (8.14%) Cisco
4 25 (6.36%) HP
5 15 (3.82%) Apple
6 10 (2.54%) Talend
7 9 (2.29%) Dell
7 9 (2.29%) SAP
8 8 (2.04%) Sage
8 8 (2.04%) Symantec
9 7 (1.78%) Cognos
9 7 (1.78%) EMC
10 6 (1.53%) Hyperion
10 6 (1.53%) Teradata
11 5 (1.27%) Oracle
12 4 (1.02%) Avaya
12 4 (1.02%) NetApp
12 4 (1.02%) Samsung
12 4 (1.02%) Sencha
12 4 (1.02%) Tableau
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus bonus + excellent benefits pack
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £16000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £20000.00 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
IS Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18750 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, parking, holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: circa £35K + company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000 plus a generous benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
iSource IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
MDS
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 16 days ago