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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Cheshire
Rank 8 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 202 228 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.63% 17.59% 17.65%
As % of the Vendors category 47.20% 44.97% 39.07%
Number of salaries quoted 171 211 278
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.66%

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
428 507 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.72% 39.12% 45.17%
Number of salaries quoted 330 421 692
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 70 £43,500 +24.28% 5
Wilmslow -3 32 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Crewe +1 23 £42,500 +77.08% 2
Chester +11 17 £32,500 -27.77% 9
Macclesfield -4 16 £26,750 -17.69%
Ellesmere Port - 9 £45,000 - 1
Knutsford -2 8 £17,000 -46.03% 5
Runcorn -2 8 £33,000 -12.00% 3
Widnes - 3 - - 1
Alderley Edge +1 1 £27,500 -32.09%
Nantwich -2 1 £55,000 +129.16% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 199 (43.54%) SQL Server
2 181 (39.61%) .NET
3 160 (35.01%) MS Excel
4 157 (34.35%) Windows
5 156 (34.14%) C#
6 141 (30.85%) SQL
7 114 (24.95%) Finance
8 103 (22.54%) MVC
8 103 (22.54%) ASP.NET
9 88 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
10 80 (17.51%) Windows Server
11 79 (17.29%) HTML
12 78 (17.07%) Active Directory
13 74 (16.19%) jQuery
14 69 (15.10%) CSS
15 68 (14.88%) ITIL
16 66 (14.44%) TDD
17 62 (13.57%) JavaScript
18 60 (13.13%) MS Office
18 60 (13.13%) VMware
19 58 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC
20 53 (11.60%) Office 365
20 53 (11.60%) AngularJS
21 52 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
21 52 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
22 51 (11.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 50 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
24 48 (10.50%) Web Development
25 47 (10.28%) MS Exchange
25 47 (10.28%) Dependency Injection

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 47 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 32 (7.00%) SharePoint
3 26 (5.69%) IIS
4 19 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.28%) Apache
5 15 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (3.06%) NServiceBus
7 12 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.19%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.66%) CMS
12 2 (0.44%) SAS
12 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.44%) WordPress
13 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 160 (35.01%) MS Excel
2 60 (13.13%) MS Office
3 6 (1.31%) MS Project
4 5 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.44%) SPSS
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.22%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.53%) Sage X3
3 5 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.09%) Line 50
4 3 (0.66%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.44%) FastStats
5 2 (0.44%) Magento
5 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.60%) Office 365
2 52 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (6.56%) SaaS
4 18 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.09%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.16%) Firewall
2 18 (3.94%) DNS
3 13 (2.84%) Intranet
3 13 (2.84%) VoIP
4 12 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.41%) DHCP
5 11 (2.41%) HTTP
6 7 (1.53%) SAN
6 7 (1.53%) Skype
7 6 (1.31%) Internet
7 6 (1.31%) VLAN
8 4 (0.88%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.88%) FTP
8 4 (0.88%) LAN
8 4 (0.88%) NAS
8 4 (0.88%) WAN
8 4 (0.88%) Wireless
9 3 (0.66%) MPLS
9 3 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (43.54%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (8.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 30 (6.56%) MySQL
6 23 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (4.81%) MongoDB
8 19 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (3.06%) Relational Database
11 13 (2.84%) Power BI
12 12 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
12 12 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (1.53%) Data Mining
13 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (7.00%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.50%) Selenium
4 15 (3.28%) SpecFlow
5 14 (3.06%) FxCop
5 14 (3.06%) StyleCop
6 12 (2.63%) NUnit
7 11 (2.41%) JIRA
7 11 (2.41%) Moq
7 11 (2.41%) MSTest
7 11 (2.41%) Rhino Mocks
8 9 (1.97%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.31%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.44%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 114 (24.95%) Finance
2 16 (3.50%) Advertising
3 13 (2.84%) Marketing
4 12 (2.63%) Banking
5 8 (1.75%) Billing
5 8 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.31%) Retail
7 4 (0.88%) Back Office
8 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 174 (38.07%) Developer
2 97 (21.23%) .NET Developer
3 85 (18.60%) C# Developer
4 70 (15.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (10.50%) Analyst
6 45 (9.85%) ASP.NET Developer
6 45 (9.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 33 (7.22%) Software Developer
8 31 (6.78%) Support Engineer
9 28 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 26 (5.69%) .NET Software Developer
11 24 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
11 24 (5.25%) IT Support
12 23 (5.03%) SQL Developer
13 22 (4.81%) C# Software Developer
14 21 (4.60%) DBA
14 21 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (4.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 20 (4.38%) SQL DBA
16 19 (4.16%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (39.61%) .NET
2 103 (22.54%) ASP.NET
3 79 (17.29%) HTML
4 74 (16.19%) jQuery
5 69 (15.10%) CSS
6 58 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 53 (11.60%) AngularJS
8 44 (9.63%) .NET Framework
9 43 (9.41%) WCF
10 41 (8.97%) XML
11 38 (8.32%) HTML5
11 38 (8.32%) WPF
12 35 (7.66%) Entity Framework
13 32 (7.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 30 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
15 27 (5.91%) JSON
16 25 (5.47%) Castle Windsor
17 23 (5.03%) Web Services
18 20 (4.38%) CSS3
19 17 (3.72%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.47%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.50%) PMI
3 16 (3.50%) User Experience
4 15 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.84%) iPad
7 11 (2.41%) Inversion of Control
7 11 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.41%) Tandem
8 8 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.75%) Replication
9 7 (1.53%) Online Banking
10 6 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.09%) Clustering
11 5 (1.09%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.09%) Statistics
12 4 (0.88%) Fintech
12 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 157 (34.35%) Windows
2 80 (17.51%) Windows Server
3 41 (8.97%) Windows 7
4 36 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (5.91%) Windows 8
6 26 (5.69%) Linux
7 14 (3.06%) Mac OS X
8 12 (2.63%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.19%) Android
10 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.97%) CentOS
10 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (22.54%) MVC
2 88 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (14.88%) ITIL
4 66 (14.44%) TDD
5 48 (10.50%) Web Development
6 47 (10.28%) Dependency Injection
7 44 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (9.41%) Scrum
9 37 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (6.35%) ETL
11 28 (6.13%) Project Management
12 24 (5.25%) Service Delivery
13 22 (4.81%) CRM
13 22 (4.81%) SDLC
14 21 (4.60%) Integration Testing
14 21 (4.60%) Kanban
15 20 (4.38%) Unit Testing
16 19 (4.16%) Change Control
17 18 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 17 (3.72%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 156 (34.14%) C#
2 141 (30.85%) SQL
3 62 (13.57%) JavaScript
4 40 (8.75%) T-SQL
5 37 (8.10%) VB.NET
6 29 (6.35%) PowerShell
7 15 (3.28%) VBScript
8 14 (3.06%) C
9 13 (2.84%) PHP
9 13 (2.84%) VB
10 10 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.19%) Python
10 10 (2.19%) VB6
11 9 (1.97%) F#
11 9 (1.97%) Ruby
12 7 (1.53%) VBA
13 5 (1.09%) Perl
14 3 (0.66%) Java
14 3 (0.66%) R
15 2 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 46 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.13%) MCSE
3 27 (5.91%) MCSA
4 20 (4.38%) MCITP
5 19 (4.16%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (3.94%) MCP
6 18 (3.94%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.94%) Security Cleared
7 16 (3.50%) Degree
7 16 (3.50%) PMI Certification
8 12 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.88%) CCNA
9 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.66%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.66%) MCTS
11 2 (0.44%) ISEB
11 2 (0.44%) NCDA
12 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.25%) SLA
2 17 (3.72%) QA
3 9 (1.97%) HL7
4 8 (1.75%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.44%) COBIT
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.22%) EMIR
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 78 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 52 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.06%) vSphere
5 12 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.09%) XenApp
9 4 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.44%) Firmware
11 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.22%) NDS
12 1 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (3.94%) SCCM
2 9 (1.97%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 9 (1.97%) Kibana
2 9 (1.97%) SCOM
2 9 (1.97%) WSUS
3 8 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.53%) vRealize
5 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.09%) PaperCut
7 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.66%) Puppet
8 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.22%) Ansible
9 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.22%) MobiControl
9 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 60 (13.13%) VMware
2 31 (6.78%) Cisco
3 16 (3.50%) HP
4 14 (3.06%) Hyperion
5 13 (2.84%) Apple
5 13 (2.84%) Citrix
5 13 (2.84%) Cognos
6 11 (2.41%) Oracle
6 11 (2.41%) Symantec
7 10 (2.19%) Sage
7 10 (2.19%) Tableau
8 8 (1.75%) Teradata
9 6 (1.31%) IBM
9 6 (1.31%) Sophos
9 6 (1.31%) Talend
10 5 (1.09%) EMC
10 5 (1.09%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.09%) Siemens
11 4 (0.88%) SonicWALL
11 4 (0.88%) Spiceworks
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester Le Street, County Durham
ITPS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Bray Leino Broadcare
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Smartsearch Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000- 50,000, Pension Scheme, Plural Site Login
Posted: 3 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + company bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £22000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Runcorn
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Runcorn
greywood
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comprehensive Bens Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 9 days ago