The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Knutsford region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 19 6 19
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9 36 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 7.44% 19.25% 9.41%
As % of the Vendors category 18.37% 51.43% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4 35 13
Average salary £35,750 £53,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.17% +27.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,775 £18,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,350 £56,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Knutsford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
49 70 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 40.50% 37.43% 59.90%
Number of salaries quoted 33 68 115
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Knutsford region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Knutsford

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Knutsford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (33.33%) Juniper
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) IIS
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 5 (27.78%) SAN
5 5 (27.78%) Dell
5 5 (27.78%) EMC
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco
6 4 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (22.22%) CA
6 4 (22.22%) Apple
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 4 (22.22%) WAN
6 4 (22.22%) DHCP
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
6 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Marketing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 6 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) WAN
2 4 (22.22%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) NAS
4 2 (11.11%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (11.11%) DB2
4 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MSI
1 2 (11.11%) InstallShield
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) IT Support
2 3 (16.67%) Senior IT Support
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 3 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Principal Architect
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Principal Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) Classic ASP
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) FlexPod
2 2 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.11%) zOS
5 2 (11.11%) OS/400
5 2 (11.11%) AIX
5 2 (11.11%) HPUX
5 2 (11.11%) Solaris
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) SUSE
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.11%) OOD
4 2 (11.11%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.56%) ETL
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) VBScript
3 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) AAT
3 1 (5.56%) CIMA
3 1 (5.56%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (11.11%) KVM
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) Juniper
3 5 (27.78%) Dell
3 5 (27.78%) EMC
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) CA
4 4 (22.22%) Apple
4 4 (22.22%) ProCurve
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) NetApp
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.11%) IBM
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
6 2 (11.11%) BMC
6 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (11.11%) Brocade
7 1 (5.56%) Reuters
7 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg
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