The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 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 Macclesfield 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 25 35 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 18.38% 19.44% 19.88%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 46.05% 42.31%
Number of salaries quoted 20 31 32
Average salary £39,250 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.71% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Macclesfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
50 76 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 36.76% 42.22% 46.99%
Number of salaries quoted 39 69 68
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Cheshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Macclesfield

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Macclesfield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Macclesfield region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Macclesfield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Macclesfield 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 35 (71.43%) .NET
2 33 (67.35%) SQL Server
3 31 (63.27%) C#
4 25 (51.02%) SQL
5 24 (48.98%) Windows
6 22 (44.90%) Visual Studio
7 20 (40.82%) Web Services
7 20 (40.82%) XML
7 20 (40.82%) WCF
7 20 (40.82%) LINQ
7 20 (40.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (36.73%) SOAP
9 15 (30.61%) REST
9 15 (30.61%) VBA
9 15 (30.61%) UML
9 15 (30.61%) MSMQ
9 15 (30.61%) T-SQL
9 15 (30.61%) WPF
10 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET
11 8 (16.33%) .NET Framework
11 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
12 7 (14.29%) TDD
12 7 (14.29%) Scrum
13 6 (12.24%) Advertising
13 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
13 6 (12.24%) VB.NET
14 5 (10.20%) MySQL
14 5 (10.20%) VB
14 5 (10.20%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Macclesfield 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 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.08%) ColdFusion
2 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Project
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Firewall
1 2 (4.08%) DHCP
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.08%) DNS
1 2 (4.08%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (67.35%) SQL Server
2 20 (40.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) MySQL
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.08%) DB2
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (44.90%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.20%) NUnit
2 5 (10.20%) Selenium
2 5 (10.20%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.12%) Subversion
3 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (12.24%) Advertising
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) French Language
4 1 (2.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Developer
2 25 (51.02%) .NET Developer
3 19 (38.78%) Analyst
4 18 (36.73%) C# Developer
4 18 (36.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (26.53%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.20%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (8.16%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Head of Development
9 2 (4.08%) Head of Software Development
9 2 (4.08%) Software Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (71.43%) .NET
2 20 (40.82%) Web Services
2 20 (40.82%) XML
2 20 (40.82%) WCF
2 20 (40.82%) LINQ
3 18 (36.73%) SOAP
4 15 (30.61%) REST
4 15 (30.61%) MSMQ
4 15 (30.61%) WPF
5 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 8 (16.33%) .NET Framework
7 5 (10.20%) Lucene
7 5 (10.20%) NHibernate
7 5 (10.20%) Castle Windsor
7 5 (10.20%) Lucene.Net
7 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (10.20%) jQuery
8 3 (6.12%) HTML
8 3 (6.12%) Classic ASP
9 2 (4.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Data Integration
2 2 (4.08%) iPhone
2 2 (4.08%) FlexPod
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (4.08%) EPoS
2 2 (4.08%) NHS
2 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.04%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.04%) PKI
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Android
2 2 (4.08%) SUSE
2 2 (4.08%) OS/400
2 2 (4.08%) zOS
2 2 (4.08%) AIX
2 2 (4.08%) HPUX
2 2 (4.08%) Solaris
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) UML
3 7 (14.29%) TDD
3 7 (14.29%) Scrum
4 5 (10.20%) ITIL
4 5 (10.20%) Project Management
4 5 (10.20%) MVC
4 5 (10.20%) Scrum-ban
4 5 (10.20%) Web Application Development
4 5 (10.20%) BDD
4 5 (10.20%) Kanban
5 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.12%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (6.12%) System Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.08%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.08%) Android Development
7 2 (4.08%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (63.27%) C#
2 25 (51.02%) SQL
3 15 (30.61%) VBA
3 15 (30.61%) T-SQL
4 6 (12.24%) VB.NET
5 5 (10.20%) VB
6 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
1 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.04%) MCSE
2 1 (2.04%) MCSA
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) MCITP
2 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.08%) KVM
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) CA
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco
1 3 (6.12%) Sencha
2 2 (4.08%) Google
2 2 (4.08%) Brocade
2 2 (4.08%) VMware
2 2 (4.08%) IBM
2 2 (4.08%) Adobe
2 2 (4.08%) HP
2 2 (4.08%) EMC
2 2 (4.08%) NetApp
2 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.08%) Juniper
2 2 (4.08%) BMC
2 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.08%) Symantec
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.04%) Yahoo!
3 1 (2.04%) Cyber-Ark
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