The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 126 146 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 14.81% 22.22% 19.55%
As % of the Vendors category 31.82% 54.28% 39.14%
Number of salaries quoted 101 136 140
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,000 £21,725
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £61,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Vendors Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
396 269 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 46.53% 40.94% 49.94%
Number of salaries quoted 306 230 348
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the North East

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the North East region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the North East

Microsoft
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North East region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -2 85 £32,250 -14.00% 38
Durham -3 21 £31,000 +3.33% 9
Northumberland -9 1 £40,000 -36.00%
Cleveland - 1 £37,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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.

1 134 (49.63%) MS Excel
2 107 (39.63%) .NET
3 98 (36.30%) C#
4 90 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 81 (30.00%) SQL
6 72 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 63 (23.33%) MS Office
8 60 (22.22%) Windows
9 51 (18.89%) SharePoint
9 51 (18.89%) Degree
10 44 (16.30%) HTML
10 44 (16.30%) CSS
11 41 (15.19%) ITIL
12 40 (14.81%) Advertising
13 37 (13.70%) CRM
14 36 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 35 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (11.48%) Finance
17 30 (11.11%) Oracle
17 30 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 28 (10.37%) MVC
19 26 (9.63%) JavaScript
19 26 (9.63%) T-SQL
19 26 (9.63%) Active Directory
19 26 (9.63%) Team Foundation Server
20 25 (9.26%) Ajax
20 25 (9.26%) jQuery
21 24 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
21 24 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
22 23 (8.52%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 51 (18.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (2.96%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.22%) IIS
4 6 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.11%) Lync
7 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.74%) WordPress
7 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 134 (49.63%) MS Excel
2 63 (23.33%) MS Office
3 17 (6.30%) MS Project
4 7 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.85%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (1.48%) SAP PP
5 4 (1.48%) Line 50
5 4 (1.48%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.74%) Sage MMS
7 2 (0.74%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.37%) Pegasus Opera
8 1 (0.37%) Agresso
8 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.37%) FRx
8 1 (0.37%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.37%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.48%) SaaS
2 4 (1.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.04%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.81%) Modbus
3 11 (4.07%) SAN
3 11 (4.07%) Firewall
4 9 (3.33%) DNS
5 8 (2.96%) DHCP
6 7 (2.59%) VoIP
7 5 (1.85%) Intranet
8 4 (1.48%) ADSL
8 4 (1.48%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.48%) DSL
9 3 (1.11%) 4G
9 3 (1.11%) HTTP
10 2 (0.74%) FTP
10 2 (0.74%) Internet
11 1 (0.37%) Extranet
11 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.37%) VLAN
11 1 (0.37%) NAS
11 1 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.81%) MySQL
5 13 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (4.07%) Oracle Database
6 11 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.11%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.37%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 26 (9.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (5.93%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 40 (14.81%) Advertising
2 31 (11.48%) Finance
3 14 (5.19%) Marketing
4 13 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.59%) Retail
7 3 (1.11%) Billing
7 3 (1.11%) Electronics
8 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Local Government
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 87 (32.22%) Developer
2 45 (16.67%) Analyst
3 38 (14.07%) .NET Developer
4 25 (9.26%) Software Developer
5 19 (7.04%) Consultant
6 16 (5.93%) Support Analyst
6 16 (5.93%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.19%) Desktop Support
7 14 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.19%) Software Manager
8 13 (4.81%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.44%) DBA
10 11 (4.07%) Technical Support
10 11 (4.07%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.07%) Support Consultant
10 11 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (3.70%) SQL DBA
12 9 (3.33%) Team Leader
13 8 (2.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (39.63%) .NET
2 72 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 44 (16.30%) CSS
3 44 (16.30%) HTML
4 25 (9.26%) Ajax
4 25 (9.26%) jQuery
5 23 (8.52%) .NET Framework
6 18 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (6.30%) HTML5
8 16 (5.93%) WPF
9 15 (5.56%) WinForms
10 14 (5.19%) WCF
11 12 (4.44%) Web Services
11 12 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (3.70%) CSS3
13 8 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 8 (2.96%) XML
13 8 (2.96%) COM
14 6 (2.22%) XHTML
15 5 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.93%) Computer Science
2 7 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.22%) N-Tier
3 6 (2.22%) Blog
3 6 (2.22%) Open Source
4 5 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.85%) Replication
4 5 (1.85%) Clustering
5 4 (1.48%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.11%) IVR
6 3 (1.11%) EFT
6 3 (1.11%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.11%) Animation
6 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.74%) DTV
7 2 (0.74%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.74%) Social Media
8 1 (0.37%) Wiki
8 1 (0.37%) PACS
8 1 (0.37%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.22%) Windows
2 18 (6.67%) Linux
3 14 (5.19%) UNIX
4 12 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 12 (4.44%) Windows XP
5 9 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.22%) Android
8 5 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.48%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (1.48%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.11%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.37%) CentOS
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.19%) ITIL
2 37 (13.70%) CRM
3 35 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (10.37%) MVC
5 20 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 19 (7.04%) Project Management
6 19 (7.04%) Waterfall
7 18 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 16 (5.93%) PRINCE
9 15 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (5.19%) ERP
10 14 (5.19%) Matrix Management
10 14 (5.19%) Unit Testing
11 13 (4.81%) Multithreading
12 11 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (4.07%) Scrum
12 11 (4.07%) Business Continuity
13 9 (3.33%) E-Commerce
13 9 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (36.30%) C#
2 81 (30.00%) SQL
3 26 (9.63%) T-SQL
3 26 (9.63%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 15 (5.56%) VB
6 7 (2.59%) PHP
6 7 (2.59%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.48%) ABAP
8 3 (1.11%) C++
8 3 (1.11%) Java
8 3 (1.11%) C
8 3 (1.11%) VBScript
9 2 (0.74%) VBA
10 1 (0.37%) Python
10 1 (0.37%) XAML
10 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 51 (18.89%) Degree
2 36 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.93%) MCP
4 13 (4.81%) PMP
4 13 (4.81%) PMI Certification
5 9 (3.33%) MCSD
5 9 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.59%) MCSE
6 7 (2.59%) CCNA
6 7 (2.59%) MCDST
6 7 (2.59%) MCTS
6 7 (2.59%) MCITP
7 6 (2.22%) MCPD
8 4 (1.48%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.48%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.70%) SLA
2 5 (1.85%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) HL7
4 1 (0.37%) DICOM
System Software
1 26 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.96%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.11%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.37%) Samba
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (5.93%) SCCM
2 8 (2.96%) WSUS
3 6 (2.22%) SCOM
3 6 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.48%) ZENworks
4 4 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.48%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.37%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 30 (11.11%) Oracle
2 20 (7.41%) VMware
3 12 (4.44%) SAP
3 12 (4.44%) Cisco
4 7 (2.59%) Citrix
5 6 (2.22%) Mitel
5 6 (2.22%) Apple
6 5 (1.85%) Sage
6 5 (1.85%) Google
6 5 (1.85%) Adobe
7 4 (1.48%) HP
8 3 (1.11%) Sun
8 3 (1.11%) Genesys
8 3 (1.11%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.74%) Lotus
9 2 (0.74%) NetApp
9 2 (0.74%) Dell
9 2 (0.74%) Progress
9 2 (0.74%) ATG
9 2 (0.74%) Northgate
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