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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 140 97 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 18.77% 17.41% 22.75%
As % of the Vendors category 46.05% 45.12% 54.14%
Number of salaries quoted 111 59 146
Average salary £34,500 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,760 £23,900 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £45,400 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
304 215 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 40.75% 38.60% 42.03%
Number of salaries quoted 240 150 256
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +10 126 £34,500 +7.81% 59
Durham -8 13 £31,500 +5.00% 6
Northumberland -2 2 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 135 (47.87%) SQL Server
2 130 (46.10%) .NET
3 115 (40.78%) C#
4 96 (34.04%) Windows
5 93 (32.98%) MS Excel
6 91 (32.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 87 (30.85%) SQL
8 86 (30.50%) ASP.NET
9 77 (27.30%) CSS
10 75 (26.60%) HTML
11 66 (23.40%) SharePoint
12 64 (22.70%) JavaScript
12 64 (22.70%) Active Directory
13 60 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
14 58 (20.57%) Ajax
15 57 (20.21%) MVC
15 57 (20.21%) ITIL
16 50 (17.73%) T-SQL
17 48 (17.02%) .NET Framework
18 47 (16.67%) CRM
19 45 (15.96%) SQL Server 2008
20 44 (15.60%) jQuery
21 42 (14.89%) OO
21 42 (14.89%) MS Exchange
22 41 (14.54%) Finance
22 41 (14.54%) WCF
23 39 (13.83%) MS Office
24 38 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
25 37 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
26 35 (12.41%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 66 (23.40%) SharePoint
2 42 (14.89%) MS Exchange
3 33 (11.70%) IIS
4 23 (8.16%) Lync
5 21 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (6.74%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (6.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (6.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (4.96%) Office Communications Server
8 14 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (3.90%) CMS
10 6 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.77%) Orchard CMS
12 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (1.06%) Documentum
12 3 (1.06%) Umbraco
12 3 (1.06%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 93 (32.98%) MS Excel
2 39 (13.83%) MS Office
3 13 (4.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.84%) MS Project
5 3 (1.06%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.06%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.71%) SPSS
7 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (9.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (8.51%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.06%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.35%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.87%) Firewall
2 15 (5.32%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.26%) SAN
4 10 (3.55%) DNS
4 10 (3.55%) DHCP
5 8 (2.84%) Internet
6 7 (2.48%) WAN
6 7 (2.48%) Modbus
7 6 (2.13%) LAN
8 4 (1.42%) SSL
9 3 (1.06%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.06%) Extranet
9 3 (1.06%) Intranet
10 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.71%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.71%) DECT
10 2 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.35%) PBX
11 1 (0.35%) VoIP
11 1 (0.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (47.87%) SQL Server
2 45 (15.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (7.45%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.84%) MySQL
7 6 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.42%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.71%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.71%) QlikView
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (10.28%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.84%) NUnit
3 8 (2.84%) Moq
4 3 (1.06%) MSTest
5 2 (0.71%) Subversion
5 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.35%) ProC
6 1 (0.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.35%) Selenium
6 1 (0.35%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (14.54%) Finance
2 22 (7.80%) Advertising
3 18 (6.38%) Retail
4 8 (2.84%) German Language
4 8 (2.84%) Back Office
5 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Local Government
6 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.35%) Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 112 (39.72%) Developer
2 45 (15.96%) .NET Developer
3 37 (13.12%) Support Engineer
4 29 (10.28%) Consultant
5 25 (8.87%) Analyst
6 23 (8.16%) C# Developer
7 20 (7.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 16 (5.67%) Software Engineer
10 14 (4.96%) Web Developer
10 14 (4.96%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.61%) SharePoint Developer
12 12 (4.26%) Junior
12 12 (4.26%) Service Analyst
12 12 (4.26%) Senior Developer
12 12 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.26%) Field Engineer
13 11 (3.90%) DBA
13 11 (3.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
14 10 (3.55%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (46.10%) .NET
2 86 (30.50%) ASP.NET
3 77 (27.30%) CSS
4 75 (26.60%) HTML
5 58 (20.57%) Ajax
6 48 (17.02%) .NET Framework
7 44 (15.60%) jQuery
8 41 (14.54%) WCF
9 34 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (10.99%) Web Services
11 27 (9.57%) WPF
12 20 (7.09%) XML
13 19 (6.74%) HTML5
13 19 (6.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 13 (4.61%) LINQ
15 12 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 11 (3.90%) XHTML
17 10 (3.55%) WinForms
17 10 (3.55%) JSON
18 8 (2.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.09%) N-Tier
3 15 (5.32%) Replication
3 15 (5.32%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.84%) Clustering
6 6 (2.13%) Statistics
7 5 (1.77%) Robotics
8 4 (1.42%) EFT
8 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.06%) Open Source
10 2 (0.71%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.71%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.35%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.35%) Blog
11 1 (0.35%) NHS
11 1 (0.35%) W3C
11 1 (0.35%) EPoS
11 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 96 (34.04%) Windows
2 37 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.26%) Windows XP
6 10 (3.55%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.55%) Windows 8
7 7 (2.48%) Linux
8 5 (1.77%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.06%) UNIX
10 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (20.21%) MVC
2 57 (20.21%) ITIL
3 47 (16.67%) CRM
4 42 (14.89%) OO
5 35 (12.41%) Project Management
6 21 (7.45%) Waterfall
7 20 (7.09%) Software Engineering
7 20 (7.09%) PRINCE2
8 18 (6.38%) Time Management
9 16 (5.67%) ERP
10 15 (5.32%) Web Development
11 13 (4.61%) E-Commerce
11 13 (4.61%) Analytics
12 12 (4.26%) Test Strategy
12 12 (4.26%) Unit Testing
13 11 (3.90%) OOA/OOD
13 11 (3.90%) Process Management
14 10 (3.55%) Change Management
15 9 (3.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 115 (40.78%) C#
2 87 (30.85%) SQL
3 64 (22.70%) JavaScript
4 50 (17.73%) T-SQL
5 33 (11.70%) VB
6 22 (7.80%) VB.NET
7 16 (5.67%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.90%) VB6
9 10 (3.55%) C++
10 7 (2.48%) PHP
11 6 (2.13%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.77%) Java
13 4 (1.42%) VBScript
14 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.71%) Python
15 2 (0.71%) R
15 2 (0.71%) PHP5
16 1 (0.35%) XPath
16 1 (0.35%) X++
16 1 (0.35%) C
Qualifications
1 91 (32.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (8.16%) MCDST
3 19 (6.74%) Degree
4 18 (6.38%) MCSD
5 16 (5.67%) MCP
5 16 (5.67%) Security Cleared
6 15 (5.32%) MCSE
7 13 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.90%) MCSA
8 11 (3.90%) MCTS
9 10 (3.55%) MCAD
10 8 (2.84%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.48%) CCNA
12 3 (1.06%) MCITP
12 3 (1.06%) ICAEW
12 3 (1.06%) ACCA
12 3 (1.06%) CIPFA
12 3 (1.06%) CIMA
12 3 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.90%) PMBOK
2 3 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 64 (22.70%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.26%) XenApp
5 8 (2.84%) XenServer
6 7 (2.48%) VMware ESX
7 6 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.77%) vSphere
9 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (2.13%) SCVMM
2 3 (1.06%) SCOrch
2 3 (1.06%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (10.99%) VMware
2 26 (9.22%) Citrix
3 20 (7.09%) NetApp
3 20 (7.09%) Cisco
4 17 (6.03%) EMC
5 16 (5.67%) HP
6 11 (3.90%) IBM
7 9 (3.19%) Oracle
8 6 (2.13%) Genesys
9 5 (1.77%) Dell
10 3 (1.06%) Open Text
11 2 (0.71%) Teradata
11 2 (0.71%) Tableau
11 2 (0.71%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.71%) Zend
11 2 (0.71%) WatchGuard
11 2 (0.71%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.71%) SAP
11 2 (0.71%) Cognos
11 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Mortimer Bell International
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Mortimer Bell International
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Career Fast Track
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ competetive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Northumberland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Newton Blue
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + 10% bonus
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
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Salary: Up to £29,000 per annum From Entry-Level up to £29,000 DOE + Benefits
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Salary: Travel Allowances
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