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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 155 139 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 21.44% 17.59% 20.14%
As % of the Vendors category 52.19% 36.77% 50.36%
Number of salaries quoted 122 115 132
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £43,750 £52,400
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
297 378 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 41.08% 47.85% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 225 321 243
Average salary £35,000 £32,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.52% -19.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 May 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 May 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 +3 111 £34,000 +5.42% 55
Durham -3 30 £50,000 +53.84% 11
Northumberland +4 4 £25,000 -3.84% 2
Teesside - 4 £50,000 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 146 (49.66%) .NET
2 139 (47.28%) SQL Server
3 128 (43.54%) C#
4 102 (34.69%) MS Excel
5 94 (31.97%) ASP.NET
6 88 (29.93%) SQL
7 85 (28.91%) Windows
8 73 (24.83%) JavaScript
8 73 (24.83%) HTML
9 71 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (22.45%) CSS
11 61 (20.75%) SharePoint
12 57 (19.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 57 (19.39%) .NET Framework
13 48 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 48 (16.33%) OO
13 48 (16.33%) MVC
14 46 (15.65%) Active Directory
15 43 (14.63%) Finance
16 42 (14.29%) ITIL
16 42 (14.29%) jQuery
17 41 (13.95%) Degree
17 41 (13.95%) T-SQL
18 39 (13.27%) MS Office
18 39 (13.27%) Ajax
19 37 (12.59%) CRM
19 37 (12.59%) MS Exchange
20 36 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
20 36 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
21 35 (11.90%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 61 (20.75%) SharePoint
2 37 (12.59%) MS Exchange
3 26 (8.84%) IIS
4 24 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (8.16%) Lync
5 21 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (6.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (5.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
9 14 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (4.42%) CMS
10 13 (4.42%) Documentum
10 13 (4.42%) Alfresco
11 12 (4.08%) SAS
11 12 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (1.70%) Orchard CMS
13 5 (1.70%) Umbraco
14 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 102 (34.69%) MS Excel
2 39 (13.27%) MS Office
3 15 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (4.08%) SPSS
5 6 (2.04%) MS Project
6 3 (1.02%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.02%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (6.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (5.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.76%) Office 365
3 3 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.68%) SaaS
4 2 (0.68%) Heroku
5 1 (0.34%) Yammer
5 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.14%) Firewall
2 19 (6.46%) SAN
3 17 (5.78%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.40%) DHCP
4 10 (3.40%) DNS
5 7 (2.38%) WAN
5 7 (2.38%) NAS
5 7 (2.38%) Modbus
6 6 (2.04%) LAN
6 6 (2.04%) SSL
7 5 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.36%) HTTP
9 2 (0.68%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.34%) DECT
10 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.34%) HSRP
10 1 (0.34%) VPN
10 1 (0.34%) VoIP
10 1 (0.34%) POP3
10 1 (0.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (47.28%) SQL Server
2 48 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (4.08%) QlikView
4 12 (4.08%) Pentaho
4 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (3.06%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.36%) MySQL
9 4 (1.36%) VLDB
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.36%) Base SAS
9 4 (1.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (11.56%) Visual Studio
2 33 (11.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.06%) Moq
3 9 (3.06%) NUnit
4 6 (2.04%) MorphX
5 4 (1.36%) JIRA
5 4 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.36%) MSTest
6 3 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.68%) ProC
7 2 (0.68%) Selenium
7 2 (0.68%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (0.68%) Subversion
8 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (14.63%) Finance
2 13 (4.42%) Retail
3 8 (2.72%) Advertising
4 7 (2.38%) Legal
5 6 (2.04%) Back Office
6 5 (1.70%) German Language
7 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Hebrew Language
9 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 123 (41.84%) Developer
2 45 (15.31%) .NET Developer
3 35 (11.90%) Architect
4 22 (7.48%) Analyst
4 22 (7.48%) C# Developer
5 20 (6.80%) Web Developer
5 20 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (6.12%) Consultant
7 16 (5.44%) Support Engineer
8 15 (5.10%) Lead Developer
8 15 (5.10%) Senior Developer
8 15 (5.10%) Software Developer
9 14 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
10 13 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (4.08%) AWS Developer
12 11 (3.74%) DBA
13 10 (3.40%) Field Engineer
13 10 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (49.66%) .NET
2 94 (31.97%) ASP.NET
3 73 (24.83%) HTML
4 66 (22.45%) CSS
5 57 (19.39%) .NET Framework
6 42 (14.29%) jQuery
7 39 (13.27%) Ajax
8 35 (11.90%) WCF
9 27 (9.18%) WPF
10 25 (8.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (6.46%) Entity Framework
12 18 (6.12%) Web Services
13 17 (5.78%) HTML5
14 14 (4.76%) XHTML
14 14 (4.76%) WinForms
15 13 (4.42%) Java EE
16 11 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 10 (3.40%) CSS3
18 9 (3.06%) JavaFX
18 9 (3.06%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.44%) N-Tier
3 15 (5.10%) Replication
4 14 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 12 (4.08%) Visualisation
5 12 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.38%) Clustering
8 6 (2.04%) Statistics
8 6 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.70%) Robotics
9 5 (1.70%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.68%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.68%) W3C
11 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.34%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.34%) EPoS
12 1 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 85 (28.91%) Windows
2 36 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.42%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.40%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.06%) Linux
7 9 (3.06%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.38%) UNIX
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.33%) MVC
2 48 (16.33%) OO
3 42 (14.29%) ITIL
4 37 (12.59%) CRM
5 28 (9.52%) Project Management
6 25 (8.50%) UML
6 25 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (8.50%) Analytics
7 19 (6.46%) Business Analysis
7 19 (6.46%) Web Development
8 18 (6.12%) Waterfall
9 17 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (5.44%) Time Management
11 15 (5.10%) PRINCE2
11 15 (5.10%) Scrum
12 13 (4.42%) Content Management
12 13 (4.42%) Document Management
12 13 (4.42%) Process Management
12 13 (4.42%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 128 (43.54%) C#
2 88 (29.93%) SQL
3 73 (24.83%) JavaScript
4 41 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 28 (9.52%) VB
6 27 (9.18%) Java
7 19 (6.46%) VB.NET
8 15 (5.10%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.76%) C++
10 12 (4.08%) R
10 12 (4.08%) Python
10 12 (4.08%) VB6
11 6 (2.04%) X++
11 6 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.70%) VBScript
13 4 (1.36%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.68%) C
15 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (19.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (13.95%) Degree
3 21 (7.14%) MCP
4 20 (6.80%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.78%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.08%) MCSE
8 11 (3.74%) MCSA
8 11 (3.74%) MCAD
8 11 (3.74%) MCSD
8 11 (3.74%) MCTS
9 7 (2.38%) CCNA
9 7 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.04%) MCDST
11 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.68%) MCITP
12 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.42%) PMBOK
2 8 (2.72%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (15.65%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.72%) XenApp
4 8 (2.72%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.38%) XenServer
6 2 (0.68%) vSphere
6 2 (0.68%) NFS
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
7 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.36%) SCCM
2 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (9.18%) IBM
1 27 (9.18%) VMware
2 25 (8.50%) EMC
3 20 (6.80%) Oracle
4 17 (5.78%) NetApp
5 13 (4.42%) OpenText
6 12 (4.08%) Tableau
6 12 (4.08%) Business Objects
6 12 (4.08%) Cognos
6 12 (4.08%) Cisco
7 11 (3.74%) Citrix
8 8 (2.72%) Cloudera
8 8 (2.72%) Teradata
9 6 (2.04%) Genesys
9 6 (2.04%) Reuters
9 6 (2.04%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.04%) Fidessa
10 4 (1.36%) WatchGuard
11 3 (1.02%) Dell
12 2 (0.68%) HP
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