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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 131 110 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 16.77% 13.27% 22.27%
As % of the Vendors category 39.46% 29.97% 59.22%
Number of salaries quoted 120 98 145
Average salary £38,000 £30,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.59% -22.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,310 £19,850 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
332 367 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 42.51% 44.27% 37.61%
Number of salaries quoted 290 298 225
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -15.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -1 86 £35,000 +16.66% 33
Durham -8 32 £50,000 +102.02% 9
Northumberland +9 9 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Teesside - 4 £44,000 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 163 (57.19%) .NET
2 151 (52.98%) C#
3 149 (52.28%) SQL Server
4 107 (37.54%) ASP.NET
5 80 (28.07%) JavaScript
6 79 (27.72%) SQL
7 78 (27.37%) MS Excel
8 77 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (23.51%) HTML
10 66 (23.16%) .NET Framework
11 63 (22.11%) CSS
12 58 (20.35%) Degree
13 55 (19.30%) MVC
14 52 (18.25%) Windows
15 48 (16.84%) Java
16 47 (16.49%) OO
17 46 (16.14%) SharePoint
18 45 (15.79%) jQuery
19 37 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
20 36 (12.63%) SQL Server 2008
20 36 (12.63%) UML
20 36 (12.63%) MS Office
21 35 (12.28%) Visual Studio
21 35 (12.28%) WCF
22 32 (11.23%) Team Foundation Server
22 32 (11.23%) T-SQL
23 31 (10.88%) VB
24 30 (10.53%) CRM
24 30 (10.53%) IBM
24 30 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 46 (16.14%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.47%) MS Exchange
3 23 (8.07%) CMS
4 18 (6.32%) IIS
4 18 (6.32%) Alfresco
5 15 (5.26%) SAS
6 13 (4.56%) Documentum
6 13 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.46%) Umbraco
10 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.75%) Orchard CMS
12 4 (1.40%) Lync
12 4 (1.40%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 78 (27.37%) MS Excel
2 36 (12.63%) MS Office
3 15 (5.26%) SPSS
4 6 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.05%) Fireworks
5 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.11%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.75%) Office 365
3 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.05%) SaaS
3 3 (1.05%) Heroku
4 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.81%) SAN
1 8 (2.81%) NAS
2 7 (2.46%) Firewall
3 6 (2.11%) DHCP
3 6 (2.11%) DNS
4 5 (1.75%) HTTP
4 5 (1.75%) LAN
4 5 (1.75%) WAN
4 5 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.05%) SSL
6 2 (0.70%) Internet
6 2 (0.70%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.35%) MPLS
7 1 (0.35%) OSPF
7 1 (0.35%) BGP
7 1 (0.35%) VLAN
7 1 (0.35%) HSRP
7 1 (0.35%) POP3
7 1 (0.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (52.28%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (5.26%) QlikView
4 15 (5.26%) Pentaho
4 15 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.91%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (3.51%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.16%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database
10 7 (2.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 7 (2.46%) Base SAS
11 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 35 (12.28%) Visual Studio
2 32 (11.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (5.96%) NUnit
3 17 (5.96%) Moq
4 12 (4.21%) MSTest
4 12 (4.21%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (2.11%) ProC
5 6 (2.11%) MorphX
6 4 (1.40%) JIRA
7 3 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (1.05%) Subversion
8 1 (0.35%) Selenium
8 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.35%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 28 (9.82%) Finance
2 7 (2.46%) Legal
3 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.05%) Retail
3 3 (1.05%) Advertising
4 2 (0.70%) Banking
4 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.35%) Local Government
5 1 (0.35%) French Language
5 1 (0.35%) German Language
5 1 (0.35%) Hebrew Language
5 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 153 (53.68%) Developer
2 64 (22.46%) .NET Developer
3 41 (14.39%) C# Developer
4 38 (13.33%) Architect
5 35 (12.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (8.42%) Web Developer
7 22 (7.72%) Lead Developer
8 20 (7.02%) Consultant
8 20 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (7.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (6.67%) Software Developer
10 18 (6.32%) Analyst
10 18 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (5.26%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 9 (3.16%) Development Manager
14 8 (2.81%) Support Engineer
14 8 (2.81%) SAS BI Consultant
14 8 (2.81%) Microsoft Developer
15 7 (2.46%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (57.19%) .NET
2 107 (37.54%) ASP.NET
3 67 (23.51%) HTML
4 66 (23.16%) .NET Framework
5 63 (22.11%) CSS
6 45 (15.79%) jQuery
7 35 (12.28%) WCF
8 30 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (10.53%) Ajax
9 25 (8.77%) Web Services
10 19 (6.67%) WPF
10 19 (6.67%) Java EE
11 18 (6.32%) HTML5
12 16 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (5.26%) Entity Framework
13 15 (5.26%) JavaFX
13 15 (5.26%) WinForms
13 15 (5.26%) Spring
13 15 (5.26%) Swing
14 14 (4.91%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.61%) N-Tier
3 15 (5.26%) Visualisation
4 14 (4.91%) Inversion of Control
5 13 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.05%) Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.35%) User Experience
10 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.35%) W3C
10 1 (0.35%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.35%) Blog
10 1 (0.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 52 (18.25%) Windows
2 15 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (4.56%) Windows 7
4 12 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.51%) Linux
6 7 (2.46%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.46%) UNIX
7 6 (2.11%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (19.30%) MVC
3 47 (16.49%) OO
4 36 (12.63%) UML
5 30 (10.53%) CRM
5 30 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (9.47%) Scrum
6 27 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (9.12%) Content Management
8 25 (8.77%) ITIL
8 25 (8.77%) Web Development
9 23 (8.07%) Business Analysis
10 21 (7.37%) Dependency Injection
11 20 (7.02%) Analytics
12 19 (6.67%) Mentoring
13 17 (5.96%) Open Source
14 16 (5.61%) Project Management
14 16 (5.61%) Software Delivery
15 15 (5.26%) SOA
15 15 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 151 (52.98%) C#
2 80 (28.07%) JavaScript
3 79 (27.72%) SQL
4 48 (16.84%) Java
5 32 (11.23%) T-SQL
6 31 (10.88%) VB
7 25 (8.77%) C++
8 20 (7.02%) Python
9 19 (6.67%) VB.NET
10 15 (5.26%) R
11 11 (3.86%) C
12 10 (3.51%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.81%) VB6
14 6 (2.11%) X++
14 6 (2.11%) PHP
15 5 (1.75%) Perl
15 5 (1.75%) Ruby
15 5 (1.75%) Scala
16 4 (1.40%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (20.35%) Degree
2 29 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (6.32%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.61%) MCP
4 16 (5.61%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.91%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.11%) MCSA
7 5 (1.75%) MCSE
8 4 (1.40%) MCAD
8 4 (1.40%) MCSD
8 4 (1.40%) MCTS
8 4 (1.40%) CCNA
8 4 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.35%) MCDST
10 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.35%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.51%) SLA
2 5 (1.75%) PMBOK
3 3 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 22 (7.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.11%) XenApp
5 5 (1.75%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.05%) XenServer
7 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.70%) vSphere
7 2 (0.70%) NFS
8 1 (0.35%) Firmware
8 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (10.53%) IBM
2 29 (10.18%) Oracle
3 17 (5.96%) VMware
4 15 (5.26%) Tableau
4 15 (5.26%) Cognos
5 14 (4.91%) EMC
5 14 (4.91%) OpenText
6 10 (3.51%) Citrix
6 10 (3.51%) Cisco
7 8 (2.81%) Cloudera
7 8 (2.81%) Teradata
8 6 (2.11%) Reuters
8 6 (2.11%) Bloomberg
8 6 (2.11%) Sybase
8 6 (2.11%) SAP
8 6 (2.11%) Fidessa
9 5 (1.75%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.40%) WatchGuard
10 4 (1.40%) Lotus
11 3 (1.05%) NetApp
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, health.
Posted: 1 hour ago
North East
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Up to £29,000 per annum From Entry-Level up to £29,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hexham, Northumberland
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + uncapped commission + incentives
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Uncapped Bonus, Mentoring Programme
Posted: 2 days ago
Billingham, Cleveland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Advantage XPO
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Consult Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Casmaco Limited
Salary: Competitive depending on experience, knowledge and skills
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Atos
Posted: 27 days ago