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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 144 100 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 21.40% 17.54% 17.86%
As % of the Vendors category 49.32% 47.85% 46.43%
Number of salaries quoted 119 68 109
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,760 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,050 £43,250 £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
292 209 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 43.39% 36.67% 38.47%
Number of salaries quoted 238 149 214
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +8 128 £35,000 -6.66% 28
Durham -9 13 £28,000 -6.66% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 131 (44.41%) SQL Server
2 126 (42.71%) .NET
3 117 (39.66%) C#
4 112 (37.97%) MS Excel
5 96 (32.54%) Windows
6 95 (32.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 89 (30.17%) ASP.NET
8 81 (27.46%) CSS
9 80 (27.12%) SQL
10 71 (24.07%) HTML
11 67 (22.71%) ITIL
12 66 (22.37%) SharePoint
13 65 (22.03%) Active Directory
14 60 (20.34%) Ajax
15 58 (19.66%) JavaScript
15 58 (19.66%) MVC
15 58 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
16 51 (17.29%) jQuery
17 47 (15.93%) MS Office
18 45 (15.25%) .NET Framework
19 44 (14.92%) SQL Server 2008
20 42 (14.24%) WCF
21 40 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (13.56%) CRM
22 39 (13.22%) T-SQL
23 38 (12.88%) Team Foundation Server
24 37 (12.54%) Windows Server 2008
24 37 (12.54%) MS Exchange
25 36 (12.20%) Finance
26 34 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (22.37%) SharePoint
2 37 (12.54%) MS Exchange
3 23 (7.80%) IIS
4 22 (7.46%) Lync
5 21 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (4.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (4.75%) Office Communications Server
8 14 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 112 (37.97%) MS Excel
2 47 (15.93%) MS Office
3 13 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.73%) MS Project
5 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (8.14%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.36%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (1.36%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.68%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.68%) Agresso
5 2 (0.68%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.39%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.15%) Firewall
2 15 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.75%) SAN
4 12 (4.07%) DHCP
4 12 (4.07%) DNS
5 8 (2.71%) Internet
6 7 (2.37%) WAN
6 7 (2.37%) Modbus
7 6 (2.03%) LAN
8 4 (1.36%) SSL
8 4 (1.36%) Extranet
8 4 (1.36%) Intranet
9 3 (1.02%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.68%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.68%) DECT
10 2 (0.68%) VoIP
10 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.34%) PBX
11 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (44.41%) SQL Server
2 44 (14.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 16 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.71%) MySQL
8 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.34%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.34%) Big Data
11 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 38 (12.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (7.46%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.02%) NUnit
3 3 (1.02%) MSTest
3 3 (1.02%) Moq
4 2 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) ProC
5 1 (0.34%) JIRA
5 1 (0.34%) Selenium
5 1 (0.34%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 36 (12.20%) Finance
2 27 (9.15%) Advertising
3 21 (7.12%) Retail
4 9 (3.05%) Marketing
5 8 (2.71%) German Language
5 8 (2.71%) Back Office
6 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Local Government
8 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
8 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (37.97%) Developer
2 44 (14.92%) .NET Developer
3 37 (12.54%) Support Engineer
4 33 (11.19%) Consultant
5 32 (10.85%) Analyst
6 24 (8.14%) Software Developer
7 19 (6.44%) C# Developer
8 16 (5.42%) Software Engineer
8 16 (5.42%) Senior Developer
9 15 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (5.08%) Web Developer
9 15 (5.08%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.41%) Service Analyst
10 13 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (4.07%) Field Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Junior
12 11 (3.73%) DBA
12 11 (3.73%) Pre Sales Consultant
13 10 (3.39%) SQL DBA
14 8 (2.71%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (42.71%) .NET
2 89 (30.17%) ASP.NET
3 81 (27.46%) CSS
4 71 (24.07%) HTML
5 60 (20.34%) Ajax
6 51 (17.29%) jQuery
7 45 (15.25%) .NET Framework
8 42 (14.24%) WCF
9 34 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (8.81%) Web Services
11 23 (7.80%) WPF
11 23 (7.80%) XML
12 21 (7.12%) HTML5
13 16 (5.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 12 (4.07%) CSS3
14 12 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (4.07%) LINQ
15 10 (3.39%) XHTML
16 9 (3.05%) JSON
17 8 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.08%) Replication
2 15 (5.08%) Blackberry
2 15 (5.08%) N-Tier
3 9 (3.05%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.37%) Blog
4 7 (2.37%) Open Source
5 6 (2.03%) Statistics
5 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.69%) Clustering
6 5 (1.69%) Robotics
7 4 (1.36%) EFT
8 3 (1.02%) User Experience
8 3 (1.02%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.68%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.34%) NHS
10 1 (0.34%) W3C
10 1 (0.34%) EPoS
10 1 (0.34%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 96 (32.54%) Windows
2 37 (12.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.75%) Windows XP
6 12 (4.07%) Windows 7
7 10 (3.39%) Linux
7 10 (3.39%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.03%) UNIX
9 5 (1.69%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.34%) Debian
12 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.71%) ITIL
2 58 (19.66%) MVC
2 58 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (13.56%) CRM
4 32 (10.85%) OO
4 32 (10.85%) Project Management
5 23 (7.80%) Waterfall
6 22 (7.46%) PRINCE2
7 20 (6.78%) Software Engineering
8 18 (6.10%) ERP
9 16 (5.42%) Web Development
10 15 (5.08%) Time Management
11 11 (3.73%) Analytics
11 11 (3.73%) Test Strategy
11 11 (3.73%) Scrum
11 11 (3.73%) Change Management
12 10 (3.39%) Process Management
12 10 (3.39%) E-Commerce
12 10 (3.39%) Web Application Development
12 10 (3.39%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 117 (39.66%) C#
2 80 (27.12%) SQL
3 58 (19.66%) JavaScript
4 39 (13.22%) T-SQL
5 30 (10.17%) VB
6 20 (6.78%) VB.NET
7 14 (4.75%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.39%) VB6
8 10 (3.39%) C++
9 7 (2.37%) PHP
10 6 (2.03%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.36%) VBScript
11 4 (1.36%) ABAP
12 3 (1.02%) Java
13 2 (0.68%) PHP5
14 1 (0.34%) XAML
14 1 (0.34%) C
14 1 (0.34%) XPath
14 1 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 95 (32.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (8.81%) MCDST
3 24 (8.14%) Degree
4 23 (7.80%) MCSD
5 20 (6.78%) MCSE
6 15 (5.08%) MCP
7 14 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (4.41%) MCTS
9 11 (3.73%) Security Cleared
10 10 (3.39%) MCSA
11 9 (3.05%) MCITP
12 8 (2.71%) CCNA
13 7 (2.37%) MCPD
14 6 (2.03%) MCAD
15 5 (1.69%) SC Cleared
16 3 (1.02%) CIPFA
16 3 (1.02%) CIMA
16 3 (1.02%) ACCA
16 3 (1.02%) A+ Certification
16 3 (1.02%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.69%) SLA
2 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 65 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.10%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.39%) XenApp
5 7 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.37%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.37%) XenServer
6 6 (2.03%) vSphere
7 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.34%) Samba
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (2.03%) SCVMM
2 5 (1.69%) SCCM
3 3 (1.02%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.02%) XenMobile
4 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.68%) SCOM
4 2 (0.68%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (10.85%) VMware
2 25 (8.47%) Cisco
3 23 (7.80%) Citrix
4 20 (6.78%) NetApp
5 17 (5.76%) HP
6 14 (4.75%) EMC
7 11 (3.73%) Oracle
8 6 (2.03%) IBM
8 6 (2.03%) Dell
8 6 (2.03%) Genesys
9 5 (1.69%) SAP
10 3 (1.02%) Apple
11 2 (0.68%) Zend
11 2 (0.68%) WatchGuard
11 2 (0.68%) Google
11 2 (0.68%) Talend
11 2 (0.68%) Sage
11 2 (0.68%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.34%) Mitel
12 1 (0.34%) Remedy
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Uncapped Commission + Incentives
Posted: 4 hours ago
County Durham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + 29 days holiday
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Uncapped Commission + Incentives
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
North East
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow + Medical + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £26,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus uncapped commission
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow/Medical/Pension/37 Hols
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Uncapped Commission + Incentives
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Uncapped Commission + Incentives
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, health care, bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £10000 - £60000 per annum + Car + Shares + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago