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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 154 141 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 19.82% 18.68% 22.54%
As % of the Vendors category 48.43% 40.29% 54.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119 107 143
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £22,500 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £45,000 £51,500
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
318 350 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 40.93% 46.36% 41.08%
Number of salaries quoted 243 288 247
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 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 4 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 +3 121 £35,000 +2.18% 41
Durham -2 22 £50,000 +53.84% 11
Northumberland -3 3 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Teesside - 2 £47,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 159 (53.18%) .NET
2 149 (49.83%) SQL Server
3 137 (45.82%) C#
4 100 (33.44%) MS Excel
5 98 (32.78%) SQL
5 98 (32.78%) ASP.NET
6 90 (30.10%) Windows
7 79 (26.42%) JavaScript
8 78 (26.09%) CSS
9 76 (25.42%) HTML
10 74 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
11 72 (24.08%) SharePoint
12 71 (23.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 62 (20.74%) .NET Framework
14 57 (19.06%) MVC
15 54 (18.06%) Ajax
16 52 (17.39%) T-SQL
17 49 (16.39%) jQuery
18 47 (15.72%) OO
18 47 (15.72%) Active Directory
18 47 (15.72%) SQL Server 2008
19 45 (15.05%) ITIL
19 45 (15.05%) Finance
20 39 (13.04%) CRM
20 39 (13.04%) Visual Studio
20 39 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (12.71%) Team Foundation Server
22 37 (12.37%) MS Office
23 36 (12.04%) MS Exchange
23 36 (12.04%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 72 (24.08%) SharePoint
2 36 (12.04%) MS Exchange
3 29 (9.70%) IIS
4 24 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (8.03%) Lync
5 21 (7.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 17 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (5.02%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (4.68%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (4.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (4.35%) CMS
12 11 (3.68%) Documentum
12 11 (3.68%) Alfresco
13 9 (3.01%) SAS
14 8 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (1.67%) Orchard CMS
15 5 (1.67%) Umbraco
16 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 100 (33.44%) MS Excel
2 37 (12.37%) MS Office
3 15 (5.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.01%) SPSS
5 5 (1.67%) MS Project
6 3 (1.00%) Fireworks
6 3 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (8.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.69%) Office 365
3 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.36%) Firewall
2 15 (5.02%) SAN
3 14 (4.68%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.68%) WAN
5 7 (2.34%) DHCP
5 7 (2.34%) LAN
5 7 (2.34%) DNS
5 7 (2.34%) Modbus
6 5 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.34%) Internet
7 4 (1.34%) SSL
8 3 (1.00%) NAS
9 2 (0.67%) HTTP
10 1 (0.33%) DECT
10 1 (0.33%) VPN
10 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (49.83%) SQL Server
2 47 (15.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (5.35%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (3.01%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.01%) Pentaho
7 9 (3.01%) QlikView
8 6 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.67%) MySQL
10 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.00%) VLDB
11 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 39 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 38 (12.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.68%) Moq
3 8 (2.68%) NUnit
4 6 (2.01%) MorphX
5 3 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.00%) MSTest
6 2 (0.67%) Selenium
6 2 (0.67%) JIRA
6 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.67%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (0.67%) Subversion
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.67%) ProC
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (15.05%) Finance
2 17 (5.69%) Retail
3 15 (5.02%) Advertising
4 7 (2.34%) Legal
5 6 (2.01%) German Language
5 6 (2.01%) Back Office
6 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.00%) Local Government
8 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.67%) Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 131 (43.81%) Developer
2 48 (16.05%) .NET Developer
3 30 (10.03%) Architect
4 23 (7.69%) Analyst
4 23 (7.69%) Consultant
5 22 (7.36%) C# Developer
6 21 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (6.69%) Senior Developer
8 19 (6.35%) Support Engineer
9 18 (6.02%) Web Developer
10 16 (5.35%) Software Developer
11 15 (5.02%) SharePoint Developer
12 11 (3.68%) Software Engineer
12 11 (3.68%) Field Engineer
12 11 (3.68%) DBA
12 11 (3.68%) AWS Developer
13 10 (3.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (3.34%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (3.34%) SQL DBA
13 10 (3.34%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (53.18%) .NET
2 98 (32.78%) ASP.NET
3 78 (26.09%) CSS
4 76 (25.42%) HTML
5 62 (20.74%) .NET Framework
6 54 (18.06%) Ajax
7 49 (16.39%) jQuery
8 36 (12.04%) WCF
9 29 (9.70%) WPF
9 29 (9.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (7.02%) Web Services
11 20 (6.69%) Entity Framework
12 18 (6.02%) HTML5
13 14 (4.68%) WinForms
13 14 (4.68%) XHTML
14 12 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (3.68%) LINQ
16 10 (3.34%) CSS3
17 9 (3.01%) JSON
18 8 (2.68%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.35%) N-Tier
3 15 (5.02%) Replication
4 14 (4.68%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.01%) Open Source
5 9 (3.01%) Visualisation
6 8 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.34%) Clustering
7 7 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.01%) Statistics
8 6 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.67%) Robotics
10 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.67%) W3C
10 2 (0.67%) EFT
11 1 (0.33%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.33%) EPoS
11 1 (0.33%) NHS
11 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 90 (30.10%) Windows
2 34 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.34%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.01%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.34%) Linux
9 4 (1.34%) UNIX
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.06%) MVC
3 47 (15.72%) OO
4 45 (15.05%) ITIL
5 39 (13.04%) CRM
6 32 (10.70%) Project Management
7 23 (7.69%) Analytics
8 22 (7.36%) Waterfall
9 21 (7.02%) PRINCE2
9 21 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (6.69%) Web Development
11 17 (5.69%) Time Management
12 16 (5.35%) UML
12 16 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (5.02%) Software Engineering
13 15 (5.02%) Business Analysis
14 14 (4.68%) Test Strategy
14 14 (4.68%) Change Management
14 14 (4.68%) Process Management
15 12 (4.01%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (45.82%) C#
2 98 (32.78%) SQL
3 79 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 52 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 33 (11.04%) VB
6 24 (8.03%) VB.NET
7 19 (6.35%) Java
8 16 (5.35%) PowerShell
9 15 (5.02%) VB6
10 12 (4.01%) C++
11 9 (3.01%) Python
11 9 (3.01%) R
12 6 (2.01%) X++
12 6 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.67%) VBScript
13 5 (1.67%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.67%) C
14 2 (0.67%) PHP
15 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (23.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (11.71%) Degree
3 21 (7.02%) MCP
4 20 (6.69%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.69%) MCSD
6 16 (5.35%) SC Cleared
7 13 (4.35%) MCSE
8 12 (4.01%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.68%) MCSA
9 11 (3.68%) MCAD
9 11 (3.68%) MCTS
10 8 (2.68%) MCDST
11 7 (2.34%) CCNA
11 7 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.00%) ACCA
12 3 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.00%) CIPFA
12 3 (1.00%) CIMA
12 3 (1.00%) ICAEW
13 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.68%) PMBOK
2 6 (2.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (15.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.01%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.01%) XenApp
5 8 (2.68%) XenServer
6 7 (2.34%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.67%) vSphere
7 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.34%) SCCM
2 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.67%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 26 (8.70%) VMware
2 22 (7.36%) IBM
2 22 (7.36%) EMC
3 21 (7.02%) Oracle
4 15 (5.02%) NetApp
4 15 (5.02%) Citrix
5 11 (3.68%) OpenText
6 10 (3.34%) Cisco
7 9 (3.01%) Cognos
7 9 (3.01%) Business Objects
7 9 (3.01%) Tableau
8 8 (2.68%) Cloudera
8 8 (2.68%) Teradata
9 6 (2.01%) Fidessa
9 6 (2.01%) Genesys
9 6 (2.01%) Reuters
9 6 (2.01%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.67%) WatchGuard
11 3 (1.00%) HP
11 3 (1.00%) Dell
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Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northumberland
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Pension
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £45k - £55k per annum + 25 days holiday, 5% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Harvey Nash Plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockton-on-tees, County Durham
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + uncapped commission + incentives
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + uncapped commission + incentives
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Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus uncapped commission
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