The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North East region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 110 151 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 13.27% 22.27% 20.90%
As % of the Vendors category 29.65% 54.91% 41.65%
Number of salaries quoted 98 145 156
Average salary £30,500 £39,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.78% +31.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,850 £27,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
371 275 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 44.75% 40.56% 50.18%
Number of salaries quoted 302 244 362
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 -4 75 £30,000 -20.00% 57
Durham -1 19 £24,750 -17.50% 7
Northumberland -7 3 £40,000 -36.00%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 120 (47.81%) MS Excel
2 87 (34.66%) .NET
3 79 (31.47%) C#
4 78 (31.08%) SQL Server
5 77 (30.68%) SQL
6 66 (26.29%) MS Office
7 55 (21.91%) ASP.NET
8 54 (21.51%) Windows
9 45 (17.93%) SharePoint
9 45 (17.93%) Degree
10 38 (15.14%) ITIL
11 35 (13.94%) Advertising
12 33 (13.15%) HTML
13 31 (12.35%) CRM
13 31 (12.35%) Finance
14 30 (11.95%) Oracle
15 29 (11.55%) T-SQL
16 28 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (11.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (10.76%) CSS
18 26 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
19 25 (9.96%) Active Directory
20 22 (8.76%) Dynamics CRM
21 20 (7.97%) TCP/IP
21 20 (7.97%) VB.NET
21 20 (7.97%) Linux
21 20 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
22 19 (7.57%) JavaScript
22 19 (7.57%) Project Management
22 19 (7.57%) Software Engineering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 45 (17.93%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (3.59%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.39%) IIS
5 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.20%) Lync
7 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.80%) WordPress
7 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.40%) CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 120 (47.81%) MS Excel
2 66 (26.29%) MS Office
3 16 (6.37%) MS Project
4 7 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (8.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (3.59%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.99%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (1.59%) Line 50
5 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.80%) Sage MMS
6 2 (0.80%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.40%) FRx
7 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.59%) SaaS
1 4 (1.59%) Office 365
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.97%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.58%) Modbus
3 11 (4.38%) Firewall
3 11 (4.38%) SAN
4 8 (3.19%) DNS
5 7 (2.79%) DHCP
6 6 (2.39%) VoIP
7 5 (1.99%) Intranet
7 5 (1.99%) 4G
8 4 (1.59%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.59%) DSL
8 4 (1.59%) ADSL
9 3 (1.20%) HTTP
10 2 (0.80%) FTP
10 2 (0.80%) Internet
11 1 (0.40%) LAN
11 1 (0.40%) PBX
11 1 (0.40%) Extranet
11 1 (0.40%) WAN
11 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (31.08%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (5.18%) MySQL
5 13 (5.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (4.38%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.59%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.59%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.80%) MS Access
13 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (5.98%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.80%) Subversion
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 35 (13.94%) Advertising
2 31 (12.35%) Finance
3 14 (5.58%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.59%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.79%) Marketing
6 6 (2.39%) Retail
7 3 (1.20%) Electronics
7 3 (1.20%) Legal
7 3 (1.20%) Billing
8 2 (0.80%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (29.88%) Developer
2 45 (17.93%) Analyst
3 34 (13.55%) .NET Developer
4 18 (7.17%) Consultant
5 16 (6.37%) Software Developer
5 16 (6.37%) Project Manager
6 15 (5.98%) Support Engineer
6 15 (5.98%) Software Manager
7 14 (5.58%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.58%) Desktop Support
8 13 (5.18%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.78%) DBA
10 11 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Support Consultant
11 10 (3.98%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.98%) Technical Support
11 10 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (3.98%) SQL DBA
12 9 (3.59%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (34.66%) .NET
2 55 (21.91%) ASP.NET
3 33 (13.15%) HTML
4 27 (10.76%) CSS
5 16 (6.37%) WPF
6 15 (5.98%) WinForms
7 14 (5.58%) Ajax
8 13 (5.18%) jQuery
8 13 (5.18%) .NET Framework
9 11 (4.38%) Web Services
9 11 (4.38%) HTML5
10 9 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.19%) XML
12 7 (2.79%) COM
12 7 (2.79%) WCF
13 6 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (1.59%) CSS3
14 4 (1.59%) JSON
15 3 (1.20%) MSMQ
15 3 (1.20%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.77%) Computer Science
2 5 (1.99%) Management Information System
2 5 (1.99%) Replication
2 5 (1.99%) Clustering
2 5 (1.99%) IVR
3 4 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.20%) EFT
4 3 (1.20%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.20%) Graphic Design
4 3 (1.20%) Animation
4 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.80%) Social Media
5 2 (0.80%) Taxonomies
5 2 (0.80%) DTV
5 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.40%) Firmware
6 1 (0.40%) PACS
6 1 (0.40%) Wiki
6 1 (0.40%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 54 (21.51%) Windows
2 20 (7.97%) Linux
3 16 (6.37%) UNIX
4 13 (5.18%) Windows 7
5 12 (4.78%) Windows XP
6 8 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.39%) Android
8 5 (1.99%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.20%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.14%) ITIL
2 31 (12.35%) CRM
3 28 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (7.57%) Project Management
5 19 (7.57%) Software Engineering
6 18 (7.17%) PRINCE2
7 17 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (6.77%) Waterfall
8 16 (6.37%) PRINCE
8 16 (6.37%) MVC
9 15 (5.98%) Unit Testing
10 14 (5.58%) Multithreading
10 14 (5.58%) Matrix Management
10 14 (5.58%) ERP
11 10 (3.98%) Systems Analysis
11 10 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (3.98%) Business Continuity
12 9 (3.59%) Service Management
12 9 (3.59%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 79 (31.47%) C#
2 77 (30.68%) SQL
3 29 (11.55%) T-SQL
4 20 (7.97%) VB.NET
5 19 (7.57%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.38%) VB
7 7 (2.79%) PHP
7 7 (2.79%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.99%) C++
8 5 (1.99%) C
9 3 (1.20%) Java
9 3 (1.20%) VBScript
10 2 (0.80%) ABAP
10 2 (0.80%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) Python
11 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 45 (17.93%) Degree
2 26 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.18%) PMP
3 13 (5.18%) PMI Certification
4 10 (3.98%) MCP
5 9 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.99%) CCNA
6 5 (1.99%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.99%) MCDST
7 3 (1.20%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.20%) ISEB
7 3 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.40%) MCT
9 1 (0.40%) CCNP
9 1 (0.40%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.59%) SLA
2 4 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.40%) HL7
3 1 (0.40%) DICOM
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (9.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.59%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) UAG
4 2 (0.80%) XenApp
4 2 (0.80%) XenServer
4 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.58%) SCCM
2 9 (3.59%) WSUS
3 8 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.39%) SCOM
5 4 (1.59%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.20%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 30 (11.95%) Oracle
2 18 (7.17%) VMware
3 11 (4.38%) SAP
4 10 (3.98%) Cisco
5 9 (3.59%) Citrix
6 5 (1.99%) Adobe
6 5 (1.99%) Genesys
6 5 (1.99%) Apple
6 5 (1.99%) Sage
6 5 (1.99%) Mitel
7 4 (1.59%) Google
8 3 (1.20%) NetApp
8 3 (1.20%) HP
8 3 (1.20%) Sun
9 2 (0.80%) Northgate
9 2 (0.80%) Kronos
9 2 (0.80%) AppSense
9 2 (0.80%) ATG
9 2 (0.80%) Epicor
9 2 (0.80%) JD Edwards
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Salary: From £15,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive Salary and Excellent Ben
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + +Home working
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Teeside
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum favourable pension and share incentive scheme.
Posted: 3 days ago
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Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £23,400 to £23,400 per annum
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Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Gem Partnership
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year + benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £13000 per annum + 6 monthly bonus
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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