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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 103 143 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 12.84% 21.97% 21.58%
As % of the Vendors category 29.26% 55.00% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 97 137 158
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £21,500 £21,675
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Vendors Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
352 260 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 43.89% 39.94% 51.42%
Number of salaries quoted 309 230 359
Average salary £32,500 £39,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.72% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £54,250
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 10 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 10 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 -6 76 £30,500 -15.86% 52
Durham +1 18 £27,500 -8.33% 8
Northumberland -8 3 £23,500 -62.40% 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 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.

1 105 (44.87%) MS Excel
2 78 (33.33%) .NET
3 72 (30.77%) C#
4 68 (29.06%) SQL Server
5 64 (27.35%) SQL
6 63 (26.92%) MS Office
7 50 (21.37%) ASP.NET
8 46 (19.66%) Windows
9 44 (18.80%) Degree
10 37 (15.81%) SharePoint
11 31 (13.25%) Advertising
11 31 (13.25%) ITIL
12 29 (12.39%) Oracle
12 29 (12.39%) Finance
13 28 (11.97%) T-SQL
14 27 (11.54%) HTML
14 27 (11.54%) CRM
14 27 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (10.26%) Active Directory
16 24 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (9.40%) CSS
18 21 (8.97%) Linux
18 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP
19 20 (8.55%) Software Engineering
20 19 (8.12%) Dynamics CRM
20 19 (8.12%) Computer Science
20 19 (8.12%) VB.NET
21 18 (7.69%) Project Management
21 18 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 37 (15.81%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.27%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.71%) IIS
6 3 (1.28%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.28%) Lync
7 2 (0.85%) WordPress
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.43%) SAS
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 105 (44.87%) MS Excel
2 63 (26.92%) MS Office
3 16 (6.84%) MS Project
4 7 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (8.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (2.14%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (1.71%) Line 50
5 3 (1.28%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.85%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Sage MMS
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.43%) FRx
7 1 (0.43%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.71%) SaaS
1 4 (1.71%) Office 365
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.41%) Modbus
3 11 (4.70%) 4G
4 9 (3.85%) SAN
4 9 (3.85%) Firewall
5 7 (2.99%) DNS
6 6 (2.56%) DHCP
7 4 (1.71%) ADSL
7 4 (1.71%) Intranet
7 4 (1.71%) DSL
7 4 (1.71%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.28%) HTTP
8 3 (1.28%) VoIP
9 2 (0.85%) WAN
9 2 (0.85%) LAN
9 2 (0.85%) FTP
9 2 (0.85%) VPN
9 2 (0.85%) Internet
10 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (29.06%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (5.56%) MySQL
4 13 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (4.70%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (4.70%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.14%) Subversion
3 5 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.43%) Toad
General
1 31 (13.25%) Advertising
2 29 (12.39%) Finance
3 16 (6.84%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.42%) Marketing
5 6 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.71%) Legal
6 4 (1.71%) Retail
7 3 (1.28%) Billing
8 2 (0.85%) Local Government
8 2 (0.85%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (31.20%) Developer
2 37 (15.81%) Analyst
3 27 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 16 (6.84%) Software Developer
4 16 (6.84%) Project Manager
4 16 (6.84%) Consultant
5 15 (6.41%) Software Manager
6 14 (5.98%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.13%) DBA
8 11 (4.70%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.70%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.27%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.27%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.27%) SQL DBA
10 9 (3.85%) Principal Developer
10 9 (3.85%) Administrator
10 9 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.42%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (33.33%) .NET
2 50 (21.37%) ASP.NET
3 27 (11.54%) HTML
4 22 (9.40%) CSS
5 15 (6.41%) WPF
6 12 (5.13%) jQuery
7 11 (4.70%) .NET Framework
7 11 (4.70%) WinForms
7 11 (4.70%) Ajax
8 9 (3.85%) Web Services
9 8 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (3.42%) HTML5
10 7 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (2.56%) WCF
11 6 (2.56%) XML
12 5 (2.14%) Qt
13 4 (1.71%) JSON
14 3 (1.28%) MDX
14 3 (1.28%) WF
14 3 (1.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.12%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.70%) IVR
3 6 (2.56%) Clustering
4 5 (2.14%) Replication
5 4 (1.71%) Firmware
6 3 (1.28%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.28%) Animation
7 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.85%) Social Media
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.43%) Wiki
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) AS400
8 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.43%) EFT
8 1 (0.43%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.43%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.66%) Windows
2 21 (8.97%) Linux
3 16 (6.84%) UNIX
4 10 (4.27%) Windows 7
4 10 (4.27%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.56%) Android
5 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.25%) ITIL
2 27 (11.54%) CRM
3 25 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (8.55%) Software Engineering
5 18 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (7.69%) Project Management
6 17 (7.26%) PRINCE2
7 16 (6.84%) PRINCE
7 16 (6.84%) Unit Testing
7 16 (6.84%) Waterfall
8 15 (6.41%) Multithreading
9 14 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (5.98%) ERP
9 14 (5.98%) MVC
10 13 (5.56%) Matrix Management
11 9 (3.85%) Service Management
12 8 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.42%) Systems Analysis
12 8 (3.42%) Business Continuity
13 7 (2.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (30.77%) C#
2 64 (27.35%) SQL
3 28 (11.97%) T-SQL
4 19 (8.12%) VB.NET
5 16 (6.84%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.85%) VB
7 8 (3.42%) C++
7 8 (3.42%) C
8 6 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.71%) PHP
10 3 (1.28%) VBScript
11 2 (0.85%) Java
11 2 (0.85%) VBA
12 1 (0.43%) Python
12 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (18.80%) Degree
2 24 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.56%) PMP
3 13 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 10 (4.27%) MCP
5 8 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.56%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.71%) CCNA
8 3 (1.28%) ISEB
8 3 (1.28%) MCSE
8 3 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.28%) MCDST
8 3 (1.28%) MCITP
8 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.85%) MCTS
9 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.43%) MCT
10 1 (0.43%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.56%) SLA
2 4 (1.71%) QA
2 4 (1.71%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.85%) XenApp
4 2 (0.85%) XenServer
4 2 (0.85%) UAG
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (5.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (4.27%) SCCM
3 8 (3.42%) WSUS
4 6 (2.56%) SCOM
5 4 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.85%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.43%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 29 (12.39%) Oracle
2 15 (6.41%) VMware
3 11 (4.70%) Genesys
4 9 (3.85%) Citrix
4 9 (3.85%) SAP
4 9 (3.85%) Cisco
5 6 (2.56%) Sage
6 5 (2.14%) Adobe
7 4 (1.71%) Google
8 3 (1.28%) Sun
8 3 (1.28%) NetApp
8 3 (1.28%) Lotus
8 3 (1.28%) Apple
9 2 (0.85%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.85%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.85%) Epicor
9 2 (0.85%) HP
9 2 (0.85%) Progress
9 2 (0.85%) ATG
9 2 (0.85%) AppSense
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum (doe) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,813 to £39,085 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
People Source Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Concept Personnel
Salary: Salary negotiable depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Computer People
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension + Healthcare + Living Costs
Posted: Yesterday
Northumberland
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + + benefits, depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
Catalyst
Salary: £16,500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Consult Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £13.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: £26,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Catalyst
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum depending on experience, plus good b
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Catalyst
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Salary negotiable based upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Catalyst
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Negotiable based upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago