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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 174 120 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 22.69% 14.42% 21.99%
As % of the Vendors category 51.94% 31.25% 56.06%
Number of salaries quoted 149 110 137
Average salary £38,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.63% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £45,000 £52,150
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
335 384 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 43.68% 46.15% 39.23%
Number of salaries quoted 270 342 229
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,950 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +4 120 £35,000 +8.52% 45
Durham 0 37 £50,000 +73.91% 10
Northumberland +4 9 £25,000 -3.84%
Teesside - 6 £47,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 162 (52.77%) .NET
2 159 (51.79%) SQL Server
3 149 (48.53%) C#
4 107 (34.85%) ASP.NET
5 95 (30.94%) SQL
6 88 (28.66%) MS Excel
7 84 (27.36%) JavaScript
8 79 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (23.45%) Windows
10 71 (23.13%) HTML
11 68 (22.15%) CSS
12 66 (21.50%) .NET Framework
13 54 (17.59%) SharePoint
13 54 (17.59%) Degree
14 51 (16.61%) SQL Server 2008
15 50 (16.29%) OO
15 50 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 50 (16.29%) MVC
16 46 (14.98%) jQuery
17 44 (14.33%) Java
18 38 (12.38%) T-SQL
18 38 (12.38%) MS Office
18 38 (12.38%) WCF
18 38 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
19 37 (12.05%) CRM
20 36 (11.73%) Ajax
21 35 (11.40%) ITIL
21 35 (11.40%) Active Directory
22 33 (10.75%) UML
22 33 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 54 (17.59%) SharePoint
2 30 (9.77%) MS Exchange
3 23 (7.49%) IIS
4 20 (6.51%) CMS
5 18 (5.86%) Alfresco
6 17 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (4.89%) SAS
8 14 (4.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (4.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (4.23%) Documentum
10 11 (3.58%) Lync
11 10 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.95%) Umbraco
13 5 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.63%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (1.63%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 88 (28.66%) MS Excel
2 38 (12.38%) MS Office
3 15 (4.89%) SPSS
4 8 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.98%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.98%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (5.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.95%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.58%) Office 365
3 4 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.98%) SaaS
4 3 (0.98%) Heroku
5 1 (0.33%) Yammer
5 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.91%) SAN
2 11 (3.58%) Firewall
2 11 (3.58%) DHCP
2 11 (3.58%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.58%) DNS
3 7 (2.28%) SSL
3 7 (2.28%) NAS
4 6 (1.95%) WAN
5 5 (1.63%) LAN
5 5 (1.63%) HTTP
5 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.65%) Modbus
6 2 (0.65%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.33%) HSRP
7 1 (0.33%) VLAN
7 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) MPLS
7 1 (0.33%) OSPF
7 1 (0.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (51.79%) SQL Server
2 51 (16.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (6.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.21%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.89%) Pentaho
5 15 (4.89%) QlikView
6 14 (4.56%) RDBMS
7 12 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (3.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.93%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.93%) NoSQL
11 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (2.28%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 7 (2.28%) Base SAS
13 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (10.42%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.23%) Moq
3 13 (4.23%) NUnit
4 8 (2.61%) MSTest
4 8 (2.61%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.95%) ProC
5 6 (1.95%) MorphX
6 5 (1.63%) JIRA
7 3 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.98%) Subversion
8 2 (0.65%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (0.65%) Selenium
9 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (10.42%) Finance
2 7 (2.28%) Legal
3 5 (1.63%) Retail
4 4 (1.30%) Advertising
5 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.65%) Local Government
6 2 (0.65%) German Language
7 1 (0.33%) Hebrew Language
7 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.33%) French Language
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 148 (48.21%) Developer
2 55 (17.92%) .NET Developer
3 38 (12.38%) Architect
4 35 (11.40%) C# Developer
5 30 (9.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (7.82%) Web Developer
7 21 (6.84%) Analyst
8 20 (6.51%) Consultant
9 19 (6.19%) Lead Developer
10 18 (5.86%) Software Developer
11 17 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (5.54%) Senior Developer
11 17 (5.54%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (5.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (4.23%) DBA
13 12 (3.91%) SQL DBA
13 12 (3.91%) SharePoint Developer
14 10 (3.26%) AWS Developer
14 10 (3.26%) Support Engineer
14 10 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (52.77%) .NET
2 107 (34.85%) ASP.NET
3 71 (23.13%) HTML
4 68 (22.15%) CSS
5 66 (21.50%) .NET Framework
6 46 (14.98%) jQuery
7 38 (12.38%) WCF
8 36 (11.73%) Ajax
9 26 (8.47%) Web Services
9 26 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (6.51%) WPF
11 17 (5.54%) Java EE
12 16 (5.21%) Entity Framework
13 15 (4.89%) HTML5
13 15 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (4.56%) XHTML
14 14 (4.56%) WinForms
15 13 (4.23%) Spring
15 13 (4.23%) Swing
15 13 (4.23%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.21%) N-Tier
3 15 (4.89%) Visualisation
4 13 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.93%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (2.61%) Replication
7 7 (2.28%) Clustering
7 7 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.28%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.98%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.65%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.65%) Statistics
10 2 (0.65%) W3C
11 1 (0.33%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.33%) NHS
11 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.33%) User Experience
11 1 (0.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 72 (23.45%) Windows
2 25 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.56%) Windows 7
5 11 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.26%) Linux
7 9 (2.93%) Windows XP
8 8 (2.61%) UNIX
9 7 (2.28%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.29%) MVC
2 50 (16.29%) OO
3 37 (12.05%) CRM
4 35 (11.40%) ITIL
5 33 (10.75%) UML
6 28 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (7.82%) Content Management
8 24 (7.82%) Business Analysis
8 24 (7.82%) Web Development
9 23 (7.49%) Analytics
10 21 (6.84%) Scrum
11 20 (6.51%) Project Management
11 20 (6.51%) Mentoring
12 18 (5.86%) ERP
13 17 (5.54%) Open Source
13 17 (5.54%) Dependency Injection
14 15 (4.89%) Business Analytics
15 14 (4.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 149 (48.53%) C#
2 95 (30.94%) SQL
3 84 (27.36%) JavaScript
4 44 (14.33%) Java
5 38 (12.38%) T-SQL
6 29 (9.45%) VB
7 23 (7.49%) C++
8 20 (6.51%) Python
9 16 (5.21%) VB.NET
10 15 (4.89%) R
11 11 (3.58%) C
12 10 (3.26%) PL/SQL
12 10 (3.26%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.93%) VB6
14 6 (1.95%) X++
15 5 (1.63%) Scala
15 5 (1.63%) Ruby
15 5 (1.63%) Perl
15 5 (1.63%) PHP
16 2 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (17.59%) Degree
2 50 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (7.17%) MCP
4 20 (6.51%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.54%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.56%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.93%) MCTS
7 9 (2.93%) MCAD
7 9 (2.93%) MCSD
8 8 (2.61%) MCSE
9 7 (2.28%) MCSA
10 5 (1.63%) CCNA
10 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.63%) MCDST
11 3 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.65%) MCITP
12 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.26%) SLA
2 8 (2.61%) PMBOK
3 3 (0.98%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (11.40%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.61%) XenApp
5 6 (1.95%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.63%) XenServer
7 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.65%) vSphere
7 2 (0.65%) NFS
8 1 (0.33%) Firmware
8 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.30%) SCCM
2 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (9.77%) Oracle
1 30 (9.77%) IBM
2 24 (7.82%) VMware
3 18 (5.86%) EMC
4 15 (4.89%) Cognos
4 15 (4.89%) Business Objects
4 15 (4.89%) Tableau
5 14 (4.56%) OpenText
6 11 (3.58%) Cisco
6 11 (3.58%) Citrix
7 8 (2.61%) NetApp
7 8 (2.61%) Teradata
7 8 (2.61%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.95%) Reuters
8 6 (1.95%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.95%) SAP
8 6 (1.95%) Sybase
8 6 (1.95%) Fidessa
9 5 (1.63%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.30%) WatchGuard
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