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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 147 111 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 19.34% 17.96% 18.89%
As % of the Vendors category 40.83% 51.39% 43.16%
Number of salaries quoted 129 87 112
Average salary £34,250 £34,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.72% +1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,300 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,950 £47,500 £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
360 216 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 47.37% 34.95% 43.78%
Number of salaries quoted 297 167 237
Average salary £35,232 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +7 132 £34,250 -8.66% 33
Durham -6 11 £28,000 -6.66% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 131 (45.02%) .NET
2 126 (43.30%) SQL Server
3 119 (40.89%) C#
4 118 (40.55%) MS Excel
5 94 (32.30%) ASP.NET
6 84 (28.87%) Windows
7 82 (28.18%) SQL
8 79 (27.15%) CSS
8 79 (27.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 71 (24.40%) HTML
10 62 (21.31%) ITIL
11 61 (20.96%) SharePoint
12 59 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (19.59%) MVC
13 57 (19.59%) Ajax
14 55 (18.90%) Active Directory
15 49 (16.84%) JavaScript
15 49 (16.84%) MS Office
16 48 (16.49%) jQuery
17 40 (13.75%) CRM
17 40 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
18 39 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
19 38 (13.06%) .NET Framework
20 36 (12.37%) Advertising
21 35 (12.03%) T-SQL
22 34 (11.68%) ASP.NET MVC
23 33 (11.34%) Finance
23 33 (11.34%) Degree
23 33 (11.34%) WCF
24 32 (11.00%) VB

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 61 (20.96%) SharePoint
2 31 (10.65%) MS Exchange
3 18 (6.19%) IIS
4 17 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (4.47%) Lync
7 11 (3.78%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (3.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (2.75%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.69%) WordPress
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 118 (40.55%) MS Excel
2 49 (16.84%) MS Office
3 10 (3.44%) MS Project
4 9 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (9.62%) Dynamics AX
2 24 (8.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (2.06%) SAP PP
5 4 (1.37%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.69%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.69%) Agresso
6 2 (0.69%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.59%) Firewall
2 12 (4.12%) SAN
3 9 (3.09%) DNS
3 9 (3.09%) DHCP
4 8 (2.75%) Internet
5 7 (2.41%) WAN
5 7 (2.41%) LAN
6 6 (2.06%) Intranet
7 5 (1.72%) VoIP
7 5 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.37%) Extranet
9 3 (1.03%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.03%) Modbus
9 3 (1.03%) HTTP
10 2 (0.69%) DECT
10 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.34%) NAS
11 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (43.30%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (7.22%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.41%) MySQL
8 6 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.34%) Big Data
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 40 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (9.28%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.03%) MSTest
3 3 (1.03%) Moq
3 3 (1.03%) NUnit
4 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.34%) ProC
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 36 (12.37%) Advertising
2 33 (11.34%) Finance
3 19 (6.53%) Retail
4 11 (3.78%) Marketing
5 8 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.06%) German Language
7 5 (1.72%) Back Office
8 3 (1.03%) Electronics
9 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.69%) Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (40.89%) Developer
2 53 (18.21%) .NET Developer
3 36 (12.37%) Analyst
3 36 (12.37%) Consultant
3 36 (12.37%) Support Engineer
4 27 (9.28%) Software Developer
5 21 (7.22%) C# Developer
6 17 (5.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (5.50%) Web Developer
8 14 (4.81%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.47%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.12%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.78%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.78%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.78%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (3.78%) Pre Sales Consultant
12 10 (3.44%) Field Engineer
13 8 (2.75%) C# Software Engineer
13 8 (2.75%) Team Leader
13 8 (2.75%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (45.02%) .NET
2 94 (32.30%) ASP.NET
3 79 (27.15%) CSS
4 71 (24.40%) HTML
5 57 (19.59%) Ajax
6 48 (16.49%) jQuery
7 38 (13.06%) .NET Framework
8 34 (11.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 33 (11.34%) WCF
10 29 (9.97%) Web Services
11 27 (9.28%) HTML5
12 24 (8.25%) XML
13 18 (6.19%) WPF
14 16 (5.50%) WinForms
15 14 (4.81%) CSS3
16 13 (4.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 13 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 10 (3.44%) XHTML
18 9 (3.09%) LINQ
18 9 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.15%) N-Tier
3 9 (3.09%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.41%) Replication
5 7 (2.41%) Open Source
5 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.41%) Blog
6 6 (2.06%) EFT
7 5 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.37%) Robotics
9 3 (1.03%) Statistics
9 3 (1.03%) User Experience
10 2 (0.69%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.69%) Social Media
10 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.69%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.69%) DTV
11 1 (0.34%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 84 (28.87%) Windows
2 28 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (5.15%) Windows XP
4 15 (5.15%) Windows 7
5 12 (4.12%) Linux
6 11 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.09%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.75%) UNIX
9 5 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.37%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.69%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) Debian
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.31%) ITIL
2 59 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (19.59%) MVC
4 40 (13.75%) CRM
5 29 (9.97%) OO
6 28 (9.62%) Project Management
7 19 (6.53%) Waterfall
8 17 (5.84%) PRINCE2
9 16 (5.50%) Software Engineering
9 16 (5.50%) Web Development
10 13 (4.47%) ERP
10 13 (4.47%) Scrum
11 11 (3.78%) E-Commerce
11 11 (3.78%) Time Management
11 11 (3.78%) Web Application Development
12 9 (3.09%) Software Licensing
12 9 (3.09%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (3.09%) Migration
12 9 (3.09%) Change Management
13 8 (2.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (40.89%) C#
2 82 (28.18%) SQL
3 49 (16.84%) JavaScript
4 35 (12.03%) T-SQL
5 32 (11.00%) VB
6 23 (7.90%) VB.NET
7 13 (4.47%) C++
8 12 (4.12%) PHP
9 8 (2.75%) VB6
9 8 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.06%) Java
10 6 (2.06%) ABAP
11 5 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.37%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.03%) VBScript
14 2 (0.69%) PHP5
15 1 (0.34%) C
15 1 (0.34%) XPath
15 1 (0.34%) X++
15 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 79 (27.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (11.34%) Degree
3 24 (8.25%) MCDST
4 18 (6.19%) MCSD
5 16 (5.50%) MCSE
5 16 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.44%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.44%) CCNA
7 9 (3.09%) MCP
8 8 (2.75%) MCSA
8 8 (2.75%) MCTS
9 7 (2.41%) MCITP
9 7 (2.41%) MCPD
10 5 (1.72%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.03%) ACCA
12 3 (1.03%) CIPFA
12 3 (1.03%) CIMA
12 3 (1.03%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.75%) SLA
2 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.69%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) HL7
3 1 (0.34%) DICOM
System Software
1 55 (18.90%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.87%) Hyper-V
3 17 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.75%) XenApp
6 6 (2.06%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.06%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.72%) vSphere
7 5 (1.72%) XenServer
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.34%) Samba
8 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 9 (3.09%) SCCM
2 6 (2.06%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.37%) ZENworks
4 3 (1.03%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.03%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.03%) XenMobile
4 3 (1.03%) WSUS
5 2 (0.69%) SCOM
6 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (9.97%) VMware
2 26 (8.93%) Cisco
3 21 (7.22%) Citrix
4 17 (5.84%) HP
5 14 (4.81%) Oracle
5 14 (4.81%) NetApp
6 10 (3.44%) SAP
6 10 (3.44%) EMC
7 5 (1.72%) Dell
7 5 (1.72%) IBM
7 5 (1.72%) Apple
8 4 (1.37%) Mitel
9 3 (1.03%) Genesys
10 2 (0.69%) Veritas
10 2 (0.69%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.69%) Sage
10 2 (0.69%) Zend
10 2 (0.69%) WatchGuard
10 2 (0.69%) Talend
11 1 (0.34%) Sencha
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, training, incentives
Posted: 3 days ago
County Durham
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
County Durham
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + final salary, flex working
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Search Consultancy
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,000 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £24,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Talent Spa
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Up to £29,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 9 days ago