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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 150 116 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 18.25% 17.85% 21.30%
As % of the Vendors category 36.86% 48.13% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 122 106 124
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,050 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
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
407 241 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 49.51% 37.08% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 315 214 314
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £24,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 October 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 October 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 0 115 £32,500 -10.95% 45
Durham -2 14 £31,000 -27.05% 6
Northumberland +1 1 - -
Cleveland +1 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 134 (50.95%) MS Excel
2 105 (39.92%) SQL Server
3 103 (39.16%) .NET
4 99 (37.64%) C#
5 83 (31.56%) ASP.NET
6 77 (29.28%) SQL
7 66 (25.10%) HTML
8 61 (23.19%) CSS
9 57 (21.67%) Windows
10 56 (21.29%) MS Office
11 53 (20.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 51 (19.39%) ITIL
13 50 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (16.73%) SharePoint
15 39 (14.83%) Active Directory
15 39 (14.83%) Advertising
15 39 (14.83%) Ajax
16 38 (14.45%) Degree
17 37 (14.07%) MVC
18 36 (13.69%) Team Foundation Server
19 35 (13.31%) CRM
20 32 (12.17%) JavaScript
20 32 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
21 30 (11.41%) jQuery
22 29 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
23 27 (10.27%) Finance
24 26 (9.89%) VB
24 26 (9.89%) .NET Framework
25 25 (9.51%) HTML5
25 25 (9.51%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 44 (16.73%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.56%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.80%) IIS
4 9 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.76%) WordPress
8 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 134 (50.95%) MS Excel
2 56 (21.29%) MS Office
3 10 (3.80%) MS Project
4 7 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (6.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 18 (6.84%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (3.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (2.28%) SAP PP
3 6 (2.28%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.76%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.76%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.76%) Line 50
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.76%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.76%) Agresso
6 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.32%) Firewall
2 11 (4.18%) DNS
2 11 (4.18%) DHCP
3 8 (3.04%) Intranet
4 7 (2.66%) VoIP
4 7 (2.66%) SAN
5 4 (1.52%) WAN
5 4 (1.52%) HTTP
5 4 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.52%) LAN
5 4 (1.52%) Extranet
6 3 (1.14%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.14%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.76%) Internet
8 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.38%) DSL
8 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.38%) NAS
8 1 (0.38%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (39.92%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (8.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (6.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (4.18%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.42%) MySQL
8 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.38%) SQLPlus
13 1 (0.38%) EDRMS
13 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (13.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (7.98%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 39 (14.83%) Advertising
2 27 (10.27%) Finance
3 14 (5.32%) Marketing
4 11 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.04%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.04%) Retail
6 3 (1.14%) Electronics
7 2 (0.76%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Local Government
7 2 (0.76%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (38.02%) Developer
2 49 (18.63%) .NET Developer
3 45 (17.11%) Analyst
4 31 (11.79%) Software Developer
5 26 (9.89%) Consultant
6 25 (9.51%) Support Engineer
7 20 (7.60%) C# Developer
8 16 (6.08%) Web Developer
8 16 (6.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (5.70%) Support Analyst
10 12 (4.56%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (4.56%) Service Analyst
11 11 (4.18%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.80%) Technical Support
12 10 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (3.04%) Applications Support
13 8 (3.04%) Team Leader
13 8 (3.04%) .NET Web Developer
14 7 (2.66%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (39.16%) .NET
2 83 (31.56%) ASP.NET
3 66 (25.10%) HTML
4 61 (23.19%) CSS
5 39 (14.83%) Ajax
6 30 (11.41%) jQuery
7 26 (9.89%) .NET Framework
8 25 (9.51%) HTML5
9 22 (8.37%) WCF
10 21 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (7.60%) Web Services
11 20 (7.60%) XML
12 19 (7.22%) WinForms
13 14 (5.32%) CSS3
14 12 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (4.18%) XHTML
16 10 (3.80%) WPF
17 9 (3.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 8 (3.04%) SOAP
18 8 (3.04%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.70%) N-Tier
3 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.66%) Blog
4 7 (2.66%) Open Source
5 6 (2.28%) Clustering
6 5 (1.90%) Replication
6 5 (1.90%) EFT
7 4 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.14%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.14%) Animation
8 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.14%) User Experience
9 2 (0.76%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.76%) Social Media
9 2 (0.76%) DTV
9 2 (0.76%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.38%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.67%) Windows
2 16 (6.08%) Linux
3 14 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.94%) Windows 7
5 12 (4.56%) UNIX
6 11 (4.18%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.66%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.90%) Android
10 5 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (1.52%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.52%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.38%) CentOS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.39%) ITIL
2 50 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (14.07%) MVC
4 35 (13.31%) CRM
5 25 (9.51%) Project Management
6 18 (6.84%) OO
7 14 (5.32%) ERP
7 14 (5.32%) Web Development
8 13 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.94%) Business Continuity
9 12 (4.56%) Scrum
9 12 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.56%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.56%) Waterfall
10 11 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (3.80%) Domain-Driven Design
12 8 (3.04%) Web Application Development
12 8 (3.04%) Time Management
12 8 (3.04%) Systems Analysis
13 7 (2.66%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 99 (37.64%) C#
2 77 (29.28%) SQL
3 32 (12.17%) JavaScript
4 26 (9.89%) VB
5 25 (9.51%) T-SQL
6 18 (6.84%) VB.NET
7 12 (4.56%) PHP
8 9 (3.42%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.42%) C++
9 6 (2.28%) ABAP
10 5 (1.90%) Java
11 3 (1.14%) VBScript
11 3 (1.14%) VB6
12 2 (0.76%) PHP5
12 2 (0.76%) VBA
13 1 (0.38%) Python
13 1 (0.38%) XAML
13 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (20.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (14.45%) Degree
3 21 (7.98%) MCDST
4 14 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.80%) MCSD
6 9 (3.42%) MCSE
6 9 (3.42%) MCP
6 9 (3.42%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.04%) CCNA
8 7 (2.66%) MCTS
8 7 (2.66%) MCITP
8 7 (2.66%) MCPD
9 4 (1.52%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.52%) PMP
9 4 (1.52%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.14%) CCDP
10 3 (1.14%) CCNP
10 3 (1.14%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.76%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.14%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) HL7
4 1 (0.38%) DICOM
System Software
1 39 (14.83%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.70%) Hyper-V
3 12 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.28%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.52%) XenApp
6 4 (1.52%) vSphere
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.38%) Samba
8 1 (0.38%) XenServer
8 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (4.56%) SCCM
2 5 (1.90%) WSUS
3 4 (1.52%) ZENworks
3 4 (1.52%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.14%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.14%) XenMobile
4 3 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.76%) SCOM
5 2 (0.76%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (8.37%) Cisco
2 21 (7.98%) VMware
3 20 (7.60%) Oracle
4 15 (5.70%) HP
5 12 (4.56%) SAP
6 11 (4.18%) Citrix
7 7 (2.66%) NetApp
7 7 (2.66%) Apple
8 6 (2.28%) Mitel
9 5 (1.90%) IBM
9 5 (1.90%) Adobe
10 4 (1.52%) Dell
10 4 (1.52%) Sage
11 3 (1.14%) EMC
12 2 (0.76%) Veritas
12 2 (0.76%) Pegasus
12 2 (0.76%) Progress
12 2 (0.76%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.76%) Zend
12 2 (0.76%) Talend
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tyneside
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Tyneside
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Gem Partnership
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Bonus + Bens Package
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Salary: £300 - £310 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: From £20,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Salary: 22,000 to £30,000 + Car + Good Bens
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