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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 152 114 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 18.23% 17.43% 19.58%
As % of the Vendors category 36.63% 47.90% 36.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124 106 119
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 £19,000 £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
415 238 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 49.76% 36.39% 53.12%
Number of salaries quoted 320 212 311
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £24,700 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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 21 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 21 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 -5.79% 46
Durham -2 15 £25,250 -42.28% 8
Cleveland +1 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Northumberland 0 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 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 (51.74%) MS Excel
2 102 (39.38%) .NET
2 102 (39.38%) SQL Server
3 98 (37.84%) C#
4 83 (32.05%) ASP.NET
5 77 (29.73%) SQL
6 66 (25.48%) HTML
7 61 (23.55%) CSS
8 57 (22.01%) MS Office
9 54 (20.85%) Windows
10 53 (20.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 51 (19.69%) ITIL
12 50 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (16.60%) SharePoint
14 39 (15.06%) Advertising
14 39 (15.06%) Ajax
14 39 (15.06%) Degree
15 37 (14.29%) MVC
15 37 (14.29%) Active Directory
16 36 (13.90%) CRM
17 35 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
18 32 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
18 32 (12.36%) JavaScript
19 30 (11.58%) jQuery
20 29 (11.20%) SQL Server 2008
21 26 (10.04%) .NET Framework
21 26 (10.04%) Finance
21 26 (10.04%) VB
22 25 (9.65%) HTML5
23 24 (9.27%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 43 (16.60%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.86%) IIS
3 9 (3.47%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.77%) WordPress
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 134 (51.74%) MS Excel
2 57 (22.01%) MS Office
3 9 (3.47%) MS Project
4 7 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (6.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 18 (6.95%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (3.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (2.32%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (2.32%) SAP PP
4 3 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.77%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.77%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.77%) Line 50
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.77%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.77%) Agresso
6 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.63%) Firewall
2 10 (3.86%) DNS
2 10 (3.86%) DHCP
3 8 (3.09%) Intranet
4 7 (2.70%) SAN
4 7 (2.70%) VoIP
5 4 (1.54%) HTTP
5 4 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.54%) Extranet
6 3 (1.16%) WAN
6 3 (1.16%) LAN
6 3 (1.16%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.16%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.77%) Internet
8 1 (0.39%) DSL
8 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.39%) ADSL
8 1 (0.39%) DECT
8 1 (0.39%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (39.38%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (8.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (4.25%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.47%) MySQL
8 6 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.16%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.39%) EDRMS
13 1 (0.39%) SQLPlus
13 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 35 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 39 (15.06%) Advertising
2 26 (10.04%) Finance
3 14 (5.41%) Marketing
4 11 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.70%) Retail
7 3 (1.16%) Electronics
8 2 (0.77%) German Language
8 2 (0.77%) Local Government
8 2 (0.77%) Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (38.22%) Developer
2 48 (18.53%) .NET Developer
3 45 (17.37%) Analyst
4 31 (11.97%) Software Developer
5 25 (9.65%) Consultant
6 24 (9.27%) Support Engineer
7 19 (7.34%) C# Developer
8 16 (6.18%) Web Developer
9 15 (5.79%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (4.63%) Service Analyst
11 11 (4.25%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.25%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.86%) Technical Support
12 10 (3.86%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (3.09%) .NET Web Developer
13 8 (3.09%) Team Leader
13 8 (3.09%) Applications Support
14 7 (2.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (39.38%) .NET
2 83 (32.05%) ASP.NET
3 66 (25.48%) HTML
4 61 (23.55%) CSS
5 39 (15.06%) Ajax
6 30 (11.58%) jQuery
7 26 (10.04%) .NET Framework
8 25 (9.65%) HTML5
9 21 (8.11%) WCF
9 21 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (7.34%) Web Services
10 19 (7.34%) XML
10 19 (7.34%) WinForms
11 14 (5.41%) CSS3
12 12 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (4.25%) XHTML
14 10 (3.86%) WPF
15 9 (3.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 8 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 8 (3.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.79%) N-Tier
3 8 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.70%) Blog
4 7 (2.70%) Open Source
5 6 (2.32%) Clustering
6 5 (1.93%) Replication
6 5 (1.93%) EFT
7 4 (1.54%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.16%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.16%) Animation
8 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.16%) User Experience
9 2 (0.77%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.77%) Social Media
9 2 (0.77%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.77%) DTV
10 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.85%) Windows
2 16 (6.18%) Linux
3 13 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (4.63%) Windows 7
4 12 (4.63%) UNIX
5 9 (3.47%) Windows XP
6 8 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.93%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (1.93%) Android
8 5 (1.93%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.54%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.16%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.39%) Debian
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.69%) ITIL
2 50 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (14.29%) MVC
4 36 (13.90%) CRM
5 24 (9.27%) Project Management
6 18 (6.95%) OO
7 15 (5.79%) ERP
8 14 (5.41%) Web Development
9 13 (5.02%) Business Continuity
10 12 (4.63%) Waterfall
10 12 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (4.63%) Scrum
10 12 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (4.63%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (3.86%) Domain-Driven Design
13 8 (3.09%) Web Application Development
13 8 (3.09%) Time Management
13 8 (3.09%) Systems Analysis
14 7 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (37.84%) C#
2 77 (29.73%) SQL
3 32 (12.36%) JavaScript
4 26 (10.04%) VB
5 24 (9.27%) T-SQL
6 18 (6.95%) VB.NET
7 12 (4.63%) PHP
8 9 (3.47%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.09%) C++
10 6 (2.32%) ABAP
11 5 (1.93%) Java
12 3 (1.16%) VBScript
12 3 (1.16%) VB6
13 2 (0.77%) PHP5
13 2 (0.77%) VBA
14 1 (0.39%) XAML
14 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.39%) Python
14 1 (0.39%) X++
14 1 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 53 (20.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (15.06%) Degree
3 21 (8.11%) MCDST
4 14 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.86%) MCSD
6 9 (3.47%) MCP
6 9 (3.47%) MCSE
6 9 (3.47%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.09%) CCNA
8 7 (2.70%) MCPD
8 7 (2.70%) MCTS
8 7 (2.70%) MCITP
9 4 (1.54%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.54%) PMP
9 4 (1.54%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.16%) CCNP
10 3 (1.16%) CCDP
10 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.77%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.09%) SLA
2 3 (1.16%) QA
3 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) HL7
4 1 (0.39%) DICOM
System Software
1 37 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.63%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.32%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.54%) XenApp
7 3 (1.16%) vSphere
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.39%) Samba
9 1 (0.39%) XenServer
9 1 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (4.63%) SCCM
2 5 (1.93%) WSUS
3 4 (1.54%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.54%) ZENworks
4 3 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.16%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.16%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.77%) SCOM
5 2 (0.77%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (8.11%) Cisco
2 20 (7.72%) Oracle
3 19 (7.34%) VMware
4 14 (5.41%) HP
5 12 (4.63%) SAP
6 10 (3.86%) Citrix
7 7 (2.70%) NetApp
7 7 (2.70%) Apple
8 6 (2.32%) Mitel
9 5 (1.93%) IBM
9 5 (1.93%) Adobe
10 4 (1.54%) Dell
10 4 (1.54%) Sage
11 3 (1.16%) EMC
12 2 (0.77%) Talend
12 2 (0.77%) Zend
12 2 (0.77%) Progress
12 2 (0.77%) Veritas
12 2 (0.77%) Pegasus
12 2 (0.77%) JD Edwards
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £300 - £310 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne and Wear
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: 22,000 to £30,000 + Car + Good Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £Depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum £Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Trinity Mirror Plc
Salary: Competitive + 25 days holiday, pension and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £26000 per annum
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Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum + 10% bonus
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