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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 111 145 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 13.70% 22.00% 20.66%
As % of the Vendors category 30.75% 54.31% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 102 139 151
Average salary £30,500 £39,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.78% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,550 £25,900 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
361 267 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 44.57% 40.52% 51.10%
Number of salaries quoted 303 234 362
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,250 £52,500
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 23 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 23 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 -5 77 £30,500 -19.20% 53
Durham +1 20 £27,500 -8.33% 7
Northumberland -7 4 £31,750 -49.20%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 112 (46.28%) MS Excel
2 82 (33.88%) .NET
3 74 (30.58%) C#
4 70 (28.93%) SQL Server
5 66 (27.27%) SQL
6 62 (25.62%) MS Office
7 50 (20.66%) ASP.NET
8 47 (19.42%) Windows
9 46 (19.01%) Degree
10 43 (17.77%) SharePoint
11 33 (13.64%) Advertising
11 33 (13.64%) ITIL
12 31 (12.81%) Finance
13 30 (12.40%) CRM
13 30 (12.40%) Oracle
14 29 (11.98%) HTML
15 28 (11.57%) T-SQL
15 28 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 25 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (9.92%) CSS
17 24 (9.92%) Active Directory
18 23 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (8.68%) TCP/IP
19 21 (8.68%) Dynamics CRM
20 20 (8.26%) Software Engineering
20 20 (8.26%) VB.NET
20 20 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
21 19 (7.85%) Computer Science
22 18 (7.44%) Linux
23 17 (7.02%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 43 (17.77%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.13%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.07%) IIS
5 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.24%) Lync
7 2 (0.83%) WordPress
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 112 (46.28%) MS Excel
2 62 (25.62%) MS Office
3 16 (6.61%) MS Project
4 7 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (8.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.72%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (2.07%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (1.65%) Line 50
6 3 (1.24%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.83%) Sage MMS
7 2 (0.83%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.41%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.41%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.41%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.65%) SaaS
1 4 (1.65%) Office 365
2 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.68%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.20%) Modbus
3 10 (4.13%) SAN
4 9 (3.72%) Firewall
4 9 (3.72%) 4G
5 6 (2.48%) DNS
6 5 (2.07%) DHCP
6 5 (2.07%) VoIP
7 4 (1.65%) ADSL
7 4 (1.65%) Intranet
7 4 (1.65%) DSL
7 4 (1.65%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.24%) HTTP
9 2 (0.83%) Internet
9 2 (0.83%) FTP
9 2 (0.83%) VPN
10 1 (0.41%) LAN
10 1 (0.41%) PBX
10 1 (0.41%) WAN
10 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (28.93%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (5.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (5.37%) MySQL
6 11 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 10 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (3.72%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.83%) MS Access
12 2 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.41%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 15 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.37%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.83%) Subversion
3 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.41%) Toad
General
1 33 (13.64%) Advertising
2 31 (12.81%) Finance
3 17 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.72%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.89%) Marketing
6 4 (1.65%) Retail
6 4 (1.65%) Legal
7 3 (1.24%) Billing
8 2 (0.83%) Local Government
8 2 (0.83%) Law
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (29.75%) Developer
2 39 (16.12%) Analyst
3 29 (11.98%) .NET Developer
4 16 (6.61%) Support Engineer
4 16 (6.61%) Project Manager
4 16 (6.61%) Consultant
4 16 (6.61%) Software Manager
5 15 (6.20%) Software Developer
6 12 (4.96%) DBA
7 11 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 11 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 10 (4.13%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.13%) Service Analyst
8 10 (4.13%) Desktop Support
8 10 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (4.13%) SQL DBA
9 9 (3.72%) Technical Support
9 9 (3.72%) Support Consultant
9 9 (3.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (33.88%) .NET
2 50 (20.66%) ASP.NET
3 29 (11.98%) HTML
4 24 (9.92%) CSS
5 15 (6.20%) WPF
6 13 (5.37%) .NET Framework
7 12 (4.96%) jQuery
7 12 (4.96%) Ajax
8 11 (4.55%) WinForms
9 10 (4.13%) Web Services
10 9 (3.72%) HTML5
11 8 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (2.48%) WCF
12 6 (2.48%) XML
12 6 (2.48%) COM
12 6 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (1.65%) JSON
14 3 (1.24%) MDX
14 3 (1.24%) WF
14 3 (1.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.85%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.72%) IVR
3 5 (2.07%) Replication
3 5 (2.07%) Clustering
4 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.24%) Graphic Design
4 3 (1.24%) Animation
4 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.83%) Taxonomies
5 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.83%) Social Media
5 2 (0.83%) EFT
5 2 (0.83%) DTV
6 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.41%) Firmware
6 1 (0.41%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.41%) PACS
6 1 (0.41%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (19.42%) Windows
2 18 (7.44%) Linux
3 14 (5.79%) UNIX
4 10 (4.13%) Windows 7
4 10 (4.13%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.48%) Android
5 6 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.07%) Windows 8
6 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.64%) ITIL
2 30 (12.40%) CRM
3 25 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (8.26%) Software Engineering
5 17 (7.02%) PRINCE2
5 17 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (7.02%) Project Management
6 16 (6.61%) PRINCE
6 16 (6.61%) Unit Testing
6 16 (6.61%) Waterfall
7 15 (6.20%) Multithreading
7 15 (6.20%) ERP
8 14 (5.79%) MVC
8 14 (5.79%) Matrix Management
9 9 (3.72%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (3.72%) Service Management
10 8 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.31%) Business Continuity
11 7 (2.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 74 (30.58%) C#
2 66 (27.27%) SQL
3 28 (11.57%) T-SQL
4 20 (8.26%) VB.NET
5 17 (7.02%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.13%) VB
7 6 (2.48%) PHP
7 6 (2.48%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.07%) C++
8 5 (2.07%) C
9 3 (1.24%) VBScript
9 3 (1.24%) Java
10 2 (0.83%) VBA
11 1 (0.41%) Python
11 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 46 (19.01%) Degree
2 23 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.37%) PMP
3 13 (5.37%) PMI Certification
4 10 (4.13%) MCP
5 9 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.48%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.07%) CCNA
8 3 (1.24%) ISEB
8 3 (1.24%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.24%) MCDST
8 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.83%) MCTS
9 2 (0.83%) MCITP
9 2 (0.83%) MCSE
10 1 (0.41%) MCT
10 1 (0.41%) CCNP
10 1 (0.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.89%) SLA
2 4 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) HL7
3 1 (0.41%) DICOM
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (9.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.89%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.83%) UAG
4 2 (0.83%) XenApp
4 2 (0.83%) XenServer
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (4.55%) SCCM
3 8 (3.31%) WSUS
4 6 (2.48%) SCOM
5 4 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.24%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.41%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.41%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 30 (12.40%) Oracle
2 15 (6.20%) VMware
3 11 (4.55%) SAP
4 9 (3.72%) Genesys
5 8 (3.31%) Citrix
5 8 (3.31%) Cisco
6 6 (2.48%) Sage
7 5 (2.07%) Adobe
8 4 (1.65%) Mitel
8 4 (1.65%) Google
9 3 (1.24%) Apple
9 3 (1.24%) Sun
9 3 (1.24%) NetApp
10 2 (0.83%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.83%) Lotus
10 2 (0.83%) Epicor
10 2 (0.83%) HP
10 2 (0.83%) Progress
10 2 (0.83%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.83%) Kronos
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