The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 231 234 248
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 13 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 13
Average salary £46,750 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.87% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,000 £42,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Microsoft Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6293 6581 7036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.10% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5070 5356 5916
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Consultant
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the North West region.

Microsoft Consultant Salary Trend in the North West

Microsoft Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Consultant Salary Histogram in the North West

Microsoft Consultant
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Manchester +6 13 £46,750 +16.87% 4
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (58.33%) CRM
3 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
4 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
5 7 (29.17%) SQL
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
6 6 (25.00%) .NET
6 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Degree
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Retail
7 5 (20.83%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.83%) Marketing
7 5 (20.83%) ERP
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (16.67%) OLAP
8 4 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 4 (16.67%) Office 365
8 4 (16.67%) MDX
9 3 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 3 (12.50%) Service Management

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Lync
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (20.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (16.67%) OLAP
5 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.17%) QlikView
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Retail
2 5 (20.83%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) MDX
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) COM
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) WF
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) DHTML
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) CRM
2 5 (20.83%) ERP
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.83%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.17%) OOP
5 1 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) ACCA
2 3 (12.50%) CIPFA
2 3 (12.50%) CIMA
2 3 (12.50%) ICAEW
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Informatica
2 1 (4.17%) NetApp
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Teradata
2 1 (4.17%) Brocade
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Cognos
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco
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