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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 226 219 242
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 16 21 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.33% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 28
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,350 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
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
6459 6300 7627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.94% 95.17% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5521 5297 6628
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -11 12 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Merseyside +16 3 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Cheshire - 1 £55,000 - 1
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) MS Excel
3 9 (47.37%) CRM
3 9 (47.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
5 6 (31.58%) ERP
5 6 (31.58%) Retail
5 6 (31.58%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (31.58%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Office 365
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.79%) PRINCE
7 3 (15.79%) ACCA
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
7 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
7 3 (15.79%) Service Management
7 3 (15.79%) CIPFA
7 3 (15.79%) CIMA
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Marketing
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) ICAEW

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Lync
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (68.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (31.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
1 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) QlikView
4 1 (5.26%) OLAP
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Retail
3 3 (15.79%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) CRM
2 6 (31.58%) ERP
2 6 (31.58%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) ACCA
2 3 (15.79%) CIPFA
2 3 (15.79%) CIMA
2 3 (15.79%) ICAEW
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Cognos
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) AppSense
4 1 (5.26%) Teradata
4 1 (5.26%) Brocade
4 1 (5.26%) Veeam
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