The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 244 238 241
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 18 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 15
Average salary £47,500 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.13% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £27,300 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Microsoft Developer
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
6996 6412 7133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.92% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5771 5512 6101
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Microsoft Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Microsoft Developer Salary Histogram in the North West

Microsoft Developer
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 Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
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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 +1 12 £47,500 +30.13%
Cheshire -12 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Merseyside - 2 £43,750 -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Microsoft Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 29 (76.32%) Microsoft
2 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
3 19 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 19 (50.00%) .NET
4 18 (47.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (39.47%) SQL
6 12 (31.58%) C
7 10 (26.32%) Advertising
8 9 (23.68%) Finance
8 9 (23.68%) CRM
8 9 (23.68%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (21.05%) ERP
9 8 (21.05%) C#
9 8 (21.05%) Scrum
10 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (15.79%) Retail
12 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
12 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
12 5 (13.16%) Software Architecture
12 5 (13.16%) Technical Analysis
13 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
13 4 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
13 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
13 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (10.53%) X++
13 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Microsoft Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (23.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) OLAP
5 2 (5.26%) EDMS
5 2 (5.26%) QlikView
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) OLTP
6 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (26.32%) Advertising
2 9 (23.68%) Finance
3 6 (15.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) CRM
2 8 (21.05%) ERP
2 8 (21.05%) Scrum
3 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) Software Architecture
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.89%) TDD
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.26%) ETL
6 2 (5.26%) OO
6 2 (5.26%) MVC
6 2 (5.26%) Document Management
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) System Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) C
3 8 (21.05%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) X++
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Vendors
1 29 (76.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Tableau
3 1 (2.63%) Teradata
3 1 (2.63%) Cognos