The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1070 1188 1312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.55% 18.04% 17.87%
As % of the Vendors category 40.21% 41.21% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 895 957 1030
Median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2661 2883 3263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.64% 43.77% 44.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2086 2302 2535
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the North West

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the North West

Microsoft
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 581 £41,500 +10.66% 137
Cheshire -1 216 £35,750 +10.00% 46
Merseyside +2 128 £35,000 +16.66% 26
Lancashire +8 108 £35,000 +11.11% 11
Cumbria -1 14 £48,750 +50.00% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 797 (40.60%) SQL Server
2 728 (37.09%) MS Excel
3 670 (34.13%) Windows
4 605 (30.82%) SQL
5 604 (30.77%) .NET
6 509 (25.93%) C#
7 430 (21.91%) Finance
8 405 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
9 373 (19.00%) Active Directory
10 340 (17.32%) ASP.NET
11 326 (16.61%) JavaScript
12 313 (15.94%) MS Office
13 297 (15.13%) ITIL
14 288 (14.67%) Windows Server
15 280 (14.26%) VMware
16 279 (14.21%) MVC
17 276 (14.06%) CSS
18 267 (13.60%) HTML
19 261 (13.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 244 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
21 242 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
22 239 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
22 239 (12.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 228 (11.61%) Degree
24 214 (10.90%) T-SQL
25 213 (10.85%) jQuery
26 209 (10.65%) Oracle
27 203 (10.34%) Project Management
28 192 (9.78%) Citrix
29 187 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 167 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 164 (8.35%) MS Exchange
3 102 (5.20%) IIS
4 86 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 59 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 50 (2.55%) CMS
7 47 (2.39%) WebLogic
8 35 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
8 35 (1.78%) JBoss
9 33 (1.68%) Confluence
10 30 (1.53%) Skype for Business
10 30 (1.53%) WebSphere
11 26 (1.32%) OpenStack
12 25 (1.27%) CloudStack
12 25 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (1.17%) Umbraco
13 23 (1.17%) WordPress
14 22 (1.12%) Apache
15 20 (1.02%) Drupal
15 20 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 728 (37.09%) MS Excel
2 313 (15.94%) MS Office
3 68 (3.46%) MS Project
4 64 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (2.09%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.51%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
9 3 (0.15%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.15%) SPSS
9 3 (0.15%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.051%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.051%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.051%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.051%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.051%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 85 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.51%) SDL Web 8
5 9 (0.46%) Visualfiles
6 7 (0.36%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.25%) Magento
8 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.20%) Infor M3
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.15%) Infor CRM
9 3 (0.15%) OPENContractor
9 3 (0.15%) OPENHousing
9 3 (0.15%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.051%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 182 (9.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (5.50%) Office 365
3 64 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.78%) IaaS
5 26 (1.32%) PaaS
6 24 (1.22%) SaaS
7 13 (0.66%) GitHub
8 12 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.46%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.31%) AdWords
11 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.20%) Yammer
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 144 (7.34%) Firewall
2 111 (5.65%) DNS
3 88 (4.48%) SAN
4 84 (4.28%) DHCP
5 82 (4.18%) LAN
6 81 (4.13%) WAN
7 73 (3.72%) VPN
8 70 (3.57%) TCP/IP
9 39 (1.99%) VoIP
10 38 (1.94%) Internet
11 26 (1.32%) Wireless
12 21 (1.07%) HTTP
12 21 (1.07%) VLAN
13 18 (0.92%) Broadband
13 18 (0.92%) NetScaler
14 17 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (0.71%) IP Telephony
15 14 (0.71%) MPLS
16 13 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
17 12 (0.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 797 (40.60%) SQL Server
2 261 (13.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 239 (12.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 177 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 141 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
6 121 (6.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 113 (5.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 107 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 100 (5.09%) MySQL
10 97 (4.94%) Relational Database
11 62 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 59 (3.01%) Power BI
13 48 (2.45%) RDBMS
14 41 (2.09%) MongoDB
15 31 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 29 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
16 29 (1.48%) MS Access
16 29 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
18 23 (1.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 110 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 97 (4.94%) Visual Studio
3 61 (3.11%) JIRA
4 47 (2.39%) Git (software)
5 40 (2.04%) Selenium
6 32 (1.63%) SpecFlow
7 27 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (0.82%) FxCop
8 16 (0.82%) StyleCop
9 15 (0.76%) Subversion
10 14 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 13 (0.66%) WebDriver
12 12 (0.61%) NUnit
13 10 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.46%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.46%) MSI
15 8 (0.41%) Jenkins
16 6 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
16 6 (0.31%) TeamCity
17 5 (0.25%) Eclipse
General
1 430 (21.91%) Finance
2 95 (4.84%) Banking
3 83 (4.23%) Legal
4 82 (4.18%) Retail
5 75 (3.82%) Manufacturing
6 64 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 54 (2.75%) Marketing
8 52 (2.65%) Advertising
9 31 (1.58%) Games
9 31 (1.58%) Law
10 23 (1.17%) Back Office
10 23 (1.17%) Billing
11 11 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.56%) Publishing
12 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.46%) Automotive
14 8 (0.41%) Local Government
15 5 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.25%) French Language
15 5 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 618 (31.48%) Developer
2 343 (17.47%) Analyst
3 274 (13.96%) .NET Developer
4 194 (9.88%) C# Developer
5 146 (7.44%) C# .NET Developer
6 118 (6.01%) SQL Developer
7 116 (5.91%) ASP.NET Developer
8 114 (5.81%) Consultant
9 109 (5.55%) IT Support
10 108 (5.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 107 (5.45%) Support Engineer
12 93 (4.74%) DBA
13 92 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 87 (4.43%) Support Analyst
15 85 (4.33%) Web Developer
16 82 (4.18%) Senior Developer
16 82 (4.18%) SQL DBA
17 67 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 63 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
19 62 (3.16%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (30.77%) .NET
2 340 (17.32%) ASP.NET
3 276 (14.06%) CSS
4 267 (13.60%) HTML
5 213 (10.85%) jQuery
6 163 (8.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 139 (7.08%) Web Services
8 131 (6.67%) .NET Framework
9 118 (6.01%) WCF
10 104 (5.30%) HTML5
11 100 (5.09%) XML
12 97 (4.94%) AngularJS
13 85 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 75 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 59 (3.01%) Entity Framework
16 55 (2.80%) CSS3
16 55 (2.80%) JSON
17 53 (2.70%) RESTful
18 46 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 44 (2.24%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 244 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.30%) Data Centre
3 84 (4.28%) Replication
4 77 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 63 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 62 (3.16%) Clustering
7 61 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
7 61 (3.11%) iPad
8 59 (3.01%) Mobile App
9 48 (2.45%) User Experience
10 38 (1.94%) Driving Licence
11 26 (1.32%) Blackberry
12 25 (1.27%) Visualisation
13 24 (1.22%) PMI
14 18 (0.92%) N-Tier
14 18 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (0.87%) NHS
16 15 (0.76%) Wiki
17 13 (0.66%) Data Integration
17 13 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 670 (34.13%) Windows
2 288 (14.67%) Windows Server
3 187 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 169 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 138 (7.03%) Windows 7
6 125 (6.37%) Linux
7 88 (4.48%) Unix
8 72 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (3.11%) Windows 10
10 42 (2.14%) Windows 8
11 36 (1.83%) Mac OS X
12 31 (1.58%) Android
13 27 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 27 (1.38%) Windows XP
14 25 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.87%) AIX
16 11 (0.56%) CentOS
17 9 (0.46%) Solaris
18 8 (0.41%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (15.13%) ITIL
3 279 (14.21%) MVC
4 242 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
5 203 (10.34%) Project Management
6 167 (8.51%) Scrum
7 165 (8.41%) Web Development
8 126 (6.42%) SDLC
9 122 (6.21%) CRM
9 122 (6.21%) TDD
10 117 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 116 (5.91%) Mentoring
12 99 (5.04%) Software Engineering
13 97 (4.94%) ETL
14 91 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
15 84 (4.28%) OO
16 82 (4.18%) Change Management
17 77 (3.92%) Unit Testing
18 74 (3.77%) PRINCE2
19 72 (3.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 605 (30.82%) SQL
2 509 (25.93%) C#
3 326 (16.61%) JavaScript
4 214 (10.90%) T-SQL
5 139 (7.08%) PowerShell
6 106 (5.40%) Java
7 77 (3.92%) VB.NET
8 64 (3.26%) PHP
9 52 (2.65%) VBA
10 50 (2.55%) VB
11 43 (2.19%) Python
12 35 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.73%) Ruby
14 30 (1.53%) VBScript
15 29 (1.48%) Bash Shell
16 27 (1.38%) C
17 24 (1.22%) C++
18 23 (1.17%) Perl
19 22 (1.12%) ABAP
20 16 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 239 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 228 (11.61%) Degree
3 83 (4.23%) MCSE
4 76 (3.87%) MCSA
5 61 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (2.95%) CCNA
7 46 (2.34%) MCP
8 38 (1.94%) Security Cleared
9 37 (1.88%) ISEB
10 34 (1.73%) PMI Certification
11 30 (1.53%) MCITP
12 29 (1.48%) SC Cleared
13 20 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (0.92%) ISTQB
15 17 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.76%) MCT
18 11 (0.56%) DBS Check
19 10 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 10 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.13%) QA
2 76 (3.87%) SLA
3 23 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.51%) WAI
7 8 (0.41%) COBIT
8 3 (0.15%) HL7
8 3 (0.15%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.051%) GAMP
10 1 (0.051%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 373 (19.00%) Active Directory
2 172 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 66 (3.36%) XenApp
5 49 (2.50%) vSphere
6 40 (2.04%) XenServer
7 39 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (1.43%) Xen
8 28 (1.43%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.76%) Terminal Server
10 15 (0.76%) Terminal Services
11 14 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.36%) vCloud
13 6 (0.31%) Docker
13 6 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 98 (4.99%) SCCM
2 41 (2.09%) SCOM
3 39 (1.99%) Puppet
4 32 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (1.32%) Nagios
5 26 (1.32%) SCOrch
6 25 (1.27%) Cobbler
6 25 (1.27%) Tivoli
7 22 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 18 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (0.76%) EdgeSight
10 14 (0.71%) WSUS
11 12 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.61%) HP SIM
12 10 (0.51%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.51%) LiteSpeed
13 9 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.41%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.36%) Ansible
16 6 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 280 (14.26%) VMware
2 209 (10.65%) Oracle
3 192 (9.78%) Citrix
4 155 (7.90%) Cisco
5 85 (4.33%) HP
6 84 (4.28%) SAP
7 72 (3.67%) IBM
8 31 (1.58%) Dell
8 31 (1.58%) NetApp
9 29 (1.48%) Apple
9 29 (1.48%) EMC
10 28 (1.43%) Cognos
10 28 (1.43%) Remedy
11 27 (1.38%) Tableau
12 25 (1.27%) EnterpriseDB
12 25 (1.27%) Symantec
13 24 (1.22%) Adobe
13 24 (1.22%) iManage
14 22 (1.12%) BEA
15 21 (1.07%) Sophos
Wirral, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Training Budget
Posted: 4 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
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Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Flexitime
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market rates depending on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Intech 7
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum negotiable based on exp; good packag
Posted: 13 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: excellent pension and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Free Parking
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday