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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1184 987 1322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.90% 16.31% 17.79%
As % of the Vendors category 41.66% 39.10% 39.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 809 1152
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
2842 2524 3308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.37% 41.71% 44.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2310 2016 2801
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +1 665 £40,000 +5.26% 100
Cheshire +3 251 £35,000 +7.69% 35
Merseyside +6 162 £38,000 +2.70% 13
Lancashire -2 100 £35,000 +1.44% 11
Cumbria +1 6 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 943 (41.78%) SQL Server
2 837 (37.08%) Windows
3 802 (35.53%) MS Excel
4 791 (35.05%) SQL
5 668 (29.60%) .NET
6 576 (25.52%) C#
7 456 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
8 442 (19.58%) Active Directory
9 422 (18.70%) Finance
10 388 (17.19%) ASP.NET
11 382 (16.93%) ITIL
12 381 (16.88%) Windows Server
13 368 (16.30%) VMware
14 365 (16.17%) MS Office
15 342 (15.15%) JavaScript
16 308 (13.65%) HTML
17 306 (13.56%) MVC
18 299 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 294 (13.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 282 (12.49%) Business Intelligence
21 276 (12.23%) CSS
22 269 (11.92%) T-SQL
23 257 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
24 249 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
25 238 (10.54%) jQuery
26 237 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
27 225 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
28 217 (9.61%) Degree
29 214 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
30 202 (8.95%) Oracle

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
1 202 (8.95%) MS Exchange
2 168 (7.44%) IIS
3 163 (7.22%) SharePoint
4 75 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 68 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
7 45 (1.99%) WebLogic
8 42 (1.86%) Apache
9 38 (1.68%) JBoss
10 34 (1.51%) Skype for Business
11 29 (1.28%) WebSphere
12 28 (1.24%) CMS
13 25 (1.11%) Tomcat
14 24 (1.06%) CloudStack
14 24 (1.06%) OpenStack
15 23 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
16 21 (0.93%) NServiceBus
17 18 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (0.66%) Confluence
19 14 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 802 (35.53%) MS Excel
2 365 (16.17%) MS Office
3 76 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 57 (2.53%) MS Project
5 45 (1.99%) MS Visio
6 25 (1.11%) Acrobat
7 23 (1.02%) Camtasia
8 22 (0.97%) Snagit
9 9 (0.40%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.22%) SPSS
12 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.13%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 74 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.44%) Visualfiles
6 8 (0.35%) SAP Business One
7 7 (0.31%) Sage X3
8 6 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.22%) Line 50
10 4 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 3 (0.13%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.089%) Infor CRM
12 2 (0.089%) Magento
12 2 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.089%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.089%) SDL Web 8
12 2 (0.089%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 225 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 161 (7.13%) Office 365
3 105 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (2.44%) PaaS
5 50 (2.22%) IaaS
6 46 (2.04%) SaaS
7 12 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.18%) AdWords
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.18%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 150 (6.65%) DNS
1 150 (6.65%) Firewall
2 106 (4.70%) DHCP
3 90 (3.99%) WAN
4 87 (3.85%) LAN
5 86 (3.81%) TCP/IP
6 79 (3.50%) SAN
7 76 (3.37%) VPN
8 56 (2.48%) Internet
9 44 (1.95%) HTTP
10 40 (1.77%) VoIP
11 33 (1.46%) VLAN
12 29 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (1.02%) SNMP
13 23 (1.02%) Wireless
14 22 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
15 20 (0.89%) Intranet
15 20 (0.89%) Skype
16 17 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (0.75%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 943 (41.78%) SQL Server
2 299 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 294 (13.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 199 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 164 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
6 152 (6.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 139 (6.16%) MySQL
8 121 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 109 (4.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 105 (4.65%) Relational Database
11 91 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
12 64 (2.84%) RDBMS
13 58 (2.57%) Power BI
14 42 (1.86%) MongoDB
15 37 (1.64%) QlikView
16 32 (1.42%) MS Access
17 31 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
18 27 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
19 26 (1.15%) Big Data
19 26 (1.15%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 133 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 119 (5.27%) Visual Studio
3 88 (3.90%) JIRA
4 56 (2.48%) Selenium
5 44 (1.95%) SpecFlow
6 36 (1.60%) Git (software)
7 25 (1.11%) NUnit
8 24 (1.06%) Subversion
9 22 (0.97%) Jenkins
9 22 (0.97%) WebDriver
10 21 (0.93%) FxCop
10 21 (0.93%) StyleCop
11 16 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 15 (0.66%) MSTest
12 15 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.58%) Moq
13 13 (0.58%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
14 12 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
15 8 (0.35%) Mercurial
General
1 422 (18.70%) Finance
2 92 (4.08%) Banking
3 86 (3.81%) Legal
4 73 (3.23%) Advertising
5 67 (2.97%) Retail
6 65 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 63 (2.79%) Marketing
8 57 (2.53%) Telecoms
9 40 (1.77%) Law
10 27 (1.20%) Games
11 23 (1.02%) Billing
12 21 (0.93%) French Language
12 21 (0.93%) German Language
13 17 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.71%) Back Office
15 8 (0.35%) Automotive
16 7 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.27%) Publishing
18 4 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 675 (29.91%) Developer
2 347 (15.37%) Analyst
3 301 (13.34%) .NET Developer
4 237 (10.50%) C# Developer
5 182 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 136 (6.03%) ASP.NET Developer
7 131 (5.80%) Support Engineer
8 128 (5.67%) SQL Developer
9 127 (5.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 119 (5.27%) DBA
11 109 (4.83%) IT Support
12 108 (4.79%) SQL DBA
13 105 (4.65%) Consultant
14 98 (4.34%) Support Analyst
15 93 (4.12%) Senior Developer
16 92 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
17 90 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 75 (3.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 67 (2.97%) Graduate
20 65 (2.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 668 (29.60%) .NET
2 388 (17.19%) ASP.NET
3 308 (13.65%) HTML
4 276 (12.23%) CSS
5 238 (10.54%) jQuery
6 191 (8.46%) Web Services
7 168 (7.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 165 (7.31%) .NET Framework
9 150 (6.65%) XML
10 130 (5.76%) AngularJS
10 130 (5.76%) WCF
11 101 (4.47%) Entity Framework
12 94 (4.16%) HTML5
13 84 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 68 (3.01%) JSON
15 67 (2.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 56 (2.48%) WPF
17 55 (2.44%) Ajax
17 55 (2.44%) RESTful
18 53 (2.35%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 237 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (7.09%) Data Centre
3 84 (3.72%) iPad
4 79 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
5 76 (3.37%) Replication
6 73 (3.23%) Mobile App
7 64 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 63 (2.79%) Computer Science
9 56 (2.48%) Clustering
10 45 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
11 43 (1.91%) NHS
11 43 (1.91%) User Experience
12 42 (1.86%) Driving Licence
13 32 (1.42%) PMI
14 31 (1.37%) Private Cloud
15 28 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
16 23 (1.02%) Public Cloud
16 23 (1.02%) Statistics
17 21 (0.93%) N-Tier
18 20 (0.89%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 837 (37.08%) Windows
2 381 (16.88%) Windows Server
3 214 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 202 (8.95%) Linux
5 187 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 179 (7.93%) Windows 7
7 91 (4.03%) Windows 10
8 85 (3.77%) Unix
9 76 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 66 (2.92%) Windows 8
11 65 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 38 (1.68%) Mac OS X
13 33 (1.46%) Android
14 31 (1.37%) Apple iOS
14 31 (1.37%) Solaris
15 27 (1.20%) CentOS
16 21 (0.93%) Windows XP
17 16 (0.71%) OpenVMS
18 15 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 14 (0.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (16.93%) ITIL
3 306 (13.56%) MVC
4 282 (12.49%) Business Intelligence
5 182 (8.06%) Scrum
6 151 (6.69%) Project Management
6 151 (6.69%) TDD
7 144 (6.38%) Web Development
8 124 (5.49%) ETL
9 123 (5.45%) CRM
10 117 (5.18%) Mentoring
11 112 (4.96%) PRINCE2
12 102 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
13 100 (4.43%) SDLC
14 94 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
15 93 (4.12%) Service Management
16 92 (4.08%) Service Delivery
16 92 (4.08%) Software Engineering
17 88 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
18 76 (3.37%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 791 (35.05%) SQL
2 576 (25.52%) C#
3 342 (15.15%) JavaScript
4 269 (11.92%) T-SQL
5 188 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 119 (5.27%) VB.NET
7 78 (3.46%) Java
8 66 (2.92%) Python
9 63 (2.79%) VBA
10 51 (2.26%) C
11 50 (2.22%) PHP
12 46 (2.04%) VB
13 45 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 38 (1.68%) Bash Shell
15 35 (1.55%) VBScript
16 33 (1.46%) Ruby
17 25 (1.11%) Perl
18 22 (0.97%) VB6
19 21 (0.93%) ABAP
20 18 (0.80%) C++
Qualifications
1 257 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 217 (9.61%) Degree
3 103 (4.56%) MCSE
4 76 (3.37%) MCSA
5 54 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (2.39%) ISEB
6 52 (2.30%) CCNA
7 47 (2.08%) MCP
8 39 (1.73%) Security Cleared
9 37 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 32 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (1.28%) SC Cleared
12 27 (1.20%) MCITP
12 27 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (0.97%) MOS
14 14 (0.62%) EMC Certification
14 14 (0.62%) MCT
15 11 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.44%) CISSP
16 10 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.65%) SLA
2 99 (4.39%) QA
3 28 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.80%) WAI
6 14 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.53%) HL7
9 4 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.089%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.044%) GAMP
11 1 (0.044%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.044%) SDET
System Software
1 442 (19.58%) Active Directory
2 249 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 73 (3.23%) vSphere
5 34 (1.51%) XenApp
6 29 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
7 25 (1.11%) XenServer
8 24 (1.06%) Xen
9 22 (0.97%) Terminal Services
10 21 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.66%) vCloud
14 13 (0.58%) VMware ESX
15 12 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
15 12 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.31%) XenDesktop
18 6 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 118 (5.23%) SCCM
2 66 (2.92%) SCOM
3 62 (2.75%) Puppet
4 49 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (1.82%) AirWatch
6 33 (1.46%) SCOrch
7 27 (1.20%) HP SIM
7 27 (1.20%) WSUS
8 24 (1.06%) Nagios
9 22 (0.97%) Ansible
10 20 (0.89%) Cobbler
10 20 (0.89%) Tivoli
11 18 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 16 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (0.66%) NetBackup
14 13 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
15 11 (0.49%) Backup Exec
15 11 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (0.49%) vMotion
15 11 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 368 (16.30%) VMware
2 202 (8.95%) Oracle
3 185 (8.20%) Cisco
4 174 (7.71%) Citrix
5 96 (4.25%) SAP
6 93 (4.12%) HP
7 70 (3.10%) IBM
8 62 (2.75%) NetApp
9 44 (1.95%) Red Hat
10 37 (1.64%) Apple
10 37 (1.64%) Dell
11 35 (1.55%) Cognos
12 34 (1.51%) iManage
13 32 (1.42%) Adobe
13 32 (1.42%) EMC
13 32 (1.42%) Tableau
14 27 (1.20%) Veeam
15 24 (1.06%) EnterpriseDB
15 24 (1.06%) Symantec
16 22 (0.97%) Juniper
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: From £24,000 to £24,000 per annum Negotiable, dependant on experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus,
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Inter-est UK Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus performance related bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k DOE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car
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Wigan, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £4500 - £40000 per annum
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