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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 955 1176 1263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.25% 18.40% 17.85%
As % of the Vendors category 39.84% 40.85% 40.62%
Number of salaries quoted 819 956 1037
Median salary £38,212 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.89% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,573
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
2397 2879 3109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.31% 45.05% 43.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 2311 2501
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -1 553 £40,000 +6.66% 84
Cheshire -3 156 £38,000 +1.33% 37
Lancashire +9 117 £32,500 -7.14% 25
Merseyside 0 114 £35,000 +9.37% 22
Cumbria -2 10 £28,000 -25.33% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 766 (39.40%) SQL Server
2 742 (38.17%) MS Excel
3 731 (37.60%) Windows
4 590 (30.35%) SQL
5 537 (27.62%) .NET
6 467 (24.02%) C#
7 421 (21.66%) Active Directory
8 403 (20.73%) Finance
9 383 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
10 331 (17.03%) MS Office
11 320 (16.46%) ITIL
12 312 (16.05%) Windows Server
13 286 (14.71%) VMware
14 284 (14.61%) ASP.NET
15 283 (14.56%) JavaScript
16 249 (12.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 247 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
18 244 (12.55%) MVC
19 242 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
20 241 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
21 240 (12.35%) HTML
22 237 (12.19%) CSS
23 217 (11.16%) Project Management
24 216 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 207 (10.65%) Degree
26 205 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
26 205 (10.55%) MS Exchange
27 198 (10.19%) Citrix
28 197 (10.13%) Oracle
29 194 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 205 (10.55%) MS Exchange
2 171 (8.80%) SharePoint
3 112 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 83 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 83 (4.27%) IIS
5 56 (2.88%) CMS
6 42 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 39 (2.01%) Confluence
8 34 (1.75%) WebLogic
9 33 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
10 29 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 29 (1.49%) JBoss
11 27 (1.39%) WebSphere
12 26 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 24 (1.23%) OpenStack
14 23 (1.18%) CloudStack
15 22 (1.13%) Umbraco
16 21 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 20 (1.03%) WordPress
18 19 (0.98%) Drupal
Applications
1 742 (38.17%) MS Excel
2 331 (17.03%) MS Office
3 75 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 53 (2.73%) MS Project
5 42 (2.16%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
8 3 (0.15%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.10%) SPSS
10 1 (0.051%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.051%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.051%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.051%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 76 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.82%) Visualfiles
5 10 (0.51%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.21%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.21%) Magento
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.21%) Primavera
8 3 (0.15%) FastStats
8 3 (0.15%) OPENContractor
8 3 (0.15%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 191 (9.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 142 (7.30%) Office 365
3 53 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (1.70%) IaaS
5 20 (1.03%) PaaS
6 17 (0.87%) SaaS
7 14 (0.72%) GitHub
8 9 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.15%) AdWords
12 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.10%) Yammer
14 1 (0.051%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.051%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.051%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 138 (7.10%) Firewall
2 109 (5.61%) SAN
3 106 (5.45%) DNS
4 103 (5.30%) LAN
5 92 (4.73%) WAN
6 90 (4.63%) TCP/IP
7 87 (4.48%) DHCP
8 85 (4.37%) VPN
9 43 (2.21%) VoIP
10 30 (1.54%) Internet
11 24 (1.23%) Wireless
12 22 (1.13%) Broadband
12 22 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (1.08%) VLAN
14 19 (0.98%) NAS
15 16 (0.82%) NetScaler
16 15 (0.77%) IP Telephony
17 13 (0.67%) Skype
18 12 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 766 (39.40%) SQL Server
2 249 (12.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 216 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 180 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 127 (6.53%) Data Warehouse
6 125 (6.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 97 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 97 (4.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 87 (4.48%) Relational Database
9 69 (3.55%) MySQL
10 66 (3.40%) Power BI
11 54 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
12 47 (2.42%) RDBMS
13 36 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
14 34 (1.75%) MongoDB
15 31 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
16 30 (1.54%) MS Access
17 29 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 29 (1.49%) NoSQL
18 22 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 120 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 110 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 58 (2.98%) JIRA
4 41 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 25 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (1.18%) Selenium
7 22 (1.13%) Subversion
8 21 (1.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 16 (0.82%) SpecFlow
10 9 (0.46%) MSI
11 8 (0.41%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.41%) MSTest
12 7 (0.36%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.36%) FxCop
12 7 (0.36%) StyleCop
13 6 (0.31%) NUnit
13 6 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.31%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.26%) Ranorex
14 5 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 403 (20.73%) Finance
2 104 (5.35%) Banking
3 90 (4.63%) Retail
4 72 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 69 (3.55%) Legal
6 60 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 57 (2.93%) Marketing
8 42 (2.16%) Law
9 41 (2.11%) Games
10 39 (2.01%) Advertising
10 39 (2.01%) Back Office
11 18 (0.93%) Billing
12 12 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.62%) Publishing
13 9 (0.46%) Automotive
13 9 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.31%) Local Government
14 6 (0.31%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 560 (28.81%) Developer
2 343 (17.64%) Analyst
3 235 (12.09%) .NET Developer
4 167 (8.59%) C# Developer
5 128 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 124 (6.38%) Consultant
7 120 (6.17%) IT Support
8 113 (5.81%) Support Engineer
9 107 (5.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 106 (5.45%) ASP.NET Developer
11 102 (5.25%) SQL Developer
12 100 (5.14%) Support Analyst
13 94 (4.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 93 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 81 (4.17%) Senior Developer
16 75 (3.86%) Web Developer
17 70 (3.60%) DBA
18 68 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
19 64 (3.29%) IT Engineer
19 64 (3.29%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (27.62%) .NET
2 284 (14.61%) ASP.NET
3 240 (12.35%) HTML
4 237 (12.19%) CSS
5 193 (9.93%) jQuery
6 138 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 118 (6.07%) Web Services
8 103 (5.30%) .NET Framework
9 98 (5.04%) WCF
10 91 (4.68%) HTML5
11 86 (4.42%) XML
12 75 (3.86%) ASP.NET Web API
13 70 (3.60%) AngularJS
14 57 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 49 (2.52%) RESTful
16 46 (2.37%) CSS3
17 44 (2.26%) JSON
18 43 (2.21%) Entity Framework
19 42 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 39 (2.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 241 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 93 (4.78%) Data Centre
4 73 (3.76%) Replication
5 66 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
6 57 (2.93%) Clustering
7 55 (2.83%) Computer Science
8 51 (2.62%) iPad
9 43 (2.21%) Driving Licence
10 38 (1.95%) Mobile App
11 37 (1.90%) Visualisation
12 36 (1.85%) User Experience
13 35 (1.80%) Blackberry
14 21 (1.08%) Credit Risk
15 20 (1.03%) SWIFT
16 19 (0.98%) Mathematics
16 19 (0.98%) N-Tier
17 16 (0.82%) Wiki
18 15 (0.77%) Data Integration
19 13 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 731 (37.60%) Windows
2 312 (16.05%) Windows Server
3 205 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 171 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 154 (7.92%) Windows 7
6 116 (5.97%) Linux
7 83 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 77 (3.96%) Unix
9 68 (3.50%) Windows XP
10 57 (2.93%) Windows 10
11 41 (2.11%) Windows 8
12 37 (1.90%) Mac OS X
13 35 (1.80%) Android
14 28 (1.44%) Apple iOS
15 15 (0.77%) AIX
15 15 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.46%) CentOS
17 8 (0.41%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.36%) Solaris
19 6 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (16.46%) ITIL
3 247 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
4 244 (12.55%) MVC
5 217 (11.16%) Project Management
6 154 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 153 (7.87%) Scrum
8 142 (7.30%) Web Development
9 126 (6.48%) Mentoring
10 124 (6.38%) CRM
11 114 (5.86%) SDLC
12 109 (5.61%) Software Engineering
12 109 (5.61%) TDD
13 100 (5.14%) Change Management
14 99 (5.09%) OO
15 88 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
16 81 (4.17%) Service Delivery
17 73 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
18 70 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
19 68 (3.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 590 (30.35%) SQL
2 467 (24.02%) C#
3 283 (14.56%) JavaScript
4 172 (8.85%) T-SQL
5 114 (5.86%) PowerShell
6 88 (4.53%) Java
7 69 (3.55%) VB
8 58 (2.98%) C
9 55 (2.83%) PHP
9 55 (2.83%) VB.NET
9 55 (2.83%) VBA
10 44 (2.26%) C++
11 34 (1.75%) VBScript
12 31 (1.59%) Python
13 30 (1.54%) Ruby
14 29 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.93%) Perl
17 12 (0.62%) VB6
18 11 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 242 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 207 (10.65%) Degree
3 105 (5.40%) MCSE
4 90 (4.63%) MCSA
5 70 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (3.55%) MCP
7 63 (3.24%) CCNA
8 54 (2.78%) MCITP
9 36 (1.85%) Security Cleared
9 36 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
11 30 (1.54%) ISEB
11 30 (1.54%) MCTS
11 30 (1.54%) SC Cleared
12 26 (1.34%) ISTQB
13 25 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.03%) PMI Certification
15 17 (0.87%) MCT
16 16 (0.82%) A+ Certification
16 16 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.42%) SLA
2 78 (4.01%) QA
3 34 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.46%) COBIT
8 8 (0.41%) WAI
9 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.21%) ISO22301
10 3 (0.15%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.10%) FATCA
11 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.051%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 421 (21.66%) Active Directory
2 194 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 58 (2.98%) XenApp
5 47 (2.42%) vSphere
5 47 (2.42%) XenServer
6 40 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 28 (1.44%) Terminal Services
9 26 (1.34%) Xen
10 20 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.82%) Terminal Server
12 14 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.31%) Docker
13 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.21%) SRDF
15 4 (0.21%) vCloud
16 3 (0.15%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 101 (5.20%) SCCM
2 31 (1.59%) Puppet
2 31 (1.59%) SCOM
3 27 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.23%) Nagios
5 23 (1.18%) Cobbler
5 23 (1.18%) Tivoli
6 20 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 19 (0.98%) SCOrch
8 16 (0.82%) Backup Exec
8 16 (0.82%) EdgeSight
8 16 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (0.72%) AirWatch
10 13 (0.67%) LiteSpeed
10 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (0.67%) WSUS
11 9 (0.46%) HP SIM
11 9 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 286 (14.71%) VMware
2 198 (10.19%) Citrix
3 197 (10.13%) Oracle
4 158 (8.13%) Cisco
5 72 (3.70%) HP
6 57 (2.93%) IBM
7 51 (2.62%) SAP
8 45 (2.31%) Symantec
9 37 (1.90%) Dell
10 36 (1.85%) NetApp
11 32 (1.65%) Remedy
12 31 (1.59%) Sophos
13 28 (1.44%) EMC
14 26 (1.34%) AppSense
15 24 (1.23%) Intel Security
16 23 (1.18%) EnterpriseDB
17 22 (1.13%) Red Hat
17 22 (1.13%) Tableau
18 21 (1.08%) Veeam
19 20 (1.03%) Reuters
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