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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 893 1114 1348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.36% 18.04% 19.05%
As % of the Vendors category 38.36% 39.97% 43.21%
Number of salaries quoted 765 912 1105
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £51,450 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
2328 2787 3120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.64% 45.13% 44.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1935 2198 2511
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,500
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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -2 490 £37,500 +0.67% 104
Cheshire -3 172 £37,500 - 41
Lancashire +8 106 £32,500 -7.14% 23
Merseyside +1 103 £38,750 +19.23% 17
Cumbria -6 9 £28,609 -23.71%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 736 (39.07%) SQL Server
2 732 (38.85%) MS Excel
3 716 (38.00%) Windows
4 591 (31.37%) SQL
5 485 (25.74%) .NET
6 452 (23.99%) Active Directory
7 418 (22.19%) C#
8 379 (20.12%) Finance
9 344 (18.26%) MS Office
10 336 (17.83%) ITIL
11 329 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
12 326 (17.30%) Windows Server
13 283 (15.02%) VMware
14 252 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 247 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
16 245 (13.00%) ASP.NET
17 243 (12.90%) JavaScript
18 233 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
19 230 (12.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 221 (11.73%) MS Exchange
21 214 (11.36%) Project Management
22 211 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
23 210 (11.15%) HTML
24 205 (10.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 204 (10.83%) MVC
26 198 (10.51%) Citrix
27 197 (10.46%) Degree
28 195 (10.35%) CSS
29 189 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
30 186 (9.87%) Windows 7

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
1 221 (11.73%) MS Exchange
2 169 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 123 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 90 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 79 (4.19%) IIS
6 49 (2.60%) CMS
7 48 (2.55%) Skype for Business
8 39 (2.07%) Confluence
9 32 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 29 (1.54%) WebLogic
11 27 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 25 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 23 (1.22%) JBoss
14 21 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (1.11%) WebSphere
15 19 (1.01%) CloudStack
15 19 (1.01%) Drupal
15 19 (1.01%) OpenStack
15 19 (1.01%) Umbraco
15 19 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 732 (38.85%) MS Excel
2 344 (18.26%) MS Office
3 72 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 54 (2.87%) MS Project
5 38 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.16%) CorelDRAW
7 3 (0.16%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.16%) XMetaL
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.053%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.053%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.053%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.053%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 65 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.96%) Visualfiles
5 7 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.27%) 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 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.16%) FastStats
8 3 (0.16%) OPENContractor
8 3 (0.16%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 180 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 154 (8.17%) Office 365
3 43 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.54%) IaaS
5 18 (0.96%) PaaS
6 17 (0.90%) SaaS
7 15 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.58%) GitHub
9 6 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.21%) AdWords
11 4 (0.21%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.16%) Yammer
13 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.053%) Force.com
14 1 (0.053%) Heroku
14 1 (0.053%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 145 (7.70%) Firewall
2 124 (6.58%) LAN
3 109 (5.79%) WAN
4 101 (5.36%) VPN
5 98 (5.20%) SAN
6 97 (5.15%) DNS
7 93 (4.94%) TCP/IP
8 83 (4.41%) DHCP
9 42 (2.23%) VoIP
10 36 (1.91%) VLAN
11 34 (1.80%) Internet
12 29 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (1.38%) Wireless
14 25 (1.33%) NAS
15 14 (0.74%) Network Security
15 14 (0.74%) Skype
16 13 (0.69%) Broadband
16 13 (0.69%) IP Telephony
17 11 (0.58%) Ethernet
17 11 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 736 (39.07%) SQL Server
2 230 (12.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 205 (10.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 178 (9.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 116 (6.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 111 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
7 94 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 90 (4.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 79 (4.19%) Relational Database
10 63 (3.34%) Power BI
11 61 (3.24%) MySQL
12 40 (2.12%) RDBMS
12 40 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
13 33 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
14 28 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
15 27 (1.43%) MongoDB
15 27 (1.43%) MS Access
15 27 (1.43%) NoSQL
16 22 (1.17%) PowerPivot
17 21 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 124 (6.58%) Visual Studio
2 102 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (2.97%) JIRA
4 31 (1.65%) Git (software)
5 25 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 22 (1.17%) Subversion
7 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (0.69%) Selenium
9 11 (0.58%) MSTest
10 8 (0.42%) MSI
10 8 (0.42%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.37%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
12 6 (0.32%) NUnit
13 5 (0.27%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
14 4 (0.21%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.21%) Moq
14 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.21%) TestComplete
General
1 379 (20.12%) Finance
2 101 (5.36%) Banking
3 80 (4.25%) Retail
4 73 (3.87%) Telecoms
5 68 (3.61%) Legal
6 67 (3.56%) Marketing
7 51 (2.71%) Manufacturing
8 49 (2.60%) Law
9 45 (2.39%) Back Office
10 38 (2.02%) Advertising
11 35 (1.86%) Games
12 16 (0.85%) Billing
13 12 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.58%) Publishing
15 9 (0.48%) Automotive
16 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.32%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.27%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.27%) Local Government
18 3 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 498 (26.43%) Developer
2 367 (19.48%) Analyst
3 208 (11.04%) .NET Developer
4 146 (7.75%) C# Developer
5 121 (6.42%) IT Support
6 119 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 116 (6.16%) Consultant
8 114 (6.05%) Support Analyst
9 111 (5.89%) Support Engineer
10 97 (5.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 94 (4.99%) SQL Developer
12 92 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
13 89 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 83 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
14 83 (4.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 74 (3.93%) Senior Developer
16 66 (3.50%) IT Engineer
17 64 (3.40%) IT Analyst
18 62 (3.29%) Web Developer
19 61 (3.24%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (25.74%) .NET
2 245 (13.00%) ASP.NET
3 210 (11.15%) HTML
4 195 (10.35%) CSS
5 155 (8.23%) jQuery
6 108 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 95 (5.04%) Web Services
8 77 (4.09%) .NET Framework
9 73 (3.87%) XML
10 72 (3.82%) WCF
11 71 (3.77%) HTML5
12 57 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 55 (2.92%) AngularJS
14 40 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 36 (1.91%) RESTful
16 35 (1.86%) Ajax
17 33 (1.75%) CSS3
17 33 (1.75%) SOAP
18 32 (1.70%) Entity Framework
18 32 (1.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 247 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (6.05%) Management Information System
3 88 (4.67%) Data Centre
4 69 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 59 (3.13%) Replication
6 52 (2.76%) iPad
7 48 (2.55%) Blackberry
7 48 (2.55%) Computer Science
8 47 (2.49%) Clustering
9 43 (2.28%) Visualisation
10 37 (1.96%) Driving Licence
11 31 (1.65%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.22%) Credit Risk
12 23 (1.22%) User Experience
13 22 (1.17%) SWIFT
14 21 (1.11%) Mathematics
15 19 (1.01%) Data Integration
16 17 (0.90%) N-Tier
17 14 (0.74%) Wiki
18 13 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 716 (38.00%) Windows
2 326 (17.30%) Windows Server
3 211 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 186 (9.87%) Windows 7
5 164 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (6.05%) Linux
7 75 (3.98%) Windows XP
8 71 (3.77%) Unix
9 70 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 67 (3.56%) Windows 8
11 64 (3.40%) Windows 10
12 41 (2.18%) Android
13 35 (1.86%) Mac OS X
14 30 (1.59%) Apple iOS
15 15 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.74%) AIX
17 11 (0.58%) CentOS
18 7 (0.37%) Solaris
18 7 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (17.83%) ITIL
2 329 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
4 214 (11.36%) Project Management
5 204 (10.83%) MVC
6 147 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 120 (6.37%) Web Development
8 115 (6.10%) Mentoring
8 115 (6.10%) SDLC
9 114 (6.05%) Scrum
10 107 (5.68%) Software Engineering
11 103 (5.47%) CRM
12 98 (5.20%) Change Management
13 92 (4.88%) OO
14 85 (4.51%) TDD
15 78 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
16 72 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
17 70 (3.72%) PRINCE2
18 67 (3.56%) Service Delivery
19 66 (3.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 591 (31.37%) SQL
2 418 (22.19%) C#
3 243 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 157 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 86 (4.56%) PowerShell
6 74 (3.93%) Java
7 69 (3.66%) VB
8 57 (3.03%) C
9 56 (2.97%) PHP
10 55 (2.92%) VB.NET
11 46 (2.44%) VBA
12 45 (2.39%) C++
13 32 (1.70%) VBScript
14 27 (1.43%) Python
15 26 (1.38%) Ruby
16 25 (1.33%) Shell Script
17 19 (1.01%) Bash Shell
18 14 (0.74%) Perl
19 13 (0.69%) VB6
20 10 (0.53%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 252 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 197 (10.46%) Degree
3 107 (5.68%) MCSE
4 93 (4.94%) MCSA
5 90 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (4.41%) CCNA
7 82 (4.35%) MCP
8 62 (3.29%) MCITP
9 42 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
9 42 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 38 (2.02%) MCTS
11 32 (1.70%) Security Cleared
12 28 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (1.49%) SC Cleared
13 27 (1.43%) CCNP
13 27 (1.43%) ISEB
13 27 (1.43%) ISTQB
14 24 (1.27%) MCDST
15 20 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 18 (0.96%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.88%) SLA
2 81 (4.30%) QA
3 32 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.32%) FATCA
7 6 (0.32%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.32%) WAI
8 5 (0.27%) COBIT
9 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.21%) ISO22301
10 3 (0.16%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.11%) HL7
11 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 452 (23.99%) Active Directory
2 189 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (6.05%) Hyper-V
4 53 (2.81%) XenApp
5 44 (2.34%) XenServer
6 40 (2.12%) vSphere
7 34 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 30 (1.59%) XenDesktop
9 26 (1.38%) Terminal Services
10 21 (1.11%) Xen
11 14 (0.74%) Terminal Server
12 12 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.32%) Docker
14 6 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.21%) SRDF
15 4 (0.21%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.16%) Postfix
16 3 (0.16%) Shibboleth
16 3 (0.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 109 (5.79%) SCCM
2 29 (1.54%) SCOM
3 25 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 20 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.06%) Puppet
5 19 (1.01%) Backup Exec
5 19 (1.01%) Cobbler
5 19 (1.01%) Tivoli
6 16 (0.85%) SCOrch
7 15 (0.80%) Nagios
8 14 (0.74%) EdgeSight
8 14 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.69%) WSUS
10 10 (0.53%) AirWatch
10 10 (0.53%) HP SIM
11 9 (0.48%) LiteSpeed
11 9 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.37%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 283 (15.02%) VMware
2 198 (10.51%) Citrix
3 168 (8.92%) Oracle
4 162 (8.60%) Cisco
5 74 (3.93%) HP
6 49 (2.60%) IBM
6 49 (2.60%) Symantec
7 44 (2.34%) Dell
8 41 (2.18%) NetApp
8 41 (2.18%) SAP
9 32 (1.70%) AppSense
9 32 (1.70%) Sophos
10 29 (1.54%) Intel Security
11 28 (1.49%) Remedy
12 23 (1.22%) EMC
12 23 (1.22%) Tableau
13 22 (1.17%) Bloomberg
13 22 (1.17%) Reuters
14 20 (1.06%) Adobe
14 20 (1.06%) Red Hat
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