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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / North West
Rank 8 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1066 901 1218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.95% 16.36% 17.74%
As % of the Vendors category 41.22% 40.03% 40.26%
Number of salaries quoted 927 800 1073
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
2586 2251 3025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.54% 40.86% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2116 1877 2591
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,913 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,150
% change year-on-year
- +5.85%

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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 -1 570 £37,500 - 99
Cheshire +2 217 £37,500 +15.38% 38
Merseyside +4 171 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Lancashire +2 92 £30,000 -7.69% 10
Cumbria -1 3 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 939 (43.21%) SQL Server
2 823 (37.87%) SQL
3 799 (36.77%) Windows
4 764 (35.16%) MS Excel
5 659 (30.33%) .NET
6 574 (26.42%) C#
7 447 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
8 426 (19.60%) Active Directory
9 387 (17.81%) ASP.NET
10 374 (17.21%) MS Office
10 374 (17.21%) Finance
11 368 (16.94%) ITIL
12 365 (16.80%) Windows Server
13 345 (15.88%) VMware
14 311 (14.31%) JavaScript
15 309 (14.22%) MVC
16 307 (14.13%) HTML
17 302 (13.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 301 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 280 (12.89%) T-SQL
20 263 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
21 259 (11.92%) CSS
22 242 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
23 237 (10.91%) jQuery
24 236 (10.86%) Microsoft Certification
25 226 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
26 217 (9.99%) MS Exchange
27 204 (9.39%) Degree
28 195 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
29 189 (8.70%) 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
1 217 (9.99%) MS Exchange
2 155 (7.13%) SharePoint
3 150 (6.90%) IIS
4 75 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (1.79%) Apache
7 38 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
7 38 (1.75%) Skype for Business
8 33 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 30 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 28 (1.29%) JBoss
11 22 (1.01%) CMS
12 21 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.78%) CloudStack
14 17 (0.78%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.60%) NServiceBus
17 11 (0.51%) Confluence
17 11 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 764 (35.16%) MS Excel
2 374 (17.21%) MS Office
3 74 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 40 (1.84%) MS Project
6 24 (1.10%) Acrobat
7 23 (1.06%) Camtasia
8 22 (1.01%) Snagit
9 9 (0.41%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.23%) SPSS
12 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.14%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.092%) InDesign
14 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 66 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
6 9 (0.41%) Visualfiles
7 8 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.32%) Sage X3
8 7 (0.32%) SAP Business One
8 7 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.23%) Line 50
11 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 3 (0.14%) Magento
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.092%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 242 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (7.59%) Office 365
3 119 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (2.76%) PaaS
5 57 (2.62%) SaaS
6 55 (2.53%) IaaS
7 10 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.23%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.18%) GitHub
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 141 (6.49%) Firewall
2 139 (6.40%) DNS
3 104 (4.79%) DHCP
4 92 (4.23%) WAN
5 89 (4.10%) LAN
5 89 (4.10%) TCP/IP
6 77 (3.54%) SAN
7 71 (3.27%) VPN
8 61 (2.81%) Internet
9 47 (2.16%) HTTP
10 41 (1.89%) VoIP
11 39 (1.79%) VLAN
12 31 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
13 29 (1.33%) Skype
14 26 (1.20%) Network Security
15 24 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (0.87%) Intranet
17 18 (0.83%) Wireless
18 15 (0.69%) FTP
18 15 (0.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 939 (43.21%) SQL Server
2 302 (13.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 301 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 176 (8.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 162 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
6 155 (7.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 139 (6.40%) MySQL
8 113 (5.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 104 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 86 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 84 (3.87%) Relational Database
12 56 (2.58%) RDBMS
13 52 (2.39%) Power BI
14 46 (2.12%) MongoDB
15 32 (1.47%) QlikView
16 29 (1.33%) Big Data
17 28 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
18 27 (1.24%) Hadoop
18 27 (1.24%) MS Access
19 26 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 122 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 116 (5.34%) Visual Studio
3 78 (3.59%) JIRA
4 38 (1.75%) Selenium
5 29 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 29 (1.33%) SpecFlow
6 24 (1.10%) NUnit
7 22 (1.01%) Subversion
8 20 (0.92%) MSTest
9 19 (0.87%) Jenkins
10 18 (0.83%) Moq
10 18 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
12 14 (0.64%) Maven
13 13 (0.60%) FxCop
13 13 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.60%) StyleCop
13 13 (0.60%) WebDriver
14 12 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
15 11 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 374 (17.21%) Finance
2 79 (3.64%) Banking
3 78 (3.59%) Marketing
4 75 (3.45%) Advertising
4 75 (3.45%) Retail
5 65 (2.99%) Legal
6 55 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 43 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.70%) Law
9 22 (1.01%) French Language
9 22 (1.01%) German Language
10 18 (0.83%) Games
11 17 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.74%) Billing
13 14 (0.64%) Back Office
14 9 (0.41%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.37%) Automotive
16 6 (0.28%) Electronics
17 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 684 (31.48%) Developer
2 320 (14.73%) Analyst
3 312 (14.36%) .NET Developer
4 235 (10.81%) C# Developer
5 190 (8.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 138 (6.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 135 (6.21%) SQL Developer
8 129 (5.94%) Support Engineer
9 126 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 110 (5.06%) DBA
10 110 (5.06%) Support Analyst
11 100 (4.60%) SQL DBA
12 99 (4.56%) Senior Developer
13 98 (4.51%) IT Support
14 94 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
15 91 (4.19%) Consultant
16 87 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 67 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 61 (2.81%) Junior
19 60 (2.76%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 659 (30.33%) .NET
2 387 (17.81%) ASP.NET
3 307 (14.13%) HTML
4 259 (11.92%) CSS
5 237 (10.91%) jQuery
6 180 (8.28%) Web Services
7 170 (7.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 151 (6.95%) .NET Framework
9 142 (6.53%) AngularJS
10 136 (6.26%) XML
11 107 (4.92%) WCF
12 101 (4.65%) Entity Framework
13 96 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 75 (3.45%) HTML5
15 69 (3.18%) WPF
16 68 (3.13%) RESTful
16 68 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 62 (2.85%) Ajax
18 61 (2.81%) JSON
19 47 (2.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 195 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (7.23%) Data Centre
3 100 (4.60%) iPad
4 75 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 68 (3.13%) Replication
6 63 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 62 (2.85%) Computer Science
8 58 (2.67%) Management Information System
9 46 (2.12%) Clustering
10 44 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
11 39 (1.79%) NHS
12 37 (1.70%) Driving Licence
12 37 (1.70%) Private Cloud
13 34 (1.56%) User Experience
14 32 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
15 27 (1.24%) Statistics
16 26 (1.20%) Public Cloud
17 23 (1.06%) N-Tier
17 23 (1.06%) Tandem
18 20 (0.92%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 799 (36.77%) Windows
2 365 (16.80%) Windows Server
3 189 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 189 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 184 (8.47%) Linux
5 167 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (4.42%) Windows 10
7 70 (3.22%) Unix
7 70 (3.22%) Windows 8
8 62 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 56 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (1.52%) Solaris
11 30 (1.38%) Android
11 30 (1.38%) Mac OS X
12 29 (1.33%) CentOS
13 27 (1.24%) Apple iOS
14 23 (1.06%) Windows XP
15 16 (0.74%) OpenVMS
16 14 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (16.94%) ITIL
3 309 (14.22%) MVC
4 263 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
5 157 (7.23%) TDD
6 153 (7.04%) Scrum
7 128 (5.89%) Web Development
8 127 (5.84%) Project Management
9 111 (5.11%) ETL
10 108 (4.97%) CRM
10 108 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
11 105 (4.83%) Service Management
12 103 (4.74%) SDLC
13 102 (4.69%) PRINCE2
14 99 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
14 99 (4.56%) Software Engineering
15 96 (4.42%) Mentoring
16 86 (3.96%) E-Commerce
17 78 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
18 75 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 823 (37.87%) SQL
2 574 (26.42%) C#
3 311 (14.31%) JavaScript
4 280 (12.89%) T-SQL
5 182 (8.38%) PowerShell
6 109 (5.02%) VB.NET
7 74 (3.41%) Java
8 61 (2.81%) Python
9 52 (2.39%) VBA
10 51 (2.35%) C
11 43 (1.98%) VB
12 42 (1.93%) PHP
13 37 (1.70%) Shell Script
14 32 (1.47%) Bash Shell
14 32 (1.47%) Ruby
15 31 (1.43%) VBScript
16 22 (1.01%) C++
16 22 (1.01%) VB6
17 19 (0.87%) Perl
18 14 (0.64%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 236 (10.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 204 (9.39%) Degree
3 98 (4.51%) MCSE
4 75 (3.45%) MCSA
5 55 (2.53%) MCP
6 45 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (2.07%) ISEB
7 41 (1.89%) CCNA
8 39 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
9 38 (1.75%) Security Cleared
10 33 (1.52%) MCITP
10 33 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 26 (1.20%) SC Cleared
12 25 (1.15%) MOS
13 19 (0.87%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.51%) EMC Certification
14 11 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (0.46%) MCT
16 9 (0.41%) NCIE
17 8 (0.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.83%) SLA
2 89 (4.10%) QA
3 30 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.97%) WAI
6 12 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.51%) HL7
8 9 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.092%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.046%) COBIT
10 1 (0.046%) EMIR
10 1 (0.046%) MiFID
10 1 (0.046%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.046%) SDET
10 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 426 (19.60%) Active Directory
2 226 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (6.81%) Hyper-V
4 60 (2.76%) vSphere
5 27 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
6 25 (1.15%) Terminal Services
7 24 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (1.01%) XenApp
9 17 (0.78%) Xen
9 17 (0.78%) XenServer
10 16 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (0.69%) VMware ESX
12 14 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.51%) vCloud
14 8 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (0.28%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.23%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 113 (5.20%) SCCM
2 58 (2.67%) SCOM
3 50 (2.30%) Puppet
4 43 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (1.75%) AirWatch
6 34 (1.56%) SCOrch
6 34 (1.56%) WSUS
7 19 (0.87%) HP SIM
8 18 (0.83%) Ansible
9 15 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.60%) Cobbler
10 13 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
10 13 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (0.60%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.55%) Backup Exec
11 12 (0.55%) Nagios
11 12 (0.55%) SCVMM
12 11 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.51%) vMotion
13 10 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 345 (15.88%) VMware
2 181 (8.33%) Cisco
3 171 (7.87%) Oracle
4 155 (7.13%) Citrix
5 83 (3.82%) HP
6 73 (3.36%) SAP
7 65 (2.99%) NetApp
8 49 (2.25%) IBM
9 38 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.56%) Adobe
10 34 (1.56%) Tableau
11 31 (1.43%) Dell
12 29 (1.33%) EMC
13 28 (1.29%) iManage
14 27 (1.24%) Apple
15 26 (1.20%) Symantec
16 24 (1.10%) Cognos
17 23 (1.06%) Intel Security
18 22 (1.01%) Hyperion
18 22 (1.01%) Veeam
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