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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 931 1206 1325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.41% 18.57% 18.78%
As % of the Vendors category 38.91% 41.46% 42.73%
Number of salaries quoted 803 988 1063
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
2393 2909 3101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.18% 44.79% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1980 2273 2451
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 499 £37,500 +4.16% 127
Cheshire -2 206 £36,000 -4.00% 32
Merseyside +3 112 £42,375 +30.38% 28
Lancashire +2 90 £32,500 -2.98% 20
Cumbria -4 8 £35,000 -33.33% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 716 (38.52%) Windows
2 710 (38.19%) SQL Server
3 702 (37.76%) MS Excel
4 568 (30.55%) SQL
5 454 (24.42%) Active Directory
6 440 (23.67%) .NET
7 383 (20.60%) C#
8 372 (20.01%) Finance
9 342 (18.40%) ITIL
10 333 (17.91%) Windows Server
11 321 (17.27%) MS Office
12 317 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
13 279 (15.01%) VMware
14 247 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 235 (12.64%) MS Exchange
16 233 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
17 228 (12.26%) ASP.NET
18 227 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
19 223 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
20 215 (11.57%) Project Management
21 212 (11.40%) JavaScript
22 211 (11.35%) Citrix
23 204 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 196 (10.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 191 (10.27%) Windows 7
26 189 (10.17%) Degree
27 188 (10.11%) MVC
28 187 (10.06%) HTML
29 185 (9.95%) SQL Server 2008
30 179 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 235 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 162 (8.71%) SharePoint
3 128 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 86 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 69 (3.71%) IIS
6 51 (2.74%) Skype for Business
7 44 (2.37%) CMS
8 35 (1.88%) Confluence
9 33 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 24 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (1.18%) WebLogic
13 21 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.97%) Drupal
15 17 (0.91%) JBoss
16 16 (0.86%) WebSphere
17 15 (0.81%) CloudStack
17 15 (0.81%) Node.js
17 15 (0.81%) OpenStack
18 14 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 702 (37.76%) MS Excel
2 321 (17.27%) MS Office
3 64 (3.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 60 (3.23%) MS Project
5 33 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) SPSS
10 1 (0.054%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.054%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.054%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.054%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.054%) QuarkXPress
10 1 (0.054%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 76 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.91%) Visualfiles
5 9 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.22%) Primavera
8 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.16%) FastStats
8 3 (0.16%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.16%) Line 500
8 3 (0.16%) Magento
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.16%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.11%) OPENContractor
9 2 (0.11%) OPENHousing
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 155 (8.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (7.58%) Office 365
3 40 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.13%) IaaS
5 18 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.86%) PaaS
7 15 (0.81%) SaaS
8 9 (0.48%) GitHub
9 7 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.27%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
13 3 (0.16%) AdWords
13 3 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.11%) Yammer
15 1 (0.054%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.054%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 152 (8.18%) Firewall
2 117 (6.29%) LAN
3 112 (6.02%) TCP/IP
4 106 (5.70%) DNS
5 102 (5.49%) VPN
6 99 (5.33%) WAN
7 95 (5.11%) SAN
8 90 (4.84%) DHCP
9 40 (2.15%) Internet
9 40 (2.15%) VoIP
10 34 (1.83%) VLAN
11 31 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (1.56%) NAS
12 29 (1.56%) Wireless
13 18 (0.97%) Broadband
14 17 (0.91%) Network Security
15 15 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
16 14 (0.75%) Ethernet
16 14 (0.75%) Skype
17 13 (0.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (38.19%) SQL Server
2 204 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 196 (10.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 185 (9.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 104 (5.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 102 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
7 93 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 71 (3.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 68 (3.66%) Relational Database
10 55 (2.96%) Power BI
11 51 (2.74%) MySQL
12 37 (1.99%) RDBMS
13 33 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 31 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
15 26 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
16 24 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
16 24 (1.29%) NoSQL
17 23 (1.24%) MS Access
17 23 (1.24%) PowerPivot
18 21 (1.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 128 (6.89%) Visual Studio
2 89 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (2.58%) JIRA
4 25 (1.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 22 (1.18%) Git (software)
6 19 (1.02%) MSTest
7 17 (0.91%) Subversion
8 16 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.75%) NUnit
9 14 (0.75%) Rhino Mocks
10 12 (0.65%) Moq
11 10 (0.54%) Selenium
12 7 (0.38%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.27%) MSI
13 5 (0.27%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.22%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.22%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.22%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.16%) Mercurial
General
1 372 (20.01%) Finance
2 91 (4.90%) Banking
3 75 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 71 (3.82%) Legal
5 64 (3.44%) Retail
6 61 (3.28%) Marketing
7 53 (2.85%) Law
8 43 (2.31%) Back Office
9 41 (2.21%) Advertising
9 41 (2.21%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.61%) Games
11 14 (0.75%) Billing
12 11 (0.59%) Publishing
13 9 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.43%) Automotive
14 8 (0.43%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.27%) Local Government
16 4 (0.22%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 454 (24.42%) Developer
2 392 (21.09%) Analyst
3 185 (9.95%) .NET Developer
4 135 (7.26%) C# Developer
5 124 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 114 (6.13%) Consultant
7 112 (6.02%) IT Support
8 111 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
9 109 (5.86%) Support Engineer
10 98 (5.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 87 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
11 87 (4.68%) ASP.NET Developer
12 86 (4.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 82 (4.41%) SQL Developer
14 78 (4.20%) Senior Developer
15 73 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 71 (3.82%) Service Analyst
17 66 (3.55%) IT Engineer
18 64 (3.44%) IT Analyst
19 56 (3.01%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (23.67%) .NET
2 228 (12.26%) ASP.NET
3 187 (10.06%) HTML
4 162 (8.71%) CSS
5 134 (7.21%) jQuery
6 100 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 82 (4.41%) Web Services
8 75 (4.03%) WCF
9 71 (3.82%) XML
10 68 (3.66%) .NET Framework
11 59 (3.17%) HTML5
12 52 (2.80%) AngularJS
13 44 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (2.04%) Ajax
15 37 (1.99%) WPF
16 35 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 31 (1.67%) CSS3
18 30 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 30 (1.61%) SOAP
18 30 (1.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 227 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 81 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 63 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 57 (3.07%) Blackberry
6 54 (2.90%) Replication
7 50 (2.69%) iPad
8 43 (2.31%) Clustering
8 43 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 43 (2.31%) Visualisation
9 32 (1.72%) Driving Licence
10 26 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.40%) User Experience
11 25 (1.34%) Mathematics
12 23 (1.24%) Credit Risk
13 22 (1.18%) SWIFT
14 20 (1.08%) Data Integration
14 20 (1.08%) iPhone
15 15 (0.81%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 716 (38.52%) Windows
2 333 (17.91%) Windows Server
3 223 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 191 (10.27%) Windows 7
5 166 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 130 (6.99%) Linux
7 84 (4.52%) Unix
8 82 (4.41%) Windows XP
9 80 (4.30%) Windows 8
10 79 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 60 (3.23%) Windows 10
12 43 (2.31%) Android
13 31 (1.67%) Mac OS X
14 29 (1.56%) Apple iOS
15 15 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.65%) AIX
17 11 (0.59%) CentOS
18 9 (0.48%) Solaris
19 8 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
19 8 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (18.40%) ITIL
2 317 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
4 215 (11.57%) Project Management
5 188 (10.11%) MVC
6 138 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 112 (6.02%) CRM
8 110 (5.92%) Web Development
9 109 (5.86%) SDLC
10 108 (5.81%) Scrum
11 104 (5.59%) Mentoring
12 95 (5.11%) Change Management
13 93 (5.00%) OO
14 90 (4.84%) Software Engineering
15 82 (4.41%) PRINCE2
16 77 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
17 71 (3.82%) TDD
18 68 (3.66%) Service Delivery
19 66 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
20 65 (3.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 568 (30.55%) SQL
2 383 (20.60%) C#
3 212 (11.40%) JavaScript
4 139 (7.48%) T-SQL
5 77 (4.14%) PowerShell
6 68 (3.66%) VB
7 59 (3.17%) C
8 56 (3.01%) Java
9 55 (2.96%) PHP
9 55 (2.96%) VB.NET
10 48 (2.58%) VBA
11 46 (2.47%) C++
12 27 (1.45%) VBScript
13 21 (1.13%) Ruby
13 21 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.08%) Python
15 15 (0.81%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.75%) Perl
17 13 (0.70%) VB6
18 9 (0.48%) X++
Qualifications
1 247 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (10.17%) Degree
3 96 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (5.16%) MCSE
4 91 (4.90%) MCSA
5 88 (4.73%) CCNA
6 87 (4.68%) MCP
7 62 (3.34%) MCITP
8 45 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 44 (2.37%) MCTS
10 43 (2.31%) Citrix Certification
11 32 (1.72%) MCDST
12 29 (1.56%) CCNP
13 27 (1.45%) Security Cleared
14 26 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.29%) ISTQB
15 24 (1.29%) SC Cleared
16 20 (1.08%) ISEB
17 19 (1.02%) A+ Certification
18 18 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (5.00%) SLA
2 68 (3.66%) QA
3 29 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.38%) FATCA
7 7 (0.38%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.22%) HL7
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.22%) ISO22301
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.16%) WAI
10 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.054%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.054%) ISO19770
11 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 454 (24.42%) Active Directory
2 179 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 50 (2.69%) XenApp
5 44 (2.37%) vSphere
6 38 (2.04%) XenServer
7 32 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 27 (1.45%) Terminal Services
9 26 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (1.02%) Xen
11 13 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.59%) Terminal Server
13 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 6 (0.32%) Docker
15 6 (0.32%) Shibboleth
15 6 (0.32%) UAG
16 5 (0.27%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.22%) Postfix
17 4 (0.22%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 107 (5.76%) SCCM
2 32 (1.72%) SCOM
3 26 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.86%) Puppet
5 15 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 15 (0.81%) Cobbler
5 15 (0.81%) Tivoli
6 14 (0.75%) Nagios
6 14 (0.75%) SCOrch
7 13 (0.70%) WSUS
8 11 (0.59%) EdgeSight
8 11 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.54%) HP SIM
9 10 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.43%) LiteSpeed
11 8 (0.43%) XenMobile
12 7 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 279 (15.01%) VMware
2 211 (11.35%) Citrix
3 174 (9.36%) Cisco
4 148 (7.96%) Oracle
5 68 (3.66%) HP
6 59 (3.17%) Symantec
7 55 (2.96%) NetApp
8 44 (2.37%) Dell
9 43 (2.31%) IBM
10 37 (1.99%) AppSense
10 37 (1.99%) Intel Security
11 35 (1.88%) SAP
12 32 (1.72%) Sophos
13 29 (1.56%) Remedy
14 25 (1.34%) EMC
15 24 (1.29%) Bloomberg
15 24 (1.29%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.29%) Reuters
16 23 (1.24%) Google
17 22 (1.18%) Adobe
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Intech 7
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive basic salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ultra Electronics
Salary: £35,000-£45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 per annum + Competitive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Wallasey, Merseyside
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £22000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
NECS
Salary: £31,383 - 41,373 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Flexitime
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