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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / North West
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1006 957 1259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.90% 17.17% 18.29%
As % of the Vendors category 39.51% 42.35% 41.74%
Number of salaries quoted 869 835 1084
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,913 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +2.00%

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
2546 2260 3016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.77% 40.54% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2084 1872 2528
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,690
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -1 571 £37,500 - 107
Cheshire +1 207 £37,500 +15.38% 40
Merseyside +2 142 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Lancashire -6 68 £27,000 -14.28% 9
Cumbria +2 2 £36,250 +3.57% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 951 (43.07%) SQL Server
2 847 (38.36%) SQL
3 791 (35.82%) MS Excel
4 788 (35.69%) Windows
5 667 (30.21%) .NET
6 599 (27.13%) C#
7 486 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
8 440 (19.93%) Active Directory
9 399 (18.07%) ASP.NET
10 378 (17.12%) Finance
11 375 (16.98%) MS Office
12 364 (16.49%) ITIL
13 360 (16.30%) Windows Server
14 343 (15.53%) VMware
15 337 (15.26%) MVC
16 311 (14.09%) HTML
17 302 (13.68%) JavaScript
18 296 (13.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 294 (13.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 274 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
21 273 (12.36%) T-SQL
22 258 (11.68%) CSS
23 253 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
24 247 (11.19%) jQuery
25 227 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
26 226 (10.24%) MS Exchange
27 224 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
28 219 (9.92%) Degree
29 193 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
30 188 (8.51%) Linux

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
1 226 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 163 (7.38%) SharePoint
3 135 (6.11%) IIS
4 78 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 65 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 43 (1.95%) Skype for Business
7 34 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
8 33 (1.49%) Apache
8 33 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.27%) CMS
10 22 (1.00%) JBoss
11 21 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 19 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (0.77%) WebSphere
14 15 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (0.63%) CloudStack
15 14 (0.63%) NServiceBus
15 14 (0.63%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
17 12 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 791 (35.82%) MS Excel
2 375 (16.98%) MS Office
3 75 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 35 (1.59%) MS Project
6 23 (1.04%) Acrobat
7 22 (1.00%) Camtasia
8 21 (0.95%) Snagit
9 9 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.23%) SPSS
11 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.14%) InDesign
13 2 (0.091%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.091%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 71 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.68%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.45%) Visualfiles
7 8 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.32%) Sage X3
8 7 (0.32%) SAP Business One
9 6 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.23%) Line 50
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 (0.091%) FastStats
12 2 (0.091%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 2 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 253 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (8.24%) Office 365
3 120 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (2.81%) SaaS
5 57 (2.58%) PaaS
6 56 (2.54%) IaaS
7 14 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.27%) GitHub
11 5 (0.23%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.18%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 136 (6.16%) Firewall
2 124 (5.62%) DNS
3 101 (4.57%) WAN
4 97 (4.39%) LAN
5 91 (4.12%) DHCP
6 86 (3.89%) TCP/IP
7 78 (3.53%) SAN
8 64 (2.90%) Internet
9 62 (2.81%) VPN
10 42 (1.90%) VoIP
11 41 (1.86%) VLAN
12 39 (1.77%) HTTP
13 34 (1.54%) Skype
14 31 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (1.18%) Network Security
16 24 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (0.68%) FTP
17 15 (0.68%) Wireless
18 14 (0.63%) Intranet
19 13 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 951 (43.07%) SQL Server
2 296 (13.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 294 (13.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 170 (7.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 168 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
6 164 (7.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 132 (5.98%) MySQL
8 112 (5.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 91 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 77 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 74 (3.35%) Relational Database
12 56 (2.54%) Power BI
13 49 (2.22%) RDBMS
14 47 (2.13%) MongoDB
15 34 (1.54%) MS Access
16 31 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
17 30 (1.36%) Big Data
17 30 (1.36%) Hadoop
18 28 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
19 27 (1.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 131 (5.93%) Visual Studio
2 125 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 71 (3.22%) JIRA
4 38 (1.72%) Selenium
5 34 (1.54%) Git (software)
6 31 (1.40%) SpecFlow
7 24 (1.09%) NUnit
7 24 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 22 (1.00%) Jenkins
8 22 (1.00%) MSTest
8 22 (1.00%) Subversion
9 18 (0.82%) Moq
10 17 (0.77%) Rhino Mocks
11 15 (0.68%) Maven
12 14 (0.63%) FxCop
12 14 (0.63%) StyleCop
13 13 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.59%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.50%) MSI
15 9 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 378 (17.12%) Finance
2 92 (4.17%) Retail
3 88 (3.99%) Advertising
4 80 (3.62%) Marketing
5 79 (3.58%) Banking
6 68 (3.08%) Legal
7 56 (2.54%) Manufacturing
8 38 (1.72%) Law
9 34 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 24 (1.09%) Games
11 21 (0.95%) French Language
11 21 (0.95%) German Language
12 18 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.59%) Back Office
14 12 (0.54%) Billing
15 9 (0.41%) Electronics
15 9 (0.41%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.36%) Automotive
17 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 718 (32.52%) Developer
2 334 (15.13%) Analyst
3 323 (14.63%) .NET Developer
4 243 (11.01%) C# Developer
5 195 (8.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 147 (6.66%) ASP.NET Developer
7 140 (6.34%) SQL Developer
8 130 (5.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 128 (5.80%) Support Engineer
10 118 (5.34%) Support Analyst
11 106 (4.80%) IT Support
12 103 (4.66%) Senior Developer
13 94 (4.26%) DBA
14 91 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
15 88 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 85 (3.85%) Consultant
16 85 (3.85%) SQL DBA
17 73 (3.31%) Software Developer
18 67 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 64 (2.90%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 667 (30.21%) .NET
2 399 (18.07%) ASP.NET
3 311 (14.09%) HTML
4 258 (11.68%) CSS
5 247 (11.19%) jQuery
6 187 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 183 (8.29%) Web Services
8 157 (7.11%) .NET Framework
9 149 (6.75%) AngularJS
10 137 (6.20%) XML
11 112 (5.07%) WCF
12 103 (4.66%) Entity Framework
13 100 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
14 87 (3.94%) HTML5
15 78 (3.53%) WPF
16 75 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 73 (3.31%) Ajax
17 73 (3.31%) RESTful
18 62 (2.81%) JSON
19 46 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 193 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 110 (4.98%) iPad
4 73 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 64 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 63 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 61 (2.76%) Mobile App
7 61 (2.76%) Replication
8 44 (1.99%) Clustering
9 41 (1.86%) User Experience
10 40 (1.81%) Private Cloud
11 39 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
12 36 (1.63%) Driving Licence
12 36 (1.63%) NHS
13 29 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
14 27 (1.22%) Public Cloud
14 27 (1.22%) Tandem
15 21 (0.95%) N-Tier
16 20 (0.91%) BYOD
17 18 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 788 (35.69%) Windows
2 360 (16.30%) Windows Server
3 188 (8.51%) Linux
4 186 (8.42%) Windows 7
5 176 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (4.12%) Windows 10
8 62 (2.81%) Windows 8
9 61 (2.76%) Unix
10 56 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 50 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (1.63%) Solaris
13 31 (1.40%) Android
14 29 (1.31%) CentOS
15 28 (1.27%) Apple iOS
16 26 (1.18%) Mac OS X
16 26 (1.18%) Windows XP
17 16 (0.72%) OpenVMS
18 12 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 11 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (16.49%) ITIL
3 337 (15.26%) MVC
4 274 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
5 171 (7.74%) TDD
6 163 (7.38%) Scrum
7 129 (5.84%) Web Development
8 124 (5.62%) CRM
9 115 (5.21%) Project Management
10 110 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
11 109 (4.94%) Service Management
12 108 (4.89%) SDLC
13 107 (4.85%) ETL
14 103 (4.66%) Software Engineering
15 102 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
16 95 (4.30%) E-Commerce
17 94 (4.26%) PRINCE2
18 90 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
19 81 (3.67%) Mentoring
20 80 (3.62%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 847 (38.36%) SQL
2 599 (27.13%) C#
3 302 (13.68%) JavaScript
4 273 (12.36%) T-SQL
5 168 (7.61%) PowerShell
6 96 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 75 (3.40%) Java
8 55 (2.49%) C
8 55 (2.49%) Python
9 50 (2.26%) VB
10 44 (1.99%) VBA
11 41 (1.86%) PHP
12 35 (1.59%) C++
13 34 (1.54%) Ruby
14 33 (1.49%) VBScript
15 28 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 24 (1.09%) VB6
17 18 (0.82%) Perl
18 10 (0.45%) F#
Qualifications
1 224 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 219 (9.92%) Degree
3 93 (4.21%) MCSE
4 64 (2.90%) MCSA
5 58 (2.63%) MCP
6 47 (2.13%) Security Cleared
7 41 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
8 40 (1.81%) ISEB
9 39 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
10 36 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 34 (1.54%) SC Cleared
12 33 (1.49%) CCNA
13 31 (1.40%) MCITP
14 23 (1.04%) MOS
15 17 (0.77%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.41%) EMC Certification
16 9 (0.41%) NCIE
16 9 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.36%) CCNP
17 8 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.85%) SLA
2 94 (4.26%) QA
3 30 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.31%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.86%) WAI
6 12 (0.54%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.45%) HL7
9 2 (0.091%) COBIT
9 2 (0.091%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.045%) EMIR
10 1 (0.045%) MiFID
10 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.045%) SDET
System Software
1 440 (19.93%) Active Directory
2 227 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 59 (2.67%) vSphere
5 27 (1.22%) Terminal Services
6 26 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 18 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (0.77%) VMware ESX
9 15 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (0.63%) Xen
11 13 (0.59%) XenApp
11 13 (0.59%) XenServer
12 12 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.45%) vCloud
13 10 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.27%) Sendmail
14 6 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.27%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
16 4 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 106 (4.80%) SCCM
2 49 (2.22%) SCOM
3 45 (2.04%) Puppet
4 41 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (1.59%) WSUS
6 34 (1.54%) AirWatch
7 28 (1.27%) SCOrch
8 19 (0.86%) Ansible
9 15 (0.68%) HP SIM
10 13 (0.59%) Nagios
10 13 (0.59%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.54%) SCVMM
12 11 (0.50%) Backup Exec
12 11 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
13 10 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 10 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 10 (0.45%) Kibana
13 10 (0.45%) vMotion
13 10 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 343 (15.53%) VMware
2 169 (7.65%) Cisco
3 160 (7.25%) Oracle
4 133 (6.02%) Citrix
5 78 (3.53%) HP
6 67 (3.03%) SAP
7 66 (2.99%) NetApp
8 42 (1.90%) IBM
9 39 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 35 (1.59%) Tableau
11 33 (1.49%) Adobe
12 28 (1.27%) Dell
12 28 (1.27%) EMC
12 28 (1.27%) Symantec
13 25 (1.13%) iManage
13 25 (1.13%) Veeam
14 23 (1.04%) Apple
15 22 (1.00%) Intel Security
16 21 (0.95%) Avaya
17 20 (0.91%) Google
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