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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1077 1149 1289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.86% 17.18% 17.32%
As % of the Vendors category 38.88% 39.19% 39.13%
Number of salaries quoted 899 941 1058
Median salary £38,462 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
2770 2932 3294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.37% 43.83% 44.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2171 2322 2637
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 September 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 September 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 -3 606 £41,500 +3.75% 121
Cheshire +1 240 £32,500 - 40
Merseyside +2 111 £37,500 +25.00% 12
Lancashire 0 82 £35,000 +14.91% 18
Cumbria -1 13 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 850 (41.63%) SQL Server
2 748 (36.63%) MS Excel
3 709 (34.72%) Windows
4 683 (33.45%) SQL
5 660 (32.32%) .NET
6 565 (27.67%) C#
7 416 (20.37%) Finance
7 416 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
8 378 (18.51%) ASP.NET
9 371 (18.17%) Active Directory
10 346 (16.94%) JavaScript
11 341 (16.70%) MS Office
12 304 (14.89%) MVC
13 301 (14.74%) ITIL
14 300 (14.69%) VMware
15 299 (14.64%) HTML
16 294 (14.40%) CSS
16 294 (14.40%) Windows Server
17 291 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 270 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 256 (12.54%) T-SQL
19 256 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
20 253 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
21 241 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
22 231 (11.31%) jQuery
23 230 (11.26%) Degree
24 211 (10.33%) Oracle
25 199 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
26 193 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
27 189 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 164 (8.03%) SharePoint
2 162 (7.93%) MS Exchange
3 136 (6.66%) IIS
4 87 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 58 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 54 (2.64%) WebLogic
7 42 (2.06%) CMS
8 40 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
9 38 (1.86%) JBoss
10 31 (1.52%) Apache
10 31 (1.52%) WebSphere
11 27 (1.32%) Confluence
11 27 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 27 (1.32%) OpenStack
12 26 (1.27%) CloudStack
13 22 (1.08%) Skype for Business
13 22 (1.08%) WordPress
14 20 (0.98%) Umbraco
15 19 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (0.83%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 748 (36.63%) MS Excel
2 341 (16.70%) MS Office
3 66 (3.23%) MS Project
4 64 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 48 (2.35%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.73%) Acrobat
7 10 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.44%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.24%) SPSS
10 3 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
10 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.15%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.15%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.15%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 74 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.49%) SDL Web 8
5 9 (0.44%) Visualfiles
6 8 (0.39%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.24%) Magento
9 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.20%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.20%) Sage X3
10 3 (0.15%) Infor CRM
10 3 (0.15%) OPENContractor
10 3 (0.15%) OPENHousing
10 3 (0.15%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.15%) SAP SD
11 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 199 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (5.19%) Office 365
3 84 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.71%) IaaS
5 29 (1.42%) PaaS
6 26 (1.27%) SaaS
7 13 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.59%) GitHub
9 11 (0.54%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.24%) AdWords
14 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 153 (7.49%) Firewall
2 135 (6.61%) DNS
3 96 (4.70%) DHCP
4 87 (4.26%) SAN
5 82 (4.02%) WAN
6 81 (3.97%) LAN
7 74 (3.62%) VPN
8 70 (3.43%) TCP/IP
9 43 (2.11%) Internet
10 37 (1.81%) VoIP
11 32 (1.57%) HTTP
12 24 (1.18%) VLAN
13 22 (1.08%) Wireless
14 19 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (0.93%) SNMP
15 18 (0.88%) Broadband
16 17 (0.83%) NetScaler
17 16 (0.78%) GSM
17 16 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
18 15 (0.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 850 (41.63%) SQL Server
2 291 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 270 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 185 (9.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 147 (7.20%) Data Warehouse
6 137 (6.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 130 (6.37%) MySQL
8 121 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 112 (5.48%) SQL Server 2014
10 107 (5.24%) Relational Database
11 85 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 63 (3.09%) Power BI
13 57 (2.79%) RDBMS
14 43 (2.11%) MongoDB
15 35 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 31 (1.52%) MS Access
16 31 (1.52%) QlikView
17 30 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
18 29 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
19 28 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 118 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 97 (4.75%) Visual Studio
3 71 (3.48%) JIRA
4 50 (2.45%) Selenium
5 45 (2.20%) Git (software)
6 36 (1.76%) SpecFlow
7 29 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 24 (1.18%) Subversion
9 21 (1.03%) NUnit
10 17 (0.83%) FxCop
10 17 (0.83%) StyleCop
10 17 (0.83%) WebDriver
11 12 (0.59%) Jenkins
11 12 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 10 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
13 9 (0.44%) MSTest
14 8 (0.39%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
15 7 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 416 (20.37%) Finance
2 93 (4.55%) Banking
3 91 (4.46%) Legal
4 81 (3.97%) Retail
5 78 (3.82%) Manufacturing
6 61 (2.99%) Marketing
7 56 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 52 (2.55%) Advertising
9 34 (1.67%) Law
10 30 (1.47%) Games
11 23 (1.13%) Billing
12 13 (0.64%) Back Office
13 11 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.49%) French Language
14 10 (0.49%) German Language
15 7 (0.34%) Automotive
15 7 (0.34%) Local Government
15 7 (0.34%) Publishing
16 5 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 668 (32.71%) Developer
2 324 (15.87%) Analyst
3 309 (15.13%) .NET Developer
4 220 (10.77%) C# Developer
5 163 (7.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 126 (6.17%) SQL Developer
7 124 (6.07%) ASP.NET Developer
8 117 (5.73%) Consultant
9 116 (5.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 111 (5.44%) Support Engineer
11 110 (5.39%) DBA
12 98 (4.80%) SQL DBA
13 94 (4.60%) IT Support
14 85 (4.16%) Senior Developer
15 83 (4.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 75 (3.67%) Support Analyst
16 75 (3.67%) Web Developer
17 67 (3.28%) Graduate
18 65 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 63 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 660 (32.32%) .NET
2 378 (18.51%) ASP.NET
3 299 (14.64%) HTML
4 294 (14.40%) CSS
5 231 (11.31%) jQuery
6 175 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 169 (8.28%) Web Services
8 153 (7.49%) .NET Framework
9 125 (6.12%) WCF
10 118 (5.78%) AngularJS
11 117 (5.73%) XML
12 104 (5.09%) HTML5
13 93 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 81 (3.97%) Entity Framework
15 72 (3.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 66 (3.23%) JSON
17 60 (2.94%) RESTful
18 56 (2.74%) CSS3
19 55 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 52 (2.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 241 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (6.32%) Data Centre
3 86 (4.21%) Replication
4 76 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 70 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 70 (3.43%) Mobile App
6 65 (3.18%) Clustering
7 64 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 59 (2.89%) iPad
9 47 (2.30%) User Experience
10 40 (1.96%) Driving Licence
11 34 (1.67%) NHS
12 32 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
13 26 (1.27%) PMI
14 19 (0.93%) Blackberry
14 19 (0.93%) Visualisation
15 18 (0.88%) N-Tier
16 17 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
17 16 (0.78%) Tandem
18 15 (0.73%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 709 (34.72%) Windows
2 294 (14.40%) Windows Server
3 189 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 167 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (7.20%) Linux
6 138 (6.76%) Windows 7
7 88 (4.31%) Unix
8 79 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 67 (3.28%) Windows 10
10 48 (2.35%) Windows 8
11 37 (1.81%) Mac OS X
12 36 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (1.47%) Android
13 30 (1.47%) Apple iOS
14 22 (1.08%) Windows XP
15 16 (0.78%) AIX
15 16 (0.78%) CentOS
16 9 (0.44%) Solaris
16 9 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (14.89%) MVC
3 301 (14.74%) ITIL
4 256 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
5 175 (8.57%) Project Management
6 170 (8.33%) Scrum
7 160 (7.84%) Web Development
8 148 (7.25%) TDD
9 121 (5.93%) Mentoring
10 120 (5.88%) CRM
11 117 (5.73%) ETL
12 114 (5.58%) SDLC
13 99 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 97 (4.75%) Software Engineering
15 89 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
15 89 (4.36%) PRINCE2
16 77 (3.77%) BDD
16 77 (3.77%) Unit Testing
17 75 (3.67%) Change Management
17 75 (3.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 683 (33.45%) SQL
2 565 (27.67%) C#
3 346 (16.94%) JavaScript
4 256 (12.54%) T-SQL
5 158 (7.74%) PowerShell
6 110 (5.39%) Java
7 102 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 63 (3.09%) PHP
9 57 (2.79%) VBA
10 53 (2.60%) Python
11 41 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 36 (1.76%) C
12 36 (1.76%) VB
13 34 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 33 (1.62%) Ruby
14 33 (1.62%) VBScript
15 28 (1.37%) ABAP
16 24 (1.18%) Perl
17 19 (0.93%) C++
18 16 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 253 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 230 (11.26%) Degree
3 89 (4.36%) MCSE
4 74 (3.62%) MCSA
5 63 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (3.04%) CCNA
7 46 (2.25%) MCP
8 45 (2.20%) ISEB
9 35 (1.71%) PMI Certification
9 35 (1.71%) Security Cleared
10 27 (1.32%) SC Cleared
11 26 (1.27%) MCITP
12 24 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.78%) MCT
13 16 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.64%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.59%) EMC Certification
16 12 (0.59%) MCTS
17 11 (0.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.21%) QA
2 72 (3.53%) SLA
3 20 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.73%) WAI
5 13 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.34%) COBIT
7 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.24%) HL7
9 3 (0.15%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.098%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.098%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.049%) GAMP
11 1 (0.049%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 371 (18.17%) Active Directory
2 193 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 62 (3.04%) XenApp
5 58 (2.84%) vSphere
6 39 (1.91%) XenServer
7 35 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 27 (1.32%) Xen
9 19 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.73%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.54%) Terminal Server
12 11 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.44%) vCloud
15 8 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
17 6 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 97 (4.75%) SCCM
2 51 (2.50%) Puppet
3 49 (2.40%) SCOM
4 40 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (1.81%) AirWatch
6 31 (1.52%) SCOrch
7 26 (1.27%) Cobbler
7 26 (1.27%) Tivoli
8 25 (1.22%) Nagios
9 20 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
10 19 (0.93%) HP SIM
10 19 (0.93%) WSUS
11 15 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 12 (0.59%) EdgeSight
12 12 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.54%) Backup Exec
13 11 (0.54%) LiteSpeed
14 10 (0.49%) Ansible
15 8 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 300 (14.69%) VMware
2 211 (10.33%) Oracle
3 186 (9.11%) Citrix
4 169 (8.28%) Cisco
5 100 (4.90%) SAP
6 96 (4.70%) HP
7 79 (3.87%) IBM
8 38 (1.86%) NetApp
9 34 (1.67%) EMC
10 31 (1.52%) Tableau
11 30 (1.47%) Apple
12 29 (1.42%) Dell
13 28 (1.37%) BEA
14 26 (1.27%) Cognos
14 26 (1.27%) EnterpriseDB
14 26 (1.27%) iManage
14 26 (1.27%) Symantec
15 24 (1.18%) Adobe
15 24 (1.18%) Red Hat
16 22 (1.08%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus excellent range of benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership,
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus bonus + excellent benefits pack
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30877 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: 14 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £16000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Company Car or Car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £20000.00 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £0 - 24k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum inc Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago