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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1040 1201 1220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.84% 18.25% 17.52%
As % of the Vendors category 41.30% 41.57% 39.96%
Number of salaries quoted 876 947 971
Median salary £38,500 £35,734 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.74% +2.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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
2518 2889 3053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.19% 43.89% 43.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2024 2280 2424
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -3 582 £40,000 +6.66% 95
Cheshire -2 179 £38,000 +16.03% 47
Merseyside -1 130 £35,000 +16.66% 18
Lancashire +16 120 £32,500 -7.14% 17
Cumbria 0 19 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 800 (40.20%) SQL Server
2 759 (38.14%) MS Excel
3 706 (35.48%) Windows
4 595 (29.90%) SQL
5 571 (28.69%) .NET
6 499 (25.08%) C#
7 440 (22.11%) Finance
8 401 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
9 391 (19.65%) Active Directory
10 331 (16.63%) MS Office
11 313 (15.73%) ITIL
12 312 (15.68%) ASP.NET
13 307 (15.43%) Windows Server
14 302 (15.18%) JavaScript
15 286 (14.37%) VMware
16 269 (13.52%) MVC
17 255 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
18 254 (12.76%) CSS
19 250 (12.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 248 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
21 247 (12.41%) HTML
22 238 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
23 224 (11.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 216 (10.85%) Degree
24 216 (10.85%) Project Management
25 211 (10.60%) Oracle
26 206 (10.35%) jQuery
27 197 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
28 193 (9.70%) Citrix
29 192 (9.65%) 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
1 186 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 177 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 95 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 93 (4.67%) IIS
5 62 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 57 (2.86%) CMS
7 42 (2.11%) WebLogic
8 37 (1.86%) Skype for Business
9 35 (1.76%) Confluence
10 34 (1.71%) JBoss
11 33 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
12 31 (1.56%) WebSphere
13 27 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
13 27 (1.36%) OpenStack
14 26 (1.31%) CloudStack
15 24 (1.21%) WordPress
16 23 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 23 (1.16%) Umbraco
17 22 (1.11%) Drupal
18 21 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 759 (38.14%) MS Excel
2 331 (16.63%) MS Office
3 71 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 65 (3.27%) MS Project
5 41 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
8 3 (0.15%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.15%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.10%) SPSS
10 1 (0.050%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.050%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.050%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 82 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.65%) Visualfiles
5 10 (0.50%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.20%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.20%) Magento
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.15%) FastStats
8 3 (0.15%) Infor CRM
8 3 (0.15%) OPENContractor
8 3 (0.15%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) Primavera
8 3 (0.15%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.15%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 197 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (6.58%) Office 365
3 59 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (1.66%) IaaS
5 22 (1.11%) PaaS
6 18 (0.90%) SaaS
7 13 (0.65%) GitHub
8 8 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.25%) AdWords
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.15%) Yammer
13 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.050%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.050%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 147 (7.39%) Firewall
2 102 (5.13%) DNS
2 102 (5.13%) SAN
3 84 (4.22%) LAN
4 82 (4.12%) WAN
5 80 (4.02%) DHCP
6 78 (3.92%) VPN
7 76 (3.82%) TCP/IP
8 41 (2.06%) VoIP
9 33 (1.66%) Internet
10 24 (1.21%) Wireless
11 21 (1.06%) VLAN
12 20 (1.01%) Broadband
12 20 (1.01%) NetScaler
13 15 (0.75%) IP Telephony
13 15 (0.75%) NAS
14 14 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
14 14 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (0.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 800 (40.20%) SQL Server
2 250 (12.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 224 (11.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 179 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 142 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 121 (6.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 109 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 107 (5.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 92 (4.62%) Relational Database
10 81 (4.07%) MySQL
11 66 (3.32%) Power BI
12 52 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 44 (2.21%) RDBMS
14 36 (1.81%) MongoDB
15 34 (1.71%) Oracle BI EE
16 30 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 30 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
17 29 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
18 28 (1.41%) MS Access
19 27 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 118 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 109 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 56 (2.81%) JIRA
4 47 (2.36%) Git (software)
5 35 (1.76%) Selenium
6 29 (1.46%) SpecFlow
7 25 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 18 (0.90%) Subversion
9 14 (0.70%) FxCop
9 14 (0.70%) StyleCop
10 13 (0.65%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.45%) Jenkins
11 9 (0.45%) MSI
11 9 (0.45%) NUnit
12 8 (0.40%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.30%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.25%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 440 (22.11%) Finance
2 104 (5.23%) Banking
3 88 (4.42%) Retail
4 83 (4.17%) Legal
5 70 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 69 (3.47%) Manufacturing
7 53 (2.66%) Marketing
8 48 (2.41%) Advertising
9 42 (2.11%) Law
10 37 (1.86%) Games
11 24 (1.21%) Back Office
12 23 (1.16%) Billing
13 15 (0.75%) Publishing
14 13 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.45%) Automotive
17 6 (0.30%) Local Government
17 6 (0.30%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.25%) Aerospace
19 2 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 600 (30.15%) Developer
2 359 (18.04%) Analyst
3 254 (12.76%) .NET Developer
4 179 (8.99%) C# Developer
5 132 (6.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 126 (6.33%) Consultant
7 118 (5.93%) IT Support
8 117 (5.88%) Support Engineer
9 111 (5.58%) SQL Developer
10 109 (5.48%) ASP.NET Developer
11 108 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 96 (4.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 96 (4.82%) Support Analyst
13 81 (4.07%) Senior Developer
14 80 (4.02%) DBA
14 80 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 79 (3.97%) Web Developer
16 71 (3.57%) SQL DBA
17 68 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
18 62 (3.12%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (28.69%) .NET
2 312 (15.68%) ASP.NET
3 254 (12.76%) CSS
4 247 (12.41%) HTML
5 206 (10.35%) jQuery
6 155 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 126 (6.33%) Web Services
8 116 (5.83%) .NET Framework
9 112 (5.63%) WCF
10 101 (5.08%) HTML5
11 90 (4.52%) XML
12 83 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
13 81 (4.07%) AngularJS
14 67 (3.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 54 (2.71%) CSS3
16 53 (2.66%) RESTful
17 49 (2.46%) JSON
18 46 (2.31%) Entity Framework
19 44 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 39 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 248 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 99 (4.97%) Data Centre
4 80 (4.02%) Replication
5 62 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
6 60 (3.02%) Clustering
6 60 (3.02%) iPad
7 58 (2.91%) Computer Science
8 48 (2.41%) User Experience
9 46 (2.31%) Mobile App
10 43 (2.16%) Driving Licence
11 34 (1.71%) Blackberry
12 31 (1.56%) Visualisation
13 21 (1.06%) PMI
14 20 (1.01%) N-Tier
15 19 (0.95%) Credit Risk
16 18 (0.90%) SWIFT
17 17 (0.85%) Mathematics
18 15 (0.75%) Data Integration
19 14 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 706 (35.48%) Windows
2 307 (15.43%) Windows Server
3 192 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 170 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 137 (6.88%) Windows 7
6 119 (5.98%) Linux
7 84 (4.22%) Unix
8 72 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (2.76%) Windows 10
10 45 (2.26%) Windows XP
11 38 (1.91%) Mac OS X
12 37 (1.86%) Android
13 35 (1.76%) Windows 8
14 30 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.70%) AIX
16 13 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.45%) Solaris
18 8 (0.40%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
19 6 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (15.73%) ITIL
3 269 (13.52%) MVC
4 255 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
5 216 (10.85%) Project Management
6 168 (8.44%) Scrum
7 153 (7.69%) Web Development
8 146 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 127 (6.38%) Mentoring
10 124 (6.23%) CRM
11 122 (6.13%) TDD
12 118 (5.93%) SDLC
13 103 (5.18%) Change Management
14 102 (5.13%) Software Engineering
15 96 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
15 96 (4.82%) OO
16 82 (4.12%) ETL
17 76 (3.82%) Service Delivery
18 72 (3.62%) BDD
18 72 (3.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 595 (29.90%) SQL
2 499 (25.08%) C#
3 302 (15.18%) JavaScript
4 186 (9.35%) T-SQL
5 119 (5.98%) PowerShell
6 98 (4.92%) Java
7 68 (3.42%) VB
8 63 (3.17%) VB.NET
9 60 (3.02%) PHP
10 54 (2.71%) VBA
11 45 (2.26%) C
12 35 (1.76%) Python
12 35 (1.76%) Ruby
13 34 (1.71%) C++
13 34 (1.71%) VBScript
14 31 (1.56%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.31%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.01%) Perl
17 16 (0.80%) ABAP
17 16 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 238 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 216 (10.85%) Degree
3 95 (4.77%) MCSE
4 83 (4.17%) MCSA
5 61 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (2.76%) CCNA
7 50 (2.51%) MCP
8 46 (2.31%) Security Cleared
9 37 (1.86%) SC Cleared
10 36 (1.81%) MCITP
11 32 (1.61%) ISEB
12 30 (1.51%) PMI Certification
13 25 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 23 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
14 23 (1.16%) ISTQB
15 20 (1.01%) MCTS
16 18 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.80%) MCT
18 14 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 12 (0.60%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.17%) QA
2 80 (4.02%) SLA
3 30 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.45%) COBIT
7 8 (0.40%) WAI
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.15%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.15%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.050%) FATCA
10 1 (0.050%) GAMP
10 1 (0.050%) HL7
10 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 391 (19.65%) Active Directory
2 184 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (5.28%) Hyper-V
4 58 (2.91%) XenApp
5 46 (2.31%) vSphere
6 44 (2.21%) XenServer
7 38 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 29 (1.46%) Xen
10 24 (1.21%) Terminal Services
11 23 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (0.90%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.40%) Docker
15 6 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.25%) vCloud
17 4 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 4 (0.20%) NFS
17 4 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 97 (4.87%) SCCM
2 36 (1.81%) Puppet
3 31 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.51%) SCOM
5 26 (1.31%) Cobbler
5 26 (1.31%) Tivoli
6 25 (1.26%) Nagios
7 21 (1.06%) SCOrch
8 17 (0.85%) AirWatch
9 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (0.70%) EdgeSight
12 12 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (0.55%) LiteSpeed
14 10 (0.50%) Backup Exec
14 10 (0.50%) WSUS
15 9 (0.45%) HP SIM
16 8 (0.40%) SCVMM
16 8 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 7 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 286 (14.37%) VMware
2 211 (10.60%) Oracle
3 193 (9.70%) Citrix
4 161 (8.09%) Cisco
5 77 (3.87%) HP
6 70 (3.52%) SAP
7 62 (3.12%) IBM
8 36 (1.81%) NetApp
9 35 (1.76%) Symantec
10 32 (1.61%) Remedy
11 30 (1.51%) EMC
12 28 (1.41%) Dell
13 27 (1.36%) Cognos
14 26 (1.31%) EnterpriseDB
15 25 (1.26%) Sophos
16 24 (1.21%) Tableau
17 23 (1.16%) Apple
18 21 (1.06%) AppSense
18 21 (1.06%) Veeam
19 20 (1.01%) iManage
Northwich, Cheshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Overtime, Benefits, Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + pension, bonus, 28 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £57500.00 per annum + package & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30-£35k DOE + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £27,886 - £29,736 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £19000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago