The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Northwich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northwich 9.09% 28.57% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 75.00% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 7
Average salary £60,000 £16,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+275.00% -46.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Microsoft
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northwich region.

Vendors Category
Northwich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 16 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northwich 27.27% 38.10% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 18
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £15,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northwich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northwich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Northwich

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Northwich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northwich region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Northwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northwich

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northwich 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) MySQL
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) MCSA
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
6 2 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (12.50%) Banking
7 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (12.50%) HTML5

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northwich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northwich 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.

Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Software Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Help Desk Support
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) AppFabric
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) Sage
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix