The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 105 52 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 22.98% 15.12% 22.88%
As % of the Vendors category 43.21% 33.77% 44.27%
Number of salaries quoted 97 44 95
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,550 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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 Warrington region.

Vendors Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
243 154 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 53.17% 44.77% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 205 122 218
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,250 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Warrington

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Warrington

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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.

1 135 (59.21%) MS Excel
2 107 (46.93%) Windows
3 101 (44.30%) SQL
4 88 (38.60%) .NET
5 84 (36.84%) MS Office
6 78 (34.21%) SQL Server
7 77 (33.77%) C#
8 57 (25.00%) T-SQL
9 56 (24.56%) TCP/IP
10 46 (20.18%) Visual Studio
11 45 (19.74%) MS Exchange
12 44 (19.30%) Web Services
12 44 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 44 (19.30%) Windows 7
13 42 (18.42%) Active Directory
14 40 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 39 (17.11%) Finance
16 34 (14.91%) XML
16 34 (14.91%) MS PowerPoint
17 33 (14.47%) ASP.NET
17 33 (14.47%) VMware
17 33 (14.47%) Degree
18 32 (14.04%) HTML
18 32 (14.04%) Project Management
18 32 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
19 31 (13.60%) Hyper-V
20 30 (13.16%) JavaScript
20 30 (13.16%) jQuery
21 29 (12.72%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 45 (19.74%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.09%) Lync
3 18 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (4.39%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.51%) MS Project Server
7 5 (2.19%) IIS
7 5 (2.19%) SAS
7 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.32%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.44%) Apache
Applications
1 135 (59.21%) MS Excel
2 84 (36.84%) MS Office
3 34 (14.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (5.70%) MS Project
5 5 (2.19%) SPSS
5 5 (2.19%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.56%) TCP/IP
2 28 (12.28%) VPN
3 25 (10.96%) DNS
4 21 (9.21%) DHCP
5 15 (6.58%) Network Security
6 12 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (4.82%) LAN
7 11 (4.82%) WAN
8 7 (3.07%) SAN
9 6 (2.63%) HTTP
9 6 (2.63%) Firewall
9 6 (2.63%) HTTPS
9 6 (2.63%) SSL
10 3 (1.32%) Internet
10 3 (1.32%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.88%) VoIP
11 2 (0.88%) Intranet
12 1 (0.44%) SMTP
12 1 (0.44%) PBX
12 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (7.02%) MySQL
4 12 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.32%) MS Access
9 2 (0.88%) QlikView
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (20.18%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.07%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (17.11%) Finance
2 23 (10.09%) Retail
3 12 (5.26%) Marketing
4 11 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.88%) Back Office
5 2 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 78 (34.21%) Developer
2 34 (14.91%) Analyst
3 33 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (11.84%) .NET Developer
5 25 (10.96%) Support Engineer
6 22 (9.65%) C# Developer
7 20 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (7.89%) IT Support
9 16 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (7.02%) Web Developer
10 13 (5.70%) Database Analyst
11 12 (5.26%) SQL Developer
11 12 (5.26%) Software Developer
11 12 (5.26%) Security Specialist
12 11 (4.82%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
13 10 (4.39%) Architect
13 10 (4.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 9 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
15 8 (3.51%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (38.60%) .NET
2 44 (19.30%) Web Services
3 34 (14.91%) XML
4 33 (14.47%) ASP.NET
5 32 (14.04%) HTML
6 30 (13.16%) jQuery
7 29 (12.72%) CSS
8 27 (11.84%) SOAP
9 24 (10.53%) .NET Framework
10 23 (10.09%) LINQ
11 19 (8.33%) XHTML
12 17 (7.46%) Ajax
13 14 (6.14%) JSON
14 8 (3.51%) WinForms
15 7 (3.07%) GWT
16 4 (1.75%) COM
17 2 (0.88%) MDX
17 2 (0.88%) WCF
17 2 (0.88%) WPF
17 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.39%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.39%) Mathematics
3 10 (4.39%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.51%) Statistics
5 3 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.32%) iPhone
6 2 (0.88%) Social Media
7 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) User Experience
7 1 (0.44%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 107 (46.93%) Windows
2 44 (19.30%) Windows 7
3 40 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (10.53%) Linux
7 22 (9.65%) Windows XP
8 18 (7.89%) UNIX
9 13 (5.70%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.82%) Apple iOS
11 10 (4.39%) Android
12 7 (3.07%) Windows Phone 8
12 7 (3.07%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.32%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.44%) AIX
14 1 (0.44%) Solaris
14 1 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.04%) Project Management
2 31 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (12.28%) Migration
4 27 (11.84%) MVC
5 24 (10.53%) ETL
5 24 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 20 (8.77%) ITIL
6 20 (8.77%) CRM
7 19 (8.33%) Data Migration
8 18 (7.89%) OO
9 15 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (6.14%) Service Management
10 14 (6.14%) Change Management
10 14 (6.14%) User Stories
11 13 (5.70%) OOP
11 13 (5.70%) Systems Analysis
12 12 (5.26%) SIEM
12 12 (5.26%) Data Analysis
12 12 (5.26%) Cyber Security
12 12 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (44.30%) SQL
2 77 (33.77%) C#
3 57 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 30 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 28 (12.28%) VB
6 27 (11.84%) VB.NET
7 10 (4.39%) VB6
8 7 (3.07%) Java
9 4 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.88%) C
10 2 (0.88%) C++
10 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.44%) VBScript
11 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (14.47%) Degree
3 29 (12.72%) MCSA
4 28 (12.28%) MCP
5 25 (10.96%) MCTS
6 22 (9.65%) MCSE
7 18 (7.89%) Security Cleared
8 16 (7.02%) MCITP
9 15 (6.58%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.63%) SSCP
10 6 (2.63%) CEH
10 6 (2.63%) CISSP
11 4 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.60%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.26%) Snort
5 5 (2.19%) XenApp
5 5 (2.19%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.75%) vSphere
7 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.44%) Xen
8 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (5.26%) Nessus
1 12 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
1 12 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (1.75%) SCCM
3 2 (0.88%) SCOM
3 2 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.88%) OpenView
4 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (14.47%) VMware
2 21 (9.21%) Oracle
3 17 (7.46%) Citrix
4 16 (7.02%) Cisco
5 15 (6.58%) Symantec
6 14 (6.14%) McAfee
7 13 (5.70%) Becrypt
8 12 (5.26%) LogRhythm
8 12 (5.26%) Splunk
8 12 (5.26%) Lumension
8 12 (5.26%) Blue Coat
8 12 (5.26%) IronPort
8 12 (5.26%) Qualys
8 12 (5.26%) Websense
8 12 (5.26%) Juniper
8 12 (5.26%) CheckPoint
9 9 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (3.95%) HP
9 9 (3.95%) Fujitsu
10 7 (3.07%) Telerik
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