Period
to 20 August 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 20 August 2019 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.

Microsoft
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 570 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.82% 19.68% 21.86%
As % of the Vendors category 43.20% 42.95% 47.66%
Number of salaries quoted 306 474 492
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,250 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.33% +9.03% +7.64%
10th Percentile £21,375 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.53% +13.33% -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 845 1,327 1,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.58% 45.81% 45.86%
Number of salaries quoted 652 1,006 939
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £67,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cheshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Cheshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Cheshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 100 £45,000 +12.50% 36
Chester +7 72 £40,000 -8.57% 24
Macclesfield +18 39 £28,000 -13.85% 6
Wilmslow -4 31 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Knutsford -2 29 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Crewe -18 15 £45,000 +20.00% 13
Nantwich 0 13 £45,000 +42.86% 4
Runcorn +2 12 £28,500 -24.00% 6
Northwich -9 7 £34,375 +37.50% 1
Middlewich - 5 £21,000 -
Winsford - 5 £45,000 -
Sandbach -4 2 £50,000 - 1
Widnes - 1 £22,500 - 3
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 125 (34.25%) Windows
2 106 (29.04%) Active Directory
3 101 (27.67%) Office 365
4 95 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
5 93 (25.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 92 (25.21%) SQL Server
7 90 (24.66%) SQL
8 85 (23.29%) VMware
9 79 (21.64%) .NET
10 78 (21.37%) C#
10 78 (21.37%) Windows Server
11 63 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
12 62 (16.99%) DNS
13 60 (16.44%) ITIL
14 56 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
15 55 (15.07%) Cisco
16 48 (13.15%) DHCP
16 48 (13.15%) JavaScript
16 48 (13.15%) Degree
17 47 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
18 45 (12.33%) HTML
19 43 (11.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 43 (11.78%) DevOps
20 42 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (11.51%) Firewall
21 41 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
22 38 (10.41%) MVC
23 36 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 35 (9.59%) Self-Motivation
24 35 (9.59%) Windows 10

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 29 (7.95%) MS Exchange
1 29 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.01%) Confluence
3 9 (2.47%) IIS
4 7 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.37%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.82%) CMS
6 3 (0.82%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.27%) Apache
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 95 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (7.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics GP
2 4 (1.10%) Infor SunSystems
3 3 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 101 (27.67%) Office 365
2 93 (25.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.19%) Power Platform
6 7 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.92%) Serverless
7 6 (1.64%) SaaS
8 4 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.82%) GitHub
9 3 (0.82%) IaaS
10 2 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.55%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 62 (16.99%) DNS
2 48 (13.15%) DHCP
3 42 (11.51%) Firewall
4 33 (9.04%) VoIP
5 23 (6.30%) WAN
6 22 (6.03%) LAN
6 22 (6.03%) VLAN
7 19 (5.21%) TCP/IP
8 18 (4.93%) SAN
9 16 (4.38%) NAS
10 13 (3.56%) VPN
11 10 (2.74%) Cisco IPT
11 10 (2.74%) IP Telephony
12 7 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.37%) DMVPN
14 4 (1.10%) Broadband
14 4 (1.10%) Internet
14 4 (1.10%) MPLS
14 4 (1.10%) Wireless
14 4 (1.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (25.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.19%) Power BI
5 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2017
8 5 (1.37%) MS Access
8 5 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.10%) DTS
9 4 (1.10%) MySQL
9 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2019
10 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.82%) Redis
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.82%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 26 (7.12%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.03%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.48%) JIRA
4 15 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (1.64%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.37%) gulp
7 5 (1.37%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.82%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.82%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.82%) Selenium
10 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq
11 1 (0.27%) GitLab
11 1 (0.27%) NUnit
11 1 (0.27%) webpack
11 1 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (7.12%) Finance
2 20 (5.48%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.56%) Banking
4 12 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.01%) Billing
6 10 (2.74%) Retail
7 7 (1.92%) Marketing
8 5 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.10%) Back Office
10 3 (0.82%) Automotive
10 3 (0.82%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.55%) Games
11 2 (0.55%) German Language
11 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.55%) Law
11 2 (0.55%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.55%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 85 (23.29%) Developer
2 64 (17.53%) Analyst
3 36 (9.86%) IT Engineer
3 36 (9.86%) IT Support
4 35 (9.59%) .NET Developer
5 31 (8.49%) Service Analyst
6 29 (7.95%) Support Engineer
7 27 (7.40%) IT Support Engineer
8 26 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (7.12%) Service Desk Analyst
9 23 (6.30%) C# Developer
10 19 (5.21%) Senior IT Engineer
11 17 (4.66%) Senior Developer
12 16 (4.38%) IT Technician
12 16 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.11%) IT Manager
13 15 (4.11%) Senior IT Support
13 15 (4.11%) Senior Support Engineer
14 14 (3.84%) Software Developer
14 14 (3.84%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (21.64%) .NET
2 45 (12.33%) HTML
3 33 (9.04%) CSS
4 32 (8.77%) Web Services
5 28 (7.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (6.85%) .NET Framework
6 25 (6.85%) ASP.NET
7 23 (6.30%) jQuery
8 22 (6.03%) AngularJS
9 21 (5.75%) .NET Core
9 21 (5.75%) LINQ
10 17 (4.66%) React
11 15 (4.11%) Entity Framework
12 14 (3.84%) RESTful
12 14 (3.84%) SOAP
13 13 (3.56%) WCF
14 11 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (3.01%) REST
15 10 (2.74%) JSON
16 8 (2.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (9.59%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.47%) User Experience
6 8 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.92%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.64%) Replication
9 5 (1.37%) Chip and PIN
9 5 (1.37%) Contactless
9 5 (1.37%) iPhone
9 5 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.37%) PKI
9 5 (1.37%) PMI
10 4 (1.10%) Blog
10 4 (1.10%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 125 (34.25%) Windows
2 78 (21.37%) Windows Server
3 35 (9.59%) Windows 10
4 28 (7.67%) Linux
5 25 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (6.03%) Windows 7
8 21 (5.75%) Unix
9 15 (4.11%) Android
10 14 (3.84%) Apple iOS
10 14 (3.84%) CentOS
11 13 (3.56%) Mac OS X
11 13 (3.56%) Ubuntu
11 13 (3.56%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.74%) HPUX
13 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.10%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (16.44%) ITIL
3 56 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (11.78%) DevOps
5 38 (10.41%) MVC
6 36 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 30 (8.22%) Service Delivery
8 29 (7.95%) Project Management
9 24 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (6.03%) Collaborative Working
10 22 (6.03%) Scrum
11 21 (5.75%) SDLC
12 19 (5.21%) Artificial Intelligence
12 19 (5.21%) Project Delivery
12 19 (5.21%) Software Engineering
13 18 (4.93%) Migration
13 18 (4.93%) Service Management
14 17 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (4.66%) Proactive Monitoring
15 16 (4.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 90 (24.66%) SQL
2 78 (21.37%) C#
3 48 (13.15%) JavaScript
4 34 (9.32%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.11%) Python
6 14 (3.84%) Bash Shell
6 14 (3.84%) T-SQL
7 13 (3.56%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.64%) PHP
9 5 (1.37%) Java
10 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.55%) Ruby
12 1 (0.27%) C++
12 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.27%) Scala
12 1 (0.27%) VC++
12 1 (0.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 48 (13.15%) Degree
2 47 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (6.30%) MCSA
4 14 (3.84%) MCSE
5 12 (3.29%) RHCA
6 10 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (2.19%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.92%) MCITP
9 6 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.37%) CCNP
10 5 (1.37%) HND
10 5 (1.37%) IIBA
10 5 (1.37%) ISEB
10 5 (1.37%) MCP
10 5 (1.37%) MCSD
10 5 (1.37%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.10%) CCNA
12 2 (0.55%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.85%) SLA
2 15 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.01%) GDPR
3 11 (3.01%) QA
3 11 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.74%) COBIT
5 7 (1.92%) PMO
6 4 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 106 (29.04%) Active Directory
2 43 (11.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (3.84%) Docker
5 13 (3.56%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.29%) pfSense
6 12 (3.29%) vSphere
7 5 (1.37%) Terminal Server
7 5 (1.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (5.48%) SCCM
2 17 (4.66%) Ansible
3 12 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (2.74%) WSUS
5 5 (1.37%) CASB
5 5 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.37%) Puppet
6 3 (0.82%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.55%) Salt
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Sentry
7 2 (0.55%) Terraform
8 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.27%) NetApp OnCommand
8 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 85 (23.29%) VMware
2 55 (15.07%) Cisco
3 33 (9.04%) HP
4 29 (7.95%) Citrix
5 19 (5.21%) Oracle
6 16 (4.38%) Dell
7 13 (3.56%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.29%) Aruba
8 12 (3.29%) CommVault
8 12 (3.29%) Meraki
8 12 (3.29%) WatchGuard
9 7 (1.92%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.64%) Apple
11 5 (1.37%) EMC
11 5 (1.37%) Lotus
11 5 (1.37%) NetApp
12 4 (1.10%) CODA
12 4 (1.10%) IBM
12 4 (1.10%) Juniper
12 4 (1.10%) Sun