Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 239 360 572
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.59% 17.25% 17.62%
As % of the Vendors category 50.42% 40.96% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 212 310 533
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -6.98% +14.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £22,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,375 £57,625 £61,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.55% +17.33%

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 474 879 1,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.80% 42.12% 45.13%
Number of salaries quoted 383 667 1,095
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,500 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,800 £66,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,958 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.57% +1.08% +6.25%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cheshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Cheshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Cheshire over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 99 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Chester -7 36 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Wilmslow -9 22 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Northwich +10 9 £42,500 +84.78% 4
Crewe +11 8 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Knutsford +10 7 £31,250 -
Macclesfield -4 7 £26,500 -3.64% 1
Runcorn 0 6 £47,500 +66.67% 3
Sandbach +4 4 £60,000 +14.29%
Winsford 0 4 £45,000 -
Daresbury - 4 - -
Middlewich - 2 £20,500 -
Congleton - 2 £20,500 -
Frodsham - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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.

1 129 (53.97%) SQL Server
2 108 (45.19%) .NET
3 104 (43.51%) Azure
4 102 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (40.17%) SQL
6 91 (38.08%) C#
7 76 (31.80%) Windows
8 67 (28.03%) AngularJS
9 55 (23.01%) Active Directory
10 46 (19.25%) AWS
11 44 (18.41%) CSS
12 42 (17.57%) VMware
13 41 (17.15%) Finance
13 41 (17.15%) DevOps
14 40 (16.74%) .NET Core
14 40 (16.74%) .NET Framework
15 39 (16.32%) React
16 38 (15.90%) ASP.NET Web API
16 38 (15.90%) REST
16 38 (15.90%) MVC
16 38 (15.90%) JavaScript
17 35 (14.64%) Problem-Solving
18 33 (13.81%) ASP.NET
19 31 (12.97%) Change Management
19 31 (12.97%) Office 365
20 30 (12.55%) Git (software)
20 30 (12.55%) Windows Server
20 30 (12.55%) Linux
21 29 (12.13%) HTML
22 27 (11.30%) Web Services

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 12 (5.02%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.77%) IIS
4 7 (2.93%) Mule
5 5 (2.09%) CMS
6 4 (1.67%) Apache
6 4 (1.67%) Confluence
6 4 (1.67%) JBoss
6 4 (1.67%) nginx
6 4 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.84%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 104 (43.51%) Azure
2 46 (19.25%) AWS
3 31 (12.97%) Office 365
4 11 (4.60%) IaaS
5 8 (3.35%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.51%) Logic Apps
6 6 (2.51%) SaaS
7 4 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.67%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.67%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (1.67%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.67%) GitHub
7 4 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.46%) Firewall
2 21 (8.79%) WAN
3 19 (7.95%) DNS
3 19 (7.95%) LAN
4 18 (7.53%) DHCP
5 11 (4.60%) SAN
6 10 (4.18%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (4.18%) iSCSI
7 9 (3.77%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.35%) VPN
9 7 (2.93%) SSL
9 7 (2.93%) VLAN
10 4 (1.67%) Intranet
10 4 (1.67%) MPLS
10 4 (1.67%) Network Security
11 3 (1.26%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.26%) Skype
12 2 (0.84%) Internet
12 2 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (53.97%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.69%) Oracle Database
2 16 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (6.28%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (4.18%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.51%) Big Data
7 6 (2.51%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.09%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (2.09%) MySQL
8 5 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.09%) Power BI
8 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2019
8 5 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.67%) Redis
9 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (12.55%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.21%) JIRA
3 21 (8.79%) Oracle APEX
4 19 (7.95%) NUnit
5 18 (7.53%) Jenkins
5 18 (7.53%) Selenium
6 17 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (6.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 16 (6.69%) TeamCity
8 13 (5.44%) Visual Studio
9 10 (4.18%) Bitbucket
9 10 (4.18%) MSTest
10 8 (3.35%) Cypress.io
11 4 (1.67%) Maven
12 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 41 (17.15%) Finance
2 16 (6.69%) Financial Institution
3 7 (2.93%) Legal
4 6 (2.51%) Retail
5 3 (1.26%) Games
5 3 (1.26%) Law
5 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.42%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.42%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (31.80%) Developer
2 38 (15.90%) .NET Developer
3 31 (12.97%) C# Developer
4 20 (8.37%) C# .NET Developer
4 20 (8.37%) Software Developer
5 18 (7.53%) Architect
6 17 (7.11%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (5.86%) Analyst
7 14 (5.86%) C# Software Developer
7 14 (5.86%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.44%) Development Manager
9 12 (5.02%) Software Engineer
10 11 (4.60%) .NET Architect
10 11 (4.60%) .NET Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.60%) Angular Developer
10 11 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.60%) Oracle Development Manager
11 10 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.18%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (45.19%) .NET
2 67 (28.03%) AngularJS
3 44 (18.41%) CSS
4 40 (16.74%) .NET Core
4 40 (16.74%) .NET Framework
5 39 (16.32%) React
6 38 (15.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 38 (15.90%) REST
7 33 (13.81%) ASP.NET
8 29 (12.13%) HTML
9 27 (11.30%) Web Services
10 23 (9.62%) Entity Framework
11 19 (7.95%) NHibernate
12 18 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (7.53%) HTML5
13 16 (6.69%) Middleware
13 16 (6.69%) Swagger
14 13 (5.44%) JSON
14 13 (5.44%) Node.js
15 12 (5.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.79%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (8.37%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.18%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.93%) PKI
7 6 (2.51%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.51%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.51%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.51%) User Experience
8 4 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.26%) CMDB
9 3 (1.26%) Replication
10 2 (0.84%) Clustering
10 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.42%) FMCG
11 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (31.80%) Windows
2 30 (12.55%) Linux
2 30 (12.55%) Windows Server
3 18 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (3.77%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.35%) VMS
6 7 (2.93%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (1.67%) Android
7 4 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.67%) Unix
7 4 (1.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.26%) Solaris
9 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.42%) SUSE
10 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (17.15%) DevOps
3 38 (15.90%) MVC
4 35 (14.64%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (12.97%) Change Management
6 24 (10.04%) Scrum
7 20 (8.37%) IT Strategy
7 20 (8.37%) ITIL
7 20 (8.37%) Microservices
8 19 (7.95%) Performance Testing
8 19 (7.95%) Secure Coding
8 19 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (7.53%) ETL
9 18 (7.53%) Project Management
9 18 (7.53%) Software Engineering
10 16 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (6.69%) SDLC
11 15 (6.28%) Migration
11 15 (6.28%) Presales
11 15 (6.28%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 96 (40.17%) SQL
2 91 (38.08%) C#
3 38 (15.90%) JavaScript
4 21 (8.79%) PL/SQL
5 19 (7.95%) PowerShell
5 19 (7.95%) T-SQL
6 16 (6.69%) Python
7 11 (4.60%) Bash Shell
7 11 (4.60%) Java
8 7 (2.93%) Perl
9 4 (1.67%) C
9 4 (1.67%) PHP
10 2 (0.84%) VB
11 1 (0.42%) C++
11 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.11%) Degree
3 12 (5.02%) MCSE
4 8 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (3.35%) MCSA
4 8 (3.35%) MCSD
4 8 (3.35%) Server+ Certification
5 7 (2.93%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.67%) MCP
6 4 (1.67%) MCPD
6 4 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.84%) CCNA
8 2 (0.84%) CISSP
8 2 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.84%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.42%) APMP
9 1 (0.42%) CCDP
9 1 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.02%) GDPR
2 6 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.67%) QA
4 3 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.69%) Hyper-V
3 13 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.18%) Docker
4 10 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.93%) vSphere
6 4 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.67%) Xen
7 3 (1.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.26%) XenApp
7 3 (1.26%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.42%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (6.28%) SCCM
2 12 (5.02%) Ansible
2 12 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.18%) Kubernetes
3 10 (4.18%) Puppet
3 10 (4.18%) Terraform
4 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.09%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.67%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (0.84%) DameWare
6 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.84%) OpenView
6 2 (0.84%) OVSD
6 2 (0.84%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.42%) SCOM
7 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (17.57%) VMware
2 25 (10.46%) Citrix
2 25 (10.46%) Oracle
3 17 (7.11%) webMethods
4 16 (6.69%) Cisco
5 9 (3.77%) SAP
6 8 (3.35%) IBM
6 8 (3.35%) Sitecore
7 7 (2.93%) New Relic
8 6 (2.51%) Meraki
8 6 (2.51%) Xamarin
9 5 (2.09%) EMC
9 5 (2.09%) Google
9 5 (2.09%) HP
9 5 (2.09%) Veeam
10 4 (1.67%) BMC
10 4 (1.67%) Cognos
10 4 (1.67%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.67%) Fortinet
10 4 (1.67%) Siemens