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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 222 234 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.46% 17.81% 19.73%
As % of the Vendors category 44.76% 41.94% 42.43%
Number of salaries quoted 181 202 282
Median salary £39,000 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.85% +1.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 496 558 806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.71% 42.47% 46.51%
Number of salaries quoted 385 433 631
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington +6 67 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Knutsford +14 26 £25,000 -20.63% 5
Crewe 0 20 £45,000 +80.00% 5
Chester +9 19 £39,750 +8.90% 9
Ellesmere Port 0 18 £41,250 +48.64% 2
Wilmslow -10 17 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Macclesfield -3 16 £27,500 - 3
Runcorn +8 8 £25,750 -31.33% 3
Nantwich -3 2 £47,500 +97.91% 1
Northwich -7 1 £32,500 -31.21%
Widnes - 1 £25,500 - 1
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 193 (41.15%) .NET
2 191 (40.72%) SQL Server
3 166 (35.39%) C#
4 157 (33.48%) Windows
5 153 (32.62%) MS Excel
6 139 (29.64%) SQL
7 119 (25.37%) Finance
8 113 (24.09%) ASP.NET
9 107 (22.81%) MVC
10 99 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
11 87 (18.55%) Active Directory
12 86 (18.34%) ITIL
13 80 (17.06%) Windows Server
14 79 (16.84%) jQuery
15 73 (15.57%) HTML
16 69 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 68 (14.50%) TDD
18 66 (14.07%) VMware
19 59 (12.58%) Dependency Injection
20 58 (12.37%) JavaScript
21 56 (11.94%) CSS
22 54 (11.51%) AngularJS
23 52 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
23 52 (11.09%) MS Office
23 52 (11.09%) MS Exchange
24 47 (10.02%) Web Development
25 45 (9.59%) WPF
25 45 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
25 45 (9.59%) XML
26 44 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server

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 52 (11.09%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.48%) IIS
5 20 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (3.41%) NServiceBus
7 15 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.92%) Apache
9 9 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.92%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.43%) CMS
11 2 (0.43%) SAS
11 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.43%) WordPress
12 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 153 (32.62%) MS Excel
2 52 (11.09%) MS Office
3 9 (1.92%) MS Project
4 3 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.64%) SPSS
5 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.21%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.21%) InDesign
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.64%) Line 50
3 3 (0.64%) Sage X3
3 3 (0.64%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.43%) FastStats
4 2 (0.43%) Magento
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.96%) Office 365
3 38 (8.10%) SaaS
4 18 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.64%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.43%) IaaS
6 2 (0.43%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.21%) G Suite
7 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.84%) DNS
1 18 (3.84%) SAN
2 13 (2.77%) Firewall
3 12 (2.56%) LAN
3 12 (2.56%) VPN
3 12 (2.56%) WAN
4 10 (2.13%) VoIP
5 9 (1.92%) DHCP
5 9 (1.92%) Intranet
5 9 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (1.71%) HTTP
7 7 (1.49%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.28%) Internet
9 5 (1.07%) FTP
9 5 (1.07%) VLAN
10 4 (0.85%) Skype
10 4 (0.85%) Wireless
11 3 (0.64%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (40.72%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (7.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 32 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (5.12%) MongoDB
6 23 (4.90%) MySQL
7 22 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (2.77%) Relational Database
12 11 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (2.35%) Power BI
13 10 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
15 3 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
16 2 (0.43%) QlikView
16 2 (0.43%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 44 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (8.10%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.41%) FxCop
3 16 (3.41%) Selenium
3 16 (3.41%) SpecFlow
3 16 (3.41%) StyleCop
4 15 (3.20%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.49%) JIRA
5 7 (1.49%) Moq
5 7 (1.49%) NUnit
6 6 (1.28%) MSTest
6 6 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (0.64%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.21%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.21%) Maven
8 1 (0.21%) MSI
8 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 119 (25.37%) Finance
2 19 (4.05%) Banking
3 18 (3.84%) Advertising
4 13 (2.77%) Marketing
5 7 (1.49%) Retail
6 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.85%) Back Office
7 4 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.64%) Billing
8 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 169 (36.03%) Developer
2 98 (20.90%) .NET Developer
3 78 (16.63%) C# Developer
4 64 (13.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 59 (12.58%) Analyst
6 51 (10.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 47 (10.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 40 (8.53%) Software Developer
9 33 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 32 (6.82%) .NET Software Developer
11 31 (6.61%) C# Software Developer
12 29 (6.18%) Support Engineer
13 24 (5.12%) Support Analyst
14 23 (4.90%) Architect
15 21 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
15 21 (4.48%) Web Developer
16 20 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
16 20 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
17 19 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
17 19 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (41.15%) .NET
2 113 (24.09%) ASP.NET
3 79 (16.84%) jQuery
4 73 (15.57%) HTML
5 69 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 56 (11.94%) CSS
7 54 (11.51%) AngularJS
8 45 (9.59%) WPF
8 45 (9.59%) XML
9 42 (8.96%) WCF
10 39 (8.32%) .NET Framework
11 36 (7.68%) HTML5
11 36 (7.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 33 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 31 (6.61%) Entity Framework
14 27 (5.76%) JSON
15 22 (4.69%) Castle Windsor
16 20 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 20 (4.26%) Node.js
17 19 (4.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.05%) User Experience
4 18 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.62%) PMI
6 16 (3.41%) iPad
7 13 (2.77%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.13%) Replication
10 9 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.28%) Tandem
12 5 (1.07%) Clustering
12 5 (1.07%) Online Banking
13 4 (0.85%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.64%) Driving Licence
15 2 (0.43%) EMC VNX
15 2 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
15 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
15 2 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 157 (33.48%) Windows
2 80 (17.06%) Windows Server
3 40 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (8.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (7.68%) Windows 7
6 23 (4.90%) Windows 8
7 20 (4.26%) Linux
8 12 (2.56%) Android
9 11 (2.35%) Windows 10
10 10 (2.13%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.92%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.28%) CentOS
13 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.21%) Unix
16 1 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (22.81%) MVC
2 99 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (18.34%) ITIL
4 68 (14.50%) TDD
5 59 (12.58%) Dependency Injection
6 47 (10.02%) Web Development
7 43 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (8.32%) Scrum
9 37 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (6.18%) CRM
11 28 (5.97%) SDLC
12 25 (5.33%) ETL
13 24 (5.12%) Service Delivery
14 23 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (4.90%) Integration Testing
14 23 (4.90%) Process Improvement
14 23 (4.90%) Project Management
14 23 (4.90%) SOLID
15 21 (4.48%) Kanban
16 20 (4.26%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 166 (35.39%) C#
2 139 (29.64%) SQL
3 58 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 42 (8.96%) T-SQL
5 29 (6.18%) PowerShell
6 27 (5.76%) VB.NET
7 20 (4.26%) VB
8 16 (3.41%) Ruby
9 15 (3.20%) F#
10 14 (2.99%) VBScript
11 10 (2.13%) C
11 10 (2.13%) PHP
12 9 (1.92%) Python
12 9 (1.92%) VB6
13 7 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.07%) R
15 3 (0.64%) Java
15 3 (0.64%) VBA
16 2 (0.43%) Perl
17 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (5.33%) MCSE
3 23 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (4.69%) MCSA
5 19 (4.05%) Security Cleared
6 18 (3.84%) SC Cleared
7 17 (3.62%) PMI Certification
8 16 (3.41%) MCITP
8 16 (3.41%) MCP
9 15 (3.20%) Degree
10 13 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.64%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.64%) MCTS
12 2 (0.43%) CCA
12 2 (0.43%) CCNA
12 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.43%) NCDA
13 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.90%) SLA
2 16 (3.41%) QA
3 8 (1.71%) HL7
4 7 (1.49%) COBIT
5 6 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.21%) EMIR
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) MiFID
7 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (18.55%) Active Directory
2 45 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.18%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.99%) vSphere
5 13 (2.77%) XenApp
6 9 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.43%) Firmware
11 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.21%) Docker
12 1 (0.21%) KVM
12 1 (0.21%) NDS
12 1 (0.21%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 16 (3.41%) SCCM
2 15 (3.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 15 (3.20%) Kibana
2 15 (3.20%) WSUS
3 11 (2.35%) SCOM
4 7 (1.49%) vRealize
5 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.64%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.21%) Ansible
9 1 (0.21%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.21%) MobiControl
9 1 (0.21%) Puppet
9 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 66 (14.07%) VMware
2 29 (6.18%) Cisco
3 28 (5.97%) Citrix
4 22 (4.69%) Oracle
5 15 (3.20%) HP
6 13 (2.77%) Hyperion
7 12 (2.56%) Cognos
7 12 (2.56%) IBM
7 12 (2.56%) Tableau
8 9 (1.92%) Apple
9 8 (1.71%) NetApp
9 8 (1.71%) Symantec
10 7 (1.49%) Cognizant
10 7 (1.49%) EMC
11 6 (1.28%) Sage
11 6 (1.28%) Spiceworks
11 6 (1.28%) Veeam
12 5 (1.07%) Adobe
12 5 (1.07%) Dell
12 5 (1.07%) Palo Alto
Nantwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £43000 - £48000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000, Pension Scheme,
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Morson International
Salary: £0.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits & flexible working hours
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Life assurance, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Kids Pass Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago