Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 563 560 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.88% 21.61% 17.06%
As % of the Vendors category 38.38% 46.90% 41.30%
Number of salaries quoted 476 466 352
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,875 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,625 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -1.32% +1.33%

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 1,467 1,194 920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 46.59% 46.08% 41.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,111 904 733
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £22,100
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,675 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 -2 167 £45,000 +15.38% 29
Wilmslow +9 77 £45,000 +3.54% 4
Knutsford -9 65 £42,500 +21.43% 6
Crewe +4 53 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Chester -4 50 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Nantwich -3 24 £31,500 - 1
Runcorn -2 18 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Macclesfield -6 16 £31,250 +15.74% 5
Northwich +4 10 £28,750 +6.48% 2
Daresbury -1 6 £22,000 +22.22%
Ellesmere Port +1 3 £64,500 +56.36% 7
Sandbach +6 2 - -
Frodsham - 2 £25,500 -
Congleton - 1 £52,500 - 1
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 242 (42.98%) SQL Server
2 181 (32.15%) SQL
3 160 (28.42%) .NET
4 151 (26.82%) C#
5 132 (23.45%) Finance
6 127 (22.56%) Windows
7 105 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (18.29%) ASP.NET
9 99 (17.58%) JavaScript
10 96 (17.05%) Active Directory
10 96 (17.05%) MVC
11 86 (15.28%) Office 365
12 84 (14.92%) Microsoft Azure
12 84 (14.92%) HTML
13 78 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 76 (13.50%) AngularJS
15 72 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
16 70 (12.43%) CSS
16 70 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 65 (11.55%) Business Intelligence
17 65 (11.55%) Visual Studio
18 63 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
19 60 (10.66%) Advertising
20 58 (10.30%) ITIL
20 58 (10.30%) Windows Server
21 56 (9.95%) VMware
22 55 (9.77%) Linux
23 53 (9.41%) Citrix
24 52 (9.24%) TDD
25 49 (8.70%) Analytical Skills

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 33 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.09%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.84%) IIS
4 15 (2.66%) NServiceBus
5 14 (2.49%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.42%) CMS
8 8 (1.42%) SAS
8 8 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.42%) WordPress
9 7 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.24%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.53%) Apache
11 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.36%) Confluence
12 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 63 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (4.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.66%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (2.49%) MS Visio
6 12 (2.13%) Photoshop
7 6 (1.07%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.18%) InDesign
8 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 23 (4.09%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.89%) FastStats
6 4 (0.71%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.53%) BPCS
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.36%) Pegasus Opera
8 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.18%) Lawson
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 86 (15.28%) Office 365
2 84 (14.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (5.15%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.07%) NuGet
6 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.71%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.71%) SaaS
7 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.53%) IaaS
7 3 (0.53%) PaaS
8 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.36%) CheetahMail
8 2 (0.36%) G Suite
8 2 (0.36%) GitHub
8 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.36%) Pure360
9 1 (0.18%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.75%) VPN
2 35 (6.22%) WAN
3 30 (5.33%) Firewall
3 30 (5.33%) LAN
4 27 (4.80%) DNS
5 23 (4.09%) Network Security
5 23 (4.09%) TCP/IP
6 22 (3.91%) SAN
7 16 (2.84%) Skype
8 12 (2.13%) DHCP
9 9 (1.60%) MPLS
9 9 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (1.60%) VoIP
10 7 (1.24%) BGP
10 7 (1.24%) EIGRP
11 6 (1.07%) Wireless
12 5 (0.89%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.89%) VLAN
13 3 (0.53%) ADSL
13 3 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (42.98%) SQL Server
2 48 (8.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (4.97%) Relational Database
6 23 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (3.55%) Power BI
8 15 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (2.31%) MySQL
9 13 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (2.13%) QlikView
11 11 (1.95%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.78%) MongoDB
12 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (1.60%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.42%) Hadoop
15 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
16 6 (1.07%) SSDT
17 5 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (0.89%) HBase
Development Applications
1 65 (11.55%) Visual Studio
2 31 (5.51%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (2.66%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.49%) JIRA
6 12 (2.13%) Selenium
7 11 (1.95%) Maven
8 10 (1.78%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.60%) NUnit
10 7 (1.24%) FxCop
10 7 (1.24%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.24%) StyleCop
11 6 (1.07%) Moq
11 6 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.89%) Ant
12 5 (0.89%) CA Release Automation
12 5 (0.89%) Gradle
12 5 (0.89%) IntelliJ
General
1 132 (23.45%) Finance
2 60 (10.66%) Advertising
3 32 (5.68%) Banking
4 26 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.91%) Retail
6 18 (3.20%) Legal
7 16 (2.84%) Marketing
8 15 (2.66%) Law
9 13 (2.31%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.78%) Games
11 8 (1.42%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.71%) Publishing
14 2 (0.36%) Automotive
14 2 (0.36%) Local Government
15 1 (0.18%) Back Office
15 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 174 (30.91%) Developer
2 89 (15.81%) Analyst
3 84 (14.92%) .NET Developer
4 57 (10.12%) C# Developer
5 41 (7.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (5.51%) Senior Developer
7 29 (5.15%) Support Engineer
8 25 (4.44%) Administrator
8 25 (4.44%) Architect
9 24 (4.26%) Project Manager
9 24 (4.26%) Software Developer
9 24 (4.26%) Support Analyst
10 22 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 20 (3.55%) Applications Support
11 20 (3.55%) IT Manager
12 19 (3.37%) C# Software Developer
13 18 (3.20%) Junior
13 18 (3.20%) Technical Analyst
14 17 (3.02%) Senior .NET Developer
15 16 (2.84%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (28.42%) .NET
2 103 (18.29%) ASP.NET
3 84 (14.92%) HTML
4 78 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 76 (13.50%) AngularJS
6 70 (12.43%) CSS
7 44 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 44 (7.82%) jQuery
8 33 (5.86%) .NET Framework
9 31 (5.51%) Web Services
10 30 (5.33%) WCF
11 27 (4.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (4.26%) .NET Core
13 23 (4.09%) WinForms
13 23 (4.09%) XML
14 20 (3.55%) HTML5
15 17 (3.02%) LINQ
16 15 (2.66%) Entity Framework
16 15 (2.66%) KnockoutJS
16 15 (2.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (6.39%) Data Centre
4 29 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.91%) Client/Server
6 16 (2.84%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.78%) Fintech
9 10 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.78%) User Experience
10 8 (1.42%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.24%) Clustering
11 7 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.24%) NHS
12 5 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.89%) PMI
13 4 (0.71%) Replication
14 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 127 (22.56%) Windows
2 58 (10.30%) Windows Server
3 55 (9.77%) Linux
4 36 (6.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (3.55%) Unix
7 12 (2.13%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.95%) Android
8 11 (1.95%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.78%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.60%) AIX
10 9 (1.60%) HPUX
10 9 (1.60%) Solaris
11 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.07%) CentOS
12 6 (1.07%) SUSE
13 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (17.05%) MVC
3 72 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (11.55%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (10.30%) ITIL
6 52 (9.24%) TDD
7 47 (8.35%) Project Management
8 43 (7.64%) ETL
9 42 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (7.10%) Time Management
11 37 (6.57%) Risk Management
11 37 (6.57%) Scrum
12 32 (5.68%) DevOps
13 30 (5.33%) OO
13 30 (5.33%) Presales
13 30 (5.33%) Software Engineering
14 29 (5.15%) Customer Requirements
14 29 (5.15%) Service Delivery
15 28 (4.97%) Unit Testing
16 25 (4.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (32.15%) SQL
2 151 (26.82%) C#
3 99 (17.58%) JavaScript
4 35 (6.22%) T-SQL
5 27 (4.80%) Java
6 18 (3.20%) Python
7 17 (3.02%) VB.NET
8 15 (2.66%) VB
9 13 (2.31%) VB6
10 11 (1.95%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.78%) X++
12 9 (1.60%) PHP
13 7 (1.24%) C
14 6 (1.07%) F#
14 6 (1.07%) Ruby
15 5 (0.89%) Java 8
15 5 (0.89%) VBA
16 3 (0.53%) C++
16 3 (0.53%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (7.28%) Degree
3 33 (5.86%) MCSE
4 29 (5.15%) Security Cleared
5 19 (3.37%) MCP
6 13 (2.31%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.42%) MCSA
11 7 (1.24%) CCNA
11 7 (1.24%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.24%) PMP
12 4 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.53%) CCNP
13 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.36%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.36%) OCP
14 2 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.09%) SLA
2 19 (3.37%) GDPR
3 18 (3.20%) PMO
4 11 (1.95%) QA
5 6 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 96 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.93%) Hyper-V
3 32 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.95%) Docker
5 7 (1.24%) XenApp
6 6 (1.07%) Terminal Services
6 6 (1.07%) VirtualBox
6 6 (1.07%) Xen
7 5 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.53%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.36%) Firmware
9 2 (0.36%) vSphere
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.13%) Ansible
2 12 (2.13%) Puppet
2 12 (2.13%) SCCM
3 10 (1.78%) WSUS
4 7 (1.24%) Kibana
4 7 (1.24%) Terraform
5 6 (1.07%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 6 (1.07%) SQL Sentry
6 5 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.36%) SCOM
8 2 (0.36%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (9.95%) VMware
2 53 (9.41%) Citrix
3 40 (7.10%) Oracle
4 28 (4.97%) Cisco
5 16 (2.84%) HP
6 14 (2.49%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.42%) Symantec
7 8 (1.42%) Veeam
7 8 (1.42%) Zend
8 7 (1.24%) Dell
8 7 (1.24%) Google
8 7 (1.24%) RedGate
8 7 (1.24%) Tableau
8 7 (1.24%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.07%) Lumension
9 6 (1.07%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.07%) Splunk
10 5 (0.89%) Adobe
10 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.89%) Salesforce.com