Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 583 602 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.07% 21.06% 18.28%
As % of the Vendors category 45.87% 46.85% 45.21%
Number of salaries quoted 492 499 368
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.38% +9.56%
10th Percentile £23,804 £21,450 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.60% +4.65%

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 1,271 1,285 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 45.93% 44.95% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 974 982 702
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £59,875 £57,500
North West median annual salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -1 176 £40,000 +0.63% 32
Wilmslow +2 82 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Chester +6 71 £42,500 -2.30% 17
Knutsford +3 61 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Crewe +19 34 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Nantwich +4 23 £41,250 +98.80% 2
Northwich +9 18 £28,750 +11.65% 3
Runcorn -1 17 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Macclesfield +4 15 £30,000 +17.65% 8
Ellesmere Port +1 10 £37,500 -14.29% 4
Daresbury 0 9 £21,000 +16.67%
Lymm - 4 £25,000 -
Frodsham - 3 £26,000 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 263 (45.11%) SQL Server
2 190 (32.59%) SQL
3 178 (30.53%) .NET
4 173 (29.67%) C#
5 144 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (22.47%) Windows
7 111 (19.04%) Active Directory
8 105 (18.01%) Finance
9 104 (17.84%) JavaScript
10 99 (16.98%) ASP.NET
11 93 (15.95%) Office 365
11 93 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
12 85 (14.58%) MVC
13 82 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
14 81 (13.89%) HTML
15 75 (12.86%) ITIL
15 75 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 75 (12.86%) AngularJS
16 73 (12.52%) Windows Server
17 72 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
18 69 (11.84%) Visual Studio
19 68 (11.66%) CSS
20 66 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
21 60 (10.29%) Scrum
22 57 (9.78%) T-SQL
23 54 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
23 54 (9.26%) Project Management
23 54 (9.26%) VMware
23 54 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
24 51 (8.75%) TDD

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 45 (7.72%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.12%) IIS
2 24 (4.12%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.54%) WordPress
6 8 (1.37%) SAS
7 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.86%) NServiceBus
8 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.86%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.51%) Apache
10 3 (0.51%) CMS
10 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.34%) Confluence
11 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 72 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.74%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (1.72%) Photoshop
7 6 (1.03%) SPSS
8 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.17%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.17%) InDesign
9 1 (0.17%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 27 (4.63%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (2.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.86%) FastStats
6 4 (0.69%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.34%) BPCS
7 2 (0.34%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.34%) Primavera
8 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.17%) Lawson
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 93 (15.95%) Office 365
2 82 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (5.15%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.51%) IaaS
7 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.34%) G Suite
7 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.17%) AdWords
8 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.38%) VPN
2 35 (6.00%) DNS
3 34 (5.83%) TCP/IP
3 34 (5.83%) WAN
4 29 (4.97%) SAN
5 27 (4.63%) LAN
6 25 (4.29%) Firewall
6 25 (4.29%) Network Security
7 22 (3.77%) DHCP
7 22 (3.77%) Wireless
8 13 (2.23%) Remote Desktop
8 13 (2.23%) VoIP
9 12 (2.06%) Skype
10 8 (1.37%) FTP
10 8 (1.37%) HTTP
10 8 (1.37%) MPLS
10 8 (1.37%) SSH
11 7 (1.20%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.03%) BGP
12 6 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (45.11%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (4.97%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (3.43%) NoSQL
8 16 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (2.23%) Power BI
9 13 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (1.72%) QlikView
12 9 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (1.37%) MySQL
13 8 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.69%) MongoDB
16 4 (0.69%) OLAP Cube
16 4 (0.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 69 (11.84%) Visual Studio
2 35 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (4.12%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.57%) JIRA
5 9 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.37%) NUnit
7 6 (1.03%) Selenium
8 5 (0.86%) Moq
9 4 (0.69%) Maven
9 4 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.51%) Ant
10 3 (0.51%) CA Release Automation
10 3 (0.51%) FxCop
10 3 (0.51%) Gradle
10 3 (0.51%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.51%) JUnit
10 3 (0.51%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.51%) StyleCop
11 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.34%) MSTest
General
1 105 (18.01%) Finance
2 51 (8.75%) Advertising
3 27 (4.63%) Retail
4 26 (4.46%) Banking
5 23 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 20 (3.43%) Law
7 18 (3.09%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.74%) Legal
9 14 (2.40%) Games
10 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.37%) Marketing
11 6 (1.03%) Publishing
12 4 (0.69%) Local Government
12 4 (0.69%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.51%) Automotive
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 196 (33.62%) Developer
2 99 (16.98%) .NET Developer
3 76 (13.04%) Analyst
4 60 (10.29%) C# Developer
5 52 (8.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 44 (7.55%) Senior Developer
7 43 (7.38%) Software Developer
8 29 (4.97%) Support Engineer
9 28 (4.80%) Architect
9 28 (4.80%) C# Software Developer
9 28 (4.80%) Senior Software Developer
10 26 (4.46%) .NET Software Developer
11 25 (4.29%) Administrator
12 24 (4.12%) IT Manager
12 24 (4.12%) Senior .NET Developer
13 23 (3.95%) Support Analyst
14 21 (3.60%) DBA
15 20 (3.43%) SQL Developer
16 19 (3.26%) Project Manager
17 18 (3.09%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (30.53%) .NET
2 99 (16.98%) ASP.NET
3 81 (13.89%) HTML
4 75 (12.86%) AngularJS
5 68 (11.66%) CSS
6 66 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 54 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 50 (8.58%) .NET Framework
9 41 (7.03%) jQuery
10 30 (5.15%) .NET Core
10 30 (5.15%) Web Services
11 24 (4.12%) WCF
12 17 (2.92%) HTML5
12 17 (2.92%) SOAP
13 15 (2.57%) XML
14 14 (2.40%) WinForms
15 11 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (1.72%) RESTful
17 9 (1.54%) Zend Framework
18 8 (1.37%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.58%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 34 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.72%) PMI
7 9 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.37%) Clustering
8 8 (1.37%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.03%) NHS
11 5 (0.86%) User Experience
12 4 (0.69%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.69%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 131 (22.47%) Windows
2 73 (12.52%) Windows Server
3 41 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (6.86%) Linux
5 38 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.77%) Android
7 19 (3.26%) Apple iOS
8 13 (2.23%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.89%) Unix
10 10 (1.72%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.03%) CentOS
12 6 (1.03%) SUSE
13 5 (0.86%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.69%) AIX
14 4 (0.69%) HPUX
14 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.69%) Solaris
15 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
3 85 (14.58%) MVC
4 75 (12.86%) ITIL
5 60 (10.29%) Scrum
6 54 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
6 54 (9.26%) Project Management
7 51 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 51 (8.75%) TDD
8 47 (8.06%) OO
9 45 (7.72%) Decision-Making
9 45 (7.72%) Presales
10 40 (6.86%) ETL
11 37 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (6.17%) Service Delivery
13 33 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 33 (5.66%) Risk Management
14 31 (5.32%) Customer Requirements
14 31 (5.32%) Time Management
15 29 (4.97%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 190 (32.59%) SQL
2 173 (29.67%) C#
3 104 (17.84%) JavaScript
4 57 (9.78%) T-SQL
5 19 (3.26%) Python
5 19 (3.26%) VB
6 18 (3.09%) VB.NET
7 15 (2.57%) Java
8 11 (1.89%) C++
8 11 (1.89%) X++
9 10 (1.72%) PHP
9 10 (1.72%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.72%) VB6
10 8 (1.37%) VBA
11 7 (1.20%) C
12 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.51%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.51%) R
13 3 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (6.69%) MCSE
3 33 (5.66%) Degree
4 30 (5.15%) Security Cleared
5 20 (3.43%) MCP
6 13 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.06%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.72%) CCNA
10 6 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.69%) MCSA
11 4 (0.69%) PMP
12 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.34%) CCNP
12 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.34%) MCDST
12 2 (0.34%) OCP
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.80%) SLA
2 26 (4.46%) GDPR
3 15 (2.57%) PMO
4 13 (2.23%) QA
5 7 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 111 (19.04%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.49%) Hyper-V
3 29 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.72%) XenApp
4 10 (1.72%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.20%) Docker
5 7 (1.20%) vSphere
6 5 (0.86%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.51%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.37%) SCCM
2 8 (1.37%) Terraform
3 7 (1.20%) Ansible
3 7 (1.20%) Puppet
4 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.03%) SQL Sentry
5 3 (0.51%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.51%) Foglight
5 3 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.34%) WSUS
7 1 (0.17%) CASB
7 1 (0.17%) Grafana
7 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 54 (9.26%) VMware
2 47 (8.06%) Citrix
3 37 (6.35%) Cisco
4 31 (5.32%) Oracle
5 17 (2.92%) HP
6 13 (2.23%) Red Hat
7 12 (2.06%) Dell
8 10 (1.72%) Veeam
9 9 (1.54%) Zend
10 7 (1.20%) EMC
10 7 (1.20%) MobileIron
10 7 (1.20%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.03%) Dell Compellent
11 6 (1.03%) EqualLogic
11 6 (1.03%) McAfee
11 6 (1.03%) RedGate
11 6 (1.03%) Ruckus Wireless
11 6 (1.03%) SAP
11 6 (1.03%) Symantec
12 5 (0.86%) NEC