Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 575 486 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.96% 21.59% 16.90%
As % of the Vendors category 40.35% 51.10% 41.98%
Number of salaries quoted 483 444 454
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,050 £21,250 £20,075
90th Percentile £68,750 £52,500 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%

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 1,425 951 1,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.50% 42.25% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,086 764 985
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -1 151 £45,000 +10.43% 33
Chester -1 81 £45,000 +32.35% 20
Wilmslow +5 63 £26,046 -23.12% 15
Knutsford -13 53 £47,500 +17.28% 4
Crewe -1 26 £42,500 +30.77% 12
Macclesfield -5 22 £37,500 +50.00% 7
Sandbach -2 11 £47,500 +120.93% 1
Runcorn -1 8 £36,000 -2.70% 5
Alderley Edge -7 8 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Daresbury +1 6 £32,500 -23.53%
Nantwich -4 6 £47,500 +55.74%
Ellesmere Port +5 5 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Northwich -9 2 £32,500 - 1
Congleton - 2 £41,250 - 2
Widnes 0 1 £20,500 - 2
Middlewich - 1 £22,000 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 211 (36.70%) Windows
2 208 (36.17%) SQL Server
3 184 (32.00%) SQL
4 157 (27.30%) .NET
5 144 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (24.17%) C#
7 107 (18.61%) Finance
8 102 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 97 (16.87%) MVC
10 92 (16.00%) ASP.NET
10 92 (16.00%) Active Directory
11 83 (14.43%) Business Intelligence
12 80 (13.91%) Advertising
13 79 (13.74%) JavaScript
14 78 (13.57%) Office 365
15 77 (13.39%) ITIL
16 76 (13.22%) Windows Server
17 68 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
18 67 (11.65%) Microsoft Office
19 65 (11.30%) HTML
19 65 (11.30%) RESTful
20 64 (11.13%) ASP.NET MVC
21 63 (10.96%) T-SQL
21 63 (10.96%) TDD
22 62 (10.78%) Web Services
23 61 (10.61%) DNS
24 60 (10.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 56 (9.74%) Java
25 56 (9.74%) CSS
26 55 (9.57%) VMware

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 51 (8.87%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 33 (5.74%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (4.00%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.61%) WebLogic
8 12 (2.09%) Apache
8 12 (2.09%) IIS
9 11 (1.91%) JBoss
10 10 (1.74%) Jetty
10 10 (1.74%) Mule
10 10 (1.74%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.04%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.87%) WordPress
14 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 67 (11.65%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (3.30%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (1.74%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.35%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.17%) Magento
7 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.17%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 102 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (13.57%) Office 365
3 30 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (2.61%) IaaS
5 14 (2.43%) SaaS
6 13 (2.26%) PaaS
7 12 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.87%) Serverless
10 4 (0.70%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (10.61%) DNS
2 51 (8.87%) WAN
3 50 (8.70%) DHCP
4 45 (7.83%) LAN
5 39 (6.78%) TCP/IP
6 27 (4.70%) Firewall
7 20 (3.48%) VPN
8 19 (3.30%) Internet
8 19 (3.30%) SAN
8 19 (3.30%) VoIP
9 13 (2.26%) Ethernet
10 11 (1.91%) Wireless
11 10 (1.74%) Network Security
12 9 (1.57%) Skype
13 8 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (1.39%) Intranet
14 7 (1.22%) IPsec
14 7 (1.22%) Profibus
14 7 (1.22%) SNMP
15 6 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 60 (10.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 40 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (6.78%) MongoDB
6 29 (5.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (3.30%) Power BI
9 18 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (2.78%) Oracle Database
11 15 (2.61%) QlikView
12 13 (2.26%) Relational Database
13 12 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (1.91%) NoSQL
14 11 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (1.74%) Redis
15 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (6.26%) Git (software)
1 36 (6.26%) TeamCity
2 29 (5.04%) Visual Studio
3 19 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.43%) JIRA
5 12 (2.09%) Subversion
5 12 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.91%) Maven
7 10 (1.74%) Hudson
7 10 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.87%) Selenium
10 4 (0.70%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.70%) Gradle
10 4 (0.70%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.70%) NuGet
11 3 (0.52%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.52%) Xcode
General
1 107 (18.61%) Finance
2 80 (13.91%) Advertising
3 28 (4.87%) Banking
4 22 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.61%) Retail
6 11 (1.91%) Marketing
7 9 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.57%) Law
8 7 (1.22%) Legal
8 7 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.04%) Games
10 4 (0.70%) Billing
10 4 (0.70%) Publishing
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (33.57%) Developer
2 87 (15.13%) Analyst
3 84 (14.61%) .NET Developer
4 47 (8.17%) Support Engineer
5 35 (6.09%) C# Developer
6 33 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (5.74%) Messaging Developer
7 31 (5.39%) Senior Developer
8 27 (4.70%) Software Developer
9 25 (4.35%) DBA
10 24 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (4.17%) SQL Developer
11 21 (3.65%) Architect
12 20 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 19 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
14 18 (3.13%) SQL BI Developer
15 16 (2.78%) Applications Support
15 16 (2.78%) IT Engineer
15 16 (2.78%) IT Support
15 16 (2.78%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (27.30%) .NET
2 92 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 65 (11.30%) HTML
3 65 (11.30%) RESTful
4 64 (11.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 62 (10.78%) Web Services
6 56 (9.74%) CSS
7 55 (9.57%) AngularJS
8 51 (8.87%) Node.js
8 51 (8.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 43 (7.48%) jQuery
10 40 (6.96%) KnockoutJS
11 37 (6.43%) WPF
12 36 (6.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 36 (6.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 35 (6.09%) .NET Framework
14 33 (5.74%) MSMQ
14 33 (5.74%) RabbitMQ
15 31 (5.39%) SOAP
16 23 (4.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.09%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.09%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.61%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.43%) Life Science
6 14 (2.43%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.43%) User Experience
7 13 (2.26%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.26%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.57%) NHS
9 8 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.39%) iPad
10 7 (1.22%) SCADA
11 6 (1.04%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.87%) Replication
13 4 (0.70%) PKI
13 4 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 211 (36.70%) Windows
2 76 (13.22%) Windows Server
3 55 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (7.48%) Windows 7
5 41 (7.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (6.61%) Linux
7 35 (6.09%) Unix
8 18 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.61%) Mac OS X
10 14 (2.43%) Android
11 13 (2.26%) Windows 10
12 12 (2.09%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.57%) Solaris
13 9 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.87%) AIX
15 5 (0.87%) HPUX
16 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.17%) CentOS
17 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (16.87%) MVC
3 83 (14.43%) Business Intelligence
4 77 (13.39%) ITIL
5 63 (10.96%) TDD
6 44 (7.65%) OO
7 42 (7.30%) DevOps
8 38 (6.61%) Kanban
9 36 (6.26%) Web Application Development
10 35 (6.09%) Dependency Injection
11 34 (5.91%) Scrum
11 34 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (5.74%) Multithreading
13 31 (5.39%) Change Management
14 27 (4.70%) Open Source
14 27 (4.70%) Service Management
15 24 (4.17%) Project Management
16 23 (4.00%) CRM
16 23 (4.00%) SDLC
17 21 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 184 (32.00%) SQL
2 139 (24.17%) C#
3 79 (13.74%) JavaScript
4 63 (10.96%) T-SQL
5 56 (9.74%) Java
6 46 (8.00%) Ruby
7 33 (5.74%) F#
8 29 (5.04%) PowerShell
9 21 (3.65%) PHP
10 20 (3.48%) Python
11 13 (2.26%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.09%) C
13 8 (1.39%) C++
14 4 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.70%) VBScript
15 3 (0.52%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.52%) VB
15 3 (0.52%) VB6
15 3 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 68 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (7.65%) Degree
3 40 (6.96%) MCSE
4 38 (6.61%) MCSA
5 16 (2.78%) MCP
6 15 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.43%) MCITP
8 9 (1.57%) A+ Certification
8 9 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (1.22%) CCENT
10 6 (1.04%) CCNP
11 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.70%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.70%) Security Cleared
13 3 (0.52%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.52%) MCPD
13 3 (0.52%) MCSD
14 2 (0.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.61%) SLA
2 14 (2.43%) PMO
3 6 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 92 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.39%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.09%) XenApp
5 10 (1.74%) Docker
6 5 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.70%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.70%) Xen
8 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.52%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.35%) vSphere
10 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (7.65%) WSUS
2 33 (5.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 33 (5.74%) Kibana
3 18 (3.13%) SCCM
4 16 (2.78%) Ansible
5 15 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.61%) Puppet
5 15 (2.61%) SCOM
6 9 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.52%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.52%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.35%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 55 (9.57%) VMware
2 45 (7.83%) Citrix
2 45 (7.83%) Oracle
3 37 (6.43%) Cisco
4 19 (3.30%) Apple
4 19 (3.30%) SAP
5 16 (2.78%) Google
5 16 (2.78%) Symantec
6 14 (2.43%) Dell
7 13 (2.26%) ServiceNow
8 12 (2.09%) HP
9 11 (1.91%) NetApp
9 11 (1.91%) Tableau
9 11 (1.91%) Veeam
10 10 (1.74%) Remedy
10 10 (1.74%) SaltStack
11 8 (1.39%) CommVault
11 8 (1.39%) EqualLogic
11 8 (1.39%) McAfee
12 7 (1.22%) Rockwell