Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 6 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 394 383 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.34% 18.26% 17.11%
As % of the Vendors category 52.19% 45.17% 38.47%
Number of salaries quoted 337 332 489
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +25.00%
10th Percentile £20,100 £23,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £64,250 £56,250 £68,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +10.53%

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 755 848 1,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 46.63% 40.44% 44.47%
Number of salaries quoted 593 648 1,120
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% -2.81% +15.58%
10th Percentile £21,750 £25,463 £23,950
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,625 £65,000
North West median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% +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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +3 119 £50,000 +13.64% 47
Chester -7 53 £45,000 +20.00% 32
Macclesfield +4 32 £45,000 +66.67% 13
Crewe 0 23 £45,000 -14.29% 11
Wilmslow -8 22 £45,000 - 7
Northwich +2 17 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Runcorn -6 16 £35,000 +19.15% 5
Nantwich +5 14 £35,500 - 1
Ellesmere Port +1 12 £17,000 -53.42% 2
Knutsford +3 7 £25,000 -23.08% 6
Sandbach +1 6 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Congleton - 5 £20,500 - 1
Daresbury +13 4 - -
Middlewich - 4 £20,500 - 2
Winsford +3 2 £45,000 +95.65%
Widnes 0 1 £22,500 - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £52,500 - 4
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 163 (41.37%) SQL Server
2 133 (33.76%) SQL
3 123 (31.22%) Windows
4 121 (30.71%) Azure
5 113 (28.68%) .NET
6 106 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
7 95 (24.11%) C#
8 91 (23.10%) Active Directory
9 81 (20.56%) VMware
10 70 (17.77%) Office 365
11 67 (17.01%) JavaScript
12 65 (16.50%) Windows Server
13 64 (16.24%) DevOps
14 60 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
15 55 (13.96%) HTML
16 53 (13.45%) CSS
17 51 (12.94%) ASP.NET
18 49 (12.44%) Finance
18 49 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
19 48 (12.18%) Firewall
19 48 (12.18%) AWS
20 47 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
20 47 (11.93%) AngularJS
21 46 (11.68%) Microsoft Office
21 46 (11.68%) MVC
22 44 (11.17%) Git (software)
23 42 (10.66%) DHCP
23 42 (10.66%) DNS
24 40 (10.15%) Oracle
24 40 (10.15%) Linux

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 19 (4.82%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.79%) CMS
3 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.52%) Mule
5 5 (1.27%) Confluence
6 3 (0.76%) IIS
6 3 (0.76%) WordPress
7 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (11.68%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) InDesign
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.25%) FastStats
3 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 121 (30.71%) Azure
2 70 (17.77%) Office 365
3 48 (12.18%) AWS
4 12 (3.05%) Power Platform
4 12 (3.05%) SaaS
5 11 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.52%) IaaS
7 5 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.02%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (1.02%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.76%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (12.18%) Firewall
2 42 (10.66%) DHCP
2 42 (10.66%) DNS
3 22 (5.58%) LAN
4 21 (5.33%) WAN
5 14 (3.55%) VPN
6 9 (2.28%) SAN
6 9 (2.28%) VoIP
7 8 (2.03%) Network Security
7 8 (2.03%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.78%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (1.78%) IP Telephony
9 5 (1.27%) VLAN
10 4 (1.02%) NAS
10 4 (1.02%) Wireless
11 3 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.76%) Internet
11 3 (0.76%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.76%) WLAN
12 2 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (41.37%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (6.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 21 (5.33%) Oracle Database
4 21 (5.33%) SSDT
5 18 (4.57%) BusinessObjects
5 18 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (2.79%) Power BI
8 10 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.27%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.02%) Redis
13 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 44 (11.17%) Git (software)
2 30 (7.61%) JIRA
3 27 (6.85%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.08%) Oracle APEX
5 13 (3.30%) Bitbucket
5 13 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (3.30%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (2.54%) NUnit
7 10 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.78%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.78%) Selenium
9 6 (1.52%) MSTest
10 4 (1.02%) Maven
11 3 (0.76%) Cypress.io
12 2 (0.51%) ERwin
13 1 (0.25%) GitLab
General
1 49 (12.44%) Finance
2 20 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.55%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.28%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.03%) Marketing
6 4 (1.02%) Advertising
7 3 (0.76%) Automotive
7 3 (0.76%) Legal
7 3 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.51%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (22.84%) Developer
2 66 (16.75%) Analyst
3 36 (9.14%) .NET Developer
4 32 (8.12%) Administrator
5 28 (7.11%) IT Support
6 26 (6.60%) Database Analyst
7 22 (5.58%) Software Developer
8 21 (5.33%) IT Support Technician
8 21 (5.33%) IT Technician
8 21 (5.33%) Support Engineer
8 21 (5.33%) Support Technician
9 20 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (4.82%) C# Developer
11 18 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 18 (4.57%) Lead Developer
11 18 (4.57%) Senior Developer
12 17 (4.31%) Consultant
12 17 (4.31%) DBA
12 17 (4.31%) Software Engineer
12 17 (4.31%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (28.68%) .NET
2 55 (13.96%) HTML
3 53 (13.45%) CSS
4 51 (12.94%) ASP.NET
5 47 (11.93%) AngularJS
6 33 (8.38%) React
7 29 (7.36%) Web Services
8 27 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (6.60%) .NET Core
10 25 (6.35%) jQuery
11 23 (5.84%) RESTful
12 20 (5.08%) HTML5
13 18 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (4.57%) REST
14 17 (4.31%) .NET Framework
14 17 (4.31%) Node.js
15 14 (3.55%) JSON
15 14 (3.55%) LINQ
16 11 (2.79%) Elastic Stack
17 10 (2.54%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (7.11%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.30%) NHS
5 11 (2.79%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.54%) Clustering
6 10 (2.54%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.28%) Life Science
8 8 (2.03%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.03%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.27%) Renewable Energy
10 5 (1.27%) User Experience
11 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.76%) Blog
12 3 (0.76%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 123 (31.22%) Windows
2 65 (16.50%) Windows Server
3 40 (10.15%) Linux
4 18 (4.57%) Unix
5 17 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (4.06%) VMS
6 16 (4.06%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.81%) Windows 10
8 11 (2.79%) Android
8 11 (2.79%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (2.54%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.78%) HPUX
11 4 (1.02%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.51%) SUSE
13 2 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (16.24%) DevOps
3 60 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (11.68%) MVC
5 34 (8.63%) Mentoring
5 34 (8.63%) SDLC
6 29 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 29 (7.36%) Scrum
7 27 (6.85%) ITIL
7 27 (6.85%) Software Engineering
8 26 (6.60%) CRM
9 25 (6.35%) Change Management
9 25 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (6.35%) Project Management
9 25 (6.35%) Server Management
10 23 (5.84%) Kalman Filter
11 22 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (5.08%) Business Development
13 18 (4.57%) Microservices
13 18 (4.57%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 133 (33.76%) SQL
2 95 (24.11%) C#
3 67 (17.01%) JavaScript
4 27 (6.85%) Python
5 23 (5.84%) T-SQL
6 18 (4.57%) PL/SQL
7 17 (4.31%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.81%) PHP
9 8 (2.03%) Java
10 6 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.76%) C++
14 2 (0.51%) R
14 2 (0.51%) VC++
14 2 (0.51%) X++
15 1 (0.25%) C
15 1 (0.25%) Microsoft R
15 1 (0.25%) Ruby
15 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 47 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.09%) Degree
3 12 (3.05%) MCSD
4 11 (2.79%) MCSA
4 11 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (2.54%) MCSE
6 8 (2.03%) HND
7 7 (1.78%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.78%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.52%) HNC
9 5 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.76%) CCNA
11 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.76%) MCITP
11 3 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.51%) CISSP
12 2 (0.51%) NCDA
12 2 (0.51%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.79%) GDPR
2 10 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.78%) COBIT
3 7 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.27%) QA
5 3 (0.76%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 91 (23.10%) Active Directory
2 40 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.54%) Docker
5 8 (2.03%) XenApp
5 8 (2.03%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.27%) vSphere
7 3 (0.76%) KVM
8 2 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (5.84%) SCCM
2 13 (3.30%) Ansible
2 13 (3.30%) Puppet
2 13 (3.30%) Terraform
3 10 (2.54%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.76%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.76%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.51%) DameWare
6 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.51%) OpenView
6 2 (0.51%) OVSD
6 2 (0.51%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.25%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 81 (20.56%) VMware
2 40 (10.15%) Oracle
3 38 (9.64%) Cisco
3 38 (9.64%) Citrix
4 15 (3.81%) HP
5 13 (3.30%) Xamarin
6 12 (3.05%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.54%) SAP
8 9 (2.28%) BeyondTrust
8 9 (2.28%) CyberArk
8 9 (2.28%) Okta
9 8 (2.03%) McAfee
9 8 (2.03%) Verint
9 8 (2.03%) webMethods
10 6 (1.52%) New Relic
11 5 (1.27%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.27%) JD Edwards
12 4 (1.02%) EMC
12 4 (1.02%) Google
12 4 (1.02%) NetApp