Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 594 465 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.56% 20.47% 18.06%
As % of the Vendors category 44.10% 49.68% 43.06%
Number of salaries quoted 489 448 520
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.06% +10.77% -3.99%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £53,750 £48,750
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +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 1347 936 1377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.35% 41.20% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1036 773 1132
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,300 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,125 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +3 171 £42,500 - 6
Wilmslow +7 72 £33,325 +4.14% 2
Chester +4 67 £42,500 +27.82% 6
Knutsford -13 52 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Runcorn +15 36 £32,500 -10.34% 3
Crewe -3 26 £42,500 +54.55% 1
Macclesfield -4 22 £32,500 +30.00% 3
Ellesmere Port +4 10 £45,000 -25.00%
Daresbury +3 9 £19,000 -55.29%
Alderley Edge - 9 £40,000 -
Sandbach -4 8 £47,500 +120.93% 1
Northwich -5 6 £29,750 +23.96%
Nantwich -6 2 £47,500 +55.74% 1
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 -
Congleton - 1 £30,000 -
Widnes - 1 £20,500 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 234 (39.39%) Windows
2 222 (37.37%) SQL Server
3 184 (30.98%) .NET
4 175 (29.46%) SQL
5 173 (29.12%) C#
6 147 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
7 126 (21.21%) MVC
8 124 (20.88%) ASP.NET
9 107 (18.01%) Active Directory
9 107 (18.01%) Finance
10 98 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 95 (15.99%) JavaScript
12 91 (15.32%) HTML
13 89 (14.98%) Windows Server
14 86 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
15 82 (13.80%) ITIL
16 80 (13.47%) Web Services
17 79 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
18 66 (11.11%) CSS
19 64 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
20 63 (10.61%) DNS
20 63 (10.61%) WAN
20 63 (10.61%) T-SQL
20 63 (10.61%) AngularJS
21 62 (10.44%) Office 365
21 62 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
22 58 (9.76%) jQuery
23 57 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
24 56 (9.43%) Degree
24 56 (9.43%) 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 50 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 32 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.19%) IIS
7 9 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.18%) Apache
9 7 (1.18%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.18%) WordPress
10 6 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.01%) JBoss
11 5 (0.84%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.67%) Jetty
12 4 (0.67%) Mule
12 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 86 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.69%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.68%) SAP SD
4 9 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (1.18%) Sage CRM
6 4 (0.67%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.51%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.17%) SAP LE
8 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 98 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (10.44%) Office 365
3 20 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (2.19%) SaaS
6 9 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.18%) IaaS
8 5 (0.84%) PaaS
9 3 (0.51%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.34%) GitHub
10 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.17%) G Suite
11 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.17%) Serverless
11 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (10.61%) DNS
1 63 (10.61%) WAN
2 55 (9.26%) LAN
3 50 (8.42%) DHCP
4 42 (7.07%) TCP/IP
5 36 (6.06%) VPN
6 30 (5.05%) Firewall
7 22 (3.70%) VoIP
8 19 (3.20%) Wireless
9 18 (3.03%) Ethernet
10 17 (2.86%) SAN
11 16 (2.69%) Internet
12 15 (2.53%) MPLS
13 12 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (2.02%) IPsec
13 12 (2.02%) Network Security
13 12 (2.02%) SNMP
14 11 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.85%) Cisco PIX
14 11 (1.85%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (37.37%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (7.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 39 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (5.39%) MongoDB
6 29 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (3.20%) Power BI
10 14 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
11 13 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
12 12 (2.02%) MySQL
12 12 (2.02%) QlikView
13 9 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.52%) DB2
13 9 (1.52%) NoSQL
14 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 52 (8.75%) Visual Studio
2 31 (5.22%) TeamCity
3 30 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 15 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.85%) JIRA
7 10 (1.68%) Selenium
8 7 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (1.01%) Subversion
10 5 (0.84%) FxCop
10 5 (0.84%) Maven
10 5 (0.84%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.84%) StyleCop
11 4 (0.67%) Hudson
12 3 (0.51%) Android Studio
12 3 (0.51%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.51%) Gradle
12 3 (0.51%) Jasmine
General
1 107 (18.01%) Finance
2 53 (8.92%) Advertising
3 31 (5.22%) Banking
4 24 (4.04%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.37%) Retail
6 16 (2.69%) Marketing
7 10 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.52%) Law
9 8 (1.35%) Legal
10 7 (1.18%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.84%) Billing
11 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Games
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.34%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 224 (37.71%) Developer
2 106 (17.85%) .NET Developer
3 90 (15.15%) Analyst
4 55 (9.26%) C# Developer
5 51 (8.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (7.07%) Software Developer
7 40 (6.73%) Support Engineer
8 31 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 29 (4.88%) Messaging Developer
10 28 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
11 23 (3.87%) Architect
12 21 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
12 21 (3.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (3.54%) SQL Developer
13 20 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 20 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (3.37%) IT Support
14 18 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 17 (2.86%) .NET Software Developer
15 17 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (30.98%) .NET
2 124 (20.88%) ASP.NET
3 91 (15.32%) HTML
4 80 (13.47%) Web Services
5 79 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 66 (11.11%) CSS
7 63 (10.61%) AngularJS
8 58 (9.76%) jQuery
9 55 (9.26%) RESTful
10 53 (8.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 48 (8.08%) .NET Framework
12 38 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 37 (6.23%) Node.js
14 36 (6.06%) WPF
15 35 (5.89%) KnockoutJS
16 34 (5.72%) ASP.NET Web API
17 31 (5.22%) HTML5
17 31 (5.22%) SOAP
18 30 (5.05%) XML
19 29 (4.88%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 27 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.54%) User Experience
7 19 (3.20%) iPad
7 19 (3.20%) Life Science
8 17 (2.86%) Client/Server
9 15 (2.53%) Fat Client
9 15 (2.53%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.52%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.52%) PMI
10 9 (1.52%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.18%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.18%) SCADA
12 6 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 234 (39.39%) Windows
2 89 (14.98%) Windows Server
3 62 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (7.58%) Windows 7
6 25 (4.21%) Linux
7 22 (3.70%) Unix
8 19 (3.20%) Android
9 18 (3.03%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 12 (2.02%) Windows 10
11 12 (2.02%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.85%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.84%) Solaris
14 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.17%) Debian
15 1 (0.17%) VMS
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (21.21%) MVC
3 82 (13.80%) ITIL
4 64 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (9.43%) TDD
6 41 (6.90%) Dependency Injection
7 40 (6.73%) Service Management
8 36 (6.06%) Change Management
8 36 (6.06%) OO
9 35 (5.89%) Kanban
10 34 (5.72%) Project Management
11 33 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (5.56%) Web Application Development
12 32 (5.39%) CRM
12 32 (5.39%) Scrum
13 29 (4.88%) Multithreading
13 29 (4.88%) SDLC
14 27 (4.55%) Service Delivery
15 25 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (4.21%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 175 (29.46%) SQL
2 173 (29.12%) C#
3 95 (15.99%) JavaScript
4 63 (10.61%) T-SQL
5 40 (6.73%) Java
5 40 (6.73%) Ruby
6 29 (4.88%) F#
7 21 (3.54%) PowerShell
8 20 (3.37%) PHP
9 18 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 16 (2.69%) Python
11 14 (2.36%) C
12 10 (1.68%) C++
13 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.67%) VB
13 4 (0.67%) VBScript
14 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.51%) X++
14 3 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 56 (9.43%) Degree
2 55 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (5.89%) MCSA
4 28 (4.71%) MCSE
5 23 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.69%) MCP
7 12 (2.02%) CCNP
8 11 (1.85%) MCITP
9 10 (1.68%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.52%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (1.18%) CCENT
11 7 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.84%) CCNA
13 5 (0.84%) SAP Certification
14 3 (0.51%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.34%) ACCA
15 2 (0.34%) CIMA
15 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.03%) PMO
2 16 (2.69%) SLA
3 8 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.01%) GDPR
5 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.51%) QA
7 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 107 (18.01%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 29 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.36%) XenApp
5 8 (1.35%) Docker
6 7 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.51%) vSphere
9 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.34%) Xen
10 1 (0.17%) KVM
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (6.90%) WSUS
2 29 (4.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 29 (4.88%) Kibana
3 18 (3.03%) SCOM
4 16 (2.69%) SCCM
5 13 (2.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (2.02%) Ansible
6 12 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.02%) Puppet
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.51%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.34%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.34%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.34%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 53 (8.92%) Citrix
1 53 (8.92%) VMware
2 49 (8.25%) Cisco
3 34 (5.72%) Oracle
4 23 (3.87%) Symantec
5 22 (3.70%) SAP
6 16 (2.69%) Apple
6 16 (2.69%) Dell
6 16 (2.69%) Google
7 14 (2.36%) Sage
8 12 (2.02%) EqualLogic
8 12 (2.02%) NetApp
9 11 (1.85%) CommVault
9 11 (1.85%) F5
9 11 (1.85%) Riverbed
10 9 (1.52%) Tableau
11 8 (1.35%) Veeam
12 7 (1.18%) Rockwell
12 7 (1.18%) SaltStack
12 7 (1.18%) Xamarin