Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 551 604 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.11% 19.97% 20.24%
As % of the Vendors category 45.95% 44.94% 49.14%
Number of salaries quoted 468 499 443
Cheshire median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% +18.06% +10.77%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £68,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £43,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +11.69% - +2.67%

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 1,199 1,344 934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 45.94% 44.43% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1,035 771
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £44,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.12% +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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -1 182 £42,500 - 25
Wilmslow -1 92 £45,000 +35.03% 6
Chester +8 70 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Knutsford +10 46 £34,000 -32.00% 5
Runcorn 0 24 £25,250 -22.31% 7
Crewe +2 21 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Macclesfield +13 17 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Northwich +4 15 £20,000 -25.93% 5
Nantwich +1 15 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Ellesmere Port +1 10 £37,500 -16.67%
Daresbury -3 7 £22,000 +15.79%
Lymm - 4 £25,000 -
Frodsham - 3 £26,000 -
Sandbach +4 2 £28,750 -39.47%
Winsford -5 2 £23,000 -23.33%
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 239 (43.38%) SQL Server
2 186 (33.76%) C#
3 184 (33.39%) .NET
4 170 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (28.13%) SQL
6 119 (21.60%) Windows
7 101 (18.33%) JavaScript
8 99 (17.97%) ASP.NET
9 96 (17.42%) Active Directory
9 96 (17.42%) Problem-Solving
10 89 (16.15%) Finance
11 84 (15.25%) MVC
12 83 (15.06%) AngularJS
13 82 (14.88%) Office 365
14 79 (14.34%) HTML
15 78 (14.16%) Scrum
16 71 (12.89%) ITIL
17 70 (12.70%) Visual Studio
18 69 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
19 67 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
20 66 (11.98%) ASP.NET Web API
21 64 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC
22 63 (11.43%) CSS
23 62 (11.25%) OO
23 62 (11.25%) TDD
24 60 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
24 60 (10.89%) Windows Server
25 59 (10.71%) T-SQL
26 55 (9.98%) Decision-Making
27 52 (9.44%) 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 39 (7.08%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.45%) IIS
4 14 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.45%) WordPress
7 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.91%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.54%) CMS
9 3 (0.54%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.54%) SAS
10 2 (0.36%) Confluence
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.18%) Apache
11 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 60 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (4.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (3.09%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.63%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 19 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.36%) Primavera
5 1 (0.18%) FastStats
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 82 (14.88%) Office 365
2 67 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.08%) Dynamics 365
4 21 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.54%) IaaS
6 2 (0.36%) G Suite
6 2 (0.36%) GitHub
6 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.18%) AdWords
7 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.17%) VPN
2 32 (5.81%) DNS
3 28 (5.08%) SAN
4 26 (4.72%) TCP/IP
4 26 (4.72%) WAN
5 25 (4.54%) Wireless
6 24 (4.36%) DHCP
7 23 (4.17%) LAN
8 16 (2.90%) Network Security
9 13 (2.36%) Firewall
9 13 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (2.18%) Skype
11 9 (1.63%) VoIP
12 6 (1.09%) FTP
12 6 (1.09%) HTTP
12 6 (1.09%) SMTP
12 6 (1.09%) SSH
13 5 (0.91%) MPLS
14 4 (0.73%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (43.38%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (5.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (4.54%) NoSQL
6 22 (3.99%) Relational Database
7 20 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.18%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.27%) Power BI
13 6 (1.09%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.73%) MySQL
15 4 (0.73%) OLAP
15 4 (0.73%) OLAP Cube
15 4 (0.73%) QlikView
15 4 (0.73%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 70 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 48 (8.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (4.54%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.63%) JIRA
5 7 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.91%) NUnit
7 4 (0.73%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.54%) Moq
8 3 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.36%) FxCop
9 2 (0.36%) Log4j
9 2 (0.36%) MSTest
9 2 (0.36%) Selenium
9 2 (0.36%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.36%) StyleCop
9 2 (0.36%) Subversion
9 2 (0.36%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 89 (16.15%) Finance
2 43 (7.80%) Advertising
3 23 (4.17%) Law
3 23 (4.17%) Retail
4 22 (3.99%) Banking
4 22 (3.99%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.27%) Games
6 16 (2.90%) Legal
6 16 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.81%) Publishing
9 4 (0.73%) Local Government
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 204 (37.02%) Developer
2 104 (18.87%) .NET Developer
3 65 (11.80%) C# Developer
4 62 (11.25%) Analyst
5 54 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 54 (9.80%) Software Developer
6 48 (8.71%) Senior Developer
7 37 (6.72%) C# Software Developer
8 34 (6.17%) .NET Software Developer
9 31 (5.63%) Senior Software Developer
10 26 (4.72%) Support Engineer
11 25 (4.54%) Administrator
11 25 (4.54%) Senior .NET Developer
12 21 (3.81%) Consultant
12 21 (3.81%) Support Analyst
13 20 (3.63%) DBA
13 20 (3.63%) Senior C# Developer
14 19 (3.45%) Architect
14 19 (3.45%) Development Manager
14 19 (3.45%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (33.39%) .NET
2 99 (17.97%) ASP.NET
3 83 (15.06%) AngularJS
4 79 (14.34%) HTML
5 66 (11.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 64 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 63 (11.43%) CSS
8 52 (9.44%) .NET Framework
9 36 (6.53%) jQuery
10 34 (6.17%) Web Services
11 33 (5.99%) .NET Core
12 22 (3.99%) SOAP
13 20 (3.63%) WCF
14 18 (3.27%) HTML5
15 11 (2.00%) WinForms
16 10 (1.81%) RESTful
17 9 (1.63%) XML
18 8 (1.45%) Zend Framework
19 7 (1.27%) Ajax
19 7 (1.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.44%) Greenfield Project
2 35 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
3 33 (5.99%) Data Centre
4 29 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.54%) PMI
7 9 (1.63%) NHS
8 8 (1.45%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.09%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.09%) User Experience
10 6 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.91%) Clustering
11 5 (0.91%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.91%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.73%) Life Science
13 3 (0.54%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (21.60%) Windows
2 60 (10.89%) Windows Server
3 35 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.72%) Android
6 22 (3.99%) Apple iOS
7 18 (3.27%) Linux
8 14 (2.54%) Windows 10
9 12 (2.18%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.27%) Mac OS
10 7 (1.27%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.54%) CentOS
11 3 (0.54%) SUSE
11 3 (0.54%) Unix
12 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (17.42%) Problem-Solving
3 84 (15.25%) MVC
4 78 (14.16%) Scrum
5 71 (12.89%) ITIL
6 62 (11.25%) OO
6 62 (11.25%) TDD
7 55 (9.98%) Decision-Making
8 51 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (8.17%) Project Management
10 43 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 41 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (7.08%) Presales
13 35 (6.35%) Risk Management
14 32 (5.81%) CRM
14 32 (5.81%) ETL
15 31 (5.63%) Service Delivery
16 30 (5.44%) Web Application Development
17 28 (5.08%) SDLC
18 27 (4.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 186 (33.76%) C#
2 155 (28.13%) SQL
3 101 (18.33%) JavaScript
4 59 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 16 (2.90%) VB.NET
6 15 (2.72%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.54%) VB
8 13 (2.36%) C++
8 13 (2.36%) Python
9 10 (1.81%) PHP
10 8 (1.45%) X++
11 7 (1.27%) Java
12 6 (1.09%) C
13 5 (0.91%) VBA
14 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.73%) VB6
15 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.54%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (6.90%) MCSE
3 26 (4.72%) Degree
4 22 (3.99%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.27%) MCP
6 16 (2.90%) PMI Certification
7 12 (2.18%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.45%) CCNA
11 6 (1.09%) MCDST
11 6 (1.09%) MCSA
12 4 (0.73%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.54%) MCITP
14 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.36%) CIPD
14 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.54%) GDPR
1 25 (4.54%) SLA
2 20 (3.63%) PMO
3 15 (2.72%) QA
4 6 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 96 (17.42%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.54%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.00%) XenApp
4 11 (2.00%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.45%) Docker
5 8 (1.45%) vSphere
6 3 (0.54%) Firmware
6 3 (0.54%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.36%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (1.63%) Terraform
2 8 (1.45%) Ansible
2 8 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.45%) Puppet
3 6 (1.09%) SCCM
4 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.54%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.54%) Foglight
5 3 (0.54%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.54%) SQL Sentry
6 2 (0.36%) Grafana
6 2 (0.36%) Kibana
6 2 (0.36%) MaaS360
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.36%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (9.44%) VMware
2 40 (7.26%) Citrix
3 33 (5.99%) Cisco
4 17 (3.09%) Oracle
5 15 (2.72%) Veeam
6 14 (2.54%) Dell
6 14 (2.54%) HP
7 12 (2.18%) EMC
8 11 (2.00%) MobileIron
9 10 (1.81%) Dell Compellent
9 10 (1.81%) EqualLogic
10 8 (1.45%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.45%) Zend
11 7 (1.27%) Cognos
11 7 (1.27%) Ivanti
12 6 (1.09%) Hyperion
12 6 (1.09%) McAfee
12 6 (1.09%) SAP
13 5 (0.91%) Aruba
13 5 (0.91%) Ruckus Wireless