Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 448 589 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.94% 18.14% 21.63%
As % of the Vendors category 48.70% 40.59% 51.15%
Number of salaries quoted 384 495 448
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £23,788 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,375 £68,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%

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 920 1,451 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.01% 44.69% 42.28%
Number of salaries quoted 692 1,100 768
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £26,025 £22,725 £21,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 0 139 £44,000 -2.22% 23
Wilmslow -2 77 £45,000 +68.08% 8
Chester +8 64 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Knutsford +6 36 £32,500 -31.58% 2
Runcorn +8 23 £31,375 -12.85% 6
Macclesfield +17 16 £25,000 -33.33% 10
Northwich +10 15 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Nantwich 0 15 £35,250 -25.79%
Crewe -4 9 £52,500 +23.53% 18
Ellesmere Port 0 8 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Daresbury -7 4 £25,500 -40.00%
Lymm - 4 £25,000 -
Sandbach +5 3 £30,000 -36.84%
Widnes -6 2 - -
Winsford - 2 £23,000 -
Frodsham - 1 £28,000 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 194 (43.30%) SQL Server
2 182 (40.63%) C#
3 169 (37.72%) .NET
4 155 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (31.03%) SQL
6 103 (22.99%) Windows
7 96 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 92 (20.54%) JavaScript
9 88 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
10 80 (17.86%) AngularJS
10 80 (17.86%) HTML
11 79 (17.63%) MVC
12 78 (17.41%) Active Directory
13 72 (16.07%) T-SQL
14 70 (15.63%) ITIL
15 66 (14.73%) Visual Studio
15 66 (14.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 65 (14.51%) CSS
17 63 (14.06%) Scrum
18 62 (13.84%) Finance
19 57 (12.72%) Team Foundation Server
19 57 (12.72%) TDD
20 56 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 55 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
22 54 (12.05%) OO
23 52 (11.61%) Microsoft Office
23 52 (11.61%) VMware
24 49 (10.94%) .NET Framework
24 49 (10.94%) Decision-Making
25 48 (10.71%) Office 365

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 29 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.90%) IIS
5 9 (2.01%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.79%) WordPress
7 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.67%) Confluence
9 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 52 (11.61%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (3.79%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.79%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.89%) UXPin
8 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 19 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.22%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.71%) Office 365
2 45 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.79%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.12%) Lucidchart
5 4 (0.89%) IaaS
5 4 (0.89%) SaaS
6 2 (0.45%) GitHub
6 2 (0.45%) Serverless
6 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.22%) Dialogflow
7 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Wit.ai
7 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.37%) DNS
2 26 (5.80%) DHCP
3 24 (5.36%) Wireless
4 18 (4.02%) SAN
5 17 (3.79%) TCP/IP
5 17 (3.79%) VPN
6 13 (2.90%) WAN
7 11 (2.46%) LAN
8 9 (2.01%) Skype
9 8 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (1.56%) VoIP
11 6 (1.34%) FTP
11 6 (1.34%) HTTP
11 6 (1.34%) Network Security
11 6 (1.34%) SMTP
11 6 (1.34%) SSH
12 5 (1.12%) Firewall
13 4 (0.89%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.89%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (43.30%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (5.36%) NoSQL
5 20 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (4.02%) Relational Database
7 17 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (3.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.34%) MySQL
12 6 (1.34%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.89%) OLAP
13 4 (0.89%) OLAP Cube
14 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.45%) Power BI
16 1 (0.22%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 66 (14.73%) Visual Studio
2 57 (12.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.68%) JIRA
5 5 (1.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.67%) NUnit
7 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.45%) Moq
8 2 (0.45%) MSI
8 2 (0.45%) Selenium
9 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.22%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.22%) FxCop
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.22%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.22%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 62 (13.84%) Finance
2 27 (6.03%) Advertising
3 19 (4.24%) Banking
4 18 (4.02%) Investment Banking
4 18 (4.02%) Law
4 18 (4.02%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.79%) Retail
6 15 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 14 (3.13%) Games
8 11 (2.46%) Publishing
9 8 (1.79%) Legal
10 4 (0.89%) Local Government
11 3 (0.67%) Marketing
12 2 (0.45%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 195 (43.53%) Developer
2 101 (22.54%) .NET Developer
3 61 (13.62%) C# Developer
4 54 (12.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 46 (10.27%) Software Developer
6 45 (10.04%) Analyst
7 40 (8.93%) Senior Developer
8 26 (5.80%) C# Software Developer
8 26 (5.80%) Senior Software Developer
9 25 (5.58%) .NET Software Developer
10 21 (4.69%) DBA
11 20 (4.46%) Consultant
12 19 (4.24%) Administrator
12 19 (4.24%) SQL Developer
12 19 (4.24%) Support Engineer
13 17 (3.79%) IT Manager
13 17 (3.79%) Senior .NET Developer
13 17 (3.79%) Service Manager
14 14 (3.13%) SQL DBA
14 14 (3.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (37.72%) .NET
2 96 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 80 (17.86%) AngularJS
3 80 (17.86%) HTML
4 66 (14.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 65 (14.51%) CSS
6 55 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 49 (10.94%) .NET Framework
8 37 (8.26%) Web Services
9 34 (7.59%) jQuery
10 30 (6.70%) SOAP
11 28 (6.25%) .NET Core
12 24 (5.36%) HTML5
13 22 (4.91%) RESTful
14 21 (4.69%) WCF
15 11 (2.46%) XML
16 10 (2.23%) React
17 9 (2.01%) Ajax
17 9 (2.01%) JSON
17 9 (2.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.49%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (6.92%) Data Centre
3 28 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (4.02%) PMI
5 16 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.01%) Clustering
6 9 (2.01%) User Experience
7 8 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.89%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.89%) Life Science
10 4 (0.89%) NHS
10 4 (0.89%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.67%) EPoS
11 3 (0.67%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 103 (22.99%) Windows
2 44 (9.82%) Windows Server
3 24 (5.36%) Android
4 21 (4.69%) Apple iOS
5 20 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.68%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.46%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.01%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.79%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.12%) Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Unix
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
3 79 (17.63%) MVC
4 70 (15.63%) ITIL
5 63 (14.06%) Scrum
6 57 (12.72%) TDD
7 54 (12.05%) OO
8 49 (10.94%) Decision-Making
9 40 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (8.48%) Project Management
11 36 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (6.47%) SDLC
13 28 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (6.25%) CRM
14 26 (5.80%) Web Application Development
15 25 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
16 24 (5.36%) Line Management
16 24 (5.36%) Presales
16 24 (5.36%) Software Engineering
17 23 (5.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 182 (40.63%) C#
2 139 (31.03%) SQL
3 92 (20.54%) JavaScript
4 72 (16.07%) T-SQL
5 22 (4.91%) PowerShell
6 14 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 13 (2.90%) VB
8 11 (2.46%) C++
8 11 (2.46%) PHP
9 9 (2.01%) VBScript
10 7 (1.56%) Java
11 4 (0.89%) Python
12 3 (0.67%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.67%) VB6
12 3 (0.67%) VBA
13 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.45%) VC++
13 2 (0.45%) X++
14 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (8.04%) MCSE
3 22 (4.91%) Degree
4 21 (4.69%) MCP
5 18 (4.02%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.23%) MCSA
8 9 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.01%) MCDST
9 8 (1.79%) MCITP
10 7 (1.56%) CCNA
10 7 (1.56%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.34%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.45%) CIPD
12 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.45%) MCTS
13 1 (0.22%) CCDP
13 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.22%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.69%) GDPR
1 21 (4.69%) QA
2 14 (3.13%) SLA
3 12 (2.68%) PMO
4 8 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 78 (17.41%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.02%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.01%) XenApp
4 9 (2.01%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.79%) Terminal Server
5 8 (1.79%) vSphere
6 3 (0.67%) Docker
6 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.22%) Firmware
8 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (1.34%) SCCM
3 5 (1.12%) SQL Sentry
4 3 (0.67%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.67%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.67%) Foglight
5 2 (0.45%) Ansible
5 2 (0.45%) MaaS360
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.45%) Puppet
5 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.45%) Terraform
6 1 (0.22%) CASB
6 1 (0.22%) Grafana
6 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.22%) Kibana
6 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.22%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 52 (11.61%) VMware
2 33 (7.37%) Citrix
3 32 (7.14%) Cisco
4 15 (3.35%) HP
5 14 (3.13%) MobileIron
5 14 (3.13%) Veeam
6 13 (2.90%) Dell
7 12 (2.68%) EMC
8 11 (2.46%) Dell Compellent
8 11 (2.46%) EqualLogic
9 9 (2.01%) Apple
9 9 (2.01%) Ivanti
9 9 (2.01%) Oracle
10 8 (1.79%) Zend
11 6 (1.34%) Cognos
11 6 (1.34%) RedGate
11 6 (1.34%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.12%) Aruba
12 5 (1.12%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.12%) McAfee