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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 10 7
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 315 159 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.84% 16.51% 19.77%
As % of the Vendors category 48.17% 40.56% 44.89%
Number of salaries quoted 257 138 272
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £54,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 654 392 753
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.35% 40.71% 44.04%
Number of salaries quoted 483 319 608
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 130 £37,500 -16.66% 14
Knutsford -12 36 £42,500 +66.66% 7
Runcorn +5 31 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Chester +16 26 £41,500 +9.93% 4
Wilmslow -3 26 £45,000 +25.00% 8
Ellesmere Port - 20 £40,000 -
Crewe -20 11 £45,000 +63.63% 3
Macclesfield -5 9 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Northwich -6 4 £25,750 -37.19% 1
Winsford +2 3 £30,000 -20.00%
Daresbury 0 2 £18,000 -53.24%
Nantwich - 2 £20,750 -
Widnes - 2 £26,000 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 224 (41.56%) .NET
2 207 (38.40%) C#
2 207 (38.40%) SQL Server
3 185 (34.32%) Windows
4 157 (29.13%) SQL
5 149 (27.64%) ASP.NET
6 145 (26.90%) MVC
7 126 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (21.34%) Finance
9 104 (19.29%) Active Directory
10 99 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 96 (17.81%) TDD
12 91 (16.88%) jQuery
13 85 (15.77%) HTML
14 84 (15.58%) ITIL
15 78 (14.47%) Dependency Injection
16 75 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
16 75 (13.91%) VMware
17 74 (13.73%) JavaScript
18 68 (12.62%) Windows Server
19 67 (12.43%) AngularJS
20 65 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
20 65 (12.06%) WPF
21 63 (11.69%) MS Exchange
22 62 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
23 60 (11.13%) T-SQL
24 53 (9.83%) CSS
24 53 (9.83%) LAN
24 53 (9.83%) WAN
25 52 (9.65%) Hyper-V

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 63 (11.69%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 27 (5.01%) SharePoint
4 26 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (2.78%) NServiceBus
6 11 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (2.04%) IIS
7 9 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.11%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.11%) WordPress
9 5 (0.93%) SAS
10 4 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.37%) JBoss
12 2 (0.37%) MindAlign
12 2 (0.37%) nginx
12 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 65 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.97%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.30%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.11%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.56%) SPSS
9 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.93%) Sage CRM
4 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.37%) FastStats
5 2 (0.37%) Magento
5 2 (0.37%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.37%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 75 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (8.35%) SaaS
3 37 (6.86%) Office 365
4 18 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.74%) IaaS
7 3 (0.56%) PaaS
8 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.37%) G Suite
8 2 (0.37%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 53 (9.83%) LAN
1 53 (9.83%) WAN
2 44 (8.16%) VPN
3 39 (7.24%) SAN
4 33 (6.12%) DNS
5 26 (4.82%) Remote Desktop
6 21 (3.90%) Wireless
7 19 (3.53%) VoIP
8 17 (3.15%) Firewall
9 16 (2.97%) DHCP
10 15 (2.78%) TCP/IP
11 10 (1.86%) MPLS
12 9 (1.67%) Ethernet
12 9 (1.67%) FTP
13 8 (1.48%) Internet
14 7 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.11%) Cisco PIX
15 6 (1.11%) Network Security
15 6 (1.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (38.40%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 37 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (5.01%) MongoDB
6 26 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (3.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (2.97%) Power BI
11 13 (2.41%) MySQL
12 9 (1.67%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (1.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (1.11%) OLAP
14 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.74%) QlikView
16 3 (0.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.56%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 51 (9.46%) Visual Studio
2 26 (4.82%) TeamCity
3 19 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (3.34%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.97%) Selenium
6 15 (2.78%) FxCop
6 15 (2.78%) SpecFlow
6 15 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (2.78%) StyleCop
7 10 (1.86%) NuGet
8 5 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.37%) Maven
9 2 (0.37%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.19%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.19%) MSI
10 1 (0.19%) NUnit
10 1 (0.19%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.19%) Subversion
10 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 115 (21.34%) Finance
2 29 (5.38%) Banking
3 27 (5.01%) Advertising
4 25 (4.64%) Marketing
5 19 (3.53%) Retail
6 10 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.30%) Legal
9 5 (0.93%) Billing
9 5 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.56%) French Language
11 3 (0.56%) Games
11 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 217 (40.26%) Developer
2 135 (25.05%) .NET Developer
3 94 (17.44%) C# Developer
4 84 (15.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 72 (13.36%) Analyst
6 62 (11.50%) Software Developer
7 58 (10.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 54 (10.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 54 (10.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 44 (8.16%) .NET Software Developer
9 44 (8.16%) C# Software Developer
10 26 (4.82%) Messaging Developer
11 25 (4.64%) Support Engineer
12 23 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 23 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 23 (4.27%) Architect
13 22 (4.08%) Web Developer
14 18 (3.34%) IT Support
15 17 (3.15%) .NET Web Developer
15 17 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (41.56%) .NET
2 149 (27.64%) ASP.NET
3 99 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 91 (16.88%) jQuery
5 85 (15.77%) HTML
6 67 (12.43%) AngularJS
7 65 (12.06%) WPF
8 53 (9.83%) CSS
9 47 (8.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 46 (8.53%) XML
11 45 (8.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 43 (7.98%) .NET Framework
13 37 (6.86%) Web Services
14 36 (6.68%) RESTful
15 35 (6.49%) HTML5
15 35 (6.49%) Node.js
16 33 (6.12%) Entity Framework
17 32 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 30 (5.57%) WCF
19 28 (5.19%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.71%) iPad
5 18 (3.34%) User Experience
6 16 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.23%) PMI
9 10 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.86%) Replication
10 8 (1.48%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
11 7 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.11%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.93%) Handset
14 4 (0.74%) FMCG
14 4 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 185 (34.32%) Windows
2 68 (12.62%) Windows Server
3 45 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.82%) Linux
6 23 (4.27%) Windows 7
7 19 (3.53%) Windows 8
7 19 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (3.15%) Windows 10
9 12 (2.23%) Android
10 9 (1.67%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.56%) Unix
12 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.37%) Debian
13 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.19%) VMS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (26.90%) MVC
2 126 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (17.81%) TDD
4 84 (15.58%) ITIL
5 78 (14.47%) Dependency Injection
6 62 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (8.91%) SOLID
8 43 (7.98%) CRM
8 43 (7.98%) SDLC
9 40 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 33 (6.12%) Scrum
10 33 (6.12%) Web Development
11 32 (5.94%) Service Delivery
12 31 (5.75%) ETL
12 31 (5.75%) OO
12 31 (5.75%) Web Application Development
13 30 (5.57%) B2B
14 29 (5.38%) Project Management
15 28 (5.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 207 (38.40%) C#
2 157 (29.13%) SQL
3 74 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 60 (11.13%) T-SQL
5 37 (6.86%) PowerShell
6 32 (5.94%) Ruby
7 26 (4.82%) F#
8 18 (3.34%) VB.NET
9 16 (2.97%) VB
10 13 (2.41%) PHP
11 8 (1.48%) Java
11 8 (1.48%) VBScript
12 7 (1.30%) Python
12 7 (1.30%) R
13 5 (0.93%) C
14 4 (0.74%) Perl
15 3 (0.56%) VBA
16 2 (0.37%) PHP 5
16 2 (0.37%) PHP 7
16 2 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (5.75%) Degree
2 23 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.15%) MCSE
4 16 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (2.97%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.23%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.86%) MCP
8 8 (1.48%) CCNP
8 8 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.93%) CCA
9 5 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (0.93%) MCITP
10 4 (0.74%) CCNA
10 4 (0.74%) MCSA
11 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.37%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.15%) QA
1 17 (3.15%) SLA
2 9 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.67%) PMO
3 8 (1.48%) COBIT
4 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.93%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.37%) EMIR
6 2 (0.37%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 104 (19.29%) Active Directory
2 52 (9.65%) Hyper-V
3 34 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.27%) XenApp
5 16 (2.97%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.23%) Terminal Services
6 12 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.86%) VirtualBox
7 10 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.86%) Xen
8 7 (1.30%) vSphere
9 2 (0.37%) Docker
9 2 (0.37%) KVM
9 2 (0.37%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.19%) Firmware
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (4.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 26 (4.82%) Kibana
1 26 (4.82%) WSUS
2 14 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.41%) SCCM
4 12 (2.23%) Puppet
5 11 (2.04%) Ansible
6 5 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.74%) SCOM
7 4 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.19%) MobiControl
9 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 75 (13.91%) VMware
2 47 (8.72%) Citrix
3 34 (6.31%) Cisco
4 26 (4.82%) Oracle
5 15 (2.78%) IBM
5 15 (2.78%) Veeam
6 14 (2.60%) Tableau
7 13 (2.41%) HP
8 11 (2.04%) Google
9 9 (1.67%) Sage
10 8 (1.48%) Cognizant
10 8 (1.48%) NetApp
10 8 (1.48%) SAP
11 7 (1.30%) Symantec
12 6 (1.11%) Dell
12 6 (1.11%) EMC
12 6 (1.11%) F5
12 6 (1.11%) Riverbed
13 5 (0.93%) Alteryx
13 5 (0.93%) Sophos
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