Period
to 22 September 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 September 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
England > North East
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 268 392 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 22.71% 26.42% 19.13%
As % of the Vendors category 43.93% 59.13% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 200 332 204
North East median annual salary £37,410 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.24% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,000 £20,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,625 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 the North East.

All Vendors
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 610 663 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 51.69% 44.68% 51.18%
Number of salaries quoted 400 541 483
North East median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £24,363 £20,813 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in the North East.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the North East over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Tyne and Wear -2 182 £37,022 -10.79% 72
Durham +2 80 £37,500 +25.00% 17
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 103 (38.43%) Azure
2 88 (32.84%) SQL Server
3 85 (31.72%) SQL
3 85 (31.72%) Windows
4 71 (26.49%) Office 365
5 69 (25.75%) ITIL
6 63 (23.51%) .NET
7 62 (23.13%) C#
8 56 (20.90%) Active Directory
9 53 (19.78%) Microsoft Office
9 53 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (16.04%) Linux
11 42 (15.67%) PowerShell
11 42 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (14.18%) AWS
13 37 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 35 (13.06%) Finance
15 34 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (11.57%) JavaScript
16 31 (11.57%) Software Engineering
16 31 (11.57%) Degree
16 31 (11.57%) Windows Server
17 30 (11.19%) Oracle
18 26 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (8.96%) Windows 10
19 24 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
19 24 (8.96%) MVC
20 23 (8.58%) VMware
20 23 (8.58%) ASP.NET
21 21 (7.84%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 20 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.72%) Skype for Business
3 17 (6.34%) MS Exchange
4 15 (5.60%) IIS
5 9 (3.36%) Apache
6 7 (2.61%) WordPress
7 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.75%) CMS
8 2 (0.75%) nginx
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 53 (19.78%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.12%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 103 (38.43%) Azure
2 71 (26.49%) Office 365
3 38 (14.18%) AWS
4 17 (6.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (4.85%) Power Platform
6 12 (4.48%) PaaS
7 11 (4.10%) SaaS
8 10 (3.73%) IaaS
9 9 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.87%) GCP
10 5 (1.87%) Serverless
11 3 (1.12%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.75%) Yammer
13 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.37%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.84%) Skype
2 16 (5.97%) DNS
2 16 (5.97%) Firewall
2 16 (5.97%) LAN
3 12 (4.48%) SAN
4 11 (4.10%) Intranet
5 9 (3.36%) WAN
6 8 (2.99%) NAS
7 5 (1.87%) DHCP
7 5 (1.87%) Network Security
7 5 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.49%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.12%) Bluetooth
9 3 (1.12%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.12%) SSH
10 2 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.75%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.75%) MPLS
10 2 (0.75%) VLAN
11 1 (0.37%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.73%) Power BI
3 10 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.61%) Data Mining
6 6 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.12%) Big Data
9 3 (1.12%) MySQL
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 20 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.49%) Selenium
3 4 (1.49%) Subversion
4 3 (1.12%) CMake
4 3 (1.12%) JIRA
4 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.37%) GitLab
6 1 (0.37%) NUnit
6 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (13.06%) Finance
2 11 (4.10%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.24%) Billing
3 6 (2.24%) Local Government
3 6 (2.24%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.49%) Publishing
5 3 (1.12%) Electronics
5 3 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Banking
6 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (31.34%) Analyst
2 38 (14.18%) Developer
3 22 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (7.84%) .NET Developer
5 18 (6.72%) Software Engineer
6 17 (6.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (6.34%) C# Developer
6 17 (6.34%) Junior
7 16 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (5.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (4.85%) IT Analyst
8 13 (4.85%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.48%) Data Analyst
9 12 (4.48%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.10%) Junior Analyst
10 11 (4.10%) Oracle Analyst
10 11 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (4.10%) SQL Developer
10 11 (4.10%) Systems Analyst
10 11 (4.10%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (23.51%) .NET
2 23 (8.58%) ASP.NET
3 18 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (6.34%) .NET Framework
4 17 (6.34%) CSS
5 16 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (4.10%) .NET Core
7 10 (3.73%) ASP.NET Core
7 10 (3.73%) CSS3
7 10 (3.73%) Redux
8 9 (3.36%) Web Services
9 8 (2.99%) HTML
10 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 5 (1.87%) XML
11 3 (1.12%) Entity Framework
11 3 (1.12%) WPF
12 2 (0.75%) JMS
12 2 (0.75%) LAMP
12 2 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.10%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.36%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.75%) CMDB
8 2 (0.75%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.75%) Robotics
8 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.37%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.37%) iPad
9 1 (0.37%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 85 (31.72%) Windows
2 43 (16.04%) Linux
3 31 (11.57%) Windows Server
4 24 (8.96%) Windows 10
5 18 (6.72%) Unix
6 16 (5.97%) AIX
7 11 (4.10%) HPUX
8 10 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.36%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.49%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.12%) Android
12 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.37%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.37%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.75%) ITIL
2 53 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 31 (11.57%) Software Engineering
6 24 (8.96%) MVC
7 21 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (7.46%) Coaching
8 20 (7.46%) Mentoring
8 20 (7.46%) Service Delivery
9 19 (7.09%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (7.09%) Scrum
10 18 (6.72%) Computer Science
10 18 (6.72%) Visualisation
11 15 (5.60%) Analytics
12 14 (5.22%) DevOps
12 14 (5.22%) ETL
12 14 (5.22%) Incident Management
12 14 (5.22%) Project Delivery
12 14 (5.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 85 (31.72%) SQL
2 62 (23.13%) C#
3 42 (15.67%) PowerShell
4 31 (11.57%) JavaScript
5 16 (5.97%) Python
6 13 (4.85%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.48%) Java
8 11 (4.10%) Perl
9 9 (3.36%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.99%) C++
11 7 (2.61%) VBA
12 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.12%) Ruby
12 3 (1.12%) VB
13 2 (0.75%) C++/CLI
13 2 (0.75%) Go
13 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.37%) PHP
14 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (11.57%) Degree
3 19 (7.09%) MCSA
4 12 (4.48%) MCSE
5 10 (3.73%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.24%) CISSP
7 6 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.87%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.87%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.12%) CCNA
9 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.75%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.75%) MCDST
10 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.75%) PMP
10 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.37%) CISA
11 1 (0.37%) CISM
11 1 (0.37%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.46%) SLA
2 12 (4.48%) QA
3 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.75%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.10%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.24%) Docker
5 4 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.75%) vSphere
6 2 (0.75%) XenApp
6 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (6.34%) Terraform
2 16 (5.97%) SCCM
3 8 (2.99%) Puppet
4 7 (2.61%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.24%) Ansible
5 6 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.75%) WSUS
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.37%) SCOM
7 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (11.19%) Oracle
2 23 (8.58%) VMware
3 15 (5.60%) Citrix
4 14 (5.22%) SolarWinds
5 10 (3.73%) Sage
6 8 (2.99%) Cisco
7 7 (2.61%) Remedy
7 7 (2.61%) Tableau
8 6 (2.24%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.87%) Kofax
10 4 (1.49%) IBM
11 3 (1.12%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.12%) McAfee
11 3 (1.12%) Nintex
12 2 (0.75%) ABBYY
12 2 (0.75%) Alteryx
12 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.37%) Google
13 1 (0.37%) HP
13 1 (0.37%) Mitel