Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 5 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 289 173 292
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 24.43% 18.60% 23.23%
As % of the Vendors category 61.23% 45.77% 47.71%
Number of salaries quoted 183 145 197
10th Percentile £21,700 £22,700 £22,300
25th Percentile £26,750 £26,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,695 £37,500 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.19% +2.74% -8.75%
75th Percentile £58,125 £47,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 472 378 612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 39.90% 40.65% 48.69%
Number of salaries quoted 339 277 434
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,650 £23,623
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +2.95%
75th Percentile £55,000 £47,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +1.01%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the North East.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the North East

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the North East over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 2021. 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 +1 229 £42,750 +14.00% 72
Durham -1 47 £35,500 -8.39% 19
Northumberland 0 1 £39,000 - 1
Cleveland - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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.

1 116 (40.14%) Azure
2 91 (31.49%) SQL
3 89 (30.80%) Oracle
4 83 (28.72%) Windows
5 79 (27.34%) Active Directory
6 73 (25.26%) Java
7 72 (24.91%) Microsoft 365
8 67 (23.18%) Social Skills
9 65 (22.49%) AWS
10 64 (22.15%) DevOps
11 61 (21.11%) Linux
12 56 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
13 53 (18.34%) Windows Server
14 48 (16.61%) VMware
15 46 (15.92%) OO
15 46 (15.92%) HTML
16 45 (15.57%) CSS
16 45 (15.57%) CIW
17 44 (15.22%) OOP
17 44 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
18 43 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
18 43 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
19 41 (14.19%) Software Engineering
20 39 (13.49%) C#
21 38 (13.15%) PowerShell
22 37 (12.80%) Web Development
23 36 (12.46%) Java SE
23 36 (12.46%) HTML5
23 36 (12.46%) Microservices
23 36 (12.46%) OCA

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 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.04%) IIS
5 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (10.38%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 116 (40.14%) Azure
2 72 (24.91%) Microsoft 365
3 65 (22.49%) AWS
4 22 (7.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (7.61%) IaaS
4 22 (7.61%) PaaS
5 19 (6.57%) Power Platform
6 16 (5.54%) SaaS
7 8 (2.77%) OneDrive
8 7 (2.42%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.73%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 4 (1.38%) GCP
10 4 (1.38%) Google Docs
10 4 (1.38%) Power Automate
11 3 (1.04%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.69%) GitHub
13 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.03%) DNS
2 23 (7.96%) Firewall
3 19 (6.57%) SAN
4 16 (5.54%) DHCP
5 15 (5.19%) Wireless
6 14 (4.84%) LAN
6 14 (4.84%) WAN
7 13 (4.50%) VLAN
8 11 (3.81%) SSL
9 8 (2.77%) TCP/IP
9 8 (2.77%) VoIP
10 7 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (2.08%) VPN
12 5 (1.73%) HTTP
12 5 (1.73%) ISDN
13 4 (1.38%) DKIM
13 4 (1.38%) DMARC
13 4 (1.38%) SMTP
14 3 (1.04%) BGP
14 3 (1.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.11%) NoSQL
2 33 (11.42%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.19%) Power BI
4 14 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.08%) DTS
8 5 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.38%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.04%) MySQL
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.35%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 35 (12.11%) Jenkins
2 34 (11.76%) JUnit
2 34 (11.76%) Maven
3 7 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.38%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.35%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.35%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.35%) GitLab
6 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.35%) Postman
6 1 (0.35%) Selenium
6 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (23.18%) Social Skills
2 26 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.96%) Finance
4 17 (5.88%) Public Sector
5 16 (5.54%) Games
6 9 (3.11%) Retail
7 7 (2.42%) Banking
7 7 (2.42%) Legal
7 7 (2.42%) Multimedia
8 6 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.08%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.38%) Law
9 4 (1.38%) Marketing
10 3 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.69%) Local Government
12 1 (0.35%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 71 (24.57%) Developer
2 62 (21.45%) Trainee
3 28 (9.69%) Trainee Developer
4 27 (9.34%) Support Engineer
5 26 (9.00%) Senior Developer
6 24 (8.30%) Java Developer
6 24 (8.30%) Senior Java Developer
7 22 (7.61%) Network Engineer
8 21 (7.27%) Analyst
9 19 (6.57%) Trainee Web Developer
9 19 (6.57%) Web Developer
10 18 (6.23%) Administrator
10 18 (6.23%) IT Engineer
10 18 (6.23%) IT Support
11 17 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (5.88%) Software Developer
12 13 (4.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 13 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
12 13 (4.50%) Software Engineer
13 12 (4.15%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.92%) HTML
2 45 (15.57%) CSS
3 36 (12.46%) HTML5
3 36 (12.46%) Java SE
4 34 (11.76%) RESTful
4 34 (11.76%) Spring
4 34 (11.76%) Spring Boot
4 34 (11.76%) Web Services
5 30 (10.38%) .NET
6 10 (3.46%) CSS3
7 6 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.38%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.38%) COM
9 3 (1.04%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.69%) JSON
10 2 (0.69%) LDAP
10 2 (0.69%) REST
11 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.35%) Velocity
11 1 (0.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.81%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.11%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.08%) Blog
3 6 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.38%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.04%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.04%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.69%) IVR
7 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) BYOD
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.35%) PKI
8 1 (0.35%) User Experience
8 1 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 83 (28.72%) Windows
2 61 (21.11%) Linux
3 53 (18.34%) Windows Server
4 30 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (8.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (7.61%) Windows Server 2019
7 16 (5.54%) Windows 7
8 15 (5.19%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.77%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.69%) Android
12 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.35%) Solaris
12 1 (0.35%) Unix
12 1 (0.35%) VMS
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.15%) DevOps
2 56 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (15.92%) OO
4 44 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
4 44 (15.22%) OOP
5 43 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (14.19%) Software Engineering
7 37 (12.80%) Web Development
8 36 (12.46%) Microservices
9 24 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (6.92%) ITSM
11 17 (5.88%) Migration
12 16 (5.54%) Change Management
13 15 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (5.19%) Configuration Management
13 15 (5.19%) IT Strategy
13 15 (5.19%) Project Management
14 13 (4.50%) Decision-Making
14 13 (4.50%) Software Testing
15 12 (4.15%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 91 (31.49%) SQL
2 73 (25.26%) Java
3 39 (13.49%) C#
4 38 (13.15%) PowerShell
5 36 (12.46%) Java 8
6 22 (7.61%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.81%) Python
8 7 (2.42%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (1.38%) C
11 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.04%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.04%) VBA
12 2 (0.69%) Groovy
12 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.69%) VBScript
13 1 (0.35%) PHP
13 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (15.57%) CIW
2 36 (12.46%) OCA
2 36 (12.46%) Oracle Certification
3 28 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (9.34%) OCAJ
5 25 (8.65%) CCNA
6 20 (6.92%) Network+ Certification
7 19 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (4.84%) Degree
9 10 (3.46%) Linux+ Certification
10 9 (3.11%) OCP
11 8 (2.77%) MCSE
12 6 (2.08%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.73%) MCT
14 3 (1.04%) CCNP
15 2 (0.69%) CISA
15 2 (0.69%) CISSP
15 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.69%) MCITP
15 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) SLA
2 6 (2.08%) GDPR
2 6 (2.08%) QA
3 4 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.04%) PMO
5 2 (0.69%) GRC
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 79 (27.34%) Active Directory
2 43 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (3.11%) vSphere
6 8 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.04%) Docker
8 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.69%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.69%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (6.92%) SCCM
2 13 (4.50%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (4.50%) Nagios
2 13 (4.50%) SCOM
3 10 (3.46%) Terraform
4 4 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.04%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.04%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.35%) EnCase
7 1 (0.35%) FTK
7 1 (0.35%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (30.80%) Oracle
2 48 (16.61%) VMware
3 31 (10.73%) Cisco
4 15 (5.19%) Citrix
5 13 (4.50%) McAfee
5 13 (4.50%) SolarWinds
6 9 (3.11%) HP
6 9 (3.11%) Veeam
7 6 (2.08%) Google
7 6 (2.08%) Zerto
8 5 (1.73%) Meraki
9 4 (1.38%) Genesys
9 4 (1.38%) Sophos
10 3 (1.04%) arcserve
10 3 (1.04%) Dell
10 3 (1.04%) Dell KACE
10 3 (1.04%) Mitel
10 3 (1.04%) ProCurve
10 3 (1.04%) Ruckus Wireless
11 2 (0.69%) Nintex