Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 195 235 300
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 17.91% 18.08% 22.47%
As % of the Vendors category 53.87% 43.04% 51.64%
Number of salaries quoted 149 204 190
10th Percentile £24,200 £19,750 £20,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £24,844 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,750 £38,750 £36,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.90% +7.64% -4.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £47,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £59,310
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 362 546 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 33.24% 42.00% 43.52%
Number of salaries quoted 289 379 421
10th Percentile £25,250 £21,250 £23,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +3.23%
75th Percentile £55,000 £47,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,603 £67,500
England median annual salary £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 -3 149 £45,000 +38.46% 63
Durham 0 37 £35,000 -24.73% 19
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 98 (50.26%) Azure
2 66 (33.85%) Active Directory
3 65 (33.33%) SQL
4 64 (32.82%) Windows
5 55 (28.21%) DevOps
6 53 (27.18%) Microsoft 365
7 51 (26.15%) AWS
8 50 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (24.10%) Windows Server
10 44 (22.56%) Linux
10 44 (22.56%) Oracle
11 42 (21.54%) VMware
12 40 (20.51%) Java
13 38 (19.49%) OO
13 38 (19.49%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (18.97%) OOP
15 32 (16.41%) .NET
15 32 (16.41%) Software Engineering
15 32 (16.41%) PowerShell
16 31 (15.90%) DNS
17 30 (15.38%) C#
18 29 (14.87%) Jenkins
19 28 (14.36%) RESTful
19 28 (14.36%) NoSQL
19 28 (14.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 27 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (13.85%) Cisco
21 26 (13.33%) JUnit
21 26 (13.33%) Web Services

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 14 (7.18%) MS Exchange
1 14 (7.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 1 (0.51%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 98 (50.26%) Azure
2 53 (27.18%) Microsoft 365
3 51 (26.15%) AWS
4 22 (11.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (8.72%) IaaS
6 16 (8.21%) PaaS
7 15 (7.69%) SaaS
8 7 (3.59%) Power Platform
9 6 (3.08%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.03%) Power Automate
11 2 (1.03%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.03%) Serverless
12 1 (0.51%) Cohesity
12 1 (0.51%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.90%) DNS
2 23 (11.79%) Firewall
3 20 (10.26%) DHCP
4 17 (8.72%) SAN
4 17 (8.72%) VLAN
5 15 (7.69%) Wireless
6 11 (5.64%) SSL
7 9 (4.62%) LAN
7 9 (4.62%) VoIP
7 9 (4.62%) WAN
8 8 (4.10%) ISDN
9 7 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (3.08%) BGP
10 6 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.08%) OSPF
10 6 (3.08%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.05%) HTTP
11 4 (2.05%) SMTP
11 4 (2.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.36%) NoSQL
2 19 (9.74%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (3.08%) DTS
6 4 (2.05%) Power BI
7 3 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.54%) MySQL
7 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.51%) Big Data
9 1 (0.51%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.51%) OLAP
9 1 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (14.87%) Jenkins
2 26 (13.33%) JUnit
3 25 (12.82%) Maven
4 8 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.54%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.54%) Selenium
5 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.54%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.03%) Postman
7 1 (0.51%) Appium
7 1 (0.51%) Calabash
7 1 (0.51%) GitLab
7 1 (0.51%) JBehave
7 1 (0.51%) JIRA
7 1 (0.51%) JMeter
7 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (8.72%) Finance
2 14 (7.18%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.62%) Games
3 9 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.05%) Marketing
5 3 (1.54%) Law
6 2 (1.03%) Local Government
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Police
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (17.95%) Developer
2 19 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (9.74%) Trainee
3 16 (8.21%) Administrator
3 16 (8.21%) Senior Developer
4 15 (7.69%) Analyst
4 15 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 15 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 14 (7.18%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 13 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 12 (6.15%) Java Engineer
7 12 (6.15%) Java Software Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 10 (5.13%) Network Administrator
9 10 (5.13%) Trainee Administrator
9 10 (5.13%) Trainee Network Administrator
10 9 (4.62%) Games Tester
10 9 (4.62%) Software Tester
10 9 (4.62%) Trainee Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.41%) .NET
2 28 (14.36%) RESTful
3 26 (13.33%) Web Services
4 25 (12.82%) Spring
4 25 (12.82%) Spring Boot
5 17 (8.72%) HTML
6 16 (8.21%) CSS
7 9 (4.62%) CSS3
7 9 (4.62%) HTML5
7 9 (4.62%) Java SE
8 8 (4.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (3.08%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.56%) .NET Core
11 4 (2.05%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.54%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.54%) Gherkin
13 2 (1.03%) JSON
14 1 (0.51%) LDAP
14 1 (0.51%) Velocity
14 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.62%) Data Structures
4 8 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.08%) Blog
5 6 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.05%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.54%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.54%) User Experience
7 3 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) IVR
9 1 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.51%) BYOD
9 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.51%) PKI
9 1 (0.51%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (32.82%) Windows
2 47 (24.10%) Windows Server
3 44 (22.56%) Linux
4 27 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (11.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (10.26%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (5.13%) Windows 10
8 9 (4.62%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.08%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.03%) Android
11 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.51%) Solaris
11 1 (0.51%) VMS
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.21%) DevOps
2 50 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.49%) OO
3 38 (19.49%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (18.97%) OOP
5 32 (16.41%) Software Engineering
6 28 (14.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 25 (12.82%) Microservices
8 16 (8.21%) Software Testing
9 15 (7.69%) Change Management
9 15 (7.69%) ITSM
10 14 (7.18%) Configuration Management
11 13 (6.67%) ITIL
12 11 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (5.64%) Migration
12 11 (5.64%) Scrum
13 10 (5.13%) Project Management
13 10 (5.13%) SDLC
14 9 (4.62%) Presales
14 9 (4.62%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 65 (33.33%) SQL
2 40 (20.51%) Java
3 32 (16.41%) PowerShell
4 30 (15.38%) C#
5 25 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.13%) Python
7 9 (4.62%) Java 8
8 4 (2.05%) C
8 4 (2.05%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.54%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.03%) Groovy
10 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.03%) VBA
10 2 (1.03%) VBScript
11 1 (0.51%) sed
11 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (9.74%) CCNA
3 14 (7.18%) Degree
4 13 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.64%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (5.13%) Linux+ Certification
7 9 (4.62%) CIW
7 9 (4.62%) MCSE
7 9 (4.62%) OCA
7 9 (4.62%) OCP
7 9 (4.62%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (3.08%) CCNP
9 3 (1.54%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.03%) CISA
10 2 (1.03%) CISSP
10 2 (1.03%) ISEB
10 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.51%) HND
11 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) QA
1 7 (3.59%) SLA
2 5 (2.56%) GDPR
3 2 (1.03%) GRC
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (33.85%) Active Directory
2 38 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.21%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.64%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (4.10%) vSphere
6 6 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.51%) Docker
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (10.77%) SCCM
2 13 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (6.67%) Nagios
2 13 (6.67%) SCOM
3 6 (3.08%) SmoothWall
3 6 (3.08%) Terraform
4 3 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.51%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (22.56%) Oracle
2 42 (21.54%) VMware
3 27 (13.85%) Cisco
4 14 (7.18%) Citrix
5 13 (6.67%) McAfee
5 13 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 9 (4.62%) HP
7 7 (3.59%) Veeam
8 6 (3.08%) Meraki
8 6 (3.08%) Mitel
8 6 (3.08%) ProCurve
8 6 (3.08%) Ruckus Wireless
8 6 (3.08%) Zerto
9 3 (1.54%) arcserve
9 3 (1.54%) Dell
9 3 (1.54%) Dell KACE
9 3 (1.54%) Sophos
10 2 (1.03%) Asigra
10 2 (1.03%) CloudEndure
10 2 (1.03%) Google