Period
to 24 January 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 24 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
England > North East
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 260 407 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.40% 25.45% 22.17%
As % of the Vendors category 50.58% 53.98% 48.06%
Number of salaries quoted 197 375 270
North East median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £73,100 £47,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 514 754 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 38.36% 47.15% 46.13%
Number of salaries quoted 419 660 521
North East median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% -0.68% -2.00%
10th Percentile £22,300 £20,981 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,063 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,900
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.28% +4.22%

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 24 January 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 24 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
Tyne and Wear -3 199 £42,500 +21.43% 64
Durham -1 52 £26,500 -17.83% 24
Northumberland +11 5 £37,000 +3.50% 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 95 (36.54%) C#
1 95 (36.54%) Windows
2 91 (35.00%) .NET
3 74 (28.46%) SQL Server
4 70 (26.92%) Office 365
5 68 (26.15%) Windows Server
6 67 (25.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 64 (24.62%) SQL
8 60 (23.08%) Active Directory
9 58 (22.31%) ASP.NET
10 53 (20.38%) MVC
11 52 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 51 (19.62%) ITIL
13 43 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 39 (15.00%) JavaScript
16 38 (14.62%) Software Engineering
17 37 (14.23%) Microsoft Office
18 36 (13.85%) MCSA
18 36 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (13.46%) Windows 10
19 35 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
20 34 (13.08%) Unit Testing
21 32 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
22 31 (11.92%) SLA
22 31 (11.92%) Scrum
23 30 (11.54%) VMware
23 30 (11.54%) SharePoint
23 30 (11.54%) PowerShell
24 29 (11.15%) Finance

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 30 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.85%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.85%) Skype for Business
3 11 (4.23%) CMS
4 4 (1.54%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.77%) Site Server
6 2 (0.77%) WordPress
7 1 (0.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (14.23%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.38%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 70 (26.92%) Office 365
2 67 (25.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.08%) OneDrive
6 7 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (2.31%) PaaS
8 3 (1.15%) IaaS
8 3 (1.15%) Serverless
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.77%) NuGet
9 2 (0.77%) SaaS
10 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.38%) G Suite
10 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.46%) Skype
2 12 (4.62%) SAN
3 11 (4.23%) DHCP
3 11 (4.23%) LAN
4 10 (3.85%) DNS
5 9 (3.46%) Firewall
5 9 (3.46%) Intranet
6 8 (3.08%) WAN
7 7 (2.69%) Wireless
8 6 (2.31%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (1.92%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.92%) VSAN
10 4 (1.54%) VPN
11 3 (1.15%) PBX
12 2 (0.77%) Broadband
12 2 (0.77%) MPLS
13 1 (0.38%) Extranet
13 1 (0.38%) Internet
13 1 (0.38%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (28.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.77%) Power BI
3 14 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.08%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.15%) Big Data
8 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.77%) QlikView
9 2 (0.77%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.77%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 25 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (5.38%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.08%) JIRA
5 7 (2.69%) Selenium
6 6 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.15%) Subversion
9 3 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (11.15%) Finance
2 12 (4.62%) Advertising
3 9 (3.46%) Automotive
4 7 (2.69%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.31%) Marketing
6 4 (1.54%) Retail
7 3 (1.15%) Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Back Office
8 2 (0.77%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (30.38%) Developer
2 48 (18.46%) .NET Developer
2 48 (18.46%) Analyst
3 43 (16.54%) C# Developer
4 39 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (13.85%) ASP.NET Developer
5 36 (13.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 35 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 26 (10.00%) Software Developer
8 20 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (7.31%) .NET Software Developer
9 19 (7.31%) C# Software Developer
9 19 (7.31%) SQL Developer
10 18 (6.92%) Core Java Developer
10 18 (6.92%) Java Developer
10 18 (6.92%) Java Software Developer
11 15 (5.77%) Microsoft Engineer
11 15 (5.77%) Software Engineer
11 15 (5.77%) Support Engineer
12 13 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (35.00%) .NET
2 58 (22.31%) ASP.NET
3 42 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (10.77%) CSS
5 27 (10.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (8.85%) .NET Framework
6 23 (8.85%) CSS3
7 20 (7.69%) ASP.NET Core
8 17 (6.54%) Entity Framework
9 13 (5.00%) HTML
10 10 (3.85%) AngularJS
11 8 (3.08%) React
11 8 (3.08%) REST
12 7 (2.69%) Node.js
13 6 (2.31%) HTML5
13 6 (2.31%) JSON
13 6 (2.31%) RESTful
14 5 (1.92%) .NET Core
14 5 (1.92%) COM
15 4 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.08%) Robotics
4 6 (2.31%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.92%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.15%) Clustering
7 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.77%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.38%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 95 (36.54%) Windows
2 68 (26.15%) Windows Server
3 35 (13.46%) Windows 10
4 25 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (5.38%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.85%) Linux
8 8 (3.08%) Android
8 8 (3.08%) Apple iOS
8 8 (3.08%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.54%) Unix
9 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.38%) VME
10 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.38%) MVC
2 51 (19.62%) ITIL
3 43 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (14.62%) Software Engineering
5 35 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (13.08%) Unit Testing
7 32 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (11.92%) Scrum
9 26 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 22 (8.46%) Problem Management
10 22 (8.46%) TDD
11 21 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 18 (6.92%) BDD
13 17 (6.54%) Pair Programming
13 17 (6.54%) Service Management
14 16 (6.15%) Coaching
14 16 (6.15%) Domain-Driven Design
15 15 (5.77%) Analytics
15 15 (5.77%) Validation
16 13 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 95 (36.54%) C#
2 64 (24.62%) SQL
3 39 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 30 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 21 (8.08%) Java
6 10 (3.85%) C++
7 9 (3.46%) Python
7 9 (3.46%) VB.NET
8 7 (2.69%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.15%) VBA
11 2 (0.77%) Scala
11 2 (0.77%) X++
12 1 (0.38%) Fortran
12 1 (0.38%) Java 8
12 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.38%) Perl
12 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.38%) VB
12 1 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (13.85%) MCSA
3 24 (9.23%) MCSE
4 16 (6.15%) MCP
5 13 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 13 (5.00%) Degree
6 12 (4.62%) CISSP
7 11 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (2.31%) CCNA
9 6 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.31%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.31%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.77%) MCTS
13 1 (0.38%) CEH
13 1 (0.38%) CISM
13 1 (0.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.92%) SLA
2 8 (3.08%) GDPR
3 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.15%) PMO
3 3 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 60 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.92%) XenApp
5 3 (1.15%) Docker
6 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (3.08%) SCCM
3 5 (1.92%) SCOM
4 3 (1.15%) Nagios
5 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.38%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.38%) Puppet
6 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (11.54%) VMware
2 19 (7.31%) Cisco
3 18 (6.92%) Citrix
4 8 (3.08%) ABBYY
4 8 (3.08%) Kofax
5 6 (2.31%) Meraki
6 5 (1.92%) NVIDIA
6 5 (1.92%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.54%) HP
7 4 (1.54%) Veeam
8 3 (1.15%) Dell
8 3 (1.15%) Google
8 3 (1.15%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.15%) Tableau
9 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.77%) BMC
9 2 (0.77%) BT
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle
9 2 (0.77%) Polycom
9 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com