Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 136 234 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 14.56% 18.45% 19.40%
As % of the Vendors category 48.40% 40.34% 50.88%
Number of salaries quoted 123 207 200
Median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -0.64% +12.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £19,837 £20,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +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 281 580 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 30.09% 45.74% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 237 356 420
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +16.44%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £22,400
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -1 105 £45,000 +28.57% 49
Durham -8 28 £36,250 -22.04% 12
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 66 (48.53%) Azure
2 53 (38.97%) Active Directory
3 44 (32.35%) Windows
4 38 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (27.21%) SQL
5 37 (27.21%) Windows Server
6 36 (26.47%) DevOps
7 32 (23.53%) Office 365
8 31 (22.79%) C#
9 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
10 27 (19.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 24 (17.65%) VMware
12 23 (16.91%) AWS
13 22 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (15.44%) Java
14 21 (15.44%) .NET
14 21 (15.44%) NoSQL
15 20 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
16 18 (13.24%) RESTful
16 18 (13.24%) Jenkins
16 18 (13.24%) SQL Server
16 18 (13.24%) ITIL
16 18 (13.24%) Cisco
17 17 (12.50%) DHCP
17 17 (12.50%) DNS
18 16 (11.76%) Unit Testing
18 16 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
19 15 (11.03%) PowerShell
19 15 (11.03%) SCCM

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 9 (6.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.21%) IIS
4 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.74%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 1 (0.74%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 66 (48.53%) Azure
2 32 (23.53%) Office 365
3 23 (16.91%) AWS
4 20 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (10.29%) PaaS
5 14 (10.29%) SaaS
6 9 (6.62%) IaaS
6 9 (6.62%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.94%) Logic Apps
8 3 (2.21%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.47%) Serverless
10 1 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.50%) DHCP
1 17 (12.50%) DNS
2 15 (11.03%) VLAN
3 9 (6.62%) Firewall
3 9 (6.62%) SAN
3 9 (6.62%) Wireless
4 7 (5.15%) LAN
4 7 (5.15%) WAN
5 6 (4.41%) BGP
5 6 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (4.41%) ISDN
5 6 (4.41%) OSPF
5 6 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.68%) VoIP
7 2 (1.47%) Internet
7 2 (1.47%) VPN
8 1 (0.74%) DKIM
8 1 (0.74%) DMARC
8 1 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.44%) NoSQL
2 18 (13.24%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (5.88%) Power BI
5 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.47%) Big Data
7 2 (1.47%) DTS
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.74%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.74%) OLAP
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.74%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 18 (13.24%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.15%) JUnit
4 6 (4.41%) Maven
4 6 (4.41%) Selenium
5 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (3.68%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.21%) Postman
8 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.74%) Appium
9 1 (0.74%) Calabash
9 1 (0.74%) Gatling
9 1 (0.74%) JBehave
9 1 (0.74%) JIRA
9 1 (0.74%) JMeter
9 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (9.56%) Finance
2 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.15%) Games
4 6 (4.41%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.68%) Marketing
6 3 (2.21%) Automotive
6 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.21%) Retail
7 2 (1.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.74%) Front Office
8 1 (0.74%) Law
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Police
8 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (22.79%) Developer
2 22 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (12.50%) Analyst
4 13 (9.56%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.09%) Network Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Architect
7 7 (5.15%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Telecoms Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Office 365 Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.44%) .NET
2 18 (13.24%) RESTful
3 14 (10.29%) AngularJS
3 14 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (8.09%) HTML
5 9 (6.62%) .NET Framework
6 8 (5.88%) Web Services
7 7 (5.15%) .NET Core
8 6 (4.41%) CSS
8 6 (4.41%) Spring
8 6 (4.41%) Spring Boot
9 5 (3.68%) HTML5
10 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.94%) Node.js
11 3 (2.21%) Gherkin
11 3 (2.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 2 (1.47%) Aurelia
12 2 (1.47%) CSS3
13 1 (0.74%) React
13 1 (0.74%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.41%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.21%) Blog
5 3 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.21%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.47%) User Experience
7 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (32.35%) Windows
2 37 (27.21%) Windows Server
3 16 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
4 13 (9.56%) Linux
4 13 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.09%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (3.68%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.21%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.74%) Android
8 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (26.47%) DevOps
3 27 (19.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (13.24%) ITIL
6 16 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 13 (9.56%) Presales
7 13 (9.56%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.82%) SOLID
9 11 (8.09%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 11 (8.09%) OOP
9 11 (8.09%) SDLC
9 11 (8.09%) YAGNI
10 10 (7.35%) Change Management
10 10 (7.35%) Mentoring
10 10 (7.35%) OO
10 10 (7.35%) Scrum
11 9 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (6.62%) Technology Roadmap
11 9 (6.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.21%) SQL
2 31 (22.79%) C#
3 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 21 (15.44%) Java
5 15 (11.03%) PowerShell
6 13 (9.56%) T-SQL
7 12 (8.82%) TypeScript
8 6 (4.41%) Python
9 1 (0.74%) Java 8
9 1 (0.74%) sed
9 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (10.29%) Degree
2 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (8.82%) MCSE
4 8 (5.88%) CCNA
5 6 (4.41%) CCNP
6 3 (2.21%) ISEB
6 3 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.21%) Linux+ Certification
6 3 (2.21%) MCSA
6 3 (2.21%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.74%) CIW
8 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.74%) OCA
8 1 (0.74%) OCP
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) COBIT
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) NIST
System Software
1 53 (38.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.68%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.94%) vSphere
5 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.47%) NFS
5 2 (1.47%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.47%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.74%) Docker
6 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) SCCM
2 10 (7.35%) SCOM
3 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (5.88%) Nagios
5 6 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (4.41%) SmoothWall
6 2 (1.47%) Terraform
6 2 (1.47%) WSUS
7 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (17.65%) VMware
2 18 (13.24%) Cisco
3 10 (7.35%) HP
3 10 (7.35%) Oracle
3 10 (7.35%) SolarWinds
4 8 (5.88%) Citrix
5 6 (4.41%) McAfee
5 6 (4.41%) Meraki
5 6 (4.41%) Mitel
5 6 (4.41%) ProCurve
5 6 (4.41%) Ruckus Wireless
6 3 (2.21%) NVIDIA
6 3 (2.21%) Veeam
7 2 (1.47%) CloudEndure
7 2 (1.47%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.47%) QAD
7 2 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (0.74%) Databricks
8 1 (0.74%) Proofpoint
8 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow