Period
to 22 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 298 135 235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 22.58% 14.55% 18.47%
As % of the Vendors category 46.71% 48.39% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 234 113 204
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,000 £19,750
25th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £25,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,750 £44,000 £37,585
Median % change year-on-year -11.93% +17.07% +0.23%
75th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £47,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £53,025
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 638 279 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 48.33% 30.06% 46.38%
Number of salaries quoted 413 237 358
10th Percentile £25,025 £24,000 £21,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £29,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% -8.24%
75th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £47,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,900 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Tyne and Wear +7 206 £42,500 -5.56% 106
Durham +6 64 £36,750 +1.38% 26
Cleveland - 16 £40,000 -
Northumberland - 12 £41,250 - 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 126 (42.28%) Windows
2 104 (34.90%) Azure
3 103 (34.56%) Windows Server
4 91 (30.54%) SQL Server
5 82 (27.52%) C#
6 72 (24.16%) Active Directory
6 72 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (22.82%) Degree
8 66 (22.15%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (20.47%) Social Skills
10 60 (20.13%) Computer Science
11 59 (19.80%) SQL
12 57 (19.13%) Microsoft Office
13 56 (18.79%) .NET
13 56 (18.79%) Oracle
14 54 (18.12%) OO
15 52 (17.45%) ITIL
16 51 (17.11%) VMware
16 51 (17.11%) Microsoft 365
17 49 (16.44%) Continuous Improvement
18 46 (15.44%) QA
18 46 (15.44%) Management Information System
19 44 (14.77%) Java
20 43 (14.43%) Software Engineering
21 42 (14.09%) JavaScript
21 42 (14.09%) OOP
22 40 (13.42%) CSS
23 39 (13.09%) HTML
24 37 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
25 35 (11.74%) HTML5

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 27 (9.06%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.70%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.02%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.01%) Apache
4 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.01%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 57 (19.13%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 104 (34.90%) Azure
2 51 (17.11%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (6.04%) AWS
4 14 (4.70%) Power Platform
5 11 (3.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.35%) IaaS
7 6 (2.01%) Apigee
7 6 (2.01%) GitHub
7 6 (2.01%) GitHub Actions
7 6 (2.01%) PaaS
7 6 (2.01%) SaaS
8 5 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.34%) GCP
10 2 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.67%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.34%) Nutanix
11 1 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.74%) Firewall
2 31 (10.40%) DNS
2 31 (10.40%) LAN
3 25 (8.39%) TCP/IP
3 25 (8.39%) WAN
4 24 (8.05%) DHCP
5 15 (5.03%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (4.03%) VLAN
7 11 (3.69%) Skype
7 11 (3.69%) VPN
7 11 (3.69%) WLAN
8 10 (3.36%) SAN
9 9 (3.02%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (2.01%) NAS
10 6 (2.01%) Wireless
11 5 (1.68%) Internet
11 5 (1.68%) VoIP
12 4 (1.34%) BGP
12 4 (1.34%) IPv4
12 4 (1.34%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (30.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (4.70%) Power BI
4 11 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.02%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (2.01%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.68%) OLAP
8 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.34%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.34%) SSDT
10 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.01%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (5.37%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (3.02%) JUnit
3 9 (3.02%) Maven
4 8 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.68%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 61 (20.47%) Social Skills
2 31 (10.40%) Marketing
3 22 (7.38%) Finance
4 13 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.69%) Retail
6 8 (2.68%) Law
6 8 (2.68%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.68%) Legal
8 4 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.01%) Local Government
9 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (24.50%) Analyst
2 63 (21.14%) Developer
3 38 (12.75%) Software Developer
3 38 (12.75%) Systems Analyst
4 34 (11.41%) Customer Analyst
5 33 (11.07%) Trainee
5 33 (11.07%) Trainee Developer
5 33 (11.07%) Trainee Software Developer
6 25 (8.39%) IT Support
7 24 (8.05%) IT Engineer
8 18 (6.04%) Administrator
9 17 (5.70%) Senior Developer
10 16 (5.37%) Junior
11 15 (5.03%) Junior Analyst
11 15 (5.03%) Junior Systems Analyst
11 15 (5.03%) Service Analyst
11 15 (5.03%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (5.03%) Support Engineer
12 14 (4.70%) Consultant
12 14 (4.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.79%) .NET
2 40 (13.42%) CSS
3 39 (13.09%) HTML
4 35 (11.74%) CSS3
4 35 (11.74%) HTML5
5 33 (11.07%) Java SE
6 31 (10.40%) XML
6 31 (10.40%) XSLT
7 16 (5.37%) .NET Core
8 10 (3.36%) RESTful
9 9 (3.02%) Spring
9 9 (3.02%) Spring Boot
10 6 (2.01%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.01%) Kafka
11 4 (1.34%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.34%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.34%) MDX
11 4 (1.34%) Node.js
11 4 (1.34%) REST
11 4 (1.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.44%) Management Information System
2 35 (11.74%) Data Structures
3 16 (5.37%) Replication
4 13 (4.36%) Virtual Team
5 12 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.68%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (1.68%) User Experience
10 4 (1.34%) Podcast
10 4 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.01%) EPoS
12 2 (0.67%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
12 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.34%) iPhone
13 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 126 (42.28%) Windows
2 103 (34.56%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.71%) Linux
4 14 (4.70%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.03%) Unix
6 12 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.01%) AIX
9 5 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.34%) Android
11 3 (1.01%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (22.15%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (20.13%) Computer Science
4 54 (18.12%) OO
5 52 (17.45%) ITIL
6 49 (16.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 43 (14.43%) Software Engineering
8 42 (14.09%) OOP
9 33 (11.07%) Functional Programming
10 32 (10.74%) Systems Analysis
11 27 (9.06%) Mathematics
12 26 (8.72%) Incident Management
12 26 (8.72%) Service Delivery
13 25 (8.39%) Microservices
14 24 (8.05%) DevOps
15 23 (7.72%) Information Management
15 23 (7.72%) Project Management
16 21 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (7.05%) Service Management
17 20 (6.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 82 (27.52%) C#
2 59 (19.80%) SQL
3 44 (14.77%) Java
4 42 (14.09%) JavaScript
5 34 (11.41%) Python
6 33 (11.07%) Java 8
7 30 (10.07%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.36%) VB.NET
9 11 (3.69%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.01%) Bash
10 6 (2.01%) SAPscript
11 5 (1.68%) VBA
12 4 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.34%) R
13 2 (0.67%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.67%) VBScript
14 1 (0.34%) C
14 1 (0.34%) PHP
14 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (22.82%) Degree
2 33 (11.07%) CIW
2 33 (11.07%) OCA
2 33 (11.07%) OCP
2 33 (11.07%) Oracle Certification
3 31 (10.40%) HNC
3 31 (10.40%) HND
4 21 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.68%) CCNA
5 8 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.35%) MCSA
6 7 (2.35%) MCSE
7 5 (1.68%) CCNP
7 5 (1.68%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.68%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.67%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (15.44%) QA
2 18 (6.04%) SLA
3 12 (4.03%) GDPR
4 5 (1.68%) PMO
5 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.34%) SOC 2
System Software
1 72 (24.16%) Active Directory
2 37 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (9.06%) Hyper-V
4 24 (8.05%) vSphere
5 14 (4.70%) XenApp
6 8 (2.68%) Docker
7 6 (2.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (1.01%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.67%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (6.71%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.36%) WSUS
3 10 (3.36%) SCCM
4 9 (3.02%) Ansible
4 9 (3.02%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.01%) SCSM
5 6 (2.01%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.34%) Terraform
8 3 (1.01%) SCOM
9 2 (0.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.67%) Nagios
9 2 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.67%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.67%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 56 (18.79%) Oracle
2 51 (17.11%) VMware
3 24 (8.05%) Citrix
4 14 (4.70%) Cisco
4 14 (4.70%) SolarWinds
5 12 (4.03%) Remedy
6 9 (3.02%) Veeam
6 9 (3.02%) Veritas
7 8 (2.68%) SAP
8 6 (2.01%) Google
9 5 (1.68%) Dell
9 5 (1.68%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.68%) Meraki
9 5 (1.68%) Mitel
10 4 (1.34%) Ivanti
11 2 (0.67%) McAfee
11 2 (0.67%) Symantec
11 2 (0.67%) ThinPrint
12 1 (0.34%) Autodesk
12 1 (0.34%) Sophos