Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 174 295 534
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 19.21% 22.92% 30.88%
As % of the Vendors category 47.93% 46.68% 60.96%
Number of salaries quoted 148 204 477
Median annual salary £39,250 £36,404 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.82% -8.99% +14.29%
10th Percentile £23,700 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.83%

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 363 632 876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 40.07% 49.11% 50.67%
Number of salaries quoted 270 451 711
Median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +5.26% +3.40%
10th Percentile £24,475 £23,911 £21,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 -1 115 £38,500 +6.91% 23
Durham -1 56 £41,000 +13.10% 7
Northumberland -5 1 - -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 55 (31.61%) Windows
2 49 (28.16%) SQL Server
3 47 (27.01%) Azure
4 42 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (22.99%) Active Directory
6 36 (20.69%) .NET
7 34 (19.54%) SQL
8 32 (18.39%) Office 365
9 29 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 28 (16.09%) C#
11 27 (15.52%) MS Exchange
11 27 (15.52%) VMware
12 25 (14.37%) .NET Framework
13 24 (13.79%) Citrix
14 23 (13.22%) AWS
14 23 (13.22%) Mentoring
15 22 (12.64%) DevOps
15 22 (12.64%) SDLC
15 22 (12.64%) Line Management
16 20 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
17 19 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (10.34%) Firewall
19 17 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2016
20 16 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
20 16 (9.20%) High Availability
20 16 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (9.20%) CMS
20 16 (9.20%) PowerShell
21 15 (8.62%) Agile Software Development

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 (15.52%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.20%) CMS
3 14 (8.05%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (6.90%) EPiServer
4 12 (6.90%) Umbraco
5 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.30%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.57%) IIS
8 1 (0.57%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 20 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (3.45%) NetSuite
1 6 (3.45%) Sage 200
1 6 (3.45%) Sage 500
1 6 (3.45%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.01%) Azure
2 32 (18.39%) Office 365
3 23 (13.22%) AWS
4 13 (7.47%) SaaS
5 10 (5.75%) Power Platform
6 7 (4.02%) PaaS
7 6 (3.45%) IaaS
8 5 (2.87%) GCP
9 2 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.15%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.15%) Serverless
9 2 (1.15%) Slack
9 2 (1.15%) Trello
10 1 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.57%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.57%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.34%) Firewall
2 11 (6.32%) VPN
3 10 (5.75%) DHCP
3 10 (5.75%) DNS
3 10 (5.75%) NetScaler
4 7 (4.02%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (2.30%) WAN
6 3 (1.72%) BGP
6 3 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.72%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.72%) LAN
6 3 (1.72%) MPLS
6 3 (1.72%) OSPF
6 3 (1.72%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.15%) Broadband
7 2 (1.15%) VoIP
8 1 (0.57%) SAN
8 1 (0.57%) SNMP
8 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (28.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (7.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (5.17%) Power BI
7 7 (4.02%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (1.15%) Big Data
11 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.15%) QlikView
11 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.57%) SAP Data Services
12 1 (0.57%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.30%) JIRA
3 4 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.57%) JMeter
5 1 (0.57%) Postman
General
1 8 (4.60%) Local Government
2 7 (4.02%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.87%) Finance
4 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.15%) Automotive
5 2 (1.15%) Marketing
5 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Police
Job Titles
1 38 (21.84%) Developer
2 20 (11.49%) Analyst
3 17 (9.77%) .NET Developer
3 17 (9.77%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (6.90%) Administrator
4 12 (6.90%) Consultant
5 11 (6.32%) CMS Developer
5 11 (6.32%) EPiServer Developer
6 10 (5.75%) Server Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) DBA
8 8 (4.60%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) SQL DBA
9 7 (4.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (20.69%) .NET
2 25 (14.37%) .NET Framework
3 9 (5.17%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.60%) HTML
5 6 (3.45%) .NET Core
5 6 (3.45%) CSS
5 6 (3.45%) jQuery
6 5 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (2.87%) Entity Framework
7 4 (2.30%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (2.30%) RESTful
7 4 (2.30%) Web Services
8 2 (1.15%) HTML5
8 2 (1.15%) Middleware
8 2 (1.15%) Node.js
8 2 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.90%) Driving Licence
2 10 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.87%) Clustering
5 4 (2.30%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.15%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.15%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.15%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.15%) User Experience
8 1 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.57%) Life Science
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (31.61%) Windows
2 29 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2016
4 16 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.47%) Linux
6 9 (5.17%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.87%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.15%) Android
9 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.15%) Solaris
10 1 (0.57%) Debian
10 1 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.22%) Mentoring
2 22 (12.64%) DevOps
2 22 (12.64%) Line Management
2 22 (12.64%) SDLC
3 17 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (9.20%) High Availability
4 16 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.05%) Software Engineering
7 13 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (7.47%) Incident Management
8 11 (6.32%) Content Management
8 11 (6.32%) ITIL
8 11 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (6.32%) Service Delivery
8 11 (6.32%) Software Delivery
9 10 (5.75%) Quality Management
10 9 (5.17%) Business Analysis
10 9 (5.17%) Capacity Management
10 9 (5.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.54%) SQL
2 28 (16.09%) C#
3 16 (9.20%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.75%) Python
6 4 (2.30%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.57%) C
7 1 (0.57%) C++
7 1 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.47%) Degree
3 11 (6.32%) CCNA
3 11 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.32%) MCSA
3 11 (6.32%) MCSD
4 6 (3.45%) MCSE
5 5 (2.87%) CCA
5 5 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (2.87%) MCT
6 2 (1.15%) CCNP
6 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.57%) ISEB
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.32%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (22.99%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.45%) Docker
5 3 (1.72%) vSphere
5 3 (1.72%) XenApp
6 2 (1.15%) NFS
7 1 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (4.60%) Puppet
1 8 (4.60%) Terraform
2 6 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.45%) SCCM
3 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.72%) Ansible
5 2 (1.15%) Nagios
5 2 (1.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.57%) Packer
6 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.57%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 27 (15.52%) VMware
2 24 (13.79%) Citrix
3 14 (8.05%) Sitecore
4 9 (5.17%) SAP
5 8 (4.60%) Oracle
6 6 (3.45%) Cisco
6 6 (3.45%) Sage
7 5 (2.87%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.72%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.72%) Polycom
8 3 (1.72%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.15%) Apple
9 2 (1.15%) Capita
9 2 (1.15%) Dell
9 2 (1.15%) HP
9 2 (1.15%) QAD
9 2 (1.15%) Remedy
9 2 (1.15%) Samsung
9 2 (1.15%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.15%) Tableau