Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 2017 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 221 373 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.22% 24.57% 18.93%
As % of the Vendors category 37.91% 43.83% 43.01%
Number of salaries quoted 206 332 258
North East median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £20,250 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £49,838 £55,000
England median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

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 583 851 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 50.70% 56.06% 44.01%
Number of salaries quoted 480 745 566
North East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017. 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 0 169 £37,500 +6.76% 25
Durham -15 38 £35,000 +13.77% 6
Northumberland -7 3 £29,500 -34.44%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 104 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 80 (36.20%) Windows
3 75 (33.94%) .NET
4 67 (30.32%) C#
5 56 (25.34%) SQL
6 55 (24.89%) ASP.NET
7 49 (22.17%) Microsoft Office
8 47 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (20.81%) MVC
9 46 (20.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 43 (19.46%) Office 365
11 41 (18.55%) Oracle
12 39 (17.65%) Active Directory
13 36 (16.29%) Web Services
13 36 (16.29%) Windows Server
14 33 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (14.03%) ITIL
16 30 (13.57%) Finance
17 28 (12.67%) ERP
18 27 (12.22%) HTML
18 27 (12.22%) VMware
19 25 (11.31%) JavaScript
19 25 (11.31%) MS Exchange
19 25 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
20 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (10.86%) Degree
20 24 (10.86%) WCF
21 23 (10.41%) Test Automation
21 23 (10.41%) SOAP
21 23 (10.41%) TDD

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 25 (11.31%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.95%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.98%) Documentum
4 11 (4.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (4.98%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.98%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.52%) IIS
6 7 (3.17%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.71%) CMS
7 6 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.81%) Umbraco
10 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 49 (22.17%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (5.43%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.81%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (1.36%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.90%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (20.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (19.46%) Office 365
3 16 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (6.33%) GitHub
5 7 (3.17%) SaaS
6 4 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.45%) G Suite
8 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.79%) Firewall
2 12 (5.43%) DNS
3 11 (4.98%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (4.52%) Internet
4 10 (4.52%) LAN
4 10 (4.52%) WAN
5 9 (4.07%) SAN
6 8 (3.62%) DHCP
7 7 (3.17%) Intranet
7 7 (3.17%) Skype
8 5 (2.26%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.81%) NGN
9 4 (1.81%) VPN
10 3 (1.36%) WLAN
11 2 (0.90%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.90%) SMTP
11 2 (0.90%) VLAN
11 2 (0.90%) VoIP
12 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (4.52%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.62%) Power BI
4 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.17%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.26%) Big Data
7 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.90%) DTS
10 2 (0.90%) QlikView
10 2 (0.90%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.90%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 18 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.69%) Selenium
3 16 (7.24%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.43%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.26%) JIRA
7 4 (1.81%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.81%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.45%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.45%) MSTest
10 1 (0.45%) NUnit
10 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.45%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.45%) Subversion
10 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 30 (13.57%) Finance
2 15 (6.79%) Advertising
3 5 (2.26%) Automotive
3 5 (2.26%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.26%) Marketing
3 5 (2.26%) Retail
4 4 (1.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Back Office
5 1 (0.45%) Billing
5 1 (0.45%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.45%) Local Government
5 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (22.62%) Developer
2 49 (22.17%) Analyst
3 36 (16.29%) .NET Developer
4 20 (9.05%) C# Developer
5 19 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (8.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (8.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (8.14%) Consultant
6 18 (8.14%) Software Developer
7 16 (7.24%) Service Analyst
8 14 (6.33%) .NET Software Developer
8 14 (6.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (5.43%) Architect
10 11 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (4.98%) Support Analyst
11 10 (4.52%) C# Software Developer
11 10 (4.52%) Trainee
12 9 (4.07%) Messaging Developer
13 8 (3.62%) .NET Web Developer
13 8 (3.62%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (33.94%) .NET
2 55 (24.89%) ASP.NET
3 36 (16.29%) Web Services
4 33 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (12.22%) HTML
6 24 (10.86%) WCF
7 23 (10.41%) SOAP
8 22 (9.95%) .NET Framework
9 21 (9.50%) jQuery
10 20 (9.05%) AngularJS
11 16 (7.24%) REST
12 15 (6.79%) CSS
13 14 (6.33%) HTML5
13 14 (6.33%) KnockoutJS
14 13 (5.88%) XML
15 12 (5.43%) Entity Framework
16 11 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 11 (4.98%) Middleware
16 11 (4.98%) Node.js
17 10 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.26%) Clustering
2 5 (2.26%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.81%) Public Cloud
3 4 (1.81%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.36%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.90%) Fintech
5 2 (0.90%) iSeries
5 2 (0.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.45%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.45%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.45%) Replication
6 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 80 (36.20%) Windows
2 36 (16.29%) Windows Server
3 25 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 11 (4.98%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.17%) Unix
8 5 (2.26%) Linux
9 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.90%) Android
10 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.45%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (20.81%) MVC
3 31 (14.03%) ITIL
4 28 (12.67%) ERP
5 23 (10.41%) TDD
5 23 (10.41%) Test Automation
6 20 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (9.05%) DevOps
7 17 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 15 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (6.79%) CRM
8 15 (6.79%) Validation
9 13 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (5.88%) Document Management
9 13 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (5.88%) Quality Management
9 13 (5.88%) Scrum
9 13 (5.88%) SOA
9 13 (5.88%) Unit Testing
10 12 (5.43%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 67 (30.32%) C#
2 56 (25.34%) SQL
3 25 (11.31%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.60%) T-SQL
5 15 (6.79%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.43%) VB.NET
7 10 (4.52%) Python
8 8 (3.62%) Java
8 8 (3.62%) VB
8 8 (3.62%) VB6
9 7 (3.17%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.81%) VBA
11 3 (1.36%) C
12 2 (0.90%) PHP
12 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.90%) RPG
12 2 (0.90%) Ruby
12 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.90%) XPath
12 2 (0.90%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 24 (10.86%) Degree
2 21 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.52%) A+ Certification
5 10 (4.52%) CCENT
5 10 (4.52%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (2.71%) ISEB
6 6 (2.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.26%) MCSA
8 4 (1.81%) CCNA
8 4 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.36%) MCP
9 3 (1.36%) MCSE
10 2 (0.90%) CCNP
10 2 (0.90%) HNC
11 1 (0.45%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.95%) SLA
2 11 (4.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 39 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.79%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.81%) XenApp
5 3 (1.36%) vSphere
6 2 (0.90%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.45%) Brightmail
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (4.98%) Puppet
1 11 (4.98%) ZABBIX
2 10 (4.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (2.71%) Nagios
3 6 (2.71%) SCCM
4 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.90%) SCOM
4 2 (0.90%) WSUS
4 2 (0.90%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.45%) Opsview
5 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 41 (18.55%) Oracle
2 27 (12.22%) VMware
3 19 (8.60%) Cisco
4 15 (6.79%) SAP
5 12 (5.43%) EMC
6 11 (4.98%) Citrix
6 11 (4.98%) Pega
7 6 (2.71%) Splunk
7 6 (2.71%) Tableau
8 5 (2.26%) AppDynamics
8 5 (2.26%) IBM
8 5 (2.26%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.26%) Workday
9 4 (1.81%) Sage
9 4 (1.81%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.36%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.36%) Informatica
11 2 (0.90%) Google
11 2 (0.90%) Sun
12 1 (0.45%) Capita