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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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 362 260 174
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 21.70% 22.61% 19.08%
As % of the Vendors category 48.07% 57.91% 48.07%
Number of salaries quoted 264 191 146
10th Percentile £23,488 £21,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £29,375 £26,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £41,695 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.07% +8.30% +5.62%
75th Percentile £47,500 £57,500 £47,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 753 449 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 45.14% 39.04% 39.69%
Number of salaries quoted 462 350 275
10th Percentile £25,775 £25,500 £24,600
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £43,625 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.31% +13.31% -3.75%
75th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £47,375
90th Percentile £69,875 £65,000 £59,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +1 216 £38,000 -10.59% 39
Durham +1 90 £40,000 +18.52% 20
Cleveland 0 49 £40,000 -11.11%
Northumberland -4 5 £34,000 -12.82% 2
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 140 (38.67%) Windows
1 140 (38.67%) Azure
2 116 (32.04%) ITIL
3 94 (25.97%) Degree
4 85 (23.48%) Computer Science
4 85 (23.48%) Windows Server
5 83 (22.93%) Active Directory
6 79 (21.82%) Microsoft 365
7 78 (21.55%) Mathematics
8 73 (20.17%) SQL
9 69 (19.06%) C#
9 69 (19.06%) Microsoft Office
10 67 (18.51%) Oracle
11 63 (17.40%) Social Skills
12 57 (15.75%) SQL Server
13 54 (14.92%) Unix
14 51 (14.09%) Migration
15 50 (13.81%) LAN
16 46 (12.71%) JavaScript
16 46 (12.71%) DevOps
17 45 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 41 (11.33%) Linux
19 40 (11.05%) Java
20 39 (10.77%) HTML
20 39 (10.77%) .NET
20 39 (10.77%) Agile
21 38 (10.50%) VMware
21 38 (10.50%) Firewall
21 38 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 38 (10.50%) Incident Management

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 34 (9.39%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.63%) Apache
3 13 (3.59%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.38%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.83%) Confluence
5 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) IIS
7 1 (0.28%) Site Server
Applications
1 69 (19.06%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (8.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) DELMIA
Cloud Services
1 140 (38.67%) Azure
2 79 (21.82%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (9.39%) AWS
4 32 (8.84%) Azure DevOps
5 25 (6.91%) GitHub
5 25 (6.91%) GitHub Actions
5 25 (6.91%) Power Platform
6 24 (6.63%) Apigee
7 17 (4.70%) SaaS
8 14 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (3.87%) IaaS
9 10 (2.76%) PaaS
10 7 (1.93%) Mimecast
10 7 (1.93%) Power Automate
11 6 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (1.66%) PowerApps
12 4 (1.10%) GCP
12 4 (1.10%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.81%) LAN
2 38 (10.50%) Firewall
3 35 (9.67%) DNS
4 33 (9.12%) DHCP
5 30 (8.29%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.91%) WAN
7 13 (3.59%) Fibre Channel
8 12 (3.31%) PPP
9 8 (2.21%) VPN
10 6 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.66%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.38%) WLAN
12 4 (1.10%) Skype
12 4 (1.10%) VLAN
12 4 (1.10%) VoIP
12 4 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.10%) Wireless
13 3 (0.83%) IPv4
13 3 (0.83%) IPv6
13 3 (0.83%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (2.76%) Power BI
6 5 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.38%) Redis
6 5 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.55%) Big Data
8 2 (0.55%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.55%) Tableau
9 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.28%) Metadata
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.28%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 27 (7.46%) JMeter
1 27 (7.46%) Rational Quality Manager
1 27 (7.46%) Zephyr
2 25 (6.91%) Jenkins
2 25 (6.91%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (1.66%) JIRA
4 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.28%) git-flow
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (17.40%) Social Skills
2 19 (5.25%) Finance
3 15 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.76%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.21%) Legal
6 6 (1.66%) Documentation Skills
6 6 (1.66%) Games
6 6 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.66%) Retail
7 5 (1.38%) Marketing
7 5 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.38%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.10%) Automotive
8 4 (1.10%) Law
9 3 (0.83%) Banking
9 3 (0.83%) Social Housing
9 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.55%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 62 (17.13%) Analyst
2 48 (13.26%) Developer
3 37 (10.22%) Software Developer
4 33 (9.12%) Trainee
4 33 (9.12%) Trainee Developer
4 33 (9.12%) Trainee Software Developer
5 30 (8.29%) Support Engineer
6 29 (8.01%) Administrator
6 29 (8.01%) IT Support
7 27 (7.46%) QA Leader
8 24 (6.63%) Unix Scripter
9 21 (5.80%) Systems Analyst
10 20 (5.52%) SQL Analyst
11 19 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (5.25%) IT Engineer
11 19 (5.25%) Technical Support
12 18 (4.97%) Team Leader
13 16 (4.42%) Infrastructure Team Leader
13 16 (4.42%) IT Support Engineer
13 16 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.77%) .NET
1 39 (10.77%) HTML
2 36 (9.94%) CSS
3 35 (9.67%) CSS3
3 35 (9.67%) HTML5
4 33 (9.12%) Java SE
5 24 (6.63%) Kafka
6 7 (1.93%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.93%) React
7 5 (1.38%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.10%) Node.js
8 4 (1.10%) XML
9 3 (0.83%) XSLT
10 2 (0.55%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET Core
10 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.55%) jQuery
10 2 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.39%) Data Structures
2 27 (7.46%) Virtual Team
3 26 (7.18%) Management Information System
4 19 (5.25%) Public Cloud
5 15 (4.14%) Replication
6 8 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.66%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.38%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.83%) CMDB
9 3 (0.83%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.83%) NHS
9 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.83%) User Experience
10 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.55%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) iPad
11 1 (0.28%) iPhone
11 1 (0.28%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 140 (38.67%) Windows
2 85 (23.48%) Windows Server
3 54 (14.92%) Unix
4 41 (11.33%) Linux
5 24 (6.63%) AIX
6 21 (5.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.76%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.49%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.21%) Android
12 6 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (32.04%) ITIL
2 85 (23.48%) Computer Science
3 78 (21.55%) Mathematics
4 51 (14.09%) Migration
5 46 (12.71%) DevOps
6 45 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 39 (10.77%) Agile
8 38 (10.50%) Incident Management
8 38 (10.50%) Project Delivery
9 37 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (9.67%) OO
10 35 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (9.39%) CRM
11 34 (9.39%) OOP
11 34 (9.39%) Service Delivery
12 33 (9.12%) Functional Programming
13 31 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 31 (8.56%) Project Management
14 30 (8.29%) Collaborative Working
14 30 (8.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.17%) SQL
2 69 (19.06%) C#
3 46 (12.71%) JavaScript
4 40 (11.05%) Java
5 38 (10.50%) PowerShell
6 37 (10.22%) Python
7 26 (7.18%) Bash
8 24 (6.63%) SAPscript
9 20 (5.52%) VB.NET
10 19 (5.25%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.38%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.83%) PHP
14 2 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.55%) VBA
15 1 (0.28%) C++
15 1 (0.28%) VB
15 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (25.97%) Degree
2 38 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (9.12%) CIW
3 33 (9.12%) OCA
3 33 (9.12%) OCP
3 33 (9.12%) Oracle Certification
4 15 (4.14%) HNC
5 5 (1.38%) CCNA
5 5 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.38%) MCSE
5 5 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.38%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.10%) MCSA
7 3 (0.83%) CCNP
7 3 (0.83%) HND
7 3 (0.83%) MCP
8 2 (0.55%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.55%) ISEB
8 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.67%) QA
2 12 (3.31%) SLA
3 7 (1.93%) PMO
4 5 (1.38%) Accessibility
5 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.28%) GDPR
7 1 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 83 (22.93%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.18%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.91%) Docker
5 24 (6.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 22 (6.08%) vSphere
7 19 (5.25%) XenApp
8 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (8.01%) Ansible
2 27 (7.46%) HP ALM
2 27 (7.46%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (7.46%) Kubernetes
3 21 (5.80%) WSUS
4 13 (3.59%) NetBackup
4 13 (3.59%) SCSM
4 13 (3.59%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (2.21%) SCCM
7 5 (1.38%) Terraform
8 4 (1.10%) MOM
9 2 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.55%) SCOM
9 2 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.28%) CASB
10 1 (0.28%) Grafana
10 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.28%) SafeCom
10 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 67 (18.51%) Oracle
2 38 (10.50%) SolarWinds
2 38 (10.50%) VMware
3 33 (9.12%) Google
4 28 (7.73%) Citrix
5 27 (7.46%) HP
5 27 (7.46%) IBM
6 24 (6.63%) SAP
7 13 (3.59%) Veritas
8 11 (3.04%) Cisco
9 6 (1.66%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.38%) Mitel
10 5 (1.38%) Snow
10 5 (1.38%) Veeam
11 4 (1.10%) Apple
12 3 (0.83%) Ivanti
12 3 (0.83%) Meraki
13 2 (0.55%) Databricks
13 2 (0.55%) Qualys
14 1 (0.28%) HubSpot