Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 287 373 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.28% 24.82% 16.40%
As % of the Vendors category 42.14% 48.76% 35.90%
Number of salaries quoted 269 327 248
North East median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £19,250 £20,750 £20,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £47,662 £52,500
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%

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 681 765 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 50.48% 50.90% 45.68%
Number of salaries quoted 573 647 631
North East median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,513 £22,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £58,650 £57,500 £57,500
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 19 November 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 19 November 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 0 219 £35,000 - 18
Durham -18 57 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Northumberland -10 1 £36,500 -14.12%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 106 (36.93%) SQL Server
2 103 (35.89%) Windows
3 67 (23.34%) SQL
4 61 (21.25%) Active Directory
4 61 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 60 (20.91%) .NET
5 60 (20.91%) C#
6 55 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (18.82%) Office 365
8 50 (17.42%) ITIL
9 49 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
10 48 (16.72%) SLA
10 48 (16.72%) VMware
11 46 (16.03%) Oracle
11 46 (16.03%) Windows Server
12 44 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 43 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 42 (14.63%) ASP.NET
15 38 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (12.54%) MS Exchange
17 34 (11.85%) MVC
18 32 (11.15%) Cisco
19 31 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (10.45%) Citrix
21 29 (10.10%) CRM
21 29 (10.10%) Test Automation
21 29 (10.10%) Hyper-V
22 27 (9.41%) Dynamics CRM
22 27 (9.41%) Advertising
22 27 (9.41%) SharePoint

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 36 (12.54%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.83%) Documentum
4 11 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (3.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (3.83%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.83%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.14%) IIS
6 8 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.44%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.74%) CMS
8 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.39%) Umbraco
10 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 49 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (7.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.70%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (9.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (4.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (4.18%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (2.09%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (1.05%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.70%) Retail-J
6 2 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 61 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (18.82%) Office 365
3 31 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.57%) GitHub
5 9 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (2.09%) IaaS
7 6 (2.09%) SaaS
8 5 (1.74%) PaaS
9 3 (1.05%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.71%) Firewall
2 22 (7.67%) WAN
3 21 (7.32%) LAN
4 19 (6.62%) DNS
4 19 (6.62%) TCP/IP
5 18 (6.27%) DHCP
6 16 (5.57%) VoIP
7 15 (5.23%) SAN
8 12 (4.18%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (3.48%) VLAN
9 10 (3.48%) WLAN
10 8 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.79%) SMTP
11 7 (2.44%) Skype
12 6 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.74%) Internet
14 4 (1.39%) NAS
14 4 (1.39%) VPN
15 3 (1.05%) DMZ
16 2 (0.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (36.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.57%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (3.14%) Power BI
7 8 (2.79%) Big Data
7 8 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.09%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.09%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.05%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.05%) QlikView
12 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 22 (7.67%) Selenium
2 17 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.23%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.18%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.48%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.74%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.74%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.05%) JIRA
9 3 (1.05%) MSTest
9 3 (1.05%) NUnit
10 2 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.70%) Subversion
10 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.35%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 27 (9.41%) Advertising
2 21 (7.32%) Finance
3 10 (3.48%) Retail
4 6 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.05%) Marketing
7 2 (0.70%) Automotive
7 2 (0.70%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Local Government
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (21.60%) Analyst
1 62 (21.60%) Developer
2 29 (10.10%) Consultant
2 29 (10.10%) Service Analyst
3 27 (9.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (7.67%) .NET Developer
5 17 (5.92%) Architect
6 12 (4.18%) Support Analyst
7 11 (3.83%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (3.83%) Team Leader
8 10 (3.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (3.48%) Messaging Developer
8 10 (3.48%) Trainee
9 9 (3.14%) Applications Support
9 9 (3.14%) Software Developer
10 8 (2.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (2.79%) C# Developer
10 8 (2.79%) IT Engineer
10 8 (2.79%) Lead Developer
10 8 (2.79%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.91%) .NET
2 42 (14.63%) ASP.NET
3 26 (9.06%) Web Services
4 22 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (6.62%) SOAP
6 17 (5.92%) HTML
7 15 (5.23%) .NET Framework
7 15 (5.23%) KnockoutJS
7 15 (5.23%) REST
7 15 (5.23%) WCF
8 13 (4.53%) jQuery
9 12 (4.18%) AngularJS
9 12 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 11 (3.83%) CSS
10 11 (3.83%) Middleware
10 11 (3.83%) Node.js
11 10 (3.48%) Entity Framework
11 10 (3.48%) Ninject
12 9 (3.14%) HTML5
12 9 (3.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.83%) Clustering
3 10 (3.48%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 7 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.44%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.39%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.39%) Replication
7 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.70%) iSeries
8 2 (0.70%) User Experience
9 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.35%) Fintech
9 1 (0.35%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (35.89%) Windows
2 46 (16.03%) Windows Server
3 44 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 13 (4.53%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.14%) Linux
8 5 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.39%) Android
9 4 (1.39%) Unix
9 4 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.05%) CentOS
10 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.35%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (17.42%) ITIL
3 34 (11.85%) MVC
4 29 (10.10%) CRM
4 29 (10.10%) Test Automation
5 26 (9.06%) ERP
6 25 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (8.01%) TDD
8 22 (7.67%) Service Delivery
9 21 (7.32%) Scrum
10 20 (6.97%) Root Cause Analysis
11 18 (6.27%) Project Management
12 15 (5.23%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (5.23%) Incident Management
13 14 (4.88%) Business Analysis
13 14 (4.88%) Data Management
13 14 (4.88%) DevOps
13 14 (4.88%) Domain-Driven Design
13 14 (4.88%) Mentoring
13 14 (4.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 67 (23.34%) SQL
2 60 (20.91%) C#
3 24 (8.36%) T-SQL
4 21 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 20 (6.97%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.14%) C
7 6 (2.09%) Java
7 6 (2.09%) Python
8 5 (1.74%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.39%) VBA
10 3 (1.05%) R
11 2 (0.70%) RPG
11 2 (0.70%) Ruby
11 2 (0.70%) XPath
11 2 (0.70%) XQuery
12 1 (0.35%) C++
12 1 (0.35%) PHP
12 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.36%) Cisco Certification
1 24 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (8.01%) Degree
3 18 (6.27%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.18%) A+ Certification
4 12 (4.18%) CCNA
5 10 (3.48%) CCENT
5 10 (3.48%) Network+ Certification
6 8 (2.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (2.09%) MCSA
7 6 (2.09%) MCSE
8 4 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.39%) ISEB
8 4 (1.39%) MCP
8 4 (1.39%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.05%) CCNP
10 2 (0.70%) HNC
10 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (16.72%) SLA
2 11 (3.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.70%) QA
5 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
System Software
1 61 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 38 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.57%) XenApp
5 8 (2.79%) DFS Replication
6 7 (2.44%) vSphere
7 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.35%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (5.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (4.18%) ZABBIX
3 11 (3.83%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.83%) Puppet
4 8 (2.79%) WSUS
5 7 (2.44%) SCCM
6 4 (1.39%) Nagios
7 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.70%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.70%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.35%) SCOM
8 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 48 (16.72%) VMware
2 46 (16.03%) Oracle
3 32 (11.15%) Cisco
4 30 (10.45%) Citrix
5 15 (5.23%) SAP
6 13 (4.53%) EMC
6 13 (4.53%) Sun
7 11 (3.83%) Pega
8 9 (3.14%) Symantec
9 8 (2.79%) IBM
10 6 (2.09%) arcserve
10 6 (2.09%) CA
10 6 (2.09%) Sitecore
10 6 (2.09%) Sophos
10 6 (2.09%) Veeam
10 6 (2.09%) Veritas
10 6 (2.09%) Workday
10 6 (2.09%) Xamarin
11 5 (1.74%) Sage
12 4 (1.39%) Tableau