Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 126 243 325
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 18.26% 21.62% 23.05%
As % of the Vendors category 57.53% 43.94% 56.52%
Number of salaries quoted 118 201 285
Median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £58,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 219 553 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 31.74% 49.20% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 193 380 481
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,200 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +1 103 £45,000 +20.29% 40
Durham -9 23 £37,500 -5.06% 10
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 63 (50.00%) Azure
2 41 (32.54%) C#
3 39 (30.95%) Windows
4 35 (27.78%) SQL
5 34 (26.98%) Active Directory
6 33 (26.19%) Windows Server
7 31 (24.60%) .NET
7 31 (24.60%) JavaScript
8 30 (23.81%) DevOps
9 28 (22.22%) Office 365
10 27 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (19.84%) VMware
12 21 (16.67%) ITIL
13 20 (15.87%) SQL Server
13 20 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
15 17 (13.49%) NoSQL
15 17 (13.49%) Azure Active Directory
16 16 (12.70%) HTML
16 16 (12.70%) Software Engineering
16 16 (12.70%) AWS
16 16 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (12.70%) High Availability
16 16 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 16 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (11.90%) Jenkins
17 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (11.90%) Unit Testing
17 15 (11.90%) .NET Framework
17 15 (11.90%) Java

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 6 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.17%) CMS
3 3 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.59%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.79%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (50.00%) Azure
2 28 (22.22%) Office 365
3 17 (13.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (12.70%) AWS
5 14 (11.11%) PaaS
5 14 (11.11%) SaaS
6 11 (8.73%) Power Platform
7 9 (7.14%) IaaS
8 7 (5.56%) Logic Apps
9 6 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (3.97%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.59%) Serverless
11 2 (1.59%) Slack
11 2 (1.59%) Trello
12 1 (0.79%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) Firewall
2 6 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.97%) DHCP
3 5 (3.97%) DNS
3 5 (3.97%) LAN
3 5 (3.97%) WAN
4 4 (3.17%) SAN
5 2 (1.59%) VoIP
5 2 (1.59%) VPN
5 2 (1.59%) Wireless
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.79%) SSL
6 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.49%) NoSQL
3 12 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (8.73%) Power BI
5 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.17%) Tableau
7 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.59%) Big Data
8 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.59%) QlikView
8 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.79%) Redis
9 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.17%) Selenium
3 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.38%) JIRA
4 3 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.59%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.79%) Appium
6 1 (0.79%) Calabash
6 1 (0.79%) Gatling
6 1 (0.79%) JBehave
6 1 (0.79%) JMeter
6 1 (0.79%) JUnit
6 1 (0.79%) Postman
6 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.76%) Games
2 5 (3.97%) Automotive
3 4 (3.17%) Finance
4 3 (2.38%) Marketing
4 3 (2.38%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Back Office
5 2 (1.59%) Law
5 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (30.16%) Developer
2 17 (13.49%) Analyst
3 14 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.73%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Architect
8 6 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) IT Support
10 4 (3.17%) Power BI Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Technical Director
10 4 (3.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.60%) .NET
2 16 (12.70%) HTML
3 15 (11.90%) .NET Framework
3 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 12 (9.52%) .NET Core
5 12 (9.52%) RESTful
6 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 9 (7.14%) CSS
7 6 (4.76%) HTML5
8 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (3.97%) Entity Framework
8 5 (3.97%) jQuery
8 5 (3.97%) Node.js
8 5 (3.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (1.59%) Aurelia
10 1 (0.79%) LDAP
10 1 (0.79%) Web Services
10 1 (0.79%) WPF
10 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.17%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.38%) Blog
4 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.38%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.95%) Windows
2 33 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
4 12 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.56%) Linux
6 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.79%) Android
8 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.79%) Debian
8 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Unix
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.81%) DevOps
2 27 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.67%) ITIL
4 16 (12.70%) High Availability
4 16 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (12.70%) Software Engineering
5 15 (11.90%) Unit Testing
6 13 (10.32%) SDLC
6 13 (10.32%) SOLID
7 12 (9.52%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 12 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 12 (9.52%) YAGNI
8 11 (8.73%) MVC
9 10 (7.94%) Mentoring
9 10 (7.94%) Test Automation
9 10 (7.94%) Web Development
10 9 (7.14%) E-Discovery
10 9 (7.14%) Identity Management
10 9 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.54%) C#
2 35 (27.78%) SQL
3 31 (24.60%) JavaScript
4 15 (11.90%) Java
5 14 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 14 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 13 (10.32%) TypeScript
7 10 (7.94%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.52%) MCSE
3 11 (8.73%) Degree
4 6 (4.76%) MCSA
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) NIST
2 2 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.76%) Docker
4 6 (4.76%) vSphere
5 4 (3.17%) NFS
5 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.59%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.59%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (7.94%) SCCM
3 6 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.76%) SCOM
4 4 (3.17%) Nagios
5 2 (1.59%) Ansible
5 2 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.59%) Puppet
5 2 (1.59%) Terraform
5 2 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (19.84%) VMware
2 9 (7.14%) Citrix
3 6 (4.76%) SolarWinds
4 5 (3.97%) Cisco
4 5 (3.97%) NVIDIA
5 4 (3.17%) QAD
5 4 (3.17%) SAP
6 3 (2.38%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.59%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.59%) HP
7 2 (1.59%) McAfee
7 2 (1.59%) Remedy
8 1 (0.79%) Databricks