Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 374 302 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 24.21% 22.57% 17.43%
As % of the Vendors category 50.54% 48.48% 37.38%
Number of salaries quoted 347 272 230
North East median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.90% -17.88%
10th Percentile £19,250 £20,750 £18,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £47,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 740 623 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 47.90% 46.56% 46.62%
Number of salaries quoted 646 518 571
North East median annual salary £37,500 £36,875 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,749 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.89% -

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 +1 293 £35,000 - 65
Durham -2 72 £32,500 -7.14% 14
Northumberland -8 1 £36,500 -14.12% 3
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 124 (33.16%) Windows
2 110 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 96 (25.67%) SQL
4 87 (23.26%) C#
5 86 (22.99%) .NET
6 78 (20.86%) Active Directory
7 74 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (19.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 62 (16.58%) Office 365
8 62 (16.58%) ASP.NET
8 62 (16.58%) Windows Server
9 60 (16.04%) SLA
10 59 (15.78%) ITIL
11 58 (15.51%) VMware
12 57 (15.24%) MS Exchange
13 51 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 49 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 48 (12.83%) CRM
16 46 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
17 43 (11.50%) MVC
17 43 (11.50%) Citrix
18 41 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
19 39 (10.43%) Oracle
19 39 (10.43%) Dynamics CRM
19 39 (10.43%) Hyper-V
20 38 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
20 38 (10.16%) Advertising
21 36 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
21 36 (9.63%) Degree
22 35 (9.36%) Cisco

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 57 (15.24%) MS Exchange
2 30 (8.02%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.41%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.14%) IIS
8 7 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.34%) Documentum
9 5 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.34%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.34%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 46 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 39 (10.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (4.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (4.01%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (2.14%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.80%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.53%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 74 (19.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (16.58%) Office 365
3 34 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.74%) IaaS
4 14 (3.74%) PaaS
5 10 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (2.41%) GitHub
7 6 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.60%) SaaS
8 4 (1.07%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.53%) G Suite
10 1 (0.27%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.02%) Firewall
2 27 (7.22%) WAN
3 25 (6.68%) DHCP
3 25 (6.68%) DNS
3 25 (6.68%) LAN
4 23 (6.15%) VoIP
5 22 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 19 (5.08%) SAN
7 16 (4.28%) VPN
8 14 (3.74%) VLAN
9 12 (3.21%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (2.94%) WLAN
11 9 (2.41%) Skype
11 9 (2.41%) SMTP
12 7 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.34%) NAS
14 4 (1.07%) DMZ
15 3 (0.80%) Internet
16 2 (0.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.74%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.94%) Big Data
6 11 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (2.41%) Power BI
8 8 (2.14%) OLAP
8 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.87%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.34%) QlikView
11 4 (1.07%) MySQL
12 3 (0.80%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.01%) Selenium
2 12 (3.21%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.41%) WebDriver
5 5 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.34%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.07%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.53%) MSTest
8 2 (0.53%) NUnit
9 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.27%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.27%) Subversion
9 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (10.16%) Advertising
2 21 (5.61%) Finance
3 12 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.67%) Retail
5 4 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.53%) Games
6 2 (0.53%) Marketing
6 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.27%) Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 84 (22.46%) Developer
2 78 (20.86%) Analyst
3 46 (12.30%) Consultant
4 38 (10.16%) Service Analyst
5 37 (9.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 27 (7.22%) Architect
7 25 (6.68%) .NET Developer
8 17 (4.55%) Software Developer
9 16 (4.28%) Support Engineer
10 15 (4.01%) Trainee
11 14 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (3.48%) Recruitment Consultant
13 12 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.21%) Support Analyst
13 12 (3.21%) Team Leader
13 12 (3.21%) Technical Support
14 11 (2.94%) Business Analyst
14 11 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 10 (2.67%) C# Developer
15 10 (2.67%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (22.99%) .NET
2 62 (16.58%) ASP.NET
3 32 (8.56%) Web Services
4 30 (8.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (5.61%) .NET Framework
6 20 (5.35%) AngularJS
7 17 (4.55%) HTML
7 17 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
8 15 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (3.48%) RESTful
10 12 (3.21%) CSS
10 12 (3.21%) jQuery
10 12 (3.21%) Node.js
10 12 (3.21%) WCF
11 11 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 10 (2.67%) Ninject
13 9 (2.41%) HTML5
13 9 (2.41%) WAP
14 8 (2.14%) SOAP
15 7 (1.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.74%) Clustering
3 11 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.87%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.34%) Replication
8 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.80%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.53%) iSeries
10 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.53%) User Experience
11 1 (0.27%) NHS
11 1 (0.27%) PKI
11 1 (0.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 124 (33.16%) Windows
2 62 (16.58%) Windows Server
3 51 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 16 (4.28%) Windows XP
7 12 (3.21%) Android
7 12 (3.21%) Apple iOS
8 11 (2.94%) Linux
9 9 (2.41%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.07%) CentOS
10 4 (1.07%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.07%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.80%) Unix
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (15.78%) ITIL
3 48 (12.83%) CRM
4 43 (11.50%) MVC
5 36 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (7.49%) Incident Management
6 28 (7.49%) Scrum
6 28 (7.49%) TDD
7 26 (6.95%) ERP
8 21 (5.61%) Mentoring
8 21 (5.61%) Service Delivery
9 18 (4.81%) Test Automation
10 17 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (4.28%) BDD
11 16 (4.28%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (4.01%) Project Management
13 14 (3.74%) Domain-Driven Design
13 14 (3.74%) ETL
14 13 (3.48%) SOLID
14 13 (3.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 96 (25.67%) SQL
2 87 (23.26%) C#
3 33 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 32 (8.56%) T-SQL
5 25 (6.68%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.94%) Java
7 10 (2.67%) C
7 10 (2.67%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.34%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.34%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.80%) VBA
10 2 (0.53%) RPG
10 2 (0.53%) Scala
10 2 (0.53%) VB
10 2 (0.53%) XPath
10 2 (0.53%) XQuery
11 1 (0.27%) C++
11 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.27%) R
11 1 (0.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 41 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (9.63%) Degree
3 27 (7.22%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (4.55%) CCNA
5 12 (3.21%) A+ Certification
6 10 (2.67%) CCENT
6 10 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (2.67%) Security Cleared
7 9 (2.41%) MCSE
8 8 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (2.14%) MCSA
9 7 (1.87%) CCNP
10 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.07%) ISEB
11 4 (1.07%) MCP
12 3 (0.80%) MCITP
12 3 (0.80%) MCTS
13 2 (0.53%) CISSP
13 2 (0.53%) HNC
13 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (16.04%) SLA
2 8 (2.14%) QA
3 5 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
System Software
1 78 (20.86%) Active Directory
2 39 (10.43%) Hyper-V
3 38 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.55%) XenApp
5 9 (2.41%) DFS Replication
6 6 (1.60%) vSphere
7 5 (1.34%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.27%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (7.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (4.01%) Backup Exec
3 13 (3.48%) SCCM
4 9 (2.41%) WSUS
5 8 (2.14%) ZABBIX
6 5 (1.34%) Puppet
7 3 (0.80%) Nagios
8 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.53%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.53%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 58 (15.51%) VMware
2 43 (11.50%) Citrix
3 39 (10.43%) Oracle
4 35 (9.36%) Cisco
5 20 (5.35%) Sun
6 14 (3.74%) SAP
7 13 (3.48%) Xamarin
8 10 (2.67%) Symantec
9 9 (2.41%) IBM
9 9 (2.41%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.87%) arcserve
10 7 (1.87%) CA
10 7 (1.87%) EMC
10 7 (1.87%) Sophos
10 7 (1.87%) Veeam
10 7 (1.87%) Veritas
11 6 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.60%) Workday
12 5 (1.34%) Pega
12 5 (1.34%) Sage