Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 242 270 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.75% 19.96% 26.38%
As % of the Vendors category 42.31% 48.39% 55.69%
Number of salaries quoted 210 195 416
North East median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £19,750 £20,750 £20,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 572 558 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 44.31% 41.24% 47.36%
Number of salaries quoted 383 443 714
North East median annual salary £39,697 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.76% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,800 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £72,100 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +2 155 £32,500 -18.75% 98
Durham +3 82 £46,500 +60.34% 27
Northumberland -2 2 £19,000 -38.21% 3
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 74 (30.58%) Windows
2 72 (29.75%) Azure
3 69 (28.51%) Office 365
4 59 (24.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (21.49%) C#
6 51 (21.07%) SQL Server
7 50 (20.66%) Active Directory
7 50 (20.66%) Mentoring
8 46 (19.01%) ITIL
8 46 (19.01%) Microsoft Office
9 42 (17.36%) SQL
10 38 (15.70%) Microsoft Excel
11 36 (14.88%) Degree
12 35 (14.46%) Line Management
13 34 (14.05%) .NET
14 33 (13.64%) Business Analysis
15 32 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (13.22%) Service Delivery
16 31 (12.81%) Citrix
16 31 (12.81%) SDLC
16 31 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (12.81%) AWS
17 28 (11.57%) Presales
17 28 (11.57%) Linux
18 26 (10.74%) Systems Engineering
18 26 (10.74%) Architectural Design
19 23 (9.50%) PowerShell
20 22 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 22 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
20 22 (9.09%) JavaScript

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 19 (7.85%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.72%) CMS
3 9 (3.72%) EPiServer
3 9 (3.72%) Umbraco
4 8 (3.31%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.24%) Apache
5 3 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.24%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (19.01%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (15.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (2.89%) NetSuite
1 7 (2.89%) Sage 200
1 7 (2.89%) Sage 500
1 7 (2.89%) SAP Business One
2 4 (1.65%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 72 (29.75%) Azure
2 69 (28.51%) Office 365
3 31 (12.81%) AWS
4 16 (6.61%) Power Platform
5 11 (4.55%) GCP
6 10 (4.13%) SaaS
7 6 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.24%) IaaS
9 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.83%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.83%) Serverless
10 1 (0.41%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.41%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.41%) PaaS
10 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.44%) Firewall
2 12 (4.96%) Skype
3 10 (4.13%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (4.13%) WAN
4 8 (3.31%) BGP
4 8 (3.31%) LAN
4 8 (3.31%) OSPF
5 7 (2.89%) NetScaler
6 6 (2.48%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.48%) VPN
7 5 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (2.07%) EIGRP
7 5 (2.07%) MPLS
7 5 (2.07%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.24%) DHCP
8 3 (1.24%) DNS
8 3 (1.24%) Internet
8 3 (1.24%) SSL
9 2 (0.83%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.61%) Power BI
3 13 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.24%) Big Data
9 3 (1.24%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.83%) EDMS
11 1 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.48%) JIRA
3 5 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.41%) JMeter
6 1 (0.41%) Postman
General
1 18 (7.44%) Finance
2 8 (3.31%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.89%) Local Government
4 4 (1.65%) Retail
5 3 (1.24%) Banking
5 3 (1.24%) Marketing
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.41%) Police
7 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (17.36%) Analyst
2 39 (16.12%) Developer
3 31 (12.81%) Systems Engineer
4 27 (11.16%) Microsoft Engineer
5 26 (10.74%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 20 (8.26%) .NET Developer
7 18 (7.44%) Service Analyst
7 18 (7.44%) Service Desk Analyst
8 16 (6.61%) Consultant
9 13 (5.37%) Administrator
10 12 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.96%) Business Manager
11 11 (4.55%) Business Development Manager
11 11 (4.55%) Development Manager
11 11 (4.55%) New Business Development Manager
12 10 (4.13%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.13%) Systems Developer
13 9 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.72%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.05%) .NET
2 17 (7.02%) .NET Framework
2 17 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 14 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (5.37%) HTML
5 11 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (4.55%) CSS
6 9 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (2.89%) .NET Core
7 7 (2.89%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.89%) Web Services
8 5 (2.07%) RESTful
9 4 (1.65%) Redux
9 4 (1.65%) XML
10 3 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.24%) REST
10 3 (1.24%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.41%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.41%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.96%) Driving Licence
3 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.24%) Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.83%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.41%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.41%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.41%) iSeries
7 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.41%) User Experience
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (30.58%) Windows
2 28 (11.57%) Linux
3 21 (8.68%) Windows 10
3 21 (8.68%) Windows 7
3 21 (8.68%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.20%) Windows 8
5 6 (2.48%) Android
5 6 (2.48%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.48%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.24%) Debian
8 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.83%) Solaris
9 1 (0.41%) AIX
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.66%) Mentoring
2 46 (19.01%) ITIL
3 35 (14.46%) Line Management
4 33 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 32 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (13.22%) Service Delivery
6 31 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (12.81%) SDLC
7 28 (11.57%) Presales
8 26 (10.74%) Architectural Design
8 26 (10.74%) Systems Engineering
9 22 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 19 (7.85%) Coaching
11 17 (7.02%) Analytics
12 16 (6.61%) Software Engineering
13 15 (6.20%) ITSM
14 13 (5.37%) MVC
15 12 (4.96%) Identity Access Management
16 11 (4.55%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.49%) C#
2 42 (17.36%) SQL
3 23 (9.50%) PowerShell
4 22 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.55%) Python
6 5 (2.07%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.83%) VBA
7 2 (0.83%) VBScript
8 1 (0.41%) C
8 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.41%) VB
8 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (24.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (14.88%) Degree
3 12 (4.96%) CCNA
3 12 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.96%) DBS Check
4 11 (4.55%) MCT
5 10 (4.13%) MCSA
6 9 (3.72%) A+ Certification
6 9 (3.72%) MCDST
7 8 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.31%) MCSD
7 8 (3.31%) MCSE
8 3 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.83%) CCNP
10 1 (0.41%) CISA
10 1 (0.41%) CISM
10 1 (0.41%) CISSP
10 1 (0.41%) HND
10 1 (0.41%) ISEB
10 1 (0.41%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.13%) SLA
2 4 (1.65%) GDPR
3 2 (0.83%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (20.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.31%) vSphere
4 6 (2.48%) Docker
4 6 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.83%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (5.37%) Puppet
2 12 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (4.96%) Terraform
3 7 (2.89%) SCCM
4 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.24%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.83%) Ansible
7 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.41%) Nagios
7 1 (0.41%) Packer
7 1 (0.41%) SCOM
7 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 31 (12.81%) Citrix
2 15 (6.20%) VMware
3 13 (5.37%) Cisco
4 11 (4.55%) Sage
4 11 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 8 (3.31%) SAP
5 8 (3.31%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.89%) IBM
7 5 (2.07%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.07%) Polycom
7 5 (2.07%) Riverbed
8 4 (1.65%) Oracle
9 3 (1.24%) Apple
9 3 (1.24%) FIS
9 3 (1.24%) Mitel
9 3 (1.24%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.24%) SonicWALL
9 3 (1.24%) Tableau
9 3 (1.24%) WorldPay
10 2 (0.83%) Red Hat