Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 296 548 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 22.95% 31.62% 17.99%
As % of the Vendors category 47.13% 62.06% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 197 475 213
North East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,625 £20,750
90th Percentile £59,233 £70,000 £45,600
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 628 883 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 48.68% 50.95% 45.46%
Number of salaries quoted 456 723 501
North East median annual salary £40,958 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.22% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,625 £20,850 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,125 £63,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 -2 203 £44,500 +5.95% 24
Durham +3 83 £35,500 +18.33% 13
Teesside +1 2 £45,250 +50.83%
Northumberland +7 1 £24,500 -30.00%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 97 (32.77%) SQL Server
1 97 (32.77%) Windows
2 86 (29.05%) SQL
3 85 (28.72%) C#
3 85 (28.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 83 (28.04%) .NET
5 78 (26.35%) Office 365
6 66 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (21.96%) Active Directory
8 60 (20.27%) ITIL
9 59 (19.93%) Microsoft Office
10 54 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 54 (18.24%) Windows Server
11 49 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
12 46 (15.54%) Linux
13 39 (13.18%) PowerShell
13 39 (13.18%) Degree
14 37 (12.50%) ASP.NET
15 36 (12.16%) MVC
15 36 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 35 (11.82%) Finance
16 35 (11.82%) MCSA
16 35 (11.82%) SharePoint
17 34 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
18 32 (10.81%) Oracle
18 32 (10.81%) Scrum
19 31 (10.47%) VMware
19 31 (10.47%) JavaScript
20 30 (10.14%) Skype
20 30 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012

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 35 (11.82%) SharePoint
2 28 (9.46%) Skype for Business
3 18 (6.08%) CMS
4 17 (5.74%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.04%) WordPress
6 8 (2.70%) Apache
6 8 (2.70%) IIS
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.68%) nginx
8 2 (0.68%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (19.93%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 85 (28.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (26.35%) Office 365
3 30 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.41%) SaaS
5 15 (5.07%) PaaS
6 14 (4.73%) IaaS
7 13 (4.39%) Power Platform
8 7 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.01%) Serverless
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.68%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.68%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.34%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.14%) Skype
2 29 (9.80%) DNS
3 18 (6.08%) SAN
4 17 (5.74%) Firewall
5 15 (5.07%) DHCP
6 13 (4.39%) NAS
7 9 (3.04%) Intranet
7 9 (3.04%) LAN
8 6 (2.03%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.01%) Bluetooth
10 3 (1.01%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.01%) PBX
10 3 (1.01%) VLAN
11 2 (0.68%) Extranet
11 2 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.68%) MPLS
11 2 (0.68%) Network Security
11 2 (0.68%) WebEx
11 2 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (32.77%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.72%) Power BI
3 11 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.36%) Data Mining
5 6 (2.03%) Big Data
6 5 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.01%) Informix
8 3 (1.01%) JasperReports
8 3 (1.01%) MySQL
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.69%) JIRA
4 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.01%) CMake
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.01%) Subversion
6 2 (0.68%) Selenium
6 2 (0.68%) VersionOne
6 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (11.82%) Finance
2 16 (5.41%) Billing
3 7 (2.36%) Retail
4 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.01%) Banking
5 3 (1.01%) Electronics
5 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.68%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Marketing
6 2 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 91 (30.74%) Analyst
2 50 (16.89%) Developer
3 29 (9.80%) .NET Developer
4 28 (9.46%) C# .NET Developer
4 28 (9.46%) C# Developer
4 28 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (9.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 25 (8.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 25 (8.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 25 (8.45%) Support Analyst
7 23 (7.77%) Software Developer
8 22 (7.43%) Head of Architecture
9 20 (6.76%) SQL Developer
10 18 (6.08%) .NET Software Developer
10 18 (6.08%) C# Software Developer
11 17 (5.74%) Core Java Developer
11 17 (5.74%) Java Developer
11 17 (5.74%) Java Software Developer
12 16 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (5.07%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (28.04%) .NET
2 37 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 29 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 22 (7.43%) CSS
6 20 (6.76%) ASP.NET Core
6 20 (6.76%) CSS3
7 10 (3.38%) .NET Framework
8 9 (3.04%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.70%) Entity Framework
10 6 (2.03%) Web Services
11 5 (1.69%) .NET Core
12 4 (1.35%) HTML
12 4 (1.35%) Vue.js
12 4 (1.35%) WPF
13 3 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 2 (0.68%) React
14 2 (0.68%) RESTful
14 2 (0.68%) SAML
14 2 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.43%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.03%) Robotics
6 4 (1.35%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.01%) Clustering
7 3 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.01%) Replication
7 3 (1.01%) User Experience
8 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.34%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 97 (32.77%) Windows
2 54 (18.24%) Windows Server
3 46 (15.54%) Linux
4 30 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (6.42%) Windows 10
6 16 (5.41%) Unix
7 14 (4.73%) AIX
8 12 (4.05%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.04%) Android
9 9 (3.04%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.36%) HPUX
10 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (2.03%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (20.27%) ITIL
3 49 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 36 (12.16%) MVC
5 32 (10.81%) Scrum
6 30 (10.14%) Computer Science
6 30 (10.14%) Technical Leadership
7 28 (9.46%) Migration
8 25 (8.45%) Software Architecture
9 24 (8.11%) Unit Testing
9 24 (8.11%) Validation
10 22 (7.43%) Coaching
10 22 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (6.42%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.42%) Software Engineering
13 18 (6.08%) Analytics
14 14 (4.73%) Incident Management
15 13 (4.39%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 86 (29.05%) SQL
2 85 (28.72%) C#
3 39 (13.18%) PowerShell
4 31 (10.47%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.11%) C++
6 20 (6.76%) Java
7 16 (5.41%) Python
8 10 (3.38%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.36%) Perl
10 6 (2.03%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.03%) VBA
11 5 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.35%) VB
13 2 (0.68%) C++/CLI
13 2 (0.68%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.34%) Go
14 1 (0.34%) Java 8
14 1 (0.34%) Ruby
14 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (13.18%) Degree
3 35 (11.82%) MCSA
4 22 (7.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (6.76%) MCSE
6 8 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.36%) MCP
8 6 (2.03%) AWS Certification
8 6 (2.03%) CCNA
8 6 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.03%) CISSP
9 5 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.35%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.35%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.35%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.68%) CITP
12 2 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.78%) SLA
2 8 (2.70%) QA
3 3 (1.01%) GDPR
3 3 (1.01%) PMO
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (21.96%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.78%) Hyper-V
3 22 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.35%) Docker
5 3 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.68%) vSphere
6 2 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (5.74%) Terraform
2 12 (4.05%) SCCM
3 8 (2.70%) Ansible
4 5 (1.69%) Puppet
5 3 (1.01%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.01%) SCOM
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.34%) CASB
7 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (10.81%) Oracle
2 31 (10.47%) VMware
3 16 (5.41%) Cisco
4 13 (4.39%) ServiceNow
5 12 (4.05%) Citrix
6 9 (3.04%) Kofax
7 8 (2.70%) Tableau
8 7 (2.36%) Remedy
8 7 (2.36%) SolarWinds
9 6 (2.03%) ABBYY
10 4 (1.35%) IBM
10 4 (1.35%) Mitel
11 3 (1.01%) BT
11 3 (1.01%) Dell
11 3 (1.01%) HP
11 3 (1.01%) SAP
12 2 (0.68%) Google
12 2 (0.68%) Infor
12 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com