Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 299 287 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.10% 21.26% 24.82%
As % of the Vendors category 54.17% 42.64% 48.76%
Number of salaries quoted 245 269 327
North East median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £47,662
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%

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 552 673 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 38.96% 49.85% 50.90%
Number of salaries quoted 457 567 647
North East median annual salary £38,263 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.03% -2.60% -3.75%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,400 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 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 19 November 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 -2 228 £37,500 +7.14% 88
Durham +15 62 £35,000 - 19
Northumberland +13 5 £37,000 +1.37% 2
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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.

1 115 (38.46%) C#
2 114 (38.13%) .NET
3 100 (33.44%) SQL Server
4 82 (27.42%) SQL
5 80 (26.76%) Windows
6 76 (25.42%) ASP.NET
7 74 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 69 (23.08%) MVC
9 61 (20.40%) Office 365
10 57 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
11 53 (17.73%) JavaScript
12 51 (17.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (16.05%) Windows Server
14 46 (15.38%) Software Engineering
14 46 (15.38%) .NET Framework
15 44 (14.72%) Active Directory
16 43 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
16 43 (14.38%) ITIL
17 40 (13.38%) Finance
18 39 (13.04%) Scrum
19 37 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
20 36 (12.04%) Unit Testing
21 32 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
21 32 (10.70%) SharePoint
21 32 (10.70%) ASP.NET Web API
22 31 (10.37%) TDD
22 31 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
23 30 (10.03%) Windows 10
24 29 (9.70%) Git (software)
25 28 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 32 (10.70%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.36%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.68%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.01%) IIS
5 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.34%) CMS
6 4 (1.34%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.34%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.67%) Confluence
8 2 (0.67%) Site Server
8 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.33%) SAS
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.33%) WordPress
9 1 (0.33%) Wowza Streaming Engine
Applications
1 32 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.34%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.33%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (5.02%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 74 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (20.40%) Office 365
3 25 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (5.02%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.01%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.67%) NuGet
8 4 (1.34%) PaaS
9 2 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.67%) SaaS
10 1 (0.33%) G Suite
10 1 (0.33%) IaaS
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.35%) LAN
2 13 (4.35%) Intranet
2 13 (4.35%) WAN
3 11 (3.68%) Firewall
4 10 (3.34%) Skype
5 8 (2.68%) SAN
6 4 (1.34%) DHCP
6 4 (1.34%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.34%) VPN
6 4 (1.34%) Wireless
7 3 (1.00%) DNS
8 2 (0.67%) Broadband
8 2 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.67%) Internet
8 2 (0.67%) MPLS
8 2 (0.67%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.67%) VoIP
8 2 (0.67%) VSAN
8 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.33%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (33.44%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (6.69%) Power BI
5 18 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (3.68%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.67%) Pentaho
9 5 (1.67%) QlikView
9 5 (1.67%) RavenDB
9 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.67%) Big Data
11 2 (0.67%) MySQL
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 29 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.03%) Visual Studio
3 19 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (2.34%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.34%) Selenium
5 7 (2.34%) Subversion
6 6 (2.01%) JIRA
7 5 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.00%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.33%) MorphX
10 1 (0.33%) MSTest
10 1 (0.33%) NUnit
10 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (13.38%) Finance
2 23 (7.69%) Advertising
3 11 (3.68%) Automotive
4 8 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.34%) Retail
6 5 (1.67%) Marketing
7 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.67%) Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 107 (35.79%) Developer
2 61 (20.40%) .NET Developer
3 51 (17.06%) C# Developer
4 49 (16.39%) Analyst
5 46 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (13.04%) Software Developer
7 35 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 33 (11.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 31 (10.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (8.36%) Consultant
11 22 (7.36%) .NET Software Developer
12 21 (7.02%) C# Software Developer
13 19 (6.35%) Service Analyst
13 19 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
13 19 (6.35%) Software Engineer
14 14 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 14 (4.68%) IT Support
14 14 (4.68%) SQL Developer
14 14 (4.68%) Support Engineer
15 13 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (38.13%) .NET
2 76 (25.42%) ASP.NET
3 51 (17.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 46 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 32 (10.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 27 (9.03%) CSS
6 27 (9.03%) Entity Framework
7 24 (8.03%) AngularJS
8 23 (7.69%) HTML
9 18 (6.02%) Web Services
10 17 (5.69%) CSS3
11 14 (4.68%) ASP.NET Core
11 14 (4.68%) React
12 13 (4.35%) RESTful
13 12 (4.01%) HTML5
14 10 (3.34%) jQuery
14 10 (3.34%) Node.js
15 9 (3.01%) JSON
16 8 (2.68%) REST
17 7 (2.34%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.69%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.01%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.01%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.01%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.67%) Clustering
8 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.67%) Fintech
8 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.67%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.67%) Robotics
9 1 (0.33%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 80 (26.76%) Windows
2 48 (16.05%) Windows Server
3 30 (10.03%) Windows 10
4 14 (4.68%) Linux
4 14 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.01%) Android
5 12 (4.01%) Apple iOS
6 11 (3.68%) Mac OS X
6 11 (3.68%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.01%) Unix
8 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.33%) VME
10 1 (0.33%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.08%) MVC
2 57 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 43 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (14.38%) ITIL
5 39 (13.04%) Scrum
6 36 (12.04%) Unit Testing
7 31 (10.37%) TDD
8 26 (8.70%) BDD
9 25 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (6.69%) Mentoring
11 18 (6.02%) ERP
12 16 (5.35%) ITSM
12 16 (5.35%) Pair Programming
12 16 (5.35%) Service Management
13 15 (5.02%) Domain-Driven Design
14 14 (4.68%) ETL
14 14 (4.68%) Problem Management
14 14 (4.68%) Test Automation
15 12 (4.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 115 (38.46%) C#
2 82 (27.42%) SQL
3 53 (17.73%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 20 (6.69%) Java
6 16 (5.35%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.01%) Python
7 9 (3.01%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.34%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.34%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.67%) X++
10 4 (1.34%) C++
10 4 (1.34%) Ruby
10 4 (1.34%) VBA
11 2 (0.67%) VB
11 2 (0.67%) VB6
12 1 (0.33%) C
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (5.69%) MCSA
3 16 (5.35%) MCSE
4 13 (4.35%) MCP
5 11 (3.68%) Degree
6 6 (2.01%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.67%) CISSP
7 5 (1.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.34%) CCNA
8 4 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.00%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.00%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.67%) MCTS
11 1 (0.33%) ACCA
11 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) MCDST
11 1 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.02%) SLA
2 7 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.01%) GDPR
4 4 (1.34%) QA
5 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 44 (14.72%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.68%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.67%) Docker
4 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.67%) XenApp
5 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
5 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (2.01%) SCCM
3 4 (1.34%) Nagios
4 3 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.67%) SCOM
5 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.33%) Ansible
6 1 (0.33%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
6 1 (0.33%) WSUS
6 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (7.02%) VMware
2 15 (5.02%) Citrix
3 11 (3.68%) Cisco
4 6 (2.01%) Oracle
5 5 (1.67%) Lotus
5 5 (1.67%) NVIDIA
5 5 (1.67%) Veeam
6 4 (1.34%) Google
6 4 (1.34%) HP
6 4 (1.34%) Kofax
6 4 (1.34%) Meraki
6 4 (1.34%) Nintex
6 4 (1.34%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.34%) Tableau
7 3 (1.00%) Dell
7 3 (1.00%) SAP
7 3 (1.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.67%) BMC
8 2 (0.67%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.67%) Sitecore