Period
to 18 June 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 June 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 West
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,167 2,191 1,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.67% 17.20% 17.19%
As % of the Vendors category 38.35% 38.54% 40.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,843 1,916 1,711
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £23,757 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 West.

All Vendors
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 5,650 5,685 4,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 46.08% 44.63% 42.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,562 4,594 3,928
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £59,300
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the North West

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in the North West.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the North West

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the North West over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the North West

Microsoft
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 June 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
Manchester +1 1,203 £43,750 +16.67% 166
Cheshire 0 556 £45,000 +20.00% 85
Merseyside +5 199 £40,000 - 32
Lancashire +7 163 £35,500 +9.23% 33
Cumbria +4 26 £27,125 -11.79% 6
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 787 (36.32%) SQL Server
2 739 (34.10%) SQL
3 645 (29.76%) Windows
4 628 (28.98%) .NET
5 549 (25.33%) C#
6 528 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
7 377 (17.40%) Finance
8 356 (16.43%) Active Directory
9 347 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
10 330 (15.23%) ASP.NET
11 326 (15.04%) VMware
12 308 (14.21%) Office 365
13 296 (13.66%) Windows Server
13 296 (13.66%) MVC
14 285 (13.15%) JavaScript
15 255 (11.77%) Microsoft Office
16 246 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
17 236 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
18 234 (10.80%) ITIL
19 229 (10.57%) T-SQL
20 227 (10.48%) HTML
21 215 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
22 212 (9.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 211 (9.74%) Advertising
24 205 (9.46%) CSS
25 199 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
26 191 (8.81%) Scrum
27 190 (8.77%) Hyper-V
28 188 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
29 185 (8.54%) CRM

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 136 (6.28%) MS Exchange
2 124 (5.72%) SharePoint
3 80 (3.69%) IIS
4 66 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (2.45%) Skype for Business
6 50 (2.31%) CMS
7 44 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
10 28 (1.29%) WebSphere
11 25 (1.15%) Umbraco
12 22 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
14 17 (0.78%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.74%) Apache
16 15 (0.69%) NServiceBus
16 15 (0.69%) WordPress
17 11 (0.51%) EPiServer
18 10 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 255 (11.77%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.28%) SPSS
8 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.046%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.046%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.046%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.046%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 142 (6.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 122 (5.63%) Dynamics AX
3 118 (5.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.74%) Workfront
5 15 (0.69%) Elite 3E
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.32%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.28%) BPCS
8 6 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.23%) Magento
9 5 (0.23%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.18%) FastStats
11 3 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
12 2 (0.092%) Concordance
12 2 (0.092%) LexisNexis TimeMap
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 347 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 308 (14.21%) Office 365
3 188 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
4 139 (6.41%) Dynamics 365
5 73 (3.37%) IaaS
6 44 (2.03%) SaaS
7 39 (1.80%) NuGet
8 33 (1.52%) PaaS
9 20 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.55%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.23%) G Suite
15 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.23%) npm
16 4 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 135 (6.23%) Firewall
2 124 (5.72%) WAN
3 116 (5.35%) DNS
4 114 (5.26%) LAN
5 109 (5.03%) TCP/IP
6 97 (4.48%) SAN
7 71 (3.28%) DHCP
8 66 (3.05%) Skype
9 57 (2.63%) VPN
10 49 (2.26%) Internet
11 43 (1.98%) VoIP
12 40 (1.85%) Network Security
13 35 (1.62%) VLAN
14 24 (1.11%) Unified Communications
15 23 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
16 22 (1.02%) Broadband
17 20 (0.92%) Wireless
18 19 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
19 15 (0.69%) SSL
20 14 (0.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 787 (36.32%) SQL Server
2 212 (9.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 163 (7.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 113 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
5 94 (4.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 76 (3.51%) Power BI
7 75 (3.46%) Relational Database
8 63 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 60 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 52 (2.40%) MySQL
11 48 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 40 (1.85%) QlikView
13 35 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
14 34 (1.57%) Oracle Database
14 34 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
15 29 (1.34%) OLAP
16 28 (1.29%) NoSQL
17 27 (1.25%) RDBMS
18 25 (1.15%) Big Data
19 23 (1.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 131 (6.05%) Git (software)
1 131 (6.05%) Visual Studio
2 88 (4.06%) JIRA
3 47 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (1.98%) Jenkins
5 41 (1.89%) Selenium
6 40 (1.85%) NUnit
7 25 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 18 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (0.78%) MSTest
10 15 (0.69%) Maven
11 13 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (0.60%) Vagrant
12 12 (0.55%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.42%) gulp
14 9 (0.42%) SpecFlow
15 7 (0.32%) Bitbucket
15 7 (0.32%) StyleCop
General
1 377 (17.40%) Finance
2 211 (9.74%) Advertising
3 175 (8.08%) Retail
4 78 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 54 (2.49%) Banking
6 53 (2.45%) Legal
7 51 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 47 (2.17%) Games
9 45 (2.08%) Marketing
10 35 (1.62%) Law
11 28 (1.29%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.92%) Automotive
13 15 (0.69%) Back Office
14 13 (0.60%) Publishing
15 8 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.28%) Billing
16 6 (0.28%) Local Government
17 5 (0.23%) Electronics
18 4 (0.18%) Front Office
18 4 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 620 (28.61%) Developer
2 268 (12.37%) Analyst
3 252 (11.63%) .NET Developer
4 181 (8.35%) C# Developer
5 168 (7.75%) Consultant
6 157 (7.25%) Architect
7 141 (6.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 124 (5.72%) Support Engineer
9 117 (5.40%) Senior Developer
10 110 (5.08%) Software Developer
11 83 (3.83%) Administrator
12 75 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 72 (3.32%) Applications Support
14 71 (3.28%) Support Analyst
15 70 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
16 68 (3.14%) IT Support
17 66 (3.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 66 (3.05%) C# Software Developer
18 64 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
19 62 (2.86%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (28.98%) .NET
2 330 (15.23%) ASP.NET
3 227 (10.48%) HTML
4 205 (9.46%) CSS
5 183 (8.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 177 (8.17%) AngularJS
7 147 (6.78%) Web Services
8 134 (6.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 125 (5.77%) .NET Framework
10 106 (4.89%) jQuery
11 101 (4.66%) RESTful
12 91 (4.20%) WCF
13 76 (3.51%) XML
14 66 (3.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 63 (2.91%) React
16 55 (2.54%) HTML5
17 53 (2.45%) KnockoutJS
18 51 (2.35%) WPF
19 50 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 44 (2.03%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 175 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (3.83%) Data Centre
4 67 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
5 63 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 58 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.48%) User Experience
9 31 (1.43%) Driving Licence
9 31 (1.43%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.34%) Clustering
11 21 (0.97%) Fintech
12 18 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (0.83%) Replication
13 15 (0.69%) Tandem
14 13 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (0.51%) NHS
16 10 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 645 (29.76%) Windows
2 296 (13.66%) Windows Server
3 183 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 173 (7.98%) Linux
5 172 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (4.11%) Windows 10
6 89 (4.11%) Windows 7
7 45 (2.08%) Unix
8 27 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (1.15%) Android
10 22 (1.02%) Apple iOS
11 20 (0.92%) Solaris
12 17 (0.78%) AIX
12 17 (0.78%) HPUX
13 16 (0.74%) Windows XP
14 15 (0.69%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.51%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.32%) SUSE
18 6 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (13.66%) MVC
3 236 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
4 234 (10.80%) ITIL
5 215 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
6 191 (8.81%) Scrum
7 185 (8.54%) CRM
8 176 (8.12%) TDD
9 173 (7.98%) DevOps
10 153 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
11 150 (6.92%) OO
12 140 (6.46%) ERP
13 119 (5.49%) Software Engineering
14 112 (5.17%) Mentoring
15 104 (4.80%) Project Management
16 96 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
17 89 (4.11%) Microservices
18 87 (4.01%) Service Management
19 79 (3.65%) E-Commerce
19 79 (3.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 739 (34.10%) SQL
2 549 (25.33%) C#
3 285 (13.15%) JavaScript
4 229 (10.57%) T-SQL
5 109 (5.03%) PowerShell
6 95 (4.38%) Java
7 85 (3.92%) C
8 65 (3.00%) Python
9 58 (2.68%) VBA
10 47 (2.17%) VB.NET
11 43 (1.98%) C++
12 42 (1.94%) TypeScript
13 37 (1.71%) X++
14 32 (1.48%) PHP
14 32 (1.48%) Ruby
15 26 (1.20%) PL/SQL
16 24 (1.11%) VB
17 16 (0.74%) VB6
18 12 (0.55%) Bash Shell
18 12 (0.55%) F#
Qualifications
1 246 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 178 (8.21%) Degree
3 148 (6.83%) MCSE
4 85 (3.92%) MCSA
5 81 (3.74%) MCP
6 58 (2.68%) Security Cleared
7 35 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 32 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.34%) CCNA
10 28 (1.29%) SC Cleared
11 23 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.83%) MCITP
13 16 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (0.69%) ISEB
15 13 (0.60%) ACCA
15 13 (0.60%) MCTS
16 12 (0.55%) HNC
17 11 (0.51%) CIMA
18 9 (0.42%) CISSP
18 9 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.69%) SLA
2 70 (3.23%) QA
3 39 (1.80%) PMO
4 24 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.97%) GDPR
6 17 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.37%) GCP
10 3 (0.14%) COSHH
10 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.092%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.046%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.046%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.046%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.046%) P3O
System Software
1 356 (16.43%) Active Directory
2 199 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (8.77%) Hyper-V
4 48 (2.22%) Docker
4 48 (2.22%) Xen
5 40 (1.85%) VirtualBox
5 40 (1.85%) vSphere
6 33 (1.52%) XenApp
7 26 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (0.92%) Terminal Services
9 18 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.51%) XenServer
13 5 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.18%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.18%) Firmware
14 4 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
14 4 (0.18%) pfSense
15 2 (0.092%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 88 (4.06%) SCCM
2 81 (3.74%) Puppet
3 79 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
4 70 (3.23%) Ansible
5 30 (1.38%) WSUS
6 28 (1.29%) Terraform
7 22 (1.02%) SCOM
8 17 (0.78%) Kubernetes
9 14 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 13 (0.60%) Kibana
10 13 (0.60%) Packer
11 12 (0.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.42%) Salt
13 8 (0.37%) Consul
13 8 (0.37%) Nagios
13 8 (0.37%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.37%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 326 (15.04%) VMware
2 141 (6.51%) Cisco
3 128 (5.91%) Oracle
4 119 (5.49%) Citrix
5 76 (3.51%) Google
6 71 (3.28%) SAP
7 62 (2.86%) HP
8 48 (2.22%) Veeam
9 42 (1.94%) Tableau
10 37 (1.71%) Sitecore
11 35 (1.62%) Sage
12 30 (1.38%) Capita
12 30 (1.38%) Dell
13 25 (1.15%) WorldPay
14 24 (1.11%) JD Edwards
15 23 (1.06%) IBM
16 22 (1.02%) Red Hat
16 22 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
17 20 (0.92%) Epicor
17 20 (0.92%) NetApp