Period
to 19 January 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 19 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 West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,134 2,194 2,059
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.78% 17.79% 16.99%
As % of the Vendors category 35.25% 40.51% 39.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,772 1,926 1,775
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,625 £53,750
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 West.

All Vendors
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,054 5,416 5,156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 47.62% 43.93% 42.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4,736 4,359 4,167
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% -

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 19 January 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 19 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
Manchester 0 1,187 £40,000 - 241
Cheshire +1 582 £45,000 +28.57% 120
Merseyside -3 155 £35,000 -12.50% 52
Lancashire +3 152 £35,000 - 42
Cumbria +3 36 £29,000 +0.87% 8
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 743 (34.82%) Windows
2 708 (33.18%) SQL Server
3 658 (30.83%) SQL
4 583 (27.32%) .NET
5 512 (23.99%) C#
6 460 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
7 410 (19.21%) Active Directory
8 362 (16.96%) Finance
9 343 (16.07%) Office 365
10 325 (15.23%) Windows Server
11 323 (15.14%) ITIL
12 322 (15.09%) ASP.NET
13 321 (15.04%) VMware
14 307 (14.39%) Microsoft Office
15 300 (14.06%) MVC
16 272 (12.75%) JavaScript
17 268 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
18 259 (12.14%) Business Intelligence
19 249 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 245 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
21 243 (11.39%) HTML
22 232 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 230 (10.78%) MS Exchange
24 227 (10.64%) Cisco
25 221 (10.36%) CSS
26 216 (10.12%) T-SQL
27 209 (9.79%) Advertising
28 199 (9.33%) Degree
29 195 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
30 192 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 230 (10.78%) MS Exchange
2 152 (7.12%) SharePoint
3 146 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (2.72%) CMS
5 56 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (2.58%) IIS
7 39 (1.83%) Skype for Business
8 38 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 33 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
11 31 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
12 30 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
13 29 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 26 (1.22%) SAS
15 25 (1.17%) Umbraco
16 17 (0.80%) Apache
17 15 (0.70%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.66%) EPiServer
18 14 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
19 13 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 307 (14.39%) Microsoft Office
2 182 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.19%) SPSS
9 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.094%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.047%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 123 (5.76%) Dynamics AX
2 107 (5.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 40 (1.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.84%) SAP SD
5 11 (0.52%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
7 7 (0.33%) Dynamics SL
7 7 (0.33%) SAP EWM
8 6 (0.28%) SAP Business One
8 6 (0.28%) Workfront
9 5 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.23%) Magento
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.23%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.23%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
10 4 (0.19%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 343 (16.07%) Office 365
2 268 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
4 95 (4.45%) Dynamics 365
5 45 (2.11%) SaaS
6 41 (1.92%) IaaS
7 30 (1.41%) PaaS
8 26 (1.22%) Mimecast
9 21 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.56%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.56%) OneDrive
12 10 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.37%) Serverless
14 7 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.28%) GitHub
16 5 (0.23%) AdWords
16 5 (0.23%) npm
17 4 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 171 (8.01%) DNS
1 171 (8.01%) WAN
2 160 (7.50%) LAN
3 149 (6.98%) Firewall
4 132 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 121 (5.67%) DHCP
6 96 (4.50%) SAN
7 57 (2.67%) VPN
8 53 (2.48%) VoIP
9 50 (2.34%) VLAN
10 49 (2.30%) Internet
11 35 (1.64%) Skype
12 27 (1.27%) Network Security
13 23 (1.08%) Wireless
14 18 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (0.80%) Ethernet
15 17 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
16 15 (0.70%) MPLS
17 13 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 708 (33.18%) SQL Server
2 232 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 159 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 115 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
5 103 (4.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 78 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 75 (3.51%) Power BI
8 72 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 63 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 48 (2.25%) MongoDB
10 48 (2.25%) Relational Database
11 45 (2.11%) Oracle Database
12 44 (2.06%) MySQL
13 43 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
14 36 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 31 (1.45%) QlikView
16 25 (1.17%) NoSQL
17 22 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
18 19 (0.89%) OLAP
19 18 (0.84%) DTS
Development Applications
1 99 (4.64%) Visual Studio
2 77 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 57 (2.67%) JIRA
4 43 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (1.78%) TeamCity
6 30 (1.41%) NUnit
7 29 (1.36%) Subversion
8 27 (1.27%) Jenkins
9 20 (0.94%) Selenium
10 19 (0.89%) NuGet
11 18 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 17 (0.80%) MSTest
13 14 (0.66%) ProC
14 13 (0.61%) Maven
15 10 (0.47%) eCATT
15 10 (0.47%) Hudson
15 10 (0.47%) LSMW
16 9 (0.42%) gulp
16 9 (0.42%) Jasmine
17 8 (0.37%) AccuRev
General
1 362 (16.96%) Finance
2 209 (9.79%) Advertising
3 171 (8.01%) Retail
4 92 (4.31%) Manufacturing
5 59 (2.76%) Banking
6 58 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 55 (2.58%) Marketing
8 48 (2.25%) Legal
9 34 (1.59%) Games
10 31 (1.45%) Billing
11 30 (1.41%) Law
12 17 (0.80%) Publishing
13 14 (0.66%) Back Office
14 12 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.47%) Automotive
15 10 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.23%) Electronics
18 3 (0.14%) Front Office
18 3 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 596 (27.93%) Developer
2 271 (12.70%) Analyst
3 255 (11.95%) .NET Developer
4 173 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 139 (6.51%) C# Developer
6 129 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 127 (5.95%) Consultant
8 117 (5.48%) Architect
9 107 (5.01%) Senior Developer
10 103 (4.83%) Software Developer
11 89 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
11 89 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 86 (4.03%) SQL Developer
13 77 (3.61%) IT Support
14 76 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 69 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 68 (3.19%) ASP.NET Developer
17 66 (3.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 62 (2.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 58 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (27.32%) .NET
2 322 (15.09%) ASP.NET
3 243 (11.39%) HTML
4 221 (10.36%) CSS
5 184 (8.62%) Web Services
6 160 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 142 (6.65%) jQuery
8 134 (6.28%) AngularJS
9 113 (5.30%) RESTful
10 109 (5.11%) .NET Framework
11 102 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 80 (3.75%) XML
13 79 (3.70%) HTML5
14 78 (3.66%) WPF
15 76 (3.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 68 (3.19%) SOAP
17 67 (3.14%) WCF
18 64 (3.00%) KnockoutJS
19 57 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 56 (2.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 183 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
3 71 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 66 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 66 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
5 57 (2.67%) Driving Licence
6 56 (2.62%) Data Centre
7 37 (1.73%) Mobile App
8 35 (1.64%) iPad
9 32 (1.50%) User Experience
10 29 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.36%) NHS
11 23 (1.08%) Replication
12 22 (1.03%) Clustering
13 17 (0.80%) Life Science
14 14 (0.66%) Fat Client
14 14 (0.66%) Thin Client
15 11 (0.52%) SCADA
16 10 (0.47%) LIMS
16 10 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 743 (34.82%) Windows
2 325 (15.23%) Windows Server
3 249 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 195 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 159 (7.45%) Windows 7
6 116 (5.44%) Windows 10
7 112 (5.25%) Linux
8 65 (3.05%) Unix
9 44 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 32 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (1.31%) Android
12 23 (1.08%) Mac OS X
13 21 (0.98%) Windows XP
14 15 (0.70%) Solaris
15 13 (0.61%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.52%) AIX
17 9 (0.42%) HPUX
18 7 (0.33%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 4 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (15.14%) ITIL
3 300 (14.06%) MVC
4 259 (12.14%) Business Intelligence
5 171 (8.01%) Scrum
6 155 (7.26%) TDD
7 145 (6.79%) OO
8 141 (6.61%) CRM
9 116 (5.44%) ERP
10 111 (5.20%) DevOps
11 108 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 107 (5.01%) Analytics
13 106 (4.97%) Software Engineering
14 102 (4.78%) Project Management
15 96 (4.50%) E-Commerce
15 96 (4.50%) Web Development
16 95 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
17 93 (4.36%) Mentoring
18 86 (4.03%) Service Management
19 85 (3.98%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 658 (30.83%) SQL
2 512 (23.99%) C#
3 272 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 216 (10.12%) T-SQL
5 101 (4.73%) Java
6 97 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 67 (3.14%) C
8 51 (2.39%) Ruby
9 44 (2.06%) Python
10 43 (2.01%) VB.NET
11 42 (1.97%) C++
11 42 (1.97%) VBA
12 36 (1.69%) PHP
13 32 (1.50%) F#
14 31 (1.45%) PL/SQL
15 28 (1.31%) X++
16 26 (1.22%) TypeScript
17 23 (1.08%) R
18 15 (0.70%) VB
19 14 (0.66%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 245 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 199 (9.33%) Degree
3 141 (6.61%) MCSE
4 86 (4.03%) MCSA
5 79 (3.70%) MCP
6 65 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
8 47 (2.20%) Security Cleared
9 40 (1.87%) CCNA
10 35 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (1.31%) SC Cleared
12 27 (1.27%) A+ Certification
12 27 (1.27%) MCITP
13 22 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
14 17 (0.80%) Master's Degree
15 16 (0.75%) CCENT
15 16 (0.75%) MCSD
16 15 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (0.66%) MCPD
18 13 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.78%) SLA
2 46 (2.16%) PMO
2 46 (2.16%) QA
3 25 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.42%) GDPR
5 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.094%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.094%) WAI
8 1 (0.047%) GCP
8 1 (0.047%) GMP
8 1 (0.047%) TickIT
System Software
1 410 (19.21%) Active Directory
2 192 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (8.86%) Hyper-V
4 36 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (1.55%) vSphere
6 31 (1.45%) Terminal Services
7 30 (1.41%) XenApp
8 29 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (1.31%) Docker
10 20 (0.94%) XenDesktop
11 18 (0.84%) VirtualBox
11 18 (0.84%) Xen
12 7 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.14%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.14%) XenServer
15 2 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.047%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.047%) NFS
16 1 (0.047%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 101 (4.73%) SCCM
2 51 (2.39%) WSUS
3 43 (2.01%) Puppet
4 41 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (1.73%) Ansible
6 32 (1.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 32 (1.50%) Kibana
7 18 (0.84%) SCOM
8 17 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.42%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.33%) XenMobile
14 5 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.23%) Terraform
14 5 (0.23%) vCenter Server
15 4 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
15 4 (0.19%) Nagios
15 4 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 321 (15.04%) VMware
2 227 (10.64%) Cisco
3 176 (8.25%) Oracle
4 150 (7.03%) Citrix
5 98 (4.59%) SAP
6 60 (2.81%) Veeam
7 56 (2.62%) Google
8 55 (2.58%) HP
9 46 (2.16%) Tableau
10 37 (1.73%) Capita
10 37 (1.73%) Sitecore
11 27 (1.27%) Apple
12 24 (1.12%) Dell
13 23 (1.08%) Sage
14 22 (1.03%) NetApp
15 21 (0.98%) IBM
15 21 (0.98%) ServiceNow
16 19 (0.89%) Epicor
16 19 (0.89%) Infor
16 19 (0.89%) WorldPay