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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1025 1000 1280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.73% 17.40% 19.19%
As % of the Vendors category 38.53% 41.12% 43.07%
Number of salaries quoted 886 868 1069
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,125
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,550
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2660 2432 2972
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 43.43% 42.33% 44.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2182 2001 2384
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,943
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 631 £36,500 -2.66% 106
Cheshire +1 221 £39,000 +8.33% 53
Merseyside -4 108 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Lancashire -8 51 £27,500 -15.38% 8
Cumbria +4 2 £32,250 -7.85% 2
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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.

1 931 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 813 (37.43%) SQL
3 785 (36.14%) MS Excel
4 774 (35.64%) Windows
5 669 (30.80%) .NET
6 609 (28.04%) C#
7 514 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
8 449 (20.67%) Active Directory
9 388 (17.86%) ASP.NET
10 373 (17.17%) Finance
11 366 (16.85%) Windows Server
12 364 (16.76%) ITIL
13 348 (16.02%) VMware
14 343 (15.79%) MS Office
15 330 (15.19%) MVC
16 315 (14.50%) HTML
17 304 (14.00%) JavaScript
18 264 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 262 (12.06%) T-SQL
20 258 (11.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 254 (11.69%) jQuery
22 252 (11.60%) MS Exchange
23 250 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
24 249 (11.46%) CSS
25 248 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
26 224 (10.31%) Degree
27 210 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
28 196 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
29 193 (8.89%) Windows 7
30 192 (8.84%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 252 (11.60%) MS Exchange
2 161 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 114 (5.25%) IIS
4 89 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 69 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (2.35%) Skype for Business
7 36 (1.66%) CMS
8 29 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
8 29 (1.34%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.01%) Umbraco
10 21 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
11 20 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (0.87%) Apache
13 16 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.64%) EPiServer
15 14 (0.64%) JBoss
15 14 (0.64%) NServiceBus
16 12 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 785 (36.14%) MS Excel
2 343 (15.79%) MS Office
3 70 (3.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.47%) MS Project
6 19 (0.87%) Acrobat
7 18 (0.83%) Camtasia
8 17 (0.78%) Snagit
9 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.18%) InDesign
14 3 (0.14%) SPSS
15 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 80 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 22 (1.01%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.55%) Visualfiles
7 10 (0.46%) SAP Business One
8 8 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.14%) Line 50
11 3 (0.14%) Magento
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.14%) Sage X3
12 2 (0.092%) FastStats
12 2 (0.092%) SAP BPC
13 1 (0.046%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 250 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (8.38%) Office 365
3 116 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (3.36%) SaaS
5 52 (2.39%) PaaS
6 51 (2.35%) IaaS
7 17 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.51%) GitHub
9 7 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.18%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
12 3 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.14%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.092%) G Suite
13 2 (0.092%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.046%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.046%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.046%) Heroku
14 1 (0.046%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (5.89%) DNS
2 122 (5.62%) Firewall
3 115 (5.29%) WAN
4 112 (5.16%) LAN
5 93 (4.28%) DHCP
6 91 (4.19%) SAN
7 89 (4.10%) TCP/IP
8 72 (3.31%) Internet
9 63 (2.90%) VPN
10 49 (2.26%) VLAN
10 49 (2.26%) VoIP
11 38 (1.75%) Skype
12 32 (1.47%) Network Security
13 30 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
14 29 (1.34%) HTTP
15 26 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (0.69%) Unified Communications
17 14 (0.64%) FTP
17 14 (0.64%) Wireless
18 12 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 931 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 264 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 258 (11.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 153 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
4 153 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 151 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 109 (5.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 103 (4.74%) MySQL
8 74 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 63 (2.90%) Relational Database
10 57 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 48 (2.21%) MongoDB
12 47 (2.16%) Power BI
13 41 (1.89%) RDBMS
14 38 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
15 30 (1.38%) MS Access
16 28 (1.29%) Hadoop
17 26 (1.20%) Big Data
18 22 (1.01%) QlikView
18 22 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 158 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 121 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 61 (2.81%) JIRA
4 42 (1.93%) Git (software)
5 32 (1.47%) TeamCity
6 30 (1.38%) Selenium
7 26 (1.20%) SpecFlow
8 22 (1.01%) Jenkins
9 20 (0.92%) NUnit
10 19 (0.87%) MSTest
11 18 (0.83%) Subversion
12 17 (0.78%) Maven
13 16 (0.74%) MSI
13 16 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (0.64%) FxCop
14 14 (0.64%) Moq
14 14 (0.64%) StyleCop
15 11 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
16 9 (0.41%) WebDriver
17 8 (0.37%) InstallShield
General
1 373 (17.17%) Finance
2 102 (4.70%) Retail
3 87 (4.01%) Advertising
4 83 (3.82%) Banking
5 77 (3.55%) Marketing
6 58 (2.67%) Legal
7 54 (2.49%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.43%) Games
9 29 (1.34%) Law
10 28 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 18 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (0.78%) French Language
12 17 (0.78%) German Language
13 14 (0.64%) Back Office
14 12 (0.55%) Billing
15 10 (0.46%) Electronics
16 8 (0.37%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.23%) Automotive
17 5 (0.23%) Local Government
17 5 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 704 (32.41%) Developer
2 333 (15.33%) Analyst
3 313 (14.41%) .NET Developer
4 221 (10.17%) C# Developer
5 185 (8.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 143 (6.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 138 (6.35%) SQL Developer
8 137 (6.31%) Support Engineer
9 124 (5.71%) Support Analyst
10 119 (5.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 112 (5.16%) IT Support
12 105 (4.83%) Senior Developer
13 96 (4.42%) Software Developer
14 94 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 86 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
16 80 (3.68%) Consultant
17 77 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
18 75 (3.45%) Architect
18 75 (3.45%) DBA
19 69 (3.18%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 669 (30.80%) .NET
2 388 (17.86%) ASP.NET
3 315 (14.50%) HTML
4 254 (11.69%) jQuery
5 249 (11.46%) CSS
6 192 (8.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 162 (7.46%) Web Services
8 147 (6.77%) AngularJS
9 140 (6.45%) XML
10 137 (6.31%) .NET Framework
11 108 (4.97%) ASP.NET Web API
12 107 (4.93%) HTML5
13 105 (4.83%) WCF
14 93 (4.28%) Entity Framework
15 90 (4.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 88 (4.05%) WPF
17 77 (3.55%) RESTful
18 71 (3.27%) Ajax
19 63 (2.90%) JSON
20 43 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 192 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (5.62%) iPad
3 121 (5.57%) Data Centre
4 83 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 61 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 51 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (2.35%) Replication
8 46 (2.12%) Clustering
9 44 (2.03%) User Experience
10 40 (1.84%) Private Cloud
11 29 (1.34%) Driving Licence
12 26 (1.20%) Tandem
13 24 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (1.06%) Public Cloud
15 21 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
16 18 (0.83%) CMDB
16 18 (0.83%) N-Tier
17 17 (0.78%) NHS
17 17 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 774 (35.64%) Windows
2 366 (16.85%) Windows Server
3 193 (8.89%) Windows 7
4 170 (7.83%) Linux
5 166 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 99 (4.56%) Windows 10
8 59 (2.72%) Windows 8
9 57 (2.62%) Unix
10 56 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 44 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (1.70%) Windows XP
13 36 (1.66%) Android
13 36 (1.66%) Solaris
14 27 (1.24%) Apple iOS
15 26 (1.20%) Mac OS X
16 25 (1.15%) CentOS
17 16 (0.74%) AIX
17 16 (0.74%) OpenVMS
18 14 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (16.76%) ITIL
3 330 (15.19%) MVC
4 248 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
5 166 (7.64%) TDD
6 164 (7.55%) Scrum
7 135 (6.22%) CRM
7 135 (6.22%) SDLC
8 126 (5.80%) Web Development
9 121 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 114 (5.25%) Software Engineering
11 103 (4.74%) Service Management
12 102 (4.70%) Project Management
13 99 (4.56%) E-Commerce
14 97 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
15 94 (4.33%) ETL
16 89 (4.10%) OO
17 86 (3.96%) Dependency Injection
18 85 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
18 85 (3.91%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 813 (37.43%) SQL
2 609 (28.04%) C#
3 304 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 262 (12.06%) T-SQL
5 154 (7.09%) PowerShell
6 79 (3.64%) VB.NET
7 71 (3.27%) Java
8 63 (2.90%) VB
9 48 (2.21%) C
9 48 (2.21%) C++
10 41 (1.89%) Python
11 36 (1.66%) Ruby
12 33 (1.52%) PHP
13 31 (1.43%) VBA
13 31 (1.43%) VBScript
14 22 (1.01%) VB6
15 20 (0.92%) Bash Shell
15 20 (0.92%) TypeScript
16 16 (0.74%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.69%) F#
Qualifications
1 224 (10.31%) Degree
2 196 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (4.01%) MCSE
4 56 (2.58%) MCSA
5 53 (2.44%) MCP
6 49 (2.26%) Security Cleared
7 38 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (1.70%) ISEB
8 37 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
8 37 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 35 (1.61%) SC Cleared
10 32 (1.47%) CCNA
11 28 (1.29%) MCITP
12 19 (0.87%) MOS
13 17 (0.78%) PMI Certification
14 13 (0.60%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.41%) CCNP
15 9 (0.41%) NCDA
16 8 (0.37%) DBS Check
16 8 (0.37%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.39%) SLA
2 102 (4.70%) QA
3 29 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.69%) PMO
6 14 (0.64%) WAI
7 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.37%) HL7
10 6 (0.28%) COBIT
11 5 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.092%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.092%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.046%) EMIR
13 1 (0.046%) MiFID
13 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.046%) SDET
System Software
1 449 (20.67%) Active Directory
2 210 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (7.37%) Hyper-V
4 46 (2.12%) vSphere
5 41 (1.89%) Terminal Services
6 25 (1.15%) XenApp
7 20 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 16 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (0.41%) Xen
11 8 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.37%) XenServer
12 6 (0.28%) Docker
12 6 (0.28%) Sendmail
12 6 (0.28%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.28%) vCloud
12 6 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 91 (4.19%) SCCM
2 47 (2.16%) WSUS
3 41 (1.89%) SCOM
4 30 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (1.24%) Puppet
6 20 (0.92%) AirWatch
6 20 (0.92%) SCOrch
7 15 (0.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 15 (0.69%) Kibana
8 14 (0.64%) Ansible
8 14 (0.64%) SCVMM
9 13 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.60%) Nagios
10 12 (0.55%) Backup Exec
11 11 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (0.46%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.46%) vRealize
13 9 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.41%) SCDPM
14 8 (0.37%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 348 (16.02%) VMware
2 157 (7.23%) Cisco
3 145 (6.68%) Oracle
4 141 (6.49%) Citrix
5 72 (3.31%) HP
6 70 (3.22%) NetApp
7 65 (2.99%) SAP
8 35 (1.61%) IBM
9 32 (1.47%) Dell
9 32 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 30 (1.38%) Avaya
11 28 (1.29%) Adobe
12 27 (1.24%) Symantec
12 27 (1.24%) Tableau
13 26 (1.20%) Apple
13 26 (1.20%) EMC
13 26 (1.20%) Veeam
14 24 (1.10%) Sitecore
15 23 (1.06%) iManage
16 22 (1.01%) Google
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