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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1217 968 1175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.75% 17.28% 18.27%
As % of the Vendors category 38.25% 40.07% 40.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1044 862 987
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.59% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,025 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £57,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  

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 3182 2416 2890
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 46.40% 43.13% 44.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4442 3569 4195
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 -2 736 £37,500 -11.76% 125
Cheshire +4 324 £37,500 -1.31% 52
Merseyside -12 68 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Lancashire -10 66 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Cumbria +2 12 £80,000 +128.57% 2
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 891 (39.78%) SQL Server
2 773 (34.51%) SQL
3 748 (33.39%) Windows
4 746 (33.30%) .NET
5 680 (30.36%) C#
6 586 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
7 433 (19.33%) ASP.NET
8 424 (18.93%) Active Directory
9 419 (18.71%) Finance
10 386 (17.23%) MVC
11 327 (14.60%) ITIL
12 323 (14.42%) Windows Server
13 318 (14.20%) HTML
14 313 (13.97%) VMware
15 312 (13.93%) Microsoft Office
16 297 (13.26%) Business Intelligence
17 295 (13.17%) JavaScript
18 274 (12.23%) Degree
19 268 (11.96%) MS Exchange
20 263 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
21 262 (11.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 256 (11.43%) CSS
23 247 (11.03%) jQuery
24 244 (10.89%) T-SQL
25 241 (10.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 218 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
27 213 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
28 210 (9.38%) TDD
29 208 (9.29%) Visual Studio
30 187 (8.35%) Data Warehouse

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
1 268 (11.96%) MS Exchange
2 161 (7.19%) SharePoint
3 104 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 79 (3.53%) IIS
5 61 (2.72%) CMS
6 53 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (1.92%) Umbraco
8 42 (1.88%) Skype for Business
9 37 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 35 (1.56%) SAS
11 25 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
12 22 (0.98%) EPiServer
13 18 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (0.76%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.71%) NServiceBus
15 16 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.67%) Apache
17 13 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
18 12 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 312 (13.93%) Microsoft Office
2 150 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.31%) SPSS
8 6 (0.27%) Camtasia
8 6 (0.27%) Snagit
9 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.13%) InDesign
11 2 (0.089%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 85 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (2.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 39 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.94%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.45%) SAP Business One
6 9 (0.40%) SAP EWM
7 8 (0.36%) Visualfiles
8 7 (0.31%) Sage CRM
9 6 (0.27%) Dynamics SL
10 5 (0.22%) SAP APO
10 5 (0.22%) SAP R/3
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
12 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.13%) Sage 1000
12 3 (0.13%) SAP SD
13 2 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 2 (0.089%) Magento
13 2 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
13 2 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 263 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 173 (7.72%) Office 365
3 114 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (3.71%) SaaS
5 28 (1.25%) IaaS
6 21 (0.94%) GitHub
6 21 (0.94%) PaaS
7 17 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 4 (0.18%) G Suite
13 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 155 (6.92%) WAN
2 150 (6.70%) LAN
3 143 (6.38%) DNS
4 131 (5.85%) Firewall
5 100 (4.46%) TCP/IP
6 95 (4.24%) SAN
7 89 (3.97%) DHCP
8 72 (3.21%) VPN
9 56 (2.50%) VoIP
10 46 (2.05%) Internet
11 43 (1.92%) Skype
12 41 (1.83%) VLAN
13 35 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
14 32 (1.43%) Network Security
15 28 (1.25%) Ethernet
16 26 (1.16%) Wireless
17 22 (0.98%) FTP
18 21 (0.94%) Unified Communications
19 19 (0.85%) MPLS
20 17 (0.76%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 891 (39.78%) SQL Server
2 262 (11.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 241 (10.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 187 (8.35%) Data Warehouse
5 170 (7.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 116 (5.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 95 (4.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 82 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 79 (3.53%) MySQL
10 56 (2.50%) Power BI
11 53 (2.37%) MongoDB
12 50 (2.23%) Relational Database
13 40 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
14 34 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
15 33 (1.47%) QlikView
16 31 (1.38%) RDBMS
17 29 (1.29%) Big Data
18 27 (1.21%) NoSQL
19 24 (1.07%) DTS
19 24 (1.07%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 208 (9.29%) Visual Studio
2 109 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 98 (4.38%) Git (software)
4 52 (2.32%) NuGet
5 45 (2.01%) Subversion
6 40 (1.79%) TeamCity
7 38 (1.70%) JIRA
8 32 (1.43%) Selenium
9 25 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 24 (1.07%) NUnit
11 23 (1.03%) SpecFlow
12 22 (0.98%) MSI
12 22 (0.98%) MSTest
13 19 (0.85%) Jenkins
14 18 (0.80%) ProC
15 17 (0.76%) Microsoft Blend
15 17 (0.76%) WiX
16 16 (0.71%) FxCop
16 16 (0.71%) StyleCop
17 13 (0.58%) Maven
General
1 419 (18.71%) Finance
2 149 (6.65%) Retail
3 100 (4.46%) Advertising
4 97 (4.33%) Marketing
5 96 (4.29%) Banking
6 88 (3.93%) Legal
7 55 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 46 (2.05%) Games
9 33 (1.47%) Law
10 26 (1.16%) Telecoms
11 22 (0.98%) Billing
12 16 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.63%) Back Office
14 13 (0.58%) Publishing
15 9 (0.40%) Automotive
15 9 (0.40%) French Language
15 9 (0.40%) Local Government
16 7 (0.31%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.27%) German Language
18 5 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 765 (34.15%) Developer
2 335 (14.96%) .NET Developer
3 327 (14.60%) Analyst
4 235 (10.49%) C# Developer
5 207 (9.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 146 (6.52%) SQL Developer
7 139 (6.21%) Software Developer
8 123 (5.49%) ASP.NET Developer
9 117 (5.22%) Consultant
10 110 (4.91%) Support Analyst
11 106 (4.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 106 (4.73%) Support Engineer
12 105 (4.69%) Senior Developer
13 92 (4.11%) IT Support
14 86 (3.84%) Architect
15 84 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
15 84 (3.75%) SQL Server Developer
16 80 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 77 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 71 (3.17%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 746 (33.30%) .NET
2 433 (19.33%) ASP.NET
3 318 (14.20%) HTML
4 256 (11.43%) CSS
5 247 (11.03%) jQuery
6 218 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 181 (8.08%) Web Services
8 176 (7.86%) AngularJS
9 170 (7.59%) .NET Framework
10 141 (6.29%) XML
11 131 (5.85%) HTML5
12 122 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 122 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 114 (5.09%) Entity Framework
14 107 (4.78%) WPF
15 93 (4.15%) WCF
16 76 (3.39%) JSON
17 72 (3.21%) RESTful
18 59 (2.63%) Ajax
19 53 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 213 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 97 (4.33%) iPad
4 79 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
5 76 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 68 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 68 (3.04%) User Experience
7 66 (2.95%) Data Centre
8 40 (1.79%) Replication
9 34 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (1.47%) Clustering
11 26 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.16%) Driving Licence
11 26 (1.16%) N-Tier
12 23 (1.03%) CMDB
12 23 (1.03%) FMCG
13 22 (0.98%) Tandem
14 17 (0.76%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 17 (0.76%) Internet of Things
15 16 (0.71%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 748 (33.39%) Windows
2 323 (14.42%) Windows Server
3 173 (7.72%) Windows 7
4 154 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 151 (6.74%) Linux
6 137 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 106 (4.73%) Windows 10
8 69 (3.08%) Windows 8
9 66 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (1.74%) Android
11 38 (1.70%) Windows XP
12 33 (1.47%) Unix
13 27 (1.21%) Mac OS
14 24 (1.07%) Apple iOS
15 18 (0.80%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 16 (0.71%) AIX
17 13 (0.58%) CentOS
18 11 (0.49%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (17.23%) MVC
3 327 (14.60%) ITIL
4 297 (13.26%) Business Intelligence
5 210 (9.38%) TDD
6 171 (7.63%) SDLC
7 156 (6.96%) Scrum
8 155 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
8 155 (6.92%) CRM
9 142 (6.34%) ETL
10 133 (5.94%) Software Engineering
11 119 (5.31%) OO
12 115 (5.13%) Project Management
13 114 (5.09%) E-Commerce
14 112 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 111 (4.96%) Dependency Injection
16 103 (4.60%) Service Delivery
17 95 (4.24%) DevOps
18 94 (4.20%) Web Application Development
19 91 (4.06%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 773 (34.51%) SQL
2 680 (30.36%) C#
3 295 (13.17%) JavaScript
4 244 (10.89%) T-SQL
5 142 (6.34%) PowerShell
6 78 (3.48%) C++
7 72 (3.21%) Java
8 68 (3.04%) VB.NET
9 60 (2.68%) VB
10 52 (2.32%) C
11 41 (1.83%) PHP
12 37 (1.65%) Ruby
13 35 (1.56%) TypeScript
14 27 (1.21%) VBScript
15 25 (1.12%) F#
16 20 (0.89%) Python
16 20 (0.89%) XAML
17 18 (0.80%) PROC SQL
17 18 (0.80%) SAS Macro
18 16 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 274 (12.23%) Degree
2 163 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 81 (3.62%) MCSE
4 60 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (2.14%) MCP
6 45 (2.01%) MCSA
7 43 (1.92%) CCNA
8 38 (1.70%) Security Cleared
9 30 (1.34%) ISTQB
10 28 (1.25%) SC Cleared
11 26 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (1.12%) ISEB
13 17 (0.76%) CCNP
14 16 (0.71%) PMI Certification
15 15 (0.67%) MCITP
16 14 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 9 (0.40%) HND
18 7 (0.31%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.00%) SLA
2 103 (4.60%) QA
3 44 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.89%) PMO
6 8 (0.36%) COBIT
6 8 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.31%) WAI
8 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.089%) EMIR
11 2 (0.089%) MiFID
12 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.045%) HL7
12 1 (0.045%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 424 (18.93%) Active Directory
2 159 (7.10%) Hyper-V
3 153 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (2.41%) Terminal Services
5 45 (2.01%) XenApp
6 33 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (1.07%) Xen
9 22 (0.98%) vSphere
9 22 (0.98%) XenDesktop
10 21 (0.94%) VirtualBox
11 10 (0.45%) Docker
11 10 (0.45%) Terminal Server
12 8 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.22%) Samba
14 4 (0.18%) Sendmail
15 3 (0.13%) KVM
15 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (2.81%) WSUS
2 62 (2.77%) SCCM
3 47 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (1.83%) Puppet
5 39 (1.74%) Ansible
6 25 (1.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 25 (1.12%) Kibana
7 18 (0.80%) SCOM
8 12 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.54%) Nagios
9 9 (0.40%) SCVMM
9 9 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.40%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.27%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.27%) SCDPM
11 6 (0.27%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 313 (13.97%) VMware
2 181 (8.08%) Cisco
3 167 (7.46%) Oracle
4 141 (6.29%) Citrix
5 86 (3.84%) SAP
6 67 (2.99%) HP
7 49 (2.19%) NetApp
8 40 (1.79%) Sitecore
9 34 (1.52%) Google
9 34 (1.52%) IBM
10 33 (1.47%) Tableau
11 29 (1.29%) Avaya
12 26 (1.16%) Sage
13 24 (1.07%) Dell
13 24 (1.07%) Veeam
14 19 (0.85%) Cognos
15 18 (0.80%) iManage
15 18 (0.80%) Symantec
16 17 (0.76%) EMC
16 17 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
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