Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,915 2,163 2,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.51% 16.85% 17.82%
As % of the Vendors category 42.96% 36.65% 40.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,644 1,819 1,949
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 4,458 5,901 5,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.08% 45.97% 44.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,582 4,653 4,463
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +3 1,192 £45,000 +11.11% 367
Cheshire +3 384 £40,000 -11.11% 122
Merseyside +5 177 £37,500 +15.38% 69
Lancashire +2 131 £35,000 - 64
Cumbria +1 19 £32,500 +30.00% 13
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 700 (36.55%) Windows
2 647 (33.79%) SQL
3 615 (32.11%) SQL Server
4 564 (29.45%) .NET
5 559 (29.19%) C#
6 503 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
7 440 (22.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 438 (22.87%) Active Directory
9 341 (17.81%) Finance
10 332 (17.34%) VMware
11 311 (16.24%) ASP.NET
12 305 (15.93%) JavaScript
13 289 (15.09%) Linux
14 281 (14.67%) HTML
15 274 (14.31%) Cisco
16 270 (14.10%) MVC
17 261 (13.63%) CSS
18 253 (13.21%) T-SQL
19 252 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
20 246 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
21 231 (12.06%) ITIL
22 228 (11.91%) Office 365
23 224 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
24 220 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
25 219 (11.44%) Degree
26 218 (11.38%) AngularJS
27 214 (11.17%) Windows Server
28 212 (11.07%) Information Security
29 198 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
30 195 (10.18%) SIEM

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
1 147 (7.68%) MS Exchange
2 89 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 55 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (2.77%) IIS
5 46 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 18 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (0.94%) CMS
7 16 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (0.63%) Apache
9 12 (0.63%) Confluence
10 9 (0.47%) WordPress
11 8 (0.42%) nginx
12 6 (0.31%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.31%) SAS
13 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 224 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
2 155 (8.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 135 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 42 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 39 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.37%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.37%) UXPin
7 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.052%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 67 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.26%) Magento
5 4 (0.21%) OPENHousing
5 4 (0.21%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.16%) Odoo
6 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.10%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.10%) iTrent
7 2 (0.10%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.052%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.052%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.052%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 440 (22.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 246 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
3 228 (11.91%) Office 365
4 43 (2.25%) IaaS
4 43 (2.25%) SaaS
5 42 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
6 34 (1.78%) PaaS
7 31 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.94%) GitHub
10 14 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
12 10 (0.52%) Serverless
13 9 (0.47%) Lucidchart
13 9 (0.47%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.37%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
16 4 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
17 3 (0.16%) G Suite
17 3 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 122 (6.37%) Firewall
2 120 (6.27%) DNS
3 114 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
4 112 (5.85%) Network Security
5 103 (5.38%) DHCP
6 82 (4.28%) WAN
7 75 (3.92%) TCP/IP
8 74 (3.86%) LAN
9 68 (3.55%) VPN
10 63 (3.29%) Skype
11 58 (3.03%) SAN
12 50 (2.61%) Wireless
13 42 (2.19%) VoIP
14 26 (1.36%) Internet
15 22 (1.15%) MPLS
15 22 (1.15%) VLAN
16 19 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (0.99%) Unified Communications
17 17 (0.89%) NAS
18 16 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 615 (32.11%) SQL Server
2 159 (8.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 138 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 99 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
5 90 (4.70%) Power BI
6 78 (4.07%) Relational Database
7 75 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 70 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 69 (3.60%) NoSQL
10 53 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 50 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 41 (2.14%) MySQL
13 36 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
14 33 (1.72%) RDBMS
15 32 (1.67%) QlikView
16 27 (1.41%) MongoDB
17 20 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
17 20 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
18 17 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
19 16 (0.84%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 105 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 103 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (4.28%) Git (software)
4 46 (2.40%) JIRA
5 17 (0.89%) NUnit
5 17 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (0.89%) TeamCity
6 14 (0.73%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.73%) MSTest
6 14 (0.73%) Selenium
7 13 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (0.63%) Subversion
9 11 (0.57%) GitLab
10 10 (0.52%) Mercurial
11 9 (0.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 9 (0.47%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.37%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.31%) JMeter
13 6 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 341 (17.81%) Finance
2 133 (6.95%) Legal
3 82 (4.28%) Retail
4 56 (2.92%) Advertising
5 54 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 43 (2.25%) Law
7 35 (1.83%) Banking
8 34 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.67%) Marketing
10 24 (1.25%) Games
11 22 (1.15%) Automotive
12 17 (0.89%) Publishing
13 16 (0.84%) Electronics
13 16 (0.84%) Local Government
14 13 (0.68%) Investment Banking
15 11 (0.57%) French Language
16 10 (0.52%) German Language
17 8 (0.42%) Dutch Language
18 6 (0.31%) Back Office
19 4 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 611 (31.91%) Developer
2 316 (16.50%) .NET Developer
2 316 (16.50%) Analyst
3 191 (9.97%) C# Developer
4 154 (8.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 130 (6.79%) IT Analyst
6 109 (5.69%) Senior Analyst
7 108 (5.64%) Software Developer
8 107 (5.59%) Support Engineer
9 105 (5.48%) Security Analyst
10 104 (5.43%) Senior Developer
11 102 (5.33%) IT Security Analyst
11 102 (5.33%) Senior IT Security Analyst
11 102 (5.33%) Senior Security Analyst
12 91 (4.75%) Consultant
13 84 (4.39%) Information Manager
13 84 (4.39%) Information Security Manager
13 84 (4.39%) Security Manager
14 81 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 78 (4.07%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 564 (29.45%) .NET
2 311 (16.24%) ASP.NET
3 281 (14.67%) HTML
4 261 (13.63%) CSS
5 218 (11.38%) AngularJS
6 194 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 163 (8.51%) .NET Framework
8 149 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 148 (7.73%) Web Services
10 145 (7.57%) RESTful
11 119 (6.21%) jQuery
12 84 (4.39%) HTML5
13 83 (4.33%) WCF
14 82 (4.28%) .NET Core
15 81 (4.23%) SOAP
16 73 (3.81%) Entity Framework
17 72 (3.76%) XML
18 65 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 53 (2.77%) KnockoutJS
20 49 (2.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 174 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 123 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
4 100 (5.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 83 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
6 79 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
7 58 (3.03%) Data Centre
8 49 (2.56%) User Experience
9 40 (2.09%) PMI
10 34 (1.78%) Driving Licence
10 34 (1.78%) Replication
11 32 (1.67%) Clustering
12 27 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 24 (1.25%) Tandem
14 23 (1.20%) Smartphone
15 22 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
16 21 (1.10%) Fintech
17 17 (0.89%) NHS
17 17 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
18 14 (0.73%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 700 (36.55%) Windows
2 289 (15.09%) Linux
3 214 (11.17%) Windows Server
4 119 (6.21%) Windows 7
5 115 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (5.74%) Windows 10
7 89 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (3.34%) Android
9 55 (2.87%) Apple iOS
10 43 (2.25%) Windows 8
11 20 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (0.99%) Unix
13 13 (0.68%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.63%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.37%) AIX
16 7 (0.37%) CentOS
16 7 (0.37%) Debian
16 7 (0.37%) Solaris
16 7 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (14.10%) MVC
3 252 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
4 231 (12.06%) ITIL
5 212 (11.07%) Information Security
6 195 (10.18%) SIEM
7 193 (10.08%) Penetration Testing
8 182 (9.50%) Mentoring
9 172 (8.98%) TDD
10 170 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 169 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
12 162 (8.46%) Web Development
13 160 (8.36%) Scrum
14 139 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
15 130 (6.79%) Incident Management
16 126 (6.58%) IT Strategy
17 125 (6.53%) Data Protection
18 122 (6.37%) Business Continuity
19 119 (6.21%) Risk Management
20 104 (5.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 647 (33.79%) SQL
2 559 (29.19%) C#
3 305 (15.93%) JavaScript
4 253 (13.21%) T-SQL
5 85 (4.44%) PowerShell
6 39 (2.04%) Java
7 36 (1.88%) Python
8 33 (1.72%) C++
9 32 (1.67%) C
10 26 (1.36%) PHP
11 25 (1.31%) VB
11 25 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 21 (1.10%) TypeScript
13 18 (0.94%) VBScript
14 17 (0.89%) VBA
15 15 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.73%) Ruby
17 9 (0.47%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.47%) X++
18 8 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 219 (11.44%) Degree
2 189 (9.87%) CISSP
3 147 (7.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
5 102 (5.33%) CREST Certified
5 102 (5.33%) SANS
6 83 (4.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 60 (3.13%) MCSE
8 53 (2.77%) MCP
9 42 (2.19%) PMI Certification
10 40 (2.09%) MCSA
11 36 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (1.10%) CCNA
12 21 (1.10%) Security Cleared
13 20 (1.04%) SC Cleared
14 16 (0.84%) MCITP
15 14 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (0.57%) MCDST
17 9 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 132 (6.89%) GDPR
3 106 (5.54%) PCI DSS
4 61 (3.19%) SLA
5 50 (2.61%) PMO
6 49 (2.56%) QA
7 16 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 14 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.052%) COBIT
10 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 438 (22.87%) Active Directory
2 220 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (5.12%) Hyper-V
4 42 (2.19%) vSphere
5 38 (1.98%) XenApp
6 32 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (1.46%) Docker
8 23 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.99%) Terminal Server
10 9 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.37%) PowerHA
12 6 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.31%) XenServer
13 5 (0.26%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 62 (3.24%) SCCM
2 19 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
3 18 (0.94%) Kubernetes
4 16 (0.84%) Ansible
5 15 (0.78%) SCOM
6 14 (0.73%) Puppet
7 13 (0.68%) SQL Sentry
7 13 (0.68%) Terraform
8 12 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.57%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.57%) vCenter Server
10 10 (0.52%) Grafana
10 10 (0.52%) Packer
11 9 (0.47%) Consul
11 9 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (0.47%) Graphite
11 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.47%) Nagios
11 9 (0.47%) WSUS
12 8 (0.42%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 332 (17.34%) VMware
2 274 (14.31%) Cisco
3 136 (7.10%) Citrix
4 55 (2.87%) Oracle
5 51 (2.66%) Google
6 42 (2.19%) Veeam
7 36 (1.88%) NetApp
7 36 (1.88%) SAP
8 34 (1.78%) Apple
8 34 (1.78%) Dell
8 34 (1.78%) HP
9 33 (1.72%) Tableau
10 31 (1.62%) IBM
11 28 (1.46%) EMC
12 20 (1.04%) RedGate
13 17 (0.89%) MobileIron
14 16 (0.84%) Avaya
14 16 (0.84%) Cognos
15 15 (0.78%) Red Hat
15 15 (0.78%) Xamarin