The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 766 577 853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 19.43% 15.43% 19.83%
As % of the Vendors category 46.09% 34.63% 43.59%
Number of salaries quoted 689 517 786
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1662 1666 1957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.15% 44.56% 45.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1431 1693
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Manchester region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Manchester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Manchester

Microsoft
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +12 30 £34,000 +5.42% 5
Stockport -11 28 £37,500 +11.94% 3
Oldham +11 21 £36,500 +48.97% 3
Cheadle +7 19 £39,000 +25.80% 3
Wigan - 17 £27,500 - 3
Salford +5 15 £32,500 +20.37% 5
Altrincham +2 13 £34,000 -9.93% 2
Rochdale +2 9 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 9 £47,500 - 1
Bury - 1 £24,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 631 (41.95%) MS Excel
2 558 (37.10%) SQL Server
3 522 (34.71%) Windows
4 426 (28.32%) .NET
5 421 (27.99%) SQL
6 362 (24.07%) C#
7 312 (20.74%) ASP.NET
8 287 (19.08%) VMware
9 281 (18.68%) MS Office
10 275 (18.28%) Active Directory
11 244 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
12 242 (16.09%) Finance
13 221 (14.69%) Degree
14 213 (14.16%) ITIL
15 207 (13.76%) Citrix
16 204 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
17 203 (13.50%) HTML
17 203 (13.50%) MVC
18 201 (13.36%) MS Exchange
19 199 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
20 195 (12.97%) JavaScript
21 192 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
22 175 (11.64%) SharePoint
23 173 (11.50%) Hyper-V
24 172 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
24 172 (11.44%) Cisco
25 166 (11.04%) CSS
26 160 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
27 159 (10.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 155 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 201 (13.36%) MS Exchange
2 175 (11.64%) SharePoint
3 78 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 75 (4.99%) IIS
5 38 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 38 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (2.46%) CMS
7 35 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 35 (2.33%) Lync
8 26 (1.73%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.46%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 20 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (1.20%) Umbraco
13 15 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
15 12 (0.80%) Apache
16 11 (0.73%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 631 (41.95%) MS Excel
2 281 (18.68%) MS Office
3 68 (4.52%) MS Project
4 50 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (2.99%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.60%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.40%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.40%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.20%) SPSS
10 3 (0.20%) Revit
11 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 63 (4.19%) Dynamics AX
2 62 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.80%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.73%) Magento
5 11 (0.73%) Dynamics GP
6 6 (0.40%) Tridion
6 6 (0.40%) Agresso
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.066%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.066%) FRx
9 1 (0.066%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.72%) Office 365
2 69 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.40%) IaaS
6 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.33%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.27%) SaaS
7 4 (0.27%) PaaS
8 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.066%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 134 (8.91%) Firewall
2 124 (8.24%) SAN
3 107 (7.11%) LAN
4 105 (6.98%) WAN
5 90 (5.98%) DNS
6 88 (5.85%) DHCP
7 54 (3.59%) TCP/IP
8 50 (3.32%) VPN
9 42 (2.79%) HTTP
10 37 (2.46%) Internet
11 35 (2.33%) NAS
12 32 (2.13%) Intranet
13 29 (1.93%) VLAN
14 27 (1.80%) NetScaler
14 27 (1.80%) VoIP
15 26 (1.73%) Network Security
16 24 (1.60%) Wireless
17 20 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (1.26%) iSCSI
19 17 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (37.10%) SQL Server
2 160 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 159 (10.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 155 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 84 (5.59%) Relational Database
6 72 (4.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 72 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 48 (3.19%) RDBMS
9 42 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (2.33%) Oracle Database
11 34 (2.26%) OLAP
12 31 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
13 24 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
14 19 (1.26%) DB2
14 19 (1.26%) MySQL
14 19 (1.26%) Oracle Exadata
15 13 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.86%) MS Access
16 12 (0.80%) DTS
Development Applications
1 84 (5.59%) Visual Studio
2 52 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (1.66%) NUnit
4 23 (1.53%) Subversion
5 16 (1.06%) MSTest
6 15 (1.00%) JIRA
6 15 (1.00%) TeamCity
7 14 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (0.80%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.73%) Moq
10 8 (0.53%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.53%) TestDirector
10 8 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.47%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.40%) NCrunch
13 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.33%) Selenium
14 4 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
14 4 (0.27%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 242 (16.09%) Finance
2 61 (4.06%) Advertising
2 61 (4.06%) Marketing
3 60 (3.99%) Manufacturing
4 41 (2.73%) Legal
5 30 (1.99%) Retail
6 28 (1.86%) Law
7 25 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.40%) Back Office
9 14 (0.93%) Banking
10 10 (0.66%) German Language
11 8 (0.53%) Billing
12 5 (0.33%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.33%) Turkish Language
13 4 (0.27%) Games
14 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.13%) Automotive
15 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.066%) Local Government
16 1 (0.066%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 386 (25.66%) Developer
2 226 (15.03%) Analyst
3 185 (12.30%) .NET Developer
4 146 (9.71%) C# Developer
5 117 (7.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 116 (7.71%) Support Engineer
7 96 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 96 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 89 (5.92%) Consultant
9 84 (5.59%) Project Manager
10 79 (5.25%) Senior Developer
11 65 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
12 63 (4.19%) Software Developer
12 63 (4.19%) Architect
13 61 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 58 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
15 56 (3.72%) Team Leader
16 55 (3.66%) Senior C# Developer
16 55 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
17 52 (3.46%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 426 (28.32%) .NET
2 312 (20.74%) ASP.NET
3 203 (13.50%) HTML
4 166 (11.04%) CSS
5 117 (7.78%) .NET Framework
6 105 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 93 (6.18%) Web Services
8 87 (5.78%) jQuery
9 82 (5.45%) XML
10 77 (5.12%) HTML5
11 62 (4.12%) WCF
12 57 (3.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 47 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 43 (2.86%) SOAP
15 35 (2.33%) JSON
16 33 (2.19%) AngularJS
17 32 (2.13%) CSS3
18 30 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 30 (1.99%) RESTful
19 27 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 204 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.46%) N-Tier
4 44 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
6 28 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.80%) FlexPod
8 26 (1.73%) NHS
9 24 (1.60%) Clustering
10 22 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.26%) User Experience
11 19 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.20%) Replication
13 16 (1.06%) Blackberry
14 14 (0.93%) FMCG
15 11 (0.73%) Statistics
16 9 (0.60%) Mathematics
17 8 (0.53%) Informatics
17 8 (0.53%) iPhone
18 7 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 522 (34.71%) Windows
2 134 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 125 (8.31%) Windows 7
4 118 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 100 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 67 (4.45%) Linux
6 67 (4.45%) Windows 8
7 60 (3.99%) Windows XP
8 36 (2.39%) UNIX
9 34 (2.26%) Solaris
10 32 (2.13%) Android
11 22 (1.46%) Apple iOS
12 21 (1.40%) AIX
13 20 (1.33%) HPUX
14 19 (1.26%) SUSE
14 19 (1.26%) OS/400
14 19 (1.26%) zOS
14 19 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (1.13%) Windows Phone
15 17 (1.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (14.16%) ITIL
3 203 (13.50%) MVC
4 172 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
5 153 (10.17%) Project Management
6 143 (9.51%) OO
7 127 (8.44%) Web Development
8 102 (6.78%) Scrum
9 100 (6.65%) CRM
9 100 (6.65%) ERP
10 91 (6.05%) TDD
11 87 (5.78%) Change Management
12 85 (5.65%) Unit Testing
13 83 (5.52%) Coaching
14 79 (5.25%) Mentoring
14 79 (5.25%) PRINCE2
15 73 (4.85%) Migration
16 71 (4.72%) Business Continuity
17 65 (4.32%) E-Commerce
18 64 (4.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (27.99%) SQL
2 362 (24.07%) C#
3 195 (12.97%) JavaScript
4 140 (9.31%) T-SQL
5 104 (6.91%) VB.NET
6 67 (4.45%) PowerShell
7 46 (3.06%) C
8 37 (2.46%) Java
9 32 (2.13%) VBA
9 32 (2.13%) VB
10 19 (1.26%) C++
11 18 (1.20%) VBScript
12 14 (0.93%) Delphi
13 12 (0.80%) PHP
14 11 (0.73%) X++
15 8 (0.53%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.40%) Python
17 3 (0.20%) Ruby
17 3 (0.20%) Perl
18 1 (0.066%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 221 (14.69%) Degree
2 192 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (5.32%) MCSE
4 65 (4.32%) MCP
5 49 (3.26%) MCSA
6 48 (3.19%) MCITP
7 47 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 44 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (2.73%) CCNA
9 41 (2.73%) Security Cleared
10 40 (2.66%) CCA
10 40 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
11 39 (2.59%) MCTS
12 38 (2.53%) ISEB
13 29 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (1.80%) ISTQB
15 15 (1.00%) SC Cleared
16 14 (0.93%) NCDA
16 14 (0.93%) PMI Certification
17 12 (0.80%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.52%) SLA
2 47 (3.13%) QA
3 17 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.00%) WAI
5 7 (0.47%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.066%) Data Quality
System Software
1 275 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 199 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (11.50%) Hyper-V
4 57 (3.79%) vSphere
5 47 (3.13%) XenApp
6 45 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 19 (1.26%) KVM
8 12 (0.80%) XenServer
8 12 (0.80%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.73%) MetaFrame
9 11 (0.73%) Xen
10 10 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (0.60%) NFS
11 9 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.33%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.27%) vCloud
15 3 (0.20%) Firmware
16 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 53 (3.52%) SCCM
2 29 (1.93%) Backup Exec
3 24 (1.60%) SCOM
4 19 (1.26%) Tivoli
5 16 (1.06%) WSUS
6 9 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.53%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.47%) WMI
8 7 (0.47%) Puppet
8 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.47%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.33%) Ansible
9 5 (0.33%) MOM
10 4 (0.27%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.20%) SCSM
11 3 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 287 (19.08%) VMware
2 207 (13.76%) Citrix
3 172 (11.44%) Cisco
4 106 (7.05%) NetApp
5 103 (6.85%) Oracle
6 100 (6.65%) HP
7 63 (4.19%) Symantec
8 44 (2.93%) EMC
9 40 (2.66%) CheckPoint
10 36 (2.39%) Juniper
11 34 (2.26%) Dell
12 32 (2.13%) IBM
12 32 (2.13%) CA
13 28 (1.86%) SAP
14 22 (1.46%) Brocade
15 21 (1.40%) Google
15 21 (1.40%) Red Hat
16 20 (1.33%) BMC
16 20 (1.33%) Sitecore
16 20 (1.33%) 3PAR
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