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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 547 782 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.75% 19.44% 15.09%
As % of the Vendors category 41.63% 46.00% 34.70%
Number of salaries quoted 480 699 510
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
1314 1700 1640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 40.25% 42.26% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 1455 1404
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,930 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £58,570
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
Stockport +11 45 £37,500 - 13
Bolton +7 14 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Rochdale 0 14 £34,000 +4.61%
Oldham 0 12 £24,000 -20.66% 4
Cheadle -10 11 £50,000 +28.20% 4
Bury +7 10 £33,500 +39.58% 7
Altrincham +2 10 £45,750 +34.55% 8
Wigan +8 6 £22,913 -16.68% 3
Sale - 3 £22,000 -
Salford -4 2 £31,500 -3.07% 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 469 (39.28%) Windows
2 465 (38.94%) SQL Server
3 414 (34.67%) MS Excel
4 361 (30.23%) SQL
5 274 (22.95%) .NET
6 265 (22.19%) Active Directory
7 264 (22.11%) C#
8 234 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
9 211 (17.67%) VMware
10 208 (17.42%) Windows Server
11 187 (15.66%) MS Office
12 186 (15.58%) ITIL
12 186 (15.58%) Finance
13 156 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
14 154 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
15 152 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
16 144 (12.06%) ASP.NET
17 139 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 136 (11.39%) Project Management
19 134 (11.22%) JavaScript
20 133 (11.14%) MS Exchange
21 130 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 130 (10.89%) Degree
22 127 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
23 126 (10.55%) HTML
24 122 (10.22%) MVC
25 118 (9.88%) Citrix
26 115 (9.63%) SQL Server 2008
27 108 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
27 108 (9.05%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 133 (11.14%) MS Exchange
2 95 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 69 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (4.10%) Skype for Business
5 43 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (3.18%) CMS
7 32 (2.68%) IIS
8 30 (2.51%) WebLogic
9 27 (2.26%) Confluence
10 19 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (1.59%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (1.01%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
14 9 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.59%) Apache
15 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 414 (34.67%) MS Excel
2 187 (15.66%) MS Office
3 48 (4.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (3.85%) MS Project
5 30 (2.51%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.34%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 62 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (1.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (1.17%) Visualfiles
5 10 (0.84%) Dynamics GP
5 10 (0.84%) SAP Business One
6 7 (0.59%) Infor SunSystems
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.50%) Primavera
8 4 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.25%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.25%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.17%) Line 500
10 2 (0.17%) MFGPRO
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.084%) Eloqua
11 1 (0.084%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 1 (0.084%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 108 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (4.86%) Office 365
3 35 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.26%) IBM PureFlex
6 10 (0.84%) IaaS
7 9 (0.75%) SaaS
8 8 (0.67%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.42%) GitHub
10 4 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.25%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.17%) AdWords
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.17%) Yammer
13 1 (0.084%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.084%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 94 (7.87%) Firewall
2 86 (7.20%) LAN
3 76 (6.37%) WAN
4 65 (5.44%) TCP/IP
5 64 (5.36%) DNS
6 57 (4.77%) SAN
7 48 (4.02%) VPN
8 43 (3.60%) Internet
9 27 (2.26%) VLAN
10 26 (2.18%) DHCP
11 25 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
11 25 (2.09%) VoIP
12 21 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (1.59%) Network Security
14 18 (1.51%) NetScaler
14 18 (1.51%) Wireless
15 15 (1.26%) SSL
15 15 (1.26%) Unified Communications
16 12 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (1.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 465 (38.94%) SQL Server
2 139 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 130 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 115 (9.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 75 (6.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 64 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 52 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 38 (3.18%) Relational Database
10 33 (2.76%) MySQL
11 29 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 25 (2.09%) RDBMS
13 24 (2.01%) OLAP
14 18 (1.51%) Data Mining
14 18 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 18 (1.51%) NoSQL
15 17 (1.42%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.34%) MongoDB
17 15 (1.26%) DB2
17 15 (1.26%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 108 (9.05%) Visual Studio
2 53 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (3.77%) NUnit
4 43 (3.60%) JIRA
5 26 (2.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 26 (2.18%) Rhino Mocks
6 22 (1.84%) MSTest
7 20 (1.68%) Selenium
8 19 (1.59%) Moq
8 19 (1.59%) Subversion
9 14 (1.17%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.75%) HP UFT
10 9 (0.75%) JUnit
10 9 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.59%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.42%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.34%) IntelliJ
13 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 186 (15.58%) Finance
2 60 (5.03%) Legal
3 55 (4.61%) Retail
4 54 (4.52%) Law
5 31 (2.60%) Back Office
5 31 (2.60%) Marketing
6 24 (2.01%) Advertising
6 24 (2.01%) Games
7 22 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.84%) Banking
11 8 (0.67%) German Language
12 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.34%) Electronics
13 4 (0.34%) Local Government
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.084%) Front Office
15 1 (0.084%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 283 (23.70%) Developer
2 210 (17.59%) Analyst
3 132 (11.06%) .NET Developer
4 89 (7.45%) C# Developer
5 88 (7.37%) Consultant
6 77 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 64 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 61 (5.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 61 (5.11%) Support Engineer
9 59 (4.94%) DBA
10 54 (4.52%) SQL Developer
11 53 (4.44%) Support Analyst
12 51 (4.27%) Project Manager
12 51 (4.27%) SQL DBA
13 47 (3.94%) Senior Developer
14 45 (3.77%) IT Support
15 44 (3.69%) Architect
16 43 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
16 43 (3.60%) IT Engineer
17 42 (3.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (22.95%) .NET
2 144 (12.06%) ASP.NET
3 126 (10.55%) HTML
4 102 (8.54%) CSS
5 90 (7.54%) jQuery
6 69 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 69 (5.78%) XML
7 64 (5.36%) .NET Framework
8 62 (5.19%) WCF
9 60 (5.03%) Web Services
10 49 (4.10%) Entity Framework
11 47 (3.94%) Ajax
11 47 (3.94%) HTML5
12 42 (3.52%) LINQ
13 41 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 34 (2.85%) AngularJS
15 31 (2.60%) WPF
16 30 (2.51%) WinForms
17 25 (2.09%) Castle Windsor
18 24 (2.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 156 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 51 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 43 (3.60%) Clustering
5 39 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (2.76%) Visualisation
7 30 (2.51%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.43%) FlexPod
9 28 (2.35%) Replication
10 25 (2.09%) Blackberry
11 21 (1.76%) iPhone
12 20 (1.68%) Inversion of Control
13 18 (1.51%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
15 16 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (1.34%) iPad
16 15 (1.26%) Driving Licence
16 15 (1.26%) VCE vBlock
17 14 (1.17%) User Experience
18 12 (1.01%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 469 (39.28%) Windows
2 208 (17.42%) Windows Server
3 127 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 100 (8.38%) Linux
5 97 (8.12%) Windows 7
6 88 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (4.27%) Unix
9 49 (4.10%) Windows 8
10 44 (3.69%) Windows 10
11 40 (3.35%) Windows XP
12 27 (2.26%) Mac OS X
13 26 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (1.84%) AIX
15 21 (1.76%) Android
16 16 (1.34%) Solaris
17 15 (1.26%) HPUX
17 15 (1.26%) OS/400
17 15 (1.26%) SUSE
17 15 (1.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (15.58%) ITIL
3 136 (11.39%) Project Management
4 122 (10.22%) MVC
5 107 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
6 79 (6.62%) CRM
7 75 (6.28%) PRINCE2
8 74 (6.20%) Mentoring
9 71 (5.95%) TDD
10 69 (5.78%) OO
10 69 (5.78%) Scrum
11 64 (5.36%) SDLC
12 59 (4.94%) Change Management
13 58 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 56 (4.69%) Service Delivery
15 53 (4.44%) ERP
16 49 (4.10%) Service Management
17 48 (4.02%) Data Modelling
17 48 (4.02%) Information Security
17 48 (4.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 361 (30.23%) SQL
2 264 (22.11%) C#
3 134 (11.22%) JavaScript
4 106 (8.88%) T-SQL
5 51 (4.27%) Java
6 48 (4.02%) PowerShell
6 48 (4.02%) VB.NET
7 45 (3.77%) PHP
8 37 (3.10%) C++
9 29 (2.43%) C
10 28 (2.35%) VBA
11 23 (1.93%) VB
12 16 (1.34%) Python
13 11 (0.92%) ABAP
14 10 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.75%) Scala
16 8 (0.67%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.67%) VBScript
17 7 (0.59%) VB6
17 7 (0.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 154 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (10.89%) Degree
3 87 (7.29%) MCSE
4 61 (5.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 57 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (4.44%) CCNA
6 53 (4.44%) MCP
7 45 (3.77%) MCSA
8 39 (3.27%) MCITP
9 37 (3.10%) ISEB
10 36 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
11 33 (2.76%) MCTS
12 30 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
13 27 (2.26%) CCNP
14 20 (1.68%) CCA
15 17 (1.42%) NCDA
16 13 (1.09%) A+ Certification
17 12 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 12 (1.01%) Security Cleared
18 11 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.45%) QA
2 32 (2.68%) SLA
3 11 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.42%) HL7
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.17%) WCAG
7 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.084%) ISO19770
7 1 (0.084%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.084%) WAI
System Software
1 265 (22.19%) Active Directory
2 152 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 42 (3.52%) XenApp
5 39 (3.27%) vSphere
6 33 (2.76%) XenDesktop
7 17 (1.42%) XenServer
8 15 (1.26%) KVM
9 11 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.92%) Terminal Server
9 11 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.67%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.50%) Xen
12 5 (0.42%) Shibboleth
12 5 (0.42%) UAG
13 4 (0.34%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.25%) SRDF
14 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.084%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 47 (3.94%) SCCM
2 29 (2.43%) SCOM
3 25 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (1.59%) Tivoli
5 14 (1.17%) XenMobile
6 13 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (1.09%) WSUS
7 12 (1.01%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (0.84%) HP SIM
10 8 (0.67%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.59%) Puppet
12 6 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.34%) Cobbler
14 4 (0.34%) LiteSpeed
14 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.25%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 211 (17.67%) VMware
2 118 (9.88%) Citrix
3 107 (8.96%) Cisco
4 84 (7.04%) Oracle
5 66 (5.53%) NetApp
6 59 (4.94%) HP
7 48 (4.02%) SAP
8 47 (3.94%) IBM
9 43 (3.60%) Symantec
10 38 (3.18%) Juniper
11 34 (2.85%) Dell
11 34 (2.85%) Red Hat
12 28 (2.35%) EMC
13 24 (2.01%) CheckPoint
13 24 (2.01%) SolarWinds
14 23 (1.93%) Google
14 23 (1.93%) Intel Security
15 16 (1.34%) Brocade
16 15 (1.26%) BMC
16 15 (1.26%) Sophos
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