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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 731 611 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 19.48% 16.42% 18.56%
As % of the Vendors category 46.32% 37.21% 40.75%
Number of salaries quoted 625 541 660
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
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
1578 1642 1794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.05% 44.12% 45.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1288 1368 1509
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +5 33 £39,500 +21.53% 6
Stockport -5 28 £30,000 -7.69% 10
Rochdale +6 20 £43,000 +22.85% 6
Salford +13 15 £32,500 -10.34% 10
Altrincham -3 15 £30,750 -29.71% 4
Oldham +15 12 £27,500 +12.24% 5
Cheadle +1 6 £39,000 +15.55% 4
Wigan -15 6 £28,750 -17.85% 5
Ashton-under-Lyne - 2 £47,500 -
Bury - 1 £24,000 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 627 (41.25%) MS Excel
2 575 (37.83%) SQL Server
3 548 (36.05%) Windows
4 417 (27.43%) SQL
5 412 (27.11%) .NET
6 368 (24.21%) C#
7 321 (21.12%) VMware
8 317 (20.86%) ASP.NET
9 308 (20.26%) MS Office
10 288 (18.95%) Active Directory
11 253 (16.64%) Agile Software Development
12 229 (15.07%) Finance
13 219 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 213 (14.01%) MS Exchange
15 210 (13.82%) ITIL
16 207 (13.62%) Degree
17 205 (13.49%) Citrix
18 204 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
19 202 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
19 202 (13.29%) MVC
20 197 (12.96%) HTML
21 196 (12.89%) JavaScript
21 196 (12.89%) Cisco
22 181 (11.91%) SharePoint
23 166 (10.92%) CSS
24 163 (10.72%) Hyper-V
25 161 (10.59%) SQL Server 2008
26 151 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
27 150 (9.87%) Project Management
28 149 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 213 (14.01%) MS Exchange
2 181 (11.91%) SharePoint
3 82 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 77 (5.07%) IIS
5 45 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 43 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 42 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 41 (2.70%) Lync
9 38 (2.50%) CMS
10 24 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 24 (1.58%) WebLogic
11 22 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
13 14 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.86%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
16 10 (0.66%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.53%) Apache
18 7 (0.46%) Joomla!
Applications
1 627 (41.25%) MS Excel
2 308 (20.26%) MS Office
3 78 (5.13%) MS Project
4 50 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (2.57%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.46%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.46%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.39%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.20%) Revit
9 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 68 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (3.49%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.66%) Magento
5 8 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.39%) Agresso
8 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Tridion
9 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.066%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.066%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.42%) Office 365
2 50 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.46%) Yammer
6 4 (0.26%) IaaS
7 3 (0.20%) SaaS
7 3 (0.20%) PaaS
8 1 (0.066%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 143 (9.41%) Firewall
2 134 (8.82%) SAN
3 115 (7.57%) LAN
4 109 (7.17%) WAN
5 103 (6.78%) DNS
6 88 (5.79%) DHCP
7 63 (4.14%) TCP/IP
8 54 (3.55%) VPN
9 40 (2.63%) Internet
10 39 (2.57%) HTTP
11 35 (2.30%) VLAN
11 35 (2.30%) Network Security
11 35 (2.30%) Intranet
12 32 (2.11%) NAS
13 28 (1.84%) VoIP
13 28 (1.84%) Wireless
14 26 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (1.51%) NetScaler
16 18 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (1.12%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 575 (37.83%) SQL Server
2 161 (10.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 149 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 147 (9.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 89 (5.86%) Relational Database
6 66 (4.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 62 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 61 (4.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 54 (3.55%) RDBMS
10 41 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (2.50%) Oracle Database
12 36 (2.37%) OLAP
13 25 (1.64%) MySQL
14 22 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
14 22 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
14 22 (1.45%) DB2
14 22 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.72%) DTS
16 8 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 71 (4.67%) Visual Studio
2 58 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (1.78%) NUnit
4 17 (1.12%) Subversion
5 16 (1.05%) TeamCity
6 14 (0.92%) JIRA
7 13 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (0.79%) MSTest
8 12 (0.79%) Moq
9 11 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (0.66%) Selenium
11 9 (0.59%) TestDirector
12 8 (0.53%) Git (software)
12 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.39%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.33%) NCrunch
15 5 (0.33%) ReSharper
16 4 (0.26%) MSI
17 3 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 229 (15.07%) Finance
2 71 (4.67%) Advertising
3 58 (3.82%) Marketing
4 55 (3.62%) Manufacturing
5 44 (2.89%) Legal
6 41 (2.70%) Retail
7 28 (1.84%) Law
8 23 (1.51%) Banking
9 21 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.25%) Back Office
11 5 (0.33%) Games
11 5 (0.33%) German Language
12 3 (0.20%) Billing
12 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.13%) Front Office
13 2 (0.13%) Automotive
13 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.13%) Local Government
14 1 (0.066%) French Language
14 1 (0.066%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 371 (24.41%) Developer
2 215 (14.14%) Analyst
3 181 (11.91%) .NET Developer
4 148 (9.74%) C# Developer
5 122 (8.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 121 (7.96%) Support Engineer
7 100 (6.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 99 (6.51%) Consultant
8 99 (6.51%) ASP.NET Developer
9 90 (5.92%) Project Manager
10 82 (5.39%) Senior Developer
11 70 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
12 65 (4.28%) Architect
13 63 (4.14%) Software Developer
13 63 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
14 62 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 60 (3.95%) Senior .NET Developer
16 59 (3.88%) Team Leader
17 56 (3.68%) Senior C# Developer
18 55 (3.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (27.11%) .NET
2 317 (20.86%) ASP.NET
3 197 (12.96%) HTML
4 166 (10.92%) CSS
5 119 (7.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 105 (6.91%) .NET Framework
7 95 (6.25%) XML
8 88 (5.79%) jQuery
9 74 (4.87%) Web Services
10 68 (4.47%) WCF
11 66 (4.34%) HTML5
12 54 (3.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 39 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 37 (2.43%) CSS3
14 37 (2.43%) JSON
14 37 (2.43%) SOAP
15 33 (2.17%) AngularJS
16 30 (1.97%) RESTful
17 29 (1.91%) LINQ
18 28 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 204 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.42%) N-Tier
4 46 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
6 37 (2.43%) FlexPod
6 37 (2.43%) Computer Science
7 31 (2.04%) Clustering
8 30 (1.97%) NHS
9 27 (1.78%) Replication
10 26 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 15 (0.99%) User Experience
12 15 (0.99%) Blackberry
13 11 (0.72%) Statistics
14 10 (0.66%) FMCG
15 9 (0.59%) Informatics
16 7 (0.46%) Fat Client
16 7 (0.46%) Data Integration
16 7 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 548 (36.05%) Windows
2 146 (9.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 144 (9.47%) Windows 7
4 141 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 99 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 79 (5.20%) Linux
7 76 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 62 (4.08%) Windows XP
9 42 (2.76%) Solaris
10 30 (1.97%) UNIX
11 27 (1.78%) Android
12 23 (1.51%) AIX
12 23 (1.51%) HPUX
12 23 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (1.45%) OS/400
13 22 (1.45%) SUSE
13 22 (1.45%) zOS
14 20 (1.32%) Windows Vista
15 17 (1.12%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (16.64%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (13.82%) ITIL
3 202 (13.29%) MVC
4 151 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
5 150 (9.87%) Project Management
6 147 (9.67%) OO
7 120 (7.89%) Web Development
8 117 (7.70%) CRM
9 110 (7.24%) Scrum
10 105 (6.91%) Change Management
11 98 (6.45%) TDD
12 89 (5.86%) ERP
13 88 (5.79%) Migration
14 84 (5.53%) Business Continuity
15 82 (5.39%) PRINCE2
16 78 (5.13%) Coaching
17 76 (5.00%) Unit Testing
18 71 (4.67%) Mentoring
19 69 (4.54%) Incident Management
20 63 (4.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 417 (27.43%) SQL
2 368 (24.21%) C#
3 196 (12.89%) JavaScript
4 140 (9.21%) T-SQL
5 94 (6.18%) VB.NET
6 79 (5.20%) PowerShell
7 50 (3.29%) C
8 31 (2.04%) Java
8 31 (2.04%) VB
9 24 (1.58%) VBScript
9 24 (1.58%) C++
10 23 (1.51%) VBA
11 16 (1.05%) PHP
12 10 (0.66%) Delphi
13 8 (0.53%) Python
14 6 (0.39%) X++
15 4 (0.26%) Ruby
16 3 (0.20%) Perl
17 2 (0.13%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 207 (13.62%) Degree
2 202 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 85 (5.59%) MCSE
4 65 (4.28%) MCP
5 52 (3.42%) MCSA
6 51 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 49 (3.22%) MCITP
8 47 (3.09%) Security Cleared
9 45 (2.96%) VCP4
9 45 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (2.76%) MCTS
10 42 (2.76%) ISEB
11 41 (2.70%) CCNA
12 28 (1.84%) ISTQB
13 26 (1.71%) CCA
13 26 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
14 25 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (1.64%) NCDA
15 20 (1.32%) SC Cleared
16 16 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.03%) QA
2 45 (2.96%) SLA
3 18 (1.18%) WAI
4 17 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.79%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 288 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 219 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (10.72%) Hyper-V
4 60 (3.95%) vSphere
5 52 (3.42%) XenDesktop
6 43 (2.83%) XenApp
7 22 (1.45%) KVM
8 14 (0.92%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.72%) MetaFrame
9 11 (0.72%) XenServer
10 10 (0.66%) VMware ESX
11 9 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.46%) vCloud
13 7 (0.46%) Xen
13 7 (0.46%) NFS
14 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.13%) Varnish
14 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (3.82%) SCCM
2 32 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 23 (1.51%) SCOM
4 22 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 20 (1.32%) WSUS
6 12 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.53%) MOM
9 7 (0.46%) WMI
10 6 (0.39%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.39%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.33%) Puppet
12 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.26%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.20%) SCSM
13 3 (0.20%) XenMobile
13 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 321 (21.12%) VMware
2 205 (13.49%) Citrix
3 196 (12.89%) Cisco
4 129 (8.49%) NetApp
5 121 (7.96%) HP
6 111 (7.30%) Oracle
7 74 (4.87%) Symantec
8 48 (3.16%) CheckPoint
9 47 (3.09%) EMC
10 42 (2.76%) Juniper
11 40 (2.63%) CA
11 40 (2.63%) IBM
12 38 (2.50%) Dell
13 28 (1.84%) SAP
14 26 (1.71%) Red Hat
15 25 (1.64%) Wyse
15 25 (1.64%) Brocade
16 23 (1.51%) BMC
17 20 (1.32%) McAfee
17 20 (1.32%) 3PAR
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Salary: From £42,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Greater Manchester
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Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent bens and Share Options
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + bens
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Oldham, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits / Bonus / Holidays
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday