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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 620 764 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.14% 19.03% 18.04%
As % of the Vendors category 39.79% 43.21% 38.36%
Number of salaries quoted 525 640 664
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,800 £51,500 £54,000
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
1558 1768 1963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.07% 44.03% 47.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1219 1429 1642
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Stockport +8 47 £30,000 -11.76% 7
Rochdale +3 25 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Bolton +5 24 £39,500 +16.17% 6
Altrincham -8 13 £27,000 -36.47% 2
Oldham +1 10 £22,500 -30.76% 2
Cheadle -1 9 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Salford +1 7 £32,500 -30.10% 4
Wigan -15 4 £30,000 +39.53% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 575 (41.61%) MS Excel
2 525 (37.99%) Windows
3 518 (37.48%) SQL Server
4 382 (27.64%) .NET
5 380 (27.50%) SQL
6 347 (25.11%) C#
7 294 (21.27%) MS Office
8 292 (21.13%) VMware
9 289 (20.91%) ASP.NET
10 255 (18.45%) Active Directory
11 234 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
12 210 (15.20%) Degree
13 209 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
14 204 (14.76%) Finance
15 198 (14.33%) ITIL
16 194 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 193 (13.97%) MS Exchange
18 184 (13.31%) HTML
19 183 (13.24%) Cisco
19 183 (13.24%) MVC
20 181 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
21 176 (12.74%) SharePoint
22 171 (12.37%) JavaScript
23 166 (12.01%) Citrix
24 153 (11.07%) Firewall
24 153 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
25 148 (10.71%) CSS
26 147 (10.64%) OO
27 146 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
28 142 (10.27%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 193 (13.97%) MS Exchange
2 176 (12.74%) SharePoint
3 92 (6.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 75 (5.43%) IIS
5 55 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 50 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 42 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (2.39%) CMS
9 31 (2.24%) Lync
10 27 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 26 (1.88%) WebSphere
12 24 (1.74%) WebLogic
13 22 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.87%) Umbraco
16 10 (0.72%) Apache
17 9 (0.65%) IBM Notes
17 9 (0.65%) Joomla!
18 8 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 575 (41.61%) MS Excel
2 294 (21.27%) MS Office
3 55 (3.98%) MS Project
4 53 (3.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (2.46%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.51%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.43%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.29%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.14%) Revit
10 2 (0.14%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 55 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.43%) Agresso
4 6 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (0.36%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.22%) Line 50
7 1 (0.072%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (2.97%) Office 365
3 30 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.51%) Yammer
5 6 (0.43%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.29%) IaaS
7 3 (0.22%) SaaS
7 3 (0.22%) PaaS
8 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.072%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.072%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 153 (11.07%) Firewall
2 129 (9.33%) SAN
3 126 (9.12%) LAN
4 115 (8.32%) WAN
5 114 (8.25%) DNS
6 97 (7.02%) DHCP
7 67 (4.85%) TCP/IP
8 62 (4.49%) VPN
9 41 (2.97%) VLAN
10 36 (2.60%) Wireless
11 35 (2.53%) Intranet
12 34 (2.46%) Internet
13 33 (2.39%) Network Security
14 30 (2.17%) HTTP
15 29 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (1.95%) VoIP
17 26 (1.88%) NAS
18 22 (1.59%) Ethernet
19 17 (1.23%) iSCSI
20 16 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (37.48%) SQL Server
2 153 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 118 (8.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 78 (5.64%) Relational Database
5 66 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 56 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 53 (3.84%) RDBMS
8 50 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (2.97%) Oracle Database
10 37 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
11 36 (2.60%) OLAP
12 28 (2.03%) MySQL
13 22 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
13 22 (1.59%) DB2
14 21 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
15 20 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.65%) MongoDB
17 8 (0.58%) NoSQL
17 8 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 78 (5.64%) Visual Studio
2 64 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (2.24%) NUnit
4 18 (1.30%) Rhino Mocks
5 17 (1.23%) Selenium
6 15 (1.09%) Subversion
6 15 (1.09%) Git (software)
7 13 (0.94%) Cucumber
7 13 (0.94%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.87%) Moq
9 9 (0.65%) MSTest
9 9 (0.65%) JIRA
9 9 (0.65%) TestDirector
10 8 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.36%) MSI
13 4 (0.29%) NCrunch
14 3 (0.22%) ReSharper
15 2 (0.14%) TestComplete
General
1 204 (14.76%) Finance
2 62 (4.49%) Advertising
3 50 (3.62%) Marketing
4 49 (3.55%) Retail
5 48 (3.47%) Legal
6 36 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.88%) Banking
8 23 (1.66%) Law
8 23 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.01%) Back Office
9 14 (1.01%) Games
10 5 (0.36%) German Language
11 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.22%) Billing
12 3 (0.22%) Local Government
13 2 (0.14%) French Language
13 2 (0.14%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.14%) Front Office
13 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 356 (25.76%) Developer
2 200 (14.47%) Analyst
3 168 (12.16%) .NET Developer
4 138 (9.99%) C# Developer
5 122 (8.83%) Support Engineer
6 113 (8.18%) C# .NET Developer
7 94 (6.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 93 (6.73%) Consultant
9 91 (6.58%) ASP.NET Developer
10 71 (5.14%) Senior Developer
11 68 (4.92%) Project Manager
12 65 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 63 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 61 (4.41%) Software Developer
15 60 (4.34%) Architect
16 58 (4.20%) IT Support
17 55 (3.98%) Support Analyst
17 55 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 52 (3.76%) Team Leader
19 49 (3.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (27.64%) .NET
2 289 (20.91%) ASP.NET
3 184 (13.31%) HTML
4 148 (10.71%) CSS
5 123 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 98 (7.09%) XML
7 91 (6.58%) jQuery
8 84 (6.08%) .NET Framework
9 75 (5.43%) Web Services
10 71 (5.14%) WCF
11 52 (3.76%) HTML5
12 44 (3.18%) LINQ
13 42 (3.04%) Entity Framework
14 36 (2.60%) COM
15 34 (2.46%) RESTful
16 31 (2.24%) Ajax
17 28 (2.03%) CSS3
17 28 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 26 (1.88%) JSON
19 24 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 209 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 44 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 43 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (2.68%) FlexPod
7 32 (2.32%) Inversion of Control
8 30 (2.17%) NHS
8 30 (2.17%) Replication
9 29 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 28 (2.03%) Client/Server
11 27 (1.95%) Clustering
12 19 (1.37%) Blackberry
13 13 (0.94%) Statistics
13 13 (0.94%) User Experience
14 10 (0.72%) Thin Client
14 10 (0.72%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.72%) Data Integration
14 10 (0.72%) iPhone
15 8 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 525 (37.99%) Windows
2 146 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 142 (10.27%) Windows 7
4 132 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (6.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 75 (5.43%) Linux
6 75 (5.43%) Windows 8
7 65 (4.70%) Windows XP
8 43 (3.11%) Solaris
9 36 (2.60%) Android
10 25 (1.81%) UNIX
11 23 (1.66%) AIX
11 23 (1.66%) HPUX
11 23 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (1.59%) OS/400
12 22 (1.59%) SUSE
12 22 (1.59%) zOS
13 17 (1.23%) Apple iOS
14 13 (0.94%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (14.33%) ITIL
3 183 (13.24%) MVC
4 147 (10.64%) OO
5 122 (8.83%) Project Management
6 115 (8.32%) Business Intelligence
7 110 (7.96%) Web Development
8 109 (7.89%) CRM
9 99 (7.16%) TDD
10 96 (6.95%) Scrum
11 93 (6.73%) ERP
12 85 (6.15%) Change Management
13 78 (5.64%) PRINCE2
14 75 (5.43%) Migration
15 72 (5.21%) Business Continuity
16 71 (5.14%) Mentoring
17 66 (4.78%) Coaching
18 63 (4.56%) Incident Management
19 58 (4.20%) Line Management
20 53 (3.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 380 (27.50%) SQL
2 347 (25.11%) C#
3 171 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 119 (8.61%) T-SQL
5 82 (5.93%) VB.NET
6 71 (5.14%) PowerShell
7 46 (3.33%) C
8 38 (2.75%) Java
9 35 (2.53%) VB
10 32 (2.32%) VBA
11 27 (1.95%) C++
12 22 (1.59%) VBScript
13 18 (1.30%) PHP
14 7 (0.51%) Ruby
15 5 (0.36%) Delphi
16 4 (0.29%) Python
17 3 (0.22%) X++
18 2 (0.14%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.14%) Apex Code
18 2 (0.14%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 210 (15.20%) Degree
2 181 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 79 (5.72%) MCSE
4 52 (3.76%) MCP
5 48 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 47 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (3.18%) Security Cleared
8 43 (3.11%) CCNA
9 41 (2.97%) ISEB
10 40 (2.89%) MCSA
11 37 (2.68%) MCITP
12 33 (2.39%) MCTS
13 32 (2.32%) ISTQB
14 29 (2.10%) NCDA
15 25 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (1.52%) MCDST
17 20 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 19 (1.37%) SC Cleared
18 19 (1.37%) CCA
18 19 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.55%) QA
2 41 (2.97%) SLA
3 19 (1.37%) WAI
4 14 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.65%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.072%) HL7
8 1 (0.072%) JSP 440
System Software
1 255 (18.45%) Active Directory
2 194 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (10.06%) Hyper-V
4 52 (3.76%) XenDesktop
5 51 (3.69%) vSphere
6 34 (2.46%) XenApp
7 22 (1.59%) KVM
8 14 (1.01%) Terminal Services
9 13 (0.94%) XenServer
10 10 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.65%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.58%) NFS
13 7 (0.51%) Xen
14 6 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.43%) MetaFrame
14 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.43%) vCloud
15 4 (0.29%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.072%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 50 (3.62%) SCCM
2 22 (1.59%) Backup Exec
2 22 (1.59%) Tivoli
3 17 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 17 (1.23%) SCOM
4 13 (0.94%) WSUS
5 8 (0.58%) MOM
6 7 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.51%) WMI
7 5 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.36%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.36%) XenMobile
8 4 (0.29%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.22%) Puppet
10 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 292 (21.13%) VMware
2 183 (13.24%) Cisco
3 166 (12.01%) Citrix
4 129 (9.33%) Oracle
5 126 (9.12%) NetApp
6 109 (7.89%) HP
7 64 (4.63%) Symantec
8 48 (3.47%) EMC
8 48 (3.47%) CheckPoint
9 43 (3.11%) IBM
10 39 (2.82%) CA
10 39 (2.82%) Juniper
11 30 (2.17%) Dell
12 26 (1.88%) Wyse
13 25 (1.81%) Brocade
14 24 (1.74%) Red Hat
15 23 (1.66%) BMC
16 21 (1.52%) SAP
17 20 (1.45%) Veeam
18 19 (1.37%) 3PAR
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £0 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £750.00 - £850.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Conspicuous
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus (up to 25%)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday