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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 726 635 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.87% 16.75% 18.45%
As % of the Vendors category 39.74% 37.57% 37.35%
Number of salaries quoted 575 547 653
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
1827 1690 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.98% 44.59% 49.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1448 1412 1620
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +6 36 £36,250 +15.07% 2
Stockport -1 28 £42,000 +33.33% 5
Altrincham -1 19 £30,000 - 1
Rochdale -1 17 £45,000 +18.42% 2
Bury -3 9 £30,500 +52.50% 5
Salford 0 7 £26,500 -6.19% 2
Cheadle -6 5 £20,250 -28.94% 1
Oldham 0 4 £45,500 +43.15%
Wigan -8 4 £35,000 +8.52% 3
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 620 (42.58%) MS Excel
2 477 (32.76%) Windows
3 470 (32.28%) SQL
4 468 (32.14%) SQL Server
5 423 (29.05%) .NET
6 373 (25.62%) C#
7 272 (18.68%) ASP.NET
8 239 (16.41%) Finance
9 237 (16.28%) VMware
10 229 (15.73%) JavaScript
11 228 (15.66%) HTML
12 223 (15.32%) ITIL
12 223 (15.32%) Active Directory
13 219 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
14 201 (13.80%) Degree
15 192 (13.19%) MS Office
16 186 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
17 184 (12.64%) CSS
18 181 (12.43%) SharePoint
19 174 (11.95%) MVC
20 172 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
21 168 (11.54%) Project Management
22 164 (11.26%) Citrix
23 158 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
24 156 (10.71%) MS Exchange
25 154 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
26 149 (10.23%) Hyper-V
27 143 (9.82%) Web Services
28 136 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 135 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 181 (12.43%) SharePoint
2 156 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 63 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (3.78%) IIS
5 45 (3.09%) Lync
5 45 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 23 (1.58%) CMS
10 17 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.76%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.76%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.76%) SAS
12 10 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.62%) Apache
14 6 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
15 5 (0.34%) Confluence
Applications
1 620 (42.58%) MS Excel
2 192 (13.19%) MS Office
3 47 (3.23%) MS Project
4 31 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.55%) SPSS
7 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.14%) Revit
10 2 (0.14%) SketchUp
10 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 72 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (2.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 38 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (1.10%) Google Analytics
5 10 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.62%) Tridion
6 9 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
7 7 (0.48%) Sage 1000
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.34%) Magento
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 3 (0.21%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.069%) Agresso
12 1 (0.069%) Lawson
12 1 (0.069%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.069%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 84 (5.77%) Office 365
2 73 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.17%) SaaS
4 14 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.55%) IaaS
7 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.41%) PaaS
8 6 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.34%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.14%) Route 53
11 1 (0.069%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.069%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.36%) SAN
2 73 (5.01%) WAN
3 66 (4.53%) Firewall
4 64 (4.40%) LAN
5 63 (4.33%) DNS
6 60 (4.12%) TCP/IP
7 55 (3.78%) Internet
8 50 (3.43%) DHCP
9 36 (2.47%) NAS
10 31 (2.13%) HTTP
11 24 (1.65%) VPN
12 23 (1.58%) VoIP
12 23 (1.58%) iSCSI
13 21 (1.44%) NetScaler
14 19 (1.30%) VLAN
14 19 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (0.89%) Unified Communications
16 11 (0.76%) IPsec
17 10 (0.69%) MPLS
17 10 (0.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 468 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 136 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 134 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 120 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (4.40%) Relational Database
6 62 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 55 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 53 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 45 (3.09%) MySQL
10 36 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
11 32 (2.20%) Big Data
12 26 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
13 25 (1.72%) RDBMS
14 21 (1.44%) OLAP
14 21 (1.44%) RavenDB
15 20 (1.37%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.17%) MS Access
17 16 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (1.10%) Data Mining
18 15 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 102 (7.01%) Visual Studio
2 44 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.58%) ReSharper
5 21 (1.44%) Subversion
6 15 (1.03%) Selenium
6 15 (1.03%) JIRA
7 14 (0.96%) MSTest
8 13 (0.89%) NUnit
9 12 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (0.69%) SpecFlow
10 10 (0.69%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.34%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.34%) Ant
12 4 (0.27%) RequisitePro
13 3 (0.21%) FrontPage
14 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.14%) PowerBuilder
14 2 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 239 (16.41%) Finance
2 93 (6.39%) Marketing
3 87 (5.98%) Advertising
4 60 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.88%) Retail
6 37 (2.54%) Legal
6 37 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.44%) Billing
8 15 (1.03%) Law
9 13 (0.89%) Back Office
9 13 (0.89%) Banking
10 6 (0.41%) Greek Language
10 6 (0.41%) Polish Language
11 5 (0.34%) Turkish Language
11 5 (0.34%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.34%) German Language
12 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 395 (27.13%) Developer
2 267 (18.34%) Analyst
3 167 (11.47%) .NET Developer
4 91 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 88 (6.04%) C# Developer
6 87 (5.98%) Support Engineer
6 87 (5.98%) Consultant
7 69 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 68 (4.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 68 (4.67%) Team Leader
9 67 (4.60%) Project Manager
9 67 (4.60%) Senior Developer
10 63 (4.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 54 (3.71%) Software Developer
12 52 (3.57%) Architect
13 49 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 47 (3.23%) Junior
15 46 (3.16%) Applications Support
16 44 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
16 44 (3.02%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (29.05%) .NET
2 272 (18.68%) ASP.NET
3 228 (15.66%) HTML
4 184 (12.64%) CSS
5 143 (9.82%) Web Services
6 123 (8.45%) XML
7 118 (8.10%) jQuery
8 112 (7.69%) .NET Framework
9 84 (5.77%) WCF
10 70 (4.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 67 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 61 (4.19%) HTML5
12 61 (4.19%) LINQ
13 53 (3.64%) Ajax
14 42 (2.88%) SOAP
15 35 (2.40%) RESTful
16 29 (1.99%) Backbone.js
16 29 (1.99%) XSLT
17 26 (1.79%) WPF
18 24 (1.65%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 154 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 48 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
4 39 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.34%) User Experience
6 30 (2.06%) N-Tier
7 23 (1.58%) Client/Server
7 23 (1.58%) Blackberry
8 21 (1.44%) FlexPod
9 20 (1.37%) Clustering
10 18 (1.24%) Mathematics
11 16 (1.10%) PMI
11 16 (1.10%) NHS
12 14 (0.96%) Statistics
12 14 (0.96%) iPhone
12 14 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.82%) Social Media
14 11 (0.76%) Open Source
14 11 (0.76%) CMDB
15 10 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 477 (32.76%) Windows
2 135 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 81 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (5.49%) Windows 7
6 47 (3.23%) Linux
7 34 (2.34%) Windows 8
8 33 (2.27%) Windows XP
8 33 (2.27%) UNIX
9 28 (1.92%) Windows Phone
10 27 (1.85%) Android
11 20 (1.37%) Windows Phone 8
12 18 (1.24%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.76%) Windows 2000
14 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.55%) Solaris
15 8 (0.55%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.48%) AIX
16 7 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (15.32%) ITIL
2 219 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (11.95%) MVC
4 172 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
5 168 (11.54%) Project Management
6 124 (8.52%) CRM
7 112 (7.69%) Scrum
8 104 (7.14%) OO
9 90 (6.18%) Service Delivery
10 89 (6.11%) Mentoring
11 87 (5.98%) TDD
12 82 (5.63%) Web Development
13 79 (5.43%) ERP
14 77 (5.29%) PRINCE2
15 74 (5.08%) Coaching
16 72 (4.95%) Unit Testing
17 58 (3.98%) Change Management
18 57 (3.91%) OOP
19 54 (3.71%) OOD
20 50 (3.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 470 (32.28%) SQL
2 373 (25.62%) C#
3 229 (15.73%) JavaScript
4 123 (8.45%) T-SQL
5 86 (5.91%) VB.NET
6 44 (3.02%) VB
7 42 (2.88%) Java
8 38 (2.61%) C
9 30 (2.06%) PowerShell
10 28 (1.92%) VBA
11 27 (1.85%) PHP
12 15 (1.03%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.96%) C++
14 12 (0.82%) Delphi
14 12 (0.82%) XQuery
15 10 (0.69%) VBScript
15 10 (0.69%) X++
16 7 (0.48%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 201 (13.80%) Degree
2 158 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (5.49%) MCSE
4 59 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (3.78%) MCP
6 51 (3.50%) Citrix Certification
7 50 (3.43%) CCNA
8 44 (3.02%) MCITP
9 42 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 40 (2.75%) CCA
11 35 (2.40%) MCTS
12 33 (2.27%) MCSA
13 32 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (1.92%) Security Cleared
15 22 (1.51%) ISEB
16 16 (1.10%) PMI Certification
17 15 (1.03%) ISTQB
18 14 (0.96%) CCNP
19 11 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 10 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.40%) SLA
2 44 (3.02%) QA
3 17 (1.17%) WAI
4 16 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.41%) BS7799
6 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
System Software
1 223 (15.32%) Active Directory
2 186 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (10.23%) Hyper-V
4 63 (4.33%) vSphere
5 48 (3.30%) XenDesktop
5 48 (3.30%) XenApp
6 17 (1.17%) vCloud
7 13 (0.89%) XenServer
8 11 (0.76%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.55%) Xen
9 8 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.48%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.41%) NFS
12 5 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.34%) KVM
13 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.21%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.21%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 60 (4.12%) SCCM
2 44 (3.02%) SCOM
3 18 (1.24%) Backup Exec
4 14 (0.96%) SCVMM
5 11 (0.76%) Puppet
6 9 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.55%) OpenView
8 7 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.48%) WSUS
9 6 (0.41%) Nagios
9 6 (0.41%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.34%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.34%) Ansible
11 4 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.27%) OpenNMS
12 3 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (0.21%) DameWare
12 3 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.14%) Cacti
Vendors
1 237 (16.28%) VMware
2 164 (11.26%) Citrix
3 105 (7.21%) Cisco
4 96 (6.59%) Oracle
5 88 (6.04%) NetApp
6 61 (4.19%) HP
7 28 (1.92%) Dell
7 28 (1.92%) Symantec
8 26 (1.79%) IBM
9 23 (1.58%) Google
10 21 (1.44%) EMC
11 19 (1.30%) SAP
12 18 (1.24%) McAfee
13 16 (1.10%) EPiServer
14 15 (1.03%) Juniper
15 14 (0.96%) Adobe
15 14 (0.96%) Veeam
16 13 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.82%) Business Objects
18 11 (0.76%) Red Hat
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