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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Manchester
Rank 10 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 570 510 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.62% 16.23% 18.81%
As % of the Vendors category 37.62% 40.54% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 526 442 643
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
1515 1258 1639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 41.52% 40.03% 42.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1297 1039 1400
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Manchester

Microsoft
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +5 47 £31,500 -16.00% 7
Bolton -2 32 £32,500 -2.98% 4
Altrincham +8 26 £28,000 -37.77% 2
Oldham -8 19 £25,000 -23.07% 5
Bury -9 13 £30,000 -10.44% 1
Rochdale -15 12 £35,000 - 1
Salford +7 9 £33,328 +5.80% 2
Cheadle +9 6 £30,000 -40.00%
Wigan -12 5 £42,500 +77.73% 4
Sale -6 1 £31,000 +40.90%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 521 (42.67%) SQL Server
2 492 (40.29%) SQL
3 475 (38.90%) MS Excel
4 439 (35.95%) Windows
5 352 (28.83%) .NET
6 317 (25.96%) C#
7 281 (23.01%) Active Directory
8 267 (21.87%) Agile Software Development
9 215 (17.61%) ASP.NET
10 211 (17.28%) VMware
11 205 (16.79%) ITIL
12 194 (15.89%) MS Office
12 194 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 185 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 184 (15.07%) Windows Server
15 176 (14.41%) T-SQL
16 174 (14.25%) HTML
17 170 (13.92%) JavaScript
18 166 (13.60%) MVC
19 160 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
20 155 (12.69%) Finance
21 143 (11.71%) CSS
22 138 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
23 135 (11.06%) MS Exchange
24 134 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
25 133 (10.89%) Degree
26 131 (10.73%) Windows 7
27 130 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
28 127 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
29 123 (10.07%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 135 (11.06%) MS Exchange
2 87 (7.13%) SharePoint
3 77 (6.31%) IIS
4 49 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (2.62%) WebLogic
7 18 (1.47%) CloudStack
7 18 (1.47%) JBoss
7 18 (1.47%) OpenStack
7 18 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.39%) Skype for Business
9 15 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.74%) CMS
11 8 (0.66%) SAS
12 6 (0.49%) Apache
12 6 (0.49%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 475 (38.90%) MS Excel
2 194 (15.89%) MS Office
3 51 (4.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.97%) Acrobat
5 23 (1.88%) Camtasia
5 23 (1.88%) Snagit
6 19 (1.56%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.90%) MS Project
8 5 (0.41%) SPSS
9 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.082%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 40 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
2 33 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.74%) Visualfiles
6 8 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.41%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.25%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.082%) BPCS
11 1 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle FAH
11 1 (0.082%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 127 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (5.32%) Office 365
4 29 (2.38%) PaaS
5 23 (1.88%) IaaS
6 11 (0.90%) SaaS
7 7 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.33%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 90 (7.37%) Firewall
2 86 (7.04%) DNS
3 62 (5.08%) DHCP
4 61 (5.00%) LAN
5 60 (4.91%) WAN
6 56 (4.59%) TCP/IP
7 42 (3.44%) SAN
8 39 (3.19%) VPN
9 34 (2.78%) Internet
10 27 (2.21%) HTTP
11 26 (2.13%) VLAN
12 24 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (1.80%) VoIP
14 16 (1.31%) SNMP
15 15 (1.23%) Network Security
15 15 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
16 14 (1.15%) GSM
17 13 (1.06%) Skype
18 11 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
19 8 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 521 (42.67%) SQL Server
2 194 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 185 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 119 (9.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 116 (9.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 94 (7.70%) Data Warehouse
7 85 (6.96%) MySQL
8 63 (5.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 52 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 51 (4.18%) Relational Database
11 42 (3.44%) SQL Server 2005
12 40 (3.28%) RDBMS
13 29 (2.38%) Power BI
14 27 (2.21%) Hadoop
15 26 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
16 23 (1.88%) Big Data
17 19 (1.56%) MS Access
18 15 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 15 (1.23%) QlikView
19 14 (1.15%) Riak
Development Applications
1 51 (4.18%) JIRA
2 48 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 24 (1.97%) Selenium
5 21 (1.72%) Subversion
6 19 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 16 (1.31%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.15%) Git (software)
9 13 (1.06%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.98%) NUnit
10 12 (0.98%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.90%) Maven
12 9 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.66%) InstallShield
13 8 (0.66%) MSI
14 7 (0.57%) MSTest
15 6 (0.49%) Mercurial
15 6 (0.49%) Moq
16 5 (0.41%) Jasmine
16 5 (0.41%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 155 (12.69%) Finance
2 57 (4.67%) Legal
3 52 (4.26%) Marketing
4 49 (4.01%) Retail
5 43 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 35 (2.87%) Advertising
7 31 (2.54%) Law
8 27 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.80%) French Language
9 22 (1.80%) German Language
10 19 (1.56%) Banking
11 13 (1.06%) Games
12 9 (0.74%) Back Office
13 8 (0.66%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.49%) Automotive
15 6 (0.49%) Electronics
16 4 (0.33%) Billing
17 3 (0.25%) Publishing
18 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 385 (31.53%) Developer
2 163 (13.35%) .NET Developer
3 149 (12.20%) Analyst
4 122 (9.99%) C# Developer
5 95 (7.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 91 (7.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 84 (6.88%) SQL Developer
8 83 (6.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 83 (6.80%) Support Engineer
9 73 (5.98%) Senior Developer
10 69 (5.65%) DBA
11 66 (5.41%) Consultant
12 64 (5.24%) SQL DBA
13 55 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
14 53 (4.34%) Support Analyst
15 52 (4.26%) IT Support
16 49 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 46 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 44 (3.60%) SQL Server DBA
19 41 (3.36%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (28.83%) .NET
2 215 (17.61%) ASP.NET
3 174 (14.25%) HTML
4 143 (11.71%) CSS
5 123 (10.07%) Web Services
6 118 (9.66%) jQuery
7 87 (7.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 84 (6.88%) AngularJS
9 82 (6.72%) .NET Framework
10 79 (6.47%) XML
11 57 (4.67%) Entity Framework
12 47 (3.85%) RESTful
13 46 (3.77%) WCF
14 41 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (2.78%) Ajax
16 32 (2.62%) JSON
17 31 (2.54%) HTML5
17 31 (2.54%) REST
18 26 (2.13%) NHibernate
19 23 (1.88%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 103 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 69 (5.65%) iPad
4 58 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (3.93%) Replication
6 32 (2.62%) Mobile App
7 31 (2.54%) Clustering
8 28 (2.29%) Computer Science
9 25 (2.05%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.97%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.64%) NHS
11 20 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.47%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.47%) Statistics
13 15 (1.23%) CMDB
14 13 (1.06%) User Experience
15 11 (0.90%) Visualisation
16 10 (0.82%) BYOD
16 10 (0.82%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.74%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 439 (35.95%) Windows
2 184 (15.07%) Windows Server
3 134 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 131 (10.73%) Windows 7
5 109 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (7.21%) Linux
7 68 (5.57%) Windows 10
8 48 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (3.60%) Unix
10 34 (2.78%) Windows 8
11 23 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (1.64%) Windows XP
13 19 (1.56%) Android
14 18 (1.47%) Apple iOS
15 14 (1.15%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.15%) Solaris
16 10 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
16 10 (0.82%) OpenVMS
17 6 (0.49%) AIX
18 4 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (21.87%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (16.79%) ITIL
3 166 (13.60%) MVC
4 160 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
5 97 (7.94%) Scrum
6 94 (7.70%) Performance Tuning
7 80 (6.55%) TDD
8 69 (5.65%) E-Commerce
9 68 (5.57%) Software Engineering
10 67 (5.49%) Mentoring
11 63 (5.16%) Service Management
12 59 (4.83%) Project Management
13 56 (4.59%) Web Development
14 55 (4.50%) ETL
14 55 (4.50%) OO
15 53 (4.34%) DevOps
15 53 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
16 48 (3.93%) ERP
17 47 (3.85%) OOP
18 45 (3.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 492 (40.29%) SQL
2 317 (25.96%) C#
3 176 (14.41%) T-SQL
4 170 (13.92%) JavaScript
5 85 (6.96%) PowerShell
6 60 (4.91%) VB.NET
7 56 (4.59%) Java
8 43 (3.52%) Python
9 34 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 30 (2.46%) C
11 27 (2.21%) VBA
12 21 (1.72%) Ruby
13 20 (1.64%) VB
14 17 (1.39%) PHP
15 15 (1.23%) VBScript
16 14 (1.15%) ABAP
16 14 (1.15%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.82%) X++
18 8 (0.66%) C++
18 8 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 138 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (10.89%) Degree
3 47 (3.85%) MCSE
4 43 (3.52%) MCSA
5 36 (2.95%) MCP
6 35 (2.87%) ISEB
7 24 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.80%) MOS
9 21 (1.72%) CCNA
10 20 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (1.56%) Security Cleared
11 19 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.82%) MCITP
12 10 (0.82%) MCT
13 9 (0.74%) NCIE
14 8 (0.66%) SC Cleared
15 7 (0.57%) BC Cleared
15 7 (0.57%) NCDA
15 7 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.32%) QA
2 54 (4.42%) SLA
3 27 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.80%) WAI
5 12 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.082%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.082%) SDET
System Software
1 281 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 130 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (5.57%) Hyper-V
4 46 (3.77%) vSphere
5 24 (1.97%) Terminal Services
6 18 (1.47%) Xen
6 18 (1.47%) XenServer
7 17 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (1.15%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.90%) vCloud
10 10 (0.82%) XenApp
11 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.49%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
16 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (5.08%) SCCM
2 41 (3.36%) Puppet
3 36 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (2.21%) SCOM
5 25 (2.05%) WSUS
6 22 (1.80%) SCOrch
7 20 (1.64%) HP SIM
8 18 (1.47%) Ansible
9 16 (1.31%) AirWatch
10 15 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 14 (1.15%) Cobbler
11 14 (1.15%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.90%) vMotion
13 9 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.66%) Backup Exec
14 8 (0.66%) Nagios
15 7 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
16 5 (0.41%) NetBackup
16 5 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
16 5 (0.41%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 211 (17.28%) VMware
2 100 (8.19%) Oracle
3 99 (8.11%) Cisco
4 91 (7.45%) Citrix
5 51 (4.18%) NetApp
5 51 (4.18%) SAP
6 49 (4.01%) HP
7 30 (2.46%) IBM
8 29 (2.38%) iManage
9 26 (2.13%) Adobe
10 25 (2.05%) Red Hat
11 22 (1.80%) Intel Security
12 18 (1.47%) Dell
12 18 (1.47%) EnterpriseDB
12 18 (1.47%) Veeam
13 17 (1.39%) Google
13 17 (1.39%) PayPal
14 14 (1.15%) BEA
15 13 (1.06%) Avaya
15 13 (1.06%) Symantec
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