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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 798 572 853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 18.75% 15.31% 19.58%
As % of the Vendors category 42.88% 35.05% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 703 503 789
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
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
1861 1632 1962
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.73% 43.68% 45.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1575 1401 1749
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.24% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,100 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Stockport -5 39 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Bolton +15 23 £33,000 +40.42% 4
Wigan +4 20 £27,500 +37.50% 1
Oldham +3 19 £37,500 +20.96% 2
Cheadle +9 18 £37,000 +34.54% 1
Altrincham -1 12 £32,000 -14.66% 1
Salford -3 10 £37,500 +38.88% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 10 £47,500 -
Rochdale +4 6 £32,500 -12.16% 1
Bury -6 4 £39,000 +56.00%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 646 (43.01%) MS Excel
2 520 (34.62%) SQL Server
3 490 (32.62%) Windows
4 436 (29.03%) SQL
5 409 (27.23%) .NET
6 343 (22.84%) C#
7 287 (19.11%) ASP.NET
8 281 (18.71%) VMware
9 265 (17.64%) Active Directory
10 258 (17.18%) MS Office
11 249 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
12 221 (14.71%) Finance
13 220 (14.65%) HTML
14 213 (14.18%) ITIL
15 206 (13.72%) JavaScript
16 202 (13.45%) Citrix
17 200 (13.32%) Degree
17 200 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
18 199 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
19 195 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
20 190 (12.65%) MS Exchange
21 188 (12.52%) MVC
22 187 (12.45%) Business Intelligence
23 180 (11.98%) Hyper-V
24 178 (11.85%) CSS
25 175 (11.65%) SharePoint
26 156 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 150 (9.99%) Cisco
27 150 (9.99%) Project Management
28 147 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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
1 190 (12.65%) MS Exchange
2 175 (11.65%) SharePoint
3 71 (4.73%) IIS
4 63 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (2.66%) CMS
6 30 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (1.93%) Lync
8 25 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 23 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
11 21 (1.40%) Umbraco
12 20 (1.33%) WebSphere
13 19 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (1.07%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
16 13 (0.87%) Apache
16 13 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.80%) IBM Notes
18 8 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 646 (43.01%) MS Excel
2 258 (17.18%) MS Office
3 69 (4.59%) MS Project
4 37 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.60%) PowerPivot
6 9 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.40%) SPSS
9 5 (0.33%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.20%) Revit
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
12 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 61 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (3.60%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (1.20%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.73%) Magento
6 10 (0.67%) Tridion
7 7 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.33%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.20%) Agresso
9 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.067%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.067%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.067%) Exstream
11 1 (0.067%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 80 (5.33%) Office 365
2 65 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.53%) SaaS
6 7 (0.47%) IaaS
7 6 (0.40%) PaaS
8 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.33%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.13%) Route 53
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.067%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.067%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 117 (7.79%) SAN
2 116 (7.72%) Firewall
3 101 (6.72%) WAN
4 98 (6.52%) LAN
5 90 (5.99%) DNS
6 82 (5.46%) DHCP
7 58 (3.86%) TCP/IP
8 50 (3.33%) Internet
9 41 (2.73%) VPN
10 37 (2.46%) NAS
11 36 (2.40%) HTTP
12 30 (2.00%) VoIP
12 30 (2.00%) NetScaler
13 27 (1.80%) Intranet
14 23 (1.53%) VLAN
15 18 (1.20%) Wireless
16 17 (1.13%) MPLS
17 16 (1.07%) iSCSI
18 15 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
18 15 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 520 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 156 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 147 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 144 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (5.39%) Relational Database
6 66 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 64 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 56 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 39 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (2.60%) RDBMS
10 31 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
11 30 (2.00%) OLAP
12 28 (1.86%) Oracle Database
13 26 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
14 21 (1.40%) Big Data
15 19 (1.26%) MS Access
16 16 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (1.00%) MySQL
17 15 (1.00%) DB2
17 15 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 97 (6.46%) Visual Studio
2 47 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.66%) Subversion
5 22 (1.46%) NUnit
6 19 (1.26%) ReSharper
7 17 (1.13%) JIRA
8 15 (1.00%) MSTest
9 14 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.53%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.53%) Selenium
11 8 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.47%) TestDirector
12 7 (0.47%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.33%) Moq
13 5 (0.33%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.33%) NCrunch
14 4 (0.27%) RequisitePro
General
1 221 (14.71%) Finance
2 72 (4.79%) Advertising
3 66 (4.39%) Marketing
4 55 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 46 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.53%) Legal
7 23 (1.53%) Law
8 22 (1.46%) Retail
9 15 (1.00%) Back Office
10 12 (0.80%) Billing
10 12 (0.80%) Banking
11 10 (0.67%) German Language
12 5 (0.33%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.33%) Turkish Language
13 4 (0.27%) Games
14 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.067%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.067%) Automotive
16 1 (0.067%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 379 (25.23%) Developer
2 249 (16.58%) Analyst
3 181 (12.05%) .NET Developer
4 114 (7.59%) C# Developer
5 111 (7.39%) Support Engineer
6 91 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 86 (5.73%) Project Manager
8 85 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
9 79 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 79 (5.26%) Consultant
10 77 (5.13%) Senior Developer
11 68 (4.53%) Support Analyst
12 59 (3.93%) Architect
13 57 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
14 54 (3.60%) Team Leader
15 53 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 52 (3.46%) Software Developer
17 49 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
18 47 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
19 46 (3.06%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (27.23%) .NET
2 287 (19.11%) ASP.NET
3 220 (14.65%) HTML
4 178 (11.85%) CSS
5 117 (7.79%) .NET Framework
6 103 (6.86%) Web Services
7 100 (6.66%) jQuery
8 91 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 83 (5.53%) XML
10 80 (5.33%) HTML5
11 57 (3.79%) WCF
12 55 (3.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 46 (3.06%) SOAP
13 46 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 36 (2.40%) Ajax
15 35 (2.33%) LINQ
16 34 (2.26%) AngularJS
17 29 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 29 (1.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 199 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.99%) Management Information System
3 38 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (2.40%) N-Tier
5 30 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
5 30 (2.00%) User Experience
6 29 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.33%) FlexPod
9 19 (1.26%) NHS
10 18 (1.20%) Clustering
11 17 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.13%) Replication
12 16 (1.07%) Blackberry
13 14 (0.93%) FMCG
14 11 (0.73%) Mathematics
14 11 (0.73%) Statistics
15 10 (0.67%) PMI
16 7 (0.47%) Informatics
16 7 (0.47%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 490 (32.62%) Windows
2 117 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (7.26%) Windows 7
4 97 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (4.13%) Linux
7 55 (3.66%) Windows 8
8 48 (3.20%) Windows XP
9 33 (2.20%) UNIX
9 33 (2.20%) Android
10 24 (1.60%) Apple iOS
11 22 (1.46%) Windows Phone
12 18 (1.20%) Solaris
13 17 (1.13%) AIX
13 17 (1.13%) HPUX
14 16 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (1.00%) OS/400
15 15 (1.00%) zOS
15 15 (1.00%) SUSE
15 15 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (14.18%) ITIL
3 188 (12.52%) MVC
4 187 (12.45%) Business Intelligence
5 150 (9.99%) Project Management
6 123 (8.19%) OO
7 114 (7.59%) Web Development
8 110 (7.32%) Scrum
9 101 (6.72%) CRM
10 94 (6.26%) ERP
11 92 (6.13%) Unit Testing
12 85 (5.66%) Mentoring
13 84 (5.59%) PRINCE2
14 83 (5.53%) TDD
15 82 (5.46%) Change Management
15 82 (5.46%) Coaching
16 63 (4.19%) E-Commerce
17 62 (4.13%) Migration
18 60 (3.99%) Service Delivery
19 59 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 436 (29.03%) SQL
2 343 (22.84%) C#
3 206 (13.72%) JavaScript
4 142 (9.45%) T-SQL
5 96 (6.39%) VB.NET
6 60 (3.99%) PowerShell
7 42 (2.80%) C
8 31 (2.06%) VB
8 31 (2.06%) Java
9 28 (1.86%) VBA
10 16 (1.07%) VBScript
11 15 (1.00%) C++
12 14 (0.93%) PHP
13 13 (0.87%) Delphi
14 12 (0.80%) X++
15 10 (0.67%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.47%) Python
17 4 (0.27%) XQuery
18 3 (0.20%) ABAP
18 3 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 200 (13.32%) Degree
2 195 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 91 (6.06%) MCSE
4 72 (4.79%) MCP
5 57 (3.79%) MCITP
6 55 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
6 55 (3.66%) MCSA
7 53 (3.53%) CCA
8 52 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (3.26%) CCNA
9 49 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 41 (2.73%) MCTS
11 38 (2.53%) ISEB
12 32 (2.13%) Security Cleared
13 30 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (1.93%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.93%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.80%) SC Cleared
17 11 (0.73%) CISSP
17 11 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.79%) SLA
2 51 (3.40%) QA
3 19 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.67%) WAI
5 8 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.33%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.067%) BS7799
7 1 (0.067%) Data Quality
System Software
1 265 (17.64%) Active Directory
2 200 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (11.98%) Hyper-V
4 58 (3.86%) vSphere
5 52 (3.46%) XenApp
6 46 (3.06%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.00%) KVM
8 13 (0.87%) XenServer
9 11 (0.73%) MetaFrame
10 10 (0.67%) Xen
10 10 (0.67%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.60%) vCloud
12 8 (0.53%) NFS
13 7 (0.47%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.20%) Firmware
15 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 45 (3.00%) SCCM
2 33 (2.20%) Backup Exec
3 26 (1.73%) SCOM
4 16 (1.07%) WSUS
5 15 (1.00%) Tivoli
6 9 (0.60%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.60%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.47%) WMI
7 7 (0.47%) Puppet
7 7 (0.47%) SCDPM
7 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.33%) Ansible
9 4 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.27%) Nagios
10 3 (0.20%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.20%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.13%) SCSM
11 2 (0.13%) Cacti
Vendors
1 281 (18.71%) VMware
2 202 (13.45%) Citrix
3 150 (9.99%) Cisco
4 95 (6.32%) Oracle
5 83 (5.53%) HP
6 79 (5.26%) NetApp
7 57 (3.79%) Symantec
8 37 (2.46%) EMC
9 32 (2.13%) CheckPoint
9 32 (2.13%) Dell
10 29 (1.93%) IBM
11 28 (1.86%) SAP
12 27 (1.80%) EPiServer
13 26 (1.73%) McAfee
14 25 (1.66%) Google
15 23 (1.53%) Sitecore
16 22 (1.46%) Juniper
17 20 (1.33%) 3PAR
18 19 (1.26%) Sophos
18 19 (1.26%) CA
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus, Car
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £16000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on exp +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Blue Town Online
Salary: £20k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent bens and Share Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £30 - £45 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
General Medical Council
Salary: £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £37000 - £52000 per annum + bonus, benefits, car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago