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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 489 604 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.18% 16.98% 19.36%
As % of the Vendors category 34.68% 39.40% 43.97%
Number of salaries quoted 436 516 651
Median salary £37,500 £35,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,275
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
1410 1533 1765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 40.88% 43.09% 44.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1198 1204 1427
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,950
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 25 £31,500 +5.00% 6
Altrincham +12 19 £41,500 +53.70% 3
Oldham +3 13 £27,500 +22.22%
Cheadle -2 9 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Rochdale -3 9 £43,000 -4.44%
Bury - 9 £35,000 - 2
Bolton +2 8 £23,000 -41.77% 1
Wigan +11 2 £32,000 +6.66% 4
Sale - 2 £22,500 - 1
Heywood - 1 £24,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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.

1 427 (41.26%) MS Excel
2 415 (40.10%) Windows
3 371 (35.85%) SQL Server
4 318 (30.72%) SQL
5 251 (24.25%) Active Directory
6 245 (23.67%) .NET
7 217 (20.97%) C#
8 194 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
9 193 (18.65%) ITIL
10 190 (18.36%) MS Office
11 185 (17.87%) Windows Server
12 165 (15.94%) Finance
13 162 (15.65%) VMware
14 135 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
15 129 (12.46%) HTML
16 128 (12.37%) MS Exchange
17 127 (12.27%) ASP.NET
17 127 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 125 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 122 (11.79%) JavaScript
20 121 (11.69%) Project Management
21 115 (11.11%) Degree
22 111 (10.72%) Windows 7
23 105 (10.14%) Firewall
24 104 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 101 (9.76%) Cisco
26 100 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
27 99 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
27 99 (9.57%) Linux
28 98 (9.47%) Citrix

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
1 128 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 85 (8.21%) SharePoint
3 77 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (3.09%) Skype for Business
6 30 (2.90%) CMS
7 28 (2.71%) IIS
8 25 (2.42%) Confluence
9 21 (2.03%) WebLogic
10 19 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 18 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (1.55%) JBoss
13 15 (1.45%) CloudStack
13 15 (1.45%) OpenStack
13 15 (1.45%) WebSphere
14 14 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (1.16%) Drupal
16 11 (1.06%) Umbraco
17 10 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 427 (41.26%) MS Excel
2 190 (18.36%) MS Office
3 54 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (3.09%) MS Project
5 20 (1.93%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.39%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.097%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.097%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.097%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.097%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.097%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.097%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.097%) SPSS
9 1 (0.097%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 31 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (2.80%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (2.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (1.35%) Visualfiles
5 9 (0.87%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.39%) Magento
7 4 (0.39%) Primavera
8 3 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.29%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.29%) OPENContractor
8 3 (0.29%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.29%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.097%) assyst
10 1 (0.097%) Infor SunSystems
10 1 (0.097%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.097%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 99 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (5.51%) Office 365
3 34 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.77%) SaaS
6 7 (0.68%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.58%) GitHub
7 6 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.48%) IaaS
9 4 (0.39%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.39%) Google Tag Manager
10 3 (0.29%) AdWords
10 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.097%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.097%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.097%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 105 (10.14%) Firewall
2 80 (7.73%) LAN
3 64 (6.18%) WAN
4 59 (5.70%) TCP/IP
4 59 (5.70%) VPN
5 51 (4.93%) DNS
6 48 (4.64%) SAN
7 40 (3.86%) DHCP
8 29 (2.80%) VLAN
9 27 (2.61%) Internet
10 21 (2.03%) VoIP
10 21 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (1.64%) Wireless
12 15 (1.45%) Network Security
13 12 (1.16%) Ethernet
14 9 (0.87%) Skype
15 8 (0.77%) Unified Communications
16 7 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (0.68%) NetScaler
16 7 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 104 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 95 (9.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 53 (5.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 45 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (3.48%) MySQL
8 36 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 19 (1.84%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.64%) Data Mining
13 16 (1.55%) MongoDB
14 14 (1.35%) MS Access
14 14 (1.35%) Power BI
15 12 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (1.06%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 83 (8.02%) Visual Studio
2 36 (3.48%) JIRA
3 33 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (2.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 14 (1.35%) Subversion
6 12 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.87%) MSTest
8 8 (0.77%) NUnit
9 7 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (0.58%) Moq
10 6 (0.58%) Selenium
11 4 (0.39%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.29%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.29%) Firebug
12 3 (0.29%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.29%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.29%) MSI
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 165 (15.94%) Finance
2 56 (5.41%) Retail
3 55 (5.31%) Legal
4 41 (3.96%) Law
5 37 (3.57%) Marketing
6 29 (2.80%) Games
7 27 (2.61%) Back Office
8 23 (2.22%) Banking
9 19 (1.84%) Advertising
10 18 (1.74%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.45%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.29%) Billing
14 3 (0.29%) German Language
14 3 (0.29%) Local Government
15 2 (0.19%) Electronics
15 2 (0.19%) Publishing
16 1 (0.097%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.097%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 219 (21.16%) Developer
2 207 (20.00%) Analyst
3 95 (9.18%) .NET Developer
4 76 (7.34%) Consultant
5 75 (7.25%) C# Developer
6 71 (6.86%) Support Engineer
7 63 (6.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 61 (5.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 54 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 53 (5.12%) IT Support
10 53 (5.12%) Support Analyst
11 43 (4.15%) ASP.NET Developer
11 43 (4.15%) DBA
11 43 (4.15%) IT Engineer
12 42 (4.06%) Senior Developer
13 41 (3.96%) SQL DBA
14 40 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 40 (3.86%) Software Engineer
15 37 (3.57%) Software Developer
15 37 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (23.67%) .NET
2 129 (12.46%) HTML
3 127 (12.27%) ASP.NET
4 94 (9.08%) CSS
5 76 (7.34%) jQuery
6 53 (5.12%) XML
7 51 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 45 (4.35%) HTML5
9 37 (3.57%) Web Services
10 36 (3.48%) .NET Framework
10 36 (3.48%) WCF
11 30 (2.90%) Ajax
11 30 (2.90%) AngularJS
12 23 (2.22%) Entity Framework
13 22 (2.13%) SOAP
14 21 (2.03%) WinForms
15 19 (1.84%) CSS3
15 19 (1.84%) WPF
16 18 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 18 (1.74%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 135 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (3.96%) Data Centre
5 40 (3.86%) Blackberry
6 39 (3.77%) Replication
7 34 (3.29%) Computer Science
8 32 (3.09%) Visualisation
9 29 (2.80%) Clustering
10 27 (2.61%) iPad
11 19 (1.84%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
13 13 (1.26%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 13 (1.26%) User Experience
14 12 (1.16%) Driving Licence
15 11 (1.06%) N-Tier
16 10 (0.97%) Statistics
17 8 (0.77%) iPhone
17 8 (0.77%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 415 (40.10%) Windows
2 185 (17.87%) Windows Server
3 125 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 111 (10.72%) Windows 7
5 99 (9.57%) Linux
6 76 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (5.70%) Unix
8 51 (4.93%) Windows 10
9 49 (4.73%) Windows 8
10 48 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (4.64%) Windows XP
11 27 (2.61%) Mac OS X
12 19 (1.84%) Android
13 11 (1.06%) AIX
13 11 (1.06%) CentOS
14 10 (0.97%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.77%) Data ONTAP
15 8 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (18.65%) ITIL
3 121 (11.69%) Project Management
4 97 (9.37%) MVC
5 89 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
6 69 (6.67%) OO
7 66 (6.38%) Web Development
8 59 (5.70%) SDLC
9 56 (5.41%) Software Engineering
9 56 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (5.31%) Mentoring
10 55 (5.31%) Scrum
11 50 (4.83%) CRM
11 50 (4.83%) Presales
12 49 (4.73%) PRINCE2
13 48 (4.64%) Data Modelling
14 43 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 43 (4.15%) High Availability
14 43 (4.15%) Information Security
15 41 (3.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 318 (30.72%) SQL
2 217 (20.97%) C#
3 122 (11.79%) JavaScript
4 90 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 44 (4.25%) Java
5 44 (4.25%) PowerShell
6 41 (3.96%) PHP
7 39 (3.77%) C++
8 35 (3.38%) VB.NET
9 34 (3.29%) C
10 23 (2.22%) VBA
11 22 (2.13%) VB
12 19 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.74%) Ruby
13 18 (1.74%) VBScript
14 17 (1.64%) Python
15 15 (1.45%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.87%) ActionScript
16 9 (0.87%) Perl
17 8 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 127 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (11.11%) Degree
3 66 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (5.70%) CCNA
4 59 (5.70%) MCSE
5 54 (5.22%) MCSA
6 51 (4.93%) MCP
7 34 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (2.80%) MCITP
8 29 (2.80%) MCTS
9 25 (2.42%) CCNP
10 23 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
12 20 (1.93%) ISEB
13 15 (1.45%) A+ Certification
13 15 (1.45%) CCA
13 15 (1.45%) CISSP
14 13 (1.26%) MCT
14 13 (1.26%) Network+ Certification
14 13 (1.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.64%) QA
2 26 (2.51%) SLA
3 19 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.39%) HL7
8 3 (0.29%) WAI
9 2 (0.19%) COBIT
9 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.097%) ISO19770
10 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 251 (24.25%) Active Directory
2 100 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.48%) vSphere
5 34 (3.29%) XenServer
6 26 (2.51%) XenApp
7 24 (2.32%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.74%) Xen
9 12 (1.16%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.97%) Terminal Server
11 9 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.58%) Shibboleth
12 6 (0.58%) UAG
13 4 (0.39%) SRDF
14 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.19%) NDS
14 2 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 1 (0.097%) Postfix
15 1 (0.097%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (4.93%) SCCM
2 16 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (1.55%) Puppet
3 15 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 15 (1.45%) Cobbler
3 15 (1.45%) SCOM
3 15 (1.45%) Tivoli
4 13 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (1.06%) WSUS
6 10 (0.97%) HP SIM
7 9 (0.87%) LiteSpeed
7 9 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (0.77%) XenMobile
9 7 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (0.68%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 4 (0.39%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.29%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 162 (15.65%) VMware
2 101 (9.76%) Cisco
3 98 (9.47%) Citrix
4 93 (8.99%) Oracle
5 46 (4.44%) NetApp
6 39 (3.77%) HP
7 35 (3.38%) Symantec
8 29 (2.80%) IBM
9 28 (2.71%) Dell
10 26 (2.51%) SAP
11 23 (2.22%) Intel Security
12 22 (2.13%) Google
13 21 (2.03%) Juniper
14 18 (1.74%) Red Hat
15 17 (1.64%) Veeam
16 16 (1.55%) SolarWinds
16 16 (1.55%) Sophos
17 15 (1.45%) EnterpriseDB
18 12 (1.16%) Adobe
18 12 (1.16%) AppSense
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