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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 614 689 763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 18.09% 17.66% 17.97%
As % of the Vendors category 40.64% 40.99% 40.80%
Number of salaries quoted 516 557 667
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average 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
1511 1681 1870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.51% 43.08% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1210 1366 1581
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +7 38 £31,500 -10.00% 14
Bolton +10 36 £30,000 +3.44% 4
Rochdale +2 23 £45,000 - 3
Cheadle +4 22 £30,000 -14.28% 6
Wigan +6 11 £29,000 +48.16% 5
Altrincham -2 9 £35,000 +60.91% 1
Salford 0 7 £25,500 -45.16% 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - 2 £23,250 -
Sale - 2 £37,500 - 1
Bury +1 1 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Oldham -5 1 £22,500 -16.66% 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 541 (40.10%) MS Excel
2 531 (39.36%) SQL Server
3 478 (35.43%) Windows
4 364 (26.98%) SQL
5 351 (26.02%) .NET
6 331 (24.54%) C#
7 285 (21.13%) MS Office
8 278 (20.61%) VMware
9 255 (18.90%) ASP.NET
10 245 (18.16%) Agile Software Development
11 216 (16.01%) Active Directory
12 200 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 197 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
14 196 (14.53%) ITIL
15 194 (14.38%) Degree
16 188 (13.94%) Finance
17 173 (12.82%) HTML
17 173 (12.82%) MS Exchange
18 164 (12.16%) MVC
18 164 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 162 (12.01%) JavaScript
20 160 (11.86%) Cisco
21 159 (11.79%) SQL Server 2008
22 156 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 150 (11.12%) Citrix
23 150 (11.12%) SharePoint
24 147 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
25 140 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
26 136 (10.08%) Firewall
27 135 (10.01%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 173 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 150 (11.12%) SharePoint
3 84 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 79 (5.86%) IIS
5 67 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 40 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 33 (2.45%) WebSphere
8 31 (2.30%) Lync
9 26 (1.93%) CMS
9 26 (1.93%) WebLogic
10 17 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (1.11%) Apache
12 14 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.82%) Umbraco
14 10 (0.74%) Drupal
14 10 (0.74%) Joomla!
14 10 (0.74%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.59%) Node.js
16 7 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 541 (40.10%) MS Excel
2 285 (21.13%) MS Office
3 51 (3.78%) MS Project
4 44 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.04%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.30%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.074%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 74 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.37%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.22%) Line 50
7 2 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.15%) Agresso
7 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.074%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.074%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.074%) SAP EHS
8 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.074%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (3.11%) Office 365
3 34 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.70%) IBM PureFlex
5 6 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (0.30%) Yammer
7 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.15%) SaaS
8 1 (0.074%) Heroku
8 1 (0.074%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.074%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 136 (10.08%) Firewall
2 118 (8.75%) SAN
3 117 (8.67%) DNS
4 100 (7.41%) LAN
5 91 (6.75%) DHCP
6 90 (6.67%) WAN
7 82 (6.08%) TCP/IP
8 59 (4.37%) VPN
9 43 (3.19%) Wireless
10 37 (2.74%) VoIP
11 34 (2.52%) VLAN
12 30 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
13 29 (2.15%) Internet
14 27 (2.00%) Ethernet
14 27 (2.00%) Network Security
15 23 (1.70%) NAS
15 23 (1.70%) Intranet
16 15 (1.11%) HTTP
16 15 (1.11%) iSCSI
17 13 (0.96%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (39.36%) SQL Server
2 164 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 159 (11.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 130 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 87 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 60 (4.45%) Relational Database
7 55 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 44 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 40 (2.97%) RDBMS
11 36 (2.67%) Oracle Database
12 35 (2.59%) MySQL
13 31 (2.30%) DB2
13 31 (2.30%) OLAP
14 23 (1.70%) Oracle Exadata
15 18 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
16 16 (1.19%) NoSQL
17 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Power View
17 14 (1.04%) MongoDB
18 12 (0.89%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 67 (4.97%) Visual Studio
2 64 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (2.82%) NUnit
4 30 (2.22%) Selenium
5 25 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
6 20 (1.48%) Cucumber
7 17 (1.26%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (0.82%) Subversion
9 11 (0.82%) MSI
10 6 (0.44%) Moq
10 6 (0.44%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.37%) MSTest
11 5 (0.37%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.37%) JIRA
12 4 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.30%) UltraEdit
13 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.22%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.15%) JUnit
General
1 188 (13.94%) Finance
2 63 (4.67%) Retail
3 53 (3.93%) Advertising
3 53 (3.93%) Marketing
4 44 (3.26%) Banking
5 40 (2.97%) Legal
6 35 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.33%) Law
9 15 (1.11%) Games
10 7 (0.52%) Back Office
11 5 (0.37%) Local Government
12 4 (0.30%) Billing
12 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.15%) Publishing
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.15%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 356 (26.39%) Developer
2 216 (16.01%) Analyst
3 142 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 113 (8.38%) C# Developer
5 97 (7.19%) Consultant
6 93 (6.89%) Architect
7 90 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 88 (6.52%) Support Engineer
9 76 (5.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 73 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 65 (4.82%) Software Developer
12 59 (4.37%) Senior Developer
13 57 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
14 56 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 55 (4.08%) IT Support
16 53 (3.93%) Project Manager
17 51 (3.78%) Support Analyst
18 50 (3.71%) Business Analyst
19 46 (3.41%) Junior
20 40 (2.97%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (26.02%) .NET
2 255 (18.90%) ASP.NET
3 173 (12.82%) HTML
4 130 (9.64%) CSS
5 109 (8.08%) jQuery
6 102 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 95 (7.04%) XML
8 92 (6.82%) WCF
9 71 (5.26%) .NET Framework
10 57 (4.23%) Web Services
11 53 (3.93%) LINQ
12 50 (3.71%) AngularJS
13 44 (3.26%) Entity Framework
14 40 (2.97%) HTML5
15 36 (2.67%) Ajax
16 34 (2.52%) Middleware
16 34 (2.52%) WPF
17 32 (2.37%) COM
18 31 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
19 28 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 197 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (8.08%) Data Centre
3 60 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 54 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 48 (3.56%) N-Tier
6 37 (2.74%) FlexPod
7 36 (2.67%) NHS
8 31 (2.30%) Replication
9 30 (2.22%) Mobile App
10 25 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (1.85%) Clustering
10 25 (1.85%) Blackberry
11 21 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
12 20 (1.48%) Visualisation
12 20 (1.48%) User Experience
12 20 (1.48%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.41%) Thin Client
13 19 (1.41%) Fat Client
14 15 (1.11%) Social Media
14 15 (1.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 478 (35.43%) Windows
2 147 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 140 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 119 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 92 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 89 (6.60%) Linux
7 62 (4.60%) Windows 8
8 45 (3.34%) Solaris
9 43 (3.19%) Windows XP
10 30 (2.22%) Android
11 29 (2.15%) AIX
12 26 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (1.85%) HPUX
13 25 (1.85%) SUSE
14 23 (1.70%) zOS
14 23 (1.70%) UNIX
14 23 (1.70%) OS/400
15 12 (0.89%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.89%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (18.16%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (14.53%) ITIL
3 164 (12.16%) MVC
4 134 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
5 132 (9.79%) Project Management
6 125 (9.27%) OO
7 121 (8.97%) CRM
8 91 (6.75%) TDD
9 90 (6.67%) Scrum
10 86 (6.38%) Mentoring
11 76 (5.63%) Change Management
12 72 (5.34%) ERP
12 72 (5.34%) PRINCE2
12 72 (5.34%) Web Development
13 67 (4.97%) Business Continuity
13 67 (4.97%) Coaching
14 64 (4.74%) SDLC
15 60 (4.45%) Incident Management
16 58 (4.30%) Migration
17 55 (4.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 364 (26.98%) SQL
2 331 (24.54%) C#
3 162 (12.01%) JavaScript
4 105 (7.78%) T-SQL
5 62 (4.60%) Java
6 59 (4.37%) VB.NET
7 53 (3.93%) PowerShell
8 36 (2.67%) VB
9 33 (2.45%) C
9 33 (2.45%) PHP
9 33 (2.45%) VBA
10 31 (2.30%) C++
11 19 (1.41%) VBScript
12 14 (1.04%) COBOL
13 10 (0.74%) Perl
13 10 (0.74%) ANSI SQL
14 9 (0.67%) Ruby
15 8 (0.59%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.52%) Python
17 6 (0.44%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 194 (14.38%) Degree
2 156 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (3.85%) MCSE
4 41 (3.04%) MCP
4 41 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 39 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (2.82%) Security Cleared
7 36 (2.67%) MCITP
8 35 (2.59%) CCNA
9 32 (2.37%) MCSA
10 28 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (2.08%) MCTS
10 28 (2.08%) NCDA
11 21 (1.56%) MCDST
12 20 (1.48%) ISEB
12 20 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (1.41%) ISTQB
14 18 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 18 (1.33%) CCA
15 14 (1.04%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.37%) SLA
2 51 (3.78%) QA
3 11 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.67%) WAI
4 9 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 6 (0.44%) HL7
6 3 (0.22%) DICOM
7 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.074%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 216 (16.01%) Active Directory
2 200 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (7.49%) Hyper-V
4 56 (4.15%) XenDesktop
5 54 (4.00%) vSphere
6 40 (2.97%) XenApp
7 23 (1.70%) KVM
8 21 (1.56%) VMware ESX
9 17 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.19%) XenServer
11 9 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.67%) vCloud
12 7 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.44%) NFS
14 5 (0.37%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.30%) Xen
16 3 (0.22%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 45 (3.34%) SCCM
2 23 (1.70%) Tivoli
3 16 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (0.82%) Backup Exec
5 10 (0.74%) WSUS
6 9 (0.67%) SCOM
7 8 (0.59%) MOM
8 6 (0.44%) Puppet
9 5 (0.37%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.30%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.22%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.15%) EMC Navisphere
12 2 (0.15%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.15%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 278 (20.61%) VMware
2 160 (11.86%) Cisco
3 150 (11.12%) Citrix
4 135 (10.01%) Oracle
5 115 (8.52%) NetApp
6 97 (7.19%) HP
7 61 (4.52%) IBM
8 53 (3.93%) Symantec
9 46 (3.41%) Juniper
10 38 (2.82%) EMC
11 37 (2.74%) CA
11 37 (2.74%) CheckPoint
12 31 (2.30%) SAP
13 29 (2.15%) Dell
14 28 (2.08%) Red Hat
15 27 (2.00%) Brocade
16 25 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
16 25 (1.85%) Veeam
17 23 (1.70%) BMC
18 17 (1.26%) Capita
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