The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Manchester region.

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

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 776 732 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 19.17% 17.84% 16.39%
As % of the Vendors category 42.99% 37.83% 36.09%
Number of salaries quoted 649 649 575
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1805 1935 1704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.60% 47.16% 45.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1456 1619 1513
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,700 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -6 37 £34,000 +20.35% 4
Bolton +8 36 £34,000 +41.66% 8
Wigan +18 24 £21,250 -29.16% 7
Cheadle +4 23 £35,000 +38.61% 3
Altrincham +7 18 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Oldham -1 15 £32,500 -15.11% 3
Salford +2 10 £45,750 +14.37% 6
Rochdale -1 9 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Bury -4 3 £21,500 -2.27% 1
Audenshaw - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 535 (39.69%) SQL
2 533 (39.54%) MS Excel
3 507 (37.61%) Windows
4 502 (37.24%) SQL Server
5 428 (31.75%) .NET
6 362 (26.85%) C#
7 259 (19.21%) ASP.NET
8 248 (18.40%) VMware
9 240 (17.80%) Active Directory
10 223 (16.54%) Finance
11 208 (15.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 198 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 198 (14.69%) MS Exchange
13 195 (14.47%) ITIL
14 182 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 174 (12.91%) T-SQL
16 167 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 165 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
18 163 (12.09%) JavaScript
19 156 (11.57%) HTML
20 155 (11.50%) Citrix
20 155 (11.50%) MVC
21 151 (11.20%) MS Office
22 148 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 144 (10.68%) Degree
24 143 (10.61%) Project Management
25 142 (10.53%) SharePoint
26 139 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 138 (10.24%) VB.NET
28 134 (9.94%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 198 (14.69%) MS Exchange
2 142 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 85 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (4.67%) IIS
5 60 (4.45%) Lync
6 52 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 44 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 33 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 24 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (1.56%) CMS
12 18 (1.34%) WebLogic
13 16 (1.19%) Apache
14 13 (0.96%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.74%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.59%) TPMS
17 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
18 5 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 533 (39.54%) MS Excel
2 151 (11.20%) MS Office
3 41 (3.04%) MS Project
4 16 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.67%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.074%) SPSS
8 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.074%) Revit
8 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.074%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 46 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (3.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.74%) Sage 1000
4 10 (0.74%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.30%) CA Clarity
8 3 (0.22%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
10 1 (0.074%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.074%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.074%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (2.67%) Office 365
3 18 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.59%) SaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.074%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (6.82%) WAN
2 91 (6.75%) LAN
3 88 (6.53%) Firewall
4 76 (5.64%) SAN
5 65 (4.82%) TCP/IP
6 54 (4.01%) DNS
7 40 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
8 35 (2.60%) VPN
9 32 (2.37%) DHCP
9 32 (2.37%) Internet
10 29 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (1.85%) VoIP
12 22 (1.63%) HTTP
13 18 (1.34%) NAS
14 14 (1.04%) SMTP
15 12 (0.89%) Unified Communications
16 10 (0.74%) RFID
16 10 (0.74%) FTP
17 9 (0.67%) iSCSI
17 9 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (37.24%) SQL Server
2 208 (15.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 148 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 139 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 125 (9.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 79 (5.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 63 (4.67%) Relational Database
8 61 (4.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (2.97%) MySQL
10 38 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 38 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.78%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 20 (1.48%) OLAP
13 19 (1.41%) Oracle Database
14 18 (1.34%) QlikView
15 16 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.74%) MS Access
17 10 (0.74%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 87 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 57 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.89%) Ant
6 9 (0.67%) Selenium
7 8 (0.59%) NUnit
8 6 (0.45%) JIRA
8 6 (0.45%) Subversion
9 5 (0.37%) TestDirector
10 4 (0.30%) Hudson
10 4 (0.30%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.22%) Grunt
12 2 (0.15%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.15%) JUnit
12 2 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.15%) JMeter
13 1 (0.074%) MSI
13 1 (0.074%) ReSharper
General
1 223 (16.54%) Finance
2 55 (4.08%) Retail
3 54 (4.01%) Advertising
4 49 (3.64%) Legal
5 46 (3.41%) Marketing
6 31 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.34%) Billing
9 16 (1.19%) Banking
10 13 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.67%) Law
12 7 (0.52%) Back Office
12 7 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.52%) Local Government
13 5 (0.37%) Automotive
13 5 (0.37%) Greek Language
13 5 (0.37%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.15%) Military
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 336 (24.93%) Developer
2 249 (18.47%) Analyst
3 172 (12.76%) Consultant
4 153 (11.35%) .NET Developer
5 93 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 80 (5.93%) Support Analyst
7 63 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 60 (4.45%) Software Developer
9 58 (4.30%) C# Developer
10 52 (3.86%) Architect
11 50 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
11 50 (3.71%) Project Manager
11 50 (3.71%) Support Consultant
12 49 (3.64%) IT Support
13 43 (3.19%) Applications Support
14 42 (3.12%) Team Leader
15 41 (3.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 41 (3.04%) ASP.NET Developer
16 39 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
17 38 (2.82%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (31.75%) .NET
2 259 (19.21%) ASP.NET
3 156 (11.57%) HTML
4 126 (9.35%) XML
5 116 (8.61%) Web Services
6 105 (7.79%) .NET Framework
7 103 (7.64%) CSS
8 94 (6.97%) jQuery
9 81 (6.01%) WCF
10 79 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (3.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 50 (3.71%) WPF
13 42 (3.12%) HTML5
14 38 (2.82%) LINQ
15 35 (2.60%) Middleware
16 31 (2.30%) Ajax
17 27 (2.00%) CSS3
18 25 (1.85%) MDX
19 23 (1.71%) REST
20 21 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 33 (2.45%) Clustering
3 29 (2.15%) Client/Server
4 28 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 23 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (1.63%) N-Tier
6 22 (1.63%) Replication
6 22 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.34%) Open Source
7 18 (1.34%) NHS
8 17 (1.26%) Mathematics
9 15 (1.11%) Statistics
9 15 (1.11%) FlexPod
9 15 (1.11%) Social Media
10 12 (0.89%) iPad
11 11 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (0.67%) EMC Centera
12 9 (0.67%) Celerra
13 7 (0.52%) E-Learning
13 7 (0.52%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 507 (37.61%) Windows
2 182 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 167 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 115 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (7.79%) Windows 7
6 90 (6.68%) Windows XP
7 62 (4.60%) UNIX
8 48 (3.56%) Windows 8
9 41 (3.04%) Linux
10 22 (1.63%) Android
11 14 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.96%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.45%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.30%) AIX
16 3 (0.22%) Debian
16 3 (0.22%) HPUX
16 3 (0.22%) Solaris
16 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (14.47%) ITIL
2 155 (11.50%) MVC
3 143 (10.61%) Project Management
4 120 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
5 101 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (5.93%) TDD
7 73 (5.42%) OO
8 70 (5.19%) PRINCE2
8 70 (5.19%) CRM
9 66 (4.90%) Web Development
9 66 (4.90%) Service Management
10 63 (4.67%) Software Engineering
11 61 (4.53%) Scrum
12 57 (4.23%) Service Delivery
13 54 (4.01%) ERP
14 49 (3.64%) Incident Management
15 46 (3.41%) Migration
15 46 (3.41%) Problem Management
16 44 (3.26%) Business Analysis
17 43 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 535 (39.69%) SQL
2 362 (26.85%) C#
3 174 (12.91%) T-SQL
4 163 (12.09%) JavaScript
5 138 (10.24%) VB.NET
6 52 (3.86%) VB
7 38 (2.82%) Java
8 23 (1.71%) C
9 19 (1.41%) PHP
10 18 (1.34%) PowerShell
11 14 (1.04%) C++
12 13 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.89%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.82%) Jython
15 9 (0.67%) Python
16 7 (0.52%) VBA
16 7 (0.52%) VBScript
16 7 (0.52%) Perl
17 6 (0.45%) Delphi
18 5 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 198 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (10.68%) Degree
3 94 (6.97%) MCSE
4 72 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (5.12%) MCP
6 67 (4.97%) CCNA
7 62 (4.60%) MCTS
7 62 (4.60%) MCITP
8 57 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 48 (3.56%) MCSA
10 35 (2.60%) ISEB
11 34 (2.52%) Security Cleared
12 28 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
13 26 (1.93%) ISTQB
14 25 (1.85%) NCDA
15 21 (1.56%) CCA
16 20 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.19%) SC Cleared
18 8 (0.59%) CCNP
19 7 (0.52%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.19%) SLA
2 41 (3.04%) QA
3 12 (0.89%) WAI
3 12 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.37%) BS7799
5 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.074%) COBIT
System Software
1 240 (17.80%) Active Directory
2 165 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (8.98%) Hyper-V
4 67 (4.97%) vSphere
5 29 (2.15%) XenApp
6 23 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.56%) VMware ESX
8 13 (0.96%) XenServer
9 9 (0.67%) Terminal Services
9 9 (0.67%) VMware Server
10 8 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.59%) vCloud
11 6 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.37%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.30%) UAG
14 3 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.22%) Squid
15 2 (0.15%) KVM
15 2 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (6.31%) SCCM
2 78 (5.79%) SCOM
3 33 (2.45%) Backup Exec
4 15 (1.11%) SCVMM
5 12 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.52%) WSUS
7 6 (0.45%) OpenView
8 4 (0.30%) Puppet
8 4 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.30%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.30%) MOM
9 3 (0.22%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.15%) OpenNMS
10 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 248 (18.40%) VMware
2 155 (11.50%) Citrix
3 134 (9.94%) Cisco
4 107 (7.94%) NetApp
5 95 (7.05%) HP
6 79 (5.86%) Oracle
7 47 (3.49%) Avaya
8 43 (3.19%) Symantec
9 40 (2.97%) EMC
10 38 (2.82%) Dell
11 34 (2.52%) McAfee
12 31 (2.30%) Hitachi
13 30 (2.23%) IBM
14 29 (2.15%) SAP
15 26 (1.93%) Juniper
16 17 (1.26%) 3PAR
17 16 (1.19%) ProCurve
18 15 (1.11%) Apple
18 15 (1.11%) Google
19 14 (1.04%) Lotus
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + extensive benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + benefits+bonusagile
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
JM
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27,000 - 32,000
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + flexi time + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum + training
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Bolton School
Salary: Up to £15,189 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000
Posted: 2 days ago