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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 604 666 719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.01% 17.07% 17.67%
As % of the Vendors category 38.69% 40.76% 40.33%
Number of salaries quoted 518 560 579
Median salary £40,250 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,450 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
1561 1634 1783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 41.38% 41.88% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1292 1269 1428
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -7 45 £37,500 +11.94% 16
Oldham 0 27 £32,500 +9.24% 5
Bolton +6 26 £32,500 -3.70% 4
Rochdale -16 13 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Wigan -4 11 £24,500 -2.00% 1
Salford +8 7 £28,000 -53.33% 2
Bury -1 4 £50,000 +81.81%
Cheadle +2 2 £23,750 -48.64% 1
Sale -9 1 £21,500 -42.66%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 465 (40.16%) SQL Server
2 452 (39.03%) MS Excel
3 419 (36.18%) SQL
4 413 (35.66%) Windows
5 382 (32.99%) .NET
6 346 (29.88%) C#
7 274 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
8 231 (19.95%) Active Directory
9 209 (18.05%) ASP.NET
10 200 (17.27%) Finance
11 191 (16.49%) JavaScript
12 189 (16.32%) MS Office
13 181 (15.63%) HTML
14 179 (15.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 176 (15.20%) VMware
15 176 (15.20%) T-SQL
16 173 (14.94%) ITIL
17 170 (14.68%) Windows Server
18 167 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 158 (13.64%) Degree
20 152 (13.13%) MVC
21 151 (13.04%) CSS
22 148 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
23 145 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
24 135 (11.66%) Oracle
25 125 (10.79%) Scrum
25 125 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
26 122 (10.54%) Windows Server 2008
27 118 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
28 109 (9.41%) jQuery

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 96 (8.29%) MS Exchange
2 85 (7.34%) SharePoint
3 57 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (4.84%) IIS
5 53 (4.58%) WebLogic
6 31 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (2.16%) CloudStack
7 25 (2.16%) JBoss
7 25 (2.16%) OpenStack
7 25 (2.16%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.90%) CMS
9 19 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.30%) WordPress
11 12 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (0.95%) Confluence
12 11 (0.95%) NetWeaver
13 10 (0.86%) NServiceBus
14 9 (0.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 452 (39.03%) MS Excel
2 189 (16.32%) MS Office
3 50 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (2.94%) MS Project
5 22 (1.90%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.30%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.43%) SPSS
8 3 (0.26%) CorelDRAW
8 3 (0.26%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.26%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 40 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.78%) Visualfiles
5 6 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.43%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.35%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.35%) Magento
8 3 (0.26%) Infor CRM
8 3 (0.26%) OPENContractor
8 3 (0.26%) OPENHousing
9 2 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.086%) BPCS
10 1 (0.086%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 125 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (4.06%) Office 365
3 41 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.04%) IaaS
5 10 (0.86%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.52%) PaaS
6 6 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.35%) AdWords
7 4 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.26%) GitHub
8 3 (0.26%) SaaS
9 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 106 (9.15%) Firewall
2 83 (7.17%) DNS
3 59 (5.09%) LAN
4 57 (4.92%) DHCP
5 56 (4.84%) WAN
6 48 (4.15%) SAN
7 43 (3.71%) VPN
8 35 (3.02%) TCP/IP
9 23 (1.99%) Internet
10 22 (1.90%) VoIP
11 21 (1.81%) HTTP
12 18 (1.55%) SNMP
13 17 (1.47%) VLAN
14 16 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (1.30%) Broadband
16 14 (1.21%) GSM
17 13 (1.12%) IP Telephony
18 12 (1.04%) Wireless
19 10 (0.86%) Cisco IPT
19 10 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 465 (40.16%) SQL Server
2 179 (15.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 167 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (8.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 94 (8.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 77 (6.65%) MySQL
7 76 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
8 60 (5.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 50 (4.32%) Relational Database
9 50 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 44 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 34 (2.94%) RDBMS
12 33 (2.85%) Power BI
13 28 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 25 (2.16%) MongoDB
15 21 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
16 18 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
16 18 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
16 18 (1.55%) Data Mining
16 18 (1.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 53 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (4.23%) Visual Studio
3 45 (3.89%) JIRA
4 35 (3.02%) Selenium
5 24 (2.07%) SpecFlow
6 18 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (1.30%) Git (software)
8 14 (1.21%) NUnit
9 13 (1.12%) Subversion
10 11 (0.95%) WebDriver
11 10 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 10 (0.86%) FxCop
11 10 (0.86%) StyleCop
12 7 (0.60%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.52%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.52%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.43%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.35%) Jasmine
16 3 (0.26%) MSTest
16 3 (0.26%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 200 (17.27%) Finance
2 78 (6.74%) Legal
3 52 (4.49%) Retail
4 37 (3.20%) Marketing
5 36 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 35 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 32 (2.76%) Advertising
8 28 (2.42%) Banking
9 26 (2.25%) Law
10 14 (1.21%) Games
11 10 (0.86%) French Language
11 10 (0.86%) German Language
12 9 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.43%) Automotive
15 4 (0.35%) Back Office
15 4 (0.35%) Local Government
16 3 (0.26%) Publishing
17 2 (0.17%) Electronics
18 1 (0.086%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 353 (30.48%) Developer
2 175 (15.11%) Analyst
3 146 (12.61%) .NET Developer
4 114 (9.84%) C# Developer
5 80 (6.91%) Consultant
6 77 (6.65%) SQL Developer
7 72 (6.22%) Support Engineer
8 67 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
9 63 (5.44%) DBA
9 63 (5.44%) Senior Developer
10 59 (5.09%) ASP.NET Developer
10 59 (5.09%) SQL DBA
11 53 (4.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 43 (3.71%) IT Support
12 43 (3.71%) Support Analyst
13 42 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 40 (3.45%) Graduate
14 40 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 39 (3.37%) Applications Support
16 38 (3.28%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (32.99%) .NET
2 209 (18.05%) ASP.NET
3 181 (15.63%) HTML
4 151 (13.04%) CSS
5 109 (9.41%) jQuery
6 97 (8.38%) Web Services
7 85 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 83 (7.17%) XML
9 78 (6.74%) .NET Framework
10 70 (6.04%) AngularJS
11 64 (5.53%) WCF
12 62 (5.35%) HTML5
13 46 (3.97%) Entity Framework
14 45 (3.89%) RESTful
15 36 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
15 36 (3.11%) CSS3
15 36 (3.11%) NHibernate
16 33 (2.85%) J2EE
17 31 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 31 (2.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 118 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (6.48%) Data Centre
3 70 (6.04%) Replication
4 56 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
5 52 (4.49%) Clustering
6 40 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 38 (3.28%) iPad
7 38 (3.28%) Mobile App
8 29 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 28 (2.42%) User Experience
10 19 (1.64%) Blackberry
11 18 (1.55%) N-Tier
11 18 (1.55%) Visualisation
12 14 (1.21%) NHS
12 14 (1.21%) PMI
13 13 (1.12%) Driving Licence
13 13 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (1.12%) Xbox
14 10 (0.86%) Social Media
15 9 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 413 (35.66%) Windows
2 170 (14.68%) Windows Server
3 122 (10.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (8.29%) Linux
4 96 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (6.91%) Windows 7
6 62 (5.35%) Unix
7 58 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (3.97%) Windows 10
9 27 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 25 (2.16%) Mac OS X
11 18 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 17 (1.47%) Android
13 13 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.95%) AIX
15 8 (0.69%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.52%) CentOS
16 6 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.43%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (14.94%) ITIL
3 152 (13.13%) MVC
4 148 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
5 125 (10.79%) Scrum
6 97 (8.38%) Project Management
7 88 (7.60%) TDD
8 80 (6.91%) Web Development
9 65 (5.61%) CRM
10 62 (5.35%) Mentoring
11 61 (5.27%) Software Engineering
11 61 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 60 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
13 59 (5.09%) OO
14 52 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (4.49%) E-Commerce
15 49 (4.23%) ETL
16 47 (4.06%) Configuration Management
16 47 (4.06%) PRINCE2
17 46 (3.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 419 (36.18%) SQL
2 346 (29.88%) C#
3 191 (16.49%) JavaScript
4 176 (15.20%) T-SQL
5 85 (7.34%) PowerShell
6 79 (6.82%) Java
7 61 (5.27%) VB.NET
8 41 (3.54%) Python
9 35 (3.02%) PHP
10 34 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 28 (2.42%) ABAP
11 28 (2.42%) Ruby
12 25 (2.16%) Bash Shell
13 22 (1.90%) VBScript
14 18 (1.55%) Perl
14 18 (1.55%) VB
15 17 (1.47%) VBA
16 16 (1.38%) C
17 10 (0.86%) C++
18 5 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 158 (13.64%) Degree
2 145 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (4.23%) MCSA
4 45 (3.89%) MCSE
5 42 (3.63%) ISEB
6 34 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (2.85%) CCNA
8 28 (2.42%) MCP
9 22 (1.90%) PMI Certification
10 21 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.38%) MCT
12 10 (0.86%) MOS
12 10 (0.86%) Security Cleared
13 8 (0.69%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.69%) PMP
14 7 (0.60%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.52%) CISM
15 6 (0.52%) CISSP
15 6 (0.52%) MCITP
15 6 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.53%) QA
2 37 (3.20%) SLA
3 16 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.30%) WAI
5 8 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.43%) COBIT
7 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.26%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.086%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 231 (19.95%) Active Directory
2 108 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (5.35%) Hyper-V
4 47 (4.06%) vSphere
5 34 (2.94%) XenServer
6 25 (2.16%) Xen
7 19 (1.64%) XenApp
8 12 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.95%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.78%) Terminal Server
10 9 (0.78%) vCloud
11 8 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.60%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.43%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.35%) NFS
14 4 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 54 (4.66%) SCCM
2 44 (3.80%) Puppet
3 34 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (2.33%) SCOM
5 25 (2.16%) Cobbler
5 25 (2.16%) Tivoli
6 18 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 17 (1.47%) AirWatch
8 15 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 15 (1.30%) HP SIM
8 15 (1.30%) SCOrch
9 12 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (1.04%) Nagios
9 12 (1.04%) WSUS
10 11 (0.95%) LiteSpeed
11 7 (0.60%) Ansible
11 7 (0.60%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 176 (15.20%) VMware
2 135 (11.66%) Oracle
3 98 (8.46%) Cisco
4 80 (6.91%) Citrix
5 74 (6.39%) SAP
6 50 (4.32%) IBM
7 49 (4.23%) HP
8 32 (2.76%) NetApp
9 28 (2.42%) BEA
10 25 (2.16%) EnterpriseDB
11 24 (2.07%) iManage
12 23 (1.99%) Tableau
13 22 (1.90%) Veeam
14 21 (1.81%) Red Hat
15 20 (1.73%) Google
16 19 (1.64%) Adobe
16 19 (1.64%) Symantec
17 15 (1.30%) Intel Security
18 14 (1.21%) Dell
18 14 (1.21%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £0 - 24k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £57500.00 per annum + package & bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago