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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 706 713 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.60% 17.38% 18.40%
As % of the Vendors category 40.39% 39.28% 36.99%
Number of salaries quoted 557 622 655
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,800 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1748 1815 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.58% 44.25% 49.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1411 1531 1634
Average salary £35,000 £39,246 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.81% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £56,500
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -1 36 £35,000 +11.11% 4
Bolton +4 35 £28,000 -13.84% 2
Rochdale +2 30 £45,000 +18.42% 1
Altrincham -3 15 £27,250 -5.21% 2
Cheadle -6 9 £35,000 -22.22%
Bury -7 8 £32,750 +63.75% 1
Wigan -7 5 £18,145 -36.33% 3
Oldham +5 4 £27,000 -33.33% 1
Salford -10 4 £45,750 +40.76% 4
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 615 (41.50%) MS Excel
2 521 (35.16%) SQL
3 509 (34.35%) Windows
4 498 (33.60%) SQL Server
5 433 (29.22%) .NET
6 388 (26.18%) C#
7 268 (18.08%) ASP.NET
8 246 (16.60%) VMware
9 239 (16.13%) Active Directory
10 234 (15.79%) Finance
11 228 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 225 (15.18%) HTML
13 214 (14.44%) ITIL
14 185 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 184 (12.42%) Degree
16 179 (12.08%) MS Office
17 178 (12.01%) SharePoint
18 177 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
19 176 (11.88%) CSS
20 172 (11.61%) SQL Server 2008
21 171 (11.54%) MVC
22 166 (11.20%) Citrix
23 163 (11.00%) MS Exchange
24 161 (10.86%) Project Management
25 152 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
25 152 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
26 149 (10.05%) Web Services
27 148 (9.99%) T-SQL
28 144 (9.72%) XML
29 140 (9.45%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 178 (12.01%) SharePoint
2 163 (11.00%) MS Exchange
3 64 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (3.24%) Lync
6 46 (3.10%) IIS
7 42 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 33 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 27 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (1.55%) CMS
12 11 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.61%) SAS
14 8 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.40%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.34%) TPMS
16 5 (0.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 615 (41.50%) MS Excel
2 179 (12.08%) MS Office
3 41 (2.77%) MS Project
4 25 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.40%) SPSS
7 5 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
10 2 (0.13%) Revit
11 1 (0.067%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 64 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (3.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 28 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.94%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.61%) Sage 1000
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
8 6 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.27%) Tridion
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.20%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.20%) Pegasus Opera
10 3 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 2 (0.13%) Agresso
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 1 (0.067%) Magento
12 1 (0.067%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 68 (4.59%) Office 365
2 65 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.35%) SaaS
5 7 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.40%) IaaS
6 6 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.34%) PaaS
8 2 (0.13%) Route 53
9 1 (0.067%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.53%) WAN
2 76 (5.13%) LAN
3 74 (4.99%) SAN
4 73 (4.93%) TCP/IP
4 73 (4.93%) Firewall
5 57 (3.85%) DNS
6 56 (3.78%) Internet
7 44 (2.97%) DHCP
8 32 (2.16%) NAS
9 30 (2.02%) HTTP
10 29 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
11 27 (1.82%) VPN
12 24 (1.62%) iSCSI
12 24 (1.62%) VoIP
13 20 (1.35%) VLAN
14 16 (1.08%) Unified Communications
15 14 (0.94%) NetScaler
16 12 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (0.67%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (33.60%) SQL Server
2 172 (11.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 137 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 114 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 101 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 62 (4.18%) Relational Database
7 58 (3.91%) MySQL
8 57 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 52 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
12 25 (1.69%) RavenDB
13 23 (1.55%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.48%) Big Data
15 21 (1.42%) QlikView
16 20 (1.35%) Oracle Database
16 20 (1.35%) OLAP
17 17 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 14 (0.94%) Data Mining
19 13 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 108 (7.29%) Visual Studio
2 40 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (2.16%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.35%) Selenium
4 20 (1.35%) ReSharper
5 14 (0.94%) Subversion
6 13 (0.88%) JIRA
7 12 (0.81%) Ant
7 12 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.67%) NUnit
9 10 (0.67%) MSTest
9 10 (0.67%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.20%) Grunt
11 3 (0.20%) FrontPage
12 2 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.13%) JUnit
12 2 (0.13%) RequisitePro
12 2 (0.13%) TestDirector
General
1 234 (15.79%) Finance
2 94 (6.34%) Advertising
3 88 (5.94%) Marketing
4 52 (3.51%) Retail
5 51 (3.44%) Legal
6 50 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.55%) Billing
9 15 (1.01%) Banking
10 11 (0.74%) Law
11 9 (0.61%) Back Office
12 8 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.54%) Polish Language
12 8 (0.54%) Greek Language
13 3 (0.20%) Local Government
14 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.13%) Electronics
14 2 (0.13%) Military
14 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 395 (26.65%) Developer
2 276 (18.62%) Analyst
3 170 (11.47%) .NET Developer
4 119 (8.03%) Consultant
5 105 (7.09%) Support Analyst
6 91 (6.14%) Support Engineer
7 73 (4.93%) C# Developer
8 66 (4.45%) Team Leader
9 60 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
9 60 (4.05%) Applications Support
10 59 (3.98%) ASP.NET Developer
11 58 (3.91%) Project Manager
12 54 (3.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 51 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
14 49 (3.31%) Architect
15 48 (3.24%) Senior Developer
16 47 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 46 (3.10%) Business Analyst
18 42 (2.83%) Development Team Leader
18 42 (2.83%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (29.22%) .NET
2 268 (18.08%) ASP.NET
3 225 (15.18%) HTML
4 176 (11.88%) CSS
5 149 (10.05%) Web Services
6 144 (9.72%) XML
7 124 (8.37%) jQuery
8 120 (8.10%) .NET Framework
9 91 (6.14%) WCF
10 88 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 75 (5.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 67 (4.52%) HTML5
13 63 (4.25%) LINQ
14 54 (3.64%) Ajax
15 37 (2.50%) WPF
16 34 (2.29%) REST
17 31 (2.09%) RESTful
17 31 (2.09%) CSS3
17 31 (2.09%) SOAP
18 29 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (3.91%) Computer Science
2 51 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
3 33 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 27 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 27 (1.82%) Clustering
5 25 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 25 (1.69%) N-Tier
6 23 (1.55%) Social Media
7 21 (1.42%) FlexPod
8 20 (1.35%) Statistics
9 18 (1.21%) Open Source
10 16 (1.08%) Replication
11 13 (0.88%) iPhone
12 12 (0.81%) Mathematics
13 11 (0.74%) iPad
13 11 (0.74%) CMDB
13 11 (0.74%) NHS
13 11 (0.74%) PMI
14 10 (0.67%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.47%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 509 (34.35%) Windows
2 152 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 100 (6.75%) Windows 7
5 95 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (3.58%) Windows XP
7 50 (3.37%) UNIX
7 50 (3.37%) Linux
8 40 (2.70%) Windows 8
9 22 (1.48%) Android
10 20 (1.35%) Windows Phone
11 18 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 15 (1.01%) Windows Phone 8
13 11 (0.74%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (0.54%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.34%) CentOS
18 4 (0.27%) Solaris
18 4 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (14.44%) ITIL
2 171 (11.54%) MVC
3 161 (10.86%) Project Management
4 152 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 110 (7.42%) CRM
6 104 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (6.68%) Scrum
8 96 (6.48%) OO
9 89 (6.01%) TDD
10 85 (5.74%) ERP
11 84 (5.67%) Service Delivery
12 77 (5.20%) Web Development
13 65 (4.39%) PRINCE2
14 60 (4.05%) Unit Testing
15 59 (3.98%) OOP
16 56 (3.78%) Change Management
17 53 (3.58%) OOD
18 50 (3.37%) Incident Management
19 46 (3.10%) Problem Management
20 44 (2.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 521 (35.16%) SQL
2 388 (26.18%) C#
3 228 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 148 (9.99%) T-SQL
5 98 (6.61%) VB.NET
6 41 (2.77%) VB
7 40 (2.70%) Java
8 33 (2.23%) C
9 28 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 26 (1.75%) PHP
11 15 (1.01%) VBA
12 12 (0.81%) XQuery
13 11 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.74%) C++
14 10 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.61%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.54%) Jython
17 7 (0.47%) VBScript
17 7 (0.47%) Perl
18 6 (0.40%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 184 (12.42%) Degree
2 177 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (6.82%) MCSE
4 58 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (3.78%) MCP
6 50 (3.37%) MCITP
7 48 (3.24%) CCNA
8 41 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 41 (2.77%) Citrix Certification
9 37 (2.50%) MCTS
9 37 (2.50%) MCSA
10 34 (2.29%) Security Cleared
11 30 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (1.89%) CCA
13 23 (1.55%) ISEB
14 17 (1.15%) ISTQB
15 15 (1.01%) SC Cleared
16 13 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.88%) CCNP
17 11 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.26%) SLA
2 42 (2.83%) QA
3 19 (1.28%) WAI
4 14 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.40%) BS7799
5 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 239 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 185 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (9.45%) Hyper-V
4 73 (4.93%) vSphere
5 46 (3.10%) XenDesktop
6 44 (2.97%) XenApp
7 18 (1.21%) vCloud
8 17 (1.15%) XenServer
9 12 (0.81%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.61%) VMware Server
11 7 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.34%) UAG
12 5 (0.34%) Xen
12 5 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.27%) NFS
13 4 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.20%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 72 (4.86%) SCCM
2 62 (4.18%) SCOM
3 21 (1.42%) Backup Exec
4 18 (1.21%) SCVMM
5 13 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (0.61%) Puppet
6 9 (0.61%) OpenView
7 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.40%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.27%) Nagios
9 4 (0.27%) MOM
9 4 (0.27%) WSUS
9 4 (0.27%) OpenNMS
9 4 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.20%) DameWare
10 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 246 (16.60%) VMware
2 166 (11.20%) Citrix
3 116 (7.83%) Cisco
4 99 (6.68%) Oracle
5 98 (6.61%) NetApp
6 83 (5.60%) HP
7 34 (2.29%) Dell
8 30 (2.02%) EMC
8 30 (2.02%) Symantec
9 28 (1.89%) IBM
10 23 (1.55%) SAP
11 19 (1.28%) McAfee
11 19 (1.28%) Avaya
12 17 (1.15%) Hitachi
13 15 (1.01%) 3PAR
13 15 (1.01%) Google
14 14 (0.94%) Adobe
14 14 (0.94%) Apple
14 14 (0.94%) Juniper
14 14 (0.94%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + + additional benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Standard Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + benefits+bonusagile
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Salford Royal NHS
Salary: From £30,460 to £40,157 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 85,000
Posted: Yesterday
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £30,655 - £33,310
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: Yesterday