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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 680 599 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.85% 16.74% 18.52%
As % of the Vendors category 40.62% 40.45% 42.05%
Number of salaries quoted 632 485 680
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £23,913 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
1674 1481 1848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.94% 41.39% 44.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1463 1171 1547
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +3 72 £33,500 -10.66% 4
Oldham +7 26 £31,250 +5.93% 4
Rochdale -5 20 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Bolton +1 19 £35,000 +4.47% 4
Altrincham 0 12 £29,500 +31.11% 1
Salford +7 11 £32,500 - 4
Wigan -10 8 £42,500 +77.73% 3
Cheadle +6 5 £28,500 -43.00% 2
Sale -6 2 £28,000 +27.27%
Bury -10 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 506 (40.22%) SQL Server
2 485 (38.55%) MS Excel
3 468 (37.20%) SQL
3 468 (37.20%) Windows
4 366 (29.09%) .NET
5 327 (25.99%) C#
6 287 (22.81%) Active Directory
7 274 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
8 218 (17.33%) VMware
9 204 (16.22%) ASP.NET
10 202 (16.06%) ITIL
11 189 (15.02%) MS Office
12 187 (14.86%) Windows Server
13 184 (14.63%) T-SQL
14 180 (14.31%) Finance
15 179 (14.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 179 (14.23%) JavaScript
15 179 (14.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 178 (14.15%) HTML
17 162 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
18 161 (12.80%) MVC
19 152 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
20 148 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
21 147 (11.69%) CSS
22 146 (11.61%) Degree
23 142 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
24 129 (10.25%) Oracle
25 125 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
26 122 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
27 121 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 120 (9.54%) MS Exchange
2 84 (6.68%) SharePoint
3 78 (6.20%) IIS
4 48 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (3.66%) WebLogic
6 42 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.91%) CloudStack
7 24 (1.91%) JBoss
7 24 (1.91%) OpenStack
7 24 (1.91%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (1.27%) CMS
9 16 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.95%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.87%) NetWeaver
12 9 (0.72%) NServiceBus
13 8 (0.64%) WordPress
14 7 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 485 (38.55%) MS Excel
2 189 (15.02%) MS Office
3 56 (4.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.99%) Acrobat
5 22 (1.75%) Camtasia
5 22 (1.75%) MS Project
5 22 (1.75%) Snagit
6 15 (1.19%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.40%) SPSS
8 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 38 (3.02%) Dynamics AX
2 37 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.79%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.32%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.16%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.079%) BPCS
8 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 125 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (5.48%) Office 365
3 55 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.83%) PaaS
5 20 (1.59%) IaaS
6 7 (0.56%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.48%) SaaS
8 5 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.32%) AdWords
9 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.32%) Basecamp
9 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 98 (7.79%) Firewall
2 90 (7.15%) DNS
3 64 (5.09%) WAN
4 63 (5.01%) LAN
5 60 (4.77%) DHCP
6 50 (3.97%) TCP/IP
7 47 (3.74%) SAN
8 40 (3.18%) VPN
9 32 (2.54%) Internet
10 24 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (1.83%) HTTP
12 22 (1.75%) SNMP
13 21 (1.67%) VLAN
13 21 (1.67%) VoIP
14 17 (1.35%) GSM
15 15 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (0.72%) Broadband
16 9 (0.72%) MPLS
16 9 (0.72%) Network Security
16 9 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (40.22%) SQL Server
2 179 (14.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 179 (14.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 122 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 116 (9.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 89 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
6 79 (6.28%) MySQL
7 64 (5.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 55 (4.37%) Relational Database
9 52 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 50 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (3.34%) RDBMS
12 29 (2.31%) Power BI
13 27 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
14 24 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 20 (1.59%) Big Data
15 20 (1.59%) MongoDB
16 19 (1.51%) Hadoop
17 17 (1.35%) MS Access
17 17 (1.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 56 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (4.29%) JIRA
3 51 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 37 (2.94%) Selenium
5 30 (2.38%) SpecFlow
6 21 (1.67%) Subversion
7 17 (1.35%) Jenkins
8 16 (1.27%) WebDriver
9 14 (1.11%) Git (software)
10 13 (1.03%) NUnit
10 13 (1.03%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (0.72%) FxCop
12 9 (0.72%) StyleCop
13 8 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.56%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.56%) Mercurial
15 6 (0.48%) Vagrant
16 5 (0.40%) Jasmine
17 4 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 180 (14.31%) Finance
2 74 (5.88%) Legal
3 44 (3.50%) Retail
4 39 (3.10%) Advertising
5 38 (3.02%) Marketing
6 37 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 36 (2.86%) Telecoms
8 31 (2.46%) Law
9 22 (1.75%) Banking
10 21 (1.67%) French Language
10 21 (1.67%) German Language
11 17 (1.35%) Games
12 10 (0.79%) Back Office
13 7 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.48%) Automotive
15 5 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.40%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.32%) Billing
16 4 (0.32%) Electronics
17 3 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 366 (29.09%) Developer
2 161 (12.80%) Analyst
3 149 (11.84%) .NET Developer
4 121 (9.62%) C# Developer
5 83 (6.60%) SQL Developer
5 83 (6.60%) Support Engineer
6 81 (6.44%) ASP.NET Developer
6 81 (6.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 77 (6.12%) Consultant
8 75 (5.96%) DBA
9 73 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 71 (5.64%) SQL DBA
11 65 (5.17%) Senior Developer
12 58 (4.61%) IT Support
13 55 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 53 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
15 48 (3.82%) Support Analyst
16 46 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 46 (3.66%) SQL Server DBA
17 39 (3.10%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (29.09%) .NET
2 204 (16.22%) ASP.NET
3 178 (14.15%) HTML
4 147 (11.69%) CSS
5 117 (9.30%) Web Services
6 114 (9.06%) jQuery
7 92 (7.31%) .NET Framework
8 90 (7.15%) XML
9 83 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 77 (6.12%) AngularJS
11 59 (4.69%) Entity Framework
12 57 (4.53%) WCF
13 50 (3.97%) HTML5
14 43 (3.42%) RESTful
15 38 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
16 36 (2.86%) NHibernate
17 35 (2.78%) REST
18 34 (2.70%) JSON
19 32 (2.54%) Ajax
19 32 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 115 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 67 (5.33%) Replication
4 59 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
5 54 (4.29%) iPad
6 45 (3.58%) Clustering
7 42 (3.34%) Mobile App
8 32 (2.54%) Computer Science
9 27 (2.15%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.67%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.59%) NHS
11 20 (1.59%) User Experience
12 19 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 18 (1.43%) Driving Licence
14 15 (1.19%) CMDB
15 14 (1.11%) Statistics
16 13 (1.03%) PMI
17 12 (0.95%) Visualisation
18 11 (0.87%) Xbox
19 10 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 468 (37.20%) Windows
2 187 (14.86%) Windows Server
3 152 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 121 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 104 (8.27%) Linux
7 64 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 63 (5.01%) Windows 10
9 58 (4.61%) Unix
10 33 (2.62%) Windows 8
11 23 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (1.51%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.27%) Android
14 15 (1.19%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.19%) Windows XP
15 14 (1.11%) Solaris
16 11 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
17 10 (0.79%) OpenVMS
18 6 (0.48%) AIX
19 4 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (16.06%) ITIL
3 162 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
4 161 (12.80%) MVC
5 115 (9.14%) Scrum
6 91 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
7 84 (6.68%) TDD
8 75 (5.96%) Project Management
9 73 (5.80%) Mentoring
10 65 (5.17%) Software Engineering
11 64 (5.09%) Web Development
12 61 (4.85%) OO
13 58 (4.61%) E-Commerce
14 55 (4.37%) CRM
15 52 (4.13%) DevOps
15 52 (4.13%) ETL
16 51 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
17 49 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
17 49 (3.90%) Service Management
17 49 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 468 (37.20%) SQL
2 327 (25.99%) C#
3 184 (14.63%) T-SQL
4 179 (14.23%) JavaScript
5 94 (7.47%) PowerShell
6 66 (5.25%) VB.NET
7 61 (4.85%) Java
8 47 (3.74%) Python
9 40 (3.18%) Shell Script
10 28 (2.23%) Ruby
11 27 (2.15%) VBA
12 25 (1.99%) C
13 22 (1.75%) ABAP
14 21 (1.67%) PHP
15 20 (1.59%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.59%) VBScript
16 18 (1.43%) VB
17 14 (1.11%) Perl
18 10 (0.79%) X++
19 7 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 148 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (11.61%) Degree
3 50 (3.97%) MCSE
4 44 (3.50%) MCSA
5 43 (3.42%) ISEB
6 32 (2.54%) MCP
7 27 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.99%) CCNA
9 21 (1.67%) MOS
10 18 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (1.35%) PMI Certification
12 15 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.11%) MCT
13 14 (1.11%) Security Cleared
14 10 (0.79%) NCIE
15 9 (0.72%) NCDA
16 7 (0.56%) CISSP
16 7 (0.56%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.56%) MCITP
16 7 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.80%) QA
2 53 (4.21%) SLA
3 26 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.43%) WAI
5 13 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.95%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.24%) COBIT
9 1 (0.079%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.079%) SDET
System Software
1 287 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 142 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 57 (4.53%) vSphere
5 24 (1.91%) Xen
5 24 (1.91%) XenServer
6 18 (1.43%) Terminal Services
7 15 (1.19%) vCloud
8 13 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (0.95%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (0.87%) XenApp
11 7 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.48%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.40%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.32%) NFS
14 4 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (5.33%) SCCM
2 53 (4.21%) Puppet
3 43 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (2.54%) SCOM
5 23 (1.83%) HP SIM
6 21 (1.67%) WSUS
7 20 (1.59%) Cobbler
7 20 (1.59%) SCOrch
7 20 (1.59%) Tivoli
8 19 (1.51%) Ansible
9 18 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 17 (1.35%) Nagios
11 15 (1.19%) AirWatch
12 12 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.87%) vMotion
14 8 (0.64%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
16 6 (0.48%) LiteSpeed
17 5 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 218 (17.33%) VMware
2 129 (10.25%) Oracle
3 102 (8.11%) Cisco
4 88 (7.00%) Citrix
5 67 (5.33%) SAP
6 53 (4.21%) HP
7 47 (3.74%) NetApp
8 44 (3.50%) IBM
9 32 (2.54%) iManage
10 31 (2.46%) Red Hat
11 27 (2.15%) Dell
12 26 (2.07%) Adobe
13 24 (1.91%) EnterpriseDB
14 23 (1.83%) Veeam
15 22 (1.75%) BEA
16 19 (1.51%) Intel Security
17 17 (1.35%) Google
17 17 (1.35%) PayPal
18 16 (1.27%) Juniper
19 15 (1.19%) Symantec
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