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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 487 562 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.52% 16.65% 19.56%
As % of the Vendors category 35.57% 38.18% 44.59%
Number of salaries quoted 431 485 640
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1369 1472 1720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 40.80% 43.61% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1175 1154 1398
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,182 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 29 May 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 May 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 +9 35 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Altrincham +16 22 £32,250 +19.44% 8
Bolton -5 12 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Oldham -1 10 £27,500 +22.22% 5
Rochdale -7 6 £48,500 +7.77% 1
Wigan +10 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Sale +8 4 £25,000 -33.33%
Cheadle -6 4 £23,000 -38.66% 1
Bury - 3 £33,750 - 3
Salford +2 1 £42,500 +66.66% 2
Heywood - 1 £24,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 437 (42.34%) MS Excel
2 423 (40.99%) Windows
3 379 (36.72%) SQL Server
4 328 (31.78%) SQL
5 267 (25.87%) .NET
6 255 (24.71%) Active Directory
7 241 (23.35%) C#
8 203 (19.67%) MS Office
9 200 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
10 188 (18.22%) ITIL
11 187 (18.12%) Windows Server
12 169 (16.38%) VMware
13 165 (15.99%) Finance
14 136 (13.18%) HTML
15 135 (13.08%) JavaScript
15 135 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
16 133 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 127 (12.31%) ASP.NET
18 125 (12.11%) MS Exchange
19 119 (11.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 119 (11.53%) Windows Server 2008
20 117 (11.34%) Degree
20 117 (11.34%) Project Management
21 114 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
22 111 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
23 109 (10.56%) Firewall
24 108 (10.47%) Windows 7
25 104 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 102 (9.88%) CSS
27 101 (9.79%) Oracle

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
1 125 (12.11%) MS Exchange
2 89 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 77 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (2.81%) WebLogic
6 28 (2.71%) CMS
7 25 (2.42%) Skype for Business
8 24 (2.33%) Confluence
8 24 (2.33%) IIS
9 22 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (1.94%) JBoss
11 19 (1.84%) CloudStack
11 19 (1.84%) OpenStack
11 19 (1.84%) WebSphere
12 16 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (1.26%) Drupal
14 11 (1.07%) WordPress
15 10 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.87%) Umbraco
Applications
1 437 (42.34%) MS Excel
2 203 (19.67%) MS Office
3 63 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (2.81%) MS Project
5 25 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.29%) CorelDRAW
7 3 (0.29%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.29%) XMetaL
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.097%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.097%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.097%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.097%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (1.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (1.55%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.39%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.39%) Magento
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.39%) Primavera
6 3 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.29%) OPENContractor
6 3 (0.29%) OPENHousing
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.19%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.097%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.097%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.097%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.097%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 114 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (6.10%) Office 365
3 30 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.97%) IaaS
6 8 (0.78%) SaaS
7 6 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.48%) GitHub
9 3 (0.29%) AdWords
10 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.097%) Force.com
11 1 (0.097%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.097%) Heroku
11 1 (0.097%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.097%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 109 (10.56%) Firewall
2 83 (8.04%) LAN
3 68 (6.59%) WAN
4 61 (5.91%) VPN
5 54 (5.23%) TCP/IP
6 52 (5.04%) DNS
7 47 (4.55%) SAN
8 44 (4.26%) DHCP
9 30 (2.91%) VLAN
10 25 (2.42%) Internet
10 25 (2.42%) VoIP
11 18 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (1.55%) Wireless
13 13 (1.26%) Network Security
14 10 (0.97%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.87%) IP Telephony
16 8 (0.78%) Skype
17 6 (0.58%) HTTP
17 6 (0.58%) IPv4
17 6 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (36.72%) SQL Server
2 119 (11.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 104 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 53 (5.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 48 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 46 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
9 37 (3.59%) MySQL
10 28 (2.71%) Relational Database
11 25 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 21 (2.03%) NoSQL
13 18 (1.74%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.65%) Power BI
15 16 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 15 (1.45%) RDBMS
17 12 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
17 12 (1.16%) Data Mining
17 12 (1.16%) MS Access
18 10 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 78 (7.56%) Visual Studio
2 39 (3.78%) JIRA
3 32 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (2.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 14 (1.36%) Subversion
6 12 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.78%) Selenium
8 6 (0.58%) MSTest
8 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.48%) NUnit
9 5 (0.48%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (0.39%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.29%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.29%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.29%) Moq
11 3 (0.29%) MSI
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.29%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.19%) Mercurial
General
1 165 (15.99%) Finance
2 59 (5.72%) Retail
3 58 (5.62%) Legal
4 42 (4.07%) Law
5 39 (3.78%) Marketing
6 29 (2.81%) Games
7 27 (2.62%) Back Office
8 22 (2.13%) Banking
9 20 (1.94%) Advertising
10 17 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.65%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) German Language
14 2 (0.19%) Electronics
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
15 1 (0.097%) Automotive
15 1 (0.097%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 234 (22.67%) Developer
2 195 (18.90%) Analyst
3 100 (9.69%) .NET Developer
4 79 (7.66%) C# Developer
5 72 (6.98%) Consultant
6 71 (6.88%) Support Engineer
7 64 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 56 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 54 (5.23%) IT Support
10 51 (4.94%) Support Analyst
11 50 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
12 47 (4.55%) IT Engineer
13 42 (4.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 42 (4.07%) SQL Developer
14 41 (3.97%) Software Engineer
15 40 (3.88%) DBA
15 40 (3.88%) Senior Developer
16 39 (3.78%) ASP.NET Developer
17 38 (3.68%) SQL DBA
18 37 (3.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (25.87%) .NET
2 136 (13.18%) HTML
3 127 (12.31%) ASP.NET
4 102 (9.88%) CSS
5 82 (7.95%) jQuery
6 53 (5.14%) XML
7 49 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 46 (4.46%) HTML5
9 43 (4.17%) Web Services
10 35 (3.39%) .NET Framework
10 35 (3.39%) WCF
11 28 (2.71%) Ajax
11 28 (2.71%) AngularJS
12 23 (2.23%) SOAP
13 22 (2.13%) Entity Framework
13 22 (2.13%) RESTful
14 21 (2.03%) J2EE
15 20 (1.94%) CSS3
16 18 (1.74%) LINQ
17 17 (1.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 135 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 40 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.78%) Blackberry
5 39 (3.78%) Replication
6 33 (3.20%) Computer Science
7 31 (3.00%) iPad
7 31 (3.00%) Visualisation
8 29 (2.81%) Clustering
9 17 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.36%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.16%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.87%) CMDB
12 9 (0.87%) User Experience
13 8 (0.78%) LIMS
13 8 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
13 8 (0.78%) Statistics
14 7 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 423 (40.99%) Windows
2 187 (18.12%) Windows Server
3 119 (11.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (10.47%) Windows 7
5 84 (8.14%) Linux
6 72 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (5.23%) Windows 10
8 53 (5.14%) Unix
9 45 (4.36%) Windows 8
9 45 (4.36%) Windows XP
10 43 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (3.00%) Mac OS X
12 18 (1.74%) Android
13 13 (1.26%) AIX
14 11 (1.07%) CentOS
15 10 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
18 6 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (18.22%) ITIL
3 117 (11.34%) Project Management
4 97 (9.40%) MVC
5 95 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
6 68 (6.59%) OO
7 67 (6.49%) Software Engineering
8 64 (6.20%) Scrum
8 64 (6.20%) Web Development
9 62 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (5.33%) SDLC
11 53 (5.14%) Mentoring
12 50 (4.84%) Presales
13 48 (4.65%) TDD
14 47 (4.55%) CRM
14 47 (4.55%) Data Modelling
15 45 (4.36%) PRINCE2
16 43 (4.17%) Change Management
16 43 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (3.97%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 328 (31.78%) SQL
2 241 (23.35%) C#
3 135 (13.08%) JavaScript
4 99 (9.59%) T-SQL
5 53 (5.14%) Java
6 44 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 38 (3.68%) C++
7 38 (3.68%) PHP
8 34 (3.29%) VB.NET
9 32 (3.10%) C
10 23 (2.23%) Shell Script
11 22 (2.13%) Python
11 22 (2.13%) Ruby
12 20 (1.94%) VBScript
13 19 (1.84%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.84%) VB
14 18 (1.74%) VBA
15 10 (0.97%) ABAP
16 9 (0.87%) ActionScript
16 9 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 133 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (11.34%) Degree
3 63 (6.10%) MCSE
4 61 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (5.72%) MCSA
6 55 (5.33%) CCNA
7 49 (4.75%) MCP
8 29 (2.81%) MCITP
9 28 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (2.52%) ISEB
10 26 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (2.33%) CCNP
11 24 (2.33%) MCTS
12 20 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
13 15 (1.45%) CISSP
13 15 (1.45%) MCT
14 14 (1.36%) A+ Certification
15 13 (1.26%) CCA
15 13 (1.26%) Network+ Certification
15 13 (1.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.14%) QA
2 27 (2.62%) SLA
3 20 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.58%) WAI
6 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.29%) COBIT
8 2 (0.19%) HL7
8 2 (0.19%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 255 (24.71%) Active Directory
2 111 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.75%) Hyper-V
4 40 (3.88%) XenServer
5 33 (3.20%) vSphere
6 21 (2.03%) XenApp
7 20 (1.94%) Xen
7 20 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 14 (1.36%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.16%) Terminal Server
10 6 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.39%) SRDF
13 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.29%) Shibboleth
13 3 (0.29%) UAG
14 1 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.097%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 1 (0.097%) Postfix
14 1 (0.097%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (4.55%) SCCM
2 20 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (1.94%) Puppet
3 19 (1.84%) Cobbler
3 19 (1.84%) Tivoli
4 17 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 16 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.97%) HP SIM
7 10 (0.97%) WSUS
8 9 (0.87%) LiteSpeed
9 8 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.68%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.68%) SCOM
10 7 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.39%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 4 (0.39%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 169 (16.38%) VMware
2 101 (9.79%) Oracle
3 97 (9.40%) Cisco
4 89 (8.62%) Citrix
5 39 (3.78%) HP
6 36 (3.49%) Symantec
7 35 (3.39%) NetApp
8 33 (3.20%) IBM
9 32 (3.10%) SAP
10 25 (2.42%) Dell
11 21 (2.03%) Intel Security
12 19 (1.84%) EnterpriseDB
12 19 (1.84%) Juniper
12 19 (1.84%) Sophos
13 17 (1.65%) Veeam
14 16 (1.55%) Red Hat
15 13 (1.26%) Adobe
15 13 (1.26%) Interwoven
15 13 (1.26%) Tableau
16 12 (1.16%) iManage
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oldham, Lancashire
eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum Great benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 24k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, 25 Days Holiday, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £27,886 - £29,736 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Annual Bonus, Membership etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 9% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Flexitime
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 per annum + 20% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago