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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 729 663 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.92% 17.19% 18.83%
As % of the Vendors category 40.01% 38.57% 37.47%
Number of salaries quoted 557 569 660
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
1822 1719 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.80% 44.56% 50.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1421 1436 1637
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Bolton +4 38 £30,500 -3.17% 3
Stockport +4 33 £42,000 +33.33% 8
Rochdale +2 21 £45,000 +18.42% 1
Altrincham 0 18 £30,000 - 7
Bury -3 9 £27,500 +37.50% 3
Salford -6 7 £26,500 -11.66% 1
Cheadle -8 6 £28,250 -37.22%
Wigan -9 4 £26,000 -22.38% 4
Oldham 0 3 £48,000 +22.30% 3
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 628 (42.58%) MS Excel
2 498 (33.76%) Windows
3 480 (32.54%) SQL
4 477 (32.34%) SQL Server
5 429 (29.08%) .NET
6 373 (25.29%) C#
7 269 (18.24%) ASP.NET
8 236 (16.00%) Finance
9 234 (15.86%) VMware
10 233 (15.80%) HTML
10 233 (15.80%) JavaScript
11 228 (15.46%) Active Directory
12 222 (15.05%) ITIL
13 199 (13.49%) Degree
14 184 (12.47%) CSS
15 182 (12.34%) MS Office
15 182 (12.34%) SharePoint
16 181 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
17 178 (12.07%) MVC
18 171 (11.59%) Project Management
19 170 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
20 168 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
21 165 (11.19%) Citrix
22 162 (10.98%) MS Exchange
23 152 (10.31%) Hyper-V
24 149 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
25 147 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
25 147 (9.97%) Web Services
26 135 (9.15%) XML
26 135 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 182 (12.34%) SharePoint
2 162 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 64 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 49 (3.32%) IIS
6 48 (3.25%) Lync
7 40 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 32 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 25 (1.69%) CMS
11 22 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.95%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.75%) SAS
13 11 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.68%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.61%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.54%) Apache
17 7 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 6 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 628 (42.58%) MS Excel
2 182 (12.34%) MS Office
3 42 (2.85%) MS Project
4 29 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.54%) SPSS
7 5 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.20%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.14%) Revit
10 2 (0.14%) SketchUp
10 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 65 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (3.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 36 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (1.08%) Google Analytics
5 13 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.54%) Sage 1000
8 7 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
8 7 (0.47%) Tridion
8 7 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 3 (0.20%) Pegasus Opera
11 3 (0.20%) Visualfiles
12 2 (0.14%) Magento
12 2 (0.14%) Agresso
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 1 (0.068%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 80 (5.42%) Office 365
2 78 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.42%) SaaS
5 10 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.47%) IaaS
7 6 (0.41%) PaaS
7 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.41%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.27%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.14%) Route 53
10 1 (0.068%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.15%) WAN
2 75 (5.08%) SAN
3 69 (4.68%) TCP/IP
4 68 (4.61%) LAN
5 66 (4.47%) Firewall
6 65 (4.41%) DNS
7 55 (3.73%) Internet
8 52 (3.53%) DHCP
9 35 (2.37%) NAS
10 32 (2.17%) HTTP
11 26 (1.76%) VPN
12 24 (1.63%) iSCSI
12 24 (1.63%) VoIP
13 22 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (1.36%) NetScaler
14 20 (1.36%) VLAN
15 16 (1.08%) Unified Communications
16 12 (0.81%) MPLS
17 11 (0.75%) Intranet
18 10 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (32.34%) SQL Server
2 149 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 135 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 109 (7.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 68 (4.61%) Relational Database
7 56 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 50 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
9 49 (3.32%) MySQL
10 33 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (2.10%) Big Data
12 27 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
13 24 (1.63%) RavenDB
13 24 (1.63%) RDBMS
14 21 (1.42%) Oracle Database
15 20 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 20 (1.36%) QlikView
16 18 (1.22%) OLAP
17 17 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
18 16 (1.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 103 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 37 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (2.31%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.49%) ReSharper
5 16 (1.08%) Selenium
5 16 (1.08%) Subversion
6 14 (0.95%) JIRA
7 13 (0.88%) MSTest
8 12 (0.81%) Ant
8 12 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (0.75%) NUnit
10 10 (0.68%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.34%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.20%) Grunt
12 3 (0.20%) RequisitePro
12 3 (0.20%) FrontPage
13 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.14%) PowerBuilder
General
1 236 (16.00%) Finance
2 93 (6.31%) Advertising
3 90 (6.10%) Marketing
4 57 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.39%) Retail
6 40 (2.71%) Legal
7 36 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.42%) Billing
9 14 (0.95%) Law
10 12 (0.81%) Banking
11 10 (0.68%) Back Office
12 8 (0.54%) Greek Language
12 8 (0.54%) Polish Language
13 4 (0.27%) Turkish Language
13 4 (0.27%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.27%) German Language
14 3 (0.20%) Local Government
15 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 403 (27.32%) Developer
2 274 (18.58%) Analyst
3 170 (11.53%) .NET Developer
4 105 (7.12%) Consultant
5 99 (6.71%) Support Analyst
6 98 (6.64%) Support Engineer
7 80 (5.42%) C# Developer
8 64 (4.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 64 (4.34%) ASP.NET Developer
8 64 (4.34%) Team Leader
9 60 (4.07%) Project Manager
10 58 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 57 (3.86%) Senior Developer
12 56 (3.80%) Applications Support
13 53 (3.59%) Architect
14 50 (3.39%) Business Analyst
15 48 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 45 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
17 44 (2.98%) Junior
17 44 (2.98%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (29.08%) .NET
2 269 (18.24%) ASP.NET
3 233 (15.80%) HTML
4 184 (12.47%) CSS
5 147 (9.97%) Web Services
6 135 (9.15%) XML
7 125 (8.47%) jQuery
8 117 (7.93%) .NET Framework
9 79 (5.36%) WCF
10 78 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 74 (5.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 73 (4.95%) HTML5
13 60 (4.07%) LINQ
14 59 (4.00%) Ajax
15 34 (2.31%) SOAP
16 33 (2.24%) RESTful
17 30 (2.03%) XSLT
18 26 (1.76%) REST
19 25 (1.69%) WPF
20 24 (1.63%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 55 (3.73%) Computer Science
2 50 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (2.51%) Management Information System
4 26 (1.76%) Blackberry
5 25 (1.69%) N-Tier
6 23 (1.56%) FlexPod
7 20 (1.36%) Social Media
7 20 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 18 (1.22%) Clustering
9 16 (1.08%) iPhone
9 16 (1.08%) PMI
10 15 (1.02%) Mobile App
11 14 (0.95%) Open Source
11 14 (0.95%) Statistics
11 14 (0.95%) Mathematics
12 13 (0.88%) NHS
13 11 (0.75%) CMDB
14 9 (0.61%) iPad
15 8 (0.54%) APACS
15 8 (0.54%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 498 (33.76%) Windows
2 147 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 95 (6.44%) Windows 7
5 89 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (3.25%) Linux
7 40 (2.71%) UNIX
8 39 (2.64%) Windows XP
9 37 (2.51%) Windows 8
10 29 (1.97%) Windows Phone
11 27 (1.83%) Android
12 20 (1.36%) Windows Phone 8
13 18 (1.22%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.68%) Windows Vista
14 10 (0.68%) Windows 2000
15 8 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (0.47%) Solaris
17 6 (0.41%) AIX
18 5 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (15.05%) ITIL
2 178 (12.07%) MVC
3 171 (11.59%) Project Management
4 170 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
5 116 (7.86%) CRM
6 106 (7.19%) Scrum
7 97 (6.58%) OO
8 95 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (6.10%) Service Delivery
10 86 (5.83%) TDD
11 85 (5.76%) ERP
12 81 (5.49%) Web Development
13 73 (4.95%) PRINCE2
14 62 (4.20%) Unit Testing
15 59 (4.00%) Change Management
16 55 (3.73%) OOP
17 51 (3.46%) OOD
18 47 (3.19%) Problem Management
19 46 (3.12%) Incident Management
20 45 (3.05%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 480 (32.54%) SQL
2 373 (25.29%) C#
3 233 (15.80%) JavaScript
4 124 (8.41%) T-SQL
5 84 (5.69%) VB.NET
6 45 (3.05%) VB
7 42 (2.85%) Java
8 37 (2.51%) C
9 28 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 26 (1.76%) VBA
11 25 (1.69%) PHP
12 16 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.81%) XQuery
14 11 (0.75%) VBScript
14 11 (0.75%) C++
15 9 (0.61%) Delphi
15 9 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.61%) X++
16 8 (0.54%) Jython
17 7 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 199 (13.49%) Degree
2 168 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (6.37%) MCSE
4 58 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (3.93%) MCP
5 52 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
6 48 (3.25%) CCNA
7 47 (3.19%) MCITP
8 46 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (2.64%) CCA
10 35 (2.37%) MCTS
11 34 (2.31%) Security Cleared
12 33 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (2.03%) MCSA
14 20 (1.36%) ISEB
15 16 (1.08%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.95%) ISTQB
17 13 (0.88%) CCNP
18 10 (0.68%) NCDA
18 10 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.41%) SLA
2 43 (2.92%) QA
3 18 (1.22%) WAI
4 14 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.41%) BS7799
6 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 228 (15.46%) Active Directory
2 181 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (10.31%) Hyper-V
4 71 (4.81%) vSphere
5 50 (3.39%) XenApp
5 50 (3.39%) XenDesktop
6 18 (1.22%) vCloud
7 13 (0.88%) XenServer
8 10 (0.68%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.54%) Xen
10 8 (0.54%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.41%) NFS
12 4 (0.27%) KVM
13 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.20%) Squid
13 3 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.20%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 65 (4.41%) SCCM
2 52 (3.53%) SCOM
3 19 (1.29%) Backup Exec
4 17 (1.15%) SCVMM
5 10 (0.68%) Puppet
6 9 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (0.61%) OpenView
7 8 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.41%) WSUS
9 6 (0.41%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.34%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.34%) Nagios
10 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.27%) OpenNMS
11 4 (0.27%) Ansible
12 3 (0.20%) DameWare
13 2 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.14%) Cacti
13 2 (0.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 234 (15.86%) VMware
2 165 (11.19%) Citrix
3 106 (7.19%) Cisco
4 101 (6.85%) Oracle
5 100 (6.78%) NetApp
6 76 (5.15%) HP
7 28 (1.90%) Dell
8 27 (1.83%) EMC
9 25 (1.69%) Symantec
10 23 (1.56%) IBM
11 22 (1.49%) Google
11 22 (1.49%) SAP
12 18 (1.22%) Adobe
13 15 (1.02%) Veeam
14 14 (0.95%) Juniper
14 14 (0.95%) McAfee
15 13 (0.88%) Apple
15 13 (0.88%) 3PAR
15 13 (0.88%) EPiServer
16 12 (0.81%) Hitachi
Manchester, Lancashire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Car
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 50,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + generous bonus + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
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The People Experts
Salary: £45000 per annum + car allowance & other benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: DOE
Posted: Yesterday