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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 666 705 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 18.34% 17.37% 17.47%
As % of the Vendors category 41.83% 40.54% 40.02%
Number of salaries quoted 559 551 627
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average 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
1592 1739 1794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.83% 42.85% 43.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1268 1390 1515
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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 +10 46 £30,000 -20.00% 14
Bolton +5 31 £31,500 +12.50% 5
Wigan +13 20 £26,250 +44.66% 5
Cheadle +9 18 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Rochdale -3 18 £45,000 - 1
Salford +5 7 £25,500 -40.00% 4
Altrincham -1 6 £35,750 +31.19% 4
Oldham -1 5 £30,500 +12.96% 5
Bury +6 3 £27,500 -5.17% 2
Sale - 3 £37,500 -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £19,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 497 (39.41%) SQL Server
2 473 (37.51%) MS Excel
3 437 (34.66%) Windows
4 342 (27.12%) SQL
5 305 (24.19%) .NET
6 291 (23.08%) C#
7 266 (21.09%) MS Office
8 260 (20.62%) VMware
9 225 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
10 211 (16.73%) Active Directory
11 210 (16.65%) ASP.NET
12 183 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
13 182 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 172 (13.64%) ITIL
15 168 (13.32%) HTML
16 162 (12.85%) MS Exchange
17 161 (12.77%) Finance
18 160 (12.69%) Degree
19 159 (12.61%) JavaScript
20 154 (12.21%) SQL Server 2008
21 151 (11.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 150 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
23 145 (11.50%) MVC
24 142 (11.26%) Citrix
25 136 (10.79%) Project Management
26 135 (10.71%) SharePoint
27 134 (10.63%) Cisco
28 133 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
29 124 (9.83%) CRM
29 124 (9.83%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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
1 162 (12.85%) MS Exchange
2 135 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 79 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 68 (5.39%) IIS
5 62 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 41 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 33 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 32 (2.54%) Lync
8 32 (2.54%) WebSphere
9 27 (2.14%) CMS
10 26 (2.06%) WebLogic
11 19 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (1.19%) Apache
13 13 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.95%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.87%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.87%) Node.js
16 10 (0.79%) Drupal
17 9 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
18 7 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 473 (37.51%) MS Excel
2 266 (21.09%) MS Office
3 56 (4.44%) MS Project
4 40 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.27%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.32%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 86 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.40%) Sage 50
6 4 (0.32%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.24%) Line 50
8 2 (0.16%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.079%) SAP EHS
9 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.079%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.079%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (3.41%) Office 365
3 36 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.90%) IBM PureFlex
5 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.16%) SaaS
8 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.16%) Yammer
9 1 (0.079%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.079%) IaaS
9 1 (0.079%) Heroku
9 1 (0.079%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 119 (9.44%) Firewall
2 117 (9.28%) DNS
3 111 (8.80%) SAN
4 86 (6.82%) LAN
5 85 (6.74%) DHCP
6 78 (6.19%) TCP/IP
7 76 (6.03%) WAN
8 59 (4.68%) VPN
9 43 (3.41%) VoIP
10 40 (3.17%) Internet
11 39 (3.09%) Wireless
12 27 (2.14%) Ethernet
13 26 (2.06%) VLAN
14 22 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (1.51%) Intranet
15 19 (1.51%) NAS
16 13 (1.03%) IPv4
17 11 (0.87%) Unified Communications
17 11 (0.87%) NetScaler
17 11 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (39.41%) SQL Server
2 154 (12.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 151 (11.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 117 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (6.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 57 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
7 53 (4.20%) Relational Database
8 51 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 42 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 41 (3.25%) Oracle Database
11 37 (2.93%) RDBMS
12 33 (2.62%) MySQL
12 33 (2.62%) DB2
13 31 (2.46%) OLAP
14 24 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
15 19 (1.51%) NoSQL
16 16 (1.27%) Microsoft Power View
16 16 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
17 15 (1.19%) OLAP Cube
18 12 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 66 (5.23%) Visual Studio
2 54 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (2.70%) NUnit
4 28 (2.22%) Selenium
5 24 (1.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 21 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 17 (1.35%) Git (software)
8 13 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (0.95%) JIRA
10 11 (0.87%) Subversion
10 11 (0.87%) MSI
11 7 (0.56%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.40%) Axure RP
14 4 (0.32%) Jenkins
14 4 (0.32%) UltraEdit
15 3 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 3 (0.24%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
16 2 (0.16%) HP UFT
General
1 161 (12.77%) Finance
2 56 (4.44%) Retail
3 50 (3.97%) Advertising
4 48 (3.81%) Banking
5 47 (3.73%) Marketing
6 40 (3.17%) Legal
7 30 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 28 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.74%) Games
10 14 (1.11%) Law
11 7 (0.56%) Local Government
12 5 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.32%) Billing
14 3 (0.24%) Back Office
14 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.16%) Automotive
15 2 (0.16%) French Language
15 2 (0.16%) German Language
15 2 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 328 (26.01%) Developer
2 226 (17.92%) Analyst
3 128 (10.15%) .NET Developer
4 93 (7.38%) Architect
4 93 (7.38%) Consultant
5 89 (7.06%) C# Developer
6 81 (6.42%) Support Engineer
7 70 (5.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 64 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 58 (4.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 54 (4.28%) Support Analyst
10 54 (4.28%) Business Analyst
11 52 (4.12%) Project Manager
11 52 (4.12%) Software Developer
12 51 (4.04%) IT Support
13 47 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
14 44 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 43 (3.41%) Senior Developer
16 42 (3.33%) Graduate
17 39 (3.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (24.19%) .NET
2 210 (16.65%) ASP.NET
3 168 (13.32%) HTML
4 124 (9.83%) CSS
5 113 (8.96%) jQuery
6 90 (7.14%) WCF
7 85 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 83 (6.58%) XML
9 75 (5.95%) .NET Framework
10 54 (4.28%) Web Services
10 54 (4.28%) AngularJS
11 50 (3.97%) Entity Framework
12 49 (3.89%) LINQ
13 40 (3.17%) Middleware
14 39 (3.09%) Ajax
14 39 (3.09%) HTML5
15 32 (2.54%) WPF
15 32 (2.54%) WebSphere MQ
16 31 (2.46%) COM
17 29 (2.30%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 183 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 57 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.93%) Mobile App
5 37 (2.93%) N-Tier
6 30 (2.38%) Replication
7 29 (2.30%) Blackberry
7 29 (2.30%) NHS
7 29 (2.30%) FlexPod
8 25 (1.98%) Clustering
9 22 (1.74%) User Experience
10 21 (1.67%) Visualisation
11 16 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
11 16 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.19%) Fat Client
12 15 (1.19%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.11%) Statistics
14 13 (1.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 437 (34.66%) Windows
2 133 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 99 (7.85%) Windows 7
5 84 (6.66%) Linux
6 75 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (3.97%) Windows 8
8 35 (2.78%) Android
8 35 (2.78%) Solaris
9 33 (2.62%) AIX
10 28 (2.22%) Windows XP
11 27 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (2.06%) HPUX
12 26 (2.06%) SUSE
13 25 (1.98%) UNIX
14 24 (1.90%) OS/400
14 24 (1.90%) zOS
15 14 (1.11%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.95%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (13.64%) ITIL
3 145 (11.50%) MVC
4 136 (10.79%) Project Management
5 124 (9.83%) CRM
6 117 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
7 92 (7.30%) OO
8 85 (6.74%) Mentoring
9 81 (6.42%) TDD
10 74 (5.87%) SDLC
11 72 (5.71%) Scrum
11 72 (5.71%) Change Management
12 71 (5.63%) PRINCE2
13 62 (4.92%) Coaching
14 61 (4.84%) ERP
15 53 (4.20%) Business Continuity
16 50 (3.97%) Service Management
16 50 (3.97%) Web Development
17 48 (3.81%) Time Management
18 46 (3.65%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 342 (27.12%) SQL
2 291 (23.08%) C#
3 159 (12.61%) JavaScript
4 91 (7.22%) T-SQL
5 59 (4.68%) Java
6 49 (3.89%) PowerShell
7 46 (3.65%) VB.NET
8 32 (2.54%) PHP
9 31 (2.46%) VB
10 29 (2.30%) C++
10 29 (2.30%) VBA
11 22 (1.74%) C
12 18 (1.43%) VBScript
13 16 (1.27%) COBOL
14 10 (0.79%) Perl
14 10 (0.79%) Ruby
15 8 (0.63%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.56%) Python
16 7 (0.56%) JCL
16 7 (0.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 160 (12.69%) Degree
2 150 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (4.76%) MCSE
4 38 (3.01%) MCSA
5 37 (2.93%) MCP
5 37 (2.93%) MCITP
6 35 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (2.38%) CCNA
8 28 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 27 (2.14%) Security Cleared
10 23 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (1.82%) ISEB
11 20 (1.59%) MCTS
12 19 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (1.27%) ISTQB
13 16 (1.27%) MCDST
13 16 (1.27%) NCDA
14 15 (1.19%) CCA
15 14 (1.11%) MCSD
15 14 (1.11%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.08%) SLA
2 61 (4.84%) QA
3 11 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.63%) HL7
4 8 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.40%) WAI
6 4 (0.32%) DICOM
6 4 (0.32%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.079%) WCAG
7 1 (0.079%) JSP 440
System Software
1 211 (16.73%) Active Directory
2 182 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (7.38%) Hyper-V
4 49 (3.89%) XenDesktop
5 41 (3.25%) vSphere
6 34 (2.70%) XenApp
7 26 (2.06%) VMware ESX
8 24 (1.90%) KVM
9 19 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.19%) XenServer
11 11 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.71%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.63%) vCloud
14 6 (0.48%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.32%) pfSense
15 4 (0.32%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.24%) Cronacle
16 3 (0.24%) Terminal Server
17 2 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 42 (3.33%) SCCM
2 25 (1.98%) Tivoli
3 14 (1.11%) WSUS
4 11 (0.87%) SCOM
5 8 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.48%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.48%) Puppet
6 6 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.40%) XenMobile
7 5 (0.40%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.32%) MOM
8 4 (0.32%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.24%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 260 (20.62%) VMware
2 142 (11.26%) Citrix
3 134 (10.63%) Cisco
4 124 (9.83%) Oracle
5 75 (5.95%) NetApp
6 73 (5.79%) HP
7 63 (5.00%) IBM
8 46 (3.65%) Symantec
9 41 (3.25%) EMC
10 36 (2.85%) Juniper
10 36 (2.85%) CheckPoint
11 31 (2.46%) Red Hat
11 31 (2.46%) SAP
12 27 (2.14%) Brocade
13 26 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
13 26 (2.06%) CA
14 24 (1.90%) BMC
15 21 (1.67%) Capita
16 19 (1.51%) Dell
16 19 (1.51%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + bonus, pension, health care
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £20k - 27k per year + pension + medical
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per month
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, health care
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum plus on call, overtime and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday