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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 699 735 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.81% 17.85% 17.14%
As % of the Vendors category 41.86% 40.50% 38.78%
Number of salaries quoted 590 562 568
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £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
1670 1815 1707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.56% 44.09% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1333 1418 1427
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 70 £32,750 -22.02% 14
Bolton +1 21 £31,500 +3.27% 2
Rochdale 0 21 £45,000 - 6
Wigan +14 18 £25,000 -3.84% 3
Cheadle +13 13 £30,000 +6.19% 5
Oldham +3 8 £30,750 -35.93% 2
Salford +2 6 £55,000 +107.54% 4
Bury +6 5 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Altrincham -8 5 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Sale - 3 £37,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 492 (39.42%) SQL Server
2 443 (35.50%) MS Excel
3 420 (33.65%) Windows
4 362 (29.01%) SQL
5 298 (23.88%) .NET
6 291 (23.32%) C#
7 265 (21.23%) MS Office
8 248 (19.87%) VMware
9 241 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
10 215 (17.23%) Active Directory
11 192 (15.38%) ASP.NET
12 180 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
13 177 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 164 (13.14%) Finance
15 160 (12.82%) ITIL
15 160 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 160 (12.82%) Degree
16 154 (12.34%) JavaScript
16 154 (12.34%) MS Exchange
17 152 (12.18%) HTML
17 152 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 151 (12.10%) SQL Server 2008
19 147 (11.78%) MVC
20 145 (11.62%) Project Management
21 140 (11.22%) Citrix
22 136 (10.90%) SharePoint
23 132 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
23 132 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 131 (10.50%) Cisco
25 125 (10.02%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 154 (12.34%) MS Exchange
2 136 (10.90%) SharePoint
3 82 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 66 (5.29%) IIS
5 58 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (2.56%) Lync
7 32 (2.56%) WebSphere
8 27 (2.16%) CMS
9 26 (2.08%) WebLogic
10 22 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.28%) Apache
13 14 (1.12%) Umbraco
14 13 (1.04%) Node.js
15 12 (0.96%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.80%) Drupal
17 10 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 443 (35.50%) MS Excel
2 265 (21.23%) MS Office
3 54 (4.33%) MS Project
4 46 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.28%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.080%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 85 (6.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.64%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.40%) Sage 50
7 4 (0.32%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.24%) Line 50
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.080%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.080%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.080%) Agresso
10 1 (0.080%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.080%) Primavera
10 1 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (4.09%) Office 365
3 37 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.92%) IBM PureFlex
5 8 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
5 8 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.64%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.32%) SaaS
7 4 (0.32%) Yammer
8 3 (0.24%) IaaS
9 2 (0.16%) GitHub
10 1 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.080%) Heroku
10 1 (0.080%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 113 (9.05%) DNS
2 112 (8.97%) Firewall
3 110 (8.81%) SAN
4 82 (6.57%) LAN
5 80 (6.41%) DHCP
6 79 (6.33%) TCP/IP
7 74 (5.93%) WAN
8 57 (4.57%) VPN
9 46 (3.69%) Internet
10 41 (3.29%) VoIP
10 41 (3.29%) Wireless
11 23 (1.84%) VLAN
12 22 (1.76%) Ethernet
13 21 (1.68%) NAS
14 16 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (1.20%) Intranet
16 14 (1.12%) Unified Communications
17 13 (1.04%) NetScaler
18 12 (0.96%) IPv4
19 11 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (39.42%) SQL Server
2 160 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 151 (12.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 132 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 91 (7.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 67 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 47 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 43 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 43 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 36 (2.88%) MySQL
10 36 (2.88%) RDBMS
11 33 (2.64%) DB2
12 30 (2.40%) OLAP
13 24 (1.92%) Oracle Exadata
14 21 (1.68%) NoSQL
15 18 (1.44%) OLAP Cube
16 16 (1.28%) Microsoft Power View
17 15 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
18 13 (1.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 76 (6.09%) Visual Studio
2 50 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (3.69%) NUnit
4 31 (2.48%) Selenium
5 30 (2.40%) Rhino Mocks
6 22 (1.76%) Git (software)
7 21 (1.68%) Cucumber
8 18 (1.44%) JIRA
9 17 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (1.04%) Subversion
11 9 (0.72%) MSI
11 9 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.56%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.48%) MSTest
13 6 (0.48%) Moq
13 6 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 5 (0.40%) Axure RP
14 5 (0.40%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.40%) HP UFT
15 4 (0.32%) Eclipse
General
1 164 (13.14%) Finance
2 57 (4.57%) Retail
3 51 (4.09%) Legal
4 46 (3.69%) Advertising
4 46 (3.69%) Marketing
5 40 (3.21%) Banking
6 27 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 27 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.92%) Law
8 20 (1.60%) Games
9 11 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.48%) Local Government
11 5 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.32%) Back Office
12 4 (0.32%) Billing
13 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 2 (0.16%) French Language
14 2 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 340 (27.24%) Developer
2 225 (18.03%) Analyst
3 127 (10.18%) .NET Developer
4 93 (7.45%) Consultant
5 90 (7.21%) Architect
6 82 (6.57%) C# Developer
7 70 (5.61%) Support Engineer
8 61 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
9 56 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
10 54 (4.33%) Support Analyst
11 53 (4.25%) Business Analyst
12 48 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 47 (3.77%) Software Developer
14 46 (3.69%) IT Support
15 44 (3.53%) Project Manager
16 43 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 42 (3.37%) Graduate
18 41 (3.29%) Senior Developer
18 41 (3.29%) SQL Developer
19 39 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (23.88%) .NET
2 192 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 152 (12.18%) HTML
4 112 (8.97%) CSS
5 109 (8.73%) jQuery
6 94 (7.53%) WCF
7 83 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 71 (5.69%) .NET Framework
9 63 (5.05%) XML
10 58 (4.65%) Web Services
11 55 (4.41%) AngularJS
12 53 (4.25%) Entity Framework
13 46 (3.69%) LINQ
14 42 (3.37%) Middleware
15 38 (3.04%) WPF
16 37 (2.96%) HTML5
17 35 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
18 33 (2.64%) Ajax
19 32 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
20 30 (2.40%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 180 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 62 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 33 (2.64%) Clustering
7 31 (2.48%) N-Tier
8 30 (2.40%) Replication
8 30 (2.40%) FlexPod
9 28 (2.24%) Blackberry
10 27 (2.16%) Visualisation
11 22 (1.76%) NHS
12 21 (1.68%) User Experience
13 18 (1.44%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.44%) Thin Client
14 17 (1.36%) Social Media
15 16 (1.28%) Data Extraction
15 16 (1.28%) Statistics
16 14 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
16 14 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 420 (33.65%) Windows
2 132 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 118 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (7.29%) Windows 7
5 81 (6.49%) Linux
5 81 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (3.69%) Windows 8
7 33 (2.64%) AIX
7 33 (2.64%) Solaris
8 30 (2.40%) Android
9 29 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (2.24%) UNIX
11 26 (2.08%) HPUX
11 26 (2.08%) SUSE
12 24 (1.92%) zOS
12 24 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 24 (1.92%) OS/400
13 15 (1.20%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.12%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.80%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (12.82%) ITIL
3 147 (11.78%) MVC
4 145 (11.62%) Project Management
5 125 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
6 113 (9.05%) CRM
7 94 (7.53%) Mentoring
8 88 (7.05%) OO
9 87 (6.97%) TDD
10 78 (6.25%) Change Management
11 74 (5.93%) SDLC
12 72 (5.77%) PRINCE2
13 70 (5.61%) Scrum
14 60 (4.81%) ERP
14 60 (4.81%) Coaching
15 55 (4.41%) Time Management
16 54 (4.33%) Service Management
17 48 (3.85%) Service Delivery
17 48 (3.85%) ETL
17 48 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 362 (29.01%) SQL
2 291 (23.32%) C#
3 154 (12.34%) JavaScript
4 102 (8.17%) T-SQL
5 61 (4.89%) Java
6 49 (3.93%) VB.NET
6 49 (3.93%) PowerShell
7 39 (3.13%) VBA
8 38 (3.04%) PHP
9 25 (2.00%) C++
10 22 (1.76%) VB
11 16 (1.28%) COBOL
12 13 (1.04%) C
12 13 (1.04%) Perl
13 12 (0.96%) Ruby
14 11 (0.88%) Python
15 10 (0.80%) VBScript
16 8 (0.64%) ActionScript
17 7 (0.56%) Assembly Language
17 7 (0.56%) REXX
Qualifications
1 160 (12.82%) Degree
2 152 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (5.21%) MCSE
4 43 (3.45%) MCITP
5 38 (3.04%) MCSA
6 34 (2.72%) MCP
6 34 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 30 (2.40%) CCNA
9 23 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (1.68%) ISEB
11 20 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (1.60%) Security Cleared
12 19 (1.52%) MCTS
13 15 (1.20%) CCENT
13 15 (1.20%) MCDST
14 14 (1.12%) CCA
14 14 (1.12%) NCDA
15 13 (1.04%) MCSD
15 13 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.69%) QA
2 69 (5.53%) SLA
3 11 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.64%) HL7
6 4 (0.32%) DICOM
7 2 (0.16%) WAI
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.080%) WCAG
8 1 (0.080%) JSP 440
System Software
1 215 (17.23%) Active Directory
2 177 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 44 (3.53%) XenDesktop
5 41 (3.29%) vSphere
6 33 (2.64%) XenApp
7 24 (1.92%) KVM
8 20 (1.60%) VMware ESX
9 19 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (1.12%) XenServer
11 10 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.80%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.40%) vCloud
13 5 (0.40%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.32%) pfSense
14 4 (0.32%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.32%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.24%) Cronacle
15 3 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 41 (3.29%) SCCM
2 25 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 16 (1.28%) SCOM
4 11 (0.88%) WSUS
5 10 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.72%) SCOrch
7 7 (0.56%) XenMobile
7 7 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.40%) Puppet
9 5 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.32%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.32%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.32%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.24%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 248 (19.87%) VMware
2 140 (11.22%) Citrix
3 131 (10.50%) Cisco
4 122 (9.78%) Oracle
5 69 (5.53%) HP
6 65 (5.21%) NetApp
7 61 (4.89%) IBM
8 41 (3.29%) Symantec
9 40 (3.21%) EMC
10 37 (2.96%) SAP
11 35 (2.80%) Juniper
12 34 (2.72%) CheckPoint
13 32 (2.56%) Red Hat
14 27 (2.16%) Brocade
15 24 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
15 24 (1.92%) BMC
15 24 (1.92%) CA
16 20 (1.60%) Capita
17 18 (1.44%) Dell
18 17 (1.36%) Tableau
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