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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 584 667 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.71% 17.67% 17.95%
As % of the Vendors category 37.58% 41.56% 40.74%
Number of salaries quoted 492 561 556
Median salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +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
1554 1605 1787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 41.80% 42.52% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1251 1284 1393
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -7 40 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Oldham +4 25 £32,500 +5.69% 6
Bolton -3 25 £32,500 -2.25% 7
Rochdale -13 14 £46,000 +2.22% 5
Wigan -4 12 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Bury +1 5 £50,500 +83.63% 2
Altrincham +6 4 £36,500 +4.28% 2
Salford +6 4 £28,750 -47.72% 3
Sale -9 2 £27,000 -28.00%
Cheadle -5 1 £20,000 -33.33% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 436 (40.60%) MS Excel
2 410 (38.18%) SQL Server
3 382 (35.57%) Windows
4 352 (32.77%) SQL
5 339 (31.56%) .NET
6 307 (28.58%) C#
7 259 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
8 217 (20.20%) Active Directory
9 200 (18.62%) Finance
10 180 (16.76%) MS Office
11 179 (16.67%) ASP.NET
12 177 (16.48%) JavaScript
13 166 (15.46%) ITIL
14 165 (15.36%) HTML
15 158 (14.71%) Windows Server
16 157 (14.62%) VMware
17 156 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 155 (14.43%) Degree
19 139 (12.94%) T-SQL
20 137 (12.76%) CSS
21 135 (12.57%) MVC
21 135 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 129 (12.01%) Oracle
23 126 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
24 125 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
25 119 (11.08%) Scrum
25 119 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
26 113 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
27 109 (10.15%) Project Management
28 106 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure

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 90 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 84 (7.82%) SharePoint
3 53 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (4.47%) WebLogic
5 38 (3.54%) IIS
6 27 (2.51%) CMS
7 26 (2.42%) JBoss
8 25 (2.33%) CloudStack
8 25 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (2.33%) OpenStack
8 25 (2.33%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.40%) WordPress
11 14 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (1.21%) Confluence
13 12 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (1.12%) NetWeaver
14 11 (1.02%) Drupal
14 11 (1.02%) Umbraco
Applications
1 436 (40.60%) MS Excel
2 180 (16.76%) MS Office
3 52 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (3.45%) MS Project
5 23 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.02%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.28%) CorelDRAW
8 3 (0.28%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.28%) SPSS
8 3 (0.28%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.093%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.093%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.093%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.093%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 43 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.84%) Visualfiles
5 5 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.37%) Infor M3
6 4 (0.37%) Magento
6 4 (0.37%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.28%) Infor CRM
7 3 (0.28%) OPENContractor
7 3 (0.28%) OPENHousing
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.093%) BPCS
9 1 (0.093%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.093%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 106 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (4.28%) Office 365
3 35 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.12%) IaaS
5 8 (0.74%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.47%) AdWords
6 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.37%) PaaS
7 4 (0.37%) SaaS
7 4 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.28%) GitHub
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.093%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 102 (9.50%) Firewall
2 74 (6.89%) DNS
3 54 (5.03%) DHCP
4 51 (4.75%) LAN
5 49 (4.56%) SAN
6 45 (4.19%) WAN
7 44 (4.10%) VPN
8 34 (3.17%) TCP/IP
9 27 (2.51%) VoIP
10 19 (1.77%) Internet
11 16 (1.49%) HTTP
12 15 (1.40%) Broadband
13 14 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (1.21%) IP Telephony
14 13 (1.21%) VLAN
15 12 (1.12%) SNMP
16 11 (1.02%) Wireless
17 10 (0.93%) Cisco IPT
18 9 (0.84%) Ethernet
18 9 (0.84%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (38.18%) SQL Server
2 156 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 135 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 77 (7.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 76 (7.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 61 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (5.40%) MySQL
8 51 (4.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 44 (4.10%) Relational Database
10 39 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
12 29 (2.70%) RDBMS
13 25 (2.33%) Power BI
14 24 (2.23%) MongoDB
15 23 (2.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (1.68%) Data Mining
17 17 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
18 16 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
19 14 (1.30%) DTS
19 14 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (4.10%) Visual Studio
3 38 (3.54%) JIRA
4 28 (2.61%) Selenium
5 20 (1.86%) SpecFlow
6 17 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 14 (1.30%) Git (software)
8 13 (1.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 10 (0.93%) FxCop
9 10 (0.93%) NUnit
9 10 (0.93%) StyleCop
10 9 (0.84%) WebDriver
11 8 (0.74%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.47%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.37%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.37%) Subversion
14 3 (0.28%) InstallShield
14 3 (0.28%) MSI
14 3 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.28%) Ranorex
General
1 200 (18.62%) Finance
2 75 (6.98%) Legal
3 52 (4.84%) Retail
4 36 (3.35%) Advertising
5 34 (3.17%) Marketing
5 34 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.98%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.79%) Banking
8 28 (2.61%) Law
9 15 (1.40%) Games
10 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.56%) French Language
11 6 (0.56%) German Language
11 6 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.37%) Back Office
12 4 (0.37%) Local Government
12 4 (0.37%) Publishing
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 1 (0.093%) Automotive
14 1 (0.093%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 309 (28.77%) Developer
2 180 (16.76%) Analyst
3 123 (11.45%) .NET Developer
4 105 (9.78%) C# Developer
5 77 (7.17%) Consultant
6 72 (6.70%) Support Engineer
7 66 (6.15%) SQL Developer
8 63 (5.87%) C# .NET Developer
9 54 (5.03%) Senior Developer
10 50 (4.66%) DBA
11 48 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
12 46 (4.28%) SQL DBA
13 44 (4.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 44 (4.10%) IT Support
14 42 (3.91%) Support Analyst
15 41 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 40 (3.72%) Project Manager
17 38 (3.54%) Graduate
18 36 (3.35%) Applications Support
18 36 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (31.56%) .NET
2 179 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 165 (15.36%) HTML
4 137 (12.76%) CSS
5 100 (9.31%) jQuery
6 75 (6.98%) Web Services
7 72 (6.70%) XML
8 70 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 63 (5.87%) HTML5
10 58 (5.40%) .NET Framework
10 58 (5.40%) AngularJS
11 56 (5.21%) WCF
12 39 (3.63%) RESTful
13 34 (3.17%) CSS3
13 34 (3.17%) Entity Framework
14 32 (2.98%) J2EE
15 30 (2.79%) NHibernate
16 29 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 26 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 25 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.59%) Replication
3 54 (5.03%) Data Centre
4 49 (4.56%) Clustering
4 49 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (3.63%) Computer Science
6 38 (3.54%) iPad
7 29 (2.70%) Mobile App
8 27 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.51%) User Experience
9 24 (2.23%) Blackberry
10 19 (1.77%) Visualisation
11 17 (1.58%) N-Tier
12 14 (1.30%) PMI
13 12 (1.12%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.02%) Social Media
14 11 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.93%) Xbox
16 8 (0.74%) FMCG
16 8 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 382 (35.57%) Windows
2 158 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 113 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (8.01%) Linux
6 75 (6.98%) Windows 7
7 60 (5.59%) Unix
8 53 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (3.91%) Windows 10
10 26 (2.42%) Mac OS X
11 24 (2.23%) Windows 8
12 14 (1.30%) Android
12 14 (1.30%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.12%) AIX
14 10 (0.93%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.47%) CentOS
16 5 (0.47%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (15.46%) ITIL
3 135 (12.57%) MVC
4 126 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
5 119 (11.08%) Scrum
6 109 (10.15%) Project Management
7 81 (7.54%) Web Development
8 70 (6.52%) TDD
9 67 (6.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 65 (6.05%) CRM
11 60 (5.59%) OO
12 57 (5.31%) Mentoring
12 57 (5.31%) Software Engineering
13 53 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (4.47%) PRINCE2
15 43 (4.00%) Configuration Management
15 43 (4.00%) OOP
16 42 (3.91%) Presales
17 40 (3.72%) E-Commerce
17 40 (3.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 352 (32.77%) SQL
2 307 (28.58%) C#
3 177 (16.48%) JavaScript
4 139 (12.94%) T-SQL
5 76 (7.08%) Java
6 72 (6.70%) PowerShell
7 51 (4.75%) VB.NET
8 37 (3.45%) PHP
9 35 (3.26%) Python
10 30 (2.79%) Ruby
10 30 (2.79%) Shell Script
11 25 (2.33%) Bash Shell
12 23 (2.14%) ABAP
12 23 (2.14%) VBScript
13 20 (1.86%) VB
14 18 (1.68%) Perl
15 15 (1.40%) VBA
16 12 (1.12%) C++
17 10 (0.93%) C
18 7 (0.65%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 155 (14.43%) Degree
2 125 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (4.19%) MCSA
4 37 (3.45%) ISEB
4 37 (3.45%) MCSE
5 33 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (2.98%) CCNA
7 26 (2.42%) MCP
8 23 (2.14%) PMI Certification
9 15 (1.40%) MCT
10 13 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.02%) Security Cleared
12 10 (0.93%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.84%) PMP
14 7 (0.65%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.65%) MOS
15 6 (0.56%) CISM
15 6 (0.56%) CISSP
15 6 (0.56%) ISACA
16 5 (0.47%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.40%) QA
2 34 (3.17%) SLA
3 16 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.12%) WAI
5 10 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.65%) COBIT
7 5 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.28%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.093%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 217 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 93 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.56%) Hyper-V
4 41 (3.82%) vSphere
5 35 (3.26%) XenServer
6 26 (2.42%) Xen
7 20 (1.86%) XenApp
8 15 (1.40%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.12%) Terminal Server
10 11 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.65%) vCloud
12 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.37%) NFS
14 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.37%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 51 (4.75%) SCCM
2 37 (3.45%) Puppet
3 29 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (2.33%) Cobbler
4 25 (2.33%) Tivoli
5 19 (1.77%) SCOM
6 18 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (1.40%) AirWatch
8 12 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (1.02%) Nagios
10 10 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (0.93%) LiteSpeed
11 9 (0.84%) HP SIM
11 9 (0.84%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.74%) WSUS
13 7 (0.65%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
14 6 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (0.47%) SCVMM
16 4 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 157 (14.62%) VMware
2 129 (12.01%) Oracle
3 89 (8.29%) Cisco
4 80 (7.45%) Citrix
5 63 (5.87%) SAP
6 48 (4.47%) IBM
7 39 (3.63%) HP
8 27 (2.51%) NetApp
9 25 (2.33%) EnterpriseDB
10 23 (2.14%) BEA
10 23 (2.14%) iManage
11 21 (1.96%) Tableau
12 18 (1.68%) Google
12 18 (1.68%) Symantec
13 17 (1.58%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.58%) Veeam
14 16 (1.49%) Adobe
15 15 (1.40%) Remedy
16 14 (1.30%) Dell
16 14 (1.30%) Intel Security
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