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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 737 755 751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 19.08% 18.53% 18.20%
As % of the Vendors category 43.90% 41.62% 39.20%
Number of salaries quoted 627 640 675
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1679 1814 1916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.47% 44.52% 46.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1342 1476 1622
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £60,000 £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 1 April 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 April 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 +12 44 £30,000 -7.69% 11
Bolton -1 26 £40,000 +17.64% 7
Rochdale +4 21 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Altrincham -9 16 £26,250 -38.23% 3
Salford +7 12 £32,500 -25.28% 8
Oldham +7 10 £28,750 -11.53% 2
Cheadle -3 8 £38,250 +9.28% 2
Wigan -17 5 £30,000 +41.17% 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 628 (41.89%) MS Excel
2 566 (37.76%) SQL Server
3 561 (37.42%) Windows
4 416 (27.75%) SQL
5 404 (26.95%) .NET
6 366 (24.42%) C#
7 317 (21.15%) VMware
8 313 (20.88%) MS Office
8 313 (20.88%) ASP.NET
9 286 (19.08%) Active Directory
10 241 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
11 225 (15.01%) Degree
12 215 (14.34%) Finance
13 214 (14.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 210 (14.01%) MS Exchange
15 209 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
16 207 (13.81%) Cisco
17 206 (13.74%) ITIL
17 206 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
18 201 (13.41%) HTML
19 200 (13.34%) Citrix
20 193 (12.88%) MVC
21 192 (12.81%) JavaScript
22 184 (12.27%) SharePoint
23 164 (10.94%) CSS
23 164 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
24 161 (10.74%) Firewall
25 160 (10.67%) Hyper-V
26 152 (10.14%) Windows 7
27 150 (10.01%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 210 (14.01%) MS Exchange
2 184 (12.27%) SharePoint
3 86 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 83 (5.54%) IIS
5 49 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 43 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 39 (2.60%) CMS
9 37 (2.47%) Lync
10 25 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 24 (1.60%) WebSphere
11 24 (1.60%) WebLogic
12 23 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
14 16 (1.07%) Umbraco
15 14 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.80%) Apache
17 10 (0.67%) IBM Notes
17 10 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
18 9 (0.60%) Joomla!
Applications
1 628 (41.89%) MS Excel
2 313 (20.88%) MS Office
3 71 (4.74%) MS Project
4 55 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (2.47%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.67%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.40%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.33%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.20%) Revit
11 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 62 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (3.07%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.40%) Agresso
5 6 (0.40%) Magento
6 5 (0.33%) Sage 50
6 5 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.13%) Line 50
7 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.067%) Tridion
8 1 (0.067%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.067%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.067%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.067%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (3.20%) Office 365
3 30 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.47%) Yammer
6 4 (0.27%) IaaS
7 3 (0.20%) SaaS
7 3 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (10.74%) Firewall
2 137 (9.14%) SAN
3 134 (8.94%) LAN
4 125 (8.34%) WAN
5 117 (7.81%) DNS
6 100 (6.67%) DHCP
7 67 (4.47%) TCP/IP
8 61 (4.07%) VPN
9 42 (2.80%) Intranet
9 42 (2.80%) VLAN
10 40 (2.67%) Internet
11 37 (2.47%) Wireless
12 36 (2.40%) HTTP
12 36 (2.40%) Network Security
13 33 (2.20%) NAS
14 29 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
14 29 (1.93%) VoIP
15 21 (1.40%) Ethernet
16 20 (1.33%) NetScaler
17 19 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (37.76%) SQL Server
2 164 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 132 (8.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (8.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (6.07%) Relational Database
6 68 (4.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 60 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 56 (3.74%) RDBMS
9 53 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 41 (2.74%) Oracle Database
11 40 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
12 36 (2.40%) OLAP
13 30 (2.00%) MySQL
14 22 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
14 22 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
14 22 (1.47%) DB2
14 22 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (0.60%) MongoDB
16 8 (0.53%) DTS
16 8 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 77 (5.14%) Visual Studio
2 62 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (1.93%) NUnit
4 16 (1.07%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.00%) Subversion
6 14 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
7 13 (0.87%) JIRA
8 12 (0.80%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.80%) Selenium
8 12 (0.80%) Moq
8 12 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (0.73%) MSTest
10 10 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (0.60%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.60%) TestDirector
12 7 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.33%) MSI
14 3 (0.20%) ReSharper
14 3 (0.20%) NCrunch
14 3 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 215 (14.34%) Finance
2 67 (4.47%) Advertising
3 57 (3.80%) Marketing
4 48 (3.20%) Legal
4 48 (3.20%) Manufacturing
5 46 (3.07%) Retail
6 26 (1.73%) Law
7 25 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.67%) Banking
8 15 (1.00%) Back Office
9 10 (0.67%) Games
10 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.40%) German Language
11 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.20%) French Language
11 3 (0.20%) Billing
11 3 (0.20%) Local Government
12 2 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.13%) Front Office
12 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 374 (24.95%) Developer
2 214 (14.28%) Analyst
3 183 (12.21%) .NET Developer
4 147 (9.81%) C# Developer
5 129 (8.61%) Support Engineer
6 121 (8.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 102 (6.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 99 (6.60%) ASP.NET Developer
9 96 (6.40%) Consultant
10 85 (5.67%) Project Manager
11 81 (5.40%) Senior Developer
12 68 (4.54%) 2nd Line Support
13 65 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
14 60 (4.00%) Support Analyst
14 60 (4.00%) Software Developer
14 60 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 59 (3.94%) Architect
16 58 (3.87%) Team Leader
16 58 (3.87%) IT Support
17 57 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (26.95%) .NET
2 313 (20.88%) ASP.NET
3 201 (13.41%) HTML
4 164 (10.94%) CSS
5 125 (8.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 106 (7.07%) XML
7 99 (6.60%) jQuery
8 93 (6.20%) .NET Framework
9 77 (5.14%) Web Services
10 71 (4.74%) WCF
11 61 (4.07%) HTML5
12 46 (3.07%) Entity Framework
13 39 (2.60%) LINQ
14 35 (2.33%) RESTful
14 35 (2.33%) CSS3
14 35 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 33 (2.20%) COM
16 31 (2.07%) Ajax
17 30 (2.00%) JSON
17 30 (2.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 209 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.20%) N-Tier
4 46 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 38 (2.54%) Inversion of Control
6 38 (2.54%) FlexPod
7 33 (2.20%) Replication
8 31 (2.07%) Clustering
8 31 (2.07%) NHS
9 27 (1.80%) Client/Server
10 24 (1.60%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.40%) Blackberry
12 14 (0.93%) User Experience
13 10 (0.67%) Data Integration
13 10 (0.67%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.67%) Statistics
13 10 (0.67%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.60%) Informatics
14 9 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 561 (37.42%) Windows
2 152 (10.14%) Windows 7
3 150 (10.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 142 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 80 (5.34%) Linux
7 78 (5.20%) Windows 8
8 68 (4.54%) Windows XP
9 42 (2.80%) Solaris
10 36 (2.40%) Android
11 26 (1.73%) UNIX
12 23 (1.53%) AIX
12 23 (1.53%) HPUX
12 23 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (1.47%) OS/400
13 22 (1.47%) SUSE
13 22 (1.47%) zOS
14 19 (1.27%) Apple iOS
15 18 (1.20%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (13.74%) ITIL
3 193 (12.88%) MVC
4 147 (9.81%) OO
5 143 (9.54%) Project Management
6 134 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
7 121 (8.07%) Web Development
8 119 (7.94%) CRM
9 102 (6.80%) Change Management
9 102 (6.80%) Scrum
10 99 (6.60%) TDD
11 92 (6.14%) ERP
12 86 (5.74%) PRINCE2
12 86 (5.74%) Migration
13 82 (5.47%) Business Continuity
14 75 (5.00%) Mentoring
15 72 (4.80%) Coaching
16 65 (4.34%) Incident Management
16 65 (4.34%) Unit Testing
17 62 (4.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 416 (27.75%) SQL
2 366 (24.42%) C#
3 192 (12.81%) JavaScript
4 133 (8.87%) T-SQL
5 90 (6.00%) VB.NET
6 78 (5.20%) PowerShell
7 50 (3.34%) C
8 37 (2.47%) Java
9 36 (2.40%) VB
10 26 (1.73%) VBA
11 25 (1.67%) C++
12 24 (1.60%) VBScript
13 17 (1.13%) PHP
14 8 (0.53%) Delphi
14 8 (0.53%) Ruby
15 7 (0.47%) Python
16 5 (0.33%) Perl
16 5 (0.33%) X++
17 2 (0.13%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 225 (15.01%) Degree
2 206 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (6.00%) MCSE
4 59 (3.94%) MCP
5 52 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 49 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (3.20%) MCSA
8 46 (3.07%) Security Cleared
9 45 (3.00%) CCNA
10 44 (2.94%) MCITP
11 40 (2.67%) ISEB
12 38 (2.54%) MCTS
13 29 (1.93%) NCDA
13 29 (1.93%) ISTQB
14 26 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (1.67%) CCA
15 25 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
16 20 (1.33%) SC Cleared
17 19 (1.27%) MCDST
18 18 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.07%) QA
2 41 (2.74%) SLA
3 20 (1.33%) WAI
4 18 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.73%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 286 (19.08%) Active Directory
2 214 (14.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (10.67%) Hyper-V
4 59 (3.94%) vSphere
5 56 (3.74%) XenDesktop
6 44 (2.94%) XenApp
7 22 (1.47%) KVM
8 14 (0.93%) Terminal Services
9 13 (0.87%) XenServer
10 10 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.60%) MetaFrame
12 8 (0.53%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.53%) vCloud
13 7 (0.47%) Xen
13 7 (0.47%) NFS
14 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.13%) Varnish
16 1 (0.067%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (3.87%) SCCM
2 27 (1.80%) Backup Exec
3 22 (1.47%) Tivoli
4 20 (1.33%) SCOM
5 17 (1.13%) WSUS
5 17 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (0.53%) MOM
7 7 (0.47%) WMI
7 7 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.47%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.40%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.33%) Puppet
9 5 (0.33%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.33%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.27%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.20%) SCSM
11 3 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 317 (21.15%) VMware
2 207 (13.81%) Cisco
3 200 (13.34%) Citrix
4 132 (8.81%) NetApp
5 121 (8.07%) Oracle
6 120 (8.01%) HP
7 71 (4.74%) Symantec
8 49 (3.27%) EMC
9 48 (3.20%) CheckPoint
10 43 (2.87%) IBM
11 40 (2.67%) Dell
11 40 (2.67%) CA
12 39 (2.60%) Juniper
13 26 (1.73%) Red Hat
13 26 (1.73%) Wyse
14 24 (1.60%) Brocade
14 24 (1.60%) SAP
15 23 (1.53%) BMC
16 22 (1.47%) 3PAR
17 20 (1.33%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance/benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Starting £19,547 Progression to £37,135 (Subject to job evaluation)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Moore Associates
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
OXL Consulting
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + certifications, pension, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + medical & life cover, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25.000 to £35.000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £47,000 per annum Depending on level of experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + Health
Posted: 2 days ago