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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 583 657 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.20% 18.35% 17.64%
As % of the Vendors category 38.71% 42.03% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 497 546 544
Median salary £40,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £21,906
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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
1506 1563 1709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 41.86% 43.66% 43.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1243 1240 1372
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +2 45 £37,500 +25.00% 6
Bolton -7 24 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Oldham +5 15 £32,500 +91.17% 5
Altrincham +10 14 £33,000 -5.71% 1
Rochdale -11 9 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Wigan -7 8 £31,000 +9.73% 3
Bury 0 4 £51,500 +71.66% 5
Sale 0 4 £28,750 -23.33%
Cheadle -4 4 £21,500 -28.33% 2
Salford +7 2 £38,750 +51.96% 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 467 (42.73%) MS Excel
2 420 (38.43%) Windows
3 396 (36.23%) SQL Server
4 334 (30.56%) SQL
5 307 (28.09%) .NET
6 289 (26.44%) C#
7 242 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
8 230 (21.04%) Active Directory
9 209 (19.12%) Finance
10 195 (17.84%) MS Office
11 170 (15.55%) VMware
12 167 (15.28%) JavaScript
12 167 (15.28%) Windows Server
13 163 (14.91%) ITIL
14 157 (14.36%) HTML
15 155 (14.18%) ASP.NET
16 141 (12.90%) Degree
17 138 (12.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 135 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
19 131 (11.99%) Oracle
19 131 (11.99%) MVC
20 130 (11.89%) CSS
21 125 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
22 118 (10.80%) Project Management
22 118 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
23 117 (10.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 116 (10.61%) T-SQL
25 114 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
25 114 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
26 108 (9.88%) MS Exchange

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
1 108 (9.88%) MS Exchange
2 84 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 62 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (3.84%) WebLogic
5 32 (2.93%) CMS
5 32 (2.93%) IIS
6 27 (2.47%) JBoss
7 26 (2.38%) CloudStack
7 26 (2.38%) OpenStack
7 26 (2.38%) WebSphere
8 25 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
11 18 (1.65%) Confluence
12 14 (1.28%) WordPress
13 13 (1.19%) Drupal
13 13 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.91%) NServiceBus
14 10 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 467 (42.73%) MS Excel
2 195 (17.84%) MS Office
3 62 (5.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (3.39%) MS Project
5 23 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.46%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.27%) CorelDRAW
7 3 (0.27%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.27%) XMetaL
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.091%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.091%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.091%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.091%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 46 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (1.10%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.37%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.37%) Magento
6 3 (0.27%) Infor CRM
6 3 (0.27%) OPENContractor
6 3 (0.27%) OPENHousing
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.27%) Primavera
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.091%) assyst
8 1 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.091%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.091%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 118 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (4.67%) Office 365
3 32 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.01%) IaaS
5 6 (0.55%) SaaS
5 6 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.37%) AdWords
7 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.37%) GitHub
8 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.091%) Force.com
9 1 (0.091%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.091%) Heroku
9 1 (0.091%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.091%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 106 (9.70%) Firewall
2 68 (6.22%) DNS
3 53 (4.85%) DHCP
3 53 (4.85%) LAN
3 53 (4.85%) SAN
4 49 (4.48%) VPN
5 44 (4.03%) TCP/IP
5 44 (4.03%) WAN
6 26 (2.38%) VoIP
7 17 (1.56%) Internet
8 16 (1.46%) Broadband
9 14 (1.28%) Wireless
10 13 (1.19%) VLAN
11 11 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.01%) IP Telephony
12 10 (0.91%) Ethernet
12 10 (0.91%) HTTP
13 9 (0.82%) SNMP
14 8 (0.73%) Cisco IPT
15 6 (0.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (36.23%) SQL Server
2 138 (12.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 117 (10.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 68 (6.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 62 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (4.57%) SQL Server 2014
8 47 (4.30%) MySQL
9 39 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (2.65%) Relational Database
12 23 (2.10%) MongoDB
13 22 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 19 (1.74%) Power BI
14 19 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
15 17 (1.56%) RDBMS
16 15 (1.37%) DTS
17 14 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (1.28%) Data Mining
17 14 (1.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (5.67%) Visual Studio
2 40 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (3.39%) JIRA
4 24 (2.20%) Selenium
5 18 (1.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 18 (1.65%) SpecFlow
6 17 (1.56%) Git (software)
7 16 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (0.91%) FxCop
8 10 (0.91%) StyleCop
9 8 (0.73%) NUnit
9 8 (0.73%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.64%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.64%) Subversion
11 5 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.37%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.37%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.37%) MSI
12 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.27%) Ranorex
General
1 209 (19.12%) Finance
2 74 (6.77%) Legal
3 60 (5.49%) Retail
4 34 (3.11%) Advertising
4 34 (3.11%) Marketing
5 33 (3.02%) Law
6 32 (2.93%) Banking
7 29 (2.65%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.20%) Games
9 23 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.46%) Back Office
12 5 (0.46%) Publishing
13 3 (0.27%) Billing
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
14 2 (0.18%) Local Government
15 1 (0.091%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.091%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.091%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (26.53%) Developer
2 190 (17.38%) Analyst
3 119 (10.89%) .NET Developer
4 100 (9.15%) C# Developer
5 87 (7.96%) Consultant
6 83 (7.59%) Support Engineer
7 66 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 61 (5.58%) SQL Developer
9 51 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 51 (4.67%) IT Support
9 51 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 50 (4.57%) Support Analyst
11 49 (4.48%) DBA
12 46 (4.21%) SQL DBA
13 44 (4.03%) ASP.NET Developer
14 42 (3.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 39 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
15 39 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 38 (3.48%) Applications Support
16 38 (3.48%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (28.09%) .NET
2 157 (14.36%) HTML
3 155 (14.18%) ASP.NET
4 130 (11.89%) CSS
5 107 (9.79%) jQuery
6 68 (6.22%) XML
7 66 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 63 (5.76%) HTML5
9 61 (5.58%) Web Services
10 54 (4.94%) WCF
11 51 (4.67%) .NET Framework
12 46 (4.21%) AngularJS
13 35 (3.20%) CSS3
14 34 (3.11%) RESTful
15 27 (2.47%) Entity Framework
15 27 (2.47%) J2EE
16 26 (2.38%) Ajax
17 24 (2.20%) JSON
18 23 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 22 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 125 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.12%) Replication
3 44 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 42 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (3.75%) iPad
6 40 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 39 (3.57%) Clustering
8 34 (3.11%) Blackberry
9 31 (2.84%) Management Information System
10 25 (2.29%) User Experience
10 25 (2.29%) Visualisation
11 23 (2.10%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.56%) N-Tier
13 14 (1.28%) PMI
14 12 (1.10%) Driving Licence
15 11 (1.01%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.01%) Social Media
16 9 (0.82%) Xbox
17 8 (0.73%) CMDB
17 8 (0.73%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 420 (38.43%) Windows
2 167 (15.28%) Windows Server
3 114 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (7.41%) Linux
4 81 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (7.23%) Windows 7
6 57 (5.22%) Unix
7 49 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (3.75%) Windows 10
9 31 (2.84%) Mac OS X
10 24 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 22 (2.01%) Windows XP
12 13 (1.19%) Android
13 11 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.82%) AIX
15 6 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.55%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.37%) CentOS
17 2 (0.18%) VMS
17 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (14.91%) ITIL
3 131 (11.99%) MVC
4 118 (10.80%) Project Management
5 114 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
6 104 (9.52%) Scrum
7 80 (7.32%) Web Development
8 71 (6.50%) CRM
8 71 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (6.31%) OO
10 68 (6.22%) TDD
11 61 (5.58%) Software Engineering
12 55 (5.03%) Mentoring
13 52 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (4.67%) Presales
15 48 (4.39%) Change Management
16 46 (4.21%) SDLC
17 42 (3.84%) Configuration Management
17 42 (3.84%) PRINCE2
18 40 (3.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 334 (30.56%) SQL
2 289 (26.44%) C#
3 167 (15.28%) JavaScript
4 116 (10.61%) T-SQL
5 70 (6.40%) Java
6 66 (6.04%) PowerShell
7 39 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 37 (3.39%) PHP
9 31 (2.84%) Python
9 31 (2.84%) Ruby
10 29 (2.65%) Shell Script
11 26 (2.38%) Bash Shell
11 26 (2.38%) C++
12 24 (2.20%) VBScript
13 23 (2.10%) C
14 21 (1.92%) VBA
15 17 (1.56%) VB
16 16 (1.46%) ABAP
16 16 (1.46%) Perl
17 9 (0.82%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 141 (12.90%) Degree
2 135 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (5.22%) MCSA
4 53 (4.85%) MCSE
5 40 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (3.20%) CCNA
7 32 (2.93%) ISEB
8 30 (2.74%) MCP
9 23 (2.10%) PMI Certification
10 16 (1.46%) MCT
10 16 (1.46%) Security Cleared
11 14 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.10%) CISM
12 12 (1.10%) CISSP
13 11 (1.01%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.91%) MCITP
14 10 (0.91%) MCTS
14 10 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (0.82%) PMP
16 8 (0.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.49%) QA
2 29 (2.65%) SLA
3 20 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.73%) WAI
6 7 (0.64%) COBIT
7 6 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.27%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 230 (21.04%) Active Directory
2 107 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.57%) Hyper-V
4 39 (3.57%) XenServer
5 36 (3.29%) vSphere
6 27 (2.47%) Xen
7 20 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.56%) XenApp
9 16 (1.46%) Terminal Server
10 10 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.82%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.46%) vCloud
15 4 (0.37%) NFS
15 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.18%) Shibboleth
16 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (4.03%) SCCM
2 33 (3.02%) Puppet
3 28 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.38%) Cobbler
4 26 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 15 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (1.01%) LiteSpeed
7 10 (0.91%) Nagios
8 9 (0.82%) AirWatch
8 9 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.82%) SCOM
9 8 (0.73%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.55%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.46%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.46%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 170 (15.55%) VMware
2 131 (11.99%) Oracle
3 97 (8.87%) Cisco
4 85 (7.78%) Citrix
5 46 (4.21%) SAP
6 38 (3.48%) HP
7 37 (3.39%) IBM
8 31 (2.84%) NetApp
9 28 (2.56%) Symantec
10 26 (2.38%) EnterpriseDB
11 20 (1.83%) Veeam
12 18 (1.65%) iManage
13 17 (1.56%) Tableau
14 16 (1.46%) BEA
14 16 (1.46%) Remedy
15 15 (1.37%) Google
16 14 (1.28%) Interwoven
16 14 (1.28%) Red Hat
17 13 (1.19%) Dell
18 12 (1.10%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £57500.00 per annum + package & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + pension, bonus, 28 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £27,886 - £29,736 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + pension, healthcare etc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Attractive salary and benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + onsite parking, pen, 25 hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago