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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Manchester
Rank 10 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 574 541 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.15% 16.37% 19.69%
As % of the Vendors category 37.30% 41.17% 46.23%
Number of salaries quoted 504 475 675
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%

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
1539 1314 1683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 40.61% 39.77% 42.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1281 1097 1400
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +2.40%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Bolton +3 29 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Stockport -1 25 £36,000 +2.85% 2
Altrincham +4 24 £27,000 -41.93% 2
Bury -6 15 £32,500 -2.98%
Oldham -24 14 £23,750 -1.04% 5
Salford +5 10 £44,125 +40.07% 7
Wigan -8 7 £23,000 +5.96% 2
Cheadle +6 4 £21,000 -58.00% 1
Rochdale -18 3 £35,000 -
Sale -4 2 £27,500 +23.59% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 540 (42.89%) SQL Server
2 536 (42.57%) SQL
3 502 (39.87%) MS Excel
4 439 (34.87%) Windows
5 357 (28.36%) .NET
6 323 (25.66%) C#
7 288 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
8 279 (22.16%) Active Directory
9 218 (17.32%) VMware
10 208 (16.52%) ASP.NET
11 202 (16.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 199 (15.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 197 (15.65%) MS Office
14 193 (15.33%) ITIL
15 187 (14.85%) T-SQL
16 179 (14.22%) HTML
17 178 (14.14%) Windows Server
18 175 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
19 170 (13.50%) MVC
20 168 (13.34%) Finance
21 165 (13.11%) JavaScript
22 147 (11.68%) Degree
23 145 (11.52%) CSS
24 143 (11.36%) MS Exchange
25 139 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
26 137 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
27 134 (10.64%) Windows 7
28 133 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 132 (10.48%) SQL Server 2008
29 132 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 143 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 104 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 71 (5.64%) IIS
4 52 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.83%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.59%) WebLogic
8 18 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.19%) OpenStack
10 14 (1.11%) CloudStack
10 14 (1.11%) CMS
10 14 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.03%) JBoss
11 13 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.64%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.56%) Confluence
15 6 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 502 (39.87%) MS Excel
2 197 (15.65%) MS Office
3 47 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.75%) Acrobat
5 21 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 20 (1.59%) Camtasia
6 20 (1.59%) Snagit
7 13 (1.03%) MS Project
8 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.16%) InDesign
10 2 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (3.42%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (1.03%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.79%) Visualfiles
6 8 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.24%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle FAH
11 1 (0.079%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 137 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (6.20%) Office 365
3 74 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (2.38%) IaaS
4 30 (2.38%) PaaS
5 15 (1.19%) SaaS
6 14 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.32%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.24%) GitHub
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.67%) Firewall
2 78 (6.20%) DNS
3 69 (5.48%) LAN
4 68 (5.40%) WAN
5 61 (4.85%) TCP/IP
6 60 (4.77%) DHCP
7 48 (3.81%) SAN
8 38 (3.02%) Internet
9 32 (2.54%) VPN
10 27 (2.14%) VLAN
11 23 (1.83%) VoIP
11 23 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (1.75%) HTTP
13 20 (1.59%) Skype
14 16 (1.27%) Network Security
14 16 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (0.79%) SNMP
16 8 (0.64%) GSM
17 7 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 540 (42.89%) SQL Server
2 202 (16.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 199 (15.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 133 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 132 (10.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 106 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (6.27%) MySQL
8 60 (4.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 51 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 44 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 40 (3.18%) Relational Database
12 31 (2.46%) Hadoop
12 31 (2.46%) Power BI
13 30 (2.38%) RDBMS
14 26 (2.07%) MS Access
14 26 (2.07%) SQL Server 2000
15 25 (1.99%) Big Data
16 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 17 (1.35%) OLAP
16 17 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 70 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 52 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (3.89%) JIRA
4 23 (1.83%) Subversion
5 21 (1.67%) Selenium
6 20 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 20 (1.59%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.27%) SpecFlow
8 14 (1.11%) Maven
8 14 (1.11%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.87%) NUnit
10 10 (0.79%) MSI
10 10 (0.79%) MSTest
10 10 (0.79%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.64%) InstallShield
13 7 (0.56%) Moq
14 6 (0.48%) Jasmine
14 6 (0.48%) Rhino Mocks
14 6 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 168 (13.34%) Finance
2 66 (5.24%) Retail
3 59 (4.69%) Legal
4 57 (4.53%) Marketing
5 46 (3.65%) Manufacturing
6 43 (3.42%) Advertising
7 29 (2.30%) Law
8 27 (2.14%) Banking
9 21 (1.67%) Telecoms
10 20 (1.59%) French Language
10 20 (1.59%) German Language
11 19 (1.51%) Games
12 8 (0.64%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.56%) Back Office
13 7 (0.56%) Electronics
14 6 (0.48%) Automotive
15 5 (0.40%) Billing
15 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.24%) Publishing
17 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 422 (33.52%) Developer
2 167 (13.26%) .NET Developer
3 153 (12.15%) Analyst
4 113 (8.98%) C# Developer
5 97 (7.70%) SQL Developer
6 94 (7.47%) ASP.NET Developer
7 91 (7.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 88 (6.99%) Support Engineer
9 80 (6.35%) Senior Developer
10 77 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 64 (5.08%) Support Analyst
12 63 (5.00%) Consultant
13 61 (4.85%) DBA
14 59 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
15 56 (4.45%) IT Support
16 55 (4.37%) SQL DBA
17 53 (4.21%) SQL Server Developer
18 52 (4.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 50 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 43 (3.42%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (28.36%) .NET
2 208 (16.52%) ASP.NET
3 179 (14.22%) HTML
4 145 (11.52%) CSS
5 131 (10.41%) jQuery
6 127 (10.09%) Web Services
7 89 (7.07%) .NET Framework
8 86 (6.83%) AngularJS
9 84 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 74 (5.88%) XML
11 55 (4.37%) Entity Framework
12 48 (3.81%) WCF
13 44 (3.49%) Ajax
13 44 (3.49%) RESTful
14 42 (3.34%) ASP.NET Web API
15 41 (3.26%) HTML5
16 36 (2.86%) JSON
17 32 (2.54%) REST
18 31 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 25 (1.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (6.35%) iPad
3 73 (5.80%) Data Centre
4 45 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (3.34%) Computer Science
6 40 (3.18%) Replication
7 30 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 28 (2.22%) Clustering
9 27 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.67%) N-Tier
10 21 (1.67%) User Experience
11 17 (1.35%) CMDB
12 16 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 16 (1.27%) NHS
13 13 (1.03%) Tandem
13 13 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (0.87%) FMCG
14 11 (0.87%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.71%) Fintech
15 9 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 439 (34.87%) Windows
2 178 (14.14%) Windows Server
3 134 (10.64%) Windows 7
4 123 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 101 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (7.55%) Linux
7 67 (5.32%) Windows 10
8 39 (3.10%) Unix
9 37 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (2.46%) Windows 8
11 24 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (1.75%) Windows XP
13 19 (1.51%) Android
14 18 (1.43%) Apple iOS
15 14 (1.11%) Solaris
16 12 (0.95%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.79%) CentOS
17 10 (0.79%) OpenVMS
18 9 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
19 8 (0.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (15.33%) ITIL
3 175 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
4 170 (13.50%) MVC
5 98 (7.78%) Scrum
6 87 (6.91%) Performance Tuning
7 83 (6.59%) TDD
8 80 (6.35%) E-Commerce
9 75 (5.96%) Software Engineering
10 67 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 66 (5.24%) Service Management
12 63 (5.00%) CRM
12 63 (5.00%) ETL
13 57 (4.53%) Web Development
14 56 (4.45%) DevOps
15 55 (4.37%) Project Management
16 51 (4.05%) ERP
17 50 (3.97%) Mentoring
17 50 (3.97%) OO
18 46 (3.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 536 (42.57%) SQL
2 323 (25.66%) C#
3 187 (14.85%) T-SQL
4 165 (13.11%) JavaScript
5 81 (6.43%) PowerShell
6 60 (4.77%) Java
7 48 (3.81%) VB.NET
8 38 (3.02%) Python
9 35 (2.78%) C
10 25 (1.99%) VBA
11 24 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.75%) C++
13 17 (1.35%) PHP
13 17 (1.35%) Ruby
14 16 (1.27%) VB
15 15 (1.19%) VBScript
16 13 (1.03%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.71%) X++
18 8 (0.64%) TypeScript
19 7 (0.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 147 (11.68%) Degree
2 132 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (4.13%) MCSE
4 39 (3.10%) MCP
5 37 (2.94%) MCSA
6 28 (2.22%) ISEB
7 26 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.99%) Security Cleared
9 23 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (1.59%) CCNA
10 20 (1.59%) MOS
11 18 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.95%) MCITP
12 12 (0.95%) SC Cleared
13 9 (0.71%) NCIE
14 8 (0.64%) BC Cleared
14 8 (0.64%) CCNP
15 7 (0.56%) MCTS
16 6 (0.48%) DBS Check
16 6 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.00%) QA
2 61 (4.85%) SLA
3 27 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.51%) WAI
5 18 (1.43%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.03%) PMO
7 11 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.79%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.079%) SDET
System Software
1 279 (22.16%) Active Directory
2 139 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (5.72%) Hyper-V
4 41 (3.26%) vSphere
5 27 (2.14%) Terminal Services
6 14 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (1.11%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.11%) Xen
7 13 (1.03%) XenServer
8 9 (0.71%) vCloud
9 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.56%) XenApp
11 6 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.48%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.32%) Docker
14 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.079%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 56 (4.45%) SCCM
2 33 (2.62%) Puppet
3 32 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.99%) WSUS
5 18 (1.43%) SCOM
6 17 (1.35%) Ansible
6 17 (1.35%) SCOrch
7 14 (1.11%) HP SIM
8 12 (0.95%) AirWatch
9 11 (0.87%) Nagios
10 9 (0.71%) Cobbler
10 9 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 9 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (0.71%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.71%) vMotion
11 8 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.56%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.40%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 218 (17.32%) VMware
2 98 (7.78%) Cisco
3 83 (6.59%) Oracle
4 80 (6.35%) Citrix
5 54 (4.29%) HP
6 50 (3.97%) NetApp
7 41 (3.26%) SAP
8 25 (1.99%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.91%) Adobe
9 24 (1.91%) iManage
10 22 (1.75%) IBM
10 22 (1.75%) Intel Security
11 20 (1.59%) Dell
11 20 (1.59%) Google
12 19 (1.51%) Veeam
13 18 (1.43%) Symantec
14 17 (1.35%) PayPal
15 16 (1.27%) Avaya
16 13 (1.03%) EnterpriseDB
16 13 (1.03%) Tableau
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + pension, bonus, 28 days holiday
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Proactive Appointments
Salary: Competitive Salary + Bonus + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £42k
Posted: Yesterday
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: plus excellent additional benefits
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Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
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