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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 538 741 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.38% 19.42% 17.46%
As % of the Vendors category 37.70% 43.82% 38.40%
Number of salaries quoted 464 618 627
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,050
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
1427 1691 1867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.45% 44.31% 45.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1371 1571
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,581 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 38 £30,000 -11.11% 13
Bolton +8 24 £32,500 -4.41% 3
Rochdale +1 24 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Cheadle -2 13 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Altrincham -1 11 £27,000 -34.54% 1
Oldham -3 8 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Salford -3 7 £25,500 -45.16% 7
Wigan -13 3 £33,750 +18.42% 4
Ashton-under-Lyne - 2 £23,250 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 549 (41.72%) MS Excel
2 507 (38.53%) SQL Server
3 491 (37.31%) Windows
4 360 (27.36%) .NET
5 353 (26.82%) SQL
6 331 (25.15%) C#
7 276 (20.97%) VMware
8 272 (20.67%) MS Office
9 271 (20.59%) ASP.NET
10 235 (17.86%) Active Directory
11 220 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
12 213 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
13 196 (14.89%) Finance
13 196 (14.89%) ITIL
14 191 (14.51%) Degree
15 186 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 182 (13.83%) MS Exchange
17 175 (13.30%) MVC
18 172 (13.07%) Cisco
19 171 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
20 169 (12.84%) HTML
21 168 (12.77%) SharePoint
22 160 (12.16%) Citrix
23 157 (11.93%) JavaScript
24 150 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
25 145 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
26 142 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
27 138 (10.49%) OO
28 137 (10.41%) Firewall
29 134 (10.18%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 182 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 168 (12.77%) SharePoint
3 94 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 77 (5.85%) IIS
5 63 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 42 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 30 (2.28%) CMS
9 29 (2.20%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.98%) Lync
11 24 (1.82%) WebLogic
12 23 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (1.06%) Umbraco
15 13 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
16 10 (0.76%) Apache
16 10 (0.76%) Joomla!
17 9 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.53%) Node.js
18 7 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 549 (41.72%) MS Excel
2 272 (20.67%) MS Office
3 49 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (3.42%) MS Project
5 30 (2.28%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.46%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.30%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.15%) Revit
9 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 60 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.46%) Agresso
4 6 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (0.38%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.23%) Line 50
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.076%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (3.12%) Office 365
3 29 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.53%) Yammer
5 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.23%) SaaS
6 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.15%) IaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.076%) PaaS
8 1 (0.076%) Heroku
8 1 (0.076%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.076%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 137 (10.41%) Firewall
2 124 (9.42%) SAN
3 114 (8.66%) DNS
4 110 (8.36%) LAN
5 96 (7.29%) WAN
6 94 (7.14%) DHCP
7 67 (5.09%) TCP/IP
8 59 (4.48%) VPN
9 39 (2.96%) VLAN
10 34 (2.58%) Wireless
11 33 (2.51%) Network Security
12 29 (2.20%) Internet
13 27 (2.05%) Intranet
14 26 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (1.90%) VoIP
16 24 (1.82%) Ethernet
17 22 (1.67%) HTTP
17 22 (1.67%) NAS
18 17 (1.29%) iSCSI
19 13 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (38.53%) SQL Server
2 150 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 132 (10.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 120 (9.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (5.24%) Relational Database
6 64 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 50 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 49 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 45 (3.42%) RDBMS
10 44 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
11 36 (2.74%) OLAP
12 35 (2.66%) Oracle Database
13 27 (2.05%) MySQL
14 22 (1.67%) DB2
14 22 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
15 18 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
16 17 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (0.91%) NoSQL
18 11 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
19 10 (0.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 76 (5.78%) Visual Studio
2 57 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (2.28%) NUnit
4 22 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 22 (1.67%) Selenium
5 18 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 14 (1.06%) Git (software)
7 13 (0.99%) Subversion
8 9 (0.68%) Moq
8 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.61%) MSTest
10 7 (0.53%) JIRA
11 6 (0.46%) MSI
12 5 (0.38%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.38%) TestDirector
13 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.23%) ReSharper
14 3 (0.23%) UltraEdit
14 3 (0.23%) NCrunch
15 2 (0.15%) JUnit
General
1 196 (14.89%) Finance
2 56 (4.26%) Advertising
3 54 (4.10%) Retail
3 54 (4.10%) Marketing
4 46 (3.50%) Legal
5 35 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 29 (2.20%) Banking
7 25 (1.90%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.60%) Law
9 15 (1.14%) Games
10 9 (0.68%) Back Office
11 6 (0.46%) Billing
12 4 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.23%) Local Government
13 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.15%) Front Office
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 348 (26.44%) Developer
2 193 (14.67%) Analyst
3 151 (11.47%) .NET Developer
4 125 (9.50%) C# Developer
5 110 (8.36%) Support Engineer
6 102 (7.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 90 (6.84%) Consultant
8 85 (6.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 83 (6.31%) ASP.NET Developer
10 64 (4.86%) Senior Developer
11 62 (4.71%) IT Support
11 62 (4.71%) Software Developer
12 61 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
13 59 (4.48%) Architect
14 57 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
15 55 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 54 (4.10%) Project Manager
17 50 (3.80%) Support Analyst
18 49 (3.72%) Business Analyst
19 45 (3.42%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (27.36%) .NET
2 271 (20.59%) ASP.NET
3 169 (12.84%) HTML
4 134 (10.18%) CSS
5 114 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 92 (6.99%) jQuery
6 92 (6.99%) XML
7 79 (6.00%) .NET Framework
8 78 (5.93%) WCF
9 62 (4.71%) Web Services
10 47 (3.57%) LINQ
11 45 (3.42%) Entity Framework
12 42 (3.19%) HTML5
13 34 (2.58%) COM
14 30 (2.28%) RESTful
15 29 (2.20%) Ajax
16 28 (2.13%) WPF
16 28 (2.13%) AngularJS
17 27 (2.05%) WebSphere MQ
18 24 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 213 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 43 (3.27%) N-Tier
5 39 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (2.81%) FlexPod
7 34 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 31 (2.36%) NHS
9 30 (2.28%) Replication
10 28 (2.13%) Client/Server
11 27 (2.05%) Clustering
12 24 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
13 21 (1.60%) Blackberry
14 16 (1.22%) Thin Client
14 16 (1.22%) Fat Client
14 16 (1.22%) Statistics
14 16 (1.22%) Visualisation
15 12 (0.91%) Data Extraction
16 11 (0.84%) iPhone
16 11 (0.84%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 491 (37.31%) Windows
2 145 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 142 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 129 (9.80%) Windows 7
5 92 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 78 (5.93%) Linux
7 70 (5.32%) Windows 8
8 56 (4.26%) Windows XP
9 43 (3.27%) Solaris
10 33 (2.51%) Android
11 23 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.75%) AIX
12 22 (1.67%) zOS
12 22 (1.67%) HPUX
12 22 (1.67%) OS/400
12 22 (1.67%) SUSE
13 21 (1.60%) UNIX
14 15 (1.14%) Apple iOS
15 14 (1.06%) Windows Vista
16 10 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (14.89%) ITIL
3 175 (13.30%) MVC
4 138 (10.49%) OO
5 118 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
6 113 (8.59%) Project Management
7 108 (8.21%) CRM
8 92 (6.99%) Web Development
9 87 (6.61%) TDD
10 86 (6.53%) Scrum
11 85 (6.46%) ERP
12 71 (5.40%) Mentoring
13 70 (5.32%) PRINCE2
14 67 (5.09%) Business Continuity
15 65 (4.94%) Change Management
16 61 (4.64%) Coaching
17 56 (4.26%) Migration
18 54 (4.10%) Incident Management
19 49 (3.72%) Line Management
20 48 (3.65%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 353 (26.82%) SQL
2 331 (25.15%) C#
3 157 (11.93%) JavaScript
4 108 (8.21%) T-SQL
5 61 (4.64%) VB.NET
6 56 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 49 (3.72%) Java
8 39 (2.96%) C
9 38 (2.89%) VBA
10 34 (2.58%) VB
11 29 (2.20%) C++
12 21 (1.60%) PHP
13 19 (1.44%) VBScript
14 8 (0.61%) Ruby
15 4 (0.30%) Python
15 4 (0.30%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.30%) Perl
16 3 (0.23%) X++
16 3 (0.23%) Delphi
17 2 (0.15%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 191 (14.51%) Degree
2 171 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (4.86%) MCSE
4 47 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 47 (3.57%) MCP
5 41 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 39 (2.96%) MCSA
7 38 (2.89%) CCNA
8 34 (2.58%) MCITP
9 32 (2.43%) MCTS
10 31 (2.36%) NCDA
11 28 (2.13%) ISEB
12 25 (1.90%) ISTQB
12 25 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (1.82%) MCDST
14 18 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 18 (1.37%) CCA
14 18 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (1.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.88%) QA
2 49 (3.72%) SLA
3 15 (1.14%) WAI
4 10 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.68%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.23%) HL7
8 1 (0.076%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 235 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 186 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (9.12%) Hyper-V
4 54 (4.10%) XenDesktop
5 51 (3.88%) vSphere
6 31 (2.36%) XenApp
7 22 (1.67%) KVM
8 13 (0.99%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.91%) XenServer
10 11 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.61%) NFS
12 8 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.61%) vCloud
13 6 (0.46%) Xen
14 4 (0.30%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.15%) Firmware
16 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.076%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 51 (3.88%) SCCM
2 22 (1.67%) Tivoli
3 17 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (1.14%) SCOM
4 15 (1.14%) Backup Exec
5 11 (0.84%) WSUS
6 8 (0.61%) MOM
7 6 (0.46%) SCOrch
7 6 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.38%) Puppet
8 5 (0.38%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.23%) WMI
10 2 (0.15%) vMotion
10 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.15%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (0.15%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.076%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 276 (20.97%) VMware
2 172 (13.07%) Cisco
3 160 (12.16%) Citrix
4 129 (9.80%) NetApp
5 127 (9.65%) Oracle
6 101 (7.67%) HP
7 54 (4.10%) Symantec
8 46 (3.50%) IBM
9 43 (3.27%) EMC
10 39 (2.96%) Juniper
11 38 (2.89%) CheckPoint
12 37 (2.81%) CA
13 30 (2.28%) Dell
14 26 (1.98%) Brocade
15 25 (1.90%) Red Hat
16 23 (1.75%) BMC
17 21 (1.60%) Veeam
18 20 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
19 19 (1.44%) SAP
20 17 (1.29%) Wyse
Rochdale, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + On-call / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks a trading division of Harvey Nash Plc
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + private healthcare, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago