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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 556 600 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.89% 17.85% 17.91%
As % of the Vendors category 37.67% 40.82% 41.54%
Number of salaries quoted 478 510 580
Median salary £41,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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
1476 1470 1714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.17% 43.72% 43.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1229 1189 1396
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 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,850 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +4.62%

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 June 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 June 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 +6 42 £35,000 +4.47% 5
Altrincham +11 17 £32,750 -6.42%
Bolton -12 12 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Oldham -1 8 £32,500 +44.44% 5
Rochdale -7 8 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Wigan 0 7 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Sale +3 4 £28,750 -23.33%
Bury +1 4 £43,750 +34.61% 1
Cheadle -6 3 £23,000 -23.33% 1
Salford +5 2 £38,750 +51.96% 1
Heywood - 1 £24,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 458 (42.29%) MS Excel
2 432 (39.89%) Windows
3 394 (36.38%) SQL Server
4 338 (31.21%) SQL
5 302 (27.89%) .NET
6 274 (25.30%) C#
7 241 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
8 238 (21.98%) Active Directory
9 195 (18.01%) MS Office
10 193 (17.82%) Finance
11 169 (15.60%) ITIL
11 169 (15.60%) Windows Server
12 166 (15.33%) VMware
13 161 (14.87%) JavaScript
14 160 (14.77%) HTML
15 145 (13.39%) ASP.NET
16 136 (12.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 135 (12.47%) Degree
18 134 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
19 131 (12.10%) CSS
19 131 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
20 125 (11.54%) Oracle
20 125 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
21 122 (11.27%) MVC
22 120 (11.08%) Project Management
23 116 (10.71%) MS Exchange
23 116 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
23 116 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 112 (10.34%) T-SQL
25 111 (10.25%) Business Intelligence

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
1 116 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 87 (8.03%) SharePoint
3 72 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 30 (2.77%) CMS
6 27 (2.49%) IIS
7 24 (2.22%) JBoss
8 23 (2.12%) CloudStack
8 23 (2.12%) OpenStack
8 23 (2.12%) WebSphere
9 22 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (1.94%) Confluence
11 20 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (1.57%) Skype for Business
13 16 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (1.20%) Drupal
14 13 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 458 (42.29%) MS Excel
2 195 (18.01%) MS Office
3 66 (6.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (2.86%) MS Project
5 26 (2.40%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.46%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) CorelDRAW
7 3 (0.28%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.28%) XMetaL
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.092%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.092%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.092%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.092%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.092%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 46 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (1.11%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.37%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.37%) Magento
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.37%) Primavera
6 3 (0.28%) OPENContractor
6 3 (0.28%) OPENHousing
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.18%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.092%) assyst
8 1 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.092%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.092%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 116 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (5.08%) Office 365
3 33 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.11%) IaaS
5 6 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.46%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.46%) GitHub
6 5 (0.46%) SaaS
7 4 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.18%) AdWords
9 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.092%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.092%) Heroku
10 1 (0.092%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.092%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.092%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 102 (9.42%) Firewall
2 64 (5.91%) DNS
3 63 (5.82%) LAN
4 55 (5.08%) SAN
5 51 (4.71%) DHCP
5 51 (4.71%) VPN
5 51 (4.71%) WAN
6 50 (4.62%) TCP/IP
7 25 (2.31%) VoIP
8 17 (1.57%) Internet
9 16 (1.48%) Broadband
10 14 (1.29%) VLAN
10 14 (1.29%) Wireless
11 11 (1.02%) IP Telephony
11 11 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (0.92%) HTTP
12 10 (0.92%) Network Security
13 9 (0.83%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (36.38%) SQL Server
2 136 (12.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 116 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 89 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 66 (6.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 59 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
8 42 (3.88%) MySQL
8 42 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 35 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 33 (3.05%) Relational Database
11 24 (2.22%) MongoDB
12 23 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 23 (2.12%) NoSQL
13 21 (1.94%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.66%) Power BI
15 17 (1.57%) DTS
15 17 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
16 15 (1.39%) Data Mining
17 13 (1.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 74 (6.83%) Visual Studio
2 39 (3.60%) JIRA
3 37 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (1.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 18 (1.66%) Selenium
6 15 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 14 (1.29%) Git (software)
8 11 (1.02%) SpecFlow
8 11 (1.02%) Subversion
9 8 (0.74%) FxCop
9 8 (0.74%) StyleCop
10 7 (0.65%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.46%) NUnit
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%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.37%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.28%) Ranorex
General
1 193 (17.82%) Finance
2 68 (6.28%) Retail
3 61 (5.63%) Legal
4 37 (3.42%) Marketing
5 31 (2.86%) Games
5 31 (2.86%) Law
6 29 (2.68%) Banking
7 28 (2.59%) Advertising
8 23 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 22 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.57%) Back Office
11 9 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.37%) Publishing
14 3 (0.28%) Billing
15 2 (0.18%) Electronics
15 2 (0.18%) German Language
15 2 (0.18%) Local Government
16 1 (0.092%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.092%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 268 (24.75%) Developer
2 192 (17.73%) Analyst
3 111 (10.25%) .NET Developer
4 90 (8.31%) C# Developer
5 85 (7.85%) Consultant
6 78 (7.20%) Support Engineer
7 64 (5.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 59 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 52 (4.80%) IT Support
10 49 (4.52%) DBA
10 49 (4.52%) Support Analyst
11 48 (4.43%) SQL Developer
12 47 (4.34%) Senior Developer
12 47 (4.34%) SQL DBA
13 45 (4.16%) IT Engineer
14 44 (4.06%) ASP.NET Developer
15 42 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 41 (3.79%) Software Engineer
17 40 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
18 39 (3.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (27.89%) .NET
2 160 (14.77%) HTML
3 145 (13.39%) ASP.NET
4 131 (12.10%) CSS
5 105 (9.70%) jQuery
6 65 (6.00%) XML
7 63 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 60 (5.54%) HTML5
9 58 (5.36%) Web Services
10 51 (4.71%) .NET Framework
11 48 (4.43%) WCF
12 43 (3.97%) AngularJS
13 34 (3.14%) CSS3
14 33 (3.05%) RESTful
15 29 (2.68%) Entity Framework
16 28 (2.59%) Ajax
17 26 (2.40%) JSON
18 24 (2.22%) SOAP
19 23 (2.12%) J2EE
20 22 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 131 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.89%) Replication
3 45 (4.16%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 39 (3.60%) Clustering
6 36 (3.32%) Data Centre
7 35 (3.23%) Blackberry
8 34 (3.14%) iPad
8 34 (3.14%) Management Information System
9 29 (2.68%) Visualisation
10 23 (2.12%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.94%) User Experience
12 17 (1.57%) N-Tier
13 13 (1.20%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.02%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.02%) PMI
14 11 (1.02%) Social Media
15 8 (0.74%) CMDB
15 8 (0.74%) LIMS
15 8 (0.74%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 432 (39.89%) Windows
2 169 (15.60%) Windows Server
3 125 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (7.94%) Windows 7
5 81 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (7.39%) Linux
7 55 (5.08%) Unix
8 54 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (3.88%) Windows 10
10 38 (3.51%) Windows XP
11 29 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 27 (2.49%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.20%) Android
14 12 (1.11%) AIX
15 11 (1.02%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.74%) CentOS
17 6 (0.55%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
18 5 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (0.18%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (15.60%) ITIL
3 122 (11.27%) MVC
4 120 (11.08%) Project Management
5 111 (10.25%) Business Intelligence
6 100 (9.23%) Scrum
7 75 (6.93%) Web Development
8 74 (6.83%) OO
9 72 (6.65%) CRM
9 72 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 68 (6.28%) Software Engineering
11 64 (5.91%) TDD
12 57 (5.26%) Mentoring
13 55 (5.08%) Presales
14 48 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (4.43%) SDLC
15 44 (4.06%) Change Management
15 44 (4.06%) Data Modelling
16 43 (3.97%) High Availability
17 42 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 338 (31.21%) SQL
2 274 (25.30%) C#
3 161 (14.87%) JavaScript
4 112 (10.34%) T-SQL
5 64 (5.91%) Java
6 62 (5.72%) PowerShell
7 36 (3.32%) C++
8 34 (3.14%) C
9 33 (3.05%) VB.NET
10 32 (2.95%) PHP
11 27 (2.49%) Python
11 27 (2.49%) Shell Script
12 26 (2.40%) Ruby
13 23 (2.12%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.12%) VBScript
14 21 (1.94%) VBA
15 18 (1.66%) VB
16 13 (1.20%) Perl
17 12 (1.11%) ABAP
18 9 (0.83%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 135 (12.47%) Degree
2 134 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (5.54%) MCSA
4 59 (5.45%) MCSE
5 43 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (3.79%) MCP
7 37 (3.42%) CCNA
8 28 (2.59%) ISEB
9 21 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (1.85%) MCITP
11 19 (1.75%) PMI Certification
11 19 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.57%) MCT
12 17 (1.57%) MCTS
13 15 (1.39%) Security Cleared
14 14 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (1.20%) CISSP
16 11 (1.02%) A+ Certification
16 11 (1.02%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.89%) QA
2 30 (2.77%) SLA
3 23 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.74%) WAI
6 7 (0.65%) COBIT
7 3 (0.28%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 238 (21.98%) Active Directory
2 107 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 41 (3.79%) XenServer
5 37 (3.42%) vSphere
6 24 (2.22%) Xen
7 19 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.66%) XenApp
9 15 (1.39%) Terminal Server
10 11 (1.02%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.37%) SRDF
14 4 (0.37%) vCloud
14 4 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.28%) NFS
15 3 (0.28%) Shibboleth
16 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 46 (4.25%) SCCM
2 28 (2.59%) Puppet
3 24 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.12%) Cobbler
4 23 (2.12%) Tivoli
5 15 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (1.20%) Backup Exec
7 13 (1.20%) LiteSpeed
7 13 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (0.83%) AirWatch
8 9 (0.83%) HP SIM
9 8 (0.74%) SCOM
9 8 (0.74%) WSUS
10 7 (0.65%) Nagios
10 7 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 166 (15.33%) VMware
2 125 (11.54%) Oracle
3 95 (8.77%) Cisco
4 86 (7.94%) Citrix
5 39 (3.60%) HP
6 38 (3.51%) IBM
6 38 (3.51%) SAP
7 35 (3.23%) Symantec
8 31 (2.86%) NetApp
9 23 (2.12%) EnterpriseDB
10 21 (1.94%) Dell
11 20 (1.85%) Veeam
12 18 (1.66%) Intel Security
12 18 (1.66%) Remedy
13 17 (1.57%) Sophos
13 17 (1.57%) Tableau
14 16 (1.48%) iManage
14 16 (1.48%) Red Hat
15 13 (1.20%) EMC
15 13 (1.20%) Interwoven
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + 25 hols, parking,
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Salary: £20000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + fantastic benefits & pension
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Senitor Associates
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