The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Rochdale region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Manchester / Rochdale
Rank 22 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 5.08% 30.95% 43.24%
As % of the Vendors category 10.00% 100.00% 94.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 16
Median salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +2.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Rochdale region.

Vendors Category
Rochdale
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
30 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 50.85% 30.95% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 17
Median salary £40,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

The demand trend of job ads across the Rochdale region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Rochdale

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Rochdale region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Rochdale

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rochdale

For the 6 months to 21 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 Rochdale region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 22 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (70.83%) VMware
5 16 (66.67%) Office 365
6 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
7 13 (54.17%) SCCM
8 11 (45.83%) Hyper-V
8 11 (45.83%) Firewall
9 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (41.67%) Internet
9 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
9 10 (41.67%) Configuration Management
9 10 (41.67%) IIS
9 10 (41.67%) Web Services
9 10 (41.67%) Python
9 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (41.67%) Veeam
9 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
9 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (41.67%) Ansible
9 10 (41.67%) vSphere
9 10 (41.67%) Puppet
9 10 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (41.67%) vCloud
9 10 (41.67%) Zerto
9 10 (41.67%) Coaching

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale 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 10 (41.67%) IIS
2 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (20.83%) Apache
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (20.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (66.67%) Office 365
2 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 3 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (12.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) Internet
3 9 (37.50%) SAN
4 5 (20.83%) IPsec
4 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.83%) VPN
5 2 (8.33%) ADSL
5 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (4.17%) DNS
6 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (4.17%) WAN
6 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) AWS Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) Senior VMware Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) CRM Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Systems Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Web Services
2 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
2 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 5 (20.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Coaching
1 10 (41.67%) Configuration Management
1 10 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.83%) CRM
2 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
2 5 (20.83%) Document Management
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Web Development
3 3 (12.50%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
1 10 (41.67%) Python
1 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (37.50%) MCSE
3 3 (12.50%) MCP
3 3 (12.50%) MCSA
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCA
5 1 (4.17%) CCNP
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 22 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (45.83%) Hyper-V
3 10 (41.67%) vCloud
3 10 (41.67%) vSphere
4 5 (20.83%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) SCCM
2 10 (41.67%) Ansible
2 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (41.67%) Puppet
2 10 (41.67%) vMotion
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (20.83%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Veeam
2 10 (41.67%) Zerto
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) EqualLogic
5 4 (16.67%) Apple
6 3 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (8.33%) WatchGuard
8 1 (4.17%) Juniper
8 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL