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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 17.50% 19.05% 17.19%
As % of the Vendors category 31.82% 44.44% 47.83%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 11
Average salary £45,000 £35,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.76% +22.41%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Manchester

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
22 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 55.00% 42.86% 35.94%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 23
Average salary £52,000 £34,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.72% +15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Rochdale region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Rochdale

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Rochdale region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Rochdale

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rochdale

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Rochdale 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 33 (97.06%) Internet
2 27 (79.41%) Coaching
3 25 (73.53%) SQL Server
4 21 (61.76%) MS Excel
5 20 (58.82%) Web Services
6 19 (55.88%) ASP.NET
6 19 (55.88%) CSS
6 19 (55.88%) .NET
6 19 (55.88%) C#
6 19 (55.88%) HTML
6 19 (55.88%) JavaScript
6 19 (55.88%) Marketing
7 18 (52.94%) SQL
8 17 (50.00%) UML
9 14 (41.18%) VMware
9 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (41.18%) vSphere
10 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (35.29%) MSTest
10 12 (35.29%) Time Management
10 12 (35.29%) Software Testing
10 12 (35.29%) Refactoring
10 12 (35.29%) Line Management
10 12 (35.29%) Mentoring
10 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
10 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (35.29%) TDD
10 12 (35.29%) Billing
10 12 (35.29%) Finance
10 12 (35.29%) OO

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Rochdale 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 4 (11.76%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (61.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon S3
2 4 (11.76%) Office 365
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 33 (97.06%) Internet
2 6 (17.65%) Firewall
2 6 (17.65%) NAS
2 6 (17.65%) SAN
3 4 (11.76%) IPsec
4 2 (5.88%) DSL
4 2 (5.88%) PBX
4 2 (5.88%) WAN
4 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.88%) SNMP
4 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) SSL
4 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (73.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) MSTest
2 10 (29.41%) NUnit
2 10 (29.41%) SpecFlow
2 10 (29.41%) Selenium
3 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (55.88%) Marketing
2 12 (35.29%) Billing
2 12 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Senior Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Lead Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Development Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Web Development Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Team Leader
3 4 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Web Manager
3 4 (11.76%) IT Support
4 3 (8.82%) Development Team Leader
4 3 (8.82%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Software Development Team Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Engineering Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) Web Services
2 19 (55.88%) ASP.NET
2 19 (55.88%) CSS
2 19 (55.88%) .NET
2 19 (55.88%) HTML
3 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (29.41%) SOAP
4 10 (29.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 10 (29.41%) LINQ to SQL
4 10 (29.41%) REST
4 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (29.41%) WCF
4 10 (29.41%) LINQ
4 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Open Source
2 4 (11.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
1 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Coaching
2 17 (50.00%) UML
3 12 (35.29%) Time Management
3 12 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 12 (35.29%) Refactoring
3 12 (35.29%) Line Management
3 12 (35.29%) Mentoring
3 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) TDD
3 12 (35.29%) OO
3 12 (35.29%) OOD
4 10 (29.41%) Pair Programming
4 10 (29.41%) BDD
4 10 (29.41%) OWASP
5 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 7 (20.59%) MVC
6 7 (20.59%) Content Management
6 7 (20.59%) Software Architecture
6 7 (20.59%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C#
1 19 (55.88%) JavaScript
2 18 (52.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.88%) MCP
1 2 (5.88%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (41.18%) vSphere
2 10 (29.41%) vCloud
3 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (5.88%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) VMware
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) Dell
3 2 (5.88%) Acronis
3 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.88%) Veeam
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) SAP