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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 14 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 33.33% 39.39% 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 92.86% 54.55%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 6
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £20,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,700 £65,200 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,522 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -
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
14 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 33.33% 42.42% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 11
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% +6.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £37,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Rochdale

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rochdale

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (53.33%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (40.00%) C#
5 12 (40.00%) SQL
5 12 (40.00%) Internet
6 11 (36.67%) .NET
6 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET
6 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
6 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (33.33%) High Availability
7 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (33.33%) VMware
8 8 (26.67%) WCF
8 8 (26.67%) PHP
8 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
9 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
9 7 (23.33%) Identity Management
10 6 (20.00%) TDD
10 6 (20.00%) NUnit
10 6 (20.00%) Lucene
10 6 (20.00%) NHibernate
10 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 6 (20.00%) Replication
10 6 (20.00%) MVC
10 6 (20.00%) Advertising

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Internet
2 6 (20.00%) DNS
3 5 (16.67%) Broadband
3 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 5 (16.67%) IPv6
3 5 (16.67%) SAN
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall
5 2 (6.67%) SMTP
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) SSL
6 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) VLAN
6 1 (3.33%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
6 5 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
7 4 (13.33%) Neo4j
8 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (20.00%) NUnit
1 6 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 6 (20.00%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (20.00%) Advertising
2 5 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (26.67%) C# Developer
4 7 (23.33%) DBA
4 7 (23.33%) SQL DBA
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 6 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (16.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Report Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior SQL DBA
8 2 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
1 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (26.67%) WCF
3 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 6 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
3 6 (20.00%) Fluent NHibernate
3 6 (20.00%) LINQ
3 6 (20.00%) Lucene
3 6 (20.00%) Lucene.Net
3 6 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (6.67%) Ajax
6 2 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) RESTful
6 2 (6.67%) Silverlight
6 2 (6.67%) SOAP
7 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Replication
2 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Android
3 5 (16.67%) Debian
3 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) High Availability
3 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (23.33%) Identity Management
4 6 (20.00%) BDD
4 6 (20.00%) Kanban
4 6 (20.00%) MVC
4 6 (20.00%) OO
4 6 (20.00%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Scrum-ban
4 6 (20.00%) TDD
4 6 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 5 (16.67%) Coaching
5 5 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 5 (16.67%) Information Security
5 5 (16.67%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 5 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) Data Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) C#
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) PHP
3 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (16.67%) VB
3 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MCSE
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) Apple
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) HP