The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 23 11
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 10.26% 4.17% 17.72%
As % of the Vendors category 23.53% 11.43% 51.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 12
Average salary £25,500 £45,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.26% +40.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £39,000 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £49,000 £44,599
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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 Salford region.

Vendors Category
Salford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
34 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 43.59% 36.46% 34.18%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 22
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,450 £34,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Salford

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Salford

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Salford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Salford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Salford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Salford 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 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
6 3 (20.00%) VB
6 3 (20.00%) XML
6 3 (20.00%) XSL
6 3 (20.00%) ERP
6 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Change Management
6 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (20.00%) SYSPRO
6 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Use Case
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (13.33%) Line Management
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Salford 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 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) NUnit
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Moq
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Billing
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) IT Support
2 5 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Procurement Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Marketing Executive
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) XML
1 3 (20.00%) XSL
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (6.67%) CSS3
3 1 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Social Media
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) CRM
1 3 (20.00%) ERP
1 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) Use Case
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Line Management
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Security Hardening
3 1 (6.67%) SDLC
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
3 1 (6.67%) Content Management
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) VB
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCTS
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SYSPRO
2 2 (13.33%) BT
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
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