The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Salford region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 21 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 4.12% 17.72% 6.00%
As % of the Vendors category 11.43% 41.18% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 3
Average salary £45,750 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.76% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £20,750 £18,800
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £44,599 £39,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Salford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
35 34 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 36.08% 43.04% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 19
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,050 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Manchester

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 9 (69.23%) C#
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
4 8 (61.54%) HTML
4 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
4 8 (61.54%) jQuery
4 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (53.85%) User Stories
5 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
5 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
5 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (53.85%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) XSLT
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Data Management
7 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
7 2 (15.38%) Business Development
7 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 2 (15.38%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (84.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
2 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 1 (7.69%) XHTML
4 1 (7.69%) Ajax
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) E-Learning
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows CE
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) TDD
1 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
1 7 (53.85%) User Stories
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Business Development
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (7.69%) Xamarin