The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 19 8 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 26 37 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 10.88% 24.03% 8.90%
As % of the Vendors category 35.62% 44.05% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 25 24 17
Average salary £37,500 £34,250 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.48% +26.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £18,150 £18,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £32,500
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 Stockport region.

Vendors Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
73 84 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 30.54% 54.55% 31.41%
Number of salaries quoted 61 58 60
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £18,150 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Stockport

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Stockport

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 32 (54.24%) .NET
2 31 (52.54%) HTML
3 30 (50.85%) C#
4 29 (49.15%) ASP.NET
5 27 (45.76%) Windows
6 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
7 24 (40.68%) JavaScript
8 22 (37.29%) CSS
9 21 (35.59%) MVC
10 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
11 19 (32.20%) HTML5
12 18 (30.51%) SQL
13 16 (27.12%) TDD
14 15 (25.42%) WCF
14 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (23.73%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
16 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (22.03%) .NET Framework
17 12 (20.34%) SQL Server 2005
17 12 (20.34%) jQuery
17 12 (20.34%) Finance
17 12 (20.34%) T-SQL
17 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (20.34%) Dependency Injection
17 12 (20.34%) Inversion of Control
17 12 (20.34%) Mentoring
17 12 (20.34%) Responsive Web Design
17 12 (20.34%) Twitter Bootstrap

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
1 10 (16.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.47%) IIS
3 4 (6.78%) Umbraco
3 4 (6.78%) CMS
3 4 (6.78%) Sitefinity
3 4 (6.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.39%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.86%) MS Office
3 5 (8.47%) MS Project
4 4 (6.78%) Photoshop
4 4 (6.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Firewall
2 6 (10.17%) VPN
2 6 (10.17%) DNS
2 6 (10.17%) LAN
2 6 (10.17%) WAN
3 5 (8.47%) SAN
3 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.78%) DHCP
5 2 (3.39%) VoIP
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.39%) Network Security
5 2 (3.39%) VLAN
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (23.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (20.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
5 7 (11.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Subversion
1 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.78%) Mercurial
2 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) German Language
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) French Language
3 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Developer
2 17 (28.81%) .NET Developer
3 14 (23.73%) ASP.NET Developer
4 12 (20.34%) Lead Architect
4 12 (20.34%) .NET Architect
4 12 (20.34%) Applications Architect
4 12 (20.34%) Architect
5 9 (15.25%) C# Developer
5 9 (15.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (11.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.78%) Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Web Developer
8 4 (6.78%) C# Web Developer
8 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.78%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (5.08%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (54.24%) .NET
2 31 (52.54%) HTML
3 29 (49.15%) ASP.NET
4 22 (37.29%) CSS
5 19 (32.20%) HTML5
6 15 (25.42%) WCF
6 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (22.03%) .NET Framework
8 12 (20.34%) jQuery
8 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (20.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 11 (18.64%) Web Services
10 4 (6.78%) XSLT
10 4 (6.78%) XHTML
10 4 (6.78%) Razor View Engine
11 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
12 1 (1.69%) PhoneGap
12 1 (1.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (6.78%) User Experience
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.39%) iPhone
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.76%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Android
3 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.86%) Apple iOS
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.69%) Debian
8 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) MVC
2 16 (27.12%) TDD
3 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (20.34%) Dependency Injection
4 12 (20.34%) Mentoring
4 12 (20.34%) Responsive Web Design
5 8 (13.56%) Web Development
6 7 (11.86%) Android Development
6 7 (11.86%) iOS Development
7 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.78%) Content Management
8 4 (6.78%) SEO
8 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.78%) V-Model
9 3 (5.08%) OO
10 2 (3.39%) ITIL
10 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.39%) Scrum
10 2 (3.39%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) C#
2 24 (40.68%) JavaScript
3 18 (30.51%) SQL
4 12 (20.34%) T-SQL
5 9 (15.25%) VB.NET
6 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.69%) Ruby
7 1 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.56%) MCP
3 7 (11.86%) MCSE
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
System Software
1 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.17%) MetaFrame
3 6 (10.17%) Terminal Services
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Citrix
2 6 (10.17%) HP
2 6 (10.17%) CheckPoint
2 6 (10.17%) Symantec
2 6 (10.17%) VMware
2 6 (10.17%) Wyse
3 4 (6.78%) Adobe
3 4 (6.78%) 3PAR
3 4 (6.78%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco
5 2 (3.39%) Lotus
5 2 (3.39%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.69%) Percona
6 1 (1.69%) Telerik
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
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