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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 40 43 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 16.67% 23.37% 12.69%
As % of the Vendors category 43.48% 44.33% 34.72%
Number of salaries quoted 39 39 25
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +22.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £18,400 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,500 £37,500
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
92 97 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 38.33% 52.72% 36.55%
Number of salaries quoted 76 91 71
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £18,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £38,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Stockport

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 38 (55.88%) .NET
2 34 (50.00%) C#
3 33 (48.53%) ASP.NET
3 33 (48.53%) HTML
4 31 (45.59%) SQL Server
5 29 (42.65%) Windows
6 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
7 24 (35.29%) CSS
8 23 (33.82%) SQL
9 22 (32.35%) HTML5
10 21 (30.88%) MVC
11 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
12 18 (26.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (23.53%) WCF
13 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
14 15 (22.06%) T-SQL
14 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (22.06%) TDD
14 15 (22.06%) Active Directory
15 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (19.12%) jQuery
16 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
16 13 (19.12%) Finance
17 12 (17.65%) Inversion of Control
17 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
17 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 12 (17.65%) Dependency Injection

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.82%) IIS
4 5 (7.35%) CMS
4 5 (7.35%) Umbraco
4 5 (7.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (7.35%) Sitefinity
5 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.47%) Apache
7 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.47%) nginx
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.71%) MS Office
3 7 (10.29%) MS Project
4 5 (7.35%) Photoshop
4 5 (7.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) Firewall
2 8 (11.76%) LAN
2 8 (11.76%) WAN
3 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.29%) VPN
4 5 (7.35%) DNS
5 4 (5.88%) SAN
6 3 (4.41%) DHCP
6 3 (4.41%) VoIP
7 2 (2.94%) VLAN
7 2 (2.94%) Network Security
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.47%) HTTP
8 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (45.59%) SQL Server
2 18 (26.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 12 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (10.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.35%) Subversion
2 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.35%) Mercurial
3 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) German Language
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) French Language
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Developer
2 17 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET Developer
4 12 (17.65%) Architect
4 12 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 12 (17.65%) .NET Architect
4 12 (17.65%) Lead Architect
4 12 (17.65%) Applications Architect
5 9 (13.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.82%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.35%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Umbraco Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Web Developer
8 5 (7.35%) C# Web Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (55.88%) .NET
2 33 (48.53%) ASP.NET
2 33 (48.53%) HTML
3 24 (35.29%) CSS
4 22 (32.35%) HTML5
5 16 (23.53%) WCF
5 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
6 13 (19.12%) jQuery
7 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 11 (16.18%) Web Services
9 8 (11.76%) XSLT
10 7 (10.29%) XML
11 5 (7.35%) XHTML
11 5 (7.35%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (4.41%) Ajax
13 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (8.82%) User Experience
3 3 (4.41%) Social Media
3 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.41%) iPhone
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.65%) Windows
2 10 (14.71%) Android
3 8 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
5 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.47%) Debian
8 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) MVC
2 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.06%) TDD
3 12 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
3 12 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
3 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 8 (11.76%) Web Development
5 7 (10.29%) Android Development
5 7 (10.29%) iOS Development
5 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.29%) OO
6 5 (7.35%) Content Management
6 5 (7.35%) SEO
7 4 (5.88%) OOD
7 4 (5.88%) Project Management
8 3 (4.41%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.41%) Multithreading
8 3 (4.41%) V-Model
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.00%) C#
2 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
3 23 (33.82%) SQL
4 15 (22.06%) T-SQL
5 10 (14.71%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.41%) XQuery
8 1 (1.47%) Ruby
8 1 (1.47%) Perl
8 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.76%) MCP
3 6 (8.82%) MCSE
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 15 (22.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) MetaFrame
2 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.47%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.47%) Puppet
2 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) VMware
2 8 (11.76%) Citrix
3 6 (8.82%) Cisco
4 5 (7.35%) Adobe
4 5 (7.35%) HP
4 5 (7.35%) Sitecore
5 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.88%) Symantec
5 4 (5.88%) Wyse
6 3 (4.41%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.94%) ProCurve
7 2 (2.94%) Lotus
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.47%) Percona
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