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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 28 30 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 17.72% 19.23% 12.41%
As % of the Vendors category 45.90% 40.54% 31.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25 23 32
Average salary £42,000 £31,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £33,950
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
61 74 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 38.61% 47.44% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 54 64 102
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,800 £40,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Stockport

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 31 (44.93%) .NET
3 30 (43.48%) SQL Server
4 29 (42.03%) SQL
5 26 (37.68%) MS Excel
6 24 (34.78%) C#
7 20 (28.99%) HTML
7 20 (28.99%) CSS
8 17 (24.64%) HTML5
9 15 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (21.74%) WCF
9 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET
10 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
10 14 (20.29%) Finance
11 13 (18.84%) XSLT
12 12 (17.39%) XML
12 12 (17.39%) OO
12 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
13 11 (15.94%) Web Services
14 10 (14.49%) SharePoint
14 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
14 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
15 9 (13.04%) User Experience
15 9 (13.04%) MVC
15 9 (13.04%) OOD
15 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
16 8 (11.59%) MS Office
16 8 (11.59%) XQuery
16 8 (11.59%) Ajax

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (14.49%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.14%) CMS
3 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 5 (7.25%) IIS
4 5 (7.25%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.25%) Sitefinity
4 5 (7.25%) Umbraco
5 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) WordPress
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (37.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.59%) MS Office
3 7 (10.14%) Photoshop
3 7 (10.14%) MS Project
4 5 (7.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.90%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) VoIP
1 4 (5.80%) VPN
2 3 (4.35%) WAN
2 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.35%) LAN
2 3 (4.35%) Firewall
3 2 (2.90%) Intranet
4 1 (1.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.90%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.45%) DB2
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.25%) Subversion
3 5 (7.25%) Mercurial
3 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.25%) Ant
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.90%) FrontPage
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.45%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Developer
2 12 (17.39%) Team Leader
3 11 (15.94%) Software Team Leader
4 10 (14.49%) Development Team Leader
4 10 (14.49%) C# Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Software Development Team Leader
6 7 (10.14%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.70%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Web Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Applications Support
8 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Applications Support Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (7.25%) C# Web Developer
8 5 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (44.93%) .NET
2 20 (28.99%) CSS
2 20 (28.99%) HTML
3 17 (24.64%) HTML5
4 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET
4 15 (21.74%) WCF
5 13 (18.84%) XSLT
6 12 (17.39%) XML
7 11 (15.94%) Web Services
8 8 (11.59%) Ajax
9 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (7.25%) WinForms
10 5 (7.25%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
10 5 (7.25%) jQuery
10 5 (7.25%) XHTML
10 5 (7.25%) EJB
10 5 (7.25%) J2EE
11 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (5.80%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) User Experience
2 7 (10.14%) Social Media
2 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.25%) Statistics
3 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.80%) iPhone
4 4 (5.80%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.90%) Copywriting
5 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.45%) CMDB
6 1 (1.45%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.25%) UNIX
4 4 (5.80%) Android
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.45%) OS/400
6 1 (1.45%) zOS
6 1 (1.45%) AIX
6 1 (1.45%) HPUX
6 1 (1.45%) Solaris
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) OO
1 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.04%) OOD
2 9 (13.04%) MVC
3 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.14%) Multithreading
4 7 (10.14%) Content Management
4 7 (10.14%) Project Management
4 7 (10.14%) PRINCE2
4 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.70%) Web Design
6 5 (7.25%) SEO
6 5 (7.25%) Web Development
6 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Line Management
7 4 (5.80%) TDD
7 4 (5.80%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (5.80%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (5.80%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) SQL
2 24 (34.78%) C#
3 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.59%) XQuery
6 5 (7.25%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.25%) Jython
6 5 (7.25%) Java
7 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.80%) C++
8 2 (2.90%) PHP
8 2 (2.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.80%) MCSE
4 2 (2.90%) HND
5 1 (1.45%) MCP
5 1 (1.45%) MCSA
5 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Adobe
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle
3 5 (7.25%) Cisco
3 5 (7.25%) Sitecore
4 4 (5.80%) VMware
5 3 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) Juniper
6 1 (1.45%) BMC
6 1 (1.45%) CA
6 1 (1.45%) NetApp
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.45%) Symantec
6 1 (1.45%) Brocade
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) EMC
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Posted: 8 hours ago
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