The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Altrincham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Microsoft
Manchester / Altrincham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 3 14
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Altrincham 18.18% 32.76% 19.28%
As % of the Vendors category 43.24% 54.29% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 16
Median salary £22,750 £41,500 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.18% +58.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £17,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £47,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Altrincham.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Altrincham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 37 35 36
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Altrincham 42.05% 60.34% 43.37%
Number of salaries quoted 35 32 36
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £27,800
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +49.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Altrincham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Altrincham citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Altrincham

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Altrincham

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Altrincham

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Altrincham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Altrincham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Altrincham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 20 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 19 (52.78%) MS Office
4 15 (41.67%) ITIL
4 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (33.33%) VMware
7 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
7 11 (30.56%) VPN
8 10 (27.78%) Unix
8 10 (27.78%) SQL
8 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (25.00%) Service Management
9 9 (25.00%) Citrix
9 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco
9 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 9 (25.00%) Linux
10 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 8 (22.22%) DNS
10 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
11 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (19.44%) HP
12 6 (16.67%) Change Management
12 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (16.67%) DHCP

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (11.11%) IIS
5 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
6 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 19 (52.78%) MS Office
3 2 (5.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) VPN
2 8 (22.22%) DNS
2 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 6 (16.67%) DHCP
4 5 (13.89%) LAN
4 5 (13.89%) WAN
5 4 (11.11%) Firewall
6 3 (8.33%) Broadband
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (8.33%) DMZ
6 3 (8.33%) ISDN
6 3 (8.33%) VoIP
7 2 (5.56%) Skype
7 2 (5.56%) VLAN
8 1 (2.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.33%) Back Office
1 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) IT Support
2 11 (30.56%) IT Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Support Engineer
4 9 (25.00%) Analyst
4 9 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) IT Technician
6 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Server Support
6 3 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Statistical Data Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.56%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Graduate IT Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Operations Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Mobile Computing
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.33%) Life Science
4 3 (8.33%) Pricing Data
5 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (27.78%) Unix
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (25.00%) Linux
5 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (16.67%) AIX
6 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Service Management
3 6 (16.67%) Change Management
3 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
4 5 (13.89%) Line Management
5 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.33%) Computer Security
6 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Statistics
7 2 (5.56%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (5.56%) Data Management
7 2 (5.56%) Information Security
7 2 (5.56%) Master Data Management
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.78%) Data Centre Operations
8 1 (2.78%) Scrum
8 1 (2.78%) Security Monitoring
8 1 (2.78%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) MCSE
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) AirWatch
2 5 (13.89%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.33%) HP SIM
3 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (8.33%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) WSUS
4 1 (2.78%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) VMware
2 9 (25.00%) Cisco
2 9 (25.00%) Citrix
3 7 (19.44%) HP
4 5 (13.89%) Symantec
5 4 (11.11%) Dell
6 3 (8.33%) Sophos
7 2 (5.56%) GFI Software
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.78%) Xerox
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