The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 June 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 730 553 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.32% 16.02% 18.00%
As % of the Vendors category 37.67% 38.11% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 652 478 511
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 Manchester.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1938 1451 1500
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 45.99% 42.02% 44.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1648 1219 1211
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -7 48 £35,000 - 14
Bolton +16 33 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cheadle +7 25 £40,000 +73.91% 1
Wigan -4 19 £37,500 -
Bury 0 11 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Altrincham -12 11 £22,750 -29.45% 2
Salford +2 9 £36,250 -14.70% 1
Oldham +3 7 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Rochdale -7 3 £57,000 +23.91% 3
Heywood 0 2 - - 1
Sale -1 2 £27,500 -4.34%
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £19,000 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 544 (40.27%) SQL Server
2 524 (38.79%) SQL
3 433 (32.05%) Windows
4 406 (30.05%) .NET
5 397 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
6 373 (27.61%) C#
7 252 (18.65%) Finance
8 240 (17.76%) Active Directory
9 216 (15.99%) ASP.NET
10 214 (15.84%) Business Intelligence
11 201 (14.88%) Degree
12 200 (14.80%) Windows Server
13 193 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 192 (14.21%) HTML
14 192 (14.21%) VMware
15 190 (14.06%) MVC
15 190 (14.06%) ITIL
16 188 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
17 186 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 175 (12.95%) JavaScript
19 169 (12.51%) CSS
20 163 (12.07%) MS Exchange
21 161 (11.92%) T-SQL
22 154 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
23 140 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
24 139 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 134 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
26 132 (9.77%) jQuery
27 130 (9.62%) Visual Studio
28 124 (9.18%) Web Services

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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
1 163 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 110 (8.14%) SharePoint
3 67 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (3.70%) CMS
5 49 (3.63%) IIS
6 33 (2.44%) Umbraco
7 29 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
7 29 (2.15%) Skype for Business
8 26 (1.92%) SAS
9 21 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (1.26%) EPiServer
11 14 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.81%) Apache
14 10 (0.74%) OpenROAD
15 9 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (0.59%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.52%) Drupal
17 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
18 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 188 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.44%) Camtasia
6 6 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.44%) Snagit
7 4 (0.30%) SPSS
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.22%) InDesign
9 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (2.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 27 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (1.48%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.59%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.44%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.37%) SAP APO
7 5 (0.37%) SAP R/3
8 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.30%) SAP EWM
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.074%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (0.074%) Magento
11 1 (0.074%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.074%) SAP SD
11 1 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 154 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (7.85%) Office 365
3 91 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.81%) SaaS
5 20 (1.48%) IaaS
6 16 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (1.04%) PaaS
8 13 (0.96%) GitHub
9 6 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.30%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 4 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.15%) G Suite
12 2 (0.15%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 98 (7.25%) DNS
2 93 (6.88%) Firewall
3 82 (6.07%) LAN
3 82 (6.07%) WAN
4 80 (5.92%) TCP/IP
5 60 (4.44%) DHCP
6 38 (2.81%) SAN
7 32 (2.37%) VLAN
8 31 (2.29%) Skype
9 29 (2.15%) VoIP
10 21 (1.55%) Internet
11 19 (1.41%) VPN
12 17 (1.26%) Ethernet
12 17 (1.26%) RS-232
12 17 (1.26%) Unified Communications
13 16 (1.18%) Network Security
14 9 (0.67%) HTTP
14 9 (0.67%) ISDN
14 9 (0.67%) LDAP
15 8 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (40.27%) SQL Server
2 193 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 186 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 139 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 134 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
6 85 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 57 (4.22%) MySQL
8 50 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 42 (3.11%) Relational Database
10 41 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 39 (2.89%) Power BI
12 32 (2.37%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.92%) QlikView
13 26 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
14 22 (1.63%) Big Data
15 21 (1.55%) NoSQL
15 21 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (1.26%) MS Access
16 17 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 130 (9.62%) Visual Studio
2 74 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 57 (4.22%) Git (software)
4 39 (2.89%) Subversion
5 34 (2.52%) JIRA
6 29 (2.15%) NuGet
7 23 (1.70%) NUnit
8 22 (1.63%) MSI
8 22 (1.63%) MSTest
9 17 (1.26%) Microsoft Blend
9 17 (1.26%) WiX
10 16 (1.18%) ProC
11 14 (1.04%) Selenium
12 13 (0.96%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.81%) Jenkins
14 10 (0.74%) Maven
14 10 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (0.44%) ReSharper
15 6 (0.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 252 (18.65%) Finance
2 103 (7.62%) Retail
3 78 (5.77%) Legal
4 62 (4.59%) Advertising
4 62 (4.59%) Marketing
5 55 (4.07%) Banking
6 38 (2.81%) Games
6 38 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.92%) Law
8 19 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.96%) Billing
10 10 (0.74%) Publishing
11 9 (0.67%) Automotive
11 9 (0.67%) Back Office
12 8 (0.59%) Local Government
13 6 (0.44%) French Language
13 6 (0.44%) German Language
14 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.074%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 444 (32.86%) Developer
2 187 (13.84%) Analyst
3 150 (11.10%) .NET Developer
4 112 (8.29%) C# Developer
5 110 (8.14%) SQL Developer
6 100 (7.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 98 (7.25%) Consultant
8 81 (6.00%) Senior Developer
9 74 (5.48%) SQL Server Developer
10 73 (5.40%) Support Analyst
11 72 (5.33%) Support Engineer
12 65 (4.81%) Software Developer
13 60 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
14 57 (4.22%) Architect
15 56 (4.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 53 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
17 47 (3.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 46 (3.40%) Team Leader
19 45 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 45 (3.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 406 (30.05%) .NET
2 216 (15.99%) ASP.NET
3 192 (14.21%) HTML
4 169 (12.51%) CSS
5 132 (9.77%) jQuery
6 124 (9.18%) Web Services
7 104 (7.70%) .NET Framework
8 91 (6.74%) AngularJS
9 81 (6.00%) HTML5
10 80 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 79 (5.85%) XML
12 67 (4.96%) Entity Framework
13 63 (4.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 53 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 48 (3.55%) WCF
16 45 (3.33%) JSON
17 38 (2.81%) Ajax
18 35 (2.59%) WPF
19 29 (2.15%) NHibernate
19 29 (2.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 140 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 66 (4.89%) iPad
4 47 (3.48%) User Experience
5 46 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 41 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (1.92%) Replication
8 25 (1.85%) Data Structures
9 23 (1.70%) Clustering
9 23 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.63%) CMDB
10 22 (1.63%) Data Centre
11 21 (1.55%) Driving Licence
12 19 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.33%) Tandem
14 17 (1.26%) FMCG
14 17 (1.26%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 17 (1.26%) Internet of Things
15 16 (1.18%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 433 (32.05%) Windows
2 200 (14.80%) Windows Server
3 115 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 100 (7.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 98 (7.25%) Linux
6 74 (5.48%) Windows 10
7 72 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (3.33%) Windows 8
9 36 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (2.07%) Windows XP
11 24 (1.78%) Android
12 22 (1.63%) Unix
13 20 (1.48%) Mac OS
14 17 (1.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 15 (1.11%) Apple iOS
16 14 (1.04%) AIX
17 12 (0.89%) CentOS
18 11 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 8 (0.59%) HPUX
20 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (15.84%) Business Intelligence
3 190 (14.06%) ITIL
3 190 (14.06%) MVC
4 109 (8.07%) SDLC
5 108 (7.99%) Software Engineering
6 104 (7.70%) Scrum
7 101 (7.48%) ETL
8 88 (6.51%) E-Commerce
9 87 (6.44%) CRM
10 85 (6.29%) TDD
11 71 (5.26%) DevOps
12 70 (5.18%) OO
13 66 (4.89%) Project Management
14 65 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
14 65 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
15 64 (4.74%) Analytics
16 56 (4.15%) ERP
17 52 (3.85%) Test Automation
18 51 (3.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 524 (38.79%) SQL
2 373 (27.61%) C#
3 175 (12.95%) JavaScript
4 161 (11.92%) T-SQL
5 72 (5.33%) PowerShell
6 69 (5.11%) C++
7 62 (4.59%) Java
8 43 (3.18%) C
9 35 (2.59%) VB.NET
10 30 (2.22%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.63%) PHP
12 20 (1.48%) VB
13 19 (1.41%) VBScript
13 19 (1.41%) XAML
14 16 (1.18%) PROC SQL
14 16 (1.18%) SAS Macro
15 12 (0.89%) Python
16 11 (0.81%) VBA
17 9 (0.67%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.52%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 201 (14.88%) Degree
2 114 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (4.00%) MCSE
4 42 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (2.74%) MCP
7 36 (2.66%) MCSA
8 32 (2.37%) CCNA
9 26 (1.92%) ISTQB
10 22 (1.63%) Security Cleared
11 21 (1.55%) ISEB
12 18 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.04%) SC Cleared
14 10 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.67%) MCITP
16 7 (0.52%) CCNP
16 7 (0.52%) HND
17 6 (0.44%) ACCA
17 6 (0.44%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.74%) SLA
2 61 (4.52%) QA
3 29 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.59%) PMO
5 8 (0.59%) WAI
6 6 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.074%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 240 (17.76%) Active Directory
2 94 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (5.85%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.74%) Terminal Services
5 17 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.96%) vSphere
7 13 (0.96%) Xen
8 11 (0.81%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.59%) Terminal Server
10 7 (0.52%) Docker
10 7 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.52%) XenApp
11 5 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.30%) Samba
13 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.074%) KVM
15 1 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 38 (2.81%) WSUS
2 37 (2.74%) SCCM
3 15 (1.11%) Ansible
3 15 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.04%) Puppet
5 12 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.74%) Nagios
7 9 (0.67%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.37%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.37%) SCOM
9 4 (0.30%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.30%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.22%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.15%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 192 (14.21%) VMware
2 122 (9.03%) Cisco
3 99 (7.33%) Oracle
4 65 (4.81%) Citrix
5 59 (4.37%) SAP
6 53 (3.92%) HP
7 39 (2.89%) NetApp
8 32 (2.37%) Sitecore
9 22 (1.63%) Avaya
10 21 (1.55%) Google
11 19 (1.41%) Tableau
12 18 (1.33%) iManage
13 16 (1.18%) Dell
14 14 (1.04%) IBM
15 13 (0.96%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.89%) Cognos
17 11 (0.81%) Palo Alto
17 11 (0.81%) Sage
17 11 (0.81%) Symantec
18 10 (0.74%) Actian
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Exellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £58000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modulus Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Training, Travel Expenses
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modis International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum plus car, bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Flexible hrs
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Rullion
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + £4,200 car allowance
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Car finance 247
Salary: £40000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £29323 - £30784 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Analysys Mason
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago