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 28 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 631 539 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.12% 15.82% 19.23%
As % of the Vendors category 38.36% 38.36% 44.59%
Number of salaries quoted 550 477 619
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
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 Manchester.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1645 1405 1635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 42.02% 41.24% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1386 1175 1296
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Bolton -3 20 £35,000 +52.17% 1
Oldham -25 19 £22,000 -10.20% 7
Altrincham -6 17 £24,000 -42.16% 3
Stockport -11 15 £36,000 +12.50% 9
Salford +6 14 £43,250 +101.16% 3
Cheadle +10 12 £27,500 -38.88% 2
Wigan -4 12 £25,750 +24.09% 1
Bury -5 12 £32,500 -2.98% 2
Sale -4 6 £27,500 +23.59%
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 542 (43.39%) SQL Server
2 515 (41.23%) SQL
3 504 (40.35%) MS Excel
4 440 (35.23%) Windows
5 347 (27.78%) .NET
6 323 (25.86%) C#
7 321 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
8 274 (21.94%) Active Directory
9 219 (17.53%) VMware
10 194 (15.53%) ASP.NET
11 192 (15.37%) MS Office
12 191 (15.29%) ITIL
13 185 (14.81%) HTML
13 185 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 185 (14.81%) Windows Server
14 182 (14.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 173 (13.85%) T-SQL
16 167 (13.37%) MVC
17 166 (13.29%) JavaScript
17 166 (13.29%) Degree
18 164 (13.13%) Finance
19 163 (13.05%) Business Intelligence
20 154 (12.33%) MS Exchange
21 146 (11.69%) CSS
22 138 (11.05%) jQuery
23 137 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
24 134 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
25 132 (10.57%) Windows 7
26 126 (10.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 121 (9.69%) SQL Server 2008

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
1 154 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 110 (8.81%) SharePoint
3 59 (4.72%) IIS
4 55 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (2.40%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.60%) CMS
8 18 (1.44%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.04%) Umbraco
11 12 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.88%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.72%) CloudStack
13 9 (0.72%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.72%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.64%) JBoss
15 7 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 504 (40.35%) MS Excel
2 192 (15.37%) MS Office
3 45 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.52%) Acrobat
6 17 (1.36%) Camtasia
6 17 (1.36%) Snagit
7 13 (1.04%) MS Project
8 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.24%) InDesign
9 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 51 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (1.60%) SAP ERP
5 12 (0.96%) Visualfiles
6 8 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.48%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.080%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.080%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.080%) Oracle FAH
11 1 (0.080%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.080%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 137 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (7.45%) Office 365
3 80 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (2.40%) PaaS
5 29 (2.32%) IaaS
6 23 (1.84%) SaaS
7 16 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.48%) GitHub
9 4 (0.32%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.080%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.080%) G Suite
11 1 (0.080%) Heroku
11 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.57%) DNS
2 80 (6.41%) Firewall
3 75 (6.00%) LAN
4 73 (5.84%) WAN
5 69 (5.52%) TCP/IP
6 60 (4.80%) DHCP
7 46 (3.68%) SAN
8 36 (2.88%) Internet
9 33 (2.64%) VLAN
10 30 (2.40%) VoIP
11 27 (2.16%) VPN
12 26 (2.08%) Skype
13 20 (1.60%) Network Security
14 17 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
16 15 (1.20%) HTTP
17 9 (0.72%) Unified Communications
18 7 (0.56%) Ethernet
18 7 (0.56%) RS-232
19 6 (0.48%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (43.39%) SQL Server
2 185 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 182 (14.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 126 (10.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 121 (9.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 100 (8.01%) Data Warehouse
7 62 (4.96%) MySQL
8 56 (4.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 41 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 38 (3.04%) Relational Database
11 33 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 30 (2.40%) RDBMS
13 28 (2.24%) Hadoop
14 27 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
15 25 (2.00%) Power BI
16 24 (1.92%) MS Access
17 22 (1.76%) Big Data
18 21 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
19 15 (1.20%) OLAP
20 14 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 89 (7.13%) Visual Studio
2 59 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (3.60%) JIRA
4 24 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 18 (1.44%) Subversion
6 17 (1.36%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.20%) MSI
7 15 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.12%) Maven
9 13 (1.04%) Selenium
10 12 (0.96%) MSTest
10 12 (0.96%) NUnit
10 12 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (0.96%) SpecFlow
11 8 (0.64%) InstallShield
12 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Blend
12 7 (0.56%) Moq
12 7 (0.56%) NuGet
12 7 (0.56%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.56%) WiX
General
1 164 (13.13%) Finance
2 73 (5.84%) Retail
3 54 (4.32%) Marketing
4 52 (4.16%) Legal
5 45 (3.60%) Manufacturing
6 44 (3.52%) Advertising
7 31 (2.48%) Banking
8 25 (2.00%) Games
9 24 (1.92%) Law
10 19 (1.52%) Telecoms
11 17 (1.36%) French Language
11 17 (1.36%) German Language
12 9 (0.72%) Billing
13 7 (0.56%) Back Office
13 7 (0.56%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.48%) Electronics
15 5 (0.40%) Local Government
16 4 (0.32%) Automotive
17 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 419 (33.55%) Developer
2 159 (12.73%) .NET Developer
3 150 (12.01%) Analyst
4 107 (8.57%) C# Developer
5 96 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 96 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 93 (7.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 87 (6.97%) ASP.NET Developer
8 78 (6.24%) Senior Developer
9 67 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 67 (5.36%) Support Analyst
10 64 (5.12%) Consultant
11 62 (4.96%) IT Support
12 60 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 56 (4.48%) SQL Server Developer
14 55 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
15 48 (3.84%) 3rd Line Support
15 48 (3.84%) Team Leader
16 47 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 46 (3.68%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (27.78%) .NET
2 194 (15.53%) ASP.NET
3 185 (14.81%) HTML
4 146 (11.69%) CSS
5 138 (11.05%) jQuery
6 118 (9.45%) Web Services
7 85 (6.81%) AngularJS
8 79 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 78 (6.24%) .NET Framework
10 77 (6.16%) XML
11 58 (4.64%) HTML5
12 52 (4.16%) Entity Framework
13 47 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 46 (3.68%) WCF
15 45 (3.60%) Ajax
16 41 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
17 39 (3.12%) RESTful
18 37 (2.96%) JSON
19 28 (2.24%) WPF
20 22 (1.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (7.13%) iPad
3 56 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 52 (4.16%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (2.48%) Replication
7 28 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.16%) Clustering
9 24 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.84%) User Experience
11 17 (1.36%) CMDB
11 17 (1.36%) Driving Licence
12 16 (1.28%) Tandem
13 15 (1.20%) N-Tier
14 13 (1.04%) FMCG
15 11 (0.88%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.88%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.72%) Life Science
16 9 (0.72%) NHS
16 9 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 440 (35.23%) Windows
2 185 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 132 (10.57%) Windows 7
4 108 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 103 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (7.05%) Linux
7 76 (6.08%) Windows 10
8 39 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (2.80%) Unix
10 30 (2.40%) Windows 8
11 28 (2.24%) Windows XP
12 21 (1.68%) Android
13 20 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (1.20%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.20%) Solaris
15 13 (1.04%) AIX
15 13 (1.04%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.80%) CentOS
16 10 (0.80%) OpenVMS
17 9 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (15.29%) ITIL
3 167 (13.37%) MVC
4 163 (13.05%) Business Intelligence
5 103 (8.25%) Scrum
6 88 (7.05%) Software Engineering
7 82 (6.57%) E-Commerce
8 77 (6.16%) TDD
9 70 (5.60%) SDLC
10 69 (5.52%) CRM
11 68 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 65 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
12 65 (5.20%) Service Management
13 64 (5.12%) ETL
14 62 (4.96%) Web Development
15 55 (4.40%) DevOps
16 53 (4.24%) ERP
16 53 (4.24%) OO
17 52 (4.16%) Project Management
18 51 (4.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 515 (41.23%) SQL
2 323 (25.86%) C#
3 173 (13.85%) T-SQL
4 166 (13.29%) JavaScript
5 73 (5.84%) PowerShell
6 58 (4.64%) Java
7 41 (3.28%) VB.NET
8 36 (2.88%) C++
9 33 (2.64%) C
10 28 (2.24%) Python
11 20 (1.60%) VBA
12 18 (1.44%) TypeScript
12 18 (1.44%) VB
13 17 (1.36%) PHP
14 16 (1.28%) VBScript
15 15 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.96%) Ruby
17 9 (0.72%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.64%) XAML
19 7 (0.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 166 (13.29%) Degree
2 119 (9.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (4.08%) MCSE
4 36 (2.88%) MCP
5 34 (2.72%) MCSA
6 29 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.24%) ISEB
7 28 (2.24%) Security Cleared
8 23 (1.84%) CCNA
8 23 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (1.36%) MOS
10 15 (1.20%) SC Cleared
11 13 (1.04%) MCITP
12 12 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.88%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.64%) BC Cleared
14 8 (0.64%) CCNP
14 8 (0.64%) NCIE
15 7 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.48%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.84%) SLA
2 69 (5.52%) QA
3 26 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.12%) WAI
6 11 (0.88%) PMO
7 10 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.64%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.080%) SDET
System Software
1 274 (21.94%) Active Directory
2 134 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.48%) Terminal Services
5 29 (2.32%) vSphere
6 14 (1.12%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.72%) Xen
10 8 (0.64%) XenServer
11 6 (0.48%) vCloud
11 6 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.48%) XenApp
12 5 (0.40%) Docker
12 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.32%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.32%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (4.24%) SCCM
2 32 (2.56%) WSUS
3 21 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.60%) Puppet
5 13 (1.04%) Ansible
5 13 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (0.96%) Nagios
7 11 (0.88%) SCOrch
8 10 (0.80%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.80%) SCOM
9 9 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.64%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.64%) HP SIM
11 6 (0.48%) vMotion
12 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.40%) SCDPM
13 4 (0.32%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.32%) Cobbler
13 4 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 219 (17.53%) VMware
2 97 (7.77%) Cisco
3 76 (6.08%) Citrix
4 71 (5.68%) Oracle
5 50 (4.00%) HP
6 49 (3.92%) NetApp
7 41 (3.28%) SAP
8 24 (1.92%) Dell
9 23 (1.84%) Avaya
9 23 (1.84%) iManage
10 22 (1.76%) Adobe
11 20 (1.60%) Google
11 20 (1.60%) Intel Security
11 20 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.52%) Symantec
13 18 (1.44%) IBM
14 16 (1.28%) Veeam
15 15 (1.20%) Sitecore
16 12 (0.96%) Apple
16 12 (0.96%) LexisNexis
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