The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Rochdale 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Manchester / Rochdale
Rank - 4 2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 0 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Rochdale - 31.82% 47.73%
As % of the Vendors category - 77.78% 84.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 21
Median salary - £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.44%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

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 Rochdale.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Rochdale
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18 18 25
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Rochdale 42.86% 40.91% 56.82%
Number of salaries quoted 18 18 25
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.97% +4.87%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Rochdale

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Rochdale 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 Rochdale

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Rochdale

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Rochdale

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rochdale

For the 6 months to 24 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 Rochdale region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 10 (58.82%) Office 365
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (47.06%) SCCM
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (41.18%) SAN
5 7 (41.18%) MCSE
5 7 (41.18%) Python
5 7 (41.18%) IIS
5 7 (41.18%) Web Services
5 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
5 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (41.18%) Internet
5 7 (41.18%) Shell Script
5 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
5 7 (41.18%) Puppet
5 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (41.18%) vCloud
5 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
5 7 (41.18%) Veeam
5 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (41.18%) vSphere
5 7 (41.18%) Coaching
5 7 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (41.18%) Ansible

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale 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 7 (41.18%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) Office 365
2 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Internet
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 2 (11.76%) IPsec
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.88%) DNS
5 1 (5.88%) WAN
5 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) AWS Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Senior VMware Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) CRM Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Manager
3 4 (23.53%) IT Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Support
6 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
1 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Coaching
1 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
1 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
1 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (29.41%) CRM
2 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
2 5 (29.41%) Document Management
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
1 7 (41.18%) Python
1 7 (41.18%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (41.18%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCA
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSA
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
2 7 (41.18%) vCloud
2 7 (41.18%) vSphere
3 5 (29.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 7 (41.18%) Ansible
2 7 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (41.18%) Puppet
2 7 (41.18%) vMotion
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (29.41%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) Veeam
2 7 (41.18%) Zerto
3 5 (29.41%) EqualLogic
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) Apple
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL