The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stockport 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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Manchester / Stockport
Rank 22 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 15 28 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 9.32% 17.95% 20.21%
As % of the Vendors category 20.83% 50.91% 57.35%
Number of salaries quoted 13 23 34
Median salary £36,000 £32,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,300 £22,500 £20,150
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £39,500 £40,000
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 Stockport.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Stockport
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 72 55 68
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stockport 44.72% 35.26% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 69 46 59
Median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £22,500 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stockport 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 Stockport

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Stockport

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Stockport

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

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Stockport

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

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

1 44 (59.46%) Windows
2 41 (55.41%) Active Directory
3 34 (45.95%) MS Excel
4 30 (40.54%) SQL Server
5 24 (32.43%) MS Exchange
6 23 (31.08%) Windows Server
7 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
8 19 (25.68%) HTML
8 19 (25.68%) VMware
9 17 (22.97%) SQL
9 17 (22.97%) .NET
9 17 (22.97%) ITIL
10 16 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (21.62%) jQuery
11 14 (18.92%) Cisco
11 14 (18.92%) CMDB
12 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (17.57%) CSS
12 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (16.22%) C#
13 12 (16.22%) Terminal Services
13 12 (16.22%) QA
14 11 (14.86%) ISEB
14 11 (14.86%) JavaScript
14 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
15 9 (12.16%) Case Management
15 9 (12.16%) Windows 10
16 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (10.81%) iPad
16 8 (10.81%) Mac OS X

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport 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 24 (32.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.76%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.70%) WordPress
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 34 (45.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.46%) MS Office
3 2 (2.70%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) Office 365
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) LAN
2 3 (4.05%) SAN
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 2 (2.70%) DHCP
3 2 (2.70%) DNS
3 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) VoIP
4 1 (1.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (40.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.05%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.35%) FileMaker
6 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.76%) JUnit
2 5 (6.76%) Maven
2 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.11%) Marketing
2 2 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (1.35%) Automotive
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Developer
2 15 (20.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (18.92%) Support Technician
4 12 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 11 (14.86%) QA Tester
5 11 (14.86%) Senior QA Tester
5 11 (14.86%) Senior Tester
5 11 (14.86%) Tester
6 10 (13.51%) .NET Developer
6 10 (13.51%) Support Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Active Directory Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Active Directory Support
7 8 (10.81%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (10.81%) Exchange Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Exchange Support
8 7 (9.46%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (9.46%) Lead Tester
8 7 (9.46%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) HTML
2 17 (22.97%) .NET
3 16 (21.62%) jQuery
4 13 (17.57%) CSS
5 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
6 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
6 6 (8.11%) HTML5
7 5 (6.76%) Hibernate
7 5 (6.76%) J2EE
7 5 (6.76%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (6.76%) Spring
7 5 (6.76%) Spring Boot
8 4 (5.41%) Ajax
8 4 (5.41%) CSS3
8 4 (5.41%) XML
9 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (2.70%) Symfony
10 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) CMDB
2 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.81%) iPad
4 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.05%) Replication
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.35%) Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (59.46%) Windows
2 23 (31.08%) Windows Server
3 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
4 9 (12.16%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.81%) Mac OS X
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.41%) Android
7 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) ITIL
2 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (12.16%) Case Management
4 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
4 7 (9.46%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (9.46%) Test Strategy
5 5 (6.76%) Feasibility Study
5 5 (6.76%) Microservices
6 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.41%) Product Management
6 4 (5.41%) Software Testing
6 4 (5.41%) Test Management
6 4 (5.41%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.41%) Web Development
7 3 (4.05%) Android Development
7 3 (4.05%) iOS Development
7 3 (4.05%) MVC
7 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.05%) Project Management
7 3 (4.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) SQL
2 12 (16.22%) C#
3 11 (14.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.11%) Java
5 4 (5.41%) VB
5 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.41%) VB6
6 3 (4.05%) PHP
6 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.70%) Ruby
8 1 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) ISEB
2 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.05%) MCDBA
3 3 (4.05%) MCITP
3 3 (4.05%) MCP
3 3 (4.05%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (55.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.22%) Terminal Services
3 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) VMware
2 14 (18.92%) Cisco
3 6 (8.11%) Citrix
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle
4 3 (4.05%) Intel Security
5 2 (2.70%) Adobe
6 1 (1.35%) Apple
6 1 (1.35%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.35%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.35%) Sage
6 1 (1.35%) Splunk
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