The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wigan 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 23 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
Manchester / Wigan
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wigan 19.59% 14.63% 9.62%
As % of the Vendors category 54.29% 37.50% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 5
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.96%  
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 Wigan.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wigan
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 35 16 15
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wigan 36.08% 39.02% 28.85%
Number of salaries quoted 34 16 13
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wigan

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wigan 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 Wigan

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Wigan

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Wigan

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Wigan

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wigan over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Wigan

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wigan region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) VMware
3 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
4 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 12 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (40.00%) QA
4 12 (40.00%) Puppet
4 12 (40.00%) NuGet
4 12 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (40.00%) Ansible
4 12 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (40.00%) DevOps
4 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (40.00%) TDD
5 11 (36.67%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (36.67%) VirtualBox
5 11 (36.67%) Xen
6 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 9 (30.00%) LAN
7 9 (30.00%) WAN
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
10 6 (20.00%) DHCP
10 6 (20.00%) DNS
10 6 (20.00%) ITIL

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wigan 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 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) LAN
1 9 (30.00%) WAN
2 6 (20.00%) DHCP
2 6 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (16.67%) PowerPivot
1 5 (16.67%) QlikView
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (40.00%) NuGet
General
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) ERP Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Build and Release Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Build Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Release Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) IT Support
7 3 (10.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) EDI Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) IT Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
8 2 (6.67%) Consultant
8 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) EDI
2 5 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 12 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (40.00%) DevOps
1 12 (40.00%) TDD
2 6 (20.00%) ERP
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MCSE
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCSD
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
2 5 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
1 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (36.67%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (36.67%) VirtualBox
2 11 (36.67%) Xen
3 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) Ansible
1 12 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (40.00%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) SAP
3 5 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) EMC
5 2 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Epicor
6 1 (3.33%) Wonderware