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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Manchester / Wigan
Rank 10 6 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 11 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wigan 15.49% 11.76% 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 40.74% 25.00% 13.89%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 1
Median salary £23,000 £20,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.84% -30.83%  
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 Wigan.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wigan
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 27 8 36
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wigan 38.03% 47.06% 48.00%
Number of salaries quoted 27 8 21
Median salary £37,500 £23,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +59.57% -39.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £21,350 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Wigan

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

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

1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) LAN
3 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (21.05%) MCSE
4 4 (21.05%) MCSA
4 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) Office 365
4 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (15.79%) Ajax
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.79%) Web Application Development
5 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence

Microsoft
Top Related 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 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) LAN
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) QlikView
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Power BI
3 1 (5.26%) PowerPivot
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) IT Support
2 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 3 (15.79%) Agile .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Agile C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (15.79%) IT Technician
4 3 (15.79%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Ajax
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
2 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) EDI
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
1 3 (15.79%) iPad
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
1 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.79%) Issue Tracking
1 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
1 3 (15.79%) MVC
1 3 (15.79%) OO
1 3 (15.79%) TDD
1 3 (15.79%) Web Application Development
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.53%) ERP
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Presales
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) MCSA
2 4 (21.05%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) MCSD
5 1 (5.26%) CCA
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) MCTS
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 2 (10.53%) EMC
3 2 (10.53%) NetApp
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Epicor
4 1 (5.26%) Tableau
4 1 (5.26%) Wonderware