Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 67 43
Rank change year-on-year +22 -24 +34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 307 94 383
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.52% 3.65% 5.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.17% 10.41% 19.58%
Number of salaries quoted 261 84 344
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £21,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £38,661 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.52% +3.10% +7.91%
75th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £65,125
North West median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% +4.17% +10.77%

Microsoft 365 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,522 903 1,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.38% 35.07% 30.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,042 783 1,600
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,313 £42,500 £36,258
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £72,500
North West median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in Manchester

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in Manchester.

Salary trend for Microsoft 365 in Manchester

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in Manchester

Microsoft 365
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 365 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +15 21 £33,000 +37.50% 7
Bury +9 10 £30,000 +53.85% 1
Wigan +8 8 £55,000 +83.33% 5
Bolton -6 7 £27,500 -51.54% 5
Altrincham -4 5 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Salford -5 3 £49,500 +90.38% 7
Cheadle - 2 £33,086 - 5
Oldham - 2 £45,000 - 4
Microsoft 365
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 216 (70.36%) Microsoft
2 182 (59.28%) Azure
3 166 (54.07%) Windows
4 146 (47.56%) Active Directory
5 106 (34.53%) Windows Server
6 99 (32.25%) Social Skills
7 76 (24.76%) VMware
8 67 (21.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 64 (20.85%) Windows 10
10 56 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (15.96%) SharePoint
12 48 (15.64%) Microsoft Intune
13 47 (15.31%) Firewall
14 46 (14.98%) ITIL
15 45 (14.66%) PowerShell
16 41 (13.36%) MS Exchange
16 41 (13.36%) Finance
17 39 (12.70%) DNS
17 39 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
17 39 (12.70%) AWS
17 39 (12.70%) SCCM
17 39 (12.70%) Azure Active Directory
18 36 (11.73%) WAN
18 36 (11.73%) Migration
19 34 (11.07%) DHCP
20 33 (10.75%) Hyper-V
20 33 (10.75%) LAN
20 33 (10.75%) Power Platform
21 32 (10.42%) Law
22 31 (10.10%) Data Centre

Microsoft 365
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 49 (15.96%) SharePoint
2 41 (13.36%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.26%) IIS
4 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 39 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.98%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 182 (59.28%) Azure
2 39 (12.70%) AWS
2 39 (12.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 33 (10.75%) Power Platform
4 25 (8.14%) Dynamics 365
5 23 (7.49%) IaaS
6 18 (5.86%) OneDrive
7 15 (4.89%) GCP
8 13 (4.23%) Power Automate
9 11 (3.58%) SaaS
10 9 (2.93%) PaaS
11 8 (2.61%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (2.61%) Azure Key Vault
11 8 (2.61%) Azure Logic Apps
11 8 (2.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 8 (2.61%) PowerApps
12 6 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.95%) Mimecast
13 5 (1.63%) Google Workspace
14 2 (0.65%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (15.31%) Firewall
2 39 (12.70%) DNS
3 36 (11.73%) WAN
4 34 (11.07%) DHCP
5 33 (10.75%) LAN
6 22 (7.17%) VPN
7 19 (6.19%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (4.56%) TCP/IP
9 12 (3.91%) Wireless
10 11 (3.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (3.58%) Unified Communications
10 11 (3.58%) Wireshark
11 10 (3.26%) MPLS
11 10 (3.26%) VLAN
11 10 (3.26%) VoIP
12 9 (2.93%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (2.93%) SAN
13 8 (2.61%) Network Security
14 7 (2.28%) IP Telephony
15 6 (1.95%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.49%) Power BI
2 17 (5.54%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.61%) Data Lake
4 8 (2.61%) Power Query
5 7 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.98%) Tableau
8 2 (0.65%) MySQL
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.33%) Big Data
9 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.33%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.33%) Postman
3 1 (0.33%) Selenium
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 99 (32.25%) Social Skills
2 41 (13.36%) Finance
3 32 (10.42%) Law
4 24 (7.82%) Retail
5 20 (6.51%) Legal
6 17 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (4.89%) Manufacturing
8 13 (4.23%) Public Sector
9 10 (3.26%) Marketing
10 8 (2.61%) Organisational Skills
11 6 (1.95%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (0.98%) German Language
12 3 (0.98%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.65%) Automotive
13 2 (0.65%) Billing
13 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.33%) Advertising
14 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (18.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (15.64%) Analyst
3 34 (11.07%) IT Engineer
4 33 (10.75%) Support Engineer
5 31 (10.10%) IT Support
6 28 (9.12%) Consultant
7 23 (7.49%) Support Analyst
8 19 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
8 19 (6.19%) IT Manager
9 17 (5.54%) Developer
10 16 (5.21%) IT Support Engineer
11 15 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (4.89%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 15 (4.89%) Technical Consultant
12 13 (4.23%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.91%) Cloud Consultant
13 12 (3.91%) IT Analyst
13 12 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (3.58%) Desktop Support
14 11 (3.58%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.58%) .NET
2 8 (2.61%) YAML
3 4 (1.30%) LDAP
3 4 (1.30%) OAuth
3 4 (1.30%) Web Services
4 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.33%) Blazor
4 1 (0.33%) CSS
4 1 (0.33%) EDI
4 1 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.33%) HTML5
4 1 (0.33%) jQuery
4 1 (0.33%) JSON
4 1 (0.33%) Node.js
4 1 (0.33%) React
4 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.10%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.12%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.54%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.91%) iPhone
6 11 (3.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 9 (2.93%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.61%) Algorithms
8 8 (2.61%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.95%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.95%) e-Learning
9 6 (1.95%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.95%) NHS
9 6 (1.95%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.63%) Clustering
10 5 (1.63%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.30%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.98%) User Experience
12 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 166 (54.07%) Windows
2 106 (34.53%) Windows Server
3 64 (20.85%) Windows 10
4 28 (9.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (6.84%) Windows Server 2019
6 19 (6.19%) Linux
7 16 (5.21%) Apple iOS
8 14 (4.56%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (2.93%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.63%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.63%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.98%) Android
11 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.65%) Unix
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (14.98%) ITIL
3 36 (11.73%) Migration
4 25 (8.14%) Asset Management
5 24 (7.82%) Incident Management
6 23 (7.49%) ERP
7 22 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (6.84%) Mentoring
8 21 (6.84%) Project Management
9 20 (6.51%) DevOps
9 20 (6.51%) Information Security
9 20 (6.51%) Presales
10 19 (6.19%) CRM
11 18 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (4.89%) Requirements Gathering
14 15 (4.89%) Service Management
15 14 (4.56%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.66%) PowerShell
2 19 (6.19%) SQL
3 5 (1.63%) C
4 4 (1.30%) C#
5 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.65%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.33%) VB
7 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (8.14%) Degree
2 24 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (5.54%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.54%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.91%) MCSE
5 7 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.28%) MCP
6 4 (1.30%) CCNA
6 4 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (0.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (0.98%) CISSP
7 3 (0.98%) MCSA
8 2 (0.65%) AAT
8 2 (0.65%) ACCA
8 2 (0.65%) CEH
8 2 (0.65%) CIMA
8 2 (0.65%) ISEB
8 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.33%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.49%) SLA
2 8 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (2.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (1.95%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.33%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 146 (47.56%) Active Directory
2 56 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.75%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.95%) vSphere
6 5 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.33%) Firmware
8 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 48 (15.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 39 (12.70%) SCCM
3 24 (7.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 11 (3.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 10 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (2.61%) WSUS
7 7 (2.28%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (1.95%) SCOM
9 5 (1.63%) Puppet
10 4 (1.30%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.98%) Ansible
11 3 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.98%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.65%) Terraform
12 2 (0.65%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 216 (70.36%) Microsoft
2 76 (24.76%) VMware
3 27 (8.79%) Cisco
4 25 (8.14%) Citrix
5 22 (7.17%) Apple
6 18 (5.86%) Google
6 18 (5.86%) HP
7 15 (4.89%) Veeam
8 9 (2.93%) iManage
9 8 (2.61%) Sophos
10 6 (1.95%) Adobe
11 5 (1.63%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.63%) WatchGuard
12 4 (1.30%) Dell
12 4 (1.30%) McAfee
13 3 (0.98%) Aderant
13 3 (0.98%) Fortinet
13 3 (0.98%) Meraki
13 3 (0.98%) Sage
13 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com