Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 40 78
Rank change year-on-year -4 +38 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 183 326 254
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.20% 6.25% 3.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.65% 17.96% 13.83%
Number of salaries quoted 199 283 238
Median annual salary £42,000 £39,460 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.44% +5.23% +15.38%
10th Percentile £21,450 £24,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,192 £67,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%

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 1,341 1,815 1,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.07% 34.80% 28.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,199 1,503 1,553
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,300 £31,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £80,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +13.64%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +14 13 £23,000 -30.30% 3
Salford +18 10 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Oldham +4 4 £32,500 +25.00% 2
Wigan 0 4 £50,000 -33.33% 1
Bury +8 2 £19,500 -2.50%
Bolton +3 2 £42,000 -44.00% 2
Rochdale +2 2 £32,500 -22.26%
Sale +7 1 £23,000 -17.86% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £36,500 -
Microsoft 365
North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 113 (61.75%) Azure
2 109 (59.56%) Microsoft
3 106 (57.92%) Windows
4 89 (48.63%) Active Directory
5 57 (31.15%) DNS
6 54 (29.51%) Windows Server
7 53 (28.96%) VMware
8 47 (25.68%) DHCP
9 46 (25.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 38 (20.77%) SharePoint
11 33 (18.03%) Power Platform
12 32 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (15.85%) AWS
14 27 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
14 27 (14.75%) Firewall
15 26 (14.21%) SQL Server
15 26 (14.21%) Citrix
15 26 (14.21%) PowerShell
15 26 (14.21%) Windows 10
16 25 (13.66%) SQL
17 23 (12.57%) MS Exchange
18 22 (12.02%) WAN
18 22 (12.02%) Cisco
19 20 (10.93%) ITIL
19 20 (10.93%) Migration
20 19 (10.38%) SCCM
20 19 (10.38%) TCP/IP
20 19 (10.38%) Veeam
21 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2016
21 18 (9.84%) Hyper-V

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 38 (20.77%) SharePoint
2 23 (12.57%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.46%) IIS
4 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.55%) CMS
6 1 (0.55%) Confluence
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.19%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (1.64%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.64%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.55%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.55%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 113 (61.75%) Azure
2 33 (18.03%) Power Platform
3 29 (15.85%) AWS
4 14 (7.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (7.65%) OneDrive
5 10 (5.46%) PowerApps
5 10 (5.46%) SaaS
6 8 (4.37%) IaaS
7 7 (3.83%) Mimecast
7 7 (3.83%) Yammer
8 6 (3.28%) GCP
9 5 (2.73%) PaaS
10 4 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.64%) GitHub
11 3 (1.64%) Power Automate
11 3 (1.64%) Slack
12 2 (1.09%) G Suite
13 1 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 57 (31.15%) DNS
2 47 (25.68%) DHCP
3 27 (14.75%) Firewall
4 22 (12.02%) WAN
5 19 (10.38%) TCP/IP
6 16 (8.74%) LAN
7 13 (7.10%) VoIP
8 12 (6.56%) VPN
9 11 (6.01%) SAN
10 9 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (4.37%) IP Telephony
11 8 (4.37%) VLAN
12 6 (3.28%) MPLS
12 6 (3.28%) Skype
13 5 (2.73%) Cisco Firepower
13 5 (2.73%) Unified Communications
13 5 (2.73%) Wireshark
14 4 (2.19%) NAS
14 4 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (1.64%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.20%) Power BI
3 8 (4.37%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (3.83%) MySQL
5 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.19%) QlikView
6 4 (2.19%) Tableau
7 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.28%) JIRA
2 3 (1.64%) GitLab
3 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (3.83%) Law
2 6 (3.28%) Legal
2 6 (3.28%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.73%) Finance
4 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.09%) Advertising
5 2 (1.09%) Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (23.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (14.75%) Analyst
3 23 (12.57%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.29%) IT Support
5 13 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (6.01%) Azure Engineer
6 11 (6.01%) IT Engineer
6 11 (6.01%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Team Leader
9 8 (4.37%) Applications Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) Consultant
9 8 (4.37%) IT Analyst
10 7 (3.83%) Associate Engineer
10 7 (3.83%) Collaboration Engineer
11 6 (3.28%) Architect
11 6 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.73%) SAML
2 4 (2.19%) COM
3 3 (1.64%) .NET
3 3 (1.64%) CSS
4 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.09%) HTML
4 2 (1.09%) Node.js
4 2 (1.09%) OAuth
4 2 (1.09%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.09%) React
4 2 (1.09%) RESTful
4 2 (1.09%) Web Services
5 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.92%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.28%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (2.19%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.64%) Clustering
7 3 (1.64%) Handset
7 3 (1.64%) Replication
7 3 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.55%) iPad
8 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.55%) PKI
8 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 106 (57.92%) Windows
2 54 (29.51%) Windows Server
3 26 (14.21%) Windows 10
4 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (8.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (7.10%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (4.37%) Linux
8 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.09%) Unix
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.55%) Android
11 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (10.93%) ITIL
2 20 (10.93%) Migration
3 16 (8.74%) Project Management
4 15 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (8.20%) Service Delivery
5 13 (7.10%) Problem Management
6 11 (6.01%) Collaborative Working
6 11 (6.01%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (6.01%) Information Security
7 9 (4.92%) Change Management
7 9 (4.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 9 (4.92%) DevOps
7 9 (4.92%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.92%) Malware Analysis
7 9 (4.92%) Open Source
7 9 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (4.92%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (4.37%) Service Management
8 8 (4.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.21%) PowerShell
2 25 (13.66%) SQL
3 5 (2.73%) C
3 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.73%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.64%) Python
6 2 (1.09%) C#
6 2 (1.09%) Go
6 2 (1.09%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) DataFlex
7 1 (0.55%) Java
7 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.19%) CREST Certified
3 4 (2.19%) Degree
3 4 (2.19%) MCSE
3 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.64%) MCITP
4 3 (1.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.09%) CCA
5 2 (1.09%) CCNA
5 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) SLA
2 5 (2.73%) GDPR
3 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.09%) PMO
5 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.55%) NIST
5 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 89 (48.63%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.28%) XenApp
4 6 (3.28%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.73%) VMware Server
5 5 (2.73%) vSphere
6 4 (2.19%) Docker
6 4 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.09%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (1.09%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.09%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.55%) Firmware
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (10.38%) SCCM
2 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (2.19%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.64%) DameWare
4 3 (1.64%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (1.64%) Nessus
4 3 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.64%) Terraform
5 2 (1.09%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.09%) Puppet
6 1 (0.55%) Ansible
6 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.55%) CASB
6 1 (0.55%) cPanel
6 1 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.55%) Plesk
6 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 109 (59.56%) Microsoft
2 53 (28.96%) VMware
3 26 (14.21%) Citrix
4 22 (12.02%) Cisco
5 19 (10.38%) Veeam
6 11 (6.01%) Apple
7 8 (4.37%) Google
8 7 (3.83%) HP
9 6 (3.28%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.73%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (2.19%) Aderant
11 4 (2.19%) Cognos
11 4 (2.19%) Dell
11 4 (2.19%) Meraki
11 4 (2.19%) NetApp
11 4 (2.19%) Nintex
11 4 (2.19%) OpenText
11 4 (2.19%) Symantec
11 4 (2.19%) Veritas
12 3 (1.64%) McAfee