Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 79 48
Rank change year-on-year +30 -31 +48
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 257 108 373
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.45% 3.28% 5.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.21% 9.91% 19.60%
Number of salaries quoted 236 86 328
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £28,875 £26,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,625 £39,250 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.69% +4.67% +15.38%
75th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £66,625
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 2,105 1,090 1,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 44.61% 33.11% 29.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,689 884 1,491
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £75,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +24 21 £25,000 -34.21% 11
Bolton -7 9 £35,500 -35.45% 2
Bury - 8 £30,000 - 3
Wigan +9 6 £50,000 -33.33% 3
Altrincham -8 5 £40,000 +100.00% 1
Cheadle - 2 £27,172 - 2
Oldham - 2 £44,000 - 3
Salford -4 1 £21,500 -17.31% 5
Microsoft 365
North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 179 (69.65%) Microsoft
2 153 (59.53%) Windows
3 149 (57.98%) Active Directory
4 146 (56.81%) Azure
5 82 (31.91%) Windows Server
6 81 (31.52%) Social Skills
7 67 (26.07%) VMware
8 56 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (19.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 46 (17.90%) SharePoint
11 44 (17.12%) DNS
12 43 (16.73%) PowerShell
12 43 (16.73%) AWS
13 40 (15.56%) Power Platform
14 39 (15.18%) ITIL
15 37 (14.40%) Microsoft Office
15 37 (14.40%) Windows 10
16 35 (13.62%) MS Exchange
17 34 (13.23%) DHCP
17 34 (13.23%) Citrix
18 30 (11.67%) Azure Active Directory
18 30 (11.67%) Hyper-V
19 29 (11.28%) Firewall
20 28 (10.89%) SQL
21 27 (10.51%) SCCM
22 26 (10.12%) Power BI
23 25 (9.73%) Microsoft Intune
23 25 (9.73%) WAN
24 24 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
25 22 (8.56%) LAN

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 46 (17.90%) SharePoint
2 35 (13.62%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.17%) IIS
4 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.39%) Confluence
5 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (14.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.78%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 146 (56.81%) Azure
2 43 (16.73%) AWS
3 40 (15.56%) Power Platform
4 30 (11.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (7.39%) SaaS
6 17 (6.61%) Dynamics 365
7 15 (5.84%) OneDrive
8 14 (5.45%) PowerApps
9 12 (4.67%) GCP
10 11 (4.28%) PaaS
11 10 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (3.89%) IaaS
11 10 (3.89%) Power Automate
12 7 (2.72%) Mimecast
13 5 (1.95%) Google Workspace
14 4 (1.56%) Yammer
15 3 (1.17%) GitHub
15 3 (1.17%) Miro
15 3 (1.17%) Route 53
15 3 (1.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (17.12%) DNS
2 34 (13.23%) DHCP
3 29 (11.28%) Firewall
4 25 (9.73%) WAN
5 22 (8.56%) LAN
6 14 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (5.06%) VPN
8 12 (4.67%) SAN
9 9 (3.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (3.50%) MPLS
9 9 (3.50%) Wireshark
10 8 (3.11%) Unified Communications
11 7 (2.72%) TCP/IP
12 6 (2.33%) Skype
12 6 (2.33%) VoIP
13 5 (1.95%) NAS
13 5 (1.95%) Network Security
13 5 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (1.95%) VLAN
14 4 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.12%) Power BI
2 19 (7.39%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.28%) MySQL
4 10 (3.89%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.17%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.17%) Tableau
9 2 (0.78%) QlikView
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.39%) Big Data
10 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.39%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.17%) GitLab
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.39%) JIRA
5 1 (0.39%) Postman
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
General
1 81 (31.52%) Social Skills
2 18 (7.00%) Law
3 16 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.84%) Finance
5 14 (5.45%) Manufacturing
6 13 (5.06%) Retail
7 10 (3.89%) Legal
8 6 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (1.95%) Marketing
9 5 (1.95%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.95%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.39%) Advertising
12 1 (0.39%) Back Office
12 1 (0.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (16.34%) Support Engineer
3 40 (15.56%) Analyst
4 28 (10.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 25 (9.73%) 3rd Line Support
6 23 (8.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 22 (8.56%) IT Support
8 21 (8.17%) IT Engineer
8 21 (8.17%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
9 17 (6.61%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (5.84%) Consultant
10 15 (5.84%) Support Analyst
11 14 (5.45%) Citrix Engineer
11 14 (5.45%) Citrix Support
11 14 (5.45%) Citrix Support Engineer
11 14 (5.45%) Developer
11 14 (5.45%) IT Analyst
11 14 (5.45%) IT Manager
12 13 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (5.06%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.50%) .NET
2 6 (2.33%) OAuth
3 4 (1.56%) CSS
3 4 (1.56%) Web Services
4 3 (1.17%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.17%) LDAP
4 3 (1.17%) YAML
5 2 (0.78%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.78%) React
5 2 (0.78%) SAML
6 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.39%) Blazor
6 1 (0.39%) HTML
6 1 (0.39%) HTML5
6 1 (0.39%) jQuery
6 1 (0.39%) JSON
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Graph
6 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.61%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.84%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (3.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 9 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.72%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.95%) Clustering
5 5 (1.95%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.95%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.17%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.17%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.17%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.17%) NHS
7 3 (1.17%) PKI
7 3 (1.17%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.78%) EPoS
8 2 (0.78%) User Experience
8 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 153 (59.53%) Windows
2 82 (31.91%) Windows Server
3 37 (14.40%) Windows 10
4 24 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.61%) Windows Server 2019
6 15 (5.84%) Linux
7 9 (3.50%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.95%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.56%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.17%) Android
11 3 (1.17%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.78%) Unix
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (15.18%) ITIL
3 18 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (6.61%) Incident Management
4 17 (6.61%) Information Security
5 16 (6.23%) Migration
6 15 (5.84%) CRM
6 15 (5.84%) Server Management
7 14 (5.45%) ERP
7 14 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 14 (5.45%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (4.67%) DevOps
10 11 (4.28%) Mentoring
11 10 (3.89%) Change Management
12 9 (3.50%) Asset Management
12 9 (3.50%) Data Modelling
12 9 (3.50%) Identity Management
12 9 (3.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.73%) PowerShell
2 28 (10.89%) SQL
3 6 (2.33%) C#
4 5 (1.95%) C
4 5 (1.95%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.17%) VB
7 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (7.39%) Degree
2 12 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (4.28%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.28%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.72%) MCSE
5 4 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.17%) MCITP
7 2 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.78%) AAT
7 2 (0.78%) ACCA
7 2 (0.78%) CCNA
7 2 (0.78%) CIMA
7 2 (0.78%) CISSP
7 2 (0.78%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.78%) MCP
7 2 (0.78%) MCSA
7 2 (0.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.39%) APMG
8 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.23%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.39%) NIST
System Software
1 149 (57.98%) Active Directory
2 56 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (11.67%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.61%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (3.50%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (3.11%) XenApp
7 6 (2.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 6 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.56%) vSphere
10 2 (0.78%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.78%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 27 (10.51%) SCCM
2 25 (9.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (7.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 10 (3.89%) Jamf Pro
5 9 (3.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (2.72%) Ansible
6 7 (2.72%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.72%) Puppet
7 6 (2.33%) Nessus
8 5 (1.95%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.56%) WSUS
10 3 (1.17%) SCOM
11 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.78%) Terraform
12 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 179 (69.65%) Microsoft
2 67 (26.07%) VMware
3 34 (13.23%) Citrix
4 21 (8.17%) Cisco
5 17 (6.61%) Apple
6 15 (5.84%) Google
7 8 (3.11%) Veeam
8 7 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.95%) HP
10 4 (1.56%) Dell
10 4 (1.56%) Sophos
10 4 (1.56%) WatchGuard
11 3 (1.17%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.17%) Meraki
11 3 (1.17%) Veritas
12 2 (0.78%) Cognos
12 2 (0.78%) iManage
12 2 (0.78%) McAfee
12 2 (0.78%) Nimble Storage
12 2 (0.78%) Symantec