Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 39 68
Rank change year-on-year -5 +29 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 197 284 262
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.31% 5.79% 4.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.36% 16.58% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 186 221 229
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,500 £21,250
25th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,250 £38,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.74% +2.67% +19.05%
75th Percentile £50,000 £55,594 £57,500
90th Percentile £56,875 £63,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £37,549 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +0.13% +7.14% +11.11%

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 1,474 1,713 1,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.71% 34.91% 28.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,305 1,398 1,467
10th Percentile £33,600 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,813 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,501 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.00% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 14 £23,000 - 1
Salford +21 9 £30,000 -33.33% 4
Oldham +6 6 £32,500 +25.00% 2
Bolton +2 5 £35,500 -4.05% 2
Wigan +2 5 £50,000 -33.33%
Bury +2 3 £27,500 +37.50% 2
Altrincham -6 2 £40,000 +100.00% 3
Cheadle +6 1 £27,172 +20.76% 1
Sale - 1 £23,000 - 2
Microsoft 365
North West

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 124 (62.94%) Microsoft
2 116 (58.88%) Windows
3 113 (57.36%) Azure
4 100 (50.76%) Active Directory
5 62 (31.47%) Windows Server
6 48 (24.37%) VMware
7 45 (22.84%) DNS
8 44 (22.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 39 (19.80%) Microsoft Office
10 37 (18.78%) DHCP
10 37 (18.78%) Power Platform
11 35 (17.77%) AWS
12 34 (17.26%) SharePoint
12 34 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (14.21%) SQL
14 25 (12.69%) SQL Server
14 25 (12.69%) Citrix
14 25 (12.69%) Windows 10
15 24 (12.18%) PowerShell
16 23 (11.68%) MS Exchange
17 22 (11.17%) ITIL
18 20 (10.15%) Firewall
19 19 (9.64%) WAN
19 19 (9.64%) Hyper-V
20 18 (9.14%) Power BI
20 18 (9.14%) Cisco
21 17 (8.63%) Migration
21 17 (8.63%) SCCM
21 17 (8.63%) SaaS
22 16 (8.12%) Business Intelligence

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 34 (17.26%) SharePoint
2 23 (11.68%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.54%) IIS
4 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (19.80%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.03%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (1.52%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.52%) Elite 3E
4 2 (1.02%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 113 (57.36%) Azure
2 37 (18.78%) Power Platform
3 35 (17.77%) AWS
4 17 (8.63%) SaaS
5 15 (7.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (6.60%) PowerApps
7 10 (5.08%) OneDrive
8 7 (3.55%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (3.55%) GCP
8 7 (3.55%) Yammer
9 6 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (3.05%) IaaS
9 6 (3.05%) PaaS
10 4 (2.03%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.52%) GitHub
11 3 (1.52%) Power Automate
11 3 (1.52%) Slack
12 2 (1.02%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 45 (22.84%) DNS
2 37 (18.78%) DHCP
3 20 (10.15%) Firewall
4 19 (9.64%) WAN
5 14 (7.11%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.60%) LAN
7 10 (5.08%) SAN
7 10 (5.08%) VPN
8 9 (4.57%) VoIP
9 7 (3.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (3.55%) MPLS
9 7 (3.55%) VLAN
10 5 (2.54%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.03%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.03%) NAS
11 4 (2.03%) Network Security
11 4 (2.03%) Wireshark
12 3 (1.52%) Cisco Firepower
12 3 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.14%) Power BI
3 12 (6.09%) MySQL
4 10 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.03%) QlikView
6 4 (2.03%) Tableau
7 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.54%) JIRA
2 3 (1.52%) GitLab
3 2 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (3.05%) Finance
1 6 (3.05%) Legal
1 6 (3.05%) Manufacturing
2 5 (2.54%) Public Sector
2 5 (2.54%) Retail
3 4 (2.03%) Law
4 3 (1.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
5 1 (0.51%) Housing Association
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (20.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (17.77%) Support Engineer
3 29 (14.72%) Analyst
4 21 (10.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 21 (10.66%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 19 (9.64%) IT Support
6 14 (7.11%) IT Engineer
7 12 (6.09%) Applications Engineer
7 12 (6.09%) Citrix Engineer
7 12 (6.09%) Citrix Support
7 12 (6.09%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 11 (5.58%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.08%) Applications Support
9 10 (5.08%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.08%) IT Analyst
9 10 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Administrator
10 9 (4.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.03%) .NET
1 4 (2.03%) CSS
2 3 (1.52%) OAuth
2 3 (1.52%) React
2 3 (1.52%) SAML
2 3 (1.52%) Web Services
3 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.02%) COM
3 2 (1.02%) Node.js
3 2 (1.02%) OAuth2
3 2 (1.02%) RESTful
4 1 (0.51%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Graph
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.05%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.03%) Clustering
5 4 (2.03%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 4 (2.03%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.52%) Handset
6 3 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.02%) EPoS
7 2 (1.02%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.51%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 116 (58.88%) Windows
2 62 (31.47%) Windows Server
3 25 (12.69%) Windows 10
4 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2016
4 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2019
5 10 (5.08%) Linux
6 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.03%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.52%) Android
8 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.02%) Unix
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (11.17%) ITIL
3 17 (8.63%) Migration
4 16 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (7.11%) Project Management
6 13 (6.60%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.08%) Collaborative Working
8 10 (5.08%) Server Management
9 9 (4.57%) ERP
9 9 (4.57%) Information Security
9 9 (4.57%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.06%) Coaching
10 8 (4.06%) CRM
10 8 (4.06%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (4.06%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.06%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (4.06%) Test Automation
11 7 (3.55%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.21%) SQL
2 24 (12.18%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.03%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.03%) C
3 4 (2.03%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.52%) C#
4 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.02%) Go
5 2 (1.02%) Python
5 2 (1.02%) VB
6 1 (0.51%) DataFlex
6 1 (0.51%) Java
6 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.06%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.55%) Degree
4 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.03%) MCSE
6 3 (1.52%) CREST Certified
6 3 (1.52%) MCITP
6 3 (1.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.02%) CCA
7 2 (1.02%) CCNA
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.08%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.51%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) NIST
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 100 (50.76%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.64%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.08%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (4.57%) XenApp
5 9 (4.57%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.03%) vSphere
8 2 (1.02%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (1.02%) Docker
8 2 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.02%) Shibboleth
8 2 (1.02%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.51%) Firmware
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (8.63%) SCCM
2 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.54%) Nessus
3 5 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.54%) Puppet
4 4 (2.03%) Ansible
4 4 (2.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (2.03%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (1.52%) DameWare
5 3 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.02%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.02%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.02%) Terraform
7 1 (0.51%) CASB
7 1 (0.51%) cPanel
7 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.51%) Plesk
Vendors
1 124 (62.94%) Microsoft
2 48 (24.37%) VMware
3 25 (12.69%) Citrix
4 18 (9.14%) Cisco
5 13 (6.60%) Veeam
6 9 (4.57%) Apple
6 9 (4.57%) Google
7 5 (2.54%) HP
8 4 (2.03%) Cognos
8 4 (2.03%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (2.03%) Nintex
8 4 (2.03%) OpenText
8 4 (2.03%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.03%) Veritas
9 3 (1.52%) Aderant
9 3 (1.52%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.52%) Intapp
9 3 (1.52%) LexisNexis
9 3 (1.52%) LogicMonitor
9 3 (1.52%) McAfee