Period
to 19 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 6 months to 19 April 2018 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.

Microsoft
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,229 1,258 1,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.53% 16.27% 15.52%
As % of the Vendors category 35.98% 38.26% 38.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 1,139 930
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +4.17%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Manchester.

All Vendors
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,416 3,288 2,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.96% 42.52% 40.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,853 2,817 2,288
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Manchester.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. 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 +6 91 £37,500 +19.05% 13
Altrincham -2 29 £29,500 +11.32% 14
Bolton -6 29 £50,000 +42.86% 10
Wigan +8 26 £60,000 +90.48% 6
Oldham +21 24 £22,500 -10.00% 7
Rochdale +13 24 £41,250 +17.86% 9
Bury +4 23 £22,000 -32.31% 8
Salford -1 23 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Cheadle -4 14 £35,500 +29.09% 7
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 422 (34.34%) SQL
2 384 (31.24%) SQL Server
3 378 (30.76%) .NET
4 377 (30.68%) Windows
5 325 (26.44%) C#
6 317 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
7 206 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 200 (16.27%) VMware
9 199 (16.19%) Active Directory
10 196 (15.95%) Windows Server
11 186 (15.13%) Finance
12 176 (14.32%) Office 365
13 171 (13.91%) ASP.NET
14 162 (13.18%) T-SQL
15 156 (12.69%) JavaScript
16 154 (12.53%) ITIL
17 145 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
17 145 (11.80%) MVC
18 141 (11.47%) CRM
18 141 (11.47%) Retail
19 140 (11.39%) Advertising
20 139 (11.31%) Hyper-V
21 138 (11.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 138 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
22 137 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
23 128 (10.41%) HTML
24 123 (10.01%) Scrum
25 122 (9.93%) CSS
26 119 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
26 119 (9.68%) Problem-Solving

Microsoft
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 90 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 79 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 54 (4.39%) IIS
4 52 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (3.17%) CMS
6 29 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (1.95%) Skype for Business
8 23 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
9 22 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (1.14%) Umbraco
13 11 (0.90%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.73%) Apache
14 9 (0.73%) SAS
15 7 (0.57%) Confluence
15 7 (0.57%) EPiServer
15 7 (0.57%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.49%) Content Management Server
16 6 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 145 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 115 (9.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 97 (7.89%) Dynamics AX
3 57 (4.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (1.55%) Elite 3E
5 16 (1.30%) Workfront
6 5 (0.41%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.33%) Magento
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.24%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.16%) CaseMap
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics SL
9 2 (0.16%) LexisNexis TimeMap
9 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.16%) Pegasus Opera
9 2 (0.16%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 206 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 176 (14.32%) Office 365
3 114 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
4 104 (8.46%) Dynamics 365
5 52 (4.23%) IaaS
6 27 (2.20%) SaaS
7 19 (1.55%) NuGet
7 19 (1.55%) PaaS
8 17 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.73%) npm
10 8 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.49%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.49%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.41%) G Suite
13 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (7.40%) WAN
2 89 (7.24%) Firewall
3 84 (6.83%) LAN
4 73 (5.94%) DNS
4 73 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 46 (3.74%) DHCP
6 42 (3.42%) SAN
7 31 (2.52%) VPN
8 26 (2.12%) Skype
9 24 (1.95%) Internet
10 23 (1.87%) VoIP
11 14 (1.14%) Broadband
11 14 (1.14%) Unified Communications
11 14 (1.14%) VLAN
12 12 (0.98%) WLAN
13 11 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.65%) PBX
14 8 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (0.57%) FTP
16 6 (0.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (31.24%) SQL Server
2 138 (11.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 81 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 56 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 38 (3.09%) Power BI
8 32 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 30 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (1.95%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.87%) MySQL
12 20 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
13 19 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
14 18 (1.46%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.22%) QlikView
16 14 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (1.14%) OLAP
17 11 (0.90%) NoSQL
17 11 (0.90%) OLAP Cube
17 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 65 (5.29%) Git (software)
2 51 (4.15%) JIRA
3 49 (3.99%) Visual Studio
4 34 (2.77%) NUnit
5 30 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.71%) Selenium
7 19 (1.55%) MSTest
8 10 (0.81%) gulp
8 10 (0.81%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.65%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.57%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.49%) HP UFT
12 6 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.41%) eCATT
13 5 (0.41%) LSMW
13 5 (0.41%) MorphX
13 5 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 186 (15.13%) Finance
2 141 (11.47%) Retail
3 140 (11.39%) Advertising
4 46 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 44 (3.58%) Legal
6 26 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.03%) Marketing
8 24 (1.95%) Games
9 17 (1.38%) Law
10 16 (1.30%) Automotive
11 12 (0.98%) Billing
12 10 (0.81%) Back Office
13 9 (0.73%) Publishing
14 8 (0.65%) Banking
15 5 (0.41%) Front Office
16 4 (0.33%) German Language
17 3 (0.24%) French Language
18 1 (0.081%) Electronics
18 1 (0.081%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 342 (27.83%) Developer
2 132 (10.74%) Consultant
3 120 (9.76%) Analyst
4 117 (9.52%) Architect
5 114 (9.28%) .NET Developer
6 87 (7.08%) C# Developer
7 86 (7.00%) Senior Developer
8 84 (6.83%) Support Engineer
9 76 (6.18%) C# .NET Developer
10 70 (5.70%) Software Developer
11 68 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
12 47 (3.82%) SQL Developer
13 45 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
14 44 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 44 (3.58%) IT Support
15 43 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 40 (3.25%) Administrator
16 40 (3.25%) C# Software Developer
16 40 (3.25%) Software Engineer
17 39 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (30.76%) .NET
2 171 (13.91%) ASP.NET
3 128 (10.41%) HTML
4 122 (9.93%) CSS
5 104 (8.46%) Web Services
6 76 (6.18%) .NET Framework
7 70 (5.70%) AngularJS
8 54 (4.39%) jQuery
9 53 (4.31%) WCF
10 52 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 51 (4.15%) React
12 46 (3.74%) XML
13 45 (3.66%) WPF
14 39 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 37 (3.01%) RESTful
16 27 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 24 (1.95%) HTML5
17 24 (1.95%) SOAP
18 23 (1.87%) WinForms
19 22 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
3 47 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.77%) Data Centre
6 31 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.71%) Clustering
8 20 (1.63%) Driving Licence
8 20 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.46%) Replication
10 15 (1.22%) NHS
11 11 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.90%) User Experience
12 10 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.57%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.49%) Fintech
15 6 (0.49%) Internet of Things
16 5 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 377 (30.68%) Windows
2 196 (15.95%) Windows Server
3 119 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (6.35%) Linux
6 50 (4.07%) Windows 10
7 49 (3.99%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.63%) Unix
9 8 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.57%) Solaris
11 6 (0.49%) AIX
12 5 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (0.41%) HPUX
13 4 (0.33%) Android
13 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.24%) CentOS
14 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (12.53%) ITIL
3 145 (11.80%) MVC
4 141 (11.47%) CRM
5 123 (10.01%) Scrum
6 119 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
7 106 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
8 96 (7.81%) Software Engineering
9 95 (7.73%) DevOps
10 94 (7.65%) ERP
11 91 (7.40%) OO
12 81 (6.59%) Microservices
13 75 (6.10%) E-Commerce
13 75 (6.10%) TDD
14 72 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
15 71 (5.78%) Mentoring
16 61 (4.96%) Service Management
17 57 (4.64%) Web Development
18 54 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 46 (3.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 422 (34.34%) SQL
2 325 (26.44%) C#
3 162 (13.18%) T-SQL
4 156 (12.69%) JavaScript
5 68 (5.53%) C
6 63 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 49 (3.99%) VBA
8 44 (3.58%) Java
9 34 (2.77%) Python
10 32 (2.60%) X++
11 31 (2.52%) C++
12 27 (2.20%) PL/SQL
13 26 (2.12%) TypeScript
14 22 (1.79%) VB.NET
15 15 (1.22%) R
16 12 (0.98%) PHP
17 9 (0.73%) ABAP
18 8 (0.65%) VBScript
19 7 (0.57%) Ruby
20 5 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 138 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (8.79%) Degree
3 93 (7.57%) MCSE
4 82 (6.67%) MCSA
5 66 (5.37%) MCP
6 23 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (1.46%) CCNA
9 18 (1.46%) Security Cleared
10 16 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (1.06%) ACCA
11 13 (1.06%) CIMA
12 12 (0.98%) MCTS
13 10 (0.81%) MCITP
13 10 (0.81%) SC Cleared
14 9 (0.73%) ISEB
15 8 (0.65%) HNC
16 7 (0.57%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.49%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.91%) QA
1 48 (3.91%) SLA
2 25 (2.03%) PMO
3 16 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.90%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.41%) GCP
8 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.24%) COSHH
9 3 (0.24%) GDPR
10 1 (0.081%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 199 (16.19%) Active Directory
2 139 (11.31%) Hyper-V
3 137 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (1.95%) vSphere
6 22 (1.79%) Xen
7 19 (1.55%) VirtualBox
8 18 (1.46%) Docker
9 17 (1.38%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (1.14%) XenApp
12 11 (0.90%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
13 4 (0.33%) pfSense
14 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.16%) XenServer
16 1 (0.081%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.081%) NFS
16 1 (0.081%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 47 (3.82%) SCCM
2 33 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (2.69%) Puppet
3 30 (2.44%) Ansible
4 16 (1.30%) SCOM
5 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (0.65%) Terraform
6 6 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.49%) WSUS
7 5 (0.41%) Packer
7 5 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.24%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.24%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.16%) Consul
10 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.16%) Kibana
10 2 (0.16%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 200 (16.27%) VMware
2 110 (8.95%) Cisco
3 76 (6.18%) Oracle
4 60 (4.88%) Citrix
5 59 (4.80%) SAP
6 53 (4.31%) Google
7 32 (2.60%) Sitecore
8 31 (2.52%) WorldPay
9 29 (2.36%) HP
9 29 (2.36%) Veeam
10 28 (2.28%) Capita
10 28 (2.28%) Sage
11 25 (2.03%) Tableau
12 24 (1.95%) JD Edwards
13 20 (1.63%) Intapp
14 19 (1.55%) NetApp
15 18 (1.46%) IBM
16 16 (1.30%) Epicor
16 16 (1.30%) Infor
16 16 (1.30%) Reuters