Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,197 1,187 1,206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.87% 16.00% 16.20%
As % of the Vendors category 41.25% 34.69% 38.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,055 999 1,091
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%

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 2,902 3,422 3,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 43.33% 46.14% 42.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,408 2,757 2,690
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £69,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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
Altrincham +12 128 £60,000 +103.39% 6
Stockport -3 51 £32,500 -16.67% 19
Bolton +15 30 £37,500 -4.46% 8
Salford 0 26 £30,000 -14.29% 14
Wigan +7 21 £32,500 -50.94% 7
Sale +9 17 £20,250 -42.14% 4
Bury -3 12 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Rochdale +13 10 £59,500 +77.22% 1
Oldham +2 10 £37,262 +73.31% 2
Cheadle 0 10 £29,000 -22.67% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 2 £50,000 -
Heywood -7 1 £32,500 +66.67% 1
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 475 (39.68%) Windows
2 410 (34.25%) SQL
3 346 (28.91%) SQL Server
4 336 (28.07%) .NET
5 318 (26.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 314 (26.23%) C#
7 300 (25.06%) Active Directory
8 260 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
9 255 (21.30%) Linux
10 240 (20.05%) VMware
11 235 (19.63%) Finance
12 215 (17.96%) Information Security
13 210 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 210 (17.54%) Cisco
14 207 (17.29%) Penetration Testing
14 207 (17.29%) SIEM
15 204 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
16 203 (16.96%) CISSP
17 202 (16.88%) ASP.NET
18 186 (15.54%) Degree
19 175 (14.62%) JavaScript
20 171 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
21 168 (14.04%) MVC
22 162 (13.53%) Mentoring
23 158 (13.20%) HTML
24 157 (13.12%) Office 365
25 149 (12.45%) CSS
26 146 (12.20%) ITIL
26 146 (12.20%) T-SQL
27 144 (12.03%) Management Information System

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 85 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 55 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 42 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (2.67%) IIS
5 19 (1.59%) Skype for Business
6 14 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.92%) Apache
8 11 (0.92%) Confluence
9 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.58%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.58%) CMS
10 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.58%) nginx
11 6 (0.50%) SAS
12 4 (0.33%) Moodle
12 4 (0.33%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 122 (10.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 101 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.50%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.17%) SPSS
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 39 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
2 30 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.33%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.25%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.084%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.084%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.084%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.084%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 318 (26.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 204 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (13.12%) Office 365
4 26 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
4 26 (2.17%) IaaS
5 25 (2.09%) SaaS
6 18 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (1.50%) PaaS
7 13 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
8 10 (0.84%) GitHub
9 7 (0.58%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.33%) Serverless
12 3 (0.25%) G Suite
13 2 (0.17%) Dialogflow
13 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.17%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 115 (9.61%) Network Security
2 110 (9.19%) Wi-Fi
3 76 (6.35%) DNS
4 74 (6.18%) Firewall
5 64 (5.35%) DHCP
6 48 (4.01%) TCP/IP
7 45 (3.76%) LAN
8 43 (3.59%) WAN
9 32 (2.67%) SAN
10 30 (2.51%) VPN
11 24 (2.01%) Skype
12 19 (1.59%) VoIP
13 18 (1.50%) Internet
13 18 (1.50%) Wireless
14 13 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (1.00%) Intranet
15 12 (1.00%) Unified Communications
16 10 (0.84%) Broadband
17 8 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 8 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (28.91%) SQL Server
2 113 (9.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 84 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (5.01%) Power BI
6 55 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 51 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 51 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 47 (3.93%) NoSQL
9 44 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 37 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (2.59%) MySQL
12 28 (2.34%) MongoDB
12 28 (2.34%) QlikView
12 28 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
13 23 (1.92%) OLTP
14 16 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
15 15 (1.25%) Big Data
15 15 (1.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 59 (4.93%) Git (software)
2 42 (3.51%) JIRA
3 33 (2.76%) Visual Studio
4 21 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (1.50%) Selenium
6 12 (1.00%) MSTest
6 12 (1.00%) NUnit
7 11 (0.92%) Subversion
8 10 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.67%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.58%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.50%) JMeter
12 6 (0.50%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.42%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.42%) GitLab
13 5 (0.42%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 235 (19.63%) Finance
2 121 (10.11%) Legal
3 54 (4.51%) Retail
4 31 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.09%) Law
6 22 (1.84%) Marketing
7 21 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.34%) Electronics
8 16 (1.34%) Local Government
9 14 (1.17%) Publishing
10 12 (1.00%) Advertising
10 12 (1.00%) Automotive
11 10 (0.84%) Games
12 7 (0.58%) Banking
13 6 (0.50%) Billing
14 5 (0.42%) Back Office
15 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.33%) Military
16 3 (0.25%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 338 (28.24%) Developer
2 207 (17.29%) Analyst
3 191 (15.96%) .NET Developer
4 126 (10.53%) IT Analyst
5 110 (9.19%) Senior Analyst
6 109 (9.11%) Security Analyst
7 107 (8.94%) IT Security Analyst
7 107 (8.94%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 107 (8.94%) Senior Security Analyst
8 104 (8.69%) C# Developer
9 93 (7.77%) Information Manager
9 93 (7.77%) Information Security Manager
9 93 (7.77%) Security Manager
10 84 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
11 73 (6.10%) Consultant
12 67 (5.60%) Support Engineer
13 64 (5.35%) Software Developer
14 61 (5.10%) Senior Developer
15 53 (4.43%) IT Support
16 50 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (28.07%) .NET
2 202 (16.88%) ASP.NET
3 158 (13.20%) HTML
4 149 (12.45%) CSS
5 126 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 124 (10.36%) AngularJS
7 84 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 83 (6.93%) .NET Framework
9 69 (5.76%) jQuery
10 68 (5.68%) RESTful
11 67 (5.60%) Web Services
12 53 (4.43%) Entity Framework
13 50 (4.18%) .NET Core
14 48 (4.01%) XML
15 44 (3.68%) HTML5
16 43 (3.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 41 (3.43%) WPF
18 40 (3.34%) KnockoutJS
19 36 (3.01%) React
20 31 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 144 (12.03%) Management Information System
2 105 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (8.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 83 (6.93%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (2.84%) User Experience
7 24 (2.01%) Tandem
8 17 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.34%) Replication
10 13 (1.09%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.09%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.09%) Fintech
11 12 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.92%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.75%) Xbox
14 8 (0.67%) CMDB
14 8 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.58%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 475 (39.68%) Windows
2 255 (21.30%) Linux
3 121 (10.11%) Windows Server
4 83 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (6.27%) Windows 10
6 72 (6.02%) Windows 7
7 62 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (2.34%) Windows 8
9 24 (2.01%) Android
10 23 (1.92%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.50%) Debian
12 6 (0.50%) Solaris
13 5 (0.42%) CentOS
13 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.42%) SUSE
13 5 (0.42%) Unix
14 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (17.96%) Information Security
3 207 (17.29%) Penetration Testing
3 207 (17.29%) SIEM
4 168 (14.04%) MVC
5 162 (13.53%) Mentoring
6 146 (12.20%) ITIL
7 144 (12.03%) Web Development
8 129 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 117 (9.77%) Incident Management
10 116 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
11 114 (9.52%) Business Continuity
12 111 (9.27%) Data Protection
12 111 (9.27%) IT Strategy
13 108 (9.02%) Scenario Testing
14 107 (8.94%) Risk Analysis
15 106 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
15 106 (8.86%) Threat Analysis
16 105 (8.77%) Due Diligence
16 105 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 410 (34.25%) SQL
2 314 (26.23%) C#
3 175 (14.62%) JavaScript
4 146 (12.20%) T-SQL
5 45 (3.76%) PowerShell
6 29 (2.42%) C++
7 25 (2.09%) Python
8 24 (2.01%) C
9 20 (1.67%) PHP
10 18 (1.50%) Java
10 18 (1.50%) TypeScript
11 12 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.00%) VB
12 11 (0.92%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.84%) VBA
13 10 (0.84%) X++
14 9 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.67%) R
16 7 (0.58%) Ruby
17 5 (0.42%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 203 (16.96%) CISSP
2 186 (15.54%) Degree
3 109 (9.11%) SANS
4 107 (8.94%) Cisco Certification
4 107 (8.94%) CREST Certified
5 97 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 93 (7.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 31 (2.59%) MCSE
8 24 (2.01%) MCSA
9 23 (1.92%) MCP
10 17 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.17%) CCNA
12 12 (1.00%) Security Cleared
13 10 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (0.84%) SC Cleared
13 10 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.75%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.67%) MCTS
16 6 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (0.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (9.19%) PCI DSS
3 109 (9.11%) GDPR
4 32 (2.67%) SLA
5 29 (2.42%) PMO
6 24 (2.01%) QA
7 16 (1.34%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 300 (25.06%) Active Directory
2 171 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 35 (2.92%) vSphere
5 26 (2.17%) XenApp
6 18 (1.50%) Docker
7 17 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.25%) Terminal Server
9 13 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.67%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.33%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.33%) XenServer
13 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.17%) vCloud
14 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.084%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (3.76%) SCCM
2 11 (0.92%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.92%) SCOM
3 10 (0.84%) Puppet
4 8 (0.67%) Ansible
5 7 (0.58%) SCVMM
5 7 (0.58%) Terraform
6 6 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.50%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.42%) Mesos
7 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.42%) Packer
8 4 (0.33%) Consul
8 4 (0.33%) Grafana
8 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 240 (20.05%) VMware
2 210 (17.54%) Cisco
3 65 (5.43%) Citrix
4 33 (2.76%) SAP
5 32 (2.67%) Google
6 29 (2.42%) Oracle
7 25 (2.09%) Tableau
8 23 (1.92%) NetApp
9 22 (1.84%) Veeam
10 18 (1.50%) HP
11 14 (1.17%) Dell
12 13 (1.09%) IBM
13 12 (1.00%) Apple
14 10 (0.84%) Nimble Storage
14 10 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.75%) CheckPoint
16 8 (0.67%) Symantec
16 8 (0.67%) Xamarin
17 7 (0.58%) Meraki
17 7 (0.58%) ServiceNow