Period
to 19 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 10 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,187 1,206 1,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.95% 16.22% 17.19%
As % of the Vendors category 33.65% 38.36% 41.58%
Number of salaries quoted 998 1,091 1,036
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%

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 3,528 3,144 2,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 47.41% 42.28% 41.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,856 2,668 2,323
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,245
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,075 £56,250
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 January 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 January 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 +2 92 £39,000 +11.43% 18
Altrincham -4 31 £29,500 +5.36% 8
Salford +5 25 £35,000 +14.29% 18
Bolton -6 23 £39,250 +12.14% 10
Cheadle 0 19 £37,500 +30.43% 4
Rochdale +3 16 £33,575 -10.47% 6
Bury +13 15 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Oldham +1 12 £29,250 -13.97% 6
Wigan -3 12 £66,250 +76.67% 8
Sale +6 2 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Heywood - 1 £19,500 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 393 (33.11%) Windows
2 381 (32.10%) SQL Server
3 372 (31.34%) SQL
4 354 (29.82%) .NET
5 301 (25.36%) C#
6 266 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
7 253 (21.31%) Active Directory
8 221 (18.62%) VMware
9 218 (18.37%) Office 365
10 205 (17.27%) Windows Server
11 194 (16.34%) Finance
12 189 (15.92%) Microsoft Office
13 178 (15.00%) ITIL
13 178 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 171 (14.41%) ASP.NET
15 166 (13.98%) JavaScript
15 166 (13.98%) Cisco
16 158 (13.31%) HTML
17 152 (12.81%) MVC
18 145 (12.22%) CSS
19 143 (12.05%) Hyper-V
20 140 (11.79%) MS Exchange
21 139 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
22 137 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
23 134 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 129 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
25 126 (10.61%) Degree
26 125 (10.53%) Retail
27 123 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
28 120 (10.11%) Business Intelligence

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
1 140 (11.79%) MS Exchange
2 99 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (7.58%) SharePoint
4 41 (3.45%) IIS
5 40 (3.37%) CMS
6 30 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (2.19%) SAS
8 26 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
9 21 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
9 21 (1.77%) Skype for Business
10 16 (1.35%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.51%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.34%) Apache
12 4 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.34%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.25%) Content Management Server
13 3 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 189 (15.92%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.34%) SPSS
8 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.084%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 80 (6.74%) Dynamics AX
2 68 (5.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (1.94%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.93%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.67%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.51%) Workfront
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.42%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.42%) SAP EWM
7 5 (0.42%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.25%) Magento
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.25%) Primavera
10 2 (0.17%) Pegasus Opera
10 2 (0.17%) SAP LE
10 2 (0.17%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 218 (18.37%) Office 365
2 139 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (6.07%) Dynamics 365
4 68 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (2.19%) Mimecast
5 26 (2.19%) SaaS
6 21 (1.77%) IaaS
7 12 (1.01%) PaaS
8 8 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.59%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.42%) AdWords
10 5 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.42%) GitHub
10 5 (0.42%) npm
10 5 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.25%) G Suite
11 3 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.084%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 106 (8.93%) Firewall
2 103 (8.68%) WAN
3 99 (8.34%) LAN
4 92 (7.75%) DNS
5 89 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 68 (5.73%) SAN
7 63 (5.31%) DHCP
8 36 (3.03%) VLAN
9 31 (2.61%) VPN
10 26 (2.19%) VoIP
11 18 (1.52%) Internet
12 16 (1.35%) Skype
13 15 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (0.76%) MPLS
16 8 (0.67%) PBX
17 7 (0.59%) Broadband
17 7 (0.59%) FTP
17 7 (0.59%) Unified Communications
17 7 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (32.10%) SQL Server
2 134 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 92 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (6.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 70 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 41 (3.45%) Power BI
8 38 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (2.78%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.27%) MySQL
11 23 (1.94%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 18 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (1.18%) Base SAS
14 14 (1.18%) NoSQL
14 14 (1.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 14 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 14 (1.18%) SAS Visual Analytics
15 12 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 61 (5.14%) Visual Studio
2 38 (3.20%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.95%) JIRA
4 29 (2.44%) NUnit
5 27 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.43%) MSTest
6 17 (1.43%) Subversion
7 14 (1.18%) ProC
7 14 (1.18%) Selenium
8 11 (0.93%) NuGet
9 10 (0.84%) eCATT
9 10 (0.84%) LSMW
10 9 (0.76%) gulp
11 8 (0.67%) AccuRev
11 8 (0.67%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.51%) Grunt
13 5 (0.42%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.42%) Karma Test Runner
13 5 (0.42%) QUnit
General
1 194 (16.34%) Finance
2 125 (10.53%) Retail
3 102 (8.59%) Advertising
4 59 (4.97%) Manufacturing
5 36 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.95%) Legal
7 33 (2.78%) Marketing
8 27 (2.27%) Billing
9 20 (1.68%) Banking
10 18 (1.52%) Games
10 18 (1.52%) Law
11 13 (1.10%) Back Office
11 13 (1.10%) Publishing
12 10 (0.84%) Automotive
13 5 (0.42%) Electronics
14 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.25%) Front Office
15 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.25%) German Language
16 2 (0.17%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 320 (26.96%) Developer
2 128 (10.78%) .NET Developer
3 123 (10.36%) Analyst
4 105 (8.85%) Support Engineer
5 103 (8.68%) Consultant
6 87 (7.33%) C# Developer
7 81 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 80 (6.74%) Architect
9 73 (6.15%) Senior Developer
10 60 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 57 (4.80%) Software Developer
12 53 (4.47%) SQL Developer
13 52 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
14 50 (4.21%) IT Support
15 48 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
16 47 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
16 47 (3.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 41 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 40 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
19 38 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (29.82%) .NET
2 171 (14.41%) ASP.NET
3 158 (13.31%) HTML
4 145 (12.22%) CSS
5 105 (8.85%) Web Services
6 88 (7.41%) jQuery
7 66 (5.56%) .NET Framework
8 63 (5.31%) AngularJS
9 61 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 53 (4.47%) HTML5
11 51 (4.30%) XML
12 47 (3.96%) WCF
13 43 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (3.45%) WPF
15 31 (2.61%) REST
16 29 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 28 (2.36%) CSS3
17 28 (2.36%) React
17 28 (2.36%) SOAP
18 27 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 32 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 26 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.52%) Clustering
6 18 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.43%) iPad
8 16 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.26%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.26%) Replication
10 14 (1.18%) NHS
10 14 (1.18%) User Experience
11 10 (0.84%) LIMS
12 7 (0.59%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.51%) FMCG
13 6 (0.51%) Social Media
13 6 (0.51%) Xbox
14 5 (0.42%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.42%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 393 (33.11%) Windows
2 205 (17.27%) Windows Server
3 178 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 100 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (7.75%) Windows 7
6 82 (6.91%) Windows 10
7 57 (4.80%) Linux
8 22 (1.85%) Unix
9 19 (1.60%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.76%) Android
12 7 (0.59%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.51%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.25%) AIX
14 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.17%) CentOS
15 2 (0.17%) Solaris
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (15.00%) ITIL
3 152 (12.81%) MVC
4 120 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
5 115 (9.69%) Scrum
6 85 (7.16%) Software Engineering
7 84 (7.08%) CRM
8 79 (6.66%) E-Commerce
8 79 (6.66%) ERP
9 78 (6.57%) OO
10 69 (5.81%) Web Development
11 67 (5.64%) Microservices
12 66 (5.56%) TDD
13 65 (5.48%) Analytics
14 63 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 61 (5.14%) DevOps
16 60 (5.05%) Project Management
17 59 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
18 53 (4.47%) Mentoring
19 48 (4.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 372 (31.34%) SQL
2 301 (25.36%) C#
3 166 (13.98%) JavaScript
4 117 (9.86%) T-SQL
5 53 (4.47%) PowerShell
6 48 (4.04%) C
7 41 (3.45%) Java
8 35 (2.95%) C++
9 28 (2.36%) VBA
10 26 (2.19%) PL/SQL
11 25 (2.11%) TypeScript
11 25 (2.11%) VB.NET
12 23 (1.94%) Python
12 23 (1.94%) X++
13 22 (1.85%) R
14 14 (1.18%) ABAP
14 14 (1.18%) PROC SQL
14 14 (1.18%) SAS Macro
15 12 (1.01%) PHP
16 11 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (10.61%) Degree
3 87 (7.33%) MCSE
4 59 (4.97%) MCP
5 45 (3.79%) MCSA
6 36 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
8 31 (2.61%) CCNA
9 29 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (1.60%) Security Cleared
11 16 (1.35%) Master's Degree
12 13 (1.10%) MCSD
12 13 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.01%) SC Cleared
14 11 (0.93%) MCPD
15 10 (0.84%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.84%) MCITP
16 8 (0.67%) ACCA
16 8 (0.67%) CIMA
16 8 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.89%) SLA
2 36 (3.03%) QA
3 24 (2.02%) PMO
4 14 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.25%) GDPR
9 2 (0.17%) WAI
10 1 (0.084%) GCP
10 1 (0.084%) GMP
10 1 (0.084%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.084%) TickIT
System Software
1 253 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 143 (12.05%) Hyper-V
3 129 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (2.44%) Terminal Services
6 24 (2.02%) vSphere
7 22 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (1.35%) Docker
9 14 (1.18%) XenApp
9 14 (1.18%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.84%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.84%) Xen
11 3 (0.25%) XenServer
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.084%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.084%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.084%) vCloud
13 1 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (3.37%) SCCM
2 24 (2.02%) Puppet
3 22 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.52%) Ansible
5 11 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.59%) XenMobile
9 5 (0.42%) Terraform
9 5 (0.42%) WSUS
10 4 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.34%) Packer
10 4 (0.34%) SCOM
11 3 (0.25%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.25%) WMI
12 2 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
13 1 (0.084%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.084%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 221 (18.62%) VMware
2 166 (13.98%) Cisco
3 104 (8.76%) Oracle
4 69 (5.81%) SAP
5 67 (5.64%) Citrix
6 46 (3.88%) Veeam
7 31 (2.61%) HP
8 27 (2.27%) Sitecore
9 26 (2.19%) Google
10 22 (1.85%) Capita
11 19 (1.60%) WorldPay
12 18 (1.52%) Sage
13 17 (1.43%) JD Edwards
14 15 (1.26%) Epicor
14 15 (1.26%) Infor
15 14 (1.18%) Tableau
16 12 (1.01%) iManage
16 12 (1.01%) NetApp
17 11 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
18 10 (0.84%) Dell