Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 490 855 1,209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 15.94% 15.18% 17.81%
As % of the Vendors category 43.83% 40.54% 41.32%
Number of salaries quoted 492 717 1,147
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £30,050 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 1,118 2,109 2,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.37% 37.43% 43.11%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1,558 2,475
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
North West median annual salary £46,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -2.22% +5.88%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Manchester.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Manchester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 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
Salford +3 16 £38,636 -3.41% 6
Stockport -2 11 £42,500 +10.39% 6
Oldham +2 10 £33,769 +1.83% 7
Wigan 0 9 £47,500 +31.03% 2
Sale - 6 £22,000 - 1
Altrincham -15 4 £71,250 +119.23% 2
Bury +4 2 £47,500 +82.69% 3
Cheadle +4 2 £65,000 +62.50% 2
Bolton +2 1 £42,000 +20.00% 6
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £36,500 - 1
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 249 (50.82%) Azure
2 157 (32.04%) SQL
3 153 (31.22%) Windows
4 149 (30.41%) SQL Server
5 113 (23.06%) .NET
6 101 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (20.41%) C#
8 91 (18.57%) Active Directory
9 82 (16.73%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (14.49%) AWS
10 71 (14.49%) Office 365
11 70 (14.29%) DNS
12 69 (14.08%) DevOps
13 68 (13.88%) VMware
14 65 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
15 63 (12.86%) Oracle
16 62 (12.65%) Migration
17 60 (12.24%) DHCP
18 56 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
19 55 (11.22%) ASP.NET
19 55 (11.22%) JavaScript
19 55 (11.22%) PowerShell
20 53 (10.82%) Python
20 53 (10.82%) Windows Server
20 53 (10.82%) Power Platform
21 52 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
22 50 (10.20%) Finance
23 47 (9.59%) Change Management
24 46 (9.39%) Firewall
24 46 (9.39%) MVC

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 32 (6.53%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.84%) Confluence
5 9 (1.84%) IIS
6 6 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.02%) Apache
7 5 (1.02%) Apache Synapse
7 5 (1.02%) CMS
8 3 (0.61%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.41%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 56 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.41%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 249 (50.82%) Azure
2 71 (14.49%) AWS
2 71 (14.49%) Office 365
3 53 (10.82%) Power Platform
4 24 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (4.29%) PaaS
6 20 (4.08%) Azure Data Factory
6 20 (4.08%) IaaS
7 15 (3.06%) SaaS
8 14 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (2.86%) GCP
8 14 (2.86%) PowerApps
9 13 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (2.04%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (1.02%) GitHub
11 5 (1.02%) Logic Apps
11 5 (1.02%) Power Automate
11 5 (1.02%) Serverless
11 5 (1.02%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (14.29%) DNS
2 60 (12.24%) DHCP
3 46 (9.39%) Firewall
4 23 (4.69%) VoIP
5 17 (3.47%) VPN
5 17 (3.47%) WAN
6 16 (3.27%) Network Security
7 13 (2.65%) LAN
8 11 (2.24%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.24%) Unified Communications
9 10 (2.04%) MPLS
9 10 (2.04%) Skype
9 10 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.84%) SAN
10 9 (1.84%) VLAN
11 6 (1.22%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.02%) Wireless
12 5 (1.02%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.82%) BGP
13 4 (0.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (30.41%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.35%) Power BI
3 34 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (5.51%) Data Lake
6 24 (4.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (3.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 19 (3.88%) NoSQL
7 19 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (2.45%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.24%) Big Data
10 11 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (2.04%) HDInsight
12 9 (1.84%) Amazon Athena
13 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2019
14 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (1.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 24 (4.90%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.29%) JIRA
3 19 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.63%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.02%) Subversion
6 4 (0.82%) JUnit
6 4 (0.82%) Maven
6 4 (0.82%) Selenium
7 3 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.41%) Hudson
8 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.20%) C++Builder
9 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.20%) Moq
9 1 (0.20%) NUnit
General
1 50 (10.20%) Finance
2 34 (6.94%) Law
3 24 (4.90%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.08%) Retail
6 16 (3.27%) Legal
7 15 (3.06%) Banking
8 14 (2.86%) Marketing
9 13 (2.65%) Multimedia
10 12 (2.45%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.84%) Housing Association
12 8 (1.63%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.02%) Back Office
14 4 (0.82%) Electronics
14 4 (0.82%) Games
14 4 (0.82%) Local Government
15 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.61%) Social Housing
16 1 (0.20%) Advertising
16 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 93 (18.98%) Developer
2 47 (9.59%) Architect
3 41 (8.37%) Analyst
4 37 (7.55%) .NET Developer
5 36 (7.35%) Azure Engineer
6 32 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (5.51%) IT Support
9 25 (5.10%) Software Developer
10 24 (4.90%) IT Engineer
10 24 (4.90%) Support Engineer
11 23 (4.69%) Azure Architect
11 23 (4.69%) Software Engineer
12 21 (4.29%) C# Developer
13 20 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
14 18 (3.67%) Data Engineer
15 17 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
15 17 (3.47%) Network Engineer
15 17 (3.47%) Platform Engineer
16 16 (3.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (23.06%) .NET
2 55 (11.22%) ASP.NET
3 46 (9.39%) HTML
4 45 (9.18%) .NET Core
5 41 (8.37%) CSS
6 35 (7.14%) React
7 33 (6.73%) AngularJS
8 22 (4.49%) HTML5
9 20 (4.08%) ASP.NET Core
9 20 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (4.08%) jQuery
10 18 (3.67%) Blazor
11 17 (3.47%) .NET Framework
11 17 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (3.27%) CSS3
13 14 (2.86%) Web Services
14 12 (2.45%) COM
15 10 (2.04%) XML
16 9 (1.84%) Node.js
16 9 (1.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 82 (16.73%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (3.47%) Public Cloud
3 16 (3.27%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.27%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.06%) e-Learning
4 15 (3.06%) Replication
5 12 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.04%) Clustering
7 8 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.02%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 4 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 153 (31.22%) Windows
2 53 (10.82%) Windows Server
3 36 (7.35%) Linux
4 19 (3.88%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.63%) Unix
8 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.41%) Android
12 1 (0.20%) SUSE
12 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (14.08%) DevOps
3 65 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (12.65%) Migration
5 52 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (9.59%) Change Management
7 46 (9.39%) MVC
8 45 (9.18%) Software Engineering
9 43 (8.78%) Analytics
9 43 (8.78%) Project Management
10 34 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 33 (6.73%) ITIL
12 30 (6.12%) Computer Science
12 30 (6.12%) TDD
13 27 (5.51%) Microservices
13 27 (5.51%) Project Delivery
14 26 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (5.31%) OO
15 25 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
16 24 (4.90%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 157 (32.04%) SQL
2 100 (20.41%) C#
3 55 (11.22%) JavaScript
3 55 (11.22%) PowerShell
4 53 (10.82%) Python
5 26 (5.31%) Java
6 23 (4.69%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.45%) Go
8 10 (2.04%) R
9 9 (1.84%) C++
9 9 (1.84%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.63%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.02%) PHP
12 4 (0.82%) C
12 4 (0.82%) Scala
13 3 (0.61%) Haskell
13 3 (0.61%) Java 8
13 3 (0.61%) VBA
14 2 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (8.78%) Degree
2 42 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.86%) CCNA
6 11 (2.24%) A+ Certification
6 11 (2.24%) MCP
6 11 (2.24%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.84%) MCSE
7 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 9 (1.84%) SSCP
8 8 (1.63%) MCSA
9 6 (1.22%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.02%) CCIE
10 5 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 5 (1.02%) CCNP
10 5 (1.02%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.02%) MCTS
10 5 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.27%) SLA
2 11 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.22%) QA
5 5 (1.02%) GDPR
6 4 (0.82%) NIST
7 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.41%) PMO
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.20%) GLP
9 1 (0.20%) P3O
9 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 91 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.06%) Docker
5 7 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.02%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.02%) XenApp
7 4 (0.82%) vSphere
8 3 (0.61%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.41%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.41%) Firmware
9 2 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.20%) HDFS
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (3.88%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.47%) Terraform
3 15 (3.06%) SCCM
3 15 (3.06%) WSUS
4 13 (2.65%) Ansible
5 11 (2.24%) Failover Clustering
5 11 (2.24%) Puppet
6 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.20%) Nessus
10 1 (0.20%) Rancher
10 1 (0.20%) SCOM
10 1 (0.20%) vRealize
10 1 (0.20%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 68 (13.88%) VMware
2 63 (12.86%) Oracle
3 39 (7.96%) Cisco
4 35 (7.14%) Citrix
5 26 (5.31%) Databricks
6 17 (3.47%) Google
7 16 (3.27%) EnterpriseDB
8 11 (2.24%) Sparx
8 11 (2.24%) Veeam
9 10 (2.04%) NetApp
10 9 (1.84%) HP
10 9 (1.84%) Juniper
11 8 (1.63%) SAP
12 7 (1.43%) Apple
12 7 (1.43%) EMC
12 7 (1.43%) Intel
12 7 (1.43%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.02%) Dell
14 4 (0.82%) Meraki
14 4 (0.82%) MuleSoft