Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 10 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,181 1,394 1,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.13% 17.00% 15.50%
As % of the Vendors category 36.15% 37.63% 37.48%
Number of salaries quoted 995 1,223 969
Manchester median annual salary £44,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +1.35%

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 3,267 3,704 2,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 44.61% 45.16% 41.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,706 3,099 2,446
Manchester median annual salary £43,875 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.72% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 July 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 20 July 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 +3 66 £35,000 - 11
Salford +7 42 £37,500 - 9
Bolton +1 30 £45,000 +24.14% 3
Wigan +7 27 £47,500 +26.67% 12
Rochdale +22 26 £57,500 +0.88% 4
Oldham +19 23 £23,500 -26.56% 2
Altrincham +4 23 £39,000 +62.50% 6
Bury +2 21 £29,500 -9.23% 3
Cheadle -4 17 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Heywood 0 3 £28,500 +46.15% 1
Sale -4 2 £36,500 +32.73%
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 387 (32.77%) Windows
2 384 (32.51%) SQL
3 349 (29.55%) SQL Server
4 336 (28.45%) .NET
5 334 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
6 295 (24.98%) C#
7 248 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 220 (18.63%) Active Directory
9 206 (17.44%) Windows Server
10 199 (16.85%) Finance
11 191 (16.17%) VMware
12 163 (13.80%) Office 365
13 146 (12.36%) JavaScript
13 146 (12.36%) ASP.NET
14 141 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
15 140 (11.85%) ITIL
16 139 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
17 130 (11.01%) CRM
17 130 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
18 126 (10.67%) T-SQL
19 118 (9.99%) Scrum
19 118 (9.99%) MVC
20 114 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
21 113 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
21 113 (9.57%) Degree
22 112 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
23 111 (9.40%) DevOps
24 107 (9.06%) Dynamics CRM
25 105 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
25 105 (8.89%) MS Exchange

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
1 105 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 74 (6.27%) SharePoint
3 46 (3.90%) IIS
4 43 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (3.64%) Skype for Business
5 35 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (1.95%) CMS
8 14 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (0.76%) Apache
11 9 (0.76%) Confluence
11 9 (0.76%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.68%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.59%) CloudStack
13 7 (0.59%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 114 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 107 (9.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (7.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 78 (6.60%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (1.27%) Elite 3E
4 15 (1.27%) Workfront
5 4 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.25%) Magento
7 2 (0.17%) CaseMap
7 2 (0.17%) Concordance
7 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.17%) Dynamics SL
7 2 (0.17%) LexisNexis TimeMap
7 2 (0.17%) Maximo
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.17%) SAP EHS
7 2 (0.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 1 (0.085%) BPCS
8 1 (0.085%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 248 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 163 (13.80%) Office 365
3 139 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (7.79%) Dynamics 365
5 62 (5.25%) IaaS
6 25 (2.12%) SaaS
7 24 (2.03%) PaaS
8 17 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.76%) NuGet
12 8 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.42%) G Suite
13 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.42%) npm
13 5 (0.42%) Zapier
14 4 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.34%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (7.45%) Firewall
2 79 (6.69%) TCP/IP
3 75 (6.35%) DNS
4 60 (5.08%) WAN
5 51 (4.32%) LAN
6 48 (4.06%) SAN
7 45 (3.81%) DHCP
7 45 (3.81%) Skype
8 36 (3.05%) Internet
9 28 (2.37%) VPN
10 23 (1.95%) VoIP
11 21 (1.78%) Network Security
11 21 (1.78%) Unified Communications
12 18 (1.52%) SSL
13 16 (1.35%) Broadband
13 16 (1.35%) VLAN
14 13 (1.10%) HTTP
15 11 (0.93%) iSCSI
16 10 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 84 (7.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 44 (3.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 40 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (2.96%) Power BI
8 33 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 33 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (2.37%) MySQL
10 27 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 26 (2.20%) NoSQL
12 22 (1.86%) RDBMS
13 20 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
14 19 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (1.27%) QlikView
17 14 (1.19%) Big Data
18 11 (0.93%) Oracle Database
18 11 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 76 (6.44%) Git (software)
2 72 (6.10%) JIRA
3 43 (3.64%) Visual Studio
4 29 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.46%) Selenium
5 25 (2.12%) NUnit
6 24 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (1.52%) MSTest
9 17 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (1.35%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.10%) Vagrant
12 8 (0.68%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.68%) CodeSonar
12 8 (0.68%) git-flow
12 8 (0.68%) gulp
12 8 (0.68%) Hudson
12 8 (0.68%) Robot Framework
12 8 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (0.59%) Eclipse
General
1 199 (16.85%) Finance
2 98 (8.30%) Retail
3 84 (7.11%) Advertising
4 55 (4.66%) Manufacturing
5 33 (2.79%) Legal
6 25 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.95%) Marketing
8 22 (1.86%) Games
9 20 (1.69%) Law
10 15 (1.27%) Automotive
11 13 (1.10%) Back Office
11 13 (1.10%) Banking
12 10 (0.85%) Electronics
12 10 (0.85%) Publishing
13 6 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.34%) German Language
15 3 (0.25%) French Language
15 3 (0.25%) Front Office
16 2 (0.17%) Billing
17 1 (0.085%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 325 (27.52%) Developer
2 153 (12.96%) Analyst
3 119 (10.08%) Consultant
4 115 (9.74%) .NET Developer
5 98 (8.30%) C# Developer
6 86 (7.28%) Architect
7 72 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
8 65 (5.50%) Senior Developer
9 64 (5.42%) Software Developer
10 62 (5.25%) Support Engineer
11 52 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
12 50 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 50 (4.23%) IT Support
13 42 (3.56%) C# Software Developer
14 41 (3.47%) Administrator
15 40 (3.39%) .NET Software Developer
15 40 (3.39%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
16 39 (3.30%) SQL Developer
17 37 (3.13%) Software Engineer
18 36 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (28.45%) .NET
2 146 (12.36%) ASP.NET
3 90 (7.62%) HTML
4 89 (7.54%) AngularJS
5 88 (7.45%) Web Services
6 85 (7.20%) CSS
7 80 (6.77%) .NET Framework
8 58 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 57 (4.83%) React
10 52 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 52 (4.40%) WCF
11 49 (4.15%) jQuery
12 42 (3.56%) RESTful
12 42 (3.56%) WPF
13 41 (3.47%) XML
14 29 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 27 (2.29%) REST
16 26 (2.20%) SOAP
17 22 (1.86%) LINQ
17 22 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 41 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (0.93%) Clustering
10 11 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.85%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.85%) Fintech
11 10 (0.85%) Replication
11 10 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.76%) Smartphone
13 8 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (0.68%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.68%) User Experience
14 6 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 387 (32.77%) Windows
2 206 (17.44%) Windows Server
3 113 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 105 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 100 (8.47%) Linux
6 64 (5.42%) Windows 10
7 52 (4.40%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.44%) Android
8 17 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.10%) Unix
10 12 (1.02%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.85%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.68%) Solaris
13 7 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.34%) AIX
14 4 (0.34%) HPUX
14 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.34%) SUSE
14 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (11.85%) ITIL
3 130 (11.01%) CRM
3 130 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (9.99%) MVC
4 118 (9.99%) Scrum
5 111 (9.40%) DevOps
6 97 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (8.21%) ERP
7 89 (7.54%) Mentoring
8 84 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
9 77 (6.52%) Software Engineering
10 74 (6.27%) OO
11 65 (5.50%) TDD
12 61 (5.17%) Service Management
13 59 (5.00%) Microservices
14 58 (4.91%) Test Automation
15 50 (4.23%) SDLC
16 47 (3.98%) Configuration Management
16 47 (3.98%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 384 (32.51%) SQL
2 295 (24.98%) C#
3 146 (12.36%) JavaScript
4 126 (10.67%) T-SQL
5 63 (5.33%) C
6 59 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 51 (4.32%) Python
8 41 (3.47%) Java
9 38 (3.22%) C++
10 37 (3.13%) TypeScript
11 35 (2.96%) VBA
12 30 (2.54%) X++
13 26 (2.20%) Ruby
14 23 (1.95%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.61%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.27%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.19%) PHP
18 9 (0.76%) Objective-C
19 7 (0.59%) Go
20 5 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 141 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (9.57%) Degree
3 83 (7.03%) MCSE
4 63 (5.33%) MCSA
5 47 (3.98%) MCP
6 36 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (2.46%) CCNA
8 24 (2.03%) CISSP
8 24 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (1.61%) MCITP
11 16 (1.35%) Security Cleared
12 13 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.10%) MCTS
12 13 (1.10%) SANS
13 11 (0.93%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (0.93%) HNC
14 10 (0.85%) CCNP
15 9 (0.76%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.66%) SLA
2 45 (3.81%) QA
3 33 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.19%) PMO
5 12 (1.02%) GDPR
6 10 (0.85%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.68%) GCP
7 8 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.25%) COSHH
9 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.085%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.085%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 220 (18.63%) Active Directory
2 112 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (8.04%) Hyper-V
4 40 (3.39%) Docker
5 37 (3.13%) vSphere
6 19 (1.61%) Xen
6 19 (1.61%) XenApp
7 16 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.02%) XenServer
9 11 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.76%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
12 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.34%) pfSense
12 4 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.17%) NFS
13 2 (0.17%) vCloud
13 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (4.66%) SCCM
2 53 (4.49%) Puppet
3 38 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (3.05%) Ansible
5 26 (2.20%) Terraform
6 17 (1.44%) SCOM
7 16 (1.35%) Kubernetes
8 13 (1.10%) Packer
9 12 (1.02%) Salt
10 10 (0.85%) SCVMM
10 10 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.68%) Consul
12 6 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.51%) Nagios
12 6 (0.51%) vRealize
12 6 (0.51%) WSUS
13 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 191 (16.17%) VMware
2 96 (8.13%) Cisco
3 63 (5.33%) Google
4 58 (4.91%) Citrix
5 57 (4.83%) Oracle
6 42 (3.56%) SAP
7 35 (2.96%) Veeam
8 31 (2.62%) Tableau
9 25 (2.12%) HP
10 20 (1.69%) Dell
11 19 (1.61%) Capita
11 19 (1.61%) Sage
12 17 (1.44%) Sitecore
13 16 (1.35%) NetApp
13 16 (1.35%) WorldPay
14 15 (1.27%) EMC
14 15 (1.27%) IBM
15 14 (1.19%) Intapp
15 14 (1.19%) JD Edwards
15 14 (1.19%) Reuters