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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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,107 810 518
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 18.21% 17.89% 14.21%
As % of the Vendors category 52.19% 48.04% 40.12%
Number of salaries quoted 632 556 398
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £43,150 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.11% - +9.76%

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 2,121 1,686 1,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 34.90% 37.24% 35.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,289 1,212 967
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,865 £28,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +11.11%
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £74,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - - +11.76%

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford +4 33 £37,500 -31.82% 10
Bolton +15 24 £32,000 +23.08% 4
Oldham 0 24 £40,000 +4.58% 3
Altrincham +12 18 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Cheadle +1 14 £36,750 -13.19% 8
Wigan +3 11 £24,000 -33.79% 5
Stockport -18 8 £49,500 +41.43% 13
Sale -1 6 £32,000 +48.84% 5
Ashton-under-Lyne -4 4 - -
Rochdale - 4 £53,417 - 1
Bury -1 2 £35,500 -21.11% 2
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 506 (45.71%) Azure
2 363 (32.79%) Social Skills
3 348 (31.44%) Agile
4 330 (29.81%) Microsoft 365
5 308 (27.82%) Windows
6 261 (23.58%) Active Directory
7 239 (21.59%) DevOps
8 210 (18.97%) SQL
9 200 (18.07%) C#
10 191 (17.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 187 (16.89%) SQL Server
12 184 (16.62%) Finance
13 182 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
14 181 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
15 180 (16.26%) Microsoft Office
16 169 (15.27%) .NET
17 167 (15.09%) Windows Server
18 156 (14.09%) AWS
19 145 (13.10%) Analytics
20 144 (13.01%) JavaScript
21 143 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
22 131 (11.83%) Software Engineering
23 115 (10.39%) Java
24 112 (10.12%) Mentoring
25 111 (10.03%) Windows 10
25 111 (10.03%) Cisco
26 110 (9.94%) HTML
27 107 (9.67%) Information Security
28 103 (9.30%) ITIL
29 100 (9.03%) Python

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 97 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 74 (6.68%) MS Exchange
3 39 (3.52%) IIS
4 19 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.99%) CMS
6 10 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.72%) Sitefinity
7 8 (0.72%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.36%) Confluence
8 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.36%) SAS
9 3 (0.27%) Apache
9 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.090%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.090%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 180 (16.26%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.36%) Maple
8 3 (0.27%) InDesign
9 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.090%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 23 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.63%) JDE OneWorld
2 7 (0.63%) SessionCam
2 7 (0.63%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.090%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.090%) PRMS
6 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.090%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 506 (45.71%) Azure
2 330 (29.81%) Microsoft 365
3 156 (14.09%) AWS
4 96 (8.67%) Power Platform
5 91 (8.22%) Azure DevOps
6 76 (6.87%) PaaS
7 67 (6.05%) SaaS
8 65 (5.87%) GCP
9 59 (5.33%) Serverless
10 51 (4.61%) Azure Functions
11 50 (4.52%) IaaS
12 49 (4.43%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 43 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
14 39 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
15 37 (3.34%) Azure Pipelines
16 33 (2.98%) Azure Service Bus
16 33 (2.98%) OneDrive
17 32 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
17 32 (2.89%) Azure Sentinel
18 29 (2.62%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 90 (8.13%) DNS
2 82 (7.41%) DHCP
3 74 (6.68%) Firewall
4 57 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 52 (4.70%) VPN
6 46 (4.16%) WAN
7 43 (3.88%) Remote Desktop
8 34 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (2.80%) Internet
10 30 (2.71%) Network Security
11 28 (2.53%) LAN
12 25 (2.26%) SAN
13 22 (1.99%) HTTP
14 21 (1.90%) VLAN
15 19 (1.72%) Skype
16 18 (1.63%) MPLS
17 14 (1.26%) Wireless
18 11 (0.99%) VoIP
19 9 (0.81%) FTP
19 9 (0.81%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.69%) Big Data
3 56 (5.06%) Power BI
4 45 (4.07%) NoSQL
5 42 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (2.71%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.62%) MySQL
10 25 (2.26%) Redis
10 25 (2.26%) Tableau
11 22 (1.99%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
13 17 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (1.36%) Data Lake
14 15 (1.36%) QlikView
15 14 (1.26%) DB2
15 14 (1.26%) Qlik Sense
16 11 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 81 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.36%) JMeter
3 15 (1.36%) Rational Quality Manager
3 15 (1.36%) Zephyr
4 9 (0.81%) JIRA
5 8 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.63%) GitLab
6 7 (0.63%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.45%) Maven
8 4 (0.36%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.27%) Selenium
10 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.18%) Moq
10 2 (0.18%) Postman
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.090%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.090%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 363 (32.79%) Social Skills
2 184 (16.62%) Finance
3 143 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (8.22%) Legal
5 86 (7.77%) Public Sector
6 64 (5.78%) Retail
7 63 (5.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 58 (5.24%) Manufacturing
9 57 (5.15%) Law
10 51 (4.61%) Organisational Skills
11 49 (4.43%) Games
12 40 (3.61%) Marketing
13 39 (3.52%) Telecoms
14 38 (3.43%) Presentation Skills
15 30 (2.71%) Banking
16 18 (1.63%) Police
17 17 (1.54%) Local Government
18 16 (1.45%) Automotive
18 16 (1.45%) Influencing Skills
19 13 (1.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 178 (16.08%) Developer
2 165 (14.91%) Analyst
3 104 (9.39%) Consultant
4 86 (7.77%) Architect
5 57 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
6 56 (5.06%) Software Engineer
6 56 (5.06%) Trainee
7 50 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 49 (4.43%) IT Analyst
8 49 (4.43%) IT Support
9 46 (4.16%) .NET Developer
10 43 (3.88%) Support Analyst
11 39 (3.52%) Senior Developer
11 39 (3.52%) Software Developer
12 37 (3.34%) Project Manager
13 36 (3.25%) Support Engineer
14 34 (3.07%) IT Engineer
15 29 (2.62%) Service Analyst
16 27 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
16 27 (2.44%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (15.27%) .NET
2 110 (9.94%) HTML
3 95 (8.58%) .NET Core
4 76 (6.87%) CSS
5 60 (5.42%) .NET Framework
6 59 (5.33%) Spring
7 52 (4.70%) React
8 49 (4.43%) AngularJS
9 48 (4.34%) HTML5
10 44 (3.97%) jQuery
11 43 (3.88%) Kafka
12 41 (3.70%) Node.js
13 40 (3.61%) Entity Framework
14 36 (3.25%) ASP.NET
15 32 (2.89%) REST
16 26 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (2.35%) CSS3
16 26 (2.35%) XML
17 23 (2.08%) JSON
18 21 (1.90%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 85 (7.68%) Data Centre
2 72 (6.50%) Self-Motivation
3 70 (6.32%) User Experience
4 60 (5.42%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.52%) Algorithms
6 30 (2.71%) Driving Licence
7 26 (2.35%) Data Structures
7 26 (2.35%) Virtual Team
8 23 (2.08%) Mobile App
9 20 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.63%) IoT
10 18 (1.63%) NHS
11 17 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
12 16 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (1.17%) Clustering
15 12 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (1.08%) PKI
16 11 (0.99%) Life Science
16 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 308 (27.82%) Windows
2 167 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 111 (10.03%) Windows 10
4 59 (5.33%) Linux
5 40 (3.61%) Android
6 39 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (3.34%) Apple iOS
8 30 (2.71%) Windows Server 2016
9 29 (2.62%) Windows 7
10 25 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.54%) Unix
14 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.18%) Solaris
16 2 (0.18%) VMS
16 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (31.44%) Agile
2 239 (21.59%) DevOps
3 182 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
4 181 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
5 145 (13.10%) Analytics
6 131 (11.83%) Software Engineering
7 112 (10.12%) Mentoring
8 107 (9.67%) Information Security
9 103 (9.30%) ITIL
10 95 (8.58%) Microservices
10 95 (8.58%) Project Management
11 88 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 82 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
13 78 (7.05%) Service Management
13 78 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 72 (6.50%) Project Delivery
15 70 (6.32%) Scrum
16 69 (6.23%) CRM
16 69 (6.23%) Test Automation
17 64 (5.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 210 (18.97%) SQL
2 200 (18.07%) C#
3 144 (13.01%) JavaScript
4 115 (10.39%) Java
5 100 (9.03%) Python
6 94 (8.49%) PowerShell
7 43 (3.88%) TypeScript
8 38 (3.43%) T-SQL
9 22 (1.99%) Scala
10 16 (1.45%) F#
11 15 (1.36%) C
12 14 (1.26%) C++
12 14 (1.26%) Kotlin
13 10 (0.90%) Apple Swift
13 10 (0.90%) Bash
13 10 (0.90%) Objective-C
14 9 (0.81%) Go
15 6 (0.54%) R
16 4 (0.36%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 191 (17.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (8.31%) Security Cleared
3 68 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 65 (5.87%) Degree
5 18 (1.63%) AWS Certification
6 17 (1.54%) CIW
6 17 (1.54%) OCA
6 17 (1.54%) OCP
6 17 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
7 15 (1.36%) MCSA
8 14 (1.26%) DBS Check
9 13 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.81%) CISSP
11 9 (0.81%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.81%) MCTS
11 9 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
12 8 (0.72%) CCNP
12 8 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (8.04%) QA
2 49 (4.43%) SLA
3 38 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.53%) GDPR
5 27 (2.44%) Data Quality
6 21 (1.90%) PMO
7 19 (1.72%) PCI DSS
8 18 (1.63%) NIST
9 10 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.81%) Accessibility
10 9 (0.81%) GRC
11 6 (0.54%) COBIT
12 5 (0.45%) NCSC
12 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.27%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 1 (0.090%) Good Clinical Practice
14 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.090%) P3O
System Software
1 261 (23.58%) Active Directory
2 69 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 26 (2.35%) Docker
6 16 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.45%) vSphere
9 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.27%) XenApp
11 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.090%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.090%) Firmware
12 1 (0.090%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.090%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 77 (6.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 73 (6.59%) Kubernetes
3 49 (4.43%) SCCM
4 48 (4.34%) Terraform
5 23 (2.08%) WSUS
6 15 (1.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 15 (1.36%) HP ALM
6 15 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.26%) Puppet
8 13 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (1.08%) SCOM
10 10 (0.90%) Ansible
11 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.63%) HP Fortify
13 5 (0.45%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
15 2 (0.18%) Istio
16 1 (0.090%) CASB
16 1 (0.090%) Rancher
Vendors
1 111 (10.03%) Cisco
2 100 (9.03%) VMware
3 64 (5.78%) Google
4 61 (5.51%) Oracle
5 46 (4.16%) Apple
6 43 (3.88%) Citrix
7 41 (3.70%) Adobe
8 32 (2.89%) HP
9 30 (2.71%) Dell
10 23 (2.08%) IBM
11 21 (1.90%) NEC
11 21 (1.90%) Xamarin
12 19 (1.72%) Veeam
13 17 (1.54%) Northgate
13 17 (1.54%) SAP
14 15 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.26%) Cadence
15 14 (1.26%) SolarWinds
16 12 (1.08%) Databricks
17 11 (0.99%) Ruckus Wireless