Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 659 701 1,120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 17.61% 14.74% 17.93%
As % of the Vendors category 46.61% 41.31% 43.44%
Number of salaries quoted 484 538 944
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £33,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £55,313
90th Percentile £71,775 £75,000 £69,625
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 1,414 1,697 2,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 37.79% 35.68% 41.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,114 1,245 2,072
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £75,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Stockport +14 24 £35,000 +48.94% 6
Salford +4 12 £29,500 -36.56% 14
Oldham +6 9 £38,250 +39.09% 3
Altrincham -17 8 £42,500 +30.77% 6
Wigan +2 6 £46,250 +15.63% 3
Sale +11 5 £22,500 -43.75% 1
Cheadle +11 3 £57,500 - 1
Bolton -13 3 £34,750 -26.84% 4
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 303 (45.98%) Azure
2 187 (28.38%) SQL
3 184 (27.92%) Windows
4 127 (19.27%) SQL Server
5 126 (19.12%) Microsoft 365
6 125 (18.97%) AWS
7 124 (18.82%) Active Directory
8 122 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
9 114 (17.30%) C#
10 110 (16.69%) DevOps
11 102 (15.48%) .NET
12 101 (15.33%) Oracle
12 101 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
13 89 (13.51%) Migration
14 87 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
15 80 (12.14%) Python
16 77 (11.68%) Windows Server
17 76 (11.53%) VMware
18 71 (10.77%) Cisco
18 71 (10.77%) PowerShell
19 70 (10.62%) Power Platform
20 69 (10.47%) JavaScript
21 68 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
21 68 (10.32%) Project Management
22 66 (10.02%) Infrastructure as Code
23 61 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
24 58 (8.80%) Java
24 58 (8.80%) Linux
25 56 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
26 55 (8.35%) Firewall

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 34 (5.16%) MS Exchange
2 31 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.19%) Confluence
4 13 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.21%) CMS
7 7 (1.06%) IIS
8 6 (0.91%) Alfresco
9 5 (0.76%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.61%) Apache
10 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.46%) SAS
12 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.15%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 101 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.91%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.61%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.46%) C-CURE
5 3 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.30%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 303 (45.98%) Azure
2 126 (19.12%) Microsoft 365
3 125 (18.97%) AWS
4 70 (10.62%) Power Platform
5 36 (5.46%) SaaS
6 34 (5.16%) PaaS
7 32 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (4.55%) IaaS
9 27 (4.10%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (3.34%) GCP
11 19 (2.88%) PowerApps
12 17 (2.58%) Serverless
13 16 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
13 16 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (1.97%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 11 (1.67%) OneDrive
16 8 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (1.21%) GitHub
17 7 (1.06%) Azure Logic Apps
17 7 (1.06%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.35%) Firewall
2 44 (6.68%) DNS
3 37 (5.61%) DHCP
4 21 (3.19%) VPN
5 17 (2.58%) Network Security
5 17 (2.58%) VLAN
5 17 (2.58%) Wireless
6 16 (2.43%) VoIP
7 14 (2.12%) IPv4
7 14 (2.12%) OSPF
8 13 (1.97%) MPLS
8 13 (1.97%) WAN
9 11 (1.67%) SAN
10 10 (1.52%) Skype
11 9 (1.37%) LAN
12 8 (1.21%) Unified Communications
13 7 (1.06%) TCP/IP
14 6 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.76%) NAS
15 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (19.27%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.98%) Power BI
3 35 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 18 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (2.28%) Data Lake
9 13 (1.97%) MySQL
10 11 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
11 10 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.21%) Tableau
13 7 (1.06%) Amazon Athena
13 7 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (0.76%) Big Data
15 5 (0.76%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.40%) JIRA
3 24 (3.64%) Visual Studio
4 23 (3.49%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.43%) Subversion
6 8 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.76%) GitLab
7 5 (0.76%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.61%) C++Builder
8 4 (0.61%) JUnit
9 3 (0.46%) Gradle
9 3 (0.46%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.46%) Mockito
9 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.30%) Hudson
10 2 (0.30%) Selenium
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (7.89%) Finance
2 41 (6.22%) Multimedia
3 28 (4.25%) Law
4 27 (4.10%) Public Sector
5 24 (3.64%) Retail
6 18 (2.73%) Games
6 18 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.82%) Legal
9 10 (1.52%) Banking
10 9 (1.37%) Back Office
10 9 (1.37%) Marketing
11 4 (0.61%) Billing
12 3 (0.46%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.30%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Advertising
14 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 100 (15.17%) Developer
2 71 (10.77%) Analyst
3 61 (9.26%) Azure Engineer
4 57 (8.65%) Trainee
5 48 (7.28%) Architect
6 41 (6.22%) Support Engineer
7 38 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (5.16%) .NET Developer
9 31 (4.70%) Platform Engineer
10 29 (4.40%) IT Support
11 25 (3.79%) Consultant
12 24 (3.64%) IT Engineer
13 22 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
13 22 (3.34%) Administrator
13 22 (3.34%) Azure Architect
13 22 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (3.19%) Security Analyst
15 20 (3.03%) Project Manager
15 20 (3.03%) Senior Developer
15 20 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (15.48%) .NET
2 52 (7.89%) HTML
3 50 (7.59%) CSS
4 38 (5.77%) ASP.NET
5 35 (5.31%) Web Services
6 32 (4.86%) .NET Core
6 32 (4.86%) CSS3
6 32 (4.86%) HTML5
7 26 (3.95%) React
8 23 (3.49%) .NET Framework
9 19 (2.88%) AngularJS
10 18 (2.73%) Java SE
11 16 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (2.43%) XML
12 14 (2.12%) REST
13 13 (1.97%) jQuery
14 12 (1.82%) COM
15 11 (1.67%) Node.js
16 10 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.53%) Organisational Skills
3 37 (5.61%) Public Cloud
4 27 (4.10%) Data Structures
5 26 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 22 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.97%) e-Learning
8 13 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.82%) Replication
10 11 (1.67%) Clustering
11 10 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.91%) iPad
13 6 (0.91%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.76%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 184 (27.92%) Windows
2 77 (11.68%) Windows Server
3 58 (8.80%) Linux
4 19 (2.88%) Windows Server 2019
5 18 (2.73%) Unix
6 17 (2.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (2.43%) Windows 10
8 15 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.06%) Android
11 4 (0.61%) Alpine Linux
11 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.46%) CentOS
12 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (16.69%) DevOps
3 89 (13.51%) Migration
4 87 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
5 68 (10.32%) Project Management
6 66 (10.02%) Infrastructure as Code
7 52 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 51 (7.74%) ITIL
9 45 (6.83%) Coaching
9 45 (6.83%) Software Engineering
10 43 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (5.92%) Analytics
11 39 (5.92%) Data Security
11 39 (5.92%) MVC
12 38 (5.77%) Software Testing
13 33 (5.01%) Change Management
13 33 (5.01%) SDLC
14 32 (4.86%) TDD
15 31 (4.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 187 (28.38%) SQL
2 114 (17.30%) C#
3 80 (12.14%) Python
4 71 (10.77%) PowerShell
5 69 (10.47%) JavaScript
6 58 (8.80%) Java
7 27 (4.10%) T-SQL
8 21 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.73%) Java 8
9 18 (2.73%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.43%) C++
10 16 (2.43%) Go
11 12 (1.82%) PHP
12 9 (1.37%) C
13 4 (0.61%) Haskell
13 4 (0.61%) Ruby
13 4 (0.61%) Scala
13 4 (0.61%) XPath
14 3 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (7.59%) Degree
2 43 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (4.86%) A+ Certification
4 28 (4.25%) Security Cleared
5 25 (3.79%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.49%) OCP
6 23 (3.49%) Oracle Certification
7 21 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (2.73%) CIW
8 18 (2.73%) OCA
9 17 (2.58%) CCNA
10 16 (2.43%) RHCE
11 14 (2.12%) GIAC
12 13 (1.97%) MCSE
13 10 (1.52%) CISSP
14 9 (1.37%) CCNP
14 9 (1.37%) MCSA
15 8 (1.21%) Linux+ Certification
15 8 (1.21%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.43%) QA
1 16 (2.43%) SLA
2 9 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.21%) NIST
4 7 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.46%) GDPR
5 3 (0.46%) PMO
6 2 (0.30%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) GAAP
7 1 (0.15%) GRC
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 124 (18.82%) Active Directory
2 56 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.31%) Docker
4 26 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (1.67%) vSphere
7 11 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.52%) XenApp
9 6 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (0.91%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.61%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 4 (0.61%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.46%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.30%) Firmware
12 2 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.15%) HDFS
13 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 39 (5.92%) Terraform
2 37 (5.61%) Ansible
3 35 (5.31%) Puppet
4 30 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 20 (3.03%) SCCM
6 15 (2.28%) Failover Clustering
6 15 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.06%) WSUS
10 5 (0.76%) Consul
10 5 (0.76%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.76%) Grafana
10 5 (0.76%) Graphite
10 5 (0.76%) Packer
10 5 (0.76%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.76%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.46%) Opsview
Vendors
1 101 (15.33%) Oracle
2 76 (11.53%) VMware
3 71 (10.77%) Cisco
4 32 (4.86%) EnterpriseDB
4 32 (4.86%) Google
5 26 (3.95%) Citrix
6 21 (3.19%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.28%) HP
8 14 (2.12%) Databricks
9 12 (1.82%) Apple
9 12 (1.82%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.67%) NetApp
10 11 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.52%) Veeam
12 9 (1.37%) Intel
13 8 (1.21%) Sophos
13 8 (1.21%) Sparx
14 7 (1.06%) Adobe
14 7 (1.06%) Dell
14 7 (1.06%) SAP