Period
to 15 December 2019

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 15 December 2019 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 8 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 926 1,228 1,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.25% 17.25% 15.31%
As % of the Vendors category 40.67% 39.51% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 735 1,057 1,013
Manchester median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £23,300
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £66,650
North West median annual salary £40,827 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.26% +11.25% +5.26%

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 2,277 3,108 3,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 37.49% 43.67% 46.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,707 2,544 2,915
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +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 15 December 2019.

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 15 December 2019. 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 +1 62 £38,500 +71.11% 20
Salford -2 35 £35,000 -9.68% 14
Altrincham -1 31 £32,500 -45.83% 12
Bolton -9 20 £35,000 -6.67% 15
Wigan +15 17 £30,000 - 2
Oldham +1 15 £33,162 +12.32% 2
Cheadle -7 15 £35,000 +20.69% 4
Rochdale -2 7 £35,500 -49.29% 6
Bury -3 6 £28,000 -37.78% 12
Heywood - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, 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.

1 311 (33.59%) Windows
2 303 (32.72%) Azure
3 253 (27.32%) Active Directory
4 241 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
5 216 (23.33%) .NET
6 209 (22.57%) SQL Server
7 194 (20.95%) SQL
8 192 (20.73%) Office 365
9 190 (20.52%) C#
10 176 (19.01%) VMware
11 142 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
12 127 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
13 118 (12.74%) AWS
14 117 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
14 117 (12.63%) Windows Server
15 116 (12.53%) Finance
16 109 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
17 106 (11.45%) Windows 10
18 103 (11.12%) ITIL
19 98 (10.58%) Firewall
20 97 (10.48%) DNS
20 97 (10.48%) Power Platform
21 95 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
22 93 (10.04%) Cisco
23 92 (9.94%) SharePoint
24 91 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 89 (9.61%) MS Exchange
26 86 (9.29%) TDD
27 83 (8.96%) DevOps
28 81 (8.75%) 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 92 (9.94%) SharePoint
2 89 (9.61%) MS Exchange
3 42 (4.54%) IIS
4 26 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.05%) Skype for Business
6 18 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
7 15 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.65%) Apache
9 6 (0.65%) CMS
9 6 (0.65%) Drupal
9 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.54%) Confluence
10 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.54%) SAS
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (8.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (3.67%) Dynamics AX
2 31 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (1.08%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.76%) Cognos Planning
5 7 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics SL
7 3 (0.32%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.22%) Magento
9 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 303 (32.72%) Azure
2 192 (20.73%) Office 365
3 118 (12.74%) AWS
4 97 (10.48%) Power Platform
5 43 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 42 (4.54%) Dynamics 365
7 34 (3.67%) GCP
8 27 (2.92%) PaaS
9 25 (2.70%) IaaS
10 19 (2.05%) GitHub
11 16 (1.73%) SaaS
12 14 (1.51%) Serverless
13 12 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.97%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 9 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.86%) Mimecast
16 6 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
17 3 (0.32%) Amazon ECS
18 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
18 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 98 (10.58%) Firewall
2 97 (10.48%) DNS
3 73 (7.88%) LAN
4 72 (7.78%) DHCP
5 62 (6.70%) WAN
6 42 (4.54%) SAN
7 40 (4.32%) TCP/IP
8 37 (4.00%) VPN
9 30 (3.24%) Skype
10 29 (3.13%) Wireless
11 22 (2.38%) Internet
12 19 (2.05%) VoIP
13 12 (1.30%) IP Telephony
13 12 (1.30%) VLAN
14 10 (1.08%) DMZ
14 10 (1.08%) MPLS
15 8 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.86%) NetScaler
15 8 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (22.57%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.99%) Power BI
3 69 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (4.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 40 (4.32%) Relational Database
8 38 (4.10%) MySQL
9 36 (3.89%) NoSQL
10 26 (2.81%) MongoDB
11 22 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 22 (2.38%) Neo4j
12 16 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
13 14 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
16 10 (1.08%) RDBMS
17 9 (0.97%) Big Data
17 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 38 (4.10%) Git (software)
2 33 (3.56%) GitLab
3 29 (3.13%) JIRA
4 23 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (1.08%) Selenium
8 9 (0.97%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.86%) Zephyr
10 7 (0.76%) MSI
10 7 (0.76%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.32%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.32%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.32%) Moq
13 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.22%) NetBeans
13 2 (0.22%) NUnit
13 2 (0.22%) ReSharper
General
1 116 (12.53%) Finance
2 67 (7.24%) Retail
3 49 (5.29%) Public Sector
4 41 (4.43%) Legal
5 27 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.70%) Law
7 22 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.94%) Marketing
9 13 (1.40%) Publishing
10 12 (1.30%) Fire and Rescue
11 10 (1.08%) Games
11 10 (1.08%) Police
12 8 (0.86%) Banking
13 7 (0.76%) Automotive
13 7 (0.76%) Local Government
14 5 (0.54%) Back Office
15 4 (0.43%) Billing
16 3 (0.32%) Advertising
16 3 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 210 (22.68%) Developer
2 127 (13.71%) Analyst
3 76 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (7.34%) .NET Developer
5 64 (6.91%) Architect
6 58 (6.26%) Software Engineer
7 51 (5.51%) Consultant
8 49 (5.29%) Support Engineer
9 44 (4.75%) Support Analyst
10 42 (4.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 39 (4.21%) IT Engineer
12 36 (3.89%) Software Developer
13 35 (3.78%) IT Support
14 34 (3.67%) C# Developer
14 34 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
15 28 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
16 27 (2.92%) Senior Software Engineer
16 27 (2.92%) Service Analyst
17 26 (2.81%) Service Desk Analyst
18 25 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (23.33%) .NET
2 75 (8.10%) Web Services
3 67 (7.24%) CSS
4 66 (7.13%) HTML
5 65 (7.02%) .NET Framework
6 64 (6.91%) ASP.NET
7 54 (5.83%) .NET Core
8 34 (3.67%) AngularJS
9 33 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 32 (3.46%) XML
11 28 (3.02%) RESTful
12 27 (2.92%) HTML5
13 23 (2.48%) REST
13 23 (2.48%) WCF
14 20 (2.16%) React Native
15 18 (1.94%) Entity Framework
16 17 (1.84%) React
17 16 (1.73%) jQuery
17 16 (1.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.13%) Data Centre
3 38 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 37 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (3.78%) Management Information System
6 32 (3.46%) User Experience
7 30 (3.24%) Driving Licence
8 25 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (2.38%) Cloud Native
10 20 (2.16%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.73%) Blackberry
12 15 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
13 14 (1.51%) Embedded Systems
14 13 (1.40%) Replication
15 12 (1.30%) PKI
15 12 (1.30%) Smartphone
16 10 (1.08%) NHS
17 9 (0.97%) N-Tier
18 8 (0.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 311 (33.59%) Windows
2 117 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 106 (11.45%) Windows 10
4 64 (6.91%) Linux
5 47 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (3.89%) Windows 7
7 20 (2.16%) Unix
8 16 (1.73%) Windows 8
9 13 (1.40%) Windows XP
10 12 (1.30%) Android
11 10 (1.08%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.43%) Solaris
14 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
3 127 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
4 103 (11.12%) ITIL
5 91 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 86 (9.29%) TDD
7 83 (8.96%) DevOps
8 81 (8.75%) MVC
9 75 (8.10%) Software Engineering
10 71 (7.67%) Mentoring
11 66 (7.13%) Coaching
12 53 (5.72%) Migration
13 49 (5.29%) SOA
14 47 (5.08%) Microservices
15 46 (4.97%) SDLC
16 44 (4.75%) ETL
16 44 (4.75%) Project Management
17 43 (4.64%) Presales
18 42 (4.54%) OO
19 41 (4.43%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 194 (20.95%) SQL
2 190 (20.52%) C#
3 72 (7.78%) JavaScript
4 56 (6.05%) PowerShell
5 46 (4.97%) Java
6 35 (3.78%) T-SQL
7 26 (2.81%) C
8 25 (2.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 21 (2.27%) C++
10 17 (1.84%) Python
10 17 (1.84%) VB
11 16 (1.73%) X++
12 13 (1.40%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.30%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.76%) PHP
15 7 (0.76%) XPath
16 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.32%) ES6
18 2 (0.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 76 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (8.10%) Degree
3 34 (3.67%) MCSE
4 31 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (3.35%) MCSA
5 23 (2.48%) CCNA
6 21 (2.27%) MCTS
7 18 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
10 12 (1.30%) DBS Check
11 10 (1.08%) MCITP
12 9 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.76%) MCP
13 7 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.76%) Security Cleared
14 6 (0.65%) CCNP
14 6 (0.65%) CISSP
14 6 (0.65%) PMP
15 5 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.89%) SLA
2 26 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.94%) QA
4 17 (1.84%) PMO
5 14 (1.51%) NIST
6 13 (1.40%) GDPR
7 11 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.76%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 253 (27.32%) Active Directory
2 109 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (7.02%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.13%) vSphere
5 20 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.94%) XenApp
7 17 (1.84%) XenDesktop
8 15 (1.62%) Docker
9 13 (1.40%) Terminal Services
10 12 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.97%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.43%) NFS
15 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 68 (7.34%) SCCM
2 18 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (1.84%) SCOM
4 15 (1.62%) WSUS
5 14 (1.51%) AirWatch
6 11 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.19%) Puppet
7 8 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.76%) Ansible
8 7 (0.76%) HP ALM
8 7 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.65%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.54%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.54%) Terraform
11 4 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.43%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.32%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 176 (19.01%) VMware
2 93 (10.04%) Cisco
3 73 (7.88%) Citrix
4 34 (3.67%) Google
5 32 (3.46%) NetApp
6 31 (3.35%) Veeam
7 24 (2.59%) Apple
7 24 (2.59%) HP
8 23 (2.48%) Oracle
9 18 (1.94%) Tableau
10 17 (1.84%) Fortinet
10 17 (1.84%) Sage
11 16 (1.73%) EMC
11 16 (1.73%) Intapp
12 13 (1.40%) Cognos
12 13 (1.40%) Dell
12 13 (1.40%) Meraki
12 13 (1.40%) Symantec
13 12 (1.30%) Palo Alto
13 12 (1.30%) SolarWinds