Period
to 20 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 850 1,207 1,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.92% 18.21% 16.15%
As % of the Vendors category 41.79% 42.04% 35.66%
Number of salaries quoted 655 1,056 1,016
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +10.43% +1.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,875 £70,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +10.53%

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 2,034 2,871 3,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.10% 43.32% 45.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,504 2,377 2,763
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,150 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.11% +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 20 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 50 £38,500 +16.67% 18
Salford -2 33 £40,000 +25.00% 9
Altrincham -1 32 £32,500 -45.83% 11
Bolton -12 20 £37,000 -1.33% 14
Rochdale -2 9 £41,808 -29.74% 6
Bury -8 8 £25,000 -47.37% 11
Wigan +5 7 £40,000 +24.03% 1
Oldham -2 7 £30,000 -19.49% 8
Cheadle -11 5 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 307 (36.12%) Azure
2 267 (31.41%) Windows
3 222 (26.12%) .NET
4 211 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
5 209 (24.59%) Active Directory
6 205 (24.12%) SQL Server
7 198 (23.29%) SQL
8 190 (22.35%) C#
9 178 (20.94%) Office 365
10 142 (16.71%) VMware
11 122 (14.35%) Finance
12 121 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
13 114 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
14 105 (12.35%) AWS
15 104 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
16 103 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 97 (11.41%) Windows 10
18 95 (11.18%) Windows Server
19 93 (10.94%) ITIL
20 90 (10.59%) MVC
20 90 (10.59%) Power Platform
21 89 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
22 86 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 84 (9.88%) TDD
24 80 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 79 (9.29%) Firewall
26 78 (9.18%) SharePoint
26 78 (9.18%) ASP.NET
26 78 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
27 75 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification

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 78 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 74 (8.71%) MS Exchange
3 44 (5.18%) IIS
4 31 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (3.53%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.18%) Apache
7 10 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (1.06%) Confluence
9 8 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.82%) Drupal
11 5 (0.59%) CMS
11 5 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.35%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.24%) SAS
14 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 114 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 33 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
2 29 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (2.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (1.29%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.82%) Cognos Planning
5 7 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.82%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.59%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.47%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.47%) Sage 500
7 4 (0.47%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.35%) Dynamics SL
8 3 (0.35%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.12%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.12%) Magento
9 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 307 (36.12%) Azure
2 178 (20.94%) Office 365
3 105 (12.35%) AWS
4 90 (10.59%) Power Platform
5 51 (6.00%) Dynamics 365
6 48 (5.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 35 (4.12%) GCP
8 29 (3.41%) PaaS
9 28 (3.29%) IaaS
10 19 (2.24%) SaaS
11 14 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (1.53%) GitHub
13 10 (1.18%) Amazon CloudSearch
13 10 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.82%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
16 5 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
16 5 (0.59%) Serverless
17 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
18 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 79 (9.29%) Firewall
2 71 (8.35%) DNS
3 51 (6.00%) LAN
4 43 (5.06%) DHCP
4 43 (5.06%) WAN
5 41 (4.82%) SAN
5 41 (4.82%) Skype
6 38 (4.47%) VPN
7 34 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 29 (3.41%) Wireless
9 18 (2.12%) VoIP
10 16 (1.88%) Internet
10 16 (1.88%) NetScaler
11 11 (1.29%) MPLS
11 11 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.18%) DMZ
13 9 (1.06%) Intranet
14 8 (0.94%) IP Telephony
14 8 (0.94%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (24.12%) SQL Server
2 80 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 67 (7.88%) Power BI
4 58 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 33 (3.88%) MySQL
6 33 (3.88%) NoSQL
7 27 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.71%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 17 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 14 (1.65%) Big Data
11 14 (1.65%) Neo4j
12 13 (1.53%) PowerPivot
13 12 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.29%) Snowflake Schema
15 10 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (1.06%) QlikView
16 9 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.82%) JIRA
2 24 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 22 (2.59%) GitLab
3 22 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (0.82%) Selenium
7 5 (0.59%) MSI
7 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.59%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.47%) Moq
9 3 (0.35%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.35%) NUnit
9 3 (0.35%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.35%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.35%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.24%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.24%) Mercurial
General
1 122 (14.35%) Finance
2 48 (5.65%) Public Sector
3 37 (4.35%) Law
3 37 (4.35%) Retail
4 36 (4.24%) Legal
5 21 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.88%) Marketing
7 12 (1.41%) Fire and Rescue
8 11 (1.29%) Publishing
9 10 (1.18%) Automotive
9 10 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.18%) Police
10 9 (1.06%) Billing
10 9 (1.06%) Games
11 6 (0.71%) Banking
12 4 (0.47%) Advertising
12 4 (0.47%) Back Office
13 3 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 201 (23.65%) Developer
2 95 (11.18%) Analyst
3 67 (7.88%) Architect
4 61 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 60 (7.06%) .NET Developer
6 50 (5.88%) Consultant
7 46 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 44 (5.18%) IT Engineer
9 42 (4.94%) Software Developer
10 41 (4.82%) IT Support
11 40 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
12 38 (4.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 38 (4.47%) Software Engineer
13 33 (3.88%) Support Analyst
14 30 (3.53%) Business Manager
15 28 (3.29%) C# Developer
16 25 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
16 25 (2.94%) Senior Developer
17 23 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support
18 19 (2.24%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (26.12%) .NET
2 78 (9.18%) ASP.NET
3 64 (7.53%) Web Services
4 62 (7.29%) CSS
5 60 (7.06%) HTML
6 55 (6.47%) .NET Framework
7 48 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 45 (5.29%) .NET Core
9 44 (5.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 41 (4.82%) XML
11 37 (4.35%) AngularJS
12 30 (3.53%) WCF
13 28 (3.29%) REST
14 24 (2.82%) jQuery
15 22 (2.59%) HTML5
16 20 (2.35%) MDX
16 20 (2.35%) Node.js
17 19 (2.24%) Entity Framework
18 18 (2.12%) React
18 18 (2.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 39 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (4.59%) User Experience
4 38 (4.47%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.88%) Mobile App
6 31 (3.65%) Driving Licence
7 20 (2.35%) Private Cloud
8 17 (2.00%) Blackberry
8 17 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.76%) Cloud Native
9 15 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
9 15 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.29%) PKI
10 11 (1.29%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.29%) Replication
11 10 (1.18%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.06%) N-Tier
12 9 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 267 (31.41%) Windows
2 97 (11.41%) Windows 10
3 95 (11.18%) Windows Server
4 68 (8.00%) Linux
5 45 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 31 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.24%) Unix
8 19 (2.24%) Windows 8
9 12 (1.41%) Android
10 10 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.06%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.94%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.82%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.59%) Solaris
15 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.35%) CentOS
16 3 (0.35%) SUSE
17 2 (0.24%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
3 104 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
4 93 (10.94%) ITIL
5 90 (10.59%) MVC
6 86 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 84 (9.88%) TDD
8 74 (8.71%) DevOps
9 66 (7.76%) Mentoring
10 59 (6.94%) Coaching
11 52 (6.12%) Software Engineering
12 47 (5.53%) ETL
13 46 (5.41%) Migration
14 44 (5.18%) Microservices
15 41 (4.82%) CRM
15 41 (4.82%) Project Management
16 39 (4.59%) Analytics
16 39 (4.59%) Service Management
16 39 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 36 (4.24%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 198 (23.29%) SQL
2 190 (22.35%) C#
3 73 (8.59%) JavaScript
4 56 (6.59%) PowerShell
5 47 (5.53%) Java
6 34 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 25 (2.94%) Python
8 24 (2.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 19 (2.24%) C++
9 19 (2.24%) X++
10 17 (2.00%) VB
11 16 (1.88%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.76%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.53%) C
14 10 (1.18%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.82%) Perl
15 7 (0.82%) PHP
15 7 (0.82%) XPath
16 4 (0.47%) Go
16 4 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (7.76%) Degree
3 43 (5.06%) MCSE
4 36 (4.24%) MCSA
5 29 (3.41%) MCTS
6 22 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (2.12%) CCNA
9 15 (1.76%) MCITP
10 14 (1.65%) Security Cleared
11 11 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.18%) MCP
12 10 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.82%) CISSP
13 7 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.59%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.59%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (0.47%) PMP
15 4 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.18%) SLA
2 26 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.53%) QA
5 11 (1.29%) GDPR
5 11 (1.29%) PMO
6 9 (1.06%) NIST
7 7 (0.82%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 209 (24.59%) Active Directory
2 103 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.06%) vSphere
5 24 (2.82%) XenApp
5 24 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 22 (2.59%) Docker
7 20 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 10 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.71%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.59%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.35%) Firmware
14 3 (0.35%) vCloud
15 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (7.29%) SCCM
2 22 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (2.00%) SCOM
4 15 (1.76%) AirWatch
5 12 (1.41%) Ansible
5 12 (1.41%) Puppet
6 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (1.18%) Terraform
7 10 (1.18%) XenMobile
8 9 (1.06%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.94%) WSUS
10 5 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.35%) Packer
11 3 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.35%) Sysprep
11 3 (0.35%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 142 (16.71%) VMware
2 72 (8.47%) Citrix
3 71 (8.35%) Cisco
4 29 (3.41%) Google
5 27 (3.18%) NetApp
6 24 (2.82%) Veeam
7 23 (2.71%) Apple
7 23 (2.71%) Oracle
8 20 (2.35%) EMC
9 18 (2.12%) Intapp
10 16 (1.88%) Dell
10 16 (1.88%) HP
11 15 (1.76%) Sage
12 13 (1.53%) Symantec
13 12 (1.41%) iManage
13 12 (1.41%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.29%) Fortinet
14 11 (1.29%) Palo Alto
15 10 (1.18%) Polycom
15 10 (1.18%) SAP