Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 425 981 1,201
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 16.50% 14.90% 16.43%
As % of the Vendors category 45.45% 41.05% 38.59%
Number of salaries quoted 403 820 1,095
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +18.42%
10th Percentile £30,650 £23,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
North West median annual salary £47,750 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +19.38% -9.09% +17.33%

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 935 2,390 3,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.30% 36.29% 42.58%
Number of salaries quoted 795 1,792 2,549
Median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,000 £73,750
North West median annual salary £48,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +12.94% -1.16% +3.61%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Salford +13 15 £45,000 +55.17% 6
Stockport -5 12 £60,000 +51.90% 6
Altrincham +1 5 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Bury +1 3 £46,250 +32.14% 4
Oldham -3 3 £35,038 -12.41% 9
Wigan -6 3 £55,000 +124.49% 4
Bolton +14 2 £37,500 +31.58% 5
Sale +2 2 £40,000 +97.53% 3
Cheadle -8 1 - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £36,500 - 1
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 236 (55.53%) Azure
2 168 (39.53%) SQL Server
3 133 (31.29%) SQL
4 132 (31.06%) .NET
5 117 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (23.76%) C#
7 96 (22.59%) Windows
8 92 (21.65%) Finance
9 90 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
10 76 (17.88%) Active Directory
11 58 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 58 (13.65%) DevOps
12 57 (13.41%) VMware
13 54 (12.71%) JavaScript
14 51 (12.00%) AWS
14 51 (12.00%) PowerShell
15 48 (11.29%) ASP.NET
16 46 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (10.35%) MVC
18 43 (10.12%) Law
18 43 (10.12%) TOGAF
18 43 (10.12%) IaaS
19 42 (9.88%) React
19 42 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
20 41 (9.65%) .NET Core
21 40 (9.41%) Analytics
21 40 (9.41%) Office 365
21 40 (9.41%) Python
21 40 (9.41%) PaaS
22 39 (9.18%) DNS

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 24 (5.65%) IIS
2 22 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.94%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.65%) Confluence
6 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.41%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.18%) CMS
8 4 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.94%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.47%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.24%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.24%) SAS
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 42 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.47%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 236 (55.53%) Azure
2 51 (12.00%) AWS
3 43 (10.12%) IaaS
4 40 (9.41%) Office 365
4 40 (9.41%) PaaS
5 29 (6.82%) Power Platform
6 26 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (5.18%) GCP
8 20 (4.71%) SaaS
9 11 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (2.35%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (2.12%) GitHub
12 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.18%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.71%) Boomi
14 3 (0.71%) Logic Apps
14 3 (0.71%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.47%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.18%) DNS
2 34 (8.00%) DHCP
3 32 (7.53%) Firewall
4 23 (5.41%) Skype
5 19 (4.47%) MPLS
5 19 (4.47%) VPN
6 16 (3.76%) WAN
7 14 (3.29%) LAN
8 12 (2.82%) Wireless
9 11 (2.59%) SAN
9 11 (2.59%) VoIP
10 9 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.88%) ADSL
11 8 (1.88%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.88%) IMAP
11 8 (1.88%) VDSL
12 7 (1.65%) TCP/IP
12 7 (1.65%) WebEx
13 6 (1.41%) Network Security
13 6 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (6.59%) Data Lake
4 26 (6.12%) Power BI
5 24 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (4.47%) Big Data
7 18 (4.24%) HDInsight
8 16 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (3.53%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (2.35%) MySQL
13 8 (1.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.88%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 26 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.18%) JIRA
3 20 (4.71%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.53%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.12%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.41%) NUnit
8 5 (1.18%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.18%) Moq
8 5 (1.18%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.71%) JUnit
10 3 (0.71%) Maven
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.71%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.47%) Selenium
11 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.24%) JMeter
12 1 (0.24%) Toad
12 1 (0.24%) Xcode
General
1 92 (21.65%) Finance
2 43 (10.12%) Law
3 16 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.82%) Legal
4 12 (2.82%) Local Government
5 11 (2.59%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.59%) Marketing
5 11 (2.59%) Public Sector
6 9 (2.12%) Banking
7 8 (1.88%) Billing
8 7 (1.65%) Housing Association
9 6 (1.41%) Retail
10 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.71%) Electronics
11 3 (0.71%) Social Housing
12 2 (0.47%) Advertising
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 116 (27.29%) Developer
2 88 (20.71%) Architect
3 50 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 42 (9.88%) Solutions Architect
5 36 (8.47%) Cloud Architect
6 35 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (7.76%) Analyst
8 31 (7.29%) Azure Architect
9 29 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
10 25 (5.88%) Lead Developer
11 21 (4.94%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 21 (4.94%) Senior Developer
12 20 (4.71%) C# Developer
12 20 (4.71%) Software Developer
13 17 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 16 (3.76%) .NET Architect
14 16 (3.76%) .NET Solutions Architect
14 16 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.76%) Citrix Support
15 15 (3.53%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (31.06%) .NET
2 48 (11.29%) ASP.NET
3 42 (9.88%) React
4 41 (9.65%) .NET Core
5 38 (8.94%) HTML
6 36 (8.47%) .NET Framework
6 36 (8.47%) AngularJS
7 35 (8.24%) CSS
8 27 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (5.41%) jQuery
10 21 (4.94%) HTML5
11 20 (4.71%) ASP.NET Core
12 18 (4.24%) WCF
13 16 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (3.06%) Entity Framework
14 13 (3.06%) LINQ
14 13 (3.06%) REST
15 12 (2.82%) Blazor
15 12 (2.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 90 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.29%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.06%) Data Structures
3 13 (3.06%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.82%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.12%) e-Learning
7 8 (1.88%) User Experience
8 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.65%) Replication
9 6 (1.41%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.41%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.18%) Clustering
11 4 (0.94%) Social Media
11 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.71%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 96 (22.59%) Windows
2 32 (7.53%) Windows Server
3 28 (6.59%) Linux
4 14 (3.29%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.82%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.88%) Android
9 6 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.47%) CentOS
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.24%) Unix
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (13.65%) DevOps
3 46 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
4 44 (10.35%) MVC
5 43 (10.12%) TOGAF
6 40 (9.41%) Analytics
7 38 (8.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 38 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (8.71%) Migration
9 36 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 34 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (7.76%) IT Strategy
12 32 (7.53%) Change Management
13 30 (7.06%) Software Engineering
14 27 (6.35%) Microservices
15 26 (6.12%) OO
16 24 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
17 21 (4.94%) Data Management
17 21 (4.94%) Machine Learning
17 21 (4.94%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 133 (31.29%) SQL
2 101 (23.76%) C#
3 54 (12.71%) JavaScript
4 51 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 40 (9.41%) Python
6 19 (4.47%) T-SQL
7 18 (4.24%) R
8 11 (2.59%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.35%) Java
10 9 (2.12%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.65%) X++
12 6 (1.41%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.18%) VB
14 3 (0.71%) ES6
14 3 (0.71%) ES8
14 3 (0.71%) Go
14 3 (0.71%) XQuery
15 2 (0.47%) C++
15 2 (0.47%) Ruby
16 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (8.94%) MCSA
2 38 (8.94%) TOGAF Certification
3 37 (8.71%) MCSE
4 26 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (5.88%) CCNA
6 23 (5.41%) Degree
6 23 (5.41%) MCTS
7 9 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.88%) MCP
9 5 (1.18%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.94%) SSCP
11 3 (0.71%) HP AIS
11 3 (0.71%) HP ASE
11 3 (0.71%) HP MASE
11 3 (0.71%) MCITP
11 3 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.65%) SLA
2 22 (5.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (4.00%) PCI DSS
4 12 (2.82%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.65%) QA
6 3 (0.71%) GDPR
6 3 (0.71%) NIST
6 3 (0.71%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) P3O
7 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (17.88%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.76%) Docker
4 14 (3.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.41%) XenApp
6 5 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.71%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.47%) vCloud
9 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.47%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.24%) vSphere
10 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.06%) WSUS
3 11 (2.59%) Terraform
4 9 (2.12%) Ansible
4 9 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.12%) SCCM
5 6 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.41%) Puppet
6 5 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.47%) Grafana
8 2 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.47%) Nagios
8 2 (0.47%) SCOM
8 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.24%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 57 (13.41%) VMware
2 35 (8.24%) Citrix
3 25 (5.88%) Databricks
4 24 (5.65%) Cisco
5 22 (5.18%) Google
6 21 (4.94%) Oracle
7 16 (3.76%) Sparx
8 11 (2.59%) Tableau
9 9 (2.12%) NetApp
10 7 (1.65%) HP
11 6 (1.41%) Veeam
12 5 (1.18%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.94%) Dell
13 4 (0.94%) Juniper
13 4 (0.94%) SAP
13 4 (0.94%) Splunk
14 3 (0.71%) Apple
14 3 (0.71%) EMC
14 3 (0.71%) Progress
14 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds