Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1225 1253 1326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.55% 16.93% 17.84%
As % of the Vendors category 33.21% 39.10% 41.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1050 1110 1126
Manchester median annual salary £37,750 £40,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.36% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%

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 3689 3205 3183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 46.84% 43.31% 42.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2968 2691 2521
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,400 £61,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -3 92 £37,500 - 8
Bolton 0 39 £40,250 +15.00% 3
Cheadle +7 30 £42,750 +56.88%
Altrincham +1 24 £32,250 -0.77% 2
Salford +5 20 £25,000 -23.08% 7
Bury +9 12 £31,000 -38.31% 1
Wigan -7 12 £35,000 -6.67%
Rochdale +3 11 £36,000 -16.28% 2
Oldham -6 9 £37,000 +13.85% 1
Heywood - 7 £19,500 -
Sale +7 3 £35,000 +25.00%
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 405 (33.06%) SQL Server
2 375 (30.61%) Windows
3 361 (29.47%) SQL
4 343 (28.00%) .NET
5 310 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
6 296 (24.16%) C#
7 280 (22.86%) Active Directory
8 260 (21.22%) Finance
9 220 (17.96%) VMware
10 202 (16.49%) Microsoft Office
11 200 (16.33%) Windows Server
12 199 (16.24%) Office 365
13 188 (15.35%) ITIL
14 175 (14.29%) Cisco
14 175 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 167 (13.63%) ASP.NET
16 166 (13.55%) JavaScript
17 165 (13.47%) MS Exchange
17 165 (13.47%) MVC
18 163 (13.31%) HTML
19 157 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
20 152 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
20 152 (12.41%) Degree
21 143 (11.67%) CSS
22 135 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
23 130 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
24 127 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 120 (9.80%) Web Services
26 117 (9.55%) Oracle
26 117 (9.55%) Hyper-V

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
1 165 (13.47%) MS Exchange
2 106 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (7.67%) SharePoint
4 47 (3.84%) SAS
5 42 (3.43%) CMS
6 28 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 25 (2.04%) IIS
8 24 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (1.80%) Skype for Business
10 18 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 15 (1.22%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.90%) Apache
13 8 (0.65%) OpenROAD
13 8 (0.65%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.41%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 202 (16.49%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.57%) SPSS
7 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.082%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 45 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (1.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (1.47%) SAP EWM
5 13 (1.06%) SAP SD
6 10 (0.82%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.41%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.41%) Workfront
8 4 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.33%) SAP LE
8 4 (0.33%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.24%) Epicor Tropos
9 3 (0.24%) Magento
9 3 (0.24%) Primavera
9 3 (0.24%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 199 (16.24%) Office 365
2 135 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (2.78%) Mimecast
5 32 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (1.63%) SaaS
7 14 (1.14%) IaaS
8 10 (0.82%) PaaS
9 9 (0.73%) GitHub
10 7 (0.57%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.49%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.41%) AdWords
12 5 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 3 (0.24%) npm
14 3 (0.24%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
16 1 (0.082%) Force.com
16 1 (0.082%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 107 (8.73%) DNS
2 101 (8.24%) TCP/IP
2 101 (8.24%) WAN
3 99 (8.08%) Firewall
4 98 (8.00%) LAN
5 80 (6.53%) SAN
6 71 (5.80%) DHCP
7 49 (4.00%) VLAN
8 28 (2.29%) VPN
9 26 (2.12%) VoIP
10 19 (1.55%) Skype
11 13 (1.06%) Internet
12 12 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.73%) MPLS
14 8 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (0.57%) NetScaler
15 7 (0.57%) PBX
16 6 (0.49%) Ethernet
16 6 (0.49%) HTTP
16 6 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (33.06%) SQL Server
2 127 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 113 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 90 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
5 85 (6.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 54 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (3.92%) Power BI
8 42 (3.43%) MySQL
9 41 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 35 (2.86%) Relational Database
11 33 (2.69%) Base SAS
11 33 (2.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 33 (2.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 33 (2.69%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 19 (1.55%) QlikView
12 19 (1.55%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
14 17 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
15 16 (1.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 38 (3.10%) Subversion
3 37 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 36 (2.94%) JIRA
5 33 (2.69%) ProC
6 21 (1.71%) NUnit
7 19 (1.55%) Selenium
8 16 (1.31%) MSTest
9 13 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (0.82%) CruiseControl
10 10 (0.82%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.82%) ReSharper
10 10 (0.82%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.65%) AccuRev
11 8 (0.65%) NuGet
12 7 (0.57%) gulp
12 7 (0.57%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.57%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.49%) Cucumber
General
1 260 (21.22%) Finance
2 83 (6.78%) Retail
3 65 (5.31%) Advertising
4 56 (4.57%) Legal
5 48 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 44 (3.59%) Marketing
7 41 (3.35%) Telecoms
8 40 (3.27%) Banking
9 32 (2.61%) Billing
10 31 (2.53%) Law
11 17 (1.39%) Games
12 15 (1.22%) Back Office
13 9 (0.73%) Automotive
14 8 (0.65%) Publishing
15 5 (0.41%) Electronics
15 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.33%) German Language
16 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 337 (27.51%) Developer
2 153 (12.49%) Analyst
3 119 (9.71%) .NET Developer
4 109 (8.90%) Consultant
4 109 (8.90%) Support Engineer
5 79 (6.45%) SQL Developer
6 77 (6.29%) C# Developer
7 68 (5.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 64 (5.22%) Architect
9 60 (4.90%) Senior Developer
10 59 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 58 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 57 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
13 53 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
14 49 (4.00%) IT Support
15 45 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 44 (3.59%) Support Analyst
17 42 (3.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 38 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 38 (3.10%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (28.00%) .NET
2 167 (13.63%) ASP.NET
3 163 (13.31%) HTML
4 143 (11.67%) CSS
5 120 (9.80%) Web Services
6 99 (8.08%) jQuery
7 92 (7.51%) .NET Framework
8 78 (6.37%) AngularJS
9 63 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 61 (4.98%) ASP.NET Web API
11 58 (4.73%) XML
12 55 (4.49%) HTML5
13 49 (4.00%) WCF
14 46 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 45 (3.67%) REST
16 35 (2.86%) WPF
17 33 (2.69%) SOAP
18 31 (2.53%) Entity Framework
18 31 (2.53%) LINQ
19 30 (2.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 130 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.33%) Computer Science
3 46 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.18%) Driving Licence
5 34 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (2.37%) iPad
7 22 (1.80%) User Experience
8 19 (1.55%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.22%) Clustering
10 15 (1.22%) NHS
11 14 (1.14%) Replication
12 11 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.65%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.65%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.65%) Life Science
14 7 (0.57%) Fintech
14 7 (0.57%) FMCG
15 6 (0.49%) Internet of Things
16 5 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 375 (30.61%) Windows
2 200 (16.33%) Windows Server
3 175 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 116 (9.47%) Windows 7
5 95 (7.76%) Windows 10
6 83 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (5.06%) Linux
8 47 (3.84%) Windows 8
9 22 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.06%) Android
10 13 (1.06%) Unix
11 12 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 11 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.16%) AIX
17 2 (0.16%) CentOS
17 2 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (15.35%) ITIL
3 165 (13.47%) MVC
4 157 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
5 97 (7.92%) Analytics
6 95 (7.76%) Scrum
7 83 (6.78%) Project Management
8 78 (6.37%) Software Engineering
9 76 (6.20%) ETL
10 74 (6.04%) CRM
10 74 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 62 (5.06%) OO
11 62 (5.06%) TDD
12 60 (4.90%) E-Commerce
13 57 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
13 57 (4.65%) Test Automation
14 54 (4.41%) ERP
15 53 (4.33%) Mentoring
16 52 (4.24%) SDLC
17 51 (4.16%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 361 (29.47%) SQL
2 296 (24.16%) C#
3 166 (13.55%) JavaScript
4 101 (8.24%) T-SQL
5 52 (4.24%) C++
6 47 (3.84%) PowerShell
7 36 (2.94%) Java
8 33 (2.69%) PROC SQL
8 33 (2.69%) SAS Macro
9 32 (2.61%) VB.NET
10 31 (2.53%) C
10 31 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.80%) R
12 18 (1.47%) Python
13 16 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.31%) VBA
14 11 (0.90%) VB
15 10 (0.82%) PHP
15 10 (0.82%) VBScript
16 7 (0.57%) RPG
Qualifications
1 152 (12.41%) Degree
1 152 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (7.02%) MCSE
3 57 (4.65%) MCP
4 41 (3.35%) MCSA
5 35 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
7 30 (2.45%) CCNA
7 30 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.55%) Master's Degree
9 13 (1.06%) MCSD
9 13 (1.06%) Security Cleared
10 12 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (0.90%) MCPD
12 10 (0.82%) MCITP
13 9 (0.73%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.57%) A+ Certification
15 7 (0.57%) ISEB
15 7 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.41%) SLA
2 38 (3.10%) QA
3 17 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.65%) PMO
6 3 (0.24%) GDPR
6 3 (0.24%) WAI
7 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.082%) GMP
8 1 (0.082%) TickIT
System Software
1 280 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 117 (9.55%) Hyper-V
3 111 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (3.18%) Terminal Services
5 30 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (2.12%) vSphere
7 23 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.90%) Docker
8 11 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.82%) XenApp
10 7 (0.57%) Samba
11 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.24%) Xen
12 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.16%) XenServer
13 1 (0.082%) NFS
13 1 (0.082%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.082%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 35 (2.86%) SCCM
2 13 (1.06%) Puppet
3 11 (0.90%) Ansible
3 11 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.41%) WSUS
7 4 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.33%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.24%) Terraform
9 2 (0.16%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.16%) Cacti
9 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.16%) SnapMirror
9 2 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 220 (17.96%) VMware
2 175 (14.29%) Cisco
3 117 (9.55%) Oracle
4 69 (5.63%) SAP
5 68 (5.55%) Citrix
6 47 (3.84%) Veeam
7 30 (2.45%) HP
8 25 (2.04%) Tableau
9 19 (1.55%) Sitecore
10 14 (1.14%) IBM
11 13 (1.06%) iManage
11 13 (1.06%) NetApp
12 12 (0.98%) Google
13 10 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.73%) Sage
14 9 (0.73%) Wyse
15 8 (0.65%) Apple
15 8 (0.65%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.65%) Cognos
15 8 (0.65%) Dell