Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 839 480 1,050
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 17.89% 14.30% 16.26%
As % of the Vendors category 47.70% 41.06% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 606 387 816
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,363 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £50,000 £42,250
Median % change year-on-year -3.00% +18.34% -1.74%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £70,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%

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 1,759 1,169 2,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 37.50% 34.83% 35.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,262 908 1,751
10th Percentile £30,640 £30,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,961 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%
75th Percentile £66,000 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +10.47% +1.18%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +13 28 £35,000 -20.00% 10
Altrincham +2 13 £42,500 +26.87%
Bury -8 8 £45,000 +85.57% 3
Bolton -15 7 £26,750 -26.21% 9
Salford -9 6 £55,000 +14.58% 15
Wigan +8 5 £27,500 -63.33% 5
Cheadle - 3 £27,172 - 1
Oldham -1 2 £44,000 +60.00% 3
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 410 (48.87%) Azure
2 219 (26.10%) Social Skills
3 216 (25.74%) Windows
4 191 (22.77%) SQL
5 185 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
6 175 (20.86%) Microsoft 365
7 172 (20.50%) Active Directory
8 164 (19.55%) DevOps
9 151 (18.00%) AWS
10 140 (16.69%) Microsoft Office
11 123 (14.66%) VMware
12 119 (14.18%) SQL Server
13 116 (13.83%) .NET
14 114 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
15 107 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 103 (12.28%) Oracle
17 99 (11.80%) C#
17 99 (11.80%) PowerShell
18 95 (11.32%) Migration
19 93 (11.08%) Windows Server
20 89 (10.61%) Linux
21 87 (10.37%) Finance
22 85 (10.13%) Power Platform
23 82 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 80 (9.54%) Firewall
25 77 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
25 77 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
25 77 (9.18%) Infrastructure as Code
26 72 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
27 70 (8.34%) Cisco

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 47 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 46 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.86%) Confluence
4 11 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.95%) CMS
6 7 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.60%) IIS
8 3 (0.36%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.24%) Camunda
9 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.12%) Apache
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.12%) JBoss
10 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.12%) SAS
10 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 140 (16.69%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 31 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.31%) Maximo
4 8 (0.95%) C-CURE
5 4 (0.48%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.36%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.24%) iTrent
8 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 410 (48.87%) Azure
2 175 (20.86%) Microsoft 365
3 151 (18.00%) AWS
4 85 (10.13%) Power Platform
5 48 (5.72%) Dynamics 365
6 45 (5.36%) IaaS
6 45 (5.36%) PaaS
7 43 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 43 (5.13%) SaaS
8 40 (4.77%) GCP
9 18 (2.15%) Serverless
10 15 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (1.67%) PowerApps
12 11 (1.31%) Azure Service Fabric
13 9 (1.07%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 8 (0.95%) Amazon EKS
14 8 (0.95%) Azure Logic Apps
14 8 (0.95%) Azure Service Bus
14 8 (0.95%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 80 (9.54%) Firewall
2 44 (5.24%) DNS
3 35 (4.17%) DHCP
3 35 (4.17%) VPN
4 26 (3.10%) WAN
5 25 (2.98%) LAN
6 22 (2.62%) Wireless
7 20 (2.38%) VLAN
8 19 (2.26%) IPv4
8 19 (2.26%) OSPF
8 19 (2.26%) VoIP
9 14 (1.67%) SAN
9 14 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (1.55%) Skype
11 11 (1.31%) Internet
12 10 (1.19%) Network Security
13 9 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.07%) Wireshark
14 8 (0.95%) Intranet
14 8 (0.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 68 (8.10%) Power BI
3 48 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (2.26%) Tableau
8 18 (2.15%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.79%) MySQL
10 12 (1.43%) Data Lake
10 12 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.72%) QlikView
15 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.60%) OLTP
15 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.46%) Visual Studio
3 27 (3.22%) JIRA
4 21 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.26%) Subversion
6 16 (1.91%) JUnit
7 15 (1.79%) Maven
8 10 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.83%) GitLab
10 6 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.72%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.72%) gulp
10 6 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.60%) Gradle
11 5 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.60%) webpack
12 4 (0.48%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.36%) Mockito
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 219 (26.10%) Social Skills
2 87 (10.37%) Finance
3 77 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (8.22%) Retail
5 43 (5.13%) Law
5 43 (5.13%) Organisational Skills
6 31 (3.69%) Legal
7 28 (3.34%) Multimedia
7 28 (3.34%) Public Sector
8 27 (3.22%) Marketing
9 22 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
10 20 (2.38%) Games
11 19 (2.26%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.07%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.83%) Advertising
13 7 (0.83%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (0.72%) Back Office
14 6 (0.72%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (0.48%) Banking
16 3 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 120 (14.30%) Developer
2 99 (11.80%) Analyst
3 85 (10.13%) Azure Engineer
4 57 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 56 (6.67%) Architect
6 43 (5.13%) Trainee
7 40 (4.77%) Consultant
7 40 (4.77%) Senior Developer
8 39 (4.65%) Support Engineer
9 37 (4.41%) Platform Engineer
10 36 (4.29%) Administrator
11 27 (3.22%) IT Manager
12 24 (2.86%) .NET Developer
13 23 (2.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 23 (2.74%) IT Support
13 23 (2.74%) Support Analyst
13 23 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
14 22 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
15 21 (2.50%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (13.83%) .NET
2 59 (7.03%) Web Services
3 42 (5.01%) CSS
4 39 (4.65%) HTML
4 39 (4.65%) React
5 34 (4.05%) .NET Core
6 33 (3.93%) .NET Framework
7 27 (3.22%) ASP.NET
8 26 (3.10%) AngularJS
9 23 (2.74%) CSS3
9 23 (2.74%) HTML5
10 19 (2.26%) RESTful
11 17 (2.03%) REST
11 17 (2.03%) Spring
12 15 (1.79%) Java SE
12 15 (1.79%) Node.js
12 15 (1.79%) XML
13 14 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (1.67%) Spring Boot
14 12 (1.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 53 (6.32%) Public Cloud
3 52 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (3.22%) Data Structures
6 23 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
8 19 (2.26%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.91%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.19%) Online Gambling
12 9 (1.07%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 8 (0.95%) CCTV
13 8 (0.95%) Clustering
13 8 (0.95%) e-Learning
13 8 (0.95%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.95%) NHS
13 8 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 216 (25.74%) Windows
2 93 (11.08%) Windows Server
3 89 (10.61%) Linux
4 26 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (3.10%) Windows Server 2019
5 24 (2.86%) Windows 10
6 23 (2.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (2.26%) Unix
8 10 (1.19%) Android
9 8 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.95%) CentOS
10 7 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (19.55%) DevOps
3 114 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
4 95 (11.32%) Migration
5 82 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 77 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
6 77 (9.18%) Infrastructure as Code
7 63 (7.51%) Microservices
8 62 (7.39%) Project Management
9 59 (7.03%) ITIL
10 58 (6.91%) Scrum
11 54 (6.44%) Line Management
12 51 (6.08%) Software Engineering
13 49 (5.84%) Coaching
13 49 (5.84%) Service Delivery
14 47 (5.60%) SDLC
15 46 (5.48%) CRM
15 46 (5.48%) Information Security
16 45 (5.36%) Analytics
17 43 (5.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (22.77%) SQL
2 99 (11.80%) C#
2 99 (11.80%) PowerShell
3 67 (7.99%) JavaScript
4 62 (7.39%) Python
5 59 (7.03%) Java
6 37 (4.41%) Bash Shell
6 37 (4.41%) T-SQL
7 18 (2.15%) TypeScript
8 16 (1.91%) Java 8
9 10 (1.19%) C++
9 10 (1.19%) PHP
10 9 (1.07%) C
11 6 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (0.72%) VB
12 5 (0.60%) ES6
12 5 (0.60%) Go
13 4 (0.48%) XPath
14 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (7.27%) Degree
2 43 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 36 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.62%) OCP
4 22 (2.62%) Oracle Certification
5 21 (2.50%) A+ Certification
6 18 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (1.91%) CCNA
8 16 (1.91%) RHCE
9 15 (1.79%) CIW
9 15 (1.79%) OCA
10 14 (1.67%) GIAC
10 14 (1.67%) MCSE
11 12 (1.43%) ACCA
12 9 (1.07%) CISSP
13 8 (0.95%) MCSA
14 7 (0.83%) Linux+ Certification
14 7 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.65%) SLA
2 21 (2.50%) QA
3 9 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.83%) GAAP
5 6 (0.72%) GDPR
6 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.48%) NIST
6 4 (0.48%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) GRC
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 172 (20.50%) Active Directory
2 107 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.72%) Docker
4 38 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (3.93%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 22 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (1.79%) VMware NSX
8 14 (1.67%) vSphere
9 10 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.07%) XenApp
11 6 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.48%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 4 (0.48%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.12%) HDFS
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (5.36%) Ansible
2 39 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 39 (4.65%) Puppet
3 37 (4.41%) Terraform
4 33 (3.93%) SCCM
5 20 (2.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 20 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
6 16 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.83%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
10 6 (0.72%) Grafana
10 6 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (0.72%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.60%) Consul
11 5 (0.60%) Graphite
11 5 (0.60%) Packer
11 5 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (14.66%) VMware
2 103 (12.28%) Oracle
3 70 (8.34%) Cisco
4 55 (6.56%) Google
5 32 (3.81%) EnterpriseDB
6 31 (3.69%) Citrix
7 27 (3.22%) NetApp
8 22 (2.62%) Apple
9 20 (2.38%) EMC
10 19 (2.26%) HP
11 18 (2.15%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.91%) Dell
13 13 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.31%) Sophos
15 10 (1.19%) SAP
16 9 (1.07%) Atlassian
16 9 (1.07%) Sun
16 9 (1.07%) Veeam
17 8 (0.95%) Meraki
18 7 (0.83%) Polycom