Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 966 429 978
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 17.10% 16.12% 14.97%
As % of the Vendors category 44.76% 45.30% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 710 372 778
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £36,375 £37,460 £30,711
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £49,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.04% +15.29% -5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £70,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £46,375 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.96% +15.94% -6.98%

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 2,158 947 2,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.21% 35.57% 36.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,592 828 1,799
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,076 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +10.47% -2.27%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +8 21 £55,000 +29.41% 20
Altrincham +1 13 £28,250 -29.38% 6
Bolton 0 12 £26,750 -23.57% 6
Bury +7 9 £45,000 -2.70% 4
Wigan +4 9 £55,000 - 6
Salford -9 9 £40,000 -4.35% 21
Cheadle +2 3 £22,500 - 8
Oldham -4 2 £45,000 +28.43% 8
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 489 (50.62%) Azure
2 310 (32.09%) Social Skills
3 283 (29.30%) Windows
4 224 (23.19%) Microsoft 365
5 203 (21.01%) Active Directory
6 202 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
7 199 (20.60%) DevOps
8 193 (19.98%) Microsoft Office
9 170 (17.60%) SQL
10 157 (16.25%) VMware
11 153 (15.84%) AWS
12 145 (15.01%) Retail
13 143 (14.80%) SQL Server
13 143 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 142 (14.70%) Windows Server
14 142 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
15 136 (14.08%) .NET
16 120 (12.42%) Finance
17 114 (11.80%) Line Management
18 112 (11.59%) Law
19 109 (11.28%) Service Delivery
20 105 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
21 103 (10.66%) Migration
21 103 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
22 102 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
22 102 (10.56%) Power Platform
23 101 (10.46%) Linux
23 101 (10.46%) Firewall
24 96 (9.94%) Information Security
25 94 (9.73%) PowerShell

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 58 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 51 (5.28%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.35%) Confluence
3 13 (1.35%) IIS
4 12 (1.24%) Drupal
5 11 (1.14%) CMS
6 9 (0.93%) WordPress
7 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.31%) Apache
9 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.31%) SAS
9 3 (0.31%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.21%) Camunda
10 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.10%) JBoss
11 1 (0.10%) nginx
11 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 193 (19.98%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.41%) InDesign
6 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 36 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (3.42%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (2.17%) Maximo
4 18 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.41%) C-CURE
6 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.21%) iTrent
8 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.10%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 489 (50.62%) Azure
2 224 (23.19%) Microsoft 365
3 153 (15.84%) AWS
4 102 (10.56%) Power Platform
5 79 (8.18%) Dynamics 365
5 79 (8.18%) IaaS
6 45 (4.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 44 (4.55%) PaaS
8 40 (4.14%) GCP
9 36 (3.73%) SaaS
10 26 (2.69%) Serverless
11 22 (2.28%) Azure Data Factory
12 20 (2.07%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 18 (1.86%) Azure Logic Apps
14 13 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (1.35%) Power Automate
15 12 (1.24%) OneDrive
16 11 (1.14%) PowerApps
17 10 (1.04%) Azure Service Fabric
18 9 (0.93%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 101 (10.46%) Firewall
2 55 (5.69%) VPN
3 50 (5.18%) WAN
4 49 (5.07%) LAN
5 44 (4.55%) DNS
6 41 (4.24%) DHCP
7 32 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
8 25 (2.59%) Network Security
8 25 (2.59%) VLAN
9 23 (2.38%) VoIP
10 22 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
11 20 (2.07%) TCP/IP
12 18 (1.86%) Wireless
13 15 (1.55%) Internet
14 12 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (1.24%) SAN
14 12 (1.24%) Unified Communications
15 11 (1.14%) Skype
15 11 (1.14%) Wireshark
16 10 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.80%) Power BI
3 71 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 25 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (2.48%) MySQL
8 24 (2.48%) Tableau
9 21 (2.17%) Data Lake
10 20 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
11 17 (1.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.55%) Power Query
13 11 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.83%) Relational Database
16 7 (0.72%) OLAP
16 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 47 (4.87%) Git (software)
2 36 (3.73%) Visual Studio
3 29 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.38%) JUnit
4 23 (2.38%) Maven
5 22 (2.28%) JIRA
6 12 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.14%) Subversion
8 8 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.83%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.62%) gulp
10 5 (0.52%) Bower
10 5 (0.52%) Selenium
10 5 (0.52%) webpack
11 4 (0.41%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.41%) Protractor
11 4 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.31%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.31%) GitLab
13 2 (0.21%) Gradle
General
1 310 (32.09%) Social Skills
2 145 (15.01%) Retail
3 120 (12.42%) Finance
4 112 (11.59%) Law
5 105 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (5.90%) Marketing
7 48 (4.97%) Legal
8 40 (4.14%) Public Sector
9 35 (3.62%) Organisational Skills
10 31 (3.21%) Manufacturing
11 24 (2.48%) Influencing Skills
12 19 (1.97%) Telecoms
13 16 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
14 10 (1.04%) Advertising
15 8 (0.83%) Publishing
16 6 (0.62%) Automotive
16 6 (0.62%) Billing
16 6 (0.62%) Games
17 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.52%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 147 (15.22%) Developer
2 118 (12.22%) Analyst
3 96 (9.94%) Consultant
4 77 (7.97%) Azure Engineer
5 66 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 62 (6.42%) Architect
7 50 (5.18%) Senior Developer
8 38 (3.93%) IT Engineer
9 34 (3.52%) Support Analyst
9 34 (3.52%) Support Engineer
10 32 (3.31%) IT Support
11 30 (3.11%) Platform Engineer
12 29 (3.00%) .NET Developer
12 29 (3.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
12 29 (3.00%) IT Manager
13 28 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (2.80%) Administrator
15 25 (2.59%) Cloud Consultant
15 25 (2.59%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (14.08%) .NET
2 64 (6.63%) Web Services
3 45 (4.66%) React
4 39 (4.04%) .NET Core
5 35 (3.62%) HTML
6 34 (3.52%) CSS
7 32 (3.31%) AngularJS
7 32 (3.31%) ASP.NET
8 31 (3.21%) .NET Framework
8 31 (3.21%) RESTful
9 26 (2.69%) Spring
10 22 (2.28%) Spring Boot
11 20 (2.07%) ARM Templates
12 16 (1.66%) Vue.js
12 16 (1.66%) XML
13 14 (1.45%) Blazor
14 12 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (1.24%) Node.js
15 11 (1.14%) REST
16 10 (1.04%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.59%) Data Centre
2 76 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 63 (6.52%) Public Cloud
4 60 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (4.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 32 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (2.90%) Driving Licence
8 25 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
9 23 (2.38%) Private Cloud
10 18 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (1.66%) Clustering
11 16 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.55%) User Experience
13 14 (1.45%) Blackberry
14 13 (1.35%) iPhone
15 11 (1.14%) Cloud Native
15 11 (1.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 11 (1.14%) Replication
16 10 (1.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 283 (29.30%) Windows
2 142 (14.70%) Windows Server
3 101 (10.46%) Linux
4 70 (7.25%) Windows 10
5 35 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (2.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (2.07%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.35%) Unix
10 10 (1.04%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.52%) Android
12 5 (0.52%) CentOS
12 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (20.60%) DevOps
3 142 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
4 114 (11.80%) Line Management
5 109 (11.28%) Service Delivery
6 103 (10.66%) Migration
7 102 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
8 96 (9.94%) Information Security
9 89 (9.21%) Facilities Management
10 88 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 83 (8.59%) Microservices
12 82 (8.49%) Presales
13 80 (8.28%) Analytics
14 78 (8.07%) ITIL
15 62 (6.42%) Mentoring
16 59 (6.11%) Time Management
17 55 (5.69%) Project Management
18 52 (5.38%) Project Delivery
18 52 (5.38%) Software Engineering
19 51 (5.28%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 170 (17.60%) SQL
2 94 (9.73%) PowerShell
3 87 (9.01%) C#
4 68 (7.04%) JavaScript
5 46 (4.76%) Java
6 32 (3.31%) T-SQL
7 29 (3.00%) Bash Shell
8 27 (2.80%) Python
9 19 (1.97%) TypeScript
10 17 (1.76%) C++
11 15 (1.55%) PHP
12 13 (1.35%) VB
13 12 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (0.72%) C
14 7 (0.72%) R
15 6 (0.62%) X++
16 5 (0.52%) ES6
17 4 (0.41%) VBA
18 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (6.31%) Degree
3 52 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 46 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (1.55%) MCSE
7 14 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.35%) CCNA
8 13 (1.35%) MCP
9 11 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.14%) MCSA
10 9 (0.93%) ACCA
11 8 (0.83%) MCTS
12 5 (0.52%) CISSP
13 4 (0.41%) CIPD
13 4 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (0.41%) GIAC
13 4 (0.41%) RHCE
13 4 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.63%) SLA
2 14 (1.45%) QA
3 11 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
3 11 (1.14%) GDPR
4 10 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.72%) ISO 22301
7 6 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (0.62%) GAAP
7 6 (0.62%) PMO
8 3 (0.31%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 203 (21.01%) Active Directory
2 143 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.31%) Docker
5 30 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (1.55%) VMware NSX
8 11 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (1.04%) vSphere
10 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.21%) XenApp
10 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (6.00%) SCCM
2 41 (4.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (3.11%) Kubernetes
4 29 (3.00%) Ansible
5 24 (2.48%) Puppet
6 22 (2.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 22 (2.28%) Terraform
7 15 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
8 11 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 9 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.83%) WSUS
11 7 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.52%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.52%) Grafana
12 5 (0.52%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.52%) SCOM
13 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
14 2 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
14 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 157 (16.25%) VMware
2 78 (8.07%) Oracle
3 73 (7.56%) Cisco
4 47 (4.87%) Citrix
5 46 (4.76%) Google
6 42 (4.35%) NetApp
7 40 (4.14%) EMC
8 39 (4.04%) Apple
9 29 (3.00%) Dell
10 26 (2.69%) HP
11 25 (2.59%) Adobe
11 25 (2.59%) IBM
12 23 (2.38%) Aruba
13 22 (2.28%) EnterpriseDB
14 18 (1.86%) Sophos
15 17 (1.76%) Veeam
16 9 (0.93%) Juniper
16 9 (0.93%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.93%) Sun
17 8 (0.83%) SAP