Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 11 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,202 1,358 1,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.41% 16.89% 15.87%
As % of the Vendors category 38.32% 35.90% 37.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,014 1,168 996
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.64% +10.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.60% +4.65%

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 3,137 3,783 3,031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 42.84% 47.05% 41.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,565 3,051 2,523
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,162 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.73% +4.10% +1.25%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £61,250
North West median annual salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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
Altrincham +8 65 £60,000 +110.53% 7
Stockport -2 51 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Salford +3 48 £39,750 +59.00% 7
Bolton +3 29 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Wigan +3 24 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Rochdale +18 21 £60,000 +5.26% 5
Cheadle -2 19 £35,250 -14.55% 3
Oldham +7 18 £21,500 -38.57% 1
Bury -9 12 £34,000 +4.62% 9
Sale +3 10 £23,250 -25.60% 2
Heywood -3 3 £28,500 +46.15% 1
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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.

1 427 (35.52%) Windows
2 404 (33.61%) SQL
3 339 (28.20%) SQL Server
4 314 (26.12%) .NET
5 296 (24.63%) C#
5 296 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
6 270 (22.46%) Active Directory
7 260 (21.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 221 (18.39%) Finance
9 206 (17.14%) VMware
10 183 (15.22%) Office 365
11 181 (15.06%) Windows Server
12 162 (13.48%) ITIL
13 159 (13.23%) Linux
14 158 (13.14%) JavaScript
15 157 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
16 155 (12.90%) Degree
17 154 (12.81%) ASP.NET
18 144 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
19 138 (11.48%) Cisco
20 135 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
21 130 (10.82%) MVC
22 128 (10.65%) T-SQL
23 119 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
24 117 (9.73%) HTML
25 116 (9.65%) Mentoring
26 115 (9.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 115 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
27 111 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
28 110 (9.15%) CSS

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
1 102 (8.49%) MS Exchange
2 77 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 45 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (3.16%) Skype for Business
5 30 (2.50%) IIS
6 29 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (1.08%) CMS
10 11 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.83%) Apache Pig
11 10 (0.83%) Confluence
12 9 (0.75%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.58%) CloudStack
14 7 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.50%) Apache
15 6 (0.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 111 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (4.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 88 (7.32%) Dynamics AX
2 74 (6.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 72 (5.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.25%) Magento
5 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics SL
6 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.17%) Maximo
6 2 (0.17%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.083%) BPCS
7 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.083%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.083%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 260 (21.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 183 (15.22%) Office 365
3 157 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
4 79 (6.57%) Dynamics 365
5 40 (3.33%) IaaS
6 24 (2.00%) SaaS
7 19 (1.58%) PaaS
8 11 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (0.50%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.42%) npm
12 5 (0.42%) Zapier
13 4 (0.33%) GitHub
13 4 (0.33%) Google Play
13 4 (0.33%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 94 (7.82%) Firewall
2 86 (7.15%) TCP/IP
3 78 (6.49%) DNS
4 68 (5.66%) Network Security
5 60 (4.99%) DHCP
6 52 (4.33%) Wi-Fi
7 50 (4.16%) WAN
8 48 (3.99%) LAN
9 45 (3.74%) SAN
10 38 (3.16%) Skype
11 31 (2.58%) Internet
12 30 (2.50%) VPN
13 25 (2.08%) VoIP
14 22 (1.83%) SSL
15 19 (1.58%) Unified Communications
16 16 (1.33%) Wireless
17 15 (1.25%) HTTP
18 14 (1.16%) VLAN
19 13 (1.08%) Ethernet
20 12 (1.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (28.20%) SQL Server
2 96 (7.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 82 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (5.24%) Relational Database
5 58 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 52 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 47 (3.91%) Power BI
9 45 (3.74%) NoSQL
10 42 (3.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 42 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 36 (3.00%) SQL Server 2014
12 33 (2.75%) MongoDB
13 29 (2.41%) MySQL
14 25 (2.08%) OLTP
15 24 (2.00%) QlikView
16 22 (1.83%) RDBMS
17 16 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
18 15 (1.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 64 (5.32%) JIRA
2 57 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 42 (3.49%) Visual Studio
4 27 (2.25%) Selenium
5 24 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 21 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (1.58%) NUnit
7 19 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.41%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.16%) MSTest
10 12 (1.00%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.92%) Vagrant
12 10 (0.83%) CodeSonar
12 10 (0.83%) git-flow
12 10 (0.83%) Robot Framework
13 9 (0.75%) Hudson
14 7 (0.58%) gulp
15 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 221 (18.39%) Finance
2 73 (6.07%) Retail
3 61 (5.07%) Legal
4 56 (4.66%) Manufacturing
5 47 (3.91%) Advertising
6 20 (1.66%) Games
6 20 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.58%) Law
8 18 (1.50%) Marketing
9 16 (1.33%) Publishing
10 14 (1.16%) Back Office
10 14 (1.16%) Electronics
11 13 (1.08%) Banking
12 10 (0.83%) Automotive
13 9 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.75%) Local Government
14 7 (0.58%) Billing
15 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 339 (28.20%) Developer
2 195 (16.22%) Analyst
3 138 (11.48%) .NET Developer
4 98 (8.15%) Consultant
5 95 (7.90%) C# Developer
6 74 (6.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 74 (6.16%) IT Analyst
7 66 (5.49%) Software Developer
8 58 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
8 58 (4.83%) Senior Developer
9 56 (4.66%) IT Support
10 53 (4.41%) Support Engineer
11 49 (4.08%) Security Analyst
12 47 (3.91%) Architect
12 47 (3.91%) Information Manager
12 47 (3.91%) Information Security Manager
12 47 (3.91%) IT Security Analyst
12 47 (3.91%) Security Manager
12 47 (3.91%) Senior IT Security Analyst
12 47 (3.91%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (26.12%) .NET
2 154 (12.81%) ASP.NET
3 117 (9.73%) HTML
4 110 (9.15%) CSS
5 102 (8.49%) AngularJS
6 80 (6.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 73 (6.07%) .NET Framework
8 69 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 68 (5.66%) Web Services
10 62 (5.16%) jQuery
11 53 (4.41%) React
12 46 (3.83%) RESTful
13 45 (3.74%) WCF
14 44 (3.66%) XML
15 41 (3.41%) WPF
16 31 (2.58%) Entity Framework
17 30 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 30 (2.50%) HTML5
17 30 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
17 30 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 106 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 52 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
5 45 (3.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 29 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 24 (2.00%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.41%) User Experience
10 14 (1.16%) Tandem
11 13 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.00%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.92%) Fintech
14 10 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
14 10 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.67%) Robotics
15 8 (0.67%) Smartphone
15 8 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
16 7 (0.58%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 427 (35.52%) Windows
2 181 (15.06%) Windows Server
3 159 (13.23%) Linux
4 115 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 100 (8.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (6.41%) Windows 10
7 68 (5.66%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.83%) Android
9 19 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 14 (1.16%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.83%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.58%) Unix
12 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.42%) Solaris
14 4 (0.33%) Debian
14 4 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.25%) SUSE
15 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (13.48%) ITIL
3 135 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
4 130 (10.82%) MVC
5 116 (9.65%) Mentoring
6 109 (9.07%) Scrum
7 108 (8.99%) Information Security
8 105 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
8 105 (8.74%) SIEM
9 102 (8.49%) Penetration Testing
10 99 (8.24%) ERP
11 89 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (6.99%) CRM
13 82 (6.82%) Web Development
14 78 (6.49%) DevOps
15 74 (6.16%) Incident Management
16 68 (5.66%) IT Strategy
17 67 (5.57%) Risk Management
18 65 (5.41%) Software Engineering
19 62 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 404 (33.61%) SQL
2 296 (24.63%) C#
3 158 (13.14%) JavaScript
4 128 (10.65%) T-SQL
5 53 (4.41%) C
6 45 (3.74%) PowerShell
7 42 (3.49%) Python
8 37 (3.08%) C++
9 32 (2.66%) Java
10 31 (2.58%) TypeScript
11 30 (2.50%) X++
12 24 (2.00%) Ruby
13 20 (1.66%) VB.NET
14 18 (1.50%) Bash Shell
15 16 (1.33%) PHP
15 16 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.08%) VBA
17 11 (0.92%) Go
17 11 (0.92%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 155 (12.90%) Degree
2 144 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 107 (8.90%) CISSP
4 74 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (5.49%) MCSE
6 57 (4.74%) SANS
7 47 (3.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 47 (3.91%) CREST Certified
8 33 (2.75%) MCSA
9 27 (2.25%) CCNA
10 25 (2.08%) MCP
11 21 (1.75%) MCITP
12 18 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 18 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (1.25%) MCTS
15 14 (1.16%) Security Cleared
16 13 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
17 11 (0.92%) HNC
18 10 (0.83%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (9.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (4.58%) GDPR
2 55 (4.58%) SLA
3 48 (3.99%) PCI DSS
4 31 (2.58%) QA
5 20 (1.66%) PMO
6 9 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 270 (22.46%) Active Directory
2 119 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 43 (3.58%) vSphere
5 34 (2.83%) Docker
6 20 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.66%) XenApp
7 12 (1.00%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.92%) XenServer
9 10 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.58%) Xen
10 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.50%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.17%) vCloud
15 1 (0.083%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.083%) NFS
15 1 (0.083%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (4.58%) SCCM
2 40 (3.33%) Puppet
3 23 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.75%) Ansible
4 21 (1.75%) Terraform
5 16 (1.33%) Kubernetes
6 14 (1.16%) Salt
7 11 (0.92%) Packer
8 10 (0.83%) SCOM
8 10 (0.83%) SCVMM
9 9 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.58%) Consul
10 7 (0.58%) Nagios
11 6 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.50%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.50%) vRealize
11 6 (0.50%) WSUS
12 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 206 (17.14%) VMware
2 138 (11.48%) Cisco
3 58 (4.83%) Citrix
4 48 (3.99%) Google
5 42 (3.49%) Oracle
6 33 (2.75%) SAP
7 31 (2.58%) Veeam
8 28 (2.33%) Tableau
9 26 (2.16%) HP
10 16 (1.33%) Dell
11 15 (1.25%) Avaya
12 14 (1.16%) Sage
13 12 (1.00%) Nimble Storage
14 11 (0.92%) JD Edwards
15 10 (0.83%) Cognos
16 9 (0.75%) Apple
16 9 (0.75%) IBM
16 9 (0.75%) Juniper
17 8 (0.67%) NetApp
17 8 (0.67%) Xamarin