Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,182 1,247 1,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.33% 15.80% 16.85%
As % of the Vendors category 37.91% 33.98% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,009 1,070 1,116
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £23,375
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £43,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +13.16% -1.30% +2.67%

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 3,118 3,670 3,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 43.09% 46.51% 43.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,557 2,950 2,702
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,400 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,000 £61,250
North West median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +15 99 £60,000 +103.39% 11
Stockport +1 54 £32,500 -13.33% 24
Salford +4 40 £35,000 +40.00% 10
Wigan +5 27 £30,000 -17.24% 9
Bolton +6 24 £37,500 -7.41% 20
Sale +6 17 £20,250 -42.14%
Bury -1 14 £46,250 +42.31% 13
Cheadle -4 14 £25,250 -40.59% 11
Oldham +5 13 £37,500 -3.85% 9
Rochdale +5 13 £60,000 +66.67% 9
Heywood -4 3 £28,500 +46.15%
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 476 (40.27%) Windows
2 388 (32.83%) SQL
3 319 (26.99%) .NET
4 318 (26.90%) SQL Server
5 304 (25.72%) Active Directory
6 294 (24.87%) C#
7 277 (23.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 253 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
9 233 (19.71%) VMware
10 218 (18.44%) Finance
11 201 (17.01%) Linux
12 191 (16.16%) Office 365
13 172 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
13 172 (14.55%) Cisco
14 170 (14.38%) ASP.NET
15 166 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 165 (13.96%) Information Security
17 162 (13.71%) CISSP
17 162 (13.71%) SIEM
18 160 (13.54%) Degree
18 160 (13.54%) JavaScript
18 160 (13.54%) ITIL
18 160 (13.54%) Penetration Testing
19 150 (12.69%) Windows Server
20 147 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
21 138 (11.68%) MVC
22 135 (11.42%) Mentoring
23 134 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
24 128 (10.83%) HTML
25 124 (10.49%) Problem-Solving

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 97 (8.21%) MS Exchange
2 74 (6.26%) SharePoint
3 44 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (2.54%) IIS
4 30 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 22 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.02%) Confluence
9 9 (0.76%) Apache
9 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.68%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.51%) CloudStack
11 6 (0.51%) CMS
11 6 (0.51%) MS Project Server
11 6 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.42%) nginx
12 5 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 108 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (7.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 63 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.34%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 68 (5.75%) Dynamics AX
2 51 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (2.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.25%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.085%) BPCS
7 1 (0.085%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.085%) Maximo
7 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.085%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.085%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.085%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 277 (23.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 191 (16.16%) Office 365
3 172 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (4.31%) Dynamics 365
5 31 (2.62%) IaaS
6 25 (2.12%) SaaS
7 16 (1.35%) PaaS
8 12 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
9 10 (0.85%) GitHub
10 7 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.51%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.34%) Google Play
12 4 (0.34%) Zapier
13 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.25%) Slack
14 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 93 (7.87%) Network Security
2 84 (7.11%) Wi-Fi
3 80 (6.77%) DNS
4 78 (6.60%) Firewall
5 76 (6.43%) TCP/IP
6 63 (5.33%) DHCP
7 46 (3.89%) WAN
8 45 (3.81%) LAN
9 39 (3.30%) SAN
10 35 (2.96%) Skype
11 26 (2.20%) VPN
12 25 (2.12%) VoIP
13 22 (1.86%) Internet
14 17 (1.44%) Unified Communications
15 15 (1.27%) Wireless
16 14 (1.18%) SSL
17 11 (0.93%) Ethernet
18 10 (0.85%) Broadband
18 10 (0.85%) iSCSI
18 10 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (26.90%) SQL Server
2 103 (8.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 78 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 54 (4.57%) Relational Database
7 52 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 48 (4.06%) NoSQL
9 45 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
10 41 (3.47%) Power BI
11 40 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (2.62%) MongoDB
12 31 (2.62%) MySQL
13 30 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
14 26 (2.20%) OLTP
15 19 (1.61%) QlikView
16 15 (1.27%) RDBMS
17 14 (1.18%) Big Data
17 14 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 59 (4.99%) Git (software)
2 56 (4.74%) JIRA
3 32 (2.71%) Visual Studio
4 23 (1.95%) Selenium
5 21 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (1.61%) Jenkins
7 18 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.10%) MSTest
10 13 (1.10%) NUnit
11 11 (0.93%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.68%) CodeSonar
12 8 (0.68%) git-flow
12 8 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (0.68%) Robot Framework
12 8 (0.68%) Subversion
13 7 (0.59%) Hudson
14 6 (0.51%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 218 (18.44%) Finance
2 97 (8.21%) Legal
3 66 (5.58%) Retail
4 44 (3.72%) Manufacturing
5 23 (1.95%) Law
6 22 (1.86%) Advertising
7 21 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.69%) Publishing
9 16 (1.35%) Games
9 16 (1.35%) Marketing
10 14 (1.18%) Electronics
11 12 (1.02%) Back Office
12 11 (0.93%) Banking
13 10 (0.85%) Local Government
14 8 (0.68%) Automotive
14 8 (0.68%) Billing
15 6 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.085%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 335 (28.34%) Developer
2 207 (17.51%) Analyst
3 167 (14.13%) .NET Developer
4 108 (9.14%) IT Analyst
5 107 (9.05%) C# Developer
6 86 (7.28%) Senior Analyst
7 85 (7.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 81 (6.85%) IT Security Analyst
8 81 (6.85%) Security Analyst
8 81 (6.85%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 81 (6.85%) Senior Security Analyst
9 72 (6.09%) Information Manager
9 72 (6.09%) Information Security Manager
9 72 (6.09%) Security Manager
10 68 (5.75%) Consultant
11 61 (5.16%) Software Developer
12 60 (5.08%) IT Support
12 60 (5.08%) Support Engineer
13 53 (4.48%) Senior Developer
14 49 (4.15%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (26.99%) .NET
2 170 (14.38%) ASP.NET
3 128 (10.83%) HTML
4 118 (9.98%) CSS
5 101 (8.54%) AngularJS
6 100 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 73 (6.18%) .NET Framework
7 73 (6.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 70 (5.92%) Web Services
9 65 (5.50%) jQuery
10 52 (4.40%) RESTful
11 45 (3.81%) XML
12 43 (3.64%) WCF
13 41 (3.47%) HTML5
14 40 (3.38%) Entity Framework
15 39 (3.30%) WPF
16 37 (3.13%) React
16 37 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 35 (2.96%) KnockoutJS
18 28 (2.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.31%) Management Information System
2 104 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (6.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 60 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (2.45%) User Experience
8 20 (1.69%) Tandem
9 19 (1.61%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.44%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 11 (0.93%) Blackberry
12 11 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
13 10 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.76%) EPoS
14 9 (0.76%) Fintech
14 9 (0.76%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.76%) Robotics
15 8 (0.68%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 476 (40.27%) Windows
2 201 (17.01%) Linux
3 150 (12.69%) Windows Server
4 106 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 89 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (5.50%) Windows 10
7 58 (4.91%) Windows 7
8 25 (2.12%) Android
9 22 (1.86%) Apple iOS
10 16 (1.35%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.85%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.68%) Solaris
14 6 (0.51%) Unix
15 5 (0.42%) CentOS
15 5 (0.42%) SUSE
16 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.25%) Debian
18 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (13.96%) Information Security
3 162 (13.71%) SIEM
4 160 (13.54%) ITIL
4 160 (13.54%) Penetration Testing
5 138 (11.68%) MVC
6 135 (11.42%) Mentoring
7 124 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
8 116 (9.81%) Web Development
9 103 (8.71%) Scrum
10 100 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
10 100 (8.46%) Incident Management
11 97 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
11 97 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 91 (7.70%) IT Strategy
13 89 (7.53%) Business Continuity
13 89 (7.53%) Risk Management
14 87 (7.36%) ERP
15 84 (7.11%) Data Protection
16 83 (7.02%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 388 (32.83%) SQL
2 294 (24.87%) C#
3 160 (13.54%) JavaScript
4 118 (9.98%) T-SQL
5 47 (3.98%) PowerShell
6 37 (3.13%) C
7 36 (3.05%) Python
8 35 (2.96%) C++
9 27 (2.28%) X++
10 26 (2.20%) TypeScript
11 23 (1.95%) Java
12 19 (1.61%) PHP
13 18 (1.52%) Ruby
14 15 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.27%) VB.NET
15 14 (1.18%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.10%) VB
17 12 (1.02%) VBA
18 9 (0.76%) Objective-C
19 8 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 162 (13.71%) CISSP
2 160 (13.54%) Degree
3 134 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 93 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (7.53%) SANS
6 81 (6.85%) CREST Certified
7 72 (6.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 57 (4.82%) MCSE
9 23 (1.95%) MCSA
10 22 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (1.86%) MCP
11 21 (1.78%) CCNA
12 20 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.27%) MCITP
13 15 (1.27%) Security Cleared
14 11 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.93%) MCTS
15 10 (0.85%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (7.19%) GDPR
3 81 (6.85%) PCI DSS
4 41 (3.47%) SLA
5 24 (2.03%) QA
6 22 (1.86%) PMO
7 10 (0.85%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.085%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 304 (25.72%) Active Directory
2 147 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 39 (3.30%) vSphere
5 27 (2.28%) Docker
5 27 (2.28%) XenApp
6 24 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.18%) Terminal Services
8 12 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.76%) Terminal Server
10 8 (0.68%) XenServer
11 6 (0.51%) Xen
11 6 (0.51%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.25%) vCloud
13 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.085%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.085%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 52 (4.40%) SCCM
2 31 (2.62%) Puppet
3 17 (1.44%) Ansible
3 17 (1.44%) Terraform
4 15 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.18%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.85%) Salt
7 9 (0.76%) SCVMM
8 8 (0.68%) Packer
8 8 (0.68%) SCOM
8 8 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.51%) Consul
9 6 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.51%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.51%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.51%) vRealize
10 5 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.42%) Grafana
10 5 (0.42%) Graphite
11 4 (0.34%) Istio
Vendors
1 233 (19.71%) VMware
2 172 (14.55%) Cisco
3 66 (5.58%) Citrix
4 39 (3.30%) Google
5 37 (3.13%) Oracle
6 28 (2.37%) Veeam
7 27 (2.28%) SAP
8 23 (1.95%) Tableau
9 18 (1.52%) Dell
10 17 (1.44%) HP
11 15 (1.27%) Apple
12 14 (1.18%) NetApp
13 13 (1.10%) Avaya
13 13 (1.10%) Nimble Storage
14 10 (0.85%) IBM
15 9 (0.76%) EMC
15 9 (0.76%) Sage
15 9 (0.76%) Xamarin
16 8 (0.68%) Juniper
16 8 (0.68%) Symantec