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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 August 2022 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 5 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,161 1,375 841
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 22.64% 18.75% 17.43%
As % of the Vendors category 54.85% 47.79% 42.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,125 1,008 685
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £31,000 £32,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - -2.17% +12.20%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - - +11.11%

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,940 2,877 1,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.28% 39.23% 40.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,267 2,113 1,543
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £37,799
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% -1.04% +10.34%
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the North West

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the North West.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the North West

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the North West over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the North West

Microsoft
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Manchester +5 1,160 £47,126 -5.75% 221
Cheshire +2 447 £42,250 +5.63% 54
Merseyside -3 320 £45,000 +25.00% 34
Lancashire -8 145 £42,500 +2.41% 37
Cumbria +1 63 £39,000 +7.07% 8
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,010 (46.74%) Azure
2 795 (36.79%) Social Skills
3 779 (36.05%) Agile
4 604 (27.95%) DevOps
5 567 (26.24%) SQL
6 529 (24.48%) SQL Server
7 508 (23.51%) Microsoft 365
8 488 (22.58%) Windows
9 441 (20.41%) .NET
10 437 (20.22%) C#
11 417 (19.30%) Active Directory
12 338 (15.64%) Finance
13 333 (15.41%) JavaScript
14 327 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
15 307 (14.21%) HTML
16 303 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
17 302 (13.98%) Azure DevOps
18 297 (13.74%) MVC
19 295 (13.65%) Git (software)
20 294 (13.60%) Cybersecurity
21 284 (13.14%) Terraform
22 279 (12.91%) .NET Core
23 278 (12.86%) .NET Framework
24 277 (12.82%) CSS
25 274 (12.68%) React
26 273 (12.63%) AWS
27 269 (12.45%) Entity Framework
27 269 (12.45%) Serverless
28 250 (11.57%) Process Improvement
29 246 (11.38%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 173 (8.01%) SharePoint
2 100 (4.63%) MS Exchange
3 46 (2.13%) IIS
4 27 (1.25%) Skype for Business
5 20 (0.93%) CMS
6 19 (0.88%) MS Project Server
7 15 (0.69%) Confluence
8 14 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 13 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.56%) Sitefinity
11 10 (0.46%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.28%) SAS
14 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.046%) DNN
Applications
1 303 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
2 219 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
4 67 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.23%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.23%) InDesign
8 2 (0.093%) Maple
9 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 37 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
3 10 (0.46%) iTrent
4 7 (0.32%) SessionCam
4 7 (0.32%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.093%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.046%) FastStats
10 1 (0.046%) FastStats PeopleStage
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.046%) PRMS
10 1 (0.046%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.046%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,010 (46.74%) Azure
2 508 (23.51%) Microsoft 365
3 302 (13.98%) Azure DevOps
4 273 (12.63%) AWS
5 269 (12.45%) Serverless
6 237 (10.97%) Azure Functions
7 228 (10.55%) Azure Service Bus
8 154 (7.13%) Power Platform
9 113 (5.23%) PaaS
10 104 (4.81%) GCP
11 96 (4.44%) SaaS
12 87 (4.03%) IaaS
13 64 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
14 48 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
15 47 (2.17%) Azure Sentinel
16 44 (2.04%) Azure Data Factory
17 43 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
18 42 (1.94%) OneDrive
19 39 (1.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
20 37 (1.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 145 (6.71%) Firewall
2 130 (6.02%) DNS
3 105 (4.86%) DHCP
4 91 (4.21%) WAN
5 79 (3.66%) LAN
6 78 (3.61%) TCP/IP
7 64 (2.96%) VPN
8 60 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
9 42 (1.94%) Internet
9 42 (1.94%) SAN
10 36 (1.67%) PPP
11 34 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
12 32 (1.48%) Skype
13 31 (1.43%) Network Security
14 28 (1.30%) Wireless
15 25 (1.16%) VLAN
16 22 (1.02%) Structured Cabling
17 21 (0.97%) VoIP
18 18 (0.83%) MPLS
19 15 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.81%) Big Data
3 100 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 95 (4.40%) Power BI
5 92 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (2.73%) Relational Database
8 51 (2.36%) NoSQL
9 40 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
10 31 (1.43%) Tableau
11 29 (1.34%) Data Lake
11 29 (1.34%) MySQL
12 26 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 23 (1.06%) Redis
15 22 (1.02%) MongoDB
15 22 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (0.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.79%) QlikView
18 15 (0.69%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 295 (13.65%) Git (software)
2 210 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 78 (3.61%) JMeter
3 78 (3.61%) Rational Quality Manager
3 78 (3.61%) Zephyr
4 46 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 38 (1.76%) JIRA
6 21 (0.97%) Maven
7 19 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 15 (0.69%) Gradle
9 10 (0.46%) Ant
9 10 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (0.46%) Subversion
9 10 (0.46%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.42%) Moq
10 9 (0.42%) NUnit
11 8 (0.37%) Selenium
12 6 (0.28%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.28%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 795 (36.79%) Social Skills
2 338 (15.64%) Finance
3 246 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
4 122 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 111 (5.14%) Legal
6 100 (4.63%) Games
7 88 (4.07%) Public Sector
8 71 (3.29%) Law
8 71 (3.29%) Retail
9 70 (3.24%) Organisational Skills
10 67 (3.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 55 (2.55%) Presentation Skills
12 54 (2.50%) Marketing
13 51 (2.36%) Telecoms
14 49 (2.27%) Banking
15 25 (1.16%) Social Housing
16 23 (1.06%) Aerospace
16 23 (1.06%) Local Government
16 23 (1.06%) Police
17 22 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 397 (18.37%) Developer
2 317 (14.67%) Analyst
3 157 (7.27%) .NET Developer
4 129 (5.97%) Consultant
5 115 (5.32%) Senior Developer
6 114 (5.28%) Architect
7 110 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 104 (4.81%) Software Developer
9 90 (4.16%) IT Support
10 83 (3.84%) Support Analyst
11 82 (3.79%) Senior .NET Developer
12 81 (3.75%) IT Analyst
13 78 (3.61%) QA Leader
14 77 (3.56%) Support Engineer
14 77 (3.56%) Trainee
15 75 (3.47%) Project Manager
16 65 (3.01%) Software Engineer
17 63 (2.92%) IT Manager
17 63 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
18 58 (2.68%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (20.41%) .NET
2 307 (14.21%) HTML
3 279 (12.91%) .NET Core
4 278 (12.86%) .NET Framework
5 277 (12.82%) CSS
6 274 (12.68%) React
7 269 (12.45%) Entity Framework
8 241 (11.15%) jQuery
9 214 (9.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 95 (4.40%) Spring
11 88 (4.07%) AngularJS
12 57 (2.64%) Node.js
13 53 (2.45%) JSON
14 47 (2.17%) RESTful
15 42 (1.94%) ASP.NET
16 32 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
17 31 (1.43%) Kafka
18 30 (1.39%) HTML5
19 29 (1.34%) XML
20 26 (1.20%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 128 (5.92%) Data Centre
2 116 (5.37%) Management Information System
3 88 (4.07%) Algorithms
4 86 (3.98%) Virtual Team
5 82 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
6 81 (3.75%) User Experience
7 53 (2.45%) Driving Licence
8 30 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
10 27 (1.25%) Reference Data
11 26 (1.20%) Mobile App
12 25 (1.16%) Life Science
13 23 (1.06%) Public Cloud
14 21 (0.97%) Cloud Native
14 21 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 21 (0.97%) NHS
15 20 (0.93%) IoT
16 19 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
17 17 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
17 17 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 488 (22.58%) Windows
2 238 (11.01%) Windows Server
3 236 (10.92%) Android
4 228 (10.55%) Apple iOS
5 167 (7.73%) Windows 10
6 67 (3.10%) Linux
7 65 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (2.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 42 (1.94%) Windows 7
10 34 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
11 19 (0.88%) Unix
12 11 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.51%) OS/400
13 10 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.42%) Solaris
14 9 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (36.05%) Agile
2 604 (27.95%) DevOps
3 327 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
4 297 (13.74%) MVC
5 294 (13.60%) Cybersecurity
6 250 (11.57%) Process Improvement
7 235 (10.87%) Unit Testing
8 231 (10.69%) ITIL
9 224 (10.37%) User Stories
10 217 (10.04%) Mentoring
11 215 (9.95%) Analytics
11 215 (9.95%) Information Security
12 212 (9.81%) Product Roadmap
13 205 (9.49%) Dependency Injection
14 198 (9.16%) Project Delivery
15 170 (7.87%) Project Management
16 167 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
17 161 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 161 (7.45%) Microservices
18 160 (7.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 567 (26.24%) SQL
2 437 (20.22%) C#
3 333 (15.41%) JavaScript
4 165 (7.64%) PowerShell
5 152 (7.03%) Java
6 146 (6.76%) Python
7 77 (3.56%) T-SQL
8 45 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 20 (0.93%) F#
10 16 (0.74%) C
11 15 (0.69%) Scala
12 14 (0.65%) Bash
13 13 (0.60%) Perl
13 13 (0.60%) VB
14 12 (0.56%) PHP
14 12 (0.56%) Ruby
15 11 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 11 (0.51%) Kotlin
16 10 (0.46%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 204 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (5.78%) Degree
3 99 (4.58%) Security Cleared
4 61 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 36 (1.67%) HNC
6 30 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.16%) MCSA
8 24 (1.11%) DBS Check
8 24 (1.11%) MCSE
9 22 (1.02%) CCNA
10 21 (0.97%) AWS Certification
11 19 (0.88%) DV Cleared
12 17 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (0.74%) CIMA
14 14 (0.65%) ACCA
14 14 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
15 13 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (0.56%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (9.07%) QA
2 107 (4.95%) SLA
3 44 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.94%) PMO
5 41 (1.90%) Data Quality
6 39 (1.80%) GDPR
7 28 (1.30%) PCI DSS
8 26 (1.20%) NIST
9 18 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
10 16 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.69%) GRC
12 7 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.28%) COBIT
14 4 (0.19%) GxP
15 3 (0.14%) ISO 13485
16 2 (0.093%) Accessibility
16 2 (0.093%) GMP
16 2 (0.093%) NIST 800
17 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 1 (0.046%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 417 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 115 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 51 (2.36%) Docker
5 42 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
6 20 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (0.74%) vSphere
8 14 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.42%) XenApp
11 6 (0.28%) Firmware
12 5 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.093%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.093%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.046%) NFS
Systems Management
1 284 (13.14%) Terraform
2 106 (4.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 102 (4.72%) Kubernetes
4 78 (3.61%) HP ALM
4 78 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
5 70 (3.24%) SCCM
6 16 (0.74%) WSUS
7 12 (0.56%) Ansible
8 10 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 10 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.42%) FortiGate
9 9 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.42%) Puppet
9 9 (0.42%) SCOM
9 9 (0.42%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.23%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.19%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 217 (10.04%) Xamarin
2 181 (8.38%) VMware
3 176 (8.14%) Cisco
4 138 (6.39%) Google
5 114 (5.28%) IBM
6 104 (4.81%) HP
7 97 (4.49%) Oracle
8 65 (3.01%) Citrix
9 59 (2.73%) Apple
10 51 (2.36%) Adobe
11 43 (1.99%) SAP
12 35 (1.62%) Veeam
13 31 (1.43%) Meraki
14 26 (1.20%) SolarWinds
15 22 (1.02%) Dell
16 21 (0.97%) Sophos
17 20 (0.93%) Ruckus Wireless
18 19 (0.88%) Juniper
19 18 (0.83%) Avaya
19 18 (0.83%) EMC