Microsoft Jobs in the North West

Microsoft
England > North West

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 29 May 2024 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.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,574 1,943 1,745
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 15.21% 25.62% 18.24%
As % of the Vendors category 46.76% 55.31% 48.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,298 840 1,013
10th Percentile £24,790 £23,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,000 £43,150
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +6.60% -4.11%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -

All Vendors
North West

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,366 3,513 3,631
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 32.53% 46.33% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,455 1,822 2,036
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £33,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,238 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.45% +5.76% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,542 £76,520
England median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +3.77%

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 29 May 2024.

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 29 May 2024. 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 -2 791 £50,000 -3.05% 277
Cheshire 0 323 £36,500 -14.12% 113
Merseyside -4 204 £41,000 +4.34% 62
Lancashire -3 202 £38,500 -4.94% 88
Cumbria -5 47 £42,500 -5.56% 25
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 118 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 106 (6.73%) Microsoft Exchange
3 42 (2.67%) IIS
4 8 (0.51%) Apache
4 8 (0.51%) CMS
4 8 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.32%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.25%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.25%) Confluence
7 4 (0.25%) SAS
7 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.19%) WordPress
9 1 (0.064%) Documentum
9 1 (0.064%) Site Server
Applications
1 264 (16.77%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (4.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 7 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.13%) FileZilla
6 2 (0.13%) InDesign
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
6 2 (0.13%) Stata
7 1 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.064%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 72 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.83%) Infor SunSystems
3 13 (0.83%) iTrent
4 10 (0.64%) NEC Housing
5 6 (0.38%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.25%) MIS ActiveH
8 3 (0.19%) Epicor Tropos
9 2 (0.13%) Shopify
10 1 (0.064%) BPCS
10 1 (0.064%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.064%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 639 (40.60%) Azure
2 449 (28.53%) Microsoft 365
3 188 (11.94%) Power Platform
4 154 (9.78%) AWS
5 117 (7.43%) Dynamics 365
6 105 (6.67%) Entra ID
7 90 (5.72%) Azure DevOps
8 49 (3.11%) Power Automate
8 49 (3.11%) SaaS
9 47 (2.99%) PowerApps
10 45 (2.86%) GCP
11 40 (2.54%) Azure Data Factory
12 25 (1.59%) Google Ads
13 23 (1.46%) GitHub
13 23 (1.46%) IaaS
13 23 (1.46%) PaaS
14 22 (1.40%) Google Analytics
15 20 (1.27%) OneDrive
16 17 (1.08%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 15 (0.95%) Microsoft Advertising
Communications & Networking
1 120 (7.62%) Firewall
2 107 (6.80%) WAN
3 105 (6.67%) DNS
4 87 (5.53%) LAN
5 80 (5.08%) DHCP
6 49 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
7 47 (2.99%) TCP/IP
8 41 (2.60%) Internet
9 35 (2.22%) SAN
10 33 (2.10%) VoIP
11 31 (1.97%) Wireless
12 29 (1.84%) SD-WAN
13 26 (1.65%) Broadband
13 26 (1.65%) Network Security
14 25 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
15 24 (1.52%) VPN
16 12 (0.76%) iSCSI
16 12 (0.76%) NAS
17 11 (0.70%) VLAN
18 10 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 98 (6.23%) Power BI
3 69 (4.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 64 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (1.97%) Relational Database
8 29 (1.84%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.27%) MySQL
11 17 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.02%) MS Access
13 15 (0.95%) Looker
13 15 (0.95%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (0.83%) DynamoDB
16 12 (0.76%) Data Lake
17 11 (0.70%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (4.07%) Git
2 25 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.95%) GitLab
4 14 (0.89%) JIRA
5 12 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.70%) Jasmine
6 11 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
7 9 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (0.38%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.32%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.32%) JetBrains Rider
9 5 (0.32%) NUnit
10 4 (0.25%) MSTest
10 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.19%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.19%) Subversion
11 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 466 (29.61%) Social Skills
2 298 (18.93%) Finance
3 158 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (8.32%) Retail
5 121 (7.69%) Legal
6 82 (5.21%) Public Sector
7 71 (4.51%) Marketing
8 64 (4.07%) Organisational Skills
9 55 (3.49%) Law
10 48 (3.05%) Telecoms
11 42 (2.67%) Advertising
12 40 (2.54%) Manufacturing
13 32 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
14 28 (1.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 24 (1.52%) Local Government
16 20 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
17 19 (1.21%) Banking
18 14 (0.89%) Brand Awareness
19 13 (0.83%) Police
20 12 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 270 (17.15%) Developer
2 206 (13.09%) Analyst
3 148 (9.40%) Senior
4 121 (7.69%) IT Support
5 116 (7.37%) .NET Developer
6 104 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 103 (6.54%) Lead
8 88 (5.59%) Architect
9 83 (5.27%) Support Engineer
10 81 (5.15%) IT Engineer
11 80 (5.08%) Consultant
12 60 (3.81%) Service Analyst
13 59 (3.75%) IT Manager
14 54 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
15 51 (3.24%) C# Developer
16 49 (3.11%) Administrator
17 47 (2.99%) IT Support Engineer
18 45 (2.86%) Project Manager
19 44 (2.80%) Azure Engineer
20 43 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (13.41%) .NET
2 123 (7.81%) ASP.NET
3 113 (7.18%) .NET Core
4 98 (6.23%) HTML
5 96 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 79 (5.02%) AngularJS
7 76 (4.83%) Entity Framework
8 66 (4.19%) CSS
9 64 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 63 (4.00%) HTML5
11 57 (3.62%) .NET Framework
12 41 (2.60%) React
13 36 (2.29%) Node.js
14 35 (2.22%) Web Services
15 34 (2.16%) Blazor
16 33 (2.10%) CSS3
17 28 (1.78%) REST
18 25 (1.59%) RESTful
18 25 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 25 (1.59%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 70 (4.45%) Driving Licence
2 62 (3.94%) Data Centre
3 57 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.37%) Public Cloud
5 48 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
7 36 (2.29%) Smartphone
8 28 (1.78%) Onboarding
9 25 (1.59%) PKI
10 24 (1.52%) Cloud Native
10 24 (1.52%) PMI
11 19 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.14%) FMCG
13 17 (1.08%) EPoS
14 16 (1.02%) Social Media
15 14 (0.89%) Product Ownership
16 13 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
16 13 (0.83%) Social Network
17 12 (0.76%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 339 (21.54%) Windows
2 143 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 91 (5.78%) Windows 10
4 82 (5.21%) Linux
5 37 (2.35%) Android
6 36 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (1.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (1.52%) VMS
9 19 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.14%) Windows Vista
11 13 (0.83%) Unix
12 9 (0.57%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.51%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.51%) Solaris
14 6 (0.38%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.25%) Debian
16 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (18.61%) Agile
2 291 (18.49%) Problem-Solving
3 230 (14.61%) Customer Service
4 199 (12.64%) ITIL
5 158 (10.04%) CRM
6 152 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
7 151 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
8 148 (9.40%) DevOps
9 137 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 135 (8.58%) Project Management
11 133 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 126 (8.01%) Migration
13 116 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 114 (7.24%) Full Stack Development
15 113 (7.18%) Time Management
16 105 (6.67%) MVC
17 102 (6.48%) ERP
18 100 (6.35%) Mentoring
19 95 (6.04%) Microservices
20 94 (5.97%) Roadmaps
Programming Languages
1 296 (18.81%) SQL
2 236 (14.99%) C#
3 169 (10.74%) JavaScript
4 101 (6.42%) PowerShell
5 68 (4.32%) T-SQL
6 49 (3.11%) TypeScript
7 27 (1.72%) Python
8 24 (1.52%) VB
9 22 (1.40%) VB.NET
10 17 (1.08%) R
11 15 (0.95%) Bash
12 13 (0.83%) PHP
13 11 (0.70%) Delphi
13 11 (0.70%) VB6
14 10 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions
14 10 (0.64%) Java
15 9 (0.57%) Bicep
15 9 (0.57%) Swift
16 8 (0.51%) Go
16 8 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 243 (15.44%) Degree
2 119 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (4.07%) Security Cleared
4 48 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (2.60%) CCNA
6 39 (2.48%) Azure Certification
7 38 (2.41%) PMI Certification
7 38 (2.41%) SC Cleared
8 34 (2.16%) DBS Check
9 25 (1.59%) CCNP
9 25 (1.59%) MCP
10 22 (1.40%) A+ Certification
11 19 (1.21%) AWS Certification
11 19 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (1.08%) PMP
13 14 (0.89%) CIMA
14 13 (0.83%) CISSP
15 11 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
15 11 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.07%) SLA
2 37 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 29 (1.84%) QA
5 25 (1.59%) GDPR
6 21 (1.33%) PCI DSS
7 19 (1.21%) Accessibility
8 17 (1.08%) Data Quality
8 17 (1.08%) NIST
9 11 (0.70%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.57%) PMO
11 7 (0.44%) COSHH
11 7 (0.44%) NEBOSH
12 5 (0.32%) ISO 14001
12 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.25%) GRC
14 2 (0.13%) EMIR
14 2 (0.13%) MiFID
14 2 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 343 (21.79%) Active Directory
2 98 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (1.27%) Terminal Services
6 15 (0.95%) Docker
7 10 (0.64%) RACF
8 8 (0.51%) vSphere
9 7 (0.44%) KVM
10 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.38%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.13%) Firmware
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.064%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.064%) Snort
Systems Management
1 91 (5.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 44 (2.80%) Terraform
3 31 (1.97%) Kubernetes
4 20 (1.27%) SCCM
5 18 (1.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 12 (0.76%) Opsgenie
6 12 (0.76%) VxRail
6 12 (0.76%) ZABBIX
7 10 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.57%) AirWatch
8 9 (0.57%) Stealthwatch
9 7 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.44%) Progress Chef
9 7 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.44%) WSUS
10 6 (0.38%) Ansible
10 6 (0.38%) CASB
11 4 (0.25%) Autotask
11 4 (0.25%) Grafana
11 4 (0.25%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 140 (8.89%) VMware
2 99 (6.29%) Google
3 80 (5.08%) Apple
4 73 (4.64%) Cisco
5 56 (3.56%) Adobe
6 50 (3.18%) Citrix
7 45 (2.86%) SAP
8 37 (2.35%) Dell
9 32 (2.03%) Oracle
10 31 (1.97%) Facebook
11 30 (1.91%) Veeam
12 28 (1.78%) HP
12 28 (1.78%) ServiceNow
13 23 (1.46%) Meraki
14 21 (1.33%) Fortinet
15 20 (1.27%) NetApp
16 17 (1.08%) CyberArk
17 15 (0.95%) SolarWinds
17 15 (0.95%) Sophos
18 14 (0.89%) Infor