The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 97 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 108 94 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.70% 2.29% 4.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.73% 9.75% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 101 90 145
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £47,950 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
921 964 907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.02% 23.45% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 728 838 739
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Manchester region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +2 12 £40,000 -
Wigan +1 3 £22,500 +4.65% 1
Stockport -20 3 £30,250 +0.83% 3
Rochdale -8 2 £39,000 -25.71%
Oldham +11 1 - - 1
Altrincham -3 1 £28,000 - 3
Salford -4 1 £22,000 -51.11%
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 173 (66.80%) Microsoft
2 149 (57.53%) Windows
3 131 (50.58%) MCSE
4 112 (43.24%) VMware
5 96 (37.07%) Active Directory
6 86 (33.20%) Citrix
6 86 (33.20%) MS Exchange
7 85 (32.82%) MCP
7 85 (32.82%) SQL Server
8 84 (32.43%) ITIL
9 77 (29.73%) MS Excel
9 77 (29.73%) MCTS
10 73 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 69 (26.64%) MCITP
12 66 (25.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 64 (24.71%) Hyper-V
14 58 (22.39%) SQL Server 2012
15 55 (21.24%) .NET
15 55 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
16 53 (20.46%) CCNA
16 53 (20.46%) Windows Server 2003
17 52 (20.08%) Cisco
17 52 (20.08%) MCSA
18 51 (19.69%) C#
18 51 (19.69%) ASP.NET
19 47 (18.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 47 (18.15%) MVC
19 47 (18.15%) SQL
20 45 (17.37%) SAN
21 44 (16.99%) NetApp

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 86 (33.20%) MS Exchange
2 37 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (11.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (10.04%) SharePoint
6 23 (8.88%) Lync
7 17 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (6.56%) IIS
8 7 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.93%) TPMS
11 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (1.54%) Apache
12 3 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.39%) Site Server
14 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 77 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.77%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.77%) Revit
3 2 (0.77%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.39%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.18%) Office 365
2 11 (4.25%) SaaS
3 4 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.37%) SAN
2 33 (12.74%) Firewall
3 30 (11.58%) WAN
4 28 (10.81%) LAN
5 23 (8.88%) DNS
6 21 (8.11%) DHCP
7 18 (6.95%) VLAN
8 17 (6.56%) TCP/IP
9 16 (6.18%) iSCSI
10 15 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (4.63%) Unified Communications
12 11 (4.25%) VPN
13 9 (3.47%) VoIP
14 8 (3.09%) Internet
14 8 (3.09%) NAS
14 8 (3.09%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (1.93%) Wireless
16 5 (1.93%) MPLS
17 4 (1.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (32.82%) SQL Server
2 58 (22.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (13.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (3.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 10 (3.86%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.32%) MySQL
9 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.77%) OLAP
11 1 (0.39%) MS Access
11 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.39%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.93%) NUnit
1 5 (1.93%) MSTest
2 4 (1.54%) Selenium
3 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.16%) Subversion
3 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (1.16%) Moq
4 2 (0.77%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.77%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.77%) JUnit
4 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (8.88%) Finance
2 4 (1.54%) Advertising
2 4 (1.54%) Games
2 4 (1.54%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.16%) Marketing
4 2 (0.77%) Electronics
4 2 (0.77%) Military
4 2 (0.77%) Retail
4 2 (0.77%) Billing
5 1 (0.39%) Law
5 1 (0.39%) Legal
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (21.24%) Developer
2 51 (19.69%) .NET Developer
3 40 (15.44%) Analyst
4 31 (11.97%) Support Engineer
5 25 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 20 (7.72%) Consultant
8 19 (7.34%) Support Analyst
8 19 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (6.18%) Service Analyst
10 11 (4.25%) Technical Support
10 11 (4.25%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (3.47%) Field Service Engineer
12 9 (3.47%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (3.47%) Field Engineer
12 9 (3.47%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (3.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.24%) .NET
2 51 (19.69%) ASP.NET
3 41 (15.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 34 (13.13%) WCF
5 32 (12.36%) Razor View Engine
5 32 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 17 (6.56%) XML
7 16 (6.18%) HTML
7 16 (6.18%) CSS
8 14 (5.41%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (3.09%) HTML5
10 8 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (3.09%) Ajax
11 7 (2.70%) Web Services
12 4 (1.54%) Silverlight
13 3 (1.16%) Spring.NET
13 3 (1.16%) WinForms
13 3 (1.16%) WPF
13 3 (1.16%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.25%) Blackberry
1 11 (4.25%) Replication
2 9 (3.47%) Clustering
3 8 (3.09%) FlexPod
4 7 (2.70%) CMDB
4 7 (2.70%) Celerra
4 7 (2.70%) Open Source
4 7 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (2.70%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.32%) CLARiiON
5 6 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.93%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.54%) W3C
7 4 (1.54%) EMC Centera
7 4 (1.54%) APACS
7 4 (1.54%) EMV
7 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.54%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 149 (57.53%) Windows
2 66 (25.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (20.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (15.44%) Windows 7
6 25 (9.65%) Windows XP
7 20 (7.72%) Linux
8 15 (5.79%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.25%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.54%) VMS
10 4 (1.54%) Debian
11 3 (1.16%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.16%) zOS
11 3 (1.16%) MVS
11 3 (1.16%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.16%) AIX
12 2 (0.77%) Android
12 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (32.43%) ITIL
2 47 (18.15%) MVC
3 41 (15.83%) TDD
4 33 (12.74%) Web Application Development
5 31 (11.97%) BDD
6 29 (11.20%) Domain-Driven Design
6 29 (11.20%) CQRS
7 23 (8.88%) Change Management
8 22 (8.49%) Incident Management
8 22 (8.49%) Problem Management
9 16 (6.18%) Change Control
9 16 (6.18%) Project Management
10 15 (5.79%) Migration
11 13 (5.02%) Scrum
11 13 (5.02%) Configuration Management
11 13 (5.02%) PRINCE2
11 13 (5.02%) OO
12 12 (4.63%) Service Management
13 10 (3.86%) Capacity Management
13 10 (3.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.69%) C#
2 47 (18.15%) SQL
3 16 (6.18%) PowerShell
4 14 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.32%) C
6 5 (1.93%) Perl
7 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.54%) VBScript
8 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.77%) Python
9 1 (0.39%) X++
9 1 (0.39%) VB
9 1 (0.39%) VBA
9 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 131 (50.58%) MCSE
2 85 (32.82%) MCP
3 77 (29.73%) MCTS
4 69 (26.64%) MCITP
5 55 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (20.46%) CCNA
7 52 (20.08%) MCSA
8 47 (18.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 35 (13.51%) MCSD
10 32 (12.36%) MCAD
10 32 (12.36%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (9.27%) Degree
12 21 (8.11%) CCA
13 13 (5.02%) NCDA
14 11 (4.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (2.70%) CCEE
15 7 (2.70%) Security Cleared
15 7 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (2.32%) CCIA
17 5 (1.93%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.97%) SLA
2 4 (1.54%) QA
3 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) GMP
4 1 (0.39%) GLP
System Software
1 96 (37.07%) Active Directory
2 73 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (24.71%) Hyper-V
4 38 (14.67%) vSphere
5 28 (10.81%) XenDesktop
6 22 (8.49%) XenApp
7 15 (5.79%) XenServer
8 9 (3.47%) VMware ESX
9 6 (2.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.32%) VMware Server
9 6 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.32%) vCloud
10 5 (1.93%) UAG
10 5 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.54%) Squid
11 4 (1.54%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.16%) Xen
13 2 (0.77%) NFS
14 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (10.81%) SCCM
2 25 (9.65%) SCOM
3 19 (7.34%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (2.70%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.93%) SCDPM
7 4 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.54%) MOM
7 4 (1.54%) WSUS
8 3 (1.16%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.77%) Nagios
9 2 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.77%) Puppet
9 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.77%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 173 (66.80%) Microsoft
2 112 (43.24%) VMware
3 86 (33.20%) Citrix
4 52 (20.08%) Cisco
5 44 (16.99%) NetApp
6 42 (16.22%) HP
7 20 (7.72%) EMC
7 20 (7.72%) Symantec
8 11 (4.25%) ProCurve
9 9 (3.47%) McAfee
9 9 (3.47%) IBM
10 8 (3.09%) Sophos
11 7 (2.70%) Dell
11 7 (2.70%) Veeam
12 6 (2.32%) Avaya
12 6 (2.32%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.54%) Juniper
13 4 (1.54%) Oracle
14 3 (1.16%) Apple
14 3 (1.16%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wigan
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oldham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car + pension + health
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Car + pension + healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Half
Salary: £12 per hour + Study support and bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £180 - £210 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive, Car
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 16 days ago