The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 105 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 77 102 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.23% 3.04% 2.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.02% 12.47% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 74 78 108
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £26,000 £20,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £41,625
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
Microsoft Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
854 818 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.77% 24.37% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 735 691 712
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,700
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 5 £32,000 -
Stockport +3 4 £37,500 +44.23%
Rochdale - 3 £22,000 -
Bolton - 1 £45,000 -
Wigan - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 132 (78.11%) Microsoft
2 100 (59.17%) Windows
3 85 (50.30%) Active Directory
4 83 (49.11%) MCSE
5 68 (40.24%) MCSA
6 61 (36.09%) MS Excel
7 58 (34.32%) ITIL
8 53 (31.36%) SQL Server
9 52 (30.77%) VMware
10 51 (30.18%) Windows Server
11 46 (27.22%) Finance
12 45 (26.63%) Citrix
13 42 (24.85%) MS Exchange
14 41 (24.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 40 (23.67%) Windows 7
15 40 (23.67%) SQL
16 37 (21.89%) MCP
17 36 (21.30%) DHCP
17 36 (21.30%) Exchange Server 2010
18 35 (20.71%) DNS
19 34 (20.12%) VMware Infrastructure
20 33 (19.53%) Windows Server 2012
21 31 (18.34%) Hyper-V
21 31 (18.34%) Legal
22 30 (17.75%) MS Office
22 30 (17.75%) Cisco Certification
22 30 (17.75%) CCNA
23 29 (17.16%) VPN
24 28 (16.57%) MCITP
25 27 (15.98%) LAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 42 (24.85%) MS Exchange
2 36 (21.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (14.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (10.06%) SharePoint
5 16 (9.47%) CMS
6 14 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (7.10%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.96%) IIS
8 5 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.37%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.37%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 1 (0.59%) Drupal
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.59%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.59%) Moodle
Applications
1 61 (36.09%) MS Excel
2 30 (17.75%) MS Office
3 14 (8.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Infor M3
1 4 (2.37%) Magento
2 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) assyst
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.92%) Office 365
3 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (21.30%) DHCP
2 35 (20.71%) DNS
3 29 (17.16%) VPN
4 27 (15.98%) LAN
5 25 (14.79%) TCP/IP
6 23 (13.61%) WAN
7 17 (10.06%) Firewall
8 14 (8.28%) SAN
9 12 (7.10%) Network Security
10 11 (6.51%) VLAN
11 6 (3.55%) Internet
11 6 (3.55%) MPLS
12 4 (2.37%) DDNS
12 4 (2.37%) IPsec
13 2 (1.18%) HTTP
13 2 (1.18%) Junos
13 2 (1.18%) Skype
13 2 (1.18%) VoIP
13 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (31.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.33%) MySQL
4 9 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (2.96%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.78%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.18%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.18%) Datazen
9 2 (1.18%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.18%) NUnit
4 1 (0.59%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.59%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.59%) JIRA
4 1 (0.59%) MorphX
4 1 (0.59%) MSI
4 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.59%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (27.22%) Finance
2 31 (18.34%) Legal
3 12 (7.10%) Law
4 8 (4.73%) Banking
5 5 (2.96%) Back Office
5 5 (2.96%) Retail
6 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.78%) Games
8 2 (1.18%) Advertising
8 2 (1.18%) German Language
8 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 28 (16.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (15.98%) Developer
3 26 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 25 (14.79%) Analyst
5 20 (11.83%) Applications Support
6 19 (11.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (10.06%) Applications Engineer
8 15 (8.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (8.88%) Applications Support Engineer
9 14 (8.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (7.69%) Support Analyst
11 12 (7.10%) Administrator
11 12 (7.10%) DBA
11 12 (7.10%) SQL DBA
12 11 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (6.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 11 (6.51%) IT Support
12 11 (6.51%) Storage Specialist
13 10 (5.92%) JavaScript Developer
14 9 (5.33%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.20%) .NET
2 16 (9.47%) ASP.NET
3 11 (6.51%) CSS
3 11 (6.51%) HTML
4 8 (4.73%) WCF
5 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 7 (4.14%) jQuery
6 4 (2.37%) WAP
6 4 (2.37%) XML
7 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.78%) CSS3
7 3 (1.78%) HTML5
7 3 (1.78%) REST
7 3 (1.78%) SOAP
8 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.18%) COM
8 2 (1.18%) MDX
8 2 (1.18%) XSL
9 1 (0.59%) Web Services
9 1 (0.59%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.98%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (6.51%) Replication
4 9 (5.33%) Clustering
4 9 (5.33%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.96%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (2.37%) AS400
6 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.37%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.37%) iPad
6 4 (2.37%) iSeries
6 4 (2.37%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.59%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.59%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.59%) Online Games
9 1 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 100 (59.17%) Windows
2 51 (30.18%) Windows Server
3 41 (24.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (23.67%) Windows 7
5 33 (19.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.33%) Linux
9 6 (3.55%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.55%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.55%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.96%) AIX
10 5 (2.96%) CentOS
11 2 (1.18%) VMS
12 1 (0.59%) Android
12 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (34.32%) ITIL
2 19 (11.24%) Document Management
2 19 (11.24%) Migration
3 12 (7.10%) Expense Management
3 12 (7.10%) Software Deployment
3 12 (7.10%) Workflow
4 11 (6.51%) Web Development
5 10 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.92%) MVC
6 8 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (4.73%) Mentoring
6 8 (4.73%) OOP
7 7 (4.14%) CRM
7 7 (4.14%) Service Management
7 7 (4.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (3.55%) Data Management
8 6 (3.55%) Database Security
8 6 (3.55%) Identity Management
8 6 (3.55%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.67%) SQL
2 23 (13.61%) C#
3 21 (12.43%) T-SQL
4 16 (9.47%) PowerShell
4 16 (9.47%) VBScript
5 15 (8.88%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.10%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.14%) VB
8 5 (2.96%) C
8 5 (2.96%) PHP
9 4 (2.37%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.78%) Java
11 2 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.59%) VBA
12 1 (0.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 83 (49.11%) MCSE
2 68 (40.24%) MCSA
3 37 (21.89%) MCP
4 30 (17.75%) CCNA
4 30 (17.75%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (16.57%) MCITP
6 24 (14.20%) Degree
7 22 (13.02%) MCTS
8 21 (12.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (8.88%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (8.28%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (7.69%) MCT
12 12 (7.10%) CCA
13 9 (5.33%) Security Cleared
14 8 (4.73%) CISSP
14 8 (4.73%) MCDST
15 7 (4.14%) MCDBA
16 6 (3.55%) MOS
16 6 (3.55%) RHCE
16 6 (3.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 85 (50.30%) Active Directory
2 34 (20.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (18.34%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.28%) Terminal Server
5 9 (5.33%) XenServer
6 7 (4.14%) vSphere
7 4 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.78%) XenApp
9 2 (1.18%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (12.43%) SCCM
2 9 (5.33%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.96%) HP SIM
4 5 (2.96%) WSUS
5 4 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (2.37%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.37%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (2.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.78%) WMI
7 1 (0.59%) DameWare
7 1 (0.59%) SCOM
7 1 (0.59%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.59%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 132 (78.11%) Microsoft
2 52 (30.77%) VMware
3 45 (26.63%) Citrix
4 27 (15.98%) Cisco
5 22 (13.02%) HP
6 20 (11.83%) NetApp
7 15 (8.88%) iManage
8 14 (8.28%) Symantec
9 13 (7.69%) IBM
10 12 (7.10%) Interwoven
11 11 (6.51%) Veeam
12 10 (5.92%) Dell
13 9 (5.33%) Oracle
14 6 (3.55%) Intel Security
14 6 (3.55%) Proofpoint
15 5 (2.96%) GFI Software
15 5 (2.96%) Infor
15 5 (2.96%) ProCurve
15 5 (2.96%) RedGate
15 5 (2.96%) SolarWinds
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