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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 85 90 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 104 100 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.56% 2.64% 3.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.70% 11.12% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 91 93 143
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £18,800 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
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
972 899 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.93% 23.72% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 767 795 759
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -7 4 £40,000 -
Stockport -8 4 £28,500 -36.66%
Salford +4 3 £48,500 +7.77%
Altrincham -8 2 £29,000 -34.83% 1
Wigan - 2 £30,000 -
Cheadle +1 1 £19,000 -46.47% 1
Oldham -3 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 158 (69.91%) Microsoft
2 135 (59.73%) Windows
3 116 (51.33%) MCSE
4 102 (45.13%) VMware
5 92 (40.71%) ITIL
6 91 (40.27%) Citrix
7 84 (37.17%) Active Directory
8 71 (31.42%) MS Exchange
9 69 (30.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 68 (30.09%) MCITP
11 66 (29.20%) MS Excel
11 66 (29.20%) SQL Server
12 64 (28.32%) MCP
13 61 (26.99%) Cisco Certification
13 61 (26.99%) MCTS
14 60 (26.55%) CCNA
15 57 (25.22%) Hyper-V
16 53 (23.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 49 (21.68%) SAN
17 49 (21.68%) MCSA
18 48 (21.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 45 (19.91%) Windows Server 2003
20 44 (19.47%) .NET
21 43 (19.03%) Cisco
22 38 (16.81%) SQL
23 37 (16.37%) C#
23 37 (16.37%) ASP.NET
23 37 (16.37%) SQL Server 2012
24 35 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
25 34 (15.04%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (31.42%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (11.50%) SharePoint
4 23 (10.18%) IIS
5 21 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (7.96%) Lync
7 16 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.54%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.77%) TPMS
10 2 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.88%) Apache
10 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.88%) CMS
11 1 (0.44%) Site Server
11 1 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (29.20%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.19%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.88%) Revit
3 2 (0.88%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.87%) Office 365
2 8 (3.54%) SaaS
3 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (21.68%) SAN
2 26 (11.50%) WAN
3 24 (10.62%) Firewall
4 23 (10.18%) DNS
5 22 (9.73%) LAN
6 20 (8.85%) DHCP
7 17 (7.52%) iSCSI
8 14 (6.19%) VLAN
9 13 (5.75%) NAS
10 9 (3.98%) Unified Communications
10 9 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (3.98%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.98%) VPN
11 7 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.10%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (2.21%) Network Security
12 5 (2.21%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (2.21%) VoIP
12 5 (2.21%) HTTP
13 3 (1.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (29.20%) SQL Server
2 37 (16.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.88%) MySQL
8 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.44%) Big Data
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.77%) MSTest
3 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.33%) Subversion
4 2 (0.88%) JIRA
4 2 (0.88%) Selenium
4 2 (0.88%) NUnit
4 2 (0.88%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (8.41%) Finance
2 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.33%) Advertising
2 3 (1.33%) Marketing
3 2 (0.88%) Retail
3 2 (0.88%) Billing
3 2 (0.88%) Legal
3 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (19.03%) Developer
2 36 (15.93%) Analyst
3 33 (14.60%) Support Engineer
4 30 (13.27%) .NET Developer
5 24 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (8.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (7.52%) Service Analyst
8 15 (6.64%) Support Analyst
9 14 (6.19%) Infrastructure Manager
10 10 (4.42%) Server Engineer
10 10 (4.42%) Server Support
10 10 (4.42%) Consultant
10 10 (4.42%) IT Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.98%) Field Service Engineer
11 9 (3.98%) Field Engineer
12 8 (3.54%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.54%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.54%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.47%) .NET
2 37 (16.37%) ASP.NET
3 25 (11.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (8.85%) .NET Framework
4 20 (8.85%) WCF
5 18 (7.96%) HTML
5 18 (7.96%) CSS
5 18 (7.96%) Razor View Engine
5 18 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 11 (4.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (3.54%) SOAP
8 7 (3.10%) XML
9 6 (2.65%) Web Services
9 6 (2.65%) HTML5
10 5 (2.21%) Sass
10 5 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (2.21%) JSON
11 4 (1.77%) Ajax
12 3 (1.33%) Silverlight
13 2 (0.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.98%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.54%) N-Tier
4 7 (3.10%) CMDB
4 7 (3.10%) FlexPod
5 6 (2.65%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.65%) Replication
6 5 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.21%) Clustering
6 5 (2.21%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.77%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.33%) EMV
8 3 (1.33%) NHS
8 3 (1.33%) W3C
8 3 (1.33%) PKI
8 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.33%) APACS
8 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.33%) iPhone
8 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 135 (59.73%) Windows
2 53 (23.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (19.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (12.83%) Windows 7
6 16 (7.08%) Linux
6 16 (7.08%) Windows 2000
7 13 (5.75%) Windows XP
8 9 (3.98%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.54%) VMS
10 3 (1.33%) Android
11 2 (0.88%) Debian
11 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.88%) zOS
11 2 (0.88%) MVS
11 2 (0.88%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.88%) AIX
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (40.71%) ITIL
2 34 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (14.16%) MVC
4 27 (11.95%) Change Management
4 27 (11.95%) Incident Management
5 25 (11.06%) TDD
6 23 (10.18%) Domain-Driven Design
6 23 (10.18%) CQRS
7 21 (9.29%) Change Control
8 20 (8.85%) BDD
8 20 (8.85%) Problem Management
9 19 (8.41%) Web Application Development
10 15 (6.64%) Service Management
11 14 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (6.19%) Mentoring
12 13 (5.75%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (5.31%) Project Management
14 11 (4.87%) Business Continuity
14 11 (4.87%) Capacity Management
15 10 (4.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.81%) SQL
2 37 (16.37%) C#
3 12 (5.31%) JavaScript
3 12 (5.31%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.65%) C
5 4 (1.77%) X++
5 4 (1.77%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.33%) Perl
6 3 (1.33%) PHP
7 2 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.44%) VB
8 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 116 (51.33%) MCSE
2 68 (30.09%) MCITP
3 64 (28.32%) MCP
4 61 (26.99%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (26.99%) MCTS
5 60 (26.55%) CCNA
6 49 (21.68%) MCSA
7 48 (21.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (14.60%) Citrix Certification
9 28 (12.39%) CCA
10 23 (10.18%) Degree
11 22 (9.73%) MCSD
12 18 (7.96%) MCAD
13 11 (4.87%) VCAP
14 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 10 (4.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (3.98%) NCDA
15 9 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (2.21%) SC Cleared
16 5 (2.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.62%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) GMP
3 1 (0.44%) GLP
System Software
1 84 (37.17%) Active Directory
2 69 (30.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (25.22%) Hyper-V
4 25 (11.06%) XenDesktop
5 22 (9.73%) vSphere
6 17 (7.52%) XenApp
7 11 (4.87%) VMware ESX
8 9 (3.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 9 (3.98%) XenServer
9 5 (2.21%) NFS
10 3 (1.33%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.33%) Xen
11 2 (0.88%) vCloud
11 2 (0.88%) Squid
11 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (7.52%) SCCM
2 16 (7.08%) Backup Exec
3 13 (5.75%) SCOM
4 7 (3.10%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.21%) SCDPM
5 5 (2.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.33%) Nagios
7 2 (0.88%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.88%) WSUS
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 158 (69.91%) Microsoft
2 102 (45.13%) VMware
3 91 (40.27%) Citrix
4 43 (19.03%) Cisco
5 30 (13.27%) NetApp
6 29 (12.83%) HP
7 16 (7.08%) Symantec
8 11 (4.87%) EMC
9 10 (4.42%) McAfee
9 10 (4.42%) Sophos
10 4 (1.77%) Dell
10 4 (1.77%) IBM
11 3 (1.33%) Juniper
11 3 (1.33%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.33%) Veeam
11 3 (1.33%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.88%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.88%) Polycom
12 2 (0.88%) ProCurve
12 2 (0.88%) Mitel
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £9.00 - £10.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Gold Partner
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 50,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, North West, Cheshire, Lancashire,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Gold Partner
Posted: 11 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £14000 per annum
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Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
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Salary: £25,000 to £33,000 + car/allow + bens
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