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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 70 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 125 143 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.56% 3.69% 4.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.54% 16.74% 17.84%
Number of salaries quoted 96 125 187
Average salary £35,250 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.67% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £21,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% -2.66%
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
997 854 1065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 28.43% 22.02% 25.94%
Number of salaries quoted 789 688 919
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
Stockport +12 15 £26,000 -46.66% 2
Oldham -3 4 £33,556 +3.24%
Bolton -7 1 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £27,500 -
Salford - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 189 (80.08%) Microsoft
2 167 (70.76%) Windows
3 118 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 103 (43.64%) MCSE
5 89 (37.71%) VMware
6 83 (35.17%) MS Exchange
7 79 (33.47%) Windows 7
8 75 (31.78%) MS Excel
9 73 (30.93%) MCITP
10 70 (29.66%) ITIL
11 68 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 63 (26.69%) DNS
13 62 (26.27%) Citrix
14 59 (25.00%) MCP
15 56 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 56 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 55 (23.31%) SQL Server
17 54 (22.88%) MS Office
18 51 (21.61%) LAN
18 51 (21.61%) WAN
19 49 (20.76%) DHCP
20 48 (20.34%) SharePoint
20 48 (20.34%) MCSA
21 47 (19.92%) Windows Server 2003
22 46 (19.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 45 (19.07%) Hyper-V
24 43 (18.22%) Firewall
24 43 (18.22%) HP
25 42 (17.80%) SAN
26 40 (16.95%) SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 83 (35.17%) MS Exchange
2 48 (20.34%) SharePoint
3 40 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (9.32%) IIS
6 20 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (5.93%) Lync
8 12 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.97%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.69%) Apache
10 4 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.85%) CMS
11 2 (0.85%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.85%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.42%) WorkSite
Applications
1 75 (31.78%) MS Excel
2 54 (22.88%) MS Office
3 4 (1.69%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.85%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) Revit
4 2 (0.85%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.12%) Sage 50
2 4 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.27%) Office 365
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) PaaS
3 1 (0.42%) IaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 63 (26.69%) DNS
2 51 (21.61%) LAN
2 51 (21.61%) WAN
3 49 (20.76%) DHCP
4 43 (18.22%) Firewall
5 42 (17.80%) SAN
6 32 (13.56%) TCP/IP
7 24 (10.17%) VLAN
8 11 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (4.24%) Network Security
10 9 (3.81%) HTTP
11 8 (3.39%) Wireless
11 8 (3.39%) iSCSI
12 7 (2.97%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (2.97%) NetScaler
12 7 (2.97%) Intranet
12 7 (2.97%) VoIP
12 7 (2.97%) VPN
13 6 (2.54%) NAS
14 5 (2.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (23.31%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 25 (10.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.97%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.42%) OLAP
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (5.08%) MSI
3 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (11.02%) Finance
2 24 (10.17%) Legal
3 16 (6.78%) Law
4 11 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.39%) Publishing
6 3 (1.27%) Advertising
7 2 (0.85%) French Language
7 2 (0.85%) German Language
7 2 (0.85%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.85%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.42%) Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (16.10%) Support Engineer
2 34 (14.41%) Developer
3 30 (12.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 27 (11.44%) Analyst
5 24 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (10.17%) .NET Developer
6 22 (9.32%) IT Support
7 20 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (8.47%) ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (7.63%) Team Leader
9 15 (6.36%) Server Engineer
9 15 (6.36%) Architect
10 13 (5.51%) Consultant
10 13 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (5.08%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 12 (5.08%) Technical Team Leader
12 11 (4.66%) Network Support
12 11 (4.66%) Service Analyst
13 10 (4.24%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.41%) .NET
2 29 (12.29%) ASP.NET
3 22 (9.32%) HTML
4 15 (6.36%) .NET Framework
5 12 (5.08%) CSS
6 11 (4.66%) Web Services
6 11 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (4.24%) Entity Framework
7 10 (4.24%) jQuery
7 10 (4.24%) SOAP
7 10 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 10 (4.24%) Sass
8 9 (3.81%) JSON
9 2 (0.85%) XML
9 2 (0.85%) HTML5
10 1 (0.42%) CSS3
10 1 (0.42%) RESTful
10 1 (0.42%) MDX
10 1 (0.42%) LINQ
10 1 (0.42%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.90%) Client/Server
3 16 (6.78%) Blackberry
4 12 (5.08%) N-Tier
5 10 (4.24%) Replication
5 10 (4.24%) iPhone
6 9 (3.81%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (3.81%) FlexPod
7 8 (3.39%) iPad
7 8 (3.39%) Clustering
8 7 (2.97%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.54%) Life Science
10 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.69%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.27%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.85%) SecurID
13 2 (0.85%) Animation
13 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 167 (70.76%) Windows
2 79 (33.47%) Windows 7
3 68 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (19.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (16.10%) Windows 8
7 20 (8.47%) Windows XP
8 14 (5.93%) Linux
9 11 (4.66%) Apple iOS
10 9 (3.81%) Android
11 8 (3.39%) UNIX
12 4 (1.69%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.27%) Solaris
13 3 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.42%) AIX
14 1 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (29.66%) ITIL
2 32 (13.56%) Migration
3 22 (9.32%) Document Management
4 19 (8.05%) Incident Management
4 19 (8.05%) MVC
5 18 (7.63%) PRINCE2
5 18 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (6.78%) Scrum
7 13 (5.51%) SOA
8 12 (5.08%) ITIL V3
9 11 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (4.24%) TDD
10 10 (4.24%) Unit Testing
11 9 (3.81%) Domain-Driven Design
11 9 (3.81%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (3.81%) CQRS
11 9 (3.81%) Web Development
11 9 (3.81%) Project Management
11 9 (3.81%) Change Management
12 8 (3.39%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.95%) SQL
2 37 (15.68%) PowerShell
3 33 (13.98%) C#
4 14 (5.93%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.51%) C
6 7 (2.97%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.97%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.97%) VBScript
7 5 (2.12%) VB
8 2 (0.85%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 103 (43.64%) MCSE
2 73 (30.93%) MCITP
3 59 (25.00%) MCP
4 48 (20.34%) MCSA
5 46 (19.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 35 (14.83%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (14.41%) CCNA
8 33 (13.98%) MCTS
9 29 (12.29%) Degree
10 27 (11.44%) MCDST
11 23 (9.75%) Citrix Certification
12 21 (8.90%) CCA
13 19 (8.05%) NCDA
14 17 (7.20%) Security Cleared
15 16 (6.78%) MOS
16 14 (5.93%) A+ Certification
17 9 (3.81%) MCSD
18 8 (3.39%) MCPD
19 7 (2.97%) CCENT
20 6 (2.54%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.51%) SLA
2 7 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) GMP
3 1 (0.42%) GLP
System Software
1 118 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 56 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (19.07%) Hyper-V
4 25 (10.59%) XenDesktop
5 21 (8.90%) XenApp
6 19 (8.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (7.63%) vSphere
8 16 (6.78%) Terminal Services
9 14 (5.93%) XenServer
10 7 (2.97%) Xen
10 7 (2.97%) NFS
11 6 (2.54%) VMware ESX
12 4 (1.69%) Firmware
13 3 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (15.25%) SCCM
2 16 (6.78%) Backup Exec
3 12 (5.08%) WSUS
4 9 (3.81%) SCOM
5 5 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.12%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.69%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.27%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.42%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 189 (80.08%) Microsoft
2 89 (37.71%) VMware
3 62 (26.27%) Citrix
4 43 (18.22%) HP
5 33 (13.98%) Cisco
6 31 (13.14%) NetApp
7 21 (8.90%) Dell
7 21 (8.90%) Symantec
8 16 (6.78%) 3PAR
9 14 (5.93%) CheckPoint
9 14 (5.93%) Wyse
10 12 (5.08%) Veeam
10 12 (5.08%) AppSense
11 6 (2.54%) Sage
11 6 (2.54%) IBM
11 6 (2.54%) Intel
12 5 (2.12%) Sun
12 5 (2.12%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.12%) Trend Micro
13 4 (1.69%) Apple
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