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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 90 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 107 89 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.63% 2.31% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.23% 10.10% 16.06%
Number of salaries quoted 95 82 138
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,700 £44,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +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
953 881 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.43% 22.84% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 734 776 741
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 8 £40,000 -
Stockport -12 5 £28,500 -36.66% 1
Salford 0 2 £48,000 +6.66% 1
Altrincham -5 2 £29,000 -29.26% 1
Oldham +2 1 - - 1
Wigan - 1 £22,500 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 168 (71.19%) Microsoft
2 142 (60.17%) Windows
3 127 (53.81%) MCSE
4 106 (44.92%) VMware
5 91 (38.56%) ITIL
5 91 (38.56%) Citrix
6 89 (37.71%) Active Directory
7 77 (32.63%) MS Exchange
8 72 (30.51%) MS Excel
8 72 (30.51%) MCP
8 72 (30.51%) SQL Server
8 72 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 69 (29.24%) MCITP
10 63 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 62 (26.27%) Hyper-V
11 62 (26.27%) MCTS
11 62 (26.27%) Cisco Certification
12 60 (25.42%) CCNA
13 51 (21.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 48 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 47 (19.92%) SAN
16 46 (19.49%) MCSA
17 45 (19.07%) .NET
18 44 (18.64%) Cisco
18 44 (18.64%) SQL Server 2012
19 39 (16.53%) ASP.NET
19 39 (16.53%) C#
19 39 (16.53%) SQL
20 38 (16.10%) Windows Server 2012
21 37 (15.68%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 77 (32.63%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (11.86%) SharePoint
5 23 (9.75%) Lync
5 23 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (7.63%) IIS
8 8 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.27%) TPMS
10 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.27%) Apache
11 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 72 (30.51%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.85%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.85%) Revit
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.42%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.51%) Office 365
2 11 (4.66%) SaaS
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (19.92%) SAN
2 30 (12.71%) WAN
3 29 (12.29%) Firewall
4 26 (11.02%) LAN
5 24 (10.17%) DNS
6 22 (9.32%) DHCP
7 19 (8.05%) iSCSI
8 18 (7.63%) VLAN
9 15 (6.36%) TCP/IP
10 12 (5.08%) VPN
11 11 (4.66%) Unified Communications
11 11 (4.66%) NAS
11 11 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.97%) VoIP
14 5 (2.12%) Network Security
14 5 (2.12%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (2.12%) Wireless
14 5 (2.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (30.51%) SQL Server
2 44 (18.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (4.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.12%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.27%) MySQL
9 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.42%) Big Data
10 1 (0.42%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.27%) MSTest
3 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.85%) Subversion
3 2 (0.85%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.42%) NUnit
General
1 17 (7.20%) Finance
2 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.27%) Marketing
4 2 (0.85%) Billing
4 2 (0.85%) Retail
4 2 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.42%) Advertising
5 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (19.49%) Developer
2 36 (15.25%) .NET Developer
3 35 (14.83%) Analyst
4 34 (14.41%) Support Engineer
5 25 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (8.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (7.20%) Consultant
8 16 (6.78%) Support Analyst
9 14 (5.93%) Service Analyst
10 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (4.24%) Server Support
11 10 (4.24%) IT Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.81%) Technical Support
12 9 (3.81%) Field Service Engineer
12 9 (3.81%) Field Engineer
12 9 (3.81%) Server Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.07%) .NET
2 39 (16.53%) ASP.NET
3 26 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (9.32%) WCF
5 20 (8.47%) Razor View Engine
5 20 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 19 (8.05%) CSS
6 19 (8.05%) HTML
7 18 (7.63%) .NET Framework
8 14 (5.93%) XML
9 12 (5.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (4.24%) HTML5
11 9 (3.81%) Ajax
12 7 (2.97%) Web Services
13 5 (2.12%) Silverlight
14 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 3 (1.27%) SOAP
16 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 2 (0.85%) LINQ to SQL
16 2 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.66%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.39%) FlexPod
3 7 (2.97%) CMDB
3 7 (2.97%) Clustering
4 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.12%) Replication
4 5 (2.12%) APACS
4 5 (2.12%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.12%) EMV
4 5 (2.12%) W3C
5 4 (1.69%) CLARiiON
5 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.69%) iPhone
5 4 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.27%) Open Source
6 3 (1.27%) PKI
6 3 (1.27%) NHS
7 2 (0.85%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.85%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 142 (60.17%) Windows
2 63 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (16.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (15.68%) Windows 7
6 16 (6.78%) Linux
6 16 (6.78%) Windows XP
7 14 (5.93%) Windows 2000
8 11 (4.66%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.39%) VMS
10 4 (1.69%) Android
11 3 (1.27%) Debian
11 3 (1.27%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.85%) zOS
12 2 (0.85%) MVS
12 2 (0.85%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.85%) AIX
12 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (38.56%) ITIL
2 35 (14.83%) MVC
3 28 (11.86%) Change Management
4 26 (11.02%) TDD
5 23 (9.75%) Incident Management
5 23 (9.75%) Change Control
6 22 (9.32%) BDD
7 21 (8.90%) Domain-Driven Design
7 21 (8.90%) Problem Management
7 21 (8.90%) Web Application Development
7 21 (8.90%) CQRS
8 14 (5.93%) Migration
9 13 (5.51%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (5.08%) Service Management
10 12 (5.08%) Project Management
11 11 (4.66%) Capacity Management
11 11 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (4.66%) Business Continuity
12 10 (4.24%) Scrum
13 9 (3.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.53%) C#
1 39 (16.53%) SQL
2 16 (6.78%) JavaScript
3 14 (5.93%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.54%) C
5 4 (1.69%) Perl
5 4 (1.69%) X++
6 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.27%) VBScript
7 2 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.42%) VB
8 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 127 (53.81%) MCSE
2 72 (30.51%) MCP
3 69 (29.24%) MCITP
4 62 (26.27%) MCTS
4 62 (26.27%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (25.42%) CCNA
6 51 (21.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 46 (19.49%) MCSA
8 34 (14.41%) Citrix Certification
9 28 (11.86%) CCA
10 27 (11.44%) Degree
11 23 (9.75%) MCSD
12 20 (8.47%) MCAD
13 11 (4.66%) NCDA
14 9 (3.81%) VCAP
14 9 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (3.39%) Security Cleared
16 7 (2.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 5 (2.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.86%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) QA
3 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) GMP
4 1 (0.42%) GLP
System Software
1 89 (37.71%) Active Directory
2 72 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (26.27%) Hyper-V
4 29 (12.29%) vSphere
5 26 (11.02%) XenDesktop
6 19 (8.05%) XenApp
7 11 (4.66%) VMware ESX
8 10 (4.24%) XenServer
8 10 (4.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.12%) NFS
10 4 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.69%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.27%) Xen
11 3 (1.27%) UAG
11 3 (1.27%) vCloud
11 3 (1.27%) Squid
11 3 (1.27%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (9.32%) SCCM
2 18 (7.63%) Backup Exec
3 17 (7.20%) SCOM
4 9 (3.81%) SCVMM
5 7 (2.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (2.54%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.27%) WSUS
8 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.85%) MOM
8 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.85%) Nagios
8 2 (0.85%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.85%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.42%) SCSM
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 168 (71.19%) Microsoft
2 106 (44.92%) VMware
3 91 (38.56%) Citrix
4 44 (18.64%) Cisco
5 37 (15.68%) NetApp
6 36 (15.25%) HP
7 16 (6.78%) Symantec
8 14 (5.93%) EMC
9 7 (2.97%) McAfee
9 7 (2.97%) Sophos
10 6 (2.54%) ProCurve
11 5 (2.12%) Veeam
11 5 (2.12%) Dell
12 4 (1.69%) IBM
12 4 (1.69%) Juniper
13 3 (1.27%) Aruba
13 3 (1.27%) Meru Networks
13 3 (1.27%) Brocade
13 3 (1.27%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.27%) Apple
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Car
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 50,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Pertemps ERP
Salary: + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Oldham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus CAR & other b
Posted: 12 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
The Hive, Manchester, United Kingdom
Arts Council England
Salary: £25,242 to 30,394 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago