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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 104 95 94
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 89 106 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.31% 2.61% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.01% 11.16% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 62 94 80
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
889 950 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.11% 23.39% 22.78%
Number of salaries quoted 718 731 774
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 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 28 August 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 +3 5 £26,000 -8.77% 3
Salford +4 3 £20,500 -57.29% 1
Rochdale - 3 £32,000 - 2
Altrincham +5 2 £38,500 +32.75%
Oldham -1 2 £36,250 - 1
Bury - 2 £27,500 -
Cheadle - 1 £24,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 151 (73.66%) Microsoft
2 136 (66.34%) Windows
3 97 (47.32%) Active Directory
4 93 (45.37%) MCSE
5 86 (41.95%) VMware
6 78 (38.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (37.07%) MCITP
8 72 (35.12%) MS Exchange
9 66 (32.20%) ITIL
10 56 (27.32%) SQL Server
11 55 (26.83%) MS Excel
11 55 (26.83%) Citrix
12 54 (26.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 51 (24.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 50 (24.39%) DNS
15 48 (23.41%) SQL
15 48 (23.41%) MCP
16 47 (22.93%) MCSA
16 47 (22.93%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (20.00%) Windows 7
17 41 (20.00%) MS Office
17 41 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
18 38 (18.54%) SharePoint
18 38 (18.54%) Degree
19 35 (17.07%) Firewall
20 34 (16.59%) LAN
20 34 (16.59%) WAN
21 33 (16.10%) DHCP
21 33 (16.10%) Exchange Server 2013
22 32 (15.61%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 72 (35.12%) MS Exchange
2 54 (26.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (18.54%) SharePoint
4 33 (16.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (9.27%) IIS
7 16 (7.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (6.83%) Lync
9 11 (5.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (4.39%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (2.93%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.95%) CMS
15 3 (1.46%) Apache
16 2 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.98%) Umbraco
17 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
17 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
17 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 55 (26.83%) MS Excel
2 41 (20.00%) MS Office
3 5 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.95%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.49%) MS Project
7 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Sage 50
2 4 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.90%) Office 365
2 7 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.98%) SaaS
4 2 (0.98%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (24.39%) DNS
2 35 (17.07%) Firewall
3 34 (16.59%) LAN
3 34 (16.59%) WAN
4 33 (16.10%) DHCP
5 32 (15.61%) SAN
6 22 (10.73%) TCP/IP
7 19 (9.27%) VLAN
8 13 (6.34%) VPN
9 10 (4.88%) Wireless
10 9 (4.39%) NAS
11 8 (3.90%) VoIP
12 7 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (3.41%) Internet
13 6 (2.93%) Wireshark
13 6 (2.93%) FTP
13 6 (2.93%) Intranet
14 5 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (1.95%) MPLS
16 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 31 (15.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (11.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.95%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.95%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.98%) MySQL
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.49%) OLAP
10 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.90%) MSI
3 1 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 29 (14.15%) Finance
2 16 (7.80%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.34%) Retail
4 12 (5.85%) Law
4 12 (5.85%) Legal
5 10 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (4.88%) Publishing
6 3 (1.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) French Language
7 2 (0.98%) German Language
7 2 (0.98%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (15.61%) Support Engineer
2 30 (14.63%) Consultant
3 26 (12.68%) Analyst
4 25 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (11.22%) IT Support
6 19 (9.27%) Developer
7 16 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (7.32%) Architect
9 13 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (5.85%) .NET Developer
10 12 (5.85%) Network Support
11 11 (5.37%) Senior Consultant
12 10 (4.88%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
12 10 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (4.88%) Wintel Support
12 10 (4.88%) Senior Architect
12 10 (4.88%) Wintel Consultant
13 9 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.90%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.73%) .NET
2 16 (7.80%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.88%) HTML
4 7 (3.41%) WinForms
4 7 (3.41%) WCF
4 7 (3.41%) WPF
5 6 (2.93%) Web Services
6 5 (2.44%) jQuery
7 4 (1.95%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.95%) CSS
8 3 (1.46%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.46%) Sass
9 2 (0.98%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (0.98%) JSON
9 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.98%) HTML5
9 2 (0.98%) SOAP
9 2 (0.98%) XML
10 1 (0.49%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.22%) Clustering
3 22 (10.73%) Data Centre
4 19 (9.27%) Client/Server
5 15 (7.32%) Blackberry
6 11 (5.37%) iPhone
7 9 (4.39%) N-Tier
7 9 (4.39%) iPad
8 7 (3.41%) Replication
8 7 (3.41%) Mathematics
8 7 (3.41%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.95%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.46%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.46%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.98%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.98%) Animation
12 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 136 (66.34%) Windows
2 78 (38.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (24.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 41 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (12.68%) Windows 8
6 15 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 9 (4.39%) Windows Vista
8 7 (3.41%) Android
9 6 (2.93%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.93%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.46%) Linux
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.98%) NetWare
12 2 (0.98%) UNIX
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.20%) ITIL
2 29 (14.15%) PRINCE2
3 20 (9.76%) Migration
4 18 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.37%) Service Management
6 11 (5.37%) Change Control
6 11 (5.37%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (5.37%) Line Management
7 10 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (4.39%) Change Management
8 9 (4.39%) Unit Testing
8 9 (4.39%) TDD
8 9 (4.39%) MVC
8 9 (4.39%) Scrum
8 9 (4.39%) Document Management
8 9 (4.39%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.39%) SDLC
9 8 (3.90%) Application Discovery
9 8 (3.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.41%) SQL
2 25 (12.20%) C#
3 19 (9.27%) T-SQL
4 15 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.90%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.93%) VBScript
7 4 (1.95%) VB
7 4 (1.95%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.46%) VBA
9 1 (0.49%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.49%) X++
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 93 (45.37%) MCSE
2 76 (37.07%) MCITP
3 48 (23.41%) MCP
4 47 (22.93%) MCSA
5 38 (18.54%) Degree
6 32 (15.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (12.68%) CCNA
8 22 (10.73%) MCTS
9 20 (9.76%) Citrix Certification
10 18 (8.78%) CCA
11 17 (8.29%) MCDST
12 13 (6.34%) MCSD
12 13 (6.34%) CCENT
12 13 (6.34%) MCPD
13 12 (5.85%) CCEE
14 9 (4.39%) NCDA
15 7 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Certified Master
16 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 97 (47.32%) Active Directory
2 47 (22.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 23 (11.22%) XenApp
5 19 (9.27%) XenDesktop
6 15 (7.32%) XenServer
7 11 (5.37%) vSphere
7 11 (5.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.95%) Firmware
9 3 (1.46%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.98%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (9.76%) SCCM
2 6 (2.93%) SCOM
3 5 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.44%) SCOrch
3 5 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.46%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.98%) MOM
5 2 (0.98%) WSUS
6 1 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.49%) Nagios
6 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.49%) Opsview
6 1 (0.49%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 151 (73.66%) Microsoft
2 86 (41.95%) VMware
3 55 (26.83%) Citrix
4 18 (8.78%) Cisco
5 16 (7.80%) HP
5 16 (7.80%) Dell
6 12 (5.85%) NetApp
7 10 (4.88%) AppSense
8 9 (4.39%) Veeam
8 9 (4.39%) IBM
9 7 (3.41%) Apple
9 7 (3.41%) Avaya
10 6 (2.93%) Interwoven
10 6 (2.93%) Intel
11 5 (2.44%) EMC
11 5 (2.44%) Sage
11 5 (2.44%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.44%) Trend Micro
11 5 (2.44%) McAfee
12 4 (1.95%) Oracle
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus Benefits, Bonus and Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Oldham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £41,000 per annum Up to £41,000
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, car, health care
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £15 - £17.5 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago