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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 90 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 102 139 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.58% 3.74% 4.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.79% 15.34% 18.54%
Number of salaries quoted 86 130 200
Average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,010 £45,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1042 906 1106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.37% 24.35% 26.05%
Number of salaries quoted 893 801 929
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -2 9 £39,000 +11.42% 2
Cheadle +10 5 £39,500 - 1
Wigan -10 3 £28,000 +12.00%
Altrincham -2 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 191 (86.82%) Microsoft
2 135 (61.36%) Windows
3 97 (44.09%) MCSE
4 93 (42.27%) VMware
5 92 (41.82%) Active Directory
6 79 (35.91%) Citrix
7 76 (34.55%) MS Exchange
8 75 (34.09%) ITIL
9 73 (33.18%) MCITP
10 71 (32.27%) MS Excel
11 65 (29.55%) SQL Server
12 59 (26.82%) SAN
13 57 (25.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 56 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
15 55 (25.00%) Hyper-V
16 53 (24.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 53 (24.09%) MCSA
16 53 (24.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 50 (22.73%) MCP
18 49 (22.27%) .NET
19 46 (20.91%) DNS
20 45 (20.45%) HP
20 45 (20.45%) MCTS
21 44 (20.00%) Windows 7
22 43 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
22 43 (19.55%) CCNA
22 43 (19.55%) Cisco Certification
22 43 (19.55%) SQL
23 42 (19.09%) SharePoint
24 41 (18.64%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 76 (34.55%) MS Exchange
2 42 (19.09%) SharePoint
3 28 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (8.64%) IIS
5 15 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (4.55%) Lync
7 8 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.82%) CMS
9 4 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.82%) Umbraco
10 3 (1.36%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.91%) Apache
12 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.45%) Moodle
12 1 (0.45%) TPMS
Applications
1 71 (32.27%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.91%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.91%) Revit
3 2 (0.91%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.18%) Office 365
2 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (26.82%) SAN
2 46 (20.91%) DNS
3 40 (18.18%) DHCP
4 35 (15.91%) WAN
4 35 (15.91%) Firewall
5 33 (15.00%) LAN
6 18 (8.18%) TCP/IP
7 16 (7.27%) NAS
8 15 (6.82%) HTTP
9 13 (5.91%) iSCSI
10 12 (5.45%) VLAN
11 9 (4.09%) VoIP
12 8 (3.64%) VPN
13 7 (3.18%) Unified Communications
13 7 (3.18%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (3.18%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.73%) Network Security
15 4 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (1.82%) FTP
16 2 (0.91%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (3.18%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.45%) OLAP
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.82%) NUnit
3 4 (1.82%) MSTest
3 4 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.82%) JIRA
4 2 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 26 (11.82%) Finance
2 11 (5.00%) Legal
3 9 (4.09%) Law
4 7 (3.18%) Advertising
5 4 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (21.82%) Developer
2 44 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 34 (15.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 29 (13.18%) .NET Developer
5 24 (10.91%) Server Engineer
6 23 (10.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 23 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 18 (8.18%) Analyst
9 14 (6.36%) Consultant
9 14 (6.36%) Server Support
9 14 (6.36%) Server Support Engineer
10 13 (5.91%) Team Leader
10 13 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (5.45%) C# Developer
11 12 (5.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (4.55%) Service Analyst
13 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (4.09%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.27%) .NET
2 39 (17.73%) ASP.NET
3 32 (14.55%) HTML
3 32 (14.55%) .NET Framework
4 25 (11.36%) CSS
5 18 (8.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 17 (7.73%) SOAP
6 17 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 15 (6.82%) Sass
8 15 (6.82%) JSON
9 11 (5.00%) Web Services
10 9 (4.09%) jQuery
11 7 (3.18%) HTML5
12 5 (2.27%) XML
12 5 (2.27%) CSS3
13 4 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 2 (0.91%) Ajax
14 2 (0.91%) Silverlight
15 1 (0.45%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.55%) N-Tier
2 19 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.82%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (3.18%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.18%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.27%) Life Science
6 4 (1.82%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.36%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.36%) iPhone
7 3 (1.36%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.91%) SecurID
8 2 (0.91%) Statistics
8 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.91%) Replication
8 2 (0.91%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.91%) APACS
8 2 (0.91%) Clustering
8 2 (0.91%) EMV
8 2 (0.91%) W3C
9 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 135 (61.36%) Windows
2 56 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (24.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 43 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 19 (8.64%) Linux
8 14 (6.36%) Windows XP
9 11 (5.00%) UNIX
10 9 (4.09%) Windows 2000
10 9 (4.09%) Android
11 8 (3.64%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.27%) VMS
13 3 (1.36%) Solaris
14 2 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.91%) HPUX
15 1 (0.45%) AIX
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (34.09%) ITIL
2 29 (13.18%) MVC
3 25 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 20 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 19 (8.64%) Scrum
6 16 (7.27%) TDD
6 16 (7.27%) SOA
7 15 (6.82%) Migration
7 15 (6.82%) Domain-Driven Design
7 15 (6.82%) Dependency Injection
7 15 (6.82%) CQRS
8 12 (5.45%) Change Control
8 12 (5.45%) Service Management
8 12 (5.45%) OO
9 11 (5.00%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.55%) Document Management
10 10 (4.55%) Web Development
11 9 (4.09%) Business Continuity
11 9 (4.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.55%) SQL
2 41 (18.64%) C#
3 22 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 18 (8.18%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.00%) C
6 8 (3.64%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.18%) X++
8 6 (2.73%) PHP
9 4 (1.82%) C++
9 4 (1.82%) Java
10 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (44.09%) MCSE
2 73 (33.18%) MCITP
3 53 (24.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 53 (24.09%) MCSA
4 50 (22.73%) MCP
5 45 (20.45%) MCTS
6 43 (19.55%) CCNA
6 43 (19.55%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (14.09%) Citrix Certification
8 29 (13.18%) CCA
9 18 (8.18%) Degree
10 14 (6.36%) VCAP
11 13 (5.91%) Security Cleared
12 11 (5.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 10 (4.55%) MCPD
13 10 (4.55%) MCDST
13 10 (4.55%) A+ Certification
13 10 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (4.09%) MOS
14 9 (4.09%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) SLA
2 6 (2.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (41.82%) Active Directory
2 57 (25.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.82%) XenApp
4 15 (6.82%) vSphere
5 14 (6.36%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.00%) Terminal Services
7 9 (4.09%) NFS
8 8 (3.64%) XenServer
9 6 (2.73%) Xen
10 5 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (2.27%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 21 (9.55%) SCCM
3 9 (4.09%) SCOM
4 8 (3.64%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.73%) WSUS
6 3 (1.36%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.91%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.91%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.91%) Nagios
7 2 (0.91%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.91%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 191 (86.82%) Microsoft
2 93 (42.27%) VMware
3 79 (35.91%) Citrix
4 45 (20.45%) HP
5 36 (16.36%) Cisco
6 25 (11.36%) Symantec
7 19 (8.64%) NetApp
8 15 (6.82%) 3PAR
9 12 (5.45%) Dell
10 9 (4.09%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.09%) Wyse
11 7 (3.18%) McAfee
12 5 (2.27%) Sophos
12 5 (2.27%) EMC
12 5 (2.27%) Intel
13 4 (1.82%) Veeam
13 4 (1.82%) EPiServer
14 3 (1.36%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.36%) IBM
14 3 (1.36%) Adobe
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance/car + commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Xn Hotels Systems
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum + OOH & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 75,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits inc car
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago