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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 129 139 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.05% 3.69% 4.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.16% 15.38% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 118 128 198
Average salary £35,000 £32,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% -12.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £22,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
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
1061 904 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.12% 24.02% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 903 811 983
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 19 December 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 December 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
Stockport -13 11 £37,500 +11.11%
Wigan - 5 £32,500 - 1
Cheadle - 4 £40,000 -
Altrincham -2 2 £40,000 +3.89% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 194 (83.26%) Microsoft
2 139 (59.66%) Windows
3 112 (48.07%) MCSE
4 104 (44.64%) VMware
5 95 (40.77%) Active Directory
6 89 (38.20%) Citrix
7 85 (36.48%) ITIL
8 78 (33.48%) MS Exchange
9 77 (33.05%) MCITP
10 76 (32.62%) MS Excel
11 72 (30.90%) SQL Server
12 67 (28.76%) SAN
13 64 (27.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 63 (27.04%) Hyper-V
14 63 (27.04%) MCSA
15 62 (26.61%) MCP
16 57 (24.46%) Windows Server 2008
17 56 (24.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 55 (23.61%) MCTS
19 53 (22.75%) .NET
20 51 (21.89%) CCNA
20 51 (21.89%) Cisco Certification
20 51 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
21 46 (19.74%) SQL
22 45 (19.31%) SharePoint
23 43 (18.45%) C#
24 42 (18.03%) DNS
24 42 (18.03%) Citrix Certification
25 41 (17.60%) CCA
25 41 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 78 (33.48%) MS Exchange
2 45 (19.31%) SharePoint
3 27 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (9.01%) IIS
4 21 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (4.29%) Lync
8 9 (3.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.72%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.72%) TPMS
10 4 (1.72%) CMS
10 4 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.86%) Apache
12 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.43%) Moodle
Applications
1 76 (32.62%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.86%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.86%) Revit
3 2 (0.86%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (6.01%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.29%) Office 365
2 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (28.76%) SAN
2 42 (18.03%) DNS
3 35 (15.02%) Firewall
4 34 (14.59%) DHCP
5 31 (13.30%) WAN
6 27 (11.59%) LAN
7 18 (7.73%) NAS
8 15 (6.44%) TCP/IP
9 14 (6.01%) HTTP
10 13 (5.58%) iSCSI
11 10 (4.29%) VPN
12 8 (3.43%) VoIP
13 7 (3.00%) Unified Communications
13 7 (3.00%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (3.00%) VLAN
14 6 (2.58%) Network Security
15 5 (2.15%) NetScaler
16 4 (1.72%) FTP
17 2 (0.86%) PSTN
17 2 (0.86%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (30.90%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.43%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (6.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.72%) NUnit
3 4 (1.72%) MSTest
3 4 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.72%) JIRA
4 3 (1.29%) Subversion
General
1 23 (9.87%) Finance
2 8 (3.43%) Legal
3 7 (3.00%) Advertising
4 6 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.15%) Law
6 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (22.32%) Developer
2 51 (21.89%) Support Engineer
3 34 (14.59%) 3rd Line Support
4 31 (13.30%) .NET Developer
5 27 (11.59%) Server Engineer
6 24 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (10.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 23 (9.87%) ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (7.73%) Analyst
9 17 (7.30%) Server Support
9 17 (7.30%) Server Support Engineer
10 15 (6.44%) Consultant
11 13 (5.58%) Infrastructure Manager
11 13 (5.58%) C# Developer
11 13 (5.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (5.58%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (4.72%) Windows Support Engineer
12 11 (4.72%) Service Analyst
13 10 (4.29%) Windows Server Engineer
14 9 (3.86%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (22.75%) .NET
2 41 (17.60%) ASP.NET
3 32 (13.73%) .NET Framework
4 31 (13.30%) HTML
5 24 (10.30%) CSS
6 19 (8.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (7.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 15 (6.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 15 (6.44%) SOAP
9 14 (6.01%) JSON
9 14 (6.01%) Sass
10 11 (4.72%) Web Services
11 8 (3.43%) HTML5
11 8 (3.43%) jQuery
12 6 (2.58%) XML
13 5 (2.15%) CSS3
14 4 (1.72%) Razor View Engine
14 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.58%) N-Tier
3 14 (6.01%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.72%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.29%) EMV
6 3 (1.29%) W3C
6 3 (1.29%) APACS
6 3 (1.29%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.29%) Life Science
7 2 (0.86%) Clustering
7 2 (0.86%) PKI
7 2 (0.86%) Statistics
7 2 (0.86%) Replication
7 2 (0.86%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.86%) iPhone
8 1 (0.43%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 139 (59.66%) Windows
2 57 (24.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (14.59%) Windows 7
6 18 (7.73%) Linux
7 17 (7.30%) Windows 8
8 12 (5.15%) Windows 2000
9 11 (4.72%) Windows XP
10 10 (4.29%) UNIX
11 9 (3.86%) Android
12 8 (3.43%) Apple iOS
12 8 (3.43%) VMS
13 2 (0.86%) HPUX
13 2 (0.86%) Solaris
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (36.48%) ITIL
2 32 (13.73%) MVC
3 29 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.15%) Incident Management
4 19 (8.15%) Unit Testing
5 18 (7.73%) Domain-Driven Design
5 18 (7.73%) CQRS
5 18 (7.73%) TDD
5 18 (7.73%) Scrum
6 17 (7.30%) Service Management
6 17 (7.30%) Change Control
7 15 (6.44%) Change Management
7 15 (6.44%) SOA
7 15 (6.44%) Mentoring
8 14 (6.01%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (5.58%) Migration
10 12 (5.15%) OO
11 10 (4.29%) Business Continuity
11 10 (4.29%) Web Development
11 10 (4.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.74%) SQL
2 43 (18.45%) C#
3 20 (8.58%) PowerShell
4 17 (7.30%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.43%) VB.NET
5 8 (3.43%) X++
6 7 (3.00%) C
7 6 (2.58%) PHP
8 4 (1.72%) C++
8 4 (1.72%) Java
9 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (48.07%) MCSE
2 77 (33.05%) MCITP
3 63 (27.04%) MCSA
4 62 (26.61%) MCP
5 56 (24.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 55 (23.61%) MCTS
7 51 (21.89%) CCNA
7 51 (21.89%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (18.03%) Citrix Certification
9 41 (17.60%) CCA
10 21 (9.01%) Degree
11 13 (5.58%) VCAP
11 13 (5.58%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 10 (4.29%) MCPD
12 10 (4.29%) Security Cleared
13 9 (3.86%) MCSD
13 9 (3.86%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (3.00%) A+ Certification
15 6 (2.58%) MOS
15 6 (2.58%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.30%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 95 (40.77%) Active Directory
2 64 (27.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (27.04%) Hyper-V
4 19 (8.15%) XenDesktop
5 18 (7.73%) XenApp
6 12 (5.15%) vSphere
7 11 (4.72%) XenServer
8 10 (4.29%) VMware ESX
9 8 (3.43%) Terminal Services
9 8 (3.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (3.00%) NFS
11 4 (1.72%) Xen
12 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.29%) vCloud
13 2 (0.86%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (11.59%) Backup Exec
2 24 (10.30%) SCCM
3 14 (6.01%) SCOM
4 8 (3.43%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.15%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.15%) WSUS
6 3 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.29%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.86%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.86%) Nagios
7 2 (0.86%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 194 (83.26%) Microsoft
2 104 (44.64%) VMware
3 89 (38.20%) Citrix
4 40 (17.17%) HP
5 38 (16.31%) Cisco
6 28 (12.02%) Symantec
7 15 (6.44%) 3PAR
8 13 (5.58%) McAfee
8 13 (5.58%) NetApp
9 11 (4.72%) Sophos
10 10 (4.29%) Dell
11 8 (3.43%) Wyse
11 8 (3.43%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.15%) EMC
12 5 (2.15%) Intel
13 4 (1.72%) EPiServer
14 3 (1.29%) Lotus
14 3 (1.29%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.29%) IBM
14 3 (1.29%) Adobe
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Salary: competitive
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Pension, Training, Certifications
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