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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 87 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 104 149 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.66% 3.94% 5.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.65% 15.88% 20.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74 137 200
Average salary £33,778 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
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
1203 938 1009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 30.71% 24.81% 25.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1004 810 820
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £49,600 £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 2 March 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 2 March 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
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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 7 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Cheadle +5 2 £37,500 - 1
Oldham +4 2 £39,278 +20.85% 1
Altrincham -7 1 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 200 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 147 (63.91%) Windows
3 112 (48.70%) Active Directory
4 100 (43.48%) MCSE
5 92 (40.00%) VMware
6 84 (36.52%) MS Exchange
7 80 (34.78%) MS Excel
8 78 (33.91%) Citrix
9 73 (31.74%) MCITP
10 70 (30.43%) ITIL
11 60 (26.09%) Windows 7
12 59 (25.65%) SQL Server
13 58 (25.22%) MCP
14 56 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 56 (24.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 55 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
16 53 (23.04%) SAN
16 53 (23.04%) DNS
16 53 (23.04%) MCSA
17 52 (22.61%) Hyper-V
17 52 (22.61%) Windows Server 2012
18 51 (22.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 49 (21.30%) HP
20 44 (19.13%) MCTS
21 43 (18.70%) .NET
21 43 (18.70%) SQL
22 42 (18.26%) LAN
22 42 (18.26%) WAN
23 41 (17.83%) DHCP
24 39 (16.96%) SharePoint

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 84 (36.52%) MS Exchange
2 39 (16.96%) SharePoint
3 28 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (8.26%) IIS
7 16 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (4.35%) Lync
9 8 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.30%) CMS
11 3 (1.30%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.87%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.87%) Apache
13 1 (0.43%) OpenEdge
13 1 (0.43%) Site Server
13 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
Applications
1 80 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 33 (14.35%) MS Office
3 2 (0.87%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.87%) Revit
3 2 (0.87%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.61%) Office 365
2 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (23.04%) DNS
1 53 (23.04%) SAN
2 42 (18.26%) LAN
2 42 (18.26%) WAN
3 41 (17.83%) DHCP
4 37 (16.09%) Firewall
5 26 (11.30%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.96%) VLAN
7 15 (6.52%) HTTP
8 10 (4.35%) NAS
8 10 (4.35%) Network Security
8 10 (4.35%) iSCSI
9 8 (3.48%) NetScaler
9 8 (3.48%) VoIP
9 8 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (3.04%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (2.61%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.74%) SMS
12 4 (1.74%) VPN
12 4 (1.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (25.65%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.04%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.43%) OLAP
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.61%) MSI
3 4 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.30%) JIRA
4 3 (1.30%) NUnit
4 3 (1.30%) MSTest
4 3 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 24 (10.43%) Finance
2 16 (6.96%) Legal
3 14 (6.09%) Law
4 7 (3.04%) Advertising
5 4 (1.74%) Publishing
6 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.43%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (17.83%) Developer
1 41 (17.83%) Support Engineer
2 36 (15.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 28 (12.17%) .NET Developer
4 24 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (9.57%) ASP.NET Developer
5 22 (9.57%) Analyst
6 21 (9.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 19 (8.26%) Server Engineer
8 18 (7.83%) Team Leader
9 16 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (6.96%) Consultant
10 14 (6.09%) IT Support
11 12 (5.22%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 12 (5.22%) Service Analyst
11 12 (5.22%) Technical Team Leader
12 10 (4.35%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.91%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.70%) .NET
2 36 (15.65%) ASP.NET
3 30 (13.04%) HTML
4 26 (11.30%) .NET Framework
5 22 (9.57%) CSS
6 17 (7.39%) SOAP
6 17 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (7.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 16 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 15 (6.52%) Sass
8 15 (6.52%) JSON
9 11 (4.78%) Web Services
10 9 (3.91%) jQuery
11 5 (2.17%) HTML5
12 4 (1.74%) CSS3
13 3 (1.30%) XML
13 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 1 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 1 (0.43%) Backbone.js
14 1 (0.43%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.70%) N-Tier
3 15 (6.52%) Inversion of Control
4 13 (5.65%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.91%) FlexPod
6 7 (3.04%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.61%) Replication
7 6 (2.61%) Life Science
8 3 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.30%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.87%) Clustering
9 2 (0.87%) SecurID
9 2 (0.87%) Statistics
9 2 (0.87%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.87%) iPhone
9 2 (0.87%) iPad
10 1 (0.43%) HP StorageWorks
10 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 147 (63.91%) Windows
2 60 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 56 (24.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (22.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (12.17%) Windows 8
7 20 (8.70%) Linux
8 18 (7.83%) Windows XP
9 12 (5.22%) UNIX
10 9 (3.91%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.04%) Android
12 4 (1.74%) Solaris
12 4 (1.74%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.87%) HPUX
13 2 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (30.43%) ITIL
2 28 (12.17%) Migration
3 26 (11.30%) MVC
4 24 (10.43%) Incident Management
5 22 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (8.26%) Unit Testing
7 18 (7.83%) Scrum
8 16 (6.96%) TDD
8 16 (6.96%) Document Management
8 16 (6.96%) SOA
9 15 (6.52%) Domain-Driven Design
9 15 (6.52%) Dependency Injection
9 15 (6.52%) CQRS
10 12 (5.22%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.78%) Service Management
12 10 (4.35%) OO
13 9 (3.91%) Web Development
14 8 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (3.48%) Business Continuity
15 7 (3.04%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.70%) SQL
2 38 (16.52%) C#
3 36 (15.65%) PowerShell
4 16 (6.96%) JavaScript
5 15 (6.52%) C
6 8 (3.48%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.61%) VBScript
8 5 (2.17%) PHP
9 4 (1.74%) C++
9 4 (1.74%) Java
9 4 (1.74%) X++
10 2 (0.87%) VB
10 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.43%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 100 (43.48%) MCSE
2 73 (31.74%) MCITP
3 58 (25.22%) MCP
4 53 (23.04%) MCSA
5 51 (22.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 44 (19.13%) MCTS
7 34 (14.78%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (14.35%) CCNA
9 22 (9.57%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (8.70%) CCA
11 18 (7.83%) Security Cleared
12 16 (6.96%) MCDST
13 14 (6.09%) Degree
13 14 (6.09%) NCDA
13 14 (6.09%) A+ Certification
14 12 (5.22%) MOS
15 9 (3.91%) MCPD
16 8 (3.48%) VCAP
17 7 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (2.61%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.91%) SLA
2 7 (3.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) GMP
4 1 (0.43%) GLP
System Software
1 112 (48.70%) Active Directory
2 56 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (22.61%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.39%) vSphere
5 16 (6.96%) XenDesktop
6 15 (6.52%) Terminal Services
7 13 (5.65%) XenApp
8 12 (5.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (3.91%) XenServer
10 7 (3.04%) Xen
10 7 (3.04%) NFS
11 6 (2.61%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (13.04%) SCCM
2 23 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 14 (6.09%) WSUS
4 10 (4.35%) SCOM
5 8 (3.48%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.87%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.87%) Nagios
6 2 (0.87%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 200 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 92 (40.00%) VMware
3 78 (33.91%) Citrix
4 49 (21.30%) HP
5 38 (16.52%) Cisco
6 31 (13.48%) Symantec
7 27 (11.74%) NetApp
8 17 (7.39%) Dell
8 17 (7.39%) 3PAR
9 13 (5.65%) CheckPoint
9 13 (5.65%) Wyse
10 7 (3.04%) Veeam
11 6 (2.61%) McAfee
11 6 (2.61%) AppSense
11 6 (2.61%) EMC
11 6 (2.61%) Sun
12 5 (2.17%) Intel
12 5 (2.17%) Sophos
13 3 (1.30%) Lotus
13 3 (1.30%) EPiServer
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