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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 92 83 81
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 92 109 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.71% 2.79% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.47% 12.50% 12.33%
Number of salaries quoted 69 104 122
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,800
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
802 872 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.62% 22.35% 24.26%
Number of salaries quoted 668 697 895
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +8 9 £26,000 -35.00% 3
Salford +4 3 £23,250 +5.68% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £27,500 -
Cheadle - 1 £24,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 156 (71.56%) Microsoft
2 152 (69.72%) Windows
3 106 (48.62%) Active Directory
4 86 (39.45%) MCSE
5 83 (38.07%) VMware
5 83 (38.07%) MCITP
6 76 (34.86%) ITIL
7 75 (34.40%) MS Exchange
8 70 (32.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (29.82%) Windows 7
10 63 (28.90%) MS Excel
11 61 (27.98%) Citrix
12 57 (26.15%) DNS
13 56 (25.69%) MCP
13 56 (25.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 53 (24.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 50 (22.94%) MS Office
16 47 (21.56%) Exchange Server 2010
17 45 (20.64%) SQL Server
17 45 (20.64%) LAN
17 45 (20.64%) WAN
18 44 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
19 41 (18.81%) DHCP
19 41 (18.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 40 (18.35%) MCSA
21 39 (17.89%) Migration
22 38 (17.43%) SQL
23 35 (16.06%) Exchange Server 2013
24 34 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
24 34 (15.60%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 75 (34.40%) MS Exchange
2 47 (21.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (16.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (15.60%) SharePoint
5 25 (11.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (10.55%) IIS
7 20 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (5.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (5.05%) Lync
10 9 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (4.13%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.38%) Apache
11 3 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.92%) CMS
12 2 (0.92%) OpenEdge
12 2 (0.92%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.92%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 63 (28.90%) MS Excel
2 50 (22.94%) MS Office
3 4 (1.83%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.92%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Sage 50
2 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.46%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (26.15%) DNS
2 45 (20.64%) LAN
2 45 (20.64%) WAN
3 41 (18.81%) DHCP
4 33 (15.14%) Firewall
5 31 (14.22%) TCP/IP
6 26 (11.93%) VLAN
6 26 (11.93%) SAN
7 13 (5.96%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (4.59%) Wireless
9 8 (3.67%) VPN
9 8 (3.67%) Network Security
10 6 (2.75%) Wireshark
10 6 (2.75%) Intranet
10 6 (2.75%) FTP
11 5 (2.29%) VoIP
11 5 (2.29%) iSCSI
11 5 (2.29%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.64%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (10.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (6.42%) MSI
2 11 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (11.01%) Finance
2 18 (8.26%) Legal
3 14 (6.42%) Publishing
4 13 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.59%) Law
6 3 (1.38%) Advertising
7 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.92%) French Language
7 2 (0.92%) German Language
7 2 (0.92%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.92%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.46%) Retail
8 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (14.68%) Support Engineer
2 28 (12.84%) Analyst
3 25 (11.47%) IT Support
4 24 (11.01%) Consultant
5 21 (9.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (9.17%) Developer
7 19 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (8.26%) Architect
9 16 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (6.42%) .NET Developer
11 13 (5.96%) Senior Consultant
12 12 (5.50%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (5.50%) Network Support
13 11 (5.05%) Team Leader
13 11 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 9 (4.13%) Administrator
14 9 (4.13%) Support Analyst
15 8 (3.67%) Service Analyst
15 8 (3.67%) IT Support Engineer
15 8 (3.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.09%) .NET
2 18 (8.26%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.50%) HTML
4 7 (3.21%) WinForms
4 7 (3.21%) WCF
4 7 (3.21%) WPF
5 5 (2.29%) jQuery
5 5 (2.29%) Sass
5 5 (2.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.29%) CSS
6 4 (1.83%) SOAP
6 4 (1.83%) JSON
6 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.83%) Entity Framework
6 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (1.38%) Web Services
8 1 (0.46%) XML
8 1 (0.46%) RSS
8 1 (0.46%) MDX
8 1 (0.46%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (15.14%) Data Centre
3 27 (12.39%) Client/Server
4 17 (7.80%) Blackberry
5 15 (6.88%) Clustering
6 12 (5.50%) iPhone
7 11 (5.05%) N-Tier
8 10 (4.59%) Replication
8 10 (4.59%) iPad
9 8 (3.67%) FlexPod
10 7 (3.21%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.75%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
13 3 (1.38%) Data Integration
13 3 (1.38%) Life Science
14 2 (0.92%) SecurID
14 2 (0.92%) Animation
14 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
15 1 (0.46%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 152 (69.72%) Windows
2 70 (32.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (29.82%) Windows 7
4 56 (25.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (14.68%) Windows 8
7 20 (9.17%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.21%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.75%) Linux
9 6 (2.75%) Android
10 5 (2.29%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.38%) UNIX
11 3 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.92%) Solaris
13 1 (0.46%) AIX
13 1 (0.46%) NetWare
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (34.86%) ITIL
2 39 (17.89%) Migration
3 25 (11.47%) PRINCE2
4 19 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (7.34%) Incident Management
6 14 (6.42%) Document Management
7 13 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (5.05%) TDD
8 11 (5.05%) Unit Testing
9 10 (4.59%) Change Management
9 10 (4.59%) Scrum
9 10 (4.59%) MVC
10 9 (4.13%) SOA
10 9 (4.13%) Software Engineering
10 9 (4.13%) SDLC
11 8 (3.67%) Service Management
11 8 (3.67%) Infrastructure Management
12 7 (3.21%) MVVM
12 7 (3.21%) Project Management
13 6 (2.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.43%) SQL
2 29 (13.30%) PowerShell
3 25 (11.47%) C#
4 14 (6.42%) T-SQL
5 9 (4.13%) VBScript
5 9 (4.13%) C
6 8 (3.67%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.75%) VB
8 4 (1.83%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.92%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (0.46%) X++
10 1 (0.46%) C++
10 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 86 (39.45%) MCSE
2 83 (38.07%) MCITP
3 56 (25.69%) MCP
4 41 (18.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 40 (18.35%) MCSA
6 30 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (13.76%) MCTS
7 29 (13.30%) Degree
7 29 (13.30%) CCNA
8 25 (11.47%) Citrix Certification
8 25 (11.47%) MCDST
9 22 (10.09%) CCA
10 15 (6.88%) NCDA
11 13 (5.96%) MCPD
11 13 (5.96%) MCSD
12 12 (5.50%) CCENT
12 12 (5.50%) CCEE
13 10 (4.59%) Security Cleared
13 10 (4.59%) MOS
14 7 (3.21%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.34%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) GMP
3 1 (0.46%) GLP
System Software
1 106 (48.62%) Active Directory
2 53 (24.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (15.60%) Hyper-V
4 26 (11.93%) XenApp
4 26 (11.93%) XenDesktop
5 22 (10.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (7.80%) XenServer
7 14 (6.42%) vSphere
8 8 (3.67%) VMware ESX
8 8 (3.67%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.83%) Firmware
9 4 (1.83%) NFS
9 4 (1.83%) Xen
10 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 31 (14.22%) SCCM
2 11 (5.05%) WSUS
3 7 (3.21%) SCOM
4 6 (2.75%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.38%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.92%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.92%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.46%) MOM
8 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.46%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.46%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 156 (71.56%) Microsoft
2 83 (38.07%) VMware
3 61 (27.98%) Citrix
4 30 (13.76%) HP
4 30 (13.76%) Cisco
5 25 (11.47%) NetApp
6 20 (9.17%) Dell
7 14 (6.42%) AppSense
7 14 (6.42%) Veeam
8 12 (5.50%) Symantec
9 9 (4.13%) IBM
10 6 (2.75%) Sun
10 6 (2.75%) Intel
10 6 (2.75%) Apple
10 6 (2.75%) Sage
10 6 (2.75%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.75%) Avaya
10 6 (2.75%) Wyse
11 5 (2.29%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.29%) Trend Micro
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