Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 132 125
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 172 191 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.35% 2.38% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.47% 10.66% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 144 173 169
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £41,592
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -21.86% +26.03%
10th Percentile £18,750 £18,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,375 £51,650 £53,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £31,250 £38,750
% change year-on-year +20.00% -19.35% +19.23%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,499 1,792 1,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.47% 22.29% 23.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,189 1,470 1,448
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,750 £67,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £43,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.07% +0.63% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification 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 in Manchester.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale +10 8 - -
Stockport +4 8 £36,250 -15.70%
Salford -2 8 £24,000 -36.84%
Cheadle +1 7 £39,000 -9.30% 2
Sale 0 5 £35,000 -
Altrincham -11 5 £29,500 -11.94%
Wigan +6 4 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Bury - 2 £20,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 144 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 89 (51.74%) Windows
3 83 (48.26%) ITIL
4 82 (47.67%) MCSE
5 75 (43.60%) Active Directory
6 67 (38.95%) Office 365
7 62 (36.05%) VMware
8 56 (32.56%) SQL Server
9 48 (27.91%) TCP/IP
10 47 (27.33%) MCSA
10 47 (27.33%) Windows Server
11 44 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (24.42%) Degree
13 41 (23.84%) Firewall
14 38 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 37 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (21.51%) SQL
16 35 (20.35%) Relational Database
17 34 (19.77%) SQL Server 2008
17 34 (19.77%) Hyper-V
18 32 (18.60%) Service Management
19 31 (18.02%) Microsoft Azure
20 29 (16.86%) MCP
20 29 (16.86%) DNS
20 29 (16.86%) SLA
21 28 (16.28%) Cisco
21 28 (16.28%) MS Exchange
21 28 (16.28%) T-SQL
22 27 (15.70%) SharePoint
22 27 (15.70%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 27 (15.70%) SharePoint
3 16 (9.30%) Skype for Business
4 15 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (5.81%) Apache Pig
6 10 (5.81%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (5.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (4.07%) IIS
10 1 (0.58%) Apache
10 1 (0.58%) CMS
10 1 (0.58%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (9.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (7.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.58%) BPCS
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 67 (38.95%) Office 365
2 31 (18.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.72%) IaaS
4 10 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.81%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (27.91%) TCP/IP
2 41 (23.84%) Firewall
3 29 (16.86%) DNS
4 22 (12.79%) LAN
5 20 (11.63%) DHCP
6 19 (11.05%) WAN
7 18 (10.47%) SAN
8 15 (8.72%) Skype
9 11 (6.40%) Internet
10 10 (5.81%) HTTP
10 10 (5.81%) SSL
11 7 (4.07%) VoIP
12 4 (2.33%) WLAN
13 3 (1.74%) NAS
13 3 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.74%) VPN
13 3 (1.74%) Wireless
14 2 (1.16%) Ethernet
14 2 (1.16%) Structured Cabling
14 2 (1.16%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 35 (20.35%) Relational Database
3 34 (19.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (15.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (15.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 25 (14.53%) MongoDB
5 25 (14.53%) NoSQL
5 25 (14.53%) OLTP
5 25 (14.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (6.40%) MySQL
7 10 (5.81%) Apache Hive
7 10 (5.81%) Big Data
7 10 (5.81%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.40%) JIRA
1 11 (6.40%) Selenium
2 10 (5.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (5.81%) Bitbucket
2 10 (5.81%) CodeSonar
2 10 (5.81%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.81%) git-flow
2 10 (5.81%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (6.98%) Finance
1 12 (6.98%) Retail
2 5 (2.91%) Back Office
3 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.16%) Advertising
4 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Games
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (20.93%) Support Engineer
2 29 (16.86%) IT Support
3 22 (12.79%) Administrator
4 21 (12.21%) DBA
4 21 (12.21%) SQL DBA
5 18 (10.47%) 1st Line Support
5 18 (10.47%) Analyst
6 17 (9.88%) 1st Line Engineer
7 16 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (9.30%) IT Engineer
8 15 (8.72%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 14 (8.14%) Service Analyst
10 13 (7.56%) IT Analyst
11 12 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (6.40%) IT Support Analyst
12 11 (6.40%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (6.40%) Support Analyst
13 10 (5.81%) C# Software Engineer
13 10 (5.81%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.05%) .NET
2 14 (8.14%) ASP.NET
3 12 (6.98%) .NET Framework
3 12 (6.98%) Web Services
4 10 (5.81%) Django
4 10 (5.81%) Java EE
4 10 (5.81%) LAMP
4 10 (5.81%) Node.js
4 10 (5.81%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (5.81%) REST
4 10 (5.81%) SOAP
4 10 (5.81%) Spring MVC
4 10 (5.81%) STL
5 3 (1.74%) HTML
5 3 (1.74%) jQuery
5 3 (1.74%) LDAP
6 2 (1.16%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.16%) CSS
7 1 (0.58%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Virtual Team
2 9 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.91%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) NHS
8 1 (0.58%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 89 (51.74%) Windows
2 47 (27.33%) Windows Server
3 44 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (10.47%) Windows 10
6 17 (9.88%) Linux
7 16 (9.30%) Windows 7
8 12 (6.98%) Android
8 12 (6.98%) Apple iOS
9 10 (5.81%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.74%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.74%) Unix
11 1 (0.58%) Debian
11 1 (0.58%) Fedora
11 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (48.26%) ITIL
2 32 (18.60%) Service Management
3 26 (15.12%) IT Strategy
3 26 (15.12%) Server Building
4 25 (14.53%) ERP
4 25 (14.53%) Performance Tuning
5 23 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (11.05%) ITIL V3
7 17 (9.88%) CRM
8 16 (9.30%) Analytics
9 15 (8.72%) Ethical Hacking
9 15 (8.72%) Mentoring
10 14 (8.14%) Incident Management
11 13 (7.56%) ITSM
11 13 (7.56%) Problem Management
12 12 (6.98%) Decision-Making
13 11 (6.40%) Change Management
14 10 (5.81%) Kanban
14 10 (5.81%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.51%) SQL
2 28 (16.28%) T-SQL
3 16 (9.30%) C#
4 15 (8.72%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.98%) C++
5 12 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.40%) C
6 11 (6.40%) Java
7 10 (5.81%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.81%) Objective-C
7 10 (5.81%) PHP
7 10 (5.81%) Python
8 3 (1.74%) X++
9 1 (0.58%) Perl
9 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (47.67%) MCSE
2 47 (27.33%) MCSA
3 42 (24.42%) Degree
4 29 (16.86%) MCP
5 26 (15.12%) MCITP
6 21 (12.21%) CCNA
6 21 (12.21%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (11.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (9.30%) MCTS
9 15 (8.72%) CISSP
10 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
11 10 (5.81%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (5.81%) DV Cleared
11 10 (5.81%) GIAC
11 10 (5.81%) HNC
11 10 (5.81%) Linux+ Certification
11 10 (5.81%) Network+ Certification
11 10 (5.81%) SANS
11 10 (5.81%) SSCP
12 8 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.86%) SLA
2 5 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.74%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.58%) GDPR
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 75 (43.60%) Active Directory
2 37 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (19.77%) Hyper-V
4 25 (14.53%) vSphere
5 18 (10.47%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (5.81%) Docker
6 10 (5.81%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.49%) XenApp
8 3 (1.74%) vCloud
9 2 (1.16%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (14.53%) SCCM
2 11 (6.40%) Puppet
3 10 (5.81%) Salt
4 9 (5.23%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.16%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.16%) vRealize
5 2 (1.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.58%) Ansible
6 1 (0.58%) DameWare
6 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 144 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 62 (36.05%) VMware
3 28 (16.28%) Cisco
4 23 (13.37%) Citrix
5 6 (3.49%) Veeam
6 4 (2.33%) Oracle
7 3 (1.74%) Dell
7 3 (1.74%) Epicor
7 3 (1.74%) HP
7 3 (1.74%) Infor
7 3 (1.74%) Sage
7 3 (1.74%) SAP
8 2 (1.16%) Avaya
8 2 (1.16%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.16%) NetApp
8 2 (1.16%) Symantec
9 1 (0.58%) Apple
9 1 (0.58%) EMC
9 1 (0.58%) Lotus
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat