Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 156 147
Rank change year-on-year +65 -9 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 71 106 155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.50% 1.67% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.11% 9.39% 9.22%
Number of salaries quoted 64 80 135
Median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £44,112 £22,975 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £59,034
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -10.26% +20.00%

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 392 1,129 1,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.81% 17.80% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 293 834 1,373
Median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +5.88%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Manchester.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Manchester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Manchester over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 2020. 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
Salford +20 2 £46,250 +33.09%
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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 55 (77.46%) Microsoft
2 48 (67.61%) Azure
3 37 (52.11%) MCSE
3 37 (52.11%) MCSA
4 32 (45.07%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (43.66%) SQL Server
6 28 (39.44%) Windows
7 27 (38.03%) CCNA
7 27 (38.03%) VMware
8 24 (33.80%) Windows Server
9 22 (30.99%) Hyper-V
9 22 (30.99%) Firewall
10 21 (29.58%) Cisco
10 21 (29.58%) AWS
11 20 (28.17%) GCP
12 19 (26.76%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (26.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (25.35%) Finance
13 18 (25.35%) TOGAF
13 18 (25.35%) TOGAF Certification
14 17 (23.94%) MCTS
14 17 (23.94%) SQL
14 17 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange
15 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
15 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (19.72%) Linux
17 13 (18.31%) IT Strategy
17 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010

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 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Content Management Server
4 1 (1.41%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (67.61%) Azure
2 21 (29.58%) AWS
3 20 (28.17%) GCP
4 10 (14.08%) Power Platform
5 9 (12.68%) IaaS
5 9 (12.68%) PaaS
6 5 (7.04%) SaaS
7 2 (2.82%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.41%) GitHub
8 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.99%) Firewall
2 12 (16.90%) DNS
2 12 (16.90%) VoIP
3 11 (15.49%) Network Security
4 10 (14.08%) VPN
5 9 (12.68%) DHCP
5 9 (12.68%) Unified Communications
6 7 (9.86%) WAN
7 5 (7.04%) LAN
7 5 (7.04%) MPLS
7 5 (7.04%) Skype
8 3 (4.23%) BGP
8 3 (4.23%) FTP
8 3 (4.23%) IPsec
8 3 (4.23%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (4.23%) SSL
8 3 (4.23%) VLAN
8 3 (4.23%) WLAN
9 2 (2.82%) Internet
9 2 (2.82%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (43.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (14.08%) Power BI
4 9 (12.68%) Relational Database
5 7 (9.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 7 (9.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.82%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.04%) Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Electronics
4 3 (4.23%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 2 (2.82%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Architect
2 14 (19.72%) Network Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Azure Architect
3 12 (16.90%) IT Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (12.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) Data Analytics Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) Data Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (7.04%) Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Design Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Switch Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
11 2 (2.82%) Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 2 (2.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.82%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.41%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) HTML
3 1 (1.41%) jQuery
3 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.68%) Private Cloud
3 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (39.44%) Windows
2 24 (33.80%) Windows Server
3 14 (19.72%) Linux
4 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (25.35%) TOGAF
3 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (18.31%) IT Strategy
5 12 (16.90%) Decision-Making
6 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (12.68%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (11.27%) Analytics
8 8 (11.27%) Computer Science
8 8 (11.27%) Data Analytics
8 8 (11.27%) Data Engineering
8 8 (11.27%) Data Modelling
8 8 (11.27%) Dimensional Modelling
8 8 (11.27%) Project Management
8 8 (11.27%) Use Case
8 8 (11.27%) Validation
8 8 (11.27%) Visualisation
9 7 (9.86%) ITIL
10 6 (8.45%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) SQL
2 11 (15.49%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.27%) Bash Shell
3 8 (11.27%) Python
4 4 (5.63%) C#
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (52.11%) MCSA
1 37 (52.11%) MCSE
2 32 (45.07%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (38.03%) CCNA
4 18 (25.35%) TOGAF Certification
5 17 (23.94%) MCTS
6 11 (15.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (14.08%) MCP
8 9 (12.68%) Degree
8 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 9 (12.68%) SSCP
9 8 (11.27%) RHCE
10 6 (8.45%) CCNP
10 6 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (8.45%) MCITP
11 5 (7.04%) CCIE
11 5 (7.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 3 (4.23%) HP AIS
12 3 (4.23%) HP ASE
12 3 (4.23%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.82%) COBIT
3 1 (1.41%) NCSC
3 1 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (30.99%) Hyper-V
2 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
3 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Ansible
1 9 (12.68%) Puppet
1 9 (12.68%) Terraform
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) WSUS
3 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.41%) Nagios
3 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (77.46%) Microsoft
2 27 (38.03%) VMware
3 21 (29.58%) Cisco
4 12 (16.90%) Google
5 9 (12.68%) Red Hat
6 8 (11.27%) Juniper
7 3 (4.23%) Brocade
7 3 (4.23%) HP
7 3 (4.23%) NetApp
7 3 (4.23%) Sophos
7 3 (4.23%) ZyXEL
8 2 (2.82%) Nasuni
9 1 (1.41%) Citrix
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle
9 1 (1.41%) Sitecore