Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 129 115 148
Rank change year-on-year -14 +33 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 125 56 97
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.29% 1.84% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.42% 13.40% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 81 40 67
10th Percentile - £43,951 £28,250
25th Percentile £26,000 £45,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +31.25% +2.56%
75th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £51,875
90th Percentile £66,250 £83,875 £67,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £46,913 £37,500
% change year-on-year -14.74% +25.10% +4.17%

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 1,200 418 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.97% 13.74% 17.05%
Number of salaries quoted 766 326 730
10th Percentile £31,757 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,960 £40,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £83,125 £71,250 £71,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 - 4 - - 1
Altrincham - 3 £37,500 - 2
Bolton - 1 £27,000 - 2
Stockport - 1 - - 4
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 116 (92.80%) Microsoft
2 85 (68.00%) Azure
3 82 (65.60%) Windows
4 72 (57.60%) Active Directory
5 54 (43.20%) Windows Server
6 46 (36.80%) VMware
6 46 (36.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 44 (35.20%) Linux
8 42 (33.60%) Change Management
9 40 (32.00%) Security Cleared
10 37 (29.60%) ITIL
11 36 (28.80%) Citrix
12 32 (25.60%) PowerShell
12 32 (25.60%) Cybersecurity
13 31 (24.80%) SQL Server
14 30 (24.00%) SCCM
15 29 (23.20%) MCSA
16 27 (21.60%) IaaS
16 27 (21.60%) DevOps
16 27 (21.60%) AWS
17 26 (20.80%) PaaS
17 26 (20.80%) Microsoft Office
17 26 (20.80%) DNS
17 26 (20.80%) DHCP
17 26 (20.80%) Windows 10
18 25 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (20.00%) SC Cleared
18 25 (20.00%) MCTS
19 24 (19.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 24 (19.20%) Public Sector

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 21 (16.80%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.80%) IIS
3 1 (0.80%) SAS
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (20.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (8.00%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (3.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.80%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 85 (68.00%) Azure
2 27 (21.60%) AWS
2 27 (21.60%) IaaS
3 26 (20.80%) PaaS
4 23 (18.40%) GCP
4 23 (18.40%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (8.80%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 10 (8.00%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (8.00%) Serverless
7 8 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (6.40%) Power Platform
8 7 (5.60%) SaaS
9 6 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (3.20%) Azure Logic Apps
10 4 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.60%) Azure Service Bus
12 1 (0.80%) Azure Pipelines
12 1 (0.80%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.80%) DHCP
1 26 (20.80%) DNS
2 22 (17.60%) Network Security
3 21 (16.80%) Remote Desktop
4 20 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.80%) LAN
5 6 (4.80%) WAN
6 5 (4.00%) Firewall
7 2 (1.60%) Wireless
8 1 (0.80%) MPLS
8 1 (0.80%) SAN
8 1 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.00%) MySQL
3 14 (11.20%) Data Lake
4 10 (8.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.80%) Big Data
5 6 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.40%) Power BI
7 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.80%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (19.20%) Public Sector
2 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 19 (15.20%) Social Skills
3 14 (11.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 12 (9.60%) Law
5 11 (8.80%) Automotive
6 10 (8.00%) Aerospace
6 10 (8.00%) Manufacturing
6 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
7 7 (5.60%) Legal
7 7 (5.60%) Retail
8 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.60%) Games
9 1 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Analyst
2 23 (18.40%) IT Technician
3 21 (16.80%) Architect
4 20 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (14.40%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (12.80%) IT Analyst
7 15 (12.00%) Help Desk Analyst
7 15 (12.00%) Help Desk Technician
8 11 (8.80%) Azure Architect
8 11 (8.80%) Data Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Data Architect
9 8 (6.40%) Data Centre Architect
10 7 (5.60%) Senior Server Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Server Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Software Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Support Analyst
12 5 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Developer
12 5 (4.00%) IT Support
13 4 (3.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.80%) LDAP
2 6 (4.80%) .NET
2 6 (4.80%) Kafka
3 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (1.60%) RESTful
3 2 (1.60%) Web Services
4 1 (0.80%) CSS
4 1 (0.80%) HTML
4 1 (0.80%) HTML5
4 1 (0.80%) Middleware
4 1 (0.80%) OAuth
4 1 (0.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Driving Licence
2 20 (16.00%) Clustering
2 20 (16.00%) PKI
3 10 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 9 (7.20%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.00%) iPhone
6 4 (3.20%) e-Learning
7 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.40%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.60%) Legacy Applications
8 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.60%) User Experience
9 1 (0.80%) Blog
9 1 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.80%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.80%) Life Science
9 1 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 82 (65.60%) Windows
2 54 (43.20%) Windows Server
3 44 (35.20%) Linux
4 26 (20.80%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (33.60%) Change Management
2 37 (29.60%) ITIL
3 32 (25.60%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (21.60%) DevOps
5 25 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (19.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (18.40%) Analytics
8 21 (16.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 20 (16.00%) Change Control
9 20 (16.00%) Network Load Balancing
10 19 (15.20%) Asset Management
11 18 (14.40%) Customer Engagement
11 18 (14.40%) Microservices
11 18 (14.40%) Software Licensing
12 11 (8.80%) Data Science
12 11 (8.80%) Presales
12 11 (8.80%) Time Management
13 10 (8.00%) Data Engineering
13 10 (8.00%) Data Ingestion
13 10 (8.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.60%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.40%) Python
3 12 (9.60%) C#
4 9 (7.20%) SQL
5 6 (4.80%) Kotlin
6 4 (3.20%) X++
7 3 (2.40%) Bash
7 3 (2.40%) F#
7 3 (2.40%) Java
7 3 (2.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (23.20%) MCSA
3 25 (20.00%) MCTS
3 25 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 23 (18.40%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (18.40%) MCSE
5 16 (12.80%) MCP
6 8 (6.40%) Degree
7 6 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.20%) AWS Certification
9 3 (2.40%) MCITP
9 3 (2.40%) RHCE
10 2 (1.60%) CEH
10 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.60%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.80%) HCISPP
11 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.80%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) Accessibility
2 6 (4.80%) SLA
3 4 (3.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (57.60%) Active Directory
2 46 (36.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.60%) Docker
4 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (24.00%) SCCM
2 13 (10.40%) Terraform
3 8 (6.40%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.60%) Ansible
5 5 (4.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (4.00%) WSUS
6 3 (2.40%) Puppet
7 2 (1.60%) Grafana
7 2 (1.60%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 116 (92.80%) Microsoft
2 46 (36.80%) VMware
3 36 (28.80%) Citrix
4 10 (8.00%) Databricks
5 8 (6.40%) Adobe
5 8 (6.40%) Apple
6 6 (4.80%) iManage
7 5 (4.00%) HP
8 4 (3.20%) Cisco
9 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.60%) Avaya
10 2 (1.60%) Mitel
10 2 (1.60%) Oracle
10 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.60%) Veeam
11 1 (0.80%) Okta
11 1 (0.80%) SonicWALL