Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 127 170
Rank change year-on-year -5 +43 -38
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 54 97 110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.55% 1.86% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.78% 10.86% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 53 69 105
Median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £43,000 £28,050 £23,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £71,000 £75,000
North West median annual salary £46,913 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year +25.10% +3.45% +3.57%

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 552 893 1,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.82% 17.14% 23.35%
Number of salaries quoted 400 676 1,279
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.95% +0.53% +10.47%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,575 £77,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £48,314 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.36% - +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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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
Stockport +22 3 £22,500 -61.86% 1
Wigan -2 2 £47,500 -36.67% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 39 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 30 (55.56%) Windows
3 27 (50.00%) Azure
3 27 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 26 (48.15%) MCSE
5 22 (40.74%) Firewall
6 21 (38.89%) VMware
6 21 (38.89%) Hyper-V
7 20 (37.04%) MCSA
7 20 (37.04%) Cisco
8 19 (35.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (33.33%) Linux
10 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
11 16 (29.63%) DNS
11 16 (29.63%) MS Exchange
11 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
12 15 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (27.78%) Computer Science
13 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (24.07%) Project Management
13 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (22.22%) VoIP
15 11 (20.37%) VPN
15 11 (20.37%) MCITP
15 11 (20.37%) Windows 10
16 10 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
16 10 (18.52%) CRM
17 9 (16.67%) LAN
17 9 (16.67%) WAN
17 9 (16.67%) ITIL

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 16 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 2 (3.70%) Content Management Server
3 2 (3.70%) EPiServer
3 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (50.00%) Azure
2 8 (14.81%) AWS
3 7 (12.96%) IaaS
3 7 (12.96%) PaaS
3 7 (12.96%) SaaS
4 6 (11.11%) Power Platform
5 5 (9.26%) GCP
6 4 (7.41%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (5.56%) GitHub
8 1 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.74%) Firewall
2 16 (29.63%) DNS
3 12 (22.22%) VoIP
4 11 (20.37%) VPN
5 9 (16.67%) LAN
5 9 (16.67%) WAN
6 8 (14.81%) DHCP
6 8 (14.81%) FTP
6 8 (14.81%) IPsec
6 8 (14.81%) Network Security
6 8 (14.81%) SSL
6 8 (14.81%) Unified Communications
6 8 (14.81%) VLAN
6 8 (14.81%) WLAN
7 5 (9.26%) MPLS
8 3 (5.56%) BGP
8 3 (5.56%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.85%) SAN
10 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (11.11%) Power BI
4 4 (7.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Electronics
3 5 (9.26%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Law
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) IT Engineer
2 13 (24.07%) Network Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Architect
4 8 (14.81%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Azure Architect
6 6 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (9.26%) Data Analytics Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Data Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Design Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Switch Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.70%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) SOAP
2 2 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) Django
3 1 (1.85%) Express
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (55.56%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (33.33%) Linux
4 11 (20.37%) Windows 10
5 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (27.78%) Computer Science
3 13 (24.07%) Project Management
4 10 (18.52%) CRM
4 10 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (16.67%) ITIL
6 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.81%) Analytical Thinking
6 8 (14.81%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (14.81%) Storage Management
7 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (11.11%) Data Science
8 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (9.26%) Analytics
9 5 (9.26%) Data Analytics
9 5 (9.26%) Data Engineering
9 5 (9.26%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (9.26%) Use Case
9 5 (9.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
2 5 (9.26%) Python
2 5 (9.26%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) C#
4 1 (1.85%) C++
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) PHP
4 1 (1.85%) Ruby
4 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) MCSE
2 20 (37.04%) MCSA
3 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (20.37%) MCITP
5 9 (16.67%) Degree
6 8 (14.81%) CCNA
6 8 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (14.81%) MCP
6 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 8 (14.81%) SSCP
6 8 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (12.96%) MCTS
8 5 (9.26%) CCIE
8 5 (9.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 5 (9.26%) CCNP
8 5 (9.26%) RHCE
9 3 (5.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.70%) CCA
10 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) NCSC
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 21 (38.89%) Hyper-V
2 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
3 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Ansible
1 8 (14.81%) Puppet
1 8 (14.81%) Terraform
1 8 (14.81%) WSUS
2 3 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.70%) SCCM
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 39 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.89%) VMware
3 20 (37.04%) Cisco
4 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 8 (14.81%) Sophos
4 8 (14.81%) ZyXEL
5 5 (9.26%) Juniper
6 3 (5.56%) LogicMonitor
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle
6 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.56%) Symantec
6 3 (5.56%) Veeam
6 3 (5.56%) Veritas
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix
7 2 (3.70%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.85%) HubSpot
8 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com