Period
to 26 May 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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 153 103
Rank change year-on-year +15 -50 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 153 145 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.15% 1.85% 2.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.47% 8.12% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 131 129 169
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £19,500 £23,750 £22,950
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -

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 1,334 1,786 1,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.70% 22.80% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,019 1,415 1,430
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £23,450 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 May 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 May 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 +5 9 £25,000 -28.57%
Stockport -8 8 £41,750 +28.46% 4
Altrincham +8 6 £29,500 +22.92% 1
Cheadle +3 5 £28,750 -0.86% 3
Sale - 2 £36,500 -
Salford -2 1 £24,000 -31.43%
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 134 (87.58%) Microsoft
2 112 (73.20%) Windows
3 103 (67.32%) MCSE
4 91 (59.48%) MCSA
5 89 (58.17%) ITIL
6 87 (56.86%) Active Directory
7 81 (52.94%) Windows Server
8 71 (46.41%) VMware
9 68 (44.44%) Office 365
10 61 (39.87%) Hyper-V
11 59 (38.56%) MCP
12 50 (32.68%) TCP/IP
13 47 (30.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 46 (30.07%) WAN
15 45 (29.41%) Cisco
15 45 (29.41%) Firewall
16 44 (28.76%) LAN
17 42 (27.45%) SQL Server
17 42 (27.45%) Service Management
17 42 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
18 39 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
19 37 (24.18%) SQL
20 34 (22.22%) CRM
21 33 (21.57%) DNS
21 33 (21.57%) SLA
22 32 (20.92%) MS Exchange
22 32 (20.92%) .NET
22 32 (20.92%) SCCM
23 31 (20.26%) Microsoft Office
24 30 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure

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 32 (20.92%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.38%) IIS
3 18 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 16 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (9.15%) Skype for Business
7 12 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (7.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (3.27%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (2.61%) Apache Pig
11 2 (1.31%) Apache
11 2 (1.31%) CMS
11 2 (1.31%) EPiServer
11 2 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (1.31%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.65%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.65%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.65%) JBoss
12 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (20.26%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (10.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (9.80%) Elite 3E
2 15 (9.80%) Workfront
3 5 (3.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.65%) BPCS
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 68 (44.44%) Office 365
2 30 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (13.07%) IaaS
4 10 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (5.23%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (5.23%) PaaS
6 7 (4.58%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.31%) G Suite
7 2 (1.31%) SaaS
8 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 50 (32.68%) TCP/IP
2 46 (30.07%) WAN
3 45 (29.41%) Firewall
4 44 (28.76%) LAN
5 33 (21.57%) DNS
6 20 (13.07%) DHCP
7 18 (11.76%) SAN
8 14 (9.15%) Skype
9 9 (5.88%) VPN
10 6 (3.92%) Unified Communications
10 6 (3.92%) VLAN
10 6 (3.92%) WLAN
11 5 (3.27%) PBX
11 5 (3.27%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (2.61%) HTTP
12 4 (2.61%) SSL
13 3 (1.96%) Internet
13 3 (1.96%) Network Security
13 3 (1.96%) VoIP
13 3 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 25 (16.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.61%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.61%) Big Data
5 4 (2.61%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.61%) MySQL
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.31%) Power BI
7 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (12.42%) JIRA
2 4 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (2.61%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.61%) CodeSonar
2 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.61%) git-flow
2 4 (2.61%) Robot Framework
2 4 (2.61%) Selenium
General
1 22 (14.38%) Finance
2 10 (6.54%) Retail
3 8 (5.23%) Advertising
3 8 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.31%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (26.14%) Support Engineer
2 24 (15.69%) Developer
3 23 (15.03%) IT Support
4 21 (13.73%) Analyst
5 19 (12.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 17 (11.11%) Applications Support
7 16 (10.46%) 3rd Line Support
7 16 (10.46%) Service Analyst
8 15 (9.80%) Applications Developer
8 15 (9.80%) IT Analyst
9 14 (9.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (9.15%) IT Engineer
10 13 (8.50%) 1st Line Engineer
11 12 (7.84%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (7.84%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 12 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (7.84%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (7.84%) VMware Engineer
12 9 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
12 9 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.92%) .NET
2 20 (13.07%) .NET Framework
3 12 (7.84%) Web Services
4 9 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.61%) Django
5 4 (2.61%) Java EE
5 4 (2.61%) LAMP
5 4 (2.61%) Node.js
5 4 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (2.61%) REST
5 4 (2.61%) SOAP
5 4 (2.61%) Spring MVC
5 4 (2.61%) STL
6 3 (1.96%) Flash
7 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.31%) HTML
7 2 (1.31%) jQuery
7 2 (1.31%) LDAP
8 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.65%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.73%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.19%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.58%) Clustering
3 7 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.27%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.96%) FlexPod
6 3 (1.96%) Replication
7 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 112 (73.20%) Windows
2 81 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 47 (30.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (10.46%) Linux
5 16 (10.46%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.50%) Windows 10
7 8 (5.23%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.92%) Android
8 6 (3.92%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.27%) Unix
10 4 (2.61%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.65%) CentOS
12 1 (0.65%) Debian
12 1 (0.65%) Fedora
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (58.17%) ITIL
2 42 (27.45%) Service Management
3 34 (22.22%) CRM
4 26 (16.99%) Mentoring
5 23 (15.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (9.80%) Change Control
7 15 (9.80%) Configuration Management
7 15 (9.80%) Statistics
8 14 (9.15%) ITIL V3
9 13 (8.50%) Problem Management
10 12 (7.84%) Coaching
11 11 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (6.54%) ERP
13 9 (5.88%) DevOps
13 9 (5.88%) ITSM
14 8 (5.23%) Change Management
14 8 (5.23%) Decision-Making
14 8 (5.23%) Scrum
15 7 (4.58%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.18%) SQL
2 29 (18.95%) T-SQL
3 21 (13.73%) VBA
4 15 (9.80%) C#
5 13 (8.50%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.58%) C
7 6 (3.92%) C++
7 6 (3.92%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.27%) Java
9 4 (2.61%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.61%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.61%) PHP
9 4 (2.61%) Python
10 2 (1.31%) Perl
10 2 (1.31%) VB
10 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.31%) VBScript
10 2 (1.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 103 (67.32%) MCSE
2 91 (59.48%) MCSA
3 59 (38.56%) MCP
4 22 (14.38%) Degree
5 17 (11.11%) CCNA
5 17 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (10.46%) MCTS
7 15 (9.80%) MCITP
8 12 (7.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (5.88%) Security Cleared
11 7 (4.58%) CISSP
12 6 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (3.27%) HNC
14 4 (2.61%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (2.61%) DV Cleared
14 4 (2.61%) RHCT
14 4 (2.61%) SANS
14 4 (2.61%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (21.57%) SLA
2 6 (3.92%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.96%) COSHH
3 3 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.31%) PMO
5 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 87 (56.86%) Active Directory
2 61 (39.87%) Hyper-V
3 42 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (10.46%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (10.46%) vSphere
5 12 (7.84%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.61%) Docker
6 4 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.96%) Xen
7 3 (1.96%) XenApp
7 3 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.31%) XenServer
9 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (20.92%) SCCM
2 10 (6.54%) SCOM
3 5 (3.27%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.61%) Puppet
4 4 (2.61%) Salt
5 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.65%) WMI
5 1 (0.65%) WSUS
5 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 134 (87.58%) Microsoft
2 71 (46.41%) VMware
3 45 (29.41%) Cisco
4 21 (13.73%) Citrix
5 18 (11.76%) Oracle
6 16 (10.46%) SAP
7 15 (9.80%) Intapp
7 15 (9.80%) Reuters
8 7 (4.58%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.92%) Dell
9 6 (3.92%) HP
9 6 (3.92%) NetApp
10 5 (3.27%) Acme Packet
10 5 (3.27%) Sonus
11 4 (2.61%) Veeam
12 3 (1.96%) EMC
12 3 (1.96%) Isilon
13 2 (1.31%) Apple
13 2 (1.31%) Google
13 2 (1.31%) Sitecore