Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 155 114
Rank change year-on-year +29 -41 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 162 167 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.21% 2.04% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.59% 8.79% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 136 147 151
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £18,750 £22,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +11.11%

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 1,398 1,900 1,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.09% 23.17% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,077 1,538 1,447
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +9.21%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,825 £63,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Stockport +4 10 £37,500 - 4
Rochdale - 8 - - 1
Cheadle +6 6 £27,500 -23.61% 2
Salford +1 5 £24,000 -31.43% 2
Altrincham +2 3 £29,500 +22.92%
Wigan +10 2 £43,750 +9.38% 3
Sale +1 2 £36,500 -
Bury - 1 £23,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 141 (87.04%) Microsoft
2 109 (67.28%) Windows
3 99 (61.11%) MCSE
4 90 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 87 (53.70%) ITIL
6 75 (46.30%) MCSA
7 74 (45.68%) Windows Server
8 69 (42.59%) VMware
9 68 (41.98%) Office 365
10 50 (30.86%) MCP
11 49 (30.25%) SQL Server
12 47 (29.01%) TCP/IP
13 46 (28.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 45 (27.78%) Service Management
15 44 (27.16%) Firewall
15 44 (27.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 44 (27.16%) Hyper-V
16 42 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (24.69%) MS Exchange
18 39 (24.07%) Cisco
19 34 (20.99%) SQL
20 33 (20.37%) CRM
21 32 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
22 31 (19.14%) DNS
22 31 (19.14%) SLA
23 30 (18.52%) .NET
24 29 (17.90%) WAN
25 28 (17.28%) LAN
26 27 (16.67%) SCCM
27 25 (15.43%) Citrix

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 40 (24.69%) MS Exchange
2 23 (14.20%) SharePoint
3 22 (13.58%) IIS
3 22 (13.58%) Skype for Business
4 19 (11.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (6.17%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (4.94%) Apache Pig
9 6 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.62%) Apache
10 1 (0.62%) CMS
10 1 (0.62%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.62%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (14.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (11.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (8.64%) Elite 3E
2 14 (8.64%) Workfront
3 7 (4.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.62%) BPCS
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 68 (41.98%) Office 365
2 32 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (14.20%) IaaS
4 9 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (3.70%) PaaS
6 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (29.01%) TCP/IP
2 44 (27.16%) Firewall
3 31 (19.14%) DNS
4 29 (17.90%) WAN
5 28 (17.28%) LAN
6 21 (12.96%) Skype
7 20 (12.35%) SAN
8 16 (9.88%) DHCP
9 10 (6.17%) Internet
9 10 (6.17%) VPN
10 8 (4.94%) HTTP
10 8 (4.94%) SSL
11 7 (4.32%) VLAN
12 6 (3.70%) Unified Communications
12 6 (3.70%) WLAN
13 5 (3.09%) PBX
13 5 (3.09%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (2.47%) VoIP
15 3 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (30.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (8.64%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.94%) Apache Hive
5 8 (4.94%) Big Data
5 8 (4.94%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.94%) MySQL
6 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.85%) OLTP
7 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (13.58%) JIRA
2 8 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (4.94%) Bitbucket
2 8 (4.94%) CodeSonar
2 8 (4.94%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.94%) git-flow
2 8 (4.94%) Robot Framework
2 8 (4.94%) Selenium
General
1 23 (14.20%) Finance
2 16 (9.88%) Retail
3 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.70%) Advertising
5 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (20.37%) Support Engineer
2 25 (15.43%) IT Support
3 20 (12.35%) Analyst
3 20 (12.35%) Developer
4 19 (11.73%) 1st Line Support
5 18 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
6 16 (9.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 16 (9.88%) Applications Support
6 16 (9.88%) IT Analyst
7 14 (8.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 14 (8.64%) Applications Developer
8 13 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (8.02%) Service Analyst
9 11 (6.79%) Consultant
10 10 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (6.17%) IT Engineer
10 10 (6.17%) IT Support Analyst
10 10 (6.17%) Support Analyst
11 9 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.52%) .NET
2 22 (13.58%) .NET Framework
3 11 (6.79%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.94%) Django
4 8 (4.94%) Java EE
4 8 (4.94%) LAMP
4 8 (4.94%) Node.js
4 8 (4.94%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (4.94%) REST
4 8 (4.94%) SOAP
4 8 (4.94%) Spring MVC
4 8 (4.94%) STL
5 7 (4.32%) Web Services
6 3 (1.85%) Flash
6 3 (1.85%) LDAP
7 2 (1.23%) HTML
7 2 (1.23%) jQuery
8 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.62%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.17%) Virtual Team
3 8 (4.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.70%) Clustering
6 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.47%) Replication
7 3 (1.85%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) PKI
9 1 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 109 (67.28%) Windows
2 74 (45.68%) Windows Server
3 46 (28.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (27.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (9.88%) Linux
6 12 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.79%) Apple iOS
7 11 (6.79%) Windows 10
8 10 (6.17%) Android
9 8 (4.94%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.85%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.85%) Unix
11 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.62%) Debian
12 1 (0.62%) Fedora
12 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (53.70%) ITIL
2 45 (27.78%) Service Management
3 33 (20.37%) CRM
4 25 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (12.35%) Mentoring
7 19 (11.73%) ITIL V3
8 17 (10.49%) ERP
8 17 (10.49%) Problem Management
9 14 (8.64%) Change Control
9 14 (8.64%) Configuration Management
9 14 (8.64%) Ethical Hacking
9 14 (8.64%) ITSM
9 14 (8.64%) Statistics
10 13 (8.02%) Analytics
11 11 (6.79%) Change Management
11 11 (6.79%) Incident Management
12 10 (6.17%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (6.17%) Decision-Making
12 10 (6.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.99%) SQL
2 23 (14.20%) T-SQL
3 18 (11.11%) VBA
4 17 (10.49%) PowerShell
5 13 (8.02%) C#
6 12 (7.41%) C
7 10 (6.17%) C++
7 10 (6.17%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.56%) Java
9 8 (4.94%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.94%) Objective-C
9 8 (4.94%) PHP
9 8 (4.94%) Python
10 3 (1.85%) X++
11 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 99 (61.11%) MCSE
2 75 (46.30%) MCSA
3 50 (30.86%) MCP
4 24 (14.81%) Degree
5 23 (14.20%) CCNA
5 23 (14.20%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (12.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (12.35%) MCITP
8 14 (8.64%) CISSP
9 13 (8.02%) MCTS
9 13 (8.02%) Security Cleared
10 10 (6.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (6.17%) HNC
11 9 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (4.94%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (4.94%) GIAC
12 8 (4.94%) Linux+ Certification
12 8 (4.94%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (4.94%) SANS
12 8 (4.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (19.14%) SLA
2 7 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.70%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.85%) COSHH
4 3 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.62%) GDPR
6 1 (0.62%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 90 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 44 (27.16%) Hyper-V
3 42 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (9.88%) vSphere
5 15 (9.26%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (4.94%) Docker
6 8 (4.94%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.70%) XenApp
8 3 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.85%) Xen
9 2 (1.23%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (16.67%) SCCM
2 10 (6.17%) SCOM
3 9 (5.56%) SCVMM
4 8 (4.94%) Puppet
4 8 (4.94%) Salt
5 2 (1.23%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.23%) vRealize
5 2 (1.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 141 (87.04%) Microsoft
2 69 (42.59%) VMware
3 39 (24.07%) Cisco
4 25 (15.43%) Citrix
5 16 (9.88%) Oracle
6 15 (9.26%) SAP
7 14 (8.64%) Intapp
7 14 (8.64%) Reuters
8 8 (4.94%) Veeam
9 7 (4.32%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.70%) NetApp
11 5 (3.09%) Acme Packet
11 5 (3.09%) Dell
11 5 (3.09%) HP
11 5 (3.09%) Sonus
12 4 (2.47%) EMC
13 3 (1.85%) Isilon
14 2 (1.23%) Avaya
15 1 (0.62%) Lotus
15 1 (0.62%) Symantec