Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 122 116
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 208 190 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.62% 2.54% 2.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.29% 11.59% 9.47%
Number of salaries quoted 200 187 140
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -4.41%
10th Percentile £18,696 £22,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £53,750 £52,625
North West median annual salary £31,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -16.00% +15.38% -5.80%

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 1693 1639 1859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.34% 21.87% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1360 1379 1445
Manchester median annual salary £42,875 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.19% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £24,350
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 26 £43,000 +14.67% 3
Cheadle - 12 £43,000 -
Altrincham -2 10 £33,500 - 1
Rochdale +11 4 £35,075 +52.50%
Oldham 0 4 £37,000 +64.44% 1
Bury - 2 £47,500 -
Sale - 2 £35,000 -
Salford - 2 £49,000 - 3
Wigan -7 1 £40,000 +97.53%
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 149 (71.63%) Microsoft
2 136 (65.38%) Windows
3 132 (63.46%) MCSE
4 124 (59.62%) Active Directory
5 100 (48.08%) ITIL
6 97 (46.63%) Office 365
7 94 (45.19%) Hyper-V
8 89 (42.79%) Cisco
8 89 (42.79%) VMware
9 77 (37.02%) WAN
10 71 (34.13%) LAN
11 69 (33.17%) TCP/IP
12 68 (32.69%) Windows Server
13 65 (31.25%) MCP
14 64 (30.77%) MCSA
15 60 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
16 58 (27.88%) SAN
17 57 (27.40%) Degree
18 55 (26.44%) DNS
19 47 (22.60%) SQL Server
20 45 (21.63%) Firewall
21 44 (21.15%) Microsoft Office
22 41 (19.71%) MS Exchange
23 38 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
24 34 (16.35%) DHCP
25 33 (15.87%) SharePoint
26 32 (15.38%) Master's Degree
27 31 (14.90%) Web Services
27 31 (14.90%) Terminal Services
28 29 (13.94%) Cisco Certification

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 41 (19.71%) MS Exchange
2 33 (15.87%) SharePoint
3 23 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (8.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.85%) IIS
7 6 (2.88%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.40%) CMS
8 5 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (2.40%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.44%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.48%) DNN
11 1 (0.48%) Drupal
11 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.48%) Kentico
11 1 (0.48%) nginx
11 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (21.15%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.44%) SPSS
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.96%) Magento
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 97 (46.63%) Office 365
2 28 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.88%) IaaS
3 6 (2.88%) PaaS
4 5 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.96%) GitHub
5 2 (0.96%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.48%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 77 (37.02%) WAN
2 71 (34.13%) LAN
3 69 (33.17%) TCP/IP
4 58 (27.88%) SAN
5 55 (26.44%) DNS
6 45 (21.63%) Firewall
7 34 (16.35%) DHCP
8 7 (3.37%) Unified Communications
9 6 (2.88%) MPLS
9 6 (2.88%) VPN
10 5 (2.40%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.40%) VoIP
11 4 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.92%) Internet
12 3 (1.44%) ISDN
12 3 (1.44%) NAS
13 2 (0.96%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.96%) Network Security
13 2 (0.96%) PBX
13 2 (0.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (22.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.37%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.88%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.40%) Power BI
7 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.44%) MySQL
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.48%) QlikView
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.48%) Grunt
2 1 (0.48%) gulp
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (7.21%) Finance
2 9 (4.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.44%) Advertising
3 3 (1.44%) Legal
3 3 (1.44%) Retail
4 2 (0.96%) Law
5 1 (0.48%) German Language
5 1 (0.48%) Local Government
5 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (36.54%) Support Engineer
2 30 (14.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 29 (13.94%) 3rd Line Support
4 26 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 26 (12.50%) IT Support
5 25 (12.02%) Developer
6 24 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 23 (11.06%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 23 (11.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (10.10%) 1st Line Engineer
8 21 (10.10%) Analyst
8 21 (10.10%) IT Support Engineer
9 20 (9.62%) 1st Line Support
10 18 (8.65%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 16 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
12 15 (7.21%) Support Analyst
12 15 (7.21%) Windows Support Engineer
13 13 (6.25%) Service Analyst
14 10 (4.81%) ITIL Service Analyst
14 10 (4.81%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.90%) Web Services
2 28 (13.46%) .NET
3 20 (9.62%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.81%) HTML
5 9 (4.33%) jQuery
6 8 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (2.88%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.92%) CSS
9 4 (1.92%) Entity Framework
9 4 (1.92%) LINQ
9 4 (1.92%) REST
10 2 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.96%) CSS3
10 2 (0.96%) HTML5
10 2 (0.96%) React
11 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.48%) LESS
11 1 (0.48%) Node.js
11 1 (0.48%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.58%) Driving Licence
2 17 (8.17%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.81%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.88%) Clustering
6 5 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.92%) Fintech
8 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.96%) BYOD
9 2 (0.96%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.96%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.96%) Replication
9 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.48%) CMDB
10 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.48%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 136 (65.38%) Windows
2 68 (32.69%) Windows Server
3 60 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 7 (3.37%) Linux
7 7 (3.37%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.88%) Android
8 6 (2.88%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.96%) Unix
11 1 (0.48%) CentOS
11 1 (0.48%) Debian
11 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (48.08%) ITIL
2 26 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 23 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.06%) Service Management
4 22 (10.58%) Time Management
5 17 (8.17%) Web Development
6 16 (7.69%) Open Source
7 15 (7.21%) PRINCE2
7 15 (7.21%) Service Delivery
8 13 (6.25%) Ticket Management
9 10 (4.81%) ITIL V3
10 9 (4.33%) MVC
11 8 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (3.85%) CRM
11 8 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.85%) High Availability
12 7 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (3.37%) Migration
12 7 (3.37%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.46%) C#
2 26 (12.50%) SQL
3 15 (7.21%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.77%) T-SQL
5 10 (4.81%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.88%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.44%) R
8 2 (0.96%) C
8 2 (0.96%) VBA
9 1 (0.48%) C++
9 1 (0.48%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.48%) Java
9 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 132 (63.46%) MCSE
2 65 (31.25%) MCP
3 64 (30.77%) MCSA
4 57 (27.40%) Degree
5 32 (15.38%) Master's Degree
6 29 (13.94%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (10.58%) CCNA
8 19 (9.13%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (6.25%) MCPD
10 13 (6.25%) MCSD
11 11 (5.29%) MCITP
12 9 (4.33%) CCNP
13 6 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.40%) A+ Certification
14 5 (2.40%) CCIE
14 5 (2.40%) HND
15 4 (1.92%) CCA
15 4 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (1.92%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.58%) SLA
2 4 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.44%) QA
4 2 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (59.62%) Active Directory
2 94 (45.19%) Hyper-V
3 38 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (14.90%) Terminal Services
5 26 (12.50%) vSphere
6 23 (11.06%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.40%) XenApp
9 4 (1.92%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.48%) KVM
11 1 (0.48%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.48%) Varnish
11 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (8.65%) SCCM
2 5 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.40%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.96%) WMI
5 2 (0.96%) WSUS
6 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.48%) cPanel
6 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.48%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.48%) Plesk
6 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 149 (71.63%) Microsoft
2 89 (42.79%) Cisco
2 89 (42.79%) VMware
3 22 (10.58%) Dell
4 20 (9.62%) Oracle
5 19 (9.13%) EqualLogic
6 15 (7.21%) Citrix
7 7 (3.37%) HP
8 6 (2.88%) Sitecore
9 5 (2.40%) EMC
9 5 (2.40%) F5
9 5 (2.40%) Juniper
9 5 (2.40%) Riverbed
9 5 (2.40%) Sun
9 5 (2.40%) Xerox
10 4 (1.92%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.92%) Wyse
11 3 (1.44%) Apple
11 3 (1.44%) iManage
11 3 (1.44%) Rockwell