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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 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 87 169 108
Rank change year-on-year +82 -61 +49
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 204 43 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.40% 0.97% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.76% 5.56% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 62 35 58
10th Percentile - £33,800 £31,250
25th Percentile £26,000 £48,125 £39,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,888 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -32.93% +4.76% +23.53%
75th Percentile £55,750 £66,875 £70,000
90th Percentile £56,300 £85,000 -
North West median annual salary £36,311 £52,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year -30.84% +13.51% +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 1,483 773 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.69% 17.38% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 782 476 462
10th Percentile £28,538 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,659 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,720 £67,500 £64,688
90th Percentile £81,125 £75,093 £77,375
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Jobs
Salford -6 16 - -
Bolton - 4 £28,000 -
Altrincham - 3 £40,000 -
Stockport -10 1 £27,500 +20.88% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 193 (94.61%) Microsoft
2 125 (61.27%) Azure
3 87 (42.65%) Windows
4 76 (37.25%) Active Directory
5 72 (35.29%) Social Skills
6 66 (32.35%) DevOps
7 62 (30.39%) C#
7 62 (30.39%) Agile
8 56 (27.45%) Microsoft 365
9 43 (21.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 43 (21.08%) Microservices
10 41 (20.10%) Kubernetes
11 40 (19.61%) Windows 10
12 37 (18.14%) Windows Server
13 36 (17.65%) Software Engineering
13 36 (17.65%) .NET
14 35 (17.16%) SQL
14 35 (17.16%) MS Exchange
14 35 (17.16%) Security Cleared
15 33 (16.18%) PaaS
16 32 (15.69%) PowerShell
17 30 (14.71%) Change Management
18 27 (13.24%) TDD
19 26 (12.75%) Kanban
19 26 (12.75%) Virtual Desktop
19 26 (12.75%) Event-Driven Architecture
19 26 (12.75%) Event-Driven
20 25 (12.25%) VMware
21 24 (11.76%) Migration
21 24 (11.76%) Cybersecurity

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 35 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.78%) SharePoint
3 19 (9.31%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (10.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.43%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.49%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 125 (61.27%) Azure
2 56 (27.45%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (16.18%) PaaS
4 22 (10.78%) Azure Functions
4 22 (10.78%) Serverless
5 21 (10.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 20 (9.80%) OneDrive
7 18 (8.82%) Power Platform
8 17 (8.33%) IaaS
9 15 (7.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (7.35%) SaaS
10 14 (6.86%) Azure Monitor
10 14 (6.86%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (6.37%) AWS
11 13 (6.37%) Azure Service Bus
12 12 (5.88%) Azure AKS
12 12 (5.88%) Azure Service Fabric
13 10 (4.90%) Azure Pipelines
14 9 (4.41%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (4.41%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.31%) Skype
2 17 (8.33%) Internet
3 15 (7.35%) Firewall
4 10 (4.90%) DHCP
4 10 (4.90%) DNS
5 9 (4.41%) HTTP
6 7 (3.43%) Network Security
6 7 (3.43%) SAN
7 6 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.96%) VPN
8 4 (1.96%) WAN
9 3 (1.47%) MPLS
10 2 (0.98%) NAS
10 2 (0.98%) SD-WAN
11 1 (0.49%) LAN
11 1 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.49%) VLAN
11 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.82%) Big Data
3 13 (6.37%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.43%) Data Lake
6 6 (2.94%) MySQL
7 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.49%) Power BI
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 72 (35.29%) Social Skills
2 21 (10.29%) Finance
3 19 (9.31%) Retail
4 17 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 15 (7.35%) Public Sector
6 12 (5.88%) Marketing
7 11 (5.39%) Manufacturing
8 10 (4.90%) Telecoms
9 7 (3.43%) Aerospace
9 7 (3.43%) Automotive
9 7 (3.43%) Legal
10 6 (2.94%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (2.94%) Publishing
11 4 (1.96%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (1.47%) Law
13 1 (0.49%) Games
13 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (23.53%) Consultant
2 26 (12.75%) Software Engineer
3 25 (12.25%) Senior Consultant
4 23 (11.27%) Developer
5 19 (9.31%) IT Technician
6 18 (8.82%) Analyst
6 18 (8.82%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
7 17 (8.33%) Architect
7 17 (8.33%) IT Analyst
8 14 (6.86%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (6.86%) Help Desk Analyst
8 14 (6.86%) Help Desk Technician
9 13 (6.37%) Azure Engineer
10 11 (5.39%) Exchange Architect
10 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Consultant
11 10 (4.90%) Azure Consultant
12 9 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
14 7 (3.43%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.65%) .NET
2 23 (11.27%) .NET Framework
2 23 (11.27%) Kafka
3 22 (10.78%) .NET Core
4 14 (6.86%) AngularJS
4 14 (6.86%) HTML
5 12 (5.88%) CSS
5 12 (5.88%) YAML
6 10 (4.90%) Node.js
6 10 (4.90%) REST
7 9 (4.41%) Angular 2
7 9 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (4.41%) React Native
7 9 (4.41%) WPF
8 8 (3.92%) ARM Templates
8 8 (3.92%) Entity Framework
9 7 (3.43%) Ajax
9 7 (3.43%) jQuery
9 7 (3.43%) LINQ
9 7 (3.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.29%) Driving Licence
2 13 (6.37%) User Experience
3 8 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.43%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.43%) PKI
5 6 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.98%) IoT
6 2 (0.98%) Robotics
7 1 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.49%) Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.49%) iPhone
7 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (42.65%) Windows
2 40 (19.61%) Windows 10
3 37 (18.14%) Windows Server
4 19 (9.31%) Linux
5 6 (2.94%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) CentOS
7 1 (0.49%) Unix
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.35%) DevOps
2 62 (30.39%) Agile
3 43 (21.08%) Microservices
4 36 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 30 (14.71%) Change Management
6 27 (13.24%) TDD
7 26 (12.75%) Event-Driven
7 26 (12.75%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 26 (12.75%) Kanban
8 24 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (11.76%) Migration
9 23 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (10.29%) OO
10 21 (10.29%) Project Planning
11 20 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (9.31%) SDLC
13 18 (8.82%) Asset Management
13 18 (8.82%) Mentoring
13 18 (8.82%) Open Source
13 18 (8.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.39%) C#
2 35 (17.16%) SQL
3 32 (15.69%) PowerShell
4 21 (10.29%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.82%) Python
6 16 (7.84%) F#
6 16 (7.84%) TypeScript
7 14 (6.86%) Kotlin
8 12 (5.88%) Java
8 12 (5.88%) Scala
9 7 (3.43%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.98%) Bash
10 2 (0.98%) C++
11 1 (0.49%) Bicep
11 1 (0.49%) Groovy
11 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (17.16%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.80%) MCSA
4 17 (8.33%) MCSE
5 13 (6.37%) MCTS
6 9 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.43%) CISSP
7 7 (3.43%) Degree
7 7 (3.43%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (3.43%) SSCP
7 7 (3.43%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (2.94%) CCNA
8 6 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.45%) MCITP
10 4 (1.96%) ACSP
11 3 (1.47%) HP AIS
12 2 (0.98%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.49%) CHECK Team Leader
13 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.43%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 76 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.75%) Virtual Desktop
3 17 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.92%) Docker
5 8 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.47%) vSphere
7 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.49%) XenApp
7 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (21.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 41 (20.10%) Kubernetes
3 24 (11.76%) Terraform
4 14 (6.86%) SCCM
5 2 (0.98%) Ansible
6 1 (0.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.49%) Puppet
6 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 193 (94.61%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.25%) VMware
3 13 (6.37%) Cisco
4 9 (4.41%) Databricks
5 6 (2.94%) HP
5 6 (2.94%) NEC
5 6 (2.94%) Northgate
6 4 (1.96%) Apple
6 4 (1.96%) Aruba
6 4 (1.96%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.96%) Veeam
7 2 (0.98%) Citrix
7 2 (0.98%) Darktrace
7 2 (0.98%) iManage
7 2 (0.98%) Meraki
7 2 (0.98%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.98%) Zscaler
8 1 (0.49%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat