Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 136 152
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 124 162 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.93% 2.21% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.08% 11.62% 8.55%
Number of salaries quoted 103 136 143
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £23,000 £18,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -4.46%

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 1,365 1,394 1,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.26% 19.02% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 943 1,071 1,534
Manchester median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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 +16 12 £43,000 +14.67% 3
Wigan +15 7 £22,000 -49.71% 4
Cheadle -2 4 £47,500 +72.73% 3
Salford -24 3 £27,250 +13.54% 1
Altrincham +13 2 £21,500 -27.12%
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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.

1 103 (83.06%) Microsoft
2 86 (69.35%) Active Directory
3 82 (66.13%) Windows
4 72 (58.06%) Office 365
5 64 (51.61%) MCSA
6 62 (50.00%) VMware
7 59 (47.58%) Cisco
8 55 (44.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 53 (42.74%) DNS
10 50 (40.32%) DHCP
11 48 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (34.68%) MCSE
13 41 (33.06%) Windows Server 2012
14 36 (29.03%) Degree
15 34 (27.42%) SQL Server
15 34 (27.42%) Windows Server
16 33 (26.61%) Hyper-V
17 32 (25.81%) Microsoft Office
17 32 (25.81%) ITIL
17 32 (25.81%) MS Exchange
18 28 (22.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 27 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
20 26 (20.97%) WAN
21 25 (20.16%) LAN
21 25 (20.16%) PowerShell
22 24 (19.35%) CCNA
22 24 (19.35%) Firewall
23 23 (18.55%) Legal
23 23 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
24 20 (16.13%) SSCP

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 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.29%) SharePoint
3 13 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.23%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.81%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (25.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.81%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 72 (58.06%) Office 365
2 55 (44.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.03%) IaaS
6 2 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.61%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.81%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.81%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.81%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 53 (42.74%) DNS
2 50 (40.32%) DHCP
3 26 (20.97%) WAN
4 25 (20.16%) LAN
5 24 (19.35%) Firewall
6 17 (13.71%) TCP/IP
7 12 (9.68%) VoIP
8 11 (8.87%) SAN
9 10 (8.06%) Kerberos
10 5 (4.03%) Network Security
10 5 (4.03%) Skype
11 4 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (3.23%) VLAN
11 4 (3.23%) VPN
12 3 (2.42%) Internet
12 3 (2.42%) IP Telephony
12 3 (2.42%) MPLS
13 1 (0.81%) DSL
13 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (27.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.61%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.81%) Power BI
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (18.55%) Legal
2 14 (11.29%) Finance
3 9 (7.26%) Law
4 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (24.19%) Support Engineer
2 22 (17.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 20 (16.13%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (15.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 16 (12.90%) Analyst
5 16 (12.90%) IT Engineer
6 14 (11.29%) IT Support
6 14 (11.29%) IT Support Engineer
7 13 (10.48%) Architect
7 13 (10.48%) Network Engineer
8 12 (9.68%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 11 (8.87%) Consultant
10 10 (8.06%) Active Directory Engineer
10 10 (8.06%) Network Support
10 10 (8.06%) Network Support Engineer
11 9 (7.26%) IT Manager
12 8 (6.45%) Security Architect
12 8 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (5.65%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.48%) Web Services
2 9 (7.26%) XMPP
3 4 (3.23%) .NET
4 3 (2.42%) .NET Core
4 3 (2.42%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.42%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.61%) HTML
5 2 (1.61%) HTML5
6 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.81%) CSS
6 1 (0.81%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
1 12 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.06%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.45%) Private Cloud
5 7 (5.65%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.84%) FlexPod
6 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.03%) Blackberry
7 5 (4.03%) CESG
7 5 (4.03%) PlayStation
7 5 (4.03%) Public Cloud
7 5 (4.03%) SWIFT
7 5 (4.03%) Xbox
8 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.81%) iPhone
8 1 (0.81%) Life Science
8 1 (0.81%) Mashup
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (66.13%) Windows
2 41 (33.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (27.42%) Windows Server
4 15 (12.10%) Linux
5 14 (11.29%) Windows 10
6 9 (7.26%) Windows 7
6 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.03%) Android
8 3 (2.42%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.81%) ITIL
2 23 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (15.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (12.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (12.10%) ITIL V3
6 14 (11.29%) Patch Management
7 13 (10.48%) Mentoring
8 12 (9.68%) Project Management
9 11 (8.87%) Incident Management
9 11 (8.87%) SIEM
10 10 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (8.06%) Presales
11 9 (7.26%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (7.26%) Change Management
11 9 (7.26%) Document Management
11 9 (7.26%) Expense Management
11 9 (7.26%) Information Security
11 9 (7.26%) IT Strategy
11 9 (7.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.16%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.87%) Python
3 6 (4.84%) C#
3 6 (4.84%) SQL
4 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 64 (51.61%) MCSA
2 43 (34.68%) MCSE
3 36 (29.03%) Degree
4 28 (22.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 27 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (19.35%) CCNA
7 20 (16.13%) SSCP
8 17 (13.71%) MCP
9 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 10 (8.06%) MCTS
11 9 (7.26%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (6.45%) CISSP
13 6 (4.84%) VCP6
14 5 (4.03%) AWS Certification
14 5 (4.03%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (4.03%) CISA
14 5 (4.03%) CISM
14 5 (4.03%) VCAP
15 4 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (3.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.65%) GDPR
3 5 (4.03%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.23%) NIST
4 4 (3.23%) SLA
5 3 (2.42%) QA
6 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 86 (69.35%) Active Directory
2 48 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (26.61%) Hyper-V
4 17 (13.71%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (12.10%) vSphere
6 14 (11.29%) Terminal Services
7 10 (8.06%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (4.03%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (4.03%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) WSUS
2 9 (7.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (5.65%) SCCM
4 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.81%) SCOM
7 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 103 (83.06%) Microsoft
2 62 (50.00%) VMware
3 59 (47.58%) Cisco
4 13 (10.48%) NetApp
5 11 (8.87%) Citrix
6 10 (8.06%) CyberArk
7 7 (5.65%) HP
8 6 (4.84%) Veeam
9 5 (4.03%) Symantec
10 4 (3.23%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.42%) Apple
11 3 (2.42%) IronPort
12 2 (1.61%) Databricks
12 2 (1.61%) iManage
12 2 (1.61%) Mitel
12 2 (1.61%) Polycom
13 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.81%) Intapp
13 1 (0.81%) Nintex
13 1 (0.81%) Wyse