Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 123 133
Rank change year-on-year -32 +10 -23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 133 181 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.97% 2.43% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.35% 11.94% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 112 177 182
Manchester median annual salary £39,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £22,500 £19,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £45,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%

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 1,593 1,516 1,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.59% 20.37% 21.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,329 1,198 1,325
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +8 11 £37,500 -12.79%
Bolton - 8 £25,750 - 1
Wigan - 6 £27,500 -
Salford -1 5 £24,500 -50.00% 1
Cheadle +4 4 £39,000 -9.30% 2
Bury +1 3 £26,000 -45.26%
Sale 0 3 £32,000 -8.57%
Rochdale +16 2 - - 1
Altrincham -20 2 £30,500 +3.39%
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 98 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 66 (49.62%) Windows
3 63 (47.37%) ITIL
4 51 (38.35%) VMware
5 50 (37.59%) Active Directory
6 45 (33.83%) MCSE
7 44 (33.08%) MCSA
8 43 (32.33%) Office 365
9 41 (30.83%) SQL Server
10 39 (29.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (28.57%) Degree
12 35 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (26.32%) Cisco
13 34 (25.56%) SQL
14 30 (22.56%) Relational Database
15 29 (21.80%) Windows 10
15 29 (21.80%) Windows Server
16 28 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
17 27 (20.30%) Firewall
18 24 (18.05%) MCP
18 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (18.05%) SQL Server 2008
18 24 (18.05%) Hyper-V
19 23 (17.29%) T-SQL
19 23 (17.29%) IT Strategy
20 22 (16.54%) SQL Server 2014
20 22 (16.54%) Server Building
20 22 (16.54%) Performance Tuning
20 22 (16.54%) SQL Server 2012
20 22 (16.54%) MongoDB

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 15 (11.28%) MS Exchange
1 15 (11.28%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.01%) IIS
4 4 (3.01%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.50%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (32.33%) Office 365
2 28 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.02%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.30%) Firewall
2 19 (14.29%) DNS
2 19 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 16 (12.03%) SAN
4 14 (10.53%) DHCP
4 14 (10.53%) LAN
5 11 (8.27%) WAN
6 5 (3.76%) VoIP
7 4 (3.01%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (3.01%) NAS
7 4 (3.01%) Skype
7 4 (3.01%) WLAN
8 3 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.26%) VPN
8 3 (2.26%) Wireless
9 2 (1.50%) HTTP
9 2 (1.50%) Internet
9 2 (1.50%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.50%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (30.83%) SQL Server
2 30 (22.56%) Relational Database
3 24 (18.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (16.54%) MongoDB
4 22 (16.54%) NoSQL
4 22 (16.54%) OLTP
4 22 (16.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (16.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 22 (16.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.26%) MySQL
7 2 (1.50%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.50%) Big Data
7 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) MS Access
8 1 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) JIRA
1 3 (2.26%) Selenium
2 2 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.50%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.50%) CodeSonar
2 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.50%) git-flow
2 2 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.50%) Robot Framework
2 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (7.52%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Retail
3 4 (3.01%) Back Office
3 4 (3.01%) Games
4 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Law
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
5 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (20.30%) Support Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) Administrator
2 20 (15.04%) IT Support
3 18 (13.53%) DBA
3 18 (13.53%) IT Engineer
3 18 (13.53%) SQL DBA
4 16 (12.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (7.52%) Developer
8 9 (6.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Development DBA
9 7 (5.26%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.77%) Web Services
2 10 (7.52%) .NET
3 9 (6.77%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.02%) HTML
5 7 (5.26%) jQuery
6 4 (3.01%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.26%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.50%) .NET Core
8 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.50%) CSS
8 2 (1.50%) Django
8 2 (1.50%) Java EE
8 2 (1.50%) LAMP
8 2 (1.50%) Node.js
8 2 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.50%) React
8 2 (1.50%) REST
8 2 (1.50%) SOAP
8 2 (1.50%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.50%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.52%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.51%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.76%) FlexPod
4 5 (3.76%) NHS
4 5 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.26%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.50%) PKI
6 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.75%) Replication
7 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (49.62%) Windows
2 39 (29.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (21.80%) Windows 10
3 29 (21.80%) Windows Server
4 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 12 (9.02%) Linux
7 8 (6.02%) Android
8 7 (5.26%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.51%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.76%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (2.26%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.26%) Unix
12 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.75%) Debian
13 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (47.37%) ITIL
2 23 (17.29%) IT Strategy
3 22 (16.54%) Performance Tuning
3 22 (16.54%) Server Building
4 19 (14.29%) Service Management
5 17 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (11.28%) Mentoring
7 13 (9.77%) Incident Management
8 11 (8.27%) ERP
8 11 (8.27%) ITIL V3
9 9 (6.77%) Change Control
9 9 (6.77%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.02%) ITSM
10 8 (6.02%) Migration
10 8 (6.02%) Web Development
11 7 (5.26%) Coaching
12 6 (4.51%) Problem Management
13 5 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (3.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.56%) SQL
2 23 (17.29%) T-SQL
3 18 (13.53%) PowerShell
4 10 (7.52%) C#
5 8 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.76%) Python
6 5 (3.76%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.26%) C++
8 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.50%) C
8 2 (1.50%) Java
8 2 (1.50%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.50%) PHP
8 2 (1.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 45 (33.83%) MCSE
2 44 (33.08%) MCSA
3 38 (28.57%) Degree
4 24 (18.05%) MCP
5 19 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (11.28%) CCNA
6 15 (11.28%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (9.02%) MCITP
8 9 (6.77%) MCTS
9 6 (4.51%) CCNP
9 6 (4.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (3.76%) NCDA
10 5 (3.76%) VCAP
11 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.01%) VCP6
12 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.50%) GIAC
13 2 (1.50%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (1.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.02%) SLA
2 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) PMO
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (37.59%) Active Directory
2 35 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (18.05%) Hyper-V
4 19 (14.29%) vSphere
5 11 (8.27%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (6.02%) Terminal Services
7 6 (4.51%) vCloud
7 6 (4.51%) XenApp
8 2 (1.50%) Docker
8 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) SCCM
2 4 (3.01%) Puppet
3 2 (1.50%) Ansible
3 2 (1.50%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.50%) Salt
3 2 (1.50%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.50%) WSUS
4 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.75%) DameWare
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 98 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.35%) VMware
3 35 (26.32%) Cisco
4 19 (14.29%) Citrix
5 11 (8.27%) NetApp
5 11 (8.27%) Veeam
6 4 (3.01%) Google
6 4 (3.01%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (2.26%) Apple
7 3 (2.26%) Avaya
7 3 (2.26%) Dell
7 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.26%) Sage
8 2 (1.50%) EMC
8 2 (1.50%) Epicor
8 2 (1.50%) HP
8 2 (1.50%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle
8 2 (1.50%) SAP
8 2 (1.50%) Sophos