Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 124 153
Rank change year-on-year -19 +29 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 49 86 114
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.29% 1.99% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.99% 11.72% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 34 54 106
10th Percentile £41,625 £29,325 £23,000
25th Percentile £47,813 £31,250 £32,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,250 £47,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.53% +13.10% +12.00%
75th Percentile £69,688 £68,438 £58,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £73,750
North West median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% +7.14%

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 613 734 1,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.10% 17.01% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 436 547 1,111
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £39,179 £33,750 £35,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £74,375 £77,500 £71,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.50% +0.56% +4.65%

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 +23 3 £22,500 -70.00% 1
Salford +9 2 - - 4
Wigan +2 2 £47,500 -36.67%
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 38 (77.55%) Microsoft
2 32 (65.31%) Azure
3 24 (48.98%) MCSE
4 21 (42.86%) Windows
5 20 (40.82%) Windows Server
6 19 (38.78%) MCSA
7 15 (30.61%) Linux
8 12 (24.49%) Project Management
8 12 (24.49%) Terraform
9 11 (22.45%) Hyper-V
9 11 (22.45%) Cisco
9 11 (22.45%) .NET
9 11 (22.45%) Firewall
9 11 (22.45%) VMware
9 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
10 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (20.41%) Migration
10 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
10 10 (20.41%) DevOps
11 9 (18.37%) Social Skills
11 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (18.37%) MCITP
12 8 (16.33%) Finance
12 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
12 8 (16.33%) CRM
12 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
12 8 (16.33%) SaaS
13 7 (14.29%) Puppet
13 7 (14.29%) AWS
13 7 (14.29%) Ansible

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 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Content Management Server
2 1 (2.04%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (65.31%) Azure
2 8 (16.33%) SaaS
3 7 (14.29%) AWS
4 6 (12.24%) IaaS
4 6 (12.24%) PaaS
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (8.16%) GCP
7 3 (6.12%) GitHub
8 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) DNS
2 7 (14.29%) LAN
2 7 (14.29%) VPN
2 7 (14.29%) WAN
3 6 (12.24%) FTP
3 6 (12.24%) IPsec
3 6 (12.24%) SSL
3 6 (12.24%) VLAN
3 6 (12.24%) WLAN
4 5 (10.20%) VoIP
5 3 (6.12%) BGP
5 3 (6.12%) MPLS
5 3 (6.12%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (4.08%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.04%) DHCP
7 1 (2.04%) Network Security
7 1 (2.04%) SAN
7 1 (2.04%) Wireless
7 1 (2.04%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (18.37%) Social Skills
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.24%) Electronics
4 4 (8.16%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (6.12%) Banking
5 3 (6.12%) Public Sector
5 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.08%) Law
6 2 (4.08%) Legal
6 2 (4.08%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Architect
1 10 (20.41%) Azure Architect
2 9 (18.37%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Switch Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.12%) Entity Framework
3 3 (6.12%) SAML
4 2 (4.08%) SOAP
4 2 (4.08%) XML
5 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.04%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) Django
5 1 (2.04%) Express
5 1 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Windows Server
3 15 (30.61%) Linux
4 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Project Management
2 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
3 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.41%) DevOps
3 10 (20.41%) Migration
4 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (16.33%) CRM
6 7 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (12.24%) Analytical Thinking
7 6 (12.24%) Coaching
7 6 (12.24%) Data Science
7 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (12.24%) ITIL
7 6 (12.24%) Product Strategy
7 6 (12.24%) Requirements Gathering
7 6 (12.24%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (12.24%) Storage Management
8 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (10.20%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.24%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.16%) Python
3 4 (8.16%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) Java
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) MCSE
2 19 (38.78%) MCSA
3 9 (18.37%) MCITP
4 7 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (12.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (12.24%) Degree
5 6 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (12.24%) MCTS
6 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (8.16%) MCP
6 4 (8.16%) RHCE
7 3 (6.12%) CCIE
7 3 (6.12%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (6.12%) CCNP
7 3 (6.12%) CISSP
7 3 (6.12%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (6.12%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (6.12%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.08%) CCA
8 2 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) NCSC
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Hyper-V
2 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) Terraform
2 7 (14.29%) Ansible
2 7 (14.29%) Puppet
3 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes
3 6 (12.24%) WSUS
4 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.12%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 38 (77.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) Cisco
2 11 (22.45%) VMware
3 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.24%) Sophos
4 6 (12.24%) ZyXEL
5 3 (6.12%) Juniper
5 3 (6.12%) LogicMonitor
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.12%) Symantec
5 3 (6.12%) Veeam
5 3 (6.12%) Veritas
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) HubSpot
7 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.04%) Sitecore