Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 86 161
Rank change year-on-year -88 +75 -32
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 66 73 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.23% 2.80% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% 19.06% 8.61%
Number of salaries quoted 47 53 92
10th Percentile £32,100 £41,250 £23,075
25th Percentile £45,029 £45,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +29.41% +8.97%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £69,250 " £70,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -

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 945 383 1,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.60% 14.69% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 616 279 936
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £80,750 £70,000 £70,625
North West median annual salary £48,250 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.58% +11.76% -3.41%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Salford -7 1 - - 7
Stockport - 1 £36,500 - 1
Bury - 1 £33,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 60 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 55 (83.33%) Azure
3 39 (59.09%) Windows
4 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
5 27 (40.91%) DevOps
6 21 (31.82%) MCSE
7 20 (30.30%) VMware
8 19 (28.79%) Windows Server
8 19 (28.79%) Microsoft 365
8 19 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (27.27%) Linux
10 15 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (21.21%) ITIL
12 12 (18.18%) Software Licensing
12 12 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
12 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (16.67%) Public Sector
13 11 (16.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 11 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 10 (15.15%) MCSA
14 10 (15.15%) DNS
14 10 (15.15%) Citrix
14 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
14 10 (15.15%) Analytics
14 10 (15.15%) Social Skills
15 9 (13.64%) AWS
15 9 (13.64%) Degree
15 9 (13.64%) Time Management

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 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (83.33%) Azure
2 19 (28.79%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (13.64%) AWS
5 8 (12.12%) Serverless
6 6 (9.09%) GCP
7 5 (7.58%) Power Platform
8 4 (6.06%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (6.06%) IaaS
9 3 (4.55%) Azure Service Bus
9 3 (4.55%) PaaS
9 3 (4.55%) SaaS
10 2 (3.03%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (1.52%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) DNS
2 7 (10.61%) DHCP
3 5 (7.58%) LAN
3 5 (7.58%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) Network Security
5 3 (4.55%) Firewall
5 3 (4.55%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.55%) VPN
6 2 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.03%) Wireless
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.52%) NAS
7 1 (1.52%) SAN
7 1 (1.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.55%) Power BI
3 2 (3.03%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 10 (15.15%) Social Skills
3 5 (7.58%) Finance
3 5 (7.58%) Law
4 3 (4.55%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Organisational Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Architect
2 14 (21.21%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (18.18%) Azure Architect
4 6 (9.09%) Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Data Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Data Centre Architect
6 4 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Developer
7 3 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Support
7 3 (4.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) OAuth
3 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Core
3 3 (4.55%) LDAP
3 3 (4.55%) RESTful
3 3 (4.55%) Web Services
4 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.03%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.52%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
1 9 (13.64%) Public Cloud
2 7 (10.61%) Private Cloud
3 4 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (6.06%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.06%) e-Learning
4 3 (4.55%) Legacy Applications
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Clustering
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.03%) PKI
5 2 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.52%) Blog
6 1 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.52%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (59.09%) Windows
2 19 (28.79%) Windows Server
3 18 (27.27%) Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) DevOps
2 15 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (21.21%) ITIL
4 12 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (18.18%) Software Licensing
5 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.15%) Analytics
6 9 (13.64%) Time Management
7 8 (12.12%) Presales
7 8 (12.12%) Project Management
8 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (9.09%) Migration
10 5 (7.58%) Change Management
10 5 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (6.06%) Data Security
11 4 (6.06%) Identity Management
11 4 (6.06%) Line Management
11 4 (6.06%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.12%) SQL
3 5 (7.58%) C#
4 4 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.06%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) X++
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (31.82%) MCSE
2 10 (15.15%) MCSA
3 9 (13.64%) Degree
3 9 (13.64%) MCP
4 6 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (7.58%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.06%) CISSP
6 4 (6.06%) RHCE
7 3 (4.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (3.03%) CEH
8 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.03%) MCTS
8 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.52%) CSSLP
9 1 (1.52%) HCISPP
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (1.52%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) SLA
2 4 (6.06%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 19 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.09%) Docker
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (12.12%) Terraform
3 7 (10.61%) Kubernetes
3 7 (10.61%) SCCM
4 4 (6.06%) Ansible
4 4 (6.06%) Puppet
4 4 (6.06%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (4.55%) Grafana
5 3 (4.55%) Prometheus
5 3 (4.55%) WSUS
6 1 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 60 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.30%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) Citrix
4 5 (7.58%) Apple
4 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.06%) Adobe
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
6 3 (4.55%) Oracle
6 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.03%) Avaya
7 2 (3.03%) Mitel
8 1 (1.52%) Okta
8 1 (1.52%) Veeam