Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 121 120
Rank change year-on-year -19 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 160 213 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.20% 2.67% 2.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.96% 12.21% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 133 201 187
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £34,150 £41,592
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.45% -17.89% +27.97%
10th Percentile £22,500 £18,500 £22,600
90th Percentile £58,500 £51,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £39,500 £31,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +27.42% -17.33% +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 1,607 1,744 1,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.05% 21.88% 22.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,299 1,414 1,405
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £24,960 £23,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +9 12 £37,500 -12.79% 3
Salford -1 8 £24,000 -36.84% 1
Rochdale +3 5 - - 1
Cheadle -4 5 £39,000 -9.30% 3
Wigan -1 4 £60,000 +50.00%
Sale -5 4 £33,500 -4.29%
Bury -2 2 £20,000 -57.89%
Altrincham -19 2 £30,500 -8.96%
Bolton - 2 £32,500 - 2
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 134 (83.75%) Microsoft
2 78 (48.75%) Windows
3 74 (46.25%) ITIL
4 69 (43.13%) MCSE
5 67 (41.88%) Active Directory
6 62 (38.75%) VMware
7 56 (35.00%) Office 365
8 55 (34.38%) SQL Server
9 46 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (26.25%) Degree
11 38 (23.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (23.75%) TCP/IP
12 36 (22.50%) SQL
13 35 (21.88%) Relational Database
14 34 (21.25%) MCSA
14 34 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (20.63%) Windows Server
16 32 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 32 (20.00%) Firewall
17 30 (18.75%) DNS
17 30 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
18 29 (18.13%) Cisco
19 28 (17.50%) SharePoint
19 28 (17.50%) vSphere
20 27 (16.88%) SQL Server 2012
20 27 (16.88%) SQL Server 2014
21 26 (16.25%) MS Exchange
21 26 (16.25%) Service Management
22 25 (15.63%) OLTP
22 25 (15.63%) T-SQL

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 28 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 26 (16.25%) MS Exchange
3 12 (7.50%) Skype for Business
4 11 (6.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.00%) Apache Pig
6 8 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (3.75%) IIS
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (8.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (7.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) BPCS
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 56 (35.00%) Office 365
2 30 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.63%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (5.63%) IaaS
5 4 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (23.75%) TCP/IP
2 32 (20.00%) Firewall
3 30 (18.75%) DNS
4 20 (12.50%) DHCP
4 20 (12.50%) SAN
5 18 (11.25%) LAN
6 14 (8.75%) WAN
7 11 (6.88%) Skype
8 10 (6.25%) Internet
9 8 (5.00%) HTTP
9 8 (5.00%) SSL
10 7 (4.38%) VoIP
11 4 (2.50%) Wireless
11 4 (2.50%) WLAN
12 3 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (1.88%) NAS
13 2 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.25%) Cisco Wireless
13 2 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (1.25%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 35 (21.88%) Relational Database
3 32 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (16.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (16.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 25 (15.63%) MongoDB
5 25 (15.63%) NoSQL
5 25 (15.63%) OLTP
5 25 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (5.63%) MySQL
7 8 (5.00%) Apache Hive
7 8 (5.00%) Big Data
7 8 (5.00%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.63%) MS Access
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.63%) JIRA
1 9 (5.63%) Selenium
2 8 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (5.00%) Bitbucket
2 8 (5.00%) CodeSonar
2 8 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.00%) git-flow
2 8 (5.00%) Robot Framework
3 2 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (7.50%) Finance
2 9 (5.63%) Retail
3 5 (3.13%) Back Office
4 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.25%) Games
5 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 23 (14.38%) IT Support
3 22 (13.75%) Administrator
4 21 (13.13%) DBA
4 21 (13.13%) SQL DBA
5 14 (8.75%) Analyst
5 14 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (8.13%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (8.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (8.13%) IT Engineer
7 11 (6.88%) 1st Line Engineer
7 11 (6.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (6.88%) Service Analyst
7 11 (6.88%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 10 (6.25%) IT Analyst
9 9 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) IT Support Analyst
9 9 (5.63%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.00%) .NET
1 16 (10.00%) Web Services
2 13 (8.13%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 8 (5.00%) Django
4 8 (5.00%) Java EE
4 8 (5.00%) LAMP
4 8 (5.00%) Node.js
4 8 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (5.00%) REST
4 8 (5.00%) SOAP
4 8 (5.00%) Spring MVC
4 8 (5.00%) STL
5 5 (3.13%) HTML
5 5 (3.13%) jQuery
6 3 (1.88%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.25%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.25%) CSS
7 2 (1.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.63%) Management Information System
1 9 (5.63%) Virtual Team
2 7 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.50%) NHS
5 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.88%) PKI
6 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (48.75%) Windows
2 46 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (20.63%) Windows Server
5 18 (11.25%) Windows 10
6 13 (8.13%) Windows 7
7 12 (7.50%) Android
7 12 (7.50%) Apple iOS
8 11 (6.88%) Linux
9 8 (5.00%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.88%) Unix
11 2 (1.25%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (46.25%) ITIL
2 26 (16.25%) Service Management
3 25 (15.63%) IT Strategy
3 25 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
3 25 (15.63%) Server Building
4 21 (13.13%) ERP
4 21 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (9.38%) ITIL V3
7 14 (8.75%) Incident Management
8 13 (8.13%) Analytics
8 13 (8.13%) CRM
8 13 (8.13%) Ethical Hacking
8 13 (8.13%) Mentoring
9 12 (7.50%) ITSM
9 12 (7.50%) Problem Management
10 10 (6.25%) Decision-Making
11 9 (5.63%) Change Control
11 9 (5.63%) Information Security
11 9 (5.63%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.50%) SQL
2 25 (15.63%) T-SQL
3 20 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 13 (8.13%) C#
5 12 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.25%) C++
7 9 (5.63%) C
7 9 (5.63%) Java
8 8 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.00%) Objective-C
8 8 (5.00%) PHP
8 8 (5.00%) Python
9 4 (2.50%) X++
10 3 (1.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (43.13%) MCSE
2 42 (26.25%) Degree
3 34 (21.25%) MCSA
4 25 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (13.75%) MCP
6 21 (13.13%) MCITP
7 16 (10.00%) CCNA
7 16 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (8.13%) CISSP
9 12 (7.50%) MCTS
10 10 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
12 8 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (5.00%) DV Cleared
12 8 (5.00%) GIAC
12 8 (5.00%) HNC
12 8 (5.00%) Linux+ Certification
12 8 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (5.00%) SANS
12 8 (5.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.13%) SLA
2 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.25%) PMO
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 67 (41.88%) Active Directory
2 38 (23.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (17.50%) vSphere
4 24 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 19 (11.88%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (7.50%) Terminal Services
7 8 (5.00%) Docker
7 8 (5.00%) XenApp
8 6 (3.75%) vCloud
9 2 (1.25%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (12.50%) SCCM
2 10 (6.25%) Puppet
3 8 (5.00%) Salt
4 7 (4.38%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.25%) Ansible
5 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.25%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.25%) vRealize
5 2 (1.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.63%) DameWare
Vendors
1 134 (83.75%) Microsoft
2 62 (38.75%) VMware
3 29 (18.13%) Cisco
4 20 (12.50%) Citrix
5 7 (4.38%) Veeam
6 6 (3.75%) NetApp
7 4 (2.50%) Dell
7 4 (2.50%) Google
7 4 (2.50%) Sage
8 3 (1.88%) Avaya
8 3 (1.88%) EMC
8 3 (1.88%) Epicor
8 3 (1.88%) HP
8 3 (1.88%) Infor
8 3 (1.88%) Oracle
8 3 (1.88%) SAP
9 2 (1.25%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.25%) Qualys
9 2 (1.25%) Sophos
9 2 (1.25%) Symantec