Microsoft Certification Jobs in the North West

Microsoft Certification
England > North West

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 170 231 164
Rank change year-on-year +61 -67 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 88 82 189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.15% 0.98% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.45% 3.13% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 77 61 116
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £24,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -14.74%
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £55,175
90th Percentile £64,300 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,143 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.01% -4.96% +5.56%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,976 2,621 2,757
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 25.74% 31.17% 28.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,332 1,041 1,282
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £27,050
25th Percentile £36,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North West.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North West region over the 6 months to 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
Manchester +62 53 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Cheshire +25 16 £24,000 -31.43% 9
Lancashire +10 9 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Merseyside +4 7 £48,250 -8.10% 7
Cumbria - 3 £57,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Exchange
3 4 (4.55%) CMS
3 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (64.77%) Azure
2 50 (56.82%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (25.00%) Power Platform
4 11 (12.50%) Entra ID
5 8 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (7.95%) OneDrive
7 5 (5.68%) AWS
7 5 (5.68%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (3.41%) Power Automate
9 2 (2.27%) PowerApps
9 2 (2.27%) Snowflake
9 2 (2.27%) WhatsApp
10 1 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (1.14%) Azure Monitor
10 1 (1.14%) Azure Storage
10 1 (1.14%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 1 (1.14%) Google Workspace
10 1 (1.14%) IaaS
10 1 (1.14%) PaaS
10 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.73%) Broadband
2 8 (9.09%) Firewall
2 8 (9.09%) Internet
3 7 (7.95%) DNS
3 7 (7.95%) VoIP
4 6 (6.82%) DHCP
4 6 (6.82%) VLAN
5 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.55%) Skype
6 4 (4.55%) VPN
6 4 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.41%) LAN
7 3 (3.41%) Network Security
7 3 (3.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.32%) Power BI
2 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
3 14 (15.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.27%) QlikView
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.14%) Big Data
6 1 (1.14%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.14%) DTS
6 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 35 (39.77%) Social Skills
2 11 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.09%) Retail
4 6 (6.82%) Organisational Skills
5 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.68%) Finance
6 4 (4.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 4 (4.55%) Legal
7 3 (3.41%) Law
7 3 (3.41%) Marketing
7 3 (3.41%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.27%) Back Office
8 2 (2.27%) Banking
8 2 (2.27%) Games
8 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.91%) Analyst
1 14 (15.91%) DBA
1 14 (15.91%) SQL DBA
2 12 (13.64%) Service Analyst
2 12 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) IT Manager
4 9 (10.23%) IT Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Lead
5 7 (7.95%) Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) IT Support
6 6 (6.82%) IT Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Azure Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Cloud Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Lead Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) CSS
1 6 (6.82%) HTML
2 1 (1.14%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) ARM Templates
2 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.14%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
1 9 (10.23%) Driving Licence
2 8 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 5 (5.68%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) Product Ownership
6 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.36%) Windows
2 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.77%) Windows 10
4 12 (13.64%) VMS
5 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.14%) Android
6 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.14%) Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) Customer Service
2 27 (30.68%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (19.32%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (17.05%) DevOps
4 15 (17.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (17.05%) Time Management
5 14 (15.91%) Collaborative Working
5 14 (15.91%) ITIL
6 12 (13.64%) High Availability
6 12 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 11 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.36%) CI/CD
9 9 (10.23%) ITSM
9 9 (10.23%) Project Management
10 8 (9.09%) Agile
11 7 (7.95%) Coaching
11 7 (7.95%) Computer Science
11 7 (7.95%) CRM
11 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.68%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) T-SQL
3 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.82%) C#
6 2 (2.27%) Bash
6 2 (2.27%) Data Analysis Expressions
6 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.14%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) Degree
2 12 (13.64%) MCSE
3 10 (11.36%) A+ Certification
4 9 (10.23%) Azure Certification
4 9 (10.23%) MCP
5 8 (9.09%) CCNA
5 8 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (9.09%) MCSA
6 5 (5.68%) DBS Check
7 4 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.41%) CISSP
9 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.14%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.14%) AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
10 1 (1.14%) MCTS
10 1 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) GDPR
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (39.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.27%) SCCM
4 1 (1.14%) Autotask
4 1 (1.14%) SCOM
4 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 81 (92.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.50%) VMware
3 8 (9.09%) Virgin Media
4 5 (5.68%) Adobe
4 5 (5.68%) Apple
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco
5 3 (3.41%) Citrix
5 3 (3.41%) Meraki
5 3 (3.41%) Ubiquiti
6 2 (2.27%) SYSPRO
7 1 (1.14%) Databricks
7 1 (1.14%) Datto
7 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.14%) Veeam