The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 90 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 47 104 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.37% 6.25% 6.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.75% 23.96% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 41 101 112
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,300
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Microsoft Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
482 434 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.26% 26.07% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 399 344 440
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -20 27 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Knutsford -10 6 £34,500 -8.00%
Chester +5 3 £38,000 +1.33% 1
Wilmslow -18 3 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Runcorn +1 1 - - 1
Crewe -4 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 89 (65.93%) Windows
2 83 (61.48%) Microsoft
3 65 (48.15%) MCTS
4 62 (45.93%) MCITP
5 61 (45.19%) MCSE
6 53 (39.26%) MCSA
7 50 (37.04%) TCP/IP
7 50 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (36.30%) MCP
9 44 (32.59%) Active Directory
10 43 (31.85%) VMware
11 42 (31.11%) ITIL
12 40 (29.63%) Windows 7
13 39 (28.89%) DNS
14 38 (28.15%) DHCP
15 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
15 36 (26.67%) MS Excel
15 36 (26.67%) Hyper-V
16 35 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
17 33 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (22.22%) SQL Server
19 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
20 28 (20.74%) VPN
20 28 (20.74%) Citrix
21 27 (20.00%) MS Office
22 26 (19.26%) Windows XP
23 25 (18.52%) Linux
23 25 (18.52%) .NET
24 23 (17.04%) Degree
25 22 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.41%) IIS
5 6 (4.44%) Lync
6 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 36 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 27 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (37.04%) TCP/IP
2 39 (28.89%) DNS
3 38 (28.15%) DHCP
4 28 (20.74%) VPN
5 20 (14.81%) LAN
6 19 (14.07%) WAN
6 19 (14.07%) SAN
7 16 (11.85%) Network Security
8 8 (5.93%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.96%) NAS
9 4 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.48%) Internet
11 1 (0.74%) DSL
11 1 (0.74%) Firewall
11 1 (0.74%) SMTP
11 1 (0.74%) WLAN
11 1 (0.74%) Wireless
11 1 (0.74%) VLAN
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.74%) OLAP
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (11.85%) NUnit
1 16 (11.85%) MSTest
1 16 (11.85%) Rhino Mocks
1 16 (11.85%) Moq
2 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.74%) MSI
3 1 (0.74%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (16.30%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.22%) Games
4 2 (1.48%) Back Office
4 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (28.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (25.93%) Support Engineer
3 21 (15.56%) Developer
4 18 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 14 (10.37%) IT Support Engineer
5 14 (10.37%) IT Support
6 13 (9.63%) Server Engineer
7 12 (8.89%) Windows Support Engineer
8 11 (8.15%) Server Support Engineer
8 11 (8.15%) Windows Server Engineer
8 11 (8.15%) Server Support
9 10 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Analyst
11 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 6 (4.44%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 6 (4.44%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
13 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 5 (3.70%) Operations Manager
13 5 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.52%) .NET
2 18 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 16 (11.85%) WCF
3 16 (11.85%) Spring.NET
3 16 (11.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 16 (11.85%) Castle Windsor
3 16 (11.85%) Ninject
3 16 (11.85%) Razor View Engine
3 16 (11.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 16 (11.85%) Unity DI Container
4 5 (3.70%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.48%) COM
5 2 (1.48%) CSS
5 2 (1.48%) jQuery
6 1 (0.74%) HTML
6 1 (0.74%) Web Services
6 1 (0.74%) MDX
6 1 (0.74%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.74%) LINQ
6 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Thin Client
1 16 (11.85%) Fat Client
1 16 (11.85%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.96%) Clustering
5 2 (1.48%) Statistics
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.48%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) Celerra
6 1 (0.74%) iPhone
6 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.74%) Life Science
6 1 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.74%) Replication
6 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 89 (65.93%) Windows
2 50 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 35 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (19.26%) Windows XP
7 25 (18.52%) Linux
8 20 (14.81%) UNIX
9 17 (12.59%) Windows 2000
10 10 (7.41%) VMS
11 6 (4.44%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.48%) AIX
13 1 (0.74%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.74%) zOS
13 1 (0.74%) MVS
13 1 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.74%) Android
13 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.11%) ITIL
2 21 (15.56%) Change Management
3 19 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (12.59%) Scrum
5 16 (11.85%) MVC
5 16 (11.85%) TDD
5 16 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (11.85%) Kanban
5 16 (11.85%) Dependency Injection
5 16 (11.85%) Web Application Development
6 13 (9.63%) Migration
7 11 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (8.15%) Change Control
8 6 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.44%) Service Management
9 5 (3.70%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.70%) High Availability
10 4 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.96%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.56%) C#
2 15 (11.11%) SQL
3 8 (5.93%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.19%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.70%) VB
6 3 (2.22%) Java
7 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.48%) C++
7 2 (1.48%) VBScript
8 1 (0.74%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 65 (48.15%) MCTS
2 62 (45.93%) MCITP
3 61 (45.19%) MCSE
4 53 (39.26%) MCSA
5 49 (36.30%) MCP
6 23 (17.04%) Degree
7 16 (11.85%) MCAD
7 16 (11.85%) MCSD
8 14 (10.37%) CCA
8 14 (10.37%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (9.63%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (7.41%) CCNA
11 9 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (5.19%) CCNP
13 5 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
15 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
15 2 (1.48%) A+ Certification
15 2 (1.48%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) SLA
2 3 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (32.59%) Active Directory
2 36 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.70%) XenApp
8 4 (2.96%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.96%) vSphere
8 4 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.48%) Firmware
10 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.74%) XenServer
10 1 (0.74%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) SCCM
1 4 (2.96%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.48%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.74%) Legato
3 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.74%) WSUS
3 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 83 (61.48%) Microsoft
2 43 (31.85%) VMware
3 28 (20.74%) Citrix
4 18 (13.33%) Cisco
5 17 (12.59%) HP
6 14 (10.37%) Dell
7 9 (6.67%) EMC
8 3 (2.22%) IBM
8 3 (2.22%) Juniper
8 3 (2.22%) Apple
8 3 (2.22%) SAP
8 3 (2.22%) ProCurve
8 3 (2.22%) NETGEAR
9 2 (1.48%) McAfee
9 2 (1.48%) Avaya
10 1 (0.74%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.74%) Symantec
10 1 (0.74%) CA
10 1 (0.74%) CommVault
10 1 (0.74%) NetApp
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networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + company car
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + benefits + bonus
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Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum
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