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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 59 67 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 43 60 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.35% 3.26% 5.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.19% 14.02% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 40 55 72
Average salary £22,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £19,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%
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
326 428 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.39% 23.22% 27.63%
Number of salaries quoted 281 340 303
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 -8 17 £22,000 -26.66% 2
Wilmslow +12 3 £18,000 -48.57% 1
Macclesfield +21 2 £27,500 -35.29% 6
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 96 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 92 (87.62%) Windows
3 86 (81.90%) Active Directory
4 53 (50.48%) MS Exchange
5 52 (49.52%) Windows 7
6 49 (46.67%) MCP
7 46 (43.81%) MCSE
8 44 (41.90%) Windows Server
9 43 (40.95%) VMware
10 41 (39.05%) TCP/IP
11 40 (38.10%) MS Excel
12 39 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 39 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (34.29%) MS Office
14 35 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (32.38%) Hyper-V
15 34 (32.38%) MCITP
16 32 (30.48%) Exchange Server 2010
16 32 (30.48%) DHCP
16 32 (30.48%) DNS
17 31 (29.52%) VPN
17 31 (29.52%) Cisco Certification
17 31 (29.52%) MCSA
18 30 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
18 30 (28.57%) CCNA
18 30 (28.57%) Cisco
19 29 (27.62%) Windows XP
20 28 (26.67%) ITIL
21 27 (25.71%) Windows 8
22 25 (23.81%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 53 (50.48%) MS Exchange
2 32 (30.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.71%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.76%) IIS
7 3 (2.86%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.95%) Confluence
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 36 (34.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.81%) Office 365
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.95%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 41 (39.05%) TCP/IP
2 32 (30.48%) DHCP
2 32 (30.48%) DNS
3 31 (29.52%) VPN
4 9 (8.57%) Wireless
5 8 (7.62%) Firewall
6 7 (6.67%) LAN
6 7 (6.67%) WAN
7 6 (5.71%) SAN
8 4 (3.81%) Broadband
8 4 (3.81%) Skype
9 2 (1.90%) Internet
9 2 (1.90%) NAS
10 1 (0.95%) 4G
10 1 (0.95%) ADSL
10 1 (0.95%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.95%) FTP
10 1 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.95%) VLAN
10 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.95%) JIRA
1 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
1 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (29.52%) Analyst
1 31 (29.52%) IT Support
2 28 (26.67%) IT Engineer
3 27 (25.71%) Support Engineer
4 26 (24.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 23 (21.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (20.95%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 22 (20.95%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (16.19%) IT Analyst
8 13 (12.38%) 1st Line Engineer
8 13 (12.38%) Active Directory Analyst
9 12 (11.43%) Service Analyst
9 12 (11.43%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (10.48%) Help Desk Analyst
11 9 (8.57%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (5.71%) Support Manager
12 6 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
13 5 (4.76%) DBA
13 5 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) .NET
2 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.95%) CSS
2 1 (0.95%) CSS3
2 1 (0.95%) HTML
2 1 (0.95%) HTML5
2 1 (0.95%) jQuery
2 1 (0.95%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Fat Client
1 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
1 6 (5.71%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Replication
3 4 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.86%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.86%) Life Science
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) NHS
6 1 (0.95%) Tandem
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 92 (87.62%) Windows
2 52 (49.52%) Windows 7
3 44 (41.90%) Windows Server
4 39 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (27.62%) Windows XP
6 27 (25.71%) Windows 8
7 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.71%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.86%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.90%) Linux
11 1 (0.95%) CentOS
11 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (6.67%) Change Management
2 7 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (5.71%) Incident Management
4 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.81%) Project Management
6 3 (2.86%) Data Security
6 3 (2.86%) Database Security
6 3 (2.86%) Database Tuning
6 3 (2.86%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.86%) Supplier Management
7 2 (1.90%) Data Management
7 2 (1.90%) Data Modelling
7 2 (1.90%) Migration
7 2 (1.90%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (1.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.90%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (1.90%) Physical Data Model
7 2 (1.90%) Scrum
7 2 (1.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) C#
3 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.95%) Java
5 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (46.67%) MCP
2 46 (43.81%) MCSE
3 34 (32.38%) MCITP
4 31 (29.52%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (29.52%) MCSA
5 30 (28.57%) CCNA
6 23 (21.90%) MCTS
7 22 (20.95%) MCDST
8 5 (4.76%) CCA
8 5 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (3.81%) Degree
9 4 (3.81%) MCSD
9 4 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.90%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.95%) CCIE
11 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.95%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (81.90%) Active Directory
2 35 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (32.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.95%) vSphere
5 1 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (17.14%) SCCM
2 2 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 43 (40.95%) VMware
3 30 (28.57%) Cisco
4 25 (23.81%) Citrix
5 18 (17.14%) AppSense
6 6 (5.71%) Apple
7 3 (2.86%) CommVault
7 3 (2.86%) Lotus
7 3 (2.86%) NetApp
8 2 (1.90%) Symantec
9 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.95%) Axway
9 1 (0.95%) Dell
9 1 (0.95%) EMC
9 1 (0.95%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.95%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.95%) NETGEAR
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle
9 1 (0.95%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.95%) Sophos
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Salary: 30000-34000 Per Annum Company Bonus Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield
Recital Consulting Ltd
Salary: 21000-25000 Per Annum Company Bonus Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield
Recital Consulting Ltd
Salary: 25000-30000 Per Annum Company Bonus Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
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