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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 75 87 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.86% 5.44% 6.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.06% 20.96% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 61 82 125
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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
467 415 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.02% 25.95% 28.30%
Number of salaries quoted 355 334 489
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -12 36 £31,750 -20.62% 3
Knutsford -6 13 £34,500 -8.00% 1
Chester -2 5 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Runcorn - 5 £24,000 -
Wilmslow -15 2 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Macclesfield +3 1 £55,000 +205.55% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 104 (65.00%) Windows
2 92 (57.50%) Microsoft
3 79 (49.38%) MCSE
4 74 (46.25%) MCTS
5 68 (42.50%) MCITP
6 59 (36.88%) MCP
7 57 (35.63%) VMware
8 52 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (31.88%) Active Directory
10 49 (30.63%) MCSA
11 48 (30.00%) ITIL
12 47 (29.38%) Windows 7
13 45 (28.13%) SQL Server
14 44 (27.50%) TCP/IP
15 42 (26.25%) MS Excel
16 41 (25.63%) MS Exchange
16 41 (25.63%) Citrix
16 41 (25.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 36 (22.50%) DNS
18 35 (21.88%) Hyper-V
18 35 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
19 34 (21.25%) .NET
20 33 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (20.00%) DHCP
22 31 (19.38%) MS Office
23 30 (18.75%) C#
23 30 (18.75%) VPN
23 30 (18.75%) Finance
24 29 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
25 27 (16.88%) ASP.NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 41 (25.63%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (8.13%) IIS
5 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.75%) Lync
6 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.88%) Site Server
8 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.63%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 42 (26.25%) MS Excel
2 31 (19.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.75%) Office 365
2 5 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.50%) TCP/IP
2 36 (22.50%) DNS
3 32 (20.00%) DHCP
4 30 (18.75%) VPN
5 24 (15.00%) LAN
5 24 (15.00%) WAN
6 22 (13.75%) SAN
7 10 (6.25%) Network Security
8 8 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (5.00%) Firewall
9 5 (3.13%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.50%) SMS
11 3 (1.88%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.88%) NAS
12 2 (1.25%) DSL
12 2 (1.25%) Internet
12 2 (1.25%) VoIP
12 2 (1.25%) PBX
13 1 (0.63%) SMTP
13 1 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.88%) MySQL
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.63%) OLAP
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (15.00%) NUnit
1 24 (15.00%) MSTest
1 24 (15.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 24 (15.00%) Moq
2 6 (3.75%) MSI
3 2 (1.25%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.38%) Games
4 4 (2.50%) Back Office
5 2 (1.25%) Retail
5 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (23.13%) Support Engineer
2 30 (18.75%) Developer
3 29 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (16.25%) .NET Developer
5 16 (10.00%) IT Support
6 13 (8.13%) IT Support Engineer
7 12 (7.50%) Server Engineer
8 11 (6.88%) Analyst
8 11 (6.88%) Windows Support Engineer
9 10 (6.25%) Server Support
9 10 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
9 10 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (6.25%) Server Support Engineer
10 9 (5.63%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.63%) Coordinator
11 7 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Technical Support
11 7 (4.38%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (4.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.25%) .NET
2 27 (16.88%) ASP.NET
3 24 (15.00%) Spring.NET
3 24 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 24 (15.00%) Castle Windsor
3 24 (15.00%) Ninject
3 24 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 24 (15.00%) Unity DI Container
4 22 (13.75%) WCF
4 22 (13.75%) Razor View Engine
5 9 (5.63%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.88%) jQuery
6 3 (1.88%) COM
7 2 (1.25%) CSS
7 2 (1.25%) WPF
7 2 (1.25%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.25%) WinForms
8 1 (0.63%) LINQ
8 1 (0.63%) MDX
8 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.00%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (6.88%) Fat Client
2 11 (6.88%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.50%) Firmware
4 4 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.50%) Clustering
5 3 (1.88%) Replication
6 2 (1.25%) Statistics
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.63%) Celerra
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.63%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 104 (65.00%) Windows
2 52 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (29.38%) Windows 7
4 41 (25.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (16.25%) Windows XP
7 20 (12.50%) Linux
8 19 (11.88%) UNIX
9 17 (10.63%) Windows 2000
10 10 (6.25%) VMS
11 9 (5.63%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.50%) AIX
13 3 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.88%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.88%) zOS
13 3 (1.88%) MVS
14 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.63%) CentOS
14 1 (0.63%) Android
14 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.00%) ITIL
2 29 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.63%) Scrum
4 24 (15.00%) MVC
4 24 (15.00%) TDD
4 24 (15.00%) Kanban
4 24 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
5 22 (13.75%) Web Application Development
6 19 (11.88%) Change Management
7 18 (11.25%) Migration
8 10 (6.25%) Change Control
8 10 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.75%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.75%) Service Management
9 6 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.13%) ITIL V3
10 5 (3.13%) High Availability
11 4 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.75%) C#
2 20 (12.50%) SQL
3 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.38%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.50%) VB
5 3 (1.88%) VBScript
5 3 (1.88%) Java
5 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.25%) C++
7 1 (0.63%) Ruby
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) Perl
7 1 (0.63%) PHP
7 1 (0.63%) Python
7 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 79 (49.38%) MCSE
2 74 (46.25%) MCTS
3 68 (42.50%) MCITP
4 59 (36.88%) MCP
5 49 (30.63%) MCSA
6 24 (15.00%) MCAD
6 24 (15.00%) MCSD
7 23 (14.38%) Degree
8 21 (13.13%) Citrix Certification
9 19 (11.88%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (11.25%) CCNA
11 16 (10.00%) CCA
12 15 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (4.38%) CCNP
14 6 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (1.25%) NCIE
16 2 (1.25%) A+ Certification
16 2 (1.25%) MCDST
17 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.88%) SLA
2 3 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 35 (21.88%) Hyper-V
3 33 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (8.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 14 (8.75%) VMware ESX
5 11 (6.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (5.00%) vSphere
7 7 (4.38%) XenApp
8 5 (3.13%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.88%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.88%) XenServer
10 2 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.63%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.63%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) SCCM
2 6 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.50%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.88%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.25%) SCOM
5 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.63%) Legato
6 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 92 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 57 (35.63%) VMware
3 41 (25.63%) Citrix
4 26 (16.25%) Cisco
5 17 (10.63%) HP
6 12 (7.50%) Dell
7 7 (4.38%) EMC
8 6 (3.75%) McAfee
9 4 (2.50%) NetApp
10 3 (1.88%) SAP
10 3 (1.88%) IBM
10 3 (1.88%) Juniper
10 3 (1.88%) Apple
10 3 (1.88%) Symantec
10 3 (1.88%) ProCurve
11 2 (1.25%) CA
12 1 (0.63%) Telerik
12 1 (0.63%) Dundas
12 1 (0.63%) NETGEAR
12 1 (0.63%) Oracle
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