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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 44 57
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 56 83 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.48% 4.85% 4.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.45% 20.85% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47 68 65
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -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
321 398 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.95% 23.23% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 244 262 295
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 21 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Knutsford -7 10 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Chester +15 4 £26,041 -3.55%
Runcorn -5 4 - -
Wilmslow +4 3 £32,500 -
Macclesfield +13 1 £30,000 - 1
Northwich +3 1 £37,500 +82.92%
Nantwich - 1 £40,000 -
Widnes - 1 £21,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 93 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 78 (65.00%) Windows
3 67 (55.83%) MCITP
4 62 (51.67%) MCSE
5 61 (50.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (40.83%) MS Excel
8 46 (38.33%) Active Directory
9 43 (35.83%) SQL
10 41 (34.17%) MCSA
10 41 (34.17%) MS Exchange
10 41 (34.17%) TCP/IP
10 41 (34.17%) Windows 7
11 40 (33.33%) DNS
12 38 (31.67%) VMware
13 37 (30.83%) DHCP
13 37 (30.83%) SQL Server
13 37 (30.83%) ITIL
14 34 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
14 34 (28.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 33 (27.50%) Degree
16 32 (26.67%) MCP
16 32 (26.67%) Cisco
17 31 (25.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 30 (25.00%) MCTS
18 30 (25.00%) CCNA
19 29 (24.17%) Exchange Server 2013
20 27 (22.50%) VPN
20 27 (22.50%) Finance
21 22 (18.33%) T-SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (34.17%) MS Exchange
2 34 (28.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (24.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.00%) IIS
5 5 (4.17%) Lync
5 5 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle 9iAS
7 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 49 (40.83%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.67%) MS Office
3 3 (2.50%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.83%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 9 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.50%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (34.17%) TCP/IP
2 40 (33.33%) DNS
3 37 (30.83%) DHCP
4 27 (22.50%) VPN
5 20 (16.67%) SAN
6 14 (11.67%) LAN
7 13 (10.83%) VLAN
7 13 (10.83%) NAS
8 12 (10.00%) Firewall
8 12 (10.00%) WAN
9 11 (9.17%) ADSL
9 11 (9.17%) VDSL
10 4 (3.33%) Network Security
11 3 (2.50%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.83%) SSH
12 1 (0.83%) SMTP
12 1 (0.83%) VoIP
12 1 (0.83%) WLAN
12 1 (0.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (30.83%) SQL Server
2 31 (25.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (14.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (10.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (7.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database
9 5 (4.17%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (4.17%) OLAP
10 3 (2.50%) MySQL
11 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.83%) Big Data
11 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (22.50%) Finance
2 4 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.50%) Legal
3 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (22.50%) DBA
2 24 (20.00%) Administrator
3 17 (14.17%) Developer
3 17 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 13 (10.83%) 1st Line Support
5 13 (10.83%) Analyst
5 13 (10.83%) IT Manager
6 12 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (9.17%) SQL Server DBA
7 11 (9.17%) SQL DBA
7 11 (9.17%) IT Support
8 10 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (8.33%) Service Analyst
9 9 (7.50%) C# Developer
10 8 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (6.67%) .NET Developer
11 6 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.83%) .NET
2 17 (14.17%) ASP.NET
3 16 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 15 (12.50%) WCF
5 14 (11.67%) HTML
5 14 (11.67%) XML
6 12 (10.00%) Web Services
7 10 (8.33%) Entity Framework
7 10 (8.33%) CSS
8 8 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (4.17%) jQuery
9 5 (4.17%) NHibernate
10 4 (3.33%) XSLT
10 4 (3.33%) WF
10 4 (3.33%) LESS
11 3 (2.50%) WebCenter
12 1 (0.83%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 1 (0.83%) Backbone.js
12 1 (0.83%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Clustering
2 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.83%) Replication
4 4 (3.33%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.33%) EPoS
4 4 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.50%) Life Science
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) Celerra
6 1 (0.83%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 78 (65.00%) Windows
2 61 (50.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (34.17%) Windows 7
5 19 (15.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 13 (10.83%) Linux
8 11 (9.17%) UNIX
9 10 (8.33%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.67%) AIX
10 2 (1.67%) CentOS
10 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.83%) ITIL
2 15 (12.50%) MVC
3 14 (11.67%) Mentoring
4 13 (10.83%) Problem Management
5 12 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.17%) Change Management
6 11 (9.17%) Migration
6 11 (9.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (9.17%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.50%) SOA
8 9 (7.50%) ETL
8 9 (7.50%) CRM
8 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (7.50%) Document Management
8 9 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (5.00%) Service Management
9 6 (5.00%) Scrum
9 6 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (35.83%) SQL
2 22 (18.33%) T-SQL
2 22 (18.33%) PowerShell
3 21 (17.50%) C#
4 15 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.33%) VBScript
6 4 (3.33%) VB
7 3 (2.50%) Prolog
8 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.83%) Java
9 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 67 (55.83%) MCITP
2 62 (51.67%) MCSE
3 41 (34.17%) MCSA
4 34 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (27.50%) Degree
6 32 (26.67%) MCP
7 30 (25.00%) MCTS
7 30 (25.00%) CCNA
8 11 (9.17%) JNCIA
9 9 (7.50%) MCDBA
10 7 (5.83%) CCNP
11 6 (5.00%) OCP
11 6 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (4.17%) CCENT
12 5 (4.17%) CCIE
12 5 (4.17%) CCDP
13 4 (3.33%) HND
13 4 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (2.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) QA
1 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (38.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.83%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.50%) VMware ESX
5 6 (5.00%) VMware Server
6 4 (3.33%) vSphere
7 2 (1.67%) vCloud
7 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.83%) Xen
8 1 (0.83%) XenApp
8 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.33%) SCCM
3 2 (1.67%) WSUS
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 38 (31.67%) VMware
3 32 (26.67%) Cisco
4 18 (15.00%) HP
5 13 (10.83%) Dell
6 12 (10.00%) Citrix
6 12 (10.00%) IBM
7 11 (9.17%) Juniper
8 7 (5.83%) EMC
9 6 (5.00%) Oracle
10 4 (3.33%) Symantec
11 3 (2.50%) ProCurve
11 3 (2.50%) Business Objects
11 3 (2.50%) CommVault
12 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.83%) Red Gate
13 1 (0.83%) Mitel
13 1 (0.83%) Avaya
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car/car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago