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 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Cheshire
Rank 60 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 44 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.79% 3.36% 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.98% 13.97% 13.76%
Number of salaries quoted 25 41 53
Median salary £34,000 £22,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -37.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £18,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
242 315 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.29% 24.03% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 148 275 370
Median salary £38,500 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +16 13 £38,500 +75.00% 5
Wilmslow -15 7 £34,000 +88.88%
Macclesfield 0 5 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Knutsford +7 2 - -
Crewe - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 56 (84.85%) Windows
2 52 (78.79%) Microsoft
3 51 (77.27%) Windows Server
4 42 (63.64%) MCSE
5 39 (59.09%) MCSA
6 38 (57.58%) Active Directory
7 33 (50.00%) MCITP
8 32 (48.48%) VMware
8 32 (48.48%) Office 365
9 31 (46.97%) MS Exchange
10 24 (36.36%) SQL
11 22 (33.33%) DNS
11 22 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (30.30%) Hyper-V
13 20 (30.30%) Windows 7
13 20 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (25.76%) DHCP
15 16 (24.24%) ITIL
15 16 (24.24%) Windows 8
16 14 (21.21%) MCP
17 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
17 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
19 11 (16.67%) Firewall
19 11 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 11 (16.67%) Mac OS X
19 11 (16.67%) Apple
20 10 (15.15%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 31 (46.97%) MS Exchange
2 22 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (48.48%) Office 365
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.33%) DNS
2 17 (25.76%) DHCP
3 11 (16.67%) Firewall
4 5 (7.58%) VPN
5 3 (4.55%) MPLS
5 3 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (4.55%) SAN
5 3 (4.55%) VLAN
6 2 (3.03%) VoIP
7 1 (1.52%) Internet
7 1 (1.52%) NAS
7 1 (1.52%) Skype
7 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Back Office
3 3 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) IT Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) Support Engineer
3 13 (19.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (18.18%) IT Support
4 12 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 10 (15.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (10.61%) Server Engineer
8 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 6 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (7.58%) Analyst
9 5 (7.58%) Developer
10 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
10 4 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (6.06%) SQL DBA
10 4 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
1 5 (7.58%) Web Services
2 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.55%) HTML
4 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.03%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.52%) CSS
5 1 (1.52%) CSS3
5 1 (1.52%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.52%) HTML5
5 1 (1.52%) jQuery
5 1 (1.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (1.52%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Statistics
4 2 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (84.85%) Windows
2 51 (77.27%) Windows Server
3 20 (30.30%) Windows 7
4 16 (24.24%) Windows 8
5 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (16.67%) Mac OS X
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.03%) Linux
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Process Improvement
3 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.58%) SOA
5 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.06%) Workflow
6 3 (4.55%) MVC
6 3 (4.55%) SDLC
7 2 (3.03%) CRM
7 2 (3.03%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.03%) Presales
7 2 (3.03%) Project Management
7 2 (3.03%) TDD
8 1 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.52%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 1 (1.52%) Data Loss Prevention
8 1 (1.52%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.52%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.52%) Security Patching
8 1 (1.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.58%) C#
4 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (63.64%) MCSE
2 39 (59.09%) MCSA
3 33 (50.00%) MCITP
4 14 (21.21%) MCP
5 11 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (10.61%) Degree
7 4 (6.06%) MCTS
8 3 (4.55%) MCDBA
9 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.52%) CCA
10 1 (1.52%) GIAC
10 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.52%) NCDA
10 1 (1.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (30.30%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.64%) vSphere
5 7 (10.61%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.03%) XenApp
7 1 (1.52%) Firmware
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCOM
1 7 (10.61%) vRealize
2 6 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.03%) WSUS
4 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 52 (78.79%) Microsoft
2 32 (48.48%) VMware
3 11 (16.67%) Apple
4 10 (15.15%) Citrix
5 6 (9.09%) Cisco
6 4 (6.06%) Dell
6 4 (6.06%) Symantec
7 2 (3.03%) CommVault
8 1 (1.52%) Draytek
8 1 (1.52%) HP
8 1 (1.52%) IBM
8 1 (1.52%) NetApp
8 1 (1.52%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.52%) SonicWALL
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