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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 77 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 111 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.84% 6.31% 6.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.39% 24.61% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 46 98 123
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
483 451 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.94% 25.64% 23.03%
Number of salaries quoted 423 350 419
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 30 £27,750 -20.71% 3
Chester +13 4 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Runcorn 0 3 - -
Knutsford -3 2 £46,000 +22.66%
Wilmslow -16 2 - -
Nantwich - 2 £35,000 -
Crewe - 2 £37,500 -
Northwich -2 1 - - 1
Macclesfield -5 1 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Daresbury - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 98 (68.53%) Windows
2 94 (65.73%) Microsoft
3 69 (48.25%) MCSE
3 69 (48.25%) MCITP
4 60 (41.96%) MCTS
4 60 (41.96%) TCP/IP
5 57 (39.86%) MCSA
6 56 (39.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (34.27%) Active Directory
8 46 (32.17%) MS Excel
8 46 (32.17%) VMware
9 45 (31.47%) MCP
10 43 (30.07%) ITIL
10 43 (30.07%) Windows 7
11 41 (28.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (28.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 40 (27.97%) DNS
13 39 (27.27%) DHCP
14 38 (26.57%) Hyper-V
15 37 (25.87%) MS Exchange
16 33 (23.08%) Windows XP
17 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
17 30 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 30 (20.98%) Degree
18 28 (19.58%) Linux
18 28 (19.58%) Finance
19 27 (18.88%) VPN
19 27 (18.88%) Citrix
19 27 (18.88%) MS Office
20 26 (18.18%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 37 (25.87%) MS Exchange
2 23 (16.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (8.39%) IIS
5 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.20%) Lync
7 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 46 (32.17%) MS Excel
2 27 (18.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (41.96%) TCP/IP
2 40 (27.97%) DNS
3 39 (27.27%) DHCP
4 27 (18.88%) VPN
5 26 (18.18%) SAN
6 19 (13.29%) LAN
7 18 (12.59%) WAN
7 18 (12.59%) Network Security
8 10 (6.99%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.80%) NAS
9 4 (2.80%) Firewall
10 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.40%) Internet
11 1 (0.70%) SMTP
11 1 (0.70%) WLAN
11 1 (0.70%) Wireless
11 1 (0.70%) VLAN
11 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (8.39%) MSTest
1 12 (8.39%) Rhino Mocks
1 12 (8.39%) Moq
1 12 (8.39%) NUnit
2 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (19.58%) Finance
2 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (25.87%) Support Engineer
1 37 (25.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (16.08%) Developer
3 18 (12.59%) .NET Developer
4 16 (11.19%) Windows Support Engineer
5 15 (10.49%) Server Engineer
6 14 (9.79%) IT Support Engineer
6 14 (9.79%) IT Support
7 12 (8.39%) Windows Server Engineer
7 12 (8.39%) Server Support Engineer
7 12 (8.39%) Analyst
7 12 (8.39%) Server Support
8 10 (6.99%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.29%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 6 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.20%) Consultant
13 5 (3.50%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.18%) .NET
2 18 (12.59%) ASP.NET
3 17 (11.89%) WCF
4 16 (11.19%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (8.39%) Castle Windsor
5 12 (8.39%) Ninject
5 12 (8.39%) Razor View Engine
5 12 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 12 (8.39%) Unity DI Container
5 12 (8.39%) Spring.NET
6 7 (4.90%) CSS
7 6 (4.20%) Web Services
8 5 (3.50%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (3.50%) HTML
9 4 (2.80%) XML
10 3 (2.10%) Application Packaging
10 3 (2.10%) jQuery
11 2 (1.40%) COM
12 1 (0.70%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.59%) Thin Client
1 18 (12.59%) Fat Client
2 12 (8.39%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (6.99%) Clustering
4 7 (4.90%) User Experience
5 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.10%) EPoS
8 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.70%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.70%) Statistics
8 1 (0.70%) Life Science
8 1 (0.70%) Celerra
8 1 (0.70%) iPhone
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 98 (68.53%) Windows
2 56 (39.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (30.07%) Windows 7
4 41 (28.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (28.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 28 (19.58%) Linux
7 18 (12.59%) UNIX
8 16 (11.19%) Windows 2000
9 10 (6.99%) VMS
10 7 (4.90%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.70%) Android
12 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.07%) ITIL
2 21 (14.69%) Change Management
3 17 (11.89%) MVC
4 14 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.09%) TDD
5 13 (9.09%) Scrum
6 12 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (8.39%) Kanban
6 12 (8.39%) Dependency Injection
6 12 (8.39%) Change Control
6 12 (8.39%) Web Application Development
7 11 (7.69%) Migration
8 10 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.99%) Problem Management
9 8 (5.59%) Incident Management
9 8 (5.59%) CRM
10 7 (4.90%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.50%) SOA
12 5 (3.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.99%) C#
2 19 (13.29%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.09%) SQL
4 12 (8.39%) VB
5 7 (4.90%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.90%) VBScript
5 7 (4.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.10%) Java
7 2 (1.40%) C++
8 1 (0.70%) Perl
8 1 (0.70%) Python
8 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (48.25%) MCSE
1 69 (48.25%) MCITP
2 60 (41.96%) MCTS
3 57 (39.86%) MCSA
4 45 (31.47%) MCP
5 30 (20.98%) Degree
6 14 (9.79%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (8.39%) CCA
7 12 (8.39%) MCAD
7 12 (8.39%) MCSD
8 11 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (4.90%) MCDST
9 7 (4.90%) CCNP
9 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
9 7 (4.90%) Security Cleared
10 5 (3.50%) CCNA
10 5 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.10%) HND
11 3 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.10%) SLA
1 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (34.27%) Active Directory
2 38 (26.57%) Hyper-V
3 30 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 10 (6.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (3.50%) XenApp
6 5 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.80%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.10%) vSphere
8 3 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.70%) XenServer
10 1 (0.70%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.80%) SCCM
1 4 (2.80%) SCVMM
2 3 (2.10%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.40%) WSUS
3 2 (1.40%) SCOM
3 2 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.70%) Legato
4 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 94 (65.73%) Microsoft
2 46 (32.17%) VMware
3 27 (18.88%) Citrix
4 19 (13.29%) HP
5 18 (12.59%) Cisco
6 16 (11.19%) EMC
7 15 (10.49%) Dell
8 4 (2.80%) NETGEAR
9 3 (2.10%) ProCurve
9 3 (2.10%) IBM
9 3 (2.10%) SAP
9 3 (2.10%) Symantec
9 3 (2.10%) Juniper
9 3 (2.10%) Apple
10 2 (1.40%) CommVault
11 1 (0.70%) NetApp
11 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.70%) Wyse
11 1 (0.70%) AppSense
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