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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 70 89 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.08% 5.00% 4.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.09% 20.05% 19.95%
Number of salaries quoted 57 72 70
Average salary £26,041 £31,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.99% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £18,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £35,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%
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
387 444 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.57% 24.94% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 283 316 321
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 29 July 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 July 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 -20 21 £23,000 -22.03% 4
Knutsford -4 11 £37,500 +8.69% 4
Chester +3 7 £26,041 -25.59% 1
Runcorn -6 7 - -
Macclesfield +16 3 £29,000 -47.27%
Wilmslow +4 3 £20,000 -33.33% 1
Nantwich - 1 £40,000 -
Widnes - 1 £21,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 103 (76.87%) Microsoft
2 94 (70.15%) Windows
3 71 (52.99%) MCSE
4 68 (50.75%) MCITP
5 63 (47.01%) Active Directory
6 60 (44.78%) MS Exchange
7 58 (43.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (43.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (42.54%) ITIL
9 48 (35.82%) DNS
10 45 (33.58%) MCSA
10 45 (33.58%) SQL
10 45 (33.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 44 (32.84%) MS Excel
11 44 (32.84%) Windows 7
12 43 (32.09%) VMware
13 41 (30.60%) TCP/IP
13 41 (30.60%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (30.60%) Exchange Server 2013
14 40 (29.85%) DHCP
14 40 (29.85%) MCTS
15 38 (28.36%) CCNA
16 37 (27.61%) MCP
17 36 (26.87%) Cisco
18 33 (24.63%) SQL Server
19 32 (23.88%) Degree
20 31 (23.13%) VMware Infrastructure
21 30 (22.39%) MS Office
22 28 (20.90%) Hyper-V
22 28 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 60 (44.78%) MS Exchange
2 45 (33.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (30.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.73%) Lync
6 5 (3.73%) IIS
7 3 (2.24%) Oracle 9iAS
7 3 (2.24%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (32.84%) MS Excel
2 30 (22.39%) MS Office
3 3 (2.24%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 9 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.91%) Office 365
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (35.82%) DNS
2 41 (30.60%) TCP/IP
3 40 (29.85%) DHCP
4 27 (20.15%) VPN
5 19 (14.18%) SAN
5 19 (14.18%) WAN
6 18 (13.43%) LAN
7 14 (10.45%) Firewall
7 14 (10.45%) NAS
8 12 (8.96%) VLAN
9 11 (8.21%) VDSL
9 11 (8.21%) ADSL
10 6 (4.48%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.99%) Network Security
12 3 (2.24%) Broadband
12 3 (2.24%) Internet
13 1 (0.75%) SSH
13 1 (0.75%) IPv4
13 1 (0.75%) VoIP
13 1 (0.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.63%) SQL Server
2 28 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (15.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (11.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (8.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (6.72%) Oracle9i Database
6 9 (6.72%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (6.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (6.72%) Oracle Database
7 7 (5.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.24%) MySQL
10 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (10.45%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Automotive
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (19.40%) Administrator
2 24 (17.91%) DBA
3 22 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (15.67%) Support Engineer
5 18 (13.43%) Developer
5 18 (13.43%) IT Support
6 17 (12.69%) Analyst
7 16 (11.94%) IT Manager
8 15 (11.19%) IT Support Engineer
9 13 (9.70%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (6.72%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (6.72%) Service Analyst
11 9 (6.72%) C# Developer
11 9 (6.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (5.97%) Support Team Leader
12 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 8 (5.97%) .NET Developer
12 8 (5.97%) SQL DBA
12 8 (5.97%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.43%) .NET
2 17 (12.69%) ASP.NET
3 16 (11.94%) .NET Framework
4 15 (11.19%) WCF
5 14 (10.45%) HTML
5 14 (10.45%) XML
6 11 (8.21%) Web Services
7 10 (7.46%) CSS
7 10 (7.46%) Entity Framework
8 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (3.73%) NHibernate
9 5 (3.73%) jQuery
10 4 (2.99%) WF
10 4 (2.99%) XSLT
10 4 (2.99%) LESS
11 3 (2.24%) WebCenter
12 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.75%) React
12 1 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.45%) Clustering
3 12 (8.96%) Replication
4 11 (8.21%) Thin Client
4 11 (8.21%) Fat Client
5 7 (5.22%) EPoS
6 5 (3.73%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.99%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (2.24%) Life Science
8 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.49%) Statistics
10 1 (0.75%) User Experience
10 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 94 (70.15%) Windows
2 58 (43.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 58 (43.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (32.84%) Windows 7
4 22 (16.42%) Windows XP
5 18 (13.43%) Windows 8
6 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.21%) Linux
8 5 (3.73%) UNIX
9 4 (2.99%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.49%) AIX
10 2 (1.49%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.49%) CentOS
10 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.54%) ITIL
2 16 (11.94%) Mentoring
3 15 (11.19%) MVC
3 15 (11.19%) Migration
4 14 (10.45%) CRM
5 13 (9.70%) Change Management
5 13 (9.70%) Problem Management
6 12 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (8.21%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (6.72%) Database Mirroring
8 9 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (6.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (6.72%) SOA
8 9 (6.72%) Service Management
8 9 (6.72%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (6.72%) Document Management
9 8 (5.97%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (5.97%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.58%) SQL
2 22 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 21 (15.67%) C#
4 18 (13.43%) T-SQL
5 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.72%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.24%) Prolog
8 2 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (52.99%) MCSE
2 68 (50.75%) MCITP
3 45 (33.58%) MCSA
4 41 (30.60%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (29.85%) MCTS
6 38 (28.36%) CCNA
7 37 (27.61%) MCP
8 32 (23.88%) Degree
9 11 (8.21%) JNCIA
10 10 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (6.72%) MCDST
11 9 (6.72%) OCP
11 9 (6.72%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (5.22%) HND
12 7 (5.22%) CCDP
12 7 (5.22%) MCDBA
12 7 (5.22%) CCIE
12 7 (5.22%) CCENT
12 7 (5.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (3.73%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (47.01%) Active Directory
2 31 (23.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (20.90%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.48%) vSphere
5 5 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.73%) vCloud
6 4 (2.99%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.24%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.49%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.49%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.75%) Xen
9 1 (0.75%) XenApp
9 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (10.45%) SCCM
2 12 (8.96%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.73%) WSUS
4 2 (1.49%) SCOM
4 2 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.75%) OpenView
5 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 103 (76.87%) Microsoft
2 43 (32.09%) VMware
3 36 (26.87%) Cisco
4 21 (15.67%) HP
4 21 (15.67%) Citrix
5 13 (9.70%) Dell
6 12 (8.96%) IBM
7 11 (8.21%) Juniper
8 9 (6.72%) Oracle
9 8 (5.97%) Symantec
10 6 (4.48%) AppSense
10 6 (4.48%) ProCurve
11 5 (3.73%) EMC
12 3 (2.24%) CommVault
13 2 (1.49%) McAfee
13 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.75%) Apple
14 1 (0.75%) Sophos
14 1 (0.75%) Mitel
14 1 (0.75%) Lotus
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Knutsford
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Widnes, Cheshire
Community Integrated Care
Salary: £28,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Knutsford
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 28 days ago