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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 56 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 64 82 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.49% 5.08% 5.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.73% 18.55% 22.30%
Number of salaries quoted 62 75 101
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £30,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -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
466 442 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.38% 27.39% 22.51%
Number of salaries quoted 351 307 337
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £27,500 £23,175
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £42,500 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -6 38 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Chester +18 9 £52,500 +56.71% 1
Wilmslow +2 5 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Knutsford -1 2 £33,500 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £35,000 - 5
Northwich +5 1 - -
Runcorn -12 1 £30,000 -9.09%
Nantwich - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 101 (84.87%) Microsoft
2 86 (72.27%) Windows
3 70 (58.82%) MCITP
4 67 (56.30%) MCSE
5 62 (52.10%) MS Excel
6 55 (46.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (43.70%) MCSA
8 51 (42.86%) TCP/IP
9 39 (32.77%) VMware
10 38 (31.93%) Active Directory
10 38 (31.93%) Windows 7
10 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (29.41%) MCP
12 34 (28.57%) Finance
13 32 (26.89%) DHCP
13 32 (26.89%) DNS
13 32 (26.89%) MS Exchange
14 30 (25.21%) SQL
14 30 (25.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (23.53%) Linux
15 28 (23.53%) VPN
16 27 (22.69%) MS Office
17 26 (21.85%) SQL Server
18 24 (20.17%) Cisco
19 23 (19.33%) Windows XP
20 22 (18.49%) ITIL
20 22 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
21 21 (17.65%) SAN
21 21 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
21 21 (17.65%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 32 (26.89%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (10.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (7.56%) SharePoint
6 6 (5.04%) IIS
6 6 (5.04%) Lync
7 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 62 (52.10%) MS Excel
2 27 (22.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 32 (26.89%) DNS
2 32 (26.89%) DHCP
3 28 (23.53%) VPN
4 21 (17.65%) SAN
5 17 (14.29%) LAN
6 14 (11.76%) WAN
7 13 (10.92%) Network Security
8 9 (7.56%) Firewall
9 7 (5.88%) iSCSI
10 5 (4.20%) NAS
11 4 (3.36%) VLAN
12 3 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.68%) Wireless
13 2 (1.68%) VDSL
13 2 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.68%) ADSL
13 2 (1.68%) WLAN
13 2 (1.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.20%) OLAP
8 5 (4.20%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.68%) Legal
3 2 (1.68%) Back Office
4 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (22.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (15.97%) Support Engineer
3 18 (15.13%) Analyst
4 17 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (13.45%) DBA
6 12 (10.08%) Developer
7 11 (9.24%) SQL Server DBA
7 11 (9.24%) SQL DBA
8 10 (8.40%) IT Support
9 9 (7.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (7.56%) Administrator
9 9 (7.56%) Service Analyst
9 9 (7.56%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (6.72%) Support Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 7 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
12 6 (5.04%) Server Engineer
12 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) .NET
2 9 (7.56%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.72%) WCF
3 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.88%) Web Services
4 7 (5.88%) XML
5 6 (5.04%) HTML
5 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (5.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (4.20%) CSS
7 3 (2.52%) NHibernate
7 3 (2.52%) jQuery
8 2 (1.68%) WF
8 2 (1.68%) LESS
8 2 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.68%) XSLT
9 1 (0.84%) Middleware
9 1 (0.84%) COM
9 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.84%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Clustering
2 9 (7.56%) Thin Client
2 9 (7.56%) Fat Client
2 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.88%) User Experience
3 7 (5.88%) Replication
4 3 (2.52%) EPoS
5 2 (1.68%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.68%) Celerra
5 2 (1.68%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.84%) Life Science
6 1 (0.84%) Statistics
6 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 86 (72.27%) Windows
2 55 (46.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (31.93%) Windows 7
3 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (25.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (23.53%) Linux
6 23 (19.33%) Windows XP
7 18 (15.13%) UNIX
8 4 (3.36%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.68%) CentOS
9 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.84%) VMS
10 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.49%) ITIL
2 18 (15.13%) Problem Management
3 11 (9.24%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (7.56%) Migration
5 8 (6.72%) MVC
6 7 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.04%) Change Management
7 6 (5.04%) ETL
7 6 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (4.20%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.20%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.20%) SOA
8 5 (4.20%) CRM
8 5 (4.20%) Document Management
8 5 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.36%) Network Design
9 4 (3.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.21%) SQL
2 20 (16.81%) PowerShell
3 15 (12.61%) T-SQL
4 14 (11.76%) VB
5 12 (10.08%) C#
6 10 (8.40%) VBScript
7 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.84%) C++
9 1 (0.84%) Java
Qualifications
1 70 (58.82%) MCITP
2 67 (56.30%) MCSE
3 52 (43.70%) MCSA
4 35 (29.41%) MCP
5 22 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (17.65%) Degree
7 20 (16.81%) MCTS
8 13 (10.92%) CCNP
8 13 (10.92%) CCNA
9 11 (9.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (7.56%) VCP4
11 8 (6.72%) MCDBA
12 7 (5.88%) MCDST
13 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
13 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
14 4 (3.36%) MCT
15 3 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (2.52%) A+ Certification
15 3 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (2.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 38 (31.93%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 19 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (13.45%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.20%) VMware Server
5 5 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.52%) vSphere
7 1 (0.84%) vCloud
7 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (7.56%) Backup Exec
2 6 (5.04%) SCCM
3 3 (2.52%) SCOM
3 3 (2.52%) WSUS
4 2 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 101 (84.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (32.77%) VMware
3 24 (20.17%) Cisco
4 18 (15.13%) EMC
5 14 (11.76%) Citrix
5 14 (11.76%) HP
6 7 (5.88%) Dell
7 6 (5.04%) Symantec
8 4 (3.36%) NETGEAR
9 3 (2.52%) IBM
10 2 (1.68%) Avaya
10 2 (1.68%) Juniper
10 2 (1.68%) CommVault
10 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.68%) ProCurve
11 1 (0.84%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.84%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.84%) Wyse
11 1 (0.84%) AppSense
11 1 (0.84%) CheckPoint
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25 – 30K dependant on experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £60000 per annum + usual benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Amoria Bond - UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible working
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £27,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £27,000
Posted: 13 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 18 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago