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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 57 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 71 88 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.12% 4.60% 4.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.63% 18.76% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 65 73 69
Average salary £24,500 £34,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.94% -6.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,500 £19,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,600 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
427 469 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.75% 24.54% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 319 340 332
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 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 August 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 28 August 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 -11 27 £29,000 -4.13% 2
Knutsford -6 9 £37,500 +8.69%
Macclesfield +23 5 £29,000 -47.27% 1
Chester -8 5 £27,000 -26.02% 3
Runcorn -8 4 £22,500 -6.25% 2
Wilmslow +5 3 £20,000 -50.00%
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (79.23%) Microsoft
2 94 (72.31%) Windows
3 71 (54.62%) Active Directory
4 67 (51.54%) MCSE
5 61 (46.92%) MS Exchange
6 60 (46.15%) ITIL
7 57 (43.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (40.77%) MCITP
9 49 (37.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (36.15%) Windows 7
11 45 (34.62%) DNS
12 42 (32.31%) MCSA
12 42 (32.31%) Exchange Server 2010
13 41 (31.54%) VMware
14 38 (29.23%) TCP/IP
14 38 (29.23%) MCTS
15 37 (28.46%) DHCP
16 36 (27.69%) MCP
16 36 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2013
17 35 (26.92%) SQL
18 33 (25.38%) Cisco Certification
18 33 (25.38%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (24.62%) Degree
19 32 (24.62%) MS Excel
20 31 (23.85%) CCNA
21 28 (21.54%) Cisco
21 28 (21.54%) Hyper-V
22 27 (20.77%) MS Office
23 26 (20.00%) SQL Server
23 26 (20.00%) Office 365

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 61 (46.92%) MS Exchange
2 42 (32.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.15%) IIS
4 8 (6.15%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.85%) Lync
6 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.31%) Oracle 9iAS
7 3 (2.31%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.54%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 32 (24.62%) MS Excel
2 27 (20.77%) MS Office
3 3 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.31%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 10 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (6.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (2.31%) Primavera
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (0.77%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (34.62%) DNS
2 38 (29.23%) TCP/IP
3 37 (28.46%) DHCP
4 24 (18.46%) VPN
5 18 (13.85%) WAN
6 16 (12.31%) LAN
6 16 (12.31%) SAN
7 15 (11.54%) Firewall
8 10 (7.69%) VLAN
8 10 (7.69%) NAS
9 9 (6.92%) VDSL
9 9 (6.92%) ADSL
10 5 (3.85%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.31%) Broadband
11 3 (2.31%) Wireless
11 3 (2.31%) Internet
12 1 (0.77%) IPv4
12 1 (0.77%) VoIP
12 1 (0.77%) SMTP
12 1 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (16.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (6.92%) Oracle9i Database
4 9 (6.92%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (6.92%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.31%) MySQL
9 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.46%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.54%) Local Government
5 1 (0.77%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (17.69%) Support Engineer
2 22 (16.92%) Administrator
3 21 (16.15%) IT Support
4 20 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (15.38%) Analyst
5 19 (14.62%) IT Support Engineer
6 18 (13.85%) DBA
7 16 (12.31%) IT Manager
7 16 (12.31%) Developer
8 13 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (7.69%) Support Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) C# Developer
10 9 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) Service Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 8 (6.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (5.38%) .NET Developer
12 7 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (4.62%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.31%) .NET
2 15 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.77%) WCF
4 13 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 12 (9.23%) HTML
6 11 (8.46%) Web Services
6 11 (8.46%) XML
7 10 (7.69%) CSS
7 10 (7.69%) Entity Framework
8 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.31%) WebCenter
9 3 (2.31%) jQuery
9 3 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.54%) LESS
10 2 (1.54%) NHibernate
10 2 (1.54%) WF
10 2 (1.54%) XSLT
11 1 (0.77%) Middleware
11 1 (0.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Clustering
2 12 (9.23%) Replication
2 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.46%) Fat Client
3 11 (8.46%) Thin Client
4 7 (5.38%) EPoS
5 4 (3.08%) EMC VNX
5 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.31%) Life Science
7 2 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.54%) User Experience
7 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 94 (72.31%) Windows
2 57 (43.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 49 (37.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (36.15%) Windows 7
5 21 (16.15%) Windows XP
6 20 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 13 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.85%) Linux
9 4 (3.08%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.54%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.15%) ITIL
2 15 (11.54%) CRM
3 14 (10.77%) MVC
4 12 (9.23%) Change Management
4 12 (9.23%) Problem Management
5 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
6 10 (7.69%) Migration
6 10 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (7.69%) Service Management
7 9 (6.92%) SOA
7 9 (6.92%) Document Management
7 9 (6.92%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (6.92%) Database Mirroring
7 9 (6.92%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (6.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (6.92%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (5.38%) Patch Management
8 7 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.38%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.62%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.92%) SQL
2 25 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 18 (13.85%) C#
4 13 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.46%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.92%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.31%) Prolog
8 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 67 (51.54%) MCSE
2 53 (40.77%) MCITP
3 42 (32.31%) MCSA
4 38 (29.23%) MCTS
5 36 (27.69%) MCP
6 33 (25.38%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (24.62%) Degree
8 31 (23.85%) CCNA
9 16 (12.31%) MCDST
10 9 (6.92%) JNCIA
10 9 (6.92%) OCP
10 9 (6.92%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (5.38%) HND
11 7 (5.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (4.62%) CCENT
12 6 (4.62%) CCDP
12 6 (4.62%) CCIE
13 3 (2.31%) A+ Certification
14 2 (1.54%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.54%) SLA
1 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (54.62%) Active Directory
2 33 (25.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (21.54%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.85%) vSphere
6 4 (3.08%) vCloud
7 3 (2.31%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.54%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.54%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.77%) Xen
9 1 (0.77%) XenApp
9 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (13.08%) SCCM
2 9 (6.92%) Backup Exec
3 7 (5.38%) WSUS
4 2 (1.54%) OpenView
4 2 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 103 (79.23%) Microsoft
2 41 (31.54%) VMware
3 28 (21.54%) Cisco
4 22 (16.92%) Citrix
5 17 (13.08%) HP
6 11 (8.46%) AppSense
7 10 (7.69%) Dell
7 10 (7.69%) Oracle
8 9 (6.92%) Juniper
8 9 (6.92%) IBM
9 6 (4.62%) Symantec
10 4 (3.08%) EMC
10 4 (3.08%) ProCurve
11 3 (2.31%) CommVault
12 2 (1.54%) McAfee
12 2 (1.54%) Lotus
13 1 (0.77%) Apple
13 1 (0.77%) JD Edwards
13 1 (0.77%) Sophos
13 1 (0.77%) Mitel
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + premium company car + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Runcorn
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago