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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 48 101 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.43% 6.17% 6.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.37% 23.49% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 41 98 110
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
463 430 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.40% 26.27% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 376 343 460
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £59,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -25 27 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Knutsford -14 6 £34,500 -8.00%
Chester -2 4 £36,500 -2.66% 1
Wilmslow -16 3 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Runcorn +3 2 £24,000 -31.42%
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 90 (65.22%) Windows
2 84 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 65 (47.10%) MCSE
4 64 (46.38%) MCTS
5 62 (44.93%) MCITP
6 54 (39.13%) MCSA
7 51 (36.96%) MCP
8 48 (34.78%) TCP/IP
9 47 (34.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (32.61%) VMware
10 45 (32.61%) Active Directory
11 42 (30.43%) ITIL
12 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
13 38 (27.54%) DNS
14 37 (26.81%) DHCP
15 35 (25.36%) MS Exchange
15 35 (25.36%) MS Excel
15 35 (25.36%) Hyper-V
16 33 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
17 32 (23.19%) Windows Server 2012
18 31 (22.46%) SQL Server
19 30 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (21.01%) Citrix
21 27 (19.57%) VPN
22 26 (18.84%) Windows XP
22 26 (18.84%) .NET
22 26 (18.84%) MS Office
23 24 (17.39%) Finance
24 23 (16.67%) Degree
24 23 (16.67%) Linux

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 35 (25.36%) MS Exchange
2 21 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.25%) IIS
5 6 (4.35%) Lync
6 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (25.36%) MS Excel
2 26 (18.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.62%) Office 365
1 5 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (34.78%) TCP/IP
2 38 (27.54%) DNS
3 37 (26.81%) DHCP
4 27 (19.57%) VPN
5 21 (15.22%) LAN
6 20 (14.49%) WAN
6 20 (14.49%) SAN
7 15 (10.87%) Network Security
8 8 (5.80%) iSCSI
9 5 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.90%) NAS
11 2 (1.45%) Internet
12 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.72%) VLAN
12 1 (0.72%) DSL
12 1 (0.72%) Firewall
12 1 (0.72%) Wireless
12 1 (0.72%) SMTP
12 1 (0.72%) SMS
12 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.72%) Big Data
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.72%) OLAP
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (12.32%) NUnit
1 17 (12.32%) MSTest
1 17 (12.32%) Rhino Mocks
1 17 (12.32%) Moq
2 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.45%) MSI
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.72%) InstallShield
General
1 24 (17.39%) Finance
2 5 (3.62%) Games
3 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.17%) Back Office
5 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (27.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (25.36%) Support Engineer
3 22 (15.94%) Developer
4 19 (13.77%) .NET Developer
5 14 (10.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 14 (10.14%) IT Support
6 12 (8.70%) Server Engineer
7 11 (7.97%) Windows Support Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Server Support Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Windows Server Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Server Support
9 8 (5.80%) Analyst
10 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (4.35%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.35%) Coordinator
11 6 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.84%) .NET
2 19 (13.77%) ASP.NET
3 17 (12.32%) WCF
3 17 (12.32%) Spring.NET
3 17 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
3 17 (12.32%) Castle Windsor
3 17 (12.32%) Ninject
3 17 (12.32%) Razor View Engine
3 17 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 17 (12.32%) Unity DI Container
4 6 (4.35%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.45%) COM
5 2 (1.45%) CSS
5 2 (1.45%) jQuery
6 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.72%) LINQ
6 1 (0.72%) MDX
6 1 (0.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.32%) Inversion of Control
2 16 (11.59%) Fat Client
2 16 (11.59%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.90%) Clustering
6 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.45%) Statistics
7 2 (1.45%) Replication
7 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.45%) User Experience
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.72%) Celerra
8 1 (0.72%) Life Science
8 1 (0.72%) iPhone
8 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 90 (65.22%) Windows
2 47 (34.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
4 33 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (23.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (18.84%) Windows XP
7 23 (16.67%) Linux
8 20 (14.49%) UNIX
9 17 (12.32%) Windows 2000
10 10 (7.25%) VMS
11 6 (4.35%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.17%) AIX
13 2 (1.45%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.45%) zOS
13 2 (1.45%) MVS
13 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.43%) ITIL
2 20 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.49%) Change Management
3 18 (13.04%) Scrum
4 17 (12.32%) MVC
4 17 (12.32%) TDD
4 17 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (12.32%) Kanban
4 17 (12.32%) Dependency Injection
4 17 (12.32%) Web Application Development
5 14 (10.14%) Migration
6 12 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.25%) Change Control
8 6 (4.35%) Service Management
8 6 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.62%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.62%) High Availability
9 5 (3.62%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.94%) C#
2 17 (12.32%) SQL
3 8 (5.80%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.07%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.62%) VB
6 3 (2.17%) Java
7 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.45%) C++
7 2 (1.45%) VBScript
8 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.72%) Perl
8 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (47.10%) MCSE
2 64 (46.38%) MCTS
3 62 (44.93%) MCITP
4 54 (39.13%) MCSA
5 51 (36.96%) MCP
6 23 (16.67%) Degree
7 17 (12.32%) MCAD
7 17 (12.32%) MCSD
8 15 (10.87%) Citrix Certification
9 14 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (10.14%) CCA
10 12 (8.70%) CCNA
11 10 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (5.07%) CCNP
13 5 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (1.45%) A+ Certification
15 2 (1.45%) MCDST
15 2 (1.45%) SC Cleared
15 2 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.80%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 35 (25.36%) Hyper-V
3 30 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (10.87%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (5.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.62%) XenApp
8 4 (2.90%) vSphere
8 4 (2.90%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.17%) Firmware
10 1 (0.72%) GPFS
10 1 (0.72%) XenServer
10 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.62%) SCCM
2 4 (2.90%) SCVMM
2 4 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.45%) SCOM
4 1 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.72%) WSUS
4 1 (0.72%) Legato
Vendors
1 84 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 45 (32.61%) VMware
3 29 (21.01%) Citrix
4 18 (13.04%) Cisco
5 17 (12.32%) HP
6 14 (10.14%) Dell
7 9 (6.52%) EMC
8 4 (2.90%) McAfee
9 3 (2.17%) ProCurve
9 3 (2.17%) NETGEAR
9 3 (2.17%) Juniper
9 3 (2.17%) Apple
9 3 (2.17%) IBM
9 3 (2.17%) SAP
10 2 (1.45%) Avaya
11 1 (0.72%) Veeam
11 1 (0.72%) Dundas
11 1 (0.72%) Telerik
11 1 (0.72%) Symantec
11 1 (0.72%) JD Edwards
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