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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 67 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 60 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.27% 3.66% 4.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.08% 17.60% 20.76%
Number of salaries quoted 23 51 72
Median salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,250 £36,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-2.08% -2.70%
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
238 341 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.54% 20.81% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 188 258 278
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn 0 6 £37,500 -
Warrington -4 6 £45,000 +20.00%
Wilmslow +2 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Chester -9 2 £35,750 +37.28%
Crewe - 2 £50,500 - 1
Northwich -9 1 £44,000 +17.33%
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 64 (94.12%) Windows
2 63 (92.65%) Microsoft
3 46 (67.65%) Active Directory
4 34 (50.00%) VMware
5 32 (47.06%) Windows Server
6 31 (45.59%) MS Exchange
7 30 (44.12%) MCSE
8 29 (42.65%) ITIL
9 24 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (33.82%) MCSA
11 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (30.88%) Windows 7
13 20 (29.41%) Office 365
13 20 (29.41%) DHCP
13 20 (29.41%) DNS
13 20 (29.41%) MCITP
14 19 (27.94%) MCP
15 18 (26.47%) Cisco
15 18 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (26.47%) SCCM
16 17 (25.00%) Citrix
16 17 (25.00%) CCNA
16 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
17 16 (23.53%) MS Excel
17 16 (23.53%) MS Office
17 16 (23.53%) SAN
17 16 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (22.06%) Hyper-V
19 14 (20.59%) MCDST

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (45.59%) MS Exchange
2 16 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.41%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.41%) IIS
6 2 (2.94%) Apache
6 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (23.53%) MS Excel
1 16 (23.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.41%) Office 365
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.41%) DHCP
1 20 (29.41%) DNS
2 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 16 (23.53%) SAN
4 10 (14.71%) VPN
5 9 (13.24%) LAN
6 6 (8.82%) Wireless
7 3 (4.41%) Firewall
7 3 (4.41%) WAN
8 1 (1.47%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.47%) NAS
8 1 (1.47%) VLAN
8 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
1 6 (8.82%) Marketing
1 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.88%) Back Office
3 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (25.00%) IT Support
3 14 (20.59%) IT Engineer
4 13 (19.12%) IT Support Engineer
4 13 (19.12%) Support Engineer
5 12 (17.65%) 1st Line Engineer
5 12 (17.65%) Analyst
5 12 (17.65%) Infrastructure Support
6 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 11 (16.18%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) Developer
8 8 (11.76%) .NET Developer
9 7 (10.29%) C# Developer
9 7 (10.29%) IT Analyst
10 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (8.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (8.82%) SQL Developer
10 6 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (8.82%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) .NET
1 9 (13.24%) Web Services
2 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.47%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.47%) CSS
4 1 (1.47%) jQuery
4 1 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.47%) React
4 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.47%) WAP
4 1 (1.47%) WinForms
4 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) User Experience
3 6 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.41%) EqualLogic
4 3 (4.41%) Life Science
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (94.12%) Windows
2 32 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (30.88%) Windows 7
4 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.71%) Windows XP
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.82%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.41%) Linux
9 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (11.76%) Project Management
4 4 (5.88%) Supplier Management
5 3 (4.41%) Data Security
5 3 (4.41%) High Availability
6 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.47%) Change Management
7 1 (1.47%) DevOps
7 1 (1.47%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.47%) MVC
7 1 (1.47%) OO
7 1 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.47%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.47%) Scrum
7 1 (1.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.47%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (1.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 9 (13.24%) C#
3 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.47%) VB
5 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) MCSE
2 23 (33.82%) MCSA
3 20 (29.41%) MCITP
4 19 (27.94%) MCP
5 18 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (25.00%) CCNA
7 14 (20.59%) MCDST
8 11 (16.18%) MCTS
9 10 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.88%) CCA
10 4 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.94%) CCIE
12 2 (2.94%) Degree
13 1 (1.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (22.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (26.47%) SCCM
2 5 (7.35%) SCOM
3 1 (1.47%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.47%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.47%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 63 (92.65%) Microsoft
2 34 (50.00%) VMware
3 18 (26.47%) Cisco
4 17 (25.00%) Citrix
5 14 (20.59%) AppSense
6 3 (4.41%) CommVault
6 3 (4.41%) Lotus
6 3 (4.41%) NetApp
7 2 (2.94%) Apple
7 2 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.47%) F5
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle
8 1 (1.47%) Symantec
8 1 (1.47%) Twitter
8 1 (1.47%) WatchGuard
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago