The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 44 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 88 81 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.05% 4.67% 6.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.37% 20.15% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71 69 143
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £19,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £48,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
432 402 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.77% 23.16% 25.34%
Number of salaries quoted 307 312 522
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
North West

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -1 45 £29,500 -1.66% 3
Knutsford +13 14 £34,500 +91.66% 1
Runcorn +7 7 £24,000 -4.00% 1
Chester -10 2 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Wilmslow - 2 £30,000 - 1
Macclesfield +2 1 £55,000 +223.52% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 120 (63.49%) Windows
2 114 (60.32%) Microsoft
3 90 (47.62%) MCSE
4 81 (42.86%) MCP
5 73 (38.62%) MCTS
6 65 (34.39%) MCITP
7 61 (32.28%) Active Directory
8 59 (31.22%) SQL Server
9 58 (30.69%) VMware
10 57 (30.16%) .NET
11 56 (29.63%) C#
12 53 (28.04%) ITIL
13 52 (27.51%) MCSA
14 51 (26.98%) MS Excel
15 50 (26.46%) ASP.NET
15 50 (26.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 42 (22.22%) MS Exchange
17 41 (21.69%) Windows 7
18 40 (21.16%) TCP/IP
19 39 (20.63%) TDD
20 36 (19.05%) MVC
20 36 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
21 35 (18.52%) MCAD
21 35 (18.52%) MCSD
21 35 (18.52%) Scrum
21 35 (18.52%) NUnit
21 35 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
21 35 (18.52%) Kanban
21 35 (18.52%) Spring.NET
21 35 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 42 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.88%) IIS
5 10 (5.29%) Lync
5 10 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.76%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.12%) Apache
9 3 (1.59%) Site Server
10 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 51 (26.98%) MS Excel
2 28 (14.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.16%) TCP/IP
2 33 (17.46%) DNS
3 30 (15.87%) VPN
4 29 (15.34%) DHCP
5 26 (13.76%) WAN
6 25 (13.23%) LAN
7 17 (8.99%) SAN
8 10 (5.29%) Firewall
9 9 (4.76%) Network Security
10 7 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.12%) SMS
11 4 (2.12%) VoIP
12 3 (1.59%) NAS
12 3 (1.59%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.59%) PBX
13 2 (1.06%) DSL
13 2 (1.06%) Wireless
13 2 (1.06%) Structured Cabling
14 1 (0.53%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (31.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.59%) MySQL
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.53%) OLAP
6 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (18.52%) NUnit
1 35 (18.52%) MSTest
1 35 (18.52%) Rhino Mocks
1 35 (18.52%) Moq
2 6 (3.17%) MSI
3 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.06%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (16.93%) Finance
2 14 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.70%) Games
4 4 (2.12%) Retail
4 4 (2.12%) Back Office
5 3 (1.59%) Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 51 (26.98%) Developer
2 46 (24.34%) .NET Developer
3 37 (19.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (17.46%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.99%) Analyst
6 15 (7.94%) IT Support
7 14 (7.41%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.35%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
10 9 (4.76%) Coordinator
11 8 (4.23%) Technical Support
11 8 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (3.70%) C# Developer
12 7 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (30.16%) .NET
2 50 (26.46%) ASP.NET
3 35 (18.52%) Spring.NET
3 35 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 35 (18.52%) Castle Windsor
3 35 (18.52%) Ninject
3 35 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 35 (18.52%) Unity DI Container
4 27 (14.29%) WCF
5 26 (13.76%) Razor View Engine
6 16 (8.47%) WinForms
7 14 (7.41%) WPF
8 10 (5.29%) HTML
8 10 (5.29%) CSS
9 9 (4.76%) REST
9 9 (4.76%) XML-RPC
9 9 (4.76%) Application Packaging
9 9 (4.76%) Ajax
9 9 (4.76%) SOAP
9 9 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.52%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (5.82%) Fat Client
2 11 (5.82%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.17%) Replication
5 4 (2.12%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.12%) Firmware
5 4 (2.12%) SystemC
5 4 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.06%) iPhone
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.53%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
7 1 (0.53%) Celerra
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 120 (63.49%) Windows
2 50 (26.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (21.69%) Windows 7
4 36 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (16.40%) Windows XP
7 13 (6.88%) UNIX
7 13 (6.88%) Linux
8 12 (6.35%) Windows 2000
9 8 (4.23%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.70%) AIX
11 6 (3.17%) Windows NT
11 6 (3.17%) MVS
11 6 (3.17%) zOS
12 5 (2.65%) VMS
13 2 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (28.04%) ITIL
2 39 (20.63%) TDD
3 36 (19.05%) MVC
4 35 (18.52%) Scrum
4 35 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (18.52%) Kanban
4 35 (18.52%) Dependency Injection
5 27 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (13.76%) Web Application Development
7 18 (9.52%) Migration
8 14 (7.41%) Change Management
9 13 (6.88%) OOD
9 13 (6.88%) OO
10 10 (5.29%) OOP
11 9 (4.76%) MVVM
11 9 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
11 9 (4.76%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.17%) Performance Management
12 6 (3.17%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.63%) C#
2 34 (17.99%) SQL
3 15 (7.94%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.82%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.65%) C
6 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.59%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.59%) VBScript
7 2 (1.06%) VB
7 2 (1.06%) Java
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby
8 1 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 90 (47.62%) MCSE
2 81 (42.86%) MCP
3 73 (38.62%) MCTS
4 65 (34.39%) MCITP
5 52 (27.51%) MCSA
6 35 (18.52%) MCAD
6 35 (18.52%) MCSD
7 24 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (12.17%) CCNA
8 23 (12.17%) Degree
9 18 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (6.88%) CCA
11 6 (3.17%) CCNP
12 5 (2.65%) MCDST
12 5 (2.65%) MCPD
12 5 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.06%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.06%) NCIE
13 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) SLA
2 4 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 61 (32.28%) Active Directory
2 31 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.70%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (5.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (4.23%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.70%) vSphere
8 4 (2.12%) ISA Server
8 4 (2.12%) XenApp
9 3 (1.59%) XenServer
9 3 (1.59%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.53%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.29%) SCCM
2 7 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.17%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (3.17%) SCOM
4 5 (2.65%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.53%) Legato
Vendors
1 114 (60.32%) Microsoft
2 58 (30.69%) VMware
3 34 (17.99%) Citrix
4 30 (15.87%) Cisco
5 11 (5.82%) HP
6 9 (4.76%) Dell
7 7 (3.70%) McAfee
8 6 (3.17%) Symantec
8 6 (3.17%) EMC
9 4 (2.12%) Juniper
9 4 (2.12%) Apple
9 4 (2.12%) NetApp
9 4 (2.12%) ProCurve
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle
10 2 (1.06%) CA
11 1 (0.53%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.53%) Telerik
11 1 (0.53%) Dundas
11 1 (0.53%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.53%) Avaya
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum - Good
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield
DP Connect
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus,9% Penion Cont,BUPA
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago