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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 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 61 80 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.39% 5.12% 5.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.70% 19.14% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 55 68 112
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
415 418 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.03% 26.73% 22.26%
Number of salaries quoted 341 288 385
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 £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £48,600
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 32 £29,000 -27.50% 4
Chester +18 13 £50,000 +49.25% 2
Runcorn -6 3 £30,000 -22.58% 1
Northwich +1 2 - - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £42,500 - 1
Crewe +13 1 £37,500 +33.92%
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Daresbury - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 83 (79.81%) Microsoft
2 77 (74.04%) Windows
3 59 (56.73%) MCSE
4 56 (53.85%) MCITP
5 47 (45.19%) TCP/IP
6 46 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (43.27%) MS Excel
8 43 (41.35%) MCSA
9 34 (32.69%) Windows 7
9 34 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (31.73%) MCP
11 32 (30.77%) Active Directory
11 32 (30.77%) VMware
12 31 (29.81%) Finance
13 29 (27.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (26.92%) DNS
15 27 (25.96%) DHCP
15 27 (25.96%) Linux
16 25 (24.04%) MS Exchange
16 25 (24.04%) MCTS
17 23 (22.12%) VPN
17 23 (22.12%) MS Office
18 22 (21.15%) Windows XP
18 22 (21.15%) Hyper-V
19 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
20 20 (19.23%) SAN
20 20 (19.23%) PowerShell
20 20 (19.23%) Degree
21 19 (18.27%) ITIL
22 18 (17.31%) UNIX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (24.04%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.42%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.69%) IIS
5 6 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.85%) Lync
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 45 (43.27%) MS Excel
2 23 (22.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (45.19%) TCP/IP
2 28 (26.92%) DNS
3 27 (25.96%) DHCP
4 23 (22.12%) VPN
5 20 (19.23%) SAN
6 15 (14.42%) LAN
7 13 (12.50%) WAN
8 11 (10.58%) Network Security
9 8 (7.69%) iSCSI
10 6 (5.77%) Firewall
11 3 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.88%) Internet
12 2 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.92%) VLAN
12 2 (1.92%) Wireless
12 2 (1.92%) WLAN
13 1 (0.96%) SMTP
13 1 (0.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.81%) OLAP
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.81%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.96%) MySQL
7 1 (0.96%) Big Data
7 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) NUnit
1 3 (2.88%) MSTest
1 3 (2.88%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (2.88%) Moq
2 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (29.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (21.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 14 (13.46%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (13.46%) Analyst
4 12 (11.54%) Developer
5 9 (8.65%) DBA
5 9 (8.65%) Server Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Windows Support Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) IT Support
6 8 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
6 8 (7.69%) SQL DBA
7 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Server Support
7 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Windows Server Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Server Support Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) .NET
2 8 (7.69%) WCF
2 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (5.77%) CSS
4 6 (5.77%) Web Services
5 5 (4.81%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (3.85%) XML
6 4 (3.85%) HTML
7 3 (2.88%) Spring.NET
7 3 (2.88%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (2.88%) Castle Windsor
7 3 (2.88%) Ninject
7 3 (2.88%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (1.92%) jQuery
8 2 (1.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Clustering
2 9 (8.65%) Thin Client
2 9 (8.65%) Fat Client
3 7 (6.73%) User Experience
4 6 (5.77%) Replication
5 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.88%) EPoS
6 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.88%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.92%) Celerra
7 2 (1.92%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.96%) NHS
8 1 (0.96%) Statistics
8 1 (0.96%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 77 (74.04%) Windows
2 46 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (32.69%) Windows 7
3 34 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (27.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (25.96%) Linux
6 22 (21.15%) Windows XP
7 18 (17.31%) UNIX
8 7 (6.73%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.88%) VMS
9 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.27%) ITIL
2 15 (14.42%) Problem Management
3 11 (10.58%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.69%) MVC
5 7 (6.73%) Incident Management
5 7 (6.73%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.77%) Change Control
6 6 (5.77%) Change Management
7 5 (4.81%) SOA
7 5 (4.81%) ETL
7 5 (4.81%) CRM
7 5 (4.81%) Scrum
7 5 (4.81%) Migration
7 5 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.81%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (4.81%) Document Management
7 5 (4.81%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.85%) TDD
9 3 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 17 (16.35%) SQL
3 15 (14.42%) VB
4 11 (10.58%) T-SQL
4 11 (10.58%) C#
5 10 (9.62%) VBScript
6 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.92%) Java
7 2 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (0.96%) Perl
8 1 (0.96%) Python
8 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (56.73%) MCSE
2 56 (53.85%) MCITP
3 43 (41.35%) MCSA
4 33 (31.73%) MCP
5 25 (24.04%) MCTS
6 20 (19.23%) Degree
7 11 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (8.65%) CCNP
9 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
9 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
9 7 (6.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (6.73%) MCDST
10 4 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (3.85%) MCT
11 3 (2.88%) MCAD
11 3 (2.88%) MCSD
11 3 (2.88%) HND
11 3 (2.88%) MCDBA
11 3 (2.88%) CCNA
11 3 (2.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 32 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 22 (21.15%) Hyper-V
3 18 (17.31%) VMware ESX
3 18 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.88%) vSphere
6 2 (1.92%) XenApp
6 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.92%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.96%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.92%) WSUS
3 2 (1.92%) SCOM
4 1 (0.96%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 83 (79.81%) Microsoft
2 32 (30.77%) VMware
3 17 (16.35%) EMC
4 14 (13.46%) Cisco
5 12 (11.54%) HP
6 11 (10.58%) Citrix
7 5 (4.81%) Dell
8 4 (3.85%) NETGEAR
8 4 (3.85%) Symantec
9 2 (1.92%) CommVault
9 2 (1.92%) Avaya
10 1 (0.96%) SAP
10 1 (0.96%) IBM
10 1 (0.96%) AppSense
10 1 (0.96%) Wyse
10 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.96%) 3PAR
Warrington, Cheshire
System C Healthcare
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25 – £30k
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs / Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
SLS Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Car, Home Working + Company Shares
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire, Warrington, Manchester, Merseyside,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + bonus + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on Exp + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Package / Car Allowance
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 40k (DOE)
Posted: 11 days ago
Knutsford
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £28k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Package, Home Working
Posted: 22 days ago
Warrington
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago