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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 46 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 85 76 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.39% 4.73% 6.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.09% 18.27% 23.33%
Number of salaries quoted 70 69 129
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £19,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £49,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
470 416 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.29% 25.87% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 340 332 511
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -3 41 £31,000 -22.50%
Knutsford -6 13 £34,500 -3.49%
Runcorn - 8 £24,000 -
Chester -9 6 £36,500 +30.35% 3
Macclesfield +4 1 £55,000 +223.52%
Wilmslow -15 1 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 110 (65.09%) Windows
2 97 (57.40%) Microsoft
3 82 (48.52%) MCSE
4 75 (44.38%) MCTS
5 69 (40.83%) MCITP
6 65 (38.46%) MCP
7 58 (34.32%) VMware
8 54 (31.95%) Active Directory
9 53 (31.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (29.59%) ITIL
10 50 (29.59%) SQL Server
10 50 (29.59%) MCSA
11 46 (27.22%) Windows 7
12 45 (26.63%) TCP/IP
13 43 (25.44%) MS Excel
14 42 (24.85%) MS Exchange
15 41 (24.26%) Citrix
16 40 (23.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (23.67%) .NET
17 37 (21.89%) DNS
18 36 (21.30%) C#
18 36 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
19 35 (20.71%) Hyper-V
20 33 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
20 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET
20 33 (19.53%) DHCP
21 31 (18.34%) Finance
21 31 (18.34%) VPN
22 30 (17.75%) MS Office
23 29 (17.16%) Scrum

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (24.85%) MS Exchange
2 21 (12.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.28%) IIS
5 8 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.14%) Lync
7 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.78%) Apache
8 3 (1.78%) Site Server
9 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 43 (25.44%) MS Excel
2 30 (17.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.63%) TCP/IP
2 37 (21.89%) DNS
3 33 (19.53%) DHCP
4 31 (18.34%) VPN
5 24 (14.20%) WAN
5 24 (14.20%) LAN
6 21 (12.43%) SAN
7 10 (5.92%) Network Security
8 8 (4.73%) Firewall
9 7 (4.14%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.37%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.37%) SMS
11 3 (1.78%) VoIP
11 3 (1.78%) PBX
11 3 (1.78%) NAS
11 3 (1.78%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.18%) Internet
12 2 (1.18%) DSL
13 1 (0.59%) Structured Cabling
13 1 (0.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (29.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.78%) MySQL
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.59%) OLAP
7 1 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (16.57%) NUnit
1 28 (16.57%) MSTest
1 28 (16.57%) Rhino Mocks
1 28 (16.57%) Moq
2 6 (3.55%) MSI
3 2 (1.18%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 31 (18.34%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.14%) Games
4 4 (2.37%) Back Office
5 3 (1.78%) Retail
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (21.30%) Developer
1 36 (21.30%) Support Engineer
2 32 (18.93%) .NET Developer
3 31 (18.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (9.47%) IT Support
5 13 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) Analyst
7 11 (6.51%) Server Engineer
8 10 (5.92%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.92%) Windows Support Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Server Support
9 9 (5.33%) Coordinator
9 9 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (5.33%) Server Support Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Windows Server Engineer
10 8 (4.73%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.73%) Help Desk Support
11 7 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.14%) Technical Support
11 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.67%) .NET
2 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET
3 28 (16.57%) Spring.NET
3 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 28 (16.57%) Castle Windsor
3 28 (16.57%) Ninject
3 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 28 (16.57%) Unity DI Container
4 24 (14.20%) WCF
4 24 (14.20%) Razor View Engine
5 9 (5.33%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.37%) CSS
6 4 (2.37%) WinForms
6 4 (2.37%) WPF
7 3 (1.78%) jQuery
7 3 (1.78%) COM
7 3 (1.78%) HTML
8 2 (1.18%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.18%) REST
8 2 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.57%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (6.51%) Fat Client
2 11 (6.51%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.37%) Clustering
4 4 (2.37%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.37%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.37%) Firmware
5 3 (1.78%) Replication
6 2 (1.18%) Statistics
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.59%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.59%) Celerra
7 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.59%) iPhone
7 1 (0.59%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.59%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 110 (65.09%) Windows
2 53 (31.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (27.22%) Windows 7
4 40 (23.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (15.98%) Windows XP
7 18 (10.65%) Linux
7 18 (10.65%) UNIX
8 16 (9.47%) Windows 2000
9 9 (5.33%) VMS
9 9 (5.33%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.37%) AIX
11 3 (1.78%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.78%) zOS
11 3 (1.78%) MVS
11 3 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.59%) CentOS
12 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.59%) Android
12 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.59%) ITIL
2 29 (17.16%) Scrum
3 28 (16.57%) MVC
3 28 (16.57%) TDD
3 28 (16.57%) Kanban
3 28 (16.57%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (16.57%) Dependency Injection
4 25 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (14.20%) Web Application Development
6 18 (10.65%) Migration
6 18 (10.65%) Change Management
7 9 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.33%) Change Control
8 6 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.55%) Service Management
8 6 (3.55%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.96%) OOP
9 5 (2.96%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.96%) High Availability
10 4 (2.37%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.30%) C#
2 22 (13.02%) SQL
3 9 (5.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.55%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.96%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.78%) VBScript
6 3 (1.78%) VB
6 3 (1.78%) Java
7 2 (1.18%) C++
8 1 (0.59%) C
8 1 (0.59%) Python
8 1 (0.59%) Ruby
8 1 (0.59%) Perl
8 1 (0.59%) PHP
8 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (48.52%) MCSE
2 75 (44.38%) MCTS
3 69 (40.83%) MCITP
4 65 (38.46%) MCP
5 50 (29.59%) MCSA
6 28 (16.57%) MCAD
6 28 (16.57%) MCSD
7 25 (14.79%) Degree
8 21 (12.43%) Citrix Certification
9 19 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (10.65%) CCNA
11 16 (9.47%) CCA
12 15 (8.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (3.55%) CCNP
14 3 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (1.78%) MCDST
15 2 (1.18%) A+ Certification
15 2 (1.18%) NCIE
16 1 (0.59%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.51%) SLA
2 3 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (31.95%) Active Directory
2 35 (20.71%) Hyper-V
3 33 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (8.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 13 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 11 (6.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (4.73%) vSphere
8 7 (4.14%) XenApp
9 5 (2.96%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.78%) XenServer
10 3 (1.78%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.18%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.59%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.59%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.73%) SCCM
2 6 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.37%) SCOM
3 4 (2.37%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.78%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.59%) Legato
Vendors
1 97 (57.40%) Microsoft
2 58 (34.32%) VMware
3 41 (24.26%) Citrix
4 26 (15.38%) Cisco
5 16 (9.47%) HP
6 12 (7.10%) Dell
7 6 (3.55%) EMC
7 6 (3.55%) McAfee
8 4 (2.37%) Symantec
8 4 (2.37%) NetApp
9 3 (1.78%) Apple
9 3 (1.78%) Juniper
9 3 (1.78%) IBM
9 3 (1.78%) SAP
9 3 (1.78%) ProCurve
10 2 (1.18%) CA
11 1 (0.59%) CommVault
11 1 (0.59%) Avaya
11 1 (0.59%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago