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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 60 96 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.50% 5.27% 4.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.92% 20.30% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 59 81 82
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £24,000 £19,825
10% offered a salary of more than £42,700 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -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
377 473 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.98% 25.95% 21.20%
Number of salaries quoted 267 318 304
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £50,000 £52,500
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +1 35 £36,000 -4.00% 10
Knutsford -9 8 £34,000 - 1
Wilmslow +7 7 £32,500 - 1
Macclesfield +1 2 £28,750 - 1
Chester +9 1 £30,000 +11.11% 1
Runcorn -7 1 £30,000 +15.38%
Nantwich - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 97 (80.17%) Microsoft
2 82 (67.77%) Windows
3 73 (60.33%) MCITP
4 67 (55.37%) MCSE
5 65 (53.72%) MS Excel
6 59 (48.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (39.67%) TCP/IP
8 47 (38.84%) MCSA
9 45 (37.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (34.71%) Windows 7
11 39 (32.23%) VMware
12 37 (30.58%) MCP
12 37 (30.58%) MS Exchange
12 37 (30.58%) Active Directory
13 36 (29.75%) Finance
14 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
15 32 (26.45%) SQL
16 31 (25.62%) ITIL
17 30 (24.79%) DHCP
17 30 (24.79%) DNS
17 30 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
18 29 (23.97%) Cisco
18 29 (23.97%) Exchange Server 2010
19 28 (23.14%) VPN
20 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2003
20 25 (20.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 24 (19.83%) Exchange Server 2013
22 23 (19.01%) MCTS
22 23 (19.01%) Degree
22 23 (19.01%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 37 (30.58%) MS Exchange
2 29 (23.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (19.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.61%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.48%) IIS
7 3 (2.48%) Lync
8 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 65 (53.72%) MS Excel
2 22 (18.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 8 (6.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (39.67%) TCP/IP
2 30 (24.79%) DNS
2 30 (24.79%) DHCP
3 28 (23.14%) VPN
4 23 (19.01%) SAN
5 10 (8.26%) LAN
5 10 (8.26%) Firewall
5 10 (8.26%) NAS
6 9 (7.44%) VLAN
7 8 (6.61%) Network Security
7 8 (6.61%) VDSL
7 8 (6.61%) ADSL
7 8 (6.61%) WAN
8 3 (2.48%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.83%) Wireless
9 1 (0.83%) WLAN
9 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 25 (20.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (14.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (12.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (8.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (7.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.13%) OLAP
9 5 (4.13%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (29.75%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.65%) Back Office
3 2 (1.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.83%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (17.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (14.88%) Developer
2 18 (14.88%) DBA
3 17 (14.05%) Analyst
3 17 (14.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (14.05%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Administrator
5 12 (9.92%) .NET Developer
6 11 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
6 11 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 11 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (8.26%) IT Support
7 10 (8.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (8.26%) Service Analyst
8 9 (7.44%) IT Manager
9 8 (6.61%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (5.79%) C# Developer
10 7 (5.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.05%) .NET
2 15 (12.40%) .NET Framework
3 14 (11.57%) WCF
3 14 (11.57%) ASP.NET
4 12 (9.92%) HTML
4 12 (9.92%) XML
5 11 (9.09%) Web Services
5 11 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (7.44%) Entity Framework
6 9 (7.44%) CSS
7 5 (4.13%) NHibernate
7 5 (4.13%) jQuery
8 4 (3.31%) WF
8 4 (3.31%) LESS
8 4 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (3.31%) XSLT
9 1 (0.83%) Middleware
9 1 (0.83%) Ajax
9 1 (0.83%) COM
9 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Clustering
2 12 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.61%) Replication
4 5 (4.13%) User Experience
5 4 (3.31%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (3.31%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.31%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.48%) EPoS
7 2 (1.65%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) Celerra
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 82 (67.77%) Windows
2 59 (48.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (37.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (34.71%) Windows 7
5 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (17.36%) Linux
7 17 (14.05%) Windows XP
8 15 (12.40%) UNIX
9 10 (8.26%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.65%) CentOS
10 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.65%) AIX
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.62%) ITIL
2 19 (15.70%) Problem Management
3 13 (10.74%) MVC
4 11 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 10 (8.26%) Change Management
5 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.61%) Document Management
6 8 (6.61%) CRM
6 8 (6.61%) SOA
6 8 (6.61%) Migration
6 8 (6.61%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (6.61%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.96%) Scrum
7 6 (4.96%) ETL
8 5 (4.13%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.13%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.45%) SQL
2 23 (19.01%) PowerShell
3 18 (14.88%) C#
4 17 (14.05%) T-SQL
5 13 (10.74%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.09%) VB
7 10 (8.26%) VBScript
8 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 73 (60.33%) MCITP
2 67 (55.37%) MCSE
3 47 (38.84%) MCSA
4 37 (30.58%) MCP
5 30 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (19.01%) CCNA
6 23 (19.01%) Degree
6 23 (19.01%) MCTS
7 10 (8.26%) CCNP
8 9 (7.44%) MCDBA
9 8 (6.61%) JNCIA
10 6 (4.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (4.13%) MCDST
11 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared
11 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
12 4 (3.31%) CCENT
12 4 (3.31%) MCT
12 4 (3.31%) CCIE
12 4 (3.31%) CCDP
13 3 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 37 (30.58%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 19 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (10.74%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.13%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.65%) vSphere
6 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) vCloud
7 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.31%) SCCM
3 2 (1.65%) SCOM
3 2 (1.65%) WSUS
4 1 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 97 (80.17%) Microsoft
2 39 (32.23%) VMware
3 29 (23.97%) Cisco
4 16 (13.22%) HP
5 13 (10.74%) EMC
6 12 (9.92%) Citrix
7 11 (9.09%) Dell
8 9 (7.44%) IBM
9 8 (6.61%) Juniper
10 5 (4.13%) Symantec
11 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.65%) ProCurve
12 1 (0.83%) NETGEAR
12 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.83%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.83%) Wyse
12 1 (0.83%) CommVault
12 1 (0.83%) Avaya
12 1 (0.83%) AppSense
Cheshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + car, bonus, bens.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, certifications
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £43,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance/Pension/Health/Life
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £60000 per annum + usual benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington, Manchester, Greater Manchester,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £30,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Warrington, Manchester, Greater Manchester,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: up to £27,000
Posted: 25 days ago