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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 63 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 64 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.83% 3.72% 5.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.89% 16.12% 22.10%
Number of salaries quoted 22 63 82
Average salary £35,750 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.14% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
279 397 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.25% 23.08% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 219 282 296
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 -13 6 £47,500 +31.94%
Wilmslow -4 5 £35,000 +7.69%
Chester - 4 £21,500 - 2
Runcorn - 4 £37,500 -
Northwich -7 1 £44,000 +17.33% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 66 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 65 (92.86%) Windows
3 54 (77.14%) Active Directory
4 38 (54.29%) MS Exchange
5 30 (42.86%) VMware
6 29 (41.43%) Windows Server
7 28 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 28 (40.00%) MCSE
7 28 (40.00%) ITIL
8 24 (34.29%) MCP
8 24 (34.29%) MCSA
8 24 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (32.86%) MCITP
9 23 (32.86%) DHCP
9 23 (32.86%) DNS
10 22 (31.43%) Cisco
10 22 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (30.00%) CCNA
11 21 (30.00%) TCP/IP
11 21 (30.00%) MS Office
11 21 (30.00%) Office 365
12 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
12 20 (28.57%) SCCM
13 19 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (25.71%) Hyper-V
15 17 (24.29%) Citrix
15 17 (24.29%) MCDST
15 17 (24.29%) AppSense

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 38 (54.29%) MS Exchange
2 19 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.29%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (30.00%) MS Office
2 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.86%) DHCP
1 23 (32.86%) DNS
2 21 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 14 (20.00%) VPN
4 12 (17.14%) SAN
5 7 (10.00%) Wireless
6 6 (8.57%) LAN
7 3 (4.29%) Firewall
8 2 (2.86%) NAS
9 1 (1.43%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.43%) VLAN
9 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
1 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.71%) Marketing
3 3 (4.29%) Back Office
3 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) IT Support
2 19 (27.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) IT Engineer
3 18 (25.71%) Analyst
4 17 (24.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 17 (24.29%) Support Engineer
5 15 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support
5 15 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 15 (21.43%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (17.14%) 1st Line Engineer
7 10 (14.29%) IT Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) Service Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (8.57%) Active Directory Analyst
9 6 (8.57%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
10 5 (7.14%) Developer
11 4 (5.71%) C# Developer
11 4 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.71%) HTML
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) WAP
3 1 (1.43%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.71%) User Experience
4 3 (4.29%) EqualLogic
4 3 (4.29%) Life Science
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Replication
6 1 (1.43%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (92.86%) Windows
2 29 (41.43%) Windows Server
3 28 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 9 (12.86%) Windows 8
8 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.00%) ITIL
2 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (4.29%) Data Security
4 3 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (4.29%) Supplier Management
5 2 (2.86%) Data Management
5 2 (2.86%) Data Modelling
5 2 (2.86%) Migration
5 2 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (2.86%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (2.86%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (1.43%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.43%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.43%) DevOps
6 1 (1.43%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.43%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.43%) Scrum
6 1 (1.43%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.43%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) C#
2 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.43%) VB
3 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (40.00%) MCSE
2 24 (34.29%) MCP
2 24 (34.29%) MCSA
3 23 (32.86%) MCITP
4 22 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (30.00%) CCNA
6 17 (24.29%) MCDST
7 15 (21.43%) MCTS
8 7 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (5.71%) CCA
9 4 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.86%) CCIE
11 1 (1.43%) CCNP
11 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (77.14%) Active Directory
2 24 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (28.57%) SCCM
2 4 (5.71%) SCOM
3 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.43%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 66 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 30 (42.86%) VMware
3 22 (31.43%) Cisco
4 17 (24.29%) AppSense
4 17 (24.29%) Citrix
5 3 (4.29%) CommVault
5 3 (4.29%) Lotus
5 3 (4.29%) NetApp
6 2 (2.86%) Apple
6 2 (2.86%) Symantec
7 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.43%) Dell
7 1 (1.43%) Draytek
7 1 (1.43%) F5
7 1 (1.43%) HP
7 1 (1.43%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.43%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.43%) WatchGuard
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