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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 56 64 76
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 49 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.65% 3.45% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.27% 15.81% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 37 43 45
Median salary £32,500 £22,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% -37.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £45,000 £46,900
UK excluding London median 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
275 310 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.87% 21.80% 25.30%
Number of salaries quoted 210 273 420
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +14 15 £38,500 +67.39% 4
Wilmslow -16 12 £22,000 +22.22% 1
Macclesfield -12 4 £26,500 +26.19% 2
Crewe - 4 £34,500 - 1
Chester - 2 £22,500 -
Knutsford +3 1 - -
Frodsham - 1 £24,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 65 (86.67%) Windows
2 59 (78.67%) Windows Server
3 53 (70.67%) Microsoft
4 52 (69.33%) MCSE
5 49 (65.33%) Active Directory
6 43 (57.33%) MCITP
7 41 (54.67%) MCSA
8 39 (52.00%) VMware
9 38 (50.67%) MS Exchange
10 31 (41.33%) Office 365
11 28 (37.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 26 (34.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (34.67%) Hyper-V
13 24 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (29.33%) DNS
14 22 (29.33%) SQL
15 18 (24.00%) Windows 7
16 17 (22.67%) DHCP
17 15 (20.00%) Citrix
17 15 (20.00%) Windows 8
18 14 (18.67%) PowerShell
18 14 (18.67%) ITIL
19 13 (17.33%) MCP
19 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2012
20 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
21 11 (14.67%) Firewall
21 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
21 11 (14.67%) Mac OS X
21 11 (14.67%) Apple

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (50.67%) MS Exchange
2 28 (37.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (34.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (41.33%) Office 365
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.33%) IaaS
5 1 (1.33%) PaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Sage Pay
5 1 (1.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.33%) DNS
2 17 (22.67%) DHCP
3 11 (14.67%) Firewall
3 11 (14.67%) VPN
4 6 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (4.00%) MPLS
5 3 (4.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (4.00%) SAN
5 3 (4.00%) VLAN
6 2 (2.67%) VoIP
7 1 (1.33%) Skype
7 1 (1.33%) SSL
7 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) NUnit
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Back Office
3 3 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (21.33%) Support Engineer
3 13 (17.33%) IT Engineer
4 12 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (16.00%) IT Support
4 12 (16.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 10 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) Server Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (12.00%) Exchange Support
7 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Project Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) .NET
1 5 (6.67%) Web Services
2 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.33%) HTML
3 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.67%) CSS
3 2 (2.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (1.33%) Ajax
4 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.33%) CSS3
4 1 (1.33%) HTML5
4 1 (1.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.33%) SOAP
4 1 (1.33%) Spring.NET
4 1 (1.33%) WAP
4 1 (1.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Statistics
4 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (86.67%) Windows
2 59 (78.67%) Windows Server
3 18 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 15 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (14.67%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.67%) Linux
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) ITIL
2 7 (9.33%) Process Improvement
3 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.67%) SOA
5 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.33%) Workflow
6 3 (4.00%) Presales
6 3 (4.00%) SDLC
7 2 (2.67%) Migration
7 2 (2.67%) MVC
7 2 (2.67%) OO
7 2 (2.67%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.67%) Project Management
8 1 (1.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.33%) Change Management
8 1 (1.33%) CRM
8 1 (1.33%) Information Security
8 1 (1.33%) Service Management
8 1 (1.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) SQL
2 14 (18.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.33%) C
6 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (69.33%) MCSE
2 43 (57.33%) MCITP
3 41 (54.67%) MCSA
4 13 (17.33%) MCP
5 10 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (8.00%) Degree
7 5 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (5.33%) CCA
8 4 (5.33%) MCTS
9 3 (4.00%) MCDBA
10 1 (1.33%) GIAC
10 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.33%) NCDA
10 1 (1.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (65.33%) Active Directory
2 26 (34.67%) Hyper-V
3 24 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (13.33%) VMware Server
5 9 (12.00%) vSphere
6 6 (8.00%) Terminal Services
7 5 (6.67%) XenApp
8 4 (5.33%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.33%) Firmware
10 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) SCOM
2 7 (9.33%) SCCM
2 7 (9.33%) vRealize
3 2 (2.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.67%) WSUS
4 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.33%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (70.67%) Microsoft
2 39 (52.00%) VMware
3 15 (20.00%) Citrix
4 11 (14.67%) Apple
5 6 (8.00%) Cisco
6 4 (5.33%) Dell
7 3 (4.00%) Symantec
8 2 (2.67%) CommVault
9 1 (1.33%) Draytek
9 1 (1.33%) HP
9 1 (1.33%) IBM
9 1 (1.33%) NetApp
9 1 (1.33%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.33%) PayPal
9 1 (1.33%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.33%) WorldPay
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Macclesfield
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus,
Posted: 8 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire, Warrington, Manchester, Merseyside,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheshire, Warrington, Manchester, Merseyside,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 + bonus + bens
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