The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 99 85 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.37% 4.55% 4.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.24% 21.09% 18.06%
Number of salaries quoted 83 81 79
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £19,750 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £38,800
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
466 403 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.28% 21.57% 25.46%
Number of salaries quoted 312 296 398
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -5 55 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Runcorn +3 11 £26,000 -25.71%
Knutsford +17 6 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Chester +10 5 £27,000 -22.85%
Wilmslow +4 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Northwich - 3 £20,500 - 1
Macclesfield +2 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 105 (59.66%) Microsoft
2 101 (57.39%) MCP
3 100 (56.82%) Windows
4 98 (55.68%) .NET
5 95 (53.98%) C#
6 80 (45.45%) ASP.NET
6 80 (45.45%) MCTS
7 74 (42.05%) SQL Server
8 63 (35.80%) TDD
9 61 (34.66%) MCSE
10 55 (31.25%) MVC
11 54 (30.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 53 (30.11%) SQL
13 51 (28.98%) MCAD
13 51 (28.98%) MCSD
14 50 (28.41%) Scrum
14 50 (28.41%) NUnit
14 50 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
14 50 (28.41%) Kanban
14 50 (28.41%) Dependency Injection
14 50 (28.41%) Inversion of Control
14 50 (28.41%) MSTest
14 50 (28.41%) Rhino Mocks
14 50 (28.41%) Moq
14 50 (28.41%) Castle Windsor
14 50 (28.41%) Ninject
14 50 (28.41%) Spring.NET
14 50 (28.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 50 (28.41%) Unity DI Container
15 42 (23.86%) WPF

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (7.39%) IIS
4 10 (5.68%) Lync
4 10 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (4.55%) Apache
6 8 (4.55%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.70%) Site Server
9 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 41 (23.30%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.66%) WAN
1 17 (9.66%) DNS
2 16 (9.09%) VPN
2 16 (9.09%) LAN
2 16 (9.09%) Firewall
3 14 (7.95%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.82%) DHCP
5 11 (6.25%) SAN
6 9 (5.11%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (3.41%) Unified Communications
7 6 (3.41%) Internet
8 5 (2.84%) SMTP
9 4 (2.27%) VoIP
10 3 (1.70%) LDAP
10 3 (1.70%) PBX
10 3 (1.70%) SMS
10 3 (1.70%) NAS
11 2 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (1.14%) Wireless
12 1 (0.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (42.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (3.41%) MySQL
3 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.70%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (28.41%) NUnit
1 50 (28.41%) MSTest
1 50 (28.41%) Rhino Mocks
1 50 (28.41%) Moq
2 4 (2.27%) MSI
3 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.57%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (5.68%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.41%) Banking
4 5 (2.84%) Back Office
5 4 (2.27%) Retail
6 3 (1.70%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) French Language
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (43.75%) Developer
2 71 (40.34%) .NET Developer
3 16 (9.09%) Analyst
4 14 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (7.95%) Senior Developer
4 14 (7.95%) C# Developer
4 14 (7.95%) ASP.NET Developer
4 14 (7.95%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 14 (7.95%) Senior C# Developer
4 14 (7.95%) Senior .NET Developer
4 14 (7.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 11 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Team Leader
7 7 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (3.98%) Software Team Leader
7 7 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (3.98%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (55.68%) .NET
2 80 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 54 (30.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 50 (28.41%) Castle Windsor
4 50 (28.41%) Ninject
4 50 (28.41%) Spring.NET
4 50 (28.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 50 (28.41%) Unity DI Container
5 42 (23.86%) WPF
5 42 (23.86%) WinForms
6 32 (18.18%) WCF
7 28 (15.91%) Razor View Engine
8 21 (11.93%) .NET Framework
8 21 (11.93%) CSS
8 21 (11.93%) HTML
9 19 (10.80%) SOAP
9 19 (10.80%) XML
9 19 (10.80%) Ajax
9 19 (10.80%) XML-RPC
9 19 (10.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 50 (28.41%) Inversion of Control
2 14 (7.95%) SystemC
3 10 (5.68%) NHS
4 7 (3.98%) Replication
5 6 (3.41%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.84%) Firmware
6 5 (2.84%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.84%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.70%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.14%) FMCG
8 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.57%) Celerra
9 1 (0.57%) Clustering
9 1 (0.57%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.57%) Social Media
9 1 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 100 (56.82%) Windows
2 30 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (16.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 19 (10.80%) Windows 7
6 17 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.68%) Windows 2000
8 8 (4.55%) Linux
9 7 (3.98%) Windows NT
9 7 (3.98%) AIX
9 7 (3.98%) MVS
9 7 (3.98%) zOS
9 7 (3.98%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.84%) UNIX
11 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.14%) Android
12 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (35.80%) TDD
2 55 (31.25%) MVC
3 50 (28.41%) Scrum
3 50 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (28.41%) Kanban
3 50 (28.41%) Dependency Injection
4 38 (21.59%) OO
4 38 (21.59%) OOD
5 28 (15.91%) Web Application Development
6 27 (15.34%) ITIL
7 26 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (13.64%) MVVM
9 23 (13.07%) OOP
10 22 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
11 16 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 14 (7.95%) Unit Testing
13 12 (6.82%) Migration
14 10 (5.68%) Configuration Management
15 7 (3.98%) Data Migration
15 7 (3.98%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (53.98%) C#
2 53 (30.11%) SQL
3 29 (16.48%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.36%) T-SQL
5 15 (8.52%) C
6 4 (2.27%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (0.57%) VBScript
7 1 (0.57%) VB
7 1 (0.57%) Java
7 1 (0.57%) PHP
7 1 (0.57%) Ruby
7 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 101 (57.39%) MCP
2 80 (45.45%) MCTS
3 61 (34.66%) MCSE
4 51 (28.98%) MCAD
4 51 (28.98%) MCSD
5 34 (19.32%) MCITP
6 22 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (11.93%) CCNA
8 19 (10.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (9.66%) MCPD
9 17 (9.66%) MCSA
10 7 (3.98%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (3.41%) Degree
11 6 (3.41%) MCDST
11 6 (3.41%) CCNP
12 3 (1.70%) CCA
12 3 (1.70%) RHCE
12 3 (1.70%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.14%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 8 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (23.30%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.84%) vSphere
5 4 (2.27%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.70%) Squid
6 3 (1.70%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.70%) XenApp
7 2 (1.14%) XenServer
8 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.57%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) SCCM
2 7 (3.98%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.84%) SCOM
3 5 (2.84%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.70%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (1.70%) Cobbler
5 3 (1.70%) Puppet
6 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 105 (59.66%) Microsoft
2 37 (21.02%) VMware
3 26 (14.77%) Cisco
4 16 (9.09%) Citrix
5 12 (6.82%) HP
6 10 (5.68%) McKesson
7 7 (3.98%) Symantec
8 4 (2.27%) McAfee
8 4 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.70%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.70%) Apple
9 3 (1.70%) NetApp
9 3 (1.70%) Compaq
9 3 (1.70%) Dell
9 3 (1.70%) Sophos
9 3 (1.70%) Brocade
9 3 (1.70%) IronPort
9 3 (1.70%) Draytek
9 3 (1.70%) Trend Micro
9 3 (1.70%) Foundry
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nviron Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,999 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago