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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Cheshire
Rank 72 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 45 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 3.43% 3.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.91% 12.71% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14 42 58
Median salary £40,500 £22,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+84.09% -37.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,050 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £40,000 £45,800
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
217 354 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.77% 26.98% 23.49%
Number of salaries quoted 131 301 331
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,215 £50,000
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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -1 9 £42,500 +93.18% 2
Macclesfield +8 2 £26,500 -3.63% 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 £50,000 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 47 (83.93%) Windows
2 44 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 44 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 37 (66.07%) MCSE
4 36 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 29 (51.79%) MCSA
6 28 (50.00%) Office 365
7 27 (48.21%) VMware
7 27 (48.21%) MCITP
8 24 (42.86%) MS Exchange
9 22 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (37.50%) SQL
11 19 (33.93%) ITIL
12 16 (28.57%) DNS
13 14 (25.00%) Windows 7
13 14 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
14 13 (23.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (21.43%) DHCP
15 12 (21.43%) MCP
15 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
16 11 (19.64%) Windows 8
16 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
17 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (17.86%) vSphere
18 9 (16.07%) Process Improvement
18 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
19 8 (14.29%) Finance

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 24 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 14 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.36%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (50.00%) Office 365
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.57%) IaaS
4 2 (3.57%) PaaS
4 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) DNS
2 12 (21.43%) DHCP
3 7 (12.50%) Firewall
4 3 (5.36%) MPLS
4 3 (5.36%) SAN
4 3 (5.36%) VLAN
5 2 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (1.79%) Internet
6 1 (1.79%) NAS
6 1 (1.79%) Network Security
6 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MSI
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Back Office
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Support Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) IT Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (16.07%) IT Support
4 9 (16.07%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 7 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Server Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) DBA
7 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) SQL DBA
8 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
1 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.79%) jQuery
2 1 (1.79%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (1.79%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) FMCG
4 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (83.93%) Windows
2 44 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 14 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (19.64%) Windows 8
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.57%) Linux
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Process Improvement
3 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.93%) Problem Management
4 5 (8.93%) SOA
5 4 (7.14%) Service Management
5 4 (7.14%) Statistics
5 4 (7.14%) Workflow
6 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.57%) Change Management
6 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.57%) CRM
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.57%) MVC
6 2 (3.57%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.57%) Security Patching
6 2 (3.57%) Time Management
7 1 (1.79%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) C
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (66.07%) MCSE
2 29 (51.79%) MCSA
3 27 (48.21%) MCITP
4 13 (23.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (21.43%) MCP
6 7 (12.50%) Degree
7 5 (8.93%) MCTS
8 3 (5.36%) MCDBA
8 3 (5.36%) NCDA
9 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.79%) CCA
9 1 (1.79%) CCNA
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.79%) GIAC
9 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.79%) SANS
9 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 22 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
4 10 (17.86%) vSphere
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Server
5 3 (5.36%) XenApp
6 2 (3.57%) Firmware
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) SCCM
2 7 (12.50%) vRealize
3 5 (8.93%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 44 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 27 (48.21%) VMware
3 7 (12.50%) Apple
4 6 (10.71%) Cisco
5 5 (8.93%) Citrix
6 3 (5.36%) NetApp
7 2 (3.57%) Dell
7 2 (3.57%) IBM
7 2 (3.57%) Symantec
8 1 (1.79%) BMC
8 1 (1.79%) Draytek
8 1 (1.79%) HP
8 1 (1.79%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.79%) Veeam
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + listed benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £22000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Chester Le Street, County Durham
ITPS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago