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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 68 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 59 91 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.08% 5.37% 5.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.85% 20.82% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 51 78 121
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average 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
459 437 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.94% 25.77% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 394 327 437
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 £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(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 -17 28 £30,250 -13.57% 2
Chester +20 10 £50,000 +45.98% 3
Runcorn -6 3 - -
Northwich 0 2 - -
Macclesfield -1 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Nantwich - 2 £35,000 -
Crewe - 2 £37,500 -
Knutsford +3 1 £46,000 +22.66%
Wilmslow -14 1 - - 2
Daresbury - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 94 (72.87%) Windows
2 86 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 69 (53.49%) MCITP
4 67 (51.94%) MCSE
5 54 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (41.09%) TCP/IP
7 48 (37.21%) MCSA
7 48 (37.21%) MCTS
8 46 (35.66%) VMware
9 41 (31.78%) MS Excel
9 41 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (31.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (31.01%) Active Directory
11 37 (28.68%) Windows 7
11 37 (28.68%) MCP
11 37 (28.68%) ITIL
12 33 (25.58%) DNS
13 32 (24.81%) DHCP
13 32 (24.81%) Hyper-V
14 31 (24.03%) Finance
14 31 (24.03%) MS Exchange
15 29 (22.48%) Windows XP
16 28 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (20.93%) SAN
18 26 (20.16%) Linux
18 26 (20.16%) Citrix
18 26 (20.16%) VMware ESX
19 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
20 23 (17.83%) MS Office
20 23 (17.83%) VPN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (24.03%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.75%) IIS
5 9 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.65%) Lync
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (31.78%) MS Excel
2 23 (17.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (41.09%) TCP/IP
2 33 (25.58%) DNS
3 32 (24.81%) DHCP
4 27 (20.93%) SAN
5 23 (17.83%) VPN
6 17 (13.18%) LAN
7 15 (11.63%) WAN
8 14 (10.85%) Network Security
9 9 (6.98%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.10%) Firewall
11 3 (2.33%) NAS
11 3 (2.33%) Internet
12 2 (1.55%) WLAN
12 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.55%) Wireless
12 2 (1.55%) VLAN
12 2 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.78%) MySQL
6 1 (0.78%) OLAP
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.20%) MSTest
1 8 (6.20%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (6.20%) Moq
1 8 (6.20%) NUnit
2 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 31 (24.03%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.55%) Legal
3 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Support Engineer
2 30 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (14.73%) Developer
4 17 (13.18%) Windows Support Engineer
5 16 (12.40%) Server Engineer
6 14 (10.85%) Server Support
6 14 (10.85%) .NET Developer
7 13 (10.08%) Server Support Engineer
7 13 (10.08%) Windows Server Engineer
8 11 (8.53%) IT Support
8 11 (8.53%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) Analyst
10 9 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (6.20%) Support Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (5.43%) Wintel Engineer
13 6 (4.65%) Consultant
14 5 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) .NET
2 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.08%) WCF
4 12 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (6.20%) Castle Windsor
5 8 (6.20%) Ninject
5 8 (6.20%) Razor View Engine
5 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 8 (6.20%) Unity DI Container
5 8 (6.20%) Spring.NET
6 7 (5.43%) CSS
7 6 (4.65%) Web Services
8 5 (3.88%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (3.88%) HTML
9 4 (3.10%) XML
10 3 (2.33%) Application Packaging
10 3 (2.33%) jQuery
11 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.78%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Thin Client
1 14 (10.85%) Clustering
1 14 (10.85%) Fat Client
2 8 (6.20%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (5.43%) User Experience
4 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.33%) EPoS
6 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.55%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.55%) Celerra
7 1 (0.78%) Life Science
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.78%) Statistics
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 94 (72.87%) Windows
2 54 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (31.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (28.68%) Windows 7
6 29 (22.48%) Windows XP
7 26 (20.16%) Linux
8 17 (13.18%) Windows 2000
9 16 (12.40%) UNIX
10 10 (7.75%) VMS
11 5 (3.88%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.78%) Android
13 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.68%) ITIL
2 20 (15.50%) Change Management
3 14 (10.85%) Problem Management
4 13 (10.08%) MVC
4 13 (10.08%) Change Control
5 11 (8.53%) Migration
5 11 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.98%) TDD
7 9 (6.98%) Scrum
7 9 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (6.20%) Web Application Development
8 8 (6.20%) CRM
8 8 (6.20%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.20%) Kanban
8 8 (6.20%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.88%) SOA
10 5 (3.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.50%) PowerShell
2 15 (11.63%) C#
3 14 (10.85%) VB
4 11 (8.53%) SQL
5 9 (6.98%) VBScript
6 7 (5.43%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.43%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.55%) Java
8 1 (0.78%) Perl
8 1 (0.78%) C++
8 1 (0.78%) Python
8 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (53.49%) MCITP
2 67 (51.94%) MCSE
3 48 (37.21%) MCSA
3 48 (37.21%) MCTS
4 37 (28.68%) MCP
5 20 (15.50%) Degree
6 14 (10.85%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (9.30%) CCA
9 8 (6.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (6.20%) MCAD
9 8 (6.20%) MCSD
9 8 (6.20%) CCNP
10 7 (5.43%) MCDST
10 7 (5.43%) SC Cleared
10 7 (5.43%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.88%) CCNA
12 4 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (2.33%) MCT
13 3 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (31.01%) Active Directory
2 32 (24.81%) Hyper-V
3 28 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (20.16%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.10%) vSphere
7 4 (3.10%) XenApp
8 3 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.78%) XenServer
10 1 (0.78%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) SCCM
1 4 (3.10%) SCVMM
2 3 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.55%) WSUS
3 2 (1.55%) SCOM
3 2 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 86 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 46 (35.66%) VMware
3 26 (20.16%) Citrix
4 18 (13.95%) Cisco
4 18 (13.95%) EMC
5 17 (13.18%) HP
6 11 (8.53%) Dell
7 4 (3.10%) NETGEAR
8 3 (2.33%) SAP
8 3 (2.33%) Symantec
9 2 (1.55%) Apple
9 2 (1.55%) IBM
9 2 (1.55%) Avaya
9 2 (1.55%) Juniper
9 2 (1.55%) CommVault
9 2 (1.55%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.78%) Veeam
10 1 (0.78%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.78%) NetApp
10 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
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