The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 23 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.38% 1.85% 3.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 7.25% 18.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 8
Average salary £26,041 £27,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.55% -22.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -1.33%
Microsoft Certification
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Qualifications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28 69 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.67% 25.46% 18.43%
Number of salaries quoted 18 43 42
Average salary £43,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £27,000 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £47,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Chester region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (69.23%) Clustering
4 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (53.85%) MCSE
6 7 (53.85%) VMware
6 7 (53.85%) MCITP
7 6 (46.15%) VMware ESX
7 6 (46.15%) Finance
7 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
8 5 (38.46%) SAN
8 5 (38.46%) DHCP
8 5 (38.46%) DNS
8 5 (38.46%) IIS
8 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
9 4 (30.77%) Degree
9 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
9 4 (30.77%) Open Source
9 4 (30.77%) Migration
9 4 (30.77%) SQL
9 4 (30.77%) VBScript
9 4 (30.77%) VB
9 4 (30.77%) EMC
9 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (30.77%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 3 (23.08%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (38.46%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Trainer
3 2 (15.38%) Server Support
3 2 (15.38%) Trainer
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
2 4 (30.77%) Open Source
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) VBScript
1 4 (30.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) MCSE
1 7 (53.85%) MCITP
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) MCT
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware ESX
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco