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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.08% 1.54% 4.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.63% 5.56% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 8
Average salary £26,041 £34,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.06% -0.71%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
41 72 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 21.03% 27.69% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17 42 56
Average salary £27,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.15% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,000 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £47,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 30 June 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Clustering
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) IIS
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) MCDST
5 2 (22.22%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
6 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (11.11%) Office 365
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (55.56%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) DBA
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) IT Trainer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Trainer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) MCDST
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) MCT
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
2 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) EMC