The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Chester region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.56% 5.81% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 18.99% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 5
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
75 79 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 29.18% 30.62% 19.69%
Number of salaries quoted 42 61 38
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £47,500 £48,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
Cheshire

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) MCITP
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Dell
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) MCTS
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Server
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) EMC
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) Site Server
5 3 (33.33%) IIS
5 3 (33.33%) MS Office

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (33.33%) Site Server
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Server Operations Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) LINQ
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Celerra
2 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) MOF
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
1 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCITP
2 4 (44.44%) MCTS
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) NCIE
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (11.11%) VCDX
5 1 (11.11%) HP AIS
5 1 (11.11%) HP MASE
5 1 (11.11%) NCDA
5 1 (11.11%) VCAP
5 1 (11.11%) CCEE
5 1 (11.11%) CCIA
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Server
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) XenServer
5 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCVMM
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (11.11%) Legato
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Dell
5 3 (33.33%) EMC
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
7 1 (11.11%) Telerik
7 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
7 1 (11.11%) CommVault
7 1 (11.11%) Symantec
7 1 (11.11%) IBM
7 1 (11.11%) SAP
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