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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 21 33 53
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.20% 1.92% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.93% 7.69% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 12
Average salary £52,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.71% -4.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -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
43 52 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 24.86% 25.00% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 36 23 70
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £40,000 £42,000
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
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 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (84.62%) MCSE
3 11 (84.62%) VMware
3 11 (84.62%) MCITP
4 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (76.92%) Finance
4 10 (76.92%) VMware ESX
5 9 (69.23%) Clustering
5 9 (69.23%) SAN
5 9 (69.23%) Problem Management
5 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (61.54%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
6 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (61.54%) EMC
6 8 (61.54%) VBScript
6 8 (61.54%) VB
7 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
8 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
9 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
10 2 (15.38%) ITIL
10 2 (15.38%) MCT
10 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
10 2 (15.38%) Legal
11 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
11 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
11 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (7.69%) Change Control

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) SAN
2 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Wintel Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Senior Wintel Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Server Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Server Support
3 2 (15.38%) Trainer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Trainer
3 2 (15.38%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
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 9 (69.23%) Problem Management
2 8 (61.54%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) VBScript
1 8 (61.54%) VB
1 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) MCSE
1 11 (84.62%) MCITP
2 2 (15.38%) MCT
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) VMware ESX
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco