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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 26 36
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.56% 5.81% 2.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 19.23% 12.82%
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 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Qualifications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
74 78 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 28.91% 30.23% 20.31%
Number of salaries quoted 42 59 39
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 £48,250
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 25 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 25 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%) IIS
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Site Server
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
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%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Server Operations Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) C# Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) LINQ
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
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%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
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%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
3 1 (11.11%) MOF
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
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
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCITP
2 4 (44.44%) MCTS
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (22.22%) NCIE
5 1 (11.11%) VCAP
5 1 (11.11%) CCEE
5 1 (11.11%) CCIA
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (11.11%) HP AIS
5 1 (11.11%) HP MASE
5 1 (11.11%) VCDX
5 1 (11.11%) NCDA
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%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
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%) Legato
2 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
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%) Symantec
7 1 (11.11%) Telerik
7 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
7 1 (11.11%) SAP
7 1 (11.11%) IBM
7 1 (11.11%) CommVault
Chester, Cheshire
Steria
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