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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 50 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.86% 1.70% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.81% 13.73% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 3
Average salary £27,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
64 51 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 23.79% 12.38% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 36 45 33
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £28,950 £21,244
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £40,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) IIS
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) MCTS
4 5 (50.00%) MCITP
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) Python
5 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Server
6 3 (30.00%) Foundry
6 3 (30.00%) Puppet
6 3 (30.00%) NAS
6 3 (30.00%) Cobbler
6 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (30.00%) Squid
6 3 (30.00%) Brocade
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (30.00%) Network Load Balancing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) Apache
2 3 (30.00%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) NAS
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 3 (30.00%) LDAP
2 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Manager
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Project Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Web Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 3 (30.00%) LAMP
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) Celerra
2 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Android Development
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) B2C
4 1 (10.00%) MOF
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) SEO
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) MCTS
1 5 (50.00%) MCITP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) RHCE
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (20.00%) NCIE
4 1 (10.00%) NCDA
4 1 (10.00%) VCDX
4 1 (10.00%) VCAP
4 1 (10.00%) CCEE
4 1 (10.00%) CCIA
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) HP AIS
4 1 (10.00%) HP MASE
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Server
3 3 (30.00%) Squid
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (10.00%) XenServer
5 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) Cobbler
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Foundry
5 3 (30.00%) Brocade
5 3 (30.00%) Compaq
5 3 (30.00%) Business Objects
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) EMC
6 2 (20.00%) Symantec
6 2 (20.00%) NetApp
7 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (10.00%) Dell
7 1 (10.00%) CommVault