The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 71 71 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 235 244 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.30% 3.36% 5.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.43% 14.62% 20.36%
Number of salaries quoted 208 218 362
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,975 £22,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,800 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1629 1669 1876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.89% 23.00% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1400 1612
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North West region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 108 £32,500 -13.33% 20
Cheshire +1 89 £31,000 +3.33% 6
Merseyside -13 23 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Lancashire -30 13 £31,250 -8.08% 3
Cumbria -1 1 £21,500 -40.68% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 338 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 324 (62.31%) Windows
3 256 (49.23%) MCSE
4 201 (38.65%) Active Directory
5 198 (38.08%) VMware
6 197 (37.88%) MCP
7 161 (30.96%) ITIL
8 159 (30.58%) MCITP
9 158 (30.38%) MS Excel
10 154 (29.62%) MCTS
11 153 (29.42%) SQL Server
12 147 (28.27%) MS Exchange
13 145 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 141 (27.12%) Citrix
15 130 (25.00%) .NET
16 125 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 116 (22.31%) MCSA
18 113 (21.73%) C#
19 108 (20.77%) Windows Server 2003
19 108 (20.77%) Hyper-V
20 106 (20.38%) Windows 7
20 106 (20.38%) ASP.NET
21 96 (18.46%) SQL
22 94 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
23 93 (17.88%) Cisco
24 89 (17.12%) MVC
25 84 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
26 81 (15.58%) CCNA
27 80 (15.38%) TDD
28 76 (14.62%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 147 (28.27%) MS Exchange
2 70 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (7.50%) SharePoint
6 38 (7.31%) IIS
7 35 (6.73%) Lync
8 28 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.54%) Apache
11 7 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.96%) TPMS
12 5 (0.96%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.77%) Site Server
13 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 158 (30.38%) MS Excel
2 48 (9.23%) MS Office
3 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) Revit
4 2 (0.38%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.19%) Tridion
3 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.62%) Office 365
2 11 (2.12%) SaaS
3 9 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (14.23%) TCP/IP
2 71 (13.65%) SAN
3 69 (13.27%) DNS
4 66 (12.69%) Firewall
5 60 (11.54%) WAN
6 57 (10.96%) LAN
7 53 (10.19%) DHCP
8 41 (7.88%) VPN
9 22 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (3.65%) VLAN
11 17 (3.27%) iSCSI
12 15 (2.88%) Network Security
12 15 (2.88%) NAS
13 14 (2.69%) Unified Communications
13 14 (2.69%) VoIP
14 11 (2.12%) Kerberos
14 11 (2.12%) IPsec
15 10 (1.92%) LDAP
16 9 (1.73%) Wireless
16 9 (1.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (29.42%) SQL Server
2 64 (12.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.12%) MySQL
6 11 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 10 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.77%) MS Access
9 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.58%) OLAP
10 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.19%) Big Data
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.19%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 39 (7.50%) NUnit
1 39 (7.50%) MSTest
2 37 (7.12%) Rhino Mocks
2 37 (7.12%) Moq
3 9 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.15%) MSI
6 5 (0.96%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.77%) Subversion
7 4 (0.77%) Selenium
8 3 (0.58%) MyEclipse
9 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.38%) JUnit
9 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 67 (12.88%) Finance
2 24 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.12%) Games
4 6 (1.15%) Retail
4 6 (1.15%) Advertising
5 5 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.96%) Banking
6 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.77%) Back Office
7 3 (0.58%) Marketing
8 2 (0.38%) Billing
8 2 (0.38%) Military
8 2 (0.38%) Electronics
8 2 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 115 (22.12%) Developer
2 100 (19.23%) .NET Developer
3 74 (14.23%) Support Engineer
4 67 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 66 (12.69%) Analyst
6 40 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 38 (7.31%) Support Analyst
8 33 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 28 (5.38%) Technical Support
9 28 (5.38%) Consultant
10 26 (5.00%) IT Support
11 25 (4.81%) 1st Line Support
12 22 (4.23%) Server Support
13 21 (4.04%) Desktop Support
14 20 (3.85%) Service Analyst
14 20 (3.85%) C# Developer
14 20 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
15 18 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (3.27%) ASP.NET Developer
16 17 (3.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (25.00%) .NET
2 106 (20.38%) ASP.NET
3 76 (14.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 66 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 62 (11.92%) WCF
6 58 (11.15%) Razor View Engine
7 37 (7.12%) Spring.NET
7 37 (7.12%) Unity DI Container
7 37 (7.12%) Castle Windsor
7 37 (7.12%) Ninject
8 32 (6.15%) HTML
9 31 (5.96%) CSS
10 29 (5.58%) XML
11 19 (3.65%) Ajax
11 19 (3.65%) .NET Framework
12 18 (3.46%) Web Services
13 17 (3.27%) WinForms
14 16 (3.08%) WPF
15 14 (2.69%) SOAP
16 11 (2.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.12%) Inversion of Control
2 20 (3.85%) Replication
3 19 (3.65%) Blackberry
4 15 (2.88%) Clustering
5 14 (2.69%) PKI
6 12 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.31%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.31%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.54%) FlexPod
8 8 (1.54%) Celerra
8 8 (1.54%) Firmware
9 7 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.35%) W3C
9 7 (1.35%) CLARiiON
9 7 (1.35%) CMDB
9 7 (1.35%) Open Source
10 5 (0.96%) EqualLogic
10 5 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 324 (62.31%) Windows
2 145 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (20.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 106 (20.38%) Windows 7
5 94 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (14.23%) Windows XP
7 39 (7.50%) Linux
8 25 (4.81%) Windows 2000
8 25 (4.81%) Windows 8
9 16 (3.08%) UNIX
10 12 (2.31%) AIX
11 10 (1.92%) VMS
12 8 (1.54%) zOS
12 8 (1.54%) MVS
12 8 (1.54%) Windows NT
13 6 (1.15%) Android
14 5 (0.96%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.77%) Debian
15 4 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (30.96%) ITIL
2 89 (17.12%) MVC
3 80 (15.38%) TDD
4 59 (11.35%) Web Application Development
5 47 (9.04%) Scrum
6 41 (7.88%) Change Management
7 39 (7.50%) Migration
7 39 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (7.12%) Kanban
8 37 (7.12%) Dependency Injection
9 36 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (5.96%) BDD
11 30 (5.77%) Problem Management
12 29 (5.58%) Domain-Driven Design
12 29 (5.58%) Incident Management
12 29 (5.58%) CQRS
13 26 (5.00%) Configuration Management
14 25 (4.81%) OO
15 23 (4.42%) Project Management
16 22 (4.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 113 (21.73%) C#
2 96 (18.46%) SQL
3 32 (6.15%) JavaScript
4 29 (5.58%) PowerShell
5 16 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 14 (2.69%) VB.NET
7 10 (1.92%) C
8 7 (1.35%) VBScript
9 5 (0.96%) Java
9 5 (0.96%) Perl
10 4 (0.77%) VB
11 3 (0.58%) VBA
11 3 (0.58%) PHP
12 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.38%) Python
13 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.19%) AWK
13 1 (0.19%) VB6
13 1 (0.19%) Ruby
13 1 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 256 (49.23%) MCSE
2 197 (37.88%) MCP
3 159 (30.58%) MCITP
4 154 (29.62%) MCTS
5 116 (22.31%) MCSA
6 84 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (15.58%) CCNA
8 70 (13.46%) MCSD
9 66 (12.69%) MCAD
10 64 (12.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 60 (11.54%) Degree
12 58 (11.15%) Citrix Certification
13 36 (6.92%) CCA
14 20 (3.85%) MCDST
15 14 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (2.69%) NCDA
16 13 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (2.12%) CCNP
18 8 (1.54%) CCEE
19 7 (1.35%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.08%) SLA
2 7 (1.35%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) GMP
5 1 (0.19%) GLP
System Software
1 201 (38.65%) Active Directory
2 125 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (20.77%) Hyper-V
4 48 (9.23%) vSphere
5 41 (7.88%) XenApp
6 40 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 29 (5.58%) XenServer
8 18 (3.46%) VMware ESX
9 17 (3.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 16 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (2.50%) NFS
12 9 (1.73%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.15%) vCloud
14 5 (0.96%) UAG
14 5 (0.96%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.77%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.77%) Squid
15 4 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (9.42%) SCCM
2 32 (6.15%) SCOM
3 25 (4.81%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.12%) HP SIM
5 9 (1.73%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.54%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.96%) SCDPM
7 5 (0.96%) MOM
7 5 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.96%) WSUS
8 4 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.38%) Puppet
10 2 (0.38%) Nagios
10 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 338 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 198 (38.08%) VMware
3 141 (27.12%) Citrix
4 93 (17.88%) Cisco
5 67 (12.88%) HP
6 50 (9.62%) NetApp
7 29 (5.58%) Dell
8 26 (5.00%) Symantec
9 25 (4.81%) EMC
10 21 (4.04%) IBM
11 16 (3.08%) McAfee
11 16 (3.08%) ProCurve
12 11 (2.12%) Oracle
13 9 (1.73%) Juniper
14 8 (1.54%) Avaya
14 8 (1.54%) Sophos
14 8 (1.54%) LANDesk
15 7 (1.35%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.35%) Apple
15 7 (1.35%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car + pension + health
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Car + pension + healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Half
Salary: £12 per hour + Study support and bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Steria
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Kendal
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago