The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 70 63 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 235 230 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.21% 3.29% 4.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.93% 14.42% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 202 203 340
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,925 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,800 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1687 1595 1925
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.02% 22.83% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1287 1349 1629
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +10 106 £33,000 -17.50% 23
Cheshire -5 88 £34,000 -6.20% 8
Merseyside -10 21 £24,250 -47.56% 2
Lancashire -23 16 £30,000 -11.76% 6
Cumbria +3 2 £62,500 +66.66% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 321 (66.46%) Microsoft
2 306 (63.35%) Windows
3 251 (51.97%) MCSE
4 190 (39.34%) VMware
5 184 (38.10%) Active Directory
6 161 (33.33%) MCP
7 160 (33.13%) ITIL
8 159 (32.92%) MCITP
9 145 (30.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 144 (29.81%) Citrix
11 143 (29.61%) MCTS
12 139 (28.78%) MS Excel
13 137 (28.36%) MS Exchange
14 136 (28.16%) SQL Server
15 125 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 120 (24.84%) Hyper-V
17 110 (22.77%) .NET
18 108 (22.36%) MCSA
19 103 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
19 103 (21.33%) Windows 7
20 90 (18.63%) Windows Server 2012
21 89 (18.43%) C#
22 86 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
23 85 (17.60%) ASP.NET
24 83 (17.18%) CCNA
25 82 (16.98%) Cisco
26 81 (16.77%) SQL
27 79 (16.36%) SAN
28 76 (15.73%) TCP/IP
29 73 (15.11%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 137 (28.36%) MS Exchange
2 67 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 45 (9.32%) SharePoint
4 45 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (6.83%) IIS
6 32 (6.63%) Lync
7 31 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (1.45%) Apache
10 6 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.83%) Site Server
13 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.62%) TPMS
14 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 139 (28.78%) MS Excel
2 47 (9.73%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) Revit
3 2 (0.41%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.21%) Tridion
3 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.14%) Office 365
2 11 (2.28%) SaaS
3 7 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (16.36%) SAN
2 76 (15.73%) TCP/IP
3 73 (15.11%) DNS
4 60 (12.42%) Firewall
5 58 (12.01%) WAN
6 57 (11.80%) DHCP
7 54 (11.18%) LAN
8 44 (9.11%) VPN
9 23 (4.76%) iSCSI
10 22 (4.55%) VLAN
11 19 (3.93%) NAS
12 18 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (3.52%) Network Security
14 13 (2.69%) Unified Communications
14 13 (2.69%) VoIP
15 11 (2.28%) Kerberos
15 11 (2.28%) IPsec
16 10 (2.07%) LDAP
17 8 (1.66%) Wireless
17 8 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (28.16%) SQL Server
2 53 (10.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (2.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.45%) MySQL
9 6 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.04%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.62%) MS Access
12 2 (0.41%) Big Data
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.21%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 1 (0.21%) OLAP
13 1 (0.21%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 33 (6.83%) MSTest
2 31 (6.42%) NUnit
3 30 (6.21%) Rhino Mocks
3 30 (6.21%) Moq
4 7 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.24%) MSI
6 3 (0.62%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.62%) Subversion
6 3 (0.62%) MyEclipse
7 2 (0.41%) Selenium
7 2 (0.41%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.41%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 56 (11.59%) Finance
2 24 (4.97%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.07%) Games
4 6 (1.24%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.04%) Retail
6 4 (0.83%) Banking
6 4 (0.83%) Back Office
7 3 (0.62%) Legal
7 3 (0.62%) Advertising
7 3 (0.62%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 99 (20.50%) Developer
2 77 (15.94%) .NET Developer
3 73 (15.11%) Support Engineer
4 62 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 58 (12.01%) Analyst
6 39 (8.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 33 (6.83%) Support Analyst
8 31 (6.42%) Server Support
9 27 (5.59%) Technical Support
9 27 (5.59%) Consultant
10 25 (5.18%) 1st Line Support
11 20 (4.14%) Server Engineer
12 18 (3.73%) Service Analyst
12 18 (3.73%) Windows Support Engineer
13 17 (3.52%) Server Support Engineer
13 17 (3.52%) Windows Server Engineer
14 16 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.31%) IT Support
15 15 (3.11%) Help Desk Support
15 15 (3.11%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (22.77%) .NET
2 85 (17.60%) ASP.NET
3 61 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 51 (10.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 48 (9.94%) WCF
6 46 (9.52%) Razor View Engine
7 33 (6.83%) CSS
8 31 (6.42%) HTML
9 30 (6.21%) Spring.NET
9 30 (6.21%) Unity DI Container
9 30 (6.21%) Castle Windsor
9 30 (6.21%) Ninject
10 22 (4.55%) XML
11 21 (4.35%) .NET Framework
12 19 (3.93%) Ajax
13 13 (2.69%) HTML5
14 12 (2.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 12 (2.48%) jQuery
15 11 (2.28%) Web Services
15 11 (2.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.42%) Inversion of Control
2 16 (3.31%) Clustering
3 14 (2.90%) PKI
3 14 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.48%) Thin Client
5 12 (2.48%) Fat Client
6 11 (2.28%) Replication
7 8 (1.66%) W3C
7 8 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (1.66%) FlexPod
8 7 (1.45%) iPhone
8 7 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.45%) CMDB
9 6 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.04%) EMV
10 5 (1.04%) CLARiiON
10 5 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.04%) APACS
11 4 (0.83%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 306 (63.35%) Windows
2 145 (30.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 103 (21.33%) Windows 7
4 90 (18.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (12.63%) Windows XP
6 37 (7.66%) Linux
7 32 (6.63%) Windows 2000
8 24 (4.97%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.14%) UNIX
10 17 (3.52%) VMS
11 11 (2.28%) AIX
12 5 (1.04%) Windows NT
12 5 (1.04%) zOS
12 5 (1.04%) MVS
12 5 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.04%) Android
13 3 (0.62%) Debian
13 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (33.13%) ITIL
2 72 (14.91%) MVC
3 57 (11.80%) TDD
4 49 (10.14%) Change Management
5 47 (9.73%) Web Application Development
6 41 (8.49%) Migration
6 41 (8.49%) Scrum
7 33 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (6.63%) Change Control
9 31 (6.42%) Dependency Injection
10 30 (6.21%) Kanban
10 30 (6.21%) Problem Management
10 30 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (5.38%) Incident Management
12 23 (4.76%) BDD
13 22 (4.55%) CQRS
13 22 (4.55%) Domain-Driven Design
14 18 (3.73%) Service Management
14 18 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (3.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (18.43%) C#
2 81 (16.77%) SQL
3 31 (6.42%) PowerShell
4 30 (6.21%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.52%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.48%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.24%) VBScript
7 6 (1.24%) C
7 6 (1.24%) Java
8 5 (1.04%) VB
8 5 (1.04%) Perl
9 4 (0.83%) PHP
9 4 (0.83%) X++
10 3 (0.62%) VBA
11 2 (0.41%) C++
12 1 (0.21%) Python
12 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.21%) AWK
12 1 (0.21%) VB6
12 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 251 (51.97%) MCSE
2 161 (33.33%) MCP
3 159 (32.92%) MCITP
4 143 (29.61%) MCTS
5 108 (22.36%) MCSA
6 86 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
7 83 (17.18%) CCNA
8 68 (14.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 65 (13.46%) Degree
10 61 (12.63%) Citrix Certification
11 60 (12.42%) MCSD
12 51 (10.56%) MCAD
13 47 (9.73%) CCA
14 18 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (2.48%) NCDA
16 11 (2.28%) Security Cleared
16 11 (2.28%) CCNP
17 10 (2.07%) VCAP
18 9 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (1.86%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.07%) SLA
2 4 (0.83%) QA
3 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) GMP
5 1 (0.21%) GLP
System Software
1 184 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 125 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (24.84%) Hyper-V
4 39 (8.07%) vSphere
5 34 (7.04%) XenDesktop
6 33 (6.83%) XenApp
7 24 (4.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 24 (4.97%) VMware ESX
8 17 (3.52%) XenServer
9 16 (3.31%) NFS
10 15 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.45%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.83%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.62%) Squid
14 3 (0.62%) Xen
14 3 (0.62%) vCloud
14 3 (0.62%) UAG
15 2 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 33 (6.83%) SCCM
2 23 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 20 (4.14%) SCOM
4 15 (3.11%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.28%) HP SIM
6 8 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (1.24%) SCDPM
9 5 (1.04%) WSUS
9 5 (1.04%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.62%) MOM
10 3 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.41%) Nagios
11 2 (0.41%) ARCserve
11 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 321 (66.46%) Microsoft
2 190 (39.34%) VMware
3 144 (29.81%) Citrix
4 82 (16.98%) Cisco
5 65 (13.46%) HP
6 43 (8.90%) NetApp
7 31 (6.42%) Dell
8 20 (4.14%) Symantec
9 19 (3.93%) EMC
10 18 (3.73%) IBM
11 15 (3.11%) McAfee
12 10 (2.07%) ProCurve
13 8 (1.66%) Oracle
13 8 (1.66%) Juniper
14 7 (1.45%) Sophos
15 6 (1.24%) Apple
15 6 (1.24%) Veeam
16 4 (0.83%) Red Hat
17 3 (0.62%) Meru Networks
17 3 (0.62%) SolarWinds
Manchester, Lancashire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Car
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 50,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Plc - Metaskil
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 10 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus CAR / Pension /Health / Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus CAR & other b
Posted: 12 days ago