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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 228 285 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.52% 4.01% 4.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 17.34% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 192 245 347
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
1749 1644 1821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.99% 23.16% 24.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1334 1281 1490
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -11 121 £32,500 -1.51% 27
Cheshire -14 59 £34,000 -2.85% 16
Merseyside +19 26 £40,500 +22.72% 12
Lancashire +9 15 £30,500 -6.15% 1
Cumbria -4 8 £63,750 +196.51% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 360 (83.53%) Microsoft
2 293 (67.98%) Windows
3 204 (47.33%) MCSE
4 180 (41.76%) Active Directory
5 160 (37.12%) MS Excel
6 154 (35.73%) MCITP
7 150 (34.80%) VMware
8 141 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 138 (32.02%) MS Exchange
10 128 (29.70%) SQL Server
11 120 (27.84%) Windows 7
12 119 (27.61%) SQL
13 113 (26.22%) MCP
14 112 (25.99%) DNS
14 112 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 111 (25.75%) ITIL
16 100 (23.20%) TCP/IP
17 97 (22.51%) MCSA
18 93 (21.58%) DHCP
19 88 (20.42%) Citrix
20 87 (20.19%) MS Office
21 85 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
22 83 (19.26%) SharePoint
22 83 (19.26%) Cisco
23 81 (18.79%) Cisco Certification
24 75 (17.40%) Finance
25 74 (17.17%) Windows Server 2003
25 74 (17.17%) CCNA
25 74 (17.17%) .NET
26 73 (16.94%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 138 (32.02%) MS Exchange
2 83 (19.26%) SharePoint
3 71 (16.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (14.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (9.05%) IIS
6 27 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (4.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 20 (4.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (3.25%) Lync
11 12 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
12 11 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.86%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 5 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.16%) Apache
15 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.23%) WordPress
16 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 160 (37.12%) MS Excel
2 87 (20.19%) MS Office
3 4 (0.93%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.46%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) Revit
5 2 (0.46%) SketchUp
5 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (6.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.16%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.46%) Tridion
5 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.51%) Office 365
2 14 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.70%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (25.99%) DNS
2 100 (23.20%) TCP/IP
3 93 (21.58%) DHCP
4 72 (16.71%) SAN
5 63 (14.62%) Firewall
6 62 (14.39%) LAN
7 61 (14.15%) WAN
8 41 (9.51%) VLAN
9 36 (8.35%) VPN
10 27 (6.26%) NAS
11 21 (4.87%) iSCSI
12 17 (3.94%) Network Security
12 17 (3.94%) VoIP
13 15 (3.48%) Internet
14 14 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (2.78%) Ethernet
16 10 (2.32%) ADSL
16 10 (2.32%) DECT
17 9 (2.09%) HTTP
17 9 (2.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (29.70%) SQL Server
2 53 (12.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (11.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (8.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (7.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (2.09%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.86%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.39%) OLAP
11 6 (1.39%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.16%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (0.70%) MySQL
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle9i Database
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (3.02%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.78%) MSI
3 11 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
General
1 75 (17.40%) Finance
2 24 (5.57%) Legal
3 21 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.18%) Law
5 9 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.86%) Publishing
7 4 (0.93%) Advertising
8 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.70%) Retail
9 2 (0.46%) Banking
9 2 (0.46%) French Language
9 2 (0.46%) German Language
9 2 (0.46%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.46%) Back Office
9 2 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (17.17%) Developer
2 63 (14.62%) Support Engineer
3 46 (10.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 44 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (9.74%) Analyst
6 38 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 36 (8.35%) .NET Developer
8 35 (8.12%) Administrator
9 32 (7.42%) IT Support
10 31 (7.19%) DBA
11 26 (6.03%) ASP.NET Developer
12 24 (5.57%) Team Leader
13 23 (5.34%) Architect
13 23 (5.34%) Consultant
13 23 (5.34%) SQL DBA
14 21 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 20 (4.64%) Server Engineer
15 20 (4.64%) Service Analyst
16 16 (3.71%) C# Developer
16 16 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (17.17%) .NET
2 66 (15.31%) ASP.NET
3 54 (12.53%) HTML
4 49 (11.37%) .NET Framework
5 46 (10.67%) CSS
6 33 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (6.26%) WCF
8 26 (6.03%) jQuery
9 24 (5.57%) Web Services
10 20 (4.64%) Entity Framework
11 18 (4.18%) Ajax
12 14 (3.25%) XML
13 12 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 10 (2.32%) SOAP
15 9 (2.09%) Sass
15 9 (2.09%) JSON
16 8 (1.86%) HTML5
17 7 (1.62%) CSS3
17 7 (1.62%) AngularJS
18 5 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.96%) Replication
3 27 (6.26%) Clustering
4 24 (5.57%) Client/Server
5 17 (3.94%) Blackberry
6 16 (3.71%) Life Science
7 13 (3.02%) Inversion of Control
8 12 (2.78%) N-Tier
9 10 (2.32%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.32%) iPhone
10 9 (2.09%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.86%) iPad
12 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.16%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.16%) User Experience
14 4 (0.93%) Mathematics
15 3 (0.70%) EPoS
15 3 (0.70%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 293 (67.98%) Windows
2 141 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (27.84%) Windows 7
4 112 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (17.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (10.67%) Windows XP
6 46 (10.67%) Windows 8
7 39 (9.05%) Linux
8 34 (7.89%) UNIX
9 13 (3.02%) Windows Vista
10 12 (2.78%) Solaris
11 11 (2.55%) AIX
11 11 (2.55%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.32%) Android
13 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.46%) CentOS
13 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.46%) HPUX
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.23%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (25.75%) ITIL
2 47 (10.90%) Migration
3 46 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (9.51%) MVC
5 30 (6.96%) Document Management
6 28 (6.50%) CRM
7 27 (6.26%) Incident Management
8 26 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (4.87%) Performance Monitoring
10 20 (4.64%) Service Delivery
10 20 (4.64%) PRINCE2
10 20 (4.64%) Problem Management
11 19 (4.41%) SOA
12 18 (4.18%) Scrum
12 18 (4.18%) Technical Architecture
12 18 (4.18%) Mentoring
13 16 (3.71%) OO
14 15 (3.48%) Software Deployment
15 14 (3.25%) ITIL V3
15 14 (3.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (27.61%) SQL
2 73 (16.94%) C#
3 60 (13.92%) PowerShell
4 53 (12.30%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.44%) T-SQL
6 22 (5.10%) VBScript
7 15 (3.48%) VB
8 13 (3.02%) C
9 12 (2.78%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.93%) VBA
10 4 (0.93%) PHP
11 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.46%) Java
12 1 (0.23%) C++
12 1 (0.23%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 204 (47.33%) MCSE
2 154 (35.73%) MCITP
3 113 (26.22%) MCP
4 97 (22.51%) MCSA
5 81 (18.79%) Cisco Certification
6 74 (17.17%) CCNA
7 67 (15.55%) MCTS
8 66 (15.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 52 (12.06%) Degree
10 42 (9.74%) Citrix Certification
11 36 (8.35%) CCA
12 35 (8.12%) Security Cleared
13 32 (7.42%) MCDST
13 32 (7.42%) MCSD
14 19 (4.41%) A+ Certification
14 19 (4.41%) NCDA
14 19 (4.41%) SC Cleared
15 16 (3.71%) MOS
16 13 (3.02%) CCNP
17 11 (2.55%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.10%) SLA
2 7 (1.62%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.46%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) GMP
4 1 (0.23%) GLP
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 180 (41.76%) Active Directory
2 85 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (15.55%) Hyper-V
4 30 (6.96%) XenDesktop
5 24 (5.57%) vSphere
6 22 (5.10%) XenApp
7 20 (4.64%) VMware ESX
8 19 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (3.94%) Terminal Services
10 15 (3.48%) XenServer
11 7 (1.62%) NFS
11 7 (1.62%) Xen
12 5 (1.16%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.46%) vCloud
14 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (9.51%) SCCM
2 25 (5.80%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.25%) WSUS
4 12 (2.78%) SCOM
5 6 (1.39%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.93%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.70%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.46%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.23%) MOM
10 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 360 (83.53%) Microsoft
2 150 (34.80%) VMware
3 88 (20.42%) Citrix
4 83 (19.26%) Cisco
5 72 (16.71%) HP
6 37 (8.58%) Dell
7 31 (7.19%) NetApp
8 26 (6.03%) Symantec
9 25 (5.80%) EMC
10 18 (4.18%) 3PAR
11 17 (3.94%) CheckPoint
12 16 (3.71%) IBM
13 15 (3.48%) Oracle
13 15 (3.48%) Wyse
14 13 (3.02%) AppSense
15 12 (2.78%) Veeam
16 10 (2.32%) Juniper
17 7 (1.62%) Sun
18 6 (1.39%) Apple
18 6 (1.39%) Sage
North West
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £0 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + 10.5% bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + company car
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Negotiable + Company Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £43,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance/Pension/Health/Life
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: to £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £17k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Prescot, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago