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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / North West
Rank 121 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 136 183 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 3.32% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.22% 12.09% 11.89%
Number of salaries quoted 123 157 180
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
1331 1514 1724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.41% 27.48% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 1177 1441
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -42 80 £35,000 +7.69% 20
Cheshire -10 24 £34,000 +54.54% 4
Lancashire +2 17 £25,500 +2.00% 1
Merseyside -30 15 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 236 (76.62%) Microsoft
2 202 (65.58%) Windows
3 164 (53.25%) Active Directory
4 147 (47.73%) MCSE
5 134 (43.51%) SQL Server
6 131 (42.53%) Windows Server
7 121 (39.29%) VMware
8 108 (35.06%) MCSA
9 104 (33.77%) SQL
10 103 (33.44%) ITIL
11 94 (30.52%) MS Exchange
12 86 (27.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 85 (27.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 78 (25.32%) MS Excel
15 76 (24.68%) Hyper-V
16 74 (24.03%) MCITP
17 68 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
17 68 (22.08%) DHCP
18 67 (21.75%) DNS
18 67 (21.75%) Cisco
19 66 (21.43%) Office 365
19 66 (21.43%) Degree
20 64 (20.78%) Windows 7
21 60 (19.48%) Citrix
22 57 (18.51%) VPN
22 57 (18.51%) Finance
23 52 (16.88%) PowerShell
24 48 (15.58%) SAN
25 46 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2013
26 45 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 94 (30.52%) MS Exchange
2 46 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 45 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (10.71%) IIS
5 15 (4.87%) SharePoint
6 14 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (3.57%) Apache
7 11 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (3.57%) JBoss
7 11 (3.57%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.60%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.30%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.97%) Confluence
10 3 (0.97%) Site Server
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) CMS
11 1 (0.32%) nginx
11 1 (0.32%) SAS
11 1 (0.32%) Zimbra
Applications
1 78 (25.32%) MS Excel
2 32 (10.39%) MS Office
3 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.65%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.32%) Magento
4 1 (0.32%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 66 (21.43%) Office 365
2 43 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (6.17%) IaaS
4 19 (6.17%) PaaS
4 19 (6.17%) SaaS
5 4 (1.30%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.97%) G Suite
7 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (22.08%) DHCP
2 67 (21.75%) DNS
3 57 (18.51%) VPN
4 48 (15.58%) SAN
5 42 (13.64%) WAN
6 38 (12.34%) LAN
7 35 (11.36%) Firewall
7 35 (11.36%) TCP/IP
8 18 (5.84%) VoIP
9 15 (4.87%) VLAN
10 11 (3.57%) MPLS
11 10 (3.25%) DDNS
11 10 (3.25%) IPsec
11 10 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (3.25%) Wireless
12 7 (2.27%) Internet
12 7 (2.27%) Network Security
12 7 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.95%) NAS
13 6 (1.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (43.51%) SQL Server
2 39 (12.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (12.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (10.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (9.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (4.87%) RDBMS
7 15 (4.87%) Relational Database
8 13 (4.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (4.22%) MongoDB
8 13 (4.22%) MySQL
8 13 (4.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (2.60%) InstallShield
1 8 (2.60%) MSI
2 4 (1.30%) JIRA
3 3 (0.97%) NUnit
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.32%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.32%) MorphX
5 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.32%) Subversion
5 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 57 (18.51%) Finance
2 16 (5.19%) Banking
3 11 (3.57%) Advertising
4 10 (3.25%) Legal
4 10 (3.25%) Marketing
5 9 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.27%) Multimedia
6 7 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.95%) Retail
8 4 (1.30%) Back Office
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (18.18%) Analyst
2 54 (17.53%) Support Engineer
3 42 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (12.34%) Developer
5 30 (9.74%) DBA
5 30 (9.74%) SQL DBA
6 29 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 29 (9.42%) IT Support
7 25 (8.12%) Support Analyst
8 21 (6.82%) IT Engineer
9 20 (6.49%) .NET Developer
9 20 (6.49%) Server Engineer
10 19 (6.17%) C# Developer
10 19 (6.17%) Infrastructure Support
11 17 (5.52%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (5.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (5.52%) IT Support Engineer
11 17 (5.52%) Support Technician
12 15 (4.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.29%) .NET
2 38 (12.34%) ASP.NET
3 24 (7.79%) HTML
4 22 (7.14%) Web Services
5 19 (6.17%) jQuery
6 15 (4.87%) CSS
7 14 (4.55%) .NET Framework
8 12 (3.90%) AngularJS
9 11 (3.57%) Middleware
9 11 (3.57%) SOAP
10 10 (3.25%) Entity Framework
10 10 (3.25%) WCF
11 9 (2.92%) Ajax
12 8 (2.60%) RESTful
13 6 (1.95%) HTML5
14 4 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (1.30%) XML
15 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 3 (0.97%) NHibernate
15 3 (0.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.96%) Data Centre
2 37 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.17%) Public Cloud
4 16 (5.19%) Replication
5 14 (4.55%) Clustering
5 14 (4.55%) Statistics
6 13 (4.22%) RSA SecurID
7 12 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (3.25%) HP StoreVirtual
10 8 (2.60%) AS400
10 8 (2.60%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.60%) iSeries
10 8 (2.60%) Mainframe
11 7 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (2.27%) iPad
12 6 (1.95%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.95%) PKI
12 6 (1.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 202 (65.58%) Windows
2 131 (42.53%) Windows Server
3 86 (27.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (20.78%) Windows 7
6 36 (11.69%) Windows 8
7 25 (8.12%) Linux
8 18 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (4.87%) Windows 10
10 13 (4.22%) Mac OS X
10 13 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.92%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (2.27%) Android
13 6 (1.95%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.62%) Solaris
15 3 (0.97%) Unix
15 3 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.65%) CentOS
16 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (33.44%) ITIL
2 35 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (9.74%) ITIL V3
4 26 (8.44%) CRM
5 25 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (7.79%) High Availability
7 22 (7.14%) Service Management
8 20 (6.49%) Migration
9 17 (5.52%) Application Virtualisation
9 17 (5.52%) PRINCE2
10 16 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (5.19%) MVC
11 15 (4.87%) Line Management
11 15 (4.87%) Software Deployment
12 14 (4.55%) Data Protection
12 14 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
12 14 (4.55%) TOGAF
13 13 (4.22%) Database Security
13 13 (4.22%) Mentoring
13 13 (4.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 104 (33.77%) SQL
2 52 (16.88%) PowerShell
3 38 (12.34%) C#
4 36 (11.69%) T-SQL
5 23 (7.47%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.82%) VB
6 21 (6.82%) VBScript
7 9 (2.92%) VB6
8 8 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.30%) C
10 3 (0.97%) VBA
11 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.32%) X++
11 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 147 (47.73%) MCSE
2 108 (35.06%) MCSA
3 74 (24.03%) MCITP
4 66 (21.43%) Degree
5 44 (14.29%) MCP
6 42 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (11.69%) CCNA
8 35 (11.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (6.82%) MCTS
10 18 (5.84%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (3.90%) Security Cleared
12 11 (3.57%) CCA
12 11 (3.57%) EMC Certification
13 10 (3.25%) MCT
14 9 (2.92%) NCIE
15 8 (2.60%) BC Cleared
16 7 (2.27%) VCP5
17 6 (1.95%) CISSP
17 6 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (1.62%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.17%) SLA
2 9 (2.92%) QA
3 8 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) GPG13
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 164 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 85 (27.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (24.68%) Hyper-V
4 30 (9.74%) vSphere
5 23 (7.47%) XenApp
6 20 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (2.60%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.27%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.30%) Sendmail
10 4 (1.30%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.32%) Firmware
11 1 (0.32%) KVM
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.32%) Varnish
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (11.04%) SCCM
2 17 (5.52%) SCOM
3 13 (4.22%) AirWatch
3 13 (4.22%) SCOrch
4 12 (3.90%) WSUS
5 10 (3.25%) ServiceCenter
6 7 (2.27%) vRealize
7 6 (1.95%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (1.62%) Nagios
8 5 (1.62%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.97%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.97%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.32%) cPanel
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.32%) MIIS
11 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.32%) Plesk
11 1 (0.32%) SCSM
Vendors
1 236 (76.62%) Microsoft
2 121 (39.29%) VMware
3 67 (21.75%) Cisco
4 60 (19.48%) Citrix
5 29 (9.42%) HP
6 22 (7.14%) EMC
7 19 (6.17%) Dell
8 17 (5.52%) Apple
9 14 (4.55%) NetApp
9 14 (4.55%) Oracle
10 13 (4.22%) IBM
10 13 (4.22%) Intel Security
11 11 (3.57%) Software AG
12 10 (3.25%) 3PAR
12 10 (3.25%) Symantec
13 9 (2.92%) RedGate
14 8 (2.60%) Veeam
15 6 (1.95%) EqualLogic
16 5 (1.62%) F5
16 5 (1.62%) SolarWinds
Liverpool, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Premier IT
Posted: 10 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + + OT + Great Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + bonus + company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCI Network Solutions
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan
Mint
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire, Warrington, Manchester, Merseyside,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Compu team
Salary: From £16,000 to £19,000 per annum plus pension & profit-share scheme
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £33867 - £41653 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Posted: 24 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £550000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago