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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 72 63
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 199 228 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.11% 3.27% 3.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.02% 14.47% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 158 204 259
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1529 1576 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.86% 22.60% 23.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1205 1465
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £54,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -2 93 £35,500 +10.93% 23
Cheshire -11 68 £27,250 -9.16% 12
Merseyside +20 29 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Lancashire -12 11 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Cumbria 0 1 £27,000 +25.58% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 334 (75.57%) Microsoft
2 301 (68.10%) Windows
3 205 (46.38%) MCSE
4 195 (44.12%) Active Directory
5 173 (39.14%) MCITP
6 166 (37.56%) VMware
7 163 (36.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 158 (35.75%) MS Exchange
9 146 (33.03%) ITIL
10 134 (30.32%) DNS
11 132 (29.86%) SQL
12 128 (28.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 126 (28.51%) SQL Server
13 126 (28.51%) Windows 7
14 124 (28.05%) MS Excel
15 113 (25.57%) MCP
16 109 (24.66%) Exchange Server 2010
17 102 (23.08%) MCSA
18 100 (22.62%) Citrix
19 98 (22.17%) DHCP
20 97 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
21 92 (20.81%) TCP/IP
22 88 (19.91%) Cisco
22 88 (19.91%) Cisco Certification
22 88 (19.91%) MS Office
23 85 (19.23%) CCNA
24 84 (19.00%) Exchange Server 2013
25 82 (18.55%) MCTS
26 72 (16.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 72 (16.29%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 158 (35.75%) MS Exchange
2 109 (24.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (19.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 71 (16.06%) SharePoint
5 44 (9.95%) IIS
6 28 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (5.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (4.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (3.62%) Lync
11 11 (2.49%) Office Communications Server
12 9 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.81%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.68%) CMS
15 3 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.68%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.68%) Apache
15 3 (0.68%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 124 (28.05%) MS Excel
2 88 (19.91%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.90%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.68%) ProjectWise
5 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.13%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.68%) Primavera
5 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.50%) Office 365
2 12 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 134 (30.32%) DNS
2 98 (22.17%) DHCP
3 92 (20.81%) TCP/IP
4 71 (16.06%) LAN
5 70 (15.84%) WAN
6 60 (13.57%) Firewall
7 58 (13.12%) SAN
8 51 (11.54%) VLAN
9 46 (10.41%) VPN
10 24 (5.43%) NAS
11 18 (4.07%) iSCSI
12 15 (3.39%) Network Security
12 15 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (3.17%) Internet
13 14 (3.17%) VoIP
14 13 (2.94%) ADSL
15 11 (2.49%) FTP
15 11 (2.49%) VDSL
16 10 (2.26%) Wireless
17 8 (1.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (28.51%) SQL Server
2 57 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (9.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (8.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.94%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
10 9 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.13%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.90%) MySQL
12 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.68%) OLAP
14 2 (0.45%) OLAP Cube
15 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Power View
15 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (3.17%) MSI
2 11 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) WinDbg
General
1 51 (11.54%) Finance
2 32 (7.24%) Legal
3 21 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.39%) Publishing
5 11 (2.49%) Law
5 11 (2.49%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.13%) Advertising
8 2 (0.45%) Automotive
8 2 (0.45%) Back Office
8 2 (0.45%) Local Government
8 2 (0.45%) French Language
8 2 (0.45%) German Language
8 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.23%) Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (15.84%) Support Engineer
2 57 (12.90%) Administrator
3 56 (12.67%) Developer
4 51 (11.54%) IT Support
5 50 (11.31%) Analyst
6 44 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 39 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 39 (8.82%) DBA
8 32 (7.24%) Consultant
9 28 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 27 (6.11%) Architect
10 27 (6.11%) IT Support Engineer
11 24 (5.43%) C# Developer
12 23 (5.20%) IT Manager
12 23 (5.20%) .NET Developer
12 23 (5.20%) SQL DBA
13 20 (4.52%) Team Leader
13 20 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (4.30%) Senior Consultant
14 19 (4.30%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.71%) .NET
2 55 (12.44%) ASP.NET
3 46 (10.41%) HTML
4 35 (7.92%) CSS
5 31 (7.01%) .NET Framework
5 31 (7.01%) WCF
6 20 (4.52%) jQuery
7 17 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (3.62%) Web Services
9 15 (3.39%) XML
10 14 (3.17%) Entity Framework
11 12 (2.71%) HTML5
12 11 (2.49%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.26%) CSS3
13 10 (2.26%) Ajax
14 9 (2.04%) COM
15 7 (1.58%) WinForms
15 7 (1.58%) WPF
16 5 (1.13%) NHibernate
16 5 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (9.50%) Data Centre
3 32 (7.24%) Replication
3 32 (7.24%) Clustering
4 29 (6.56%) Client/Server
5 19 (4.30%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.71%) iPhone
7 11 (2.49%) N-Tier
8 10 (2.26%) Life Science
8 10 (2.26%) iPad
8 10 (2.26%) FlexPod
9 9 (2.04%) Fat Client
9 9 (2.04%) Thin Client
9 9 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.81%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (1.58%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.58%) EPoS
12 6 (1.36%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.36%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 301 (68.10%) Windows
2 163 (36.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 128 (28.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 126 (28.51%) Windows 7
5 72 (16.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 61 (13.80%) Windows 8
7 51 (11.54%) Windows XP
8 22 (4.98%) Linux
9 21 (4.75%) UNIX
10 12 (2.71%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.49%) AIX
12 10 (2.26%) Solaris
13 7 (1.58%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.36%) Android
15 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.45%) NetWare
17 2 (0.45%) CentOS
17 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (33.03%) ITIL
2 66 (14.93%) Migration
3 49 (11.09%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (8.14%) MVC
5 32 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (5.88%) CRM
7 25 (5.66%) PRINCE2
8 22 (4.98%) Document Management
9 21 (4.75%) Service Delivery
9 21 (4.75%) Change Management
10 20 (4.52%) Mentoring
11 19 (4.30%) Incident Management
12 18 (4.07%) Technical Architecture
12 18 (4.07%) Service Management
12 18 (4.07%) SOA
13 16 (3.62%) Scrum
13 16 (3.62%) Software Engineering
14 15 (3.39%) Problem Management
14 15 (3.39%) Unit Testing
14 15 (3.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 132 (29.86%) SQL
2 69 (15.61%) C#
3 54 (12.22%) T-SQL
4 51 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 43 (9.73%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.39%) VBScript
7 9 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.81%) C
9 7 (1.58%) VB
10 6 (1.36%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.90%) VBA
12 3 (0.68%) Java
12 3 (0.68%) Prolog
13 2 (0.45%) C++
13 2 (0.45%) Progress 4GL
14 1 (0.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 205 (46.38%) MCSE
2 173 (39.14%) MCITP
3 113 (25.57%) MCP
4 102 (23.08%) MCSA
5 88 (19.91%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (19.23%) CCNA
7 82 (18.55%) MCTS
8 72 (16.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 66 (14.93%) Degree
10 43 (9.73%) Citrix Certification
11 35 (7.92%) CCA
12 32 (7.24%) MCDST
13 31 (7.01%) MCSD
14 22 (4.98%) Security Cleared
15 19 (4.30%) CCENT
16 14 (3.17%) NCDA
16 14 (3.17%) CCNP
17 13 (2.94%) MCPD
17 13 (2.94%) SC Cleared
18 12 (2.71%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.98%) SLA
2 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) GMP
4 1 (0.23%) GLP
System Software
1 195 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 97 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (14.25%) Hyper-V
4 34 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 31 (7.01%) XenApp
6 27 (6.11%) vSphere
7 22 (4.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (3.85%) XenServer
9 13 (2.94%) VMware ESX
10 10 (2.26%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.36%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.13%) vCloud
13 5 (1.13%) Xen
14 4 (0.90%) NFS
14 4 (0.90%) Firmware
15 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 45 (10.18%) SCCM
2 20 (4.52%) Backup Exec
3 19 (4.30%) WSUS
4 12 (2.71%) SCOM
5 6 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.68%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.45%) MOM
8 2 (0.45%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.23%) OpenView
9 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.23%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 334 (75.57%) Microsoft
2 166 (37.56%) VMware
3 100 (22.62%) Citrix
4 88 (19.91%) Cisco
5 63 (14.25%) HP
6 37 (8.37%) Dell
7 32 (7.24%) NetApp
8 25 (5.66%) IBM
9 23 (5.20%) Oracle
9 23 (5.20%) EMC
10 18 (4.07%) AppSense
10 18 (4.07%) Symantec
11 13 (2.94%) Veeam
12 11 (2.49%) Juniper
13 8 (1.81%) Apple
14 7 (1.58%) Sun
14 7 (1.58%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.36%) ProCurve
15 6 (1.36%) Avaya
15 6 (1.36%) Intel
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car allowance
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