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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 192 240 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.94% 3.36% 3.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.47% 14.55% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 147 214 218
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,500 £47,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
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
1540 1649 1674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.62% 23.05% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1198 1277 1410
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 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 31 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 -10 89 £33,500 +3.07% 22
Cheshire -13 71 £26,041 -19.87% 12
Merseyside +13 19 £22,000 -37.14% 4
Lancashire -8 10 £42,500 +36.00% 4
Cumbria -4 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 31 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.

1 325 (74.88%) Microsoft
2 293 (67.51%) Windows
3 210 (48.39%) MCSE
4 196 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 171 (39.40%) VMware
6 167 (38.48%) MS Exchange
7 159 (36.64%) MCITP
7 159 (36.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 143 (32.95%) ITIL
9 129 (29.72%) SQL
10 128 (29.49%) SQL Server
11 124 (28.57%) DNS
11 124 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 117 (26.96%) MS Excel
13 114 (26.27%) Windows 7
13 114 (26.27%) Exchange Server 2010
14 106 (24.42%) MCP
15 105 (24.19%) MCSA
15 105 (24.19%) Citrix
16 101 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
17 88 (20.28%) DHCP
18 86 (19.82%) TCP/IP
19 84 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
19 84 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
20 83 (19.12%) Cisco
20 83 (19.12%) MS Office
21 80 (18.43%) CCNA
22 77 (17.74%) MCTS
23 69 (15.90%) SharePoint
24 68 (15.67%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 167 (38.48%) MS Exchange
2 114 (26.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 69 (15.90%) SharePoint
5 37 (8.53%) IIS
6 35 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (4.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 20 (4.61%) Lync
9 19 (4.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (3.46%) Office Communications Server
11 9 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (1.84%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 7 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.92%) CMS
16 3 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
16 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.69%) Apache
16 3 (0.69%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 117 (26.96%) MS Excel
2 83 (19.12%) MS Office
3 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.92%) Acrobat
3 4 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.69%) ProjectWise
5 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.15%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.69%) Primavera
5 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.22%) Office 365
2 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.46%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 124 (28.57%) DNS
2 88 (20.28%) DHCP
3 86 (19.82%) TCP/IP
4 63 (14.52%) WAN
5 62 (14.29%) LAN
6 61 (14.06%) SAN
6 61 (14.06%) Firewall
7 46 (10.60%) VPN
7 46 (10.60%) VLAN
8 26 (5.99%) NAS
9 16 (3.69%) Internet
10 13 (3.00%) ADSL
10 13 (3.00%) iSCSI
11 12 (2.76%) Network Security
11 12 (2.76%) Wireless
11 12 (2.76%) VoIP
12 11 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (2.53%) VDSL
13 9 (2.07%) FTP
14 7 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 50 (11.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (10.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 40 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (7.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (3.00%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.07%) Oracle9i Database
9 9 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.15%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.92%) MySQL
12 4 (0.92%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.23%) MS Access
14 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (3.23%) MSI
2 11 (2.53%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 44 (10.14%) Finance
2 30 (6.91%) Legal
3 21 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.23%) Publishing
5 10 (2.30%) Law
5 10 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.15%) Advertising
8 3 (0.69%) Retail
9 2 (0.46%) Local Government
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%) Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (16.13%) Support Engineer
2 56 (12.90%) Developer
3 55 (12.67%) Administrator
4 48 (11.06%) Analyst
5 45 (10.37%) IT Support
6 41 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (8.53%) Consultant
8 34 (7.83%) DBA
9 31 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
11 26 (5.99%) IT Support Engineer
12 24 (5.53%) IT Manager
12 24 (5.53%) Architect
12 24 (5.53%) C# Developer
13 23 (5.30%) .NET Developer
14 22 (5.07%) Senior Consultant
15 19 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
15 19 (4.38%) SQL DBA
16 18 (4.15%) C# .NET Developer
17 16 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (14.75%) .NET
2 53 (12.21%) ASP.NET
3 45 (10.37%) HTML
4 32 (7.37%) CSS
5 29 (6.68%) WCF
6 28 (6.45%) .NET Framework
7 22 (5.07%) jQuery
8 16 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (3.69%) Web Services
8 16 (3.69%) XML
9 15 (3.46%) HTML5
10 14 (3.23%) Entity Framework
11 12 (2.76%) AngularJS
12 11 (2.53%) COM
13 10 (2.30%) CSS3
14 8 (1.84%) Ajax
15 7 (1.61%) WPF
15 7 (1.61%) WinForms
16 5 (1.15%) NHibernate
16 5 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 33 (7.60%) Clustering
4 30 (6.91%) Replication
5 26 (5.99%) Client/Server
6 18 (4.15%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.76%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.76%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.53%) iPhone
9 10 (2.30%) N-Tier
10 9 (2.07%) iPad
11 7 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (1.61%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.61%) FlexPod
11 7 (1.61%) EPoS
11 7 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.61%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.38%) Life Science
12 6 (1.38%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 293 (67.51%) Windows
2 159 (36.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 124 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 114 (26.27%) Windows 7
5 66 (15.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (13.36%) Windows 8
7 45 (10.37%) Windows XP
8 17 (3.92%) UNIX
9 16 (3.69%) Linux
10 12 (2.76%) Windows Vista
11 10 (2.30%) AIX
12 9 (2.07%) Solaris
13 7 (1.61%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.38%) Android
15 4 (0.92%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.69%) NetWare
17 2 (0.46%) CentOS
17 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (32.95%) ITIL
2 64 (14.75%) Migration
3 45 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (8.53%) MVC
5 32 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (5.99%) CRM
7 24 (5.53%) PRINCE2
7 24 (5.53%) Change Management
8 23 (5.30%) Mentoring
9 22 (5.07%) Document Management
10 20 (4.61%) Service Management
11 18 (4.15%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.15%) Technical Architecture
11 18 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (3.92%) Incident Management
12 17 (3.92%) SOA
13 16 (3.69%) Problem Management
14 15 (3.46%) Software Engineering
14 15 (3.46%) Scrum
15 14 (3.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 129 (29.72%) SQL
2 68 (15.67%) C#
3 49 (11.29%) PowerShell
4 47 (10.83%) T-SQL
5 43 (9.91%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.46%) VBScript
7 9 (2.07%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.38%) VB
8 6 (1.38%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.69%) VBA
9 3 (0.69%) C
9 3 (0.69%) Prolog
10 2 (0.46%) Java
10 2 (0.46%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.23%) C++
11 1 (0.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 210 (48.39%) MCSE
2 159 (36.64%) MCITP
3 106 (24.42%) MCP
4 105 (24.19%) MCSA
5 84 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (18.43%) CCNA
7 77 (17.74%) MCTS
8 68 (15.67%) Degree
9 64 (14.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 41 (9.45%) Citrix Certification
11 33 (7.60%) MCDST
12 31 (7.14%) CCA
13 27 (6.22%) MCSD
14 19 (4.38%) CCENT
15 18 (4.15%) Security Cleared
16 13 (3.00%) MCPD
16 13 (3.00%) CCNP
17 12 (2.76%) SC Cleared
17 12 (2.76%) CCEE
18 11 (2.53%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.53%) SLA
2 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.46%) QA
2 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) GMP
3 1 (0.23%) GLP
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 196 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 101 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (14.52%) Hyper-V
4 31 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 29 (6.68%) XenApp
6 22 (5.07%) vSphere
7 21 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (3.69%) XenServer
9 14 (3.23%) VMware ESX
10 9 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.61%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.15%) vCloud
12 5 (1.15%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.92%) Firmware
14 3 (0.69%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.46%) Xen
15 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.46%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 46 (10.60%) SCCM
2 19 (4.38%) WSUS
3 16 (3.69%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.30%) SCOM
5 6 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.69%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.69%) MOM
8 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.46%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.23%) Opsview
9 1 (0.23%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.23%) OpenView
9 1 (0.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 325 (74.88%) Microsoft
2 171 (39.40%) VMware
3 105 (24.19%) Citrix
4 83 (19.12%) Cisco
5 52 (11.98%) HP
6 34 (7.83%) Dell
7 27 (6.22%) EMC
8 25 (5.76%) IBM
8 25 (5.76%) Oracle
9 24 (5.53%) NetApp
10 21 (4.84%) AppSense
11 15 (3.46%) Symantec
12 11 (2.53%) Juniper
12 11 (2.53%) Veeam
13 9 (2.07%) Apple
14 8 (1.84%) Sun
15 7 (1.61%) Avaya
16 6 (1.38%) Intel
16 6 (1.38%) Sage
16 6 (1.38%) CheckPoint
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Salary: £25000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + car, pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + car, pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
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X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Negotiable + Company Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Human Recognition Systems
Salary: From £27,500 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
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