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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 108 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-40 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 126 243 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 3.79% 3.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.21% 13.85% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 110 207 233
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
1368 1755 1610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.23% 27.40% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1132 1347 1240
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -38 72 £35,000 +4.30% 8
Cheshire -10 26 £37,000 +8.82% 4
Merseyside -5 16 £60,000 +48.14% 2
Lancashire -5 8 £40,000 +31.14% 1
Cumbria +2 3 £27,500 -56.86% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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.

1 249 (78.55%) Microsoft
2 232 (73.19%) Windows
3 191 (60.25%) Active Directory
4 140 (44.16%) MCSE
5 135 (42.59%) Windows Server
6 131 (41.32%) ITIL
7 111 (35.02%) VMware
8 107 (33.75%) MCSA
8 107 (33.75%) Citrix
9 106 (33.44%) MS Exchange
10 102 (32.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 95 (29.97%) Windows 7
12 89 (28.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 87 (27.44%) MS Excel
14 82 (25.87%) SQL
15 79 (24.92%) Finance
16 76 (23.97%) SQL Server
17 74 (23.34%) MCP
17 74 (23.34%) MCITP
18 72 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
19 70 (22.08%) DHCP
20 69 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
20 69 (21.77%) Cisco
21 68 (21.45%) CCNA
22 65 (20.50%) DNS
22 65 (20.50%) Exchange Server 2010
23 63 (19.87%) MS Office
24 60 (18.93%) HP
25 58 (18.30%) Hyper-V
26 57 (17.98%) SCCM

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
1 106 (33.44%) MS Exchange
2 65 (20.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (9.46%) SharePoint
5 28 (8.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 27 (8.52%) IIS
7 26 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (8.20%) Skype for Business
8 11 (3.47%) Confluence
8 11 (3.47%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 9 (2.84%) CMS
10 8 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.89%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.63%) TWiki
15 1 (0.32%) Apache
15 1 (0.32%) JBoss
15 1 (0.32%) Joomla!
Applications
1 87 (27.44%) MS Excel
2 63 (19.87%) MS Office
3 12 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.26%) Magento
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.95%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.32%) assyst
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.14%) Office 365
2 15 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.79%) IaaS
3 12 (3.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (22.08%) DHCP
2 65 (20.50%) DNS
3 53 (16.72%) VPN
4 52 (16.40%) SAN
5 51 (16.09%) LAN
6 47 (14.83%) TCP/IP
7 40 (12.62%) WAN
8 26 (8.20%) Firewall
9 15 (4.73%) Network Security
9 15 (4.73%) VLAN
10 8 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.21%) NAS
12 6 (1.89%) DDNS
12 6 (1.89%) IPsec
12 6 (1.89%) Wireless
13 5 (1.58%) VoIP
14 4 (1.26%) Internet
14 4 (1.26%) MPLS
14 4 (1.26%) Skype
15 3 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (23.97%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.58%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.58%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.26%) MySQL
7 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.63%) Datazen
9 2 (0.63%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (0.63%) Power BI
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.63%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (3.47%) JIRA
2 7 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.32%) MorphX
5 1 (0.32%) MSI
5 1 (0.32%) NUnit
5 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (24.92%) Finance
2 30 (9.46%) Banking
3 23 (7.26%) Legal
4 19 (5.99%) Law
5 14 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.47%) Back Office
7 8 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.58%) Marketing
9 4 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.26%) Retail
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Games
10 2 (0.63%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 58 (18.30%) Analyst
2 54 (17.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (15.14%) Support Engineer
4 38 (11.99%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (11.99%) IT Support
5 31 (9.78%) Developer
6 30 (9.46%) Infrastructure Support
7 29 (9.15%) IT Engineer
8 25 (7.89%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (6.94%) Administrator
9 22 (6.94%) Support Analyst
10 21 (6.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 19 (5.99%) Service Analyst
11 19 (5.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (5.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 18 (5.68%) Storage Specialist
13 17 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 17 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (5.36%) Server Support
14 16 (5.05%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.26%) .NET
2 17 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 15 (4.73%) Web Services
4 12 (3.79%) CSS
5 11 (3.47%) HTML
6 9 (2.84%) WCF
7 8 (2.52%) jQuery
8 7 (2.21%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (1.58%) XML
11 4 (1.26%) WAP
12 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (0.63%) COM
13 2 (0.63%) MDX
14 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
14 1 (0.32%) Software Packaging
14 1 (0.32%) WPF
14 1 (0.32%) WSE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.99%) Blackberry
2 30 (9.46%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.31%) Replication
4 19 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.68%) iPad
6 13 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.79%) iPhone
8 11 (3.47%) HP StoreVirtual
9 10 (3.15%) Wiki
10 8 (2.52%) Management Information System
11 7 (2.21%) Computer Science
11 7 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
13 5 (1.58%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.58%) FlexPod
13 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.58%) User Experience
14 4 (1.26%) Clustering
15 3 (0.95%) iSeries
15 3 (0.95%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 232 (73.19%) Windows
2 135 (42.59%) Windows Server
3 102 (32.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (29.97%) Windows 7
5 89 (28.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (12.30%) Windows 8
8 27 (8.52%) Windows XP
9 12 (3.79%) Linux
10 10 (3.15%) Data ONTAP
11 9 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.52%) Android
13 7 (2.21%) AIX
13 7 (2.21%) CentOS
14 5 (1.58%) Windows 10
15 4 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.63%) VMS
17 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (41.32%) ITIL
2 41 (12.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (6.94%) Project Management
4 21 (6.62%) Mentoring
5 18 (5.68%) Document Management
5 18 (5.68%) Infrastructure Management
5 18 (5.68%) ITIL V3
5 18 (5.68%) Migration
6 15 (4.73%) PRINCE2
6 15 (4.73%) Service Management
7 14 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.10%) Change Management
8 13 (4.10%) MVC
9 11 (3.47%) OO
9 11 (3.47%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (3.47%) TOGAF
9 11 (3.47%) Web Development
10 10 (3.15%) High Availability
10 10 (3.15%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 82 (25.87%) SQL
2 26 (8.20%) PowerShell
3 25 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 24 (7.57%) C#
5 15 (4.73%) VBScript
6 14 (4.42%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.79%) VB
8 6 (1.89%) C
9 5 (1.58%) PHP
9 5 (1.58%) VB6
9 5 (1.58%) X++
10 4 (1.26%) C++
10 4 (1.26%) Java
11 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 140 (44.16%) MCSE
2 107 (33.75%) MCSA
3 74 (23.34%) MCITP
3 74 (23.34%) MCP
4 69 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (21.45%) CCNA
6 52 (16.40%) MCTS
7 47 (14.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 43 (13.56%) Citrix Certification
9 39 (12.30%) Degree
10 35 (11.04%) MCDST
11 25 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (6.31%) CCA
13 12 (3.79%) MCDBA
14 11 (3.47%) A+ Certification
15 10 (3.15%) CCNP
15 10 (3.15%) NCDA
15 10 (3.15%) Network+ Certification
15 10 (3.15%) Security Cleared
16 9 (2.84%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.94%) SLA
2 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.95%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 191 (60.25%) Active Directory
2 72 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (18.30%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.26%) XenApp
5 15 (4.73%) vSphere
6 11 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (3.47%) XenServer
7 10 (3.15%) Terminal Server
8 8 (2.52%) Terminal Services
9 7 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.58%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.26%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.63%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 57 (17.98%) SCCM
2 24 (7.57%) SCOM
3 16 (5.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (4.42%) SCOrch
5 11 (3.47%) Backup Exec
5 11 (3.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 10 (3.15%) EdgeSight
6 10 (3.15%) Nagios
7 8 (2.52%) WSUS
8 7 (2.21%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.89%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (1.26%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.95%) WMI
12 2 (0.63%) SnapMirror
12 2 (0.63%) SnapVault
13 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 249 (78.55%) Microsoft
2 111 (35.02%) VMware
3 107 (33.75%) Citrix
4 69 (21.77%) Cisco
5 60 (18.93%) HP
6 29 (9.15%) Dell
6 29 (9.15%) NetApp
7 27 (8.52%) AppSense
8 25 (7.89%) Symantec
9 22 (6.94%) IBM
10 18 (5.68%) Oracle
11 16 (5.05%) Veeam
12 14 (4.42%) Intel Security
13 11 (3.47%) iManage
13 11 (3.47%) Interwoven
14 10 (3.15%) Sophos
15 8 (2.52%) Remedy
16 7 (2.21%) Avaya
16 7 (2.21%) EMC
16 7 (2.21%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Company Bonus Structure/ MS Certs!
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool
Networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £80 - £120 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £22511 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £14000 - £15000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago