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

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 116 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 128 225 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.34% 3.69% 3.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.35% 14.15% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 107 190 212
Median salary £39,250 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.44% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -4.05%
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
1369 1590 1553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.04% 26.09% 22.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 1252 1195
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,900 £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 26 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 26 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 -35 68 £35,000 -0.70% 9
Merseyside +3 25 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Cheshire -9 25 £37,500 +11.94% 3
Lancashire +1 9 £37,500 +22.95% 2
Cumbria -7 2 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 251 (81.76%) Microsoft
2 227 (73.94%) Windows
3 177 (57.65%) Active Directory
4 143 (46.58%) MCSE
5 133 (43.32%) Windows Server
6 124 (40.39%) ITIL
7 110 (35.83%) VMware
8 106 (34.53%) MCSA
9 102 (33.22%) MS Exchange
10 100 (32.57%) Citrix
11 98 (31.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 94 (30.62%) MS Excel
13 89 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
14 87 (28.34%) Finance
15 86 (28.01%) SQL
16 84 (27.36%) Windows 7
17 81 (26.38%) SQL Server
18 74 (24.10%) MCITP
19 72 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
20 67 (21.82%) MCP
21 66 (21.50%) DHCP
22 63 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
23 62 (20.20%) CCNA
23 62 (20.20%) Cisco
24 61 (19.87%) MS Office
24 61 (19.87%) Exchange Server 2010
25 60 (19.54%) DNS
26 58 (18.89%) HP
26 58 (18.89%) Hyper-V
27 56 (18.24%) 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
1 102 (33.22%) MS Exchange
2 61 (19.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (14.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (10.42%) SharePoint
5 29 (9.45%) IIS
6 28 (9.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (7.49%) Skype for Business
8 22 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (4.89%) Confluence
10 10 (3.26%) CMS
11 8 (2.61%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 8 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (2.28%) IBM Notes
13 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.63%) Tomcat
14 4 (1.30%) Apache
15 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.65%) JBoss
15 2 (0.65%) TWiki
16 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 94 (30.62%) MS Excel
2 61 (19.87%) MS Office
3 13 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.30%) Infor M3
2 4 (1.30%) Magento
3 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) assyst
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 53 (17.26%) Office 365
2 22 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.56%) IaaS
4 13 (4.23%) PaaS
5 5 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Yammer
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 66 (21.50%) DHCP
2 60 (19.54%) DNS
3 52 (16.94%) LAN
3 52 (16.94%) SAN
3 52 (16.94%) VPN
4 44 (14.33%) TCP/IP
5 41 (13.36%) WAN
6 28 (9.12%) Firewall
7 17 (5.54%) VLAN
8 14 (4.56%) Network Security
9 6 (1.95%) DDNS
9 6 (1.95%) IPsec
9 6 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.95%) Wireless
10 5 (1.63%) Internet
10 5 (1.63%) NAS
10 5 (1.63%) Skype
11 4 (1.30%) MPLS
11 4 (1.30%) VoIP
12 2 (0.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.93%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.61%) MySQL
7 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.63%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.98%) Power BI
12 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.65%) Datazen
13 2 (0.65%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (0.65%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (4.89%) JIRA
2 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (2.28%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.33%) MorphX
5 1 (0.33%) MSI
5 1 (0.33%) NUnit
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (28.34%) Finance
2 31 (10.10%) Banking
3 24 (7.82%) Legal
4 17 (5.54%) Telecoms
5 16 (5.21%) Law
6 11 (3.58%) Back Office
7 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.95%) Marketing
8 5 (1.63%) Retail
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Games
9 2 (0.65%) German Language
9 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 52 (16.94%) Analyst
1 52 (16.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (14.98%) Support Engineer
3 37 (12.05%) IT Support
4 36 (11.73%) Developer
5 32 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 26 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support
6 26 (8.47%) IT Engineer
7 23 (7.49%) Administrator
7 23 (7.49%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (7.17%) Support Analyst
9 20 (6.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 19 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (5.86%) Applications Support
12 17 (5.54%) .NET Developer
12 17 (5.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 16 (5.21%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 15 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 15 (4.89%) Applications Engineer
14 15 (4.89%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.12%) .NET
2 22 (7.17%) ASP.NET
3 15 (4.89%) Web Services
4 14 (4.56%) CSS
4 14 (4.56%) HTML
5 10 (3.26%) jQuery
5 10 (3.26%) WCF
6 7 (2.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (1.95%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (1.63%) WAP
9 4 (1.30%) XML
10 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.65%) COM
11 2 (0.65%) MDX
11 2 (0.65%) Middleware
12 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.33%) WSE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.40%) Blackberry
1 35 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.19%) Replication
4 14 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.56%) iPad
4 14 (4.56%) Wiki
5 10 (3.26%) HP StoreVirtual
5 10 (3.26%) iPhone
6 9 (2.93%) Clustering
7 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.28%) User Experience
9 6 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.95%) RSA SecurID
9 6 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.63%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.30%) AS400
11 4 (1.30%) iSeries
12 3 (0.98%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 227 (73.94%) Windows
2 133 (43.32%) Windows Server
3 98 (31.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 89 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 84 (27.36%) Windows 7
6 38 (12.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (10.10%) Windows 8
8 23 (7.49%) Windows XP
9 16 (5.21%) Linux
10 10 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.61%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (2.28%) AIX
12 7 (2.28%) Android
12 7 (2.28%) CentOS
13 5 (1.63%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.65%) VMS
16 1 (0.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (40.39%) ITIL
2 45 (14.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (9.12%) Project Management
4 21 (6.84%) ITIL V3
4 21 (6.84%) Migration
5 20 (6.51%) Mentoring
6 19 (6.19%) Document Management
6 19 (6.19%) Infrastructure Management
7 16 (5.21%) TOGAF
8 14 (4.56%) Converged Infrastructure
9 13 (4.23%) High Availability
9 13 (4.23%) Service Management
10 12 (3.91%) Change Management
10 12 (3.91%) MVC
11 11 (3.58%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (3.58%) Line Management
11 11 (3.58%) Web Development
12 10 (3.26%) OO
13 9 (2.93%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 86 (28.01%) SQL
2 31 (10.10%) PowerShell
2 31 (10.10%) T-SQL
3 29 (9.45%) C#
4 17 (5.54%) JavaScript
5 16 (5.21%) VBScript
6 13 (4.23%) VB
7 7 (2.28%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.63%) C
8 5 (1.63%) PHP
8 5 (1.63%) VB6
9 4 (1.30%) X++
10 3 (0.98%) C++
10 3 (0.98%) Java
10 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (46.58%) MCSE
2 106 (34.53%) MCSA
3 74 (24.10%) MCITP
4 67 (21.82%) MCP
5 63 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (20.20%) CCNA
7 47 (15.31%) MCTS
8 43 (14.01%) Citrix Certification
9 42 (13.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 38 (12.38%) Degree
11 30 (9.77%) MCDST
12 25 (8.14%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (6.19%) CCA
14 11 (3.58%) A+ Certification
14 11 (3.58%) Security Cleared
15 10 (3.26%) CCNP
15 10 (3.26%) MCDBA
15 10 (3.26%) MCT
15 10 (3.26%) Network+ Certification
16 9 (2.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.51%) SLA
2 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.98%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 177 (57.65%) Active Directory
2 72 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (18.89%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.47%) XenApp
5 15 (4.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (4.23%) vSphere
7 11 (3.58%) Terminal Server
7 11 (3.58%) XenServer
8 10 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.28%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.30%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.98%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 56 (18.24%) SCCM
2 24 (7.82%) SCOM
3 16 (5.21%) SCOrch
4 14 (4.56%) EdgeSight
4 14 (4.56%) Nagios
5 13 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (3.58%) Backup Exec
7 8 (2.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (2.61%) WSUS
8 7 (2.28%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.95%) ServiceCenter
10 5 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.63%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.98%) WMI
13 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.65%) SnapMirror
13 2 (0.65%) SnapVault
14 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 251 (81.76%) Microsoft
2 110 (35.83%) VMware
3 100 (32.57%) Citrix
4 62 (20.20%) Cisco
5 58 (18.89%) HP
6 26 (8.47%) Dell
6 26 (8.47%) NetApp
7 22 (7.17%) AppSense
8 21 (6.84%) IBM
8 21 (6.84%) Symantec
9 16 (5.21%) Oracle
10 14 (4.56%) Veeam
11 13 (4.23%) Sophos
12 12 (3.91%) iManage
12 12 (3.91%) Interwoven
13 11 (3.58%) Intel Security
14 9 (2.93%) Avaya
15 7 (2.28%) Lotus
15 7 (2.28%) Red Hat
15 7 (2.28%) SolarWinds
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