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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 111 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 171 173 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.73% 2.88% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.92% 10.65% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 149 144 215
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,300 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median 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
1434 1624 1821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 26.99% 24.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1208 1527
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +6 103 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Cheshire +3 38 £34,000 +54.54% 11
Lancashire +7 18 £37,500 +20.00% 1
Merseyside -28 16 £38,000 -5.00% 5
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 253 (76.90%) Microsoft
2 210 (63.83%) Windows
3 163 (49.54%) MCSE
3 163 (49.54%) Active Directory
4 146 (44.38%) SQL Server
5 143 (43.47%) Windows Server
6 135 (41.03%) VMware
7 110 (33.43%) MCSA
8 107 (32.52%) SQL
9 93 (28.27%) ITIL
10 91 (27.66%) MS Exchange
10 91 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 87 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 81 (24.62%) MS Excel
13 80 (24.32%) Hyper-V
14 73 (22.19%) Citrix
15 71 (21.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 70 (21.28%) VPN
16 70 (21.28%) DNS
16 70 (21.28%) MCITP
17 68 (20.67%) Cisco
17 68 (20.67%) DHCP
18 65 (19.76%) Finance
19 63 (19.15%) Degree
20 61 (18.54%) Office 365
21 60 (18.24%) Windows 7
22 54 (16.41%) SAN
22 54 (16.41%) PowerShell
23 49 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
23 49 (14.89%) .NET

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 91 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 49 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 49 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 38 (11.55%) IIS
4 15 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (4.26%) Apache
5 14 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (4.26%) JBoss
5 14 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 13 (3.95%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.82%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.52%) CMS
8 5 (1.52%) Confluence
9 4 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.91%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.91%) Site Server
11 1 (0.30%) nginx
11 1 (0.30%) SAS
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.30%) Zimbra
Applications
1 81 (24.62%) MS Excel
2 34 (10.33%) MS Office
3 6 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 12 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.61%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 61 (18.54%) Office 365
2 48 (14.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (6.08%) IaaS
4 20 (6.08%) PaaS
5 18 (5.47%) SaaS
6 4 (1.22%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.91%) G Suite
8 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (21.28%) DNS
1 70 (21.28%) VPN
2 68 (20.67%) DHCP
3 54 (16.41%) SAN
4 46 (13.98%) WAN
5 42 (12.77%) LAN
6 37 (11.25%) Firewall
7 33 (10.03%) TCP/IP
8 19 (5.78%) VoIP
9 17 (5.17%) VLAN
10 14 (4.26%) MPLS
11 10 (3.04%) DDNS
11 10 (3.04%) IPsec
11 10 (3.04%) Wireless
12 9 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (2.43%) Internet
13 8 (2.43%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (1.82%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.82%) NetScaler
14 6 (1.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (44.38%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 28 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (6.38%) Relational Database
6 20 (6.08%) RDBMS
7 17 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (4.26%) MongoDB
10 13 (3.95%) MySQL
10 13 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (3.65%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (3.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 12 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
15 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (2.74%) NUnit
2 7 (2.13%) JIRA
3 6 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.91%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.91%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.61%) AccuRev
5 2 (0.61%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.61%) MSI
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.30%) Grunt
6 1 (0.30%) gulp
6 1 (0.30%) MorphX
6 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 65 (19.76%) Finance
2 21 (6.38%) Banking
3 18 (5.47%) Legal
4 11 (3.34%) Advertising
5 7 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.82%) Marketing
6 6 (1.82%) Retail
7 4 (1.22%) Back Office
7 4 (1.22%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.91%) Law
9 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.61%) Games
9 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 57 (17.33%) Analyst
2 56 (17.02%) Support Engineer
3 42 (12.77%) Developer
4 35 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (9.73%) IT Support
6 30 (9.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (8.51%) DBA
7 28 (8.51%) SQL DBA
8 24 (7.29%) Server Engineer
9 21 (6.38%) .NET Developer
10 20 (6.08%) IT Engineer
10 20 (6.08%) Support Analyst
11 19 (5.78%) C# Developer
12 18 (5.47%) Architect
12 18 (5.47%) Infrastructure Support
12 18 (5.47%) Support Technician
13 17 (5.17%) IT Support Engineer
14 16 (4.86%) Applications Support
14 16 (4.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (4.86%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.89%) .NET
2 43 (13.07%) ASP.NET
3 28 (8.51%) HTML
4 21 (6.38%) CSS
5 19 (5.78%) Web Services
6 16 (4.86%) jQuery
7 15 (4.56%) WCF
8 14 (4.26%) Middleware
9 12 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (3.34%) SOAP
11 10 (3.04%) HTML5
12 9 (2.74%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.43%) Ajax
13 8 (2.43%) AngularJS
13 8 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (2.43%) XML
14 7 (2.13%) RESTful
15 6 (1.82%) CSS3
16 5 (1.52%) NHibernate
16 5 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.07%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.38%) Replication
4 18 (5.47%) Public Cloud
5 16 (4.86%) Clustering
5 16 (4.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (3.65%) HP StoreVirtual
9 11 (3.34%) RSA SecurID
10 9 (2.74%) Statistics
11 8 (2.43%) Computer Science
12 7 (2.13%) AS400
12 7 (2.13%) iSeries
12 7 (2.13%) Mainframe
12 7 (2.13%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.82%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.82%) iPad
13 6 (1.82%) PKI
14 5 (1.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 210 (63.83%) Windows
2 143 (43.47%) Windows Server
3 87 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (21.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (18.24%) Windows 7
6 33 (10.03%) Windows 8
7 29 (8.81%) Linux
8 21 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (3.95%) Mac OS X
11 12 (3.65%) Windows 10
12 10 (3.04%) Data ONTAP
13 9 (2.74%) Android
14 8 (2.43%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.22%) Solaris
16 3 (0.91%) Unix
17 2 (0.61%) CentOS
17 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (28.27%) ITIL
2 34 (10.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (9.42%) ITIL V3
4 28 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (6.38%) Line Management
5 21 (6.38%) PRINCE2
6 20 (6.08%) CRM
6 20 (6.08%) High Availability
6 20 (6.08%) Migration
6 20 (6.08%) TOGAF
6 20 (6.08%) Web Development
7 18 (5.47%) MVC
7 18 (5.47%) Software Deployment
8 17 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (5.17%) Mentoring
9 16 (4.86%) SDLC
10 15 (4.56%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (4.56%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.56%) Mobile Device Management
11 14 (4.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (32.52%) SQL
2 54 (16.41%) PowerShell
3 44 (13.37%) C#
4 35 (10.64%) T-SQL
5 33 (10.03%) JavaScript
6 24 (7.29%) VB
6 24 (7.29%) VBScript
7 15 (4.56%) VB.NET
8 10 (3.04%) VB6
9 4 (1.22%) C
9 4 (1.22%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.22%) VBA
10 1 (0.30%) Java
10 1 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.30%) X++
10 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 163 (49.54%) MCSE
2 110 (33.43%) MCSA
3 70 (21.28%) MCITP
4 63 (19.15%) Degree
5 47 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (12.46%) CCNA
7 40 (12.16%) MCP
8 35 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (6.69%) MCTS
10 18 (5.47%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (4.26%) EMC Certification
12 13 (3.95%) MCT
13 11 (3.34%) CCA
13 11 (3.34%) Security Cleared
14 10 (3.04%) CISSP
14 10 (3.04%) NCIE
15 6 (1.82%) CISM
15 6 (1.82%) ISACA
15 6 (1.82%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.52%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.95%) SLA
2 10 (3.04%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.82%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) GPG13
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (49.54%) Active Directory
2 91 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (24.32%) Hyper-V
4 29 (8.81%) vSphere
5 27 (8.21%) XenApp
6 16 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (3.04%) VMware Server
7 10 (3.04%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.22%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.22%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.22%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.91%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.30%) Firmware
12 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.30%) NFS
12 1 (0.30%) Varnish
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (10.33%) SCCM
2 21 (6.38%) SCOM
3 16 (4.86%) AirWatch
4 12 (3.65%) WSUS
5 10 (3.04%) SCOrch
5 10 (3.04%) ServiceCenter
6 7 (2.13%) Nagios
6 7 (2.13%) vRealize
7 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (1.82%) SCDPM
8 5 (1.52%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.91%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.61%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.61%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.30%) cPanel
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 253 (76.90%) Microsoft
2 135 (41.03%) VMware
3 73 (22.19%) Citrix
4 68 (20.67%) Cisco
5 32 (9.73%) HP
6 25 (7.60%) EMC
7 18 (5.47%) Oracle
8 17 (5.17%) Apple
8 17 (5.17%) Dell
8 17 (5.17%) IBM
9 14 (4.26%) NetApp
9 14 (4.26%) Software AG
10 13 (3.95%) Intel Security
11 10 (3.04%) 3PAR
11 10 (3.04%) RedGate
12 6 (1.82%) EqualLogic
12 6 (1.82%) Juniper
12 6 (1.82%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.52%) Symantec
13 5 (1.52%) Veeam
Congleton, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 27k per year + Car + Phone + Laptop
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + 5% flex
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus,
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
set2recruit
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire, Warrington, Manchester, Merseyside,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Macclesfield
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus,
Posted: 12 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 11 days ago
Chorley
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 DOE + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 + Excellent Company Benefits + Training & Development
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 15 days ago
Rochdale
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + car or allowance + good package
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheshire, Warrington, Manchester, Merseyside,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 23 days ago
North West England
Rutherford Grant
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Knowsley, Liverpool, UK
QVC
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago