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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 105 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 152 199 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.59% 3.04% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.86% 12.65% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 126 154 208
Median salary £42,500 £32,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.81% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £22,975
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
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
1399 1573 1633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.83% 24.06% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 1225 1257
Median salary £42,500 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -11 79 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Cheshire -2 32 £42,500 +63.20% 6
Merseyside -1 30 £47,500 +115.90% 1
Lancashire +17 9 £30,750 -27.64% 1
Cumbria +4 4 £45,000 +66.66%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 233 (84.12%) Microsoft
2 173 (62.45%) Windows
3 124 (44.77%) Active Directory
4 122 (44.04%) MCSE
5 102 (36.82%) Windows Server
6 101 (36.46%) SQL Server
7 100 (36.10%) MS Excel
7 100 (36.10%) Finance
8 93 (33.57%) MCSA
9 91 (32.85%) ITIL
10 85 (30.69%) VMware
11 81 (29.24%) SQL
12 77 (27.80%) Citrix
13 65 (23.47%) MS Exchange
13 65 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 54 (19.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 51 (18.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 51 (18.41%) VPN
16 50 (18.05%) MCITP
17 48 (17.33%) Windows 7
17 48 (17.33%) DNS
17 48 (17.33%) .NET
18 47 (16.97%) C#
18 47 (16.97%) SCCM
19 46 (16.61%) PowerShell
20 45 (16.25%) DHCP
20 45 (16.25%) SAN
21 43 (15.52%) MCP
22 42 (15.16%) Exchange Server 2010
23 41 (14.80%) MS Office

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 65 (23.47%) MS Exchange
2 42 (15.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (11.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 33 (11.91%) IIS
4 26 (9.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (6.86%) SharePoint
6 18 (6.50%) CMS
7 14 (5.05%) Confluence
8 10 (3.61%) Apache
8 10 (3.61%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (2.89%) JBoss
10 4 (1.44%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.08%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.36%) Drupal
13 1 (0.36%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 100 (36.10%) MS Excel
2 41 (14.80%) MS Office
3 16 (5.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.44%) Infor M3
2 4 (1.44%) Magento
3 3 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.36%) assyst
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (11.19%) Office 365
3 19 (6.86%) IaaS
4 18 (6.50%) PaaS
5 13 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (2.89%) SaaS
7 3 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.72%) Yammer
9 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.36%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 51 (18.41%) VPN
2 48 (17.33%) DNS
3 45 (16.25%) DHCP
3 45 (16.25%) SAN
4 30 (10.83%) Firewall
5 27 (9.75%) LAN
5 27 (9.75%) WAN
6 25 (9.03%) TCP/IP
7 14 (5.05%) VLAN
8 10 (3.61%) MPLS
9 7 (2.53%) Internet
10 6 (2.17%) NetScaler
11 5 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.81%) Network Security
11 5 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.81%) VoIP
12 4 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.44%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.08%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.08%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (36.46%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.22%) MongoDB
3 18 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.50%) MySQL
4 17 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (6.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 17 (6.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (5.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (4.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (4.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 12 (4.33%) Relational Database
9 12 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (3.97%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.89%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.08%) Power BI
12 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.72%) Datazen
Development Applications
1 15 (5.42%) JIRA
2 8 (2.89%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (2.17%) NUnit
5 5 (1.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.36%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.36%) Grunt
7 1 (0.36%) gulp
7 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.36%) MorphX
7 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 100 (36.10%) Finance
2 36 (13.00%) Legal
3 31 (11.19%) Banking
4 16 (5.78%) Law
5 7 (2.53%) Marketing
5 7 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.81%) Advertising
6 5 (1.81%) Retail
7 4 (1.44%) Back Office
8 3 (1.08%) Games
8 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.72%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 50 (18.05%) Developer
2 37 (13.36%) Support Engineer
3 36 (13.00%) Analyst
4 31 (11.19%) 3rd Line Support
5 28 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (10.11%) IT Support
6 27 (9.75%) .NET Developer
7 24 (8.66%) Applications Support
8 23 (8.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 22 (7.94%) C# Developer
10 20 (7.22%) Applications Engineer
11 19 (6.86%) Administrator
11 19 (6.86%) DBA
11 19 (6.86%) SQL DBA
12 18 (6.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 18 (6.50%) Applications Support Engineer
12 18 (6.50%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (6.14%) ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (6.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (6.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (17.33%) .NET
2 40 (14.44%) ASP.NET
3 23 (8.30%) CSS
3 23 (8.30%) HTML
4 22 (7.94%) Web Services
5 18 (6.50%) jQuery
6 17 (6.14%) WCF
7 14 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (3.61%) .NET Framework
8 10 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (2.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (2.89%) Middleware
10 7 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (2.17%) WAP
11 6 (2.17%) XML
12 5 (1.81%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.81%) CSS3
12 5 (1.81%) HTML5
13 4 (1.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.36%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.11%) Blackberry
3 27 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.75%) Replication
4 20 (7.22%) Clustering
5 18 (6.50%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (5.05%) Wiki
7 10 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (3.61%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.89%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.89%) User Experience
8 8 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (2.53%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.53%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.17%) iPad
11 5 (1.81%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.81%) HP StoreVirtual
12 4 (1.44%) AS400
12 4 (1.44%) iSeries
13 3 (1.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 173 (62.45%) Windows
2 102 (36.82%) Windows Server
3 65 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (19.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (17.33%) Windows 7
6 16 (5.78%) Linux
7 14 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.33%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.53%) Android
11 6 (2.17%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.81%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.72%) VMS
16 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.36%) Unix
16 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (32.85%) ITIL
2 31 (11.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 29 (10.47%) Migration
4 25 (9.03%) Project Management
4 25 (9.03%) TOGAF
5 24 (8.66%) Web Development
6 23 (8.30%) ITIL V3
6 23 (8.30%) MVC
7 21 (7.58%) Document Management
8 19 (6.86%) Mentoring
9 17 (6.14%) Line Management
10 16 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (5.78%) OO
11 15 (5.42%) Converged Infrastructure
11 15 (5.42%) Software Deployment
12 14 (5.05%) Expense Management
12 14 (5.05%) Infrastructure Management
12 14 (5.05%) PRINCE2
12 14 (5.05%) Workflow
13 13 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 81 (29.24%) SQL
2 47 (16.97%) C#
3 46 (16.61%) PowerShell
4 35 (12.64%) T-SQL
5 32 (11.55%) JavaScript
6 18 (6.50%) VBScript
7 17 (6.14%) VB.NET
8 13 (4.69%) VB
9 7 (2.53%) VB6
10 6 (2.17%) PHP
11 4 (1.44%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.08%) C
12 3 (1.08%) Java
13 2 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.72%) VBA
14 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 122 (44.04%) MCSE
2 93 (33.57%) MCSA
3 50 (18.05%) MCITP
4 43 (15.52%) MCP
5 38 (13.72%) CCNA
5 38 (13.72%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (13.72%) Degree
6 23 (8.30%) Citrix Certification
7 18 (6.50%) MCTS
7 18 (6.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (5.42%) MCT
9 12 (4.33%) MCDST
9 12 (4.33%) Security Cleared
10 10 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (3.25%) CCA
12 8 (2.89%) EMC Certification
13 7 (2.53%) CISSP
14 6 (2.17%) MOS
15 5 (1.81%) ISACA
15 5 (1.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.61%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 124 (44.77%) Active Directory
2 51 (18.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (13.00%) Hyper-V
4 26 (9.39%) XenApp
5 16 (5.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (5.78%) Terminal Server
6 11 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.81%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.44%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.08%) vSphere
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.72%) XenServer
12 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 47 (16.97%) SCCM
2 21 (7.58%) SCOM
3 16 (5.78%) SCOrch
4 14 (5.05%) EdgeSight
4 14 (5.05%) Nagios
5 8 (2.89%) AirWatch
6 6 (2.17%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.44%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.08%) WMI
8 3 (1.08%) WSUS
9 2 (0.72%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.72%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.72%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 233 (84.12%) Microsoft
2 85 (30.69%) VMware
3 77 (27.80%) Citrix
4 36 (13.00%) Cisco
5 34 (12.27%) HP
6 17 (6.14%) iManage
7 14 (5.05%) IBM
7 14 (5.05%) Interwoven
7 14 (5.05%) Oracle
8 13 (4.69%) RedGate
9 11 (3.97%) EMC
9 11 (3.97%) NetApp
10 10 (3.61%) Avaya
11 8 (2.89%) Software AG
11 8 (2.89%) Sophos
12 7 (2.53%) Dell
12 7 (2.53%) Intel Security
12 7 (2.53%) SonicWALL
12 7 (2.53%) Symantec
12 7 (2.53%) Veeam
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