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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 75 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 232 280 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.15% 4.12% 4.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.98% 17.55% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 207 244 357
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £46,150
UK excluding London average 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
1788 1595 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.27% 23.48% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1336 1714
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -20 129 £35,000 +6.87% 15
Cheshire -25 59 £35,000 - 11
Merseyside 0 19 £40,000 - 3
Lancashire -4 19 £42,500 +49.12% 3
Cumbria - 3 £28,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 352 (79.10%) Microsoft
2 283 (63.60%) Windows
3 213 (47.87%) MCSE
4 174 (39.10%) VMware
5 171 (38.43%) Active Directory
6 158 (35.51%) MCITP
7 149 (33.48%) MS Excel
8 143 (32.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 134 (30.11%) MS Exchange
10 131 (29.44%) Citrix
10 131 (29.44%) ITIL
11 118 (26.52%) MCSA
12 116 (26.07%) Hyper-V
13 112 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 112 (25.17%) SQL Server
14 111 (24.94%) MCP
15 110 (24.72%) MCTS
16 103 (23.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 102 (22.92%) SAN
18 101 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
19 91 (20.45%) .NET
20 88 (19.78%) Windows 7
21 87 (19.55%) DNS
22 83 (18.65%) TCP/IP
23 78 (17.53%) DHCP
24 76 (17.08%) SQL
25 75 (16.85%) C#
25 75 (16.85%) SharePoint
26 73 (16.40%) ASP.NET
27 71 (15.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 134 (30.11%) MS Exchange
2 75 (16.85%) SharePoint
3 54 (12.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 34 (7.64%) IIS
6 30 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (4.04%) Lync
8 16 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (2.47%) Umbraco
10 10 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.90%) TPMS
14 4 (0.90%) CMS
15 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.45%) Apache
15 2 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 149 (33.48%) MS Excel
2 54 (12.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.45%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.45%) Revit
3 2 (0.45%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (4.49%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.57%) Tridion
4 5 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.74%) Office 365
2 9 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (22.92%) SAN
2 87 (19.55%) DNS
3 83 (18.65%) TCP/IP
4 78 (17.53%) DHCP
5 56 (12.58%) WAN
6 51 (11.46%) LAN
7 46 (10.34%) Firewall
8 39 (8.76%) VPN
9 35 (7.87%) NAS
10 31 (6.97%) iSCSI
11 22 (4.94%) Network Security
12 21 (4.72%) VoIP
13 15 (3.37%) VLAN
14 14 (3.15%) HTTP
14 14 (3.15%) Internet
15 9 (2.02%) DECT
15 9 (2.02%) Ethernet
16 7 (1.57%) Unified Communications
16 7 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
17 6 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (25.17%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.25%) MySQL
6 10 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.45%) MS Access
12 1 (0.22%) OLAP
12 1 (0.22%) Ingres
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.22%) Big Data
12 1 (0.22%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.70%) MSTest
3 12 (2.70%) NUnit
4 8 (1.80%) Rhino Mocks
4 8 (1.80%) Moq
5 4 (0.90%) Subversion
5 4 (0.90%) JIRA
5 4 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 60 (13.48%) Finance
2 17 (3.82%) Telecoms
2 17 (3.82%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.25%) Legal
4 7 (1.57%) Advertising
5 5 (1.12%) Law
6 4 (0.90%) Retail
7 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.67%) Games
7 3 (0.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (20.22%) Developer
2 87 (19.55%) Support Engineer
3 58 (13.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 51 (11.46%) .NET Developer
5 43 (9.66%) Server Engineer
6 39 (8.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 38 (8.54%) Server Support
8 34 (7.64%) Analyst
9 30 (6.74%) Server Support Engineer
10 29 (6.52%) Consultant
11 28 (6.29%) ASP.NET Developer
11 28 (6.29%) Windows Support Engineer
12 26 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
13 23 (5.17%) Windows Server Engineer
14 19 (4.27%) IT Support
15 17 (3.82%) C# .NET Developer
15 17 (3.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (3.82%) C# Developer
16 15 (3.37%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (20.45%) .NET
2 73 (16.40%) ASP.NET
3 49 (11.01%) CSS
4 46 (10.34%) HTML
4 46 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 46 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (5.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 22 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 19 (4.27%) jQuery
7 19 (4.27%) WCF
8 18 (4.04%) Web Services
9 17 (3.82%) SOAP
10 14 (3.15%) JSON
10 14 (3.15%) Sass
11 13 (2.92%) Ajax
12 12 (2.70%) XML
12 12 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 12 (2.70%) Razor View Engine
13 10 (2.25%) HTML5
14 8 (1.80%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.94%) Inversion of Control
3 21 (4.72%) N-Tier
3 21 (4.72%) Clustering
4 15 (3.37%) Thin Client
4 15 (3.37%) Fat Client
5 13 (2.92%) Life Science
6 9 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.02%) Replication
7 7 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.57%) User Experience
8 6 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.12%) iPhone
10 4 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.67%) Statistics
11 3 (0.67%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.67%) APACS
11 3 (0.67%) EPoS
11 3 (0.67%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 283 (63.60%) Windows
2 143 (32.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (23.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 101 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 88 (19.78%) Windows 7
6 63 (14.16%) Windows XP
7 48 (10.79%) Linux
8 34 (7.64%) UNIX
9 31 (6.97%) Windows 2000
10 28 (6.29%) Windows 8
11 18 (4.04%) VMS
12 12 (2.70%) Windows Vista
13 10 (2.25%) Android
13 10 (2.25%) Solaris
14 9 (2.02%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.80%) AIX
16 3 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.45%) HPUX
18 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (29.44%) ITIL
2 55 (12.36%) MVC
3 48 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (7.87%) Migration
4 35 (7.87%) Change Management
5 30 (6.74%) Change Control
6 29 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 27 (6.07%) TDD
7 27 (6.07%) Scrum
8 26 (5.84%) Problem Management
9 25 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (4.94%) Dependency Injection
11 21 (4.72%) Service Management
12 20 (4.49%) SOA
13 19 (4.27%) Unit Testing
13 19 (4.27%) Mentoring
14 18 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
14 18 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
14 18 (4.04%) CQRS
14 18 (4.04%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 76 (17.08%) SQL
2 75 (16.85%) C#
3 42 (9.44%) PowerShell
4 41 (9.21%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.04%) T-SQL
6 17 (3.82%) VB
7 14 (3.15%) VB.NET
8 13 (2.92%) PHP
9 9 (2.02%) VBScript
10 8 (1.80%) X++
11 7 (1.57%) C
12 6 (1.35%) Java
13 5 (1.12%) C++
14 1 (0.22%) Perl
14 1 (0.22%) Python
14 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.22%) AWK
14 1 (0.22%) VB6
14 1 (0.22%) Korn
14 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 213 (47.87%) MCSE
2 158 (35.51%) MCITP
3 118 (26.52%) MCSA
4 111 (24.94%) MCP
5 110 (24.72%) MCTS
6 71 (15.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 70 (15.73%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (14.83%) Citrix Certification
9 62 (13.93%) CCNA
10 60 (13.48%) CCA
11 51 (11.46%) Degree
12 34 (7.64%) MCSD
13 25 (5.62%) Security Cleared
14 19 (4.27%) SC Cleared
15 15 (3.37%) MCDST
15 15 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (2.92%) MCAD
16 13 (2.92%) VCAP
16 13 (2.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 12 (2.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.52%) SLA
2 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 171 (38.43%) Active Directory
2 116 (26.07%) Hyper-V
3 112 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (8.09%) VMware ESX
5 28 (6.29%) XenApp
6 25 (5.62%) XenDesktop
7 18 (4.04%) vSphere
7 18 (4.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 13 (2.92%) XenServer
9 12 (2.70%) Terminal Services
10 8 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.57%) NFS
12 5 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.90%) Xen
14 3 (0.67%) vCloud
15 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.22%) GPFS
16 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 33 (7.42%) SCCM
2 32 (7.19%) Backup Exec
3 17 (3.82%) SCOM
4 12 (2.70%) SCVMM
5 9 (2.02%) WSUS
6 8 (1.80%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.67%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.45%) Nagios
9 2 (0.45%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 352 (79.10%) Microsoft
2 174 (39.10%) VMware
3 131 (29.44%) Citrix
4 65 (14.61%) Cisco
5 61 (13.71%) HP
6 33 (7.42%) Symantec
7 26 (5.84%) Dell
8 23 (5.17%) EMC
9 16 (3.60%) 3PAR
10 14 (3.15%) NetApp
11 13 (2.92%) McAfee
12 11 (2.47%) Sophos
12 11 (2.47%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.47%) EPiServer
13 9 (2.02%) Wyse
14 5 (1.12%) Avaya
14 5 (1.12%) Juniper
14 5 (1.12%) Intel
14 5 (1.12%) IBM
14 5 (1.12%) NETGEAR
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £17000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Pension, Training, Certifications
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 21k per year + Training and Development
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £19,650 to £37,320 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woolston, Warrington
Actis Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago