The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 69 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 236 247 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.30% 3.41% 5.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.37% 14.74% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 210 221 363
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,650 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1642 1676 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.98% 23.12% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1406 1624
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -1 108 £32,500 -13.33% 19
Cheshire -2 91 £32,250 +4.03% 5
Merseyside -16 22 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Lancashire -28 12 £31,250 -8.08% 2
Cumbria +1 1 £21,500 -40.68% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 337 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 322 (61.92%) Windows
3 256 (49.23%) MCSE
4 200 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 199 (38.27%) VMware
6 196 (37.69%) MCP
7 161 (30.96%) ITIL
8 157 (30.19%) MS Excel
8 157 (30.19%) MCITP
9 155 (29.81%) SQL Server
10 153 (29.42%) MCTS
11 148 (28.46%) MS Exchange
12 146 (28.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 142 (27.31%) Citrix
14 129 (24.81%) .NET
15 126 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 115 (22.12%) MCSA
17 112 (21.54%) C#
18 108 (20.77%) Windows Server 2003
18 108 (20.77%) Hyper-V
19 106 (20.38%) Windows 7
20 105 (20.19%) ASP.NET
21 100 (19.23%) SQL
22 94 (18.08%) Cisco
23 93 (17.88%) Windows Server 2012
24 87 (16.73%) MVC
25 84 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
26 81 (15.58%) CCNA
27 79 (15.19%) TDD
28 76 (14.62%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 148 (28.46%) MS Exchange
2 71 (13.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (7.50%) SharePoint
6 38 (7.31%) IIS
7 34 (6.54%) Lync
8 28 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.54%) Apache
11 7 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.96%) TPMS
12 5 (0.96%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.77%) Site Server
13 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 157 (30.19%) MS Excel
2 48 (9.23%) MS Office
3 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.38%) Revit
4 2 (0.38%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.19%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.62%) Office 365
2 11 (2.12%) SaaS
3 9 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (14.23%) TCP/IP
2 72 (13.85%) SAN
3 69 (13.27%) DNS
4 66 (12.69%) Firewall
5 60 (11.54%) WAN
6 57 (10.96%) LAN
7 53 (10.19%) DHCP
8 40 (7.69%) VPN
9 22 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (3.65%) VLAN
11 18 (3.46%) iSCSI
12 15 (2.88%) NAS
12 15 (2.88%) Network Security
13 14 (2.69%) VoIP
13 14 (2.69%) Unified Communications
14 11 (2.12%) Kerberos
14 11 (2.12%) IPsec
15 10 (1.92%) LDAP
16 9 (1.73%) Wireless
16 9 (1.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (29.81%) SQL Server
2 67 (12.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 11 (2.12%) MySQL
7 10 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.77%) MS Access
10 3 (0.58%) OLAP
11 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.19%) Big Data
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.19%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 39 (7.50%) NUnit
1 39 (7.50%) MSTest
2 37 (7.12%) Rhino Mocks
2 37 (7.12%) Moq
3 9 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.15%) MSI
4 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.96%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.77%) Subversion
6 4 (0.77%) Selenium
7 3 (0.58%) MyEclipse
8 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.38%) JUnit
8 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (12.69%) Finance
2 23 (4.42%) Manufacturing
3 14 (2.69%) Games
4 6 (1.15%) Advertising
4 6 (1.15%) Retail
5 5 (0.96%) Banking
5 5 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.77%) Back Office
6 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.58%) Marketing
8 2 (0.38%) Electronics
8 2 (0.38%) Military
8 2 (0.38%) Legal
8 2 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 116 (22.31%) Developer
2 100 (19.23%) .NET Developer
3 74 (14.23%) Support Engineer
4 67 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 66 (12.69%) Analyst
6 39 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 38 (7.31%) Support Analyst
8 32 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 28 (5.38%) Technical Support
9 28 (5.38%) Consultant
10 25 (4.81%) IT Support
10 25 (4.81%) 1st Line Support
11 22 (4.23%) Server Support
12 21 (4.04%) Desktop Support
13 20 (3.85%) Service Analyst
13 20 (3.85%) C# Developer
13 20 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
15 17 (3.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (3.27%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (24.81%) .NET
2 105 (20.19%) ASP.NET
3 76 (14.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 66 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 60 (11.54%) WCF
6 58 (11.15%) Razor View Engine
7 37 (7.12%) Spring.NET
7 37 (7.12%) Castle Windsor
7 37 (7.12%) Ninject
7 37 (7.12%) Unity DI Container
8 32 (6.15%) HTML
9 30 (5.77%) CSS
10 29 (5.58%) XML
11 19 (3.65%) Ajax
12 18 (3.46%) Web Services
12 18 (3.46%) .NET Framework
13 17 (3.27%) WinForms
14 15 (2.88%) WPF
15 14 (2.69%) SOAP
16 11 (2.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.12%) Inversion of Control
2 20 (3.85%) Replication
3 19 (3.65%) Blackberry
4 15 (2.88%) Clustering
5 14 (2.69%) PKI
6 12 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.31%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.31%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (2.12%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.54%) Firmware
8 8 (1.54%) Celerra
8 8 (1.54%) FlexPod
9 7 (1.35%) CMDB
9 7 (1.35%) Open Source
9 7 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.35%) W3C
9 7 (1.35%) CLARiiON
10 5 (0.96%) EqualLogic
10 5 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 322 (61.92%) Windows
2 146 (28.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (20.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 106 (20.38%) Windows 7
5 93 (17.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (14.04%) Windows XP
7 39 (7.50%) Linux
8 26 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 25 (4.81%) Windows 2000
10 16 (3.08%) UNIX
11 12 (2.31%) AIX
12 10 (1.92%) VMS
13 8 (1.54%) MVS
13 8 (1.54%) zOS
13 8 (1.54%) Windows NT
14 6 (1.15%) Android
15 5 (0.96%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.77%) Debian
16 4 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (30.96%) ITIL
2 87 (16.73%) MVC
3 79 (15.19%) TDD
4 59 (11.35%) Web Application Development
5 47 (9.04%) Scrum
6 41 (7.88%) Change Management
7 39 (7.50%) Migration
7 39 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (7.12%) Kanban
8 37 (7.12%) Dependency Injection
9 36 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (5.96%) BDD
11 30 (5.77%) Problem Management
12 29 (5.58%) Domain-Driven Design
12 29 (5.58%) Incident Management
12 29 (5.58%) CQRS
13 26 (5.00%) Configuration Management
14 25 (4.81%) OO
15 23 (4.42%) Project Management
16 22 (4.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 112 (21.54%) C#
2 100 (19.23%) SQL
3 30 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 30 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 20 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 14 (2.69%) VB.NET
6 10 (1.92%) C
7 7 (1.35%) VBScript
8 5 (0.96%) Java
8 5 (0.96%) Perl
9 4 (0.77%) VB
10 3 (0.58%) PHP
10 3 (0.58%) VBA
11 2 (0.38%) Python
11 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.19%) X++
12 1 (0.19%) XPath
12 1 (0.19%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.19%) VB6
12 1 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 256 (49.23%) MCSE
2 196 (37.69%) MCP
3 157 (30.19%) MCITP
4 153 (29.42%) MCTS
5 115 (22.12%) MCSA
6 84 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (15.58%) CCNA
8 70 (13.46%) MCSD
9 66 (12.69%) MCAD
10 64 (12.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 60 (11.54%) Degree
12 58 (11.15%) Citrix Certification
13 36 (6.92%) CCA
14 20 (3.85%) MCDST
15 15 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (2.69%) NCDA
17 13 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (2.12%) CCNP
19 8 (1.54%) CCEE
20 7 (1.35%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.08%) SLA
2 6 (1.15%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) GMP
5 1 (0.19%) GLP
System Software
1 200 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 126 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (20.77%) Hyper-V
4 48 (9.23%) vSphere
5 42 (8.08%) XenApp
6 41 (7.88%) XenDesktop
7 29 (5.58%) XenServer
8 18 (3.46%) VMware ESX
9 17 (3.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 16 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (2.50%) NFS
12 9 (1.73%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.15%) vCloud
13 6 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.96%) UAG
14 5 (0.96%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.77%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.77%) Squid
15 4 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (9.04%) SCCM
2 31 (5.96%) SCOM
3 25 (4.81%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.12%) HP SIM
5 9 (1.73%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.54%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.96%) SCDPM
7 5 (0.96%) WSUS
7 5 (0.96%) MOM
7 5 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.38%) Nagios
10 2 (0.38%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 337 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 199 (38.27%) VMware
3 142 (27.31%) Citrix
4 94 (18.08%) Cisco
5 68 (13.08%) HP
6 50 (9.62%) NetApp
7 29 (5.58%) Dell
8 26 (5.00%) Symantec
9 25 (4.81%) EMC
10 21 (4.04%) IBM
11 16 (3.08%) McAfee
11 16 (3.08%) ProCurve
12 11 (2.12%) Oracle
13 9 (1.73%) Juniper
14 8 (1.54%) Sophos
14 8 (1.54%) Avaya
14 8 (1.54%) LANDesk
15 7 (1.35%) Veeam
15 7 (1.35%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.35%) Apple
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car + pension + health
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Car + pension + healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Half
Salary: £12 per hour + Study support and bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Steria
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Kendal
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Key Computers
Salary: Negotiable Depending On Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago