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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / North West
Rank 130 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 116 180 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.95% 3.18% 2.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.37% 11.87% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 103 152 172
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
1386 1516 1832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.34% 26.76% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1016 1200 1484
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,825 £57,500
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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -53 74 £37,500 - 15
Cheshire -12 16 £38,000 +72.72% 6
Lancashire +4 13 £22,500 -10.00%
Merseyside -6 13 £50,000 +8.10% 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 221 (77.00%) Microsoft
2 180 (62.72%) Windows
3 158 (55.05%) Active Directory
4 135 (47.04%) MCSE
5 121 (42.16%) SQL Server
6 111 (38.68%) Windows Server
7 109 (37.98%) VMware
8 96 (33.45%) ITIL
9 90 (31.36%) SQL
10 89 (31.01%) MCSA
11 88 (30.66%) MS Excel
12 86 (29.97%) MS Exchange
13 85 (29.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 74 (25.78%) Windows Server 2008
15 69 (24.04%) Office 365
16 68 (23.69%) Hyper-V
17 65 (22.65%) MCITP
18 59 (20.56%) DNS
18 59 (20.56%) Cisco
19 58 (20.21%) Degree
20 56 (19.51%) Windows 7
20 56 (19.51%) DHCP
21 55 (19.16%) Finance
21 55 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
22 45 (15.68%) MCP
22 45 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
23 44 (15.33%) VPN
23 44 (15.33%) Citrix
24 42 (14.63%) .NET
24 42 (14.63%) PowerShell

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 86 (29.97%) MS Exchange
2 40 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 40 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (8.71%) IIS
4 21 (7.32%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (3.14%) Apache
6 9 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (3.14%) JBoss
6 9 (3.14%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.14%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.39%) Confluence
7 4 (1.39%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.05%) Site Server
9 2 (0.70%) nginx
9 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.35%) CMS
10 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.35%) Zimbra
Applications
1 88 (30.66%) MS Excel
2 30 (10.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (7.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.70%) Magento
3 2 (0.70%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.35%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 69 (24.04%) Office 365
2 45 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.27%) IaaS
4 18 (6.27%) SaaS
5 17 (5.92%) PaaS
6 4 (1.39%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.05%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 59 (20.56%) DNS
2 56 (19.51%) DHCP
3 44 (15.33%) VPN
4 38 (13.24%) SAN
5 37 (12.89%) WAN
6 33 (11.50%) Firewall
6 33 (11.50%) LAN
7 31 (10.80%) TCP/IP
8 19 (6.62%) VoIP
9 11 (3.83%) VLAN
10 10 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (3.48%) Wireless
11 8 (2.79%) MPLS
12 6 (2.09%) DDNS
12 6 (2.09%) Internet
12 6 (2.09%) IPsec
12 6 (2.09%) NAS
12 6 (2.09%) Network Security
12 6 (2.09%) Skype
13 5 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (42.16%) SQL Server
2 38 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (12.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (10.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (4.88%) RDBMS
7 14 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (4.18%) MongoDB
8 12 (4.18%) MySQL
8 12 (4.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (3.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.70%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (3.14%) MSI
2 8 (2.79%) InstallShield
3 6 (2.09%) JIRA
4 2 (0.70%) AccuRev
4 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.35%) MorphX
5 1 (0.35%) NUnit
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (19.16%) Finance
2 14 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.53%) Advertising
4 11 (3.83%) Banking
5 10 (3.48%) Marketing
6 7 (2.44%) Legal
6 7 (2.44%) Multimedia
6 7 (2.44%) Retail
7 6 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.39%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Billing
10 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (20.56%) Analyst
2 47 (16.38%) Support Engineer
3 42 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (12.54%) Developer
5 31 (10.80%) Support Analyst
6 29 (10.10%) IT Support
7 28 (9.76%) DBA
7 28 (9.76%) SQL DBA
8 26 (9.06%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (6.62%) .NET Developer
9 19 (6.62%) IT Engineer
10 18 (6.27%) C# Developer
11 16 (5.57%) ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (5.57%) Support Technician
12 15 (5.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (5.23%) Infrastructure Support
12 15 (5.23%) IT Support Engineer
12 15 (5.23%) Server Engineer
13 13 (4.53%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.63%) .NET
2 36 (12.54%) ASP.NET
3 22 (7.67%) Web Services
4 20 (6.97%) jQuery
5 19 (6.62%) HTML
6 15 (5.23%) .NET Framework
7 13 (4.53%) CSS
8 11 (3.83%) AngularJS
8 11 (3.83%) Entity Framework
8 11 (3.83%) SOAP
9 10 (3.48%) WCF
10 9 (3.14%) Ajax
10 9 (3.14%) Middleware
11 8 (2.79%) RESTful
12 4 (1.39%) HTML5
12 4 (1.39%) XML
13 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.05%) REST
14 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 2 (0.70%) MvvmCross
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.27%) Public Cloud
4 15 (5.23%) Statistics
5 13 (4.53%) Replication
6 12 (4.18%) Clustering
7 9 (3.14%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (3.14%) RSA SecurID
7 9 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.79%) AS400
8 8 (2.79%) iSeries
8 8 (2.79%) Mainframe
9 7 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (2.44%) iPad
10 6 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.09%) HP StoreVirtual
11 5 (1.74%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.74%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 180 (62.72%) Windows
2 111 (38.68%) Windows Server
3 74 (25.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (19.51%) Windows 7
5 55 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (10.80%) Windows 8
7 28 (9.76%) Linux
8 13 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (4.18%) Windows 10
10 11 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.48%) Mac OS X
12 9 (3.14%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (2.09%) Android
14 5 (1.74%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.74%) Solaris
15 3 (1.05%) CentOS
15 3 (1.05%) Unix
15 3 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (1.05%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (33.45%) ITIL
2 31 (10.80%) CRM
3 28 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (9.41%) ITIL V3
5 25 (8.71%) Service Management
6 22 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (6.62%) High Availability
7 19 (6.62%) Migration
8 16 (5.57%) Capacity Planning
8 16 (5.57%) MVC
9 14 (4.88%) Application Virtualisation
9 14 (4.88%) Data Protection
10 13 (4.53%) PRINCE2
11 12 (4.18%) Database Security
11 12 (4.18%) Mobile Device Management
11 12 (4.18%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.83%) SDLC
12 11 (3.83%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.83%) Software Deployment
12 11 (3.83%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 90 (31.36%) SQL
2 42 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 36 (12.54%) C#
4 31 (10.80%) T-SQL
5 20 (6.97%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.92%) VB
7 14 (4.88%) VBScript
8 9 (3.14%) VB6
9 7 (2.44%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.39%) C
11 2 (0.70%) VBA
12 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 135 (47.04%) MCSE
2 89 (31.01%) MCSA
3 65 (22.65%) MCITP
4 58 (20.21%) Degree
5 45 (15.68%) MCP
6 41 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (12.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 35 (12.20%) CCNA
9 22 (7.67%) MCTS
10 13 (4.53%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (4.18%) Security Cleared
12 10 (3.48%) CCA
13 9 (3.14%) EMC Certification
13 9 (3.14%) NCIE
14 8 (2.79%) BC Cleared
14 8 (2.79%) VCP5
15 6 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (2.09%) MCT
15 6 (2.09%) RHCE
16 5 (1.74%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.36%) SLA
2 9 (3.14%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.14%) QA
3 7 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) GPG13
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 158 (55.05%) Active Directory
2 85 (29.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (23.69%) Hyper-V
4 33 (11.50%) vSphere
5 17 (5.92%) XenApp
6 15 (5.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (3.14%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.39%) Sendmail
9 4 (1.39%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.05%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.70%) Firmware
11 2 (0.70%) KVM
11 2 (0.70%) Varnish
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.35%) NDS
12 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (9.76%) SCCM
2 11 (3.83%) AirWatch
2 11 (3.83%) SCOrch
3 9 (3.14%) SCOM
4 7 (2.44%) vRealize
4 7 (2.44%) WSUS
5 6 (2.09%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (1.74%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (1.74%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.05%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.70%) cPanel
8 2 (0.70%) Nagios
8 2 (0.70%) Plesk
9 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 221 (77.00%) Microsoft
2 109 (37.98%) VMware
3 59 (20.56%) Cisco
4 44 (15.33%) Citrix
5 22 (7.67%) EMC
6 21 (7.32%) HP
7 18 (6.27%) Dell
8 17 (5.92%) NetApp
9 13 (4.53%) Apple
10 12 (4.18%) Oracle
11 11 (3.83%) IBM
12 10 (3.48%) Symantec
12 10 (3.48%) Veeam
13 9 (3.14%) Intel Security
13 9 (3.14%) Software AG
14 8 (2.79%) RedGate
15 7 (2.44%) EqualLogic
16 6 (2.09%) 3PAR
17 5 (1.74%) Avaya
17 5 (1.74%) F5
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Prescot, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 27k per year + Car + Phone + Laptop
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + bonus + company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sale
CCS IT Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £22000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + + OT + Great Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 26 days ago
Chester Le Street, County Durham
ITPS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 23 days ago
North West England
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £22,000 - £30,000 + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 17 days ago