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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 100 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 140 205 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.53% 3.21% 3.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.42% 13.25% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 119 164 204
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £22,450 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
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
1344 1547 1584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.28% 24.25% 22.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1242 1218
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £58,900
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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -18 77 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Cheshire +12 29 £42,500 +25.00% 9
Merseyside +2 28 £56,250 +40.62% 2
Lancashire +4 5 £23,250 -41.87% 2
Cumbria +5 3 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 242 (82.03%) Microsoft
2 202 (68.47%) Windows
3 149 (50.51%) Active Directory
4 144 (48.81%) MCSE
5 118 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 108 (36.61%) ITIL
7 104 (35.25%) VMware
8 103 (34.92%) MCSA
9 96 (32.54%) MS Excel
10 92 (31.19%) Citrix
10 92 (31.19%) Finance
11 89 (30.17%) SQL Server
12 83 (28.14%) MS Exchange
13 82 (27.80%) SQL
14 79 (26.78%) Windows Server 2012
15 74 (25.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 69 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 65 (22.03%) MCITP
18 59 (20.00%) Windows 7
19 58 (19.66%) DHCP
20 57 (19.32%) DNS
21 55 (18.64%) MCP
22 53 (17.97%) Hyper-V
23 52 (17.63%) SAN
24 51 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
24 51 (17.29%) Cisco
25 50 (16.95%) CCNA
25 50 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010
25 50 (16.95%) SCCM
26 48 (16.27%) VPN

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 83 (28.14%) MS Exchange
2 50 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (10.85%) IIS
5 24 (8.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 24 (8.14%) SharePoint
6 19 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (5.76%) Confluence
8 16 (5.42%) CMS
9 14 (4.75%) Skype for Business
10 7 (2.37%) Apache
10 7 (2.37%) Tomcat
11 6 (2.03%) IBM Notes
11 6 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.69%) JBoss
13 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.36%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 96 (32.54%) MS Excel
2 47 (15.93%) MS Office
3 15 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Infor M3
1 4 (1.36%) Magento
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) assyst
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 43 (14.58%) Office 365
2 27 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.76%) IaaS
4 16 (5.42%) PaaS
5 9 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.69%) SaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.68%) Yammer
8 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.34%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 58 (19.66%) DHCP
2 57 (19.32%) DNS
3 52 (17.63%) SAN
4 48 (16.27%) VPN
5 41 (13.90%) LAN
6 37 (12.54%) TCP/IP
7 33 (11.19%) WAN
8 30 (10.17%) Firewall
9 13 (4.41%) VLAN
10 12 (4.07%) Network Security
11 8 (2.71%) MPLS
12 6 (2.03%) Internet
13 4 (1.36%) DDNS
13 4 (1.36%) IPsec
13 4 (1.36%) NetScaler
13 4 (1.36%) Skype
13 4 (1.36%) Wireless
14 3 (1.02%) VoIP
15 2 (0.68%) HTTP
15 2 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (30.17%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (5.42%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (4.75%) MySQL
6 14 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (4.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (2.37%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.03%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.02%) Power BI
13 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.68%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 18 (6.10%) JIRA
2 7 (2.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (2.37%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.34%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.34%) MorphX
6 1 (0.34%) MSI
6 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 92 (31.19%) Finance
2 31 (10.51%) Legal
3 30 (10.17%) Banking
4 14 (4.75%) Law
5 12 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.05%) Back Office
7 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.03%) Marketing
8 5 (1.69%) Retail
9 4 (1.36%) Advertising
10 3 (1.02%) Games
11 2 (0.68%) German Language
12 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (14.58%) Developer
3 40 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 37 (12.54%) Analyst
5 35 (11.86%) IT Support
6 23 (7.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (7.46%) Applications Support
8 21 (7.12%) .NET Developer
8 21 (7.12%) Administrator
9 20 (6.78%) IT Engineer
9 20 (6.78%) Support Analyst
10 19 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (6.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (6.10%) Applications Engineer
12 17 (5.76%) C# Developer
12 17 (5.76%) DBA
12 17 (5.76%) Infrastructure Support
12 17 (5.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (5.76%) SQL DBA
13 16 (5.42%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.56%) .NET
2 31 (10.51%) ASP.NET
3 19 (6.44%) CSS
4 18 (6.10%) HTML
5 17 (5.76%) Web Services
6 14 (4.75%) jQuery
6 14 (4.75%) WCF
7 9 (3.05%) .NET Framework
7 9 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 5 (1.69%) Middleware
11 5 (1.69%) WAP
11 5 (1.69%) XML
12 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.36%) SOAP
13 3 (1.02%) CSS3
13 3 (1.02%) HTML5
13 3 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.15%) Blackberry
3 23 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (7.46%) Replication
5 17 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (5.42%) Wiki
7 15 (5.08%) Clustering
8 10 (3.39%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.71%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.71%) User Experience
10 7 (2.37%) HP StoreVirtual
11 6 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (2.03%) iPad
11 6 (2.03%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.69%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.69%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (1.36%) AS400
13 4 (1.36%) iSeries
13 4 (1.36%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 202 (68.47%) Windows
2 118 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 79 (26.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 74 (25.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 27 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (6.10%) Linux
8 16 (5.42%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.41%) Windows XP
10 11 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.03%) Data ONTAP
11 6 (2.03%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.69%) AIX
12 5 (1.69%) CentOS
13 4 (1.36%) Android
14 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.68%) VMS
15 1 (0.34%) Unix
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (36.61%) ITIL
2 40 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (9.49%) Project Management
4 27 (9.15%) Migration
5 24 (8.14%) TOGAF
6 22 (7.46%) ITIL V3
6 22 (7.46%) Mentoring
7 19 (6.44%) Document Management
8 18 (6.10%) Infrastructure Management
8 18 (6.10%) Web Development
9 17 (5.76%) MVC
10 16 (5.42%) Converged Infrastructure
11 14 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (4.41%) Line Management
13 12 (4.07%) Expense Management
13 12 (4.07%) OO
13 12 (4.07%) Software Deployment
13 12 (4.07%) Workflow
14 11 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (3.73%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 82 (27.80%) SQL
2 40 (13.56%) C#
3 39 (13.22%) PowerShell
4 34 (11.53%) T-SQL
5 24 (8.14%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.76%) VBScript
7 14 (4.75%) VB
7 14 (4.75%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.03%) VB6
9 5 (1.69%) C
9 5 (1.69%) PHP
10 4 (1.36%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.02%) Java
12 2 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.34%) VBA
13 1 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 144 (48.81%) MCSE
2 103 (34.92%) MCSA
3 65 (22.03%) MCITP
4 55 (18.64%) MCP
5 51 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (16.95%) CCNA
7 37 (12.54%) Citrix Certification
8 35 (11.86%) Degree
8 35 (11.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 34 (11.53%) MCTS
10 19 (6.44%) CCA
10 19 (6.44%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (6.10%) MCDST
12 14 (4.75%) Security Cleared
13 13 (4.41%) MCT
14 9 (3.05%) A+ Certification
14 9 (3.05%) SC Cleared
15 8 (2.71%) CISSP
15 8 (2.71%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (2.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.07%) SLA
2 4 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 149 (50.51%) Active Directory
2 69 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (17.97%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.81%) XenApp
5 17 (5.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (4.75%) Terminal Server
7 12 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (3.05%) vSphere
8 9 (3.05%) XenServer
9 6 (2.03%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 50 (16.95%) SCCM
2 22 (7.46%) SCOM
3 17 (5.76%) SCOrch
4 16 (5.42%) EdgeSight
4 16 (5.42%) Nagios
5 9 (3.05%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.37%) WSUS
7 5 (1.69%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.69%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.69%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.36%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.02%) WMI
10 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.34%) DameWare
10 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 242 (82.03%) Microsoft
2 104 (35.25%) VMware
3 92 (31.19%) Citrix
4 51 (17.29%) Cisco
5 47 (15.93%) HP
6 22 (7.46%) NetApp
7 18 (6.10%) IBM
8 16 (5.42%) Dell
8 16 (5.42%) Oracle
9 15 (5.08%) iManage
9 15 (5.08%) Symantec
10 12 (4.07%) AppSense
10 12 (4.07%) Interwoven
11 11 (3.73%) Sophos
11 11 (3.73%) Veeam
12 10 (3.39%) Avaya
12 10 (3.39%) RedGate
13 7 (2.37%) EMC
13 7 (2.37%) SonicWALL
14 6 (2.03%) Proofpoint
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