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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 79 89 65
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 184 210 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.28% 2.98% 4.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.26% 11.58% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 155 184 243
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £55,000 £45,661
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
1501 1813 1646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.78% 25.73% 24.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 1494 1340
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,662 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 +20 112 £37,500 +7.14% 22
Cheshire +10 44 £22,000 -37.14% 10
Merseyside -4 24 £41,250 +1.85% 2
Lancashire +1 3 £25,000 -41.17% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 301 (82.24%) Microsoft
2 270 (73.77%) Windows
3 236 (64.48%) Active Directory
4 183 (50.00%) MCSE
5 149 (40.71%) Windows Server
6 146 (39.89%) VMware
7 133 (36.34%) MS Exchange
8 129 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 121 (33.06%) ITIL
10 119 (32.51%) Citrix
11 109 (29.78%) MS Excel
11 109 (29.78%) Windows 7
12 106 (28.96%) SQL Server
13 105 (28.69%) MCP
14 99 (27.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 98 (26.78%) MCSA
16 97 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
17 88 (24.04%) MCITP
18 87 (23.77%) SQL
19 83 (22.68%) DNS
20 82 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2010
21 78 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
22 77 (21.04%) CCNA
23 76 (20.77%) Hyper-V
24 73 (19.95%) DHCP
25 72 (19.67%) Cisco
26 69 (18.85%) MS Office
27 67 (18.31%) Degree
28 66 (18.03%) MCTS
28 66 (18.03%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 133 (36.34%) MS Exchange
2 82 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 46 (12.57%) SharePoint
5 42 (11.48%) Skype for Business
6 31 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (7.65%) IIS
8 17 (4.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (3.28%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 11 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (2.19%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (1.64%) TWiki
14 5 (1.37%) CMS
15 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.82%) Confluence
16 3 (0.82%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 109 (29.78%) MS Excel
2 69 (18.85%) MS Office
3 9 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.75%) Office 365
2 20 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.19%) IaaS
4 8 (2.19%) SaaS
5 2 (0.55%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.27%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 83 (22.68%) DNS
2 73 (19.95%) DHCP
3 66 (18.03%) VPN
4 64 (17.49%) TCP/IP
5 56 (15.30%) LAN
6 52 (14.21%) WAN
7 44 (12.02%) SAN
8 41 (11.20%) Firewall
9 16 (4.37%) VoIP
10 14 (3.83%) NAS
10 14 (3.83%) Network Security
11 10 (2.73%) VLAN
11 10 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (2.73%) Wireless
12 8 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (2.19%) ISDN
12 8 (2.19%) SSL
13 7 (1.91%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (28.96%) SQL Server
2 46 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (9.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.91%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.55%) MySQL
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.27%) OLAP
13 1 (0.27%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.37%) NUnit
2 5 (1.37%) Subversion
3 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.82%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.82%) IntelliJ
4 3 (0.82%) JIRA
5 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.27%) MSI
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (16.94%) Finance
2 22 (6.01%) Law
3 14 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.55%) Banking
4 13 (3.55%) Retail
5 12 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.01%) Legal
7 10 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.91%) Back Office
9 5 (1.37%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 72 (19.67%) Analyst
2 61 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 58 (15.85%) Support Engineer
4 54 (14.75%) IT Engineer
5 51 (13.93%) IT Support
6 40 (10.93%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (9.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
8 31 (8.47%) IT Support Engineer
9 30 (8.20%) Developer
10 25 (6.83%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 25 (6.83%) IT Analyst
11 24 (6.56%) Support Analyst
12 23 (6.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 22 (6.01%) Server Support
13 22 (6.01%) Technical Support
14 21 (5.74%) Service Analyst
14 21 (5.74%) Service Desk Analyst
15 20 (5.46%) Administrator
15 20 (5.46%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.10%) Web Services
2 21 (5.74%) .NET
3 16 (4.37%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.83%) XML
5 11 (3.01%) HTML
5 11 (3.01%) WCF
6 10 (2.73%) CSS
7 8 (2.19%) HTML5
8 7 (1.91%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.91%) jQuery
9 6 (1.64%) Ajax
9 6 (1.64%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.37%) WSDL
10 5 (1.37%) WSE
11 4 (1.09%) Entity Framework
11 4 (1.09%) SOAP
12 3 (0.82%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.82%) JSP
12 3 (0.82%) Struts
12 3 (0.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.83%) Blackberry
3 22 (6.01%) Replication
4 19 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.64%) iPad
6 16 (4.37%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.83%) Management Information System
8 12 (3.28%) HP StoreVirtual
8 12 (3.28%) iPhone
9 11 (3.01%) FlexPod
10 7 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.64%) Clustering
11 6 (1.64%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.64%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.37%) APACS
12 5 (1.37%) EMV
12 5 (1.37%) Informatics
13 4 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.09%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 270 (73.77%) Windows
2 149 (40.71%) Windows Server
3 129 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 109 (29.78%) Windows 7
5 97 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (17.49%) Windows 8
7 62 (16.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (12.02%) Windows XP
9 14 (3.83%) Data ONTAP
10 11 (3.01%) Linux
11 8 (2.19%) AIX
11 8 (2.19%) CentOS
11 8 (2.19%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.91%) Android
12 7 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.37%) Solaris
13 5 (1.37%) Unix
13 5 (1.37%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (33.06%) ITIL
2 30 (8.20%) PRINCE2
3 27 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (5.74%) Line Management
6 20 (5.46%) Mentoring
7 19 (5.19%) Service Management
8 18 (4.92%) Migration
8 18 (4.92%) Project Management
9 16 (4.37%) Change Management
10 15 (4.10%) Infrastructure Management
10 15 (4.10%) ITIL V2
11 14 (3.83%) Incident Management
11 14 (3.83%) OO
11 14 (3.83%) Problem Management
12 12 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (3.28%) ERP
12 12 (3.28%) ITIL V3
12 12 (3.28%) Software Engineering
13 11 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 87 (23.77%) SQL
2 27 (7.38%) C#
3 26 (7.10%) PowerShell
4 21 (5.74%) T-SQL
5 12 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.01%) Java
7 10 (2.73%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.46%) VBScript
9 7 (1.91%) C++
9 7 (1.91%) VB
9 7 (1.91%) X++
10 6 (1.64%) C
10 6 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.82%) VBA
12 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 183 (50.00%) MCSE
2 105 (28.69%) MCP
3 98 (26.78%) MCSA
4 88 (24.04%) MCITP
5 78 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (21.04%) CCNA
7 67 (18.31%) Degree
8 66 (18.03%) MCTS
9 62 (16.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 37 (10.11%) Citrix Certification
11 36 (9.84%) MCDST
12 23 (6.28%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (5.74%) CCA
14 15 (4.10%) NCDA
15 12 (3.28%) Security Cleared
16 11 (3.01%) A+ Certification
17 10 (2.73%) MCDBA
17 10 (2.73%) MCSD
17 10 (2.73%) SC Cleared
18 9 (2.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.65%) SLA
2 7 (1.91%) QA
3 6 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) WCAG
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 236 (64.48%) Active Directory
2 99 (27.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (20.77%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.74%) vSphere
5 17 (4.64%) XenApp
6 11 (3.01%) Terminal Services
7 10 (2.73%) XenServer
8 7 (1.91%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.64%) VirtualBox
9 6 (1.64%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.37%) Terminal Server
11 4 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 44 (12.02%) SCCM
2 17 (4.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (4.37%) SCOM
4 12 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (2.73%) SCOrch
6 8 (2.19%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (2.19%) WSUS
7 7 (1.91%) HP SIM
8 5 (1.37%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.55%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.55%) Nagios
10 2 (0.55%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.55%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.55%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.55%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 301 (82.24%) Microsoft
2 146 (39.89%) VMware
3 119 (32.51%) Citrix
4 72 (19.67%) Cisco
5 56 (15.30%) HP
6 34 (9.29%) AppSense
7 30 (8.20%) NetApp
8 29 (7.92%) Dell
9 24 (6.56%) Symantec
10 23 (6.28%) Oracle
11 19 (5.19%) IBM
12 15 (4.10%) Intel Security
12 15 (4.10%) Veeam
13 10 (2.73%) Apple
14 9 (2.46%) EMC
14 9 (2.46%) Remedy
15 8 (2.19%) Interwoven
15 8 (2.19%) SAP
15 8 (2.19%) Sophos
16 7 (1.91%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 55k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car allowance + Bonus + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £18k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deloitte
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + car
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itlab
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itlab
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itlab
Posted: 10 days ago
St. Helens
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Northwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + fantastic benefits package
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + great benefit package
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + season ticket, pension, 33 days holiday
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago