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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 107 106 77
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 156 178 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.59% 2.66% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.73% 10.76% 13.81%
Number of salaries quoted 134 141 204
Median salary £41,546 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.48% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,500 £22,725
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
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
1330 1654 1716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.08% 24.74% 23.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 1285 1302
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -14 82 £42,500 +13.33% 19
Cheshire 0 34 £37,500 +53.06% 7
Merseyside +1 26 £44,000 +99.99% 5
Lancashire +14 11 £35,000 -6.66%
Cumbria - 3 £45,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 238 (82.64%) Microsoft
2 175 (60.76%) Windows
3 124 (43.06%) MCSE
4 120 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 114 (39.58%) SQL Server
6 106 (36.81%) Windows Server
7 97 (33.68%) MCSA
7 97 (33.68%) VMware
8 96 (33.33%) Finance
9 90 (31.25%) MS Excel
10 89 (30.90%) SQL
11 84 (29.17%) ITIL
12 82 (28.47%) Citrix
13 66 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 63 (21.88%) MS Exchange
15 58 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 54 (18.75%) VPN
16 54 (18.75%) .NET
16 54 (18.75%) DNS
17 53 (18.40%) C#
17 53 (18.40%) DHCP
18 48 (16.67%) PowerShell
18 48 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 48 (16.67%) MCITP
18 48 (16.67%) Windows 7
19 47 (16.32%) SCCM
19 47 (16.32%) SAN
20 46 (15.97%) ASP.NET
20 46 (15.97%) Degree
21 41 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure

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 63 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 41 (14.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (12.85%) IIS
4 36 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (6.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (6.60%) SharePoint
7 16 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (5.21%) CMS
9 14 (4.86%) Confluence
10 12 (4.17%) Apache
10 12 (4.17%) Tomcat
11 10 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (3.47%) JBoss
12 4 (1.39%) IBM Notes
13 3 (1.04%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 90 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 35 (12.15%) MS Office
3 13 (4.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.39%) Infor M3
1 4 (1.39%) Magento
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (10.42%) Office 365
3 19 (6.60%) IaaS
4 18 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.25%) PaaS
5 10 (3.47%) SaaS
6 5 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.04%) Yammer
8 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.35%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 54 (18.75%) DNS
1 54 (18.75%) VPN
2 53 (18.40%) DHCP
3 47 (16.32%) SAN
4 33 (11.46%) Firewall
5 30 (10.42%) LAN
5 30 (10.42%) WAN
6 23 (7.99%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.86%) VLAN
8 13 (4.51%) MPLS
9 9 (3.13%) Internet
10 7 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (2.08%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.08%) VoIP
12 5 (1.74%) DDNS
12 5 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.74%) IPsec
13 4 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (1.39%) iSCSI
14 3 (1.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.64%) MongoDB
3 20 (6.94%) MySQL
3 20 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (5.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 16 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (5.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (5.21%) Relational Database
9 14 (4.86%) RDBMS
10 12 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.78%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (5.21%) JIRA
2 9 (3.13%) NUnit
2 9 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.74%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.04%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.35%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.35%) Grunt
7 1 (0.35%) gulp
7 1 (0.35%) MorphX
7 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 96 (33.33%) Finance
2 30 (10.42%) Banking
3 29 (10.07%) Legal
4 9 (3.13%) Law
4 9 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.78%) Marketing
6 5 (1.74%) Advertising
6 5 (1.74%) Retail
7 4 (1.39%) Back Office
8 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.69%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (19.10%) Developer
2 38 (13.19%) Analyst
3 33 (11.46%) Support Engineer
4 32 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 30 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (9.72%) IT Support
7 26 (9.03%) C# Developer
8 23 (7.99%) Applications Support
8 23 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (7.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 22 (7.64%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (7.64%) DBA
9 22 (7.64%) SQL DBA
10 21 (7.29%) ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (7.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (6.94%) Administrator
12 17 (5.90%) Applications Engineer
12 17 (5.90%) Applications Support Engineer
12 17 (5.90%) Web Developer
13 16 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.75%) .NET
2 46 (15.97%) ASP.NET
3 28 (9.72%) HTML
4 26 (9.03%) CSS
5 25 (8.68%) Web Services
6 19 (6.60%) jQuery
7 17 (5.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (5.90%) WCF
8 11 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (3.47%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.47%) Middleware
10 9 (3.13%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (2.78%) HTML5
12 7 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 7 (2.43%) CSS3
13 6 (2.08%) WAP
13 6 (2.08%) XML
14 5 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.19%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (10.42%) Replication
4 22 (7.64%) Clustering
5 21 (7.29%) Blackberry
6 16 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (4.86%) Wiki
8 13 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (3.47%) Public Cloud
9 10 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (3.13%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.78%) HP StoreVirtual
11 8 (2.78%) Mobile App
12 7 (2.43%) Computer Science
12 7 (2.43%) Driving Licence
13 6 (2.08%) iPad
13 6 (2.08%) User Experience
14 5 (1.74%) RSA SecurID
15 4 (1.39%) Fat Client
15 4 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 175 (60.76%) Windows
2 106 (36.81%) Windows Server
3 66 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 19 (6.60%) Linux
7 17 (5.90%) Windows 8
8 13 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.13%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.78%) Android
12 5 (1.74%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.35%) Unix
15 1 (0.35%) VMS
15 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (29.17%) ITIL
2 34 (11.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 29 (10.07%) Migration
4 27 (9.38%) ITIL V3
4 27 (9.38%) MVC
4 27 (9.38%) TOGAF
4 27 (9.38%) Web Development
5 23 (7.99%) Project Management
6 20 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (6.60%) Line Management
8 18 (6.25%) OO
8 18 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 17 (5.90%) Software Deployment
10 16 (5.56%) Document Management
11 15 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (5.21%) Converged Infrastructure
11 15 (5.21%) Database Optimisation
11 15 (5.21%) Database Security
11 15 (5.21%) Mentoring
11 15 (5.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 89 (30.90%) SQL
2 53 (18.40%) C#
3 48 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 38 (13.19%) T-SQL
5 36 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 21 (7.29%) VBScript
7 18 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 15 (5.21%) VB
9 7 (2.43%) VB6
10 6 (2.08%) PHP
11 4 (1.39%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.04%) Java
13 2 (0.69%) VBA
14 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.35%) X++
14 1 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 124 (43.06%) MCSE
2 97 (33.68%) MCSA
3 48 (16.67%) MCITP
4 46 (15.97%) Degree
5 39 (13.54%) MCP
6 36 (12.50%) CCNA
6 36 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (5.56%) MCT
9 15 (5.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (4.51%) Security Cleared
11 10 (3.47%) EMC Certification
11 10 (3.47%) MCTS
12 9 (3.13%) CCA
13 8 (2.78%) CISSP
14 7 (2.43%) MCDST
15 6 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (2.08%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.74%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.13%) SLA
2 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 120 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 48 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (14.24%) Hyper-V
4 30 (10.42%) XenApp
5 18 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (4.51%) Terminal Server
7 10 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.43%) VMware Server
9 6 (2.08%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.74%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.04%) vSphere
12 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 47 (16.32%) SCCM
2 26 (9.03%) SCOM
3 16 (5.56%) SCOrch
4 14 (4.86%) EdgeSight
4 14 (4.86%) Nagios
5 10 (3.47%) AirWatch
6 8 (2.78%) WSUS
7 6 (2.08%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.74%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.74%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.69%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.69%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.69%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 238 (82.64%) Microsoft
2 97 (33.68%) VMware
3 82 (28.47%) Citrix
4 41 (14.24%) Cisco
5 36 (12.50%) HP
6 16 (5.56%) IBM
7 15 (5.21%) Oracle
7 15 (5.21%) RedGate
8 14 (4.86%) EMC
9 13 (4.51%) iManage
10 12 (4.17%) Interwoven
11 11 (3.82%) Intel Security
12 10 (3.47%) Software AG
13 9 (3.13%) Apple
13 9 (3.13%) Avaya
13 9 (3.13%) Dell
14 8 (2.78%) Sophos
15 7 (2.43%) SonicWALL
16 6 (2.08%) NetApp
17 5 (1.74%) Juniper
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Isle Of Man, Isle of Man
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum up to 5% annual bonus' based on appr
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Parasol Management ltd.
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Carlisle
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car, pension, 28 days' holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + career development and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to 35k
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus, pension and more
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Rochdale
EMBS
Salary: Up to £23k + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: 13 days ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Amita UK Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus Bonus and oncall call out fees
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare, flexible hrs
Posted: 16 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + competitive bonus and bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
St. Helens
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Oldham
Capita Internal Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Tata Consultancy services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago