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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 91 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 213 252 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.87% 3.68% 4.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.31% 15.96% 18.98%
Number of salaries quoted 181 225 340
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
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
1731 1579 1913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.36% 23.03% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1366 1341 1590
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +5 104 £34,500 -8.00% 22
Cheshire -22 70 £34,500 -8.00% 9
Merseyside -5 19 £23,500 -50.52% 1
Lancashire -18 12 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Cumbria +7 6 £62,500 +72.41%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 300 (66.08%) Microsoft
2 293 (64.54%) Windows
3 233 (51.32%) MCSE
4 188 (41.41%) VMware
5 171 (37.67%) Active Directory
6 157 (34.58%) ITIL
7 156 (34.36%) MCITP
8 147 (32.38%) Citrix
9 140 (30.84%) MCTS
10 139 (30.62%) MCP
11 136 (29.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 130 (28.63%) MS Excel
12 130 (28.63%) MS Exchange
13 124 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
14 118 (25.99%) SQL Server
15 117 (25.77%) Hyper-V
16 108 (23.79%) MCSA
17 103 (22.69%) Windows Server 2003
18 100 (22.03%) Windows 7
19 96 (21.15%) .NET
20 87 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
21 84 (18.50%) Cisco Certification
22 83 (18.28%) SAN
23 82 (18.06%) CCNA
24 79 (17.40%) Cisco
25 75 (16.52%) C#
26 72 (15.86%) DNS
27 71 (15.64%) ASP.NET
28 70 (15.42%) TCP/IP
29 69 (15.20%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 130 (28.63%) MS Exchange
2 63 (13.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (9.69%) SharePoint
5 36 (7.93%) IIS
6 35 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 26 (5.73%) Lync
9 8 (1.76%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.88%) TPMS
11 4 (0.88%) Site Server
11 4 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.66%) Apache
12 3 (0.66%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 130 (28.63%) MS Excel
2 46 (10.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) Revit
3 2 (0.44%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.44%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.22%) Tridion
3 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.19%) Office 365
2 8 (1.76%) SaaS
3 7 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 83 (18.28%) SAN
2 72 (15.86%) DNS
3 70 (15.42%) TCP/IP
4 56 (12.33%) DHCP
5 54 (11.89%) Firewall
6 53 (11.67%) WAN
7 49 (10.79%) LAN
8 41 (9.03%) VPN
9 22 (4.85%) iSCSI
9 22 (4.85%) NAS
10 20 (4.41%) VLAN
11 17 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (3.74%) Network Security
12 11 (2.42%) Unified Communications
13 10 (2.20%) Kerberos
13 10 (2.20%) IPsec
14 9 (1.98%) LDAP
15 8 (1.76%) VoIP
16 7 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (25.99%) SQL Server
2 42 (9.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.32%) MySQL
10 3 (0.66%) MS Access
11 2 (0.44%) Big Data
11 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.22%) OLAP
12 1 (0.22%) Ingres
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 28 (6.17%) MSTest
2 26 (5.73%) NUnit
3 24 (5.29%) Rhino Mocks
3 24 (5.29%) Moq
4 10 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.54%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.32%) MSI
7 4 (0.88%) Subversion
8 2 (0.44%) JIRA
8 2 (0.44%) Selenium
8 2 (0.44%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.44%) InstallShield
General
1 55 (12.11%) Finance
2 22 (4.85%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.98%) Games
4 5 (1.10%) Advertising
4 5 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.88%) Back Office
6 3 (0.66%) Legal
6 3 (0.66%) Banking
6 3 (0.66%) Retail
6 3 (0.66%) Marketing
7 2 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 81 (17.84%) Developer
2 74 (16.30%) Support Engineer
3 59 (13.00%) .NET Developer
4 58 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 55 (12.11%) Analyst
6 35 (7.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 32 (7.05%) Server Support
8 28 (6.17%) Support Analyst
9 26 (5.73%) 1st Line Support
10 24 (5.29%) Technical Support
11 22 (4.85%) Server Engineer
12 21 (4.63%) Consultant
12 21 (4.63%) Service Analyst
13 19 (4.19%) Windows Support Engineer
14 18 (3.96%) IT Support
14 18 (3.96%) Server Support Engineer
14 18 (3.96%) Windows Server Engineer
15 15 (3.30%) Infrastructure Manager
15 15 (3.30%) IT Support Engineer
16 14 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (21.15%) .NET
2 71 (15.64%) ASP.NET
3 53 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 42 (9.25%) WCF
4 42 (9.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 40 (8.81%) Razor View Engine
6 25 (5.51%) CSS
7 24 (5.29%) Castle Windsor
7 24 (5.29%) Ninject
7 24 (5.29%) Spring.NET
7 24 (5.29%) Unity DI Container
8 23 (5.07%) HTML
8 23 (5.07%) .NET Framework
9 11 (2.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (1.98%) jQuery
10 9 (1.98%) Application Packaging
10 9 (1.98%) SOAP
11 8 (1.76%) XML
12 7 (1.54%) Web Services
12 7 (1.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.39%) Inversion of Control
2 18 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.08%) Clustering
4 13 (2.86%) PKI
4 13 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.42%) Replication
5 11 (2.42%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.42%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.98%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.54%) CMDB
7 7 (1.54%) FlexPod
7 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.32%) iPhone
8 6 (1.32%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.10%) CLARiiON
10 4 (0.88%) Firmware
11 3 (0.66%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 293 (64.54%) Windows
2 136 (29.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (22.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 100 (22.03%) Windows 7
5 87 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (13.22%) Windows XP
7 41 (9.03%) Linux
8 35 (7.71%) Windows 2000
9 27 (5.95%) UNIX
10 22 (4.85%) Windows 8
11 18 (3.96%) VMS
12 15 (3.30%) AIX
13 7 (1.54%) Solaris
14 5 (1.10%) Windows NT
14 5 (1.10%) zOS
14 5 (1.10%) MVS
15 4 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.88%) Android
16 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (34.58%) ITIL
2 66 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (13.44%) MVC
4 49 (10.79%) Change Management
4 49 (10.79%) TDD
5 41 (9.03%) Migration
5 41 (9.03%) Web Application Development
6 34 (7.49%) Scrum
7 31 (6.83%) Change Control
8 30 (6.61%) Incident Management
9 29 (6.39%) Problem Management
9 29 (6.39%) Dependency Injection
10 24 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (5.29%) Kanban
11 23 (5.07%) Domain-Driven Design
11 23 (5.07%) CQRS
12 21 (4.63%) Service Management
13 20 (4.41%) BDD
13 20 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
14 18 (3.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (16.52%) C#
2 69 (15.20%) SQL
3 29 (6.39%) PowerShell
4 19 (4.19%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.64%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.32%) C
7 6 (1.32%) VB
8 5 (1.10%) PHP
8 5 (1.10%) VBScript
9 4 (0.88%) Perl
9 4 (0.88%) X++
10 3 (0.66%) Java
10 3 (0.66%) VBA
11 2 (0.44%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) Python
12 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) AWK
12 1 (0.22%) VB6
12 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 233 (51.32%) MCSE
2 156 (34.36%) MCITP
3 140 (30.84%) MCTS
4 139 (30.62%) MCP
5 108 (23.79%) MCSA
6 84 (18.50%) Cisco Certification
7 82 (18.06%) CCNA
8 68 (14.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 64 (14.10%) Citrix Certification
10 56 (12.33%) MCSD
11 55 (12.11%) Degree
12 51 (11.23%) CCA
13 42 (9.25%) MCAD
14 18 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (2.64%) SC Cleared
15 12 (2.64%) Security Cleared
15 12 (2.64%) VCAP
15 12 (2.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (2.42%) CCNP
17 10 (2.20%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.71%) SLA
2 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) GMP
4 1 (0.22%) GLP
4 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 171 (37.67%) Active Directory
2 124 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (25.77%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.27%) XenDesktop
5 32 (7.05%) vSphere
6 30 (6.61%) XenApp
7 25 (5.51%) VMware ESX
8 23 (5.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 16 (3.52%) XenServer
10 15 (3.30%) NFS
11 12 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.32%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.66%) Xen
14 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.44%) Squid
15 2 (0.44%) vCloud
16 1 (0.22%) GPFS
16 1 (0.22%) UAG
16 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (5.95%) SCCM
2 19 (4.19%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.08%) SCOM
4 13 (2.86%) SCVMM
5 9 (1.98%) HP SIM
6 6 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.10%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.10%) SCDPM
7 5 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.88%) WSUS
9 3 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.66%) Nagios
9 3 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.44%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.22%) Legato
11 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 300 (66.08%) Microsoft
2 188 (41.41%) VMware
3 147 (32.38%) Citrix
4 79 (17.40%) Cisco
5 58 (12.78%) HP
6 36 (7.93%) NetApp
7 30 (6.61%) Dell
8 19 (4.19%) Symantec
9 18 (3.96%) EMC
10 16 (3.52%) IBM
10 16 (3.52%) McAfee
11 10 (2.20%) Sophos
12 7 (1.54%) Oracle
13 6 (1.32%) Juniper
14 5 (1.10%) ProCurve
15 4 (0.88%) Veeam
16 3 (0.66%) SolarWinds
16 3 (0.66%) SAP
16 3 (0.66%) Reuters
16 3 (0.66%) Bloomberg
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £9.00 - £10.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Gold Partner
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 50,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago