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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 115 105 96
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 158 180 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.48% 2.68% 2.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.00% 10.43% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 138 147 179
Median salary £37,500 £32,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% -7.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £19,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,240
% change year-on-year
- +3.47%
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
1437 1725 1729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.58% 25.69% 23.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1113 1314 1363
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +3 92 £42,500 +28.78% 15
Cheshire -7 30 £35,000 +52.17% 4
Merseyside -11 23 £44,000 +17.33% 3
Lancashire +14 10 £35,000 +14.75% 4
Cumbria +8 2 £45,000 -18.18%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 252 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 187 (61.11%) Windows
3 136 (44.44%) MCSE
4 132 (43.14%) Active Directory
5 130 (42.48%) SQL Server
6 117 (38.24%) VMware
6 117 (38.24%) Windows Server
7 106 (34.64%) SQL
8 98 (32.03%) MCSA
9 89 (29.08%) ITIL
10 85 (27.78%) MS Excel
10 85 (27.78%) Finance
11 78 (25.49%) Citrix
12 75 (24.51%) MS Exchange
13 69 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 68 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 63 (20.59%) Hyper-V
15 63 (20.59%) DNS
16 62 (20.26%) VPN
16 62 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 61 (19.93%) DHCP
18 57 (18.63%) Cisco
19 56 (18.30%) SAN
19 56 (18.30%) .NET
20 55 (17.97%) MCITP
21 54 (17.65%) PowerShell
21 54 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
21 54 (17.65%) C#
22 52 (16.99%) Exchange Server 2010
23 51 (16.67%) Degree

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 75 (24.51%) MS Exchange
2 52 (16.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 40 (13.07%) IIS
5 18 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 14 (4.58%) Apache
6 14 (4.58%) Tomcat
7 12 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (3.92%) CMS
7 12 (3.92%) Confluence
7 12 (3.92%) JBoss
8 4 (1.31%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.33%) Drupal
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 85 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 31 (10.13%) MS Office
3 10 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.31%) Infor M3
1 4 (1.31%) Magento
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (11.11%) Office 365
3 26 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (6.21%) IaaS
5 18 (5.88%) PaaS
6 12 (3.92%) SaaS
7 4 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.65%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.65%) Yammer
9 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.33%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 63 (20.59%) DNS
2 62 (20.26%) VPN
3 61 (19.93%) DHCP
4 56 (18.30%) SAN
5 36 (11.76%) WAN
6 35 (11.44%) LAN
7 31 (10.13%) Firewall
8 27 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.90%) VLAN
10 13 (4.25%) MPLS
11 9 (2.94%) DDNS
11 9 (2.94%) Internet
11 9 (2.94%) IPsec
12 8 (2.61%) VoIP
13 7 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (1.96%) NetScaler
15 5 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
16 4 (1.31%) iSCSI
16 4 (1.31%) Unified Communications
16 4 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (42.48%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (8.17%) MySQL
3 25 (8.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (7.52%) MongoDB
5 23 (7.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 23 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (6.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (6.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 20 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (4.90%) Relational Database
9 14 (4.58%) RDBMS
10 11 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.31%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (4.25%) JIRA
2 9 (2.94%) NUnit
2 9 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.63%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.98%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.33%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.33%) Grunt
7 1 (0.33%) gulp
7 1 (0.33%) MorphX
7 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 85 (27.78%) Finance
2 27 (8.82%) Legal
3 26 (8.50%) Banking
4 9 (2.94%) Marketing
5 8 (2.61%) Retail
5 8 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.31%) Advertising
7 3 (0.98%) Law
7 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (18.95%) Developer
2 44 (14.38%) Analyst
2 44 (14.38%) Support Engineer
3 31 (10.13%) .NET Developer
4 28 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (8.82%) DBA
5 27 (8.82%) SQL DBA
6 26 (8.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 26 (8.50%) C# Developer
7 25 (8.17%) IT Support
8 23 (7.52%) Applications Support
9 22 (7.19%) ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (7.19%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (7.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (6.86%) Server Engineer
10 21 (6.86%) SQL Server DBA
11 20 (6.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 19 (6.21%) Administrator
12 19 (6.21%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.30%) .NET
2 49 (16.01%) ASP.NET
3 30 (9.80%) HTML
4 24 (7.84%) CSS
5 23 (7.52%) Web Services
6 17 (5.56%) jQuery
7 15 (4.90%) WCF
8 14 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (3.92%) Middleware
10 10 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 9 (2.94%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.94%) AngularJS
12 8 (2.61%) HTML5
12 8 (2.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (2.29%) CSS3
13 7 (2.29%) XML
14 6 (1.96%) WAP
15 4 (1.31%) KnockoutJS
15 4 (1.31%) SOAP
15 4 (1.31%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.42%) Data Centre
2 37 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.80%) Replication
4 26 (8.50%) Clustering
5 16 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (4.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (3.92%) Blackberry
7 12 (3.92%) Public Cloud
7 12 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (3.92%) Wiki
8 11 (3.59%) HP StoreVirtual
9 9 (2.94%) RSA SecurID
10 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.61%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.96%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.63%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.63%) PKI
12 5 (1.63%) User Experience
13 4 (1.31%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.31%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 187 (61.11%) Windows
2 117 (38.24%) Windows Server
3 69 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (16.01%) Windows 7
6 24 (7.84%) Linux
7 23 (7.52%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (4.58%) Windows 10
10 13 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.29%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.96%) Android
12 6 (1.96%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.63%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (29.08%) ITIL
2 34 (11.11%) Migration
3 33 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (9.48%) ITIL V3
5 27 (8.82%) TOGAF
6 25 (8.17%) Web Development
7 24 (7.84%) MVC
8 22 (7.19%) Project Management
9 21 (6.86%) Capacity Planning
9 21 (6.86%) Line Management
9 21 (6.86%) PRINCE2
10 20 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (6.54%) Database Security
11 19 (6.21%) Software Deployment
12 18 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (5.88%) Database Optimisation
13 17 (5.56%) Mentoring
14 15 (4.90%) High Availability
14 15 (4.90%) Load Balancing
14 15 (4.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 106 (34.64%) SQL
2 54 (17.65%) C#
2 54 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 48 (15.69%) T-SQL
4 35 (11.44%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.17%) VBScript
6 20 (6.54%) VB.NET
7 18 (5.88%) VB
8 6 (1.96%) PHP
9 4 (1.31%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.31%) VB6
10 3 (0.98%) Java
10 3 (0.98%) VBA
11 1 (0.33%) C
11 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.33%) X++
11 1 (0.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 136 (44.44%) MCSE
2 98 (32.03%) MCSA
3 55 (17.97%) MCITP
4 51 (16.67%) Degree
5 44 (14.38%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (13.73%) CCNA
7 39 (12.75%) MCP
8 18 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
8 18 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (5.23%) MCT
10 15 (4.90%) MCTS
11 12 (3.92%) EMC Certification
11 12 (3.92%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.96%) CISSP
12 6 (1.96%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.63%) CCA
13 5 (1.63%) CISM
13 5 (1.63%) ISACA
13 5 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.63%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.94%) SLA
2 5 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 132 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 63 (20.59%) Hyper-V
3 62 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (8.82%) XenApp
5 19 (6.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (3.27%) VMware Server
7 9 (2.94%) Terminal Server
8 7 (2.29%) vSphere
9 6 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.63%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.63%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.98%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.33%) NFS
13 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (14.38%) SCCM
2 26 (8.50%) SCOM
3 15 (4.90%) SCOrch
4 14 (4.58%) AirWatch
5 13 (4.25%) Nagios
6 12 (3.92%) EdgeSight
7 10 (3.27%) WSUS
8 9 (2.94%) ServiceCenter
9 6 (1.96%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.63%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.65%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.65%) SCDPM
13 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
14 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.33%) MIIS
14 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 252 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 117 (38.24%) VMware
3 78 (25.49%) Citrix
4 57 (18.63%) Cisco
5 38 (12.42%) HP
6 18 (5.88%) IBM
6 18 (5.88%) Oracle
6 18 (5.88%) RedGate
7 17 (5.56%) EMC
8 13 (4.25%) Intel Security
9 12 (3.92%) Software AG
10 11 (3.59%) Apple
10 11 (3.59%) NetApp
11 10 (3.27%) Dell
12 9 (2.94%) 3PAR
12 9 (2.94%) iManage
12 9 (2.94%) Interwoven
13 6 (1.96%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.63%) Avaya
14 5 (1.63%) Veeam
Chorley, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Frodsham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Easton Haines Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: £25,000 + £2,500 On Call Allowance plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Compu team
Salary: £15,000 - £19,000 pa depending on skills and experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + pension, health care, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + career development and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Chorley
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
QVC
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago