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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 77 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 209 256 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.00% 3.95% 4.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.83% 16.13% 19.13%
Number of salaries quoted 183 225 355
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,010 £45,000
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
1766 1587 1898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.39% 24.46% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1471 1292 1587
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -27 108 £35,000 +6.87% 23
Cheshire -13 61 £35,000 - 21
Merseyside +7 21 £43,500 +31.81% 7
Lancashire -4 16 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 349 (86.17%) Microsoft
2 260 (64.20%) Windows
3 191 (47.16%) MCSE
4 157 (38.77%) Active Directory
5 146 (36.05%) MS Excel
5 146 (36.05%) VMware
6 138 (34.07%) MCITP
7 128 (31.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 123 (30.37%) MS Exchange
9 106 (26.17%) SQL Server
10 103 (25.43%) ITIL
11 101 (24.94%) MCSA
11 101 (24.94%) Citrix
11 101 (24.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 99 (24.44%) MCP
13 93 (22.96%) DNS
14 89 (21.98%) Windows 7
15 88 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 88 (21.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 86 (21.23%) SAN
16 86 (21.23%) Hyper-V
17 85 (20.99%) DHCP
17 85 (20.99%) SQL
18 84 (20.74%) .NET
19 82 (20.25%) TCP/IP
20 80 (19.75%) MCTS
21 77 (19.01%) SharePoint
22 74 (18.27%) C#
23 72 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 69 (17.04%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 123 (30.37%) MS Exchange
2 77 (19.01%) SharePoint
3 49 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (9.88%) IIS
5 35 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 34 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (3.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (3.21%) Lync
10 11 (2.72%) Umbraco
11 10 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (2.47%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.99%) CMS
14 2 (0.49%) Apache
15 1 (0.25%) SAS
15 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.25%) TPMS
Applications
1 146 (36.05%) MS Excel
2 63 (15.56%) MS Office
3 2 (0.49%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.49%) Revit
3 2 (0.49%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.95%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.73%) Tridion
4 5 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.65%) Office 365
2 11 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (22.96%) DNS
2 86 (21.23%) SAN
3 85 (20.99%) DHCP
4 82 (20.25%) TCP/IP
5 60 (14.81%) WAN
6 57 (14.07%) LAN
7 44 (10.86%) Firewall
8 36 (8.89%) VPN
9 32 (7.90%) iSCSI
10 29 (7.16%) NAS
11 23 (5.68%) VoIP
12 21 (5.19%) VLAN
13 19 (4.69%) Network Security
14 16 (3.95%) Internet
15 15 (3.70%) HTTP
16 11 (2.72%) Ethernet
16 11 (2.72%) DECT
17 10 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
18 8 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
19 7 (1.73%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (26.17%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.72%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.47%) MySQL
9 8 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.48%) OLAP
11 5 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.49%) MS Access
14 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.25%) Big Data
15 1 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (3.46%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.73%) NUnit
3 7 (1.73%) MSTest
4 4 (0.99%) JIRA
4 4 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (0.74%) Moq
6 2 (0.49%) Subversion
7 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (15.56%) Finance
2 17 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.46%) Legal
4 12 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.47%) Law
6 7 (1.73%) Advertising
7 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.74%) Retail
8 2 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (20.00%) Developer
2 66 (16.30%) Support Engineer
3 51 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (10.62%) .NET Developer
5 40 (9.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 35 (8.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 34 (8.40%) Analyst
8 32 (7.90%) Server Engineer
9 27 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 23 (5.68%) IT Support
11 23 (5.68%) Server Support
12 22 (5.43%) Consultant
13 19 (4.69%) Server Support Engineer
14 17 (4.20%) DBA
14 17 (4.20%) Service Analyst
15 16 (3.95%) Windows Support Engineer
15 16 (3.95%) Team Leader
15 16 (3.95%) SQL DBA
16 15 (3.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (20.74%) .NET
2 69 (17.04%) ASP.NET
3 53 (13.09%) CSS
4 51 (12.59%) .NET Framework
5 50 (12.35%) HTML
6 39 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (5.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 23 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 20 (4.94%) Web Services
9 19 (4.69%) jQuery
10 18 (4.44%) SOAP
11 17 (4.20%) Ajax
12 15 (3.70%) Sass
12 15 (3.70%) JSON
12 15 (3.70%) WCF
13 10 (2.47%) XML
14 9 (2.22%) HTML5
15 7 (1.73%) CSS3
16 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.43%) N-Tier
2 22 (5.43%) Clustering
3 18 (4.44%) Inversion of Control
3 18 (4.44%) Life Science
4 16 (3.95%) Replication
5 11 (2.72%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.47%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.47%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.73%) User Experience
7 7 (1.73%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.23%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.23%) iPhone
9 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.74%) EPoS
10 3 (0.74%) Statistics
10 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.49%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 260 (64.20%) Windows
2 128 (31.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (24.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (21.98%) Windows 7
5 88 (21.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (13.83%) Windows XP
7 51 (12.59%) Linux
8 36 (8.89%) UNIX
9 31 (7.65%) Windows 8
10 17 (4.20%) Windows 2000
11 14 (3.46%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.47%) Solaris
13 8 (1.98%) Android
13 8 (1.98%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.98%) AIX
14 7 (1.73%) VMS
15 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (25.43%) ITIL
2 47 (11.60%) MVC
3 44 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (7.65%) Incident Management
5 30 (7.41%) Migration
6 27 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (5.93%) Scrum
8 22 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 21 (5.19%) SOA
9 21 (5.19%) Problem Management
10 20 (4.94%) TDD
10 20 (4.94%) Unit Testing
11 19 (4.69%) CRM
12 18 (4.44%) Dependency Injection
12 18 (4.44%) OO
13 16 (3.95%) Document Management
13 16 (3.95%) Change Control
13 16 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (3.70%) Mentoring
14 15 (3.70%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 85 (20.99%) SQL
2 74 (18.27%) C#
3 48 (11.85%) PowerShell
4 46 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.42%) T-SQL
6 17 (4.20%) VB
7 13 (3.21%) VB.NET
7 13 (3.21%) C
7 13 (3.21%) PHP
8 11 (2.72%) VBScript
9 7 (1.73%) X++
10 6 (1.48%) Java
10 6 (1.48%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) VBA
11 1 (0.25%) Perl
11 1 (0.25%) Python
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 191 (47.16%) MCSE
2 138 (34.07%) MCITP
3 101 (24.94%) MCSA
4 99 (24.44%) MCP
5 80 (19.75%) MCTS
6 72 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 63 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (13.58%) CCNA
9 44 (10.86%) Citrix Certification
10 43 (10.62%) Degree
11 40 (9.88%) CCA
12 29 (7.16%) MCSD
12 29 (7.16%) Security Cleared
13 18 (4.44%) SC Cleared
13 18 (4.44%) MCDST
14 15 (3.70%) A+ Certification
15 14 (3.46%) VCAP
16 12 (2.96%) CCNP
17 11 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (2.72%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.68%) SLA
2 7 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 157 (38.77%) Active Directory
2 88 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (21.23%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.93%) vSphere
5 22 (5.43%) VMware ESX
6 19 (4.69%) XenApp
7 18 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.95%) Terminal Services
9 9 (2.22%) NFS
10 8 (1.98%) XenServer
11 7 (1.73%) Xen
11 7 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.74%) vCloud
14 2 (0.49%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.25%) GPFS
15 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 29 (7.16%) Backup Exec
2 26 (6.42%) SCCM
3 12 (2.96%) SCOM
4 10 (2.47%) WSUS
5 8 (1.98%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.23%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.49%) Nagios
8 2 (0.49%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.49%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 349 (86.17%) Microsoft
2 146 (36.05%) VMware
3 101 (24.94%) Citrix
4 67 (16.54%) HP
5 60 (14.81%) Cisco
6 33 (8.15%) Symantec
7 25 (6.17%) Dell
8 22 (5.43%) EMC
8 22 (5.43%) NetApp
9 18 (4.44%) 3PAR
10 14 (3.46%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.96%) Wyse
12 11 (2.72%) EPiServer
13 7 (1.73%) McAfee
14 5 (1.23%) Intel
14 5 (1.23%) Sophos
14 5 (1.23%) NETGEAR
14 5 (1.23%) Veeam
15 4 (0.99%) IBM
15 4 (0.99%) Avaya
Warrington, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + out of hours allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
System C Healthcare
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, healthcare, etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25 – £30k
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
SLS Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago