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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 99 77 70
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 180 235 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 3.20% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.08% 13.91% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 142 202 197
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,925 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,800 £48,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
1624 1689 1569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.15% 23.01% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1289 1327
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -9 89 £37,500 +13.63% 32
Cheshire -9 71 £24,500 -27.94% 12
Merseyside -2 11 £22,000 -9.27% 9
Lancashire -7 5 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 310 (76.35%) Microsoft
2 267 (65.76%) Windows
3 198 (48.77%) MCSE
4 188 (46.31%) Active Directory
5 167 (41.13%) VMware
6 154 (37.93%) MS Exchange
7 150 (36.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 140 (34.48%) MCITP
9 138 (33.99%) ITIL
10 117 (28.82%) SQL Server
11 116 (28.57%) SQL
11 116 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 110 (27.09%) DNS
12 110 (27.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 104 (25.62%) MCSA
14 102 (25.12%) MS Excel
14 102 (25.12%) Windows 7
15 99 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 99 (24.38%) Citrix
16 92 (22.66%) MCP
17 77 (18.97%) DHCP
18 73 (17.98%) TCP/IP
18 73 (17.98%) Cisco Certification
19 72 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2013
20 71 (17.49%) CCNA
20 71 (17.49%) MS Office
20 71 (17.49%) Degree
21 68 (16.75%) MCTS
21 68 (16.75%) Cisco
22 63 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 154 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 110 (27.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 63 (15.52%) SharePoint
5 32 (7.88%) IIS
6 28 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (4.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (4.68%) Lync
8 14 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (3.20%) Office Communications Server
10 12 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.48%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 5 (1.23%) CMS
15 3 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.74%) Apache
15 3 (0.74%) Oracle 9iAS
16 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 102 (25.12%) MS Excel
2 71 (17.49%) MS Office
3 5 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.99%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.74%) ProjectWise
5 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.23%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.74%) Primavera
4 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.62%) Office 365
2 7 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.99%) SaaS
5 2 (0.49%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 110 (27.09%) DNS
2 77 (18.97%) DHCP
3 73 (17.98%) TCP/IP
4 60 (14.78%) Firewall
5 59 (14.53%) SAN
5 59 (14.53%) WAN
6 56 (13.79%) LAN
7 45 (11.08%) VPN
8 40 (9.85%) VLAN
9 24 (5.91%) NAS
10 15 (3.69%) Wireless
11 14 (3.45%) Internet
11 14 (3.45%) VoIP
12 11 (2.71%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.22%) ADSL
13 9 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (2.22%) VDSL
14 8 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (1.72%) MPLS
15 7 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (28.82%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (10.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (9.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (6.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (3.45%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
9 9 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.72%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.23%) MySQL
13 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
16 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 1 (0.25%) OLAP
16 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (2.22%) Visual Studio
1 9 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.97%) MSI
3 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 44 (10.84%) Finance
2 26 (6.40%) Legal
3 21 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (3.45%) Law
6 13 (3.20%) Retail
7 11 (2.71%) Publishing
8 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.23%) Advertising
10 3 (0.74%) Local Government
11 2 (0.49%) French Language
11 2 (0.49%) German Language
11 2 (0.49%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (16.75%) Support Engineer
2 54 (13.30%) Analyst
3 49 (12.07%) Developer
4 47 (11.58%) Administrator
4 47 (11.58%) IT Support
5 39 (9.61%) Consultant
6 36 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 30 (7.39%) DBA
9 28 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
10 25 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 24 (5.91%) Support Analyst
12 23 (5.67%) C# Developer
13 21 (5.17%) IT Manager
13 21 (5.17%) Architect
13 21 (5.17%) .NET Developer
14 19 (4.68%) Senior Consultant
15 17 (4.19%) SQL DBA
15 17 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
16 16 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.30%) .NET
2 43 (10.59%) ASP.NET
3 36 (8.87%) HTML
4 26 (6.40%) CSS
5 22 (5.42%) WCF
6 19 (4.68%) .NET Framework
6 19 (4.68%) jQuery
7 17 (4.19%) Web Services
8 14 (3.45%) HTML5
8 14 (3.45%) Entity Framework
9 13 (3.20%) XML
10 12 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (2.96%) AngularJS
11 10 (2.46%) COM
12 9 (2.22%) CSS3
13 7 (1.72%) WPF
13 7 (1.72%) WinForms
14 3 (0.74%) Ajax
14 3 (0.74%) NHibernate
14 3 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (9.36%) Clustering
3 32 (7.88%) Data Centre
4 25 (6.16%) Replication
5 19 (4.68%) Client/Server
6 17 (4.19%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.96%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.96%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.71%) iPhone
9 9 (2.22%) iPad
9 9 (2.22%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.97%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.72%) EPoS
11 7 (1.72%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.72%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.48%) FlexPod
12 6 (1.48%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.99%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 267 (65.76%) Windows
2 150 (36.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 116 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (25.12%) Windows 7
5 63 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (13.79%) Windows 8
7 40 (9.85%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.71%) UNIX
8 11 (2.71%) Windows Vista
9 10 (2.46%) Linux
10 8 (1.97%) Android
11 7 (1.72%) AIX
11 7 (1.72%) Solaris
12 6 (1.48%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.99%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.74%) NetWare
16 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (33.99%) ITIL
2 43 (10.59%) Migration
3 36 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (8.37%) MVC
5 30 (7.39%) PRINCE2
6 28 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (5.67%) CRM
8 22 (5.42%) Service Management
8 22 (5.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 21 (5.17%) Change Management
10 20 (4.93%) Problem Management
10 20 (4.93%) Capacity Planning
11 18 (4.43%) Document Management
11 18 (4.43%) Mentoring
12 16 (3.94%) Service Delivery
12 16 (3.94%) SOA
13 15 (3.69%) Incident Management
13 15 (3.69%) Technical Architecture
14 12 (2.96%) Software Engineering
14 12 (2.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 116 (28.57%) SQL
2 59 (14.53%) C#
3 40 (9.85%) PowerShell
4 37 (9.11%) T-SQL
5 34 (8.37%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.97%) VBScript
8 5 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.23%) VBA
9 4 (0.99%) VB
10 3 (0.74%) Prolog
11 2 (0.49%) Java
12 1 (0.25%) X++
12 1 (0.25%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 198 (48.77%) MCSE
2 140 (34.48%) MCITP
3 104 (25.62%) MCSA
4 92 (22.66%) MCP
5 73 (17.98%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (17.49%) CCNA
6 71 (17.49%) Degree
7 68 (16.75%) MCTS
8 55 (13.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 35 (8.62%) MCDST
9 35 (8.62%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (6.16%) CCA
11 20 (4.93%) MCSD
12 19 (4.68%) CCENT
13 13 (3.20%) MCPD
14 12 (2.96%) CCEE
15 11 (2.71%) Security Cleared
16 10 (2.46%) SC Cleared
16 10 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (2.46%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.16%) SLA
2 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 188 (46.31%) Active Directory
2 99 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (15.27%) Hyper-V
4 27 (6.65%) XenApp
5 23 (5.67%) XenDesktop
6 20 (4.93%) vSphere
7 15 (3.69%) XenServer
8 11 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.97%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.99%) Firmware
11 4 (0.99%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.99%) vCloud
11 4 (0.99%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.74%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.74%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.49%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (9.85%) SCCM
2 12 (2.96%) WSUS
3 10 (2.46%) SCOM
3 10 (2.46%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.23%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.74%) XenMobile
6 3 (0.74%) MOM
7 2 (0.49%) OpenView
8 1 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.25%) Nagios
8 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) Opsview
8 1 (0.25%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.25%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 310 (76.35%) Microsoft
2 167 (41.13%) VMware
3 99 (24.38%) Citrix
4 68 (16.75%) Cisco
5 42 (10.34%) HP
6 27 (6.65%) Dell
7 24 (5.91%) Oracle
8 23 (5.67%) EMC
9 22 (5.42%) AppSense
10 21 (5.17%) IBM
11 19 (4.68%) NetApp
12 9 (2.22%) Apple
12 9 (2.22%) Juniper
12 9 (2.22%) Veeam
13 8 (1.97%) Symantec
14 7 (1.72%) McAfee
14 7 (1.72%) Avaya
15 6 (1.48%) Interwoven
15 6 (1.48%) Intel
16 5 (1.23%) Sage
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Code Red Associates
Salary: £27,000-£31,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus Benefits, Bonus and Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago