The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Northwich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Northwich region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 9 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northwich 11.11% 1.54% 16.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 4.76% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 6
Average salary £20,500 £25,000 £17,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.00% +44.92%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
Qualifications Category
Northwich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6 21 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northwich 22.22% 32.31% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 12
Average salary £25,250 £32,500 £19,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.30% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £25,300 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northwich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northwich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Northwich

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Northwich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northwich region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Northwich

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northwich

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northwich 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (16.67%) MCDST
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northwich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northwich 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) MCDST
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) CCENT
3 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
4 1 (16.67%) Draytek
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco