The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Runcorn region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 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 Runcorn region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 7 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Runcorn 21.15% 21.05% 5.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 68.75% 66.67% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 3
Average salary £26,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £35,000 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £34,800
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Runcorn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
16 6 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Runcorn 30.77% 31.58% 57.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 29
Average salary £27,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.85% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Runcorn

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Runcorn

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Runcorn

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Runcorn

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Runcorn 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 14 (100.00%) MCSE
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
4 8 (57.14%) MCP
5 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (50.00%) Manufacturing
5 7 (50.00%) Lync
6 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 6 (42.86%) MCITP
6 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 5 (35.71%) DHCP
7 5 (35.71%) DNS
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
7 5 (35.71%) MCDST
7 5 (35.71%) Degree
8 4 (28.57%) SCCM
8 4 (28.57%) SCOM
8 4 (28.57%) Retail
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 4 (28.57%) VPN
8 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 4 (28.57%) ISA Server
9 3 (21.43%) Symantec
9 3 (21.43%) Sophos
9 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
9 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (21.43%) MAILsweeper

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Runcorn by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Runcorn 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 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (50.00%) Lync
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DHCP
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) SMTP
3 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) MCSE
2 8 (57.14%) MCP
3 6 (42.86%) MCITP
4 5 (35.71%) MCDST
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) MCSA
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) ISA Server
3 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
2 3 (21.43%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (21.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Symantec
3 3 (21.43%) Sophos
3 3 (21.43%) Trend Micro
3 3 (21.43%) IronPort
4 1 (7.14%) VMware