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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 6 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Runcorn 17.50% 2.70% 12.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.64% 5.00% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 10
Average salary £24,000 £25,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Runcorn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11 20 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Runcorn 27.50% 54.05% 43.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 31
Average salary £24,000 £52,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.28% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
Cheshire

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
Salary Histogram in Runcorn

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Runcorn region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Runcorn

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (82.35%) MCSE
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) Windows
4 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 10 (58.82%) Manufacturing
4 10 (58.82%) MCITP
5 9 (52.94%) Degree
5 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
6 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL
7 5 (29.41%) MCP
7 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
7 5 (29.41%) DHCP
7 5 (29.41%) MCDST
8 4 (23.53%) Retail
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) ISA Server
8 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 4 (23.53%) Citrix
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
9 3 (17.65%) SCCM
9 3 (17.65%) SCOM
9 3 (17.65%) Lync
9 3 (17.65%) VPN
9 3 (17.65%) Symantec
10 2 (11.76%) VMware
10 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Runcorn by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Lync
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
2 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (58.82%) Manufacturing
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Help Desk Support
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Desktop Support
2 5 (29.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Support Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) COM
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) LINQ
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) MCSE
2 10 (58.82%) MCITP
3 9 (52.94%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) MCP
4 5 (29.41%) MCDST
5 2 (11.76%) MCSA
6 1 (5.88%) CCA
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.88%) CCNA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
3 4 (23.53%) ISA Server
4 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) XenServer
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Telerik