The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 35 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 26 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 7.79% 7.54% 12.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.46% 30.23% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 36 25 54
Average salary £31,750 £40,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.62% +35.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £56,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Warrington region.

Qualifications Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
195 86 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 42.21% 24.93% 35.90%
Number of salaries quoted 147 66 146
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Warrington

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Warrington

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Warrington

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 50 (65.79%) MCTS
2 48 (63.16%) MCP
3 45 (59.21%) Microsoft
4 44 (57.89%) Windows
5 34 (44.74%) MS Exchange
6 32 (42.11%) TCP/IP
6 32 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (40.79%) MCSA
7 31 (40.79%) SQL Server
8 29 (38.16%) .NET
8 29 (38.16%) MS Excel
8 29 (38.16%) MCSE
9 28 (36.84%) Windows 7
10 26 (34.21%) VPN
10 26 (34.21%) MS Office
11 25 (32.89%) ASP.NET
11 25 (32.89%) C#
11 25 (32.89%) DNS
11 25 (32.89%) Active Directory
11 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (32.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (31.58%) Castle Windsor
12 24 (31.58%) Ninject
12 24 (31.58%) MSTest
12 24 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (31.58%) Dependency Injection
12 24 (31.58%) Inversion of Control
12 24 (31.58%) Rhino Mocks
12 24 (31.58%) Moq
12 24 (31.58%) Spring.NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 34 (44.74%) MS Exchange
2 18 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.58%) IIS
5 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.63%) Lync
8 1 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 29 (38.16%) MS Excel
2 26 (34.21%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (42.11%) TCP/IP
2 26 (34.21%) VPN
3 25 (32.89%) DNS
4 21 (27.63%) DHCP
5 11 (14.47%) LAN
5 11 (14.47%) WAN
6 10 (13.16%) SAN
7 9 (11.84%) Network Security
8 5 (6.58%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.26%) Firewall
10 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.63%) PBX
10 2 (2.63%) VoIP
11 1 (1.32%) SMTP
11 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (40.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (31.58%) MSTest
1 24 (31.58%) Rhino Mocks
1 24 (31.58%) Moq
1 24 (31.58%) NUnit
2 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
1 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Legal
2 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (34.21%) Developer
3 25 (32.89%) .NET Developer
4 21 (27.63%) Support Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) IT Support
6 7 (9.21%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Administrator
9 2 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Analyst
10 1 (1.32%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.16%) .NET
2 25 (32.89%) ASP.NET
3 24 (31.58%) Castle Windsor
3 24 (31.58%) Ninject
3 24 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
3 24 (31.58%) Spring.NET
3 24 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 24 (31.58%) Unity DI Container
4 22 (28.95%) WCF
4 22 (28.95%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (2.63%) WPF
5 2 (2.63%) WinForms
6 1 (1.32%) COM
6 1 (1.32%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) Web Services
6 1 (1.32%) HTML
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.32%) jQuery
6 1 (1.32%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.58%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (13.16%) Fat Client
2 10 (13.16%) Thin Client
3 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) Celerra
5 1 (1.32%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) Windows
2 32 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 25 (32.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (25.00%) Linux
7 16 (21.05%) Windows XP
8 15 (19.74%) UNIX
9 6 (7.89%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.32%) AIX
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.32%) Android
10 1 (1.32%) CentOS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) Dependency Injection
2 24 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (31.58%) Kanban
2 24 (31.58%) TDD
2 24 (31.58%) Scrum
2 24 (31.58%) MVC
3 22 (28.95%) Web Application Development
4 13 (17.11%) ITIL
5 6 (7.89%) Service Management
6 4 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (3.95%) Information Security Management
7 3 (3.95%) Security Management
7 3 (3.95%) Information Security
7 3 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.63%) MVVM
8 2 (2.63%) Data Management
8 2 (2.63%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.63%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.89%) C#
2 9 (11.84%) SQL
3 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) VB
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) Perl
5 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (65.79%) MCTS
2 48 (63.16%) MCP
3 31 (40.79%) MCSA
4 29 (38.16%) MCSE
5 24 (31.58%) MCAD
5 24 (31.58%) MCSD
6 17 (22.37%) MCITP
7 9 (11.84%) Degree
8 5 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.95%) CCNA
9 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.63%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.32%) RHCE
11 1 (1.32%) VCDX
11 1 (1.32%) HP AIS
11 1 (1.32%) HP MASE
11 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 25 (32.89%) Active Directory
2 21 (27.63%) Hyper-V
3 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.21%) vSphere
5 6 (7.89%) XenApp
6 5 (6.58%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.63%) XenServer
7 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.32%) GPFS
8 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (59.21%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.68%) VMware
3 13 (17.11%) Cisco
4 8 (10.53%) Citrix
5 6 (7.89%) HP
6 4 (5.26%) Dell
7 3 (3.95%) NetApp
8 2 (2.63%) EMC
9 1 (1.32%) IBM
9 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.32%) Telerik
9 1 (1.32%) NETGEAR
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