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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 43 24 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 8.40% 7.06% 10.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.05% 25.26% 30.68%
Number of salaries quoted 43 23 48
Average salary £29,500 £40,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.25% +35.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +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 95 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 38.09% 27.94% 34.51%
Number of salaries quoted 146 71 147
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Warrington

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 54 (65.06%) MCP
2 51 (61.45%) MCTS
3 48 (57.83%) Microsoft
4 47 (56.63%) Windows
5 35 (42.17%) .NET
5 35 (42.17%) SQL Server
6 34 (40.96%) MS Exchange
7 33 (39.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (38.55%) MCSA
9 31 (37.35%) ASP.NET
9 31 (37.35%) C#
10 30 (36.14%) MCSE
10 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
11 29 (34.94%) MS Excel
12 28 (33.73%) Scrum
12 28 (33.73%) TDD
12 28 (33.73%) NUnit
12 28 (33.73%) MVC
12 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
12 28 (33.73%) MCAD
12 28 (33.73%) MCSD
12 28 (33.73%) Spring.NET
12 28 (33.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (33.73%) Dependency Injection
12 28 (33.73%) Inversion of Control
12 28 (33.73%) MSTest
12 28 (33.73%) Rhino Mocks
12 28 (33.73%) Moq
12 28 (33.73%) Castle Windsor
12 28 (33.73%) Ninject

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (40.96%) MS Exchange
2 18 (21.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.43%) IIS
5 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.61%) Apache
6 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.20%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (34.94%) MS Excel
2 23 (27.71%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
2 24 (28.92%) VPN
3 23 (27.71%) DNS
4 19 (22.89%) DHCP
5 12 (14.46%) LAN
5 12 (14.46%) WAN
6 9 (10.84%) SAN
6 9 (10.84%) Network Security
7 4 (4.82%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.82%) Firewall
8 3 (3.61%) PBX
8 3 (3.61%) VoIP
9 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.20%) SMTP
10 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (42.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) Big Data
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (33.73%) NUnit
1 28 (33.73%) MSTest
1 28 (33.73%) Rhino Mocks
1 28 (33.73%) Moq
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.02%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (38.55%) Developer
2 31 (37.35%) .NET Developer
3 29 (34.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (26.51%) Support Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) IT Support
6 7 (8.43%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Consultant
8 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (2.41%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.17%) .NET
2 31 (37.35%) ASP.NET
3 28 (33.73%) Spring.NET
3 28 (33.73%) ASP.NET MVC
3 28 (33.73%) Castle Windsor
3 28 (33.73%) Ninject
3 28 (33.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 28 (33.73%) Unity DI Container
4 24 (28.92%) Razor View Engine
4 24 (28.92%) WCF
5 4 (4.82%) WPF
5 4 (4.82%) WinForms
6 3 (3.61%) CSS
6 3 (3.61%) HTML
7 2 (2.41%) SOAP
7 2 (2.41%) Ajax
7 2 (2.41%) XML
7 2 (2.41%) XML-RPC
7 2 (2.41%) REST
8 1 (1.20%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.73%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (12.05%) Thin Client
2 10 (12.05%) Fat Client
3 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.20%) Celerra
4 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.20%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (56.63%) Windows
2 33 (39.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (31.33%) Windows 7
3 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (20.48%) Windows XP
6 16 (19.28%) Linux
7 13 (15.66%) UNIX
8 6 (7.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.20%) AIX
9 1 (1.20%) Android
9 1 (1.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) MVC
1 28 (33.73%) Scrum
1 28 (33.73%) TDD
1 28 (33.73%) Continuous Integration
1 28 (33.73%) Kanban
1 28 (33.73%) Dependency Injection
2 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.92%) Web Application Development
3 16 (19.28%) ITIL
4 6 (7.23%) Service Management
5 4 (4.82%) Change Management
5 4 (4.82%) OOD
5 4 (4.82%) OOP
5 4 (4.82%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (4.82%) OO
5 4 (4.82%) MVVM
5 4 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.61%) Information Security Management
6 3 (3.61%) Security Management
6 3 (3.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.35%) C#
2 10 (12.05%) SQL
3 8 (9.64%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.20%) Perl
6 1 (1.20%) Python
6 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (65.06%) MCP
2 51 (61.45%) MCTS
3 32 (38.55%) MCSA
4 30 (36.14%) MCSE
5 28 (33.73%) MCAD
5 28 (33.73%) MCSD
6 17 (20.48%) MCITP
7 9 (10.84%) Degree
8 7 (8.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (4.82%) CCNA
9 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.41%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.20%) RHCE
12 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
12 1 (1.20%) HP AIS
12 1 (1.20%) HP MASE
System Software
1 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.69%) Hyper-V
3 16 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.43%) vSphere
5 6 (7.23%) XenApp
6 5 (6.02%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.41%) XenServer
8 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.20%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) SCCM
1 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (57.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.10%) VMware
3 13 (15.66%) Cisco
4 8 (9.64%) Citrix
5 5 (6.02%) HP
6 4 (4.82%) Dell
7 3 (3.61%) NetApp
8 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.20%) IBM
8 1 (1.20%) EMC
8 1 (1.20%) Telerik