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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 36 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 7.51% 10.20% 13.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.80% 37.50% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 34 35 57
Average salary £30,250 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +2.66%
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
191 96 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 42.16% 27.20% 34.79%
Number of salaries quoted 145 73 137
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +17.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £49,300
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 30 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Warrington

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 30 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 49 (64.47%) MCTS
2 48 (63.16%) MCP
3 47 (61.84%) Microsoft
4 46 (60.53%) Windows
5 36 (47.37%) MCSA
6 35 (46.05%) MS Exchange
7 33 (43.42%) TCP/IP
7 33 (43.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (40.79%) Windows 7
8 31 (40.79%) MS Excel
9 30 (39.47%) MCSE
10 29 (38.16%) SQL Server
11 27 (35.53%) MS Office
11 27 (35.53%) .NET
11 27 (35.53%) DNS
11 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (34.21%) Active Directory
13 25 (32.89%) VPN
14 24 (31.58%) DHCP
14 24 (31.58%) Hyper-V
15 23 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (30.26%) C#
15 23 (30.26%) ASP.NET
16 22 (28.95%) MCAD
16 22 (28.95%) MCSD
16 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (28.95%) TDD
16 22 (28.95%) NUnit
16 22 (28.95%) Scrum
16 22 (28.95%) MVC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 35 (46.05%) MS Exchange
2 20 (26.32%) 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 31 (40.79%) MS Excel
2 27 (35.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (43.42%) TCP/IP
2 27 (35.53%) DNS
3 25 (32.89%) VPN
4 24 (31.58%) DHCP
5 9 (11.84%) SAN
5 9 (11.84%) Network Security
6 8 (10.53%) LAN
6 8 (10.53%) WAN
7 6 (7.89%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.95%) Firewall
9 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.32%) Internet
10 1 (1.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (28.95%) NUnit
1 22 (28.95%) MSTest
1 22 (28.95%) Rhino Mocks
1 22 (28.95%) Moq
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Legal
2 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (31.58%) Developer
3 23 (30.26%) .NET Developer
4 19 (25.00%) Support Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) IT Support
5 11 (14.47%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 1 (1.32%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.53%) .NET
2 23 (30.26%) ASP.NET
3 22 (28.95%) Spring.NET
3 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (28.95%) Castle Windsor
3 22 (28.95%) Ninject
3 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 22 (28.95%) Unity DI Container
4 20 (26.32%) Razor View Engine
4 20 (26.32%) WCF
5 2 (2.63%) WPF
5 2 (2.63%) WinForms
6 1 (1.32%) HTML
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.32%) LINQ
6 1 (1.32%) jQuery
6 1 (1.32%) COM
6 1 (1.32%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.95%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (14.47%) Thin Client
2 11 (14.47%) Fat Client
3 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) User Experience
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.32%) Celerra
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (60.53%) Windows
2 33 (43.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (40.79%) Windows 7
4 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (27.63%) Linux
7 20 (26.32%) Windows XP
8 17 (22.37%) UNIX
9 5 (6.58%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.32%) AIX
10 1 (1.32%) Android
10 1 (1.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.95%) TDD
2 22 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (28.95%) Kanban
2 22 (28.95%) Scrum
2 22 (28.95%) Dependency Injection
2 22 (28.95%) MVC
3 20 (26.32%) Web Application Development
4 13 (17.11%) ITIL
5 6 (7.89%) Service Management
6 5 (6.58%) Change Management
7 3 (3.95%) Information Security Management
7 3 (3.95%) Security Management
7 3 (3.95%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.95%) Information Security
8 2 (2.63%) MVVM
8 2 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.63%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.63%) Data Management
8 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) C#
2 9 (11.84%) SQL
3 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) Perl
5 1 (1.32%) VB
5 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (64.47%) MCTS
2 48 (63.16%) MCP
3 36 (47.37%) MCSA
4 30 (39.47%) MCSE
5 22 (28.95%) MCAD
5 22 (28.95%) MCSD
6 21 (27.63%) MCITP
7 9 (11.84%) Degree
8 4 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.63%) MCDST
10 2 (2.63%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.32%) HP AIS
11 1 (1.32%) HP MASE
11 1 (1.32%) VCDX
11 1 (1.32%) NCDA
11 1 (1.32%) NCIE
11 1 (1.32%) VCAP
System Software
1 26 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 24 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.89%) vSphere
4 6 (7.89%) XenApp
5 5 (6.58%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.63%) XenServer
6 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.32%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
1 2 (2.63%) SCOM
2 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (61.84%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.68%) VMware
3 10 (13.16%) Cisco
4 9 (11.84%) Citrix
5 6 (7.89%) HP
6 5 (6.58%) Dell
7 3 (3.95%) NetApp
8 2 (2.63%) EMC
9 1 (1.32%) CommVault
9 1 (1.32%) IBM
9 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.32%) Symantec
9 1 (1.32%) Telerik
9 1 (1.32%) NETGEAR
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