Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 79 75
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 78 100 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.03% 3.31% 3.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.42% 15.63% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 64 76 70
Cheshire median annual salary £33,750 £27,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.73% -21.43% +52.17%
10th Percentile £21,325 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,625 £48,000 £46,375
North West median annual salary £39,000 £31,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +23.81% -16.00% +15.38%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 506 640 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.64% 21.17% 22.19%
Number of salaries quoted 354 428 403
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.19% +2.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £20,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -7 37 £43,750 +59.09% 2
Chester +3 8 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Runcorn - 8 £24,625 - 1
Macclesfield +20 7 £26,000 -9.57% 2
Knutsford - 7 £32,500 -
Northwich 0 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Wilmslow -22 3 £21,500 - 4
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 66 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 48 (61.54%) MCSE
3 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 32 (41.03%) Windows
5 29 (37.18%) Active Directory
6 26 (33.33%) SQL
7 24 (30.77%) Office 365
8 23 (29.49%) Windows Server
9 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (24.36%) Project Management
9 19 (24.36%) Finance
10 18 (23.08%) MCP
11 17 (21.79%) Citrix
12 15 (19.23%) C#
13 14 (17.95%) Degree
14 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (16.67%) Presales
14 13 (16.67%) DNS
14 13 (16.67%) VMware
15 12 (15.38%) ITIL
15 12 (15.38%) SharePoint
16 11 (14.10%) VB
16 11 (14.10%) .NET
16 11 (14.10%) DHCP
16 11 (14.10%) Manufacturing
16 11 (14.10%) Apple iOS
16 11 (14.10%) Android
16 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (14.10%) Data Protection

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.26%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.97%) IIS
4 4 (5.13%) Umbraco
5 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.85%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (30.77%) Office 365
2 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) DNS
2 11 (14.10%) DHCP
3 10 (12.82%) SAN
4 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.97%) Network Security
6 6 (7.69%) FTP
6 6 (7.69%) HTTP
6 6 (7.69%) SMTP
6 6 (7.69%) SSH
7 5 (6.41%) Skype
8 3 (3.85%) Wireless
9 2 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.56%) WebEx
9 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.28%) LAN
10 1 (1.28%) VoIP
10 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.56%) Big Data
4 2 (2.56%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.28%) OLAP
5 1 (1.28%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.56%) Moq
2 2 (2.56%) Subversion
2 2 (2.56%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.28%) JMeter
3 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.28%) Selenium
3 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (24.36%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Manufacturing
3 8 (10.26%) Games
4 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.28%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Developer
2 13 (16.67%) Architect
3 10 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Consultant
5 7 (8.97%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (7.69%) Lead Architect
7 5 (6.41%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.13%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) .NET
2 8 (10.26%) HTML
3 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.97%) jQuery
4 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (6.41%) WinForms
5 3 (3.85%) SignalR
6 2 (2.56%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.28%) COM
7 1 (1.28%) CSS
7 1 (1.28%) Middleware
7 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.13%) NHS
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Life Science
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.03%) Windows
2 23 (29.49%) Windows Server
3 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (14.10%) Android
4 11 (14.10%) Apple iOS
4 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.97%) Mac OS
6 5 (6.41%) Linux
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.28%) Solaris
9 1 (1.28%) Unix
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Project Management
2 13 (16.67%) Presales
3 12 (15.38%) ITIL
4 11 (14.10%) Data Protection
5 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.97%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (8.97%) Programme Management
6 7 (8.97%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (8.97%) SDLC
6 7 (8.97%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (8.97%) Time Management
6 7 (8.97%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 7 (8.97%) Web Design
7 6 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 6 (7.69%) Line Management
7 6 (7.69%) MVC
7 6 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) SQL
2 15 (19.23%) C#
3 11 (14.10%) VB
4 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.13%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.56%) VB6
8 2 (2.56%) VBScript
8 2 (2.56%) X++
9 1 (1.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 48 (61.54%) MCSE
2 18 (23.08%) MCP
3 14 (17.95%) Degree
4 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 9 (11.54%) MCSA
6 7 (8.97%) CCNA
6 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (7.69%) MCDST
7 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.13%) MCITP
9 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.28%) ACCA
10 1 (1.28%) CIMA
10 1 (1.28%) ISEB
10 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (37.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.54%) vSphere
3 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.69%) XenApp
4 6 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.56%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.79%) Citrix
3 13 (16.67%) VMware
4 7 (8.97%) Ivanti
5 6 (7.69%) MobileIron
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco
6 5 (6.41%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.56%) Apple
7 2 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (1.28%) EMC
8 1 (1.28%) Lotus
8 1 (1.28%) NetApp
8 1 (1.28%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.28%) Nintex
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat