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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 56 63
Rank change year-on-year -24 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 29 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.48% 2.98% 3.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.88% 13.12% 17.87%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 52
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,125 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.80% +0.34%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 331 221 347
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 22.78% 22.71% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 213 182 268
Median salary £40,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.70% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 16 £29,000 -35.55% 6
Crewe -5 13 £67,500 +33.66%
Chester +9 3 £43,750 +25.00%
Northwich +5 1 £50,000 +13.63% 1
Wilmslow -15 1 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 39 (76.47%) MCSE
2 29 (56.86%) Windows
3 24 (47.06%) VMware
4 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
4 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
5 18 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 17 (33.33%) Degree
7 16 (31.37%) Retail
7 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (27.45%) Process Improvement
8 14 (27.45%) Virtual Team
8 14 (27.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (27.45%) Computer Science
8 14 (27.45%) Finance
8 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
9 13 (25.49%) CISSP
9 13 (25.49%) CNA
9 13 (25.49%) CNE
9 13 (25.49%) Novell Certification
9 13 (25.49%) Legal
9 13 (25.49%) Security+ Certification
9 13 (25.49%) Information Security
9 13 (25.49%) CISA
9 13 (25.49%) Identity Management
9 13 (25.49%) Data Security
9 13 (25.49%) Management Information System
9 13 (25.49%) CompTIA Security+
9 13 (25.49%) Office 365
9 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
10 12 (23.53%) Customer Engagement

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 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.49%) Office 365
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.76%) IaaS
4 5 (9.80%) PaaS
4 5 (9.80%) SaaS
5 2 (3.92%) G Suite
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) VPN
2 6 (11.76%) DHCP
2 6 (11.76%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) LAN
2 6 (11.76%) WAN
3 5 (9.80%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (5.88%) Firewall
4 3 (5.88%) SAN
4 3 (5.88%) Skype
5 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.92%) VoIP
5 2 (3.92%) WLAN
6 1 (1.96%) LDAP
6 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (31.37%) Retail
2 14 (27.45%) Finance
3 13 (25.49%) Legal
4 5 (9.80%) Advertising
5 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Compliance Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Security Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) IT Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.92%) Cloud Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) IT Support
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) CSS
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
1 2 (3.92%) jQuery
2 1 (1.96%) ADO
2 1 (1.96%) Ajax
2 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.96%) WCF
2 1 (1.96%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (27.45%) Computer Science
2 14 (27.45%) Virtual Team
3 13 (25.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
6 1 (1.96%) FMCG
6 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 18 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Process Improvement
2 13 (25.49%) Data Security
2 13 (25.49%) Identity Management
2 13 (25.49%) Information Security
3 12 (23.53%) Customer Engagement
3 12 (23.53%) ITIL
4 9 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.84%) Break/Fix
5 4 (7.84%) Service Management
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.92%) Hardware Maintenance
7 2 (3.92%) High Availability
7 2 (3.92%) IT Strategy
7 2 (3.92%) ITIL V2
7 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.92%) MVC
7 2 (3.92%) Network Management
7 2 (3.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (76.47%) MCSE
2 17 (33.33%) Degree
3 14 (27.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (25.49%) CISA
4 13 (25.49%) CISSP
4 13 (25.49%) CNA
4 13 (25.49%) CNE
4 13 (25.49%) CompTIA Security+
4 13 (25.49%) Novell Certification
4 13 (25.49%) Security+ Certification
5 11 (21.57%) MCITP
6 10 (19.61%) CCA
6 10 (19.61%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (15.69%) MCSA
8 6 (11.76%) MCP
9 5 (9.80%) CCNA
9 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (7.84%) DBS Check
11 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
11 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.96%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
3 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.80%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.88%) XenApp
6 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.96%) Firmware
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
2 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) VMware
2 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.73%) Citrix
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
5 4 (7.84%) Veeam
6 3 (5.88%) NetApp
7 2 (3.92%) Google
7 2 (3.92%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.96%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.96%) Apple
8 1 (1.96%) BMC
8 1 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) Tableau
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
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Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
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