Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 72 64
Rank change year-on-year -14 -8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 88 72 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.12% 3.29% 4.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.99% 15.06% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 64 76 120
Cheshire median annual salary £27,500 £37,500 £25,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.67% +45.63% -25.36%
10th Percentile £19,700 £21,000 £18,500
90th Percentile £47,850 £50,625 £46,000
North West median annual salary £31,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -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 629 478 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.30% 21.83% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 420 404 604
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%

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 17 October 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 6 months to 17 October 2017. 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 +28 49 £27,500 -38.89% 1
Crewe +4 13 £38,250 +4.79%
Wilmslow -8 8 £21,500 -13.13% 5
Macclesfield +8 3 £25,000 -5.66%
Chester +4 3 £37,500 +30.43% 1
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 -
Northwich +12 1 £50,000 +13.64%
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 60 (68.18%) Windows
2 48 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 46 (52.27%) MCSA
4 45 (51.14%) MCSE
5 43 (48.86%) Microsoft
6 42 (47.73%) VMware
7 35 (39.77%) DNS
8 34 (38.64%) DHCP
8 34 (38.64%) Degree
8 34 (38.64%) Windows Server
9 33 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (32.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (31.82%) Hyper-V
12 27 (30.68%) Citrix
13 25 (28.41%) Cisco
13 25 (28.41%) Office 365
13 25 (28.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (26.14%) MS Exchange
14 23 (26.14%) MCITP
15 22 (25.00%) Management Information System
15 22 (25.00%) MCP
16 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
17 19 (21.59%) Computer Science
17 19 (21.59%) Firewall
18 18 (20.45%) CCNA
18 18 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
19 16 (18.18%) Symantec
20 15 (17.05%) Windows 8
20 15 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2013
21 14 (15.91%) EqualLogic

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 23 (26.14%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (28.41%) Office 365
2 7 (7.95%) G Suite
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.27%) IaaS
5 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (39.77%) DNS
2 34 (38.64%) DHCP
3 19 (21.59%) Firewall
4 13 (14.77%) VPN
5 10 (11.36%) LAN
5 10 (11.36%) WAN
6 7 (7.95%) WLAN
7 5 (5.68%) Skype
7 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (4.55%) SAN
9 2 (2.27%) VoIP
10 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.14%) LDAP
10 1 (1.14%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
1 10 (11.36%) Legal
1 10 (11.36%) Retail
2 9 (10.23%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (21.59%) Analyst
3 17 (19.32%) Support Engineer
4 14 (15.91%) IT Engineer
5 11 (12.50%) IT Support
6 10 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (11.36%) Compliance Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) Security Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) Security Compliance Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Developer
9 6 (6.82%) IT Technician
10 5 (5.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Consultant
10 5 (5.68%) Support Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.55%) CSS
2 4 (4.55%) HTML
2 4 (4.55%) jQuery
2 4 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
3 19 (21.59%) Computer Science
4 11 (12.50%) Fat Client
4 11 (12.50%) Thin Client
5 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (11.36%) Virtual Team
6 9 (10.23%) Life Science
7 7 (7.95%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 60 (68.18%) Windows
2 34 (38.64%) Windows Server
3 29 (32.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (28.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.05%) Windows 8
6 13 (14.77%) Windows 7
7 8 (9.09%) Mac OS X
8 6 (6.82%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.64%) Change Management
1 12 (13.64%) ITIL
2 10 (11.36%) Data Security
2 10 (11.36%) Identity Management
2 10 (11.36%) Information Security
3 9 (10.23%) Customer Engagement
3 9 (10.23%) Process Improvement
4 7 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.82%) ITIL V2
5 6 (6.82%) Time Management
6 4 (4.55%) Break/Fix
6 4 (4.55%) High Availability
6 4 (4.55%) MVC
6 4 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.27%) CRM
7 2 (2.27%) IT Strategy
7 2 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.14%) Change Control
8 1 (1.14%) Hardware Maintenance
8 1 (1.14%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) SQL
2 6 (6.82%) C#
3 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (52.27%) MCSA
2 45 (51.14%) MCSE
3 34 (38.64%) Degree
4 23 (26.14%) MCITP
5 22 (25.00%) MCP
6 18 (20.45%) CCNA
6 18 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (12.50%) CCENT
8 10 (11.36%) CISA
8 10 (11.36%) CISSP
8 10 (11.36%) CNE
8 10 (11.36%) CompTIA Security+
8 10 (11.36%) Novell Certification
8 10 (11.36%) Security+ Certification
8 10 (11.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (10.23%) CCA
9 9 (10.23%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (9.09%) A+ Certification
11 7 (7.95%) CCNP
11 7 (7.95%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) GxP
2 1 (1.14%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 48 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 33 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (31.82%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.55%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.27%) XenApp
6 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) WSUS
2 13 (14.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 11 (12.50%) SCOM
4 2 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.27%) SCCM
5 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (48.86%) Microsoft
2 42 (47.73%) VMware
3 27 (30.68%) Citrix
4 25 (28.41%) Cisco
5 16 (18.18%) Symantec
6 14 (15.91%) CommVault
6 14 (15.91%) Dell
6 14 (15.91%) EqualLogic
6 14 (15.91%) NetApp
7 9 (10.23%) Apple
8 7 (7.95%) Google
9 4 (4.55%) Veeam
10 2 (2.27%) NETGEAR
10 2 (2.27%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.14%) Facebook
11 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.14%) HP
11 1 (1.14%) Mitel
11 1 (1.14%) Progress
11 1 (1.14%) Sage