Period
to 17 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 84 87
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 118 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.66% 3.51% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.73% 17.23% 11.95%
Number of salaries quoted 51 94 57
Cheshire median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +59.09%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,650 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,000 £52,500 £45,500
North West median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% -6.67% +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 469 685 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.71% 20.36% 23.24%
Number of salaries quoted 343 460 353
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £24,625 £21,250 £22,550
90th Percentile £73,750 £63,750 £56,250
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 17 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -21 20 £44,000 +53.04% 6
Runcorn +7 9 £24,750 -34.87% 1
Wilmslow -13 9 £21,500 -4.44% 2
Knutsford - 7 £32,500 - 1
Macclesfield +21 3 £24,500 -14.78% 1
Northwich - 2 £47,500 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 47 (85.45%) Microsoft
2 38 (69.09%) MCSE
3 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
4 30 (54.55%) Windows
5 24 (43.64%) MCP
6 18 (32.73%) DNS
7 15 (27.27%) SQL
7 15 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (25.45%) ITIL
8 14 (25.45%) DHCP
9 13 (23.64%) VMware
9 13 (23.64%) Windows Server
9 13 (23.64%) Android
9 13 (23.64%) Windows 7
9 13 (23.64%) Apple iOS
10 12 (21.82%) Manufacturing
10 12 (21.82%) Ivanti
10 12 (21.82%) MCSA
10 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
10 12 (21.82%) Cisco
11 10 (18.18%) Citrix
11 10 (18.18%) MCITP
11 10 (18.18%) Finance
11 10 (18.18%) Office 365
11 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
12 9 (16.36%) Mac OS
12 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (16.36%) MobileIron
12 9 (16.36%) MCDST
12 9 (16.36%) C#

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 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.91%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.64%) IIS
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.18%) Office 365
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.73%) DNS
2 14 (25.45%) DHCP
3 6 (10.91%) Skype
3 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.27%) SAN
5 2 (3.64%) FTP
5 2 (3.64%) HTTP
5 2 (3.64%) IPsec
5 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.64%) SMTP
5 2 (3.64%) SSH
6 1 (1.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.82%) VoIP
6 1 (1.82%) WAN
6 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) Big Data
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) Power BI
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.64%) MSI
3 1 (1.82%) Moq
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 12 (21.82%) Manufacturing
2 10 (18.18%) Finance
3 6 (10.91%) Games
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Developer
1 11 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Help Desk Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Consultant
4 5 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.27%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (7.27%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Technology Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 5 (9.09%) HTML
2 5 (9.09%) jQuery
3 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (7.27%) WinForms
4 2 (3.64%) SignalR
5 1 (1.82%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
2 3 (5.45%) Life Science
2 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 30 (54.55%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Android
2 13 (23.64%) Apple iOS
2 13 (23.64%) Windows 7
2 13 (23.64%) Windows Server
3 9 (16.36%) Mac OS
4 8 (14.55%) Mac OS X
4 8 (14.55%) Windows 8
4 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.45%) Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (25.45%) ITIL
3 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (9.09%) SDLC
3 5 (9.09%) Web Design
4 4 (7.27%) Analytics
4 4 (7.27%) MVVM
4 4 (7.27%) OCR
4 4 (7.27%) Scrum
4 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.45%) Android Development
5 3 (5.45%) iOS Development
5 3 (5.45%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.45%) Service Management
5 3 (5.45%) SOLID
5 3 (5.45%) Time Management
5 3 (5.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 9 (16.36%) C#
4 7 (12.73%) VB
5 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.45%) VBScript
7 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (69.09%) MCSE
2 24 (43.64%) MCP
3 12 (21.82%) MCSA
4 10 (18.18%) MCITP
5 9 (16.36%) MCDST
6 8 (14.55%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (10.91%) CCNA
7 6 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (10.91%) Degree
8 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.64%) MCTS
9 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) Terminal Server
3 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (9.09%) vSphere
5 3 (5.45%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.64%) XenApp
6 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) BladeLogic
1 3 (5.45%) SCCM
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.64%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 47 (85.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) VMware
3 12 (21.82%) Cisco
3 12 (21.82%) Ivanti
4 10 (18.18%) Citrix
5 9 (16.36%) MobileIron
6 8 (14.55%) Apple
7 4 (7.27%) Xamarin
8 2 (3.64%) BMC
9 1 (1.82%) EMC
9 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.82%) Tableau