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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Cheshire
Rank 76 63 57
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 36 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.50% 2.77% 3.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.51% 10.84% 16.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15 33 66
Median salary £37,500 £22,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +70.45% -34.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £49,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +5.71%  

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 213 332 407
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.98% 25.58% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 140 272 297
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,215 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +4 11 £37,500 +70.45% 4
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 42 (79.25%) Microsoft
2 41 (77.36%) Windows
3 37 (69.81%) Windows Server
4 33 (62.26%) Active Directory
5 32 (60.38%) MCSE
6 27 (50.94%) MCSA
7 25 (47.17%) VMware
8 21 (39.62%) MCITP
8 21 (39.62%) MS Exchange
9 20 (37.74%) ITIL
9 20 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (37.74%) Office 365
10 17 (32.08%) SQL
11 14 (26.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
12 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
13 10 (18.87%) Process Improvement
13 10 (18.87%) Hyper-V
13 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
13 10 (18.87%) vSphere
13 10 (18.87%) MCP
14 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
14 9 (16.98%) Finance
14 9 (16.98%) Degree
14 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
14 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (16.98%) Windows 8
14 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 21 (39.62%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.74%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.66%) IaaS
3 3 (5.66%) PaaS
3 3 (5.66%) SaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.89%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) DHCP
1 8 (15.09%) DNS
2 5 (9.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) LAN
3 1 (1.89%) MPLS
3 1 (1.89%) NAS
3 1 (1.89%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (1.89%) VLAN
3 1 (1.89%) VPN
3 1 (1.89%) WAN
3 1 (1.89%) Wireless
3 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Back Office
2 4 (7.55%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) IT Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Support Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) IT Support
4 7 (13.21%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (11.32%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) DBA
7 4 (7.55%) SQL DBA
8 3 (5.66%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
1 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.89%) jQuery
2 1 (1.89%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (1.89%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (77.36%) Windows
2 37 (69.81%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
4 9 (16.98%) Windows 8
4 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.89%) Linux
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) ITIL
2 10 (18.87%) Process Improvement
3 8 (15.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.43%) Service Management
4 5 (9.43%) SOA
5 4 (7.55%) Statistics
5 4 (7.55%) Workflow
6 3 (5.66%) Time Management
7 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.77%) Change Management
7 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.77%) CRM
7 2 (3.77%) Information Security
7 2 (3.77%) ITIL V2
7 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.77%) MVC
7 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) MCSE
2 27 (50.94%) MCSA
3 21 (39.62%) MCITP
4 14 (26.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (18.87%) MCP
6 9 (16.98%) Degree
7 6 (11.32%) MCTS
8 4 (7.55%) NCDA
9 3 (5.66%) DBS Check
9 3 (5.66%) MCDBA
10 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.77%) CCA
10 2 (3.77%) CCNA
10 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.89%) CISSP
11 1 (1.89%) CNA
11 1 (1.89%) CNE
11 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.89%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (62.26%) Active Directory
2 20 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (18.87%) Hyper-V
3 10 (18.87%) vSphere
4 3 (5.66%) XenApp
5 2 (3.77%) Firmware
5 2 (3.77%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) SCCM
1 7 (13.21%) vRealize
2 4 (7.55%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 42 (79.25%) Microsoft
2 25 (47.17%) VMware
3 5 (9.43%) Cisco
3 5 (9.43%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) Apple
4 4 (7.55%) NetApp
5 2 (3.77%) Dell
5 2 (3.77%) IBM
5 2 (3.77%) Symantec
6 1 (1.89%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.89%) BMC
6 1 (1.89%) Draytek
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.89%) Tableau
6 1 (1.89%) Veeam
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