Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 104 82
Rank change year-on-year +29 -22 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 105 57 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.39% 2.21% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.28% 10.18% 11.20%
Number of salaries quoted 76 39 60
Cheshire median annual salary £37,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% - +11.94%
10th Percentile £23,125 £21,600 £20,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,750 £52,625
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,250
% change year-on-year - -4.46% +9.03%

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 687 560 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.19% 21.66% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 448 372 415
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.82% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,375 £61,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +21 64 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Wilmslow +14 10 £50,375 +78.32%
Chester +4 10 £38,371 -12.30%
Runcorn - 9 £37,500 - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £30,000 - 3
Northwich 0 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Crewe -24 1 £37,500 -44.44%
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 67 (63.81%) Microsoft
2 63 (60.00%) MCSE
3 42 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 39 (37.14%) Windows
5 37 (35.24%) Project Management
6 35 (33.33%) Office 365
7 31 (29.52%) Presales
8 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
9 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
10 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (23.81%) Customer Requirements
12 24 (22.86%) SQL
13 23 (21.90%) Degree
14 22 (20.95%) MCP
14 22 (20.95%) Windows Server
15 21 (20.00%) C#
15 21 (20.00%) Citrix
15 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 20 (19.05%) Visual Studio
17 19 (18.10%) .NET
17 19 (18.10%) Finance
18 18 (17.14%) VMware
19 17 (16.19%) Citrix Certification
20 16 (15.24%) MCSA
20 16 (15.24%) Time Management
21 15 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
21 15 (14.29%) SC Cleared
21 15 (14.29%) Line Management
22 14 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture

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 8 (7.62%) MS Exchange
1 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.81%) IIS
2 4 (3.81%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.95%) BPCS
4 1 (0.95%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.95%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 35 (33.33%) Office 365
2 21 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.33%) Network Security
2 9 (8.57%) DNS
3 5 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (4.76%) Skype
3 5 (4.76%) Unified Communications
4 4 (3.81%) DHCP
5 3 (2.86%) SAN
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.90%) Firewall
6 2 (1.90%) VLAN
6 2 (1.90%) VPN
6 2 (1.90%) VSAN
6 2 (1.90%) WebEx
7 1 (0.95%) 4G
7 1 (0.95%) DSL
7 1 (0.95%) LAN
7 1 (0.95%) WAN
7 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 12 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) OLAP
5 1 (0.95%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.95%) Power BI
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.90%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.95%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.95%) JMeter
4 1 (0.95%) Moq
4 1 (0.95%) Selenium
4 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 19 (18.10%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Marketing
3 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Automotive
4 1 (0.95%) Back Office
4 1 (0.95%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (27.62%) Architect
2 22 (20.95%) Developer
3 15 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 15 (14.29%) Lead Architect
4 14 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 14 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
4 14 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 9 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Field Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Field Service Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Technical Leader
7 5 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) .NET
2 13 (12.38%) WinForms
3 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.86%) HTML
4 3 (2.86%) Web Services
5 1 (0.95%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.95%) COM
5 1 (0.95%) MDX
5 1 (0.95%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Client/Server
2 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.81%) NHS
4 4 (3.81%) Replication
5 3 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.95%) Clustering
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.95%) iPhone
6 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.14%) Windows
2 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (20.95%) Windows Server
4 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (9.52%) Linux
6 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.90%) Android
7 2 (1.90%) CentOS
7 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.90%) SUSE
7 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.95%) Unix
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.24%) Project Management
2 31 (29.52%) Presales
3 25 (23.81%) Customer Requirements
4 16 (15.24%) Time Management
5 15 (14.29%) Line Management
6 14 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 14 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
6 14 (13.33%) Vendor Relationship Management
7 11 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (9.52%) Data Protection
9 9 (8.57%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.76%) High Availability
10 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 5 (4.76%) ITIL
10 5 (4.76%) Migration
10 5 (4.76%) MVC
11 4 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.81%) Data Security
11 4 (3.81%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.86%) SQL
2 21 (20.00%) C#
3 13 (12.38%) VB
4 12 (11.43%) VB6
5 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.90%) X++
8 1 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.95%) Java
8 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (60.00%) MCSE
2 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
3 23 (21.90%) Degree
4 22 (20.95%) MCP
5 17 (16.19%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (15.24%) MCSA
7 15 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 10 (9.52%) CCNA
8 10 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (6.67%) MCITP
10 5 (4.76%) CCENT
11 4 (3.81%) CCNP
11 4 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.95%) ACCA
12 1 (0.95%) ISEB
12 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.95%) MCPD
12 1 (0.95%) MCSD
12 1 (0.95%) OCP
12 1 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 5 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.76%) vSphere
4 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (63.81%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.00%) Citrix
3 18 (17.14%) VMware
4 11 (10.48%) Cisco
5 5 (4.76%) NEC
6 4 (3.81%) HP
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle
8 2 (1.90%) Dell
8 2 (1.90%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.90%) Veeam
8 2 (1.90%) Zerto
9 1 (0.95%) Epicor
9 1 (0.95%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.95%) IFS
9 1 (0.95%) Infor
9 1 (0.95%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.95%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.95%) Sage
9 1 (0.95%) Xamarin