Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 85 77
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 103 86 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.76% 3.05% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.86% 13.37% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 77 60 64
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% -26.67% +44.00%
10th Percentile £23,200 £19,225 £21,225
90th Percentile £52,650 £47,550 £51,375
North West median annual salary £37,500 £31,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% -21.25% +22.14%

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 546 643 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.94% 22.83% 21.16%
Number of salaries quoted 371 429 371
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -1.28%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £78,000 £62,750 £54,250
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,001 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +0.00% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +16 60 £45,000 +63.64% 3
Chester +1 9 £34,621 -20.87% 2
Macclesfield +14 7 £26,000 -20.00% 5
Runcorn - 6 £37,500 - 1
Northwich +4 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Knutsford - 5 £32,500 -
Wilmslow -6 4 £35,125 +63.37%
Crewe -12 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 76 (73.79%) Microsoft
2 66 (64.08%) MCSE
3 52 (50.49%) SQL Server
4 42 (40.78%) Windows
5 36 (34.95%) Project Management
6 35 (33.98%) Active Directory
7 32 (31.07%) Office 365
8 31 (30.10%) SQL
8 31 (30.10%) Windows Server
9 29 (28.16%) Presales
9 29 (28.16%) Security Cleared
10 24 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (23.30%) Citrix
11 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (21.36%) Degree
12 22 (21.36%) MCP
12 22 (21.36%) Finance
12 22 (21.36%) Customer Requirements
13 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (17.48%) C#
15 17 (16.50%) VMware
16 16 (15.53%) .NET
16 16 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (14.56%) Enterprise Architecture
17 15 (14.56%) Network Security
17 15 (14.56%) Time Management
17 15 (14.56%) Programme Management
17 15 (14.56%) Vendor Relationship Management
17 15 (14.56%) Server Virtualisation
18 14 (13.59%) VB

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 12 (11.65%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.77%) IIS
3 7 (6.80%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.88%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.97%) BPCS
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.97%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 32 (31.07%) Office 365
2 24 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) Network Security
2 13 (12.62%) DNS
3 8 (7.77%) DHCP
3 8 (7.77%) SAN
4 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.83%) FTP
5 6 (5.83%) HTTP
5 6 (5.83%) SMTP
5 6 (5.83%) SSH
6 5 (4.85%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (4.85%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.91%) Skype
7 3 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.91%) Wireless
8 2 (1.94%) WebEx
9 1 (0.97%) 4G
9 1 (0.97%) DSL
9 1 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (50.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.65%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.83%) MySQL
4 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.94%) Big Data
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.97%) OLAP
6 1 (0.97%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.97%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.97%) JMeter
3 1 (0.97%) Moq
3 1 (0.97%) Selenium
3 1 (0.97%) Subversion
3 1 (0.97%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 22 (21.36%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.85%) Games
3 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
5 1 (0.97%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (28.16%) Architect
2 18 (17.48%) Developer
3 15 (14.56%) Technical Architect
4 14 (13.59%) Cloud Architect
4 14 (13.59%) Lead Architect
5 11 (10.68%) .NET Developer
6 10 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) C# Developer
8 8 (7.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Support Engineer
9 7 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.83%) Analyst
11 5 (4.85%) Consultant
11 5 (4.85%) Field Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Field Service Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.53%) .NET
2 9 (8.74%) WinForms
3 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.83%) HTML
4 5 (4.85%) jQuery
5 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.97%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.97%) COM
6 1 (0.97%) CSS
6 1 (0.97%) Middleware
6 1 (0.97%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.80%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.88%) NHS
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.97%) iPhone
5 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.78%) Windows
2 31 (30.10%) Windows Server
3 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.74%) Linux
6 5 (4.85%) Android
7 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.91%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.91%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.97%) Solaris
10 1 (0.97%) Unix
10 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.95%) Project Management
2 29 (28.16%) Presales
3 22 (21.36%) Customer Requirements
4 15 (14.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 15 (14.56%) Programme Management
4 15 (14.56%) Server Virtualisation
4 15 (14.56%) Time Management
4 15 (14.56%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 14 (13.59%) Line Management
6 13 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (10.68%) Data Protection
8 10 (9.71%) ITIL
9 7 (6.80%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.83%) High Availability
10 6 (5.83%) ITIL V3
10 6 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (5.83%) Trend Analysis
11 5 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (4.85%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (4.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.10%) SQL
2 18 (17.48%) C#
3 14 (13.59%) VB
4 8 (7.77%) VB6
5 7 (6.80%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.83%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.91%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.94%) X++
9 1 (0.97%) Java
9 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (64.08%) MCSE
2 29 (28.16%) Security Cleared
3 22 (21.36%) Degree
3 22 (21.36%) MCP
4 14 (13.59%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (13.59%) SC Cleared
5 10 (9.71%) CCNA
5 10 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.80%) MCSA
7 3 (2.91%) MCITP
8 2 (1.94%) CCNP
8 2 (1.94%) MCDST
8 2 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.97%) ACCA
9 1 (0.97%) CIMA
9 1 (0.97%) ISEB
9 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.97%) OCP
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 35 (33.98%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.68%) vSphere
3 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.83%) XenApp
4 6 (5.83%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.85%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (73.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.30%) Citrix
3 17 (16.50%) VMware
4 9 (8.74%) Cisco
5 5 (4.85%) NEC
6 4 (3.88%) Ivanti
7 3 (2.91%) Oracle
8 2 (1.94%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.94%) HP
8 2 (1.94%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.94%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.97%) Epicor
9 1 (0.97%) IBM
9 1 (0.97%) Infor
9 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.97%) Lotus
9 1 (0.97%) NetApp
9 1 (0.97%) Nintex
9 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.97%) Sage