Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 80 73
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 108 70 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.47% 3.04% 3.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.65% 13.75% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 83 63 104
Cheshire median annual salary £27,000 £35,000 £22,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.86% +53.85% -34.06%
10th Percentile £18,750 £19,000 £17,300
90th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £31,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -16.00% +15.38% -7.14%

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 612 509 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.68% 22.11% 23.76%
Number of salaries quoted 422 384 601
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +34 58 £27,250 -29.22% 2
Chester +2 17 £38,750 +72.22%
Wilmslow +5 11 £21,750 -4.40% 6
Crewe +6 4 £35,000 +7.69%
Macclesfield +4 4 £28,750 +8.49%
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 -
Northwich +9 1 £50,000 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £20,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 78 (72.22%) Windows
2 69 (63.89%) MCSA
3 62 (57.41%) Active Directory
4 61 (56.48%) Microsoft
5 53 (49.07%) MCSE
6 49 (45.37%) VMware
7 46 (42.59%) DNS
8 44 (40.74%) DHCP
9 38 (35.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (30.56%) Windows Server
11 32 (29.63%) Office 365
11 32 (29.63%) Data Centre
12 30 (27.78%) MS Exchange
13 29 (26.85%) MCITP
14 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (25.93%) Degree
15 27 (25.00%) CCNA
15 27 (25.00%) Citrix
15 27 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
16 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (22.22%) Hyper-V
17 24 (22.22%) Cisco
18 23 (21.30%) SQL
19 22 (20.37%) MCP
20 21 (19.44%) Change Management
21 20 (18.52%) Firewall
21 20 (18.52%) ITIL
22 19 (17.59%) LAN
22 19 (17.59%) WAN
22 19 (17.59%) Windows 7

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 30 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.63%) Office 365
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.56%) G Suite
3 6 (5.56%) IaaS
4 5 (4.63%) PaaS
5 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.78%) SaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 46 (42.59%) DNS
2 44 (40.74%) DHCP
3 20 (18.52%) Firewall
4 19 (17.59%) LAN
4 19 (17.59%) WAN
5 15 (13.89%) SAN
6 14 (12.96%) TCP/IP
7 10 (9.26%) VPN
8 6 (5.56%) WLAN
9 4 (3.70%) Skype
10 2 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.85%) PBX
10 2 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.85%) VoIP
11 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.70%) Advertising
3 4 (3.70%) Retail
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Finance
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (28.70%) Analyst
2 20 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 15 (13.89%) Support Analyst
4 13 (12.04%) IT Engineer
5 12 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (11.11%) IT Support
6 11 (10.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (9.26%) IT Support Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) Developer
9 7 (6.48%) Junior
10 6 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.56%) IT Technician
11 5 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (4.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) .NET
2 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.78%) CSS
3 3 (2.78%) HTML
3 3 (2.78%) jQuery
3 3 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (2.78%) Web Services
4 2 (1.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.04%) Management Information System
3 11 (10.19%) Fat Client
3 11 (10.19%) Thin Client
4 10 (9.26%) Computer Science
5 9 (8.33%) Life Science
6 7 (6.48%) Driving Licence
7 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (72.22%) Windows
2 33 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
6 17 (15.74%) Windows 8
7 11 (10.19%) Mac OS X
8 6 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) Change Management
2 20 (18.52%) ITIL
3 9 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 7 (6.48%) Time Management
5 6 (5.56%) ITIL V2
6 5 (4.63%) Break/Fix
6 5 (4.63%) CRM
6 5 (4.63%) Unit Testing
7 3 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.78%) DevOps
7 3 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.78%) High Availability
7 3 (2.78%) MVC
7 3 (2.78%) Scrum
7 3 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (1.85%) Change Control
8 2 (1.85%) Identity Management
8 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.85%) Service Delivery
9 1 (0.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.30%) SQL
2 9 (8.33%) C#
3 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (63.89%) MCSA
2 53 (49.07%) MCSE
3 29 (26.85%) MCITP
4 28 (25.93%) Degree
5 27 (25.00%) CCNA
5 27 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (20.37%) MCP
7 16 (14.81%) CCENT
8 8 (7.41%) A+ Certification
9 7 (6.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (5.56%) CCNP
10 6 (5.56%) DBS Check
11 5 (4.63%) CCA
11 5 (4.63%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (1.85%) MCPD
13 2 (1.85%) MCSD
13 2 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.93%) CISSP
14 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) GxP
System Software
1 62 (57.41%) Active Directory
2 38 (35.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.85%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.85%) XenApp
5 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (12.96%) WSUS
2 13 (12.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 11 (10.19%) SCOM
4 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (56.48%) Microsoft
2 49 (45.37%) VMware
3 27 (25.00%) Citrix
4 24 (22.22%) Cisco
5 16 (14.81%) Symantec
6 14 (12.96%) CommVault
6 14 (12.96%) Dell
6 14 (12.96%) EqualLogic
6 14 (12.96%) NetApp
7 11 (10.19%) Apple
8 7 (6.48%) Google
9 5 (4.63%) Veeam
10 3 (2.78%) Xamarin
11 2 (1.85%) HP
11 2 (1.85%) Mitel
11 2 (1.85%) NETGEAR
12 1 (0.93%) IBM
12 1 (0.93%) McAfee
12 1 (0.93%) Progress
12 1 (0.93%) SAP