Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 91 87
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 46 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.52% 2.18% 3.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.75% 9.11% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 35 43 93
Median annual salary £65,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +85.71% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £20,750 £20,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £59,400 £52,935
North West median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

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 306 505 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.77% 23.94% 20.99%
Number of salaries quoted 210 347 483
Median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +18.42%
10th Percentile £26,650 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,250 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Cheshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cheshire over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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
Chester -9 13 £65,000 +41.30% 2
Warrington -3 12 £32,500 -26.97% 1
Runcorn -2 6 - -
Wilmslow -6 4 £40,500 +88.37% 1
Northwich - 2 - -
Crewe 0 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) C#
2 20 (51.28%) .NET
3 19 (48.72%) SQL
3 19 (48.72%) JavaScript
3 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
3 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (46.15%) CSS
4 18 (46.15%) HTML
5 14 (35.90%) Windows
5 14 (35.90%) Azure
6 13 (33.33%) AWS
6 13 (33.33%) Sitecore
6 13 (33.33%) Python
6 13 (33.33%) MCSD
6 13 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 12 (30.77%) DevOps
7 12 (30.77%) API Integration
7 12 (30.77%) PHP
7 12 (30.77%) VMS
7 12 (30.77%) RESTful
7 12 (30.77%) Process Improvement
8 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
9 10 (25.64%) MCSE
9 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
11 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
11 8 (20.51%) MCSA
11 8 (20.51%) Firewall

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 1 (2.56%) CMS
1 1 (2.56%) Site Server
1 1 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Azure
2 13 (33.33%) AWS
3 7 (17.95%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) IaaS
4 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) LAN
2 6 (15.38%) WAN
3 4 (10.26%) VLAN
4 3 (7.69%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) DHCP
5 2 (5.13%) DNS
6 1 (2.56%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Senior Developer
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Agile .NET Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Agile Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Senior .NET Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Senior Agile Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Software Developer
4 6 (15.38%) .NET Development Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Development Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Development Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Digital Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Lead .NET Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Lead Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) .NET
2 18 (46.15%) CSS
2 18 (46.15%) HTML
3 12 (30.77%) RESTful
4 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
4 7 (17.95%) jQuery
5 6 (15.38%) LINQ
5 6 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Core
7 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.56%) COM
7 1 (2.56%) Node.js
7 1 (2.56%) React
7 1 (2.56%) REST
7 1 (2.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Wiki
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.13%) Life Science
3 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) VMS
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.38%) Android
4 6 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 12 (30.77%) API Integration
3 12 (30.77%) DevOps
3 12 (30.77%) Process Improvement
4 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
6 7 (17.95%) SDLC
7 6 (15.38%) Project Management
8 4 (10.26%) Information Security
9 3 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
9 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
9 3 (7.69%) Decision-Making
9 3 (7.69%) IT Asset Management
9 3 (7.69%) ITIL
10 2 (5.13%) Converged Infrastructure
10 2 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (5.13%) Network Virtualisation
10 2 (5.13%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) C#
2 19 (48.72%) JavaScript
2 19 (48.72%) SQL
3 13 (33.33%) Python
4 12 (30.77%) PHP
5 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) MCSD
2 10 (25.64%) MCSE
3 8 (20.51%) MCSA
4 6 (15.38%) MCP
5 5 (12.82%) MCITP
6 4 (10.26%) CCNA
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (7.69%) A+ Certification
7 3 (7.69%) Degree
7 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (5.13%) CCNP
8 2 (5.13%) NCDA
8 2 (5.13%) NCIE
9 1 (2.56%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) GxP
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
1 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 7 (17.95%) VMware
4 6 (15.38%) Xamarin
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) EMC
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Ivanti
6 2 (5.13%) NetApp
6 2 (5.13%) Verint
7 1 (2.56%) Bomgar
7 1 (2.56%) Google