Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 35 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 6 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Chester 8.85% 2.65% 4.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.00% 14.29% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 13
Median annual salary £41,000 £32,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.13% -32.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £28,150 £31,000 £24,790
90th Percentile £62,250 £46,875 £67,500
Cheshire median annual salary £41,000 £32,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +26.15% -14.47% +1.33%

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 Chester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Chester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 50 42 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 26.04% 18.58% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 42 30 50
Median annual salary £40,000 £25,851 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.73% -39.17% +25.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £19,250 £24,475
90th Percentile £58,750 £45,000 £62,500
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +18.42%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Chester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Chester over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Chester

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 Chester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 11 (64.71%) Change Management
2 11 (64.71%) iSCSI
2 11 (64.71%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (52.94%) Server+ Certification
3 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) MCSE
3 9 (52.94%) MCSA
3 9 (52.94%) LAN
3 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 9 (52.94%) DHCP
3 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
3 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
4 6 (35.29%) Python
4 6 (35.29%) MCSD
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Sitecore
4 6 (35.29%) Azure
4 6 (35.29%) AWS
4 6 (35.29%) Mentoring

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 4 (23.53%) CMS
1 4 (23.53%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) AWS
1 6 (35.29%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Fibre Channel
1 11 (64.71%) iSCSI
1 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 9 (52.94%) DHCP
2 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior .NET Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Team Leader
4 3 (17.65%) Agile .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Agile Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Angular Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Azure Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) React Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior React Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Core
2 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
2 4 (23.53%) Node.js
2 4 (23.53%) React
2 4 (23.53%) Vue.js
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (23.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Change Management
1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.76%) API Integration
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) OOP
4 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C#
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
1 6 (35.29%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) MCSA
1 9 (52.94%) MCSE
1 9 (52.94%) Server+ Certification
2 6 (35.29%) MCSD
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (23.53%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Sitecore
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) Siemens
5 4 (23.53%) Google