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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Cheshire / Chester
Rank - 30 25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester - 2.65% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category - 11.43% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 3
Median salary - £21,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -28.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Chester
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25 35 31
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 18.52% 23.18% 19.38%
Number of salaries quoted 21 30 21
Median salary £34,000 £36,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.84% -17.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £65,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Chester.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Chester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Support
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Support Technician
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Technician
1 1 (50.00%) IT Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
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