Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 43 50
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.91% 1.02% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 5.56% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 5
Chester median annual salary £43,750 £43,750 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +103.49% -17.44%
10th Percentile £23,783 £41,875 £20,250
90th Percentile £68,875 £45,625 £36,350
Cheshire median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +11.94%

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 60 54 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 19.54% 18.31% 21.30%
Number of salaries quoted 48 51 68
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £34,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.68% -11.43%
10th Percentile £24,425 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,250 £48,750 £57,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.42% +1.33% -6.25%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Chester over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Chester region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
3 7 (58.33%) Office 365
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
5 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) NHS
6 4 (33.33%) Data Security
6 4 (33.33%) MVC
6 4 (33.33%) Umbraco
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) MCSA
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (16.67%) ERP
8 2 (16.67%) DHCP
8 2 (16.67%) DNS
8 2 (16.67%) HP
8 2 (16.67%) SAN
8 2 (16.67%) .NET
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) Windows
8 2 (16.67%) Scrum
8 2 (16.67%) VMware
8 2 (16.67%) Project Management
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (16.67%) Break/Fix

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 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) Umbraco
3 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (8.33%) BPCS
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (8.33%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Office 365
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (16.67%) IaaS
3 2 (16.67%) PaaS
3 2 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) Skype
1 2 (16.67%) WebEx
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Officer
2 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Security
1 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Break/Fix
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) DNA
4 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) ACCA
3 1 (8.33%) CIMA
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Epicor
3 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (8.33%) IFS
3 1 (8.33%) Infor
3 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (8.33%) Sage
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Veeam