Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 42 51
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.14% 1.70% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.75% 10.64% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 1
Chester median annual salary £34,621 £43,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.87% +25.00% +34.40%
Cheshire median annual salary £38,750 £27,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +40.91% -26.67% +41.40%

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 48 47 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 16.72% 15.99% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 35 43 51
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +20.63% -21.25%
10th Percentile £23,970 £26,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £53,000 £57,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -1.28%

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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
3 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (55.56%) Office 365
4 4 (44.44%) Umbraco
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) NHS
4 4 (44.44%) Data Security
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) ERP
6 2 (22.22%) MCSA
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (22.22%) Skype
6 2 (22.22%) WebEx
7 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (11.11%) IFS
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013

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 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) Umbraco
3 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (11.11%) BPCS
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (11.11%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Skype
1 2 (22.22%) WebEx
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) IT Support
1 2 (22.22%) Support Officer
2 1 (11.11%) ERP Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Security
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) DNA
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Server Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) ACCA
3 1 (11.11%) CIMA
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Epicor
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) IFS
3 1 (11.11%) Infor
3 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
3 1 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (11.11%) Nintex
3 1 (11.11%) Sage
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) VMware