Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 47 59
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.16% 0.70% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.42% 3.45% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 6
Chester median annual salary £30,000 £22,500 £26,521
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -15.16% -24.23%
10th Percentile £26,500 £21,250 £20,125
90th Percentile £51,500 £23,750 £45,625
Cheshire median annual salary £27,500 £35,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year -21.43% +52.17% -32.35%

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 67 58 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 19.25% 20.42% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 58 48 39
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -17.39%
10th Percentile £19,000 £23,570 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £88,750
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.19% +2.67% -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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 11 (100.00%) MCSE
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 7 (63.64%) MCSA
5 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 6 (54.55%) LAN
5 6 (54.55%) WAN
5 6 (54.55%) DHCP
5 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
5 6 (54.55%) DNS
5 6 (54.55%) SAN
5 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
6 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
6 5 (45.45%) Change Management
7 4 (36.36%) Windows
8 3 (27.27%) Retail
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (27.27%) Advertising
9 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
10 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
10 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (9.09%) PaaS
10 1 (9.09%) Office 365
10 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (9.09%) IaaS
10 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
10 1 (9.09%) Degree

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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
1 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (27.27%) Advertising
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
2 7 (63.64%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
2 1 (9.09%) HP