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

Microsoft Certification
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 36 31
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.97% 0.54% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 2.56% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
Median salary £43,750 £35,000 £26,041
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +34.40%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +1.38%  

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 24 39 37
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.79% 21.20% 19.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23 37 18
Median salary £38,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.92% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,300 £23,916
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) SaaS
2 2 (66.67%) PaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Parallel Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) MCPD
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

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 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) IaaS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) PaaS
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (66.67%) Advertising
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ADO
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Parallel Computing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) MCAD
2 1 (33.33%) MCPD
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft