Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 60 81
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 24 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.82% 2.64% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 14.12% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 9
Lancashire median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,150 £25,300
90th Percentile £31,875 £38,750 £47,500
North West median annual salary £31,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -16.00% +15.38% -5.11%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 208 170 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.64% 18.70% 28.98%
Number of salaries quoted 173 147 206
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,300 £23,659 £23,625
90th Percentile £48,600 £46,250 £58,000
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +8 9 £30,000 +9.09%
Lancaster - 3 £22,500 -
Burnley -1 2 £22,750 +5.81%
Preston -18 2 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) MCSE
2 12 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (68.75%) VMware
3 11 (68.75%) ITIL
4 10 (62.50%) MCP
4 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 10 (62.50%) MCSA
4 10 (62.50%) SCCM
5 9 (56.25%) Degree
5 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (56.25%) A+ Certification
5 9 (56.25%) CCNP
5 9 (56.25%) CCNA
5 9 (56.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (56.25%) Telecoms
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) Windows
7 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
7 6 (37.50%) Office 365
8 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (18.75%) SLA
9 3 (18.75%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
10 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
10 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
11 1 (6.25%) Break/Fix
11 1 (6.25%) Windows 8

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (56.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) IT Support
2 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) IT Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) IT Support Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Break/Fix
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) ETL Development
3 1 (6.25%) Network Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) MCSE
2 10 (62.50%) MCP
2 10 (62.50%) MCSA
3 9 (56.25%) A+ Certification
3 9 (56.25%) CCNA
3 9 (56.25%) CCNP
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (56.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos
4 1 (6.25%) IBM