Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 125 93
Rank change year-on-year +11 -32 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 351 314 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.76% 2.55% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.73% 11.30% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 321 282 317
North West median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £19,250 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,557 2,779 3,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.09% 22.53% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,946 2,144 2,474
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the North West

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
Manchester +8 184 £35,000 -6.67% 32
Cheshire +2 118 £27,500 -20.29% 16
Merseyside +16 28 £40,000 -9.09% 5
Lancashire +1 21 £30,000 -14.29% 6
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 248 (70.66%) Microsoft
2 230 (65.53%) Windows
3 211 (60.11%) MCSE
4 206 (58.69%) Active Directory
5 163 (46.44%) Office 365
6 155 (44.16%) VMware
7 149 (42.45%) MCSA
8 140 (39.89%) ITIL
9 124 (35.33%) Hyper-V
10 120 (34.19%) Cisco
11 113 (32.19%) Windows Server
12 106 (30.20%) DNS
13 101 (28.77%) WAN
14 99 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 98 (27.92%) LAN
16 94 (26.78%) MCP
17 90 (25.64%) Degree
18 85 (24.22%) MS Exchange
19 82 (23.36%) TCP/IP
20 78 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 77 (21.94%) DHCP
22 68 (19.37%) Firewall
23 67 (19.09%) SAN
24 65 (18.52%) SQL
25 64 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
26 63 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
27 62 (17.66%) SQL Server
28 59 (16.81%) CCNA
29 57 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
29 57 (16.24%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 85 (24.22%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (9.12%) SharePoint
4 21 (5.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (5.13%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.42%) IIS
8 11 (3.13%) CMS
9 8 (2.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (1.99%) EPiServer
11 4 (1.14%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.28%) Apache
12 1 (0.28%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.28%) JBoss
12 1 (0.28%) Kentico
12 1 (0.28%) Site Server
12 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) SPSS
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.28%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 163 (46.44%) Office 365
2 57 (16.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.55%) IaaS
3 23 (6.55%) PaaS
4 18 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (4.56%) SaaS
6 9 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (1.99%) G Suite
8 3 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.28%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) npm
9 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 106 (30.20%) DNS
2 101 (28.77%) WAN
3 98 (27.92%) LAN
4 82 (23.36%) TCP/IP
5 77 (21.94%) DHCP
6 68 (19.37%) Firewall
7 67 (19.09%) SAN
8 14 (3.99%) Skype
9 13 (3.70%) VPN
10 8 (2.28%) Internet
10 8 (2.28%) Network Security
11 7 (1.99%) VoIP
12 6 (1.71%) MPLS
12 6 (1.71%) WLAN
13 5 (1.42%) PBX
14 4 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.14%) Unified Communications
15 3 (0.85%) NAS
15 3 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (17.66%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.71%) Power BI
6 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.42%) MySQL
8 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (1.14%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (3.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) Grunt
3 1 (0.28%) gulp
3 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.28%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (6.27%) Telecoms
2 18 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.13%) Advertising
4 9 (2.56%) Finance
5 6 (1.71%) Retail
6 4 (1.14%) Games
6 4 (1.14%) Legal
6 4 (1.14%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Banking
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (27.07%) Support Engineer
2 65 (18.52%) Analyst
3 50 (14.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (13.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 45 (12.82%) IT Support
6 41 (11.68%) Developer
7 40 (11.40%) Support Analyst
8 32 (9.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (9.12%) IT Engineer
9 29 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 26 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
11 25 (7.12%) 1st Line Support
12 23 (6.55%) 1st Line Engineer
12 23 (6.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 23 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
13 22 (6.27%) Service Analyst
13 22 (6.27%) Windows Engineer
14 20 (5.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
14 20 (5.70%) Windows Support Engineer
15 18 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.68%) .NET
2 32 (9.12%) Web Services
3 26 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 12 (3.42%) HTML
5 10 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (2.28%) jQuery
8 7 (1.99%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.71%) CSS
10 4 (1.14%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.85%) HTML5
11 3 (0.85%) REST
11 3 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.85%) WinForms
12 2 (0.57%) CSS3
13 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
13 1 (0.28%) FreeSWITCH
13 1 (0.28%) LESS
13 1 (0.28%) React
13 1 (0.28%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.68%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.98%) Computer Science
2 28 (7.98%) Driving Licence
3 20 (5.70%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.85%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.85%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.28%) Clustering
7 8 (2.28%) Life Science
8 7 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.57%) BYOD
12 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.57%) PKI
12 2 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 230 (65.53%) Windows
2 113 (32.19%) Windows Server
3 99 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 21 (5.98%) Windows 8
7 19 (5.41%) Windows 10
8 15 (4.27%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.28%) Linux
9 8 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.99%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.71%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.42%) Android
13 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.57%) Unix
14 1 (0.28%) CentOS
14 1 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.28%) Solaris
14 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (39.89%) ITIL
2 32 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (7.98%) Service Management
4 27 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 25 (7.12%) Change Management
6 21 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (5.41%) DevOps
7 19 (5.41%) Time Management
8 18 (5.13%) CRM
9 17 (4.84%) Break/Fix
9 17 (4.84%) Service Delivery
10 15 (4.27%) Open Source
10 15 (4.27%) PRINCE2
10 15 (4.27%) Scrum
10 15 (4.27%) Web Development
11 14 (3.99%) High Availability
12 13 (3.70%) MVC
13 12 (3.42%) Patch Management
13 12 (3.42%) Ticket Management
14 11 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 65 (18.52%) SQL
2 42 (11.97%) C#
3 24 (6.84%) PowerShell
4 21 (5.98%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.99%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.99%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.71%) VBA
8 3 (0.85%) R
9 2 (0.57%) Java
9 2 (0.57%) VB
9 2 (0.57%) VBScript
10 1 (0.28%) C
10 1 (0.28%) C++
10 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 211 (60.11%) MCSE
2 149 (42.45%) MCSA
3 94 (26.78%) MCP
4 90 (25.64%) Degree
5 63 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (16.81%) CCNA
7 47 (13.39%) MCITP
8 23 (6.55%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (6.27%) A+ Certification
9 22 (6.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (6.27%) Master's Degree
10 21 (5.98%) CCNP
11 17 (4.84%) MCPD
12 16 (4.56%) CCENT
12 16 (4.56%) MCSD
13 12 (3.42%) Security Cleared
14 11 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (2.28%) MCTS
16 7 (1.99%) CCA
16 7 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.11%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) GxP
3 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) PMO
3 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 206 (58.69%) Active Directory
2 124 (35.33%) Hyper-V
3 78 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (9.12%) vSphere
5 31 (8.83%) Terminal Services
6 23 (6.55%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.28%) XenApp
9 7 (1.99%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.28%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.28%) vCloud
10 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (14.25%) SCCM
2 14 (3.99%) WSUS
3 9 (2.56%) SCOM
3 9 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.14%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.85%) WMI
7 2 (0.57%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.57%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.28%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 248 (70.66%) Microsoft
2 155 (44.16%) VMware
3 120 (34.19%) Cisco
4 42 (11.97%) Citrix
5 27 (7.69%) Dell
6 21 (5.98%) EqualLogic
6 21 (5.98%) Oracle
7 17 (4.84%) Apple
8 14 (3.99%) Symantec
9 13 (3.70%) Google
10 12 (3.42%) NetApp
11 11 (3.13%) CommVault
11 11 (3.13%) HP
12 8 (2.28%) Sitecore
12 8 (2.28%) Veeam
13 6 (1.71%) Twitter
14 5 (1.42%) Sun
14 5 (1.42%) Xerox
15 4 (1.14%) EMC
15 4 (1.14%) iManage