Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 158 106
Rank change year-on-year +28 -52 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 316 246 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.57% 1.92% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.60% 8.52% 10.82%
Number of salaries quoted 267 213 273
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £52,905 £52,500 £57,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%

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 2,508 2,889 2,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.42% 22.55% 25.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,872 2,173 2,353
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +17 149 £37,500 - 26
Cheshire +33 108 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Lancashire +22 38 £28,000 +24.44% 8
Merseyside +5 21 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 244 (77.22%) Microsoft
2 208 (65.82%) MCSE
3 185 (58.54%) Windows
4 150 (47.47%) Active Directory
5 142 (44.94%) Office 365
6 125 (39.56%) VMware
7 122 (38.61%) SQL Server
8 110 (34.81%) MCSA
9 106 (33.54%) Windows Server
10 104 (32.91%) ITIL
11 90 (28.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 86 (27.22%) MCP
13 80 (25.32%) SQL
14 66 (20.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 63 (19.94%) Hyper-V
16 62 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
17 59 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 59 (18.67%) SCCM
17 59 (18.67%) .NET
18 58 (18.35%) Cisco
19 57 (18.04%) Microsoft Office
20 54 (17.09%) MS Exchange
20 54 (17.09%) TCP/IP
21 52 (16.46%) Degree
22 51 (16.14%) Firewall
23 50 (15.82%) DNS
24 49 (15.51%) SAN
25 43 (13.61%) WAN
25 43 (13.61%) Service Management
26 42 (13.29%) Finance

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 54 (17.09%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.44%) SharePoint
3 31 (9.81%) IIS
4 25 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (7.28%) Skype for Business
6 14 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (2.22%) Umbraco
10 5 (1.58%) Apache Pig
10 5 (1.58%) CMS
11 3 (0.95%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.63%) Apache
13 1 (0.32%) Confluence
13 1 (0.32%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.32%) JBoss
13 1 (0.32%) nginx
13 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 57 (18.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (7.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (4.75%) Elite 3E
2 15 (4.75%) Workfront
3 7 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.63%) BPCS
5 2 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.32%) Lawson
6 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 142 (44.94%) Office 365
2 62 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (9.18%) IaaS
4 23 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (4.43%) PaaS
6 11 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (2.53%) SaaS
9 4 (1.27%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.63%) G Suite
11 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (17.09%) TCP/IP
2 51 (16.14%) Firewall
3 50 (15.82%) DNS
4 49 (15.51%) SAN
5 43 (13.61%) WAN
6 42 (13.29%) LAN
7 27 (8.54%) DHCP
8 26 (8.23%) Skype
9 18 (5.70%) Network Security
10 12 (3.80%) VPN
11 11 (3.48%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (3.48%) Unified Communications
11 11 (3.48%) VLAN
12 8 (2.53%) Internet
13 6 (1.90%) PBX
13 6 (1.90%) WLAN
14 5 (1.58%) HTTP
14 5 (1.58%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (1.58%) SSL
14 5 (1.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (38.61%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (6.96%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (4.11%) MySQL
5 13 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.58%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.58%) Big Data
9 5 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.58%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.63%) Power BI
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.32%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.65%) JIRA
3 5 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.58%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.58%) CodeSonar
3 5 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.58%) git-flow
3 5 (1.58%) Robot Framework
3 5 (1.58%) Selenium
4 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.95%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.32%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 42 (13.29%) Finance
2 13 (4.11%) Retail
3 12 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.85%) Advertising
5 5 (1.58%) Marketing
6 4 (1.27%) Legal
6 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Games
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 54 (17.09%) Developer
2 50 (15.82%) Support Engineer
3 44 (13.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 34 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (10.13%) IT Support
6 28 (8.86%) Analyst
6 28 (8.86%) Architect
7 22 (6.96%) Applications Support
8 21 (6.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (6.01%) .NET Developer
9 19 (6.01%) 1st Line Support
10 18 (5.70%) 1st Line Engineer
10 18 (5.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (5.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 17 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (5.38%) C# Developer
11 17 (5.38%) IT Analyst
11 17 (5.38%) IT Engineer
11 17 (5.38%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.67%) .NET
2 21 (6.65%) .NET Framework
3 18 (5.70%) ASP.NET
4 15 (4.75%) Web Services
5 14 (4.43%) WinForms
6 7 (2.22%) HTML
7 6 (1.90%) LAMP
7 6 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (1.58%) Django
8 5 (1.58%) Java EE
8 5 (1.58%) Node.js
8 5 (1.58%) REST
8 5 (1.58%) SOAP
8 5 (1.58%) Spring MVC
8 5 (1.58%) STL
9 3 (0.95%) Flash
9 3 (0.95%) LDAP
10 2 (0.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.86%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.38%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.75%) Clustering
5 14 (4.43%) Client/Server
6 11 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.53%) Replication
7 8 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.22%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.90%) NHS
10 5 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.58%) PKI
11 4 (1.27%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.95%) FlexPod
13 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 185 (58.54%) Windows
2 106 (33.54%) Windows Server
3 90 (28.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (20.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (8.23%) Linux
6 24 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (6.33%) Windows 10
7 20 (6.33%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.16%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.53%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.22%) Android
11 5 (1.58%) Unix
12 4 (1.27%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.95%) CentOS
13 3 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.63%) Solaris
14 2 (0.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (32.91%) ITIL
2 43 (13.61%) Service Management
3 41 (12.97%) CRM
4 40 (12.66%) Project Management
5 34 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (9.18%) Mentoring
7 29 (9.18%) Presales
8 23 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (7.28%) Customer Requirements
8 23 (7.28%) Line Management
9 22 (6.96%) Service Delivery
10 20 (6.33%) Time Management
11 19 (6.01%) DevOps
12 18 (5.70%) E-Commerce
12 18 (5.70%) ITIL V3
12 18 (5.70%) Scrum
13 17 (5.38%) Problem Management
14 15 (4.75%) Change Control
14 15 (4.75%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 80 (25.32%) SQL
2 39 (12.34%) C#
3 38 (12.03%) T-SQL
4 27 (8.54%) PowerShell
5 21 (6.65%) VBA
6 13 (4.11%) VB
7 11 (3.48%) VB6
8 10 (3.16%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.85%) C
10 7 (2.22%) C++
11 6 (1.90%) Python
12 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.58%) Java
12 5 (1.58%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.58%) PHP
13 4 (1.27%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.63%) Perl
14 2 (0.63%) VBScript
14 2 (0.63%) X++
15 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 208 (65.82%) MCSE
2 110 (34.81%) MCSA
3 86 (27.22%) MCP
4 52 (16.46%) Degree
5 39 (12.34%) Security Cleared
6 31 (9.81%) CCNA
6 31 (9.81%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (8.54%) MCITP
8 19 (6.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (5.70%) Citrix Certification
10 15 (4.75%) SC Cleared
11 14 (4.43%) MCTS
12 11 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (3.16%) CISSP
14 9 (2.85%) HNC
15 8 (2.53%) CCNP
16 7 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (1.58%) Linux+ Certification
17 5 (1.58%) Network+ Certification
17 5 (1.58%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.76%) SLA
2 11 (3.48%) GDPR
3 7 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.90%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.95%) COSHH
5 3 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.63%) PMO
6 2 (0.63%) QA
7 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 150 (47.47%) Active Directory
2 63 (19.94%) Hyper-V
3 59 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (7.91%) vSphere
5 17 (5.38%) Terminal Services
6 16 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.90%) Docker
8 6 (1.90%) XenApp
9 4 (1.27%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.95%) Xen
11 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 59 (18.67%) SCCM
2 10 (3.16%) SCOM
3 8 (2.53%) SCVMM
4 6 (1.90%) Puppet
5 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.58%) Salt
5 5 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.27%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.95%) WSUS
8 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.32%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.32%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.32%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.32%) Nagios
9 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.32%) Rancher
9 1 (0.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 244 (77.22%) Microsoft
2 125 (39.56%) VMware
3 58 (18.35%) Cisco
4 41 (12.97%) Citrix
5 20 (6.33%) Oracle
6 17 (5.38%) SAP
7 15 (4.75%) Intapp
7 15 (4.75%) Reuters
8 11 (3.48%) Veeam
9 9 (2.85%) HP
9 9 (2.85%) NetApp
9 9 (2.85%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.53%) Dell
11 6 (1.90%) EMC
11 6 (1.90%) NEC
12 5 (1.58%) Acme Packet
12 5 (1.58%) Sonus
13 4 (1.27%) Apple
13 4 (1.27%) Google
14 3 (0.95%) Red Hat