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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / North West
Rank 142 95 78
Rank change year-on-year -47 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 108 155 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.76% 2.73% 3.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.71% 10.76% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 98 131 189
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1400 1441 1820
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.79% 25.35% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1167 1423
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -36 69 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Merseyside +1 17 £45,000 -20.00% 6
Cheshire -11 16 £37,500 +70.45% 12
Lancashire -4 6 £22,500 -43.75%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 201 (73.36%) Microsoft
2 162 (59.12%) Windows
3 152 (55.47%) Active Directory
4 129 (47.08%) MCSE
5 108 (39.42%) SQL Server
6 102 (37.23%) VMware
7 97 (35.40%) MS Excel
8 93 (33.94%) Windows Server
9 91 (33.21%) ITIL
10 86 (31.39%) MCSA
11 83 (30.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 78 (28.47%) MS Exchange
13 73 (26.64%) SQL
14 64 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 61 (22.26%) MCITP
15 61 (22.26%) Office 365
16 57 (20.80%) Cisco
17 56 (20.44%) Hyper-V
18 54 (19.71%) Degree
19 53 (19.34%) Finance
20 51 (18.61%) Windows Server 2012
21 50 (18.25%) DNS
22 46 (16.79%) DHCP
23 45 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
24 44 (16.06%) Windows 7
24 44 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
25 43 (15.69%) MCP
25 43 (15.69%) Data Centre
26 42 (15.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 38 (13.87%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 78 (28.47%) MS Exchange
2 35 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (11.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (9.12%) IIS
4 25 (9.12%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.01%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.55%) Apache
8 6 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.19%) Confluence
8 6 (2.19%) JBoss
8 6 (2.19%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.46%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.09%) Site Server
11 2 (0.73%) nginx
11 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.36%) CMS
12 1 (0.36%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.36%) Zimbra
Applications
1 97 (35.40%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (8.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.73%) Magento
3 2 (0.73%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.36%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 61 (22.26%) Office 365
2 44 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.57%) IaaS
4 17 (6.20%) SaaS
5 16 (5.84%) PaaS
6 14 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.09%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.73%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 50 (18.25%) DNS
2 46 (16.79%) DHCP
3 38 (13.87%) WAN
4 32 (11.68%) Firewall
4 32 (11.68%) LAN
5 29 (10.58%) VPN
6 28 (10.22%) TCP/IP
7 27 (9.85%) SAN
8 24 (8.76%) VoIP
9 10 (3.65%) Network Security
10 9 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (3.28%) Wireless
11 8 (2.92%) VLAN
12 7 (2.55%) Internet
12 7 (2.55%) Skype
13 6 (2.19%) MPLS
13 6 (2.19%) NAS
13 6 (2.19%) NetScaler
13 6 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (39.42%) SQL Server
2 37 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (11.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (9.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (4.38%) RDBMS
6 12 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.01%) MySQL
7 11 (4.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (3.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (3.65%) MongoDB
8 10 (3.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.36%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.36%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (3.28%) MSI
2 8 (2.92%) InstallShield
2 8 (2.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.73%) AccuRev
3 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Ant
4 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.36%) Maven
4 1 (0.36%) MorphX
4 1 (0.36%) NUnit
4 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.36%) QUnit
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (19.34%) Finance
2 16 (5.84%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.74%) Advertising
5 11 (4.01%) Marketing
6 7 (2.55%) Banking
6 7 (2.55%) Multimedia
7 6 (2.19%) Retail
8 4 (1.46%) Back Office
9 3 (1.09%) Legal
10 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (19.34%) Analyst
2 46 (16.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (12.41%) Support Engineer
4 30 (10.95%) Developer
5 28 (10.22%) Support Analyst
6 26 (9.49%) DBA
6 26 (9.49%) IT Support
6 26 (9.49%) SQL DBA
7 25 (9.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (6.93%) IT Engineer
8 19 (6.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (6.57%) .NET Developer
10 17 (6.20%) C# Developer
11 16 (5.84%) ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (5.84%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (5.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (5.47%) Support Technician
13 12 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (4.38%) IT Manager
13 12 (4.38%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.87%) .NET
2 32 (11.68%) ASP.NET
3 26 (9.49%) Web Services
4 20 (7.30%) jQuery
5 16 (5.84%) HTML
6 15 (5.47%) .NET Framework
7 13 (4.74%) Entity Framework
8 12 (4.38%) AngularJS
9 11 (4.01%) SOAP
10 10 (3.65%) CSS
11 9 (3.28%) Ajax
12 8 (2.92%) RESTful
12 8 (2.92%) WCF
13 6 (2.19%) Middleware
14 3 (1.09%) HTML5
14 3 (1.09%) REST
14 3 (1.09%) XML
15 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 2 (0.73%) COM
16 1 (0.36%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.69%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.84%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.38%) Replication
5 11 (4.01%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.28%) Clustering
7 8 (2.92%) AS400
7 8 (2.92%) iSeries
7 8 (2.92%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (2.55%) iPad
9 6 (2.19%) FlexPod
9 6 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.19%) Life Science
10 5 (1.82%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.46%) EPoS
11 4 (1.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 162 (59.12%) Windows
2 93 (33.94%) Windows Server
3 64 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (18.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (16.06%) Windows 7
6 25 (9.12%) Linux
7 23 (8.39%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.65%) Data ONTAP
9 9 (3.28%) Windows 10
9 9 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.19%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.82%) Solaris
13 4 (1.46%) Android
13 4 (1.46%) CentOS
13 4 (1.46%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.09%) Unix
14 3 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (33.21%) ITIL
2 32 (11.68%) CRM
2 32 (11.68%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (9.85%) Service Management
4 23 (8.39%) ITIL V3
5 17 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (6.20%) Migration
6 16 (5.84%) Statistics
7 15 (5.47%) High Availability
7 15 (5.47%) MVC
8 14 (5.11%) Data Protection
9 13 (4.74%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (4.74%) TDD
9 13 (4.74%) Time Management
10 12 (4.38%) IT Strategy
10 12 (4.38%) Performance Improvement
10 12 (4.38%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.01%) Application Virtualisation
11 11 (4.01%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.65%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (26.64%) SQL
2 36 (13.14%) PowerShell
3 33 (12.04%) C#
4 24 (8.76%) T-SQL
5 16 (5.84%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.65%) VB
7 8 (2.92%) VB6
8 7 (2.55%) VBScript
9 5 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.09%) C
11 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.36%) VBA
11 1 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 129 (47.08%) MCSE
2 86 (31.39%) MCSA
3 61 (22.26%) MCITP
4 54 (19.71%) Degree
5 45 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (15.69%) MCP
7 42 (15.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 38 (13.87%) CCNA
9 19 (6.93%) MCTS
10 15 (5.47%) Security Cleared
11 14 (5.11%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (4.74%) NCDA
13 11 (4.01%) CCA
14 8 (2.92%) BC Cleared
14 8 (2.92%) NCIE
14 8 (2.92%) VCP5
15 7 (2.55%) DBS Check
16 6 (2.19%) A+ Certification
16 6 (2.19%) RHCE
16 6 (2.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.85%) SLA
2 12 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.65%) PCI DSS
4 9 (3.28%) QA
5 5 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.36%) GPG13
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (55.47%) Active Directory
2 83 (30.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (20.44%) Hyper-V
4 34 (12.41%) vSphere
5 18 (6.57%) XenApp
6 12 (4.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (3.28%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.46%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.73%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.73%) Firmware
12 2 (0.73%) KVM
12 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.73%) Varnish
13 1 (0.36%) NDS
13 1 (0.36%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 20 (7.30%) SCCM
2 10 (3.65%) SCOrch
3 7 (2.55%) vRealize
4 6 (2.19%) AirWatch
4 6 (2.19%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.19%) SCOM
5 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (1.82%) SCDPM
6 4 (1.46%) WSUS
7 3 (1.09%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.73%) cPanel
8 2 (0.73%) Plesk
8 2 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.36%) Cacti
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.36%) Icinga
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 201 (73.36%) Microsoft
2 102 (37.23%) VMware
3 57 (20.80%) Cisco
4 35 (12.77%) Citrix
5 23 (8.39%) NetApp
6 17 (6.20%) EMC
7 15 (5.47%) Dell
8 14 (5.11%) HP
9 12 (4.38%) Symantec
9 12 (4.38%) Veeam
10 10 (3.65%) Avaya
11 9 (3.28%) IBM
11 9 (3.28%) Oracle
12 7 (2.55%) Apple
12 7 (2.55%) EqualLogic
13 6 (2.19%) Atlassian
13 6 (2.19%) F5
13 6 (2.19%) RedGate
13 6 (2.19%) Software AG
14 5 (1.82%) Intel Security
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £31000 per annum + bonus and on call
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + ITIL certs + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £47500 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum + 36 days holiday, Flexitime
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Manchester, Greater Manchester,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Inc OT + Great Benefits package
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester Le Street, County Durham
ITPS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Warrington
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago