Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 130 167
Rank change year-on-year -28 +37 -58
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 202 318 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.96% 2.59% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.43% 12.75% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 170 269 211
North West median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,875 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%

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 2,395 2,494 2,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.30% 20.34% 22.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,585 1,872 2,138
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 -8 122 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Cheshire -20 48 £32,500 -14.47% 3
Lancashire -28 17 £28,500 +1.79% 2
Merseyside 0 15 £35,000 - 7
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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.

1 156 (77.23%) Microsoft
2 136 (67.33%) Active Directory
3 133 (65.84%) Windows
4 106 (52.48%) MCSA
5 103 (50.99%) Office 365
6 101 (50.00%) VMware
7 95 (47.03%) Cisco
8 93 (46.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 89 (44.06%) MCSE
10 80 (39.60%) Windows Server
11 76 (37.62%) DNS
12 66 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (31.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 58 (28.71%) ITIL
15 56 (27.72%) DHCP
15 56 (27.72%) Degree
16 48 (23.76%) MCP
16 48 (23.76%) PowerShell
16 48 (23.76%) Hyper-V
17 47 (23.27%) SQL Server
17 47 (23.27%) Firewall
18 45 (22.28%) Cisco Certification
19 42 (20.79%) CCNA
19 42 (20.79%) MS Exchange
20 41 (20.30%) Windows 10
21 40 (19.80%) Disaster Recovery
22 39 (19.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 36 (17.82%) Windows 7
24 35 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
25 34 (16.83%) Problem-Solving

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 42 (20.79%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.85%) SharePoint
3 20 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (4.95%) Skype for Business
6 9 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.98%) IIS
8 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 31 (15.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.50%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 103 (50.99%) Office 365
2 93 (46.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.48%) IaaS
7 3 (1.49%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.99%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.99%) ShareGate
9 1 (0.50%) G Suite
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 76 (37.62%) DNS
2 56 (27.72%) DHCP
3 47 (23.27%) Firewall
4 27 (13.37%) WAN
5 25 (12.38%) LAN
6 19 (9.41%) TCP/IP
7 15 (7.43%) VoIP
8 13 (6.44%) SAN
9 10 (4.95%) Kerberos
9 10 (4.95%) Skype
9 10 (4.95%) VLAN
10 8 (3.96%) VPN
11 6 (2.97%) Network Security
12 5 (2.48%) Internet
12 5 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.98%) IPsec
13 4 (1.98%) NAS
14 3 (1.49%) MPLS
14 3 (1.49%) Wireless
14 3 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.99%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.99%) Power BI
3 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.50%) OLTP
4 1 (0.50%) QlikView
4 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.50%) Redis
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.99%) MSI
General
1 25 (12.38%) Legal
2 18 (8.91%) Finance
3 11 (5.45%) Law
4 10 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.48%) Back Office
5 5 (2.48%) Retail
6 4 (1.98%) Games
6 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.49%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (21.29%) Support Engineer
2 33 (16.34%) IT Engineer
3 30 (14.85%) 3rd Line Support
4 29 (14.36%) IT Support
5 28 (13.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 24 (11.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 24 (11.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 21 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (10.40%) Systems Engineer
8 20 (9.90%) Analyst
9 18 (8.91%) Consultant
10 14 (6.93%) Active Directory Engineer
10 14 (6.93%) Architect
11 12 (5.94%) IT Manager
11 12 (5.94%) Network Engineer
12 11 (5.45%) Administrator
13 10 (4.95%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
13 10 (4.95%) Network Support
13 10 (4.95%) Network Support Engineer
13 10 (4.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.43%) Web Services
2 13 (6.44%) .NET
3 9 (4.46%) .NET Core
3 9 (4.46%) .NET Framework
3 9 (4.46%) Entity Framework
4 8 (3.96%) XMPP
5 7 (3.47%) HTML
6 5 (2.48%) CSS
6 5 (2.48%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.50%) HTML5
9 1 (0.50%) jQuery
9 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.92%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (6.93%) Driving Licence
4 12 (5.94%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.46%) Private Cloud
6 7 (3.47%) FlexPod
6 7 (3.47%) Replication
7 6 (2.97%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.48%) CESG
8 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.48%) PlayStation
8 5 (2.48%) Xbox
9 4 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.98%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.99%) Clustering
11 2 (0.99%) NHS
12 1 (0.50%) Life Science
12 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 133 (65.84%) Windows
2 80 (39.60%) Windows Server
3 63 (31.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (20.30%) Windows 10
5 36 (17.82%) Windows 7
6 31 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (13.86%) Linux
8 15 (7.43%) Mac OS X
9 11 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.46%) CentOS
10 9 (4.46%) Ubuntu
11 8 (3.96%) Android
12 4 (1.98%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.49%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.99%) Unix
15 1 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.71%) ITIL
2 40 (19.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (9.41%) ITIL V3
7 15 (7.43%) Mentoring
7 15 (7.43%) Migration
7 15 (7.43%) Project Management
8 14 (6.93%) Change Management
8 14 (6.93%) Data Protection
8 14 (6.93%) Incident Management
9 13 (6.44%) Service Management
10 12 (5.94%) Patch Management
11 11 (5.45%) Problem Management
11 11 (5.45%) Software Engineering
12 10 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (4.95%) DevOps
12 10 (4.95%) Presales
12 10 (4.95%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.76%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.90%) Python
3 14 (6.93%) SQL
4 13 (6.44%) C#
5 9 (4.46%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.97%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.49%) VBScript
8 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (52.48%) MCSA
2 89 (44.06%) MCSE
3 56 (27.72%) Degree
4 48 (23.76%) MCP
5 45 (22.28%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (20.79%) CCNA
7 39 (19.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (9.90%) SSCP
9 17 (8.42%) MCITP
10 13 (6.44%) CCNP
11 12 (5.94%) MCTS
12 11 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (5.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 9 (4.46%) CISSP
13 9 (4.46%) RHCA
14 7 (3.47%) A+ Certification
15 6 (2.97%) CISA
15 6 (2.97%) CISM
15 6 (2.97%) VCAP
15 6 (2.97%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.94%) SLA
3 8 (3.96%) GDPR
4 6 (2.97%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.49%) QA
6 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.99%) NIST
7 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 136 (67.33%) Active Directory
2 66 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (23.76%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.43%) vSphere
5 14 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.44%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (4.95%) Terminal Services
7 10 (4.95%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (4.46%) pfSense
9 5 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (2.48%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.98%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.49%) XenApp
12 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (10.40%) SCCM
2 16 (7.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (7.43%) WSUS
4 9 (4.46%) Ansible
5 8 (3.96%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.99%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.99%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.50%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.50%) SCOM
7 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 156 (77.23%) Microsoft
2 101 (50.00%) VMware
3 95 (47.03%) Cisco
4 29 (14.36%) Citrix
5 28 (13.86%) HP
6 17 (8.42%) NetApp
7 13 (6.44%) WatchGuard
8 12 (5.94%) Dell
8 12 (5.94%) Veeam
9 10 (4.95%) CyberArk
9 10 (4.95%) Meraki
10 9 (4.46%) Aruba
10 9 (4.46%) CommVault
10 9 (4.46%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.96%) Apple
12 7 (3.47%) Avaya
13 6 (2.97%) SonicWALL
14 5 (2.48%) Ivanti
14 5 (2.48%) Nimble Storage
15 4 (1.98%) NETGEAR