Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 120 104
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 346 327 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.61% 2.66% 2.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.35% 11.84% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 313 288 298
North West median annual salary £31,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +15.38% -5.80%
10th Percentile £19,000 £21,250 £19,175
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £48,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 2801 2761 3298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.14% 22.46% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2141 2185 2517
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Manchester +12 213 £34,575 -16.69% 14
Cheshire -11 100 £27,500 -21.43% 6
Lancashire -5 16 £30,000 -14.29% 3
Merseyside -8 16 £43,000 -2.27% 2
Cumbria +2 1 £25,000 -44.44%
Microsoft Certification
England

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

1 234 (67.63%) Windows
2 227 (65.61%) Microsoft
3 208 (60.12%) Active Directory
4 203 (58.67%) MCSE
5 154 (44.51%) VMware
6 146 (42.20%) MCSA
7 139 (40.17%) ITIL
7 139 (40.17%) Office 365
8 133 (38.44%) Hyper-V
9 130 (37.57%) Cisco
10 114 (32.95%) Windows Server
11 102 (29.48%) DNS
12 101 (29.19%) MCP
13 98 (28.32%) WAN
14 95 (27.46%) Degree
15 94 (27.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 91 (26.30%) LAN
17 87 (25.14%) TCP/IP
18 81 (23.41%) VMware Infrastructure
19 77 (22.25%) DHCP
20 72 (20.81%) MS Exchange
21 70 (20.23%) SAN
22 68 (19.65%) Cisco Certification
22 68 (19.65%) Firewall
23 60 (17.34%) CCNA
24 55 (15.90%) SQL Server
25 53 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
26 52 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
27 49 (14.16%) SQL
28 48 (13.87%) Citrix

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 72 (20.81%) MS Exchange
2 37 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (10.40%) SharePoint
4 18 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (5.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (3.76%) Skype for Business
6 12 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.31%) IIS
8 7 (2.02%) CMS
8 7 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.45%) EPiServer
9 5 (1.45%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.29%) DNN
11 1 (0.29%) Drupal
11 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.29%) Kentico
11 1 (0.29%) nginx
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) SPSS
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Magento
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 139 (40.17%) Office 365
2 42 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.18%) IaaS
4 10 (2.89%) PaaS
5 7 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.73%) G Suite
7 5 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.87%) SaaS
9 2 (0.58%) GitHub
10 1 (0.29%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 102 (29.48%) DNS
2 98 (28.32%) WAN
3 91 (26.30%) LAN
4 87 (25.14%) TCP/IP
5 77 (22.25%) DHCP
6 70 (20.23%) SAN
7 68 (19.65%) Firewall
8 20 (5.78%) VPN
9 11 (3.18%) Skype
10 9 (2.60%) VoIP
11 8 (2.31%) Internet
11 8 (2.31%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.02%) WLAN
13 6 (1.73%) MPLS
13 6 (1.73%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.16%) ISDN
14 4 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.87%) LDAP
15 3 (0.87%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.90%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.73%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.45%) Power BI
8 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.87%) MySQL
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) Grunt
3 1 (0.29%) gulp
3 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (6.07%) Finance
1 21 (6.07%) Manufacturing
2 20 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.60%) Retail
4 8 (2.31%) Advertising
5 6 (1.73%) Legal
6 3 (0.87%) Marketing
6 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 99 (28.61%) Support Engineer
2 58 (16.76%) Analyst
3 52 (15.03%) IT Support
4 46 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (13.29%) IT Engineer
5 38 (10.98%) Developer
6 37 (10.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 37 (10.69%) Support Analyst
7 33 (9.54%) 3rd Line Support
7 33 (9.54%) IT Support Engineer
8 29 (8.38%) 1st Line Support
9 27 (7.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 25 (7.23%) 1st Line Engineer
11 24 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
12 23 (6.65%) Hyper-V Engineer
13 22 (6.36%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 22 (6.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 19 (5.49%) Service Analyst
14 19 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
15 18 (5.20%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.98%) .NET
2 34 (9.83%) Web Services
3 29 (8.38%) ASP.NET
4 14 (4.05%) HTML
5 13 (3.76%) jQuery
6 10 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 8 (2.31%) CSS
9 6 (1.73%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.73%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.16%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.16%) LINQ
10 4 (1.16%) REST
10 4 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (0.58%) CSS3
11 2 (0.58%) HTML5
11 2 (0.58%) React
12 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
12 1 (0.29%) LESS
12 1 (0.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 37 (10.69%) Driving Licence
3 29 (8.38%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.78%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.76%) Fat Client
5 13 (3.76%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.89%) Life Science
7 8 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.73%) Clustering
10 5 (1.45%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.16%) Fintech
11 4 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.58%) BYOD
13 2 (0.58%) Cyber Attack
13 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 234 (67.63%) Windows
2 114 (32.95%) Windows Server
3 94 (27.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (12.43%) Windows 7
6 27 (7.80%) Windows 8
7 19 (5.49%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.89%) Mac OS X
9 9 (2.60%) Linux
10 7 (2.02%) Android
10 7 (2.02%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.73%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.58%) Unix
15 1 (0.29%) CentOS
15 1 (0.29%) Debian
15 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (40.17%) ITIL
2 29 (8.38%) Time Management
3 28 (8.09%) Mentoring
4 24 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.94%) Service Management
5 23 (6.65%) Change Management
6 22 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (4.91%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.91%) Web Development
8 16 (4.62%) Open Source
8 16 (4.62%) PRINCE2
9 15 (4.34%) MVC
10 13 (3.76%) Ticket Management
11 12 (3.47%) CRM
12 11 (3.18%) High Availability
12 11 (3.18%) Patch Management
13 10 (2.89%) ITIL V3
14 9 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (2.60%) Problem Management
15 8 (2.31%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 49 (14.16%) SQL
2 39 (11.27%) C#
3 18 (5.20%) PowerShell
4 15 (4.34%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.05%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.02%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.87%) R
7 3 (0.87%) VBA
8 2 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.29%) C++
9 1 (0.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.29%) Java
9 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 203 (58.67%) MCSE
2 146 (42.20%) MCSA
3 101 (29.19%) MCP
4 95 (27.46%) Degree
5 68 (19.65%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (17.34%) CCNA
7 42 (12.14%) MCITP
8 33 (9.54%) Master's Degree
9 25 (7.23%) CCNP
10 23 (6.65%) A+ Certification
11 21 (6.07%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (4.62%) CCENT
14 15 (4.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (4.05%) MCPD
15 14 (4.05%) MCSD
16 11 (3.18%) CCA
16 11 (3.18%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (1.73%) CCIE
17 6 (1.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.83%) SLA
2 4 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.87%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) GxP
5 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 208 (60.12%) Active Directory
2 133 (38.44%) Hyper-V
3 81 (23.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (9.83%) Terminal Services
5 28 (8.09%) vSphere
6 23 (6.65%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.89%) XenApp
8 7 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.45%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.29%) KVM
11 1 (0.29%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.29%) Varnish
11 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (10.12%) SCCM
2 16 (4.62%) WSUS
3 13 (3.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 12 (3.47%) SCOM
5 6 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.16%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.58%) WMI
9 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.29%) cPanel
9 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.29%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.29%) Plesk
Vendors
1 227 (65.61%) Microsoft
2 154 (44.51%) VMware
3 130 (37.57%) Cisco
4 48 (13.87%) Citrix
5 36 (10.40%) Dell
6 33 (9.54%) EqualLogic
7 20 (5.78%) Oracle
8 18 (5.20%) Symantec
9 15 (4.34%) Apple
10 14 (4.05%) CommVault
10 14 (4.05%) NetApp
11 11 (3.18%) HP
12 8 (2.31%) Google
12 8 (2.31%) Sitecore
13 6 (1.73%) F5
13 6 (1.73%) Juniper
13 6 (1.73%) Riverbed
13 6 (1.73%) Veeam
14 5 (1.45%) EMC
14 5 (1.45%) Sun