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

Microsoft Certification
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 101 87
Rank change year-on-year -38 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 141 140 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.09% 2.53% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.46% 10.40% 13.25%
Number of salaries quoted 111 119 164
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,450 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 1490 1346 1547
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.06% 24.29% 24.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1159 1130 1242
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 June 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 June 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 -12 87 £32,500 -13.33% 24
Cheshire -25 35 £37,500 -11.76% 11
Merseyside -24 12 £40,000 -28.88% 2
Lancashire +4 3 £32,500 +39.78% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 158 (63.45%) Microsoft
2 139 (55.82%) MCSE
3 136 (54.62%) Windows
4 132 (53.01%) Active Directory
5 88 (35.34%) ITIL
5 88 (35.34%) VMware
6 83 (33.33%) MCSA
7 76 (30.52%) Windows Server
8 64 (25.70%) Cisco
8 64 (25.70%) SQL Server
9 57 (22.89%) MS Exchange
10 56 (22.49%) MCP
11 55 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
12 52 (20.88%) Degree
12 52 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
13 51 (20.48%) Hyper-V
14 50 (20.08%) Finance
15 48 (19.28%) WAN
15 48 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (18.88%) Microsoft Azure
17 46 (18.47%) Office 365
18 41 (16.47%) TCP/IP
18 41 (16.47%) CCNA
18 41 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
19 40 (16.06%) SQL
20 39 (15.66%) DNS
21 36 (14.46%) MCITP
21 36 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
22 35 (14.06%) LAN
22 35 (14.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 57 (22.89%) MS Exchange
2 28 (11.24%) SharePoint
3 20 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (5.62%) IIS
6 12 (4.82%) Skype for Business
7 8 (3.21%) CMS
8 7 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.41%) Confluence
10 4 (1.61%) nginx
10 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.80%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.40%) DNN
13 1 (0.40%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.01%) Magento
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (18.47%) Office 365
3 10 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.61%) IaaS
5 6 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.41%) PaaS
5 6 (2.41%) SaaS
6 2 (0.80%) G Suite
6 2 (0.80%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.28%) WAN
2 41 (16.47%) TCP/IP
3 39 (15.66%) DNS
4 35 (14.06%) LAN
5 32 (12.85%) Firewall
6 29 (11.65%) DHCP
7 23 (9.24%) Unified Communications
8 20 (8.03%) VoIP
9 17 (6.83%) SAN
10 16 (6.43%) NetScaler
10 16 (6.43%) VPN
11 12 (4.82%) Skype
12 10 (4.02%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (3.61%) Network Security
14 5 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (2.01%) NAS
15 4 (1.61%) ISDN
15 4 (1.61%) WLAN
16 3 (1.20%) Internet
17 2 (0.80%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (25.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 11 (4.42%) MySQL
5 11 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (4.02%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.01%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.80%) Big Data
10 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (2.81%) JIRA
2 6 (2.41%) MSI
3 5 (2.01%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.40%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.40%) Ant
6 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.40%) Maven
6 1 (0.40%) NUnit
6 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.40%) QUnit
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 50 (20.08%) Finance
2 20 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.23%) Legal
4 17 (6.83%) Retail
5 11 (4.42%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.81%) Advertising
6 7 (2.81%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (19.68%) Analyst
2 42 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (10.44%) Developer
3 26 (10.44%) Support Engineer
4 23 (9.24%) Support Analyst
5 22 (8.84%) IT Engineer
6 21 (8.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (7.23%) IT Support
8 17 (6.83%) .NET Developer
8 17 (6.83%) Network Engineer
9 16 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (6.43%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (6.02%) C# Developer
10 15 (6.02%) DBA
11 14 (5.62%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (5.62%) SQL DBA
12 13 (5.22%) ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (5.22%) Compliance Analyst
12 13 (5.22%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.05%) .NET
2 23 (9.24%) ASP.NET
3 18 (7.23%) jQuery
3 18 (7.23%) Web Services
4 12 (4.82%) .NET Framework
5 11 (4.42%) Entity Framework
6 10 (4.02%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.02%) HTML
7 5 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (2.01%) CSS
8 3 (1.20%) LINQ
8 3 (1.20%) SOAP
9 2 (0.80%) JSON
9 2 (0.80%) WCF
9 2 (0.80%) XML
9 2 (0.80%) XSL
10 1 (0.40%) Ajax
10 1 (0.40%) Java EE
10 1 (0.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.44%) Data Centre
3 18 (7.23%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.23%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.62%) Virtual Team
5 13 (5.22%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (4.82%) Replication
7 9 (3.61%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.41%) Clustering
9 6 (2.41%) FlexPod
9 6 (2.41%) Life Science
10 5 (2.01%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.61%) EPoS
11 4 (1.61%) FMCG
12 3 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.20%) Fintech
12 3 (1.20%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.80%) CMDB
13 2 (0.80%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 136 (54.62%) Windows
2 76 (30.52%) Windows Server
3 48 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (10.84%) Windows 7
6 22 (8.84%) Linux
7 15 (6.02%) Windows 8
8 13 (5.22%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.41%) Android
9 6 (2.41%) Mac OS
10 5 (2.01%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.01%) CentOS
10 5 (2.01%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.61%) Debian
11 4 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.20%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.80%) Unix
13 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (35.34%) ITIL
2 30 (12.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (9.64%) Service Management
4 18 (7.23%) Migration
5 17 (6.83%) MVC
5 17 (6.83%) Time Management
6 16 (6.43%) CRM
6 16 (6.43%) Statistics
7 14 (5.62%) Data Security
7 14 (5.62%) Information Security
7 14 (5.62%) Process Improvement
7 14 (5.62%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.22%) Identity Management
8 13 (5.22%) Load Balancing
9 12 (4.82%) Change Control
9 12 (4.82%) Customer Engagement
9 12 (4.82%) TDD
10 11 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (4.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.06%) SQL
2 30 (12.05%) PowerShell
3 27 (10.84%) C#
4 18 (7.23%) T-SQL
5 9 (3.61%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.21%) VB
7 5 (2.01%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.01%) VBScript
8 1 (0.40%) C
8 1 (0.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.40%) Java
8 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 139 (55.82%) MCSE
2 83 (33.33%) MCSA
3 56 (22.49%) MCP
4 55 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (20.88%) Degree
6 41 (16.47%) CCNA
7 36 (14.46%) MCITP
8 35 (14.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (7.23%) CCNP
10 15 (6.02%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (5.62%) CCIE
11 14 (5.62%) CISSP
12 13 (5.22%) CCA
12 13 (5.22%) CISA
12 13 (5.22%) CNA
12 13 (5.22%) CNE
12 13 (5.22%) CompTIA Security+
12 13 (5.22%) Novell Certification
12 13 (5.22%) Security Cleared
12 13 (5.22%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.25%) SLA
2 8 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.40%) QA
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 132 (53.01%) Active Directory
2 52 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (20.48%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.43%) vSphere
5 15 (6.02%) XenApp
6 10 (4.02%) Terminal Services
7 8 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.61%) KVM
9 4 (1.61%) Varnish
9 4 (1.61%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.80%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.40%) Firmware
12 1 (0.40%) NDS
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.40%) Postfix
12 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (8.84%) SCCM
2 7 (2.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.01%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.01%) SCOM
3 5 (2.01%) SCOrch
4 4 (1.61%) cPanel
4 4 (1.61%) Plesk
4 4 (1.61%) SCDPM
4 4 (1.61%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.80%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.40%) Cacti
7 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.40%) Icinga
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 158 (63.45%) Microsoft
2 88 (35.34%) VMware
3 64 (25.70%) Cisco
4 31 (12.45%) Citrix
5 15 (6.02%) NetApp
6 14 (5.62%) F5
6 14 (5.62%) Juniper
6 14 (5.62%) Riverbed
7 11 (4.42%) Avaya
7 11 (4.42%) Veeam
8 10 (4.02%) HP
9 7 (2.81%) Symantec
10 6 (2.41%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.41%) Dell
10 6 (2.41%) EqualLogic
10 6 (2.41%) NEC
11 5 (2.01%) EMC
11 5 (2.01%) IBM
11 5 (2.01%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.01%) SolarWinds
Cumbria
Transition Partners
Salary: on call
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £70k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Relocation package
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop tofs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nixor Resource Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Staff events
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MAG
Salary: From £34,344 to £38,856 per annum plus contributory pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago