The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bolton region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 18 6
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 15 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 7.73% 12.40% 27.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.17% 40.54% 58.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 31
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
48 37 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 26.52% 30.58% 46.90%
Number of salaries quoted 47 34 53
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bolton region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Bolton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 27 (93.10%) MCP
1 27 (93.10%) MCTS
2 26 (89.66%) TDD
2 26 (89.66%) WCF
2 26 (89.66%) Domain-Driven Design
2 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET MVC
2 26 (89.66%) BDD
2 26 (89.66%) Razor View Engine
2 26 (89.66%) MCAD
2 26 (89.66%) MCSD
2 26 (89.66%) C#
2 26 (89.66%) .NET
2 26 (89.66%) SQL Server
2 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET
2 26 (89.66%) MVC
2 26 (89.66%) CQRS
2 26 (89.66%) Web Application Development
2 26 (89.66%) SQL Server 2012
2 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (89.66%) SQL Server
1 26 (89.66%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Developer
1 26 (89.66%) .NET Developer
2 1 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (3.45%) IT Support
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (3.45%) Consultant
2 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
2 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (89.66%) .NET
1 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET
1 26 (89.66%) WCF
1 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET MVC
1 26 (89.66%) Razor View Engine
1 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) MVC
1 26 (89.66%) TDD
1 26 (89.66%) Domain-Driven Design
1 26 (89.66%) BDD
1 26 (89.66%) CQRS
1 26 (89.66%) Web Application Development
2 1 (3.45%) Data Management
2 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
2 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
2 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
2 1 (3.45%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (93.10%) MCP
1 27 (93.10%) MCTS
2 26 (89.66%) MCAD
2 26 (89.66%) MCSD
3 2 (6.90%) MCITP
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.45%) MCDST
4 1 (3.45%) NCIE
4 1 (3.45%) CCEE
4 1 (3.45%) CCAA
4 1 (3.45%) CCIA
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCEA
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenServer
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) CommVault
3 1 (3.45%) NetApp
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) EMC
3 1 (3.45%) Veeam
3 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.45%) IBM