The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 115 62 85
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 76 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.05% 3.98% 2.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 12.44% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20 66 35
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,250 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £55,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
630 611 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 31.59% 31.99% 36.01%
Number of salaries quoted 471 467 501
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 53 (74.65%) Windows
2 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
3 28 (39.44%) Active Directory
4 27 (38.03%) MCP
5 24 (33.80%) SQL Server
5 24 (33.80%) MCSE
5 24 (33.80%) Windows 7
6 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
7 22 (30.99%) .NET
7 22 (30.99%) VMware
7 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (29.58%) C#
9 19 (26.76%) SharePoint
9 19 (26.76%) MCTS
10 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
11 17 (23.94%) ASP.NET
11 17 (23.94%) Windows XP
11 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (23.94%) MVC
11 17 (23.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (22.54%) MCSD
12 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (19.72%) SQL
14 14 (19.72%) DHCP
14 14 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (18.31%) MCITP
15 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (16.90%) MS Office
16 12 (16.90%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
2 19 (26.76%) SharePoint
3 14 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (8.45%) IIS
6 5 (7.04%) MS Project Server
6 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (7.04%) Lync
7 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.41%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) SaaS
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) DHCP
2 11 (15.49%) LAN
2 11 (15.49%) WAN
3 10 (14.08%) Firewall
4 9 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (11.27%) DNS
5 8 (11.27%) SAN
5 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.63%) VPN
6 4 (5.63%) VoIP
6 4 (5.63%) MPLS
6 4 (5.63%) NAS
6 4 (5.63%) Wireless
7 3 (4.23%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.23%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) NUnit
1 8 (11.27%) MSTest
1 8 (11.27%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (11.27%) Moq
2 1 (1.41%) MorphX
General
1 6 (8.45%) Advertising
2 5 (7.04%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) Analyst
3 17 (23.94%) Support Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) .NET Developer
5 10 (14.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (12.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Desktop Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Desktop Support
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Support Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Network Support
9 4 (5.63%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) .NET
2 17 (23.94%) ASP.NET
2 17 (23.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (14.08%) WPF
4 9 (12.68%) WinForms
4 9 (12.68%) .NET Framework
5 8 (11.27%) Ajax
5 8 (11.27%) CSS
5 8 (11.27%) WCF
5 8 (11.27%) Castle Windsor
5 8 (11.27%) Ninject
5 8 (11.27%) Razor View Engine
5 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 8 (11.27%) Unity DI Container
5 8 (11.27%) jQuery
5 8 (11.27%) Spring.NET
6 5 (7.04%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.41%) XML
7 1 (1.41%) Middleware
7 1 (1.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Clustering
2 8 (11.27%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.63%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.23%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.41%) GIS
5 1 (1.41%) Replication
5 1 (1.41%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.41%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.41%) CMDB
5 1 (1.41%) FMCG
5 1 (1.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (74.65%) Windows
2 24 (33.80%) Windows 7
3 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (23.94%) Windows XP
4 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.08%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.45%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.63%) Windows Vista
8 4 (5.63%) Linux
9 3 (4.23%) CentOS
9 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.82%) AIX
11 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) MVC
2 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.90%) ITIL
4 8 (11.27%) TDD
4 8 (11.27%) Migration
4 8 (11.27%) Scrum
4 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (11.27%) Dependency Injection
4 8 (11.27%) MVVM
4 8 (11.27%) Waterfall
4 8 (11.27%) Kanban
4 8 (11.27%) Web Application Development
5 7 (9.86%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.45%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.45%) Network Design
6 6 (8.45%) Service Management
7 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.04%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) C#
2 14 (19.72%) SQL
3 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.23%) VB
4 3 (4.23%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.23%) VB6
5 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.41%) X++
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (38.03%) MCP
2 24 (33.80%) MCSE
3 19 (26.76%) MCTS
4 16 (22.54%) MCSD
5 13 (18.31%) MCITP
6 11 (15.49%) MCDST
7 9 (12.68%) CCNA
7 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (11.27%) MCAD
9 7 (9.86%) MCSA
10 6 (8.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (7.04%) CCA
11 5 (7.04%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (4.23%) CCENT
12 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
12 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
13 2 (2.82%) Degree
14 1 (1.41%) HP APS
14 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (39.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.63%) vSphere
5 3 (4.23%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
6 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) SCOM
2 5 (7.04%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.63%) WSUS
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.41%) MOM
4 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.41%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.41%) SCSM
Vendors
1 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
2 22 (30.99%) VMware
3 12 (16.90%) Cisco
4 9 (12.68%) HP
4 9 (12.68%) Citrix
5 6 (8.45%) EMC
6 5 (7.04%) Dell
7 4 (5.63%) Avaya
7 4 (5.63%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.63%) McAfee
8 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.23%) IBM
9 1 (1.41%) BMC
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle
9 1 (1.41%) ESRI
9 1 (1.41%) Veeam
9 1 (1.41%) 3PAR
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