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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 74 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 49 61 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.64% 3.86% 3.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.30% 11.44% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 44 53 46
Average salary £33,750 £37,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
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
527 533 661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.41% 33.71% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 418 448 572
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 95 (80.51%) Windows
2 81 (68.64%) Microsoft
3 65 (55.08%) SQL Server
4 50 (42.37%) Active Directory
5 49 (41.53%) MCSE
6 47 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (39.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (38.98%) MCP
8 41 (34.75%) .NET
9 40 (33.90%) C#
9 40 (33.90%) VMware
10 38 (32.20%) ASP.NET
11 37 (31.36%) Windows 7
12 36 (30.51%) MCTS
12 36 (30.51%) Firewall
13 33 (27.97%) MCSD
13 33 (27.97%) Degree
14 31 (26.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 31 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (26.27%) MS Excel
14 31 (26.27%) MVC
15 30 (25.42%) MS Exchange
16 28 (23.73%) SharePoint
17 26 (22.03%) IIS
18 25 (21.19%) MCSA
18 25 (21.19%) DNS
18 25 (21.19%) WCF
18 25 (21.19%) WPF
19 24 (20.34%) TDD
19 24 (20.34%) Web Application Development

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 28 (23.73%) SharePoint
3 26 (22.03%) IIS
4 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (8.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (7.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (5.08%) Lync
8 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.24%) MS Project Server
9 4 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 31 (26.27%) MS Excel
2 19 (16.10%) MS Office
3 4 (3.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (30.51%) Firewall
2 25 (21.19%) DNS
3 22 (18.64%) SAN
4 19 (16.10%) VPN
5 17 (14.41%) SMTP
5 17 (14.41%) HTTP
6 12 (10.17%) WAN
7 11 (9.32%) LAN
7 11 (9.32%) DHCP
8 10 (8.47%) VoIP
8 10 (8.47%) PPTP
8 10 (8.47%) IPsec
9 9 (7.63%) Network Security
9 9 (7.63%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (6.78%) H.323
10 8 (6.78%) ISDN
11 5 (4.24%) TCP/IP
11 5 (4.24%) Wireless
12 4 (3.39%) Intranet
13 3 (2.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (55.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.41%) MySQL
3 14 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (9.32%) Big Data
5 10 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.85%) IDOL
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (17.80%) NUnit
1 21 (17.80%) MSTest
1 21 (17.80%) Rhino Mocks
1 21 (17.80%) Moq
General
1 14 (11.86%) Back Office
2 7 (5.93%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Advertising
4 3 (2.54%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Local Government
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (33.90%) Developer
2 24 (20.34%) .NET Developer
3 19 (16.10%) Support Engineer
4 18 (15.25%) Administrator
5 16 (13.56%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (12.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (11.02%) Analyst
8 11 (9.32%) Windows Administrator
8 11 (9.32%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 9 (7.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (6.78%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Windows Support Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Network Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (3.39%) IT Support
12 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (3.39%) Web Developer
12 4 (3.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (34.75%) .NET
2 38 (32.20%) ASP.NET
3 31 (26.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (21.19%) WCF
4 25 (21.19%) WPF
5 22 (18.64%) WinForms
5 22 (18.64%) HTML
5 22 (18.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 21 (17.80%) Unity DI Container
6 21 (17.80%) Spring.NET
6 21 (17.80%) Castle Windsor
6 21 (17.80%) Ninject
6 21 (17.80%) Razor View Engine
7 18 (15.25%) XML
8 12 (10.17%) Ajax
8 12 (10.17%) CSS
9 11 (9.32%) .NET Framework
10 8 (6.78%) jQuery
11 7 (5.93%) Silverlight
12 5 (4.24%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.80%) Inversion of Control
2 20 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (16.10%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.93%) Blackberry
5 6 (5.08%) Clustering
6 3 (2.54%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.85%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.85%) GIS
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.85%) CMDB
7 1 (0.85%) FMCG
7 1 (0.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 95 (80.51%) Windows
2 47 (39.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (31.36%) Windows 7
4 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (16.10%) Linux
6 12 (10.17%) Windows XP
7 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (8.47%) Windows 8
9 9 (7.63%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.39%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.54%) CentOS
11 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.85%) UNIX
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.27%) MVC
3 24 (20.34%) TDD
3 24 (20.34%) Web Application Development
4 21 (17.80%) Kanban
4 21 (17.80%) Dependency Injection
4 21 (17.80%) MVVM
4 21 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (17.80%) Scrum
5 14 (11.86%) ITIL
6 11 (9.32%) DNA
7 8 (6.78%) Time Management
7 8 (6.78%) Waterfall
7 8 (6.78%) High Availability
8 7 (5.93%) Migration
9 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (5.08%) Load Balancing
9 6 (5.08%) Network Design
9 6 (5.08%) CRM
9 6 (5.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.90%) C#
2 19 (16.10%) SQL
3 12 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.69%) Java
4 2 (1.69%) VB
4 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.69%) VB6
5 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (41.53%) MCSE
2 46 (38.98%) MCP
3 36 (30.51%) MCTS
4 33 (27.97%) Degree
4 33 (27.97%) MCSD
5 25 (21.19%) MCSA
6 21 (17.80%) MCAD
7 16 (13.56%) CCNA
7 16 (13.56%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (11.86%) MCITP
9 8 (6.78%) CCNP
10 5 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (4.24%) CCA
10 5 (4.24%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (3.39%) MCDST
12 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.69%) MCT
13 1 (0.85%) CISSP
13 1 (0.85%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 31 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.25%) VMware ESX
4 16 (13.56%) Hyper-V
5 15 (12.71%) vSphere
6 3 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) SCCM
2 8 (6.78%) Nagios
2 8 (6.78%) logstash
3 6 (5.08%) SCOM
4 5 (4.24%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.54%) WSUS
6 2 (1.69%) MOM
7 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.85%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.85%) SCSM
Vendors
1 81 (68.64%) Microsoft
2 40 (33.90%) VMware
3 14 (11.86%) Cisco
4 10 (8.47%) Citrix
5 8 (6.78%) SolarWinds
6 7 (5.93%) HP
7 6 (5.08%) EMC
8 5 (4.24%) Dell
9 4 (3.39%) Oracle
10 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.54%) McAfee
11 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.69%) Avaya
12 1 (0.85%) BMC
12 1 (0.85%) Apple
12 1 (0.85%) Symantec
12 1 (0.85%) ESRI
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