The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 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 Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 50 75
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 58 87 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.25% 4.44% 2.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.12% 11.18% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 57 86 54
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
714 778 951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.98% 39.67% 45.35%
Number of salaries quoted 580 644 772
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 81 (72.97%) SQL Server
2 64 (57.66%) Windows
3 61 (54.95%) .NET
4 58 (52.25%) C#
5 57 (51.35%) MCP
5 57 (51.35%) MCTS
6 55 (49.55%) MCSD
7 53 (47.75%) MCAD
7 53 (47.75%) TDD
7 53 (47.75%) NUnit
7 53 (47.75%) Scrum
7 53 (47.75%) Kanban
7 53 (47.75%) Rhino Mocks
7 53 (47.75%) Moq
8 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
9 32 (28.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 29 (26.13%) ASP.NET
10 29 (26.13%) VB
11 27 (24.32%) WinForms
11 27 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (24.32%) Unity DI Container
11 27 (24.32%) MVVM
11 27 (24.32%) Castle Windsor
11 27 (24.32%) Ninject
11 27 (24.32%) Spring.NET
11 27 (24.32%) Dependency Injection
11 27 (24.32%) Inversion of Control
11 27 (24.32%) MSTest
11 27 (24.32%) WPF
11 27 (24.32%) Continuous Integration

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 (20.72%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.21%) Lync
3 8 (7.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.90%) IIS
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.90%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 17 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.22%) LAN
2 12 (10.81%) Firewall
3 8 (7.21%) Internet
3 8 (7.21%) VPN
3 8 (7.21%) IP Telephony
4 7 (6.31%) DNS
4 7 (6.31%) DHCP
4 7 (6.31%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.31%) SAN
4 7 (6.31%) NAS
5 4 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.60%) VoIP
5 4 (3.60%) WAN
5 4 (3.60%) VLAN
6 2 (1.80%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.80%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (72.97%) SQL Server
2 32 (28.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (12.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (6.31%) DTS
8 5 (4.50%) MS Access
8 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (47.75%) NUnit
1 53 (47.75%) Rhino Mocks
1 53 (47.75%) Moq
2 27 (24.32%) MSTest
General
1 26 (23.42%) Music Industry
2 1 (0.90%) Finance
2 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (54.05%) Developer
2 29 (26.13%) .NET Developer
3 27 (24.32%) C# Developer
3 27 (24.32%) C# .NET Developer
4 17 (15.32%) Administrator
5 13 (11.71%) DBA
6 8 (7.21%) SQL DBA
6 8 (7.21%) Architect
6 8 (7.21%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.31%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.50%) Database Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Server Administrator
10 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (3.60%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.70%) .NET Web Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (54.95%) .NET
2 29 (26.13%) ASP.NET
3 27 (24.32%) WinForms
3 27 (24.32%) Unity DI Container
3 27 (24.32%) Castle Windsor
3 27 (24.32%) Ninject
3 27 (24.32%) Spring.NET
3 27 (24.32%) WPF
4 26 (23.42%) WCF
4 26 (23.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (23.42%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 26 (23.42%) Razor View Engine
4 26 (23.42%) NHibernate
5 2 (1.80%) jQuery
5 2 (1.80%) HTML
6 1 (0.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.32%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (8.11%) Firmware
3 7 (6.31%) Clustering
4 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.50%) Kindle
5 4 (3.60%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.80%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 64 (57.66%) Windows
2 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.60%) Linux
6 1 (0.90%) UNIX
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (47.75%) TDD
1 53 (47.75%) Scrum
1 53 (47.75%) Kanban
2 27 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (24.32%) MVVM
2 27 (24.32%) Dependency Injection
2 27 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (23.42%) BDD
3 26 (23.42%) Web Application Development
3 26 (23.42%) MVC
4 20 (18.02%) ITIL
5 13 (11.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (9.91%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (6.31%) Validation
7 7 (6.31%) Migration
8 5 (4.50%) Data Management
9 4 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.60%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.60%) Network Design
9 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 58 (52.25%) C#
2 29 (26.13%) VB
3 26 (23.42%) VB.NET
4 17 (15.32%) SQL
5 7 (6.31%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 57 (51.35%) MCP
1 57 (51.35%) MCTS
2 55 (49.55%) MCSD
3 53 (47.75%) MCAD
4 22 (19.82%) MCSE
5 18 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (14.41%) Degree
7 15 (13.51%) CCNA
8 14 (12.61%) MCSA
8 14 (12.61%) MCITP
9 6 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.70%) MCDBA
10 3 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.70%) HP AIS
10 3 (2.70%) HP ASE
10 3 (2.70%) CCEE
11 2 (1.80%) CCAA
11 2 (1.80%) CCIA
11 2 (1.80%) CCEA
11 2 (1.80%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (6.31%) GAMP
1 7 (6.31%) GCP
1 7 (6.31%) GMP
2 5 (4.50%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.60%) QA
4 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (12.61%) Hyper-V
2 13 (11.71%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.70%) XenApp
4 3 (2.70%) XenServer
4 3 (2.70%) vSphere
5 2 (1.80%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) SCCM
2 7 (6.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.22%) VMware
3 15 (13.51%) Cisco
4 9 (8.11%) HP
4 9 (8.11%) Citrix
5 7 (6.31%) Veeam
6 6 (5.41%) Oracle
7 4 (3.60%) Red Gate
8 2 (1.80%) NetApp
8 2 (1.80%) IBM
8 2 (1.80%) EMC
9 1 (0.90%) Dell
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