The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 57 77 39
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -38
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 49 48 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.37% 2.73% 6.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.52% 7.33% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 34 43 101
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 £24,675 £29,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
575 655 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.57% 37.30% 34.08%
Number of salaries quoted 474 492 493
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,079 £28,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,272 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 71 (81.61%) Windows
2 61 (70.11%) SQL
3 60 (68.97%) SQL Server
3 60 (68.97%) Microsoft
4 45 (51.72%) Degree
5 39 (44.83%) MCP
6 35 (40.23%) C#
7 34 (39.08%) .NET
7 34 (39.08%) ASP.NET
8 33 (37.93%) Java
8 33 (37.93%) JavaScript
8 33 (37.93%) Computer Science
8 33 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (35.63%) jQuery
9 31 (35.63%) Pocket PC
9 31 (35.63%) Android
9 31 (35.63%) Apple iOS
9 31 (35.63%) C++
9 31 (35.63%) HTML
9 31 (35.63%) MFC
9 31 (35.63%) Objective-C
10 29 (33.33%) Software Engineering
11 28 (32.18%) MCITP
12 27 (31.03%) MCSE
13 22 (25.29%) Active Directory
14 20 (22.99%) Client/Server
15 16 (18.39%) VMware
16 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (14.94%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (13.79%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (5.75%) IIS
3 5 (5.75%) CMS
4 4 (4.60%) Lync
4 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.30%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.30%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.15%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) WAN
2 6 (6.90%) SAN
3 5 (5.75%) LAN
4 4 (4.60%) VoIP
4 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.60%) DNS
5 3 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 3 (3.45%) MPLS
5 3 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.45%) VLAN
6 2 (2.30%) Internet
6 2 (2.30%) SNMP
6 2 (2.30%) SMTP
6 2 (2.30%) DHCP
7 1 (1.15%) Firewall
7 1 (1.15%) NAS
7 1 (1.15%) Wireless
7 1 (1.15%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.30%) Subversion
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Legal
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (35.63%) Software Engineer
2 12 (13.79%) DBA
2 12 (13.79%) SQL DBA
3 10 (11.49%) Consultant
4 7 (8.05%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Graduate
6 5 (5.75%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (4.60%) Database Specialist
7 4 (4.60%) IT Support
8 3 (3.45%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Field Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) Applications Support
9 2 (2.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (39.08%) ASP.NET
1 34 (39.08%) .NET
2 31 (35.63%) MFC
2 31 (35.63%) jQuery
2 31 (35.63%) HTML
3 11 (12.64%) PhoneGap
4 5 (5.75%) Web Services
5 2 (2.30%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) SAML
5 2 (2.30%) JSF
5 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.30%) Dojo
5 2 (2.30%) GWT
5 2 (2.30%) Classic ASP
5 2 (2.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (37.93%) Computer Science
1 33 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (35.63%) Pocket PC
3 20 (22.99%) Client/Server
4 13 (14.94%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.60%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.60%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.45%) NHS
6 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.30%) GIS
7 2 (2.30%) Replication
7 2 (2.30%) E-Learning
7 2 (2.30%) SecurID
8 1 (1.15%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 71 (81.61%) Windows
2 31 (35.63%) Android
2 31 (35.63%) Apple iOS
3 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.05%) Windows 8
5 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.75%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.60%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 9 (10.34%) ITIL
2 9 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (6.90%) Migration
4 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.60%) ERP
5 4 (4.60%) Project Management
5 4 (4.60%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.45%) Web Services Management
6 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.30%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.30%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.30%) Process Management
7 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.30%) Change Management
7 2 (2.30%) DevOps
7 2 (2.30%) Line Management
7 2 (2.30%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.11%) SQL
2 35 (40.23%) C#
3 33 (37.93%) Java
3 33 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 31 (35.63%) C++
4 31 (35.63%) Objective-C
5 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.60%) C
6 2 (2.30%) VBScript
6 2 (2.30%) Perl
6 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (51.72%) Degree
2 39 (44.83%) MCP
3 28 (32.18%) MCITP
4 27 (31.03%) MCSE
5 12 (13.79%) MCSA
6 11 (12.64%) MCTS
7 10 (11.49%) MCT
8 6 (6.90%) MCDST
9 4 (4.60%) CCNA
9 4 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.30%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
11 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (1.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (25.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) Terminal Server
2 4 (4.60%) VMware ESX
2 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.39%) VMware
3 11 (12.64%) Citrix
3 11 (12.64%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.30%) ESRI
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco
4 2 (2.30%) Veeam
4 2 (2.30%) Lumension
4 2 (2.30%) Sophos
4 2 (2.30%) Google
4 2 (2.30%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.15%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.15%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.15%) Websense
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