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 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 80 66 65
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 44 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.68% 2.98% 3.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.58% 7.93% 7.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29 41 60
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,450 £37,500 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £46,700 £55,000 £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
633 555 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.61% 37.63% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 433 436 616
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 December 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 66 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 59 (62.77%) Windows
3 37 (39.36%) SQL Server
4 35 (37.23%) Active Directory
5 32 (34.04%) MCSE
6 29 (30.85%) VMware
7 28 (29.79%) Citrix
8 27 (28.72%) MCP
8 27 (28.72%) MS Exchange
9 26 (27.66%) MCTS
10 23 (24.47%) Hyper-V
11 22 (23.40%) .NET
11 22 (23.40%) MCITP
12 21 (22.34%) C#
13 20 (21.28%) NetApp
14 19 (20.21%) ITIL
14 19 (20.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (18.09%) TDD
16 16 (17.02%) MCAD
16 16 (17.02%) MCSD
16 16 (17.02%) MCSA
16 16 (17.02%) SharePoint
16 16 (17.02%) Scrum
16 16 (17.02%) NUnit
16 16 (17.02%) Kanban
16 16 (17.02%) Rhino Mocks
16 16 (17.02%) Moq
17 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
17 15 (15.96%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (28.72%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.02%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (5.32%) Lync
5 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) Office 365
2 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) VLAN
2 7 (7.45%) VPN
3 6 (6.38%) Firewall
4 5 (5.32%) DHCP
4 5 (5.32%) DNS
5 4 (4.26%) VoIP
6 2 (2.13%) WAN
6 2 (2.13%) LAN
6 2 (2.13%) IPv4
6 2 (2.13%) SAN
6 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.13%) Wireless
7 1 (1.06%) Network Security
7 1 (1.06%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (1.06%) DMZ
7 1 (1.06%) Intranet
7 1 (1.06%) Internet
7 1 (1.06%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (39.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) NUnit
1 16 (17.02%) Rhino Mocks
1 16 (17.02%) Moq
2 8 (8.51%) MSTest
3 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.06%) MorphX
General
1 8 (8.51%) Music Industry
2 7 (7.45%) Advertising
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (23.40%) Developer
2 18 (19.15%) Consultant
3 12 (12.77%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Storage Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (9.57%) .NET Developer
5 9 (9.57%) C# Developer
5 9 (9.57%) Team Leader
6 8 (8.51%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 7 (7.45%) Graduate
8 6 (6.38%) Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) IT Support
9 5 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.32%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Administrator
9 5 (5.32%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 5 (5.32%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.40%) .NET
2 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.51%) WinForms
3 8 (8.51%) NHibernate
3 8 (8.51%) WCF
3 8 (8.51%) WPF
3 8 (8.51%) Spring.NET
3 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (8.51%) Castle Windsor
3 8 (8.51%) Ninject
3 8 (8.51%) Razor View Engine
3 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 8 (8.51%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.06%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.06%) CSS3
4 1 (1.06%) HTML5
4 1 (1.06%) jQuery
4 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.19%) Replication
3 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (62.77%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) Windows 7
3 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (10.64%) Linux
5 9 (9.57%) Windows XP
5 9 (9.57%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.26%) UNIX
7 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.06%) Debian
8 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.06%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.21%) ITIL
2 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.09%) TDD
3 16 (17.02%) Scrum
3 16 (17.02%) Kanban
4 12 (12.77%) ERP
5 9 (9.57%) MVC
6 8 (8.51%) CRM
6 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (8.51%) Dependency Injection
6 8 (8.51%) MVVM
6 8 (8.51%) BDD
6 8 (8.51%) Web Application Development
7 5 (5.32%) Project Management
8 4 (4.26%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.26%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.19%) Migration
10 2 (2.13%) Asset Management
10 2 (2.13%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.34%) C#
2 12 (12.77%) SQL
3 8 (8.51%) VB
3 8 (8.51%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.06%) X++
4 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (34.04%) MCSE
2 27 (28.72%) MCP
3 26 (27.66%) MCTS
4 22 (23.40%) MCITP
5 16 (17.02%) MCAD
5 16 (17.02%) MCSD
5 16 (17.02%) MCSA
6 14 (14.89%) CCNA
6 14 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (14.89%) NCDA
6 14 (14.89%) NCIE
6 14 (14.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (13.83%) Degree
8 7 (7.45%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (7.45%) MCDST
9 4 (4.26%) MOS
9 4 (4.26%) A+ Certification
10 3 (3.19%) VCAP
10 3 (3.19%) VTSP
10 3 (3.19%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 23 (24.47%) Hyper-V
3 19 (20.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.13%) vSphere
6 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (4.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.19%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.06%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.06%) SCOM
4 1 (1.06%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 66 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 29 (30.85%) VMware
3 28 (29.79%) Citrix
4 20 (21.28%) NetApp
5 8 (8.51%) Cisco
6 5 (5.32%) Dell
7 4 (4.26%) HP
7 4 (4.26%) Nokia
7 4 (4.26%) Apple
7 4 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.26%) Symantec
7 4 (4.26%) Remedy
7 4 (4.26%) Veeam
8 1 (1.06%) Kaseya
8 1 (1.06%) FalconStor
8 1 (1.06%) Dell KACE
8 1 (1.06%) Websense
8 1 (1.06%) Veritas
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.06%) Mitel
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