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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 64 53 71
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 59 82 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.27% 4.13% 2.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.26% 10.47% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 58 81 57
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £26,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,650 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
714 783 967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.53% 39.41% 45.66%
Number of salaries quoted 582 645 779
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 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 82 (73.21%) SQL Server
2 64 (57.14%) Windows
3 63 (56.25%) .NET
4 60 (53.57%) C#
5 58 (51.79%) MCP
5 58 (51.79%) MCTS
6 56 (50.00%) MCSD
7 54 (48.21%) MCAD
7 54 (48.21%) TDD
7 54 (48.21%) NUnit
7 54 (48.21%) Scrum
7 54 (48.21%) Kanban
7 54 (48.21%) Rhino Mocks
7 54 (48.21%) Moq
8 49 (43.75%) Microsoft
9 32 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET
11 29 (25.89%) VB
12 28 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (25.00%) WinForms
12 28 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
12 28 (25.00%) MVVM
12 28 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
12 28 (25.00%) Ninject
12 28 (25.00%) Spring.NET
12 28 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
12 28 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
12 28 (25.00%) MSTest
12 28 (25.00%) WPF
12 28 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (20.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (7.14%) Lync
3 8 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.89%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.07%) LAN
2 12 (10.71%) Firewall
3 8 (7.14%) VPN
3 8 (7.14%) IP Telephony
3 8 (7.14%) Internet
4 7 (6.25%) NAS
4 7 (6.25%) DNS
4 7 (6.25%) SAN
4 7 (6.25%) DHCP
4 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.57%) VoIP
5 4 (3.57%) WAN
5 4 (3.57%) VLAN
5 4 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.79%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.79%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (73.21%) SQL Server
2 32 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (11.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.36%) DTS
8 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (4.46%) MS Access
9 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 54 (48.21%) NUnit
1 54 (48.21%) Rhino Mocks
1 54 (48.21%) Moq
2 28 (25.00%) MSTest
General
1 26 (23.21%) Music Industry
2 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (0.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 62 (55.36%) Developer
2 30 (26.79%) .NET Developer
3 28 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 28 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (14.29%) Administrator
5 12 (10.71%) DBA
6 8 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.14%) Architect
7 7 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) SQL DBA
8 6 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.46%) Database Architect
10 4 (3.57%) .NET Applications Developer
10 4 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.57%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (3.57%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.57%) Consultant
10 4 (3.57%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (56.25%) .NET
2 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET
3 28 (25.00%) WinForms
3 28 (25.00%) WPF
3 28 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
3 28 (25.00%) Ninject
3 28 (25.00%) Spring.NET
3 28 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
4 26 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (23.21%) Razor View Engine
4 26 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 26 (23.21%) WCF
4 26 (23.21%) NHibernate
5 2 (1.79%) HTML
5 2 (1.79%) jQuery
6 1 (0.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (8.04%) Firmware
3 6 (5.36%) Clustering
4 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.46%) Kindle
5 4 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.79%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 64 (57.14%) Windows
2 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.57%) Linux
6 1 (0.89%) UNIX
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (48.21%) Scrum
1 54 (48.21%) TDD
1 54 (48.21%) Kanban
2 28 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
2 28 (25.00%) MVVM
2 28 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (23.21%) MVC
3 26 (23.21%) BDD
3 26 (23.21%) Web Application Development
4 19 (16.96%) ITIL
5 12 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (8.93%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (6.25%) Validation
8 6 (5.36%) Migration
9 5 (4.46%) Data Management
10 4 (3.57%) Network Design
10 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (3.57%) Data Protection
11 3 (2.68%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 60 (53.57%) C#
2 29 (25.89%) VB
3 26 (23.21%) VB.NET
4 16 (14.29%) SQL
5 6 (5.36%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (51.79%) MCP
1 58 (51.79%) MCTS
2 56 (50.00%) MCSD
3 54 (48.21%) MCAD
4 22 (19.64%) MCSE
5 18 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (14.29%) Degree
7 15 (13.39%) CCNA
8 14 (12.50%) MCSA
8 14 (12.50%) MCITP
9 6 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.68%) MCDBA
10 3 (2.68%) HP AIS
10 3 (2.68%) HP ASE
10 3 (2.68%) CCEE
11 2 (1.79%) CCAA
11 2 (1.79%) CCIA
11 2 (1.79%) CCNP
11 2 (1.79%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (6.25%) GAMP
1 7 (6.25%) GCP
1 7 (6.25%) GMP
2 5 (4.46%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.57%) QA
4 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 13 (11.61%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.68%) vSphere
4 3 (2.68%) XenApp
4 3 (2.68%) XenServer
5 2 (1.79%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) SCCM
2 7 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.07%) VMware
3 15 (13.39%) Cisco
4 9 (8.04%) HP
4 9 (8.04%) Citrix
5 7 (6.25%) Oracle
5 7 (6.25%) Veeam
6 3 (2.68%) Red Gate
7 2 (1.79%) EMC
7 2 (1.79%) NetApp
7 2 (1.79%) IBM
8 1 (0.89%) Dell
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