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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 67 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 41 57 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.76% 3.18% 4.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.48% 7.99% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 35 56 84
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £29,000 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £44,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
548 713 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.88% 39.74% 39.65%
Number of salaries quoted 472 585 660
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 49 (72.06%) Microsoft
2 48 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 48 (70.59%) Windows
3 41 (60.29%) SQL
4 33 (48.53%) MCITP
5 29 (42.65%) Degree
6 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
7 22 (32.35%) .NET
7 22 (32.35%) C#
8 21 (30.88%) MCP
9 18 (26.47%) ASP.NET
9 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
9 18 (26.47%) Computer Science
10 17 (25.00%) HTML
10 17 (25.00%) Java
10 17 (25.00%) MCSE
10 17 (25.00%) jQuery
11 16 (23.53%) Android
11 16 (23.53%) Apple iOS
11 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (23.53%) C++
11 16 (23.53%) MFC
11 16 (23.53%) Pocket PC
11 16 (23.53%) Objective-C
11 16 (23.53%) VMware
12 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
12 15 (22.06%) MCTS
13 14 (20.59%) Windows 8
14 13 (19.12%) Citrix
15 12 (17.65%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
1 12 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.82%) CMS
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.94%) Lync
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.47%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.47%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) VoIP
2 3 (4.41%) WAN
2 3 (4.41%) Ethernet
2 3 (4.41%) SAN
2 3 (4.41%) MPLS
2 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.41%) VLAN
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) VPN
3 2 (2.94%) DNS
3 2 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.47%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (10.29%) Advertising
2 2 (2.94%) Retail
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Software Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Graduate
2 13 (19.12%) Consultant
3 11 (16.18%) DBA
3 11 (16.18%) SQL DBA
4 9 (13.24%) IT Support
5 7 (10.29%) Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) CRM Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Support Technician
8 2 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) IT Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) .NET
2 18 (26.47%) ASP.NET
3 17 (25.00%) jQuery
3 17 (25.00%) HTML
4 16 (23.53%) MFC
5 4 (5.88%) Web Services
5 4 (5.88%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.47%) HTML5
6 1 (1.47%) CSS3
6 1 (1.47%) CSS
6 1 (1.47%) XML
6 1 (1.47%) JSF
6 1 (1.47%) Dojo
6 1 (1.47%) GWT
6 1 (1.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Computer Science
2 16 (23.53%) Pocket PC
2 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (17.65%) Client/Server
4 5 (7.35%) Thin Client
4 5 (7.35%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) GIS
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (70.59%) Windows
2 16 (23.53%) Android
2 16 (23.53%) Apple iOS
3 14 (20.59%) Windows 8
4 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.94%) Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
2 7 (10.29%) CRM
3 5 (7.35%) ERP
4 4 (5.88%) Project Management
4 4 (5.88%) ITIL
5 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.41%) Web Services Management
6 2 (2.94%) MVC
6 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.94%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.47%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.47%) Migration
7 1 (1.47%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.47%) TDD
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.47%) Process Management
7 1 (1.47%) B2B
7 1 (1.47%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.47%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (60.29%) SQL
2 22 (32.35%) C#
3 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 17 (25.00%) Java
5 16 (23.53%) C++
5 16 (23.53%) Objective-C
6 3 (4.41%) C
7 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (48.53%) MCITP
2 29 (42.65%) Degree
3 21 (30.88%) MCP
4 17 (25.00%) MCSE
5 15 (22.06%) MCTS
6 12 (17.65%) MCSA
6 12 (17.65%) MCDST
7 10 (14.71%) MCT
8 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.94%) CCNA
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.35%) Terminal Server
3 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) SCCM
1 2 (2.94%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.47%) SCOM
2 1 (1.47%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 49 (72.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.53%) VMware
3 13 (19.12%) Citrix
4 4 (5.88%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) Google
6 1 (1.47%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.47%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.47%) Lumension
6 1 (1.47%) Sophos
6 1 (1.47%) ESRI
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