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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 61 41 61
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 58 94 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.23% 5.70% 3.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.80% 15.75% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 53 88 60
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
659 597 799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.65% 36.18% 43.78%
Number of salaries quoted 487 507 700
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 71 (61.21%) SQL Server
2 70 (60.34%) Windows
3 56 (48.28%) MCP
3 56 (48.28%) C#
4 55 (47.41%) .NET
5 54 (46.55%) MCTS
6 52 (44.83%) MCSD
7 50 (43.10%) MCAD
7 50 (43.10%) Scrum
7 50 (43.10%) TDD
7 50 (43.10%) NUnit
7 50 (43.10%) Kanban
7 50 (43.10%) Rhino Mocks
7 50 (43.10%) Moq
8 48 (41.38%) Microsoft
9 28 (24.14%) VB
10 27 (23.28%) MCSE
11 25 (21.55%) VB.NET
11 25 (21.55%) SQL
11 25 (21.55%) ASP.NET
11 25 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (21.55%) WinForms
11 25 (21.55%) MVC
11 25 (21.55%) BDD
11 25 (21.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (21.55%) Dependency Injection
11 25 (21.55%) Inversion of Control
11 25 (21.55%) MSTest
11 25 (21.55%) Spring.NET
11 25 (21.55%) WCF

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (7.76%) Lync
4 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.86%) IIS
8 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.76%) MS Office
3 5 (4.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Office 365
1 2 (1.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) LAN
2 11 (9.48%) VLAN
3 9 (7.76%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.90%) DHCP
4 8 (6.90%) DNS
4 8 (6.90%) Firewall
5 7 (6.03%) NAS
6 5 (4.31%) VPN
6 5 (4.31%) VoIP
6 5 (4.31%) WAN
7 4 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.45%) SAN
7 4 (3.45%) Internet
7 4 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (61.21%) SQL Server
2 25 (21.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (9.48%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (8.62%) DTS
5 7 (6.03%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (43.10%) NUnit
1 50 (43.10%) Rhino Mocks
1 50 (43.10%) Moq
2 25 (21.55%) MSTest
General
1 25 (21.55%) Music Industry
2 6 (5.17%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.17%) Finance
3 5 (4.31%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (49.14%) Developer
2 25 (21.55%) .NET Developer
2 25 (21.55%) C# Developer
2 25 (21.55%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (9.48%) Administrator
3 11 (9.48%) Consultant
4 10 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (8.62%) DBA
4 10 (8.62%) SQL DBA
5 8 (6.90%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 8 (6.90%) Team Leader
6 7 (6.03%) Server Administrator
6 7 (6.03%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (5.17%) IT Support
8 5 (4.31%) Security Consultant
8 5 (4.31%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Server Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (47.41%) .NET
2 25 (21.55%) ASP.NET
2 25 (21.55%) WinForms
2 25 (21.55%) ASP.NET MVC
2 25 (21.55%) Spring.NET
2 25 (21.55%) WCF
2 25 (21.55%) WPF
2 25 (21.55%) NHibernate
2 25 (21.55%) Castle Windsor
2 25 (21.55%) Ninject
2 25 (21.55%) Razor View Engine
2 25 (21.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 25 (21.55%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (0.86%) HTML
3 1 (0.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.55%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (8.62%) Clustering
3 8 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.03%) Firmware
5 5 (4.31%) Mathematics
5 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.31%) PKI
5 5 (4.31%) Open Source
6 4 (3.45%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (3.45%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.72%) Replication
7 2 (1.72%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.86%) Statistics
8 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (60.34%) Windows
2 24 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (7.76%) Linux
4 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.31%) Solaris
6 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.86%) UNIX
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.10%) Scrum
1 50 (43.10%) TDD
1 50 (43.10%) Kanban
2 25 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (21.55%) MVC
2 25 (21.55%) BDD
2 25 (21.55%) Dependency Injection
2 25 (21.55%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (21.55%) MVVM
2 25 (21.55%) Web Application Development
3 23 (19.83%) ITIL
4 14 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (12.07%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (10.34%) Validation
6 11 (9.48%) Migration
7 10 (8.62%) ERP
8 7 (6.03%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.31%) Project Management
9 5 (4.31%) Information Security
9 5 (4.31%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 56 (48.28%) C#
2 28 (24.14%) VB
3 25 (21.55%) VB.NET
3 25 (21.55%) SQL
4 10 (8.62%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.31%) C
5 5 (4.31%) C++
5 5 (4.31%) Java
6 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 56 (48.28%) MCP
2 54 (46.55%) MCTS
3 52 (44.83%) MCSD
4 50 (43.10%) MCAD
5 27 (23.28%) MCSE
6 22 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (18.97%) CCNA
7 19 (16.38%) Degree
7 19 (16.38%) MCITP
8 12 (10.34%) MCSA
9 5 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (4.31%) CISSP
9 5 (4.31%) NCDA
9 5 (4.31%) NCIE
10 3 (2.59%) MCDBA
11 2 (1.72%) VCAP
11 2 (1.72%) VTSP
11 2 (1.72%) VCDX
12 1 (0.86%) MOS
12 1 (0.86%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (6.03%) GAMP
1 7 (6.03%) GCP
1 7 (6.03%) GMP
2 4 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 18 (15.52%) Hyper-V
2 15 (12.93%) Active Directory
3 11 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.45%) Terminal Server
5 3 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (8.62%) SCCM
2 7 (6.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 48 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.79%) VMware
3 11 (9.48%) Cisco
4 10 (8.62%) Citrix
5 7 (6.03%) NetApp
5 7 (6.03%) Red Gate
6 6 (5.17%) Veeam
6 6 (5.17%) HP
7 5 (4.31%) CA
8 3 (2.59%) Oracle
9 1 (0.86%) Symantec
9 1 (0.86%) Remedy
9 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.86%) Nokia
9 1 (0.86%) Apple
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