The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 47 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.72% 1.53% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 5.36% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 7
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
Gloucestershire

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

Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
71 56 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.72% 28.57% 41.36%
Number of salaries quoted 50 47 103
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheltenham region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 7 (100.00%) MCSE
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) MCP
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 2 (28.57%) MCTS
6 2 (28.57%) MCITP
6 2 (28.57%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) UNIX
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) Firmware

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 1 (14.29%) HPUX
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (42.86%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) MCTS
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) LPIC
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) RHCE
5 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy