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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 20 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.80% 2.51% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.43% 8.64% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 32 6 1
Average salary £36,000 £41,250 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.72% +52.77%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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
111 81 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.14% 29.03% 45.54%
Number of salaries quoted 89 66 89
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 55 (98.21%) Microsoft
2 35 (62.50%) MCSE
3 32 (57.14%) Windows
4 30 (53.57%) Citrix
4 30 (53.57%) Finance
5 26 (46.43%) TCP/IP
5 26 (46.43%) XenApp
6 25 (44.64%) VPN
7 24 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 24 (42.86%) MCSA
8 23 (41.07%) MS Excel
9 22 (39.29%) SQL
9 22 (39.29%) ITIL
9 22 (39.29%) Cisco
10 20 (35.71%) DHCP
10 20 (35.71%) DNS
10 20 (35.71%) Remedy
10 20 (35.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
12 17 (30.36%) Client/Server
12 17 (30.36%) VMware
13 16 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (28.57%) Software Packaging
13 16 (28.57%) Sophos
13 16 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (26.79%) jQuery
14 15 (26.79%) .NET
14 15 (26.79%) C#
14 15 (26.79%) HTML
14 15 (26.79%) JavaScript

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.71%) Lync
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (41.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (46.43%) TCP/IP
2 25 (44.64%) VPN
3 20 (35.71%) DHCP
3 20 (35.71%) DNS
4 8 (14.29%) WAN
5 7 (12.50%) SAN
5 7 (12.50%) Firewall
5 7 (12.50%) VLAN
6 6 (10.71%) NetScaler
6 6 (10.71%) Wireless
7 3 (5.36%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.57%) Internet
8 2 (3.57%) Broadband
8 2 (3.57%) LAN
8 2 (3.57%) PBX
8 2 (3.57%) Network Security
9 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.79%) NAS
9 1 (1.79%) SMTP
9 1 (1.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (16.07%) RDBMS
3 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (53.57%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Advertising
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Support Specialist
2 12 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
2 12 (21.43%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) C# Developer
3 10 (17.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Wintel Specialist
3 10 (17.86%) Wintel Support
4 8 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Consultant
4 8 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.14%) Sales Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) Software Packaging
2 15 (26.79%) jQuery
2 15 (26.79%) .NET
2 15 (26.79%) HTML
2 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET
2 15 (26.79%) CSS
2 15 (26.79%) WCF
3 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (16.07%) Web Services
4 9 (16.07%) XML
4 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
5 6 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (10.71%) CSS3
5 6 (10.71%) HTML5
5 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Client/Server
2 6 (10.71%) Mathematics
2 6 (10.71%) Physics
2 6 (10.71%) Chemistry
2 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.71%) Clustering
3 5 (8.93%) PDA
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.57%) Linux
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) UNIX
6 1 (1.79%) AIX
6 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) ITIL
2 15 (26.79%) MVC
3 10 (17.86%) Mentoring
4 9 (16.07%) OO
4 9 (16.07%) SOA
4 9 (16.07%) Wealth Management
4 9 (16.07%) Coaching
4 9 (16.07%) Release Management
5 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.36%) Line Management
7 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.79%) Straight-Through Processing
8 1 (1.79%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.79%) Performance Testing
8 1 (1.79%) Load Testing
8 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) SQL
2 15 (26.79%) C#
2 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.07%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (62.50%) MCSE
2 24 (42.86%) MCSA
3 16 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (17.86%) MCSD
5 9 (16.07%) CCA
5 9 (16.07%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (10.71%) MCITP
6 6 (10.71%) PhD
7 4 (7.14%) HP ASE
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.57%) MCTS
9 2 (3.57%) CCNA
9 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.79%) VCP4
10 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.79%) Degree
10 1 (1.79%) CCENT
10 1 (1.79%) MCP
10 1 (1.79%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (46.43%) XenApp
2 24 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 16 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (16.07%) Hyper-V
6 7 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (10.71%) XenDesktop
8 4 (7.14%) vSphere
9 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) SCCM
1 8 (14.29%) SCOM
2 7 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 7 (12.50%) SCVMM
3 6 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.79%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 55 (98.21%) Microsoft
2 30 (53.57%) Citrix
3 22 (39.29%) Cisco
4 20 (35.71%) Remedy
5 17 (30.36%) VMware
6 16 (28.57%) Sophos
7 10 (17.86%) Symantec
8 7 (12.50%) HP
9 6 (10.71%) Veeam
9 6 (10.71%) Websense
10 4 (7.14%) IBM
11 2 (3.57%) Dell
12 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.79%) F5
12 1 (1.79%) McAfee
12 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.79%) AppSense
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