The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Cheltenham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 51 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 6 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.33% 2.58% 6.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 8.57% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 25
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £24,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £43,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
133 70 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 38.66% 30.04% 67.25%
Number of salaries quoted 110 68 185
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,200 £57,150 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (80.00%) MCSE
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) MCITP
5 3 (30.00%) HP ASE
5 3 (30.00%) MCTS
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) IBM
5 3 (30.00%) MCP
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) Firmware

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) COM
2 1 (10.00%) Qt
2 1 (10.00%) STL
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) MFC
2 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (10.00%) D-Bus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (10.00%) CCTV
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (40.00%) MCITP
4 3 (30.00%) HP ASE
4 3 (30.00%) MCTS
4 3 (30.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) MCSA
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) CCA
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (10.00%) Xen
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix