The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 23 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 Colchester region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 31 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 3 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 5.56% 1.68% 10.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 4.76% 48.98%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 24
Average salary £31,750 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.44% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £21,800 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
44 63 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 22.22% 35.20% 22.27%
Number of salaries quoted 36 52 44
Average salary £46,250 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.90% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £28,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £41,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
Essex

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Colchester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Colchester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) MCSE
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) MCSA
4 6 (35.29%) UNIX
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) Citrix
4 6 (35.29%) MS Office
5 5 (29.41%) MCITP
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) MCP
6 4 (23.53%) Sun Certification
6 4 (23.53%) SAN
6 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (23.53%) VoIP
7 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
7 3 (17.65%) AIX
7 3 (17.65%) HPUX
7 3 (17.65%) Solaris
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Debian
7 3 (17.65%) Fedora
7 3 (17.65%) RHCE
7 3 (17.65%) DevOps

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) VoIP
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Server Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) UNIX
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Debian
4 3 (17.65%) Fedora
4 3 (17.65%) AIX
4 3 (17.65%) HPUX
4 3 (17.65%) Solaris
4 3 (17.65%) CentOS
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) MCSE
2 7 (41.18%) MCSA
3 5 (29.41%) MCITP
4 4 (23.53%) MCP
4 4 (23.53%) Sun Certification
5 3 (17.65%) RHCE
6 2 (11.76%) CCA
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (11.76%) CCEA
7 1 (5.88%) MCAD
7 1 (5.88%) MCSD
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Pegasus
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco