The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 3.52% 4.05% 9.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 14.63% 38.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 21
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
Essex

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

Qualifications Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
35 41 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 24.65% 27.70% 24.89%
Number of salaries quoted 30 32 46
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Colchester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) MCSA
3 6 (40.00%) MCSE
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) MS Office
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 5 (33.33%) SAN
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 4 (26.67%) VoIP
5 4 (26.67%) Sun Certification
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) MCP
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (20.00%) Puppet
6 3 (20.00%) DevOps
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Pegasus
7 2 (13.33%) Firewall
7 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (13.33%) MCITP
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) VoIP
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) FoxPro Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) HPUX
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Debian
5 1 (6.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) MCSA
2 6 (40.00%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) Sun Certification
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
4 2 (13.33%) MCITP
5 1 (6.67%) CCA
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CCEA
5 1 (6.67%) RHCE
5 1 (6.67%) MCAD
5 1 (6.67%) MCSD
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Pegasus
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat