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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 5.52% 4.59% 2.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.51% 22.73% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 5
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
41 44 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 28.28% 20.18% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30 35 53
Average salary £28,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 7 (58.33%) jQuery
3 7 (58.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) MCSA
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) VoIP
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) MCSE
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (8.33%) XML
7 1 (8.33%) MCP
7 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (8.33%) MVC
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Graduate
2 7 (58.33%) Software Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Programmer
2 7 (58.33%) Graduate Software Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Graduate Developer
2 7 (58.33%) .NET Programmer
2 7 (58.33%) Software Programmer
2 7 (58.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Graduate Programmer
2 7 (58.33%) Applications Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Software Applications Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) jQuery
2 7 (58.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) SUSE
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Novell
3 1 (8.33%) Sage
3 1 (8.33%) EMC