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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 32 30 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 2.45% 3.19% 7.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.00% 10.71% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 10
Average salary £32,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
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
25 56 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 15.34% 29.79% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 23 46 21
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £35,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 April 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 11 (84.62%) MS Office
1 11 (84.62%) ITIL
1 11 (84.62%) MCSA
1 11 (84.62%) MS Exchange
1 11 (84.62%) VoIP
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
1 11 (84.62%) Citrix
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 10 (76.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
4 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) .NET
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) MCP
6 1 (7.69%) UNIX
6 1 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) HPUX
6 1 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (7.69%) MCSE
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) RHCE

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 11 (84.62%) MS Exchange
2 10 (76.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (84.62%) MS Office
2 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Analyst
1 11 (84.62%) Service Analyst
1 11 (84.62%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Support
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Support
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) Velocity
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) HPUX
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) SUSE
2 1 (7.69%) Debian
2 1 (7.69%) Fedora
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) RHCE
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Novell
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat