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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 4.07% 4.53% 4.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.07% 18.64% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 8
Average salary £25,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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 59 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 23.84% 24.28% 29.05%
Number of salaries quoted 32 49 48
Average salary £29,000 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 2 June 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 8 (53.33%) ITIL
1 8 (53.33%) MCSA
1 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) VoIP
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) MS Office
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (40.00%) jQuery
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) MCSE
5 1 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Service Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Applications Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Graduate Programmer
2 6 (40.00%) Graduate Software Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Graduate Developer
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Programmer
2 6 (40.00%) Software Programmer
2 6 (40.00%) Software Applications Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Graduate
2 6 (40.00%) Programmer
2 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) jQuery
2 6 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) Velocity
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) SUSE
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Novell
3 1 (6.67%) Sage
3 1 (6.67%) EMC