The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 35 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 16 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 5.00% 3.13% 6.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.26% 10.67% 19.50%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 28
Average salary £35,500 £43,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.39% +41.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £31,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £57,500 £65,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
129 150 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 21.50% 29.30% 32.52%
Number of salaries quoted 115 136 147
Average salary £38,000 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.62% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Coventry

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Coventry

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 59 (85.51%) Microsoft
2 56 (81.16%) Windows
3 55 (79.71%) MCSE
4 42 (60.87%) Cisco
5 29 (42.03%) ITIL
6 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (39.13%) VMware
8 24 (34.78%) MCP
9 23 (33.33%) Citrix
9 23 (33.33%) Mitel
10 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
11 21 (30.43%) Firewall
12 20 (28.99%) CCNA
12 20 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (26.09%) Unified Communications
13 18 (26.09%) MCITP
13 18 (26.09%) Nortel
13 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
14 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
15 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (21.74%) Windows 7
16 15 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
16 15 (21.74%) Lync
16 15 (21.74%) XenDesktop
16 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (21.74%) Avaya
17 14 (20.29%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (20.29%) MS Excel

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
2 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (21.74%) Lync
4 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 9 (13.04%) IIS
5 5 (7.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (7.25%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) Firewall
2 18 (26.09%) Unified Communications
3 14 (20.29%) NetScaler
3 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
4 13 (18.84%) iSCSI
4 13 (18.84%) NAS
4 13 (18.84%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (15.94%) SAN
6 9 (13.04%) DNS
7 6 (8.70%) LAN
7 6 (8.70%) VoIP
7 6 (8.70%) WAN
8 4 (5.80%) Internet
8 4 (5.80%) VPN
8 4 (5.80%) Symposium
8 4 (5.80%) Nortel Meridian
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (4.35%) DHCP
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MSI
2 1 (1.45%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.45%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.59%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.70%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.45%) Local Government
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Consultant
2 14 (20.29%) Support Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Senior Support Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) IT Support
5 9 (13.04%) Senior IT Support
6 8 (11.59%) Implementation Specialist
7 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (7.25%) Support Analyst
10 4 (5.80%) Applications Support
10 4 (5.80%) DBA
10 4 (5.80%) SQL DBA
11 3 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
11 3 (4.35%) Server Support
11 3 (4.35%) IT Infrastructure Manager
12 2 (2.90%) Telecoms Analyst
12 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Consultant
12 2 (2.90%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) COM
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) XML
4 1 (1.45%) Ajax
4 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Clustering
2 8 (11.59%) Fat Client
2 8 (11.59%) Thin Client
3 5 (7.25%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (81.16%) Windows
2 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (21.74%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Phone
6 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) ITIL
2 11 (15.94%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (15.94%) Project Management
3 10 (14.49%) PRINCE2
3 10 (14.49%) Project Planning
4 9 (13.04%) Service Management
5 8 (11.59%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (5.80%) Time Management
7 3 (4.35%) Change Control
7 3 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.35%) Workflow
8 2 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.90%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (1.45%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.45%) Line Management
9 1 (1.45%) Security Management
9 1 (1.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.90%) VBScript
4 2 (2.90%) VB
5 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 55 (79.71%) MCSE
2 24 (34.78%) MCP
3 20 (28.99%) CCNA
3 20 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (26.09%) MCITP
5 14 (20.29%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (18.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (17.39%) CCA
8 10 (14.49%) Degree
9 6 (8.70%) NCDA
9 6 (8.70%) MCTS
9 6 (8.70%) MCSA
10 3 (4.35%) CCNP
10 3 (4.35%) CCEE
10 3 (4.35%) CCAA
11 2 (2.90%) CCEA
11 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.45%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (21.74%) XenDesktop
3 14 (20.29%) XenApp
4 13 (18.84%) vSphere
5 12 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
6 10 (14.49%) VMware ESX
7 5 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) Backup Exec
1 10 (14.49%) SCCM
2 5 (7.25%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.45%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.45%) WSUS
4 1 (1.45%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (85.51%) Microsoft
2 42 (60.87%) Cisco
3 27 (39.13%) VMware
4 23 (33.33%) Mitel
4 23 (33.33%) Citrix
5 18 (26.09%) Nortel
6 15 (21.74%) Avaya
7 14 (20.29%) Dialogic
8 13 (18.84%) HP
8 13 (18.84%) NetApp
9 10 (14.49%) EMC
9 10 (14.49%) IBM
10 9 (13.04%) Siemens
11 3 (4.35%) Symantec
12 2 (2.90%) WatchGuard
12 2 (2.90%) Veeam
13 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.45%) Nimsoft
13 1 (1.45%) Spiceworks
13 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow