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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 49 33 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 44 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.58% 6.69% 2.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.88% 28.57% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 33 40 17
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £30,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
Microsoft Certification
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
166 154 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 23.02% 23.40% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 139 125 148
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Dorset

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Dorset

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +2 25 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Poole -14 5 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Beaminster - 1 £19,000 -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 60 (82.19%) Microsoft
2 54 (73.97%) MS Excel
3 50 (68.49%) Windows
4 38 (52.05%) MCSE
5 33 (45.21%) MCITP
6 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
7 29 (39.73%) Firewall
7 29 (39.73%) VMware
8 27 (36.99%) Citrix
9 26 (35.62%) Active Directory
9 26 (35.62%) MCSA
9 26 (35.62%) SQL Server
10 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (31.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (31.51%) SQL
12 21 (28.77%) .NET
12 21 (28.77%) C#
12 21 (28.77%) MCP
13 20 (27.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (27.40%) CCA
13 20 (27.40%) Citrix Certification
14 19 (26.03%) Degree
15 18 (24.66%) Windows Vista
15 18 (24.66%) Thin Client
15 18 (24.66%) Visual Studio
15 18 (24.66%) Fat Client
16 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
16 15 (20.55%) DNS
17 13 (17.81%) ASP.NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.11%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.11%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.37%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.37%) Lync
Applications
1 54 (73.97%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.70%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (10.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
2 29 (39.73%) Firewall
3 15 (20.55%) DNS
4 12 (16.44%) SAN
5 11 (15.07%) DHCP
6 8 (10.96%) WAN
7 7 (9.59%) LAN
8 3 (4.11%) PBX
8 3 (4.11%) VoIP
8 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.37%) Network Security
9 1 (1.37%) IPv6
9 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (24.66%) Visual Studio
2 11 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Consultant
2 21 (28.77%) Developer
2 21 (28.77%) C# Developer
3 19 (26.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 13 (17.81%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (17.81%) .NET Developer
5 11 (15.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (15.07%) Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Service Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) IT Support
9 4 (5.48%) Support Team Leader
9 4 (5.48%) Team Leader
10 3 (4.11%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
11 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.77%) .NET
2 13 (17.81%) ASP.NET
3 10 (13.70%) CSS
3 10 (13.70%) HTML
4 8 (10.96%) COM
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Thin Client
1 18 (24.66%) Fat Client
2 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (12.33%) PKI
4 3 (4.11%) PDA
4 3 (4.11%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 50 (68.49%) Windows
2 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (24.66%) Windows Vista
5 10 (13.70%) Windows 7
6 8 (10.96%) Apple iOS
6 8 (10.96%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) Time Management
2 11 (15.07%) Mentoring
2 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
3 10 (13.70%) MVC
4 8 (10.96%) iOS Development
5 7 (9.59%) ITIL
6 5 (6.85%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.11%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.11%) Software Architecture
8 3 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.74%) Coaching
10 1 (1.37%) QMS
10 1 (1.37%) Content Management
10 1 (1.37%) Network Design
10 1 (1.37%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) SQL
2 21 (28.77%) C#
3 13 (17.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.96%) C++
4 8 (10.96%) VB
4 8 (10.96%) VC++
4 8 (10.96%) VB6
5 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.11%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (52.05%) MCSE
2 33 (45.21%) MCITP
3 26 (35.62%) MCSA
4 21 (28.77%) MCP
5 20 (27.40%) CCA
5 20 (27.40%) Citrix Certification
5 20 (27.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (26.03%) Degree
7 11 (15.07%) MCTS
8 9 (12.33%) MCSD
9 8 (10.96%) MCPD
10 4 (5.48%) A+ Certification
11 3 (4.11%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (4.11%) HND
12 2 (2.74%) CCNA
12 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (1.37%) CCEA
13 1 (1.37%) CCNP
13 1 (1.37%) GIAC
13 1 (1.37%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (35.62%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.11%) BlackBerry Internet Service
5 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.37%) UAG
6 1 (1.37%) XenApp
6 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) SCCM
2 8 (10.96%) SCOM
2 8 (10.96%) SCVMM
2 8 (10.96%) SCOrch
2 8 (10.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (4.11%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 60 (82.19%) Microsoft
2 29 (39.73%) VMware
3 27 (36.99%) Citrix
4 7 (9.59%) Remedy
4 7 (9.59%) ServiceNow
5 4 (5.48%) Cisco
6 3 (4.11%) HP
6 3 (4.11%) Avaya
6 3 (4.11%) NetApp
6 3 (4.11%) Lotus
6 3 (4.11%) Symantec
6 3 (4.11%) Clearswift
6 3 (4.11%) Panasonic
6 3 (4.11%) Sophos
7 2 (2.74%) Juniper
8 1 (1.37%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) Websense
8 1 (1.37%) AppSense
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