The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Dudley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Dudley region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 9 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 6.67% 8.33% 6.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 66.67% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 4
Average salary £31,250 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.83% +18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £21,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £55,700 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Dudley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 33.33% 12.50% 29.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 19
Average salary £22,500 £60,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-62.50% +84.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,499 £17,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Dudley

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Dudley

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Dudley 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 (88.89%) MS Excel
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (66.67%) Capacity Management
3 6 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (66.67%) SLA
3 6 (66.67%) SAN
3 6 (66.67%) NetApp
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Process Management
5 2 (22.22%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (11.11%) QA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Dudley 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) OLTP
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Storage Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
1 7 (77.78%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Process Management
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) MCSE
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 6 (66.67%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) EMC