The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 53 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 160 210 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.39% 6.50% 7.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.08% 23.52% 22.13%
Number of salaries quoted 142 183 220
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
England

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

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1061 893 1071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 29.14% 27.64% 32.42%
Number of salaries quoted 877 729 915
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Northamptonshire -2 81 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Nottinghamshire -15 50 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Leicestershire -28 14 £30,000 -29.41% 5
Derbyshire -18 12 £40,000 -9.09% 4
Lincolnshire -13 3 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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.

1 239 (72.87%) Windows
2 229 (69.82%) Microsoft
3 155 (47.26%) MCSE
4 143 (43.60%) Active Directory
5 142 (43.29%) VMware
6 129 (39.33%) SQL Server
7 114 (34.76%) Hyper-V
8 110 (33.54%) ITIL
9 104 (31.71%) MCITP
10 103 (31.40%) MCP
11 101 (30.79%) MS Exchange
12 89 (27.13%) MCTS
13 87 (26.52%) MS Excel
14 86 (26.22%) MCSA
14 86 (26.22%) TCP/IP
15 81 (24.70%) Cisco Certification
16 80 (24.39%) DHCP
17 78 (23.78%) Cisco
18 77 (23.48%) DNS
19 76 (23.17%) CCNA
20 74 (22.56%) SQL
21 71 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
22 70 (21.34%) .NET
23 68 (20.73%) C#
24 67 (20.43%) Windows Server 2003
24 67 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
25 64 (19.51%) ASP.NET
26 63 (19.21%) Exchange Server 2010
27 59 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
28 57 (17.38%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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
1 101 (30.79%) MS Exchange
2 63 (19.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (10.06%) SharePoint
4 31 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 31 (9.45%) Lync
5 24 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (5.18%) IIS
8 11 (3.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (3.05%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.91%) SAS
12 2 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 87 (26.52%) MS Excel
2 47 (14.33%) MS Office
3 3 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Summit
2 5 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.01%) Office 365
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (26.22%) TCP/IP
2 80 (24.39%) DHCP
3 77 (23.48%) DNS
4 45 (13.72%) Firewall
5 25 (7.62%) VLAN
5 25 (7.62%) WAN
6 24 (7.32%) VPN
7 20 (6.10%) Internet
8 18 (5.49%) VoIP
9 17 (5.18%) Wireshark
9 17 (5.18%) RTP
9 17 (5.18%) H.323
10 15 (4.57%) SAN
11 11 (3.35%) Unified Communications
12 9 (2.74%) SMTP
13 7 (2.13%) LDAP
13 7 (2.13%) SSL
13 7 (2.13%) BGP
14 6 (1.83%) NetScaler
15 5 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (39.33%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 9 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.22%) OLAP
9 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.61%) OLTP
10 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (12.20%) NUnit
2 38 (11.59%) Rhino Mocks
3 27 (8.23%) Moq
4 17 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.05%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.74%) Selenium
6 9 (2.74%) FogBugz
7 5 (1.52%) MSTest
8 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 30 (9.15%) Retail
2 18 (5.49%) Telecoms
2 18 (5.49%) Finance
3 14 (4.27%) Legal
4 6 (1.83%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.22%) Law
6 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.61%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 83 (25.30%) Developer
2 51 (15.55%) Analyst
3 50 (15.24%) .NET Developer
4 35 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (10.06%) Consultant
6 27 (8.23%) Team Leader
7 20 (6.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 20 (6.10%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 18 (5.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 15 (4.57%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.27%) Network Engineer
10 14 (4.27%) SQL Developer
10 14 (4.27%) Network Analyst
11 13 (3.96%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.35%) Exchange Specialist
14 10 (3.05%) DBA
14 10 (3.05%) SQL DBA
15 9 (2.74%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (21.34%) .NET
2 64 (19.51%) ASP.NET
3 56 (17.07%) WCF
4 43 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (11.59%) WPF
5 38 (11.59%) Razor View Engine
5 38 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 33 (10.06%) NHibernate
7 30 (9.15%) WinForms
8 23 (7.01%) CSS
9 21 (6.40%) XML
10 20 (6.10%) HTML
11 17 (5.18%) Ajax
12 16 (4.88%) Castle Windsor
13 13 (3.96%) .NET Framework
14 11 (3.35%) MonoRail
15 9 (2.74%) jQuery
16 6 (1.83%) XHTML
16 6 (1.83%) Web Services
17 5 (1.52%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.71%) Streaming Music
2 12 (3.66%) Clustering
3 11 (3.35%) Tandem
3 11 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.74%) Open Source
5 8 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (1.52%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.52%) iPhone
7 5 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.91%) Replication
8 3 (0.91%) Kindle
9 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.61%) Social Media
10 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.30%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.30%) EPoS
10 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 239 (72.87%) Windows
2 71 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (20.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 59 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (17.07%) Windows 7
6 20 (6.10%) Windows 8
7 18 (5.49%) Windows XP
8 13 (3.96%) Linux
9 9 (2.74%) Windows Vista
10 8 (2.44%) UNIX
11 5 (1.52%) Android
12 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.30%) Solaris
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (33.54%) ITIL
2 57 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (16.77%) TDD
4 52 (15.85%) MVC
5 51 (15.55%) Scrum
6 39 (11.89%) Web Application Development
7 28 (8.54%) MVVM
8 27 (8.23%) Kanban
9 26 (7.93%) Service Delivery
10 23 (7.01%) ITIL V3
11 22 (6.71%) BDD
12 15 (4.57%) Incident Management
13 13 (3.96%) Software Engineering
14 11 (3.35%) Unit Testing
14 11 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (3.35%) Data Modelling
14 11 (3.35%) Configuration Management
15 10 (3.05%) Business Continuity
16 9 (2.74%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.56%) SQL
2 68 (20.73%) C#
3 16 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 12 (3.66%) VB.NET
5 10 (3.05%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.74%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.52%) C
8 4 (1.22%) VB
9 1 (0.30%) Java
9 1 (0.30%) VBA
9 1 (0.30%) VB6
9 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 155 (47.26%) MCSE
2 104 (31.71%) MCITP
3 103 (31.40%) MCP
4 89 (27.13%) MCTS
5 86 (26.22%) MCSA
6 81 (24.70%) Cisco Certification
7 76 (23.17%) CCNA
8 56 (17.07%) MCSD
9 53 (16.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 48 (14.63%) MCAD
11 31 (9.45%) CCA
11 31 (9.45%) Citrix Certification
12 30 (9.15%) Degree
13 22 (6.71%) SC Cleared
13 22 (6.71%) Security Cleared
14 16 (4.88%) CCEE
15 15 (4.57%) VCAP
16 11 (3.35%) HND
17 9 (2.74%) CCNP
17 9 (2.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.28%) SLA
2 11 (3.35%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.52%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.61%) TickIT
4 2 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 143 (43.60%) Active Directory
2 114 (34.76%) Hyper-V
3 67 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (6.40%) XenDesktop
5 17 (5.18%) vSphere
6 13 (3.96%) XenApp
7 10 (3.05%) XenServer
8 7 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.83%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.52%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.52%) vCloud
11 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.61%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (5.18%) SCCM
2 11 (3.35%) SCOM
3 10 (3.05%) SCVMM
4 7 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.52%) SCDPM
6 4 (1.22%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.61%) SCSM
7 2 (0.61%) OVSD
7 2 (0.61%) WSUS
7 2 (0.61%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.61%) OpenView
7 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.30%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.30%) DameWare
Vendors
1 229 (69.82%) Microsoft
2 142 (43.29%) VMware
3 78 (23.78%) Cisco
4 38 (11.59%) Citrix
5 25 (7.62%) NetApp
6 19 (5.79%) Avaya
7 15 (4.57%) HP
8 13 (3.96%) EMC
9 8 (2.44%) McAfee
10 7 (2.13%) Symantec
11 6 (1.83%) Computacenter
11 6 (1.83%) AppSense
12 5 (1.52%) Altiris
12 5 (1.52%) Hitachi
12 5 (1.52%) Dell
13 3 (0.91%) Oracle
13 3 (0.91%) Veeam
14 2 (0.61%) Sun
14 2 (0.61%) Remedy
14 2 (0.61%) Apple
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