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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 154 206 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.22% 6.13% 7.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.57% 21.85% 22.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138 177 220
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
1057 943 1059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 28.95% 28.05% 34.06%
Number of salaries quoted 883 779 909
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 20 October 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 20 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
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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 -4 78 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Nottinghamshire -19 46 £40,000 +5.26% 9
Derbyshire -2 17 £31,000 -30.33% 2
Leicestershire -32 12 £30,000 -21.05% 6
Lincolnshire -12 1 £20,000 -46.66% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 222 (72.79%) Microsoft
2 217 (71.15%) Windows
3 147 (48.20%) MCSE
4 135 (44.26%) Active Directory
5 129 (42.30%) VMware
6 114 (37.38%) SQL Server
7 112 (36.72%) Hyper-V
8 110 (36.07%) ITIL
9 98 (32.13%) MCITP
10 93 (30.49%) MS Exchange
11 85 (27.87%) MS Excel
11 85 (27.87%) MCP
12 82 (26.89%) TCP/IP
13 76 (24.92%) Cisco Certification
13 76 (24.92%) MCSA
14 73 (23.93%) DHCP
14 73 (23.93%) CCNA
15 69 (22.62%) MCTS
16 68 (22.30%) Cisco
17 66 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 64 (20.98%) DNS
19 61 (20.00%) SQL
20 60 (19.67%) .NET
21 58 (19.02%) Windows Server 2003
22 57 (18.69%) C#
23 56 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
23 56 (18.36%) Windows 7
24 54 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2010
25 53 (17.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 50 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 93 (30.49%) MS Exchange
2 54 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (10.82%) SharePoint
4 32 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (8.20%) Lync
7 17 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (5.25%) IIS
9 10 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.98%) SAS
12 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 85 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 43 (14.10%) MS Office
3 3 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Summit
1 5 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.54%) Office 365
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.66%) SaaS
3 2 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (26.89%) TCP/IP
2 73 (23.93%) DHCP
3 64 (20.98%) DNS
4 39 (12.79%) Firewall
5 30 (9.84%) WAN
6 28 (9.18%) VLAN
7 22 (7.21%) VPN
8 20 (6.56%) VoIP
9 19 (6.23%) Wireshark
9 19 (6.23%) RTP
9 19 (6.23%) H.323
10 17 (5.57%) Internet
11 16 (5.25%) SAN
12 7 (2.30%) SSL
12 7 (2.30%) BGP
12 7 (2.30%) SMTP
12 7 (2.30%) LDAP
12 7 (2.30%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.30%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.97%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (37.38%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (5.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (5.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.95%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.98%) MySQL
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (8.85%) NUnit
2 25 (8.20%) Rhino Mocks
3 19 (6.23%) Moq
4 17 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.93%) FogBugz
5 12 (3.93%) Selenium
6 10 (3.28%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.66%) MSTest
8 1 (0.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 24 (7.87%) Retail
2 19 (6.23%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.25%) Finance
4 13 (4.26%) Legal
5 6 (1.97%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.98%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (21.31%) Developer
2 52 (17.05%) Analyst
3 40 (13.11%) .NET Developer
4 34 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (9.84%) Consultant
6 28 (9.18%) Team Leader
7 20 (6.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 18 (5.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 18 (5.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 15 (4.92%) Support Engineer
9 15 (4.92%) Service Analyst
10 14 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (4.59%) Technical Analyst
11 13 (4.26%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (3.28%) Network Analyst
13 10 (3.28%) Software Tester
13 10 (3.28%) SQL Developer
13 10 (3.28%) SQL DBA
13 10 (3.28%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (19.67%) .NET
2 49 (16.07%) ASP.NET
3 43 (14.10%) WCF
4 31 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (9.84%) WPF
6 25 (8.20%) Razor View Engine
6 25 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 23 (7.54%) NHibernate
8 22 (7.21%) WinForms
9 21 (6.89%) HTML
10 20 (6.56%) CSS
11 18 (5.90%) Ajax
11 18 (5.90%) XML
12 13 (4.26%) jQuery
13 8 (2.62%) Castle Windsor
14 6 (1.97%) MonoRail
14 6 (1.97%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.97%) Application Packaging
14 6 (1.97%) Web Services
15 5 (1.64%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.57%) Management Information System
1 17 (5.57%) Streaming Music
2 13 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.93%) Open Source
3 12 (3.93%) Clustering
4 6 (1.97%) Tandem
5 5 (1.64%) iPhone
5 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.98%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.98%) Replication
7 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.66%) Social Media
9 1 (0.33%) Kindle
9 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.33%) Physics
9 1 (0.33%) CCTV
9 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 217 (71.15%) Windows
2 66 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (19.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (18.36%) Windows 7
5 50 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.90%) Windows 8
7 17 (5.57%) Windows XP
8 15 (4.92%) Linux
9 13 (4.26%) Windows Vista
10 9 (2.95%) UNIX
11 6 (1.97%) Android
12 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.66%) Solaris
12 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (36.07%) ITIL
2 45 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (14.10%) MVC
4 41 (13.44%) Scrum
5 38 (12.46%) TDD
6 31 (10.16%) Service Delivery
7 26 (8.52%) Web Application Development
8 20 (6.56%) MVVM
9 19 (6.23%) Kanban
10 17 (5.57%) BDD
11 16 (5.25%) ITIL V3
12 13 (4.26%) Software Engineering
13 12 (3.93%) Software Testing
13 12 (3.93%) Incident Management
13 12 (3.93%) Risk Analysis
13 12 (3.93%) RAD
13 12 (3.93%) Configuration Management
13 12 (3.93%) Automation Testing
14 9 (2.95%) Mentoring
14 9 (2.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.00%) SQL
2 57 (18.69%) C#
3 15 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.92%) VB.NET
4 12 (3.93%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.62%) C
5 8 (2.62%) VB
5 8 (2.62%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.66%) Java
7 1 (0.33%) VBScript
7 1 (0.33%) VBA
7 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 147 (48.20%) MCSE
2 98 (32.13%) MCITP
3 85 (27.87%) MCP
4 76 (24.92%) MCSA
4 76 (24.92%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (23.93%) CCNA
6 69 (22.62%) MCTS
7 53 (17.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 43 (14.10%) MCSD
9 32 (10.49%) Degree
9 32 (10.49%) SC Cleared
9 32 (10.49%) Security Cleared
10 31 (10.16%) MCAD
11 30 (9.84%) CCA
11 30 (9.84%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (4.26%) VCAP
12 13 (4.26%) CCEE
13 12 (3.93%) ISTQB
13 12 (3.93%) HND
14 10 (3.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (13.77%) SLA
2 14 (4.59%) QA
3 5 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.66%) TickIT
5 2 (0.66%) COBIT
System Software
1 135 (44.26%) Active Directory
2 112 (36.72%) Hyper-V
3 56 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (6.56%) XenDesktop
5 13 (4.26%) vSphere
6 11 (3.61%) XenApp
7 7 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.97%) XenServer
9 5 (1.64%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.64%) vCloud
10 4 (1.31%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.98%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (5.57%) SCCM
2 14 (4.59%) SCOM
3 13 (4.26%) SCVMM
4 8 (2.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (2.30%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.97%) SCDPM
7 5 (1.64%) XenMobile
8 4 (1.31%) SCSM
8 4 (1.31%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.66%) OVSD
9 2 (0.66%) WSUS
9 2 (0.66%) OpenView
9 2 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.33%) DameWare
Vendors
1 222 (72.79%) Microsoft
2 129 (42.30%) VMware
3 68 (22.30%) Cisco
4 31 (10.16%) Citrix
5 19 (6.23%) Avaya
6 18 (5.90%) NetApp
7 12 (3.93%) HP
8 10 (3.28%) EMC
9 7 (2.30%) Oracle
9 7 (2.30%) Symantec
10 6 (1.97%) McAfee
10 6 (1.97%) Dell
11 5 (1.64%) AppSense
11 5 (1.64%) Hitachi
12 4 (1.31%) Computacenter
13 3 (0.98%) Veeam
13 3 (0.98%) Sun
13 3 (0.98%) Remedy
14 2 (0.66%) Apple
14 2 (0.66%) Juniper
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