The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 45 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 54 20 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.10% 2.13% 3.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.88% 6.15% 7.98%
Number of salaries quoted 50 20 33
Average salary £33,750 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,450 £21,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -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 Gloucestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
363 325 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 34.28% 34.69% 48.52%
Number of salaries quoted 275 285 360
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Cheltenham +36 39 £33,000 -15.92% 5
Stroud -1 2 £43,750 +86.17%
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 92 (85.98%) Microsoft
2 74 (69.16%) Windows
3 67 (62.62%) Citrix
4 60 (56.07%) MCSE
5 45 (42.06%) Active Directory
5 45 (42.06%) VMware
6 44 (41.12%) ITIL
7 40 (37.38%) Finance
8 39 (36.45%) TCP/IP
9 37 (34.58%) MS Excel
9 37 (34.58%) XenApp
10 36 (33.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (33.64%) SQL
10 36 (33.64%) Cisco
11 34 (31.78%) SQL Server
12 33 (30.84%) MCSA
13 32 (29.91%) VPN
14 27 (25.23%) Sophos
15 26 (24.30%) MVC
15 26 (24.30%) DNS
15 26 (24.30%) DHCP
15 26 (24.30%) .NET
15 26 (24.30%) C#
15 26 (24.30%) ASP.NET
15 26 (24.30%) WCF
16 25 (23.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 25 (23.36%) Remedy
17 23 (21.50%) ASP.NET MVC
18 22 (20.56%) jQuery
18 22 (20.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 19 (17.76%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (8.41%) Lync
5 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (34.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (36.45%) TCP/IP
2 32 (29.91%) VPN
3 26 (24.30%) DNS
3 26 (24.30%) DHCP
4 22 (20.56%) SAN
5 19 (17.76%) Firewall
6 15 (14.02%) WAN
7 9 (8.41%) VLAN
8 8 (7.48%) Wireless
8 8 (7.48%) NetScaler
9 7 (6.54%) LAN
10 6 (5.61%) MPLS
11 5 (4.67%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.80%) Broadband
13 2 (1.87%) Internet
14 1 (0.93%) Network Security
14 1 (0.93%) BIG-IP
14 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.93%) NAS
14 1 (0.93%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.76%) Relational Database
3 16 (14.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (14.02%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (10.28%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (37.38%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Advertising
3 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (19.63%) Developer
2 20 (18.69%) Support Specialist
3 17 (15.89%) C# Developer
3 17 (15.89%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (14.95%) Wintel Support
5 15 (14.02%) Wintel Specialist
6 14 (13.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (13.08%) .NET Developer
7 13 (12.15%) Support Engineer
8 12 (11.21%) Senior Developer
8 12 (11.21%) Analyst
8 12 (11.21%) Senior C# Developer
9 10 (9.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (9.35%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (9.35%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (8.41%) Help Desk Engineer
11 7 (6.54%) IT Support
11 7 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (4.67%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.30%) .NET
1 26 (24.30%) ASP.NET
1 26 (24.30%) WCF
2 23 (21.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (20.56%) jQuery
3 22 (20.56%) CSS
3 22 (20.56%) HTML
4 20 (18.69%) Software Packaging
5 19 (17.76%) Web Services
5 19 (17.76%) XML
6 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (9.35%) AngularJS
7 10 (9.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (6.54%) CSS3
8 7 (6.54%) HTML5
9 4 (3.74%) ADO.NET
9 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 4 (3.74%) Entity Framework
9 4 (3.74%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.48%) Clustering
3 7 (6.54%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.54%) PDA
4 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.61%) Physics
4 6 (5.61%) Chemistry
4 6 (5.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (69.16%) Windows
2 17 (15.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (12.15%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.35%) Linux
6 6 (5.61%) UNIX
6 6 (5.61%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.93%) AIX
8 1 (0.93%) Solaris
8 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.12%) ITIL
2 26 (24.30%) MVC
3 20 (18.69%) Mentoring
4 15 (14.02%) OO
4 15 (14.02%) SOA
4 15 (14.02%) Wealth Management
4 15 (14.02%) Release Management
4 15 (14.02%) Coaching
5 11 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.48%) Service Management
6 8 (7.48%) Change Management
7 7 (6.54%) Line Management
8 6 (5.61%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.67%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.67%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.74%) Workflow
10 4 (3.74%) Scrum
10 4 (3.74%) UML
10 4 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (2.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.64%) SQL
2 26 (24.30%) C#
3 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
4 15 (14.02%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.87%) C
6 2 (1.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (56.07%) MCSE
2 33 (30.84%) MCSA
3 22 (20.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (14.95%) MCSD
5 13 (12.15%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (11.21%) CCA
7 11 (10.28%) MCITP
8 9 (8.41%) Security Cleared
8 9 (8.41%) MCP
9 7 (6.54%) DV Cleared
9 7 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (6.54%) CCNA
10 6 (5.61%) PhD
11 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.87%) Degree
13 2 (1.87%) MCTS
14 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.93%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (42.06%) Active Directory
2 37 (34.58%) XenApp
3 36 (33.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (23.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 20 (18.69%) BitLocker
6 12 (11.21%) Hyper-V
7 11 (10.28%) XenDesktop
8 10 (9.35%) vSphere
9 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 9 (8.41%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (8.41%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (16.82%) Backup Exec
2 12 (11.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (8.41%) SCCM
4 8 (7.48%) SCOM
4 8 (7.48%) SCVMM
5 5 (4.67%) vMotion
6 3 (2.80%) WSUS
6 3 (2.80%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.87%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.87%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.93%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 92 (85.98%) Microsoft
2 67 (62.62%) Citrix
3 45 (42.06%) VMware
4 36 (33.64%) Cisco
5 27 (25.23%) Sophos
6 25 (23.36%) Remedy
7 15 (14.02%) Symantec
8 13 (12.15%) HP
9 10 (9.35%) Veeam
10 9 (8.41%) Websense
11 5 (4.67%) 3PAR
12 4 (3.74%) Oracle
12 4 (3.74%) Sybase
13 3 (2.80%) NetApp
13 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.80%) Apple
14 1 (0.93%) IronPort
14 1 (0.93%) F5
14 1 (0.93%) AppSense
14 1 (0.93%) McAfee
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Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + On-call + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £29000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: 35,000 to 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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