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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 65 21 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.73% 2.30% 3.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.51% 6.07% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 56 18 32
Average salary £33,000 £27,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £42,500 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
419 346 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 36.95% 37.81% 50.71%
Number of salaries quoted 308 304 421
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,475 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,589 £54,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +35 44 £33,000 -17.50% 4
Cirencester - 2 £48,250 -
Stroud -4 1 £42,500 +80.85%
Gloucester -19 1 £30,000 +11.11%
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 98 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 76 (67.86%) Windows
3 68 (60.71%) Citrix
4 64 (57.14%) MCSE
5 50 (44.64%) Finance
6 48 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 47 (41.96%) ITIL
8 44 (39.29%) TCP/IP
9 42 (37.50%) XenApp
10 41 (36.61%) MS Excel
11 40 (35.71%) VMware
12 39 (34.82%) Cisco
13 38 (33.93%) VPN
13 38 (33.93%) MCSA
13 38 (33.93%) SQL
14 35 (31.25%) SQL Server
15 34 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 33 (29.46%) DNS
16 33 (29.46%) DHCP
17 31 (27.68%) Remedy
17 31 (27.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 30 (26.79%) Sophos
19 28 (25.00%) MVC
19 28 (25.00%) .NET
19 28 (25.00%) C#
19 28 (25.00%) ASP.NET
19 28 (25.00%) WCF
20 27 (24.11%) BitLocker
21 26 (23.21%) Software Packaging
21 26 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.04%) Lync
5 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 41 (36.61%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (39.29%) TCP/IP
2 38 (33.93%) VPN
3 33 (29.46%) DNS
3 33 (29.46%) DHCP
4 20 (17.86%) SAN
5 18 (16.07%) Firewall
6 15 (13.39%) WAN
7 9 (8.04%) VLAN
8 8 (7.14%) Wireless
8 8 (7.14%) NetScaler
9 7 (6.25%) LAN
10 6 (5.36%) MPLS
11 5 (4.46%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.68%) Broadband
13 2 (1.79%) Internet
14 1 (0.89%) PBX
14 1 (0.89%) NAS
14 1 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.89%) Network Security
14 1 (0.89%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.64%) Relational Database
3 19 (16.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (16.07%) RDBMS
5 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (44.64%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Advertising
3 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (20.54%) Support Specialist
2 21 (18.75%) Developer
3 18 (16.07%) Wintel Support
4 17 (15.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 17 (15.18%) C# Developer
4 17 (15.18%) Wintel Specialist
5 15 (13.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (13.39%) .NET Developer
6 14 (12.50%) Analyst
7 13 (11.61%) Senior Developer
7 13 (11.61%) Support Engineer
7 13 (11.61%) Senior C# Developer
8 12 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (9.82%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (9.82%) Senior .NET Developer
9 11 (9.82%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (8.04%) Help Desk Engineer
11 7 (6.25%) .NET Team Leader
11 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (6.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 28 (25.00%) .NET
1 28 (25.00%) WCF
2 26 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
2 26 (23.21%) Software Packaging
3 24 (21.43%) HTML
3 24 (21.43%) CSS
3 24 (21.43%) jQuery
4 22 (19.64%) Web Services
4 22 (19.64%) XML
5 18 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 11 (9.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
6 11 (9.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (5.36%) CSS3
7 6 (5.36%) HTML5
8 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 4 (3.57%) Entity Framework
8 4 (3.57%) WF
8 4 (3.57%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.21%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.14%) Clustering
3 7 (6.25%) PDA
3 7 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 6 (5.36%) Physics
4 6 (5.36%) Chemistry
4 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 76 (67.86%) Windows
2 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.14%) Linux
6 6 (5.36%) UNIX
7 5 (4.46%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.89%) AIX
9 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.96%) ITIL
2 28 (25.00%) MVC
3 23 (20.54%) Mentoring
4 18 (16.07%) Coaching
4 18 (16.07%) Wealth Management
4 18 (16.07%) Release Management
4 18 (16.07%) OO
4 18 (16.07%) SOA
5 10 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.04%) Line Management
7 7 (6.25%) Service Management
8 6 (5.36%) Change Management
8 6 (5.36%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.57%) Workflow
9 4 (3.57%) Scrum
9 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.57%) UML
10 3 (2.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) SQL
2 28 (25.00%) C#
3 24 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.07%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.79%) C
5 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (57.14%) MCSE
2 38 (33.93%) MCSA
3 19 (16.96%) MCSD
4 18 (16.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (11.61%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (10.71%) CCA
7 10 (8.93%) MCITP
8 9 (8.04%) MCP
8 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
9 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.36%) PhD
9 6 (5.36%) CCNA
9 6 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.68%) MCTS
12 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.89%) Degree
13 1 (0.89%) CCEA
13 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 42 (37.50%) XenApp
3 34 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (27.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 27 (24.11%) BitLocker
6 12 (10.71%) Hyper-V
7 10 (8.93%) XenDesktop
8 9 (8.04%) vSphere
8 9 (8.04%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (8.04%) VMware ESX
8 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) Backup Exec
2 11 (9.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (8.93%) SCCM
4 9 (8.04%) SCOM
4 9 (8.04%) SCVMM
5 5 (4.46%) vMotion
6 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.79%) WSUS
7 1 (0.89%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.89%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.89%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 98 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 68 (60.71%) Citrix
3 40 (35.71%) VMware
4 39 (34.82%) Cisco
5 31 (27.68%) Remedy
6 30 (26.79%) Sophos
7 13 (11.61%) Symantec
8 11 (9.82%) HP
9 9 (8.04%) Websense
9 9 (8.04%) Veeam
10 5 (4.46%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.57%) Oracle
11 4 (3.57%) Sybase
12 2 (1.79%) NetApp
12 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.79%) Apple
13 1 (0.89%) AppSense
13 1 (0.89%) IronPort
13 1 (0.89%) McAfee
13 1 (0.89%) F5
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