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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 22 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.85% 2.36% 4.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.00% 7.51% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 36 19 32
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,800 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,900 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
325 293 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 32.08% 31.37% 40.81%
Number of salaries quoted 234 245 303
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,400 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +24 23 £35,000 -6.04% 3
Gloucester -6 3 £30,500 +22.00%
Stroud - 3 £45,000 -
Cirencester -3 1 £41,500 +38.33%
Fairford - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 88 (85.44%) Microsoft
2 72 (69.90%) Windows
3 69 (66.99%) Citrix
4 64 (62.14%) MCSE
5 50 (48.54%) VMware
6 49 (47.57%) ITIL
7 42 (40.78%) Active Directory
8 39 (37.86%) XenApp
9 38 (36.89%) TCP/IP
9 38 (36.89%) MCSA
9 38 (36.89%) MS Excel
10 37 (35.92%) Finance
11 35 (33.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (30.10%) VPN
12 31 (30.10%) Cisco
13 27 (26.21%) SQL Server
14 26 (25.24%) Sophos
15 25 (24.27%) SQL
15 25 (24.27%) DHCP
15 25 (24.27%) DNS
15 25 (24.27%) SAN
16 24 (23.30%) Remedy
16 24 (23.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 24 (23.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 22 (21.36%) MS Exchange
18 21 (20.39%) Backup Exec
19 20 (19.42%) Client/Server
19 20 (19.42%) BitLocker
20 19 (18.45%) Symantec
21 17 (16.50%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (21.36%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (7.77%) Lync
6 3 (2.91%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (36.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (36.89%) TCP/IP
2 31 (30.10%) VPN
3 25 (24.27%) DNS
3 25 (24.27%) SAN
3 25 (24.27%) DHCP
4 17 (16.50%) Firewall
5 13 (12.62%) WAN
6 8 (7.77%) Wireless
7 7 (6.80%) VLAN
7 7 (6.80%) NetScaler
8 6 (5.83%) MPLS
8 6 (5.83%) LAN
9 5 (4.85%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.91%) Internet
11 2 (1.94%) PBX
11 2 (1.94%) Broadband
12 1 (0.97%) VoIP
12 1 (0.97%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (26.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.56%) Relational Database
3 11 (10.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (10.68%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (35.92%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Advertising
3 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (17.48%) Support Engineer
2 15 (14.56%) Analyst
2 15 (14.56%) Wintel Support
3 14 (13.59%) Developer
3 14 (13.59%) Support Specialist
3 14 (13.59%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (11.65%) .NET Developer
5 11 (10.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) C# Developer
6 10 (9.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (8.74%) Wintel Specialist
7 9 (8.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (8.74%) Help Desk Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Senior C# Developer
8 8 (7.77%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (7.77%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (7.77%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.80%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.50%) .NET
1 17 (16.50%) ASP.NET
1 17 (16.50%) WCF
2 16 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (14.56%) Software Packaging
3 15 (14.56%) Web Services
3 15 (14.56%) XML
4 13 (12.62%) HTML
4 13 (12.62%) CSS
4 13 (12.62%) jQuery
5 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (7.77%) AngularJS
6 8 (7.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 4 (3.88%) Entity Framework
7 4 (3.88%) WF
7 4 (3.88%) DAO
7 4 (3.88%) NHibernate
7 4 (3.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.42%) Client/Server
2 7 (6.80%) Clustering
3 6 (5.83%) PDA
4 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.97%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.97%) Physics
6 1 (0.97%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 72 (69.90%) Windows
2 15 (14.56%) Linux
2 15 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (12.62%) Windows 7
5 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.83%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.85%) UNIX
8 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.57%) ITIL
2 17 (16.50%) MVC
3 16 (15.53%) Mentoring
4 13 (12.62%) SDLC
5 11 (10.68%) Coaching
5 11 (10.68%) Release Management
5 11 (10.68%) Wealth Management
5 11 (10.68%) OO
5 11 (10.68%) SOA
6 7 (6.80%) Service Management
6 7 (6.80%) Change Management
7 6 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.83%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.85%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.88%) UML
9 4 (3.88%) Workflow
9 4 (3.88%) Scrum
9 4 (3.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) SQL
2 17 (16.50%) C#
3 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.68%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.74%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.80%) VBScript
7 3 (2.91%) VB
8 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (62.14%) MCSE
2 38 (36.89%) MCSA
3 24 (23.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (13.59%) MCITP
4 14 (13.59%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (10.68%) MCSD
6 10 (9.71%) CCA
7 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
8 7 (6.80%) DV Cleared
8 7 (6.80%) CCNA
8 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (5.83%) MCP
10 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.91%) Degree
11 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.97%) PhD
12 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (40.78%) Active Directory
2 39 (37.86%) XenApp
3 35 (33.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (23.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 20 (19.42%) BitLocker
6 14 (13.59%) vSphere
7 12 (11.65%) Hyper-V
8 11 (10.68%) XenDesktop
9 9 (8.74%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (7.77%) VMware ESX
10 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (20.39%) Backup Exec
2 15 (14.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (7.77%) SCCM
4 7 (6.80%) SCOM
4 7 (6.80%) SCVMM
4 7 (6.80%) NetBackup
4 7 (6.80%) WSUS
5 6 (5.83%) Zenoss
5 6 (5.83%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (4.85%) vMotion
7 1 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 88 (85.44%) Microsoft
2 69 (66.99%) Citrix
3 50 (48.54%) VMware
4 31 (30.10%) Cisco
5 26 (25.24%) Sophos
6 24 (23.30%) Remedy
7 19 (18.45%) Symantec
8 14 (13.59%) HP
9 10 (9.71%) Veeam
10 8 (7.77%) Red Hat
10 8 (7.77%) Websense
11 7 (6.80%) NetApp
12 5 (4.85%) 3PAR
13 4 (3.88%) Oracle
13 4 (3.88%) Sybase
14 3 (2.91%) Apple
15 1 (0.97%) AppSense
15 1 (0.97%) LANDesk
15 1 (0.97%) IronPort
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