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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 28 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.54% 3.08% 3.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.06% 9.49% 9.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 22 27
Average salary £35,000 £31,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £25,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
328 295 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 35.19% 32.45% 36.90%
Number of salaries quoted 240 236 261
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 4 August 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 4 August 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
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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
Cheltenham +14 16 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Cirencester -3 3 £40,500 +35.00%
Gloucester -7 3 £30,500 +22.00%
Fairford - 1 £30,000 -
Stroud - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
South West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 84 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 70 (71.43%) Windows
3 65 (66.33%) Citrix
4 64 (65.31%) MCSE
5 55 (56.12%) ITIL
6 48 (48.98%) VMware
7 44 (44.90%) MCSA
8 43 (43.88%) Active Directory
9 37 (37.76%) Finance
10 36 (36.73%) XenApp
10 36 (36.73%) MS Excel
11 33 (33.67%) TCP/IP
12 31 (31.63%) Cisco
13 30 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (27.55%) VPN
14 27 (27.55%) Sophos
15 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
16 24 (24.49%) Remedy
16 24 (24.49%) DNS
16 24 (24.49%) DHCP
16 24 (24.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 23 (23.47%) SAN
18 22 (22.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 21 (21.43%) MS Exchange
20 20 (20.41%) Client/Server
20 20 (20.41%) BitLocker
21 19 (19.39%) Backup Exec
22 17 (17.35%) Linux
22 17 (17.35%) SQL
22 17 (17.35%) Symantec

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 21 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.08%) Lync
5 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.16%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (33.67%) TCP/IP
2 27 (27.55%) VPN
3 24 (24.49%) DNS
3 24 (24.49%) DHCP
4 23 (23.47%) SAN
5 13 (13.27%) Firewall
6 9 (9.18%) WAN
7 6 (6.12%) LAN
7 6 (6.12%) MPLS
8 4 (4.08%) Wireless
9 3 (3.06%) VLAN
9 3 (3.06%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.06%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.06%) Internet
10 2 (2.04%) PBX
11 1 (1.02%) VoIP
11 1 (1.02%) SMTP
11 1 (1.02%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.24%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.16%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (37.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Advertising
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (18.37%) Analyst
1 18 (18.37%) Support Engineer
2 15 (15.31%) 3rd Line Support
2 15 (15.31%) Wintel Support
3 13 (13.27%) Support Specialist
4 12 (12.24%) Developer
5 11 (11.22%) .NET Developer
5 11 (11.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (11.22%) Wintel Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Wintel Specialist
6 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) C# Developer
7 8 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (7.14%) IT Support
8 7 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Help Desk Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) Software Packaging
2 13 (13.27%) WCF
2 13 (13.27%) .NET
2 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET
3 12 (12.24%) Web Services
3 12 (12.24%) XML
3 12 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (9.18%) HTML
4 9 (9.18%) CSS
4 9 (9.18%) jQuery
5 8 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 7 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (4.08%) ADO.NET
7 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 4 (4.08%) Entity Framework
7 4 (4.08%) WF
7 4 (4.08%) DAO
7 4 (4.08%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) Clustering
3 3 (3.06%) PDA
4 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 70 (71.43%) Windows
2 17 (17.35%) Linux
3 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (12.24%) Windows 7
4 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.10%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.10%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (56.12%) ITIL
2 13 (13.27%) MVC
2 13 (13.27%) Mentoring
3 9 (9.18%) SDLC
4 8 (8.16%) Coaching
4 8 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (8.16%) Release Management
4 8 (8.16%) Change Management
4 8 (8.16%) Wealth Management
4 8 (8.16%) OO
4 8 (8.16%) SOA
5 6 (6.12%) Service Management
6 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.10%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.08%) Workflow
7 4 (4.08%) Scrum
7 4 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.35%) SQL
2 13 (13.27%) C#
3 11 (11.22%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.18%) VBScript
4 9 (9.18%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.16%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.06%) VB
7 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (65.31%) MCSE
2 44 (44.90%) MCSA
3 22 (22.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (16.33%) MCITP
5 11 (11.22%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
7 8 (8.16%) MCSD
8 7 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.14%) CCNA
8 7 (7.14%) DV Cleared
9 5 (5.10%) CCA
9 5 (5.10%) MCP
10 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.06%) Degree
11 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 36 (36.73%) XenApp
3 30 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (24.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 20 (20.41%) BitLocker
6 15 (15.31%) vSphere
7 8 (8.16%) Hyper-V
8 6 (6.12%) XenDesktop
9 5 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (4.08%) VMware ESX
11 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (19.39%) Backup Exec
2 13 (13.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (9.18%) NetBackup
3 9 (9.18%) WSUS
4 8 (8.16%) Zenoss
4 8 (8.16%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (4.08%) SCCM
6 3 (3.06%) SCOM
6 3 (3.06%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.06%) vMotion
7 1 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 84 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 65 (66.33%) Citrix
3 48 (48.98%) VMware
4 31 (31.63%) Cisco
5 27 (27.55%) Sophos
6 24 (24.49%) Remedy
7 17 (17.35%) Symantec
8 14 (14.29%) HP
9 10 (10.20%) Red Hat
10 9 (9.18%) NetApp
11 6 (6.12%) Veeam
12 5 (5.10%) 3PAR
13 4 (4.08%) Websense
13 4 (4.08%) Oracle
13 4 (4.08%) Sybase
14 3 (3.06%) Apple
15 1 (1.02%) LANDesk
15 1 (1.02%) IronPort
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