The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 3.66% 1.67% 4.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.95% 28.57% 42.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 8
Average salary £25,250 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.83% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
Microsoft Certification
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Qualifications Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
39 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 20.42% 5.83% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 28 12 17
Average salary £30,120 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.40% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £45,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Halifax

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 13 (68.42%) MCSE
3 12 (63.16%) SAN
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco
3 12 (63.16%) Degree
4 11 (57.89%) Data Protection
4 11 (57.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (57.89%) Management Information System
4 11 (57.89%) Workflow
4 11 (57.89%) Business Continuity
4 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (57.89%) Avaya
4 11 (57.89%) DEFINITY
4 11 (57.89%) Avaya Certification
4 11 (57.89%) HNC
4 11 (57.89%) HND
4 11 (57.89%) UNIX
4 11 (57.89%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle
6 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (26.32%) SLA
6 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) SAN
2 11 (57.89%) DEFINITY
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Support Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Operations Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Operations Support Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) SQL DBA
3 5 (26.32%) DBA
3 5 (26.32%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) UNIX
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (57.89%) Workflow
2 11 (57.89%) Business Continuity
2 11 (57.89%) Data Protection
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
1 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) MCSE
2 12 (63.16%) Degree
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (57.89%) Avaya Certification
3 11 (57.89%) HNC
3 11 (57.89%) HND
4 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
3 11 (57.89%) Avaya
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) ScanSafe
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix