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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 26 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 4.47% 4.93% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.33% 23.26% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 1
Average salary £42,000 £29,623 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.78% -40.75%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
49 43 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 27.37% 21.18% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 37 38 7
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) VMware
4 8 (57.14%) IIS
5 7 (50.00%) SOAP
5 7 (50.00%) Web Services
5 7 (50.00%) Terminal Services
5 7 (50.00%) WCF
5 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
5 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 7 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (50.00%) AppDynamics
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
7 4 (28.57%) MCSE
8 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
8 2 (14.29%) HP
8 2 (14.29%) Dell
8 2 (14.29%) EMC
8 2 (14.29%) MSMQ
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco
8 2 (14.29%) MCP
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (14.29%) VMware Server
8 2 (14.29%) SCCM
8 2 (14.29%) SCOM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DTS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Monitoring Specialist
1 7 (50.00%) Network Monitoring Specialist
1 7 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 7 (50.00%) Performance Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Support
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) SOAP
1 7 (50.00%) WCF
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 2 (14.29%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Database Security
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Security Hardening
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCDST
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) MOS
3 1 (7.14%) OCA
3 1 (7.14%) OCP
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Server
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) AppDynamics
3 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) Dell Compellent
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle