The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Halifax region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 2 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 3.16% 1.55% 8.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.57% 9.52% 43.59%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 17
Average salary £28,563 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.74% -2.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
21 21 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 11.05% 16.28% 19.90%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 34
Average salary £28,625 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.32% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £38,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
West Yorkshire

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 1 August 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) Cisco
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) MCSE
4 10 (62.50%) Degree
5 8 (50.00%) Data Protection
5 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 8 (50.00%) Workflow
5 8 (50.00%) Business Continuity
5 8 (50.00%) ITIL
5 8 (50.00%) HNC
5 8 (50.00%) HND
5 8 (50.00%) UNIX
5 8 (50.00%) Avaya
5 8 (50.00%) DEFINITY
5 8 (50.00%) Avaya Certification
5 8 (50.00%) SAN
6 7 (43.75%) CCNA
7 5 (31.25%) MCP
7 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
7 5 (31.25%) Symantec
7 5 (31.25%) McAfee
7 5 (31.25%) Information Security
7 5 (31.25%) Legal
7 5 (31.25%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (31.25%) CCSA
7 5 (31.25%) SSCP
8 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) DEFINITY
1 8 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) ADSL
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 5 (31.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Security Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Information Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Information Security Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Operations Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Support
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (50.00%) Workflow
1 8 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) VBScript
1 2 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (68.75%) MCSE
3 10 (62.50%) Degree
4 8 (50.00%) HNC
4 8 (50.00%) HND
4 8 (50.00%) Avaya Certification
5 7 (43.75%) CCNA
6 5 (31.25%) MCP
6 5 (31.25%) Security+ Certification
6 5 (31.25%) CCSA
6 5 (31.25%) SSCP
7 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (6.25%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) DFS Replication
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) Avaya
4 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 5 (31.25%) Symantec
4 5 (31.25%) McAfee
5 3 (18.75%) Intel
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) Sophos