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 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 26 36 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 5.86% 2.96% 7.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.31% 24.24% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 11
Average salary £25,000 £28,563 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.47% -29.47%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
64 33 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 28.83% 12.22% 19.58%
Number of salaries quoted 56 24 20
Average salary £40,000 £28,625 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.73% -11.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,500 £55,000
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 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 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) ITIL
3 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
4 12 (66.67%) Windows
5 9 (50.00%) Degree
6 7 (38.89%) SAN
7 6 (33.33%) Service Management
7 6 (33.33%) MOS
7 6 (33.33%) MCSE
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (33.33%) MS Office
7 6 (33.33%) MCDST
7 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (27.78%) VPN
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (22.22%) MCSA
9 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 4 (22.22%) VoIP
9 4 (22.22%) VMware
9 4 (22.22%) Security Management
9 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
9 4 (22.22%) VMware Server
9 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (22.22%) Line Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) VPN
3 4 (22.22%) VoIP
4 3 (16.67%) DEFINITY
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall
6 1 (5.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 8 (44.44%) Service Analyst
3 8 (44.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 6 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (33.33%) Technical Support
5 3 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Support Team Leader
5 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 3 (16.67%) IT Support
5 3 (16.67%) Operations Support Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Graduate
7 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Junior
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
1 2 (11.11%) Cocoa
1 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 2 (11.11%) WCF
1 2 (11.11%) WPF
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (11.11%) HTML5
1 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
1 2 (11.11%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (5.56%) WinRT
2 1 (5.56%) LINQ
2 1 (5.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (11.11%) Android
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
6 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Service Management
3 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 4 (22.22%) Security Management
3 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (22.22%) Line Management
4 3 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
1 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) MOS
2 6 (33.33%) MCDST
2 6 (33.33%) MCSE
3 4 (22.22%) MCSA
4 3 (16.67%) HNC
4 3 (16.67%) HND
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Avaya Certification
4 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) MCP
5 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CISSP
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Avaya
4 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) ScanSafe
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee