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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 23 41 14
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 6.11% 2.29% 13.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.37% 19.51% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 21
Average salary £25,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.79% -10.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -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
54 41 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 30.00% 11.75% 22.36%
Number of salaries quoted 42 27 32
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,500 £50,000
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 29 May 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (66.67%) Windows
4 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 11 (61.11%) Degree
5 9 (50.00%) SAN
6 6 (33.33%) Service Management
6 6 (33.33%) MOS
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco
6 6 (33.33%) MCSE
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) MS Office
6 6 (33.33%) MCDST
6 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
7 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
7 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
7 5 (27.78%) Data Centre Operations
7 5 (27.78%) HNC
7 5 (27.78%) HND
7 5 (27.78%) UNIX
7 5 (27.78%) VPN
7 5 (27.78%) Linux
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (27.78%) Avaya
7 5 (27.78%) DEFINITY
7 5 (27.78%) Avaya Certification
7 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
7 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 5 (27.78%) DEFINITY
3 4 (22.22%) VoIP
4 1 (5.56%) IPsec
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
2 11 (61.11%) Support Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Technical Support
3 6 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Operations Support Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) IT Support
5 3 (16.67%) Support Team Leader
5 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
6 2 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Graduate
7 1 (5.56%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Junior
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Cocoa
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (11.11%) HTML5
1 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
1 2 (11.11%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (11.11%) WCF
1 2 (11.11%) WPF
1 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) LINQ
2 1 (5.56%) WinRT
2 1 (5.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) UNIX
3 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
5 2 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
3 5 (27.78%) Data Centre Operations
3 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (27.78%) Workflow
4 4 (22.22%) Security Management
4 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 4 (22.22%) Line Management
4 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
1 2 (11.11%) C#
1 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) MOS
2 6 (33.33%) MCSE
2 6 (33.33%) MCDST
3 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) HNC
3 5 (27.78%) HND
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (27.78%) Avaya Certification
4 4 (22.22%) MCSA
5 1 (5.56%) CISSP
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) Avaya
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Google
5 2 (11.11%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) ScanSafe
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint