The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Ipswich region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 23 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 21 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 10.00% 6.98% 10.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.89% 30.00% 40.96%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 32
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £27,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
95 70 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 26.39% 23.26% 25.54%
Number of salaries quoted 66 60 80
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Ipswich

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 34 (70.83%) Windows
2 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 28 (58.33%) Web Services
4 26 (54.17%) MS Excel
5 22 (45.83%) SQL Server
6 20 (41.67%) UNIX
6 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 20 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (39.58%) Cisco
8 18 (37.50%) .NET
9 17 (35.42%) C#
9 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET
10 16 (33.33%) MCSE
10 16 (33.33%) DHCP
10 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 16 (33.33%) DNS
10 16 (33.33%) CCNA
10 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (31.25%) SAN
11 15 (31.25%) CCNP
11 15 (31.25%) Shell Script
11 15 (31.25%) VPN
11 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
11 15 (31.25%) Linux
11 15 (31.25%) SharePoint
11 15 (31.25%) Firewall
11 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (31.25%) Reverse Proxy
11 15 (31.25%) Release Management
11 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
1 15 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 14 (29.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (22.92%) MS Project
3 5 (10.42%) MS Office
4 1 (2.08%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) DHCP
1 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 16 (33.33%) DNS
2 15 (31.25%) SAN
2 15 (31.25%) VPN
2 15 (31.25%) Firewall
2 15 (31.25%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.08%) Network Security
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (10.42%) RDBMS
5 5 (10.42%) MySQL
5 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (8.33%) OLAP
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.42%) NUnit
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.08%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.08%) NCover
5 1 (2.08%) FxCop
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Administrator
2 13 (27.08%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server DBA
4 5 (10.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) SQL DBA
4 5 (10.42%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) DBA
4 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (58.33%) Web Services
2 18 (37.50%) .NET
3 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET
4 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 9 (18.75%) XML
6 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
7 5 (10.42%) WCF
8 4 (8.33%) CSS
8 4 (8.33%) LINQ
8 4 (8.33%) NHibernate
8 4 (8.33%) jQuery
9 1 (2.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (12.50%) iPad
4 5 (10.42%) Clustering
4 5 (10.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (70.83%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) UNIX
3 15 (31.25%) Linux
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (31.25%) Release Management
3 12 (25.00%) SOA
4 9 (18.75%) ITIL
4 9 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (14.58%) UML
6 6 (12.50%) DNA
7 5 (10.42%) CRM
7 5 (10.42%) High Availability
8 4 (8.33%) TDD
8 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Scrum
9 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 2 (4.17%) Service Management
11 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
11 1 (2.08%) Change Management
11 1 (2.08%) GAP Analysis
11 1 (2.08%) Workflow
11 1 (2.08%) Business Analysis
11 1 (2.08%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) C#
2 15 (31.25%) Shell Script
2 15 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) MCSE
1 16 (33.33%) CCNA
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.25%) CCNP
3 12 (25.00%) MCP
3 12 (25.00%) MCSD
4 11 (22.92%) Degree
5 6 (12.50%) MCSA
5 6 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (12.50%) MCPD
5 6 (12.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
2 15 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
2 15 (31.25%) KVM
3 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 19 (39.58%) Cisco
3 10 (20.83%) Oracle
4 8 (16.67%) VMware
5 5 (10.42%) HP
5 5 (10.42%) Citrix
6 4 (8.33%) Dell
7 1 (2.08%) Sophos
7 1 (2.08%) Adobe