The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 25 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.05% 8.77% 7.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.64% 27.47% 34.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 23
Average salary £55,000 £25,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+120.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
Microsoft Certification
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Qualifications Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
81 91 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 23.68% 31.93% 22.65%
Number of salaries quoted 53 71 62
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £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 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 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) Law
2 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (50.00%) MCITP
3 7 (43.75%) Zachman Framework
3 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
3 7 (43.75%) MCPD
3 7 (43.75%) UML
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) SOA
4 5 (31.25%) J2EE
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) Middleware
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
5 3 (18.75%) Retail
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (50.00%) Law
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) J2EE
2 5 (31.25%) Middleware
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) UML
1 7 (43.75%) SOA
1 7 (43.75%) Zachman Framework
1 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
2 2 (12.50%) MVC
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) MCITP
2 7 (43.75%) MCPD
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft