The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 29 47
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 41 101 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.18% 8.72% 3.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.01% 23.49% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 40 98 30
Average salary £33,875 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.31% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
Microsoft Certification
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
241 430 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.59% 37.13% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 214 355 168
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,390
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Kent region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Kent region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone 0 3 £33,000 -17.50% 1
Dartford - 3 £37,500 - 1
Sittingbourne - 2 £43,250 -
Whitstable - 2 £21,625 -
Tonbridge -7 1 £31,500 +80.00%
Rochester -7 1 £20,000 -42.85%
Faversham - 1 £37,500 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 82 (90.11%) Microsoft
2 81 (89.01%) Windows
3 76 (83.52%) MCSE
3 76 (83.52%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (79.12%) CCNA
5 63 (69.23%) Cisco
6 62 (68.13%) MS Exchange
7 61 (67.03%) Firewall
8 56 (61.54%) MCITP
9 50 (54.95%) Apple
10 49 (53.85%) MS Office
10 49 (53.85%) Problem Management
11 46 (50.55%) Avaya
12 44 (48.35%) Mac OS X
13 43 (47.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 41 (45.05%) Blackberry
15 40 (43.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 40 (43.96%) Exchange Server 2000
16 39 (42.86%) VMware
17 36 (39.56%) Windows 8
18 27 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (27.47%) MS Excel
20 22 (24.18%) WAN
21 21 (23.08%) Active Directory
22 18 (19.78%) Citrix
23 17 (18.68%) VPN
23 17 (18.68%) LAN
23 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
24 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
24 15 (16.48%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 62 (68.13%) MS Exchange
2 40 (43.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 40 (43.96%) Exchange Server 2000
3 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.30%) IIS
7 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.10%) Lync
Applications
1 49 (53.85%) MS Office
2 25 (27.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (67.03%) Firewall
2 22 (24.18%) WAN
3 17 (18.68%) LAN
3 17 (18.68%) VPN
4 15 (16.48%) SAN
5 10 (10.99%) DNS
5 10 (10.99%) Wireless
5 10 (10.99%) VLAN
6 9 (9.89%) DHCP
7 8 (8.79%) WLAN
8 7 (7.69%) MPLS
9 6 (6.59%) Internet
10 5 (5.49%) IPsec
11 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
12 3 (3.30%) Ethernet
12 3 (3.30%) PBX
12 3 (3.30%) ADSL
12 3 (3.30%) Broadband
13 2 (2.20%) OSPF
13 2 (2.20%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (3.30%) Finance
1 3 (3.30%) Legal
1 3 (3.30%) Retail
2 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Support Engineer
2 22 (24.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (23.08%) Consultant
3 21 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 20 (21.98%) Technical Consultant
5 10 (10.99%) Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Network Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Support Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (7.69%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (5.49%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.40%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Junior
10 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Help Desk Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) Web Services
1 1 (1.10%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (45.05%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.59%) iPhone
2 6 (6.59%) iPad
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) AS400
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 81 (89.01%) Windows
2 44 (48.35%) Mac OS X
3 43 (47.25%) Windows 2000 Server
4 36 (39.56%) Windows 8
5 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.40%) Linux
9 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.40%) UNIX
10 2 (2.20%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.10%) Android
11 1 (1.10%) AIX
11 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.85%) Problem Management
2 14 (15.38%) ITIL
3 10 (10.99%) Service Delivery
3 10 (10.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.59%) Migration
5 5 (5.49%) Information Security
5 5 (5.49%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.40%) Project Management
7 3 (3.30%) People Management
7 3 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.30%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.20%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.20%) MOF
8 2 (2.20%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.10%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.10%) Network Management
9 1 (1.10%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.10%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) SQL
2 1 (1.10%) VBScript
2 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 76 (83.52%) MCSE
1 76 (83.52%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (79.12%) CCNA
3 56 (61.54%) MCITP
4 10 (10.99%) MCP
5 8 (8.79%) MCSA
5 8 (8.79%) CCNP
6 7 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (6.59%) A+ Certification
8 4 (4.40%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (4.40%) Degree
8 4 (4.40%) CCDP
9 3 (3.30%) CCIE
10 2 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.10%) CCEA
11 1 (1.10%) CCA
11 1 (1.10%) MCSD
11 1 (1.10%) CCEE
11 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.10%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 11 (12.09%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.69%) XenApp
4 7 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.40%) Terminal Services
5 4 (4.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.30%) vSphere
7 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) SCCM
2 7 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.20%) SCOM
3 2 (2.20%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.20%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.20%) SCSM
4 1 (1.10%) Foglight
Vendors
1 82 (90.11%) Microsoft
2 63 (69.23%) Cisco
3 50 (54.95%) Apple
4 46 (50.55%) Avaya
5 39 (42.86%) VMware
6 18 (19.78%) Citrix
7 8 (8.79%) Dell
8 6 (6.59%) HP
9 4 (4.40%) SonicWALL
9 4 (4.40%) AirMagnet
10 3 (3.30%) Veeam
10 3 (3.30%) Atlassian
10 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.10%) Infoblox
12 1 (1.10%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.10%) F5
12 1 (1.10%) Websense
12 1 (1.10%) Wyse
12 1 (1.10%) JD Edwards
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