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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 43 26 48
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 93 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 5.00% 8.40% 4.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.24% 23.91% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 54 81 40
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £21,500 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,050 £52,500 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
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
259 389 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 23.57% 35.14% 31.24%
Number of salaries quoted 224 340 295
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Tunbridge Wells -25 5 £19,500 +14.70%
West Malling -1 3 £41,500 -17.00%
Tonbridge - 3 £26,000 -
Maidstone 0 2 £21,000 -39.13% 1
Whitstable +1 1 £30,500 +15.09%
Chatham -1 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 88 (90.72%) Microsoft
2 80 (82.47%) Windows
3 71 (73.20%) MCSE
4 65 (67.01%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (64.95%) CCNA
6 61 (62.89%) MS Exchange
7 60 (61.86%) MCITP
8 58 (59.79%) MS Office
9 52 (53.61%) Cisco
9 52 (53.61%) Firewall
10 51 (52.58%) Problem Management
11 50 (51.55%) Exchange Server 2000
11 50 (51.55%) Windows 2000 Server
12 49 (50.52%) Windows 8
13 39 (40.21%) Avaya
14 38 (39.18%) Blackberry
14 38 (39.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 37 (38.14%) Mac OS X
15 37 (38.14%) Apple
16 35 (36.08%) Active Directory
17 21 (21.65%) VMware
18 19 (19.59%) Management Information System
19 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
20 15 (15.46%) MCSA
21 14 (14.43%) Disaster Recovery
21 14 (14.43%) SLA
21 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
22 13 (13.40%) ITIL
23 12 (12.37%) Finance
23 12 (12.37%) SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 61 (62.89%) MS Exchange
2 50 (51.55%) Exchange Server 2000
3 38 (39.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.06%) Lync
7 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 58 (59.79%) MS Office
2 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 52 (53.61%) Firewall
2 12 (12.37%) WAN
2 12 (12.37%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.28%) VPN
3 9 (9.28%) DNS
3 9 (9.28%) LAN
4 6 (6.19%) SAN
5 5 (5.15%) DHCP
6 4 (4.12%) Network Security
6 4 (4.12%) iSCSI
6 4 (4.12%) VoIP
7 3 (3.09%) VLAN
7 3 (3.09%) MPLS
7 3 (3.09%) IPsec
8 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.06%) Wireless
8 2 (2.06%) H.323
8 2 (2.06%) PBX
8 2 (2.06%) Skype
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.06%) DTS
4 1 (1.03%) OLTP
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (12.37%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Advertising
3 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (41.24%) Support Engineer
2 30 (30.93%) Analyst
3 26 (26.80%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (22.68%) Support Analyst
5 21 (21.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 18 (18.56%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (16.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 15 (15.46%) Help Desk Analyst
9 14 (14.43%) Service Analyst
9 14 (14.43%) Help Desk Support
9 14 (14.43%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (14.43%) SLA Analyst
10 13 (13.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (13.40%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (7.22%) Security Analyst
12 6 (6.19%) IT Security Analyst
13 5 (5.15%) Desktop Support
14 4 (4.12%) DBA
14 4 (4.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 4 (4.12%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) .NET
1 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.03%) jQuery
2 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.03%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (39.18%) Blackberry
2 19 (19.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.09%) Clustering
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.06%) Replication
5 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.03%) AS400
6 1 (1.03%) iPhone
6 1 (1.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (82.47%) Windows
2 50 (51.55%) Windows 2000 Server
3 49 (50.52%) Windows 8
4 37 (38.14%) Mac OS X
5 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.06%) Linux
10 1 (1.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (52.58%) Problem Management
2 14 (14.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (13.40%) ITIL
4 12 (12.37%) Project Management
5 8 (8.25%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.22%) Business Continuity
6 7 (7.22%) SIEM
7 6 (6.19%) Information Security
7 6 (6.19%) Migration
8 5 (5.15%) Data Security
8 5 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.15%) Information Management
8 5 (5.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (5.15%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (5.15%) Coaching
9 4 (4.12%) Network Design
9 4 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.12%) Security Management
9 4 (4.12%) Change Management
10 3 (3.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.37%) SQL
2 4 (4.12%) T-SQL
2 4 (4.12%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.03%) C#
3 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 71 (73.20%) MCSE
2 65 (67.01%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (64.95%) CCNA
4 60 (61.86%) MCITP
5 15 (15.46%) MCSA
6 10 (10.31%) MCP
7 9 (9.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (8.25%) CISSP
8 8 (8.25%) Degree
9 5 (5.15%) CHFI
9 5 (5.15%) SSCP
9 5 (5.15%) CCSA
10 4 (4.12%) CCNP
10 4 (4.12%) MCTS
11 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.09%) A+ Certification
11 3 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (2.06%) CCSE
13 1 (1.03%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) SLA
2 9 (9.28%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (5.15%) COBIT
5 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 35 (36.08%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.22%) vSphere
4 4 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.12%) XenApp
5 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.06%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) SCCM
2 3 (3.09%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.06%) SCOM
3 2 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.06%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.06%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.03%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 88 (90.72%) Microsoft
2 52 (53.61%) Cisco
3 39 (40.21%) Avaya
4 37 (38.14%) Apple
5 21 (21.65%) VMware
6 11 (11.34%) Citrix
7 9 (9.28%) HP
8 5 (5.15%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.15%) Websense
9 4 (4.12%) Veeam
10 3 (3.09%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.06%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.06%) Splunk
11 2 (2.06%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.06%) Ruckus Wireless
11 2 (2.06%) LogRhythm
11 2 (2.06%) McAfee
11 2 (2.06%) IBM
11 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.03%) Red Gate
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