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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 32 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 70 58 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 7.23% 5.46% 5.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.51% 18.77% 18.64%
Number of salaries quoted 62 55 39
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £30,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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
311 309 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 32.13% 29.10% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 269 270 186
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +16 8 £43,750 +2.94%
Dartford -5 6 £50,000 +4.16%
Chatham +4 4 £47,250 -5.50%
West Malling +6 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Maidstone -12 2 £34,500 -13.75%
Dover - 2 £60,000 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 129 (78.66%) Microsoft
2 97 (59.15%) Windows
3 88 (53.66%) MCSE
4 73 (44.51%) MCITP
5 71 (43.29%) MS Exchange
6 67 (40.85%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (40.24%) CCNA
8 57 (34.76%) SQL Server
9 52 (31.71%) Cisco
10 50 (30.49%) Firewall
11 49 (29.88%) MS Excel
12 48 (29.27%) Problem Management
13 46 (28.05%) SQL
14 42 (25.61%) ITIL
15 41 (25.00%) MS Office
16 37 (22.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 37 (22.56%) Exchange Server 2000
16 37 (22.56%) Windows 2000 Server
17 35 (21.34%) Windows 8
17 35 (21.34%) Blackberry
18 34 (20.73%) T-SQL
18 34 (20.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 33 (20.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 33 (20.12%) Active Directory
20 32 (19.51%) VMware
21 31 (18.90%) Avaya
21 31 (18.90%) Mac OS X
21 31 (18.90%) Apple
21 31 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
22 25 (15.24%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 71 (43.29%) MS Exchange
2 37 (22.56%) Exchange Server 2000
3 33 (20.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 23 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (10.37%) SharePoint
6 16 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (3.05%) Lync
10 2 (1.22%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 49 (29.88%) MS Excel
2 41 (25.00%) MS Office
3 4 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Office 365
1 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (30.49%) Firewall
2 20 (12.20%) WAN
3 19 (11.59%) LAN
4 9 (5.49%) MPLS
4 9 (5.49%) OSPF
4 9 (5.49%) BGP
5 8 (4.88%) Wireless
6 6 (3.66%) BIG-IP
7 5 (3.05%) FTP
7 5 (3.05%) ADSL
8 4 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (2.44%) Broadband
8 4 (2.44%) SAN
9 3 (1.83%) VoIP
9 3 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.22%) VPN
10 2 (1.22%) Internet
10 2 (1.22%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.61%) Intranet
11 1 (0.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (34.76%) SQL Server
2 37 (22.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (20.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (13.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (9.76%) Relational Database
7 13 (7.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (5.49%) DTS
9 7 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (2.44%) SQL CLR
10 4 (2.44%) OLTP
11 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.83%) MySQL
12 2 (1.22%) ROLAP
12 2 (1.22%) MOLAP
13 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.61%) OLAP
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.05%) NUnit
1 5 (3.05%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (3.05%) Moq
2 3 (1.83%) MSTest
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (6.10%) Finance
1 10 (6.10%) Marketing
2 1 (0.61%) Banking
2 1 (0.61%) Retail
2 1 (0.61%) Back Office
2 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (20.73%) Developer
2 27 (16.46%) Consultant
3 25 (15.24%) Support Engineer
4 21 (12.80%) Analyst
5 20 (12.20%) SQL Developer
6 17 (10.37%) Support Analyst
7 16 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (8.54%) IT Support
9 13 (7.93%) Technical Consultant
9 13 (7.93%) Architect
10 12 (7.32%) Help Desk Support
11 10 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (6.10%) .NET Developer
12 9 (5.49%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
12 9 (5.49%) Support Manager
12 9 (5.49%) IT Support Manager
12 9 (5.49%) Help Desk Analyst
12 9 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (4.88%) Network Engineer
13 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.37%) .NET
2 14 (8.54%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.88%) MDX
4 7 (4.27%) WinForms
4 7 (4.27%) HTML
5 6 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 6 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (3.66%) XML
6 5 (3.05%) CSS
6 5 (3.05%) REST
7 4 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (2.44%) Ember.js
7 4 (2.44%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (2.44%) jQuery
7 4 (2.44%) RESTful
7 4 (2.44%) WCF
7 4 (2.44%) WF
8 3 (1.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.34%) Blackberry
2 15 (9.15%) Visualisation
3 9 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.05%) Clustering
5 5 (3.05%) Replication
6 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.83%) AS400
6 3 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.61%) PKI
7 1 (0.61%) e-Health
7 1 (0.61%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Open Source
7 1 (0.61%) iPhone
7 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 97 (59.15%) Windows
2 37 (22.56%) Windows 2000 Server
3 35 (21.34%) Windows 8
4 31 (18.90%) Mac OS X
5 25 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (13.41%) Windows 7
7 20 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.71%) Windows XP
9 10 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.44%) Linux
10 4 (2.44%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.61%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.27%) Problem Management
2 42 (25.61%) ITIL
3 31 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (12.20%) ETL
4 20 (12.20%) Migration
5 15 (9.15%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (9.15%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.54%) Scrum
6 14 (8.54%) Change Management
7 12 (7.32%) MVC
7 12 (7.32%) Workflow
7 12 (7.32%) Project Management
8 10 (6.10%) CRM
8 10 (6.10%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.10%) TDD
9 9 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.88%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.27%) Data Migration
11 7 (4.27%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.05%) SQL
2 34 (20.73%) T-SQL
3 16 (9.76%) C#
4 8 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.88%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.83%) XPath
5 3 (1.83%) VBScript
5 3 (1.83%) VB
6 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (53.66%) MCSE
2 73 (44.51%) MCITP
3 67 (40.85%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (40.24%) CCNA
5 19 (11.59%) MCP
5 19 (11.59%) MCSA
6 15 (9.15%) Degree
7 13 (7.93%) MCDBA
7 13 (7.93%) MCTS
7 13 (7.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (6.71%) CCNP
9 8 (4.88%) A+ Certification
10 6 (3.66%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (3.05%) MCAD
11 5 (3.05%) MCSD
11 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.05%) Security Cleared
12 4 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.83%) CCDP
14 2 (1.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.80%) SLA
2 7 (4.27%) QA
3 2 (1.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (20.12%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.93%) XenApp
4 11 (6.71%) Hyper-V
5 10 (6.10%) XenDesktop
5 10 (6.10%) vSphere
6 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.61%) Xen
7 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (5.49%) SolarWinds Orion
1 9 (5.49%) SCOM
2 7 (4.27%) SCCM
3 6 (3.66%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.66%) Foglight
4 4 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.44%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.22%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 129 (78.66%) Microsoft
2 52 (31.71%) Cisco
3 32 (19.51%) VMware
4 31 (18.90%) Avaya
4 31 (18.90%) Apple
5 19 (11.59%) Citrix
6 10 (6.10%) SolarWinds
6 10 (6.10%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.49%) Business Objects
8 6 (3.66%) F5
8 6 (3.66%) Red Gate
8 6 (3.66%) IBM
8 6 (3.66%) HP
9 5 (3.05%) Websense
10 4 (2.44%) McAfee
11 3 (1.83%) CA
11 3 (1.83%) Veeam
12 2 (1.22%) Lotus
12 2 (1.22%) FrontRange
13 1 (0.61%) WatchGuard