The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire 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 43 51 33
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 7 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.92% 1.64% 4.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.86% 7.69% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 21
Average salary £36,250 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
Microsoft Certification
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
101 91 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.04% 21.31% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 93 71 76
Average salary £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Burnley - 2 £25,000 -
Blackburn - 1 £30,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (76.67%) Windows
3 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (60.00%) MS Excel
6 17 (56.67%) MCSE
6 17 (56.67%) MS Exchange
7 16 (53.33%) Windows XP
7 16 (53.33%) MS Office
7 16 (53.33%) DNS
7 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (50.00%) Windows Vista
8 15 (50.00%) TCP/IP
9 14 (46.67%) VoIP
9 14 (46.67%) DHCP
9 14 (46.67%) Internet
10 13 (43.33%) Ethernet
10 13 (43.33%) SLA
10 13 (43.33%) DECT
10 13 (43.33%) Life Science
10 13 (43.33%) Service Delivery
10 13 (43.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (43.33%) Telecoms
10 13 (43.33%) Office 365
10 13 (43.33%) Software Deployment
10 13 (43.33%) NAS
10 13 (43.33%) Resource Management
10 13 (43.33%) Performance Management
10 13 (43.33%) iSCSI
10 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 17 (56.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) SAS
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (53.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) DNS
2 15 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 14 (46.67%) DHCP
3 14 (46.67%) VoIP
3 14 (46.67%) Internet
4 13 (43.33%) iSCSI
4 13 (43.33%) NAS
4 13 (43.33%) DECT
4 13 (43.33%) Ethernet
5 5 (16.67%) WAN
6 4 (13.33%) LAN
6 4 (13.33%) Firewall
7 2 (6.67%) PBX
7 2 (6.67%) VPN
8 1 (3.33%) IPv4
8 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) MySQL
3 2 (6.67%) MS Access
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (43.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (23.33%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Operations Manager
3 6 (20.00%) IT Operations Manager
4 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Manager
4 5 (16.67%) Support Manager
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Manager
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (6.67%) Project Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support
6 2 (6.67%) IT Technician
7 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
1 7 (23.33%) CSS
2 6 (20.00%) jQuery
2 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (20.00%) Ajax
3 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) WCF
5 1 (3.33%) HTML5
5 1 (3.33%) CSS3
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) SOAP
5 1 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Life Science
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (53.33%) Windows XP
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (50.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Service Delivery
1 13 (43.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (43.33%) Resource Management
1 13 (43.33%) Performance Management
1 13 (43.33%) Software Deployment
1 13 (43.33%) Service Desk Management
1 13 (43.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (20.00%) MVC
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL
3 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) Web Development
6 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) UML
6 1 (3.33%) TDD
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C#
1 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VBScript
3 2 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) MCSE
2 5 (16.67%) MCSA
2 5 (16.67%) CCNA
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.67%) MCSD
3 3 (10.00%) HNC
3 3 (10.00%) HND
3 3 (10.00%) MCP
3 3 (10.00%) GNVQ
3 3 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) XenApp
2 2 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) Dell
5 2 (6.67%) Nortel
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Avaya
5 2 (6.67%) Draytek
6 1 (3.33%) NETGEAR
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Amber IT Limited
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago