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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 36 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.16% 7.00% 7.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.05% 39.56% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12 36 38
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £23,000 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £45,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
76 91 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.02% 17.70% 29.43%
Number of salaries quoted 68 85 143
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
Blackburn +5 9 £30,000 - 2
Preston -8 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 15 (60.00%) MS Exchange
4 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (48.00%) Firewall
5 12 (48.00%) VMware
5 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (40.00%) MCSE
7 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
8 8 (32.00%) Citrix
8 8 (32.00%) SAN
8 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
9 7 (28.00%) XenApp
10 6 (24.00%) Degree
11 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 5 (20.00%) Migration
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (20.00%) Ajax
11 5 (20.00%) jQuery
11 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (20.00%) NetApp
11 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (20.00%) MCSA
11 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 5 (20.00%) SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 15 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (8.00%) Lync
6 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) SAN
3 5 (20.00%) NAS
3 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.00%) LAN
4 3 (12.00%) VoIP
4 3 (12.00%) WAN
4 3 (12.00%) Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) MS Access
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (12.00%) MyEclipse
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Network Support
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Support
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Hardware Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) CSS
1 5 (20.00%) Ajax
1 5 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (12.00%) Java EE
2 3 (12.00%) GWT
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) JSP
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
2 3 (12.00%) Struts
2 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) XSLT
2 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (12.00%) Spring
2 3 (12.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Clustering
1 3 (12.00%) W3C
2 2 (8.00%) iPhone
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) CCTV
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.00%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (16.00%) Linux
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (12.00%) AIX
8 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) Time Management
3 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) Data Management
4 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.00%) BCP
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) MCSE
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 5 (20.00%) MCSA
4 4 (16.00%) CCNA
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (16.00%) MCTS
4 4 (16.00%) MCITP
5 3 (12.00%) A+ Certification
5 3 (12.00%) MCP
6 2 (8.00%) MCSD
6 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.00%) NCIE
7 1 (4.00%) VCAP
7 1 (4.00%) CCEE
7 1 (4.00%) CCIA
7 1 (4.00%) HP AIS
7 1 (4.00%) HP MASE
7 1 (4.00%) VCDX
7 1 (4.00%) NCDA
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (28.00%) XenApp
3 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) vSphere
4 4 (16.00%) XenServer
5 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.00%) NetApp
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) Intel
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) CommVault
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) IBM
7 1 (4.00%) Symantec
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) Mitel
7 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
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