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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 52 47 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 18 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.73% 3.27% 8.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.83% 21.95% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 38
Average salary £23,000 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.40% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,100 £25,000 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £37,500 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
94 82 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.75% 14.91% 31.87%
Number of salaries quoted 72 65 131
Average salary £35,000 £27,102 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.14% -16.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Preston -10 5 £28,000 +12.00% 3
Blackburn - 3 £18,000 -
Burnley +4 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (84.00%) Windows
3 20 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (56.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (44.00%) Firewall
7 10 (40.00%) VMware
7 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
8 9 (36.00%) MCSE
8 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
9 8 (32.00%) NAS
9 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
9 8 (32.00%) SAN
9 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
10 7 (28.00%) Citrix
11 6 (24.00%) VoIP
11 6 (24.00%) XenApp
12 5 (20.00%) Migration
12 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (20.00%) MCSA
12 5 (20.00%) Linux
12 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (20.00%) Office 365
12 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
13 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
13 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (56.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (8.00%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) NAS
2 8 (32.00%) SAN
2 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (24.00%) VoIP
4 4 (16.00%) WAN
4 4 (16.00%) LAN
5 3 (12.00%) iSCSI
5 3 (12.00%) Wireless
5 3 (12.00%) DECT
5 3 (12.00%) DHCP
5 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (12.00%) VPN
5 3 (12.00%) DNS
5 3 (12.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Network Support
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Support
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
1 4 (16.00%) Ajax
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (12.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Life Science
1 3 (12.00%) iPhone
1 3 (12.00%) Clustering
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) CCTV
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Vista
8 3 (12.00%) Mac OS
8 3 (12.00%) AIX
8 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (12.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (12.00%) Time Management
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) MVC
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Management
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C#
1 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) MCSE
2 5 (20.00%) MCSA
3 4 (16.00%) A+ Certification
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.00%) MCSD
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.00%) CCNA
5 2 (8.00%) MCTS
5 2 (8.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) XenApp
3 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (16.00%) vSphere
5 3 (12.00%) XenServer
5 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) VMware
3 7 (28.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) NetApp
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Nortel
5 1 (4.00%) Avaya
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