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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 53 35 22
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 31 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.40% 5.46% 8.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 31.63% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7 26 41
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £14,200 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +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
84 98 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.83% 17.25% 32.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69 86 145
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 £19,500 £20,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 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 19 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
Blackburn +17 6 £30,000 - 1
Preston -9 3 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (52.38%) Firewall
6 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (47.62%) VMware
7 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
8 8 (38.10%) SAN
9 7 (33.33%) Citrix
10 6 (28.57%) MCSE
10 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
10 6 (28.57%) XenApp
11 5 (23.81%) NAS
11 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (23.81%) MCSA
11 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
11 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
11 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
11 5 (23.81%) Migration
12 4 (19.05%) NetApp
12 4 (19.05%) Linux
12 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
12 4 (19.05%) vSphere
12 4 (19.05%) XenServer
13 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
13 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (9.52%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) SAN
3 5 (23.81%) NAS
3 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) Wireless
5 2 (9.52%) VPN
5 2 (9.52%) LAN
5 2 (9.52%) VoIP
5 2 (9.52%) WAN
6 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Support Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Support
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Hardware Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) Ajax
1 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 3 (14.29%) jQuery
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) CCTV
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
5 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (14.29%) AIX
8 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
8 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) BCP
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C#
1 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) MCSE
2 5 (23.81%) MCSA
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 3 (14.29%) MCSD
3 3 (14.29%) MCTS
3 3 (14.29%) MCITP
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) HP AIS
4 1 (4.76%) HP MASE
4 1 (4.76%) VCDX
4 1 (4.76%) NCDA
4 1 (4.76%) NCIE
4 1 (4.76%) VCAP
4 1 (4.76%) CCEE
4 1 (4.76%) CCIA
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 6 (28.57%) XenApp
3 4 (19.05%) XenServer
3 4 (19.05%) vSphere
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) NetApp
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
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Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
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