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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 45 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.76% 4.84% 4.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.00% 26.09% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 19
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £37,950 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
100 92 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.80% 18.55% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 74 73 85
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,100 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -9 8 £52,000 +108.00%
Burnley 0 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Blackburn +3 1 £20,000 -60.00%
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (74.19%) Windows
3 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
4 21 (67.74%) MS Exchange
5 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
8 14 (45.16%) Windows XP
8 14 (45.16%) NAS
9 12 (38.71%) VoIP
10 11 (35.48%) TCP/IP
10 11 (35.48%) MCSE
10 11 (35.48%) MS Office
10 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (35.48%) Office 365
10 11 (35.48%) Windows Vista
11 10 (32.26%) DNS
11 10 (32.26%) DHCP
11 10 (32.26%) Internet
12 9 (29.03%) SLA
12 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
12 9 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (29.03%) Ethernet
12 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
12 9 (29.03%) DECT
12 9 (29.03%) .NET
12 9 (29.03%) C#
12 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
12 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET
12 9 (29.03%) CSS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 21 (67.74%) MS Exchange
2 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.45%) Lync
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (35.48%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) NAS
2 12 (38.71%) VoIP
3 11 (35.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (32.26%) DHCP
4 10 (32.26%) DNS
4 10 (32.26%) Internet
5 9 (29.03%) iSCSI
5 9 (29.03%) Ethernet
5 9 (29.03%) DECT
6 6 (19.35%) WAN
6 6 (19.35%) SAN
6 6 (19.35%) Firewall
7 5 (16.13%) LAN
8 4 (12.90%) VPN
9 3 (9.68%) Wireless
10 2 (6.45%) PBX
11 1 (3.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) MS Access
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Developer
3 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (16.13%) Support Manager
4 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Support
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
1 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET
1 9 (29.03%) CSS
1 9 (29.03%) Ajax
2 8 (25.81%) .NET Framework
2 8 (25.81%) jQuery
2 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Life Science
2 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) iPhone
3 3 (9.68%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (45.16%) Windows XP
5 11 (35.48%) Windows Vista
6 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
8 3 (9.68%) Mac OS
8 3 (9.68%) Linux
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
1 9 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (29.03%) Resource Management
1 9 (29.03%) Software Deployment
1 9 (29.03%) Service Desk Management
1 9 (29.03%) Performance Monitoring
1 9 (29.03%) Performance Management
2 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
2 8 (25.81%) MVC
2 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Time Management
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) UML
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C#
1 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) MCSE
2 8 (25.81%) MCSD
3 4 (12.90%) Degree
4 3 (9.68%) MCSA
5 2 (6.45%) A+ Certification
5 2 (6.45%) MCTS
5 2 (6.45%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.90%) XenApp
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Avaya
4 2 (6.45%) Draytek
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Nortel
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) NETGEAR
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