The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 44 22 56
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 42 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.40% 8.75% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 36.84% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 8 39 14
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
99 114 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.62% 23.75% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 82 94 145
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £19,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
North West

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston -8 3 £23,750 -26.92%
Blackburn -5 2 £42,500 +70.00%
Lancaster +3 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Blackpool 0 1 - -
Chorley - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (53.33%) Windows
3 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 14 (46.67%) MCP
5 11 (36.67%) MCSE
5 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (30.00%) VMware
7 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (26.67%) Citrix
8 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
8 8 (26.67%) MCTS
9 7 (23.33%) Degree
10 6 (20.00%) NHibernate
10 6 (20.00%) TDD
10 6 (20.00%) NUnit
10 6 (20.00%) Kanban
10 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 6 (20.00%) MVC
10 6 (20.00%) MCAD
10 6 (20.00%) MCSD
10 6 (20.00%) .NET
10 6 (20.00%) C#
10 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 6 (20.00%) HP
10 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Project
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) VLAN
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
2 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.33%) PBX
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) MS Access
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) NUnit
1 6 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 6 (20.00%) Moq
2 3 (10.00%) MyEclipse
2 3 (10.00%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (13.33%) Music Industry
2 2 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Junior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Junior Developer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Senior IT Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Junior
6 2 (6.67%) Graduate
6 2 (6.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) NHibernate
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
1 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 4 (13.33%) WCF
2 4 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (10.00%) HTML5
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) CSS
3 3 (10.00%) JSP
3 3 (10.00%) SOAP
3 3 (10.00%) Struts
3 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (10.00%) XML
3 3 (10.00%) XSLT
3 3 (10.00%) GWT
3 3 (10.00%) jQuery
3 3 (10.00%) Java EE
3 3 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) W3C
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) TDD
1 6 (20.00%) Kanban
1 6 (20.00%) Scrum
1 6 (20.00%) MVC
1 6 (20.00%) BDD
1 6 (20.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) MOF
3 1 (3.33%) Project Management
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.33%) Data Management
3 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) VB
4 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) VBA
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) MCP
2 11 (36.67%) MCSE
3 8 (26.67%) MCTS
4 7 (23.33%) Degree
5 6 (20.00%) MCAD
5 6 (20.00%) MCSD
6 5 (16.67%) MCITP
7 4 (13.33%) MCSA
8 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (6.67%) CCNA
9 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
9 2 (6.67%) CCEE
9 2 (6.67%) NCIE
9 2 (6.67%) CCIA
10 1 (3.33%) CCAA
10 1 (3.33%) VCAP
10 1 (3.33%) NCDA
10 1 (3.33%) VCDX
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) vSphere
3 4 (13.33%) XenApp
4 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.67%) XenServer
5 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP SIM
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
1 1 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 6 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) NetApp
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.33%) Veeam
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) CommVault
6 1 (3.33%) Intel
6 1 (3.33%) Nortel
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Sage
6 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL