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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 22 32
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 45 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.56% 9.34% 6.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 44.12% 24.09%
Number of salaries quoted 10 44 33
Average salary £31,250 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.08% +4.61%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
72 102 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.38% 21.16% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 65 95 124
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 7 £30,000 - 1
Preston -12 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (69.57%) MS Exchange
3 15 (65.22%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 15 (65.22%) VMware
4 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (52.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (47.83%) Firewall
6 11 (47.83%) Citrix
6 11 (47.83%) MCSE
7 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (34.78%) Degree
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
8 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
8 8 (34.78%) XenApp
8 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (30.43%) SAN
10 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
10 6 (26.09%) Linux
10 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
10 6 (26.09%) vSphere
11 5 (21.74%) Migration
11 5 (21.74%) MCITP
11 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
11 5 (21.74%) MCSA
11 5 (21.74%) SQL
11 5 (21.74%) NetApp

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (69.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (52.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
6 2 (8.70%) Lync
6 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) SAN
3 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (17.39%) NAS
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) LAN
6 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.35%) PBX
7 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) MS Access
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MyEclipse
1 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Support
3 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Support
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) HTML5
1 3 (13.04%) Ajax
1 3 (13.04%) Java EE
1 3 (13.04%) GWT
1 3 (13.04%) jQuery
1 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
1 3 (13.04%) Spring
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
1 3 (13.04%) CSS
1 3 (13.04%) JSP
1 3 (13.04%) SOAP
1 3 (13.04%) Struts
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
1 3 (13.04%) XML
1 3 (13.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.04%) W3C
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Celerra
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.04%) AIX
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.35%) BCP
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) MCSE
2 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 5 (21.74%) MCITP
3 5 (21.74%) MCSA
3 5 (21.74%) A+ Certification
4 4 (17.39%) CCNA
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (17.39%) MCTS
5 3 (13.04%) MCP
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.70%) NCIE
7 1 (4.35%) VCAP
7 1 (4.35%) CCEE
7 1 (4.35%) CCIA
7 1 (4.35%) NCDA
7 1 (4.35%) VCDX
7 1 (4.35%) HP AIS
7 1 (4.35%) HP MASE
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) XenApp
3 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 6 (26.09%) vSphere
4 4 (17.39%) XenServer
5 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (65.22%) VMware
3 11 (47.83%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) NetApp
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
5 3 (13.04%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.35%) Mitel
7 1 (4.35%) Intel
7 1 (4.35%) Nortel
7 1 (4.35%) Dell
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Avaya
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) CommVault
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Key Computers
Salary: Negotiable Depending On Experience
Posted: 12 days ago