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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 59 51 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 12 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.87% 2.52% 8.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.26% 16.22% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 43
Average salary £42,500 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
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
121 74 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.57% 15.55% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 100 67 95
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £20,100 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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
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 31 July 2015. 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 -14 4 £42,500 +41.66%
Chorley - 3 £42,500 -
Preston -11 2 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) .NET
4 12 (48.00%) C#
4 12 (48.00%) HTML
4 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (48.00%) Windows
4 12 (48.00%) jQuery
4 12 (48.00%) HTML5
5 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (40.00%) CSS3
5 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 10 (40.00%) MCSE
5 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (40.00%) CSS
5 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 10 (40.00%) MVC
5 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (36.00%) Firewall
6 9 (36.00%) DNS
7 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
8 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (28.00%) VMware
8 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (24.00%) Migration
9 6 (24.00%) NAS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 9 (36.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) NAS
4 5 (20.00%) SAN
5 4 (16.00%) Network Security
5 4 (16.00%) VPN
6 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.00%) DECT
6 2 (8.00%) VoIP
6 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
6 2 (8.00%) Internet
7 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.00%) Wireless
7 1 (4.00%) WAN
7 1 (4.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 10 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 9 (36.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support Manager
5 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (16.00%) Support Manager
5 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Project Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Operations Manager
7 2 (8.00%) IT Operations Manager
7 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (4.00%) IT Technician
8 1 (4.00%) CRM Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
8 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) HTML
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
1 12 (48.00%) jQuery
1 12 (48.00%) HTML5
2 10 (40.00%) CSS3
2 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 10 (40.00%) CSS
3 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) MVC
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (16.00%) Software Licensing
4 4 (16.00%) Data Security
5 3 (12.00%) SDLC
5 3 (12.00%) TDD
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
6 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) C#
2 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) VBScript
3 3 (12.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) MCSE
2 6 (24.00%) MCITP
3 5 (20.00%) MCTS
4 4 (16.00%) MCP
5 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) MCSA
7 1 (4.00%) CCNA
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) NetApp
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
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