The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 79 100 63
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -37
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 113 55 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.98% 2.08% 3.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.92% 8.06% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 77 43 88
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £26,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
948 682 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.04% 25.85% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 791 509 518
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leeds region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

1 186 (79.15%) MCSE
2 185 (78.72%) Microsoft
3 181 (77.02%) Windows
4 138 (58.72%) VMware
5 122 (51.91%) Active Directory
6 121 (51.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 103 (43.83%) Cisco
8 101 (42.98%) Citrix
9 97 (41.28%) MS Excel
10 94 (40.00%) MCITP
11 87 (37.02%) MCSA
12 83 (35.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 77 (32.77%) SAN
14 75 (31.91%) MS Exchange
15 72 (30.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 67 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
17 61 (25.96%) CCNA
17 61 (25.96%) Hyper-V
18 60 (25.53%) ITIL
19 56 (23.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 52 (22.13%) SQL Server
21 50 (21.28%) Clustering
22 48 (20.43%) Firewall
23 46 (19.57%) SharePoint
24 43 (18.30%) Windows Server 2003
25 41 (17.45%) Lync
26 40 (17.02%) Cisco IOS
27 39 (16.60%) Linux
28 36 (15.32%) vSphere
29 35 (14.89%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 75 (31.91%) MS Exchange
2 46 (19.57%) SharePoint
3 41 (17.45%) Lync
4 34 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (10.64%) IIS
6 22 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (2.98%) Apache
11 6 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (1.28%) IBM Notes
14 3 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 97 (41.28%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.36%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.81%) Office 365
2 14 (5.96%) SaaS
3 12 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 77 (32.77%) SAN
2 48 (20.43%) Firewall
3 40 (17.02%) Cisco IOS
4 35 (14.89%) DNS
5 33 (14.04%) TCP/IP
6 23 (9.79%) MPLS
7 21 (8.94%) LAN
7 21 (8.94%) OSPF
7 21 (8.94%) BGP
8 20 (8.51%) Unified Communications
9 19 (8.09%) WAN
10 16 (6.81%) NetScaler
10 16 (6.81%) EIGRP
10 16 (6.81%) VPN
11 13 (5.53%) DHCP
12 11 (4.68%) PBX
12 11 (4.68%) DMZ
13 7 (2.98%) WAAS
13 7 (2.98%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (2.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (22.13%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.43%) OLAP
7 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.43%) DTS
7 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 12 (5.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.85%) Subversion
3 2 (0.85%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.85%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (4.26%) Finance
2 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (18.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (11.49%) Consultant
3 23 (9.79%) 3rd Line Support
4 22 (9.36%) Team Leader
5 21 (8.94%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 21 (8.94%) Analyst
6 17 (7.23%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.96%) Developer
8 13 (5.53%) Server Support
8 13 (5.53%) Microsoft Consultant
9 12 (5.11%) Infrastructure Manager
10 11 (4.68%) Support Analyst
11 10 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.26%) Architect
11 10 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.83%) 3rd Line Server Support
12 9 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.83%) Service Analyst
13 8 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
14 7 (2.98%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.81%) .NET
2 12 (5.11%) ASP.NET
3 6 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (2.13%) jQuery
4 5 (2.13%) WCF
4 5 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.13%) LAMP
4 5 (2.13%) CSS
5 4 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (1.70%) WPF
6 3 (1.28%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.28%) Ajax
6 3 (1.28%) HTML
7 2 (0.85%) XML
7 2 (0.85%) COM
7 2 (0.85%) WinForms
7 2 (0.85%) CSS3
7 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.85%) HTML5
8 1 (0.43%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.28%) Clustering
2 18 (7.66%) EqualLogic
2 18 (7.66%) Blackberry
3 16 (6.81%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.83%) CMDB
5 8 (3.40%) CLARiiON
5 8 (3.40%) Celerra
5 8 (3.40%) Social Media
6 7 (2.98%) PKI
7 4 (1.70%) IVR
8 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.28%) Replication
9 2 (0.85%) NHS
9 2 (0.85%) Statistics
10 1 (0.43%) iPad
10 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.43%) Open Source
10 1 (0.43%) iPhone
10 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 181 (77.02%) Windows
2 83 (35.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (23.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (18.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (16.60%) Linux
6 23 (9.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.68%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.26%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.13%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.70%) Solaris
10 4 (1.70%) CentOS
11 3 (1.28%) UNIX
12 2 (0.85%) Debian
12 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.43%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.53%) ITIL
2 35 (14.89%) Load Balancing
3 27 (11.49%) Change Management
4 20 (8.51%) Project Management
4 20 (8.51%) E-Commerce
5 16 (6.81%) PRINCE2
6 15 (6.38%) Change Control
7 14 (5.96%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.11%) Problem Management
8 12 (5.11%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (4.68%) DevOps
9 11 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (4.68%) Business Continuity
10 10 (4.26%) CRM
11 8 (3.40%) Risk Management
11 8 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.40%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.98%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (2.55%) MVC
14 5 (2.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.19%) SQL
2 18 (7.66%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.11%) C#
4 5 (2.13%) Java
5 4 (1.70%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.70%) C
6 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.28%) VBScript
7 2 (0.85%) PHP
7 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.43%) XAML
8 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 186 (79.15%) MCSE
2 94 (40.00%) MCITP
3 87 (37.02%) MCSA
4 72 (30.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 67 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (25.96%) CCNA
7 35 (14.89%) MCTS
8 29 (12.34%) CCNP
8 29 (12.34%) Citrix Certification
9 28 (11.91%) CCA
10 25 (10.64%) CCSE
10 25 (10.64%) MCP
11 21 (8.94%) CCSA
12 19 (8.09%) NCDA
13 16 (6.81%) RHCA
13 16 (6.81%) RHCE
14 11 (4.68%) VCAP
14 11 (4.68%) CCEE
14 11 (4.68%) CCIA
15 10 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.94%) PCI DSS
2 15 (6.38%) SLA
3 4 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.28%) QA
5 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 122 (51.91%) Active Directory
2 121 (51.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (25.96%) Hyper-V
4 36 (15.32%) vSphere
5 20 (8.51%) XenDesktop
6 17 (7.23%) XenApp
7 16 (6.81%) XenServer
8 13 (5.53%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.98%) vCloud
10 6 (2.55%) UAG
11 3 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.28%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.43%) Xen
13 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (14.89%) SCCM
2 9 (3.83%) Backup Exec
3 8 (3.40%) SCOM
4 7 (2.98%) ZABBIX
5 6 (2.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (2.55%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.28%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.85%) MOM
7 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.43%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.43%) Foglight
8 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 185 (78.72%) Microsoft
2 138 (58.72%) VMware
3 103 (43.83%) Cisco
4 101 (42.98%) Citrix
5 34 (14.47%) NetApp
6 28 (11.91%) CheckPoint
7 23 (9.79%) Red Hat
8 17 (7.23%) Juniper
9 15 (6.38%) Dell
10 14 (5.96%) Symantec
11 13 (5.53%) HP
12 11 (4.68%) EMC
13 9 (3.83%) Brocade
14 8 (3.40%) Mitel
14 8 (3.40%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.98%) Polycom
15 7 (2.98%) Siemens
16 6 (2.55%) SAP
17 5 (2.13%) Veeam
18 4 (1.70%) CommVault
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