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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 94 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 -35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 96 62 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.55% 2.34% 4.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.50% 9.92% 19.01%
Number of salaries quoted 57 47 101
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
914 625 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.24% 23.60% 21.71%
Number of salaries quoted 734 490 508
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 179 (79.20%) Microsoft
2 177 (78.32%) MCSE
3 169 (74.78%) Windows
4 136 (60.18%) VMware
5 124 (54.87%) Active Directory
6 122 (53.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 100 (44.25%) Cisco
7 100 (44.25%) MS Excel
8 99 (43.81%) Citrix
9 89 (39.38%) MCITP
10 86 (38.05%) MCSA
11 79 (34.96%) SAN
12 73 (32.30%) MS Exchange
13 70 (30.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 69 (30.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 64 (28.32%) ITIL
16 63 (27.88%) Hyper-V
17 62 (27.43%) Cisco Certification
18 57 (25.22%) CCNA
19 52 (23.01%) SQL Server
19 52 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
20 48 (21.24%) Clustering
21 44 (19.47%) Firewall
21 44 (19.47%) SharePoint
22 39 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
22 39 (17.26%) Lync
23 38 (16.81%) Linux
24 37 (16.37%) vSphere
24 37 (16.37%) Cisco IOS
25 35 (15.49%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 73 (32.30%) MS Exchange
2 44 (19.47%) SharePoint
3 39 (17.26%) Lync
4 31 (13.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (8.85%) IIS
7 17 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.10%) Apache
10 5 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.33%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 100 (44.25%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.96%) Office 365
2 11 (4.87%) SaaS
3 9 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 79 (34.96%) SAN
2 44 (19.47%) Firewall
3 37 (16.37%) Cisco IOS
4 34 (15.04%) DNS
5 30 (13.27%) TCP/IP
6 21 (9.29%) MPLS
6 21 (9.29%) OSPF
6 21 (9.29%) BGP
7 20 (8.85%) LAN
8 19 (8.41%) WAN
9 18 (7.96%) Unified Communications
10 16 (7.08%) EIGRP
11 14 (6.19%) VPN
12 12 (5.31%) NetScaler
12 12 (5.31%) DMZ
13 11 (4.87%) DHCP
14 10 (4.42%) WAAS
14 10 (4.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (3.98%) PBX
16 8 (3.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.01%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.44%) DTS
7 1 (0.44%) OLAP
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.98%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.33%) Subversion
3 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.88%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (5.31%) Finance
2 4 (1.77%) Retail
3 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (19.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (10.62%) Consultant
3 23 (10.18%) Team Leader
3 23 (10.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 21 (9.29%) Analyst
4 21 (9.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 16 (7.08%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.64%) Developer
7 13 (5.75%) Architect
8 11 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.87%) Server Support
8 11 (4.87%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.87%) Microsoft Consultant
9 10 (4.42%) Virtualisation Architect
9 10 (4.42%) Storage Architect
9 10 (4.42%) Storage Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.98%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.52%) .NET
2 13 (5.75%) ASP.NET
3 6 (2.65%) jQuery
3 6 (2.65%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (2.21%) CSS
4 5 (2.21%) LAMP
4 5 (2.21%) WCF
5 4 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (1.77%) WPF
6 3 (1.33%) HTML
6 3 (1.33%) Ajax
6 3 (1.33%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.88%) HTML5
7 2 (0.88%) CSS3
7 2 (0.88%) WinForms
7 2 (0.88%) COM
8 1 (0.44%) Web Services
8 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.24%) Clustering
2 23 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.52%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.64%) EqualLogic
5 14 (6.19%) Blackberry
6 11 (4.87%) CLARiiON
6 11 (4.87%) Celerra
7 7 (3.10%) PKI
7 7 (3.10%) Social Media
7 7 (3.10%) CMDB
8 4 (1.77%) IVR
9 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.33%) User Experience
10 2 (0.88%) Statistics
10 2 (0.88%) Replication
10 2 (0.88%) NHS
11 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.44%) iPad
11 1 (0.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 169 (74.78%) Windows
2 70 (30.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (16.81%) Linux
6 23 (10.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (4.42%) Windows XP
8 9 (3.98%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.77%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.33%) UNIX
10 3 (1.33%) Solaris
11 2 (0.88%) CentOS
11 2 (0.88%) Debian
12 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.44%) Android
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (28.32%) ITIL
2 32 (14.16%) Load Balancing
3 27 (11.95%) Change Management
4 22 (9.73%) Project Management
5 20 (8.85%) E-Commerce
6 18 (7.96%) PRINCE2
7 13 (5.75%) Change Control
8 12 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (5.31%) DevOps
9 11 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (4.87%) Problem Management
10 10 (4.42%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (3.98%) CRM
12 8 (3.54%) Mentoring
12 8 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.54%) Business Continuity
13 7 (3.10%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.10%) Risk Management
13 7 (3.10%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (3.10%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.39%) SQL
2 17 (7.52%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.75%) C#
4 5 (2.21%) Java
5 4 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.77%) C
6 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.88%) VB
7 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.44%) VBScript
8 1 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 177 (78.32%) MCSE
2 89 (39.38%) MCITP
3 86 (38.05%) MCSA
4 69 (30.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 62 (27.43%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (25.22%) CCNA
7 33 (14.60%) MCTS
8 30 (13.27%) CCNP
8 30 (13.27%) CCA
8 30 (13.27%) Citrix Certification
9 29 (12.83%) MCP
10 24 (10.62%) CCSE
11 21 (9.29%) CCSA
12 19 (8.41%) NCDA
13 16 (7.08%) RHCA
13 16 (7.08%) RHCE
14 13 (5.75%) VCAP
14 13 (5.75%) CCIA
15 12 (5.31%) NCIE
16 10 (4.42%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.29%) PCI DSS
2 13 (5.75%) SLA
3 4 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.33%) QA
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 124 (54.87%) Active Directory
2 122 (53.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (27.88%) Hyper-V
4 37 (16.37%) vSphere
5 22 (9.73%) XenDesktop
6 16 (7.08%) XenApp
7 13 (5.75%) XenServer
8 10 (4.42%) vCloud
8 10 (4.42%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.77%) UAG
9 4 (1.77%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (15.49%) SCCM
2 8 (3.54%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.10%) SCOM
4 6 (2.65%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.21%) ZABBIX
6 4 (1.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.33%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.44%) Foglight
8 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.44%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 179 (79.20%) Microsoft
2 136 (60.18%) VMware
3 100 (44.25%) Cisco
4 99 (43.81%) Citrix
5 35 (15.49%) NetApp
6 28 (12.39%) CheckPoint
7 23 (10.18%) Red Hat
8 14 (6.19%) EMC
8 14 (6.19%) Juniper
9 13 (5.75%) Dell
10 11 (4.87%) Symantec
10 11 (4.87%) 3PAR
11 10 (4.42%) Brocade
11 10 (4.42%) HP
12 6 (2.65%) SAP
13 5 (2.21%) Siemens
13 5 (2.21%) Mitel
13 5 (2.21%) Polycom
14 4 (1.77%) Apple
14 4 (1.77%) CommVault
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Authentic Recruitment
Salary: £16k - 22k per year + Mileage
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £26,983 to £29,023 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
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Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
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