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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 68 75 55
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 114 110 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 3.18% 3.22% 3.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.50% 14.69% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 110 95 82
Average salary £35,661 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.88% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,450 £21,000 £19,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,000 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% -2.66%
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
991 749 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 27.67% 21.95% 20.98%
Number of salaries quoted 800 613 441
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

1 214 (90.30%) Microsoft
2 140 (59.07%) Windows
3 118 (49.79%) SQL Server
4 112 (47.26%) MCSE
5 107 (45.15%) Active Directory
6 92 (38.82%) SharePoint
7 82 (34.60%) VMware
8 78 (32.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 73 (30.80%) MS Exchange
10 69 (29.11%) Cisco
10 69 (29.11%) ITIL
10 69 (29.11%) MCP
10 69 (29.11%) .NET
11 68 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
12 67 (28.27%) C#
12 67 (28.27%) ASP.NET
13 65 (27.43%) MS Excel
14 64 (27.00%) MCSA
15 63 (26.58%) SQL
16 62 (26.16%) SAN
16 62 (26.16%) SQL Server 2008
17 60 (25.32%) Citrix
18 54 (22.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 52 (21.94%) vSphere
20 49 (20.68%) MCTS
20 49 (20.68%) T-SQL
21 45 (18.99%) Cisco Certification
21 45 (18.99%) Hyper-V
22 42 (17.72%) CSS
23 40 (16.88%) JavaScript

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 92 (38.82%) SharePoint
2 73 (30.80%) MS Exchange
3 35 (14.77%) IIS
4 32 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 31 (13.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (12.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 29 (12.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 28 (11.81%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (6.75%) Lync
11 15 (6.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 65 (27.43%) MS Excel
2 26 (10.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 33 (13.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.61%) Office 365
2 31 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (26.16%) SAN
2 32 (13.50%) Firewall
2 32 (13.50%) VoIP
3 30 (12.66%) DNS
4 26 (10.97%) DHCP
4 26 (10.97%) Wireless
5 24 (10.13%) LAN
6 23 (9.70%) WAN
7 16 (6.75%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.33%) VPN
9 12 (5.06%) SSL
10 10 (4.22%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.95%) Network Security
12 6 (2.53%) VPLS
12 6 (2.53%) IPsec
12 6 (2.53%) MPLS
12 6 (2.53%) OSPF
12 6 (2.53%) BGP
12 6 (2.53%) EIGRP
12 6 (2.53%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (49.79%) SQL Server
2 62 (26.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (11.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (8.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (5.06%) Oracle Database
6 12 (5.06%) Relational Database
6 12 (5.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (5.06%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.27%) QlikView
8 2 (0.84%) DTS
8 2 (0.84%) MOLAP
8 2 (0.84%) OLTP
8 2 (0.84%) ROLAP
8 2 (0.84%) OLAP
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (2.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (6.33%) Finance
2 11 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.53%) Legal
3 6 (2.53%) Retail
4 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (28.69%) Developer
2 34 (14.35%) Technical Support
2 34 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (11.81%) SharePoint Developer
4 24 (10.13%) Support Engineer
5 23 (9.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (9.28%) Analyst
7 19 (8.02%) C# Developer
8 18 (7.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (7.17%) Senior Developer
10 16 (6.75%) Service Analyst
10 16 (6.75%) 3rd Line Technical Support
11 14 (5.91%) Support Analyst
12 13 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (5.06%) SQL Developer
13 12 (5.06%) Software Developer
13 12 (5.06%) Senior SQL Developer
13 12 (5.06%) Agile C# Developer
13 12 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (5.06%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (29.11%) .NET
2 67 (28.27%) ASP.NET
3 42 (17.72%) CSS
4 40 (16.88%) WCF
5 37 (15.61%) HTML
6 36 (15.19%) .NET Framework
7 33 (13.92%) Ajax
8 23 (9.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (6.33%) WinForms
10 12 (5.06%) WPF
10 12 (5.06%) Silverlight
10 12 (5.06%) jQuery
10 12 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (2.95%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.95%) HTML5
11 7 (2.95%) CSS3
12 4 (1.69%) LAMP
12 4 (1.69%) Web Services
13 2 (0.84%) XML
13 2 (0.84%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.91%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.69%) Replication
4 4 (1.69%) PKI
5 3 (1.27%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.27%) Celerra
6 2 (0.84%) Statistics
7 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.42%) iPhone
7 1 (0.42%) iPad
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 140 (59.07%) Windows
2 30 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (11.39%) Windows 7
4 23 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (5.91%) Linux
6 13 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.80%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.95%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.69%) UNIX
11 3 (1.27%) AIX
12 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (29.11%) ITIL
2 68 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (15.19%) CRM
4 31 (13.08%) OO
5 28 (11.81%) OOA/OOD
6 23 (9.70%) MVC
7 20 (8.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (8.44%) Project Management
8 19 (8.02%) Change Management
9 18 (7.59%) PRINCE2
10 16 (6.75%) Service Management
10 16 (6.75%) Business Continuity
11 14 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (5.49%) Mentoring
12 13 (5.49%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.80%) Problem Management
13 9 (3.80%) Coaching
14 8 (3.38%) Business Continuity Planning
14 8 (3.38%) Performance Management
14 8 (3.38%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 67 (28.27%) C#
2 63 (26.58%) SQL
3 49 (20.68%) T-SQL
4 40 (16.88%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.91%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.69%) VB
7 3 (1.27%) VB6
8 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 112 (47.26%) MCSE
2 69 (29.11%) MCP
3 64 (27.00%) MCSA
4 54 (22.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 49 (20.68%) MCTS
6 45 (18.99%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (16.88%) CCNA
7 40 (16.88%) MCITP
8 33 (13.92%) MCSD
9 28 (11.81%) MCAD
9 28 (11.81%) Citrix Certification
10 27 (11.39%) CCA
11 19 (8.02%) MCDST
12 18 (7.59%) Degree
13 12 (5.06%) CCNP
14 10 (4.22%) MOS
15 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 9 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (2.95%) CCSA
16 7 (2.95%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 107 (45.15%) Active Directory
2 78 (32.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (21.94%) vSphere
4 45 (18.99%) Hyper-V
5 26 (10.97%) XenApp
5 26 (10.97%) XenServer
5 26 (10.97%) XenDesktop
6 16 (6.75%) Terminal Services
7 14 (5.91%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.27%) vCloud
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (10.13%) Backup Exec
2 8 (3.38%) SCCM
2 8 (3.38%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.53%) SCDPM
4 3 (1.27%) WSUS
5 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.42%) SCOM
6 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 214 (90.30%) Microsoft
2 82 (34.60%) VMware
3 69 (29.11%) Cisco
4 60 (25.32%) Citrix
5 31 (13.08%) Dell
6 23 (9.70%) Veeam
6 23 (9.70%) Riverbed
7 19 (8.02%) HP
8 18 (7.59%) Oracle
9 13 (5.49%) NetApp
9 13 (5.49%) CheckPoint
10 10 (4.22%) Symantec
11 9 (3.80%) McAfee
12 8 (3.38%) Cyber-Ark
13 6 (2.53%) BT
14 5 (2.11%) Sophos
15 3 (1.27%) 3PAR
15 3 (1.27%) EMC
15 3 (1.27%) IBM
16 2 (0.84%) Business Objects
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