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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Rank 75 95 84
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 80 86 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 3.11% 2.53% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.96% 11.18% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 69 70 111
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £20,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
573 769 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.25% 22.60% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 484 591 701
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 197 (89.14%) Microsoft
2 117 (52.94%) Windows
3 109 (49.32%) Active Directory
4 104 (47.06%) MS Excel
5 100 (45.25%) SQL Server
6 93 (42.08%) Windows Server
7 87 (39.37%) VMware
8 83 (37.56%) SQL
9 63 (28.51%) MCSE
10 58 (26.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 56 (25.34%) MS Exchange
12 54 (24.43%) MCSA
13 53 (23.98%) ITIL
14 52 (23.53%) SAN
15 49 (22.17%) MCITP
16 48 (21.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 47 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
18 46 (20.81%) C#
19 45 (20.36%) .NET
20 44 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
21 42 (19.00%) Scrum
22 40 (18.10%) Cisco
22 40 (18.10%) WAN
23 38 (17.19%) SQL Server 2012
24 37 (16.74%) LAN
25 36 (16.29%) Finance
25 36 (16.29%) Citrix
26 33 (14.93%) Windows 7
26 33 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
27 32 (14.48%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (25.34%) MS Exchange
2 32 (14.48%) IIS
3 25 (11.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (9.50%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.17%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.81%) SAS
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 104 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.52%) MS Office
3 5 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.86%) Office 365
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.81%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (23.53%) SAN
2 40 (18.10%) WAN
3 37 (16.74%) LAN
4 31 (14.03%) DNS
5 23 (10.41%) DHCP
5 23 (10.41%) Firewall
6 17 (7.69%) VPN
7 11 (4.98%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (4.98%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.62%) Internet
9 7 (3.17%) MPLS
9 7 (3.17%) NAS
10 6 (2.71%) VoIP
11 5 (2.26%) ADSL
12 4 (1.81%) VLAN
12 4 (1.81%) Wireless
13 3 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (1.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (45.25%) SQL Server
2 58 (26.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (21.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (17.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (9.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 20 (9.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (5.88%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.71%) SSDT
10 4 (1.81%) MS Access
10 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.36%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.36%) QlikView
11 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.45%) MOLAP
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.45%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (10.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (16.29%) Finance
2 13 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.07%) Marketing
4 5 (2.26%) Advertising
5 4 (1.81%) Legal
6 3 (1.36%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (22.17%) Developer
2 42 (19.00%) DBA
2 42 (19.00%) SQL DBA
3 30 (13.57%) Analyst
4 29 (13.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (12.22%) VMware Engineer
6 25 (11.31%) Support Analyst
7 24 (10.86%) SQL Developer
8 23 (10.41%) Windows Engineer
9 22 (9.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 22 (9.95%) Support Engineer
10 20 (9.05%) Senior Developer
11 17 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (6.79%) Senior SQL Developer
13 14 (6.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 14 (6.33%) Technical Analyst
13 14 (6.33%) Technical Support
14 13 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (5.88%) Consultant
14 13 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.36%) .NET
2 18 (8.14%) XML
3 15 (6.79%) ASP.NET
4 13 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (4.07%) WinForms
7 6 (2.71%) Ajax
7 6 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (2.26%) HTML
8 5 (2.26%) Web Services
9 4 (1.81%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.81%) COM+
9 4 (1.81%) Entity Framework
9 4 (1.81%) WCF
10 3 (1.36%) WPF
11 2 (0.90%) CSS
12 1 (0.45%) jQuery
12 1 (0.45%) MDX
12 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.95%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.24%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.52%) Clustering
5 7 (3.17%) Replication
6 5 (2.26%) User Experience
7 4 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.81%) IVR
7 4 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 117 (52.94%) Windows
2 93 (42.08%) Windows Server
3 33 (14.93%) Windows 7
3 33 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.52%) Linux
7 6 (2.71%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.45%) Android
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.98%) ITIL
2 47 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (19.00%) Scrum
4 32 (14.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (9.05%) Capacity Planning
5 20 (9.05%) Time Management
6 19 (8.60%) Service Management
7 18 (8.14%) Problem Management
8 17 (7.69%) High Availability
9 15 (6.79%) Change Management
9 15 (6.79%) Migration
9 15 (6.79%) MVC
9 15 (6.79%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (4.98%) E-Commerce
10 11 (4.98%) OO
10 11 (4.98%) Presales
10 11 (4.98%) Unit Testing
11 10 (4.52%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (4.52%) SDLC
12 9 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 83 (37.56%) SQL
2 46 (20.81%) C#
3 29 (13.12%) T-SQL
4 21 (9.50%) PowerShell
4 21 (9.50%) VB.NET
5 15 (6.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.81%) C++
6 4 (1.81%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.81%) VBA
7 3 (1.36%) R
8 2 (0.90%) VB
8 2 (0.90%) VB6
9 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (28.51%) MCSE
2 54 (24.43%) MCSA
3 49 (22.17%) MCITP
4 30 (13.57%) MCTS
5 28 (12.67%) Degree
6 25 (11.31%) CCNA
6 25 (11.31%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (9.05%) MCDBA
8 19 (8.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (8.14%) Citrix Certification
10 16 (7.24%) MCP
11 14 (6.33%) CCA
12 12 (5.43%) CCNP
13 10 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (3.17%) MCDST
15 4 (1.81%) MCAD
15 4 (1.81%) MCPD
15 4 (1.81%) MCSD
16 3 (1.36%) CCIE
16 3 (1.36%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.98%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.07%) SLA
3 2 (0.90%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 109 (49.32%) Active Directory
2 44 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.14%) XenApp
4 14 (6.33%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.52%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.71%) Terminal Server
6 6 (2.71%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.71%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.26%) vSphere
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (6.79%) SCCM
2 14 (6.33%) SCOM
3 12 (5.43%) WSUS
4 3 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.36%) SQL Sentry
5 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 197 (89.14%) Microsoft
2 87 (39.37%) VMware
3 40 (18.10%) Cisco
4 36 (16.29%) Citrix
5 16 (7.24%) HP
6 15 (6.79%) Oracle
7 12 (5.43%) Veeam
8 11 (4.98%) NetApp
9 10 (4.52%) Avaya
10 7 (3.17%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.81%) Alterian
11 4 (1.81%) Forcepoint
11 4 (1.81%) Sophos
12 3 (1.36%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.36%) CommVault
12 3 (1.36%) Dell Compellent
12 3 (1.36%) Nimble Storage
13 1 (0.45%) iManage
13 1 (0.45%) Kaspersky
13 1 (0.45%) Xerox
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