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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 86 124 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.63% 3.35% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.54% 14.03% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 74 94 76
Average salary £35,331 £37,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.78% +33.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £29,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £47,500 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -1.33%
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
745 884 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.80% 23.88% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 578 758 500
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 27 May 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 180 (88.67%) Microsoft
2 118 (58.13%) Windows
3 88 (43.35%) SQL Server
4 87 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 81 (39.90%) MCSE
5 81 (39.90%) VMware
6 72 (35.47%) ITIL
7 66 (32.51%) MS Exchange
7 66 (32.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 65 (32.02%) Cisco
9 63 (31.03%) SharePoint
10 62 (30.54%) SQL
11 54 (26.60%) MS Excel
12 52 (25.62%) SAN
13 51 (25.12%) MCP
14 48 (23.65%) MCSA
15 47 (23.15%) .NET
16 46 (22.66%) C#
16 46 (22.66%) ASP.NET
16 46 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
17 45 (22.17%) Cisco Certification
18 44 (21.67%) Citrix
19 38 (18.72%) MS Office
20 36 (17.73%) DNS
20 36 (17.73%) CCNA
20 36 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
21 32 (15.76%) T-SQL
21 32 (15.76%) MCTS
21 32 (15.76%) Firewall
22 31 (15.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 66 (32.51%) MS Exchange
2 63 (31.03%) SharePoint
3 29 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 28 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (12.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (11.33%) Lync
7 20 (9.85%) IIS
8 18 (8.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 54 (26.60%) MS Excel
2 38 (18.72%) MS Office
3 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.82%) Office 365
2 14 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (25.62%) SAN
2 36 (17.73%) DNS
3 32 (15.76%) Firewall
4 31 (15.27%) VoIP
5 29 (14.29%) Wireless
6 26 (12.81%) LAN
7 25 (12.32%) DHCP
8 24 (11.82%) WAN
9 23 (11.33%) TCP/IP
10 15 (7.39%) VPN
11 12 (5.91%) BGP
12 11 (5.42%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (3.94%) NAS
13 8 (3.94%) Network Security
14 7 (3.45%) EIGRP
14 7 (3.45%) OSPF
14 7 (3.45%) SSL
14 7 (3.45%) Extranet
15 6 (2.96%) MPLS
15 6 (2.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (43.35%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.93%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.96%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.97%) QlikView
10 3 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.49%) MySQL
12 1 (0.49%) OLAP
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.93%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.48%) MSI
2 3 (1.48%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (4.93%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.43%) Finance
3 8 (3.94%) Retail
4 7 (3.45%) Legal
5 5 (2.46%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (24.14%) Developer
2 34 (16.75%) Analyst
3 31 (15.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (11.82%) Technical Support
5 19 (9.36%) Service Analyst
5 19 (9.36%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (8.37%) Systems Engineer
7 16 (7.88%) C# Developer
8 15 (7.39%) .NET Developer
8 15 (7.39%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (7.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
9 14 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (6.40%) Support Analyst
11 12 (5.91%) Senior Developer
11 12 (5.91%) Technical Analyst
12 11 (5.42%) Technical Support Analyst
12 11 (5.42%) SQL Developer
12 11 (5.42%) Senior SQL Developer
12 11 (5.42%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (23.15%) .NET
2 46 (22.66%) ASP.NET
3 25 (12.32%) HTML
3 25 (12.32%) CSS
4 22 (10.84%) WCF
5 20 (9.85%) .NET Framework
6 15 (7.39%) Ajax
6 15 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (5.42%) jQuery
8 10 (4.93%) HTML5
8 10 (4.93%) CSS3
8 10 (4.93%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.93%) WinForms
9 6 (2.96%) WPF
9 6 (2.96%) Silverlight
9 6 (2.96%) Application Packaging
9 6 (2.96%) COM
9 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (1.97%) LAMP
10 4 (1.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.87%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.46%) E-Learning
2 5 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.46%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.48%) Replication
4 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.49%) Clustering
5 1 (0.49%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 118 (58.13%) Windows
2 36 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (12.32%) Linux
4 24 (11.82%) Windows 7
5 23 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (8.87%) Windows XP
7 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.42%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.45%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.97%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.97%) UNIX
10 4 (1.97%) AIX
11 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.49%) Android
12 1 (0.49%) HPUX
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (35.47%) ITIL
2 46 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (12.32%) CRM
4 23 (11.33%) Change Management
5 18 (8.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (8.87%) OO
6 17 (8.37%) MVC
6 17 (8.37%) Load Balancing
7 14 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
7 14 (6.90%) OOA/OOD
8 13 (6.40%) Service Management
9 12 (5.91%) SDLC
10 10 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (4.93%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (4.93%) Project Management
10 10 (4.93%) Document Management
11 9 (4.43%) Workflow
12 8 (3.94%) Business Continuity
12 8 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.54%) SQL
2 46 (22.66%) C#
3 32 (15.76%) T-SQL
4 30 (14.78%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.93%) VB.NET
6 8 (3.94%) VB
7 4 (1.97%) VB6
Qualifications
1 81 (39.90%) MCSE
2 51 (25.12%) MCP
3 48 (23.65%) MCSA
4 45 (22.17%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (17.73%) CCNA
6 32 (15.76%) MCTS
7 31 (15.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (12.32%) MCITP
9 19 (9.36%) MCDST
10 18 (8.87%) CCNP
11 16 (7.88%) CCA
11 16 (7.88%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (7.88%) Degree
12 14 (6.90%) MCAD
12 14 (6.90%) MCSD
13 10 (4.93%) MOS
13 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 6 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (2.46%) A+ Certification
16 4 (1.97%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.91%) SLA
2 3 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 87 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 66 (32.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (15.27%) Hyper-V
4 27 (13.30%) vSphere
5 21 (10.34%) XenApp
5 21 (10.34%) XenServer
6 16 (7.88%) XenDesktop
7 14 (6.90%) Terminal Services
8 7 (3.45%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.49%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 17 (8.37%) Backup Exec
2 10 (4.93%) AirWatch
3 5 (2.46%) WSUS
4 4 (1.97%) SCCM
5 3 (1.48%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.99%) SCOM
6 2 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.99%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.99%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.49%) vMotion
7 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.49%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 180 (88.67%) Microsoft
2 81 (39.90%) VMware
3 65 (32.02%) Cisco
4 44 (21.67%) Citrix
5 23 (11.33%) HP
6 22 (10.84%) Dell
6 22 (10.84%) Riverbed
7 17 (8.37%) NetApp
8 16 (7.88%) Veeam
9 9 (4.43%) Oracle
9 9 (4.43%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.45%) BT
11 6 (2.96%) Meraki
12 5 (2.46%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.46%) Symantec
12 5 (2.46%) IBM
13 4 (1.97%) Juniper
13 4 (1.97%) Sophos
14 3 (1.48%) Novell
15 2 (0.99%) Apple
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