The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 2.66% 3.00% 3.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.48% 13.21% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 14
Average salary £28,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
Microsoft Certification
Leicestershire

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

Qualifications Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
105 106 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 25.36% 22.75% 24.26%
Number of salaries quoted 76 91 75
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,540 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Leicester

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 24 (96.00%) Windows
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (88.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (84.00%) MS Excel
4 20 (80.00%) MCP
5 19 (76.00%) VMware
6 18 (72.00%) MCSE
6 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (68.00%) Hyper-V
7 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (68.00%) Dell
8 16 (64.00%) SAN
8 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
8 16 (64.00%) Linux
9 15 (60.00%) IIS
9 15 (60.00%) HP
9 15 (60.00%) Clustering
9 15 (60.00%) Change Management
10 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
11 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (36.00%) Cisco
12 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (36.00%) Firewall
12 9 (36.00%) SCCM
13 8 (32.00%) SCOM
13 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
13 8 (32.00%) Problem Management
13 8 (32.00%) Data Protection
13 8 (32.00%) Altiris

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 15 (60.00%) IIS
2 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (84.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
1 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
1 16 (64.00%) SAN
2 9 (36.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) SSL
4 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) OLAP
2 1 (4.00%) OLTP
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 15 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Security Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (64.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Change Management
2 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
3 8 (32.00%) Problem Management
3 8 (32.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (80.00%) MCP
2 18 (72.00%) MCSE
3 3 (12.00%) MCTS
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) CCDP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (28.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (88.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (68.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) SCCM
2 8 (32.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (76.00%) VMware
3 17 (68.00%) Dell
4 15 (60.00%) HP
5 9 (36.00%) Cisco
6 8 (32.00%) Altiris
7 7 (28.00%) IBM
7 7 (28.00%) EMC
8 2 (8.00%) NetApp
8 2 (8.00%) Google
9 1 (4.00%) Red Gate