The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.58% 3.16% 4.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 13.75% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 16
Average salary £65,000 £35,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+85.71% -18.60%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Microsoft Certification
Bedfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
69 80 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 19.88% 22.99% 31.16%
Number of salaries quoted 56 77 115
Average salary £43,750 £34,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.67% -20.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
1 18 (75.00%) VMware
2 16 (66.67%) ITIL
2 16 (66.67%) MCSE
2 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 13 (54.17%) IIS
4 13 (54.17%) PRINCE2
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) MCITP
6 9 (37.50%) MCTS
6 9 (37.50%) LAN
6 9 (37.50%) WAN
6 9 (37.50%) Service Delivery
7 8 (33.33%) MPLS
7 8 (33.33%) Firewall
7 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (33.33%) Linux
7 8 (33.33%) Oracle
7 8 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 8 (33.33%) Statistics
7 8 (33.33%) BIG-IP
7 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (33.33%) F5

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 13 (54.17%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) LAN
1 9 (37.50%) WAN
2 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 8 (33.33%) MPLS
2 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 7 (29.17%) SAN
4 5 (20.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Subversion
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) DBA
1 6 (25.00%) Administrator
1 6 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 4 (16.67%) Account Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Account Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Configuration Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) WPF
1 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Statistics
2 5 (20.83%) Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) EPoS
4 1 (4.17%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
2 13 (54.17%) PRINCE2
3 9 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 8 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (20.83%) Refactoring
6 5 (20.83%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (20.83%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (20.83%) Database Security
6 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (12.50%) Change Control
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.17%) Workflow
8 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) XAML
3 1 (4.17%) VB6
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) MCSE
2 10 (41.67%) MCITP
3 9 (37.50%) MCTS
4 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (20.83%) MCSA
6 3 (12.50%) CCA
6 3 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.17%) NCDA
7 1 (4.17%) NCIE
7 1 (4.17%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) XenApp
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) XenServer
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Sysprep
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle
3 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 8 (33.33%) F5
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) PlateSpin
5 1 (4.17%) Veeam