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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 40 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 5.44% 3.39% 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.65% 18.92% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 12
Average salary £38,750 £51,250 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.39% +32.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £33,600 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
102 74 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 30.82% 17.92% 23.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78 68 79
Average salary £39,000 £45,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.81% +0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,750 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 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
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Luton region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
3 19 (70.37%) Citrix
3 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (66.67%) ITIL
5 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (59.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (59.26%) VMware
7 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (51.85%) Degree
8 14 (51.85%) SAN
8 14 (51.85%) MCSE
8 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
9 13 (48.15%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (44.44%) SQL
11 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
11 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
11 11 (40.74%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (37.04%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
12 10 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (37.04%) Office 365
13 9 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (33.33%) Cisco
13 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (29.63%) Terminal Services
14 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
14 8 (29.63%) Migration
14 8 (29.63%) iSCSI
14 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
2 10 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (18.52%) Lync
6 3 (11.11%) CMS
7 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (37.04%) Office 365
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) SAN
2 8 (29.63%) iSCSI
3 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (18.52%) PBX
4 4 (14.81%) DHCP
4 4 (14.81%) DNS
5 3 (11.11%) Firewall
6 2 (7.41%) LAN
6 2 (7.41%) WAN
7 1 (3.70%) MPLS
7 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (22.22%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 3 (11.11%) Electronics
1 3 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) DBA
2 5 (18.52%) Administrator
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Team Lead
5 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Statistics
2 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Android
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) ITIL
2 13 (48.15%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (29.63%) Migration
5 6 (22.22%) Performance Management
5 6 (22.22%) High Availability
6 5 (18.52%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
6 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
7 4 (14.81%) BCP
8 3 (11.11%) CRM
9 1 (3.70%) Security Management
9 1 (3.70%) Information Security
9 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
9 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
9 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) MCSE
1 14 (51.85%) Degree
2 11 (40.74%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (37.04%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (22.22%) MCSA
4 6 (22.22%) CCNA
4 6 (22.22%) CCA
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 9 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (29.63%) Terminal Services
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
1 5 (18.52%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
2 19 (70.37%) Citrix
3 16 (59.26%) VMware
4 9 (33.33%) Cisco
5 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 4 (14.81%) Mitel
7 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.70%) F5