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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 20 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 5.37% 4.28% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.21% 17.09% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 20 5
Average salary £37,500 £48,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -11.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,950 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,750 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
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
99 117 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 25.32% 25.05% 23.67%
Number of salaries quoted 81 103 68
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
3 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (64.29%) Citrix
4 18 (64.29%) ITIL
5 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (53.57%) MCSE
6 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
6 15 (53.57%) SAN
6 15 (53.57%) VMware
7 14 (50.00%) Degree
7 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (46.43%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (46.43%) SQL
9 12 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
10 11 (39.29%) SharePoint
11 10 (35.71%) Cisco
11 10 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (35.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (32.14%) iSCSI
12 9 (32.14%) Office 365
12 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (32.14%) Terminal Services
12 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
12 9 (32.14%) MCSA
13 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
13 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (39.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (17.86%) Lync
6 1 (3.57%) CMS
6 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (32.14%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) SAN
2 9 (32.14%) iSCSI
3 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.86%) PBX
4 4 (14.29%) DHCP
4 4 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (10.71%) Firewall
6 2 (7.14%) LAN
6 2 (7.14%) WAN
7 1 (3.57%) MPLS
7 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (21.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Legal
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
1 1 (3.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) DBA
2 5 (17.86%) Administrator
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) SQL DBA
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Server Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Statistics
2 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) iPhone
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) Android
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (25.00%) Migration
5 6 (21.43%) Performance Management
5 6 (21.43%) High Availability
6 5 (17.86%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
6 5 (17.86%) Identity Management
7 4 (14.29%) BCP
8 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
8 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Security Management
8 1 (3.57%) CRM
8 1 (3.57%) Information Security
8 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) MCSE
2 14 (50.00%) Degree
3 12 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (32.14%) MCSA
6 7 (25.00%) CCNA
6 7 (25.00%) CCA
6 7 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (10.71%) MCP
8 2 (7.14%) A+ Certification
8 2 (7.14%) MCTS
9 1 (3.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (35.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 9 (32.14%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 18 (64.29%) Citrix
3 15 (53.57%) VMware
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (14.29%) Mitel
7 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.57%) F5