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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 38 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 12 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 3.60% 3.34% 6.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.99% 13.48% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 27
Average salary £50,000 £38,750 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% -11.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £32,650 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
79 89 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 18.94% 24.79% 40.69%
Number of salaries quoted 73 84 154
Average salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
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 2 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 20 (58.82%) ITIL
2 20 (58.82%) VMware
3 19 (55.88%) IIS
3 19 (55.88%) MCSE
3 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (52.94%) SQL
5 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (44.12%) PRINCE2
7 12 (35.29%) WAN
8 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
8 11 (32.35%) LAN
8 11 (32.35%) Service Delivery
8 11 (32.35%) Firewall
8 11 (32.35%) MCITP
9 10 (29.41%) BIG-IP
9 10 (29.41%) Incident Management
9 10 (29.41%) Statistics
9 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (29.41%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (29.41%) Linux
9 10 (29.41%) Oracle
9 10 (29.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (29.41%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (29.41%) MPLS
9 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
9 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (29.41%) F5
9 10 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (55.88%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) WAN
2 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
2 11 (32.35%) LAN
2 11 (32.35%) Firewall
3 10 (29.41%) BIG-IP
3 10 (29.41%) MPLS
4 7 (20.59%) SAN
5 5 (14.71%) NAS
6 2 (5.88%) DNS
6 2 (5.88%) DHCP
7 1 (2.94%) VPN
7 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Subversion
1 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) DBA
1 6 (17.65%) Administrator
1 6 (17.65%) SQL DBA
2 5 (14.71%) Configuration Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Configuration Specialist
2 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Account Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Account Manager
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Software Configuration Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) XSD
2 3 (8.82%) XSLT
2 3 (8.82%) WCF
3 1 (2.94%) WPF
3 1 (2.94%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Statistics
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.94%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (29.41%) Linux
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) ITIL
2 15 (44.12%) PRINCE2
3 11 (32.35%) Service Delivery
4 10 (29.41%) Incident Management
4 10 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
6 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (14.71%) Refactoring
6 5 (14.71%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (14.71%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (14.71%) Database Security
6 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.71%) Change Control
7 4 (11.76%) Workflow
8 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
3 4 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) XAML
4 1 (2.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (55.88%) MCSE
2 11 (32.35%) MCITP
3 10 (29.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (29.41%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (26.47%) MCTS
5 6 (17.65%) MCSA
6 5 (14.71%) Degree
7 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (8.82%) CCA
7 3 (8.82%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.94%) CCNP
8 1 (2.94%) CCNA
8 1 (2.94%) NCDA
8 1 (2.94%) NCIE
8 1 (2.94%) VCAP
8 1 (2.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) XenApp
4 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.88%) vSphere
5 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.94%) XenServer
6 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Sysprep
2 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) VMware
2 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (29.41%) Oracle
3 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 10 (29.41%) F5
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) Veeam
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) PlateSpin
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Juniper
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp