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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 11 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.94% 3.06% 6.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.27% 13.25% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 26
Average salary £63,750 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+82.14% -21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £20,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
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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
71 83 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 17.23% 23.12% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 66 78 157
Average salary £45,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 16 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 16 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 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) ITIL
2 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 20 (60.61%) VMware
3 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (57.58%) IIS
4 18 (54.55%) SQL
4 18 (54.55%) MCSE
5 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
6 15 (45.45%) PRINCE2
7 12 (36.36%) WAN
8 11 (33.33%) LAN
8 11 (33.33%) Service Delivery
8 11 (33.33%) Firewall
9 10 (30.30%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (30.30%) BIG-IP
9 10 (30.30%) MCITP
9 10 (30.30%) Incident Management
9 10 (30.30%) Statistics
9 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
9 10 (30.30%) Oracle
9 10 (30.30%) Linux
9 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (30.30%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
9 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (30.30%) MPLS
9 10 (30.30%) F5
9 10 (30.30%) Root Cause Analysis

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 (57.58%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) WAN
2 11 (33.33%) LAN
2 11 (33.33%) Firewall
3 10 (30.30%) BIG-IP
3 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
3 10 (30.30%) MPLS
4 7 (21.21%) SAN
5 5 (15.15%) NAS
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) DNS
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Subversion
1 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) DBA
1 6 (18.18%) SQL DBA
1 6 (18.18%) Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) Configuration Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Configuration Specialist
2 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Account Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Technical Account Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Technical Manager
4 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Manager
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Configuration Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) WCF
2 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) XSD
2 3 (9.09%) XSLT
3 1 (3.03%) WPF
3 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Statistics
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) EPoS
3 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (30.30%) Linux
3 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) ITIL
2 15 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 11 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 10 (30.30%) Incident Management
4 10 (30.30%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (15.15%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.15%) Refactoring
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.15%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (15.15%) Database Security
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (15.15%) Change Control
7 4 (12.12%) Workflow
8 1 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.12%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) XAML
4 1 (3.03%) VB6
4 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) MCSE
2 10 (30.30%) MCITP
2 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 10 (30.30%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (27.27%) MCTS
4 6 (18.18%) MCSA
5 5 (15.15%) Degree
6 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (9.09%) CCA
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CCNP
7 1 (3.03%) CCNA
7 1 (3.03%) NCDA
7 1 (3.03%) NCIE
7 1 (3.03%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) XenApp
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.03%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) VMware
2 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle
3 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
3 10 (30.30%) F5
4 5 (15.15%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Veeam
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) PlateSpin
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) Symantec
6 1 (3.03%) Juniper