The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Luton region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 52 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.62% 2.70% 3.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.30% 9.02% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 13
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,200 £27,000 £30,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
132 133 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 30.63% 29.95% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 119 94 103
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
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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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) MCITP
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
3 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) XSD
3 3 (27.27%) XSLT
3 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) CCEE
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Developer
1 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Configuration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Sales Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) WCF
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) XML
1 3 (27.27%) XSD
1 3 (27.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) MCITP
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) CCEE
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (18.18%) MCP
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) CCA
4 1 (9.09%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CCSP
4 1 (9.09%) CCEA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CCAA
4 1 (9.09%) CCIA
4 1 (9.09%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) XenServer
3 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) Veeam
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +corporate benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Posted: 2 days ago