The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.52% 3.78% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.58% 13.46% 8.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 10
Average salary £48,750 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Qualifications Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
76 104 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 23.03% 28.11% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 50 91 106
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Middlesex region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (33.33%) MCP
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) MCITP
6 2 (22.22%) Business Development
6 2 (22.22%) Workflow
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) InfoPath
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) WCF
6 2 (22.22%) WPF
6 2 (22.22%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Site Server
3 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XSLT
1 2 (22.22%) Ajax
1 2 (22.22%) WCF
1 2 (22.22%) WPF
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Workflow
1 2 (22.22%) Content Management
1 2 (22.22%) Business Development
1 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
2 3 (33.33%) MCP
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Sun Certification
4 1 (11.11%) MCTS
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Nintex
3 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Sun
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec