The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 49 58 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 14 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.31% 1.91% 3.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.82% 6.36% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34 11 22
Average salary £32,250 £30,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,750 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
Microsoft Certification
England

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

Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
246 220 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 31.22% 30.05% 25.59%
Number of salaries quoted 205 190 151
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +12 34 £32,250 +7.50% 13
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 74 (67.89%) Microsoft
2 58 (53.21%) Windows
3 50 (45.87%) SQL
4 47 (43.12%) C#
5 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (33.94%) SharePoint
7 35 (32.11%) SQL Server
8 34 (31.19%) .NET
9 32 (29.36%) MCSD
10 31 (28.44%) MCSE
11 29 (26.61%) ASP.NET
12 27 (24.77%) Active Directory
13 25 (22.94%) JavaScript
13 25 (22.94%) IIS
13 25 (22.94%) Visual Studio
13 25 (22.94%) .NET Framework
13 25 (22.94%) Degree
14 23 (21.10%) ITIL
14 23 (21.10%) MS Exchange
15 22 (20.18%) CRM
15 22 (20.18%) Lync
16 21 (19.27%) MCP
16 21 (19.27%) CSS
16 21 (19.27%) Scrum
17 20 (18.35%) Firewall
17 20 (18.35%) MVC
17 20 (18.35%) MCSA
17 20 (18.35%) MS Excel
17 20 (18.35%) PowerShell
18 19 (17.43%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 37 (33.94%) SharePoint
2 25 (22.94%) IIS
3 23 (21.10%) MS Exchange
4 22 (20.18%) Lync
5 16 (14.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (10.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (10.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (10.09%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (7.34%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (5.50%) CMS
10 5 (4.59%) Orchard CMS
11 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (18.35%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (9.17%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.75%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Office 365
2 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.35%) Firewall
2 17 (15.60%) SAN
3 8 (7.34%) NAS
4 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.92%) Network Security
6 1 (0.92%) DNS
6 1 (0.92%) LAN
6 1 (0.92%) WAN
6 1 (0.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (32.11%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.59%) MySQL
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (22.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.59%) Moq
3 5 (4.59%) NUnit
4 3 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (15.60%) Manufacturing
2 14 (12.84%) Automotive
3 11 (10.09%) Finance
4 3 (2.75%) Retail
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.83%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (36.70%) Developer
2 18 (16.51%) Software Developer
3 14 (12.84%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (8.26%) Consultant
6 7 (6.42%) SQL Server DBA
6 7 (6.42%) SQL DBA
6 7 (6.42%) DBA
6 7 (6.42%) Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Support Specialist
7 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (4.59%) IT Technician
8 5 (4.59%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Junior
9 4 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Messaging Specialist
9 4 (3.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (31.19%) .NET
2 29 (26.61%) ASP.NET
3 25 (22.94%) .NET Framework
4 21 (19.27%) CSS
5 19 (17.43%) Ajax
5 19 (17.43%) HTML
6 15 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (11.01%) WCF
8 8 (7.34%) WinForms
9 7 (6.42%) jQuery
10 6 (5.50%) Web Services
10 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (4.59%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (4.59%) Entity Framework
11 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (4.59%) WPF
11 5 (4.59%) RESTful
12 2 (1.83%) DHTML
12 2 (1.83%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Replication
1 16 (14.68%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.59%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (53.21%) Windows
2 17 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.59%) UNIX
4 5 (4.59%) Linux
5 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.10%) ITIL
3 22 (20.18%) CRM
4 21 (19.27%) Scrum
5 20 (18.35%) MVC
6 17 (15.60%) OO
7 14 (12.84%) ERP
8 11 (10.09%) OOA/OOD
9 10 (9.17%) Project Management
10 9 (8.26%) Change Management
11 7 (6.42%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (4.59%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.59%) Dependency Injection
12 5 (4.59%) Unit Testing
13 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2
13 4 (3.67%) Service Management
13 4 (3.67%) Service Delivery
13 4 (3.67%) TOGAF
14 3 (2.75%) Supplier Management
14 3 (2.75%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (45.87%) SQL
2 47 (43.12%) C#
3 25 (22.94%) JavaScript
4 20 (18.35%) PowerShell
5 19 (17.43%) T-SQL
6 12 (11.01%) VBScript
7 6 (5.50%) VB
7 6 (5.50%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.59%) VB6
9 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.75%) C
10 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (29.36%) MCSD
2 31 (28.44%) MCSE
3 25 (22.94%) Degree
4 21 (19.27%) MCP
5 20 (18.35%) MCSA
6 15 (13.76%) MCTS
7 14 (12.84%) MCPD
8 12 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (11.01%) MCITP
9 11 (10.09%) CCNA
9 11 (10.09%) MCAD
10 10 (9.17%) MCDST
11 3 (2.75%) ICAEW
11 3 (2.75%) CIPFA
11 3 (2.75%) CIMA
11 3 (2.75%) ACCA
12 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.92%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 27 (24.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.42%) XenApp
2 7 (6.42%) XenServer
2 7 (6.42%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 74 (67.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.68%) NetApp
2 16 (14.68%) EMC
3 9 (8.26%) Citrix
4 8 (7.34%) VMware
5 7 (6.42%) Cisco
6 5 (4.59%) Oracle
7 2 (1.83%) HP
8 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.92%) Altiris
8 1 (0.92%) Dell
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