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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 43 25
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 58 28 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 7.34% 4.45% 7.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.67% 17.18% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 45 24 50
Average salary £32,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.45% -5.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
245 163 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 31.01% 25.91% 29.84%
Number of salaries quoted 195 145 168
Average salary £41,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £26,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +16 56 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Durham -1 1 £31,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 78 (83.87%) Microsoft
2 40 (43.01%) ITIL
3 38 (40.86%) C#
4 36 (38.71%) Windows
5 34 (36.56%) Active Directory
6 33 (35.48%) .NET
7 32 (34.41%) ASP.NET
7 32 (34.41%) MS Excel
8 31 (33.33%) MS Office
9 29 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (27.96%) SQL Server
10 26 (27.96%) SharePoint
10 26 (27.96%) MCDST
11 25 (26.88%) MVC
12 23 (24.73%) MCSD
12 23 (24.73%) CSS
13 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (22.58%) MCSE
14 20 (21.51%) Degree
15 19 (20.43%) jQuery
15 19 (20.43%) HTML
15 19 (20.43%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (19.35%) SQL
17 17 (18.28%) MCP
17 17 (18.28%) .NET Framework
17 17 (18.28%) JavaScript
18 16 (17.20%) Firewall
19 15 (16.13%) MS Exchange
19 15 (16.13%) Scrum
19 15 (16.13%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 26 (27.96%) SharePoint
2 15 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 13 (13.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (13.98%) Lync
4 12 (12.90%) IIS
5 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.30%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (34.41%) MS Excel
2 31 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (7.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) Firewall
2 11 (11.83%) SAN
3 7 (7.53%) NAS
4 2 (2.15%) Intranet
4 2 (2.15%) Internet
4 2 (2.15%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (8.60%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.53%) Retail
2 7 (7.53%) Marketing
3 6 (6.45%) Finance
4 5 (5.38%) Automotive
5 2 (2.15%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (34.41%) Developer
2 25 (26.88%) Support Engineer
3 14 (15.05%) Software Developer
4 12 (12.90%) Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.60%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Consultant
7 6 (6.45%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Consultant
9 4 (4.30%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Support Specialist
10 3 (3.23%) Head of Technology
10 3 (3.23%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.23%) Head of Development
10 3 (3.23%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.48%) .NET
2 32 (34.41%) ASP.NET
3 23 (24.73%) CSS
4 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (20.43%) jQuery
5 19 (20.43%) HTML
6 17 (18.28%) .NET Framework
7 13 (13.98%) HTML5
8 12 (12.90%) Ajax
9 11 (11.83%) WCF
9 11 (11.83%) CSS3
10 9 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 9 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (5.38%) Web Services
12 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 3 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 2 (2.15%) Razor View Engine
14 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
14 2 (2.15%) XML
14 2 (2.15%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.98%) Blackberry
3 11 (11.83%) Replication
4 7 (7.53%) Blog
4 7 (7.53%) Open Source
5 5 (5.38%) Mathematics
6 4 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (3.23%) User Experience
8 1 (1.08%) iPad
8 1 (1.08%) iPhone
8 1 (1.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (38.71%) Windows
2 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (4.30%) Android
4 4 (4.30%) Linux
4 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.01%) ITIL
2 29 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (26.88%) MVC
4 15 (16.13%) Scrum
5 10 (10.75%) Waterfall
6 9 (9.68%) Web Application Development
6 9 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (9.68%) CRM
7 7 (7.53%) Graceful Degradation
7 7 (7.53%) Progressive Enhancement
7 7 (7.53%) Data Management
8 6 (6.45%) Change Management
8 6 (6.45%) Project Management
9 5 (5.38%) Service Management
9 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.30%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.23%) ERP
11 3 (3.23%) PRINCE
11 3 (3.23%) OO
11 3 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.86%) C#
2 18 (19.35%) SQL
3 17 (18.28%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
5 9 (9.68%) VBScript
6 6 (6.45%) VB
7 5 (5.38%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.30%) VB6
8 4 (4.30%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.15%) Java
10 1 (1.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (27.96%) MCDST
2 23 (24.73%) MCSD
3 21 (22.58%) MCSE
4 20 (21.51%) Degree
5 17 (18.28%) MCP
6 12 (12.90%) MCSA
6 12 (12.90%) MCPD
7 11 (11.83%) MCTS
8 10 (10.75%) MCITP
9 8 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (5.38%) A+ Certification
11 4 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (4.30%) CCNA
11 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
12 3 (3.23%) ACCA
12 3 (3.23%) CIPFA
12 3 (3.23%) CIMA
12 3 (3.23%) ICAEW
12 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
13 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (36.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.45%) XenApp
2 6 (6.45%) XenServer
3 4 (4.30%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.15%) vSphere
4 2 (2.15%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) ZENworks
1 4 (4.30%) SCCM
2 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 78 (83.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.83%) EMC
2 11 (11.83%) NetApp
3 10 (10.75%) Citrix
4 8 (8.60%) Cisco
5 6 (6.45%) VMware
6 4 (4.30%) Apple
6 4 (4.30%) Oracle
7 3 (3.23%) HP
8 2 (2.15%) Dell
8 2 (2.15%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.08%) Veritas
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