The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 22 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 53 26 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 8.33% 7.49% 3.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.98% 25.74% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 50 23 16
Average salary £38,000 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.18% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
221 101 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 34.75% 29.11% 38.27%
Number of salaries quoted 207 96 164
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 94 (87.85%) Microsoft
2 84 (78.50%) Windows
3 70 (65.42%) ITIL
4 61 (57.01%) MCSA
5 60 (56.07%) MS Exchange
6 59 (55.14%) VMware
7 56 (52.34%) Active Directory
8 55 (51.40%) MCSE
9 53 (49.53%) MCP
10 43 (40.19%) DNS
11 42 (39.25%) DHCP
12 41 (38.32%) TCP/IP
12 41 (38.32%) SQL Server
12 41 (38.32%) MCITP
12 41 (38.32%) Hyper-V
13 38 (35.51%) Firewall
14 36 (33.64%) Cisco
15 34 (31.78%) CCNA
15 34 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
16 33 (30.84%) Exchange Server 2010
17 32 (29.91%) MS Excel
18 30 (28.04%) Windows Server 2003
19 27 (25.23%) Retail
20 23 (21.50%) ITIL V3
20 23 (21.50%) Windows 7
21 22 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (20.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 22 (20.56%) SQL
22 21 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
23 20 (18.69%) MS Office

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 60 (56.07%) MS Exchange
2 33 (30.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (10.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (9.35%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.67%) IIS
7 2 (1.87%) Lync
7 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (29.91%) MS Excel
2 20 (18.69%) MS Office
3 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) SaaS
2 4 (3.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (40.19%) DNS
2 42 (39.25%) DHCP
3 41 (38.32%) TCP/IP
4 38 (35.51%) Firewall
5 10 (9.35%) NetScaler
6 9 (8.41%) VPN
7 5 (4.67%) SSL
8 4 (3.74%) WAN
9 3 (2.80%) LAN
10 1 (0.93%) SAN
10 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (38.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (11.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) NUnit
2 1 (0.93%) AdminStudio
General
1 27 (25.23%) Retail
2 5 (4.67%) Legal
3 3 (2.80%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (28.97%) Analyst
2 15 (14.02%) Network Analyst
3 14 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (13.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 14 (13.08%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (11.21%) Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 11 (10.28%) Exchange Specialist
5 11 (10.28%) Team Leader
5 11 (10.28%) SQL Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Support Analyst
6 10 (9.35%) Support Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) Network Manager
6 10 (9.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (9.35%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (8.41%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 7 (6.54%) Consultant
8 7 (6.54%) Administrator
9 6 (5.61%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) .NET
2 10 (9.35%) XML
2 10 (9.35%) HTML
2 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET
2 10 (9.35%) CSS
2 10 (9.35%) XHTML
2 10 (9.35%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.74%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.87%) WCF
4 2 (1.87%) WPF
4 2 (1.87%) WinForms
4 2 (1.87%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) N-Tier
1 10 (9.35%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.61%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.61%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.67%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.67%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.80%) Kindle
5 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 84 (78.50%) Windows
2 30 (28.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (21.50%) Windows 7
4 22 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.15%) Windows Vista
6 10 (9.35%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.74%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (65.42%) ITIL
2 23 (21.50%) ITIL V3
3 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
4 12 (11.21%) Data Modelling
4 12 (11.21%) UML
4 12 (11.21%) TDD
5 11 (10.28%) E-Commerce
6 7 (6.54%) Change Control
7 5 (4.67%) Migration
8 4 (3.74%) Workflow
8 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.80%) Service Management
10 2 (1.87%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.87%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.87%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.87%) Data Management
10 2 (1.87%) ITSM
10 2 (1.87%) Project Management
11 1 (0.93%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.93%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) SQL
2 12 (11.21%) C#
3 5 (4.67%) C
4 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (57.01%) MCSA
2 55 (51.40%) MCSE
3 53 (49.53%) MCP
4 41 (38.32%) MCITP
5 34 (31.78%) CCNA
5 34 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (20.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (13.08%) MCAD
8 12 (11.21%) MCTS
9 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
9 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
10 9 (8.41%) CCA
10 9 (8.41%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (4.67%) CCIA
13 4 (3.74%) HNC
14 3 (2.80%) CCEE
14 3 (2.80%) VCAP
14 3 (2.80%) NCDA
15 2 (1.87%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 56 (52.34%) Active Directory
2 41 (38.32%) Hyper-V
3 21 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (10.28%) XenApp
4 11 (10.28%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.61%) vSphere
5 6 (5.61%) XenServer
6 3 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) WSUS
1 3 (2.80%) XenMobile
2 2 (1.87%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 94 (87.85%) Microsoft
2 59 (55.14%) VMware
3 36 (33.64%) Cisco
4 13 (12.15%) Citrix
5 5 (4.67%) Altiris
5 5 (4.67%) Wyse
6 4 (3.74%) HP
6 4 (3.74%) NetApp
7 3 (2.80%) Dell
7 3 (2.80%) AppSense
7 3 (2.80%) Veeam
8 2 (1.87%) Remedy
9 1 (0.93%) EMC
9 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
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