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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 57 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 41 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.85% 5.78% 7.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 17.90% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21 36 48
Average salary £36,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.81% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £23,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £70,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
176 229 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.80% 32.30% 29.70%
Number of salaries quoted 162 206 174
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
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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
Northampton -8 14 £34,250 -2.14%
Towcester - 5 £34,500 -
Wellingborough -2 2 £39,000 -
Kettering -3 1 £29,000 -55.38%
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (94.00%) Microsoft
2 61 (61.00%) Windows
3 60 (60.00%) ITIL
4 56 (56.00%) MCSE
5 54 (54.00%) Active Directory
6 47 (47.00%) MS Excel
7 39 (39.00%) MCP
8 32 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 31 (31.00%) MCITP
10 30 (30.00%) Hyper-V
11 28 (28.00%) DNS
11 28 (28.00%) VMware
12 27 (27.00%) SLA
12 27 (27.00%) MS Exchange
13 26 (26.00%) MCSA
14 25 (25.00%) Service Delivery
15 24 (24.00%) Windows 7
15 24 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (22.00%) TCP/IP
17 20 (20.00%) DHCP
17 20 (20.00%) CCNA
17 20 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
17 20 (20.00%) MS Office
18 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (17.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010
19 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (16.00%) SharePoint
20 15 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
20 15 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 27 (27.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 15 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (9.00%) Lync
6 6 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (5.00%) CMS
8 4 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (47.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.00%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.00%) DNS
2 22 (22.00%) TCP/IP
3 20 (20.00%) DHCP
4 10 (10.00%) VPN
5 9 (9.00%) Internet
6 8 (8.00%) Firewall
7 7 (7.00%) VLAN
7 7 (7.00%) Extranet
7 7 (7.00%) Intranet
8 6 (6.00%) SAN
8 6 (6.00%) LAN
8 6 (6.00%) WAN
9 2 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.00%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.00%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.00%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (10.00%) Legal
2 6 (6.00%) Retail
3 5 (5.00%) Electronics
4 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.00%) Finance
7 1 (1.00%) Advertising
7 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (35.00%) Analyst
2 14 (14.00%) Service Analyst
3 12 (12.00%) Team Leader
3 12 (12.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 9 (9.00%) Technical Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.00%) Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Consultant
6 6 (6.00%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.00%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.00%) Configuration Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Customer Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Technical Support
7 5 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.00%) CSS
2 3 (3.00%) Ajax
2 3 (3.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.00%) WCF
2 3 (3.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (3.00%) jQuery
2 3 (3.00%) XML
2 3 (3.00%) XSL
2 3 (3.00%) HTML
3 1 (1.00%) WinForms
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.00%) Clustering
4 2 (2.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.00%) iPhone
5 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (61.00%) Windows
2 24 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.00%) Android
6 6 (6.00%) Windows Vista
7 5 (5.00%) Mac OS
7 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.00%) UNIX
9 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (60.00%) ITIL
2 25 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 14 (14.00%) Service Management
4 7 (7.00%) Coaching
5 6 (6.00%) ITSM
6 5 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.00%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.00%) Web Accessibility
8 3 (3.00%) Web Development
8 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.00%) Benchmarking
9 2 (2.00%) MOF
9 2 (2.00%) Project Management
9 2 (2.00%) Validation
9 2 (2.00%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.00%) C
2 9 (9.00%) SQL
3 6 (6.00%) C#
3 6 (6.00%) VB
4 5 (5.00%) MATLAB
5 4 (4.00%) VB6
6 3 (3.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (56.00%) MCSE
2 39 (39.00%) MCP
3 31 (31.00%) MCITP
4 26 (26.00%) MCSA
5 20 (20.00%) CCNA
5 20 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (17.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (14.00%) MCTS
8 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
8 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
9 12 (12.00%) Degree
9 12 (12.00%) CCA
9 12 (12.00%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (10.00%) HND
11 6 (6.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (5.00%) MCAD
13 2 (2.00%) CCEE
14 1 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (1.00%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.00%) SLA
2 5 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 54 (54.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.00%) Firmware
5 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.00%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.00%) XenApp
6 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) SCCM
2 6 (6.00%) SCOM
3 4 (4.00%) SCOrch
3 4 (4.00%) SCSM
4 2 (2.00%) XenMobile
4 2 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.00%) OpenView
4 2 (2.00%) OVSD
4 2 (2.00%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 94 (94.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (28.00%) VMware
3 13 (13.00%) Cisco
4 6 (6.00%) LANDesk
5 5 (5.00%) MobileIron
6 4 (4.00%) HP
6 4 (4.00%) Citrix
7 2 (2.00%) NetApp
7 2 (2.00%) AppSense
8 1 (1.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.00%) Veeam
8 1 (1.00%) Remedy
8 1 (1.00%) Dell
8 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow