The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 21 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 61 45 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.00% 6.93% 7.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.96% 28.30% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 57 39 36
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £40,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
291 159 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 33.41% 24.50% 34.46%
Number of salaries quoted 266 141 206
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
Northampton +6 53 £38,000 +29.91% 4
Brackley 0 3 £38,750 +19.23% 4
Daventry - 3 £29,500 - 1
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 106 (88.33%) Microsoft
2 96 (80.00%) Windows
3 76 (63.33%) ITIL
4 67 (55.83%) MS Exchange
5 65 (54.17%) Active Directory
6 63 (52.50%) VMware
7 62 (51.67%) MCSA
8 60 (50.00%) MCSE
9 59 (49.17%) MCP
10 53 (44.17%) SQL Server
11 49 (40.83%) DHCP
11 49 (40.83%) MCITP
11 49 (40.83%) Hyper-V
12 48 (40.00%) DNS
13 44 (36.67%) TCP/IP
14 40 (33.33%) MS Excel
15 39 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 38 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
16 38 (31.67%) CCNA
16 38 (31.67%) Cisco
16 38 (31.67%) Firewall
17 37 (30.83%) Exchange Server 2010
18 33 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (23.33%) Retail
20 25 (20.83%) Windows 7
21 24 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 24 (20.00%) SQL
21 24 (20.00%) MS Office
22 23 (19.17%) ITIL V3
23 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 67 (55.83%) MS Exchange
2 37 (30.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.33%) IIS
6 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.33%) Lync
7 3 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 24 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) Office 365
2 4 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (40.83%) DHCP
2 48 (40.00%) DNS
3 44 (36.67%) TCP/IP
4 38 (31.67%) Firewall
5 9 (7.50%) NetScaler
6 8 (6.67%) VPN
7 5 (4.17%) VLAN
8 4 (3.33%) SSL
9 3 (2.50%) WAN
10 2 (1.67%) LAN
10 2 (1.67%) SAN
10 2 (1.67%) Intranet
10 2 (1.67%) Internet
10 2 (1.67%) Extranet
11 1 (0.83%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (44.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) NUnit
1 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) AdminStudio
General
1 28 (23.33%) Retail
2 5 (4.17%) Legal
3 3 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (30.83%) Analyst
2 17 (14.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 15 (12.50%) Developer
3 15 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 15 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (11.67%) Team Leader
4 14 (11.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 11 (9.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 11 (9.17%) Exchange Specialist
7 10 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (8.33%) Network Manager
7 10 (8.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 10 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 10 (8.33%) Support Engineer
8 9 (7.50%) Consultant
9 8 (6.67%) Service Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.67%) .NET
2 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (10.00%) CSS
2 12 (10.00%) XML
2 12 (10.00%) HTML
3 10 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 10 (8.33%) XHTML
4 4 (3.33%) Application Packaging
4 4 (3.33%) WCF
5 2 (1.67%) WPF
5 2 (1.67%) Silverlight
5 2 (1.67%) jQuery
5 2 (1.67%) WinForms
5 2 (1.67%) Ajax
5 2 (1.67%) XSL
5 2 (1.67%) Web Services
6 1 (0.83%) COM
6 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) N-Tier
1 10 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.17%) Clustering
3 5 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.33%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.50%) Kindle
6 2 (1.67%) iPhone
6 2 (1.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 96 (80.00%) Windows
2 39 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 16 (13.33%) Windows Vista
6 11 (9.17%) Windows XP
6 11 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.67%) Android
9 1 (0.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (63.33%) ITIL
2 23 (19.17%) ITIL V3
3 16 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 13 (10.83%) Data Modelling
5 12 (10.00%) UML
5 12 (10.00%) TDD
6 11 (9.17%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.83%) Change Control
8 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.17%) Migration
10 4 (3.33%) Service Management
10 4 (3.33%) Workflow
11 3 (2.50%) Project Management
12 2 (1.67%) Configuration Management
12 2 (1.67%) ITSM
12 2 (1.67%) Data Management
12 2 (1.67%) Software Engineering
12 2 (1.67%) Incident Management
12 2 (1.67%) Web Development
12 2 (1.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.00%) SQL
2 14 (11.67%) C#
3 6 (5.00%) C
4 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (51.67%) MCSA
2 60 (50.00%) MCSE
3 59 (49.17%) MCP
4 49 (40.83%) MCITP
5 38 (31.67%) CCNA
5 38 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (12.50%) MCTS
8 14 (11.67%) MCAD
9 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 12 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (9.17%) CCA
10 11 (9.17%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (3.33%) HNC
12 4 (3.33%) CCIA
13 3 (2.50%) CCEE
14 2 (1.67%) Degree
14 2 (1.67%) HND
14 2 (1.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) SLA
2 3 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.67%) QA
4 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 49 (40.83%) Hyper-V
3 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (10.83%) XenApp
4 13 (10.83%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.17%) vSphere
5 5 (4.17%) XenServer
6 3 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.67%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.67%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) WSUS
1 3 (2.50%) XenMobile
2 2 (1.67%) SCOM
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 106 (88.33%) Microsoft
2 63 (52.50%) VMware
3 38 (31.67%) Cisco
4 15 (12.50%) Citrix
5 5 (4.17%) Altiris
6 4 (3.33%) Wyse
7 3 (2.50%) AppSense
7 3 (2.50%) NetApp
7 3 (2.50%) HP
7 3 (2.50%) Dell
8 2 (1.67%) Remedy
8 2 (1.67%) Veeam
9 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
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Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £35000 per annum + Car
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35k - 45k per year
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
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