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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 32 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 58 64 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 6.15% 9.86% 6.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.25% 33.33% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55 55 45
Average salary £36,250 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.84% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,750 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
273 192 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 28.95% 29.58% 37.55%
Number of salaries quoted 253 169 288
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
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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
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Northampton -3 51 £37,500 - 6
Brackley - 2 £35,000 -
Corby +4 1 £70,000 +75.00%
Daventry -3 1 £47,500 +150.00%
Kettering - 1 £70,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 78 (80.41%) Microsoft
2 77 (79.38%) Windows
3 69 (71.13%) ITIL
4 56 (57.73%) MCP
5 48 (49.48%) MCSE
5 48 (49.48%) DHCP
5 48 (49.48%) Active Directory
5 48 (49.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (45.36%) DNS
7 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (43.30%) MCITP
9 41 (42.27%) VMware
10 38 (39.18%) MCSA
11 35 (36.08%) SQL Server
12 33 (34.02%) MS Exchange
13 29 (29.90%) Firewall
13 29 (29.90%) Hyper-V
14 25 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (25.77%) Cisco
15 24 (24.74%) SharePoint
16 21 (21.65%) TCP/IP
16 21 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (20.62%) VPN
17 20 (20.62%) SLA
17 20 (20.62%) Citrix
18 19 (19.59%) CCNA
18 19 (19.59%) SQL
19 18 (18.56%) MS Excel
20 17 (17.53%) Thin Client
20 17 (17.53%) Fat Client

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (34.02%) MS Exchange
2 24 (24.74%) SharePoint
3 17 (17.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (15.46%) IIS
5 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (6.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (2.06%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (18.56%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (49.48%) DHCP
2 44 (45.36%) DNS
3 29 (29.90%) Firewall
4 21 (21.65%) TCP/IP
5 20 (20.62%) VPN
6 15 (15.46%) SSL
6 15 (15.46%) NetScaler
7 13 (13.40%) SAN
8 12 (12.37%) WAN
8 12 (12.37%) LAN
9 9 (9.28%) VLAN
10 6 (6.19%) Wireless
10 6 (6.19%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.09%) WLAN
12 1 (1.03%) Intranet
12 1 (1.03%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (12.37%) Retail
2 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.06%) Law
3 2 (2.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Local Government
4 1 (1.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 46 (47.42%) Analyst
2 31 (31.96%) Support Analyst
3 15 (15.46%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) Senior Support Analyst
5 10 (10.31%) Administrator
5 10 (10.31%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 10 (10.31%) Citrix Support
6 9 (9.28%) Senior Citrix Support
6 9 (9.28%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Developer
6 9 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (7.22%) Architect
7 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.22%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) .NET
2 10 (10.31%) HTML
2 10 (10.31%) ASP.NET
2 10 (10.31%) CSS
2 10 (10.31%) .NET Framework
3 9 (9.28%) XHTML
3 9 (9.28%) XML
4 1 (1.03%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Thin Client
1 17 (17.53%) Fat Client
2 9 (9.28%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.28%) N-Tier
3 8 (8.25%) Clustering
3 8 (8.25%) Blackberry
4 7 (7.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (6.19%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.06%) Kindle
7 1 (1.03%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 77 (79.38%) Windows
2 48 (49.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (14.43%) Windows 7
5 11 (11.34%) Windows Vista
6 6 (6.19%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.06%) Linux
8 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (71.13%) ITIL
2 17 (17.53%) Change Control
3 12 (12.37%) Project Management
4 11 (11.34%) ITIL V3
5 10 (10.31%) PRINCE2
6 9 (9.28%) TDD
6 9 (9.28%) Unit Testing
6 9 (9.28%) Time Management
6 9 (9.28%) UML
6 9 (9.28%) E-Commerce
6 9 (9.28%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.22%) Change Management
8 6 (6.19%) Service Management
9 3 (3.09%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.09%) Workflow
10 2 (2.06%) CRM
10 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.06%) ITSM
10 2 (2.06%) PRINCE
10 2 (2.06%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.59%) SQL
2 11 (11.34%) C#
3 7 (7.22%) C
4 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.03%) VB
5 1 (1.03%) Java
5 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 56 (57.73%) MCP
2 48 (49.48%) MCSE
3 42 (43.30%) MCITP
4 38 (39.18%) MCSA
5 25 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (19.59%) CCNA
7 16 (16.49%) CCA
7 16 (16.49%) Citrix Certification
8 15 (15.46%) CCIA
9 12 (12.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (9.28%) MCAD
11 7 (7.22%) HP AIS
11 7 (7.22%) HP ASE
11 7 (7.22%) CCNP
12 6 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (6.19%) CCDA
12 6 (6.19%) CCDP
12 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
12 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
13 4 (4.12%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (49.48%) Active Directory
2 29 (29.90%) Hyper-V
3 21 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (16.49%) XenServer
5 15 (15.46%) XenDesktop
5 15 (15.46%) XenApp
6 2 (2.06%) vSphere
7 1 (1.03%) UAG
7 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) SCCM
2 1 (1.03%) WSUS
2 1 (1.03%) SCOM
2 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.03%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.03%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 78 (80.41%) Microsoft
2 41 (42.27%) VMware
3 25 (25.77%) Cisco
4 20 (20.62%) Citrix
5 15 (15.46%) Wyse
6 7 (7.22%) HP
7 4 (4.12%) Altiris
8 3 (3.09%) NetApp
9 1 (1.03%) Veeam
9 1 (1.03%) Nokia
9 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.03%) Symantec
9 1 (1.03%) EMC
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