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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 60 68 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 6.23% 10.21% 5.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.64% 35.42% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 57 59 43
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 £22,225 £21,750 £19,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +1.35%
Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
265 192 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 27.52% 28.83% 38.04%
Number of salaries quoted 246 171 287
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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 23 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 23 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 -5 54 £37,500 - 3
Brackley - 2 £35,000 -
Corby +4 1 £70,000 +75.00%
Daventry -3 1 £47,500 +150.00%
Kettering - 1 £70,000 -
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East Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 80 (81.63%) Windows
1 80 (81.63%) Microsoft
2 70 (71.43%) ITIL
3 57 (58.16%) MCP
4 50 (51.02%) MCSE
4 50 (51.02%) Active Directory
4 50 (51.02%) DHCP
4 50 (51.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (46.94%) DNS
6 43 (43.88%) VMware
6 43 (43.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (42.86%) MCITP
8 41 (41.84%) MCSA
9 36 (36.73%) MS Exchange
9 36 (36.73%) SQL Server
10 31 (31.63%) Hyper-V
11 30 (30.61%) Firewall
12 26 (26.53%) Cisco
13 25 (25.51%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (23.47%) SharePoint
14 23 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (22.45%) TCP/IP
16 21 (21.43%) SLA
17 20 (20.41%) VPN
18 19 (19.39%) CCNA
18 19 (19.39%) Citrix
19 18 (18.37%) MS Excel
19 18 (18.37%) SQL
19 18 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (17.35%) Change Control

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 36 (36.73%) MS Exchange
2 23 (23.47%) SharePoint
3 18 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (15.31%) IIS
5 10 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (5.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (5.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.04%) Lync
8 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (18.37%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.24%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (51.02%) DHCP
2 46 (46.94%) DNS
3 30 (30.61%) Firewall
4 22 (22.45%) TCP/IP
5 20 (20.41%) VPN
6 15 (15.31%) SSL
6 15 (15.31%) NetScaler
7 12 (12.24%) WAN
7 12 (12.24%) SAN
7 12 (12.24%) LAN
8 9 (9.18%) VLAN
9 6 (6.12%) Unified Communications
9 6 (6.12%) Wireless
10 3 (3.06%) WLAN
11 1 (1.02%) Intranet
11 1 (1.02%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (36.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.02%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (14.29%) Retail
2 10 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.04%) Law
3 2 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (47.96%) Analyst
2 31 (31.63%) Support Analyst
3 15 (15.31%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) Senior Support Analyst
5 10 (10.20%) Administrator
5 10 (10.20%) Citrix Support
5 10 (10.20%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Senior Citrix Support
6 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.14%) Network Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) SQL Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Architect
8 7 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Network Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (6.12%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) HTML
1 10 (10.20%) .NET
1 10 (10.20%) CSS
1 10 (10.20%) .NET Framework
2 9 (9.18%) XML
2 9 (9.18%) XHTML
2 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.02%) COM
3 1 (1.02%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.02%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Thin Client
1 16 (16.33%) Fat Client
2 9 (9.18%) N-Tier
2 9 (9.18%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 8 (8.16%) Clustering
4 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (6.12%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.04%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 80 (81.63%) Windows
2 50 (51.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (43.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.22%) Windows Vista
7 6 (6.12%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.04%) Linux
9 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (71.43%) ITIL
2 17 (17.35%) Change Control
3 13 (13.27%) ITIL V3
4 10 (10.20%) Project Management
5 9 (9.18%) Unit Testing
5 9 (9.18%) Time Management
5 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.18%) UML
5 9 (9.18%) E-Commerce
5 9 (9.18%) Data Modelling
5 9 (9.18%) TDD
6 6 (6.12%) Change Management
6 6 (6.12%) Service Management
7 3 (3.06%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.04%) MOF
8 2 (2.04%) ITSM
8 2 (2.04%) Workflow
8 2 (2.04%) Data Management
8 2 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.02%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) SQL
2 10 (10.20%) C#
3 6 (6.12%) C
4 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (58.16%) MCP
2 50 (51.02%) MCSE
3 42 (42.86%) MCITP
4 41 (41.84%) MCSA
5 25 (25.51%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (19.39%) CCNA
7 16 (16.33%) CCA
7 16 (16.33%) Citrix Certification
8 15 (15.31%) CCIA
9 13 (13.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (9.18%) MCAD
11 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 7 (7.14%) HP AIS
11 7 (7.14%) HP ASE
12 6 (6.12%) CCDA
12 6 (6.12%) CCDP
12 6 (6.12%) CCNP
12 6 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (4.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.43%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 31 (31.63%) Hyper-V
3 23 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (16.33%) XenApp
4 16 (16.33%) XenServer
4 16 (16.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.04%) vSphere
5 2 (2.04%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.02%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (81.63%) Microsoft
2 43 (43.88%) VMware
3 26 (26.53%) Cisco
4 19 (19.39%) Citrix
5 15 (15.31%) Wyse
6 7 (7.14%) HP
7 4 (4.08%) Altiris
8 2 (2.04%) NetApp
9 1 (1.02%) Symantec
9 1 (1.02%) EMC
9 1 (1.02%) Veeam
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