The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 57 30 39
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 54 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.87% 5.75% 4.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.25% 17.59% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 19 51 37
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
Oxfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
227 307 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 31.01% 32.69% 25.49%
Number of salaries quoted 204 273 193
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 28 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) MCSE
3 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (40.00%) MCTS
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 10 (33.33%) MCITP
5 10 (33.33%) Degree
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (30.00%) .NET
6 9 (30.00%) C#
6 9 (30.00%) IIS
6 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (23.33%) HTML
8 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
8 7 (23.33%) Cisco
8 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (23.33%) Office 365
8 7 (23.33%) Windows 8
8 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
9 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (16.67%) XenApp
10 5 (16.67%) XenServer

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 9 (30.00%) IIS
2 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (16.67%) Lync
3 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) VLAN
3 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.00%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) VoIP
4 1 (3.33%) WLAN
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 4 (13.33%) Lead C# Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Account Manager
3 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Lead Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Programmer
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) Account Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Developer
3 4 (13.33%) C# Programmer
3 4 (13.33%) Lead Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (23.33%) HTML
4 4 (13.33%) CSS
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (23.33%) Windows 8
4 4 (13.33%) Mac OS
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Data Management
4 3 (10.00%) Analytics
4 3 (10.00%) Web Development
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) MVC
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.33%) Logistics
6 1 (3.33%) Database Security
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) C#
3 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) MCSE
2 12 (40.00%) MCTS
3 10 (33.33%) MCITP
3 10 (33.33%) Degree
4 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (16.67%) CCNP
5 5 (16.67%) CCNA
5 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (16.67%) NCDA
5 5 (16.67%) NCIE
5 5 (16.67%) VCAP
6 4 (13.33%) CCDP
6 4 (13.33%) MCP
7 3 (10.00%) MCT
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (3.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) XenApp
3 5 (16.67%) XenServer
3 5 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 5 (16.67%) vSphere
3 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 5 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
2 3 (10.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (10.00%) SCDPM
2 3 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) Veeam
3 5 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) Dell
3 5 (16.67%) EMC
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) NetApp
3 5 (16.67%) Symantec
3 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) PlateSpin
4 4 (13.33%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Polycom
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