The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 54 80 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.38% 4.65% 4.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.93% 15.75% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 54 67 82
Average salary £39,500 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.69% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £22,500 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £48,900 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Microsoft Certification
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
494 508 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 30.89% 29.50% 32.70%
Number of salaries quoted 388 454 494
Average salary £41,000 £38,000 £42,628
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.89% -10.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(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
Oxford +31 44 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Abingdon -13 4 £29,500 -7.81% 1
Banbury -3 2 £24,000 +6.66%
Eynsham - 2 £29,000 -
Bicester +12 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 58 (73.42%) Windows
2 40 (50.63%) Linux
3 39 (49.37%) MCITP
4 34 (43.04%) Microsoft
5 33 (41.77%) Active Directory
5 33 (41.77%) VMware
6 30 (37.97%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (37.97%) CCNA
7 27 (34.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (30.38%) Firewall
9 21 (26.58%) MS Excel
10 19 (24.05%) MCSE
10 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
11 18 (22.78%) UNIX
12 16 (20.25%) MS Exchange
13 15 (18.99%) ITIL
14 14 (17.72%) SQL
14 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
15 13 (16.46%) .NET
15 13 (16.46%) C#
15 13 (16.46%) MCP
15 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
15 13 (16.46%) CSS
16 12 (15.19%) LAN
16 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2007
17 11 (13.92%) Mac OS X
17 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (12.66%) Citrix
18 10 (12.66%) WAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 16 (20.25%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.33%) IIS
4 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.53%) Lync
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (26.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.86%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.38%) Firewall
2 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.19%) LAN
4 10 (12.66%) WAN
4 10 (12.66%) DHCP
5 9 (11.39%) DNS
5 9 (11.39%) Internet
6 7 (8.86%) SAN
7 5 (6.33%) VPN
7 5 (6.33%) MPLS
7 5 (6.33%) BIG-IP
8 4 (5.06%) VLAN
9 3 (3.80%) VoIP
10 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.53%) Skype
10 2 (2.53%) ADSL
11 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.27%) Network Security
11 1 (1.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.53%) Big Data
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) NUnit
1 4 (5.06%) MSTest
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Back Office
2 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Support Engineer
2 15 (18.99%) Windows Support Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) Developer
4 11 (13.92%) Desktop Support
4 11 (13.92%) Server Support
5 10 (12.66%) Trainer
6 9 (11.39%) Network Engineer
6 9 (11.39%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (11.39%) Network Support
7 8 (10.13%) C# Developer
8 7 (8.86%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Account Manager
9 5 (6.33%) Technical Support
9 5 (6.33%) Consultant
9 5 (6.33%) Technical Account Manager
9 5 (6.33%) Technical Manager
9 5 (6.33%) Client Account Manager
10 4 (5.06%) Technical Developer
10 4 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
1 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
1 13 (16.46%) CSS
2 9 (11.39%) HTML
3 5 (6.33%) jQuery
3 5 (6.33%) HTML5
3 5 (6.33%) CSS3
3 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.06%) SignalR
4 4 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (5.06%) Backbone.js
4 4 (5.06%) REST
4 4 (5.06%) RESTful
4 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.06%) WCF
4 4 (5.06%) Web Services
4 4 (5.06%) Ajax
5 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Statistics
2 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.27%) User Experience
3 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.27%) Social Network
3 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.27%) iSeries
3 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (73.42%) Windows
2 40 (50.63%) Linux
3 18 (22.78%) UNIX
4 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.92%) Mac OS X
6 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.80%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.80%) NetWare
10 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.27%) Android
10 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) ITIL
2 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.13%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.86%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.59%) Change Management
5 6 (7.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.33%) MVC
6 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.06%) Web Development
7 4 (5.06%) Refactoring
7 4 (5.06%) TDD
7 4 (5.06%) Scrum
7 4 (5.06%) OOP
7 4 (5.06%) SOA
7 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
8 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.80%) Service Management
9 2 (2.53%) Data Management
9 2 (2.53%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (2.53%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) SQL
2 13 (16.46%) C#
3 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.53%) PHP
6 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (49.37%) MCITP
2 30 (37.97%) CCNA
2 30 (37.97%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (24.05%) MCSE
4 13 (16.46%) MCP
5 10 (12.66%) MCSA
6 7 (8.86%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (6.33%) CCNP
7 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (6.33%) Degree
8 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.53%) MCTS
9 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 4 (5.06%) QA
System Software
1 33 (41.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (34.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.59%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.33%) Firmware
5 3 (3.80%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (2.53%) WSUS
2 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (43.04%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.77%) VMware
3 10 (12.66%) Citrix
4 8 (10.13%) Cisco
5 5 (6.33%) Oracle
5 5 (6.33%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.33%) F5
6 3 (3.80%) HP
6 3 (3.80%) IBM
7 2 (2.53%) Sun
7 2 (2.53%) CommVault
7 2 (2.53%) Apple
8 1 (1.27%) Veeam
8 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
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