The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 17 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 Portsmouth region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.26% 4.88% 3.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 13.56% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 7
Average salary £19,250 £36,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.26% -14.11%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
103 59 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 27.03% 35.98% 34.20%
Number of salaries quoted 99 55 63
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Portsmouth

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) MCSE
3 11 (64.71%) TCP/IP
3 11 (64.71%) MCITP
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
6 8 (47.06%) DNS
6 8 (47.06%) DHCP
6 8 (47.06%) Firewall
7 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (41.18%) VPN
7 7 (41.18%) MCSA
7 7 (41.18%) MCP
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
8 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
8 6 (35.29%) McAfee
9 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
9 5 (29.41%) SAN
9 5 (29.41%) CCNA
9 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
9 5 (29.41%) Citrix
9 5 (29.41%) CCA
9 5 (29.41%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (29.41%) MS Office
9 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) TCP/IP
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) DHCP
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 7 (41.18%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) DMZ
5 2 (11.76%) X.400
5 2 (11.76%) FTP
5 2 (11.76%) HTTP
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) SMTP
6 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.88%) VLAN
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Field Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Field Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Support Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) IT Support
3 4 (23.53%) IT Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Technician
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Vista
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) CRM
2 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) MCSE
2 11 (64.71%) MCITP
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (41.18%) MCSA
3 7 (41.18%) MCP
4 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 5 (29.41%) CCA
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (11.76%) CISSP
5 2 (11.76%) CCNP
5 2 (11.76%) RHCE
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) VCAP
6 1 (5.88%) CCEE
6 1 (5.88%) CCIA
6 1 (5.88%) MCPD
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.88%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) XenServer
5 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.88%) SCDPM
3 1 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) McAfee
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) AppSense