The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 69 40
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.08% 0.42% 3.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 1.79% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 8
Average salary £26,750 £27,750 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.60% -39.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,950 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £29,550 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
88 112 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 30.45% 23.73% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 74 107 90
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) MCP
2 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 12 (63.16%) MCSE
4 11 (57.89%) ITIL
5 10 (52.63%) Windows
5 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
6 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
7 8 (42.11%) MS Office
7 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
7 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
8 7 (36.84%) Firewall
8 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
9 6 (31.58%) MCTS
9 6 (31.58%) MCITP
9 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
9 6 (31.58%) LAN
9 6 (31.58%) WAN
9 6 (31.58%) HP
10 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
10 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (26.32%) SonicWALL
10 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
11 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
12 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
12 3 (15.79%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
1 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (42.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) LAN
2 6 (31.58%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) SMTP
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
General
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Team Leader
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Services Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
3 1 (5.26%) Analytics
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.26%) Application Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) MCP
2 12 (63.16%) MCSE
3 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) MCTS
5 6 (31.58%) MCITP
6 3 (15.79%) MCDST
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (10.53%) MCSA
7 2 (10.53%) CCNA
8 1 (5.26%) CCA
8 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (5.26%) CISSP
8 1 (5.26%) CEH
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
2 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) XenServer
4 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) HP
4 5 (26.32%) SonicWALL
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) CA
6 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Kaseya
6 1 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Splunk
6 1 (5.26%) AppDynamics