The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 29 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 4.60% 3.88% 4.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.86% 22.22% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 4
Average salary £52,000 £25,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+108.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
Lancashire

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

Qualifications Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
35 18 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 20.11% 17.48% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 12
Average salary £36,000 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Preston

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Preston region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
2 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 9 (81.82%) Ajax
3 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 8 (72.73%) MCSD
3 8 (72.73%) jQuery
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
3 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
3 8 (72.73%) MVC
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) PBX
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) Nortel
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Avaya

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) PBX
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MS Access
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
1 9 (81.82%) Ajax
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
2 8 (72.73%) jQuery
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) MVC
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
2 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) MCSD
2 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Nortel
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Avaya
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Draytek
3 1 (9.09%) HP