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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.31% 3.33% 3.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.33% 19.05% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 3
Average salary £52,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.33% +9.09%
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
30 21 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 24.79% 17.50% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 25 18 11
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) MVC
3 8 (72.73%) jQuery
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
3 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (72.73%) MCSD
3 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) MySQL
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) MS Access
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) PBX
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) Nortel
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
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%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
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%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
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 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
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%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
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%) XenApp
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
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