The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Preston region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 17 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 2.19% 12.50% 12.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 56.67% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 13
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23 30 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 16.79% 22.06% 32.69%
Number of salaries quoted 21 27 27
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
Lancashire

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 1 August 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) A+ Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) XenApp
3 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) XenServer
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) NetApp
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) MCSA
4 3 (50.00%) AIX
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) BCP
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) A+ Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) XenApp
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) XenServer
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Nortel