The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Rochdale region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 11 18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale - 8.33% 6.58%
As % of the Qualifications category - 50.00% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 5
Average salary - £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
Manchester

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

Qualifications Category
Rochdale
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 13.21% 16.67% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 12
Average salary £45,500 £29,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.23% +5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £41,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Rochdale

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Rochdale

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rochdale

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Rochdale 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) OWASP
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) Change Control
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (40.00%) Billing
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Rochdale 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) MSTest
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Billing
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Systems Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) LINQ
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
1 2 (40.00%) OWASP
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) UML
1 2 (40.00%) OO
1 2 (40.00%) OOD
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCP
1 2 (40.00%) MCSD
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam
3 1 (20.00%) Meraki
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco