The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Rochdale region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 20 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 3.92% 4.76% 6.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 33.33% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 5
Average salary £39,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Rochdale
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 11.76% 14.29% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 11
Average salary £39,000 £29,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.20% -22.36%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
Manchester

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 31 July 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Internet
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) SLA
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Time Management
4 2 (33.33%) OWASP
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) LINQ
4 2 (33.33%) Marketing
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) WCF

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) MSTest
General
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
1 2 (33.33%) Billing
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Systems Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) LINQ
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Time Management
1 2 (33.33%) OWASP
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
1 2 (33.33%) UML
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) OOD
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSD
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam