The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 29 47 28
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 50 13 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.83% 2.42% 6.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.39% 7.98% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 42 9 33
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £26,830 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
South Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
205 163 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 28.01% 30.30% 26.68%
Number of salaries quoted 185 137 121
Average salary £42,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.20% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £28,800 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Sheffield

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 73 (89.02%) MCSE
2 71 (86.59%) Microsoft
3 67 (81.71%) Windows
4 57 (69.51%) VMware
5 38 (46.34%) Citrix
6 37 (45.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (41.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (40.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (39.02%) MCP
10 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
11 29 (35.37%) HP
12 28 (34.15%) Change Management
12 28 (34.15%) Lync
13 27 (32.93%) MCITP
13 27 (32.93%) SAN
14 25 (30.49%) MCTS
14 25 (30.49%) Hyper-V
15 24 (29.27%) XenDesktop
16 22 (26.83%) Citrix Certification
17 21 (25.61%) MS Excel
18 20 (24.39%) MS Exchange
18 20 (24.39%) CCA
19 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
20 18 (21.95%) IBM
20 18 (21.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 17 (20.73%) Cisco Certification
22 15 (18.29%) SLA
22 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
22 15 (18.29%) CCEE
22 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 28 (34.15%) Lync
2 20 (24.39%) MS Exchange
3 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.22%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (25.61%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.76%) Office 365
3 3 (3.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.93%) SAN
2 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
3 12 (14.63%) Internet
4 11 (13.41%) Firewall
5 9 (10.98%) DNS
6 7 (8.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (8.54%) WAAS
6 7 (8.54%) Unified Communications
7 6 (7.32%) NetScaler
7 6 (7.32%) DHCP
8 4 (4.88%) NAS
9 3 (3.66%) PBX
9 3 (3.66%) Wireless
9 3 (3.66%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.44%) VPN
11 1 (1.22%) WAN
11 1 (1.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MSI
1 1 (1.22%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (3.66%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Legal
2 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (36.59%) Support Engineer
2 28 (34.15%) Windows Support Engineer
3 19 (23.17%) Consultant
4 18 (21.95%) Server Support
4 18 (21.95%) Windows Server Engineer
4 18 (21.95%) Server Engineer
4 18 (21.95%) Server Support Engineer
5 13 (15.85%) Architect
6 11 (13.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Consultant
7 10 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (10.98%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (8.54%) Storage Solutions Architect
9 7 (8.54%) Virtualisation Architect
9 7 (8.54%) Storage Architect
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (3.66%) Solutions Consultant
11 3 (3.66%) Senior Architect
11 3 (3.66%) Pre Sales Consultant
12 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.41%) Web Services
2 6 (7.32%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.44%) WinForms
3 2 (2.44%) .NET
3 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (2.44%) WCF
3 2 (2.44%) WPF
3 2 (2.44%) WF
3 2 (2.44%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Celerra
1 8 (9.76%) CLARiiON
2 2 (2.44%) Clustering
2 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.22%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.22%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.22%) IVR
3 1 (1.22%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 67 (81.71%) Windows
2 34 (41.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (40.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.88%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) Change Management
2 10 (12.20%) Capacity Management
3 9 (10.98%) ITIL
3 9 (10.98%) Business Continuity
3 9 (10.98%) Change Control
3 9 (10.98%) Problem Management
4 3 (3.66%) Project Management
5 2 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.44%) Document Management
5 2 (2.44%) Migration
5 2 (2.44%) Scrum
5 2 (2.44%) Service Management
5 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.44%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (2.44%) Time Management
6 1 (1.22%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.22%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.66%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.22%) VBScript
3 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (89.02%) MCSE
2 32 (39.02%) MCP
3 27 (32.93%) MCITP
4 25 (30.49%) MCTS
5 22 (26.83%) Citrix Certification
6 20 (24.39%) CCA
7 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
8 18 (21.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (20.73%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (18.29%) CCEE
11 14 (17.07%) CCNA
12 13 (15.85%) MCSA
13 9 (10.98%) CCIA
13 9 (10.98%) VCAP
14 8 (9.76%) NCDA
14 8 (9.76%) NCIE
15 7 (8.54%) CCEA
15 7 (8.54%) VTSP
16 6 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.29%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (45.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
3 25 (30.49%) Hyper-V
4 24 (29.27%) XenDesktop
5 13 (15.85%) vSphere
6 8 (9.76%) XenApp
7 7 (8.54%) vCloud
8 6 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (17.07%) SCOM
2 8 (9.76%) SCCM
3 4 (4.88%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.66%) XenMobile
5 2 (2.44%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.22%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 71 (86.59%) Microsoft
2 57 (69.51%) VMware
3 38 (46.34%) Citrix
4 29 (35.37%) HP
5 18 (21.95%) IBM
6 13 (15.85%) Cisco
7 11 (13.41%) Riverbed
8 9 (10.98%) NetApp
8 9 (10.98%) EMC
9 7 (8.54%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.66%) AppSense
11 2 (2.44%) Oracle
11 2 (2.44%) Dell
12 1 (1.22%) Apple
12 1 (1.22%) Symantec