The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 77 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 206 217 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.31% 4.26% 3.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.78% 14.67% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 194 197 196
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
England

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

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1749 1479 2177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.12% 29.07% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1265 1911
Average salary £37,972 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.37% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -15 49 £33,750 -10.00% 10
Wiltshire -4 42 £32,250 -27.52% 6
Dorset -12 37 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Devon +10 35 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Gloucestershire -2 19 £27,750 -7.50% 6
Somerset -36 16 £25,000 -44.44% 5
Cornwall - 8 £25,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 297 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 269 (69.87%) Windows
3 153 (39.74%) MCSE
3 153 (39.74%) Active Directory
4 146 (37.92%) SQL Server
5 127 (32.99%) MS Excel
6 123 (31.95%) MCP
7 119 (30.91%) MS Exchange
8 117 (30.39%) VMware
9 116 (30.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 106 (27.53%) .NET
11 99 (25.71%) Firewall
12 98 (25.45%) C#
13 95 (24.68%) MCITP
14 90 (23.38%) ASP.NET
15 85 (22.08%) Cisco
15 85 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 82 (21.30%) SQL
17 81 (21.04%) MCSA
18 79 (20.52%) TCP/IP
18 79 (20.52%) Degree
19 78 (20.26%) Windows 7
20 73 (18.96%) ITIL
21 71 (18.44%) Citrix
21 71 (18.44%) Windows Server 2003
22 68 (17.66%) DNS
22 68 (17.66%) LAN
23 67 (17.40%) WAN
24 64 (16.62%) MVC
25 63 (16.36%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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
1 119 (30.91%) MS Exchange
2 51 (13.25%) SharePoint
3 48 (12.47%) Lync
4 41 (10.65%) IIS
5 34 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (3.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.82%) MS Project Server
13 4 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.04%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.52%) Apache
15 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.26%) CMS
16 1 (0.26%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 127 (32.99%) MS Excel
2 49 (12.73%) MS Office
3 5 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.04%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.04%) MS Project
4 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.78%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.52%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.19%) Office 365
2 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (25.71%) Firewall
2 79 (20.52%) TCP/IP
3 68 (17.66%) DNS
3 68 (17.66%) LAN
4 67 (17.40%) WAN
5 49 (12.73%) SAN
6 45 (11.69%) DHCP
7 33 (8.57%) VPN
8 28 (7.27%) WLAN
9 19 (4.94%) HTTP
10 18 (4.68%) VoIP
10 18 (4.68%) SMTP
11 12 (3.12%) Network Security
11 12 (3.12%) Wireless
12 11 (2.86%) Ethernet
13 10 (2.60%) SSL
13 10 (2.60%) IPsec
13 10 (2.60%) PPTP
14 9 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (2.08%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (37.92%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (4.94%) MySQL
5 15 (3.90%) Crystal Reports
6 14 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.86%) Big Data
8 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.26%) Star Schema
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.26%) IDOL
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 27 (7.01%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.75%) NUnit
2 26 (6.75%) MSTest
2 26 (6.75%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (6.75%) Moq
3 18 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (5.19%) Finance
2 14 (3.64%) Back Office
3 8 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.82%) Advertising
5 6 (1.56%) Marketing
6 2 (0.52%) Automotive
6 2 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Local Government
7 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 93 (24.16%) Developer
2 57 (14.81%) Analyst
3 56 (14.55%) .NET Developer
4 44 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 34 (8.83%) C# Developer
6 32 (8.31%) Consultant
7 29 (7.53%) Project Engineer
8 26 (6.75%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (6.23%) Service Analyst
10 23 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
10 23 (5.97%) IT Support
11 20 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 20 (5.19%) Administrator
12 19 (4.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 18 (4.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (4.16%) Support Analyst
14 16 (4.16%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (3.90%) Senior Developer
15 15 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 14 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (27.53%) .NET
2 90 (23.38%) ASP.NET
3 55 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 53 (13.77%) HTML
5 37 (9.61%) CSS
6 36 (9.35%) WCF
7 35 (9.09%) WPF
8 30 (7.79%) XML
9 29 (7.53%) WinForms
10 27 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 26 (6.75%) Unity DI Container
11 26 (6.75%) Spring.NET
11 26 (6.75%) Castle Windsor
11 26 (6.75%) Ninject
11 26 (6.75%) Razor View Engine
12 25 (6.49%) .NET Framework
13 23 (5.97%) Web Services
14 18 (4.68%) Ajax
14 18 (4.68%) jQuery
15 9 (2.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.75%) Inversion of Control
4 22 (5.71%) Blackberry
5 18 (4.68%) Thin Client
5 18 (4.68%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.12%) Clustering
6 12 (3.12%) PDA
7 8 (2.08%) PKI
8 5 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.04%) GIS
9 4 (1.04%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.78%) Replication
10 3 (0.78%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.78%) iPad
10 3 (0.78%) iPhone
11 2 (0.52%) Open Source
11 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.52%) Firmware
12 1 (0.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 269 (69.87%) Windows
2 116 (30.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (20.26%) Windows 7
4 71 (18.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (15.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (9.61%) Linux
7 35 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 33 (8.57%) Windows XP
9 30 (7.79%) Windows Vista
10 12 (3.12%) Apple iOS
11 9 (2.34%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.04%) UNIX
14 3 (0.78%) Solaris
14 3 (0.78%) CentOS
15 1 (0.26%) Android
15 1 (0.26%) HPUX
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.96%) ITIL
2 64 (16.62%) MVC
3 63 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (8.83%) Time Management
5 32 (8.31%) TDD
6 31 (8.05%) MVVM
7 30 (7.79%) Scrum
8 29 (7.53%) Web Application Development
9 26 (6.75%) Kanban
9 26 (6.75%) Dependency Injection
9 26 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (4.68%) Service Delivery
10 18 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (4.16%) PRINCE2
11 16 (4.16%) Migration
12 14 (3.64%) Software Engineering
12 14 (3.64%) Mentoring
13 13 (3.38%) Project Management
14 12 (3.12%) Service Management
15 11 (2.86%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 98 (25.45%) C#
2 82 (21.30%) SQL
3 48 (12.47%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.97%) VB.NET
5 20 (5.19%) VB
6 16 (4.16%) Java
7 15 (3.90%) T-SQL
8 12 (3.12%) VB6
9 11 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.60%) C
10 10 (2.60%) C++
11 8 (2.08%) VC++
12 7 (1.82%) VBScript
13 6 (1.56%) PHP
14 1 (0.26%) Python
14 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 153 (39.74%) MCSE
2 123 (31.95%) MCP
3 95 (24.68%) MCITP
4 81 (21.04%) MCSA
5 79 (20.52%) Degree
6 58 (15.06%) MCTS
7 49 (12.73%) MCSD
8 44 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (9.09%) CCNA
11 26 (6.75%) CCA
11 26 (6.75%) Citrix Certification
11 26 (6.75%) MCAD
12 13 (3.38%) CCNP
12 13 (3.38%) Network+ Certification
12 13 (3.38%) A+ Certification
12 13 (3.38%) Security Cleared
13 12 (3.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (2.86%) SC Cleared
15 9 (2.34%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.49%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 153 (39.74%) Active Directory
2 85 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (9.35%) Hyper-V
4 27 (7.01%) vSphere
5 19 (4.94%) VMware ESX
6 12 (3.12%) Terminal Services
7 11 (2.86%) MetaFrame
8 10 (2.60%) XenApp
9 8 (2.08%) UAG
10 6 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.30%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.04%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.78%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 3 (0.78%) Xen
13 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.52%) NFS
14 2 (0.52%) XenServer
15 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (11.17%) SCCM
2 17 (4.42%) SCOM
3 12 (3.12%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (2.08%) SCVMM
5 8 (2.08%) Nagios
5 8 (2.08%) logstash
6 7 (1.82%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.56%) WSUS
8 4 (1.04%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.78%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.52%) MOM
10 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.52%) Netcool
10 2 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.52%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 297 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 117 (30.39%) VMware
3 85 (22.08%) Cisco
4 71 (18.44%) Citrix
5 49 (12.73%) HP
6 46 (11.95%) Avaya
7 24 (6.23%) Dell
8 22 (5.71%) Symantec
9 16 (4.16%) Apple
10 14 (3.64%) IBM
11 12 (3.12%) Oracle
12 11 (2.86%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.86%) SonicWALL
13 10 (2.60%) Remedy
13 10 (2.60%) NetApp
14 9 (2.34%) Red Hat
14 9 (2.34%) ServiceNow
15 8 (2.08%) SolarWinds
16 7 (1.82%) EMC
16 7 (1.82%) Sophos
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