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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 78 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 225 193 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.67% 3.33% 4.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.06% 11.79% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 192 170 224
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,475 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
1866 1637 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.40% 28.28% 34.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1422 1337 1653
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Gloucestershire +25 65 £33,000 +20.00% 4
Wiltshire +17 51 £34,500 -23.33% 10
Dorset -4 50 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Bristol -46 19 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Devon -19 18 £35,000 +52.17% 1
Cornwall +2 16 £21,000 -7.69% 1
Somerset +17 14 £30,500 -6.15% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 388 (82.55%) Microsoft
2 321 (68.30%) Windows
3 214 (45.53%) MCSE
4 176 (37.45%) Active Directory
5 171 (36.38%) MS Excel
6 160 (34.04%) VMware
7 154 (32.77%) TCP/IP
8 146 (31.06%) MCSA
9 142 (30.21%) MS Exchange
10 141 (30.00%) Citrix
11 137 (29.15%) SQL Server
12 136 (28.94%) SQL
13 122 (25.96%) C#
13 122 (25.96%) ITIL
14 121 (25.74%) .NET
15 119 (25.32%) Cisco
16 115 (24.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 110 (23.40%) ASP.NET
18 109 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
19 107 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
20 104 (22.13%) MCP
21 99 (21.06%) WAN
21 99 (21.06%) Firewall
22 98 (20.85%) LAN
23 97 (20.64%) MCITP
24 95 (20.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 91 (19.36%) MVC
26 85 (18.09%) CSS
27 82 (17.45%) ASP.NET MVC
28 73 (15.53%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 142 (30.21%) MS Exchange
2 71 (15.11%) Lync
3 67 (14.26%) IIS
4 51 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (10.21%) SharePoint
6 43 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (5.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (4.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 20 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.64%) JBoss
11 3 (0.64%) Apache
12 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 171 (36.38%) MS Excel
2 51 (10.85%) MS Office
3 5 (1.06%) MS Project
4 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.81%) Office 365
2 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.06%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 154 (32.77%) TCP/IP
2 99 (21.06%) WAN
2 99 (21.06%) Firewall
3 98 (20.85%) LAN
4 73 (15.53%) DNS
4 73 (15.53%) DHCP
5 65 (13.83%) SAN
6 61 (12.98%) VPN
7 47 (10.00%) WLAN
8 26 (5.53%) Wireless
8 26 (5.53%) NetScaler
9 22 (4.68%) SSL
10 21 (4.47%) ADSL
11 20 (4.26%) MPLS
12 18 (3.83%) VoIP
13 15 (3.19%) Internet
14 11 (2.34%) VLAN
14 11 (2.34%) Unified Communications
15 10 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (29.15%) SQL Server
2 44 (9.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.89%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (4.04%) RDBMS
5 9 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.21%) MS Access
12 1 (0.21%) DTS
12 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (7.66%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (3.62%) NUnit
4 16 (3.40%) Subversion
4 16 (3.40%) TeamCity
4 16 (3.40%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (3.40%) Log4Net
5 3 (0.64%) MorphX
6 2 (0.43%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.21%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.21%) MSI
7 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
General
1 65 (13.83%) Finance
2 21 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.19%) Advertising
4 2 (0.43%) Local Government
5 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (20.00%) Developer
2 77 (16.38%) Consultant
3 69 (14.68%) Analyst
4 54 (11.49%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 49 (10.43%) Support Engineer
6 48 (10.21%) C# Developer
6 48 (10.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 41 (8.72%) .NET Developer
8 37 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
8 37 (7.87%) Support Analyst
8 37 (7.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 28 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (4.89%) Support Specialist
11 22 (4.68%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (4.68%) Team Leader
12 20 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (4.04%) Applications Developer
14 18 (3.83%) Wintel Support
15 17 (3.62%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (25.74%) .NET
2 110 (23.40%) ASP.NET
3 85 (18.09%) CSS
4 82 (17.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 64 (13.62%) HTML
6 58 (12.34%) .NET Framework
7 55 (11.70%) jQuery
8 51 (10.85%) WCF
9 49 (10.43%) Entity Framework
10 33 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (6.17%) LINQ
12 27 (5.74%) Software Packaging
12 27 (5.74%) XML
12 27 (5.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 24 (5.11%) Web Services
14 22 (4.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 20 (4.26%) NHibernate
16 18 (3.83%) JSON
17 17 (3.62%) AngularJS
18 16 (3.40%) ELMAH
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.53%) Client/Server
2 25 (5.32%) Thin Client
2 25 (5.32%) Fat Client
3 20 (4.26%) Clustering
4 17 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.70%) PDA
9 7 (1.49%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.28%) Physics
10 6 (1.28%) Chemistry
11 4 (0.85%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.85%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) BYOD
12 2 (0.43%) PKI
12 2 (0.43%) Statistics
12 2 (0.43%) iPhone
12 2 (0.43%) Open Source
12 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 321 (68.30%) Windows
2 115 (24.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 107 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (13.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (8.72%) Windows Vista
6 35 (7.45%) Windows 7
7 19 (4.04%) Windows 8
7 19 (4.04%) Linux
8 18 (3.83%) Windows XP
9 9 (1.91%) UNIX
10 4 (0.85%) Solaris
11 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.21%) AIX
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.21%) Android
13 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (25.96%) ITIL
2 91 (19.36%) MVC
3 57 (12.13%) Project Management
4 35 (7.45%) SOA
5 34 (7.23%) Migration
6 31 (6.60%) PRINCE2
7 29 (6.17%) Mentoring
8 28 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (5.32%) Time Management
11 24 (5.11%) Coaching
12 23 (4.89%) OO
13 22 (4.68%) Service Delivery
14 20 (4.26%) SIEM
15 19 (4.04%) Dependency Injection
16 18 (3.83%) Wealth Management
16 18 (3.83%) Release Management
17 17 (3.62%) Software Engineering
18 16 (3.40%) Active Record
19 15 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 136 (28.94%) SQL
2 122 (25.96%) C#
3 68 (14.47%) JavaScript
4 47 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 16 (3.40%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.49%) Java
7 4 (0.85%) PHP
7 4 (0.85%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.64%) X++
8 3 (0.64%) C++
9 2 (0.43%) C
10 1 (0.21%) VBScript
10 1 (0.21%) VB
10 1 (0.21%) VBA
10 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 214 (45.53%) MCSE
2 146 (31.06%) MCSA
3 104 (22.13%) MCP
4 97 (20.64%) MCITP
5 95 (20.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 65 (13.83%) Citrix Certification
7 62 (13.19%) CCA
8 53 (11.28%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (10.00%) MCSD
9 47 (10.00%) CCNA
10 42 (8.94%) Security Cleared
11 37 (7.87%) SC Cleared
12 25 (5.32%) CCEA
13 24 (5.11%) CCEE
13 24 (5.11%) MCPD
13 24 (5.11%) Degree
14 20 (4.26%) CHFI
14 20 (4.26%) CISSP
15 18 (3.83%) A+ Certification
16 17 (3.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.19%) SLA
2 13 (2.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.43%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 176 (37.45%) Active Directory
2 109 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (14.89%) XenApp
4 57 (12.13%) vSphere
5 56 (11.91%) Hyper-V
6 34 (7.23%) XenDesktop
7 31 (6.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 27 (5.74%) BitLocker
9 24 (5.11%) VMware ESX
10 19 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.85%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.43%) UAG
14 1 (0.21%) XenServer
14 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 59 (12.55%) SCCM
2 20 (4.26%) SCOM
3 15 (3.19%) Backup Exec
4 13 (2.77%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.28%) WSUS
7 5 (1.06%) vMotion
7 5 (1.06%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.06%) Windows Intune
8 4 (0.85%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.64%) SCSM
9 3 (0.64%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.43%) Netcool
10 2 (0.43%) Nessus
10 2 (0.43%) Nmap
10 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.43%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.21%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 388 (82.55%) Microsoft
2 160 (34.04%) VMware
3 141 (30.00%) Citrix
4 119 (25.32%) Cisco
5 43 (9.15%) HP
6 41 (8.72%) Avaya
7 31 (6.60%) Remedy
8 30 (6.38%) Sophos
9 25 (5.32%) AppSense
10 24 (5.11%) EMC
11 23 (4.89%) Dell
12 22 (4.68%) IBM
13 15 (3.19%) Symantec
14 13 (2.77%) Oracle
15 12 (2.55%) Juniper
16 11 (2.34%) McAfee
17 10 (2.13%) Veeam
18 9 (1.91%) 3PAR
18 9 (1.91%) Websense
19 8 (1.70%) CheckPoint
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Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Melksham
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Hays IT
Salary: Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Flex Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
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Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
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Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
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Bournemouth
360 Resourcing
Salary: £45,000 Dependant on experience +10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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