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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 80 49
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -31
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 240 179 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.05% 3.26% 4.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.13% 11.30% 14.38%
Number of salaries quoted 228 163 259
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1828 1584 1968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.84% 28.87% 34.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1276 1627
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Dorset +3 67 £35,000 -14.63% 6
Wiltshire 0 57 £38,500 -3.75% 5
Gloucestershire +33 48 £37,000 -12.94% 9
Devon +17 34 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Bristol -37 20 £45,000 - 14
Somerset +9 6 £39,000 -10.34% 2
Cornwall -7 3 £26,000 +44.44% 3
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 369 (81.64%) Microsoft
2 296 (65.49%) Windows
3 182 (40.27%) MCSE
4 166 (36.73%) Active Directory
5 163 (36.06%) MS Excel
6 151 (33.41%) MS Exchange
7 145 (32.08%) VMware
8 133 (29.42%) SQL Server
9 131 (28.98%) MCP
10 130 (28.76%) .NET
11 126 (27.88%) C#
12 122 (26.99%) MCSA
13 118 (26.11%) TCP/IP
14 117 (25.88%) SQL
14 117 (25.88%) ASP.NET
15 111 (24.56%) ITIL
16 106 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
17 105 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
17 105 (23.23%) MCITP
18 104 (23.01%) Citrix
19 103 (22.79%) WAN
20 101 (22.35%) LAN
21 100 (22.12%) Cisco
22 96 (21.24%) Lync
23 87 (19.25%) MVC
24 86 (19.03%) Firewall
25 84 (18.58%) CSS
26 81 (17.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 77 (17.04%) JavaScript
28 76 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 151 (33.41%) MS Exchange
2 96 (21.24%) Lync
3 52 (11.50%) IIS
4 47 (10.40%) SharePoint
5 40 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (3.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.11%) CMS
12 4 (0.88%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.66%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.44%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.44%) Apache
15 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
15 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 163 (36.06%) MS Excel
2 59 (13.05%) MS Office
3 4 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) MS Project
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.31%) Office 365
2 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.88%) SaaS
4 2 (0.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (26.11%) TCP/IP
2 103 (22.79%) WAN
3 101 (22.35%) LAN
4 86 (19.03%) Firewall
5 69 (15.27%) SAN
6 63 (13.94%) DHCP
7 60 (13.27%) DNS
8 44 (9.73%) WLAN
9 41 (9.07%) VPN
10 32 (7.08%) NetScaler
11 19 (4.20%) Wireless
12 18 (3.98%) VoIP
13 17 (3.76%) SSL
14 16 (3.54%) Unified Communications
14 16 (3.54%) ADSL
15 13 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (2.65%) Internet
16 12 (2.65%) Ethernet
17 8 (1.77%) NAS
18 7 (1.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (29.42%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.76%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.22%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.22%) MySQL
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 33 (7.30%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.21%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (2.21%) NUnit
4 7 (1.55%) Log4Net
4 7 (1.55%) Subversion
4 7 (1.55%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.88%) MorphX
6 3 (0.66%) Moq
6 3 (0.66%) MSTest
7 2 (0.44%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 52 (11.50%) Finance
2 15 (3.32%) Advertising
3 10 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.44%) Law
5 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.22%) Electronics
5 1 (0.22%) Back Office
5 1 (0.22%) Local Government
5 1 (0.22%) Billing
5 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 100 (22.12%) Developer
2 74 (16.37%) Consultant
3 73 (16.15%) Analyst
4 53 (11.73%) Support Engineer
5 51 (11.28%) C# Developer
6 49 (10.84%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 47 (10.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 46 (10.18%) .NET Developer
9 43 (9.51%) Support Analyst
10 42 (9.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 34 (7.52%) Project Engineer
12 28 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (5.53%) Senior Developer
14 23 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
16 19 (4.20%) Technical Support
17 18 (3.98%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
17 18 (3.98%) Senior Consultant
18 17 (3.76%) IT Support
19 16 (3.54%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (28.76%) .NET
2 117 (25.88%) ASP.NET
3 84 (18.58%) CSS
4 75 (16.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 72 (15.93%) HTML
6 48 (10.62%) jQuery
7 44 (9.73%) .NET Framework
8 32 (7.08%) WCF
9 27 (5.97%) XML
10 26 (5.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 20 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 20 (4.42%) Web Services
12 16 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (3.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (3.10%) LINQ
13 14 (3.10%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.88%) Ajax
14 13 (2.88%) Software Packaging
14 13 (2.88%) HTML5
15 11 (2.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.42%) Fat Client
2 20 (4.42%) Computer Science
2 20 (4.42%) Thin Client
3 17 (3.76%) Clustering
4 13 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.43%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.77%) PKI
7 8 (1.77%) Physics
7 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.33%) PDA
8 6 (1.33%) Chemistry
9 4 (0.88%) iPhone
10 3 (0.66%) GIS
10 3 (0.66%) Statistics
10 3 (0.66%) iPad
10 3 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.66%) Open Source
11 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 296 (65.49%) Windows
2 105 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (14.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (9.96%) Windows 7
6 34 (7.52%) Windows Vista
7 25 (5.53%) Windows XP
8 22 (4.87%) Linux
9 15 (3.32%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.11%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.11%) UNIX
11 5 (1.11%) Solaris
12 3 (0.66%) AIX
13 2 (0.44%) Android
13 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (24.56%) ITIL
2 87 (19.25%) MVC
3 51 (11.28%) Project Management
4 37 (8.19%) PRINCE2
5 36 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (6.42%) Time Management
7 28 (6.19%) Mentoring
8 22 (4.87%) Migration
8 22 (4.87%) SOA
9 21 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 21 (4.65%) Coaching
10 20 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (4.20%) Dependency Injection
12 18 (3.98%) SIEM
12 18 (3.98%) OO
13 15 (3.32%) Scrum
13 15 (3.32%) Wealth Management
13 15 (3.32%) Release Management
14 14 (3.10%) Software Engineering
14 14 (3.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (27.88%) C#
2 117 (25.88%) SQL
3 77 (17.04%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.53%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.43%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.21%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.55%) C
8 5 (1.11%) VB
8 5 (1.11%) C++
8 5 (1.11%) VB6
9 4 (0.88%) X++
10 3 (0.66%) PHP
11 2 (0.44%) VBScript
11 2 (0.44%) Java
12 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 182 (40.27%) MCSE
2 131 (28.98%) MCP
3 122 (26.99%) MCSA
4 105 (23.23%) MCITP
5 81 (17.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 59 (13.05%) CCA
6 59 (13.05%) Citrix Certification
7 49 (10.84%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (10.18%) MCSD
9 41 (9.07%) CCNA
10 31 (6.86%) Security Cleared
11 30 (6.64%) CCEA
12 29 (6.42%) CCEE
12 29 (6.42%) Degree
13 28 (6.19%) SC Cleared
14 25 (5.53%) MCTS
15 19 (4.20%) CISSP
16 18 (3.98%) CHFI
17 16 (3.54%) MCPD
17 16 (3.54%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.76%) SLA
2 12 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.88%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 166 (36.73%) Active Directory
2 106 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (10.84%) XenApp
4 48 (10.62%) Hyper-V
5 47 (10.40%) vSphere
6 38 (8.41%) XenDesktop
7 28 (6.19%) VMware ESX
8 24 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (3.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (2.21%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.77%) UAG
12 7 (1.55%) MetaFrame
12 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.66%) Xen
14 2 (0.44%) Nmap
14 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.44%) NFS
15 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (11.73%) SCCM
2 25 (5.53%) SCOM
3 18 (3.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (3.54%) SCVMM
5 9 (1.99%) SCOrch
5 9 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.55%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.33%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.88%) WSUS
8 4 (0.88%) Netcool
9 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.66%) SCSM
10 2 (0.44%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.44%) Hyperic
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.44%) Nessus
11 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 369 (81.64%) Microsoft
2 145 (32.08%) VMware
3 104 (23.01%) Citrix
4 100 (22.12%) Cisco
5 53 (11.73%) Avaya
6 42 (9.29%) HP
7 31 (6.86%) EMC
8 30 (6.64%) AppSense
9 25 (5.53%) IBM
10 24 (5.31%) Dell
11 22 (4.87%) Symantec
12 16 (3.54%) Sophos
12 16 (3.54%) Remedy
13 15 (3.32%) CheckPoint
14 10 (2.21%) Apple
15 8 (1.77%) Juniper
15 8 (1.77%) Oracle
16 7 (1.55%) SAP
16 7 (1.55%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.55%) SonicWALL
Bristol, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Package up to £30k plus car
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £35,600 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension, Laptop, Phone
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 58,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haseltine Lake LLP
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + £750 per quarter bonus, phone, laptop
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Co-operative Systems
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum Competitive (DOE) plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago