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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 102 81 77
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 148 203 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.81% 3.53% 3.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.94% 11.33% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 118 182 223
Median salary £36,750 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.16% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £63,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median 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
1656 1791 2001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.46% 31.16% 30.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1301 1442 1630
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +13 37 £35,000 -20.92% 2
Gloucestershire -16 35 £50,000 -20.63% 2
Dorset -2 20 £42,250 +24.26% 4
Somerset -27 18 £35,000 -18.60%
Bristol +3 16 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Devon -23 11 £36,000 +2.85% 1
Cornwall - 9 £24,500 - 1
Avon - 1 £26,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 245 (65.51%) Microsoft
2 229 (61.23%) MCSE
3 218 (58.29%) Windows
4 170 (45.45%) VMware
5 166 (44.39%) Cisco Certification
6 156 (41.71%) CCNA
7 146 (39.04%) Firewall
8 140 (37.43%) ITIL
9 121 (32.35%) Active Directory
9 121 (32.35%) Windows Server
10 120 (32.09%) Security Cleared
11 119 (31.82%) MCSA
12 116 (31.02%) MS Exchange
13 115 (30.75%) MS Excel
14 106 (28.34%) SQL Server
14 106 (28.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 106 (28.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 105 (28.07%) Linux
16 98 (26.20%) TCP/IP
17 83 (22.19%) Cisco
17 83 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
18 82 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
19 80 (21.39%) Exchange Server 2010
20 74 (19.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 73 (19.52%) MCP
22 72 (19.25%) SQL
23 68 (18.18%) DNS
23 68 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
24 64 (17.11%) Network+ Certification
25 63 (16.84%) CISSP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 116 (31.02%) MS Exchange
2 80 (21.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (15.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 40 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (8.82%) IIS
6 23 (6.15%) SharePoint
7 20 (5.35%) Apache Pig
8 17 (4.55%) JBoss
8 17 (4.55%) Tomcat
9 15 (4.01%) Apache
9 15 (4.01%) Skype for Business
10 14 (3.74%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (2.67%) CMS
12 7 (1.87%) Umbraco
13 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 115 (30.75%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Sage 1000
2 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 56 (14.97%) Office 365
2 31 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.28%) IaaS
4 14 (3.74%) PaaS
4 14 (3.74%) SaaS
5 7 (1.87%) GitHub
6 6 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 146 (39.04%) Firewall
2 98 (26.20%) TCP/IP
3 68 (18.18%) DNS
4 60 (16.04%) VPN
5 58 (15.51%) WAN
6 47 (12.57%) DHCP
7 38 (10.16%) LAN
8 28 (7.49%) SAN
8 28 (7.49%) SSL
9 27 (7.22%) Remote Desktop
10 25 (6.68%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (6.68%) Ethernet
10 25 (6.68%) VoIP
11 21 (5.61%) DSL
12 19 (5.08%) HTTP
12 19 (5.08%) MPLS
13 18 (4.81%) Network Security
14 17 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
15 16 (4.28%) Wireless
16 15 (4.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (28.34%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (5.61%) Big Data
5 20 (5.35%) Apache Hive
5 20 (5.35%) Hadoop
6 19 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (2.41%) MySQL
10 7 (1.87%) SSDT
11 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.34%) OLAP
12 5 (1.34%) OLTP
12 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
15 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
15 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (5.35%) JIRA
2 12 (3.21%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.94%) Redmine
4 9 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.41%) Selenium
5 8 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (2.14%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.14%) CodeSonar
5 8 (2.14%) git-flow
5 8 (2.14%) Robot Framework
6 5 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.07%) tSQLt
8 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (6.42%) Games
2 20 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.74%) Banking
4 9 (2.41%) Finance
5 8 (2.14%) Advertising
6 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.53%) Electronics
7 2 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (20.32%) Support Engineer
2 46 (12.30%) 3rd Line Support
3 45 (12.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 39 (10.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 31 (8.29%) Consultant
6 28 (7.49%) DBA
7 27 (7.22%) Developer
8 26 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 25 (6.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (6.68%) SQL DBA
10 23 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 23 (6.15%) Platform Engineer
11 22 (5.88%) IT Support
12 20 (5.35%) Analyst
12 20 (5.35%) Software Engineer
13 19 (5.08%) Architect
14 18 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
15 17 (4.55%) Administrator
15 17 (4.55%) IT Engineer
15 17 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.57%) .NET
2 37 (9.89%) ASP.NET
3 32 (8.56%) Java EE
3 32 (8.56%) STL
4 19 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 17 (4.55%) CSS
5 17 (4.55%) HTML
6 14 (3.74%) Middleware
7 10 (2.67%) jQuery
7 10 (2.67%) Web Services
8 8 (2.14%) Django
8 8 (2.14%) LAMP
8 8 (2.14%) Node.js
8 8 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (2.14%) REST
8 8 (2.14%) SOAP
8 8 (2.14%) Spring MVC
9 6 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.60%) WinForms
10 5 (1.34%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 26 (6.95%) Data Centre
3 25 (6.68%) Clustering
4 21 (5.61%) Replication
5 19 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.74%) CESG
6 14 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.74%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (3.21%) Cybercrime
8 10 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.67%) User Experience
9 6 (1.60%) iPad
10 4 (1.07%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.07%) iPhone
10 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.80%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 218 (58.29%) Windows
2 121 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 106 (28.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 105 (28.07%) Linux
5 82 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (9.63%) Windows 7
8 29 (7.75%) Windows 8
9 24 (6.42%) Windows 10
10 20 (5.35%) Android
10 20 (5.35%) Apple iOS
10 20 (5.35%) Unix
11 18 (4.81%) Mac OS X
12 14 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.67%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.87%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.60%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.80%) Debian
17 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
18 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (37.43%) ITIL
2 83 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (16.84%) Mentoring
4 62 (16.58%) Cybersecurity
5 52 (13.90%) Ethical Hacking
6 47 (12.57%) Software Engineering
7 46 (12.30%) Service Delivery
8 44 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
8 44 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
9 40 (10.70%) High Availability
9 40 (10.70%) Problem Management
10 33 (8.82%) PRINCE2
11 32 (8.56%) Load Balancing
11 32 (8.56%) Multithreading
12 30 (8.02%) Coaching
12 30 (8.02%) Migration
12 30 (8.02%) TOGAF
13 29 (7.75%) Service Management
14 25 (6.68%) DevOps
15 20 (5.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.25%) SQL
2 63 (16.84%) C#
3 58 (15.51%) PowerShell
4 56 (14.97%) C
5 35 (9.36%) Java
6 32 (8.56%) C++
6 32 (8.56%) Objective-C
7 21 (5.61%) T-SQL
8 20 (5.35%) Python
9 19 (5.08%) Bash Shell
10 18 (4.81%) JavaScript
11 12 (3.21%) Perl
11 12 (3.21%) VB
12 11 (2.94%) Korn
13 8 (2.14%) PHP
14 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.53%) Scala
15 2 (0.53%) VBScript
16 1 (0.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 229 (61.23%) MCSE
2 166 (44.39%) Cisco Certification
3 156 (41.71%) CCNA
4 120 (32.09%) Security Cleared
5 119 (31.82%) MCSA
6 74 (19.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 73 (19.52%) MCP
8 64 (17.11%) Network+ Certification
9 63 (16.84%) CISSP
10 55 (14.71%) GIAC
10 55 (14.71%) Linux+ Certification
10 55 (14.71%) SANS
10 55 (14.71%) SSCP
11 54 (14.44%) Degree
11 54 (14.44%) SC Cleared
12 53 (14.17%) DV Cleared
13 46 (12.30%) MCITP
14 44 (11.76%) CompTIA Security+
14 44 (11.76%) Security+ Certification
15 33 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.63%) SLA
2 4 (1.07%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.07%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 106 (28.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (10.96%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.61%) XenApp
5 20 (5.35%) Terminal Services
5 20 (5.35%) VMware ESX
5 20 (5.35%) vSphere
6 11 (2.94%) NFS
6 11 (2.94%) Samba
7 10 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.41%) Docker
9 8 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.07%) UAG
11 2 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.53%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.27%) Postfix
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (6.15%) Backup Exec
2 20 (5.35%) Puppet
3 16 (4.28%) SCCM
4 15 (4.01%) AirWatch
5 11 (2.94%) Ansible
5 11 (2.94%) Nagios
5 11 (2.94%) NetBackup
6 10 (2.67%) SCOM
6 10 (2.67%) WSUS
7 8 (2.14%) Salt
8 7 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.27%) SCSM
11 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 245 (65.51%) Microsoft
2 170 (45.45%) VMware
3 83 (22.19%) Cisco
4 52 (13.90%) HP
5 37 (9.89%) Citrix
6 33 (8.82%) Dell
7 31 (8.29%) Veeam
8 30 (8.02%) EMC
9 27 (7.22%) Veritas
10 25 (6.68%) Symantec
10 25 (6.68%) WatchGuard
11 24 (6.42%) Oracle
12 22 (5.88%) Draytek
13 20 (5.35%) Juniper
13 20 (5.35%) ZyXEL
14 18 (4.81%) ProCurve
15 17 (4.55%) IBM
15 17 (4.55%) SonicWALL
16 14 (3.74%) Software AG
16 14 (3.74%) SolarWinds
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