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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 114 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 146 224 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.58% 3.66% 3.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.98% 12.07% 11.65%
Number of salaries quoted 136 192 171
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £21,000 £21,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
1829 1856 1656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 32.32% 30.31% 28.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1468 1419 1351
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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 +23 43 £31,000 -11.42% 4
Somerset +14 31 £41,000 +34.42% 3
Dorset -18 19 £34,500 -4.82% 4
Gloucestershire -33 18 £39,000 +18.18% 2
Wiltshire -40 17 £31,000 -8.82% 1
Cornwall -11 13 £22,000 +4.76% 1
Devon -7 5 £33,500 -4.28% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 285 (78.08%) Microsoft
2 248 (67.95%) Windows
3 188 (51.51%) SQL Server
4 180 (49.32%) MCSE
5 137 (37.53%) Windows Server
6 123 (33.70%) ITIL
7 118 (32.33%) SQL
8 116 (31.78%) VMware
9 115 (31.51%) MS Excel
10 100 (27.40%) C#
11 97 (26.58%) Degree
12 95 (26.03%) Linux
12 95 (26.03%) MS Exchange
12 95 (26.03%) Active Directory
13 91 (24.93%) MCSA
14 84 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
15 74 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 68 (18.63%) Cisco Certification
17 66 (18.08%) .NET
17 66 (18.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 65 (17.81%) Citrix
18 65 (17.81%) Firewall
19 62 (16.99%) CCNA
20 56 (15.34%) VB
21 55 (15.07%) SharePoint
21 55 (15.07%) Cisco
22 54 (14.79%) MCSD
22 54 (14.79%) Visual Studio
23 52 (14.25%) IIS
24 51 (13.97%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 95 (26.03%) MS Exchange
2 55 (15.07%) SharePoint
3 52 (14.25%) IIS
4 50 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (11.51%) Apache
6 32 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (5.48%) Drupal
9 15 (4.11%) Apache Pig
10 14 (3.84%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (3.84%) Skype for Business
11 12 (3.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (2.47%) JBoss
13 6 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (1.10%) CMS
15 4 (1.10%) Node.js
16 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 115 (31.51%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (4.93%) SAP Business One
2 5 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.55%) Primavera
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.27%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.12%) Office 365
2 15 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (17.81%) Firewall
2 50 (13.70%) SAN
3 39 (10.68%) TCP/IP
4 36 (9.86%) DNS
5 31 (8.49%) LAN
6 27 (7.40%) VPN
6 27 (7.40%) WAN
7 24 (6.58%) DHCP
8 20 (5.48%) VoIP
9 13 (3.56%) Internet
10 12 (3.29%) ADSL
11 9 (2.47%) NAS
11 9 (2.47%) Skype
11 9 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.64%) MPLS
12 6 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.64%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.64%) Wireless
13 5 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.37%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (51.51%) SQL Server
2 51 (13.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (8.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (4.93%) Big Data
4 18 (4.93%) Crystal Reports
5 16 (4.38%) Oracle Database
6 15 (4.11%) Apache Hive
6 15 (4.11%) Hadoop
6 15 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (3.29%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.29%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.01%) MS Access
10 5 (1.37%) GIS
10 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.82%) MySQL
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.27%) DTS
13 1 (0.27%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 54 (14.79%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (1.64%) MSI
5 3 (0.82%) MorphX
6 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
General
1 46 (12.60%) Finance
2 34 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.11%) Banking
4 12 (3.29%) Advertising
5 8 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.64%) Local Government
7 5 (1.37%) Billing
7 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.37%) Retail
8 4 (1.10%) Electronics
8 4 (1.10%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) Legal
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (23.29%) Developer
2 72 (19.73%) Analyst
3 54 (14.79%) Support Engineer
4 38 (10.41%) Team Leader
5 32 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 32 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 31 (8.49%) .NET Developer
7 30 (8.22%) C# Developer
8 28 (7.67%) Support Analyst
9 27 (7.40%) IT Support
10 25 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 25 (6.85%) Service Analyst
11 22 (6.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 21 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (5.75%) Software Developer
13 20 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
14 19 (5.21%) IT Analyst
15 18 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 18 (4.93%) Administrator
16 17 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (18.08%) .NET
2 34 (9.32%) .NET Framework
2 34 (9.32%) ASP.NET
3 31 (8.49%) ASP.NET MVC
3 31 (8.49%) HTML
4 28 (7.67%) CSS
5 24 (6.58%) WCF
6 21 (5.75%) jQuery
7 20 (5.48%) COM
8 18 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (4.93%) WinForms
9 17 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 16 (4.38%) AngularJS
10 16 (4.38%) Entity Framework
11 15 (4.11%) Java EE
11 15 (4.11%) STL
11 15 (4.11%) XML
12 12 (3.29%) LINQ
13 11 (3.01%) HTML5
14 7 (1.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.66%) iPad
2 16 (4.38%) Blackberry
3 15 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.84%) Cybercrime
5 13 (3.56%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.56%) Driving Licence
6 11 (3.01%) Clustering
7 10 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.47%) User Experience
9 8 (2.19%) iPhone
9 8 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.37%) Raspberry Pi
11 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.10%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.10%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.82%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.82%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 248 (67.95%) Windows
2 137 (37.53%) Windows Server
3 95 (26.03%) Linux
4 84 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (13.42%) Windows 7
7 46 (12.60%) Unix
8 37 (10.14%) Windows 8
9 31 (8.49%) Windows 10
9 31 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (8.22%) Apple iOS
11 19 (5.21%) Android
12 10 (2.74%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.74%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.74%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.10%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (33.70%) ITIL
2 45 (12.33%) Software Engineering
3 36 (9.86%) Mentoring
4 33 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (9.04%) Project Management
5 32 (8.77%) MVC
6 28 (7.67%) Mobile Development
7 27 (7.40%) Service Management
8 25 (6.85%) ITIL V3
9 24 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (5.75%) PRINCE2
11 19 (5.21%) Web Development
12 17 (4.66%) Service Delivery
13 16 (4.38%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (4.38%) Incident Management
14 15 (4.11%) Change Management
14 15 (4.11%) Ethical Hacking
14 15 (4.11%) Multithreading
14 15 (4.11%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (4.11%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 118 (32.33%) SQL
2 100 (27.40%) C#
3 56 (15.34%) VB
4 51 (13.97%) Java
5 44 (12.05%) PHP
6 39 (10.68%) T-SQL
7 36 (9.86%) C++
7 36 (9.86%) PowerShell
8 28 (7.67%) C
8 28 (7.67%) JavaScript
9 18 (4.93%) VB6
9 18 (4.93%) VC++
10 15 (4.11%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.37%) VBA
11 5 (1.37%) VBScript
12 3 (0.82%) Delphi
12 3 (0.82%) X++
13 2 (0.55%) Perl
13 2 (0.55%) Python
13 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 180 (49.32%) MCSE
2 97 (26.58%) Degree
3 91 (24.93%) MCSA
4 68 (18.63%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (16.99%) CCNA
6 54 (14.79%) MCSD
7 48 (13.15%) MCITP
8 45 (12.33%) MCP
8 45 (12.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 38 (10.41%) Citrix Certification
9 38 (10.41%) MCTS
10 36 (9.86%) Security Cleared
11 32 (8.77%) Network+ Certification
12 28 (7.67%) A+ Certification
13 23 (6.30%) MCPD
14 18 (4.93%) GIAC
15 17 (4.66%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (4.38%) CCA
16 16 (4.38%) MCDST
17 15 (4.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.03%) SLA
2 5 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 95 (26.03%) Active Directory
2 66 (18.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.04%) XenApp
4 30 (8.22%) Hyper-V
5 24 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.66%) vSphere
7 7 (1.92%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.55%) NFS
9 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (5.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (4.66%) Backup Exec
2 17 (4.66%) SCCM
3 16 (4.38%) NetBackup
4 12 (3.29%) WSUS
5 6 (1.64%) SCOM
6 5 (1.37%) SmoothWall
7 3 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.27%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 285 (78.08%) Microsoft
2 116 (31.78%) VMware
3 65 (17.81%) Citrix
4 55 (15.07%) Cisco
5 31 (8.49%) HP
5 31 (8.49%) Oracle
6 26 (7.12%) SAP
7 22 (6.03%) Symantec
8 20 (5.48%) Dell
8 20 (5.48%) Intel Security
9 13 (3.56%) NetApp
9 13 (3.56%) WatchGuard
10 11 (3.01%) EMC
10 11 (3.01%) Sophos
11 8 (2.19%) Remedy
12 6 (1.64%) Apple
13 5 (1.37%) Avaya
13 5 (1.37%) Capita
13 5 (1.37%) IBM
13 5 (1.37%) SolarWinds
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum 28days hols, overtime, pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
AAP3
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blandford Forum, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum 32days hols, bonus, MS training
Posted: 4 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + bonus+ benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Vodafone
Salary: Unspecified Excellent compensation package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
soVision Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Posted: 11 days ago
Weston-Super-Mare
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Clevedon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 18 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Company Bonus Structure/ MS Certs!
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36571.00 - £39267.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago