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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 97 79 87
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 148 202 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.81% 3.52% 3.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.80% 11.91% 10.83%
Number of salaries quoted 132 179 163
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,800 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
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
1681 1696 1745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.92% 29.57% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1331 1392
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Somerset +18 38 £40,500 +32.78% 4
Bristol +21 33 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Wiltshire -23 24 £32,000 -12.92% 2
Gloucestershire -36 23 £37,000 +9.62% 4
Dorset -13 13 £38,750 +10.71% 4
Cornwall -12 12 £23,000 +9.52%
Devon -4 5 £27,000 -22.85% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 263 (82.45%) Microsoft
2 208 (65.20%) Windows
3 156 (48.90%) SQL Server
4 146 (45.77%) MCSE
5 117 (36.68%) Windows Server
6 115 (36.05%) VMware
7 105 (32.92%) MS Excel
8 102 (31.97%) ITIL
9 92 (28.84%) SQL
10 90 (28.21%) MS Exchange
11 87 (27.27%) MCSA
12 86 (26.96%) Active Directory
13 81 (25.39%) C#
14 79 (24.76%) Linux
15 78 (24.45%) Cisco Certification
16 71 (22.26%) CCNA
17 70 (21.94%) Cisco
18 69 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
19 68 (21.32%) Degree
20 66 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
20 66 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
21 64 (20.06%) .NET
22 63 (19.75%) Citrix
23 62 (19.44%) Firewall
24 48 (15.05%) Exchange Server 2010
25 47 (14.73%) MCITP
25 47 (14.73%) SAN
25 47 (14.73%) SharePoint
26 45 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
26 45 (14.11%) Windows 7

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 90 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 48 (15.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (14.73%) SharePoint
4 39 (12.23%) IIS
5 34 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (7.84%) Apache
8 16 (5.02%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (4.08%) Skype for Business
10 12 (3.76%) JBoss
11 8 (2.51%) Apache Pig
11 8 (2.51%) Drupal
12 7 (2.19%) CMS
13 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.88%) Tomcat
14 5 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (1.25%) Node.js
16 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 105 (32.92%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (4.70%) SAP Business One
2 6 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.63%) Primavera
5 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.31%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.78%) Office 365
2 17 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.25%) IaaS
4 3 (0.94%) PaaS
4 3 (0.94%) SaaS
5 2 (0.63%) GitHub
6 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (19.44%) Firewall
2 47 (14.73%) SAN
3 40 (12.54%) TCP/IP
4 36 (11.29%) DNS
4 36 (11.29%) LAN
5 31 (9.72%) WAN
6 27 (8.46%) VoIP
6 27 (8.46%) VPN
7 26 (8.15%) DHCP
8 14 (4.39%) ADSL
9 11 (3.45%) Internet
10 9 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (2.82%) Skype
11 8 (2.51%) NAS
12 7 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (2.19%) Wireless
13 6 (1.88%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.57%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.57%) MPLS
15 4 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (48.90%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (5.02%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (4.70%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (3.45%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (3.13%) MS Access
8 9 (2.82%) Big Data
9 8 (2.51%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.51%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.19%) Oracle Database
10 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.94%) MySQL
13 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 35 (10.97%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (1.88%) MSI
5 3 (0.94%) MorphX
6 2 (0.63%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
General
1 41 (12.85%) Finance
2 23 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.39%) Banking
4 12 (3.76%) Advertising
5 7 (2.19%) Games
5 7 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Electronics
7 4 (1.25%) Marketing
8 3 (0.94%) Back Office
8 3 (0.94%) Legal
8 3 (0.94%) Local Government
9 2 (0.63%) Billing
9 2 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (22.26%) Developer
2 64 (20.06%) Support Engineer
3 59 (18.50%) Analyst
4 32 (10.03%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (9.40%) 3rd Line Support
6 29 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 28 (8.78%) C# Developer
8 27 (8.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 26 (8.15%) Support Analyst
10 23 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (7.21%) IT Support
10 23 (7.21%) Senior Developer
11 22 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 18 (5.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 18 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (5.33%) IT Engineer
13 17 (5.33%) Service Analyst
13 17 (5.33%) Software Developer
14 16 (5.02%) Team Leader
15 15 (4.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (20.06%) .NET
2 37 (11.60%) ASP.NET
3 33 (10.34%) HTML
4 31 (9.72%) .NET Framework
5 30 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (9.40%) CSS
6 23 (7.21%) jQuery
7 21 (6.58%) WCF
8 18 (5.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (5.33%) COM
10 16 (5.02%) AngularJS
10 16 (5.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 16 (5.02%) Entity Framework
11 15 (4.70%) WinForms
12 14 (4.39%) XML
13 12 (3.76%) LINQ
14 11 (3.45%) Java EE
14 11 (3.45%) STL
15 9 (2.82%) HTML5
16 7 (2.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.33%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.70%) Driving Licence
4 12 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.45%) iPad
6 10 (3.13%) Clustering
7 8 (2.51%) Cybercrime
8 7 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.88%) User Experience
10 5 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.57%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.57%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.57%) iPhone
10 5 (1.57%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.94%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.94%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.94%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 208 (65.20%) Windows
2 117 (36.68%) Windows Server
3 79 (24.76%) Linux
4 69 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (14.11%) Windows 7
7 35 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (9.40%) Windows 10
8 30 (9.40%) Windows 8
9 29 (9.09%) Unix
10 20 (6.27%) Apple iOS
11 12 (3.76%) Android
11 12 (3.76%) Windows Vista
12 10 (3.13%) Windows XP
13 8 (2.51%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.25%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.31%) CentOS
16 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (31.97%) ITIL
2 45 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (14.11%) Mentoring
3 42 (13.17%) Software Engineering
4 34 (10.66%) Project Management
5 33 (10.34%) MVC
6 25 (7.84%) PRINCE2
7 23 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (6.90%) ITIL V3
9 19 (5.96%) Web Development
10 18 (5.64%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (5.33%) Service Delivery
11 17 (5.33%) Service Management
12 14 (4.39%) Ethical Hacking
12 14 (4.39%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (4.39%) Reverse Engineering
13 13 (4.08%) Incident Management
13 13 (4.08%) Line Management
13 13 (4.08%) Mobile Development
14 12 (3.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 92 (28.84%) SQL
2 81 (25.39%) C#
3 42 (13.17%) VB
4 38 (11.91%) Java
4 38 (11.91%) T-SQL
5 30 (9.40%) PowerShell
6 29 (9.09%) C++
6 29 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 24 (7.52%) C
8 22 (6.90%) PHP
9 15 (4.70%) VB6
9 15 (4.70%) VC++
10 11 (3.45%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.57%) Perl
11 5 (1.57%) Python
12 4 (1.25%) VBA
12 4 (1.25%) VBScript
13 3 (0.94%) Delphi
13 3 (0.94%) X++
14 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 146 (45.77%) MCSE
2 87 (27.27%) MCSA
3 78 (24.45%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (22.26%) CCNA
5 68 (21.32%) Degree
6 47 (14.73%) MCITP
7 40 (12.54%) MCP
8 38 (11.91%) Network+ Certification
8 38 (11.91%) Security Cleared
9 36 (11.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 33 (10.34%) MCTS
11 30 (9.40%) A+ Certification
11 30 (9.40%) MCSD
12 29 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (6.27%) MCPD
14 19 (5.96%) CCNP
15 18 (5.64%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (5.02%) GIAC
17 15 (4.70%) SC Cleared
18 14 (4.39%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.58%) SLA
2 6 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 86 (26.96%) Active Directory
2 66 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (11.60%) Hyper-V
4 33 (10.34%) XenApp
5 26 (8.15%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (5.64%) vSphere
7 9 (2.82%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.63%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.63%) NFS
10 1 (0.31%) Firmware
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.31%) vCloud
10 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (6.90%) SCCM
2 19 (5.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 18 (5.64%) NetBackup
4 17 (5.33%) Backup Exec
4 17 (5.33%) WSUS
5 8 (2.51%) SCOM
6 3 (0.94%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.94%) SmoothWall
7 2 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.31%) vMotion
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.31%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 263 (82.45%) Microsoft
2 115 (36.05%) VMware
3 70 (21.94%) Cisco
4 63 (19.75%) Citrix
5 33 (10.34%) HP
6 23 (7.21%) Oracle
7 21 (6.58%) Dell
7 21 (6.58%) Symantec
8 20 (6.27%) SAP
9 17 (5.33%) Intel Security
10 15 (4.70%) WatchGuard
11 13 (4.08%) NetApp
11 13 (4.08%) Sophos
12 11 (3.45%) EMC
13 7 (2.19%) IBM
13 7 (2.19%) Remedy
14 6 (1.88%) Apple
15 5 (1.57%) Avaya
15 5 (1.57%) SolarWinds
16 4 (1.25%) CheckPoint
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + On-call, Bens
Posted: 33 minutes ago
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Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Good Bonus + Benefits
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