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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / South West
Rank 146 95 68
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 83 188 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.64% 3.28% 3.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.50% 9.91% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 61 165 210
Median salary £37,500 £34,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £49,550
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
1509 1898 1856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.83% 33.08% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1498 1490
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +5 19 £32,500 -
Bristol -17 19 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Dorset -4 11 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Cornwall - 11 - -
Devon +5 9 £35,000 - 2
Somerset -16 7 £32,500 -24.41% 2
Gloucestershire -38 7 £45,000 +24.13%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 156 (65.55%) Microsoft
2 137 (57.56%) Windows
3 136 (57.14%) MCSE
4 102 (42.86%) VMware
5 100 (42.02%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (38.66%) CCNA
7 87 (36.55%) Firewall
8 86 (36.13%) MS Excel
9 83 (34.87%) MCSA
10 79 (33.19%) ITIL
11 74 (31.09%) Security Cleared
12 73 (30.67%) Active Directory
13 72 (30.25%) TCP/IP
14 69 (28.99%) Linux
15 65 (27.31%) Windows Server
16 64 (26.89%) MS Exchange
17 59 (24.79%) SQL Server
18 58 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
19 54 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
20 53 (22.27%) Cisco
21 47 (19.75%) CISSP
22 45 (18.91%) C#
23 44 (18.49%) SQL
23 44 (18.49%) Network+ Certification
23 44 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
24 43 (18.07%) DNS
25 41 (17.23%) C
25 41 (17.23%) DV Cleared
25 41 (17.23%) Cybersecurity
26 39 (16.39%) Agile Software Development

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 64 (26.89%) MS Exchange
2 37 (15.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (5.46%) Apache Pig
5 13 (5.46%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.04%) IIS
6 12 (5.04%) Skype for Business
7 10 (4.20%) Apache
7 10 (4.20%) JBoss
7 10 (4.20%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.78%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.68%) CMS
10 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.84%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.42%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.42%) Kentico
12 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 86 (36.13%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.03%) Office 365
2 19 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.04%) IaaS
4 9 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.78%) PaaS
4 9 (3.78%) SaaS
5 3 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 87 (36.55%) Firewall
2 72 (30.25%) TCP/IP
3 43 (18.07%) DNS
4 36 (15.13%) WAN
5 35 (14.71%) DHCP
6 33 (13.87%) LAN
7 27 (11.34%) VPN
8 21 (8.82%) SAN
9 15 (6.30%) HTTP
10 13 (5.46%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (5.04%) Network Security
12 11 (4.62%) SSL
12 11 (4.62%) VLAN
13 10 (4.20%) Wireless
14 8 (3.36%) DMZ
14 8 (3.36%) FTP
14 8 (3.36%) SMTP
14 8 (3.36%) SNMP
14 8 (3.36%) Unified Communications
14 8 (3.36%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (24.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.88%) Big Data
3 13 (5.46%) Apache Hive
3 13 (5.46%) Hadoop
4 12 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.36%) MySQL
7 7 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.42%) DB2
11 1 (0.42%) DTS
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.88%) JIRA
2 8 (3.36%) Redmine
3 6 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.52%) Bitbucket
3 6 (2.52%) CodeSonar
3 6 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.52%) git-flow
3 6 (2.52%) Robot Framework
3 6 (2.52%) Selenium
4 3 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (7.98%) Games
2 17 (7.14%) Finance
3 10 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.78%) Banking
5 8 (3.36%) Advertising
6 2 (0.84%) Back Office
6 2 (0.84%) Electronics
6 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (16.39%) Support Engineer
2 23 (9.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 23 (9.66%) 3rd Line Support
2 23 (9.66%) Developer
3 21 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 17 (7.14%) Consultant
4 17 (7.14%) DBA
4 17 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
5 16 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (6.30%) Administrator
7 14 (5.88%) IT Support
7 14 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 13 (5.46%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.46%) SQL Developer
9 12 (5.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (5.04%) Architect
9 12 (5.04%) Network Engineer
9 12 (5.04%) SQL DBA
10 11 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.18%) .NET
2 22 (9.24%) Java EE
2 22 (9.24%) STL
3 18 (7.56%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.20%) CSS
5 9 (3.78%) HTML
5 9 (3.78%) Middleware
6 6 (2.52%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.52%) Django
6 6 (2.52%) LAMP
6 6 (2.52%) Node.js
6 6 (2.52%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (2.52%) REST
6 6 (2.52%) SOAP
6 6 (2.52%) Spring MVC
6 6 (2.52%) WinForms
7 4 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.68%) jQuery
7 4 (1.68%) XML
8 2 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.34%) Driving Licence
2 19 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.56%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.04%) CESG
5 11 (4.62%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.78%) Replication
6 9 (3.78%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.36%) Clustering
7 8 (3.36%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.94%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.26%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.26%) User Experience
10 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.84%) iSeries
10 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 137 (57.56%) Windows
2 69 (28.99%) Linux
3 65 (27.31%) Windows Server
4 58 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (15.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (12.61%) Windows 7
8 24 (10.08%) Windows 8
9 19 (7.98%) Windows 10
10 16 (6.72%) Unix
11 13 (5.46%) Android
11 13 (5.46%) Apple iOS
12 10 (4.20%) Mac OS X
12 10 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.94%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.26%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (33.19%) ITIL
2 41 (17.23%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (16.39%) Ethical Hacking
4 36 (15.13%) Mentoring
5 34 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 31 (13.03%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (13.03%) Reverse Engineering
7 22 (9.24%) Coaching
7 22 (9.24%) Multithreading
7 22 (9.24%) Service Management
8 21 (8.82%) High Availability
9 18 (7.56%) Problem Management
10 17 (7.14%) PRINCE2
11 16 (6.72%) ITSM
11 16 (6.72%) Service Delivery
12 15 (6.30%) Load Balancing
13 14 (5.88%) Project Management
13 14 (5.88%) User Stories
13 14 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.91%) C#
2 44 (18.49%) SQL
3 41 (17.23%) C
4 26 (10.92%) PowerShell
5 24 (10.08%) Java
6 22 (9.24%) C++
6 22 (9.24%) Objective-C
7 19 (7.98%) Python
8 15 (6.30%) Bash Shell
8 15 (6.30%) JavaScript
9 13 (5.46%) Perl
10 12 (5.04%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.20%) VB
12 8 (3.36%) Korn
13 7 (2.94%) PHP
14 1 (0.42%) COBOL
14 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 136 (57.14%) MCSE
2 100 (42.02%) Cisco Certification
3 92 (38.66%) CCNA
4 83 (34.87%) MCSA
5 74 (31.09%) Security Cleared
6 47 (19.75%) CISSP
7 44 (18.49%) Network+ Certification
8 41 (17.23%) DV Cleared
9 39 (16.39%) GIAC
9 39 (16.39%) Linux+ Certification
9 39 (16.39%) SANS
9 39 (16.39%) SSCP
10 36 (15.13%) Degree
11 35 (14.71%) CompTIA Security+
11 35 (14.71%) Security+ Certification
12 31 (13.03%) MCP
12 31 (13.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (11.34%) SC Cleared
14 25 (10.50%) MCITP
15 17 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.78%) SLA
2 5 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (30.67%) Active Directory
2 54 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (13.45%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.14%) XenApp
5 12 (5.04%) VMware ESX
6 11 (4.62%) vSphere
7 8 (3.36%) NFS
7 8 (3.36%) Samba
8 6 (2.52%) Docker
8 6 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.68%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.26%) Snort
11 2 (0.84%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.84%) UAG
11 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.42%) Postfix
12 1 (0.42%) Squid
12 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (5.88%) Puppet
2 11 (4.62%) SCCM
3 9 (3.78%) AirWatch
3 9 (3.78%) Nagios
4 8 (3.36%) Ansible
5 7 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.52%) Salt
7 5 (2.10%) WSUS
8 4 (1.68%) SCOM
8 4 (1.68%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (1.26%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 3 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.26%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.42%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 156 (65.55%) Microsoft
2 102 (42.86%) VMware
3 53 (22.27%) Cisco
4 28 (11.76%) Citrix
4 28 (11.76%) HP
5 22 (9.24%) EMC
6 14 (5.88%) Oracle
7 11 (4.62%) IBM
7 11 (4.62%) SolarWinds
8 9 (3.78%) Dell
8 9 (3.78%) Draytek
8 9 (3.78%) NetApp
8 9 (3.78%) Software AG
9 8 (3.36%) 3PAR
9 8 (3.36%) Veeam
9 8 (3.36%) WatchGuard
9 8 (3.36%) Wyse
10 7 (2.94%) Juniper
11 6 (2.52%) Sage
11 6 (2.52%) Veritas
Dorset
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive with great benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £22,000 per annum £4000 car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Barnstaple, Devon
Actavis UK Ltd
Salary: £35k - £40k + bonus + significant benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Software Solved
Salary: From £23,000 to £35,000 per annum Training allowance to gain Microsoft
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
360 Resourcing
Salary: £24,000 to £28,000 DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Poole
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £52000 per annum + Pension, Beautiful Location, Hours
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester Le Street, County Durham
ITPS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago