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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 102 77
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 200 159 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.58% 2.68% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.26% 9.03% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 171 139 198
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £63,400 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,479
% change year-on-year
- +2.79%
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
1950 1761 1782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 34.95% 29.71% 29.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1539 1400 1462
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,225 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +17 56 £35,000 -14.89% 1
Gloucestershire 0 48 £50,000 -20.63% 1
Somerset +17 28 £40,500 +13.28% 2
Bristol +2 25 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Cornwall -1 15 £24,500 +8.88% 3
Devon -3 14 £35,250 +0.71% 1
Dorset -11 13 £34,250 -2.14% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 270 (70.50%) Microsoft
2 225 (58.75%) MCSE
3 213 (55.61%) Windows
4 169 (44.13%) VMware
5 162 (42.30%) Cisco Certification
6 149 (38.90%) CCNA
7 140 (36.55%) ITIL
8 131 (34.20%) Firewall
9 126 (32.90%) SQL Server
10 122 (31.85%) MS Exchange
11 119 (31.07%) Windows Server
12 118 (30.81%) MS Excel
13 113 (29.50%) Active Directory
13 113 (29.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 108 (28.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 105 (27.42%) MCSA
16 100 (26.11%) Linux
16 100 (26.11%) Security Cleared
17 96 (25.07%) Cisco
18 90 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
19 87 (22.72%) Exchange Server 2010
20 81 (21.15%) TCP/IP
21 77 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
21 77 (20.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 76 (19.84%) SQL
23 70 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
24 69 (18.02%) MCP
25 67 (17.49%) Exchange Server 2007
26 65 (16.97%) Mentoring
27 64 (16.71%) DNS

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
1 122 (31.85%) MS Exchange
2 87 (22.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (17.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 51 (13.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (8.88%) IIS
6 28 (7.31%) SharePoint
7 21 (5.48%) Apache
8 19 (4.96%) JBoss
9 17 (4.44%) Tomcat
10 13 (3.39%) Apache Pig
11 12 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (3.13%) CMS
12 11 (2.87%) Skype for Business
13 8 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (2.09%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (2.09%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.78%) Drupal
14 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 118 (30.81%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.53%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Sage 1000
2 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.14%) Office 365
2 26 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.39%) IaaS
5 12 (3.13%) PaaS
5 12 (3.13%) SaaS
6 9 (2.35%) GitHub
7 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 131 (34.20%) Firewall
2 81 (21.15%) TCP/IP
3 64 (16.71%) DNS
4 55 (14.36%) VPN
4 55 (14.36%) WAN
5 44 (11.49%) DHCP
6 38 (9.92%) LAN
7 32 (8.36%) VoIP
8 31 (8.09%) Cisco ASA
9 29 (7.57%) SAN
10 20 (5.22%) Ethernet
10 20 (5.22%) SSL
11 16 (4.18%) DSL
11 16 (4.18%) MPLS
11 16 (4.18%) Remote Desktop
12 15 (3.92%) Network Security
13 14 (3.66%) Cisco PIX
14 13 (3.39%) ADSL
15 11 (2.87%) HTTP
15 11 (2.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (32.90%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (6.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 20 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.92%) Big Data
8 13 (3.39%) Apache Hive
8 13 (3.39%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (2.35%) SSDT
11 7 (1.83%) OLAP
11 7 (1.83%) OLTP
12 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.31%) MySQL
13 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.39%) JIRA
3 8 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.83%) Redmine
5 6 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.57%) Selenium
5 6 (1.57%) tSQLt
6 4 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.04%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.04%) CodeSonar
6 4 (1.04%) git-flow
6 4 (1.04%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.52%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.26%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 23 (6.01%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.48%) Games
3 13 (3.39%) Finance
4 12 (3.13%) Banking
5 6 (1.57%) Advertising
6 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Electronics
7 3 (0.78%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 92 (24.02%) Support Engineer
2 52 (13.58%) 3rd Line Support
3 50 (13.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 45 (11.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 37 (9.66%) Developer
6 30 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 29 (7.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 28 (7.31%) Analyst
8 28 (7.31%) DBA
9 27 (7.05%) SQL DBA
10 23 (6.01%) Consultant
10 23 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (5.48%) IT Support
11 21 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
12 20 (5.22%) .NET Developer
12 20 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (4.96%) C# Developer
13 19 (4.96%) Team Leader
14 17 (4.44%) Architect
14 17 (4.44%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.84%) .NET
2 42 (10.97%) ASP.NET
3 26 (6.79%) CSS
3 26 (6.79%) HTML
4 24 (6.27%) Java EE
4 24 (6.27%) STL
5 20 (5.22%) .NET Framework
6 15 (3.92%) jQuery
7 13 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (3.13%) Middleware
9 11 (2.87%) Web Services
10 8 (2.09%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.83%) Node.js
12 6 (1.57%) WCF
13 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (1.31%) LAMP
14 4 (1.04%) SOAP
14 4 (1.04%) Spring MVC
14 4 (1.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.53%) Driving Licence
2 26 (6.79%) Clustering
3 25 (6.53%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.44%) Replication
5 15 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.39%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 12 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (2.87%) Blackberry
9 10 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (2.35%) CESG
10 9 (2.35%) Cybercrime
10 9 (2.35%) User Experience
11 7 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.83%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.83%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.57%) iPad
12 6 (1.57%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 213 (55.61%) Windows
2 119 (31.07%) Windows Server
3 108 (28.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 100 (26.11%) Linux
5 77 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (10.44%) Windows 7
8 33 (8.62%) Windows 8
9 27 (7.05%) Unix
9 27 (7.05%) Windows 10
10 14 (3.66%) Windows Vista
11 13 (3.39%) Android
11 13 (3.39%) Apple iOS
12 12 (3.13%) Mac OS X
12 12 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.83%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.57%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.78%) Debian
16 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (36.55%) ITIL
2 90 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (16.97%) Mentoring
4 52 (13.58%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (11.49%) Service Delivery
6 41 (10.70%) PRINCE2
6 41 (10.70%) Software Engineering
7 38 (9.92%) Ethical Hacking
8 37 (9.66%) High Availability
9 34 (8.88%) Penetration Testing
9 34 (8.88%) Reverse Engineering
10 32 (8.36%) Problem Management
11 30 (7.83%) DevOps
12 29 (7.57%) Migration
13 26 (6.79%) Load Balancing
14 25 (6.53%) Coaching
14 25 (6.53%) TOGAF
15 24 (6.27%) Multithreading
16 23 (6.01%) Line Management
17 22 (5.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.84%) SQL
2 63 (16.45%) C#
3 58 (15.14%) PowerShell
4 43 (11.23%) C
5 35 (9.14%) Java
6 31 (8.09%) T-SQL
7 25 (6.53%) C++
8 24 (6.27%) Objective-C
9 23 (6.01%) JavaScript
10 16 (4.18%) Python
11 14 (3.66%) VB
12 12 (3.13%) Perl
13 11 (2.87%) Bash Shell
14 9 (2.35%) PHP
15 7 (1.83%) Korn
16 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.78%) VBScript
17 2 (0.52%) Scala
18 1 (0.26%) VB6
18 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 225 (58.75%) MCSE
2 162 (42.30%) Cisco Certification
3 149 (38.90%) CCNA
4 105 (27.42%) MCSA
5 100 (26.11%) Security Cleared
6 77 (20.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 69 (18.02%) MCP
8 61 (15.93%) Degree
9 57 (14.88%) Network+ Certification
10 51 (13.32%) MCITP
10 51 (13.32%) SC Cleared
11 45 (11.75%) CISSP
12 41 (10.70%) GIAC
12 41 (10.70%) Linux+ Certification
12 41 (10.70%) SANS
12 41 (10.70%) SSCP
13 40 (10.44%) DV Cleared
14 35 (9.14%) CompTIA Security+
14 35 (9.14%) Security+ Certification
15 34 (8.88%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.44%) SLA
2 8 (2.09%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 113 (29.50%) Active Directory
1 113 (29.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (11.75%) Hyper-V
3 19 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (4.96%) vSphere
3 19 (4.96%) XenApp
4 18 (4.70%) Terminal Services
4 18 (4.70%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.09%) NFS
7 7 (1.83%) Samba
8 6 (1.57%) Docker
9 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.52%) Firmware
12 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.52%) UAG
13 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (5.74%) Backup Exec
2 16 (4.18%) SCCM
3 14 (3.66%) WSUS
4 13 (3.39%) AirWatch
4 13 (3.39%) Puppet
5 11 (2.87%) NetBackup
6 10 (2.61%) SCOM
7 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (2.09%) Nagios
8 7 (1.83%) Ansible
9 5 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.04%) Salt
11 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.52%) vMotion
12 1 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 270 (70.50%) Microsoft
2 169 (44.13%) VMware
3 96 (25.07%) Cisco
4 56 (14.62%) HP
5 40 (10.44%) Citrix
6 39 (10.18%) Dell
7 28 (7.31%) WatchGuard
8 26 (6.79%) Veeam
9 24 (6.27%) EMC
9 24 (6.27%) Symantec
10 22 (5.74%) Oracle
10 22 (5.74%) Veritas
11 17 (4.44%) Draytek
11 17 (4.44%) ZyXEL
12 15 (3.92%) IBM
12 15 (3.92%) Juniper
12 15 (3.92%) ProCurve
13 14 (3.66%) SonicWALL
14 12 (3.13%) Software AG
14 12 (3.13%) SolarWinds
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