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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 75 83
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 197 228 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.41% 3.89% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.21% 12.48% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 173 213 162
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £22,500 £22,590
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
1930 1827 1549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.43% 31.15% 28.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1522 1479 1272
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,100 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 14 February 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 14 February 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
Dorset -2 45 £34,000 -2.85% 8
Wiltshire -7 41 £33,250 -13.63% 1
Gloucestershire -8 41 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Bristol +15 38 £32,500 -29.72% 9
Somerset +10 25 £43,000 +6.83% 7
Devon -22 7 £30,000 -14.28%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

1 283 (73.13%) Microsoft
2 250 (64.60%) Windows
3 212 (54.78%) MCSE
4 175 (45.22%) SQL Server
5 142 (36.69%) ITIL
6 138 (35.66%) Windows Server
7 135 (34.88%) MS Excel
8 119 (30.75%) C#
9 118 (30.49%) SQL
10 108 (27.91%) VMware
11 107 (27.65%) Active Directory
12 99 (25.58%) MCSA
13 93 (24.03%) Degree
14 91 (23.51%) Linux
15 90 (23.26%) MS Exchange
16 81 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
17 74 (19.12%) Citrix
18 73 (18.86%) .NET
19 71 (18.35%) Java
20 69 (17.83%) Cisco Certification
21 65 (16.80%) CCNA
22 64 (16.54%) Firewall
22 64 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
23 61 (15.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 60 (15.50%) C++
24 60 (15.50%) MCP
25 59 (15.25%) Software Engineering
26 56 (14.47%) VB
27 55 (14.21%) SharePoint
27 55 (14.21%) Citrix Certification

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 90 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 55 (14.21%) SharePoint
3 53 (13.70%) IIS
4 34 (8.79%) Apache
5 33 (8.53%) Apache Pig
6 29 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (4.39%) Skype for Business
9 16 (4.13%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (3.62%) Drupal
10 14 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (2.58%) JBoss
12 9 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (1.03%) CMS
14 4 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 135 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 32 (8.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (4.65%) SAP Business One
2 7 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) Primavera
4 1 (0.26%) FastStats
4 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.88%) Office 365
3 2 (0.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (16.54%) Firewall
2 48 (12.40%) SAN
3 45 (11.63%) TCP/IP
4 37 (9.56%) DNS
5 27 (6.98%) DHCP
6 19 (4.91%) VPN
7 16 (4.13%) LAN
8 14 (3.62%) Remote Desktop
8 14 (3.62%) WAN
9 13 (3.36%) Internet
10 9 (2.33%) NAS
11 8 (2.07%) Network Security
11 8 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.55%) Skype
13 5 (1.29%) IPv4
13 5 (1.29%) Wireless
14 4 (1.03%) MPLS
14 4 (1.03%) VoIP
15 3 (0.78%) Intranet
15 3 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (45.22%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (10.08%) Big Data
4 34 (8.79%) Hadoop
5 33 (8.53%) Apache Hive
6 28 (7.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
9 17 (4.39%) Oracle Database
10 16 (4.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (3.36%) RDBMS
11 13 (3.36%) Relational Database
12 11 (2.84%) MS Access
13 9 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (2.07%) GIS
15 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
16 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
17 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
17 2 (0.52%) MySQL
17 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (11.89%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.29%) MSI
5 2 (0.52%) MorphX
General
1 50 (12.92%) Telecoms
2 47 (12.14%) Finance
3 17 (4.39%) Banking
4 13 (3.36%) Advertising
5 8 (2.07%) Retail
6 7 (1.81%) Billing
7 6 (1.55%) Local Government
8 5 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.03%) Legal
9 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 87 (22.48%) Developer
2 73 (18.86%) Analyst
3 41 (10.59%) C# Developer
4 39 (10.08%) .NET Developer
5 34 (8.79%) Team Leader
6 31 (8.01%) Support Analyst
7 30 (7.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 30 (7.75%) Support Engineer
8 28 (7.24%) Service Analyst
9 26 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 26 (6.72%) Software Engineer
10 24 (6.20%) IT Support
11 23 (5.94%) Consultant
11 23 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
12 22 (5.68%) Administrator
13 21 (5.43%) Software Developer
14 20 (5.17%) Applications Support
14 20 (5.17%) Infrastructure Manager
15 19 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 18 (4.65%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (18.86%) .NET
2 40 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 39 (10.08%) HTML
4 33 (8.53%) Java EE
4 33 (8.53%) STL
5 29 (7.49%) .NET Framework
5 29 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (7.49%) CSS
6 25 (6.46%) jQuery
7 20 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 20 (5.17%) COM
7 20 (5.17%) WCF
8 19 (4.91%) AngularJS
8 19 (4.91%) HTML5
9 18 (4.65%) WinForms
10 17 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 17 (4.39%) XML
11 10 (2.58%) Entity Framework
11 10 (2.58%) LINQ
12 9 (2.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.01%) Cybercrime
2 21 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.39%) iPad
4 16 (4.13%) Clustering
4 16 (4.13%) Driving Licence
5 15 (3.88%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.36%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.84%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.84%) User Experience
8 9 (2.33%) iPhone
9 7 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.55%) SCADA
10 6 (1.55%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.29%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.29%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (0.78%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.78%) Statistics
13 2 (0.52%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 250 (64.60%) Windows
2 138 (35.66%) Windows Server
3 91 (23.51%) Linux
4 81 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (13.95%) Apple iOS
7 45 (11.63%) Android
8 40 (10.34%) Windows 7
9 29 (7.49%) Unix
10 25 (6.46%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.88%) Windows 10
12 10 (2.58%) Mac OS X
13 8 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.07%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.03%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (36.69%) ITIL
2 59 (15.25%) Software Engineering
3 43 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 42 (10.85%) Mobile Development
5 38 (9.82%) MVC
6 33 (8.53%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (8.53%) Ethical Hacking
6 33 (8.53%) Multithreading
6 33 (8.53%) Penetration Testing
6 33 (8.53%) Project Management
6 33 (8.53%) Reverse Engineering
7 30 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (6.98%) ITIL V3
10 25 (6.46%) Service Management
11 21 (5.43%) Incident Management
12 19 (4.91%) Coaching
13 18 (4.65%) Presales
14 17 (4.39%) CRM
15 15 (3.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 119 (30.75%) C#
2 118 (30.49%) SQL
3 71 (18.35%) Java
4 60 (15.50%) C++
5 56 (14.47%) VB
6 54 (13.95%) C
7 39 (10.08%) PHP
8 37 (9.56%) PowerShell
9 33 (8.53%) JavaScript
9 33 (8.53%) Objective-C
10 31 (8.01%) T-SQL
11 18 (4.65%) VB6
11 18 (4.65%) VC++
12 6 (1.55%) Delphi
12 6 (1.55%) VBScript
13 5 (1.29%) VBA
14 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.52%) Perl
15 2 (0.52%) Python
15 2 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 212 (54.78%) MCSE
2 99 (25.58%) MCSA
3 93 (24.03%) Degree
4 69 (17.83%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (16.80%) CCNA
6 61 (15.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 60 (15.50%) MCP
8 55 (14.21%) Citrix Certification
9 52 (13.44%) Security Cleared
10 42 (10.85%) MCITP
11 39 (10.08%) MCSD
12 37 (9.56%) GIAC
13 35 (9.04%) CCA
14 34 (8.79%) MCTS
15 33 (8.53%) CISSP
15 33 (8.53%) Linux+ Certification
15 33 (8.53%) SANS
15 33 (8.53%) SSCP
16 29 (7.49%) MCPD
17 26 (6.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.17%) SLA
2 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 107 (27.65%) Active Directory
2 51 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (10.34%) XenApp
4 25 (6.46%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.10%) vSphere
6 7 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.55%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.29%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.03%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.03%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.52%) NFS
12 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 24 (6.20%) SCCM
2 20 (5.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 18 (4.65%) Backup Exec
4 16 (4.13%) NetBackup
5 15 (3.88%) WSUS
6 11 (2.84%) SCOM
7 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (2.07%) SCDPM
8 6 (1.55%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.55%) SCSM
8 6 (1.55%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.29%) SmoothWall
10 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.26%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.26%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 283 (73.13%) Microsoft
2 108 (27.91%) VMware
3 74 (19.12%) Citrix
4 30 (7.75%) Oracle
5 26 (6.72%) Cisco
6 25 (6.46%) SAP
7 22 (5.68%) Symantec
8 18 (4.65%) HP
9 16 (4.13%) Intel Security
10 15 (3.88%) AppSense
10 15 (3.88%) Dell
10 15 (3.88%) EMC
11 11 (2.84%) Sophos
12 10 (2.58%) Apple
12 10 (2.58%) Remedy
13 9 (2.33%) NetApp
14 6 (1.55%) ESRI
15 5 (1.29%) Capita
15 5 (1.29%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.29%) Sun
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
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TRP Research
Salary: £18k - 24k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Keynsham, Somerset
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Salary: Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fairford, Gloucestershire
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
CGI IT UK
Salary: £35000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £12000 - £14000 per annum + benefits
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Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
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Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Company Bonus Structure/ MS Certs!
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday/ Training/ Pension
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Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Poole
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% Bonus
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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