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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 97 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 174 158 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.90% 2.59% 3.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.88% 9.80% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 157 134 177
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,475 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1761 1613 1560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.37% 26.46% 29.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1245 1351
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Wiltshire +16 51 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Gloucestershire +12 39 £34,500 +6.15% 4
Dorset +3 35 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Bristol -53 21 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Cornwall - 17 £21,000 -
Somerset +14 11 £42,500 +7.59% 1
Devon -13 9 £35,000 +45.83% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 311 (79.34%) Microsoft
2 272 (69.39%) Windows
3 199 (50.77%) MCSE
4 147 (37.50%) VMware
5 143 (36.48%) Active Directory
6 139 (35.46%) MS Excel
7 138 (35.20%) TCP/IP
8 136 (34.69%) MS Exchange
9 133 (33.93%) MCSA
10 131 (33.42%) Citrix
11 109 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 109 (27.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 106 (27.04%) Cisco
12 106 (27.04%) SQL Server
13 100 (25.51%) SQL
14 99 (25.26%) Firewall
15 97 (24.74%) ITIL
16 92 (23.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 84 (21.43%) WAN
18 82 (20.92%) LAN
18 82 (20.92%) C#
18 82 (20.92%) MCITP
19 81 (20.66%) .NET
20 80 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 75 (19.13%) MCP
22 71 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
23 70 (17.86%) ASP.NET
23 70 (17.86%) MVC
24 62 (15.82%) XenApp
25 59 (15.05%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 136 (34.69%) MS Exchange
2 53 (13.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (11.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 42 (10.71%) IIS
5 37 (9.44%) Lync
6 36 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (7.14%) SharePoint
8 20 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.53%) Apache
12 5 (1.28%) JBoss
13 4 (1.02%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 139 (35.46%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.91%) MS Office
3 4 (1.02%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.67%) Office 365
2 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.77%) SaaS
4 2 (0.51%) IaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 138 (35.20%) TCP/IP
2 99 (25.26%) Firewall
3 84 (21.43%) WAN
4 82 (20.92%) LAN
5 59 (15.05%) DHCP
6 58 (14.80%) VPN
7 57 (14.54%) DNS
8 56 (14.29%) SAN
9 38 (9.69%) WLAN
10 27 (6.89%) ADSL
10 27 (6.89%) Wireless
11 24 (6.12%) MPLS
12 16 (4.08%) VoIP
12 16 (4.08%) SSL
13 14 (3.57%) Internet
14 11 (2.81%) VLAN
15 8 (2.04%) NetScaler
16 7 (1.79%) Network Security
17 6 (1.53%) Unified Communications
17 6 (1.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (27.04%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 13 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.26%) DTS
13 1 (0.26%) MS Access
13 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (7.65%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.08%) NUnit
3 15 (3.83%) Subversion
3 15 (3.83%) TeamCity
3 15 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.83%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (3.83%) Log4Net
4 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.26%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 49 (12.50%) Finance
2 28 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.57%) Advertising
4 3 (0.77%) Local Government
5 2 (0.51%) Banking
5 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (18.11%) Developer
2 61 (15.56%) Consultant
3 57 (14.54%) Analyst
4 56 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 45 (11.48%) C# Developer
6 44 (11.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 40 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 38 (9.69%) .NET Developer
9 34 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (6.89%) Team Leader
12 26 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
12 26 (6.63%) Support Analyst
13 25 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 25 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 21 (5.36%) Network Engineer
15 17 (4.34%) ASP.NET Developer
16 16 (4.08%) Senior Developer
16 16 (4.08%) Network Team Leader
17 15 (3.83%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (20.66%) .NET
2 70 (17.86%) ASP.NET
3 59 (15.05%) CSS
4 56 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 46 (11.73%) .NET Framework
5 46 (11.73%) HTML
6 45 (11.48%) jQuery
7 41 (10.46%) Entity Framework
7 41 (10.46%) WCF
8 33 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 27 (6.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 24 (6.12%) AngularJS
11 22 (5.61%) LINQ
12 21 (5.36%) XML
13 20 (5.10%) Web Services
14 19 (4.85%) NHibernate
15 16 (4.08%) Software Packaging
15 16 (4.08%) HTML5
15 16 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 15 (3.83%) ELMAH
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.87%) Thin Client
1 23 (5.87%) Fat Client
2 20 (5.10%) Client/Server
3 18 (4.59%) Clustering
4 17 (4.34%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.79%) PDA
7 5 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.77%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.51%) iPhone
11 1 (0.26%) BYOD
11 1 (0.26%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.26%) PKI
11 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.26%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 272 (69.39%) Windows
2 109 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 109 (27.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 71 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (11.22%) Windows Vista
5 29 (7.40%) Linux
6 26 (6.63%) Windows 7
7 21 (5.36%) Windows 8
8 15 (3.83%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.28%) UNIX
11 3 (0.77%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.74%) ITIL
2 70 (17.86%) MVC
3 36 (9.18%) Project Management
4 27 (6.89%) SOA
5 26 (6.63%) Time Management
6 25 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (5.87%) Migration
8 22 (5.61%) Service Delivery
9 21 (5.36%) Mentoring
10 17 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (4.08%) OO
11 16 (4.08%) SDLC
12 15 (3.83%) Active Record
13 13 (3.32%) Service Management
14 12 (3.06%) Coaching
15 11 (2.81%) Release Management
15 11 (2.81%) Wealth Management
15 11 (2.81%) Change Management
15 11 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (2.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 100 (25.51%) SQL
2 82 (20.92%) C#
3 48 (12.24%) JavaScript
4 41 (10.46%) T-SQL
5 17 (4.34%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.81%) Java
7 7 (1.79%) VBScript
8 6 (1.53%) PHP
9 5 (1.28%) VB
10 4 (1.02%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.51%) C++
11 2 (0.51%) Delphi
11 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) C
12 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 199 (50.77%) MCSE
2 133 (33.93%) MCSA
3 92 (23.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 82 (20.92%) MCITP
5 75 (19.13%) MCP
6 56 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
7 55 (14.03%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (13.78%) CCNA
9 50 (12.76%) CCA
10 33 (8.42%) Security Cleared
10 33 (8.42%) MCSD
11 30 (7.65%) A+ Certification
12 26 (6.63%) Network+ Certification
13 24 (6.12%) SC Cleared
14 21 (5.36%) Degree
15 17 (4.34%) CCEE
15 17 (4.34%) CCEA
16 16 (4.08%) MCPD
17 13 (3.32%) MCTS
18 11 (2.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.06%) SLA
2 4 (1.02%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 143 (36.48%) Active Directory
2 80 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (15.82%) XenApp
4 46 (11.73%) Hyper-V
5 44 (11.22%) vSphere
6 24 (6.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 20 (5.10%) BitLocker
8 17 (4.34%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.55%) VMware ESX
10 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.77%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.51%) UAG
13 1 (0.26%) XenServer
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 50 (12.76%) SCCM
2 30 (7.65%) Backup Exec
3 22 (5.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (4.59%) WSUS
4 18 (4.59%) SCOM
5 14 (3.57%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.30%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.53%) Zenoss
7 6 (1.53%) WhatsUp Gold
8 5 (1.28%) Windows Intune
8 5 (1.28%) vMotion
9 3 (0.77%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.51%) SCSM
11 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 311 (79.34%) Microsoft
2 147 (37.50%) VMware
3 131 (33.42%) Citrix
4 106 (27.04%) Cisco
5 45 (11.48%) HP
6 33 (8.42%) Sophos
7 28 (7.14%) Symantec
8 27 (6.89%) Avaya
9 24 (6.12%) Remedy
10 22 (5.61%) Dell
11 18 (4.59%) AppSense
12 16 (4.08%) EMC
12 16 (4.08%) Juniper
13 14 (3.57%) IBM
14 12 (3.06%) Veeam
15 11 (2.81%) SonicWALL
15 11 (2.81%) Oracle
15 11 (2.81%) Red Hat
16 9 (2.30%) NetApp
17 8 (2.04%) 3PAR
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