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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 76 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 206 225 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.35% 4.45% 3.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.53% 15.22% 10.43%
Number of salaries quoted 196 204 202
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
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
1786 1478 2119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.02% 29.22% 37.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1476 1263 1858
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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
Bristol -16 48 £33,750 -10.00% 7
Wiltshire -6 44 £32,500 -23.52% 11
Devon +6 36 £35,000 +14.75%
Dorset -16 33 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Gloucestershire -12 18 £27,500 -8.33% 8
Somerset -36 16 £32,500 -26.13% 7
Cornwall - 9 £25,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 276 (75.82%) Microsoft
2 250 (68.68%) Windows
3 146 (40.11%) Active Directory
4 143 (39.29%) MCSE
5 130 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 117 (32.14%) MS Excel
6 117 (32.14%) MS Exchange
7 113 (31.04%) VMware
8 112 (30.77%) MCP
9 107 (29.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 100 (27.47%) .NET
11 95 (26.10%) C#
11 95 (26.10%) Firewall
12 91 (25.00%) MCITP
13 88 (24.18%) Cisco
14 86 (23.63%) ASP.NET
15 79 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 78 (21.43%) TCP/IP
17 76 (20.88%) SQL
17 76 (20.88%) MCSA
18 70 (19.23%) WAN
19 69 (18.96%) LAN
19 69 (18.96%) ITIL
19 69 (18.96%) Windows 7
20 68 (18.68%) Degree
20 68 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
21 66 (18.13%) Citrix
22 62 (17.03%) MVC
23 59 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
24 58 (15.93%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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
1 117 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 48 (13.19%) Lync
3 42 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 37 (10.16%) IIS
5 33 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.37%) MS Project Server
13 4 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.82%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.82%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.55%) Apache
15 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.55%) CMS
16 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.27%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 117 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 45 (12.36%) MS Office
3 5 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.10%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.55%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.77%) Office 365
2 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.55%) IaaS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (26.10%) Firewall
2 78 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 70 (19.23%) WAN
4 69 (18.96%) LAN
5 58 (15.93%) DNS
6 51 (14.01%) SAN
7 42 (11.54%) DHCP
8 31 (8.52%) VPN
9 29 (7.97%) WLAN
10 18 (4.95%) VoIP
11 16 (4.40%) HTTP
12 15 (4.12%) SMTP
13 12 (3.30%) Network Security
13 12 (3.30%) Wireless
14 11 (3.02%) Ethernet
15 10 (2.75%) SSL
16 9 (2.47%) ADSL
16 9 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (2.20%) IPsec
17 8 (2.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (4.40%) MySQL
5 15 (4.12%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.20%) Big Data
8 7 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.27%) Star Schema
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.27%) IDOL
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 29 (7.97%) Visual Studio
2 23 (6.32%) NUnit
2 23 (6.32%) MSTest
2 23 (6.32%) Rhino Mocks
2 23 (6.32%) Moq
3 19 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.27%) MorphX
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (6.59%) Finance
2 13 (3.57%) Back Office
3 8 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.20%) Advertising
4 4 (1.10%) Marketing
5 2 (0.55%) Automotive
5 2 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.27%) Legal
6 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.27%) Publishing
6 1 (0.27%) Billing
6 1 (0.27%) Local Government
6 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 89 (24.45%) Developer
2 54 (14.84%) Analyst
2 54 (14.84%) .NET Developer
3 46 (12.64%) Support Engineer
4 35 (9.62%) Consultant
4 35 (9.62%) C# Developer
5 31 (8.52%) Project Engineer
6 22 (6.04%) Service Analyst
6 22 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 19 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (5.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 19 (5.22%) IT Support
9 18 (4.95%) Administrator
10 17 (4.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (4.40%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.85%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (27.47%) .NET
2 86 (23.63%) ASP.NET
3 52 (14.29%) HTML
3 52 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (10.99%) CSS
5 33 (9.07%) WCF
6 31 (8.52%) WPF
7 27 (7.42%) XML
8 26 (7.14%) WinForms
9 23 (6.32%) .NET Framework
9 23 (6.32%) Spring.NET
9 23 (6.32%) Castle Windsor
9 23 (6.32%) Ninject
9 23 (6.32%) Razor View Engine
9 23 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 23 (6.32%) Unity DI Container
10 22 (6.04%) Web Services
11 20 (5.49%) jQuery
12 17 (4.67%) Ajax
13 9 (2.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.32%) Inversion of Control
4 21 (5.77%) Blackberry
5 18 (4.95%) Fat Client
5 18 (4.95%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.75%) PDA
6 10 (2.75%) Clustering
7 9 (2.47%) PKI
8 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.10%) GIS
9 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.82%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.82%) iPad
10 3 (0.82%) iPhone
10 3 (0.82%) Replication
11 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.55%) Open Source
12 1 (0.27%) FMCG
12 1 (0.27%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 250 (68.68%) Windows
2 107 (29.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (18.96%) Windows 7
4 68 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (9.89%) Linux
7 31 (8.52%) Windows XP
7 31 (8.52%) Windows Vista
8 29 (7.97%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.20%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.65%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.10%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.82%) UNIX
12 3 (0.82%) Solaris
12 3 (0.82%) CentOS
13 2 (0.55%) AIX
14 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.96%) ITIL
2 62 (17.03%) MVC
3 59 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (8.79%) Time Management
5 30 (8.24%) TDD
6 29 (7.97%) MVVM
7 28 (7.69%) Scrum
8 24 (6.59%) Web Application Development
9 23 (6.32%) Kanban
9 23 (6.32%) Dependency Injection
9 23 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (5.22%) PRINCE2
10 19 (5.22%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (4.40%) Mentoring
12 15 (4.12%) Migration
12 15 (4.12%) Software Engineering
13 12 (3.30%) Service Management
14 11 (3.02%) Asset Management
14 11 (3.02%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 95 (26.10%) C#
2 76 (20.88%) SQL
3 49 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.77%) VB.NET
5 20 (5.49%) VB
6 15 (4.12%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.85%) Java
8 12 (3.30%) VB6
9 10 (2.75%) C
9 10 (2.75%) C++
10 8 (2.20%) VC++
10 8 (2.20%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.92%) VBScript
12 6 (1.65%) PHP
13 1 (0.27%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 143 (39.29%) MCSE
2 112 (30.77%) MCP
3 91 (25.00%) MCITP
4 76 (20.88%) MCSA
5 68 (18.68%) Degree
6 50 (13.74%) MCTS
7 47 (12.91%) MCSD
8 45 (12.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 41 (11.26%) Cisco Certification
10 36 (9.89%) CCNA
11 25 (6.87%) CCA
11 25 (6.87%) Citrix Certification
12 23 (6.32%) MCAD
13 14 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
13 14 (3.85%) A+ Certification
14 13 (3.57%) Security Cleared
15 12 (3.30%) CCNP
16 11 (3.02%) MCDST
16 11 (3.02%) SC Cleared
16 11 (3.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.87%) SLA
2 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.55%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (40.11%) Active Directory
2 79 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.97%) Hyper-V
4 27 (7.42%) vSphere
5 17 (4.67%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.02%) MetaFrame
6 11 (3.02%) Terminal Services
7 9 (2.47%) XenApp
8 8 (2.20%) UAG
9 7 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.37%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.82%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.82%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 3 (0.82%) Xen
12 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.55%) NFS
13 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (10.71%) SCCM
2 15 (4.12%) SCOM
3 11 (3.02%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (3.02%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.75%) SCVMM
4 10 (2.75%) SCOrch
4 10 (2.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (1.92%) Nagios
5 7 (1.92%) logstash
6 6 (1.65%) WSUS
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.82%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.82%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.55%) Netcool
9 2 (0.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.55%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 276 (75.82%) Microsoft
2 113 (31.04%) VMware
3 88 (24.18%) Cisco
4 66 (18.13%) Citrix
5 50 (13.74%) HP
6 47 (12.91%) Avaya
7 24 (6.59%) Dell
8 21 (5.77%) Symantec
9 16 (4.40%) IBM
10 12 (3.30%) Apple
10 12 (3.30%) CheckPoint
11 11 (3.02%) SonicWALL
12 9 (2.47%) Oracle
12 9 (2.47%) NetApp
12 9 (2.47%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.20%) Remedy
14 7 (1.92%) Sophos
14 7 (1.92%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.92%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.92%) Juniper
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