The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 50 70
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 192 237 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.36% 4.41% 3.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.89% 12.72% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 169 220 188
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,498 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1615 1863 2130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.24% 34.66% 37.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1604 1853
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -14 64 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Wiltshire -28 35 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Dorset +2 34 £32,500 +25.00% 5
Devon +19 30 £23,000 -20.68% 1
Gloucestershire -2 21 £27,500 -23.61% 4
Somerset -33 5 £35,000 +25.00% 3
Cornwall - 2 £22,750 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 306 (82.93%) Microsoft
2 264 (71.54%) Windows
3 192 (52.03%) SQL Server
4 159 (43.09%) MS Excel
5 136 (36.86%) .NET
6 135 (36.59%) Active Directory
7 134 (36.31%) MCP
7 134 (36.31%) MCSE
8 115 (31.17%) C#
9 109 (29.54%) VMware
9 109 (29.54%) MCTS
10 99 (26.83%) ASP.NET
11 91 (24.66%) SQL
11 91 (24.66%) MS Exchange
11 91 (24.66%) Degree
11 91 (24.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 85 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
13 76 (20.60%) DNS
14 75 (20.33%) MVC
15 74 (20.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 73 (19.78%) MCITP
16 73 (19.78%) SharePoint
16 73 (19.78%) MCSD
17 71 (19.24%) Firewall
18 66 (17.89%) Citrix
18 66 (17.89%) Hyper-V
19 63 (17.07%) MCSA
19 63 (17.07%) ITIL
20 60 (16.26%) TCP/IP
20 60 (16.26%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 91 (24.66%) MS Exchange
2 73 (19.78%) SharePoint
3 42 (11.38%) IIS
4 29 (7.86%) Lync
5 28 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (5.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 18 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (4.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (2.17%) MS Project Server
12 7 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (1.36%) IBM Notes
14 4 (1.08%) Apache
15 3 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
17 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
17 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 159 (43.09%) MS Excel
2 34 (9.21%) MS Office
3 9 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.63%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.34%) Office 365
2 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.81%) PaaS
4 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (20.60%) DNS
2 71 (19.24%) Firewall
3 60 (16.26%) TCP/IP
4 45 (12.20%) DHCP
5 41 (11.11%) SAN
6 33 (8.94%) LAN
7 24 (6.50%) VPN
8 18 (4.88%) WAN
8 18 (4.88%) Wireless
9 15 (4.07%) Internet
9 15 (4.07%) SMTP
9 15 (4.07%) HTTP
10 13 (3.52%) Network Security
11 11 (2.98%) IPsec
11 11 (2.98%) PPTP
11 11 (2.98%) Intranet
12 10 (2.71%) VoIP
13 7 (1.90%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (1.90%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (52.03%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (4.88%) MySQL
5 14 (3.79%) Crystal Reports
6 12 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.44%) Big Data
9 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.54%) MS Access
14 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.27%) DB2
14 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 50 (13.55%) NUnit
1 50 (13.55%) Rhino Mocks
2 44 (11.92%) Moq
2 44 (11.92%) MSTest
3 31 (8.40%) Visual Studio
4 15 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.63%) Subversion
6 2 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 16 (4.34%) Finance
2 11 (2.98%) Back Office
3 9 (2.44%) Marketing
4 8 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.63%) Retail
6 3 (0.81%) Local Government
6 3 (0.81%) Military
6 3 (0.81%) Publishing
6 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.54%) Advertising
7 2 (0.54%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 122 (33.06%) Developer
2 77 (20.87%) .NET Developer
3 33 (8.94%) Support Engineer
3 33 (8.94%) C# Developer
4 30 (8.13%) Administrator
4 30 (8.13%) Analyst
5 29 (7.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 26 (7.05%) Consultant
7 25 (6.78%) Architect
8 22 (5.96%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (5.69%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.88%) Junior
12 17 (4.61%) Microsoft Consultant
13 16 (4.34%) Software Developer
14 15 (4.07%) Desktop Support
15 14 (3.79%) Programmer
16 13 (3.52%) .NET Programmer
16 13 (3.52%) IT Support
16 13 (3.52%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (36.86%) .NET
2 99 (26.83%) ASP.NET
3 74 (20.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 56 (15.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 56 (15.18%) WCF
5 51 (13.82%) WPF
6 50 (13.55%) Castle Windsor
6 50 (13.55%) WinForms
7 48 (13.01%) Razor View Engine
8 44 (11.92%) Ninject
8 44 (11.92%) Unity DI Container
8 44 (11.92%) Spring.NET
9 39 (10.57%) HTML
10 25 (6.78%) Ajax
11 21 (5.69%) CSS
11 21 (5.69%) XML
12 20 (5.42%) .NET Framework
13 17 (4.61%) jQuery
14 16 (4.34%) COM
15 12 (3.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.92%) Inversion of Control
2 36 (9.76%) Blackberry
3 26 (7.05%) Clustering
4 23 (6.23%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.79%) Firmware
5 14 (3.79%) PDA
6 7 (1.90%) PKI
6 7 (1.90%) Replication
7 6 (1.63%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.08%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.08%) Open Source
10 3 (0.81%) Handset
10 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.54%) NHS
11 2 (0.54%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.54%) iPhone
11 2 (0.54%) iPad
11 2 (0.54%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 264 (71.54%) Windows
2 91 (24.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (15.72%) Windows 7
4 56 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (8.13%) Linux
6 23 (6.23%) Windows XP
6 23 (6.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (5.69%) UNIX
8 16 (4.34%) Apple iOS
9 13 (3.52%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.98%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.08%) Solaris
11 4 (1.08%) Android
12 3 (0.81%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.33%) MVC
2 63 (17.07%) ITIL
3 60 (16.26%) TDD
4 55 (14.91%) Web Application Development
5 47 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (12.47%) Kanban
6 46 (12.47%) Dependency Injection
6 46 (12.47%) Scrum
7 45 (12.20%) MVVM
8 24 (6.50%) Time Management
9 21 (5.69%) Migration
10 20 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (4.88%) CRM
11 18 (4.88%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (4.61%) Configuration Management
12 17 (4.61%) Project Management
13 16 (4.34%) Problem Management
14 15 (4.07%) Software Engineering
15 12 (3.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (31.17%) C#
2 91 (24.66%) SQL
3 40 (10.84%) VB.NET
4 30 (8.13%) JavaScript
5 24 (6.50%) VB
6 18 (4.88%) C++
7 15 (4.07%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.52%) VB6
8 13 (3.52%) VC++
9 12 (3.25%) Java
10 10 (2.71%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.54%) C
11 2 (0.54%) Delphi
11 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 134 (36.31%) MCP
1 134 (36.31%) MCSE
2 109 (29.54%) MCTS
3 91 (24.66%) Degree
4 73 (19.78%) MCITP
4 73 (19.78%) MCSD
5 63 (17.07%) MCSA
6 52 (14.09%) MCAD
7 28 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (7.05%) CCNA
9 21 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (5.42%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (5.15%) CCA
12 17 (4.61%) CCNP
13 14 (3.79%) MCPD
14 13 (3.52%) MCT
15 11 (2.98%) Network+ Certification
16 10 (2.71%) A+ Certification
16 10 (2.71%) Security Cleared
17 7 (1.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.05%) SLA
2 9 (2.44%) QA
3 5 (1.36%) TickIT
4 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 135 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 85 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (17.89%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.21%) vSphere
5 30 (8.13%) VMware ESX
6 18 (4.88%) XenApp
7 11 (2.98%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.98%) ISA Server
8 10 (2.71%) XenServer
9 9 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.17%) UAG
11 7 (1.90%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.63%) MetaFrame
13 4 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (9.21%) SCCM
2 28 (7.59%) SCOM
3 27 (7.32%) WSUS
4 14 (3.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (3.25%) SCVMM
6 10 (2.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 9 (2.44%) MOM
8 8 (2.17%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.90%) Nagios
10 6 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.36%) SCOrch
11 5 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.81%) MAILsweeper
13 2 (0.54%) Cacti
14 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Intune
14 1 (0.27%) DameWare
14 1 (0.27%) ARCserve
14 1 (0.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 306 (82.93%) Microsoft
2 109 (29.54%) VMware
3 66 (17.89%) Citrix
4 31 (8.40%) HP
5 27 (7.32%) Cisco
6 21 (5.69%) Dell
7 18 (4.88%) Apple
8 15 (4.07%) Symantec
9 10 (2.71%) Avaya
10 9 (2.44%) Oracle
11 8 (2.17%) SAP
12 7 (1.90%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.90%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.90%) IBM
12 7 (1.90%) Remedy
13 6 (1.63%) SonicWALL
14 5 (1.36%) Lotus
14 5 (1.36%) Juniper
14 5 (1.36%) NetApp
15 4 (1.08%) LANDesk
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