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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 80 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 198 188 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.50% 3.17% 3.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.91% 10.99% 11.25%
Number of salaries quoted 175 162 176
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -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
1662 1710 1671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.34% 28.81% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1360 1455
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +17 55 £36,750 +12.21% 3
Gloucestershire +24 51 £33,000 +20.00% 6
Dorset +5 42 £35,000 +5.26% 6
Bristol -45 23 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Cornwall +4 14 £21,000 -23.63% 1
Somerset +23 13 £30,500 -25.60% 3
Devon -20 11 £35,000 +45.83%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 340 (80.57%) Microsoft
2 287 (68.01%) Windows
3 196 (46.45%) MCSE
4 161 (38.15%) Active Directory
5 150 (35.55%) MS Excel
6 147 (34.83%) VMware
7 145 (34.36%) TCP/IP
8 134 (31.75%) MS Exchange
9 133 (31.52%) MCSA
10 127 (30.09%) Citrix
11 121 (28.67%) SQL Server
12 118 (27.96%) SQL
13 115 (27.25%) Cisco
14 110 (26.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 108 (25.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 105 (24.88%) C#
16 105 (24.88%) ITIL
17 101 (23.93%) .NET
18 100 (23.70%) Firewall
19 92 (21.80%) ASP.NET
20 91 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
21 88 (20.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 88 (20.85%) MCITP
21 88 (20.85%) WAN
22 87 (20.62%) MCP
23 86 (20.38%) LAN
24 80 (18.96%) MVC
25 71 (16.82%) CSS
26 68 (16.11%) Windows Server 2003
27 67 (15.88%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 134 (31.75%) MS Exchange
2 53 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 53 (12.56%) IIS
3 47 (11.14%) Lync
4 46 (10.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 35 (8.29%) SharePoint
7 23 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (4.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (3.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.71%) JBoss
11 3 (0.71%) Apache
12 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 150 (35.55%) MS Excel
2 49 (11.61%) MS Office
3 5 (1.18%) MS Project
4 3 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.29%) Office 365
2 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.71%) SaaS
4 2 (0.47%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 145 (34.36%) TCP/IP
2 100 (23.70%) Firewall
3 88 (20.85%) WAN
4 86 (20.38%) LAN
5 65 (15.40%) DHCP
5 65 (15.40%) DNS
6 60 (14.22%) VPN
7 50 (11.85%) SAN
8 47 (11.14%) WLAN
9 32 (7.58%) Wireless
10 25 (5.92%) MPLS
11 23 (5.45%) ADSL
12 20 (4.74%) SSL
13 16 (3.79%) VoIP
14 12 (2.84%) VLAN
15 10 (2.37%) Internet
16 9 (2.13%) NetScaler
17 7 (1.66%) Network Security
17 7 (1.66%) Unified Communications
17 7 (1.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (28.67%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.98%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.03%) RDBMS
5 16 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.24%) DTS
11 1 (0.24%) MS Access
11 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (8.06%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (4.03%) NUnit
4 16 (3.79%) Log4Net
4 16 (3.79%) Subversion
4 16 (3.79%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (3.79%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.24%) MorphX
6 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.24%) MSI
6 1 (0.24%) CruiseControl
General
1 49 (11.61%) Finance
2 26 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.08%) Advertising
4 2 (0.47%) Local Government
5 1 (0.24%) Banking
5 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (19.67%) Developer
2 63 (14.93%) Consultant
3 60 (14.22%) Analyst
4 50 (11.85%) Support Engineer
4 50 (11.85%) C# Developer
5 47 (11.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (9.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 40 (9.48%) .NET Developer
8 33 (7.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
9 29 (6.87%) Support Analyst
10 28 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (6.16%) Team Leader
11 26 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (4.74%) Network Engineer
12 20 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (4.50%) Support Specialist
13 19 (4.50%) ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (4.27%) Senior Developer
15 16 (3.79%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (23.93%) .NET
2 92 (21.80%) ASP.NET
3 71 (16.82%) CSS
4 67 (15.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 56 (13.27%) HTML
6 51 (12.09%) jQuery
7 49 (11.61%) WCF
7 49 (11.61%) .NET Framework
8 44 (10.43%) Entity Framework
9 32 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (6.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 27 (6.40%) XML
12 24 (5.69%) LINQ
13 23 (5.45%) AngularJS
14 22 (5.21%) Web Services
15 20 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 20 (4.74%) Software Packaging
15 20 (4.74%) NHibernate
16 18 (4.27%) JSON
17 16 (3.79%) ELMAH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.40%) Thin Client
1 27 (6.40%) Fat Client
2 21 (4.98%) Clustering
3 20 (4.74%) Client/Server
4 17 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (3.79%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.90%) PDA
9 7 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.18%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.95%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.95%) Physics
11 4 (0.95%) Chemistry
12 3 (0.71%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.47%) iPhone
14 1 (0.24%) PKI
14 1 (0.24%) Cryptography
14 1 (0.24%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 287 (68.01%) Windows
2 110 (26.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (25.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (16.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (10.19%) Windows Vista
6 31 (7.35%) Windows 7
7 23 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 22 (5.21%) Linux
9 16 (3.79%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.42%) UNIX
11 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.24%) AIX
14 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (24.88%) ITIL
2 80 (18.96%) MVC
3 35 (8.29%) Project Management
4 32 (7.58%) SOA
5 30 (7.11%) Migration
6 27 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (5.92%) Time Management
7 25 (5.92%) Mentoring
8 23 (5.45%) SDLC
9 20 (4.74%) Service Delivery
9 20 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (4.74%) OO
10 19 (4.50%) Coaching
11 17 (4.03%) PRINCE2
12 16 (3.79%) Active Record
13 15 (3.55%) Release Management
13 15 (3.55%) Wealth Management
14 14 (3.32%) Software Engineering
14 14 (3.32%) SIEM
15 13 (3.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (27.96%) SQL
2 105 (24.88%) C#
3 55 (13.03%) JavaScript
4 45 (10.66%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.32%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.90%) Java
7 6 (1.42%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.18%) PHP
9 3 (0.71%) VBScript
9 3 (0.71%) VB
10 2 (0.47%) C++
10 2 (0.47%) C
11 1 (0.24%) X++
11 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.24%) VBA
11 1 (0.24%) Delphi
11 1 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 196 (46.45%) MCSE
2 133 (31.52%) MCSA
3 88 (20.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 88 (20.85%) MCITP
4 87 (20.62%) MCP
5 55 (13.03%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (12.56%) Citrix Certification
7 51 (12.09%) CCNA
8 50 (11.85%) CCA
9 40 (9.48%) MCSD
10 36 (8.53%) Security Cleared
11 28 (6.64%) SC Cleared
12 23 (5.45%) A+ Certification
13 22 (5.21%) Degree
14 20 (4.74%) Network+ Certification
15 18 (4.27%) MCPD
16 14 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (3.32%) CISSP
16 14 (3.32%) CHFI
17 13 (3.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.08%) SLA
2 9 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.95%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 161 (38.15%) Active Directory
2 91 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (13.74%) XenApp
4 56 (13.27%) Hyper-V
5 39 (9.24%) vSphere
6 25 (5.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 20 (4.74%) BitLocker
8 18 (4.27%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.61%) VMware ESX
10 10 (2.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.95%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.47%) UAG
13 1 (0.24%) XenServer
13 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 55 (13.03%) SCCM
2 20 (4.74%) Backup Exec
3 18 (4.27%) SCOM
4 15 (3.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.37%) WSUS
5 10 (2.37%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.42%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.18%) vMotion
7 5 (1.18%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.71%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.71%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.71%) Zenoss
9 2 (0.47%) SCSM
10 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 340 (80.57%) Microsoft
2 147 (34.83%) VMware
3 127 (30.09%) Citrix
4 115 (27.25%) Cisco
5 44 (10.43%) HP
6 36 (8.53%) Avaya
7 29 (6.87%) Sophos
8 25 (5.92%) Remedy
9 23 (5.45%) Dell
10 21 (4.98%) Symantec
11 17 (4.03%) IBM
11 17 (4.03%) Juniper
12 13 (3.08%) AppSense
13 11 (2.61%) EMC
13 11 (2.61%) Oracle
14 10 (2.37%) Veeam
14 10 (2.37%) SonicWALL
15 9 (2.13%) Websense
15 9 (2.13%) McAfee
16 8 (1.90%) Red Hat
Gloucestershire
Intapeople
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + On-call + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, 10% Pension, Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, 10% Pension, Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Wiltshire
Explore Group
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Salisbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago