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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 226 233 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.51% 4.10% 4.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.44% 14.25% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 219 209 229
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
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
1975 1635 1992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.64% 28.79% 34.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1617 1352 1689
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Dorset +10 56 £38,750 +19.23% 6
Wiltshire -16 50 £40,000 - 8
Bristol -44 35 £35,000 -6.66% 8
Gloucestershire +8 32 £35,500 +30.27% 7
Devon 0 29 £29,500 -2.47% 3
Somerset -20 12 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Cornwall +1 8 £22,500 +25.00%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 330 (80.10%) Microsoft
2 273 (66.26%) Windows
3 160 (38.83%) MCSE
4 149 (36.17%) Active Directory
5 148 (35.92%) MS Exchange
6 137 (33.25%) MS Excel
7 134 (32.52%) VMware
8 129 (31.31%) MCP
9 114 (27.67%) SQL Server
10 106 (25.73%) .NET
10 106 (25.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 102 (24.76%) C#
12 99 (24.03%) TCP/IP
12 99 (24.03%) MCITP
13 98 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 97 (23.54%) Cisco
15 96 (23.30%) Citrix
15 96 (23.30%) ITIL
16 94 (22.82%) ASP.NET
16 94 (22.82%) MCSA
16 94 (22.82%) WAN
17 93 (22.57%) LAN
18 86 (20.87%) Firewall
19 83 (20.15%) SQL
20 81 (19.66%) Lync
21 75 (18.20%) MVC
22 71 (17.23%) SAN
23 69 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
23 69 (16.75%) Windows Server 2012
24 67 (16.26%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 148 (35.92%) MS Exchange
2 81 (19.66%) Lync
3 49 (11.89%) SharePoint
4 35 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (7.28%) IIS
6 25 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (4.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.21%) CMS
12 5 (1.21%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.73%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.49%) Apache
14 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
15 1 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 137 (33.25%) MS Excel
2 37 (8.98%) MS Office
3 5 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) MS Project
5 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Visualfiles
1 3 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.88%) Office 365
2 9 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.49%) SaaS
3 2 (0.49%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (24.03%) TCP/IP
2 94 (22.82%) WAN
3 93 (22.57%) LAN
4 86 (20.87%) Firewall
5 71 (17.23%) SAN
6 53 (12.86%) DNS
7 52 (12.62%) DHCP
8 35 (8.50%) WLAN
9 33 (8.01%) VPN
10 26 (6.31%) NetScaler
11 15 (3.64%) Ethernet
11 15 (3.64%) Internet
12 14 (3.40%) VoIP
12 14 (3.40%) ADSL
12 14 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (3.40%) Unified Communications
13 12 (2.91%) Wireless
14 11 (2.67%) SSL
15 7 (1.70%) Network Security
15 7 (1.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (27.67%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.94%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.70%) MySQL
8 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.73%) Big Data
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.24%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.24%) IDOL
12 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.24%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 25 (6.07%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.67%) MSTest
3 11 (2.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (2.67%) Moq
3 11 (2.67%) NUnit
4 2 (0.49%) MorphX
4 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (8.50%) Finance
2 13 (3.16%) Advertising
3 6 (1.46%) Back Office
4 5 (1.21%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.24%) Electronics
6 1 (0.24%) Billing
6 1 (0.24%) Local Government
6 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 92 (22.33%) Developer
2 67 (16.26%) Analyst
3 65 (15.78%) Consultant
4 54 (13.11%) Support Engineer
5 46 (11.17%) .NET Developer
6 45 (10.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 36 (8.74%) C# Developer
8 35 (8.50%) Project Engineer
9 30 (7.28%) Support Analyst
9 30 (7.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (6.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 23 (5.58%) IT Support
11 23 (5.58%) Senior Developer
12 20 (4.85%) Technical Support
12 20 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
12 20 (4.85%) Service Analyst
13 19 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (4.13%) Senior Consultant
14 17 (4.13%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
15 16 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (25.73%) .NET
2 94 (22.82%) ASP.NET
3 64 (15.53%) CSS
4 62 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 58 (14.08%) HTML
6 36 (8.74%) .NET Framework
7 34 (8.25%) jQuery
8 24 (5.83%) WCF
9 21 (5.10%) XML
10 19 (4.61%) Web Services
10 19 (4.61%) Ajax
11 16 (3.88%) WPF
12 14 (3.40%) WinForms
13 13 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 13 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 11 (2.67%) Razor View Engine
14 11 (2.67%) Unity DI Container
14 11 (2.67%) Spring.NET
14 11 (2.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (2.67%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.13%) Fat Client
2 17 (4.13%) Thin Client
3 16 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.16%) Blackberry
4 13 (3.16%) Clustering
5 11 (2.67%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (2.18%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.94%) PKI
8 7 (1.70%) PDA
9 6 (1.46%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.97%) Physics
10 4 (0.97%) GIS
11 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.73%) Replication
11 3 (0.73%) Statistics
11 3 (0.73%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.73%) iPad
11 3 (0.73%) iPhone
12 2 (0.49%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 273 (66.26%) Windows
2 106 (25.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 69 (16.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (13.35%) Windows 7
5 34 (8.25%) Windows Vista
6 32 (7.77%) Linux
7 26 (6.31%) Windows XP
8 24 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.46%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.21%) Solaris
12 4 (0.97%) UNIX
13 3 (0.73%) CentOS
14 2 (0.49%) Android
14 2 (0.49%) AIX
15 1 (0.24%) HPUX
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (23.30%) ITIL
2 75 (18.20%) MVC
3 49 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (10.44%) Project Management
5 29 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 27 (6.55%) Time Management
7 22 (5.34%) Service Delivery
8 21 (5.10%) Scrum
9 20 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (4.85%) Mentoring
10 19 (4.61%) Dependency Injection
11 17 (4.13%) TDD
12 16 (3.88%) Migration
13 14 (3.40%) Service Management
13 14 (3.40%) MVVM
14 13 (3.16%) Waterfall
15 12 (2.91%) Web Application Development
15 12 (2.91%) Line Management
16 11 (2.67%) Configuration Management
16 11 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 102 (24.76%) C#
2 83 (20.15%) SQL
3 67 (16.26%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.88%) T-SQL
5 15 (3.64%) VB.NET
6 11 (2.67%) VB
7 9 (2.18%) C
8 7 (1.70%) Java
9 6 (1.46%) VBScript
9 6 (1.46%) PHP
9 6 (1.46%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.46%) VB6
10 3 (0.73%) C++
11 2 (0.49%) X++
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 160 (38.83%) MCSE
2 129 (31.31%) MCP
3 99 (24.03%) MCITP
4 94 (22.82%) MCSA
5 67 (16.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 50 (12.14%) CCA
6 50 (12.14%) Citrix Certification
7 46 (11.17%) MCSD
8 41 (9.95%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (9.22%) Degree
10 36 (8.74%) MCTS
11 35 (8.50%) CCNA
12 27 (6.55%) CCEA
12 27 (6.55%) CCEE
13 25 (6.07%) Security Cleared
14 22 (5.34%) SC Cleared
15 16 (3.88%) A+ Certification
16 15 (3.64%) MCDST
17 14 (3.40%) Network+ Certification
18 11 (2.67%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.10%) SLA
2 4 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.73%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (36.17%) Active Directory
2 98 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (10.19%) vSphere
4 33 (8.01%) XenApp
5 31 (7.52%) Hyper-V
6 30 (7.28%) XenDesktop
7 25 (6.07%) VMware ESX
8 19 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.67%) MetaFrame
9 11 (2.67%) Terminal Services
10 8 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (1.70%) UAG
12 5 (1.21%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.73%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 3 (0.73%) Xen
13 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.49%) NFS
14 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 41 (9.95%) SCCM
2 19 (4.61%) SCOM
3 14 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (2.43%) SCVMM
5 9 (2.18%) SCOrch
5 9 (2.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.46%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.97%) Netcool
7 4 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.97%) WSUS
8 3 (0.73%) logstash
8 3 (0.73%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.73%) Nagios
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.49%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.49%) Nessus
9 2 (0.49%) SCSM
Vendors
1 330 (80.10%) Microsoft
2 134 (32.52%) VMware
3 97 (23.54%) Cisco
4 96 (23.30%) Citrix
5 52 (12.62%) HP
6 50 (12.14%) Avaya
7 32 (7.77%) EMC
8 27 (6.55%) AppSense
9 25 (6.07%) Dell
10 21 (5.10%) IBM
11 18 (4.37%) Symantec
12 16 (3.88%) CheckPoint
13 14 (3.40%) Remedy
14 13 (3.16%) Apple
15 11 (2.67%) SonicWALL
15 11 (2.67%) Sophos
15 11 (2.67%) Oracle
16 9 (2.18%) Red Hat
17 7 (1.70%) SAP
18 6 (1.46%) NetApp
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Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester
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Gloucestershire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
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Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £23000 - £24700 Per Annum Pension, Free Parking
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Somerset
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Bristol
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Chippenham
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Somerset
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Bath
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Salary: £47000 - £50000 per annum + car allowance
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Gloucestershire
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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