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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 110 92 68
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 154 165 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.62% 2.68% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.88% 10.38% 11.89%
Number of salaries quoted 138 144 161
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 £24,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
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
1734 1590 1505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.51% 25.87% 28.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1361 1223 1270
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 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 31 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 +8 37 £39,500 +21.53% 2
Gloucestershire -5 36 £37,500 +20.00% 3
Dorset +4 33 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Bristol -38 24 £36,250 -9.37% 6
Cornwall +1 13 £21,000 -16.00%
Devon -9 9 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Somerset +5 7 £42,500 +26.86%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 294 (77.57%) Microsoft
2 255 (67.28%) Windows
3 201 (53.03%) MCSE
4 144 (37.99%) VMware
5 137 (36.15%) MCSA
6 136 (35.88%) MS Excel
7 133 (35.09%) Active Directory
8 131 (34.56%) Citrix
9 129 (34.04%) MS Exchange
10 126 (33.25%) TCP/IP
11 110 (29.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 109 (28.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 104 (27.44%) Cisco
13 104 (27.44%) ITIL
14 97 (25.59%) Firewall
15 94 (24.80%) SQL Server
16 89 (23.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 80 (21.11%) SQL
18 75 (19.79%) LAN
18 75 (19.79%) WAN
18 75 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
19 73 (19.26%) MCITP
19 73 (19.26%) MCP
20 70 (18.47%) C#
21 68 (17.94%) .NET
22 67 (17.68%) Windows Server 2003
23 62 (16.36%) XenApp
24 61 (16.09%) MVC
25 56 (14.78%) VPN
25 56 (14.78%) Citrix Certification

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

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 129 (34.04%) MS Exchange
2 51 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 32 (8.44%) Lync
6 26 (6.86%) IIS
7 22 (5.80%) SharePoint
8 16 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (2.11%) Apache
12 6 (1.58%) JBoss
13 4 (1.06%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 136 (35.88%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.86%) MS Office
3 4 (1.06%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.92%) Office 365
2 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.53%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 126 (33.25%) TCP/IP
2 97 (25.59%) Firewall
3 75 (19.79%) LAN
3 75 (19.79%) WAN
4 56 (14.78%) VPN
5 54 (14.25%) DNS
6 53 (13.98%) SAN
7 51 (13.46%) DHCP
8 32 (8.44%) WLAN
9 26 (6.86%) ADSL
9 26 (6.86%) Wireless
10 24 (6.33%) MPLS
11 16 (4.22%) Internet
11 16 (4.22%) VoIP
12 12 (3.17%) SSL
13 10 (2.64%) Network Security
14 9 (2.37%) VLAN
15 6 (1.58%) Unified Communications
16 5 (1.32%) PABX
16 5 (1.32%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (24.80%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.49%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.43%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.53%) DTS
11 2 (0.53%) MS Access
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (6.33%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.64%) NUnit
4 9 (2.37%) Rhino Mocks
4 9 (2.37%) Subversion
4 9 (2.37%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.37%) Log4Net
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.26%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 54 (14.25%) Finance
2 28 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.69%) Advertising
4 6 (1.58%) Banking
5 5 (1.32%) Local Government
6 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (16.89%) Developer
2 60 (15.83%) Support Engineer
3 58 (15.30%) Consultant
4 55 (14.51%) Analyst
5 43 (11.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 37 (9.76%) C# Developer
7 35 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (8.71%) .NET Developer
9 32 (8.44%) C# .NET Developer
10 30 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 27 (7.12%) Team Leader
12 26 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (6.07%) Support Analyst
14 22 (5.80%) Network Engineer
15 17 (4.49%) Senior Developer
15 17 (4.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 16 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 16 (4.22%) Network Team Leader
17 15 (3.96%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (17.94%) .NET
2 55 (14.51%) ASP.NET
3 49 (12.93%) CSS
4 46 (12.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 43 (11.35%) HTML
6 38 (10.03%) jQuery
6 38 (10.03%) .NET Framework
7 33 (8.71%) WCF
7 33 (8.71%) Entity Framework
8 27 (7.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (6.33%) AngularJS
10 20 (5.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 19 (5.01%) Web Services
11 19 (5.01%) XML
12 17 (4.49%) HTML5
12 17 (4.49%) LINQ
13 15 (3.96%) Software Packaging
14 14 (3.69%) CSS3
14 14 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 13 (3.43%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.28%) Client/Server
1 20 (5.28%) Thin Client
1 20 (5.28%) Fat Client
2 17 (4.49%) Video Conferencing
2 17 (4.49%) Clustering
3 14 (3.69%) Data Centre
4 7 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.32%) PDA
5 5 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.79%) HP Storage
7 3 (0.79%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.26%) DTV
9 1 (0.26%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 255 (67.28%) Windows
2 110 (29.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (28.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (17.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (10.55%) Windows Vista
6 31 (8.18%) Linux
7 24 (6.33%) Windows 7
8 19 (5.01%) Windows 8
9 14 (3.69%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.32%) UNIX
12 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.79%) Android
13 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (27.44%) ITIL
2 61 (16.09%) MVC
3 36 (9.50%) Project Management
4 27 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (5.80%) Service Delivery
5 22 (5.80%) Time Management
6 21 (5.54%) Migration
7 18 (4.75%) SOA
8 17 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (4.49%) Mentoring
9 15 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (3.43%) OO
10 13 (3.43%) Change Management
10 13 (3.43%) SDLC
11 11 (2.90%) Service Management
11 11 (2.90%) Workflow
12 10 (2.64%) Software Engineering
13 9 (2.37%) Active Record
13 9 (2.37%) Coaching
14 8 (2.11%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 80 (21.11%) SQL
2 70 (18.47%) C#
3 45 (11.87%) JavaScript
4 34 (8.97%) T-SQL
5 17 (4.49%) PowerShell
6 14 (3.69%) Java
7 8 (2.11%) VBScript
8 7 (1.85%) PHP
9 6 (1.58%) VB
10 5 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.06%) C++
12 3 (0.79%) Delphi
13 2 (0.53%) VBA
13 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.26%) Python
14 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 201 (53.03%) MCSE
2 137 (36.15%) MCSA
3 89 (23.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 73 (19.26%) MCITP
4 73 (19.26%) MCP
5 56 (14.78%) Citrix Certification
6 54 (14.25%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (13.98%) CCNA
8 49 (12.93%) CCA
9 32 (8.44%) A+ Certification
9 32 (8.44%) Security Cleared
10 28 (7.39%) Network+ Certification
11 26 (6.86%) MCSD
12 23 (6.07%) Degree
13 21 (5.54%) SC Cleared
14 20 (5.28%) CCEE
14 20 (5.28%) CCEA
15 14 (3.69%) MCTS
15 14 (3.69%) MCPD
16 12 (3.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.90%) SLA
2 3 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 133 (35.09%) Active Directory
2 75 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (16.36%) XenApp
4 41 (10.82%) vSphere
5 40 (10.55%) Hyper-V
6 24 (6.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 20 (5.28%) BitLocker
8 13 (3.43%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.85%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.53%) XenServer
12 1 (0.26%) UAG
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (10.82%) SCCM
2 30 (7.92%) Backup Exec
3 22 (5.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 20 (5.28%) WSUS
5 17 (4.49%) NetBackup
6 15 (3.96%) SCOM
7 7 (1.85%) Zenoss
7 7 (1.85%) WhatsUp Gold
8 5 (1.32%) Windows Intune
9 4 (1.06%) vMotion
9 4 (1.06%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.53%) SCSM
11 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.26%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 294 (77.57%) Microsoft
2 144 (37.99%) VMware
3 131 (34.56%) Citrix
4 104 (27.44%) Cisco
5 42 (11.08%) HP
6 34 (8.97%) Sophos
7 28 (7.39%) Symantec
8 25 (6.60%) Avaya
9 24 (6.33%) Remedy
10 20 (5.28%) AppSense
11 19 (5.01%) EMC
12 18 (4.75%) Dell
13 17 (4.49%) Juniper
14 12 (3.17%) Red Hat
14 12 (3.17%) Oracle
15 11 (2.90%) IBM
15 11 (2.90%) SonicWALL
16 9 (2.37%) Veeam
17 8 (2.11%) 3PAR
17 8 (2.11%) NetApp
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Madison Talent Sourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, 10% Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Provide Consulting Ltd
Salary: £70k - £80k per annum + Car Allowance + 20% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: 2 days ago
Verwood, Dorset
Rainford Recruitment
Salary: £30000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £43000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Superdry
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Online Resourcing
Salary: From £24,000 to £29,000 per annum based on experience + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago