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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 96 103
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 183 183 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.54% 3.04% 2.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.59% 10.21% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 161 164 137
Median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
1579 1793 1662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.56% 29.77% 26.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1241 1393 1292
Median salary £42,000 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £22,990
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +23 41 £41,000 -3.52% 3
Wiltshire +3 38 £32,000 -12.92% 5
Gloucestershire -8 37 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Bristol +39 33 £38,500 +18.46% 6
Devon +4 12 £28,500 -18.57% 2
Cornwall -10 11 £23,000 +9.52% 1
Dorset -16 11 £29,500 -15.71% 6
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 272 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 197 (57.94%) Windows
3 164 (48.24%) MCSE
4 145 (42.65%) SQL Server
5 135 (39.71%) VMware
6 109 (32.06%) Windows Server
7 106 (31.18%) ITIL
8 105 (30.88%) MS Excel
9 101 (29.71%) Cisco Certification
10 97 (28.53%) MS Exchange
11 89 (26.18%) CCNA
12 84 (24.71%) MCSA
13 83 (24.41%) Linux
13 83 (24.41%) Firewall
14 82 (24.12%) Cisco
15 80 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
16 79 (23.24%) Active Directory
17 78 (22.94%) Windows Server 2012
18 75 (22.06%) C#
19 72 (21.18%) SQL
20 66 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
21 64 (18.82%) Degree
21 64 (18.82%) .NET
22 59 (17.35%) Citrix
22 59 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
23 57 (16.76%) Exchange Server 2010
24 55 (16.18%) MCITP
25 53 (15.59%) MCP
26 51 (15.00%) SharePoint
26 51 (15.00%) Mentoring

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 97 (28.53%) MS Exchange
2 57 (16.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 42 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 34 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (8.82%) IIS
7 27 (7.94%) Apache
8 14 (4.12%) JBoss
9 12 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (3.53%) CMS
9 12 (3.53%) Skype for Business
10 10 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (2.65%) Drupal
11 9 (2.65%) Tomcat
12 8 (2.35%) Apache Pig
13 7 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (2.06%) Umbraco
14 6 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 105 (30.88%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.35%) MS Office
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.53%) SAP Business One
2 9 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.59%) Primavera
5 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.29%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.65%) Office 365
2 25 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.06%) IaaS
5 6 (1.76%) GitHub
5 6 (1.76%) PaaS
5 6 (1.76%) SaaS
6 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (24.41%) Firewall
2 48 (14.12%) TCP/IP
3 46 (13.53%) DNS
4 40 (11.76%) SAN
5 35 (10.29%) LAN
5 35 (10.29%) VPN
5 35 (10.29%) WAN
6 32 (9.41%) DHCP
6 32 (9.41%) VoIP
7 17 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (4.12%) ADSL
9 9 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (2.06%) Internet
10 7 (2.06%) iSCSI
10 7 (2.06%) MPLS
10 7 (2.06%) SSL
11 6 (1.76%) VLAN
11 6 (1.76%) Wireless
12 5 (1.47%) DSL
12 5 (1.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (42.65%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (5.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.53%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (3.24%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.24%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.65%) Big Data
9 8 (2.35%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.35%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.76%) SSDT
11 4 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.18%) MySQL
11 4 (1.18%) OLAP
11 4 (1.18%) OLTP
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 40 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.76%) MSI
4 4 (1.18%) JIRA
4 4 (1.18%) tSQLt
5 3 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.88%) MorphX
5 3 (0.88%) Selenium
5 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.59%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.29%) git-flow
7 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.29%) Redmine
7 1 (0.29%) Robot Framework
General
1 29 (8.53%) Finance
2 23 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.82%) Banking
4 10 (2.94%) Advertising
5 8 (2.35%) Games
5 8 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.18%) Electronics
7 4 (1.18%) Marketing
8 3 (0.88%) Back Office
9 2 (0.59%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 75 (22.06%) Support Engineer
2 61 (17.94%) Developer
3 49 (14.41%) Analyst
4 38 (11.18%) 3rd Line Support
5 35 (10.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 30 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 29 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 29 (8.53%) C# Developer
8 28 (8.24%) .NET Developer
9 23 (6.76%) IT Support
10 20 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 20 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 20 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 20 (5.88%) Team Leader
11 19 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (5.59%) Senior Developer
12 17 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
12 17 (5.00%) IT Manager
12 17 (5.00%) Microsoft Engineer
13 16 (4.71%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (18.82%) .NET
2 41 (12.06%) ASP.NET
3 33 (9.71%) HTML
4 31 (9.12%) .NET Framework
5 29 (8.53%) CSS
6 24 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (5.88%) jQuery
8 18 (5.29%) WCF
9 15 (4.41%) COM
10 14 (4.12%) AngularJS
10 14 (4.12%) Entity Framework
11 12 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (3.53%) WinForms
12 11 (3.24%) Java EE
12 11 (3.24%) STL
13 10 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (2.94%) LINQ
14 9 (2.65%) HTML5
15 7 (2.06%) Web Services
16 6 (1.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.29%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 15 (4.41%) Clustering
4 13 (3.82%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.06%) Cybercrime
5 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (2.06%) User Experience
6 6 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.76%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.47%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.47%) iPad
7 5 (1.47%) Replication
7 5 (1.47%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 197 (57.94%) Windows
2 109 (32.06%) Windows Server
3 83 (24.41%) Linux
4 78 (22.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (12.35%) Windows 7
8 28 (8.24%) Windows 10
9 26 (7.65%) Unix
10 25 (7.35%) Windows 8
11 15 (4.41%) Apple iOS
12 12 (3.53%) Android
12 12 (3.53%) Windows Vista
12 12 (3.53%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.65%) Mac OS X
14 8 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.59%) CentOS
16 2 (0.59%) Debian
16 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (31.18%) ITIL
2 59 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 38 (11.18%) Software Engineering
5 34 (10.00%) Project Management
6 30 (8.82%) MVC
7 28 (8.24%) PRINCE2
8 25 (7.35%) Service Delivery
9 24 (7.06%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (5.29%) DevOps
12 16 (4.71%) Line Management
12 16 (4.71%) Migration
13 15 (4.41%) Ethical Hacking
13 15 (4.41%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (4.41%) Reverse Engineering
13 15 (4.41%) TDD
14 14 (4.12%) High Availability
14 14 (4.12%) ITIL V3
14 14 (4.12%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 75 (22.06%) C#
2 72 (21.18%) SQL
3 39 (11.47%) T-SQL
4 37 (10.88%) PowerShell
5 33 (9.71%) Java
6 29 (8.53%) VB
7 27 (7.94%) JavaScript
8 26 (7.65%) C++
9 22 (6.47%) C
10 19 (5.59%) PHP
11 12 (3.53%) VB6
11 12 (3.53%) VC++
12 11 (3.24%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.76%) Python
14 5 (1.47%) Perl
15 4 (1.18%) X++
16 3 (0.88%) Delphi
17 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 164 (48.24%) MCSE
2 101 (29.71%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (26.18%) CCNA
4 84 (24.71%) MCSA
5 64 (18.82%) Degree
6 55 (16.18%) MCITP
7 53 (15.59%) MCP
8 46 (13.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 41 (12.06%) Network+ Certification
9 41 (12.06%) Security Cleared
10 35 (10.29%) MCSD
11 32 (9.41%) A+ Certification
12 31 (9.12%) MCTS
13 29 (8.53%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (7.06%) CCNP
15 22 (6.47%) Citrix Certification
16 20 (5.88%) SC Cleared
17 17 (5.00%) GIAC
18 16 (4.71%) Linux+ Certification
18 16 (4.71%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.94%) SLA
2 7 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 80 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (23.24%) Active Directory
3 39 (11.47%) Hyper-V
4 32 (9.41%) XenApp
5 24 (7.06%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (6.47%) vSphere
7 9 (2.65%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.06%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.76%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.88%) Docker
11 3 (0.88%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.88%) NFS
11 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.59%) Firmware
12 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.29%) Samba
13 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (6.18%) Backup Exec
2 19 (5.59%) SCCM
3 18 (5.29%) WSUS
4 17 (5.00%) NetBackup
5 15 (4.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (2.94%) SCOM
7 7 (2.06%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.18%) Puppet
9 2 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.59%) Nagios
9 2 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.59%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.29%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.29%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 272 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 135 (39.71%) VMware
3 82 (24.12%) Cisco
4 59 (17.35%) Citrix
5 40 (11.76%) HP
6 26 (7.65%) Dell
7 20 (5.88%) Symantec
8 19 (5.59%) Oracle
8 19 (5.59%) WatchGuard
9 17 (5.00%) SAP
10 15 (4.41%) EMC
11 13 (3.82%) NetApp
11 13 (3.82%) Sophos
12 12 (3.53%) IBM
12 12 (3.53%) Intel Security
13 8 (2.35%) Avaya
14 7 (2.06%) Apple
14 7 (2.06%) Draytek
14 7 (2.06%) Sitecore
14 7 (2.06%) ZyXEL
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000.00 - £23500.00 per annum + Pension & Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Roc Search Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Roc Search Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salaries
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salaries
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Good Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ds Smith Plc
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Orchard Computer Services
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheltenham
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Posted: 25 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Poole
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Poole
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IMEX Technical Services Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Optional 24/7 On-Call Rota
Posted: 20 days ago
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheltenham
People Source Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago