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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 87 46
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -41
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 212 153 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.63% 3.00% 5.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.41% 10.74% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 191 144 244
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% -2.66%
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
2037 1425 1911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 34.90% 27.99% 36.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1630 1168 1598
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Gloucestershire +28 58 £40,500 +1.25% 16
Dorset -6 51 £36,250 -9.37% 10
Wiltshire +22 45 £37,750 -16.11% 6
Devon +4 28 £35,000 +52.17% 7
Bristol -35 14 £42,500 +1.19% 14
Somerset +5 9 £40,500 -3.57% 1
Cornwall -5 8 £21,000 +16.66% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 382 (85.65%) Microsoft
2 293 (65.70%) Windows
3 191 (42.83%) MCSE
4 167 (37.44%) Active Directory
5 165 (37.00%) MS Excel
6 151 (33.86%) VMware
7 141 (31.61%) MS Exchange
8 135 (30.27%) MCSA
9 131 (29.37%) SQL Server
10 122 (27.35%) SQL
10 122 (27.35%) TCP/IP
11 119 (26.68%) .NET
12 118 (26.46%) MCP
13 116 (26.01%) C#
14 113 (25.34%) ITIL
15 111 (24.89%) Citrix
16 109 (24.44%) ASP.NET
16 109 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
17 101 (22.65%) MCITP
18 98 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
19 97 (21.75%) Cisco
20 91 (20.40%) WAN
21 90 (20.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 88 (19.73%) LAN
23 85 (19.06%) Lync
24 84 (18.83%) Windows Server 2012
25 83 (18.61%) Firewall
25 83 (18.61%) MVC
26 82 (18.39%) CSS
27 77 (17.26%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 141 (31.61%) MS Exchange
2 85 (19.06%) Lync
3 63 (14.13%) IIS
4 49 (10.99%) SharePoint
5 45 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (5.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 21 (4.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.90%) CMS
11 4 (0.90%) Apache
12 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.67%) JBoss
12 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.67%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.45%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 165 (37.00%) MS Excel
2 53 (11.88%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS Project
4 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.40%) Office 365
2 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.12%) SaaS
4 4 (0.90%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 122 (27.35%) TCP/IP
2 91 (20.40%) WAN
3 88 (19.73%) LAN
4 83 (18.61%) Firewall
5 69 (15.47%) SAN
6 59 (13.23%) DNS
7 58 (13.00%) DHCP
8 47 (10.54%) VPN
9 36 (8.07%) WLAN
10 35 (7.85%) NetScaler
11 25 (5.61%) Wireless
12 18 (4.04%) SSL
13 17 (3.81%) VoIP
13 17 (3.81%) Internet
14 16 (3.59%) ADSL
15 15 (3.36%) Unified Communications
16 11 (2.47%) MPLS
17 10 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (2.24%) VLAN
18 7 (1.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (29.37%) SQL Server
2 46 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.26%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.45%) MySQL
12 1 (0.22%) MS Access
12 1 (0.22%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.22%) DTS
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (7.17%) Visual Studio
2 20 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.14%) NUnit
4 13 (2.91%) Subversion
4 13 (2.91%) TeamCity
4 13 (2.91%) Rhino Mocks
4 13 (2.91%) Log4Net
5 4 (0.90%) MorphX
6 2 (0.45%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.22%) MSI
7 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
General
1 66 (14.80%) Finance
2 17 (3.81%) Advertising
3 13 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.45%) Local Government
5 1 (0.22%) Billing
5 1 (0.22%) Back Office
5 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 90 (20.18%) Developer
2 80 (17.94%) Consultant
3 71 (15.92%) Analyst
4 51 (11.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 49 (10.99%) Support Engineer
6 46 (10.31%) C# Developer
7 42 (9.42%) C# .NET Developer
8 41 (9.19%) Support Analyst
9 39 (8.74%) .NET Developer
10 37 (8.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 33 (7.40%) 3rd Line Support
12 26 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (5.16%) Senior Developer
14 22 (4.93%) Project Engineer
15 20 (4.48%) Technical Support
15 20 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
16 17 (3.81%) Senior Consultant
16 17 (3.81%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
17 16 (3.59%) Senior C# Developer
17 16 (3.59%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (26.68%) .NET
2 109 (24.44%) ASP.NET
3 82 (18.39%) CSS
4 77 (17.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 65 (14.57%) HTML
6 54 (12.11%) jQuery
7 50 (11.21%) .NET Framework
8 42 (9.42%) WCF
9 37 (8.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 28 (6.28%) XML
11 27 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (5.38%) Web Services
13 23 (5.16%) LINQ
13 23 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 18 (4.04%) Software Packaging
15 17 (3.81%) NHibernate
15 17 (3.81%) AngularJS
16 15 (3.36%) JSON
17 13 (2.91%) ELMAH
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.71%) Thin Client
1 21 (4.71%) Clustering
1 21 (4.71%) Fat Client
1 21 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.04%) Client/Server
3 17 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.24%) Mathematics
5 8 (1.79%) Physics
5 8 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.57%) PKI
6 7 (1.57%) PDA
7 6 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.35%) Chemistry
8 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.45%) iPhone
9 2 (0.45%) Open Source
9 2 (0.45%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.45%) Statistics
10 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 293 (65.70%) Windows
2 98 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (18.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (12.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (8.97%) Windows 7
6 32 (7.17%) Windows Vista
7 23 (5.16%) Linux
8 21 (4.71%) Windows XP
9 19 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.79%) UNIX
11 4 (0.90%) Solaris
11 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.67%) AIX
12 3 (0.67%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.45%) Android
13 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (25.34%) ITIL
2 83 (18.61%) MVC
3 53 (11.88%) Project Management
4 34 (7.62%) PRINCE2
5 32 (7.17%) SOA
6 31 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (6.73%) Mentoring
8 27 (6.05%) Migration
9 23 (5.16%) Coaching
10 22 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (4.93%) Time Management
11 20 (4.48%) Service Delivery
11 20 (4.48%) OO
12 18 (4.04%) Wealth Management
12 18 (4.04%) Release Management
12 18 (4.04%) SIEM
13 16 (3.59%) Dependency Injection
14 15 (3.36%) Software Engineering
15 14 (3.14%) Service Management
15 14 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 122 (27.35%) SQL
2 116 (26.01%) C#
3 67 (15.02%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.30%) T-SQL
5 13 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.57%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.35%) C
7 6 (1.35%) Java
8 5 (1.12%) C++
9 4 (0.90%) VB6
9 4 (0.90%) X++
9 4 (0.90%) VB
10 3 (0.67%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) VBScript
11 1 (0.22%) VBA
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 191 (42.83%) MCSE
2 135 (30.27%) MCSA
3 118 (26.46%) MCP
4 101 (22.65%) MCITP
5 90 (20.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 64 (14.35%) Citrix Certification
7 63 (14.13%) CCA
8 50 (11.21%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (9.42%) CCNA
9 42 (9.42%) MCSD
10 39 (8.74%) Security Cleared
11 34 (7.62%) SC Cleared
12 30 (6.73%) VCP4
13 29 (6.50%) CCEA
14 28 (6.28%) Degree
14 28 (6.28%) CCEE
15 22 (4.93%) MCTS
16 18 (4.04%) CHFI
16 18 (4.04%) CISSP
17 17 (3.81%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.14%) SLA
2 12 (2.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.67%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 167 (37.44%) Active Directory
2 109 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (13.23%) XenApp
4 57 (12.78%) vSphere
5 53 (11.88%) Hyper-V
6 42 (9.42%) XenDesktop
7 32 (7.17%) VMware ESX
8 25 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (4.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.90%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.45%) Nmap
13 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.45%) UAG
14 1 (0.22%) XenServer
14 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
14 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 58 (13.00%) SCCM
2 27 (6.05%) SCOM
3 18 (4.04%) SCVMM
4 10 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (2.24%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.79%) WSUS
5 8 (1.79%) SCOrch
5 8 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.12%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.67%) Netcool
7 3 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.67%) Windows Intune
7 3 (0.67%) SCSM
8 2 (0.45%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.45%) Nessus
9 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.22%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 382 (85.65%) Microsoft
2 151 (33.86%) VMware
3 111 (24.89%) Citrix
4 97 (21.75%) Cisco
5 43 (9.64%) HP
6 41 (9.19%) Avaya
7 31 (6.95%) EMC
8 29 (6.50%) AppSense
9 24 (5.38%) IBM
10 22 (4.93%) Dell
10 22 (4.93%) Remedy
11 18 (4.04%) Sophos
12 17 (3.81%) Symantec
13 13 (2.91%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.02%) Oracle
15 8 (1.79%) McAfee
15 8 (1.79%) Veeam
16 7 (1.57%) Websense
17 6 (1.35%) Red Hat
17 6 (1.35%) Apple
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