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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 86 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 183 205 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.00% 4.05% 3.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.22% 13.67% 9.70%
Number of salaries quoted 165 183 192
Average salary £32,500 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.47% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
1631 1500 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 26.77% 29.63% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1291 1272 1909
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Bristol -12 46 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Wiltshire -22 35 £30,750 -31.66% 3
Dorset -18 33 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Devon +12 28 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Gloucestershire +5 23 £27,750 -30.62% 3
Somerset -39 13 £32,500 -26.13% 3
Cornwall -1 5 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 292 (78.71%) Microsoft
2 260 (70.08%) Windows
3 153 (41.24%) SQL Server
4 148 (39.89%) MCSE
5 139 (37.47%) Active Directory
6 128 (34.50%) MS Excel
7 120 (32.35%) MCP
8 114 (30.73%) VMware
9 111 (29.92%) .NET
10 109 (29.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 108 (29.11%) MS Exchange
12 100 (26.95%) C#
13 96 (25.88%) Firewall
14 95 (25.61%) ASP.NET
15 86 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 84 (22.64%) Degree
17 82 (22.10%) SQL
18 80 (21.56%) MCITP
19 76 (20.49%) Windows 7
19 76 (20.49%) Cisco
20 75 (20.22%) TCP/IP
21 73 (19.68%) Citrix
22 72 (19.41%) DNS
22 72 (19.41%) MCSA
23 66 (17.79%) ITIL
23 66 (17.79%) MVC
24 64 (17.25%) Windows Server 2003
25 62 (16.71%) LAN
26 61 (16.44%) MCTS
27 57 (15.36%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 108 (29.11%) MS Exchange
2 56 (15.09%) SharePoint
3 38 (10.24%) IIS
4 35 (9.43%) Lync
5 30 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (4.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.89%) MS Project Server
11 6 (1.62%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.62%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.27%) Apache
14 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.27%) Oracle Spatial
14 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 128 (34.50%) MS Excel
2 52 (14.02%) MS Office
3 6 (1.62%) MS Project
3 6 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.08%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.81%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.54%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.31%) Office 365
2 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 96 (25.88%) Firewall
2 75 (20.22%) TCP/IP
3 72 (19.41%) DNS
4 62 (16.71%) LAN
5 57 (15.36%) WAN
6 46 (12.40%) DHCP
7 43 (11.59%) SAN
8 31 (8.36%) VPN
9 21 (5.66%) WLAN
10 18 (4.85%) HTTP
11 17 (4.58%) SMTP
12 16 (4.31%) VoIP
13 10 (2.70%) Ethernet
13 10 (2.70%) Internet
13 10 (2.70%) PPTP
13 10 (2.70%) Wireless
13 10 (2.70%) IPsec
14 9 (2.43%) SSL
14 9 (2.43%) Network Security
15 8 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (41.24%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (5.12%) MySQL
5 18 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.77%) Crystal Reports
7 13 (3.50%) Big Data
8 10 (2.70%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.27%) IDOL
14 1 (0.27%) DB2
14 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 30 (8.09%) Rhino Mocks
1 30 (8.09%) Moq
1 30 (8.09%) MSTest
1 30 (8.09%) NUnit
2 26 (7.01%) Visual Studio
3 18 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (4.85%) Finance
2 14 (3.77%) Back Office
3 8 (2.16%) Marketing
3 8 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.81%) Advertising
4 3 (0.81%) Local Government
5 2 (0.54%) Automotive
5 2 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.27%) Legal
6 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.27%) Publishing
6 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 96 (25.88%) Developer
2 58 (15.63%) .NET Developer
3 56 (15.09%) Analyst
4 32 (8.63%) C# Developer
5 30 (8.09%) Support Engineer
6 28 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (7.01%) Consultant
8 24 (6.47%) IT Support
9 23 (6.20%) Service Analyst
10 22 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (5.66%) Project Engineer
12 20 (5.39%) Support Analyst
13 19 (5.12%) Administrator
13 19 (5.12%) C# .NET Developer
14 17 (4.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 16 (4.31%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 16 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
16 15 (4.04%) Senior Developer
17 14 (3.77%) Architect
17 14 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (29.92%) .NET
2 95 (25.61%) ASP.NET
3 57 (15.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 50 (13.48%) HTML
5 41 (11.05%) WPF
6 39 (10.51%) WCF
7 36 (9.70%) CSS
8 33 (8.89%) WinForms
9 31 (8.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 30 (8.09%) Castle Windsor
10 30 (8.09%) Ninject
10 30 (8.09%) Razor View Engine
10 30 (8.09%) Unity DI Container
10 30 (8.09%) Spring.NET
11 28 (7.55%) XML
12 26 (7.01%) .NET Framework
13 22 (5.93%) Web Services
14 18 (4.85%) jQuery
14 18 (4.85%) Ajax
15 9 (2.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.09%) Inversion of Control
1 30 (8.09%) Blackberry
2 29 (7.82%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.58%) PDA
4 16 (4.31%) Fat Client
4 16 (4.31%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.23%) Clustering
6 7 (1.89%) PKI
7 6 (1.62%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.62%) Firmware
8 5 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.08%) GIS
10 3 (0.81%) Replication
10 3 (0.81%) iPad
10 3 (0.81%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.81%) iPhone
11 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.54%) Open Source
11 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 260 (70.08%) Windows
2 109 (29.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (20.49%) Windows 7
4 64 (17.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (9.70%) Linux
7 33 (8.89%) Windows 8
8 31 (8.36%) Windows XP
9 25 (6.74%) Windows Vista
10 12 (3.23%) Apple iOS
11 9 (2.43%) UNIX
11 9 (2.43%) Windows 2000
12 8 (2.16%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.35%) Solaris
15 3 (0.81%) CentOS
16 1 (0.27%) HPUX
16 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.79%) ITIL
1 66 (17.79%) MVC
2 38 (10.24%) TDD
3 35 (9.43%) Web Application Development
3 35 (9.43%) MVVM
4 34 (9.16%) Time Management
4 34 (9.16%) Scrum
5 30 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (8.09%) Kanban
5 30 (8.09%) Dependency Injection
6 19 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (4.58%) Service Delivery
8 15 (4.04%) PRINCE2
9 14 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (3.77%) Configuration Management
9 14 (3.77%) Project Management
9 14 (3.77%) Migration
10 13 (3.50%) DNA
10 13 (3.50%) Software Engineering
11 12 (3.23%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 100 (26.95%) C#
2 82 (22.10%) SQL
3 48 (12.94%) JavaScript
4 25 (6.74%) VB.NET
5 19 (5.12%) VB
6 16 (4.31%) T-SQL
6 16 (4.31%) Java
7 11 (2.96%) VB6
7 11 (2.96%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.43%) C++
9 8 (2.16%) VC++
10 7 (1.89%) VBScript
10 7 (1.89%) C
11 6 (1.62%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 148 (39.89%) MCSE
2 120 (32.35%) MCP
3 84 (22.64%) Degree
4 80 (21.56%) MCITP
5 72 (19.41%) MCSA
6 61 (16.44%) MCTS
7 56 (15.09%) MCSD
8 43 (11.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 35 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (8.09%) MCAD
10 30 (8.09%) CCNA
11 24 (6.47%) CCA
11 24 (6.47%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (3.77%) CCNP
12 14 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (2.70%) A+ Certification
13 10 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
14 9 (2.43%) Security Cleared
15 8 (2.16%) SC Cleared
15 8 (2.16%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.01%) SLA
2 5 (1.35%) QA
3 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) TickIT
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 139 (37.47%) Active Directory
2 86 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (9.97%) Hyper-V
4 31 (8.36%) vSphere
5 22 (5.93%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.50%) XenApp
7 11 (2.96%) Terminal Services
8 10 (2.70%) MetaFrame
9 8 (2.16%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.89%) UAG
11 5 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.35%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.08%) XenServer
12 4 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.81%) Xen
13 3 (0.81%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.27%) NFS
15 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (9.70%) SCCM
2 15 (4.04%) SCOM
3 13 (3.50%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.96%) WSUS
5 10 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (2.16%) Nagios
6 8 (2.16%) logstash
7 7 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 7 (1.89%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.62%) MAILsweeper
8 6 (1.62%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.54%) MOM
11 1 (0.27%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.27%) Netcool
11 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 292 (78.71%) Microsoft
2 114 (30.73%) VMware
3 76 (20.49%) Cisco
4 73 (19.68%) Citrix
5 43 (11.59%) HP
6 38 (10.24%) Avaya
7 23 (6.20%) Dell
8 22 (5.93%) Symantec
9 18 (4.85%) Apple
10 13 (3.50%) NetApp
11 11 (2.96%) IBM
12 10 (2.70%) SonicWALL
12 10 (2.70%) Oracle
12 10 (2.70%) Remedy
13 9 (2.43%) ServiceNow
14 8 (2.16%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.89%) Sophos
16 6 (1.62%) Panasonic
16 6 (1.62%) CheckPoint
16 6 (1.62%) Lotus
Devon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Salary: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Michael Page Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Steria
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Salary: £29,712 per annum + exclusive benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension + Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Salary: £29,712 + exclusive benefits
Posted: 21 days ago