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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 113 84 59
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 148 188 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.45% 3.06% 4.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.23% 11.33% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135 171 184
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £51,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
1799 1659 1517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.78% 27.00% 29.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1423 1321 1284
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -3 38 £40,500 +45.94% 10
Wiltshire -2 32 £41,250 +51.37% 6
Dorset -2 31 £35,000 - 2
Bristol -37 21 £36,500 -2.66% 2
Devon -22 12 £35,000 - 2
Cornwall -4 9 £21,000 -16.00%
Somerset -5 5 £36,500 +12.30% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 263 (75.14%) Microsoft
2 221 (63.14%) Windows
3 198 (56.57%) MCSE
4 137 (39.14%) VMware
5 135 (38.57%) MS Excel
6 125 (35.71%) MCSA
7 123 (35.14%) MS Exchange
8 122 (34.86%) Citrix
9 109 (31.14%) TCP/IP
10 107 (30.57%) Active Directory
11 105 (30.00%) ITIL
12 103 (29.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 99 (28.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 89 (25.43%) SQL Server
14 89 (25.43%) Firewall
14 89 (25.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 79 (22.57%) Cisco
16 78 (22.29%) C#
17 70 (20.00%) MCP
18 68 (19.43%) .NET
19 65 (18.57%) SQL
19 65 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
20 64 (18.29%) XenApp
21 63 (18.00%) LAN
21 63 (18.00%) WAN
22 60 (17.14%) Citrix Certification
22 60 (17.14%) MCITP
23 56 (16.00%) MVC
24 55 (15.71%) Cisco Certification
24 55 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 123 (35.14%) MS Exchange
2 45 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (6.57%) Lync
6 18 (5.14%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (3.71%) IIS
9 11 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.86%) Apache Pig
11 7 (2.00%) Apache
12 6 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.43%) JBoss
14 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 135 (38.57%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.86%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.29%) Office 365
2 10 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 109 (31.14%) TCP/IP
2 89 (25.43%) Firewall
3 63 (18.00%) LAN
3 63 (18.00%) WAN
4 54 (15.43%) SAN
5 47 (13.43%) DNS
6 46 (13.14%) VPN
7 42 (12.00%) DHCP
8 25 (7.14%) WLAN
9 22 (6.29%) ADSL
10 20 (5.71%) MPLS
11 19 (5.43%) Wireless
12 12 (3.43%) VoIP
13 11 (3.14%) Internet
14 8 (2.29%) Network Security
14 8 (2.29%) Unified Communications
15 7 (2.00%) VLAN
15 7 (2.00%) SSL
16 4 (1.14%) PBX
16 4 (1.14%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (25.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.71%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.43%) RDBMS
4 11 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 10 (2.86%) Big Data
6 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.57%) DTS
10 2 (0.57%) MS Access
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (4.86%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (0.86%) Log4Net
3 3 (0.86%) NUnit
3 3 (0.86%) Subversion
3 3 (0.86%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 47 (13.43%) Finance
2 35 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.00%) Advertising
4 7 (2.00%) Banking
5 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.86%) Local Government
5 3 (0.86%) Back Office
6 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Electronics
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (18.29%) Developer
2 55 (15.71%) Consultant
3 51 (14.57%) Support Engineer
4 48 (13.71%) Analyst
5 41 (11.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 36 (10.29%) C# Developer
7 30 (8.57%) Team Leader
8 29 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (8.29%) C# .NET Developer
9 23 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (6.57%) .NET Developer
10 22 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 21 (6.00%) Support Analyst
12 19 (5.43%) Network Engineer
12 19 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (4.57%) Network Team Leader
14 15 (4.29%) Server Analyst
14 15 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (4.29%) Senior Developer
15 14 (4.00%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (19.43%) .NET
2 52 (14.86%) ASP.NET
3 47 (13.43%) HTML
4 45 (12.86%) CSS
5 37 (10.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 34 (9.71%) jQuery
7 27 (7.71%) .NET Framework
8 24 (6.86%) AngularJS
9 23 (6.57%) HTML5
9 23 (6.57%) WCF
10 21 (6.00%) Entity Framework
10 21 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (5.14%) CSS3
12 17 (4.86%) Web Services
13 16 (4.57%) XML
14 12 (3.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (3.14%) Software Packaging
16 10 (2.86%) Java EE
16 10 (2.86%) STL
17 9 (2.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.57%) Client/Server
1 16 (4.57%) Video Conferencing
2 15 (4.29%) Clustering
3 14 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 14 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.57%) Cybercrime
6 8 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.57%) PDA
11 1 (0.29%) Statistics
11 1 (0.29%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.29%) DTV
11 1 (0.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 221 (63.14%) Windows
2 103 (29.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (28.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (11.43%) Linux
6 31 (8.86%) Windows Vista
7 20 (5.71%) Windows 7
8 15 (4.29%) Android
9 13 (3.71%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.14%) Apple iOS
11 9 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.29%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (30.00%) ITIL
2 56 (16.00%) MVC
3 37 (10.57%) Project Management
4 29 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (5.43%) Mentoring
7 18 (5.14%) Migration
8 17 (4.86%) Software Engineering
9 16 (4.57%) Time Management
9 16 (4.57%) Coaching
10 14 (4.00%) SDLC
10 14 (4.00%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.43%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (3.43%) Ethical Hacking
13 11 (3.14%) Multithreading
14 10 (2.86%) Cyber Security
14 10 (2.86%) Data Protection
14 10 (2.86%) Reverse Engineering
14 10 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.29%) C#
2 65 (18.57%) SQL
3 48 (13.71%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.57%) PowerShell
5 22 (6.29%) T-SQL
5 22 (6.29%) Java
6 16 (4.57%) C++
7 11 (3.14%) VBScript
8 10 (2.86%) C
8 10 (2.86%) Objective-C
9 9 (2.57%) PHP
10 8 (2.29%) VB
11 6 (1.71%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.14%) Delphi
13 2 (0.57%) VBA
13 2 (0.57%) Python
13 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 198 (56.57%) MCSE
2 125 (35.71%) MCSA
3 89 (25.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 70 (20.00%) MCP
5 60 (17.14%) Citrix Certification
5 60 (17.14%) MCITP
6 55 (15.71%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (15.43%) CCNA
8 51 (14.57%) CCA
9 32 (9.14%) Security Cleared
10 31 (8.86%) Network+ Certification
11 27 (7.71%) A+ Certification
12 26 (7.43%) CCEA
12 26 (7.43%) CCEE
13 20 (5.71%) Degree
14 17 (4.86%) MCSD
15 15 (4.29%) SC Cleared
15 15 (4.29%) DV Cleared
15 15 (4.29%) MCPD
16 13 (3.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.71%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (30.57%) Active Directory
2 65 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (18.29%) XenApp
4 37 (10.57%) Hyper-V
5 35 (10.00%) vSphere
6 18 (5.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 16 (4.57%) BitLocker
8 9 (2.57%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (1.71%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.14%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.86%) XenServer
11 3 (0.86%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.57%) Xen
13 1 (0.29%) NFS
13 1 (0.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 35 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 27 (7.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 25 (7.14%) SCCM
4 24 (6.86%) NetBackup
5 21 (6.00%) WSUS
6 14 (4.00%) SCOM
7 10 (2.86%) Zenoss
7 10 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (1.14%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.86%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.57%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.57%) SCSM
10 2 (0.57%) vMotion
11 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.29%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 263 (75.14%) Microsoft
2 137 (39.14%) VMware
3 122 (34.86%) Citrix
4 79 (22.57%) Cisco
5 34 (9.71%) Sophos
6 33 (9.43%) HP
7 30 (8.57%) Symantec
8 26 (7.43%) AppSense
9 25 (7.14%) EMC
10 19 (5.43%) Remedy
11 16 (4.57%) Avaya
11 16 (4.57%) Juniper
12 13 (3.71%) Dell
13 12 (3.43%) Red Hat
14 11 (3.14%) NetApp
14 11 (3.14%) SonicWALL
15 9 (2.57%) Oracle
16 7 (2.00%) Veeam
16 7 (2.00%) 3PAR
17 6 (1.71%) IBM
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £20000.0000 - £30000.0000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: £Excellent DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension, Medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
Searchability
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Salisbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Devon
SCC
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
SCC
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £47500.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago