The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 161 178 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.63% 3.40% 3.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.11% 11.71% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 140 160 177
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1592 1520 2024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.97% 29.01% 36.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1224 1284 1794
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
England

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 July 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 July 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 0 50 £40,000 - 7
Dorset -7 36 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Gloucestershire -9 27 £31,250 -21.87% 4
Wiltshire -23 25 £32,500 -31.57% 4
Somerset -18 12 £36,500 +37.73% 6
Devon -2 11 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Cornwall -2 1 £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 July 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.

1 291 (82.20%) Microsoft
2 249 (70.34%) Windows
3 161 (45.48%) SQL Server
4 147 (41.53%) MCSE
5 132 (37.29%) Active Directory
6 126 (35.59%) MS Excel
7 115 (32.49%) MCP
8 111 (31.36%) VMware
9 110 (31.07%) .NET
10 101 (28.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 96 (27.12%) Degree
12 95 (26.84%) MS Exchange
13 91 (25.71%) C#
14 89 (25.14%) ASP.NET
15 86 (24.29%) Firewall
15 86 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 81 (22.88%) SQL
17 79 (22.32%) Windows 7
18 77 (21.75%) MCTS
19 73 (20.62%) DNS
20 72 (20.34%) MCSA
21 67 (18.93%) Citrix
21 67 (18.93%) MCITP
22 64 (18.08%) ITIL
23 63 (17.80%) SharePoint
24 62 (17.51%) TCP/IP
25 60 (16.95%) MVC
26 57 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
27 56 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
28 54 (15.25%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 95 (26.84%) MS Exchange
2 63 (17.80%) SharePoint
3 40 (11.30%) IIS
4 29 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (6.21%) Lync
6 21 (5.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 20 (5.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 20 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (5.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (3.11%) MS Project Server
12 6 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.69%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.69%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.56%) Apache
15 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 126 (35.59%) MS Excel
2 47 (13.28%) MS Office
3 8 (2.26%) MS Project
4 4 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.13%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.85%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.80%) Office 365
2 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.56%) SaaS
4 2 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (24.29%) Firewall
2 73 (20.62%) DNS
3 62 (17.51%) TCP/IP
4 47 (13.28%) SAN
5 45 (12.71%) LAN
6 40 (11.30%) DHCP
7 36 (10.17%) WAN
8 27 (7.63%) VPN
9 17 (4.80%) HTTP
9 17 (4.80%) SMTP
10 13 (3.67%) Intranet
11 11 (3.11%) VoIP
11 11 (3.11%) Wireless
12 10 (2.82%) PPTP
12 10 (2.82%) IPsec
13 9 (2.54%) Network Security
13 9 (2.54%) Internet
14 8 (2.26%) H.323
14 8 (2.26%) WLAN
14 8 (2.26%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (45.48%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (5.93%) MySQL
5 18 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (4.52%) Crystal Reports
7 13 (3.67%) Big Data
8 11 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.28%) DB2
14 1 (0.28%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 37 (10.45%) NUnit
1 37 (10.45%) Rhino Mocks
1 37 (10.45%) Moq
1 37 (10.45%) MSTest
2 19 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (5.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (5.65%) Finance
2 15 (4.24%) Back Office
3 9 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.26%) Marketing
5 3 (0.85%) Local Government
5 3 (0.85%) Advertising
6 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 92 (25.99%) Developer
2 54 (15.25%) .NET Developer
3 47 (13.28%) Analyst
4 27 (7.63%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.63%) 3rd Line Support
5 26 (7.34%) C# Developer
6 23 (6.50%) Consultant
7 21 (5.93%) Service Analyst
7 21 (5.93%) Architect
8 20 (5.65%) Administrator
8 20 (5.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 20 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (5.08%) IT Support
10 17 (4.80%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.95%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.39%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.39%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 11 (3.11%) Windows Administrator
13 11 (3.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (31.07%) .NET
2 89 (25.14%) ASP.NET
3 57 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 49 (13.84%) WPF
5 47 (13.28%) WCF
6 40 (11.30%) HTML
6 40 (11.30%) WinForms
6 40 (11.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 37 (10.45%) Unity DI Container
7 37 (10.45%) Castle Windsor
7 37 (10.45%) Ninject
7 37 (10.45%) Razor View Engine
7 37 (10.45%) Spring.NET
8 25 (7.06%) XML
9 24 (6.78%) CSS
10 20 (5.65%) Web Services
10 20 (5.65%) .NET Framework
11 15 (4.24%) Ajax
12 12 (3.39%) COM
12 12 (3.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.45%) Inversion of Control
2 33 (9.32%) Blackberry
3 24 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.80%) PDA
5 12 (3.39%) Clustering
5 12 (3.39%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.39%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.26%) Firmware
6 8 (2.26%) PKI
7 7 (1.98%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.13%) Replication
9 4 (1.13%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.85%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.85%) Open Source
11 2 (0.56%) Handset
11 2 (0.56%) NHS
11 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.28%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 249 (70.34%) Windows
2 101 (28.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (22.32%) Windows 7
4 56 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (11.58%) Linux
7 33 (9.32%) Windows 8
8 28 (7.91%) Windows XP
9 16 (4.52%) Apple iOS
9 16 (4.52%) Windows Vista
10 12 (3.39%) Windows 2000
11 9 (2.54%) UNIX
12 6 (1.69%) Solaris
13 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.85%) CentOS
14 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.56%) Android
15 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (18.08%) ITIL
2 60 (16.95%) MVC
3 43 (12.15%) MVVM
3 43 (12.15%) TDD
4 42 (11.86%) Web Application Development
5 38 (10.73%) Scrum
6 37 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (10.45%) Kanban
6 37 (10.45%) Dependency Injection
7 22 (6.21%) Time Management
8 21 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (4.80%) Migration
10 16 (4.52%) Project Management
10 16 (4.52%) Problem Management
11 13 (3.67%) Software Engineering
11 13 (3.67%) DNA
11 13 (3.67%) PRINCE2
12 12 (3.39%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.39%) Configuration Management
12 12 (3.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 91 (25.71%) C#
2 81 (22.88%) SQL
3 36 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 27 (7.63%) VB.NET
5 20 (5.65%) VB
6 18 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.24%) T-SQL
7 15 (4.24%) Java
8 13 (3.67%) C++
9 12 (3.39%) VB6
10 10 (2.82%) VC++
11 6 (1.69%) C
11 6 (1.69%) VBScript
11 6 (1.69%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) Python
12 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 147 (41.53%) MCSE
2 115 (32.49%) MCP
3 96 (27.12%) Degree
4 77 (21.75%) MCTS
5 72 (20.34%) MCSA
6 67 (18.93%) MCITP
7 54 (15.25%) MCSD
8 39 (11.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 37 (10.45%) MCAD
10 32 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (7.91%) CCNA
12 24 (6.78%) CCA
12 24 (6.78%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (5.08%) CCNP
14 13 (3.67%) Security Cleared
15 12 (3.39%) SC Cleared
16 11 (3.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (2.82%) MCPD
18 7 (1.98%) HND
18 7 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.78%) SLA
2 4 (1.13%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) TickIT
System Software
1 132 (37.29%) Active Directory
2 86 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (11.86%) Hyper-V
4 36 (10.17%) vSphere
5 26 (7.34%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.67%) XenApp
7 8 (2.26%) ISA Server
8 7 (1.98%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.69%) MetaFrame
10 5 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.41%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.13%) XenServer
11 4 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.85%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 3 (0.85%) UAG
13 1 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (8.76%) SCCM
2 18 (5.08%) SCOM
3 14 (3.95%) WSUS
4 13 (3.67%) Backup Exec
5 11 (3.11%) Nagios
6 10 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (2.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 8 (2.26%) logstash
7 8 (2.26%) SCVMM
8 7 (1.98%) SCOrch
8 7 (1.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.69%) MAILsweeper
9 6 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.85%) MOM
11 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.56%) Cacti
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Intune
12 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.28%) SCSM
12 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 291 (82.20%) Microsoft
2 111 (31.36%) VMware
3 67 (18.93%) Citrix
4 54 (15.25%) Cisco
5 39 (11.02%) HP
6 21 (5.93%) Avaya
7 18 (5.08%) Dell
8 17 (4.80%) Apple
9 14 (3.95%) Symantec
10 12 (3.39%) Remedy
10 12 (3.39%) NetApp
11 11 (3.11%) ServiceNow
11 11 (3.11%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.54%) Oracle
13 6 (1.69%) Clearswift
13 6 (1.69%) Lotus
13 6 (1.69%) IBM
13 6 (1.69%) Panasonic
13 6 (1.69%) SonicWALL
14 5 (1.41%) EMC
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