The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 32 24 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 61 55 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 6.44% 6.09% 4.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.15% 16.32% 12.64%
Number of salaries quoted 57 54 33
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Microsoft Certification
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
336 337 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 35.48% 37.32% 33.54%
Number of salaries quoted 234 309 241
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Southampton region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 94 (82.46%) MCSE
2 88 (77.19%) VMware
3 86 (75.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (70.18%) Microsoft
5 75 (65.79%) Windows
6 72 (63.16%) MCITP
7 61 (53.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 59 (51.75%) MS Excel
9 51 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (43.86%) Firewall
11 47 (41.23%) Windows Vista
11 47 (41.23%) Citrix
12 44 (38.60%) TCP/IP
13 43 (37.72%) CCA
13 43 (37.72%) Citrix Certification
13 43 (37.72%) Thin Client
13 43 (37.72%) Fat Client
13 43 (37.72%) Hyper-V
14 42 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
15 41 (35.96%) Office 365
16 40 (35.09%) vCloud
16 40 (35.09%) HP
16 40 (35.09%) NetApp
17 39 (34.21%) vSphere
17 39 (34.21%) Private Cloud
18 34 (29.82%) MCSA
19 28 (24.56%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (18.42%) Cisco
21 20 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
21 20 (17.54%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.63%) Lync
3 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) WordPress
4 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 59 (51.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (35.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (43.86%) Firewall
2 44 (38.60%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.51%) SAN
4 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.75%) CTI
5 2 (1.75%) LAN
5 2 (1.75%) PBX
5 2 (1.75%) WAN
6 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) OLAP
2 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.63%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (0.88%) MySQL
General
1 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (55.26%) Consultant
2 31 (27.19%) IT Support
3 26 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (21.93%) Technical Consultant
5 23 (20.18%) Support Consultant
5 23 (20.18%) IT Consultant
5 23 (20.18%) Senior Consultant
5 23 (20.18%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 16 (14.04%) Cloud Consultant
7 14 (12.28%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) Data Centre Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Architect
11 3 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (2.63%) DBA
11 3 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.75%) .NET
1 2 (1.75%) COM
2 1 (0.88%) CSS
2 1 (0.88%) WAP
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (37.72%) Thin Client
1 43 (37.72%) Fat Client
2 39 (34.21%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.39%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.51%) Clustering
5 2 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) PDA
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (65.79%) Windows
2 51 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (41.23%) Windows Vista
4 28 (24.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.14%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.14%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.88%) UNIX
8 1 (0.88%) Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.53%) Service Management
2 10 (8.77%) ITIL
3 4 (3.51%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (2.63%) Database Security
4 3 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (1.75%) Service Delivery
6 1 (0.88%) MVC
6 1 (0.88%) Scrum
6 1 (0.88%) OO
6 1 (0.88%) ERP
6 1 (0.88%) OOD
6 1 (0.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (0.88%) Refactoring
6 1 (0.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.02%) SQL
2 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.39%) C
4 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.75%) C#
6 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (82.46%) MCSE
2 72 (63.16%) MCITP
3 61 (53.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 43 (37.72%) CCA
4 43 (37.72%) Citrix Certification
5 34 (29.82%) MCSA
6 20 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (17.54%) CCNA
7 9 (7.89%) MCDST
8 7 (6.14%) Degree
9 6 (5.26%) MCP
10 4 (3.51%) A+ Certification
11 3 (2.63%) MCDBA
11 3 (2.63%) MCTS
12 2 (1.75%) CCNP
12 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.88%) MCT
13 1 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.16%) SLA
2 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 86 (75.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (37.72%) Hyper-V
3 40 (35.09%) vCloud
4 39 (34.21%) vSphere
5 12 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) MOM
1 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (77.19%) VMware
2 80 (70.18%) Microsoft
3 47 (41.23%) Citrix
4 40 (35.09%) NetApp
4 40 (35.09%) HP
5 21 (18.42%) Cisco
6 2 (1.75%) Intel
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle
7 1 (0.88%) Siemens
7 1 (0.88%) Mitel
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