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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 25 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 63 71 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 7.35% 7.78% 5.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.63% 21.91% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 62 70 39
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
228 324 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 26.60% 35.49% 34.39%
Number of salaries quoted 188 301 250
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £22,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 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 26 January 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 89 (78.76%) MCSE
2 87 (76.99%) VMware
3 85 (75.22%) Windows
3 85 (75.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (71.68%) Microsoft
5 69 (61.06%) MCITP
6 67 (59.29%) MS Excel
6 67 (59.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (56.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 55 (48.67%) Firewall
9 53 (46.90%) Citrix
10 51 (45.13%) TCP/IP
11 50 (44.25%) Thin Client
11 50 (44.25%) Fat Client
12 49 (43.36%) Windows Vista
13 48 (42.48%) CCA
13 48 (42.48%) Citrix Certification
14 40 (35.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (30.09%) HP
16 33 (29.20%) Hyper-V
17 31 (27.43%) MCSA
18 27 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 26 (23.01%) Office 365
20 25 (22.12%) NetApp
20 25 (22.12%) vCloud
21 24 (21.24%) vSphere
22 18 (15.93%) Cisco Certification
22 18 (15.93%) Cisco
23 17 (15.04%) SLA
23 17 (15.04%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 12 (10.62%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.65%) Lync
4 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.77%) IIS
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.88%) CMS
6 1 (0.88%) WordPress
6 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 67 (59.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (23.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (48.67%) Firewall
2 51 (45.13%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.31%) DNS
3 6 (5.31%) DHCP
4 3 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.65%) SAN
5 2 (1.77%) CTI
5 2 (1.77%) LAN
5 2 (1.77%) PBX
5 2 (1.77%) WAN
6 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.88%) Network Security
6 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) OLAP
2 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.77%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (0.88%) MySQL
General
1 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (43.36%) Consultant
2 29 (25.66%) IT Support
3 26 (23.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (21.24%) Support Consultant
4 24 (21.24%) IT Consultant
5 19 (16.81%) Support Engineer
6 16 (14.16%) Technical Consultant
7 14 (12.39%) Senior Consultant
7 14 (12.39%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 10 (8.85%) Cloud Consultant
9 8 (7.08%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (6.19%) Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) Architect
10 7 (6.19%) Service Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (4.42%) IT Support Engineer
12 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 4 (3.54%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) HTML
1 1 (0.88%) .NET
1 1 (0.88%) COM
1 1 (0.88%) CSS
1 1 (0.88%) WAP
1 1 (0.88%) Middleware
1 1 (0.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (44.25%) Fat Client
1 50 (44.25%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.54%) Mathematics
2 4 (3.54%) Clustering
3 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.88%) Kindle
4 1 (0.88%) CESG
4 1 (0.88%) PDA
4 1 (0.88%) Informatics
4 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 85 (75.22%) Windows
2 67 (59.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (43.36%) Windows Vista
4 40 (35.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.19%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.88%) Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.04%) ITIL
2 7 (6.19%) Service Management
3 5 (4.42%) Project Management
3 5 (4.42%) Workflow
3 5 (4.42%) Problem Management
3 5 (4.42%) Time Management
4 3 (2.65%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.77%) Change Management
5 2 (1.77%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (1.77%) Database Security
5 2 (1.77%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (1.77%) Mentoring
5 2 (1.77%) Coaching
6 1 (0.88%) Network Architecture
6 1 (0.88%) MVC
6 1 (0.88%) Risk Management
6 1 (0.88%) Information Security
6 1 (0.88%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.42%) SQL
2 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.54%) C
3 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.88%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 89 (78.76%) MCSE
2 69 (61.06%) MCITP
3 64 (56.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 48 (42.48%) CCA
4 48 (42.48%) Citrix Certification
5 31 (27.43%) MCSA
6 18 (15.93%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (15.04%) CCNA
8 8 (7.08%) MCDST
8 8 (7.08%) MCP
9 7 (6.19%) Degree
10 6 (5.31%) CCNP
10 6 (5.31%) MCTS
11 5 (4.42%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.77%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.88%) MCT
13 1 (0.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.04%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 85 (75.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (29.20%) Hyper-V
3 25 (22.12%) vCloud
4 24 (21.24%) vSphere
5 10 (8.85%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.77%) XenApp
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.88%) SCOM
2 1 (0.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 87 (76.99%) VMware
2 81 (71.68%) Microsoft
3 53 (46.90%) Citrix
4 34 (30.09%) HP
5 25 (22.12%) NetApp
6 18 (15.93%) Cisco
7 6 (5.31%) Intel
8 5 (4.42%) Dell
9 2 (1.77%) IronPort
9 2 (1.77%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.77%) Veeam
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle
10 1 (0.88%) Siemens
10 1 (0.88%) Mitel
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