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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 27 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 79 78 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 9.29% 8.66% 3.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.13% 27.96% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 73 77 31
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
357 279 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 42.00% 30.97% 33.29%
Number of salaries quoted 309 275 269
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 107 (83.59%) Windows
2 92 (71.88%) MCSE
3 90 (70.31%) Microsoft
4 78 (60.94%) MS Excel
4 78 (60.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (57.03%) MCITP
6 70 (54.69%) VMware
7 54 (42.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 52 (40.63%) Active Directory
9 49 (38.28%) Citrix
10 44 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (34.38%) MCSA
11 41 (32.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 38 (29.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 35 (27.34%) SQL
14 34 (26.56%) HP
14 34 (26.56%) Windows 8
15 33 (25.78%) DNS
16 32 (25.00%) MS Exchange
16 32 (25.00%) Windows 7
17 31 (24.22%) SQL Server
18 30 (23.44%) Firewall
19 29 (22.66%) Clustering
19 29 (22.66%) TCP/IP
19 29 (22.66%) Thin Client
19 29 (22.66%) Fat Client
20 28 (21.88%) Linux
20 28 (21.88%) Windows Vista
21 27 (21.09%) CCA
21 27 (21.09%) Citrix Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 32 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 21 (16.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (15.63%) IIS
5 19 (14.84%) Tomcat
6 10 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (6.25%) Lync
8 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 78 (60.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 33 (25.78%) DNS
2 30 (23.44%) Firewall
3 29 (22.66%) TCP/IP
4 24 (18.75%) DHCP
5 23 (17.97%) Network Security
6 11 (8.59%) LAN
6 11 (8.59%) WAN
7 6 (4.69%) SAN
8 1 (0.78%) VPN
8 1 (0.78%) SSL
8 1 (0.78%) IPsec
8 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.22%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.84%) MySQL
3 11 (8.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.69%) OLAP
4 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.56%) French Language
3 1 (0.78%) Back Office
3 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (18.75%) Consultant
2 22 (17.19%) Support Engineer
3 19 (14.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (11.72%) Analyst
5 12 (9.38%) IT Support
6 11 (8.59%) Junior
6 11 (8.59%) DBA
7 10 (7.81%) SQL DBA
7 10 (7.81%) Security Specialist
7 10 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (7.81%) Information Specialist
7 10 (7.81%) Information Security Specialist
8 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (7.03%) Applications Specialist
8 9 (7.03%) Support Specialist
8 9 (7.03%) Applications Support
8 9 (7.03%) Applications Support Specialist
9 8 (6.25%) Support Consultant
9 8 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (6.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.66%) Clustering
1 29 (22.66%) Thin Client
1 29 (22.66%) Fat Client
2 14 (10.94%) Kindle
3 10 (7.81%) CESG
3 10 (7.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.78%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 107 (83.59%) Windows
2 78 (60.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (29.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (26.56%) Windows 8
6 32 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 28 (21.88%) Linux
7 28 (21.88%) Windows Vista
8 12 (9.38%) UNIX
9 10 (7.81%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.69%) Mac OS
10 6 (4.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) ITIL
2 15 (11.72%) Service Delivery
3 14 (10.94%) Service Management
3 14 (10.94%) Problem Management
4 10 (7.81%) Incident Management
4 10 (7.81%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (7.81%) Risk Management
4 10 (7.81%) Information Security
4 10 (7.81%) Project Management
5 9 (7.03%) Resource Management
5 9 (7.03%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (7.03%) Migration
5 9 (7.03%) Identity Management
5 9 (7.03%) Requirements Management
5 9 (7.03%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (4.69%) Change Management
6 6 (4.69%) Business Continuity
6 6 (4.69%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.69%) Capacity Management
6 6 (4.69%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.34%) SQL
2 11 (8.59%) T-SQL
3 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (71.88%) MCSE
2 73 (57.03%) MCITP
3 44 (34.38%) MCSA
4 41 (32.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 27 (21.09%) CCA
5 27 (21.09%) Citrix Certification
6 15 (11.72%) Degree
7 14 (10.94%) MCP
8 13 (10.16%) CCNA
8 13 (10.16%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (7.81%) CEH
9 10 (7.81%) CISM
9 10 (7.81%) CISSP
9 10 (7.81%) MCDBA
10 7 (5.47%) A+ Certification
10 7 (5.47%) MCDST
10 7 (5.47%) MCTS
11 6 (4.69%) CCNP
11 6 (4.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (3.13%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.31%) SLA
2 16 (12.50%) ISO 9001
3 9 (7.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (42.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (40.63%) Active Directory
3 16 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.59%) vSphere
5 9 (7.03%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (4.69%) XenApp
8 5 (3.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) SCCM
2 3 (2.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 90 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 70 (54.69%) VMware
3 49 (38.28%) Citrix
4 34 (26.56%) HP
5 19 (14.84%) Oracle
6 16 (12.50%) Dell
7 13 (10.16%) Cisco
8 11 (8.59%) IBM
9 8 (6.25%) NetApp
10 6 (4.69%) Apple
10 6 (4.69%) ProCurve
11 2 (1.56%) Veritas
11 2 (1.56%) Pegasus
11 2 (1.56%) Intel
12 1 (0.78%) Veeam
12 1 (0.78%) IronPort
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