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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 53 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 5.48% 6.79% 4.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.22% 20.62% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 41 53 40
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,400 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
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
259 257 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 33.81% 32.95% 32.67%
Number of salaries quoted 235 245 254
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £24,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,200 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 106 (86.89%) Windows
2 96 (78.69%) MCSE
3 87 (71.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (68.03%) Microsoft
5 80 (65.57%) VMware
6 78 (63.93%) MS Excel
7 77 (63.11%) MCITP
8 63 (51.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 62 (50.82%) Citrix
10 59 (48.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 45 (36.89%) TCP/IP
12 44 (36.07%) Thin Client
12 44 (36.07%) Fat Client
12 44 (36.07%) Firewall
13 43 (35.25%) Windows Vista
14 42 (34.43%) CCA
14 42 (34.43%) Citrix Certification
15 41 (33.61%) Active Directory
16 40 (32.79%) Windows Server 2012
17 38 (31.15%) Windows Server 2003
18 36 (29.51%) MCSA
19 32 (26.23%) HP
20 28 (22.95%) ITIL
21 27 (22.13%) Windows 8
22 25 (20.49%) Windows 7
22 25 (20.49%) DNS
22 25 (20.49%) MS Exchange
23 24 (19.67%) DHCP
23 24 (19.67%) SLA
24 23 (18.85%) Linux

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 25 (20.49%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (15.57%) IIS
3 19 (15.57%) Tomcat
4 16 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.74%) Lync
7 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 78 (63.93%) MS Excel
2 16 (13.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 45 (36.89%) TCP/IP
2 44 (36.07%) Firewall
3 25 (20.49%) DNS
4 24 (19.67%) DHCP
5 20 (16.39%) Network Security
6 2 (1.64%) LAN
6 2 (1.64%) WAN
6 2 (1.64%) SAN
7 1 (0.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.57%) MySQL
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.82%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.82%) OLAP
4 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (26.23%) Consultant
2 25 (20.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (15.57%) IT Support
4 18 (14.75%) Support Engineer
5 17 (13.93%) IT Consultant
5 17 (13.93%) Support Consultant
6 12 (9.84%) Analyst
7 11 (9.02%) Junior
7 11 (9.02%) Service Analyst
7 11 (9.02%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (8.20%) Information Security Specialist
8 10 (8.20%) Security Specialist
8 10 (8.20%) Information Specialist
9 9 (7.38%) Applications Support Specialist
9 9 (7.38%) Applications Specialist
9 9 (7.38%) Support Specialist
9 9 (7.38%) Applications Support
10 8 (6.56%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (6.56%) Junior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.57%) LAMP
2 1 (0.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (36.07%) Thin Client
1 44 (36.07%) Fat Client
2 20 (16.39%) Clustering
3 14 (11.48%) Kindle
4 10 (8.20%) CESG
4 10 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 10 (8.20%) Performance Metrics
5 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.82%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 106 (86.89%) Windows
2 87 (71.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (35.25%) Windows Vista
4 40 (32.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (31.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (22.13%) Windows 8
7 25 (20.49%) Windows 7
8 23 (18.85%) Linux
9 10 (8.20%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (3.28%) UNIX
12 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.95%) ITIL
2 15 (12.30%) Service Delivery
3 14 (11.48%) Service Management
3 14 (11.48%) Problem Management
4 10 (8.20%) Information Security
4 10 (8.20%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (8.20%) Risk Management
5 9 (7.38%) Incident Management
5 9 (7.38%) Requirements Management
5 9 (7.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (7.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (7.38%) Resource Management
6 8 (6.56%) Project Management
7 7 (5.74%) Migration
8 6 (4.92%) Change Management
8 6 (4.92%) Capacity Management
9 5 (4.10%) Workflow
9 5 (4.10%) Time Management
10 3 (2.46%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.21%) SQL
2 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 96 (78.69%) MCSE
2 77 (63.11%) MCITP
3 59 (48.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 42 (34.43%) CCA
4 42 (34.43%) Citrix Certification
5 36 (29.51%) MCSA
6 16 (13.11%) Degree
7 12 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (9.02%) CCNA
9 10 (8.20%) CEH
9 10 (8.20%) CISM
9 10 (8.20%) CISSP
9 10 (8.20%) MCP
10 9 (7.38%) A+ Certification
10 9 (7.38%) MCDST
11 7 (5.74%) MCTS
12 6 (4.92%) CCNP
12 6 (4.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (1.64%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.82%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.67%) SLA
2 14 (11.48%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (51.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (33.61%) Active Directory
3 14 (11.48%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.20%) vSphere
5 9 (7.38%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.74%) XenApp
7 5 (4.10%) XenServer
8 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) SCCM
2 2 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 83 (68.03%) Microsoft
2 80 (65.57%) VMware
3 62 (50.82%) Citrix
4 32 (26.23%) HP
5 19 (15.57%) Oracle
6 15 (12.30%) Dell
7 10 (8.20%) Cisco
7 10 (8.20%) IBM
8 7 (5.74%) NetApp
9 6 (4.92%) ProCurve
10 5 (4.10%) Intel
11 2 (1.64%) Veeam
11 2 (1.64%) IronPort
12 1 (0.82%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.82%) Apple
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday