The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the St Albans region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 April 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 St Albans region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 3.65% 5.50% 13.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.15% 25.58% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 21
Average salary £30,000 £65,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.84% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
Qualifications Category
St Albans
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33 43 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 24.09% 21.50% 21.74%
Number of salaries quoted 31 33 25
Average salary £47,500 £56,250 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -13.46%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in St Albans

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in St Albans

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the St Albans 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 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (94.44%) MCSE
3 15 (83.33%) VMware
4 10 (55.56%) Data Security
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (55.56%) CCNA
4 10 (55.56%) Knowledge Management
4 10 (55.56%) Degree
4 10 (55.56%) Data Protection
5 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (44.44%) Windows
6 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
6 7 (38.89%) DHCP
6 7 (38.89%) DNS
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (38.89%) Clustering
7 6 (33.33%) McAfee
7 6 (33.33%) NetApp
7 6 (33.33%) LAN
7 6 (33.33%) WAN
7 6 (33.33%) ITIL
7 6 (33.33%) HP
7 6 (33.33%) Citrix
7 6 (33.33%) VB
7 6 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
7 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
7 6 (33.33%) Thin Client

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the St Albans 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DHCP
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) LAN
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Support Technician
2 8 (44.44%) Senior Technician
3 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Clustering
2 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 6 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Data Security
1 10 (55.56%) Knowledge Management
1 10 (55.56%) Data Protection
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) VB
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) MCSE
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) CCNA
2 10 (55.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) MCTS
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) McAfee
3 6 (33.33%) NetApp
3 6 (33.33%) HP
3 6 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle