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

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 61 25 42
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 51 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.05% 7.82% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.64% 25.76% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 14 38 21
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
141 198 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.32% 30.37% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 116 164 121
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -1 4 £37,000 -27.45% 2
Cannock -6 4 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Tamworth -2 1 £32,500 -16.66%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
3 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) .NET
3 11 (47.83%) MCSE
3 11 (47.83%) Degree
4 10 (43.48%) SOA
4 10 (43.48%) C#
4 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) Citrix
4 10 (43.48%) MVC
5 9 (39.13%) VMware
6 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
7 7 (30.43%) LAN
7 7 (30.43%) WAN
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (21.74%) HTML5
9 5 (21.74%) CSS3
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
9 5 (21.74%) jQuery
9 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (21.74%) AccuRev

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
1 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (8.70%) Drupal
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.35%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) LAN
1 7 (30.43%) WAN
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) VPN
3 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) DHCP
3 4 (17.39%) Wireless
4 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) NAS
5 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
1 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
2 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Project Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Head of IT
6 1 (4.35%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
3 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
4 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (21.74%) HTML5
4 5 (21.74%) CSS3
4 5 (21.74%) jQuery
4 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (21.74%) WCF
4 5 (21.74%) Ajax
4 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 5 (21.74%) CSS
4 5 (21.74%) XML
4 5 (21.74%) XSLT
4 5 (21.74%) XHTML
5 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
6 2 (8.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
1 5 (21.74%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) SOA
1 10 (43.48%) MVC
2 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (21.74%) Web Development
2 5 (21.74%) SEO
2 5 (21.74%) TDD
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Email Management
4 1 (4.35%) B2C
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) VB
3 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) MCSE
1 11 (47.83%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (21.74%) MCITP
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNA
2 5 (21.74%) MCSD
3 4 (17.39%) MCSA
3 4 (17.39%) MCTS
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.35%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Citrix
3 9 (39.13%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) AccuRev
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Lotus
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Altiris
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Stafford and Rural Homes
Salary: From £37,941 to £41,935 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Stafford and Rural Homes
Salary: From £28,536 to £31,539 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago