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 18 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 Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 50 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.53% 8.91% 6.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.38% 27.17% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 45 32
Average salary £22,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £20,550
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
122 184 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.68% 32.80% 25.04%
Number of salaries quoted 108 159 124
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +4 5 £21,000 -40.00%
Stoke-on-Trent -17 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 22 (66.67%) .NET
3 18 (54.55%) ASP.NET
4 15 (45.45%) MVC
4 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (36.36%) MCTS
6 11 (33.33%) Windows
6 11 (33.33%) MCSE
7 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
7 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
7 10 (30.30%) Ajax
7 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
8 9 (27.27%) C#
8 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 9 (27.27%) Citrix
9 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (24.24%) CCNA
9 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
9 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
9 8 (24.24%) Scrum
9 8 (24.24%) LAN
9 8 (24.24%) WAN
9 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
9 8 (24.24%) MCITP
9 8 (24.24%) Inversion of Control
9 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 7 (21.21%) Backbone.js
10 7 (21.21%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (21.21%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) LAN
1 8 (24.24%) WAN
2 7 (21.21%) DHCP
2 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
2 7 (21.21%) VPN
2 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 7 (21.21%) Wireless
3 3 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.03%) SQLPlus
4 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) NUnit
1 5 (15.15%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Developer
2 17 (51.52%) .NET Developer
3 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (27.27%) .NET Web Developer
4 9 (27.27%) Web Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.06%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior VB.NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Junior Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Head of IT
8 1 (3.03%) Junior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Principal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) .NET
2 18 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
4 10 (30.30%) Ajax
5 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 7 (21.21%) Backbone.js
6 7 (21.21%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (15.15%) NHibernate
7 5 (15.15%) WCF
7 5 (15.15%) MonoRail
7 5 (15.15%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (15.15%) Castle Windsor
8 3 (9.09%) HTML5
8 3 (9.09%) CSS
8 3 (9.09%) XML
8 3 (9.09%) HTML
9 2 (6.06%) XSLT
9 2 (6.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (15.15%) Tandem
3 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) CCTV
4 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.03%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) MVC
2 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 6 (18.18%) TDD
5 5 (15.15%) Web Application Development
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) SOA
6 2 (6.06%) SEO
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.03%) Email Management
7 1 (3.03%) Document Management
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) Web Development
7 1 (3.03%) High Availability
7 1 (3.03%) CAD
7 1 (3.03%) B2C
7 1 (3.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) C
5 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) MCTS
2 11 (33.33%) MCSE
3 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (24.24%) CCNA
3 8 (24.24%) MCITP
4 7 (21.21%) MCSD
5 5 (15.15%) MCP
5 5 (15.15%) MCAD
6 4 (12.12%) Degree
7 2 (6.06%) MCPD
7 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.03%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Citrix
3 5 (15.15%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) NetApp
4 2 (6.06%) AccuRev
5 1 (3.03%) DevExpress
5 1 (3.03%) Acronis
5 1 (3.03%) Sage
5 1 (3.03%) Sophos
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
Stafford, Staffordshire
TechRec
Salary: £30,000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum ,DOE
Posted: 6 days ago