The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-35 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 49 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.49% 7.59% 9.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.41% 28.32% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 10 45 46
Average salary £38,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.43% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £19,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £45,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
135 173 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.09% 26.78% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 117 154 137
Average salary £35,000 £32,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Stafford +2 4 £36,750 +47.00%
Stoke-on-Trent +5 3 £40,000 -
Tamworth -18 2 £27,250 +29.76% 1
Cannock -7 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (52.00%) Degree
4 12 (48.00%) ITIL
4 12 (48.00%) C#
4 12 (48.00%) .NET
4 12 (48.00%) MVC
5 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (44.00%) Windows
6 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (36.00%) MCSE
7 9 (36.00%) SOA
7 9 (36.00%) MCSD
7 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
7 9 (36.00%) Citrix
7 9 (36.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco
8 8 (32.00%) Service Management
8 8 (32.00%) SQL
8 8 (32.00%) VMware
8 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (32.00%) TDD
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (32.00%) WCF
9 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
9 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.00%) Drupal
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) LAN
1 7 (28.00%) WAN
2 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) VLAN
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) WLAN
4 2 (8.00%) SAN
4 2 (8.00%) DMZ
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (36.00%) C# Developer
3 9 (36.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Project Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) WCF
3 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (12.00%) Application Packaging
6 2 (8.00%) WPF
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.00%) CSS
6 2 (8.00%) HTML
7 1 (4.00%) Web Services
7 1 (4.00%) XML
7 1 (4.00%) XSLT
7 1 (4.00%) XHTML
7 1 (4.00%) Ajax
7 1 (4.00%) HTML5
7 1 (4.00%) CSS3
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.00%) Physics
3 1 (4.00%) Open Source
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
1 12 (48.00%) MVC
2 9 (36.00%) SOA
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) TDD
3 8 (32.00%) Service Management
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) OO
5 2 (8.00%) OOD
5 2 (8.00%) B2B
5 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.00%) Network Design
5 2 (8.00%) Email Management
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) Coaching
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 9 (36.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 9 (36.00%) MCSD
2 9 (36.00%) MCSE
3 5 (20.00%) MCSA
3 5 (20.00%) CCNA
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.00%) MCITP
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (8.00%) CISSP
5 2 (8.00%) CCIE
5 2 (8.00%) CCNP
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (8.00%) vSphere
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) Citrix
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) Veeam
5 1 (4.00%) Altiris
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) AccuRev
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) HP
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 10 days ago