The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 31 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 Suffolk region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 52 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 16 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.39% 2.71% 7.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 11.68% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 44
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
100 137 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 23.87% 23.22% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 78 125 159
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 31 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
Ipswich +10 5 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £45,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 45 (77.59%) Web Services
2 42 (72.41%) Windows
3 38 (65.52%) Microsoft
4 29 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 25 (43.10%) C#
5 25 (43.10%) .NET
6 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
7 23 (39.66%) Cisco
7 23 (39.66%) MS Excel
7 23 (39.66%) SharePoint
7 23 (39.66%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (37.93%) UNIX
9 21 (36.21%) MCSE
9 21 (36.21%) Degree
10 20 (34.48%) Firewall
10 20 (34.48%) Linux
10 20 (34.48%) MS Exchange
10 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
10 20 (34.48%) Hyper-V
11 19 (32.76%) DNS
11 19 (32.76%) DHCP
11 19 (32.76%) CCNP
11 19 (32.76%) CCNA
11 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (29.31%) PowerShell
13 17 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (29.31%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (29.31%) Reverse Proxy
13 17 (29.31%) Release Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 23 (39.66%) SharePoint
2 20 (34.48%) MS Exchange
3 12 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (39.66%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.62%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) Firewall
1 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
2 19 (32.76%) DNS
2 19 (32.76%) DHCP
3 17 (29.31%) Reverse Proxy
3 17 (29.31%) SAN
3 17 (29.31%) VPN
4 2 (3.45%) LAN
4 2 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
5 5 (8.62%) MySQL
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.72%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (22.41%) Visual Studio
3 12 (20.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (15.52%) NUnit
5 7 (12.07%) ReSharper
6 2 (3.45%) NCover
6 2 (3.45%) FxCop
6 2 (3.45%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
1 2 (3.45%) Advertising
1 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Administrator
3 14 (24.14%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (18.97%) C# Developer
5 7 (12.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (10.34%) DBA
6 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Developer
6 6 (10.34%) SQL DBA
7 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.62%) UNIX Administrator
7 5 (8.62%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.62%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (8.62%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (8.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Applications Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (77.59%) Web Services
2 25 (43.10%) .NET
3 16 (27.59%) XML
4 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET
4 15 (25.86%) WCF
5 13 (22.41%) SOAP
6 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 11 (18.97%) Reactive Extensions
7 11 (18.97%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 9 (15.52%) Silverlight
9 8 (13.79%) .NET Framework
10 7 (12.07%) JSON
10 7 (12.07%) WPF
11 3 (5.17%) WinForms
12 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (3.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) N-Tier
2 6 (10.34%) Replication
3 5 (8.62%) Clustering
3 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (72.41%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) UNIX
3 20 (34.48%) Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (29.31%) Release Management
2 17 (29.31%) CRM
3 12 (20.69%) SOA
4 11 (18.97%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (18.97%) MVVM
4 11 (18.97%) TDD
4 11 (18.97%) Workflow
5 7 (12.07%) ITIL
5 7 (12.07%) UML
5 7 (12.07%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.07%) Unit Testing
5 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
6 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.62%) High Availability
8 3 (5.17%) Migration
8 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.17%) ERP
8 3 (5.17%) DNA
8 3 (5.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) C#
2 17 (29.31%) PowerShell
2 17 (29.31%) Shell Script
3 14 (24.14%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) PowerHouse
4 1 (1.72%) XQuery
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) MCSE
1 21 (36.21%) Degree
2 19 (32.76%) CCNP
2 19 (32.76%) CCNA
2 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (24.14%) MCP
4 13 (22.41%) MCITP
5 12 (20.69%) MCSD
6 11 (18.97%) MCTS
7 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
8 7 (12.07%) MCSA
9 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (5.17%) MCPD
10 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (34.48%) Hyper-V
3 17 (29.31%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (29.31%) KVM
4 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 38 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 23 (39.66%) Cisco
3 10 (17.24%) VMware
4 9 (15.52%) Oracle
5 4 (6.90%) HP
5 4 (6.90%) Dell
6 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + other Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car, Pension and MS Certifications
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago