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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 25 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.51% 4.56% 6.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.71% 19.53% 21.74%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 34
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £23,400 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,600 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
102 128 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 23.89% 23.36% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 84 122 165
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 0 7 £40,000 +28.00%
Bury St Edmunds +2 5 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 41 (85.42%) Web Services
2 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
3 34 (70.83%) Windows
4 28 (58.33%) C#
4 28 (58.33%) .NET
5 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 24 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 23 (47.92%) Degree
7 22 (45.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (43.75%) CRM
9 20 (41.67%) XML
10 19 (39.58%) WCF
11 17 (35.42%) MCITP
11 17 (35.42%) Dynamics CRM
11 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
11 17 (35.42%) SOAP
12 16 (33.33%) MCSE
12 16 (33.33%) TDD
13 15 (31.25%) Firewall
13 15 (31.25%) Workflow
13 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
13 15 (31.25%) TCP/IP
13 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
13 15 (31.25%) Reactive Extensions
13 15 (31.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 15 (31.25%) MVVM
13 15 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (29.17%) DNS
14 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 24 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
3 9 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) TCP/IP
1 15 (31.25%) Firewall
2 14 (29.17%) DNS
2 14 (29.17%) DHCP
3 12 (25.00%) SAN
3 12 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 12 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.08%) LAN
4 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) OLTP
5 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (27.08%) Visual Studio
3 9 (18.75%) NUnit
4 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (14.58%) ReSharper
6 2 (4.17%) CruiseControl
6 2 (4.17%) NCover
6 2 (4.17%) FxCop
General
1 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
1 2 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (58.33%) Developer
2 16 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 12 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (20.83%) .NET Developer
5 9 (18.75%) Administrator
6 8 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (14.58%) CRM Developer
8 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (10.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (8.33%) Analyst
10 4 (8.33%) Applications Developer
11 3 (6.25%) Junior
11 3 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
11 3 (6.25%) Junior Developer
11 3 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 3 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
12 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
12 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (85.42%) Web Services
2 28 (58.33%) .NET
3 20 (41.67%) XML
4 19 (39.58%) WCF
5 17 (35.42%) SOAP
6 15 (31.25%) Reactive Extensions
6 15 (31.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET
8 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
9 9 (18.75%) Silverlight
10 8 (16.67%) WPF
11 7 (14.58%) JSON
12 3 (6.25%) WinForms
13 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (4.17%) COM
14 1 (2.08%) CSS
14 1 (2.08%) HTML
14 1 (2.08%) XML Schema
14 1 (2.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (70.83%) Windows
2 14 (29.17%) Linux
3 13 (27.08%) UNIX
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) CRM
2 16 (33.33%) TDD
3 15 (31.25%) MVVM
3 15 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (31.25%) Workflow
4 12 (25.00%) Release Management
5 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.83%) SOA
6 8 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.58%) MVC
7 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
7 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
8 6 (12.50%) ITIL
9 5 (10.42%) UML
10 4 (8.33%) ERP
11 3 (6.25%) Migration
11 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
11 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) C#
2 12 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (20.83%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) XQuery
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 23 (47.92%) Degree
2 17 (35.42%) MCITP
3 16 (33.33%) MCSE
4 14 (29.17%) CCNP
4 14 (29.17%) CCNA
4 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (25.00%) MCP
6 11 (22.92%) MCTS
7 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 10 (20.83%) MCSD
8 3 (6.25%) MCSA
8 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.08%) MCPD
9 1 (2.08%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
2 12 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (25.00%) KVM
3 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) Cisco
3 5 (10.42%) VMware
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint