The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 2.15% 3.08% 9.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% 14.29% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 9
Average salary £40,250 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.29% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Qualifications Category
Taunton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29 14 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 31.18% 21.54% 38.04%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 35
Average salary £31,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.58% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,712 £22,168 £23,387
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £39,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Taunton

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Taunton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) T-SQL
2 7 (87.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) PRINCE2
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) WCF
3 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Project Planning
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) VB6
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 7 (87.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (62.50%) WCF
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) XSL
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) PRINCE2
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Project Planning
2 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Data Security
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) T-SQL
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCSD
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam