The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Taunton region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 19 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 6.74% 4.17% 9.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.00% 11.76% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 8
Average salary £41,000 £37,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.60% +16.15%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Qualifications Category
Taunton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 11.24% 35.42% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 21
Average salary £40,250 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.44% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £22,250 £25,646
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £32,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
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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 25 July 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 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) CSS
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (66.67%) MVC
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (55.56%) Project Planning
4 5 (55.56%) WCF
4 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) Web Services
4 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) ITSM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Front Office
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Administrator
1 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 6 (66.67%) CSS
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (55.56%) WCF
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) XSL
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 6 (66.67%) MVC
2 5 (55.56%) Project Planning
2 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Security
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) VB6
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSD
2 1 (11.11%) MCT
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) MOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix