The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Wakefield region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 22 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 2.65% 4.64% 2.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.38% 14.58% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Average salary £34,000 £23,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.82% -5.15%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32 48 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 28.32% 31.79% 30.49%
Number of salaries quoted 22 39 21
Average salary £24,500 £35,007 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.01% -29.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £20,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Lync
3 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) NAS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) CCA
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) CCEE

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) CCA
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCEE
2 1 (25.00%) CCIA
2 1 (25.00%) VCAP
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft