The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 23 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 5.88% 1.59% 7.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.92% 6.90% 19.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 6
Average salary £21,000 £29,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.58% -7.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £33,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -1.33%
Microsoft Certification
West Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26 29 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 21.85% 23.02% 37.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23 20 40
Average salary £28,625 £24,000 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.27% -46.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £17,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Wakefield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Wakefield region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Wakefield

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Citrix
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
4 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
5 9 (52.94%) VoIP
5 9 (52.94%) WAN
5 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
6 7 (41.18%) MCSA
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco
6 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 7 (41.18%) MCP
6 7 (41.18%) MCDST
6 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
7 6 (35.29%) WSUS
7 6 (35.29%) WatchGuard
7 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
7 6 (35.29%) Service Management
7 6 (35.29%) HTML
7 6 (35.29%) MS Office
7 6 (35.29%) Web Services
7 6 (35.29%) VPN
7 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) Internet

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) VoIP
1 9 (52.94%) WAN
1 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (35.29%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) Internet
5 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 1 (5.88%) PBX
6 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Technical Support
1 6 (35.29%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (35.29%) Administrator
1 6 (35.29%) IT Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) MCSA
1 7 (41.18%) MCDST
1 7 (41.18%) MCP
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) CCA
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCITP
4 1 (5.88%) CCAA
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) WSUS
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Citrix
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco
5 6 (35.29%) WatchGuard
6 2 (11.76%) Remedy
6 2 (11.76%) BMC
7 1 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) Sophos