The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 30 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 Worcestershire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 4.89% 3.93% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.70% 14.75% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 6
Average salary £31,250 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
66 61 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 24.81% 26.64% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 62 54 49
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% +15.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Worcestershire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Worcester -3 7 £45,000 -25.00%
Bromsgrove - 4 £17,000 -
Redditch -5 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 9 (40.91%) .NET
4 9 (40.91%) MCSD
4 9 (40.91%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) HTML
4 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
4 9 (40.91%) CSS
4 9 (40.91%) MVC
5 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
5 8 (36.36%) ADSL
5 8 (36.36%) LAN
5 8 (36.36%) WAN
5 8 (36.36%) MS Office
5 8 (36.36%) Mathematics
6 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
6 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
6 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (31.82%) XML
7 5 (22.73%) Web Application Development
8 4 (18.18%) MCSE
9 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
9 3 (13.64%) Web Development
10 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
10 2 (9.09%) Degree
10 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Exchequer
1 1 (4.55%) Sage 200
1 1 (4.55%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) ADSL
1 8 (36.36%) LAN
1 8 (36.36%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Service Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate
5 2 (9.09%) Programmer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
1 9 (40.91%) HTML
1 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
1 9 (40.91%) CSS
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (31.82%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.09%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) MVC
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) Web Application Development
4 3 (13.64%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) MCSD
2 4 (18.18%) MCSE
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) MCITP
3 2 (9.09%) MCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) HNC
4 1 (4.55%) HND
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Dell
2 2 (9.09%) Sage
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Draytek