The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 28 16 41
Rank change year-on-year -12 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 3.82% 4.17% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.13% 42.86% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 1
Median salary £35,000 £23,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.17% -56.19%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bolton
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 31 7 50
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 23.66% 9.72% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 26 7 50
Median salary £35,000 £23,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.17% -42.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Bolton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Bolton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bolton region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 10 (71.43%) ITIL
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) DHCP
2 9 (64.29%) DNS
2 9 (64.29%) MCP
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (57.14%) Service Management
3 8 (57.14%) MSI
3 8 (57.14%) InstallShield
3 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 8 (57.14%) MCSE
3 8 (57.14%) Application Packaging
3 8 (57.14%) SCCM
3 8 (57.14%) BC Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 8 (57.14%) SCOrch
3 8 (57.14%) Application Virtualisation
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) MCTS
5 4 (28.57%) MCITP
6 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
8 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DHCP
1 9 (64.29%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) QlikView
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) InstallShield
1 8 (57.14%) MSI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) DBA
3 4 (28.57%) SQL DBA
4 3 (21.43%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) Application Packaging
2 8 (57.14%) Application Virtualisation
2 8 (57.14%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) BCP
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Compliance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) MCP
2 8 (57.14%) BC Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) MCSE
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) MCITP
3 4 (28.57%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) SCCM
1 8 (57.14%) SCOrch
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) VMware