The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 47 42 20
Rank change year-on-year -5 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 21 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 0.88% 4.08% 9.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 11.73% 32.73%
Number of salaries quoted 0 19 29
Median salary - £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
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 Cheltenham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheltenham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 81 179 110
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 35.68% 34.76% 28.28%
Number of salaries quoted 67 126 86
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +29.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Cheltenham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 5 (50.00%) Android
4 5 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (50.00%) CISSP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Linux+ Certification
4 5 (50.00%) GIAC
4 5 (50.00%) Objective-C
4 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) Java EE
4 5 (50.00%) C++
4 5 (50.00%) C
4 5 (50.00%) STL
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 5 (50.00%) SSCP
4 5 (50.00%) Apache Hive
4 5 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 5 (50.00%) Big Data

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 5 (50.00%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Apache Hive
1 5 (50.00%) Big Data
1 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Java EE
1 5 (50.00%) STL
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Cybercrime
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Android
1 5 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile Development
1 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) CCNA
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) CISSP
3 5 (50.00%) GIAC
3 5 (50.00%) Linux+ Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
3 5 (50.00%) SANS
3 5 (50.00%) SSCP
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) MCSD
6 1 (10.00%) MCP
6 1 (10.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix