The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East / Kent
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 62 49
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 42 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.75% 3.70% 5.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.97% 11.76% 20.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18 39 45
Median salary £25,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.07% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,740 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,000 £55,000
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 Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 147 357 237
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 18.38% 31.43% 25.03%
Number of salaries quoted 113 300 207
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Kent over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -10 4 £40,000 -11.11%
Sevenoaks - 4 £25,000 -
Tunbridge Wells +14 2 £32,000 +42.22%
Rochester +1 2 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Chatham 0 2 - -
Folkestone - 2 £25,000 -
Whitstable - 2 £20,800 -
West Malling -2 1 £45,000 -12.19%
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 46 (77.97%) MCSE
2 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
3 36 (61.02%) MCP
4 29 (49.15%) Windows
5 25 (42.37%) Active Directory
6 23 (38.98%) MS Excel
6 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (38.98%) Windows Server
7 20 (33.90%) MS Office
8 17 (28.81%) Firewall
8 17 (28.81%) Finance
8 17 (28.81%) Hyper-V
9 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (25.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (25.42%) VMware
9 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
9 15 (25.42%) LAN
9 15 (25.42%) WAN
9 15 (25.42%) MCSA
10 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (23.73%) CCNA
10 14 (23.73%) Office 365
10 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (20.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (20.34%) Management Information System
12 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
13 10 (16.95%) Wireless
13 10 (16.95%) Cisco
13 10 (16.95%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 10 (16.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (38.98%) MS Excel
2 20 (33.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.73%) Office 365
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.81%) Firewall
2 15 (25.42%) LAN
2 15 (25.42%) WAN
3 10 (16.95%) Wireless
4 8 (13.56%) DHCP
4 8 (13.56%) DNS
5 6 (10.17%) SAN
5 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.17%) VLAN
5 6 (10.17%) VPN
6 4 (6.78%) IP Telephony
7 3 (5.08%) Skype
8 2 (3.39%) Network Security
8 2 (3.39%) VoIP
9 1 (1.69%) DSL
9 1 (1.69%) LDAP
9 1 (1.69%) NAS
9 1 (1.69%) SNMP
9 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) Power BI
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) Desktop Support
2 17 (28.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (23.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 14 (23.73%) Analyst
3 14 (23.73%) Support Analyst
4 12 (20.34%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 12 (20.34%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 12 (20.34%) Desktop Analyst
4 12 (20.34%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) IT Support
7 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Active Directory Support
7 5 (8.47%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) REST
2 5 (8.47%) SOAP
3 4 (6.78%) .NET
4 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.39%) CSS
4 2 (3.39%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) HTML5
4 2 (3.39%) Node.js
4 2 (3.39%) React
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.69%) WCF
5 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Management Information System
2 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.56%) Driving Licence
4 7 (11.86%) iPhone
5 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.78%) iPad
6 2 (3.39%) Replication
7 1 (1.69%) AS400
7 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (49.15%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) Windows Server
2 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.86%) Android
6 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
6 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.08%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (20.34%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (13.56%) Time Management
4 7 (11.86%) ITIL
5 4 (6.78%) High Availability
6 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.08%) BCP
6 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (5.08%) Data Management
6 3 (5.08%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.39%) Migration
7 2 (3.39%) MVC
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.39%) Security Patching
7 2 (3.39%) Service Management
8 1 (1.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.69%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) C#
2 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (77.97%) MCSE
2 36 (61.02%) MCP
3 15 (25.42%) MCSA
4 14 (23.73%) CCNA
4 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (15.25%) MCITP
6 6 (10.17%) A+ Certification
7 4 (6.78%) Degree
7 4 (6.78%) MCTS
8 3 (5.08%) CCNP
9 2 (3.39%) MCDST
9 2 (3.39%) MCSD
10 1 (1.69%) CCENT
10 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 17 (28.81%) Hyper-V
3 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
4 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
1 1 (1.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.42%) VMware
3 10 (16.95%) Cisco
4 7 (11.86%) Apple
5 5 (8.47%) Avaya
5 5 (8.47%) Dell
5 5 (8.47%) HP
6 4 (6.78%) Barracuda Networks
6 4 (6.78%) Citrix
6 4 (6.78%) Mitel
6 4 (6.78%) Nortel
7 3 (5.08%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.39%) LANDesk
8 2 (3.39%) Nimsoft
8 2 (3.39%) Remedy
8 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.39%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.69%) NetApp
9 1 (1.69%) Sage
9 1 (1.69%) Symantec
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