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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 62 57
Rank change year-on-year +41 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 62 23 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 9.28% 2.38% 4.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.84% 8.33% 19.41%
Number of salaries quoted 55 22 45
Median salary £32,500 £22,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.44% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,750 £40,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 173 276 237
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 25.90% 28.57% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 147 244 195
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Rochester - 14 £35,000 -
Folkestone - 11 £25,000 - 4
Sittingbourne -4 7 £22,500 -
Maidstone +9 6 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Tunbridge Wells +8 6 £32,500 +124.13%
Sevenoaks - 4 £22,500 -
Dover - 3 £25,000 -
Canterbury - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 60 (70.59%) MCSE
2 51 (60.00%) Windows
3 43 (50.59%) MCP
4 42 (49.41%) Active Directory
5 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 40 (47.06%) Windows Server
6 34 (40.00%) MCSA
7 32 (37.65%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (32.94%) Microsoft Office
10 26 (30.59%) SQL Server
11 25 (29.41%) MS Exchange
12 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (27.06%) Office 365
14 22 (25.88%) JavaScript
14 22 (25.88%) VMware
15 21 (24.71%) CCNA
15 21 (24.71%) Cisco Certification
15 21 (24.71%) Microsoft Azure
16 20 (23.53%) Hyper-V
17 19 (22.35%) Cisco
18 18 (21.18%) LAN
18 18 (21.18%) WAN
18 18 (21.18%) Web Services
18 18 (21.18%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 17 (20.00%) .NET Framework
19 17 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 17 (20.00%) HTML5
19 17 (20.00%) C#

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 25 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.24%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (32.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.06%) Office 365
2 21 (24.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.59%) SaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.18%) LAN
1 18 (21.18%) WAN
2 17 (20.00%) Firewall
3 13 (15.29%) DHCP
3 13 (15.29%) DNS
4 8 (9.41%) Wireless
5 7 (8.24%) Skype
5 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.06%) VPN
7 5 (5.88%) Network Security
8 4 (4.71%) SAN
9 2 (2.35%) BGP
9 2 (2.35%) DMVPN
9 2 (2.35%) EIGRP
9 2 (2.35%) IPsec
9 2 (2.35%) VLAN
9 2 (2.35%) VoIP
10 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.59%) SQL Server
2 18 (21.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (18.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (9.41%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (9.41%) Power BI
6 4 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Support Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) Developer
2 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 16 (18.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (18.82%) Software Developer
4 15 (17.65%) Desktop Support
5 13 (15.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (15.29%) IT Support
6 12 (14.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (14.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (14.12%) IT Engineer
6 12 (14.12%) IT Support Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 8 (9.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 7 (8.24%) Administrator
8 7 (8.24%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) Web Services
2 17 (20.00%) .NET
2 17 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 17 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 17 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 17 (20.00%) CSS
2 17 (20.00%) HTML
2 17 (20.00%) HTML5
3 16 (18.82%) AngularJS
3 16 (18.82%) Node.js
3 16 (18.82%) React
4 9 (10.59%) SOAP
5 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (9.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (37.65%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.29%) Driving Licence
3 8 (9.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.88%) iPhone
5 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.71%) Replication
6 1 (1.18%) AS400
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (60.00%) Windows
2 40 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 30 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.88%) Android
5 5 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.35%) Linux
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) MVC
2 13 (15.29%) Time Management
3 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (10.59%) High Availability
4 8 (9.41%) Document Management
4 8 (9.41%) Practice Management
4 8 (9.41%) Scrum
5 7 (8.24%) ITIL
6 6 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.88%) Security Patching
8 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.71%) Migration
8 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.35%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.35%) Project Management
9 2 (2.35%) Validation
10 1 (1.18%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.88%) JavaScript
2 17 (20.00%) C#
3 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.88%) Python
5 4 (4.71%) SQL
5 4 (4.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (70.59%) MCSE
2 43 (50.59%) MCP
3 34 (40.00%) MCSA
4 21 (24.71%) CCNA
4 21 (24.71%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (12.94%) A+ Certification
5 11 (12.94%) Degree
6 7 (8.24%) MCTS
6 7 (8.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (7.06%) MCITP
8 5 (5.88%) MCSD
9 4 (4.71%) VCAP
10 2 (2.35%) CCNP
10 2 (2.35%) Master's Degree
10 2 (2.35%) MCDST
10 2 (2.35%) RHCE
11 1 (1.18%) CCENT
11 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (49.41%) Active Directory
2 20 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.71%) vSphere
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.35%) XenApp
6 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.88%) VMware
3 19 (22.35%) Cisco
4 10 (11.76%) SonicWALL
5 8 (9.41%) iManage
5 8 (9.41%) LexisNexis
6 4 (4.71%) Dell
7 3 (3.53%) HP
8 2 (2.35%) Apple
8 2 (2.35%) Citrix
8 2 (2.35%) Remedy
8 2 (2.35%) Veeam
9 1 (1.18%) 3Com
9 1 (1.18%) Draytek
9 1 (1.18%) IBM
9 1 (1.18%) Infor
9 1 (1.18%) Juniper
9 1 (1.18%) NetApp
9 1 (1.18%) Nimsoft
9 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds
Folkestone, Kent
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Saga Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Folkestone
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Folkestone
Saga
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago