Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 64 67
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 44 61 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.31% 3.53% 4.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.66% 13.03% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 41 51 91
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% -27.78%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £52,750 £43,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 322 468 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.25% 27.07% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 295 422 470
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,025 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £53,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sittingbourne +5 11 £22,500 -
Maidstone +32 10 £37,500 -28.57%
Folkestone +9 9 £42,500 +63.46%
Dartford - 7 £32,500 -
Tunbridge Wells -5 2 £32,500 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 36 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 35 (79.55%) MCSA
4 34 (77.27%) MCSE
5 33 (75.00%) Active Directory
6 28 (63.64%) Microsoft
7 21 (47.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (40.91%) Cisco
8 18 (40.91%) CCNA
9 17 (38.64%) VMware
9 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (36.36%) Hyper-V
11 14 (31.82%) LAN
12 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
12 13 (29.55%) WAN
13 12 (27.27%) Office 365
14 11 (25.00%) DHCP
14 11 (25.00%) DNS
14 11 (25.00%) ITIL
15 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (20.45%) Firewall
15 9 (20.45%) MCP
15 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (20.45%) Windows 10
16 8 (18.18%) MCTS
16 8 (18.18%) MCITP
16 8 (18.18%) Finance
17 7 (15.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (15.91%) SQL Server

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 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) LAN
2 13 (29.55%) WAN
3 11 (25.00%) DHCP
3 11 (25.00%) DNS
4 9 (20.45%) Firewall
5 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 5 (11.36%) VPN
7 4 (9.09%) Network Security
7 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (6.82%) SAN
9 2 (4.55%) BGP
9 2 (4.55%) DMVPN
9 2 (4.55%) EIGRP
9 2 (4.55%) IPsec
9 2 (4.55%) VLAN
9 2 (4.55%) VoIP
10 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (2.27%) Internet
10 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Support Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) IT Support
3 14 (31.82%) IT Engineer
3 14 (31.82%) IT Support Engineer
4 13 (29.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (15.91%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (15.91%) Desktop Support
7 7 (15.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (13.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (13.64%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 6 (13.64%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (11.36%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.27%) CSS
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) REST
2 1 (2.27%) RESTful
2 1 (2.27%) WCF
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) WF
2 1 (2.27%) WinForms
2 1 (2.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.09%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.27%) CCTV
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 36 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 21 (47.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (20.45%) Windows 10
6 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
7 5 (11.36%) Linux
7 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) Project Management
3 6 (13.64%) Change Management
4 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
4 5 (11.36%) ITSM
5 4 (9.09%) High Availability
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.55%) Migration
6 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Time Management
6 2 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.27%) CRM
7 1 (2.27%) Data Security
7 1 (2.27%) MVC
7 1 (2.27%) SOA
7 1 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.36%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (79.55%) MCSA
2 34 (77.27%) MCSE
3 18 (40.91%) CCNA
3 18 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (20.45%) MCP
5 8 (18.18%) MCITP
5 8 (18.18%) MCTS
6 7 (15.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (11.36%) VCAP
8 4 (9.09%) A+ Certification
8 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (9.09%) MCSD
9 3 (6.82%) Degree
10 2 (4.55%) CCNP
10 2 (4.55%) Master's Degree
11 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (2.27%) MCT
11 1 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 33 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (11.36%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.91%) Cisco
3 17 (38.64%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) SonicWALL
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix
5 2 (4.55%) Dell
5 2 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Avaya
6 1 (2.27%) EMC