The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 44 38
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.43% 2.11% 3.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 6.73% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 14
Median salary £22,500 £40,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -43.75% +50.94%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +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 Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 78 104 95
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.62% 31.33% 21.99%
Number of salaries quoted 65 78 87
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,984
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +21.02%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £55,000 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Lancashire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Lancashire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Blackpool - 4 £22,500 -
Preston -15 2 £38,750 -8.82%
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) .NET
4 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 9 (37.50%) MCSE
4 9 (37.50%) Finance
5 8 (33.33%) Advertising
5 8 (33.33%) AS400
5 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (33.33%) VB6
5 8 (33.33%) Ajax
5 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (33.33%) WCF
5 8 (33.33%) iSeries
5 8 (33.33%) RESTful
5 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 8 (33.33%) SDLC
5 8 (33.33%) CSS
5 8 (33.33%) SOAP
5 8 (33.33%) Web Services
5 8 (33.33%) C#
5 8 (33.33%) HTML
5 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 8 (33.33%) VB
6 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.83%) WAN
2 5 (20.83%) Wireless
3 4 (16.67%) FTP
3 4 (16.67%) HTTP
3 4 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (16.67%) Network Security
3 4 (16.67%) SMTP
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Analyst Programmer
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Programmer
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 8 (33.33%) C# Programmer
2 8 (33.33%) Programmer
2 8 (33.33%) VB Analyst Programmer
2 8 (33.33%) VB Programmer
2 8 (33.33%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
2 8 (33.33%) VB6 Programmer
3 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) IT Support
5 4 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 4 (16.67%) IT Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
1 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 8 (33.33%) Ajax
2 8 (33.33%) CSS
2 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (33.33%) RESTful
2 8 (33.33%) SOAP
2 8 (33.33%) WCF
2 8 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) AS400
1 8 (33.33%) iSeries
1 8 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 4 (16.67%) EPoS
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Solaris
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (33.33%) SDLC
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) CRM
4 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
5 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (33.33%) VB
2 8 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) MCSE
2 4 (16.67%) CISSP
2 4 (16.67%) RHCE
2 4 (16.67%) SCNA
2 4 (16.67%) SCSA
2 4 (16.67%) Sun Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
4 2 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) MCSA
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Sendmail
3 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Avaya
3 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.67%) Lotus
4 2 (8.33%) Dell
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Epicor