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

Microsoft Certification
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 50 69
Rank change year-on-year -11 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.78% 3.11% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.77% 12.88% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 6
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £20,600 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  

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 Leicestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 133 163 157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 18.22% 24.15% 21.51%
Number of salaries quoted 105 122 115
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,600 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Leicestershire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Leicester -6 10 £46,250 +120.23%
Hinckley - 3 £42,500 -
Loughborough - 1 £37,500 -
Microsoft Certification
East Midlands

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

1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) MCSE
4 12 (50.00%) VMware
5 11 (45.83%) C#
5 11 (45.83%) .NET
5 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
6 10 (41.67%) SQL
6 10 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (41.67%) NetApp
7 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
8 7 (29.17%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) SLA
8 7 (29.17%) Degree
8 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
9 6 (25.00%) Line Management
9 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (25.00%) Process Improvement
9 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 6 (25.00%) CSS
9 6 (25.00%) HTML
9 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (20.83%) Project Management
10 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (20.83%) Change Management
10 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
10 5 (20.83%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (20.83%) VB
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Law
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Business Systems Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) SSIS Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.33%) IT Technical Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (25.00%) CSS
2 6 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) Ajax
3 3 (12.50%) HTML5
3 3 (12.50%) jQuery
3 3 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Line Management
2 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
3 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
3 5 (20.83%) ERP
3 5 (20.83%) ETL
3 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (20.83%) Project Management
3 5 (20.83%) SDLC
3 5 (20.83%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (12.50%) Workflow
5 2 (8.33%) Escalation Management
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.83%) VB
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.50%) VBScript
6 2 (8.33%) C
6 2 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) MCSE
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (29.17%) Degree
4 5 (20.83%) MCTS
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (12.50%) MCITP
5 3 (12.50%) MCSA
6 1 (4.17%) CCDP
6 1 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) SLA
2 5 (20.83%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (41.67%) NetApp
4 5 (20.83%) Tableau
5 3 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) HP