The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 38 37 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.39% 2.90% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 11.84% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 3
Median salary - £47,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +50.79%  
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 Luton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Luton
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 52 76 75
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 20.47% 24.52% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 29 56 64
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £26,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £55,000 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Luton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 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 Luton region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) MCSA
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Data Security
3 2 (40.00%) 3Com
3 2 (40.00%) Replication
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (40.00%) Logistics
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) VCP6

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IT Manager
1 2 (40.00%) IT Operations Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Operations Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technology Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Database Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Security
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Logistics
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
1 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Power Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) VCP6
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) 3Com
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec