The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 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
Kent / Maidstone
Rank 32 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Maidstone 1.79% 4.41% 4.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.45% 6.98% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +36.36%  
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 Maidstone.

Academic & Professional Certification
Maidstone
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 31 43 19
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 27.68% 63.24% 21.59%
Number of salaries quoted 22 41 17
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £23,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidstone

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Maidstone 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 Maidstone

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Maidstone

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Maidstone

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

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 Maidstone region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone 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 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Network Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
2 1 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Acronis
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sage
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec
1 1 (33.33%) VMware