The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 70 48
Rank change year-on-year +31 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 5 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 3.69% 0.89% 3.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.50% 5.00% 14.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 21
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +31.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £27,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,275 £49,600 £47,500
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 Northampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northampton
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 80 100 148
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 21.11% 17.89% 27.06%
Number of salaries quoted 69 93 135
Median salary £40,000 £49,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.36% +30.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Northampton

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Northampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Northampton over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (80.95%) Windows
3 13 (61.90%) Degree
4 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
4 10 (47.62%) ITIL
4 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
5 9 (42.86%) CRM
6 8 (38.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (38.10%) MCITP
6 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 6 (28.57%) MCSA
8 5 (23.81%) MCSE
8 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
8 5 (23.81%) VMware
9 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
9 4 (19.05%) SCCM
9 4 (19.05%) Office 365
9 4 (19.05%) Service Design
9 4 (19.05%) Skype
9 4 (19.05%) Project Management
9 4 (19.05%) MCP
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (14.29%) CCNA
11 2 (9.52%) Cisco
11 2 (9.52%) DNS
11 2 (9.52%) ETL

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
1 8 (38.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Skype
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) PBX
2 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
2 2 (9.52%) VLAN
2 2 (9.52%) VoIP
2 2 (9.52%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) Power BI
3 1 (4.76%) QlikView
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) IT Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) SAP PI
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) UDDI
2 1 (4.76%) WSDL
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Service Design
4 2 (9.52%) Communications Security
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Data Management
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.76%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) Web Design
5 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Degree
2 8 (38.10%) MCITP
3 6 (28.57%) MCSA
4 5 (23.81%) MCSE
5 4 (19.05%) MCP
6 3 (14.29%) CCNA
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.76%) MCDST
7 1 (4.76%) MCSD
7 1 (4.76%) MCT
7 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
1 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy
4 1 (4.76%) SAP