The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 68 49 63
Rank change year-on-year -19 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.00% 4.22% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 13.64% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 11
Median salary £50,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.84% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £37,500 £47,500
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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 158 198 168
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 22.57% 30.94% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 146 166 128
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Oxford over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (53.85%) Office 365
3 5 (38.46%) MCSE
3 5 (38.46%) MCSA
4 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Public Cloud
4 4 (30.77%) Skype
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
5 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Apple
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
6 2 (15.38%) DHCP
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) VPN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (53.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Skype
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) VLAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Office 365 Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Public Cloud
2 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Biotechnology
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 3 (23.08%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Use Case
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (7.69%) CAD
4 1 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCSA
1 5 (38.46%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Apple
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard