The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 12 -
Rank change year-on-year -13 -  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 3.28% 6.67% -
As % of the Qualifications category 21.05% 22.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Median salary £36,250 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.70% -  
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 Preston.

Academic & Professional Certification
Preston
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19 18 19
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 15.57% 30.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19 12 19
Median salary £33,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Preston

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Preston

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Preston over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 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 Preston region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (92.31%) SQL
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) C#
3 8 (61.54%) HTML
3 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 8 (61.54%) CSS
3 8 (61.54%) SOAP
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) WCF
4 7 (53.85%) VB6
4 7 (53.85%) iSeries
4 7 (53.85%) RESTful
4 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
4 7 (53.85%) SDLC
4 7 (53.85%) Advertising
4 7 (53.85%) AS400
4 7 (53.85%) VB
4 7 (53.85%) Ajax
4 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (53.85%) Web Services
4 7 (53.85%) Mainframe
4 7 (53.85%) RDBMS
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) RDBMS
2 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Analyst Programmer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Programmer
2 7 (53.85%) Analyst Programmer
2 7 (53.85%) C# Programmer
2 7 (53.85%) Programmer
2 7 (53.85%) VB Analyst Programmer
2 7 (53.85%) VB Programmer
2 7 (53.85%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
2 7 (53.85%) VB6 Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) SOAP
2 8 (61.54%) WCF
3 7 (53.85%) Ajax
3 7 (53.85%) RESTful
3 7 (53.85%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) AS400
1 7 (53.85%) iSeries
1 7 (53.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) Parallel Computing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) VB
3 7 (53.85%) VB6
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCAD
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCPD
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Epicor
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam
3 1 (7.69%) VMware