The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 91 90
Rank change year-on-year -47 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 98 169 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.85% 3.23% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.90% 10.44% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 90 148 172
Median salary £35,750 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.37% +5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,125 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.80% +0.34%  

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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1660 1619 1797
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.33% 30.90% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1284 1282 1419
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,637 £26,500 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +4 34 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Bristol -28 20 £35,000 -9.09% 7
Dorset +2 14 £42,500 +25.00% 6
Somerset -30 11 £40,000 -2.43% 2
Devon +4 8 £31,000 +8.77% 1
Gloucestershire -14 8 £31,000 -16.77%
Cornwall -16 3 £42,500 +84.78%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 149 (80.98%) Microsoft
2 115 (62.50%) Windows
3 95 (51.63%) MCSE
4 79 (42.93%) VMware
5 76 (41.30%) Active Directory
6 71 (38.59%) ITIL
7 56 (30.43%) Windows Server
8 54 (29.35%) MCSA
9 52 (28.26%) SQL
10 48 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
10 48 (26.09%) Firewall
11 47 (25.54%) Office 365
12 45 (24.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 45 (24.46%) SQL Server
13 43 (23.37%) MS Exchange
13 43 (23.37%) DNS
14 39 (21.20%) CCNA
15 37 (20.11%) Cisco
16 34 (18.48%) Microsoft Office
16 34 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
17 33 (17.93%) DHCP
18 32 (17.39%) MCP
18 32 (17.39%) TCP/IP
18 32 (17.39%) Security Cleared
18 32 (17.39%) Hyper-V
19 30 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
20 28 (15.22%) .NET
21 27 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
22 26 (14.13%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 43 (23.37%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 21 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.07%) Skype for Business
5 12 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (4.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.63%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.09%) IIS
12 1 (0.54%) CMS
12 1 (0.54%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 34 (18.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (3.26%) Maximo
2 5 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (25.54%) Office 365
2 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.09%) Firewall
2 43 (23.37%) DNS
3 33 (17.93%) DHCP
4 32 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 25 (13.59%) WAN
6 23 (12.50%) LAN
7 22 (11.96%) SAN
8 13 (7.07%) Internet
9 10 (5.43%) FTP
9 10 (5.43%) HTTP
9 10 (5.43%) SMTP
9 10 (5.43%) VPN
9 10 (5.43%) X.400
10 8 (4.35%) Network Security
11 7 (3.80%) Skype
11 7 (3.80%) Unified Communications
12 5 (2.72%) Software-Defined Networking
12 5 (2.72%) Wireless
13 4 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.63%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.09%) MS Access
7 2 (1.09%) MySQL
7 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.54%) Big Data
8 1 (0.54%) DB2
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.54%) Power BI
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.54%) JIRA
3 1 (0.54%) Redmine
3 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.54%) XMLSpy
General
1 13 (7.07%) Finance
2 9 (4.89%) Advertising
3 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.54%) Games
4 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (19.57%) Support Engineer
2 27 (14.67%) Developer
3 25 (13.59%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 23 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 23 (12.50%) Analyst
6 17 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (8.70%) C# Developer
8 15 (8.15%) .NET Developer
9 14 (7.61%) Administrator
9 14 (7.61%) IT Support
10 11 (5.98%) Senior C# Developer
10 11 (5.98%) Senior Developer
10 11 (5.98%) Support Analyst
11 10 (5.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 9 (4.89%) Consultant
12 9 (4.89%) Network Engineer
12 9 (4.89%) Server Engineer
13 8 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.22%) .NET
2 18 (9.78%) CSS
2 18 (9.78%) HTML
3 17 (9.24%) ASP.NET
4 11 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (4.89%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.80%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.80%) XML
7 6 (3.26%) REST
8 5 (2.72%) jQuery
8 5 (2.72%) WCF
8 5 (2.72%) Web Services
8 5 (2.72%) WinForms
9 4 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1 (0.54%) COM+
11 1 (0.54%) CSS3
11 1 (0.54%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.15%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.43%) CESG
3 10 (5.43%) Clustering
4 7 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.63%) Replication
6 3 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.09%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.09%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.54%) iSeries
8 1 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 115 (62.50%) Windows
2 56 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 45 (24.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (10.87%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.43%) Linux
8 7 (3.80%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.80%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.72%) Unix
9 5 (2.72%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.63%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (38.59%) ITIL
2 16 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 13 (7.07%) Migration
3 13 (7.07%) MVC
4 12 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (5.43%) Proactive Monitoring
5 10 (5.43%) Security Monitoring
6 9 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (4.89%) Process Improvement
6 9 (4.89%) Project Management
6 9 (4.89%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (4.89%) Service Delivery
6 9 (4.89%) Service Management
7 8 (4.35%) OO
7 8 (4.35%) Presales
8 7 (3.80%) Coaching
8 7 (3.80%) Information Security
8 7 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (3.80%) Security Patching
8 7 (3.80%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.26%) SQL
2 25 (13.59%) C#
3 20 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.33%) PowerShell
5 16 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.80%) VB
7 4 (2.17%) C++
7 4 (2.17%) Perl
7 4 (2.17%) Python
7 4 (2.17%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.63%) C
8 3 (1.63%) PHP
9 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.09%) Java
10 1 (0.54%) COBOL
10 1 (0.54%) Delphi
10 1 (0.54%) Korn
10 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (51.63%) MCSE
2 54 (29.35%) MCSA
3 48 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (21.20%) CCNA
5 32 (17.39%) MCP
5 32 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 26 (14.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (13.59%) Degree
8 24 (13.04%) SC Cleared
9 22 (11.96%) CCNP
10 20 (10.87%) MCITP
11 12 (6.52%) DV Cleared
11 12 (6.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (5.98%) CISSP
12 11 (5.98%) MCTS
13 10 (5.43%) CISMP
13 10 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (4.35%) CCA
14 8 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (3.80%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.15%) SLA
2 8 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 27 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.52%) vSphere
4 12 (6.52%) XenApp
5 10 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.80%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.63%) Snort
7 3 (1.63%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.54%) NFS
9 1 (0.54%) Samba
9 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (8.15%) SCCM
2 11 (5.98%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (2.72%) SCOM
4 3 (1.63%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 3 (1.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.09%) Nagios
5 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.09%) WSUS
6 1 (0.54%) Ansible
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.54%) OpenView
6 1 (0.54%) Puppet
6 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 149 (80.98%) Microsoft
2 79 (42.93%) VMware
3 37 (20.11%) Cisco
4 26 (14.13%) Citrix
5 19 (10.33%) HP
6 14 (7.61%) Dell
7 10 (5.43%) ArcSight
8 8 (4.35%) Veeam
9 7 (3.80%) IBM
10 5 (2.72%) SonicWALL
11 4 (2.17%) EqualLogic
11 4 (2.17%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.17%) Symantec
12 3 (1.63%) Avaya
12 3 (1.63%) Lotus
12 3 (1.63%) Oracle
12 3 (1.63%) SAP
12 3 (1.63%) Sophos
13 2 (1.09%) EMC
13 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
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