Period
to 20 October 2017

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 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 84 121
Rank change year-on-year -56 +37 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 236 381 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.34% 3.51% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.71% 10.75% 8.74%
Number of salaries quoted 203 328 285
South West median annual salary £35,000 £36,125 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.11% +3.21% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £54,125 £55,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -6.25%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3062 3544 3570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.42% 32.66% 30.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2357 2797 2821
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -12 74 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Gloucestershire -23 47 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Bristol -35 45 £36,000 +5.88% 4
Dorset +16 30 £42,500 +51.79% 3
Devon -1 15 £27,500 -17.91% 1
Cornwall -14 12 £32,500 +32.65%
Somerset -47 12 £31,500 -22.22% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 189 (80.08%) Microsoft
2 139 (58.90%) Windows
3 111 (47.03%) MCSE
4 107 (45.34%) Active Directory
5 91 (38.56%) VMware
6 89 (37.71%) ITIL
7 77 (32.63%) Windows Server
8 71 (30.08%) Security Cleared
9 67 (28.39%) Office 365
10 62 (26.27%) Cisco Certification
11 60 (25.42%) CCNA
12 59 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 54 (22.88%) SQL
13 54 (22.88%) MCSA
14 49 (20.76%) DNS
15 48 (20.34%) Microsoft Office
15 48 (20.34%) SC Cleared
16 46 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
17 45 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
17 45 (19.07%) Firewall
17 45 (19.07%) MS Exchange
18 42 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
19 41 (17.37%) SharePoint
19 41 (17.37%) C#
20 39 (16.53%) Windows 7
21 38 (16.10%) Degree
21 38 (16.10%) .NET
21 38 (16.10%) TCP/IP
22 34 (14.41%) DV Cleared
23 33 (13.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 45 (19.07%) MS Exchange
2 41 (17.37%) SharePoint
3 22 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (6.36%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.39%) IIS
6 8 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (2.54%) Apache
7 6 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.85%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.42%) Apache Qpid
11 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.42%) CMS
11 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 48 (20.34%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 8 (3.39%) Maximo
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (28.39%) Office 365
2 33 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.54%) SaaS
5 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.76%) DNS
2 45 (19.07%) Firewall
3 38 (16.10%) TCP/IP
4 33 (13.98%) DHCP
5 26 (11.02%) SAN
6 22 (9.32%) WAN
7 21 (8.90%) LAN
8 13 (5.51%) HTTP
9 12 (5.08%) FTP
9 12 (5.08%) Network Security
9 12 (5.08%) SMTP
9 12 (5.08%) X.400
10 11 (4.66%) Skype
10 11 (4.66%) VoIP
10 11 (4.66%) VPN
11 10 (4.24%) Internet
12 8 (3.39%) NAS
12 8 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (2.97%) Wireless
14 6 (2.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.97%) MySQL
5 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.85%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.85%) Big Data
7 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.85%) MS Access
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.42%) Power BI
8 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (4.66%) JIRA
3 6 (2.54%) Redmine
4 3 (1.27%) TestRail
5 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.42%) CodeSonar
5 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.42%) git-flow
5 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.42%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 18 (7.63%) Finance
2 11 (4.66%) Advertising
3 8 (3.39%) Banking
4 5 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.69%) Games
5 4 (1.69%) Military
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (20.34%) Analyst
1 48 (20.34%) Support Engineer
2 34 (14.41%) Developer
3 27 (11.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 27 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (10.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (10.17%) IT Engineer
4 24 (10.17%) IT Support
5 23 (9.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 21 (8.90%) Support Analyst
7 18 (7.63%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.51%) Desktop Support
8 13 (5.51%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (5.08%) Administrator
10 11 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.66%) Desktop Analyst
10 11 (4.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 11 (4.66%) Network Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.10%) .NET
2 24 (10.17%) ASP.NET
3 23 (9.75%) AngularJS
4 18 (7.63%) CSS
4 18 (7.63%) HTML
5 13 (5.51%) REST
6 11 (4.66%) .NET Framework
6 11 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (4.24%) WinForms
8 8 (3.39%) WCF
9 7 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (2.97%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (2.12%) CSS3
10 5 (2.12%) Durandal
10 5 (2.12%) HTML5
10 5 (2.12%) jQuery
10 5 (2.12%) React
10 5 (2.12%) RESTful
11 4 (1.69%) Java EE
11 4 (1.69%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.93%) Driving Licence
4 13 (5.51%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.08%) CESG
6 11 (4.66%) User Experience
7 10 (4.24%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.54%) Clustering
8 6 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.54%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.12%) CMDB
10 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.27%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.27%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.27%) PKI
12 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.85%) FMCG
12 2 (0.85%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.85%) Life Science
12 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 139 (58.90%) Windows
2 77 (32.63%) Windows Server
3 45 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (16.53%) Windows 7
6 28 (11.86%) Windows 10
7 22 (9.32%) Linux
8 19 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (7.20%) Windows 8
10 15 (6.36%) Mac OS X
11 13 (5.51%) Windows XP
12 8 (3.39%) Unix
13 5 (2.12%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.27%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.85%) Android
15 2 (0.85%) Solaris
15 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.42%) CentOS
16 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (37.71%) ITIL
2 30 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (9.75%) MVC
4 19 (8.05%) Service Delivery
5 17 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (7.20%) Service Management
6 15 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (6.36%) ITSM
7 14 (5.93%) ITIL V3
7 14 (5.93%) Mentoring
7 14 (5.93%) Web Development
8 13 (5.51%) Coaching
8 13 (5.51%) Process Improvement
8 13 (5.51%) Requirements Analysis
8 13 (5.51%) TOGAF
9 12 (5.08%) Proactive Monitoring
9 12 (5.08%) Problem Management
9 12 (5.08%) Project Management
9 12 (5.08%) Security Monitoring
10 11 (4.66%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.88%) SQL
2 41 (17.37%) C#
3 31 (13.14%) PowerShell
4 30 (12.71%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.24%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.24%) C
5 10 (4.24%) T-SQL
5 10 (4.24%) VB
6 9 (3.81%) PHP
7 8 (3.39%) C++
8 6 (2.54%) Korn
9 5 (2.12%) Java
9 5 (2.12%) Python
9 5 (2.12%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.69%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.42%) AWK
11 1 (0.42%) Delphi
11 1 (0.42%) Perl
11 1 (0.42%) sed
Qualifications
1 111 (47.03%) MCSE
2 71 (30.08%) Security Cleared
3 62 (26.27%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (25.42%) CCNA
5 54 (22.88%) MCSA
6 48 (20.34%) SC Cleared
7 38 (16.10%) Degree
8 34 (14.41%) DV Cleared
9 33 (13.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (11.02%) MCITP
11 24 (10.17%) MCP
12 23 (9.75%) CISSP
13 20 (8.47%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (7.63%) CCNP
14 18 (7.63%) MCTS
15 15 (6.36%) SSCP
16 14 (5.93%) CCA
16 14 (5.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (5.51%) HND
18 12 (5.08%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.81%) SLA
2 5 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 107 (45.34%) Active Directory
2 46 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (12.29%) Hyper-V
4 18 (7.63%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (5.08%) vSphere
6 10 (4.24%) XenApp
6 10 (4.24%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.54%) NFS
7 6 (2.54%) Samba
7 6 (2.54%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.69%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.27%) Docker
9 3 (1.27%) XenServer
10 2 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.08%) SCCM
2 8 (3.39%) Backup Exec
2 8 (3.39%) Nagios
2 8 (3.39%) Puppet
3 6 (2.54%) Ansible
3 6 (2.54%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.27%) WSUS
6 2 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.42%) OpenView
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.42%) Salt
7 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 189 (80.08%) Microsoft
2 91 (38.56%) VMware
3 30 (12.71%) Cisco
3 30 (12.71%) Citrix
4 17 (7.20%) HP
5 15 (6.36%) Dell
6 14 (5.93%) Apple
7 13 (5.51%) SolarWinds
8 12 (5.08%) ArcSight
9 10 (4.24%) Veeam
10 8 (3.39%) IBM
11 7 (2.97%) NetApp
11 7 (2.97%) Oracle
12 6 (2.54%) EMC
13 5 (2.12%) Avaya
13 5 (2.12%) EqualLogic
13 5 (2.12%) SonicWALL
14 4 (1.69%) Symantec
15 3 (1.27%) 3PAR
15 3 (1.27%) NETGEAR