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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / South West
Rank 143 102 82
Rank change year-on-year -41 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 86 164 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.72% 2.81% 3.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.58% 8.43% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 67 146 183
Median salary £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.79% -1.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £27,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £48,300
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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1540 1945 1825
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.71% 33.34% 30.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1238 1541 1435
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +24 29 £32,000 -1.53% 4
Bristol -12 21 £36,500 +21.66% 4
Devon +3 9 £35,000 - 2
Dorset +7 8 £45,250 +33.08% 2
Cornwall +2 7 £42,500 +93.18%
Gloucestershire -26 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Somerset -29 6 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 153 (69.86%) Microsoft
2 131 (59.82%) Windows
3 119 (54.34%) MCSE
4 97 (44.29%) VMware
5 86 (39.27%) MS Excel
6 80 (36.53%) Firewall
7 76 (34.70%) ITIL
7 76 (34.70%) Active Directory
8 74 (33.79%) Cisco Certification
9 71 (32.42%) MCSA
10 69 (31.51%) Windows Server
11 66 (30.14%) CCNA
12 61 (27.85%) TCP/IP
13 54 (24.66%) MS Exchange
13 54 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 52 (23.74%) SQL Server
15 51 (23.29%) Cisco
16 49 (22.37%) Linux
17 48 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
17 48 (21.92%) Security Cleared
18 47 (21.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 40 (18.26%) DNS
20 38 (17.35%) MCP
20 38 (17.35%) Hyper-V
20 38 (17.35%) Office 365
21 36 (16.44%) Degree
21 36 (16.44%) SQL
21 36 (16.44%) WAN
22 34 (15.53%) Windows Server 2003
22 34 (15.53%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 54 (24.66%) MS Exchange
2 34 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (7.31%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (5.48%) Skype for Business
6 9 (4.11%) Apache Pig
6 9 (4.11%) IIS
7 6 (2.74%) Apache
7 6 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.74%) JBoss
7 6 (2.74%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.83%) CMS
10 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.37%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.91%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 86 (39.27%) MS Excel
2 28 (12.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.37%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.46%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.35%) Office 365
2 20 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.11%) IaaS
4 6 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.74%) PaaS
4 6 (2.74%) SaaS
5 5 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.91%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 80 (36.53%) Firewall
2 61 (27.85%) TCP/IP
3 40 (18.26%) DNS
4 36 (16.44%) WAN
5 32 (14.61%) DHCP
5 32 (14.61%) LAN
6 23 (10.50%) SAN
7 22 (10.05%) VPN
8 13 (5.94%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (4.57%) Network Security
9 10 (4.57%) VLAN
9 10 (4.57%) Wireless
10 9 (4.11%) HTTP
10 9 (4.11%) Internet
10 9 (4.11%) Unified Communications
11 8 (3.65%) Skype
11 8 (3.65%) SSL
12 6 (2.74%) VoIP
13 5 (2.28%) Ethernet
13 5 (2.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.57%) Big Data
3 9 (4.11%) Apache Hive
3 9 (4.11%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.74%) MySQL
7 5 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.46%) DB2
10 1 (0.46%) DTS
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.11%) JIRA
2 5 (2.28%) Redmine
2 5 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.83%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.83%) CodeSonar
3 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.83%) git-flow
3 4 (1.83%) Robot Framework
3 4 (1.83%) Selenium
4 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (8.68%) Finance
2 12 (5.48%) Games
3 9 (4.11%) Advertising
4 8 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.74%) Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Back Office
6 2 (0.91%) Electronics
6 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (14.61%) Support Engineer
2 21 (9.59%) 3rd Line Support
3 20 (9.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 20 (9.13%) Developer
4 18 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 16 (7.31%) Administrator
5 16 (7.31%) IT Support
6 15 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.39%) Consultant
7 14 (6.39%) DBA
8 13 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (5.94%) Analyst
8 13 (5.94%) C# Developer
9 12 (5.48%) Platform Engineer
10 10 (4.57%) .NET Developer
10 10 (4.57%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) Architect
11 9 (4.11%) Network Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) Senior Developer
11 9 (4.11%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.42%) .NET
2 15 (6.85%) ASP.NET
3 13 (5.94%) Java EE
3 13 (5.94%) STL
4 12 (5.48%) CSS
4 12 (5.48%) HTML
5 6 (2.74%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (2.74%) Middleware
6 5 (2.28%) jQuery
6 5 (2.28%) REST
6 5 (2.28%) XML
7 4 (1.83%) Django
7 4 (1.83%) LAMP
7 4 (1.83%) Node.js
7 4 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.83%) SOAP
7 4 (1.83%) Spring MVC
7 4 (1.83%) WinForms
8 3 (1.37%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.22%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.02%) Clustering
3 11 (5.02%) Driving Licence
4 9 (4.11%) Replication
5 8 (3.65%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.20%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.74%) CESG
7 6 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.28%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.37%) User Experience
10 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.91%) iPhone
11 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 131 (59.82%) Windows
2 69 (31.51%) Windows Server
3 54 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (22.37%) Linux
5 48 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (15.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (11.87%) Windows 7
8 15 (6.85%) Windows 8
9 14 (6.39%) Windows 10
10 10 (4.57%) Unix
11 9 (4.11%) Android
11 9 (4.11%) Apple iOS
12 8 (3.65%) Mac OS X
13 7 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.37%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.37%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (34.70%) ITIL
2 28 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (12.33%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (12.33%) Mentoring
4 26 (11.87%) Ethical Hacking
5 23 (10.50%) Software Engineering
6 21 (9.59%) Service Management
7 20 (9.13%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (9.13%) Reverse Engineering
8 17 (7.76%) Problem Management
8 17 (7.76%) Service Delivery
9 16 (7.31%) ITSM
10 15 (6.85%) Coaching
10 15 (6.85%) High Availability
11 13 (5.94%) Multithreading
11 13 (5.94%) Project Management
12 12 (5.48%) Load Balancing
12 12 (5.48%) PRINCE2
13 11 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (5.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.44%) SQL
2 34 (15.53%) C#
3 27 (12.33%) C
4 24 (10.96%) PowerShell
5 15 (6.85%) Java
5 15 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.94%) C++
6 13 (5.94%) Objective-C
7 12 (5.48%) Python
8 10 (4.57%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.57%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.65%) Perl
10 6 (2.74%) PHP
11 5 (2.28%) Korn
11 5 (2.28%) VB
12 1 (0.46%) COBOL
12 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (54.34%) MCSE
2 74 (33.79%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (32.42%) MCSA
4 66 (30.14%) CCNA
5 48 (21.92%) Security Cleared
6 38 (17.35%) MCP
7 36 (16.44%) Degree
8 31 (14.16%) CISSP
9 29 (13.24%) Network+ Certification
10 28 (12.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 26 (11.87%) DV Cleared
11 26 (11.87%) SANS
11 26 (11.87%) SSCP
12 25 (11.42%) GIAC
12 25 (11.42%) Linux+ Certification
13 23 (10.50%) CompTIA Security+
13 23 (10.50%) Security+ Certification
14 22 (10.05%) MCITP
15 16 (7.31%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (7.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.85%) SLA
2 6 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (34.70%) Active Directory
2 47 (21.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (17.35%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.76%) XenApp
5 9 (4.11%) VMware ESX
6 8 (3.65%) vSphere
7 5 (2.28%) NFS
7 5 (2.28%) Samba
8 4 (1.83%) Docker
8 4 (1.83%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.37%) Snort
9 3 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.91%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.91%) UAG
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (7.76%) SCCM
2 9 (4.11%) Puppet
3 8 (3.65%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.74%) AirWatch
4 6 (2.74%) Nagios
4 6 (2.74%) SCOM
5 5 (2.28%) Ansible
5 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.83%) Salt
6 4 (1.83%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (1.83%) WSUS
7 3 (1.37%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.46%) OpenView
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 153 (69.86%) Microsoft
2 97 (44.29%) VMware
3 51 (23.29%) Cisco
4 31 (14.16%) Citrix
5 26 (11.87%) HP
6 15 (6.85%) EMC
7 11 (5.02%) Oracle
8 9 (4.11%) Veeam
9 8 (3.65%) 3PAR
9 8 (3.65%) Dell
9 8 (3.65%) Draytek
10 7 (3.20%) IBM
10 7 (3.20%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.74%) Apple
11 6 (2.74%) Avaya
11 6 (2.74%) Juniper
11 6 (2.74%) Software AG
12 5 (2.28%) NetApp
12 5 (2.28%) Symantec
12 5 (2.28%) Veritas
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