Period
to 20 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 136 115
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 186 222 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.15% 2.29% 3.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.66% 8.28% 10.18%
Number of salaries quoted 155 184 244
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.33% +12.67% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £28,475 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £70,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,429 2,680 2,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.09% 27.66% 29.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,790 1,917 2,205
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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
Dorset +10 60 £42,500 +8.97% 8
Bristol +23 44 £34,750 -40.85% 11
Wiltshire -11 32 £36,000 -1.37% 7
Gloucestershire -20 32 £53,750 +19.44% 7
Devon -5 6 £36,750 +16.24% 11
Somerset +17 5 £50,000 -16.67% 5
Cornwall +10 5 £45,000 +52.54% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 162 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 135 (72.58%) Windows
3 97 (52.15%) MCSE
4 96 (51.61%) Office 365
5 71 (38.17%) Active Directory
6 67 (36.02%) MCSA
7 62 (33.33%) VMware
8 60 (32.26%) ITIL
9 57 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
10 56 (30.11%) CCNA
11 54 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (26.88%) Azure
13 49 (26.34%) Windows Server
14 48 (25.81%) Cisco
15 46 (24.73%) PowerShell
16 42 (22.58%) Firewall
17 39 (20.97%) Hyper-V
18 33 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 33 (17.74%) TCP/IP
18 33 (17.74%) SharePoint
19 31 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
20 30 (16.13%) .NET
20 30 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 30 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
21 28 (15.05%) Linux
22 27 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
22 27 (14.52%) vSphere
23 26 (13.98%) DNS
24 25 (13.44%) MCP
24 25 (13.44%) Security Cleared

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 33 (17.74%) SharePoint
2 22 (11.83%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (5.91%) Apache Spark
5 10 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (5.38%) OpenStack
6 8 (4.30%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.23%) Confluence
8 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.08%) CMS
9 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 96 (51.61%) Office 365
2 50 (26.88%) Azure
3 11 (5.91%) AWS
4 10 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (5.38%) GCP
4 10 (5.38%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.23%) IaaS
6 5 (2.69%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.54%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.54%) PaaS
8 1 (0.54%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.58%) Firewall
2 33 (17.74%) TCP/IP
3 26 (13.98%) DNS
4 21 (11.29%) DHCP
5 17 (9.14%) SAN
6 13 (6.99%) IPsec
7 12 (6.45%) LAN
8 11 (5.91%) VoIP
8 11 (5.91%) VPN
9 10 (5.38%) HTTPS
9 10 (5.38%) WAN
10 8 (4.30%) Internet
11 7 (3.76%) NAS
11 7 (3.76%) Skype
11 7 (3.76%) VLAN
11 7 (3.76%) Wireless
12 6 (3.23%) IPv4
13 5 (2.69%) Network Security
13 5 (2.69%) PABX
14 4 (2.15%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.06%) Big Data
3 6 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.69%) Power BI
5 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.54%) Impala
7 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (9.14%) Bitbucket
1 17 (9.14%) Git (software)
1 17 (9.14%) JIRA
2 11 (5.91%) git-flow
3 9 (4.84%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.61%) Selenium
5 2 (1.08%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (10.75%) Public Sector
2 14 (7.53%) Finance
3 10 (5.38%) Legal
4 7 (3.76%) Electronics
5 6 (3.23%) Games
6 4 (2.15%) Back Office
7 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.61%) Marketing
7 3 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.08%) Local Government
9 1 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) Military
9 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (24.73%) Consultant
2 30 (16.13%) Analyst
2 30 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 21 (11.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 21 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (9.14%) Developer
5 14 (7.53%) IT Engineer
5 14 (7.53%) IT Support
6 12 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Technical Support
7 11 (5.91%) Technical Leader
8 10 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.38%) Lead Tester
8 10 (5.38%) Technical Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) Technical Support Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) Technical Tester
8 10 (5.38%) Tester
9 9 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.13%) .NET
2 17 (9.14%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.91%) Kafka
3 11 (5.91%) Node.js
4 10 (5.38%) AngularJS
4 10 (5.38%) GraphQL
4 10 (5.38%) React
4 10 (5.38%) REST
4 10 (5.38%) Spring
4 10 (5.38%) Spring MVC
4 10 (5.38%) Vue.js
5 6 (3.23%) XML
6 5 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (2.69%) CSS
6 5 (2.69%) HTML
7 4 (2.15%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.15%) Classic ASP
7 4 (2.15%) jQuery
8 3 (1.61%) HTML5
8 3 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.38%) PKI
4 8 (4.30%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.76%) Cyberattack
5 7 (3.76%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.23%) Cybercrime
6 6 (3.23%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.69%) CESG
7 5 (2.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.69%) Replication
8 3 (1.61%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.61%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.08%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 135 (72.58%) Windows
2 54 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 49 (26.34%) Windows Server
4 28 (15.05%) Linux
5 19 (10.22%) Windows 10
6 18 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.99%) CentOS
7 13 (6.99%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.38%) Android
8 10 (5.38%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.69%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.15%) Fedora
11 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.54%) Debian
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (32.26%) ITIL
2 30 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
4 23 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (11.83%) Software Engineering
6 21 (11.29%) Test Automation
7 20 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (9.14%) Waterfall
9 16 (8.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (8.06%) Change Management
10 15 (8.06%) Configuration Management
10 15 (8.06%) MVC
11 14 (7.53%) Migration
11 14 (7.53%) V-Model
12 13 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (6.45%) PRINCE2
13 12 (6.45%) Problem Management
13 12 (6.45%) Scrum
14 11 (5.91%) Ethical Hacking
14 11 (5.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.73%) PowerShell
2 24 (12.90%) SQL
3 22 (11.83%) C#
4 18 (9.68%) C
5 11 (5.91%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.30%) Python
7 7 (3.76%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.23%) C++
9 5 (2.69%) VBScript
10 4 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.61%) Java
12 2 (1.08%) VB
12 2 (1.08%) VB6
12 2 (1.08%) XPath
13 1 (0.54%) Perl
13 1 (0.54%) PHP
13 1 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 97 (52.15%) MCSE
2 67 (36.02%) MCSA
3 57 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (30.11%) CCNA
5 30 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (13.44%) MCP
6 25 (13.44%) Security Cleared
7 20 (10.75%) DV Cleared
8 18 (9.68%) Degree
8 18 (9.68%) Network+ Certification
9 16 (8.60%) CISSP
9 16 (8.60%) SSCP
10 15 (8.06%) CompTIA Security+
10 15 (8.06%) GIAC
10 15 (8.06%) Linux+ Certification
10 15 (8.06%) SANS
11 14 (7.53%) SC Cleared
12 12 (6.45%) CEH
13 11 (5.91%) CCA
13 11 (5.91%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.29%) SLA
2 5 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (38.17%) Active Directory
2 39 (20.97%) Hyper-V
3 33 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (14.52%) vSphere
5 17 (9.14%) XenApp
6 15 (8.06%) Docker
7 7 (3.76%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.15%) NFS
8 4 (2.15%) Samba
8 4 (2.15%) VirtualBox
8 4 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.15%) Xen
9 3 (1.61%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.54%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (9.14%) Kubernetes
2 14 (7.53%) SCCM
3 11 (5.91%) SCOM
3 11 (5.91%) WSUS
4 4 (2.15%) Ansible
4 4 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.15%) Nagios
4 4 (2.15%) OpenNMS
4 4 (2.15%) Puppet
4 4 (2.15%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (2.15%) vCenter Server
4 4 (2.15%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.61%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.08%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.54%) CASB
7 1 (0.54%) Oozie
7 1 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 162 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 62 (33.33%) VMware
3 48 (25.81%) Cisco
4 23 (12.37%) Citrix
5 15 (8.06%) Dell
6 11 (5.91%) HP
7 10 (5.38%) Google
7 10 (5.38%) SolarWinds
7 10 (5.38%) Veeam
8 9 (4.84%) Apple
9 7 (3.76%) Sage
10 6 (3.23%) Atlassian
10 6 (3.23%) EMC
10 6 (3.23%) NetApp
11 5 (2.69%) Nortel
11 5 (2.69%) Oracle
11 5 (2.69%) Panasonic
11 5 (2.69%) Red Box
11 5 (2.69%) Siemens
12 4 (2.15%) Red Hat