Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South West
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 129 103
Rank change year-on-year +4 -26 +62
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 97 255 318
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 2.20% 2.55% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.06% 8.02% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 108 243 248
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,050 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,000 £61,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% +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 1,373 3,181 3,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.15% 31.81% 29.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,013 2,323 2,314
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,125 £26,250 £24,899
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South West over the 6 months to 5 August 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 5 August 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
Bristol +56 29 £45,000 +2.27%
Wiltshire +35 22 £47,500 +47.29%
Gloucestershire +8 19 £35,000 -32.69% 5
Somerset +24 16 £65,000 +73.33% 5
Dorset -14 8 £26,250 -41.67% 2
Cornwall +5 2 - - 2
Devon +14 1 £37,500 +4.17% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 93 (95.88%) Microsoft
2 45 (46.39%) Windows
3 40 (41.24%) ITIL
4 39 (40.21%) Active Directory
5 37 (38.14%) MCSE
6 36 (37.11%) Azure
7 35 (36.08%) Office 365
8 34 (35.05%) VMware
9 31 (31.96%) CCNA
9 31 (31.96%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (27.84%) Degree
11 26 (26.80%) Security Cleared
11 26 (26.80%) Cisco
12 25 (25.77%) MCSA
13 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
13 22 (22.68%) Windows Server
14 21 (21.65%) SharePoint
15 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
16 18 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (18.56%) Hyper-V
16 18 (18.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (18.56%) Citrix
16 18 (18.56%) Finance
17 17 (17.53%) .NET
17 17 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (16.49%) SCCM
18 16 (16.49%) Data Centre
19 15 (15.46%) SQL
20 14 (14.43%) SAN
20 14 (14.43%) PowerShell

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 21 (21.65%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.09%) ArcGIS
3 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.03%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (4.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Maximo
2 3 (3.09%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (37.11%) Azure
2 35 (36.08%) Office 365
3 9 (9.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (7.22%) AWS
4 7 (7.22%) PaaS
4 7 (7.22%) SaaS
5 6 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (6.19%) OneDrive
5 6 (6.19%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.03%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.03%) GitHub
6 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.43%) SAN
2 13 (13.40%) Firewall
3 10 (10.31%) NAS
4 9 (9.28%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (6.19%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (6.19%) LAN
5 6 (6.19%) VoIP
5 6 (6.19%) WAN
6 5 (5.15%) VPN
7 4 (4.12%) DNS
7 4 (4.12%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.12%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.12%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.09%) Network Security
8 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.09%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.06%) 802.11
9 2 (2.06%) ADSL
9 2 (2.06%) DHCP
9 2 (2.06%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) Power BI
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.03%) Big Data
5 1 (1.03%) Impala
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.15%) Selenium
3 3 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.03%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.03%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.03%) git-flow
4 1 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 18 (18.56%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Legal
2 9 (9.28%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.15%) German Language
4 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (22.68%) Developer
2 17 (17.53%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (11.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) .NET Developer
5 9 (9.28%) Administrator
5 9 (9.28%) IT Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) IT Support
5 9 (9.28%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Analyst
7 7 (7.22%) Architect
7 7 (7.22%) Consultant
7 7 (7.22%) Lead Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.15%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Middleware Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) .NET
2 12 (12.37%) .NET Framework
3 8 (8.25%) HTML
4 7 (7.22%) CSS
5 6 (6.19%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET
5 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (5.15%) Middleware
7 3 (3.09%) .NET Core
7 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.09%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.09%) React
7 3 (3.09%) REST
7 3 (3.09%) Web Services
8 2 (2.06%) 802.1X
8 2 (2.06%) WCF
9 1 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (1.03%) HTML5
9 1 (1.03%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.31%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.28%) Reinsurance
4 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.12%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.09%) iSeries
7 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.06%) User Experience
8 1 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.03%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (46.39%) Windows
2 22 (22.68%) Windows Server
3 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (13.40%) Linux
5 11 (11.34%) Windows 10
6 8 (8.25%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (5.15%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.12%) HPUX
9 4 (4.12%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (4.12%) Solaris
9 4 (4.12%) Unix
9 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.09%) SUSE
10 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (1.03%) CentOS
11 1 (1.03%) FreeBSD
11 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.24%) ITIL
2 17 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.43%) Computer Science
3 14 (14.43%) Mentoring
3 14 (14.43%) Project Delivery
4 13 (13.40%) Service Management
5 12 (12.37%) Decision-Making
5 12 (12.37%) TOGAF
6 11 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (10.31%) Security Patching
7 10 (10.31%) Systems Engineering
8 9 (9.28%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (9.28%) Scrum
8 9 (9.28%) Time Management
9 8 (8.25%) Line Management
9 8 (8.25%) Presales
9 8 (8.25%) PRINCE2
9 8 (8.25%) Problem Management
9 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) SQL
2 14 (14.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (10.31%) C#
4 6 (6.19%) TypeScript
5 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.09%) VBScript
7 2 (2.06%) Delphi
8 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) Java
8 1 (1.03%) Perl
8 1 (1.03%) PHP
8 1 (1.03%) Python
8 1 (1.03%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (38.14%) MCSE
2 31 (31.96%) CCNA
2 31 (31.96%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (27.84%) Degree
4 26 (26.80%) Security Cleared
5 25 (25.77%) MCSA
6 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
7 18 (18.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (10.31%) CCNP
8 10 (10.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (9.28%) MCITP
10 6 (6.19%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (5.15%) CCA
11 5 (5.15%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (5.15%) MCAD
11 5 (5.15%) VCP5
12 4 (4.12%) MCDST
13 3 (3.09%) MCPD
13 3 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) GDPR
2 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (40.21%) Active Directory
2 18 (18.56%) Hyper-V
2 18 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (4.12%) vSphere
3 4 (4.12%) XenApp
3 4 (4.12%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) SCCM
2 10 (10.31%) SCOM
2 10 (10.31%) SCVMM
3 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.12%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.12%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.03%) Kibana
5 1 (1.03%) Oozie
5 1 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 93 (95.88%) Microsoft
2 34 (35.05%) VMware
3 26 (26.80%) Cisco
4 18 (18.56%) Citrix
5 10 (10.31%) 3PAR
5 10 (10.31%) Dell
5 10 (10.31%) Oracle
6 6 (6.19%) IBM
7 5 (5.15%) McAfee
8 4 (4.12%) HP
8 4 (4.12%) Veeam
9 3 (3.09%) Aruba
9 3 (3.09%) ESRI
9 3 (3.09%) Juniper
9 3 (3.09%) Mitel
10 2 (2.06%) Embarcadero
10 2 (2.06%) Splunk
11 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.03%) BT
11 1 (1.03%) LogRhythm