The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 39 35
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 3.31% 4.53% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.69% 19.44% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 4
Median salary £28,908 £24,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.45% -27.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,998 £24,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,500 £34,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +1.38%  

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 Stoke-on-Trent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 29 72 40
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 16.02% 23.30% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 29 62 29
Median salary £27,500 £32,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% -5.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,997 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,285 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Stoke-on-Trent over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 23 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
2 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Office 365
5 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
5 5 (29.41%) SNMP
5 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) LDAP
5 5 (29.41%) DHCP
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (23.53%) VLAN
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) C++
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) OOP
6 4 (23.53%) OO
6 4 (23.53%) WLAN
6 4 (23.53%) MPLS
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) MCSE

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) LDAP
1 5 (29.41%) SNMP
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (23.53%) MPLS
2 4 (23.53%) VLAN
2 4 (23.53%) WLAN
3 3 (17.65%) NAS
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security
3 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Graduate
3 4 (23.53%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Graduate Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Junior
4 3 (17.65%) Junior Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Junior Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) OO
1 4 (23.53%) OOP
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Database Security
2 2 (11.76%) Information Security
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) Statistics
2 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) C++
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) MCITP
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.76%) MCSD
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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