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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 25 33 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 7.10% 3.55% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.93% 16.28% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 1
Median salary £28,000 £24,000 £17,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +37.14%  
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 Stoke-on-Trent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 29 43 30
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 18.71% 21.83% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21 42 26
Median salary £27,750 £45,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.33% +80.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £38,400 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 25 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) LDAP
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Office 365
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (33.33%) SNMP
6 3 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (25.00%) VLAN
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) OOP
6 3 (25.00%) OO
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) C++

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) LDAP
2 4 (33.33%) SNMP
3 3 (25.00%) MPLS
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) VLAN
3 3 (25.00%) WLAN
4 2 (16.67%) NAS
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) Kerberos
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Graduate
3 3 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Graduate Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Junior
3 3 (25.00%) Junior Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Junior Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) OO
1 3 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) C++
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
Stoke on Trent
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: Grade 5, £23,164 - £26,829 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: Grade 4, £19,485 - £22,494 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago