The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 108 82
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 365 286 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 3.12% 2.38% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.35% 10.60% 13.69%
Number of salaries quoted 320 263 379
Average salary £43,772 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £29,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2956 2698 3142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.25% 22.46% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2419 2386 2823
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,350 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the City of London region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 563 (80.31%) Microsoft
2 437 (62.34%) Windows
3 341 (48.64%) MCSE
4 312 (44.51%) Active Directory
5 274 (39.09%) VMware
6 255 (36.38%) MS Excel
7 232 (33.10%) Finance
8 225 (32.10%) SQL
9 217 (30.96%) SQL Server
10 216 (30.81%) ITIL
11 211 (30.10%) MCITP
12 200 (28.53%) MS Exchange
13 195 (27.82%) Citrix
14 174 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 156 (22.25%) VMware Infrastructure
16 152 (21.68%) Degree
17 151 (21.54%) Cisco
18 146 (20.83%) MCSA
19 128 (18.26%) .NET
20 115 (16.41%) SharePoint
21 113 (16.12%) MS Office
22 111 (15.83%) C#
23 110 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
24 100 (14.27%) SAN
25 99 (14.12%) Windows 7
26 98 (13.98%) SQL Server 2008
26 98 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
27 97 (13.84%) MCTS
28 96 (13.69%) MCP
29 93 (13.27%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 200 (28.53%) MS Exchange
2 115 (16.41%) SharePoint
3 93 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 69 (9.84%) IIS
5 57 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (6.85%) Lync
7 46 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 39 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 33 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 32 (4.56%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 21 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (1.71%) Tomcat
15 8 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
16 7 (1.00%) IBM Notes
16 7 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
17 5 (0.71%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.71%) CMS
18 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 255 (36.38%) MS Excel
2 113 (16.12%) MS Office
3 18 (2.57%) InfoPath
4 13 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.43%) MS Project
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.85%) SAP Business One
3 7 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.71%) Eikon
6 4 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.29%) Bond Adapt
7 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.14%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.14%) Agresso
8 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.42%) Office 365
2 17 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.43%) SaaS
6 2 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (14.27%) SAN
2 93 (13.27%) DNS
3 90 (12.84%) Firewall
4 86 (12.27%) LAN
5 79 (11.27%) WAN
6 76 (10.84%) TCP/IP
7 68 (9.70%) DHCP
8 41 (5.85%) VPN
9 19 (2.71%) Unified Communications
10 18 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (2.57%) Internet
11 16 (2.28%) VoIP
12 15 (2.14%) NAS
13 13 (1.85%) NetScaler
14 12 (1.71%) Wireless
15 10 (1.43%) IMAP
16 9 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (1.28%) POP3
17 8 (1.14%) PBX
17 8 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (30.96%) SQL Server
2 98 (13.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (10.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (8.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 55 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (7.13%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (6.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 38 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (2.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 20 (2.85%) OLAP
10 9 (1.28%) QlikView
10 9 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (1.14%) OLTP
12 6 (0.86%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.71%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.57%) Big Data
15 3 (0.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 3 (0.43%) DB2
16 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 42 (5.99%) Visual Studio
2 33 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.57%) Subversion
4 8 (1.14%) MSI
4 8 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.00%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.86%) JIRA
6 6 (0.86%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.71%) WiX
7 5 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.43%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.43%) Selenium
8 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.14%) Moq
9 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.14%) NUnit
9 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.14%) WATIR
9 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 232 (33.10%) Finance
2 83 (11.84%) Banking
3 35 (4.99%) Law
4 34 (4.85%) Marketing
5 30 (4.28%) Advertising
6 24 (3.42%) Financial Institution
7 21 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 21 (3.00%) Retail
8 19 (2.71%) Legal
9 13 (1.85%) Back Office
9 13 (1.85%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.86%) Electronics
12 5 (0.71%) Billing
13 2 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 122 (17.40%) Analyst
2 118 (16.83%) Developer
3 92 (13.12%) Support Engineer
4 75 (10.70%) Administrator
5 56 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 48 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 46 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 45 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
9 39 (5.56%) Technical Support
10 36 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 33 (4.71%) Senior Developer
11 33 (4.71%) Consultant
12 27 (3.85%) Architect
12 27 (3.85%) IT Support
13 25 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
14 24 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
14 24 (3.42%) Service Analyst
15 23 (3.28%) Desktop Support
16 22 (3.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 22 (3.14%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (18.26%) .NET
2 66 (9.42%) .NET Framework
3 55 (7.85%) ASP.NET
4 40 (5.71%) WCF
5 38 (5.42%) HTML
6 37 (5.28%) Web Services
7 36 (5.14%) XML
8 35 (4.99%) CSS
9 33 (4.71%) jQuery
10 28 (3.99%) XSLT
11 17 (2.43%) Silverlight
12 15 (2.14%) WPF
13 13 (1.85%) Ext JS
13 13 (1.85%) Backbone.js
13 13 (1.85%) AngularJS
13 13 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (1.71%) Middleware
14 12 (1.71%) DHTML
15 11 (1.57%) COM
16 9 (1.28%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.55%) Computer Science
2 61 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 44 (6.28%) Clustering
4 24 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.71%) Replication
6 16 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.28%) Derivative
7 15 (2.14%) Equities
8 14 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
10 10 (1.43%) EqualLogic
10 10 (1.43%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.28%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.14%) PKI
13 7 (1.00%) Cryptography
13 7 (1.00%) iPhone
13 7 (1.00%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.86%) DTV
15 5 (0.71%) Statistics
15 5 (0.71%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 437 (62.34%) Windows
2 174 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (14.12%) Windows 7
4 98 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (13.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 86 (12.27%) Linux
7 47 (6.70%) Windows XP
8 28 (3.99%) Windows 8
9 21 (3.00%) UNIX
10 18 (2.57%) Android
11 8 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.86%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.86%) AIX
12 6 (0.86%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.71%) CentOS
13 5 (0.71%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.43%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.29%) Solaris
15 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (30.81%) ITIL
2 66 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (6.28%) Release Management
4 42 (5.99%) Project Management
4 42 (5.99%) Change Control
5 39 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 37 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (5.28%) CRM
7 36 (5.14%) Change Management
8 35 (4.99%) Migration
8 35 (4.99%) Root Cause Analysis
8 35 (4.99%) Performance Monitoring
9 33 (4.71%) MVC
10 32 (4.56%) Web Development
11 31 (4.42%) ETL
12 30 (4.28%) Problem Management
13 28 (3.99%) Unit Testing
13 28 (3.99%) Performance Tuning
14 25 (3.57%) Service Management
15 23 (3.28%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 225 (32.10%) SQL
2 111 (15.83%) C#
3 71 (10.13%) PowerShell
4 57 (8.13%) T-SQL
5 51 (7.28%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.56%) VBScript
7 28 (3.99%) VB
8 15 (2.14%) C++
9 13 (1.85%) VBA
10 9 (1.28%) Java
11 8 (1.14%) C
12 7 (1.00%) Perl
12 7 (1.00%) Python
13 3 (0.43%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
14 2 (0.29%) XAML
14 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.14%) Ruby
15 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.14%) Ada
15 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 341 (48.64%) MCSE
2 211 (30.10%) MCITP
3 152 (21.68%) Degree
4 146 (20.83%) MCSA
5 110 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (13.84%) MCTS
7 96 (13.69%) MCP
8 87 (12.41%) CCNA
9 54 (7.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 37 (5.28%) MCSD
11 33 (4.71%) CCNP
12 31 (4.42%) Citrix Certification
13 29 (4.14%) MCDBA
14 28 (3.99%) MCAD
15 21 (3.00%) A+ Certification
16 18 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (2.14%) CCA
18 12 (1.71%) Security Cleared
19 8 (1.14%) RHCE
19 8 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.56%) SLA
2 13 (1.85%) QA
3 7 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Section 508
System Software
1 312 (44.51%) Active Directory
2 156 (22.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (11.27%) Hyper-V
4 50 (7.13%) XenApp
5 44 (6.28%) vSphere
6 38 (5.42%) VMware ESX
7 24 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.00%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (1.71%) XenServer
10 11 (1.57%) Xen
11 10 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.43%) vCloud
12 9 (1.28%) MDaemon
13 8 (1.14%) ISA Server
14 7 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (1.00%) Nmap
14 7 (1.00%) UAG
15 4 (0.57%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.57%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 56 (7.99%) SCCM
2 22 (3.14%) SCOM
3 18 (2.57%) Tivoli
4 16 (2.28%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.28%) WSUS
6 9 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.86%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.57%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.43%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.29%) Sysprep
11 2 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.29%) SCSM
12 1 (0.14%) Icinga
12 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.14%) AppDNA
12 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 563 (80.31%) Microsoft
2 274 (39.09%) VMware
3 195 (27.82%) Citrix
4 151 (21.54%) Cisco
5 56 (7.99%) Oracle
6 47 (6.70%) Symantec
7 30 (4.28%) NetApp
8 28 (3.99%) SAP
9 26 (3.71%) Juniper
10 25 (3.57%) Apple
10 25 (3.57%) HP
11 18 (2.57%) Mitel
12 17 (2.43%) Dell
13 15 (2.14%) EMC
13 15 (2.14%) Bloomberg
13 15 (2.14%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.00%) DevExpress
14 14 (2.00%) Infor
14 14 (2.00%) Sun
15 12 (1.71%) CheckPoint
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Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + extensive benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £60k - 70k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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People Source
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
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Pioneer Search
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits and bonus
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Salary: £60000 per annum + excellent Benefits
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City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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LA International
Salary: £31000 - £41000 per annum
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London City office (EC4)
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Salary: £26,000 - £28,000
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellant Bens/Bonus
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Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Bens / Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Bens / Bonus
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