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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 84 94 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 333 368 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 3.02% 3.03% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.44% 13.33% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 295 325 346
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,700 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
2677 2760 2895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.31% 22.70% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2292 2360 2605
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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.

1 585 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 431 (60.28%) Windows
3 367 (51.33%) MCSE
4 333 (46.57%) Active Directory
5 294 (41.12%) VMware
6 279 (39.02%) MS Excel
7 244 (34.13%) ITIL
8 219 (30.63%) MCITP
9 213 (29.79%) MS Exchange
10 199 (27.83%) SQL Server
11 196 (27.41%) Finance
12 194 (27.13%) Citrix
13 193 (26.99%) SQL
13 193 (26.99%) MCSA
14 192 (26.85%) Windows Server 2008
15 175 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 172 (24.06%) Cisco
17 140 (19.58%) MS Office
18 131 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
19 128 (17.90%) Degree
20 125 (17.48%) SharePoint
21 118 (16.50%) MCP
22 114 (15.94%) DNS
23 113 (15.80%) .NET
24 105 (14.69%) Exchange Server 2010
25 102 (14.27%) Windows 7
26 100 (13.99%) C#
26 100 (13.99%) SAN
27 92 (12.87%) MCTS
28 89 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 213 (29.79%) MS Exchange
2 125 (17.48%) SharePoint
3 105 (14.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 66 (9.23%) IIS
5 61 (8.53%) Lync
6 53 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 49 (6.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 46 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 45 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 27 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 17 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (1.54%) IBM Notes
13 11 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
13 11 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (1.12%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.98%) CMS
16 6 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
17 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
17 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 279 (39.02%) MS Excel
2 140 (19.58%) MS Office
3 29 (4.06%) InfoPath
4 16 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.56%) MS Project
7 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.42%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.26%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.14%) Bond Adapt
6 1 (0.14%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.14%) Agresso
6 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.64%) Office 365
2 18 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (15.94%) DNS
2 100 (13.99%) SAN
3 88 (12.31%) DHCP
4 82 (11.47%) TCP/IP
4 82 (11.47%) Firewall
5 78 (10.91%) LAN
6 71 (9.93%) WAN
7 42 (5.87%) VPN
8 35 (4.90%) Internet
9 30 (4.20%) VoIP
10 29 (4.06%) Unified Communications
11 27 (3.78%) Intranet
12 20 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (2.38%) Extranet
14 15 (2.10%) NAS
14 15 (2.10%) VLAN
15 14 (1.96%) Wireless
16 13 (1.82%) ISDN
17 12 (1.68%) NetScaler
18 11 (1.54%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (27.83%) SQL Server
2 85 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (9.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 57 (7.97%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (6.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (2.94%) OLAP
10 10 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (1.40%) QlikView
11 6 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.70%) DB2
12 5 (0.70%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.56%) Big Data
14 3 (0.42%) OLTP
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.28%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 33 (4.62%) Visual Studio
2 29 (4.06%) Subversion
3 13 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.12%) MSI
5 8 (1.12%) Artifactory
5 8 (1.12%) JIRA
6 5 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.42%) Selenium
7 3 (0.42%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.42%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.28%) WiX
9 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.14%) WATIR
General
1 196 (27.41%) Finance
2 72 (10.07%) Banking
3 35 (4.90%) Law
4 29 (4.06%) Advertising
5 28 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.50%) Retail
7 22 (3.08%) Legal
8 17 (2.38%) Marketing
9 16 (2.24%) Back Office
10 10 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.26%) Electronics
12 8 (1.12%) Publishing
13 5 (0.70%) Billing
13 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.28%) Front Office
15 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 122 (17.06%) Analyst
2 116 (16.22%) Developer
3 96 (13.43%) Support Engineer
4 75 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 59 (8.25%) Administrator
6 55 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 55 (7.69%) Consultant
7 53 (7.41%) Support Analyst
8 42 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 39 (5.45%) Technical Support
10 38 (5.31%) IT Support
11 33 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 31 (4.34%) SharePoint Developer
13 30 (4.20%) Desktop Support
14 29 (4.06%) Technical Analyst
15 27 (3.78%) .NET Developer
16 26 (3.64%) Senior Developer
17 25 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
18 24 (3.36%) Architect
19 23 (3.22%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (15.80%) .NET
2 57 (7.97%) ASP.NET
3 36 (5.03%) Web Services
4 35 (4.90%) .NET Framework
5 33 (4.62%) CSS
6 32 (4.48%) HTML
7 31 (4.34%) jQuery
8 29 (4.06%) WCF
9 22 (3.08%) Silverlight
10 18 (2.52%) Ajax
10 18 (2.52%) HTML5
11 17 (2.38%) XHTML
12 14 (1.96%) XML
13 10 (1.40%) Backbone.js
13 10 (1.40%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.26%) Ext JS
14 9 (1.26%) MAPI
14 9 (1.26%) XSLT
15 8 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.03%) Blackberry
2 57 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.90%) Clustering
4 29 (4.06%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.38%) User Experience
7 16 (2.24%) iPhone
8 15 (2.10%) EqualLogic
9 12 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.54%) GIS
10 11 (1.54%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.26%) PKI
11 9 (1.26%) Replication
11 9 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.12%) Equities
12 8 (1.12%) Derivative
13 7 (0.98%) iPad
14 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 431 (60.28%) Windows
2 192 (26.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (14.27%) Windows 7
4 89 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (11.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 71 (9.93%) Linux
7 57 (7.97%) Windows XP
8 25 (3.50%) Windows 8
9 20 (2.80%) UNIX
10 14 (1.96%) Android
11 11 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.40%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.98%) Solaris
14 5 (0.70%) AIX
15 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.56%) CentOS
15 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (34.13%) ITIL
2 61 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (5.87%) Project Management
5 37 (5.17%) Release Management
6 36 (5.03%) Migration
7 34 (4.76%) CRM
8 33 (4.62%) Change Control
9 32 (4.48%) PRINCE2
10 30 (4.20%) ETL
10 30 (4.20%) Web Development
11 28 (3.92%) Workflow
12 26 (3.64%) Problem Management
12 26 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
13 25 (3.50%) Unit Testing
13 25 (3.50%) Asset Management
14 24 (3.36%) Incident Management
14 24 (3.36%) Change Management
15 23 (3.22%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (3.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 193 (26.99%) SQL
2 100 (13.99%) C#
3 69 (9.65%) PowerShell
4 40 (5.59%) JavaScript
5 35 (4.90%) T-SQL
6 22 (3.08%) VBScript
7 12 (1.68%) VB
8 10 (1.40%) VBA
9 9 (1.26%) C++
10 8 (1.12%) Java
11 7 (0.98%) C
12 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.56%) Perl
14 3 (0.42%) Python
15 2 (0.28%) XAML
16 1 (0.14%) Ruby
16 1 (0.14%) Ada
Qualifications
1 367 (51.33%) MCSE
2 219 (30.63%) MCITP
3 193 (26.99%) MCSA
4 131 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
5 128 (17.90%) Degree
6 118 (16.50%) MCP
7 92 (12.87%) MCTS
8 88 (12.31%) CCNA
9 71 (9.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 44 (6.15%) Citrix Certification
11 43 (6.01%) CCNP
12 32 (4.48%) MCDBA
13 24 (3.36%) Security Cleared
14 23 (3.22%) A+ Certification
15 20 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (2.66%) CCA
17 14 (1.96%) CISSP
17 14 (1.96%) SC Cleared
18 11 (1.54%) JNCIA
18 11 (1.54%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.85%) SLA
2 13 (1.82%) QA
3 7 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) Section 508
System Software
1 333 (46.57%) Active Directory
2 175 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (11.61%) Hyper-V
4 52 (7.27%) XenApp
5 47 (6.57%) vSphere
6 40 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (4.48%) VMware ESX
8 20 (2.80%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (1.68%) XenServer
10 9 (1.26%) MDaemon
11 8 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.98%) Xen
13 6 (0.84%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.84%) vCloud
13 6 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.56%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.56%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.42%) Nmap
15 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 62 (8.67%) SCCM
2 27 (3.78%) SCOM
3 23 (3.22%) Backup Exec
4 13 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (1.68%) Tivoli
5 12 (1.68%) WSUS
6 10 (1.40%) SCVMM
7 9 (1.26%) SCOrch
8 8 (1.12%) XenMobile
8 8 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.70%) WMI
12 4 (0.56%) Casper Suite
13 3 (0.42%) ARCserve
14 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.28%) Sysprep
15 1 (0.14%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 585 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 294 (41.12%) VMware
3 194 (27.13%) Citrix
4 172 (24.06%) Cisco
5 46 (6.43%) Oracle
6 43 (6.01%) Symantec
7 41 (5.73%) Juniper
8 37 (5.17%) HP
9 36 (5.03%) NetApp
10 27 (3.78%) EMC
11 25 (3.50%) Dell
12 23 (3.22%) Apple
13 21 (2.94%) SAP
14 20 (2.80%) Open Text
15 16 (2.24%) Telerik
15 16 (2.24%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.96%) Mitel
17 11 (1.54%) McAfee
17 11 (1.54%) Lotus
18 10 (1.40%) Bloomberg
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hudson - London
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Rubbert Associates
Salary: £70,000 per annum + Incentivised Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 20+% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum plus pension, medical, Gym
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits & 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + great company culture
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+training opportunities
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: From £21,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago