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 3 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 76 102 82
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 362 283 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 3.13% 2.37% 3.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.31% 10.75% 13.31%
Number of salaries quoted 316 257 369
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,100 £29,500
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
2941 2633 3156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.41% 22.07% 24.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2411 2322 2822
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £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 3 September 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 3 September 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.

1 555 (80.67%) Microsoft
2 433 (62.94%) Windows
3 336 (48.84%) MCSE
4 309 (44.91%) Active Directory
5 273 (39.68%) VMware
6 255 (37.06%) MS Excel
7 222 (32.27%) SQL
8 221 (32.12%) Finance
9 214 (31.10%) ITIL
10 212 (30.81%) MCITP
11 209 (30.38%) SQL Server
12 194 (28.20%) MS Exchange
13 190 (27.62%) Citrix
14 168 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 155 (22.53%) VMware Infrastructure
16 152 (22.09%) Cisco
17 147 (21.37%) Degree
18 144 (20.93%) MCSA
19 122 (17.73%) .NET
20 111 (16.13%) MS Office
20 111 (16.13%) SharePoint
21 108 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
22 106 (15.41%) C#
23 103 (14.97%) SAN
24 98 (14.24%) MCP
25 97 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
26 96 (13.95%) Windows 7
27 95 (13.81%) DNS
28 93 (13.52%) MCTS
29 92 (13.37%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 194 (28.20%) MS Exchange
2 111 (16.13%) SharePoint
3 88 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 68 (9.88%) IIS
5 52 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 46 (6.69%) Lync
7 43 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 37 (5.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 32 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 31 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
12 22 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
13 20 (2.91%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (1.60%) Tomcat
15 8 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
16 7 (1.02%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.73%) CMS
17 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
18 3 (0.44%) WorkSite
Applications
1 255 (37.06%) MS Excel
2 111 (16.13%) MS Office
3 16 (2.33%) InfoPath
4 13 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.44%) MS Project
7 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.89%) SAP Business One
3 7 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.44%) Eikon
6 2 (0.29%) Bond Adapt
6 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.15%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.15%) Agresso
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.07%) Office 365
2 17 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.44%) SaaS
6 2 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (14.97%) SAN
2 95 (13.81%) DNS
3 91 (13.23%) Firewall
4 84 (12.21%) LAN
5 77 (11.19%) WAN
6 73 (10.61%) TCP/IP
7 71 (10.32%) DHCP
8 40 (5.81%) VPN
9 19 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (2.62%) Internet
11 17 (2.47%) Unified Communications
12 16 (2.33%) VoIP
13 15 (2.18%) NAS
14 12 (1.74%) NetScaler
14 12 (1.74%) Wireless
15 10 (1.45%) IMAP
16 9 (1.31%) POP3
17 8 (1.16%) VLAN
17 8 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
18 7 (1.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 92 (13.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 69 (10.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (7.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 53 (7.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 39 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (3.05%) OLAP
10 20 (2.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (1.31%) QlikView
13 8 (1.16%) OLTP
14 6 (0.87%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.73%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.58%) Big Data
17 3 (0.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
17 3 (0.44%) DB2
17 3 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
18 2 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 38 (5.52%) Visual Studio
2 31 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.76%) Subversion
4 9 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.16%) MSI
6 7 (1.02%) Metasploit
7 6 (0.87%) MSBuild
8 5 (0.73%) WiX
8 5 (0.73%) JIRA
8 5 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.58%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.44%) Selenium
11 1 (0.15%) Moq
11 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.15%) NUnit
11 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.15%) WATIR
11 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 221 (32.12%) Finance
2 79 (11.48%) Banking
3 35 (5.09%) Law
4 34 (4.94%) Marketing
5 29 (4.22%) Advertising
6 22 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.20%) Financial Institution
7 20 (2.91%) Retail
8 19 (2.76%) Legal
9 14 (2.03%) Back Office
10 13 (1.89%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.02%) Electronics
13 5 (0.73%) Billing
14 2 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 116 (16.86%) Analyst
2 115 (16.72%) Developer
3 90 (13.08%) Support Engineer
4 73 (10.61%) Administrator
5 58 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support
7 43 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 43 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
8 41 (5.96%) Technical Support
9 36 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
10 33 (4.80%) Consultant
10 33 (4.80%) Senior Developer
11 27 (3.92%) IT Support
12 26 (3.78%) Architect
12 26 (3.78%) Technical Analyst
13 23 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
13 23 (3.34%) Desktop Support
13 23 (3.34%) Service Analyst
14 22 (3.20%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 22 (3.20%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (17.73%) .NET
2 63 (9.16%) .NET Framework
3 52 (7.56%) ASP.NET
4 39 (5.67%) WCF
5 36 (5.23%) Web Services
6 35 (5.09%) XML
6 35 (5.09%) HTML
7 33 (4.80%) CSS
8 30 (4.36%) jQuery
9 27 (3.92%) XSLT
10 17 (2.47%) Silverlight
11 15 (2.18%) WPF
12 13 (1.89%) Ext JS
12 13 (1.89%) Backbone.js
12 13 (1.89%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (1.60%) DHTML
13 11 (1.60%) COM
13 11 (1.60%) Middleware
14 9 (1.31%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.76%) Computer Science
2 55 (7.99%) Blackberry
3 48 (6.98%) Clustering
4 23 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.76%) Replication
6 16 (2.33%) Derivative
7 15 (2.18%) Equities
7 15 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.74%) Inversion of Control
10 10 (1.45%) EqualLogic
10 10 (1.45%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.31%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.16%) PKI
13 7 (1.02%) Cryptography
13 7 (1.02%) DTV
13 7 (1.02%) iPhone
13 7 (1.02%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.73%) GIS
14 5 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 433 (62.94%) Windows
2 168 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 97 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 96 (13.95%) Windows 7
5 91 (13.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 85 (12.35%) Linux
7 44 (6.40%) Windows XP
8 28 (4.07%) Windows 8
9 21 (3.05%) UNIX
10 15 (2.18%) Android
11 7 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.87%) AIX
12 6 (0.87%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.73%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.58%) CentOS
14 4 (0.58%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.44%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.29%) Solaris
16 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (31.10%) ITIL
2 62 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (6.40%) Project Management
4 43 (6.25%) Release Management
5 40 (5.81%) Change Control
6 37 (5.38%) Asset Management
6 37 (5.38%) CRM
7 35 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (5.09%) Migration
8 34 (4.94%) Change Management
9 33 (4.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 33 (4.80%) Performance Monitoring
10 32 (4.65%) MVC
11 31 (4.51%) Web Development
12 29 (4.22%) Problem Management
12 29 (4.22%) ETL
13 28 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (4.07%) Unit Testing
14 25 (3.63%) Service Management
15 23 (3.34%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 222 (32.27%) SQL
2 106 (15.41%) C#
3 68 (9.88%) PowerShell
4 54 (7.85%) T-SQL
5 49 (7.12%) JavaScript
6 30 (4.36%) VBScript
7 26 (3.78%) VB
8 15 (2.18%) C++
9 13 (1.89%) VBA
10 8 (1.16%) Java
10 8 (1.16%) C
11 7 (1.02%) Perl
11 7 (1.02%) Python
12 3 (0.44%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 2 (0.29%) XAML
13 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.15%) Ruby
14 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.15%) Ada
14 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 336 (48.84%) MCSE
2 212 (30.81%) MCITP
3 147 (21.37%) Degree
4 144 (20.93%) MCSA
5 108 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (14.24%) MCP
7 93 (13.52%) MCTS
8 83 (12.06%) CCNA
9 54 (7.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (5.09%) MCSD
11 34 (4.94%) CCNP
12 31 (4.51%) Citrix Certification
13 30 (4.36%) MCDBA
14 26 (3.78%) MCAD
15 20 (2.91%) A+ Certification
16 16 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (2.03%) CCA
18 11 (1.60%) Security Cleared
19 8 (1.16%) RHCE
19 8 (1.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.58%) SLA
2 13 (1.89%) QA
3 7 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Section 508
System Software
1 309 (44.91%) Active Directory
2 155 (22.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (11.77%) Hyper-V
4 50 (7.27%) XenApp
5 45 (6.54%) vSphere
6 39 (5.67%) VMware ESX
7 24 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.03%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (1.74%) XenServer
10 11 (1.60%) Xen
11 10 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.45%) vCloud
12 9 (1.31%) MDaemon
13 8 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (1.02%) ISA Server
14 7 (1.02%) Nmap
15 6 (0.87%) UAG
16 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.58%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 56 (8.14%) SCCM
2 21 (3.05%) SCOM
3 18 (2.62%) Tivoli
4 15 (2.18%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.45%) WSUS
6 9 (1.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 9 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.87%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.58%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.44%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.29%) SCSM
11 2 (0.29%) Sysprep
11 2 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.15%) Nagios
12 1 (0.15%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
12 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 555 (80.67%) Microsoft
2 273 (39.68%) VMware
3 190 (27.62%) Citrix
4 152 (22.09%) Cisco
5 57 (8.28%) Oracle
6 46 (6.69%) Symantec
7 31 (4.51%) NetApp
8 30 (4.36%) SAP
9 27 (3.92%) Juniper
10 25 (3.63%) Apple
10 25 (3.63%) HP
11 16 (2.33%) Dell
12 15 (2.18%) EMC
12 15 (2.18%) SolarWinds
13 14 (2.03%) DevExpress
13 14 (2.03%) Infor
13 14 (2.03%) Mitel
13 14 (2.03%) Sun
14 13 (1.89%) Bloomberg
15 12 (1.74%) McAfee
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + More
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + exceptional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TRG
Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + great company culture
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Open Table
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Exponential-e
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + extensive benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago