The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 87 110 76
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 344 272 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 2.79% 2.28% 3.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.14% 10.16% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 302 262 365
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3089 2676 3015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.01% 22.40% 23.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2537 2364 2741
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
London

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 29 July 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 29 July 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.

1 536 (79.53%) Microsoft
2 425 (63.06%) Windows
3 324 (48.07%) MCSE
4 297 (44.07%) Active Directory
5 254 (37.69%) VMware
6 234 (34.72%) Finance
7 225 (33.38%) MS Excel
8 216 (32.05%) SQL
9 213 (31.60%) SQL Server
10 200 (29.67%) MCITP
11 195 (28.93%) MS Exchange
12 190 (28.19%) ITIL
13 183 (27.15%) Citrix
14 172 (25.52%) Windows Server 2008
15 155 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 144 (21.36%) Degree
17 134 (19.88%) MCSA
18 132 (19.58%) .NET
19 125 (18.55%) SharePoint
20 123 (18.25%) Cisco
21 113 (16.77%) C#
22 110 (16.32%) MS Office
23 102 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
24 97 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
25 96 (14.24%) Windows 7
25 96 (14.24%) Exchange Server 2010
25 96 (14.24%) MCP
25 96 (14.24%) Computer Science
26 94 (13.95%) MCTS
26 94 (13.95%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 195 (28.93%) MS Exchange
2 125 (18.55%) SharePoint
3 96 (14.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (10.83%) IIS
5 58 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 46 (6.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 45 (6.68%) Lync
8 40 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 38 (5.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 33 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2013
12 27 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2003
13 21 (3.12%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (2.23%) Tomcat
15 10 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
16 9 (1.34%) IBM Notes
16 9 (1.34%) Lotus Domino
17 7 (1.04%) WorkSite
18 6 (0.89%) CMS
19 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 225 (33.38%) MS Excel
2 110 (16.32%) MS Office
3 17 (2.52%) InfoPath
4 9 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.04%) MS Project
6 3 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.23%) SAP Business One
3 7 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.89%) Eikon
5 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.30%) Bond Adapt
6 2 (0.30%) 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 34 (5.04%) Office 365
2 13 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.59%) SaaS
6 2 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 92 (13.65%) DNS
2 87 (12.91%) SAN
3 78 (11.57%) LAN
4 76 (11.28%) TCP/IP
5 74 (10.98%) Firewall
6 73 (10.83%) WAN
7 59 (8.75%) DHCP
8 43 (6.38%) VPN
9 22 (3.26%) NAS
10 18 (2.67%) Unified Communications
11 16 (2.37%) VoIP
11 16 (2.37%) Internet
12 14 (2.08%) NetScaler
13 12 (1.78%) Wireless
14 9 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.19%) POP3
15 8 (1.19%) PBX
16 7 (1.04%) Wireshark
16 7 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (1.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (31.60%) SQL Server
2 97 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (10.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (8.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 51 (7.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (7.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (5.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (2.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 15 (2.23%) OLAP
10 8 (1.19%) QlikView
10 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (1.04%) OLTP
12 6 (0.89%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.74%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.59%) Big Data
15 3 (0.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.45%) DB2
16 2 (0.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (6.68%) Visual Studio
2 37 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.93%) Subversion
4 7 (1.04%) MSI
4 7 (1.04%) Metasploit
5 6 (0.89%) MSBuild
5 6 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.74%) WiX
7 3 (0.45%) Selenium
7 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.45%) JIRA
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.15%) WATIR
8 1 (0.15%) NUnit
8 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) Moq
8 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
General
1 234 (34.72%) Finance
2 82 (12.17%) Banking
3 38 (5.64%) Marketing
4 31 (4.60%) Advertising
5 30 (4.45%) Law
6 25 (3.71%) Financial Institution
7 20 (2.97%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.82%) Retail
8 19 (2.82%) Legal
9 10 (1.48%) Back Office
9 10 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.89%) Electronics
12 3 (0.45%) Front Office
12 3 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 121 (17.95%) Analyst
2 118 (17.51%) Developer
3 84 (12.46%) Support Engineer
4 76 (11.28%) Administrator
5 49 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 49 (7.27%) Support Analyst
6 48 (7.12%) Systems Administrator
7 47 (6.97%) 3rd Line Support
8 45 (6.68%) Consultant
9 38 (5.64%) Technical Support
10 35 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 34 (5.04%) Senior Developer
12 31 (4.60%) Architect
12 31 (4.60%) IT Support
13 26 (3.86%) Technical Consultant
14 23 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
14 23 (3.41%) Desktop Support
15 22 (3.26%) SharePoint Developer
16 21 (3.12%) Service Desk Analyst
16 21 (3.12%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (19.58%) .NET
2 70 (10.39%) .NET Framework
3 61 (9.05%) ASP.NET
4 44 (6.53%) HTML
4 44 (6.53%) WCF
5 42 (6.23%) CSS
6 39 (5.79%) XML
7 36 (5.34%) jQuery
8 32 (4.75%) Web Services
9 31 (4.60%) XSLT
10 18 (2.67%) WPF
11 17 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 16 (2.37%) Silverlight
12 16 (2.37%) Middleware
12 16 (2.37%) DHTML
13 13 (1.93%) Ext JS
13 13 (1.93%) Backbone.js
13 13 (1.93%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.48%) COM
15 7 (1.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 96 (14.24%) Computer Science
2 62 (9.20%) Blackberry
3 37 (5.49%) Clustering
4 22 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.37%) Replication
6 16 (2.37%) Inversion of Control
7 15 (2.23%) Derivative
8 14 (2.08%) Equities
9 13 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.34%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.19%) iPhone
11 8 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.19%) PKI
12 7 (1.04%) Cryptography
13 6 (0.89%) DTV
13 6 (0.89%) EqualLogic
14 5 (0.74%) iPad
15 4 (0.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 425 (63.06%) Windows
2 172 (25.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 96 (14.24%) Windows 7
5 91 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 88 (13.06%) Linux
7 48 (7.12%) Windows XP
8 37 (5.49%) Windows 8
9 26 (3.86%) UNIX
10 13 (1.93%) Android
11 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.89%) CentOS
12 6 (0.89%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.89%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.89%) AIX
13 5 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.45%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.30%) Solaris
16 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (28.19%) ITIL
2 61 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (6.82%) Asset Management
4 43 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (5.93%) Release Management
6 38 (5.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 36 (5.34%) MVC
8 35 (5.19%) Change Control
9 34 (5.04%) Migration
9 34 (5.04%) Web Development
10 33 (4.90%) Problem Management
10 33 (4.90%) Project Management
10 33 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
11 32 (4.75%) Change Management
11 32 (4.75%) CRM
12 31 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
13 30 (4.45%) ETL
14 26 (3.86%) Service Management
14 26 (3.86%) Unit Testing
14 26 (3.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 216 (32.05%) SQL
2 113 (16.77%) C#
3 78 (11.57%) PowerShell
4 58 (8.61%) JavaScript
5 57 (8.46%) T-SQL
6 32 (4.75%) VBScript
7 29 (4.30%) VB
8 15 (2.23%) C++
9 14 (2.08%) C
10 10 (1.48%) Java
10 10 (1.48%) VBA
11 8 (1.19%) Python
11 8 (1.19%) Perl
12 5 (0.74%) XAML
13 3 (0.45%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
14 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.15%) Ada
Qualifications
1 324 (48.07%) MCSE
2 200 (29.67%) MCITP
3 144 (21.36%) Degree
4 134 (19.88%) MCSA
5 96 (14.24%) MCP
6 94 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (13.95%) MCTS
7 80 (11.87%) CCNA
8 51 (7.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 44 (6.53%) MCSD
10 35 (5.19%) MCAD
10 35 (5.19%) Citrix Certification
11 23 (3.41%) CCNP
12 21 (3.12%) MCDBA
13 19 (2.82%) CCA
13 19 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (2.52%) A+ Certification
15 10 (1.48%) Security Cleared
16 9 (1.34%) CCEA
17 8 (1.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.01%) SLA
2 9 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.74%) QA
4 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Section 508
System Software
1 297 (44.07%) Active Directory
2 155 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 47 (6.97%) XenApp
5 35 (5.19%) VMware ESX
6 34 (5.04%) vSphere
7 23 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.23%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
10 10 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.34%) UAG
11 9 (1.34%) Xen
12 8 (1.19%) XenServer
12 8 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (1.19%) ISA Server
13 7 (1.04%) Nmap
13 7 (1.04%) vCloud
14 6 (0.89%) MDaemon
15 5 (0.74%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 53 (7.86%) SCCM
2 25 (3.71%) SCOM
3 20 (2.97%) Tivoli
4 16 (2.37%) Backup Exec
5 13 (1.93%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.63%) WSUS
7 8 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (0.89%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.45%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.30%) SCSM
11 2 (0.30%) Sysprep
11 2 (0.30%) MAILsweeper
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.15%) Nagios
12 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
12 1 (0.15%) MOM
Vendors
1 536 (79.53%) Microsoft
2 254 (37.69%) VMware
3 183 (27.15%) Citrix
4 123 (18.25%) Cisco
5 52 (7.72%) Oracle
6 41 (6.08%) Symantec
7 27 (4.01%) Apple
7 27 (4.01%) SAP
8 26 (3.86%) HP
8 26 (3.86%) NetApp
9 22 (3.26%) Bloomberg
10 16 (2.37%) Infor
10 16 (2.37%) Sun
11 14 (2.08%) Dell
12 13 (1.93%) McAfee
12 13 (1.93%) DevExpress
13 12 (1.78%) SolarWinds
13 12 (1.78%) Juniper
14 11 (1.63%) Reuters
14 11 (1.63%) EMC
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + (package)+o/t+ben+training
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Health Insurance, Pension, Gym M/ship
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits/Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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I3
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 depending on experience
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MBA Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £40000 per annum
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Salary: £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
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Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Company Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Full Benefits
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