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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 107 80
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 364 291 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 3.18% 2.45% 3.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.60% 11.28% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 315 257 386
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £28,300 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-9.49% +5.33%
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
2889 2579 3211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.28% 21.73% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2363 2264 2884
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 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 22 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.

1 554 (80.17%) Microsoft
2 439 (63.53%) Windows
3 335 (48.48%) MCSE
4 317 (45.88%) Active Directory
5 272 (39.36%) VMware
6 263 (38.06%) MS Excel
7 223 (32.27%) SQL
8 222 (32.13%) ITIL
9 215 (31.11%) MCITP
10 211 (30.54%) Finance
10 211 (30.54%) SQL Server
11 199 (28.80%) MS Exchange
12 182 (26.34%) Citrix
13 172 (24.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 164 (23.73%) Cisco
15 152 (22.00%) MCSA
16 150 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 141 (20.41%) Degree
18 118 (17.08%) SharePoint
18 118 (17.08%) .NET
19 116 (16.79%) MS Office
20 115 (16.64%) Cisco Certification
21 107 (15.48%) DNS
22 105 (15.20%) MCP
23 102 (14.76%) C#
24 101 (14.62%) SAN
25 99 (14.33%) Windows 7
26 93 (13.46%) Firewall
27 92 (13.31%) MCTS
27 92 (13.31%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 199 (28.80%) MS Exchange
2 118 (17.08%) SharePoint
3 89 (12.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (9.12%) IIS
5 51 (7.38%) Lync
6 48 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (6.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 41 (5.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 39 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 34 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 28 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
13 20 (2.89%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (1.45%) IBM Notes
14 10 (1.45%) Lotus Domino
15 9 (1.30%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.72%) CMS
16 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
17 4 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 263 (38.06%) MS Excel
2 116 (16.79%) MS Office
3 16 (2.32%) InfoPath
4 11 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.43%) MS Project
6 3 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.29%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.59%) SAP Business One
3 7 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.43%) Eikon
6 2 (0.29%) Bond Adapt
7 1 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.14%) Agresso
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.05%) Office 365
2 17 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.43%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (15.48%) DNS
2 101 (14.62%) SAN
3 93 (13.46%) Firewall
4 83 (12.01%) LAN
5 79 (11.43%) DHCP
6 76 (11.00%) WAN
7 75 (10.85%) TCP/IP
8 40 (5.79%) VPN
9 24 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (3.18%) Unified Communications
11 20 (2.89%) Internet
12 17 (2.46%) VoIP
13 15 (2.17%) Wireless
14 14 (2.03%) NAS
15 12 (1.74%) VLAN
16 11 (1.59%) NetScaler
17 10 (1.45%) POP3
17 10 (1.45%) IMAP
18 9 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
19 8 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (30.54%) SQL Server
2 88 (12.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 69 (9.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 56 (8.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (7.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 52 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (6.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 36 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (3.33%) OLAP
10 19 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (1.30%) QlikView
13 8 (1.16%) OLTP
14 6 (0.87%) Relational Database
15 4 (0.58%) Big Data
15 4 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.58%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.43%) DB2
16 3 (0.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 35 (5.07%) Visual Studio
2 28 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (3.47%) Subversion
4 11 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.16%) MSI
6 7 (1.01%) JIRA
7 6 (0.87%) Artifactory
7 6 (0.87%) MSBuild
7 6 (0.87%) Metasploit
7 6 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.72%) WiX
9 3 (0.43%) Selenium
10 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.14%) NUnit
10 1 (0.14%) WATIR
10 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.14%) Moq
10 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
General
1 211 (30.54%) Finance
2 76 (11.00%) Banking
3 36 (5.21%) Law
4 32 (4.63%) Marketing
5 30 (4.34%) Advertising
6 26 (3.76%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.89%) Retail
8 19 (2.75%) Legal
9 17 (2.46%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.88%) Back Office
11 11 (1.59%) Investment Banking
12 10 (1.45%) Electronics
13 9 (1.30%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.72%) Billing
15 1 (0.14%) Publishing
15 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 113 (16.35%) Developer
2 109 (15.77%) Analyst
3 94 (13.60%) Support Engineer
4 71 (10.27%) Administrator
5 61 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 46 (6.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 41 (5.93%) Support Analyst
8 38 (5.50%) Technical Support
8 38 (5.50%) Consultant
8 38 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
9 33 (4.78%) Senior Developer
9 33 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (4.49%) IT Support
11 29 (4.20%) Architect
12 27 (3.91%) Desktop Support
13 25 (3.62%) Technical Analyst
13 25 (3.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 23 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
15 22 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
15 22 (3.18%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (17.08%) .NET
2 58 (8.39%) .NET Framework
3 52 (7.53%) ASP.NET
4 40 (5.79%) WCF
5 38 (5.50%) Web Services
6 33 (4.78%) HTML
7 31 (4.49%) CSS
8 30 (4.34%) XML
9 27 (3.91%) jQuery
10 22 (3.18%) XSLT
11 20 (2.89%) Silverlight
12 15 (2.17%) WPF
13 13 (1.88%) Ext JS
13 13 (1.88%) Backbone.js
13 13 (1.88%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.45%) COM
15 9 (1.30%) DHTML
15 9 (1.30%) MAPI
15 9 (1.30%) Middleware
15 9 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.26%) Blackberry
2 60 (8.68%) Computer Science
3 58 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (6.66%) Clustering
5 22 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.46%) Replication
7 14 (2.03%) Mathematics
7 14 (2.03%) Equities
8 13 (1.88%) Derivative
8 13 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.88%) EqualLogic
9 12 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
11 9 (1.30%) iPhone
11 9 (1.30%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.16%) PKI
13 7 (1.01%) DTV
13 7 (1.01%) GIS
13 7 (1.01%) User Experience
14 6 (0.87%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 439 (63.53%) Windows
2 172 (24.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (14.33%) Windows 7
4 92 (13.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (12.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 83 (12.01%) Linux
7 48 (6.95%) Windows XP
8 26 (3.76%) Windows 8
9 19 (2.75%) Android
9 19 (2.75%) UNIX
10 10 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.87%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.72%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.72%) AIX
13 4 (0.58%) CentOS
13 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (32.13%) ITIL
2 78 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (6.08%) Project Management
5 40 (5.79%) Release Management
6 38 (5.50%) Asset Management
7 35 (5.07%) Change Control
7 35 (5.07%) Migration
7 35 (5.07%) CRM
8 33 (4.78%) ETL
9 32 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
10 31 (4.49%) Unit Testing
10 31 (4.49%) MVC
11 29 (4.20%) Web Development
11 29 (4.20%) Change Management
12 28 (4.05%) Service Management
13 27 (3.91%) Performance Monitoring
13 27 (3.91%) Problem Management
14 26 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
15 22 (3.18%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 223 (32.27%) SQL
2 102 (14.76%) C#
3 64 (9.26%) PowerShell
4 51 (7.38%) T-SQL
5 46 (6.66%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.91%) VBScript
7 20 (2.89%) VB
8 14 (2.03%) C++
9 12 (1.74%) VBA
10 9 (1.30%) C
11 7 (1.01%) Perl
11 7 (1.01%) Java
12 6 (0.87%) Python
13 2 (0.29%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 2 (0.29%) XAML
14 1 (0.14%) Ruby
14 1 (0.14%) Ada
14 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 335 (48.48%) MCSE
2 215 (31.11%) MCITP
3 152 (22.00%) MCSA
4 141 (20.41%) Degree
5 115 (16.64%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (15.20%) MCP
7 92 (13.31%) MCTS
8 88 (12.74%) CCNA
9 55 (7.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (5.07%) CCNP
11 34 (4.92%) MCDBA
12 30 (4.34%) Citrix Certification
13 28 (4.05%) MCSD
14 21 (3.04%) A+ Certification
15 20 (2.89%) MCAD
16 17 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (2.03%) CCA
18 13 (1.88%) Security Cleared
19 8 (1.16%) SC Cleared
20 7 (1.01%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.39%) SLA
2 14 (2.03%) QA
3 8 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Section 508
System Software
1 317 (45.88%) Active Directory
2 150 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (12.30%) Hyper-V
4 48 (6.95%) XenApp
5 43 (6.22%) vSphere
6 38 (5.50%) VMware ESX
7 22 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (1.59%) Xen
10 11 (1.59%) XenServer
11 10 (1.45%) vCloud
12 9 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (1.30%) MDaemon
13 7 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (1.01%) ISA Server
13 7 (1.01%) UAG
14 6 (0.87%) Nmap
15 4 (0.58%) MetaFrame
15 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 58 (8.39%) SCCM
2 21 (3.04%) SCOM
3 18 (2.60%) Tivoli
3 18 (2.60%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (1.74%) WSUS
5 10 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (0.87%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.87%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.72%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.43%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.29%) SCSM
9 2 (0.29%) Sysprep
9 2 (0.29%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.29%) WMI
10 1 (0.14%) Nagios
10 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 554 (80.17%) Microsoft
2 272 (39.36%) VMware
3 182 (26.34%) Citrix
4 164 (23.73%) Cisco
5 50 (7.24%) Oracle
6 47 (6.80%) Symantec
7 31 (4.49%) NetApp
8 30 (4.34%) HP
9 29 (4.20%) Juniper
10 26 (3.76%) SAP
11 24 (3.47%) Apple
12 22 (3.18%) Dell
13 18 (2.60%) EMC
14 14 (2.03%) Mitel
15 13 (1.88%) DevExpress
16 12 (1.74%) SolarWinds
16 12 (1.74%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.74%) Bloomberg
16 12 (1.74%) McAfee
16 12 (1.74%) Sun
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + More
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25844 per annum + plus £1,966 London Weighting allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + OT + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55001 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Polar Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £21000 - £22000 per annum + Training, Benefits
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Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Full Benefits
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25500 per annum + £1,966 Inner London Allowance
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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