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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 136 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 191 328 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.84% 2.59% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.70% 10.46% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 172 293 284
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +3.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £67,500 £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
2482 3137 2852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.94% 24.79% 23.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2123 2622 2501
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £31,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015, 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.

1 478 (82.99%) Microsoft
2 346 (60.07%) MCSE
3 336 (58.33%) Windows
4 232 (40.28%) Active Directory
5 221 (38.37%) ITIL
6 202 (35.07%) Finance
7 185 (32.12%) SQL Server
8 184 (31.94%) VMware
9 177 (30.73%) SQL
10 166 (28.82%) MS Excel
11 142 (24.65%) MCITP
12 126 (21.88%) MCP
12 126 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
13 124 (21.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 121 (21.01%) Citrix
15 117 (20.31%) Cisco
15 117 (20.31%) Windows 7
16 116 (20.14%) MCSA
17 113 (19.62%) MS Exchange
18 108 (18.75%) Linux
19 97 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
20 93 (16.15%) MS Office
20 93 (16.15%) Banking
21 92 (15.97%) Blackberry
22 91 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
23 90 (15.63%) Hyper-V
24 83 (14.41%) .NET
24 83 (14.41%) CCNA
25 81 (14.06%) C#
25 81 (14.06%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 113 (19.62%) MS Exchange
2 78 (13.54%) SharePoint
3 54 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (9.03%) IIS
5 35 (6.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 33 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (4.17%) Lync
9 23 (3.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 20 (3.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (2.43%) Tomcat
12 10 (1.74%) Apache
13 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.52%) Kentico
15 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.52%) CMS
16 2 (0.35%) SAS
16 2 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 166 (28.82%) MS Excel
2 93 (16.15%) MS Office
3 10 (1.74%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.69%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (4.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.74%) SAP Business One
3 6 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.35%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.30%) Office 365
2 14 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.39%) SaaS
4 6 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.87%) Symantec.cloud
6 3 (0.52%) IaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.35%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 79 (13.72%) SAN
2 78 (13.54%) DNS
3 55 (9.55%) Firewall
4 52 (9.03%) DHCP
5 48 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 43 (7.47%) WAN
7 38 (6.60%) VPN
8 34 (5.90%) LAN
9 18 (3.13%) Intranet
9 18 (3.13%) Internet
10 16 (2.78%) VoIP
11 14 (2.43%) MPLS
12 13 (2.26%) VLAN
13 11 (1.91%) Wireless
14 10 (1.74%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (1.74%) Network Security
14 10 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (1.56%) iSCSI
16 7 (1.22%) NAS
17 6 (1.04%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (32.12%) SQL Server
2 68 (11.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 54 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 39 (6.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (3.65%) Oracle Database
9 18 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
10 13 (2.26%) MySQL
10 13 (2.26%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.91%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.87%) OLAP
15 5 (0.87%) Oracle OLAP
15 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
16 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (6.77%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.69%) MSBuild
3 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (0.52%) MSI
4 3 (0.52%) NUnit
4 3 (0.52%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.35%) JIRA
5 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.17%) MSTest
General
1 202 (35.07%) Finance
2 93 (16.15%) Banking
3 47 (8.16%) Financial Institution
4 44 (7.64%) Front Office
4 44 (7.64%) Investment Banking
5 31 (5.38%) Legal
6 27 (4.69%) Advertising
7 24 (4.17%) Retail
8 16 (2.78%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.39%) Law
10 7 (1.22%) Marketing
11 5 (0.87%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 123 (21.35%) Analyst
2 83 (14.41%) Developer
3 81 (14.06%) Support Analyst
4 74 (12.85%) Desktop Support
5 69 (11.98%) Administrator
6 61 (10.59%) Consultant
7 59 (10.24%) Support Engineer
8 47 (8.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 47 (8.16%) Desktop Analyst
9 42 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 36 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (6.25%) DBA
11 31 (5.38%) Technical Consultant
12 27 (4.69%) Microsoft Consultant
13 24 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
13 24 (4.17%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
14 21 (3.65%) Service Analyst
15 20 (3.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 20 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
15 20 (3.47%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (14.41%) .NET
2 59 (10.24%) ASP.NET
3 49 (8.51%) HTML
4 40 (6.94%) CSS
5 29 (5.03%) jQuery
6 23 (3.99%) AngularJS
7 18 (3.13%) HTML5
8 17 (2.95%) .NET Framework
9 16 (2.78%) Ajax
9 16 (2.78%) WCF
10 14 (2.43%) CSS3
10 14 (2.43%) XML
11 10 (1.74%) WPF
12 8 (1.39%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.22%) XHTML
13 7 (1.22%) Web Services
13 7 (1.22%) DHTML
14 6 (1.04%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 92 (15.97%) Blackberry
2 44 (7.64%) Replication
3 43 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (6.94%) Data Centre
5 31 (5.38%) Management Information System
6 30 (5.21%) Computer Science
7 24 (4.17%) Private Cloud
8 16 (2.78%) Kindle
9 13 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (2.08%) Hedge funds
10 12 (2.08%) iPhone
11 11 (1.91%) Clustering
11 11 (1.91%) Statistics
11 11 (1.91%) Mathematics
12 10 (1.74%) FlexPod
13 9 (1.56%) User Experience
14 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (1.04%) CMDB
16 5 (0.87%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 336 (58.33%) Windows
2 124 (21.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (20.31%) Windows 7
4 108 (18.75%) Linux
5 91 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (6.42%) Windows 8
8 25 (4.34%) Windows XP
9 20 (3.47%) UNIX
9 20 (3.47%) Debian
10 19 (3.30%) Windows Vista
10 19 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.39%) CentOS
12 6 (1.04%) SUSE
12 6 (1.04%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.69%) Android
15 3 (0.52%) VMS
15 3 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (38.37%) ITIL
2 71 (12.33%) Service Management
3 68 (11.81%) Service Delivery
4 65 (11.28%) Business Continuity
5 64 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (7.64%) Business Continuity Management
7 35 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 33 (5.73%) Migration
9 30 (5.21%) PRINCE2
9 30 (5.21%) CRM
9 30 (5.21%) Problem Management
10 29 (5.03%) MVC
11 27 (4.69%) Project Management
12 26 (4.51%) Incident Management
12 26 (4.51%) Information Security
13 23 (3.99%) Change Control
14 22 (3.82%) Change Management
15 21 (3.65%) Database Security
16 19 (3.30%) Mentoring
16 19 (3.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 177 (30.73%) SQL
2 81 (14.06%) C#
3 53 (9.20%) PowerShell
4 45 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 42 (7.29%) T-SQL
6 16 (2.78%) C
7 12 (2.08%) VBA
8 8 (1.39%) VBScript
9 7 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.87%) Java
10 5 (0.87%) Python
10 5 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.69%) Perl
12 3 (0.52%) C++
12 3 (0.52%) VB
12 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 346 (60.07%) MCSE
2 142 (24.65%) MCITP
3 126 (21.88%) MCP
4 116 (20.14%) MCSA
5 97 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (14.41%) CCNA
7 81 (14.06%) Degree
8 62 (10.76%) MCTS
8 62 (10.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 37 (6.42%) Citrix Certification
10 36 (6.25%) CCA
11 27 (4.69%) CCNP
12 18 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
13 17 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (2.95%) IBM Certification
14 16 (2.78%) OCP
14 16 (2.78%) MCDBA
15 15 (2.60%) MCSD
16 13 (2.26%) MOS
16 13 (2.26%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (10.76%) SLA
2 16 (2.78%) ISO 9001
3 15 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.91%) QA
6 3 (0.52%) BS25999
6 3 (0.52%) BS7799
7 2 (0.35%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 232 (40.28%) Active Directory
2 126 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (15.63%) Hyper-V
4 48 (8.33%) XenApp
5 27 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (4.17%) vSphere
6 24 (4.17%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (2.60%) Terminal Services
9 13 (2.26%) Xen
10 11 (1.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.74%) VMware ESX
12 8 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.04%) vCloud
14 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.52%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.35%) Firmware
16 2 (0.35%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 52 (9.03%) SCCM
2 36 (6.25%) SCOM
3 13 (2.26%) Tivoli
4 9 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.22%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.04%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.87%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.69%) DatAdvantage
8 4 (0.69%) Nagios
8 4 (0.69%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.52%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.52%) Ansible
9 3 (0.52%) WMI
9 3 (0.52%) WSUS
10 2 (0.35%) Puppet
10 2 (0.35%) vMotion
10 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 478 (82.99%) Microsoft
2 184 (31.94%) VMware
3 121 (21.01%) Citrix
4 117 (20.31%) Cisco
5 48 (8.33%) Oracle
6 45 (7.81%) ServiceNow
7 40 (6.94%) HP
8 25 (4.34%) Juniper
8 25 (4.34%) Symantec
9 23 (3.99%) NetApp
9 23 (3.99%) SAP
9 23 (3.99%) IBM
10 22 (3.82%) Red Hat
11 21 (3.65%) Apple
12 19 (3.30%) Wyse
13 15 (2.60%) Avaya
14 14 (2.43%) CheckPoint
15 12 (2.08%) Dell
15 12 (2.08%) FactSet
16 11 (1.91%) Reuters
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £210 - £230 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £50000.0000 - £60000.0000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Huge bonus structure and incentives
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Metro Bank
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 22 days ago