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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 91 97
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 400 300 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 3.84% 2.89% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.38% 12.12% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 340 277 274
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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
2782 2475 2842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 26.74% 23.83% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2350 2088 2526
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £77,500
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 27 February 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 27 February 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.

1 595 (81.40%) Microsoft
2 458 (62.65%) MCSE
3 444 (60.74%) Windows
4 359 (49.11%) Active Directory
5 282 (38.58%) VMware
6 273 (37.35%) ITIL
7 249 (34.06%) MS Excel
8 217 (29.69%) Finance
9 191 (26.13%) MCSA
9 191 (26.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 190 (25.99%) MCITP
11 189 (25.85%) Citrix
12 188 (25.72%) SQL Server
13 185 (25.31%) MS Exchange
14 175 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
15 158 (21.61%) SQL
16 152 (20.79%) MCP
17 143 (19.56%) Cisco
18 138 (18.88%) Blackberry
19 136 (18.60%) MS Office
20 130 (17.78%) Windows 7
21 125 (17.10%) SharePoint
22 114 (15.60%) Cisco Certification
23 111 (15.18%) DNS
24 105 (14.36%) SAN
25 99 (13.54%) Degree
25 99 (13.54%) Banking
26 98 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
27 94 (12.86%) MCTS
28 92 (12.59%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 185 (25.31%) MS Exchange
2 125 (17.10%) SharePoint
3 98 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (9.17%) IIS
5 65 (8.89%) Lync
6 57 (7.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 48 (6.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 47 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 45 (6.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 40 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.09%) Apache
13 7 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.68%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.55%) CMS
15 4 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
16 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 249 (34.06%) MS Excel
2 136 (18.60%) MS Office
3 45 (6.16%) InfoPath
4 15 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.68%) MS Project
7 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (0.96%) Cognos TM1
2 7 (0.96%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.14%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.74%) Office 365
2 15 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.68%) IaaS
4 3 (0.41%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 111 (15.18%) DNS
2 105 (14.36%) SAN
3 76 (10.40%) DHCP
4 63 (8.62%) TCP/IP
5 60 (8.21%) VPN
6 59 (8.07%) Firewall
7 55 (7.52%) Internet
7 55 (7.52%) LAN
8 50 (6.84%) WAN
9 44 (6.02%) Intranet
10 39 (5.34%) VoIP
11 31 (4.24%) Extranet
12 30 (4.10%) Unified Communications
13 17 (2.33%) VLAN
14 15 (2.05%) NAS
14 15 (2.05%) ISDN
15 12 (1.64%) Wireless
16 9 (1.23%) Network Security
16 9 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (1.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (25.72%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (7.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 56 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (1.64%) OLAP
10 10 (1.37%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.96%) DataStage
13 7 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.96%) Essbase
13 7 (0.96%) DB2
13 7 (0.96%) SAP HANA
13 7 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
13 7 (0.96%) Oracle OLAP
13 7 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (6.02%) Visual Studio
2 20 (2.74%) Subversion
3 13 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.50%) JIRA
4 11 (1.50%) MSI
5 10 (1.37%) Artifactory
5 10 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.14%) NUnit
7 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
General
1 217 (29.69%) Finance
2 99 (13.54%) Banking
3 35 (4.79%) Front Office
4 34 (4.65%) Financial Institution
4 34 (4.65%) Advertising
5 33 (4.51%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.42%) Retail
6 25 (3.42%) Legal
7 20 (2.74%) Law
8 17 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.37%) Publishing
10 7 (0.96%) Back Office
11 5 (0.68%) Electronics
11 5 (0.68%) Marketing
12 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 169 (23.12%) Analyst
2 98 (13.41%) Support Analyst
3 93 (12.72%) Developer
4 91 (12.45%) Consultant
5 90 (12.31%) Support Engineer
6 78 (10.67%) Desktop Support
7 71 (9.71%) Administrator
8 65 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 55 (7.52%) 2nd Line Support
10 46 (6.29%) Microsoft Consultant
11 42 (5.75%) Desktop Analyst
12 40 (5.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 39 (5.34%) SharePoint Developer
14 37 (5.06%) IT Support
14 37 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
15 31 (4.24%) Technical Consultant
16 30 (4.10%) DBA
17 28 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
18 26 (3.56%) SQL DBA
19 25 (3.42%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (12.59%) .NET
2 67 (9.17%) ASP.NET
3 50 (6.84%) HTML
4 49 (6.70%) CSS
5 39 (5.34%) jQuery
6 33 (4.51%) Ajax
7 32 (4.38%) HTML5
8 28 (3.83%) XHTML
9 15 (2.05%) Web Services
10 12 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 12 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 11 (1.50%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.50%) WCF
12 10 (1.37%) Silverlight
12 10 (1.37%) XML
13 9 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (0.82%) SAML
16 4 (0.55%) CSS3
16 4 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 138 (18.88%) Blackberry
2 53 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.83%) User Experience
4 22 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.87%) Replication
6 20 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (2.60%) Clustering
8 18 (2.46%) iPhone
9 15 (2.05%) Mathematics
9 15 (2.05%) CMDB
10 14 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
11 13 (1.78%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.64%) Computer Science
13 11 (1.50%) Kindle
14 9 (1.23%) Smartphone
15 8 (1.09%) GIS
15 8 (1.09%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.82%) EqualLogic
17 4 (0.55%) iPad
17 4 (0.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 444 (60.74%) Windows
2 175 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 130 (17.78%) Windows 7
4 88 (12.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (11.22%) Linux
6 57 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (7.25%) Windows XP
8 41 (5.61%) Windows 8
9 29 (3.97%) Windows Vista
10 22 (3.01%) UNIX
11 13 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.37%) Solaris
12 10 (1.37%) Debian
13 9 (1.23%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.09%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.96%) Android
16 6 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.82%) AIX
17 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (37.35%) ITIL
2 67 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (8.76%) Business Continuity
4 57 (7.80%) Service Management
5 55 (7.52%) Service Delivery
6 43 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 41 (5.61%) Problem Management
8 40 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 40 (5.47%) Workflow
9 37 (5.06%) Web Development
10 36 (4.92%) Incident Management
11 33 (4.51%) Business Continuity Management
12 32 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (4.24%) Project Management
13 31 (4.24%) Content Management
14 29 (3.97%) Change Management
15 28 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (3.83%) Change Control
16 27 (3.69%) Migration
17 25 (3.42%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (21.61%) SQL
2 92 (12.59%) PowerShell
3 84 (11.49%) C#
4 52 (7.11%) JavaScript
5 36 (4.92%) T-SQL
6 12 (1.64%) VBScript
7 11 (1.50%) C
8 8 (1.09%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.96%) Java
10 5 (0.68%) VBA
11 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.41%) C++
12 2 (0.27%) R
13 1 (0.14%) Perl
13 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 458 (62.65%) MCSE
2 191 (26.13%) MCSA
3 190 (25.99%) MCITP
4 152 (20.79%) MCP
5 114 (15.60%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (13.54%) Degree
7 94 (12.86%) MCTS
8 86 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 83 (11.35%) CCNA
10 60 (8.21%) Citrix Certification
11 38 (5.20%) CCA
12 34 (4.65%) CCNP
13 26 (3.56%) JNCIA
13 26 (3.56%) Security Cleared
14 24 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (2.74%) MCDST
16 19 (2.60%) A+ Certification
17 17 (2.33%) SC Cleared
18 16 (2.19%) VCP4
18 16 (2.19%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.16%) SLA
2 15 (2.05%) ISO 9001
3 10 (1.37%) QA
3 10 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 359 (49.11%) Active Directory
2 191 (26.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (12.45%) Hyper-V
4 69 (9.44%) XenApp
5 55 (7.52%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (5.47%) vSphere
7 34 (4.65%) XenDesktop
8 19 (2.60%) Xen
9 15 (2.05%) Terminal Services
10 13 (1.78%) VMware ESX
10 13 (1.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.68%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.68%) UAG
14 4 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.41%) XenServer
15 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 75 (10.26%) SCCM
2 43 (5.88%) SCOM
3 18 (2.46%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.92%) SCOrch
4 14 (1.92%) SCVMM
5 13 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.78%) XenMobile
6 11 (1.50%) WMI
7 10 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (1.23%) WSUS
9 8 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.96%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.55%) DatAdvantage
12 4 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.55%) Casper Suite
13 2 (0.27%) Puppet
13 2 (0.27%) ARCserve
13 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 595 (81.40%) Microsoft
2 282 (38.58%) VMware
3 189 (25.85%) Citrix
4 143 (19.56%) Cisco
5 42 (5.75%) HP
6 40 (5.47%) Symantec
7 38 (5.20%) Wyse
8 36 (4.92%) Juniper
9 34 (4.65%) ServiceNow
10 33 (4.51%) Oracle
11 31 (4.24%) EMC
12 27 (3.69%) NetApp
12 27 (3.69%) Telerik
13 21 (2.87%) Avaya
13 21 (2.87%) Apple
13 21 (2.87%) Reuters
13 21 (2.87%) SAP
14 20 (2.74%) IBM
15 19 (2.60%) Dell
15 19 (2.60%) FactSet
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum +£6,000 bonus, based on your utilisation
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ventec Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum plus excellent benefits & bonus sche
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
DCM Select
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Wavex Technology Limited
Salary: Excellent salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM Digital
Posted: 24 days ago