The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 68 59
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3197 3782 4589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.03% 3.77% 4.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.24% 14.25% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2738 3409 4179
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
Microsoft Certification
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28446 26544 31664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.00% 26.46% 28.84%
Number of salaries quoted 22458 21902 26811
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the England region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in England

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 1195 £42,500 -4.22% 116
South East -23 742 £40,000 - 96
East of England -11 248 £37,500 - 35
West Midlands -10 241 £37,500 -6.25% 25
Yorkshire -9 219 £32,000 -8.57% 35
North West -22 211 £34,500 -8.00% 50
South West -23 204 £32,500 -13.33% 34
East Midlands -23 161 £37,500 -1.31% 17
North East +5 36 £21,000 -40.00% 4
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 5041 (73.38%) Microsoft
2 4457 (64.88%) Windows
3 3455 (50.29%) MCSE
4 2637 (38.38%) Active Directory
5 2551 (37.13%) VMware
6 2315 (33.70%) SQL Server
7 2288 (33.30%) MS Excel
8 1997 (29.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 1979 (28.81%) MCITP
10 1961 (28.54%) MS Exchange
11 1817 (26.45%) ITIL
12 1632 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1601 (23.30%) SQL
14 1570 (22.85%) MCP
15 1481 (21.56%) Citrix
16 1446 (21.05%) MCSA
17 1385 (20.16%) Cisco
18 1355 (19.72%) .NET
19 1276 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
20 1263 (18.38%) MCTS
21 1168 (17.00%) C#
22 1156 (16.83%) CCNA
23 1148 (16.71%) Windows Server 2003
24 1139 (16.58%) DNS
25 1135 (16.52%) Degree
26 1115 (16.23%) Windows 7
27 1097 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
28 1087 (15.82%) Firewall
29 1086 (15.81%) SAN
30 1072 (15.60%) SharePoint

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1961 (28.54%) MS Exchange
2 1072 (15.60%) SharePoint
3 994 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 627 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 604 (8.79%) Lync
6 569 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 507 (7.38%) IIS
8 366 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 311 (4.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 260 (3.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 226 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 142 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
13 124 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
14 78 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
15 72 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
16 51 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
17 43 (0.63%) Node.js
17 43 (0.63%) IBM Notes
17 43 (0.63%) Apache
18 39 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 2288 (33.30%) MS Excel
2 973 (14.16%) MS Office
3 74 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (0.73%) InfoPath
5 48 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.54%) MS Project
7 18 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 12 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.10%) Mingle
11 5 (0.073%) SPSS
12 4 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.058%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.058%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.044%) FastStats
14 2 (0.029%) Revit
14 2 (0.029%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.029%) Maya
14 2 (0.029%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 163 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.22%) Summit
5 14 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.17%) assyst
7 10 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 10 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.10%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.10%) Magento
9 5 (0.073%) Visualfiles
9 5 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.073%) Eikon
10 4 (0.058%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.058%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.044%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 3 (0.044%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.044%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.044%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 431 (6.27%) Office 365
2 245 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (0.93%) SaaS
4 51 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (0.45%) IaaS
6 30 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.15%) PaaS
10 4 (0.058%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.044%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 1139 (16.58%) DNS
2 1087 (15.82%) Firewall
3 1086 (15.81%) SAN
4 917 (13.35%) TCP/IP
5 835 (12.15%) DHCP
6 720 (10.48%) WAN
7 719 (10.47%) LAN
8 545 (7.93%) VPN
9 279 (4.06%) Internet
10 263 (3.83%) VoIP
11 224 (3.26%) NAS
12 202 (2.94%) Unified Communications
13 181 (2.63%) Wireless
14 162 (2.36%) Network Security
15 152 (2.21%) VLAN
16 128 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
17 99 (1.44%) SMTP
18 98 (1.43%) iSCSI
18 98 (1.43%) NetScaler
19 97 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2315 (33.70%) SQL Server
2 577 (8.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 472 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 423 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 364 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 302 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 247 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 246 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
9 123 (1.79%) MySQL
10 79 (1.15%) OLAP
11 69 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 69 (1.00%) Relational Database
12 56 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
13 50 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 42 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
15 40 (0.58%) NoSQL
16 34 (0.49%) OLTP
17 32 (0.47%) DTS
18 30 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
19 29 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 342 (4.98%) NUnit
2 287 (4.18%) Rhino Mocks
3 260 (3.78%) Visual Studio
4 213 (3.10%) Moq
5 197 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 149 (2.17%) Subversion
7 109 (1.59%) MSTest
8 34 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 31 (0.45%) Git (software)
10 23 (0.33%) MSI
11 21 (0.31%) Jenkins
12 20 (0.29%) JIRA
13 18 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 17 (0.25%) Selenium
15 13 (0.19%) MSBuild
15 13 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 11 (0.16%) FogBugz
17 9 (0.13%) CruiseControl
18 7 (0.10%) InstallShield
General
1 936 (13.62%) Finance
2 232 (3.38%) Telecoms
2 232 (3.38%) Banking
3 169 (2.46%) Legal
4 162 (2.36%) Law
5 151 (2.20%) Retail
6 123 (1.79%) Advertising
6 123 (1.79%) Games
7 117 (1.70%) Marketing
8 73 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 56 (0.82%) Back Office
10 46 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 30 (0.44%) Music Industry
12 23 (0.33%) Electronics
13 21 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 19 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.25%) Billing
15 17 (0.25%) German Language
16 15 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1247 (18.15%) Developer
2 986 (14.35%) Analyst
3 893 (13.00%) Support Engineer
4 618 (9.00%) .NET Developer
5 580 (8.44%) Consultant
6 552 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 425 (6.19%) Support Analyst
8 423 (6.16%) Administrator
9 406 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 310 (4.51%) IT Support
11 304 (4.43%) C# Developer
12 302 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
13 297 (4.32%) Architect
14 274 (3.99%) Service Analyst
15 260 (3.78%) Service Desk Analyst
16 246 (3.58%) DBA
16 246 (3.58%) C# .NET Developer
17 241 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
18 225 (3.28%) Technical Support
19 212 (3.09%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1355 (19.72%) .NET
2 903 (13.14%) ASP.NET
3 552 (8.03%) WCF
4 527 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 513 (7.47%) HTML
6 419 (6.10%) CSS
7 363 (5.28%) .NET Framework
8 356 (5.18%) WPF
9 337 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 307 (4.47%) XML
11 252 (3.67%) Razor View Engine
12 249 (3.62%) jQuery
13 225 (3.28%) NHibernate
14 224 (3.26%) Ajax
15 223 (3.25%) Web Services
16 205 (2.98%) HTML5
17 178 (2.59%) Castle Windsor
18 177 (2.58%) WinForms
19 156 (2.27%) Silverlight
20 138 (2.01%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 494 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 461 (6.71%) Blackberry
3 385 (5.60%) Clustering
4 261 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 218 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 118 (1.72%) Thin Client
6 118 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 117 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
7 117 (1.70%) Replication
8 105 (1.53%) iPhone
9 103 (1.50%) Client/Server
10 98 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 89 (1.30%) PKI
12 83 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
13 82 (1.19%) Mathematics
14 72 (1.05%) EqualLogic
15 54 (0.79%) Statistics
16 44 (0.64%) iPad
17 42 (0.61%) Tandem
18 40 (0.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4457 (64.88%) Windows
2 1997 (29.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 1148 (16.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 1115 (16.23%) Windows 7
5 1097 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 585 (8.52%) Windows XP
7 558 (8.12%) Linux
8 395 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 191 (2.78%) UNIX
10 172 (2.50%) Windows Vista
11 145 (2.11%) Android
12 98 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 95 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
14 91 (1.32%) Mac OS X
15 88 (1.28%) Windows 2000
16 54 (0.79%) VMS
16 54 (0.79%) Solaris
17 50 (0.73%) Apple iOS
18 41 (0.60%) Windows Phone
19 35 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1817 (26.45%) ITIL
2 874 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
3 661 (9.62%) MVC
4 506 (7.37%) TDD
5 472 (6.87%) Scrum
6 415 (6.04%) Project Management
7 392 (5.71%) Migration
8 330 (4.80%) Mentoring
9 326 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
10 322 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 317 (4.61%) Web Application Development
12 303 (4.41%) Service Delivery
13 287 (4.18%) CRM
14 268 (3.90%) Change Management
15 247 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
15 247 (3.60%) Service Management
16 228 (3.32%) PRINCE2
17 207 (3.01%) Kanban
18 194 (2.82%) Problem Management
19 190 (2.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1601 (23.30%) SQL
2 1168 (17.00%) C#
3 480 (6.99%) JavaScript
4 441 (6.42%) T-SQL
5 403 (5.87%) PowerShell
6 170 (2.47%) VB.NET
7 161 (2.34%) VB
8 119 (1.73%) VBScript
9 90 (1.31%) C
10 81 (1.18%) Java
11 56 (0.82%) C++
12 53 (0.77%) VBA
13 43 (0.63%) PHP
14 33 (0.48%) Perl
15 30 (0.44%) VB6
16 22 (0.32%) Python
17 19 (0.28%) Ruby
18 16 (0.23%) Shell Script
19 12 (0.17%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 3455 (50.29%) MCSE
2 1979 (28.81%) MCITP
3 1570 (22.85%) MCP
4 1446 (21.05%) MCSA
5 1276 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1263 (18.38%) MCTS
7 1156 (16.83%) CCNA
8 1135 (16.52%) Degree
9 756 (11.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 624 (9.08%) MCSD
11 454 (6.61%) MCAD
12 412 (6.00%) Citrix Certification
13 315 (4.59%) CCA
14 304 (4.43%) CCNP
15 282 (4.10%) Security Cleared
16 235 (3.42%) SC Cleared
17 234 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
18 168 (2.45%) MCDBA
19 167 (2.43%) MCDST
20 154 (2.24%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 525 (7.64%) SLA
2 107 (1.56%) QA
3 67 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 50 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 25 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.12%) COBIT
8 5 (0.073%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.044%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.044%) BS7799
10 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.015%) GMP
10 1 (0.015%) GLP
10 1 (0.015%) TickIT
10 1 (0.015%) Section 508
System Software
1 2637 (38.38%) Active Directory
2 1632 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1068 (15.55%) Hyper-V
4 413 (6.01%) XenApp
5 380 (5.53%) vSphere
6 247 (3.60%) VMware ESX
7 222 (3.23%) XenDesktop
8 171 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
9 131 (1.91%) XenServer
10 96 (1.40%) UAG
11 93 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 87 (1.27%) Terminal Services
13 80 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 66 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
15 57 (0.83%) ISA Server
16 51 (0.74%) vCloud
17 33 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
18 32 (0.47%) VMware Server
18 32 (0.47%) MetaFrame
19 31 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 618 (9.00%) SCCM
2 296 (4.31%) SCOM
3 294 (4.28%) Backup Exec
4 121 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 102 (1.48%) SCVMM
6 87 (1.27%) WSUS
7 60 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 56 (0.82%) NetBackup
9 54 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 53 (0.77%) SCDPM
11 48 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 36 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
13 34 (0.49%) SCOrch
13 34 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 33 (0.48%) SCSM
15 32 (0.47%) Tivoli
16 27 (0.39%) Nagios
17 22 (0.32%) HP SIM
18 18 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 17 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5041 (73.38%) Microsoft
2 2551 (37.13%) VMware
3 1481 (21.56%) Citrix
4 1385 (20.16%) Cisco
5 771 (11.22%) HP
6 392 (5.71%) Symantec
7 340 (4.95%) NetApp
8 337 (4.91%) Dell
9 289 (4.21%) Oracle
10 273 (3.97%) Apple
11 219 (3.19%) Avaya
11 219 (3.19%) EMC
12 200 (2.91%) Juniper
13 166 (2.42%) IBM
14 135 (1.97%) Veeam
15 134 (1.95%) McAfee
16 122 (1.78%) CheckPoint
17 114 (1.66%) Red Hat
18 90 (1.31%) SAP
19 81 (1.18%) Lotus
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £57000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 33,000 to £44,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IT Connections
Salary: to £26,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Sussex
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum up to £23,000 + excellent bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
Intapeople
Salary: £55000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £25000 to £34000 per annum - Good
Posted: 8 hours ago