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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3221 3931 4692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.11% 3.91% 4.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.28% 14.51% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2851 3410 4394
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
28566 27086 30468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.93% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22991 21625 25793
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -22 1218 £42,500 -5.55% 85
South East -26 754 £40,000 - 94
South West +2 238 £37,500 -6.25% 33
West Midlands -6 226 £40,000 +6.66% 23
North West -17 225 £36,000 +2.85% 27
Yorkshire -15 219 £34,000 -2.85% 25
East of England -31 198 £35,000 -6.66% 27
East Midlands -32 112 £35,000 -6.66% 17
North East +12 60 £32,500 -8.45% 9
Midlands -1 4 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4954 (77.60%) Microsoft
2 4104 (64.29%) Windows
3 3333 (52.21%) MCSE
4 2589 (40.55%) Active Directory
5 2374 (37.19%) VMware
6 2178 (34.12%) MS Excel
7 1837 (28.78%) MCITP
8 1819 (28.49%) SQL Server
9 1782 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 1734 (27.16%) MS Exchange
11 1697 (26.58%) ITIL
12 1598 (25.03%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1517 (23.76%) MCSA
14 1473 (23.07%) Citrix
15 1443 (22.60%) SQL
16 1369 (21.44%) Cisco
17 1298 (20.33%) MCP
18 1196 (18.73%) Cisco Certification
19 1120 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
20 1085 (17.00%) MS Office
21 1070 (16.76%) SharePoint
22 1069 (16.74%) .NET
23 1031 (16.15%) Hyper-V
24 1025 (16.06%) CCNA
25 1020 (15.98%) Windows Server 2003
26 989 (15.49%) Windows 7
27 982 (15.38%) DNS
28 979 (15.34%) Firewall
29 972 (15.23%) SAN
30 956 (14.97%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1734 (27.16%) MS Exchange
2 1070 (16.76%) SharePoint
3 825 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 597 (9.35%) Lync
5 580 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 490 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 457 (7.16%) IIS
8 312 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 259 (4.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 239 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 219 (3.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 99 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
13 81 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
14 78 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
15 65 (1.02%) Apache
16 43 (0.67%) CMS
17 39 (0.61%) IBM Notes
18 36 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
19 30 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
20 19 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2178 (34.12%) MS Excel
2 1085 (17.00%) MS Office
3 83 (1.30%) InfoPath
4 77 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (0.61%) MS Project
6 37 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.078%) S-PLUS
10 5 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.078%) Mingle
11 4 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.047%) SPSS
13 2 (0.031%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.031%) Revit
13 2 (0.031%) SketchUp
14 1 (0.016%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.016%) FastStats
14 1 (0.016%) Maya
Business Applications
1 168 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 53 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
5 12 (0.19%) assyst
6 10 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (0.11%) Tridion
8 6 (0.094%) Summit
8 6 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.094%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.078%) SAP Business One
9 5 (0.078%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.078%) Visualfiles
9 5 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.078%) LabWindows
10 4 (0.063%) SalesLogix
10 4 (0.063%) Pivotal CRM
10 4 (0.063%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.047%) Magento
11 3 (0.047%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 445 (6.97%) Office 365
2 285 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (0.70%) IaaS
3 45 (0.70%) SaaS
4 34 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
6 27 (0.42%) PaaS
7 9 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 982 (15.38%) DNS
2 979 (15.34%) Firewall
3 972 (15.23%) SAN
4 867 (13.58%) TCP/IP
5 739 (11.58%) DHCP
6 654 (10.24%) WAN
7 637 (9.98%) LAN
8 480 (7.52%) VPN
9 275 (4.31%) Internet
10 270 (4.23%) VoIP
11 212 (3.32%) NAS
12 163 (2.55%) VLAN
13 157 (2.46%) Unified Communications
14 150 (2.35%) Wireless
15 122 (1.91%) Network Security
16 112 (1.75%) NetScaler
17 108 (1.69%) iSCSI
18 94 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
19 93 (1.46%) MPLS
20 82 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1819 (28.49%) SQL Server
2 551 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 354 (5.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 313 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 295 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 233 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 223 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
8 218 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 97 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 91 (1.43%) MySQL
11 63 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 61 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
12 61 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 58 (0.91%) OLAP
14 39 (0.61%) QlikView
15 37 (0.58%) RDBMS
16 34 (0.53%) DB2
17 29 (0.45%) Big Data
18 28 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
18 28 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 239 (3.74%) Visual Studio
2 140 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 97 (1.52%) NUnit
4 69 (1.08%) Moq
5 67 (1.05%) Rhino Mocks
6 44 (0.69%) Subversion
7 36 (0.56%) MSTest
8 33 (0.52%) MSI
9 20 (0.31%) JIRA
10 19 (0.30%) TeamCity
11 18 (0.28%) Jenkins
12 15 (0.23%) FogBugz
12 15 (0.23%) Selenium
13 12 (0.19%) InstallShield
13 12 (0.19%) Artifactory
14 11 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.17%) Git (software)
14 11 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (0.11%) MorphX
16 6 (0.094%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 841 (13.17%) Finance
2 189 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 159 (2.49%) Law
4 154 (2.41%) Banking
5 134 (2.10%) Legal
6 129 (2.02%) Advertising
7 99 (1.55%) Retail
8 71 (1.11%) Marketing
9 54 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 44 (0.69%) Games
11 42 (0.66%) Back Office
12 24 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 22 (0.34%) Publishing
14 21 (0.33%) Electronics
15 18 (0.28%) German Language
16 14 (0.22%) Italian Language
16 14 (0.22%) Spanish Language
16 14 (0.22%) Automotive
16 14 (0.22%) Billing
16 14 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 979 (15.34%) Developer
2 917 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 906 (14.19%) Analyst
4 680 (10.65%) Consultant
5 518 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 420 (6.58%) Support Analyst
7 401 (6.28%) .NET Developer
8 388 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 325 (5.09%) Administrator
9 325 (5.09%) IT Support
10 302 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
11 256 (4.01%) Architect
12 239 (3.74%) Service Analyst
13 231 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
14 213 (3.34%) Technical Support
14 213 (3.34%) DBA
15 205 (3.21%) Desktop Support
15 205 (3.21%) C# Developer
16 199 (3.12%) Server Engineer
17 189 (2.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1069 (16.74%) .NET
2 714 (11.18%) ASP.NET
3 444 (6.95%) HTML
4 436 (6.83%) CSS
5 320 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 293 (4.59%) .NET Framework
7 292 (4.57%) jQuery
8 266 (4.17%) WCF
9 184 (2.88%) Ajax
10 181 (2.84%) Web Services
11 176 (2.76%) XML
12 155 (2.43%) HTML5
13 131 (2.05%) WPF
14 89 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 84 (1.32%) WinForms
16 82 (1.28%) Silverlight
17 81 (1.27%) CSS3
17 81 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 67 (1.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 62 (0.97%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 527 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 416 (6.52%) Blackberry
3 315 (4.93%) Clustering
4 223 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 213 (3.34%) Computer Science
6 143 (2.24%) Replication
7 127 (1.99%) Thin Client
7 127 (1.99%) Fat Client
8 106 (1.66%) iPhone
9 103 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
10 93 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 78 (1.22%) Mathematics
12 66 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
13 55 (0.86%) EqualLogic
14 51 (0.80%) PKI
15 48 (0.75%) iPad
16 42 (0.66%) User Experience
17 41 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
17 41 (0.64%) Visualisation
17 41 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4104 (64.29%) Windows
2 1782 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 1120 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 1020 (15.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 989 (15.49%) Windows 7
6 521 (8.16%) Windows XP
7 460 (7.21%) Linux
8 415 (6.50%) Windows 8
9 214 (3.35%) UNIX
10 201 (3.15%) Windows Vista
11 122 (1.91%) Windows 2000 Server
12 103 (1.61%) Windows 2000
13 91 (1.43%) Android
14 82 (1.28%) Mac OS X
15 74 (1.16%) Solaris
16 51 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 45 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 43 (0.67%) AIX
19 40 (0.63%) VMS
20 30 (0.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1697 (26.58%) ITIL
2 645 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
3 456 (7.14%) MVC
4 409 (6.41%) Project Management
5 373 (5.84%) Migration
6 321 (5.03%) Mentoring
7 311 (4.87%) Service Delivery
8 297 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 273 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
10 270 (4.23%) Change Management
10 270 (4.23%) CRM
11 254 (3.98%) Scrum
12 246 (3.85%) PRINCE2
13 230 (3.60%) TDD
14 226 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
15 203 (3.18%) Incident Management
16 202 (3.16%) Problem Management
17 200 (3.13%) Service Management
18 160 (2.51%) Change Control
19 149 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1443 (22.60%) SQL
2 921 (14.43%) C#
3 462 (7.24%) JavaScript
4 379 (5.94%) PowerShell
5 368 (5.76%) T-SQL
6 135 (2.11%) VB.NET
7 121 (1.90%) VB
8 114 (1.79%) VBScript
9 87 (1.36%) C
10 65 (1.02%) Java
11 41 (0.64%) Perl
12 37 (0.58%) VBA
13 36 (0.56%) VB6
14 33 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 32 (0.50%) PHP
16 29 (0.45%) C++
17 17 (0.27%) X++
18 16 (0.25%) Python
19 15 (0.23%) R
20 11 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3333 (52.21%) MCSE
2 1837 (28.78%) MCITP
3 1517 (23.76%) MCSA
4 1298 (20.33%) MCP
5 1196 (18.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1025 (16.06%) CCNA
7 956 (14.97%) Degree
8 911 (14.27%) MCTS
9 815 (12.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 464 (7.27%) Citrix Certification
11 367 (5.75%) CCA
12 353 (5.53%) MCSD
13 336 (5.26%) Security Cleared
14 297 (4.65%) CCNP
15 273 (4.28%) SC Cleared
16 224 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
17 209 (3.27%) MCDST
18 169 (2.65%) A+ Certification
19 135 (2.11%) MCDBA
20 134 (2.10%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 512 (8.02%) SLA
2 97 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (1.44%) QA
4 72 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 44 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 32 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 7 (0.11%) BS7799
9 6 (0.094%) COBIT
9 6 (0.094%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.063%) TickIT
11 3 (0.047%) GPG13
12 1 (0.016%) HL7
12 1 (0.016%) DICOM
12 1 (0.016%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2589 (40.55%) Active Directory
2 1598 (25.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1031 (16.15%) Hyper-V
4 460 (7.21%) vSphere
5 425 (6.66%) XenApp
6 239 (3.74%) VMware ESX
7 231 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
8 226 (3.54%) XenDesktop
9 106 (1.66%) XenServer
10 83 (1.30%) Terminal Services
11 76 (1.19%) ISA Server
12 72 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 68 (1.07%) UAG
14 64 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 60 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
16 55 (0.86%) vCloud
17 38 (0.60%) Xen
18 31 (0.49%) VMware Server
19 29 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
20 28 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 560 (8.77%) SCCM
2 330 (5.17%) SCOM
3 244 (3.82%) Backup Exec
4 101 (1.58%) SCVMM
5 98 (1.54%) NetBackup
6 89 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 87 (1.36%) WSUS
8 55 (0.86%) SCDPM
8 55 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 47 (0.74%) SCOrch
10 37 (0.58%) Nagios
11 34 (0.53%) XenMobile
12 33 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 32 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
14 30 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
15 29 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 25 (0.39%) SCSM
17 18 (0.28%) Tivoli
18 15 (0.23%) Opsview
18 15 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4954 (77.60%) Microsoft
2 2374 (37.19%) VMware
3 1473 (23.07%) Citrix
4 1369 (21.44%) Cisco
5 704 (11.03%) HP
6 342 (5.36%) NetApp
7 327 (5.12%) Symantec
8 310 (4.86%) Dell
9 269 (4.21%) Oracle
10 257 (4.03%) Apple
11 252 (3.95%) EMC
12 236 (3.70%) Avaya
13 178 (2.79%) Juniper
14 151 (2.37%) IBM
15 132 (2.07%) Veeam
16 118 (1.85%) CheckPoint
17 104 (1.63%) McAfee
18 94 (1.47%) Remedy
19 90 (1.41%) SAP
20 75 (1.17%) AppSense
City, London
Red10
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + good bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonuses + Much more benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Salary: £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum + On-Call + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+training opportunities
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 27 days holiday, banking bonus
Posted: Yesterday