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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 91 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3197 4061 4506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.00% 3.99% 4.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.97% 14.98% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2785 3638 4149
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
29143 27107 30471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.33% 26.61% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 23301 22293 25637
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 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 31 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 -18 1213 £42,500 -5.55% 127
South East -23 759 £39,500 -1.25% 93
West Midlands -15 233 £39,000 -2.50% 27
East of England -23 224 £37,500 - 26
Yorkshire -9 216 £32,000 -8.57% 27
South West -23 209 £35,000 -6.66% 32
North West -35 196 £33,000 -5.71% 46
East Midlands -27 150 £37,500 - 28
North East -3 43 £21,000 -40.00% 9
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 5019 (75.67%) Microsoft
2 4316 (65.07%) Windows
3 3385 (51.03%) MCSE
4 2648 (39.92%) Active Directory
5 2489 (37.52%) VMware
6 2240 (33.77%) MS Excel
7 2049 (30.89%) SQL Server
8 1940 (29.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1921 (28.96%) MS Exchange
10 1919 (28.93%) MCITP
11 1764 (26.59%) ITIL
12 1603 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1499 (22.60%) SQL
14 1486 (22.40%) Citrix
15 1479 (22.30%) MCSA
16 1436 (21.65%) MCP
17 1392 (20.99%) Cisco
18 1237 (18.65%) Cisco Certification
19 1180 (17.79%) .NET
20 1125 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
21 1116 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
22 1102 (16.61%) CCNA
23 1088 (16.40%) MCTS
24 1084 (16.34%) Windows 7
25 1066 (16.07%) SharePoint
26 1061 (16.00%) Hyper-V
27 1052 (15.86%) MS Office
27 1052 (15.86%) Degree
28 1044 (15.74%) SAN
29 1039 (15.66%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 1921 (28.96%) MS Exchange
2 1066 (16.07%) SharePoint
3 924 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 638 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 609 (9.18%) Lync
6 561 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 505 (7.61%) IIS
8 358 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 267 (4.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 262 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 228 (3.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 121 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
13 106 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
14 72 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
15 57 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
16 55 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
17 48 (0.72%) Apache
18 42 (0.63%) CMS
19 41 (0.62%) IBM Notes
20 35 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2240 (33.77%) MS Excel
2 1052 (15.86%) MS Office
3 79 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 63 (0.95%) InfoPath
5 39 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.56%) MS Project
7 14 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 13 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.11%) Mingle
11 5 (0.075%) SPSS
12 3 (0.045%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.045%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.045%) FastStats
13 2 (0.030%) Maya
13 2 (0.030%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.015%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 170 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.21%) Summit
5 12 (0.18%) assyst
6 10 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 8 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.090%) Tridion
9 5 (0.075%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.075%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.060%) Pivotal CRM
10 4 (0.060%) SalesLogix
10 4 (0.060%) Magento
10 4 (0.060%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.060%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.060%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.045%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 440 (6.63%) Office 365
2 262 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (0.90%) SaaS
4 45 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (0.53%) IaaS
6 27 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 12 (0.18%) PaaS
9 11 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.060%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1044 (15.74%) SAN
2 1039 (15.66%) DNS
3 1006 (15.17%) Firewall
4 882 (13.30%) TCP/IP
5 780 (11.76%) DHCP
6 670 (10.10%) WAN
7 668 (10.07%) LAN
8 491 (7.40%) VPN
9 266 (4.01%) Internet
10 257 (3.87%) VoIP
11 210 (3.17%) NAS
12 181 (2.73%) Unified Communications
13 157 (2.37%) Wireless
14 155 (2.34%) Network Security
15 151 (2.28%) VLAN
16 113 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
17 104 (1.57%) NetScaler
18 101 (1.52%) iSCSI
19 89 (1.34%) MPLS
20 85 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2049 (30.89%) SQL Server
2 525 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 361 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 355 (5.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 315 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 268 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 226 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
8 214 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 120 (1.81%) MySQL
10 79 (1.19%) Relational Database
11 65 (0.98%) OLAP
12 60 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
13 56 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 55 (0.83%) Oracle Database
15 38 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
16 29 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
16 29 (0.44%) NoSQL
17 27 (0.41%) QlikView
17 27 (0.41%) OLTP
17 27 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 243 (3.66%) Visual Studio
2 223 (3.36%) NUnit
3 182 (2.74%) Rhino Mocks
4 164 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 144 (2.17%) Moq
6 105 (1.58%) Subversion
7 73 (1.10%) MSTest
8 31 (0.47%) TeamCity
9 22 (0.33%) Git (software)
10 21 (0.32%) JIRA
11 18 (0.27%) Selenium
11 18 (0.27%) MSI
11 18 (0.27%) Jenkins
12 17 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 12 (0.18%) FogBugz
14 10 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (0.12%) Artifactory
15 8 (0.12%) MSBuild
15 8 (0.12%) InstallShield
General
1 858 (12.94%) Finance
2 214 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 196 (2.95%) Banking
4 153 (2.31%) Law
5 145 (2.19%) Legal
6 132 (1.99%) Advertising
7 128 (1.93%) Retail
8 92 (1.39%) Marketing
9 77 (1.16%) Games
10 73 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 51 (0.77%) Back Office
12 38 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 21 (0.32%) Music Industry
14 19 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 17 (0.26%) Electronics
16 17 (0.26%) Billing
17 16 (0.24%) Publishing
17 16 (0.24%) German Language
18 15 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1104 (16.64%) Developer
2 988 (14.90%) Analyst
3 912 (13.75%) Support Engineer
4 591 (8.91%) Consultant
5 569 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 522 (7.87%) .NET Developer
7 451 (6.80%) Support Analyst
8 408 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 376 (5.67%) Administrator
10 317 (4.78%) IT Support
11 307 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
12 296 (4.46%) Architect
13 261 (3.93%) Service Analyst
14 252 (3.80%) C# Developer
15 251 (3.78%) Service Desk Analyst
16 235 (3.54%) Technical Support
17 215 (3.24%) DBA
18 213 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
19 210 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
20 192 (2.89%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1180 (17.79%) .NET
2 783 (11.80%) ASP.NET
3 474 (7.15%) HTML
4 424 (6.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 413 (6.23%) WCF
6 401 (6.05%) CSS
7 320 (4.82%) .NET Framework
8 253 (3.81%) jQuery
9 251 (3.78%) WPF
10 236 (3.56%) XML
11 217 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 195 (2.94%) Web Services
12 195 (2.94%) Ajax
13 186 (2.80%) HTML5
14 156 (2.35%) Razor View Engine
15 145 (2.19%) NHibernate
16 132 (1.99%) Silverlight
17 129 (1.94%) WinForms
18 101 (1.52%) Castle Windsor
19 97 (1.46%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 488 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 446 (6.72%) Blackberry
3 361 (5.44%) Clustering
4 236 (3.56%) Computer Science
5 222 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 122 (1.84%) Thin Client
6 122 (1.84%) Fat Client
7 108 (1.63%) Replication
8 106 (1.60%) iPhone
9 91 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
10 84 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 81 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 80 (1.21%) Mathematics
13 75 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
14 70 (1.06%) EqualLogic
15 66 (1.00%) PKI
16 52 (0.78%) iPad
17 48 (0.72%) Statistics
18 41 (0.62%) User Experience
19 37 (0.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4316 (65.07%) Windows
2 1940 (29.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1125 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 1116 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1084 (16.34%) Windows 7
6 588 (8.86%) Windows XP
7 518 (7.81%) Linux
8 429 (6.47%) Windows 8
9 191 (2.88%) Windows Vista
10 182 (2.74%) UNIX
11 126 (1.90%) Android
12 114 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
13 98 (1.48%) Mac OS X
14 86 (1.30%) Windows 2000
15 66 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 58 (0.87%) Solaris
17 53 (0.80%) Apple iOS
18 47 (0.71%) VMS
19 34 (0.51%) Windows Phone
20 30 (0.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1764 (26.59%) ITIL
2 746 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
3 558 (8.41%) MVC
4 425 (6.41%) Project Management
5 380 (5.73%) TDD
6 363 (5.47%) Migration
7 361 (5.44%) Scrum
8 330 (4.98%) Mentoring
9 301 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 300 (4.52%) Service Delivery
11 278 (4.19%) CRM
12 274 (4.13%) Change Management
13 271 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
14 241 (3.63%) Service Management
15 232 (3.50%) PRINCE2
16 222 (3.35%) Performance Tuning
17 209 (3.15%) Web Application Development
18 206 (3.11%) Problem Management
19 195 (2.94%) Incident Management
20 169 (2.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1499 (22.60%) SQL
2 1013 (15.27%) C#
3 458 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 399 (6.02%) T-SQL
5 366 (5.52%) PowerShell
6 147 (2.22%) VB
7 141 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 116 (1.75%) VBScript
9 88 (1.33%) C
10 76 (1.15%) Java
11 47 (0.71%) PHP
12 46 (0.69%) C++
13 39 (0.59%) VBA
14 34 (0.51%) Perl
15 30 (0.45%) VB6
16 19 (0.29%) Python
17 17 (0.26%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.23%) X++
19 14 (0.21%) Ruby
20 12 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3385 (51.03%) MCSE
2 1919 (28.93%) MCITP
3 1479 (22.30%) MCSA
4 1436 (21.65%) MCP
5 1237 (18.65%) Cisco Certification
6 1102 (16.61%) CCNA
7 1088 (16.40%) MCTS
8 1052 (15.86%) Degree
9 782 (11.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 466 (7.03%) MCSD
11 436 (6.57%) Citrix Certification
12 336 (5.07%) CCA
13 324 (4.88%) Security Cleared
14 300 (4.52%) MCAD
15 290 (4.37%) CCNP
16 272 (4.10%) SC Cleared
17 231 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
18 184 (2.77%) MCDST
19 157 (2.37%) A+ Certification
20 151 (2.28%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 509 (7.67%) SLA
2 97 (1.46%) QA
3 75 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 33 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.14%) COBIT
8 6 (0.090%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.060%) BS7799
10 3 (0.045%) TickIT
11 2 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.015%) GMP
12 1 (0.015%) GLP
12 1 (0.015%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.015%) Section 508
12 1 (0.015%) GPG13
System Software
1 2648 (39.92%) Active Directory
2 1603 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1061 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 410 (6.18%) XenApp
5 402 (6.06%) vSphere
6 236 (3.56%) VMware ESX
7 230 (3.47%) XenDesktop
8 186 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
9 123 (1.85%) XenServer
10 85 (1.28%) UAG
11 81 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 72 (1.09%) Terminal Services
13 70 (1.06%) ISA Server
13 70 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 70 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
14 49 (0.74%) vCloud
15 41 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
16 34 (0.51%) MetaFrame
17 33 (0.50%) VMware Server
18 30 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 593 (8.94%) SCCM
2 304 (4.58%) SCOM
3 274 (4.13%) Backup Exec
4 116 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 106 (1.60%) SCVMM
6 83 (1.25%) WSUS
7 77 (1.16%) NetBackup
8 62 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 57 (0.86%) SCDPM
10 47 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
11 39 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
11 39 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 37 (0.56%) SCOrch
13 30 (0.45%) Nagios
14 29 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 25 (0.38%) Tivoli
15 25 (0.38%) SCSM
16 22 (0.33%) XenMobile
17 16 (0.24%) HP SIM
18 14 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5019 (75.67%) Microsoft
2 2489 (37.52%) VMware
3 1486 (22.40%) Citrix
4 1392 (20.99%) Cisco
5 741 (11.17%) HP
6 388 (5.85%) Symantec
7 330 (4.98%) Dell
8 329 (4.96%) NetApp
9 280 (4.22%) Apple
10 266 (4.01%) Oracle
11 245 (3.69%) Avaya
12 237 (3.57%) EMC
13 191 (2.88%) Juniper
14 158 (2.38%) IBM
15 140 (2.11%) Veeam
16 120 (1.81%) McAfee
17 110 (1.66%) CheckPoint
18 88 (1.33%) SAP
19 81 (1.22%) Red Hat
20 70 (1.06%) SolarWinds
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Complete Resourcing
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
CapQuest Debt Recovery Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IT Connections
Salary: to £26,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50K
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Witherslack Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum - dependent on experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum + Training + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £16,875 to £18,946 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Computer Network Defence
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonuses + Much more benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
@ITS
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Essex
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago