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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 128 109 85
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2271 2836 3723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.47% 2.74% 3.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.38% 10.09% 12.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1919 2468 3245
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
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
24214 28120 30567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.38% 27.13% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19850 22455 24404
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 759 £45,000 +3.44% 57
South East -26 521 £38,500 +2.66% 52
Yorkshire +15 212 £30,000 -14.28% 22
South West +12 180 £37,000 +5.71% 29
West Midlands -3 165 £33,250 -5.00% 16
North West -9 148 £40,000 +17.64% 20
East of England -49 143 £40,000 +3.89% 13
East Midlands +42 120 £33,000 -5.71% 10
North East +8 31 £35,000 +27.27% 9
Midlands - 1 £45,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3686 (78.44%) Microsoft
2 2880 (61.29%) Windows
3 2421 (51.52%) MCSE
4 2081 (44.29%) Active Directory
5 1708 (36.35%) VMware
6 1682 (35.79%) Windows Server
7 1505 (32.03%) MS Excel
8 1484 (31.58%) SQL Server
9 1421 (30.24%) ITIL
10 1267 (26.96%) MCSA
11 1202 (25.58%) MS Exchange
12 1151 (24.49%) SQL
13 1075 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1069 (22.75%) Cisco
15 1055 (22.45%) Citrix
16 1025 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 1017 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 936 (19.92%) Cisco Certification
19 872 (18.56%) MCITP
20 821 (17.47%) CCNA
21 820 (17.45%) MS Office
22 798 (16.98%) Degree
23 767 (16.32%) Office 365
24 756 (16.09%) MCP
25 754 (16.05%) Hyper-V
26 751 (15.98%) Firewall
26 751 (15.98%) Finance
27 741 (15.77%) Windows 7
28 733 (15.60%) .NET
29 694 (14.77%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1202 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 558 (11.87%) SharePoint
3 535 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 431 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 348 (7.41%) Skype for Business
6 301 (6.41%) IIS
7 275 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 120 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 116 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 98 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 73 (1.55%) Apache
12 67 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
13 57 (1.21%) CMS
14 53 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 51 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
16 50 (1.06%) Confluence
17 46 (0.98%) Tomcat
18 33 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
19 32 (0.68%) IBM Notes
20 26 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1505 (32.03%) MS Excel
2 820 (17.45%) MS Office
3 63 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.51%) MS Project
6 10 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.043%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.043%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.043%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.043%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.043%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.043%) Windchill
10 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 106 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.26%) SAP Business One
4 11 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.21%) ReMetrica
6 9 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.13%) Bankmaster
7 6 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 6 (0.13%) Infor M3
8 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.085%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.085%) Eikon
9 4 (0.085%) Magento
10 3 (0.064%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.064%) Exstream
11 2 (0.043%) assyst
11 2 (0.043%) Hi Portfolio
11 2 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.043%) Teamcenter
11 2 (0.043%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 767 (16.32%) Office 365
2 474 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 186 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (1.62%) IaaS
5 59 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (0.89%) PaaS
7 38 (0.81%) SaaS
8 36 (0.77%) OneDrive
9 31 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 27 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 26 (0.55%) Mimecast
12 25 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (0.34%) Google Apps
15 14 (0.30%) GitHub
16 12 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.17%) Yammer
18 5 (0.11%) SoftLayer
19 4 (0.085%) AWS CloudFormation
19 4 (0.085%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 751 (15.98%) Firewall
2 628 (13.36%) SAN
3 608 (12.94%) LAN
4 580 (12.34%) WAN
5 560 (11.92%) DNS
6 464 (9.87%) DHCP
7 441 (9.38%) VPN
8 405 (8.62%) TCP/IP
9 221 (4.70%) VoIP
10 156 (3.32%) NAS
11 154 (3.28%) Internet
12 148 (3.15%) VLAN
13 137 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
14 115 (2.45%) Wireless
15 104 (2.21%) Skype
16 92 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
17 90 (1.92%) iSCSI
17 90 (1.92%) Network Security
18 83 (1.77%) MPLS
19 78 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1484 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 312 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 296 (6.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 259 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 246 (5.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 169 (3.60%) Relational Database
7 160 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 150 (3.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 147 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 103 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
11 83 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 68 (1.45%) MySQL
13 51 (1.09%) Big Data
14 45 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
15 42 (0.89%) Power BI
16 38 (0.81%) MongoDB
17 36 (0.77%) NoSQL
18 33 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 31 (0.66%) QlikView
20 30 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 151 (3.21%) Visual Studio
2 107 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 79 (1.68%) JIRA
4 47 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 36 (0.77%) NUnit
6 35 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 32 (0.68%) Moq
8 25 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
9 24 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 23 (0.49%) Subversion
11 18 (0.38%) Eclipse
12 15 (0.32%) MorphX
13 12 (0.26%) MSI
14 11 (0.23%) Selenium
15 10 (0.21%) Jenkins
15 10 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 8 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
16 8 (0.17%) SoapUI
17 4 (0.085%) ClearCase
17 4 (0.085%) tSQLt
General
1 751 (15.98%) Finance
2 162 (3.45%) Retail
3 150 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 149 (3.17%) Banking
5 116 (2.47%) Legal
6 108 (2.30%) Marketing
7 84 (1.79%) Games
8 80 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 79 (1.68%) Law
10 59 (1.26%) Advertising
11 52 (1.11%) Back Office
12 37 (0.79%) Billing
13 36 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 30 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 24 (0.51%) Japanese Language
15 24 (0.51%) Publishing
16 20 (0.43%) Front Office
17 19 (0.40%) French Language
18 17 (0.36%) Electronics
19 14 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 821 (17.47%) Analyst
2 726 (15.45%) Developer
3 623 (13.26%) Support Engineer
4 518 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 401 (8.53%) Support Analyst
6 384 (8.17%) .NET Developer
7 373 (7.94%) C# Developer
8 370 (7.87%) Consultant
9 338 (7.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 333 (7.09%) IT Support
11 317 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
12 294 (6.26%) 3rd Line Support
13 291 (6.19%) C# .NET Developer
14 262 (5.58%) Administrator
15 243 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
16 240 (5.11%) Service Analyst
17 210 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
18 202 (4.30%) IT Engineer
19 196 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
20 185 (3.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 733 (15.60%) .NET
2 475 (10.11%) ASP.NET
3 367 (7.81%) HTML
4 343 (7.30%) CSS
5 285 (6.07%) Web Services
6 280 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 269 (5.72%) jQuery
8 182 (3.87%) WCF
9 152 (3.23%) .NET Framework
10 147 (3.13%) AngularJS
11 109 (2.32%) HTML5
12 99 (2.11%) XML
13 92 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 79 (1.68%) CSS3
15 78 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 70 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
17 66 (1.40%) Ajax
17 66 (1.40%) Entity Framework
18 60 (1.28%) LINQ
19 59 (1.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 366 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 309 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 274 (5.83%) Blackberry
4 227 (4.83%) Computer Science
5 197 (4.19%) Clustering
6 176 (3.75%) Driving Licence
7 156 (3.32%) Replication
8 143 (3.04%) Management Information System
9 93 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
10 71 (1.51%) Smartphone
11 70 (1.49%) iPhone
12 67 (1.43%) Private Cloud
13 64 (1.36%) Mobile App
14 63 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
14 63 (1.34%) Visualisation
15 56 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
15 56 (1.19%) Mathematics
16 53 (1.13%) User Experience
17 46 (0.98%) FMCG
18 44 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2880 (61.29%) Windows
2 1682 (35.79%) Windows Server
3 1025 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 1017 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 741 (15.77%) Windows 7
6 488 (10.39%) Linux
7 415 (8.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 403 (8.58%) Windows 8
9 221 (4.70%) Windows 10
10 197 (4.19%) Windows XP
11 163 (3.47%) Unix
12 125 (2.66%) Mac OS X
13 89 (1.89%) Android
14 78 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 74 (1.57%) Apple iOS
16 51 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
17 42 (0.89%) Mac OS
18 38 (0.81%) Windows Vista
19 31 (0.66%) Ubuntu
20 28 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1421 (30.24%) ITIL
2 424 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (8.21%) MVC
4 320 (6.81%) Mentoring
5 281 (5.98%) Migration
6 270 (5.75%) Project Management
7 251 (5.34%) Service Delivery
8 247 (5.26%) Presales
9 246 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 237 (5.04%) Service Management
11 202 (4.30%) Scrum
12 190 (4.04%) ITIL V3
13 183 (3.89%) PRINCE2
14 171 (3.64%) CRM
15 167 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
16 161 (3.43%) High Availability
17 158 (3.36%) OO
18 149 (3.17%) TDD
19 147 (3.13%) Incident Management
20 138 (2.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1151 (24.49%) SQL
2 694 (14.77%) C#
3 461 (9.81%) JavaScript
4 453 (9.64%) PowerShell
5 341 (7.26%) T-SQL
6 121 (2.58%) VB.NET
7 108 (2.30%) C
8 98 (2.09%) VB
9 96 (2.04%) Java
10 75 (1.60%) C++
11 74 (1.57%) Python
12 70 (1.49%) VBScript
13 44 (0.94%) PHP
14 43 (0.92%) Perl
15 40 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 25 (0.53%) R
17 22 (0.47%) Shell Script
17 22 (0.47%) XPath
18 21 (0.45%) VBA
18 21 (0.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 2421 (51.52%) MCSE
2 1267 (26.96%) MCSA
3 936 (19.92%) Cisco Certification
4 872 (18.56%) MCITP
5 821 (17.47%) CCNA
6 798 (16.98%) Degree
7 756 (16.09%) MCP
8 562 (11.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 428 (9.11%) MCTS
10 255 (5.43%) Citrix Certification
11 252 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
12 241 (5.13%) MCDST
13 232 (4.94%) Security Cleared
14 216 (4.60%) MCSD
15 206 (4.38%) CCNP
16 184 (3.92%) CCA
17 144 (3.06%) SC Cleared
18 134 (2.85%) A+ Certification
19 98 (2.09%) CISSP
19 98 (2.09%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 421 (8.96%) SLA
2 78 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 50 (1.06%) QA
5 15 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 12 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.21%) COBIT
7 10 (0.21%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.21%) ISO27002
8 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.11%) RMADS
11 3 (0.064%) GPG13
11 3 (0.064%) HL7
12 2 (0.043%) COSO
12 2 (0.043%) DICOM
12 2 (0.043%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.021%) P3O
13 1 (0.021%) SSAE 16
13 1 (0.021%) TickIT
System Software
1 2081 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 1075 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 754 (16.05%) Hyper-V
4 378 (8.04%) XenApp
5 324 (6.90%) vSphere
6 174 (3.70%) XenDesktop
7 140 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
8 94 (2.00%) Terminal Services
9 85 (1.81%) VMware ESX
10 80 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
11 70 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
12 69 (1.47%) XenServer
13 55 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 46 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
15 41 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
15 41 (0.87%) NFS
16 37 (0.79%) Terminal Server
17 33 (0.70%) vCloud
18 31 (0.66%) Xen
19 28 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 478 (10.17%) SCCM
2 286 (6.09%) SCOM
3 146 (3.11%) Backup Exec
4 107 (2.28%) WSUS
5 65 (1.38%) SCVMM
6 61 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 58 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 56 (1.19%) Nagios
9 51 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
10 44 (0.94%) NetBackup
11 42 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 40 (0.85%) SCOrch
13 30 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
14 29 (0.62%) Puppet
15 26 (0.55%) AirWatch
16 23 (0.49%) Nessus
16 23 (0.49%) SCDPM
17 22 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 22 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
17 22 (0.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3686 (78.44%) Microsoft
2 1708 (36.35%) VMware
3 1069 (22.75%) Cisco
4 1055 (22.45%) Citrix
5 491 (10.45%) HP
6 240 (5.11%) NetApp
7 194 (4.13%) Oracle
8 185 (3.94%) Dell
9 179 (3.81%) Apple
10 153 (3.26%) Symantec
11 144 (3.06%) IBM
12 140 (2.98%) EMC
13 117 (2.49%) SolarWinds
14 116 (2.47%) Red Hat
15 113 (2.40%) Avaya
15 113 (2.40%) Veeam
16 106 (2.26%) Juniper
17 95 (2.02%) CheckPoint
18 85 (1.81%) Sophos
19 73 (1.55%) Google
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salaries
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: £45,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £26000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 21k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Amazing Bens + MS Training
Posted: 18 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday