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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 135 121 95
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1997 2590 3300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.37% 2.60% 3.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.20% 9.53% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1663 2276 2901
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median 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
21718 27180 29561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.78% 27.26% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17262 21749 23812
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -21 666 £42,500 - 62
South East -26 434 £40,000 +3.89% 44
Yorkshire +53 213 £37,500 +7.14% 17
North West -21 172 £35,000 +7.69% 26
South West -26 146 £37,500 -3.22% 10
East of England -37 138 £35,000 - 17
West Midlands -8 122 £36,000 -10.00% 11
East Midlands +7 84 £35,000 +18.64% 12
North East +10 34 £33,250 +9.16% 6
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 3274 (76.73%) Microsoft
2 2570 (60.23%) Windows
3 2122 (49.73%) MCSE
4 1860 (43.59%) Active Directory
5 1647 (38.60%) VMware
6 1531 (35.88%) Windows Server
7 1334 (31.26%) MS Excel
8 1314 (30.79%) SQL Server
9 1216 (28.50%) ITIL
10 1206 (28.26%) MCSA
11 1077 (25.24%) SQL
12 1066 (24.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1043 (24.44%) MS Exchange
14 1010 (23.67%) Cisco
15 976 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
16 959 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 938 (21.98%) Cisco Certification
18 822 (19.26%) CCNA
19 813 (19.05%) MCITP
20 780 (18.28%) Office 365
21 775 (18.16%) Hyper-V
22 769 (18.02%) Firewall
23 768 (18.00%) MCP
24 743 (17.41%) Citrix
25 694 (16.26%) Degree
26 646 (15.14%) Windows 7
27 621 (14.55%) WAN
28 619 (14.51%) LAN
29 615 (14.41%) .NET
30 601 (14.08%) Finance

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 1043 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 460 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 423 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 407 (9.54%) SharePoint
5 302 (7.08%) IIS
6 270 (6.33%) Skype for Business
7 242 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 92 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 84 (1.97%) Apache
10 71 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
11 58 (1.36%) Tomcat
12 37 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 34 (0.80%) CMS
14 31 (0.73%) SAS
15 29 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
16 27 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
16 27 (0.63%) WebSphere
17 26 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 22 (0.52%) Umbraco
19 21 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 1334 (31.26%) MS Excel
2 551 (12.91%) MS Office
3 51 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.12%) MS Project
7 4 (0.094%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.070%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.047%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.047%) Windchill
10 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 74 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.14%) Sage 1000
5 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.094%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.070%) Bankmaster
7 3 (0.070%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.070%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.047%) HiPortfolio
8 2 (0.047%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.047%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.023%) Magento
9 1 (0.023%) Sage 300 ERP
9 1 (0.023%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.023%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 780 (18.28%) Office 365
2 495 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 168 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
4 99 (2.32%) SaaS
5 91 (2.13%) IaaS
6 80 (1.87%) PaaS
7 59 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 55 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (0.59%) Mimecast
10 22 (0.52%) Yammer
11 16 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.26%) G Suite
14 9 (0.21%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.19%) GitHub
16 5 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 3 (0.070%) Dropbox
18 3 (0.070%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 769 (18.02%) Firewall
2 621 (14.55%) WAN
3 619 (14.51%) LAN
4 597 (13.99%) DNS
5 560 (13.12%) SAN
6 510 (11.95%) DHCP
7 468 (10.97%) TCP/IP
8 383 (8.98%) VPN
9 233 (5.46%) VoIP
10 153 (3.59%) VLAN
11 138 (3.23%) Skype
12 134 (3.14%) Internet
13 132 (3.09%) Wireless
14 109 (2.55%) MPLS
15 103 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
16 88 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
17 87 (2.04%) Network Security
18 73 (1.71%) NAS
19 64 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
20 60 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1314 (30.79%) SQL Server
2 361 (8.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 342 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 322 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 219 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 176 (4.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 167 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 145 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 140 (3.28%) Relational Database
10 134 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
11 90 (2.11%) Big Data
12 74 (1.73%) RDBMS
13 62 (1.45%) Power BI
14 56 (1.31%) MySQL
15 50 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
16 39 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
17 35 (0.82%) OLAP
18 32 (0.75%) GIS
18 32 (0.75%) QlikView
19 31 (0.73%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 131 (3.07%) Visual Studio
2 110 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (1.55%) JIRA
4 48 (1.12%) NUnit
5 39 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 30 (0.70%) Moq
6 30 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
7 16 (0.37%) Selenium
8 14 (0.33%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.26%) Redmine
10 10 (0.23%) ClearCase
11 9 (0.21%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.19%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.19%) CodeSonar
12 8 (0.19%) git-flow
12 8 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.19%) Robot Framework
12 8 (0.19%) WiX
13 7 (0.16%) MorphX
General
1 601 (14.08%) Finance
2 123 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 97 (2.27%) Banking
4 86 (2.02%) Games
5 85 (1.99%) Marketing
6 84 (1.97%) Legal
7 74 (1.73%) Retail
8 62 (1.45%) Advertising
9 41 (0.96%) Law
10 38 (0.89%) Billing
10 38 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.52%) Automotive
12 18 (0.42%) Publishing
13 16 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.35%) Back Office
15 13 (0.30%) French Language
15 13 (0.30%) Local Government
15 13 (0.30%) Spanish Language
16 12 (0.28%) Multimedia
17 11 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 638 (14.95%) Support Engineer
2 585 (13.71%) Developer
3 549 (12.87%) Analyst
4 509 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 313 (7.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 291 (6.82%) IT Support
7 288 (6.75%) Consultant
8 240 (5.62%) .NET Developer
8 240 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 238 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
10 236 (5.53%) Architect
11 234 (5.48%) IT Engineer
12 232 (5.44%) DBA
13 224 (5.25%) SQL DBA
14 223 (5.23%) C# Developer
14 223 (5.23%) Windows Engineer
15 218 (5.11%) Administrator
16 217 (5.09%) Support Analyst
17 176 (4.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 171 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (14.41%) .NET
2 405 (9.49%) ASP.NET
3 271 (6.35%) HTML
4 229 (5.37%) CSS
5 205 (4.80%) Web Services
6 197 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 182 (4.27%) .NET Framework
8 169 (3.96%) jQuery
9 123 (2.88%) WCF
10 108 (2.53%) AngularJS
11 101 (2.37%) XML
12 81 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 74 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 64 (1.50%) HTML5
15 58 (1.36%) CSS3
15 58 (1.36%) Entity Framework
16 57 (1.34%) Ajax
17 52 (1.22%) KnockoutJS
18 49 (1.15%) WinForms
19 48 (1.12%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 424 (9.94%) Data Centre
2 315 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 239 (5.60%) Computer Science
4 180 (4.22%) Clustering
5 154 (3.61%) Driving Licence
6 138 (3.23%) Blackberry
7 120 (2.81%) Replication
8 108 (2.53%) Management Information System
9 91 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 88 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
11 87 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
12 76 (1.78%) Client/Server
13 67 (1.57%) Statistics
14 65 (1.52%) Mathematics
15 59 (1.38%) Private Cloud
16 54 (1.27%) Public Cloud
17 48 (1.12%) iPhone
18 36 (0.84%) Smartphone
19 35 (0.82%) User Experience
20 33 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2570 (60.23%) Windows
2 1531 (35.88%) Windows Server
3 976 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 959 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 646 (15.14%) Windows 7
6 438 (10.26%) Linux
7 372 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 357 (8.37%) Windows 8
9 252 (5.91%) Windows 10
10 113 (2.65%) Unix
11 104 (2.44%) Mac OS X
12 94 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 90 (2.11%) Windows XP
14 64 (1.50%) Android
15 60 (1.41%) Apple iOS
16 31 (0.73%) CentOS
16 31 (0.73%) Ubuntu
17 28 (0.66%) Windows Vista
18 21 (0.49%) Mac OS
19 17 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1216 (28.50%) ITIL
2 464 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (7.08%) MVC
4 285 (6.68%) Mentoring
5 274 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 272 (6.37%) Migration
7 234 (5.48%) Service Delivery
8 229 (5.37%) High Availability
9 222 (5.20%) Presales
10 221 (5.18%) Project Management
11 208 (4.87%) Scrum
12 185 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
13 184 (4.31%) Service Management
14 169 (3.96%) ITIL V3
15 168 (3.94%) PRINCE2
16 167 (3.91%) Problem Management
17 150 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
18 138 (3.23%) Software Engineering
19 135 (3.16%) Incident Management
20 132 (3.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1077 (25.24%) SQL
2 599 (14.04%) C#
3 503 (11.79%) PowerShell
4 353 (8.27%) T-SQL
5 313 (7.34%) JavaScript
6 132 (3.09%) VB.NET
7 116 (2.72%) C
8 78 (1.83%) Java
8 78 (1.83%) VB
9 74 (1.73%) Python
10 72 (1.69%) VBScript
11 67 (1.57%) C++
12 52 (1.22%) Perl
13 41 (0.96%) R
14 38 (0.89%) PHP
15 35 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 33 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 31 (0.73%) Objective-C
18 22 (0.52%) VBA
19 18 (0.42%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2122 (49.73%) MCSE
2 1206 (28.26%) MCSA
3 938 (21.98%) Cisco Certification
4 822 (19.26%) CCNA
5 813 (19.05%) MCITP
6 768 (18.00%) MCP
7 694 (16.26%) Degree
8 506 (11.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 343 (8.04%) MCTS
10 310 (7.27%) Security Cleared
11 185 (4.34%) CCNP
12 176 (4.12%) Citrix Certification
13 172 (4.03%) MCSD
14 161 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
15 157 (3.68%) SC Cleared
16 136 (3.19%) CISSP
17 122 (2.86%) A+ Certification
18 119 (2.79%) CCA
19 110 (2.58%) MCDST
20 106 (2.48%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (8.27%) SLA
2 86 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 69 (1.62%) QA
4 68 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.094%) WAI
7 4 (0.094%) WCAG
8 3 (0.070%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.047%) COBIT
9 2 (0.047%) GPG13
9 2 (0.047%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.047%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.047%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.023%) GCP
10 1 (0.023%) HL7
10 1 (0.023%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.023%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1860 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 1066 (24.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 775 (18.16%) Hyper-V
4 319 (7.48%) XenApp
5 312 (7.31%) vSphere
6 124 (2.91%) VMware ESX
7 107 (2.51%) XenDesktop
8 105 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
9 94 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
10 84 (1.97%) Terminal Services
11 60 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
12 58 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 51 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 33 (0.77%) NFS
15 31 (0.73%) vCloud
15 31 (0.73%) XenServer
16 30 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
17 29 (0.68%) Docker
18 28 (0.66%) VMware Server
19 22 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 431 (10.10%) SCCM
2 243 (5.69%) SCOM
3 105 (2.46%) WSUS
4 82 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 56 (1.31%) AirWatch
6 55 (1.29%) NetBackup
7 48 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
8 46 (1.08%) SCVMM
9 40 (0.94%) Nagios
9 40 (0.94%) Puppet
10 33 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
10 33 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
11 26 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 26 (0.61%) SCOrch
12 25 (0.59%) FortiGate
12 25 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
13 22 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 18 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (0.42%) SCDPM
14 18 (0.42%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3274 (76.73%) Microsoft
2 1647 (38.60%) VMware
3 1010 (23.67%) Cisco
4 743 (17.41%) Citrix
5 471 (11.04%) HP
6 202 (4.73%) NetApp
7 184 (4.31%) Oracle
8 175 (4.10%) Dell
9 154 (3.61%) Apple
10 149 (3.49%) EMC
11 131 (3.07%) Veeam
12 130 (3.05%) Red Hat
13 110 (2.58%) SolarWinds
14 98 (2.30%) Juniper
15 89 (2.09%) Avaya
15 89 (2.09%) Symantec
16 79 (1.85%) CheckPoint
16 79 (1.85%) IBM
17 66 (1.55%) Sophos
18 63 (1.48%) SonicWALL
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Northamptonshire
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Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits Package
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £26000 per annum + 1,200 DV Allowance
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Salary: £29000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + bonus + company benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £25000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car
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