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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 90 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3220 3821 4679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.02% 3.82% 4.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.15% 14.35% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2767 3458 4272
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-9.49% +5.33%
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
28874 26629 31837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.06% 26.64% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 22749 21991 27082
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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 £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -21 1195 £42,500 -3.40% 116
South East -22 766 £37,500 -6.25% 100
East of England -17 251 £40,000 +6.66% 26
West Midlands -10 233 £37,500 -6.25% 30
Yorkshire -13 217 £32,000 -8.57% 21
North West -17 216 £34,500 -8.00% 36
South West -23 204 £32,500 -13.33% 36
East Midlands -21 156 £37,500 -0.66% 18
North East +6 35 £24,250 -30.21% 8
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5135 (73.25%) Microsoft
2 4535 (64.69%) Windows
3 3496 (49.87%) MCSE
4 2665 (38.02%) Active Directory
5 2583 (36.85%) VMware
6 2407 (34.34%) SQL Server
7 2337 (33.34%) MS Excel
8 2039 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 1998 (28.50%) MCITP
10 1994 (28.45%) MS Exchange
11 1845 (26.32%) ITIL
12 1664 (23.74%) SQL
13 1658 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1637 (23.35%) MCP
15 1483 (21.16%) Citrix
16 1468 (20.94%) MCSA
17 1421 (20.27%) .NET
18 1393 (19.87%) Cisco
19 1296 (18.49%) MCTS
20 1272 (18.15%) Cisco Certification
21 1218 (17.38%) C#
22 1186 (16.92%) Degree
23 1182 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
24 1171 (16.70%) DNS
25 1165 (16.62%) CCNA
26 1125 (16.05%) Windows 7
27 1121 (15.99%) Firewall
28 1112 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
29 1095 (15.62%) SharePoint
30 1092 (15.58%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1994 (28.45%) MS Exchange
2 1095 (15.62%) SharePoint
3 1026 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 642 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 618 (8.82%) Lync
6 586 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 507 (7.23%) IIS
8 386 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 321 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 250 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 230 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 145 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
13 129 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
14 84 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
15 74 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
16 52 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
17 46 (0.66%) IBM Notes
18 45 (0.64%) Node.js
19 43 (0.61%) CMS
20 39 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2337 (33.34%) MS Excel
2 983 (14.02%) MS Office
3 77 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 37 (0.53%) MS Project
7 19 (0.27%) PowerPivot
8 15 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.100%) Mingle
11 5 (0.071%) SPSS
12 4 (0.057%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.057%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.043%) FastStats
14 2 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.029%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.029%) Revit
14 2 (0.029%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.029%) Maya
14 2 (0.029%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 166 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.23%) Summit
5 14 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.17%) assyst
7 11 (0.16%) SAP Business One
8 10 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.11%) Magento
10 7 (0.100%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.100%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.071%) Visualfiles
12 5 (0.071%) Oracle CRM
12 5 (0.071%) Eikon
13 4 (0.057%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.057%) IntelliMatch
14 3 (0.043%) JDE EnterpriseOne
14 3 (0.043%) Temenos T24
14 3 (0.043%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 442 (6.31%) Office 365
2 243 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (0.97%) SaaS
4 52 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.40%) IaaS
7 12 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.14%) PaaS
10 5 (0.071%) Joyent
11 4 (0.057%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1171 (16.70%) DNS
2 1121 (15.99%) Firewall
3 1086 (15.49%) SAN
4 926 (13.21%) TCP/IP
5 856 (12.21%) DHCP
6 757 (10.80%) LAN
7 750 (10.70%) WAN
8 575 (8.20%) VPN
9 296 (4.22%) Internet
10 271 (3.87%) VoIP
11 228 (3.25%) NAS
12 207 (2.95%) Unified Communications
13 188 (2.68%) Wireless
14 166 (2.37%) Network Security
15 161 (2.30%) VLAN
16 137 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
17 104 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
18 103 (1.47%) SMTP
19 100 (1.43%) LDAP
20 99 (1.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2407 (34.34%) SQL Server
2 601 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 517 (7.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 459 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 393 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 317 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 268 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 263 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
9 129 (1.84%) MySQL
10 87 (1.24%) OLAP
11 79 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 76 (1.08%) Relational Database
13 57 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
14 53 (0.76%) Oracle Database
15 44 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
16 41 (0.58%) NoSQL
17 40 (0.57%) OLTP
18 36 (0.51%) DTS
19 34 (0.49%) Big Data
20 31 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 372 (5.31%) NUnit
2 313 (4.47%) Rhino Mocks
3 277 (3.95%) Visual Studio
4 228 (3.25%) Moq
5 211 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 159 (2.27%) Subversion
7 115 (1.64%) MSTest
8 34 (0.49%) Git (software)
8 34 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 22 (0.31%) MSI
10 20 (0.29%) Jenkins
11 19 (0.27%) JIRA
12 18 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 15 (0.21%) Selenium
15 14 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 13 (0.19%) MSBuild
17 9 (0.13%) CruiseControl
17 9 (0.13%) FogBugz
18 6 (0.086%) Metasploit
General
1 957 (13.65%) Finance
2 238 (3.40%) Banking
3 231 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 177 (2.52%) Legal
5 164 (2.34%) Law
6 156 (2.23%) Retail
7 132 (1.88%) Games
8 125 (1.78%) Advertising
9 121 (1.73%) Marketing
10 75 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 57 (0.81%) Back Office
12 50 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 33 (0.47%) Music Industry
14 23 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.31%) Electronics
16 21 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 19 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.27%) German Language
18 17 (0.24%) Billing
19 15 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1308 (18.66%) Developer
2 1016 (14.49%) Analyst
3 898 (12.81%) Support Engineer
4 660 (9.42%) .NET Developer
5 587 (8.37%) Consultant
6 549 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 452 (6.45%) Administrator
8 441 (6.29%) Support Analyst
9 418 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
10 321 (4.58%) C# Developer
11 317 (4.52%) IT Support
12 309 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
13 294 (4.19%) Architect
14 275 (3.92%) Service Analyst
15 261 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
16 260 (3.71%) DBA
17 259 (3.69%) C# .NET Developer
18 249 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
19 224 (3.20%) Technical Support
20 222 (3.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1421 (20.27%) .NET
2 958 (13.67%) ASP.NET
3 584 (8.33%) WCF
4 565 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 539 (7.69%) HTML
6 439 (6.26%) CSS
7 384 (5.48%) WPF
8 379 (5.41%) .NET Framework
9 371 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 333 (4.75%) XML
11 276 (3.94%) Razor View Engine
12 263 (3.75%) jQuery
13 248 (3.54%) NHibernate
14 245 (3.50%) Ajax
15 239 (3.41%) Web Services
16 218 (3.11%) HTML5
17 195 (2.78%) Castle Windsor
18 183 (2.61%) WinForms
19 163 (2.33%) Silverlight
20 152 (2.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 517 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 472 (6.73%) Blackberry
3 388 (5.53%) Clustering
4 277 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 218 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 132 (1.88%) Replication
7 124 (1.77%) Inversion of Control
8 118 (1.68%) Client/Server
9 110 (1.57%) Thin Client
9 110 (1.57%) Fat Client
10 109 (1.55%) iPhone
11 103 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 88 (1.26%) PKI
13 87 (1.24%) Mathematics
14 76 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
15 75 (1.07%) EqualLogic
16 53 (0.76%) Statistics
17 48 (0.68%) Tandem
18 43 (0.61%) iPad
19 42 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4535 (64.69%) Windows
2 2039 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1182 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1125 (16.05%) Windows 7
5 1112 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 576 (8.22%) Windows XP
7 575 (8.20%) Linux
8 396 (5.65%) Windows 8
9 190 (2.71%) UNIX
10 169 (2.41%) Windows Vista
11 148 (2.11%) Android
12 107 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 91 (1.30%) Mac OS X
14 89 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
15 87 (1.24%) Windows 2000
16 59 (0.84%) Solaris
17 55 (0.78%) VMS
18 52 (0.74%) Apple iOS
19 45 (0.64%) Windows Phone
20 38 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1845 (26.32%) ITIL
2 931 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
3 702 (10.01%) MVC
4 542 (7.73%) TDD
5 508 (7.25%) Scrum
6 425 (6.06%) Project Management
7 401 (5.72%) Migration
8 346 (4.94%) Web Application Development
9 345 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
10 343 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 340 (4.85%) Mentoring
12 310 (4.42%) Service Delivery
13 296 (4.22%) CRM
14 271 (3.87%) Change Management
15 265 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
16 255 (3.64%) Service Management
17 228 (3.25%) PRINCE2
18 222 (3.17%) Kanban
19 202 (2.88%) Problem Management
20 196 (2.80%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1664 (23.74%) SQL
2 1218 (17.38%) C#
3 507 (7.23%) JavaScript
4 464 (6.62%) T-SQL
5 411 (5.86%) PowerShell
6 181 (2.58%) VB.NET
7 166 (2.37%) VB
8 112 (1.60%) VBScript
9 91 (1.30%) C
10 82 (1.17%) Java
11 55 (0.78%) C++
11 55 (0.78%) VBA
12 43 (0.61%) PHP
13 36 (0.51%) Perl
14 31 (0.44%) VB6
15 24 (0.34%) Python
16 20 (0.29%) Ruby
17 17 (0.24%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.21%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.13%) X++
Qualifications
1 3496 (49.87%) MCSE
2 1998 (28.50%) MCITP
3 1637 (23.35%) MCP
4 1468 (20.94%) MCSA
5 1296 (18.49%) MCTS
6 1272 (18.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1186 (16.92%) Degree
8 1165 (16.62%) CCNA
9 754 (10.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 668 (9.53%) MCSD
11 492 (7.02%) MCAD
12 406 (5.79%) Citrix Certification
13 314 (4.48%) CCA
14 309 (4.41%) CCNP
15 271 (3.87%) Security Cleared
16 230 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
17 218 (3.11%) SC Cleared
18 176 (2.51%) MCDBA
19 168 (2.40%) MCDST
20 158 (2.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 540 (7.70%) SLA
2 115 (1.64%) QA
3 63 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 49 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 27 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.100%) COBIT
8 5 (0.071%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.043%) BS7799
9 3 (0.043%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.029%) HL7
10 2 (0.029%) TickIT
11 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.014%) GMP
11 1 (0.014%) GLP
11 1 (0.014%) Section 508
System Software
1 2665 (38.02%) Active Directory
2 1658 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1092 (15.58%) Hyper-V
4 414 (5.91%) XenApp
5 373 (5.32%) vSphere
6 254 (3.62%) VMware ESX
7 220 (3.14%) XenDesktop
8 169 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
9 132 (1.88%) XenServer
10 101 (1.44%) UAG
11 95 (1.36%) Terminal Services
12 86 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 84 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 66 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
15 54 (0.77%) ISA Server
16 47 (0.67%) vCloud
17 36 (0.51%) VMware Server
18 33 (0.47%) MetaFrame
18 33 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
19 32 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 623 (8.89%) SCCM
2 301 (4.29%) Backup Exec
3 299 (4.27%) SCOM
4 121 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 99 (1.41%) SCVMM
6 93 (1.33%) WSUS
7 60 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
8 54 (0.77%) NetBackup
9 51 (0.73%) SCDPM
10 49 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 44 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 35 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 34 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
13 34 (0.49%) Tivoli
14 32 (0.46%) SCSM
15 28 (0.40%) SCOrch
16 26 (0.37%) Nagios
17 21 (0.30%) HP SIM
18 19 (0.27%) Puppet
19 15 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5135 (73.25%) Microsoft
2 2583 (36.85%) VMware
3 1483 (21.16%) Citrix
4 1393 (19.87%) Cisco
5 769 (10.97%) HP
6 390 (5.56%) Symantec
7 347 (4.95%) NetApp
8 343 (4.89%) Dell
9 295 (4.21%) Oracle
10 271 (3.87%) Apple
11 218 (3.11%) EMC
12 212 (3.02%) Avaya
13 201 (2.87%) Juniper
14 167 (2.38%) IBM
15 136 (1.94%) McAfee
16 129 (1.84%) Veeam
17 128 (1.83%) CheckPoint
18 119 (1.70%) Red Hat
19 90 (1.28%) SAP
20 88 (1.26%) Lotus
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + More
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £26,983.24 to £29,023.39 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £26,000 + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25844 per annum + plus £1,966 London Weighting allowance
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Egham, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + car,Laptop,Phone
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £37500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £26k - 31k per year + Great benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: Yesterday