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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3080 3914 4248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.98% 3.48% 4.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.87% 12.84% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2662 3469 3885
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
28342 30493 29434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.42% 27.11% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 22419 24587 24008
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -12 1212 £42,500 - 124
South East -18 712 £38,500 +2.66% 88
East of England -14 236 £35,000 - 21
Yorkshire -10 231 £32,500 -5.10% 33
North West -14 230 £34,000 +3.03% 52
South West +10 224 £35,000 +7.69% 33
West Midlands -13 142 £32,500 -13.33% 31
East Midlands -43 89 £32,500 -18.75% 20
North East +24 41 £32,500 +8.33% 15
Midlands +11 1 £36,500 - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4915 (78.84%) Microsoft
2 4198 (67.34%) Windows
3 3424 (54.92%) MCSE
4 2773 (44.48%) Active Directory
5 2301 (36.91%) VMware
6 2053 (32.93%) MS Excel
7 1828 (29.32%) SQL Server
8 1725 (27.67%) ITIL
9 1718 (27.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 1717 (27.54%) MS Exchange
11 1651 (26.48%) MCITP
12 1545 (24.78%) MCSA
13 1541 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1505 (24.14%) SQL
15 1436 (23.03%) Citrix
16 1405 (22.54%) MCP
17 1379 (22.12%) Cisco
18 1286 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
19 1133 (18.17%) Cisco Certification
20 1087 (17.44%) MS Office
21 1044 (16.75%) Windows 7
22 1021 (16.38%) Firewall
23 1003 (16.09%) .NET
24 988 (15.85%) CCNA
25 987 (15.83%) SharePoint
26 946 (15.17%) Hyper-V
27 936 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
28 903 (14.49%) Finance
29 897 (14.39%) Degree
30 884 (14.18%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1717 (27.54%) MS Exchange
2 987 (15.83%) SharePoint
3 848 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 622 (9.98%) Lync
5 498 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 463 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 461 (7.39%) IIS
8 272 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 241 (3.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 241 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 228 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 97 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
12 64 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
13 60 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
14 56 (0.90%) Apache
15 49 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
16 38 (0.61%) CMS
17 21 (0.34%) Tomcat
18 19 (0.30%) SAS
19 15 (0.24%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2053 (32.93%) MS Excel
2 1087 (17.44%) MS Office
3 87 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (0.98%) InfoPath
4 61 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.48%) MS Project
6 14 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.13%) S-PLUS
8 8 (0.13%) Mingle
9 5 (0.080%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.080%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.032%) Revit
11 2 (0.032%) SketchUp
12 1 (0.016%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.016%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 190 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 36 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 12 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 7 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.080%) Sage 50
7 5 (0.080%) Scribe Insight
7 5 (0.080%) LabWindows
8 4 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.064%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.048%) Pivotal CRM
9 3 (0.048%) SalesLogix
9 3 (0.048%) SAP CCM
9 3 (0.048%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.048%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 540 (8.66%) Office 365
2 283 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (1.30%) SaaS
4 68 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 67 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
6 57 (0.91%) IaaS
7 45 (0.72%) PaaS
8 15 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
10 6 (0.096%) Yammer
11 5 (0.080%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.032%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.016%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1021 (16.38%) Firewall
2 884 (14.18%) SAN
3 873 (14.00%) DNS
4 871 (13.97%) TCP/IP
5 678 (10.88%) WAN
6 671 (10.76%) LAN
7 643 (10.31%) DHCP
8 534 (8.57%) VPN
9 336 (5.39%) VoIP
10 252 (4.04%) Internet
11 187 (3.00%) NAS
12 171 (2.74%) VLAN
13 152 (2.44%) Wireless
14 148 (2.37%) Unified Communications
15 129 (2.07%) Network Security
16 121 (1.94%) MPLS
17 97 (1.56%) SSL
18 95 (1.52%) iSCSI
19 80 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
20 78 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1828 (29.32%) SQL Server
2 567 (9.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 361 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 309 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 302 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 243 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 185 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 159 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
9 120 (1.92%) Relational Database
10 113 (1.81%) Oracle Database
11 88 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
12 81 (1.30%) MySQL
13 67 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 48 (0.77%) RDBMS
15 47 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
15 47 (0.75%) Big Data
16 45 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
17 39 (0.63%) DB2
18 37 (0.59%) QlikView
19 35 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 279 (4.48%) Visual Studio
2 117 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 74 (1.19%) NUnit
4 52 (0.83%) MSI
5 42 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 34 (0.55%) Moq
7 27 (0.43%) Subversion
8 26 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 16 (0.26%) Git (software)
9 16 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (0.26%) InstallShield
10 15 (0.24%) Log4Net
11 14 (0.22%) MSTest
12 11 (0.18%) MSBuild
12 11 (0.18%) CruiseControl
13 10 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.14%) JIRA
15 8 (0.13%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 903 (14.49%) Finance
2 191 (3.06%) Banking
3 181 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 161 (2.58%) Legal
5 143 (2.29%) Law
6 120 (1.92%) Advertising
7 119 (1.91%) Retail
8 67 (1.07%) Marketing
8 67 (1.07%) Back Office
9 65 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 57 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 54 (0.87%) Investment Banking
12 51 (0.82%) Front Office
13 39 (0.63%) Games
14 34 (0.55%) Automotive
15 25 (0.40%) Publishing
16 23 (0.37%) Electronics
16 23 (0.37%) Billing
17 19 (0.30%) German Language
17 19 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 942 (15.11%) Analyst
2 846 (13.57%) Support Engineer
3 820 (13.15%) Developer
4 730 (11.71%) Consultant
5 508 (8.15%) Support Analyst
6 494 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 391 (6.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 390 (6.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 333 (5.34%) Administrator
10 325 (5.21%) .NET Developer
11 285 (4.57%) IT Support
12 270 (4.33%) Desktop Support
13 232 (3.72%) DBA
14 229 (3.67%) Architect
15 206 (3.30%) Technical Support
16 205 (3.29%) Technical Consultant
17 204 (3.27%) C# Developer
18 200 (3.21%) SQL DBA
19 199 (3.19%) Service Analyst
20 193 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1003 (16.09%) .NET
2 713 (11.44%) ASP.NET
3 513 (8.23%) HTML
4 487 (7.81%) CSS
5 342 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 339 (5.44%) jQuery
7 321 (5.15%) .NET Framework
8 254 (4.07%) WCF
9 203 (3.26%) Web Services
10 173 (2.78%) XML
11 165 (2.65%) HTML5
12 157 (2.52%) Ajax
13 129 (2.07%) Entity Framework
14 113 (1.81%) CSS3
15 99 (1.59%) AngularJS
16 90 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 89 (1.43%) LINQ
18 82 (1.32%) WPF
19 68 (1.09%) NHibernate
20 63 (1.01%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 520 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 468 (7.51%) Blackberry
3 277 (4.44%) Clustering
4 274 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 233 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 202 (3.24%) Replication
7 128 (2.05%) Thin Client
7 128 (2.05%) Fat Client
7 128 (2.05%) Private Cloud
8 116 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 88 (1.41%) iPhone
10 82 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 79 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 58 (0.93%) Statistics
13 54 (0.87%) PDA
14 53 (0.85%) Mathematics
15 48 (0.77%) User Experience
16 43 (0.69%) iPad
17 38 (0.61%) CMDB
18 35 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4198 (67.34%) Windows
2 1718 (27.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1286 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1044 (16.75%) Windows 7
5 936 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 568 (9.11%) Linux
7 483 (7.75%) Windows 8
8 474 (7.60%) Windows XP
9 243 (3.90%) UNIX
10 205 (3.29%) Windows Vista
11 112 (1.80%) Mac OS X
12 105 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 89 (1.43%) Android
14 77 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 77 (1.24%) Apple iOS
15 57 (0.91%) Solaris
15 57 (0.91%) Windows 2000
16 43 (0.69%) AIX
17 37 (0.59%) Mac OS
18 36 (0.58%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1725 (27.67%) ITIL
2 634 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
3 516 (8.28%) Migration
4 439 (7.04%) MVC
5 382 (6.13%) Service Delivery
6 349 (5.60%) Project Management
7 343 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 329 (5.28%) Mentoring
9 293 (4.70%) CRM
10 257 (4.12%) Problem Management
11 251 (4.03%) PRINCE2
12 236 (3.79%) Service Management
12 236 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
13 224 (3.59%) Change Management
14 213 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
15 203 (3.26%) Scrum
16 198 (3.18%) Incident Management
17 176 (2.82%) Business Continuity
18 163 (2.61%) Workflow
19 157 (2.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1505 (24.14%) SQL
2 871 (13.97%) C#
3 527 (8.45%) JavaScript
4 483 (7.75%) PowerShell
5 375 (6.02%) T-SQL
6 108 (1.73%) C
7 102 (1.64%) VB.NET
8 94 (1.51%) VBScript
9 90 (1.44%) VB
10 83 (1.33%) Java
11 52 (0.83%) VBA
12 35 (0.56%) C++
13 32 (0.51%) Perl
14 30 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.43%) VB6
16 16 (0.26%) Objective-C
17 14 (0.22%) PHP
18 13 (0.21%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.21%) R
19 12 (0.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 3424 (54.92%) MCSE
2 1651 (26.48%) MCITP
3 1545 (24.78%) MCSA
4 1405 (22.54%) MCP
5 1133 (18.17%) Cisco Certification
6 988 (15.85%) CCNA
7 897 (14.39%) Degree
8 821 (13.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 748 (12.00%) MCTS
10 448 (7.19%) Citrix Certification
11 383 (6.14%) CCA
12 335 (5.37%) Security Cleared
13 299 (4.80%) MCSD
14 255 (4.09%) CCNP
15 248 (3.98%) SC Cleared
16 229 (3.67%) MCDST
17 177 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
18 150 (2.41%) A+ Certification
19 117 (1.88%) CISSP
20 110 (1.76%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 537 (8.61%) SLA
2 129 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 60 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 58 (0.93%) QA
6 52 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.19%) COBIT
8 11 (0.18%) GPG13
9 9 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 7 (0.11%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.096%) TickIT
11 6 (0.096%) GMP
11 6 (0.096%) BS7799
12 5 (0.080%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.048%) HL7
14 2 (0.032%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.016%) GLP
15 1 (0.016%) DICOM
15 1 (0.016%) P3O
System Software
1 2773 (44.48%) Active Directory
2 1541 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 946 (15.17%) Hyper-V
4 550 (8.82%) vSphere
5 488 (7.83%) XenApp
6 273 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
7 252 (4.04%) XenDesktop
8 231 (3.71%) VMware ESX
9 131 (2.10%) Terminal Services
10 100 (1.60%) XenServer
11 89 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 86 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 69 (1.11%) vCloud
14 47 (0.75%) VMware Server
15 45 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 43 (0.69%) ISA Server
17 40 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
18 37 (0.59%) Xen
19 32 (0.51%) BitLocker
20 29 (0.47%) UAG
Systems Management
1 621 (9.96%) SCCM
2 364 (5.84%) SCOM
3 228 (3.66%) Backup Exec
4 99 (1.59%) WSUS
5 95 (1.52%) SCVMM
6 89 (1.43%) NetBackup
7 65 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 49 (0.79%) Nagios
9 38 (0.61%) SCDPM
10 33 (0.53%) SCOrch
11 29 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 28 (0.45%) Legato
12 28 (0.45%) XenMobile
13 26 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 26 (0.42%) vMotion
13 26 (0.42%) WMI
14 25 (0.40%) Opsview
15 24 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 20 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4915 (78.84%) Microsoft
2 2301 (36.91%) VMware
3 1436 (23.03%) Citrix
4 1379 (22.12%) Cisco
5 726 (11.65%) HP
6 347 (5.57%) NetApp
7 317 (5.09%) Oracle
8 298 (4.78%) Symantec
9 295 (4.73%) Dell
10 261 (4.19%) Apple
11 213 (3.42%) EMC
12 195 (3.13%) Avaya
13 184 (2.95%) Juniper
14 151 (2.42%) IBM
15 136 (2.18%) Veeam
16 124 (1.99%) CheckPoint
17 104 (1.67%) 3PAR
18 102 (1.64%) CommVault
19 101 (1.62%) Remedy
20 89 (1.43%) Red Hat
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension + other benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, bonus, relaxed
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + car, bonus, bens.
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago