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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 121 90 78
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2482 3153 3586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.63% 3.18% 3.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.49% 11.52% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2188 2790 3133
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,000 £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
26156 27364 26645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.69% 27.57% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21168 22032 21157
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -45 898 £42,500 -3.40% 103
South East -3 639 £40,000 +3.89% 82
South West -22 193 £34,500 -8.00% 31
East of England -13 184 £31,250 -6.71% 30
North West +5 182 £32,500 -7.14% 38
West Midlands -27 154 £40,000 +6.66% 25
Yorkshire -50 129 £33,000 +1.53% 26
East Midlands +3 92 £32,500 -7.14% 11
North East -42 12 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4062 (78.89%) Microsoft
2 3246 (63.04%) Windows
3 2735 (53.12%) MCSE
4 2288 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 1934 (37.56%) VMware
6 1901 (36.92%) Windows Server
7 1724 (33.48%) MS Excel
8 1669 (32.41%) SQL Server
9 1548 (30.06%) ITIL
10 1456 (28.28%) MCSA
11 1328 (25.79%) SQL
12 1309 (25.42%) MS Exchange
13 1272 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 1241 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1187 (23.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 1177 (22.86%) Cisco
17 1122 (21.79%) MCITP
18 1058 (20.55%) Citrix
19 1044 (20.28%) Cisco Certification
20 967 (18.78%) MCP
21 937 (18.20%) Firewall
22 918 (17.83%) CCNA
23 865 (16.80%) Hyper-V
24 857 (16.64%) Degree
25 822 (15.96%) MS Office
26 785 (15.25%) Finance
27 783 (15.21%) Windows 7
28 739 (14.35%) DNS
29 699 (13.58%) SAN
30 670 (13.01%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1309 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 648 (12.58%) SharePoint
3 621 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 482 (9.36%) Skype for Business
5 428 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 423 (8.22%) IIS
7 244 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 161 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 149 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 117 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 109 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 88 (1.71%) Apache Pig
13 73 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
13 73 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
14 57 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
15 53 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
16 48 (0.93%) Apache
17 35 (0.68%) Drupal
18 34 (0.66%) CMS
19 22 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1724 (33.48%) MS Excel
2 822 (15.96%) MS Office
3 47 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.43%) MS Project
6 14 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.17%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.097%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.019%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.019%) Revit
Business Applications
1 135 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.41%) SAP Business One
4 20 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 18 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.097%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.078%) Bankmaster
10 4 (0.078%) Eikon
10 4 (0.078%) Infor M3
10 4 (0.078%) Infor SunSystems
11 3 (0.058%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.058%) Visualfiles
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.039%) Primavera
12 2 (0.039%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 633 (12.29%) Office 365
2 399 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (1.15%) IaaS
5 47 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (0.80%) SaaS
7 26 (0.50%) PaaS
8 16 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.29%) Google Apps
10 12 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.23%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
12 6 (0.12%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.097%) Dropbox
13 5 (0.097%) GitHub
14 2 (0.039%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.039%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.039%) HP Helion
14 2 (0.039%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 937 (18.20%) Firewall
2 739 (14.35%) DNS
3 699 (13.58%) SAN
4 615 (11.94%) LAN
5 598 (11.61%) TCP/IP
6 591 (11.48%) WAN
7 540 (10.49%) DHCP
8 514 (9.98%) VPN
9 216 (4.19%) VoIP
10 172 (3.34%) VLAN
11 158 (3.07%) Internet
12 152 (2.95%) NAS
13 124 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
13 124 (2.41%) Network Security
14 123 (2.39%) Wireless
15 106 (2.06%) MPLS
16 104 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
17 99 (1.92%) Skype
17 99 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
18 92 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1669 (32.41%) SQL Server
2 485 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 387 (7.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 339 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 298 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 200 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 155 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 153 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 139 (2.70%) Big Data
10 127 (2.47%) Relational Database
11 119 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
12 99 (1.92%) Hadoop
13 91 (1.77%) Apache Hive
14 90 (1.75%) MySQL
15 67 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
16 57 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 57 (1.11%) RDBMS
17 52 (1.01%) Oracle Database
18 45 (0.87%) NoSQL
19 41 (0.80%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 178 (3.46%) Visual Studio
2 93 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (0.85%) NUnit
4 34 (0.66%) Moq
5 32 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
6 31 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 30 (0.58%) JIRA
8 23 (0.45%) Subversion
9 12 (0.23%) Eclipse
9 12 (0.23%) ProC
10 11 (0.21%) Git (software)
10 11 (0.21%) MSI
10 11 (0.21%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.17%) MSTest
12 8 (0.16%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.14%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.12%) MorphX
15 4 (0.078%) ERwin
15 4 (0.078%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 4 (0.078%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 785 (15.25%) Finance
2 209 (4.06%) Telecoms
3 147 (2.85%) Banking
4 131 (2.54%) Retail
5 122 (2.37%) Legal
6 85 (1.65%) Law
7 71 (1.38%) Games
8 70 (1.36%) Marketing
9 67 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 61 (1.18%) Advertising
11 43 (0.84%) Back Office
12 35 (0.68%) Billing
13 33 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 30 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 26 (0.50%) Publishing
16 21 (0.41%) Local Government
17 19 (0.37%) Electronics
18 18 (0.35%) Spanish Language
19 17 (0.33%) Financial Institution
20 14 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 791 (15.36%) Analyst
2 736 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 626 (12.16%) Developer
4 485 (9.42%) Consultant
5 471 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 389 (7.55%) Support Analyst
7 375 (7.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 367 (7.13%) .NET Developer
9 349 (6.78%) Administrator
10 341 (6.62%) IT Support
11 323 (6.27%) C# Developer
12 315 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
13 309 (6.00%) IT Engineer
14 267 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
15 265 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
16 262 (5.09%) DBA
17 238 (4.62%) SQL DBA
18 228 (4.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 214 (4.16%) Server Support
20 209 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 662 (12.86%) .NET
2 447 (8.68%) ASP.NET
3 325 (6.31%) HTML
4 306 (5.94%) CSS
5 235 (4.56%) jQuery
6 233 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 197 (3.83%) Web Services
8 155 (3.01%) .NET Framework
9 129 (2.51%) HTML5
10 126 (2.45%) XML
11 125 (2.43%) WCF
12 107 (2.08%) AngularJS
13 102 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 96 (1.86%) Java EE
15 87 (1.69%) CSS3
16 84 (1.63%) STL
17 75 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
18 69 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 64 (1.24%) Ajax
20 56 (1.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 422 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 369 (7.17%) Blackberry
3 330 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 325 (6.31%) Clustering
5 218 (4.23%) Replication
6 216 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 206 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 184 (3.57%) Driving Licence
9 117 (2.27%) iPhone
10 103 (2.00%) iPad
10 103 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
11 81 (1.57%) Cybercrime
12 77 (1.50%) User Experience
13 72 (1.40%) Private Cloud
14 62 (1.20%) Mobile App
15 46 (0.89%) EqualLogic
16 45 (0.87%) Client/Server
17 43 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
17 43 (0.84%) Visualisation
18 38 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3246 (63.04%) Windows
2 1901 (36.92%) Windows Server
3 1272 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1187 (23.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 783 (15.21%) Windows 7
6 556 (10.80%) Linux
7 537 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 528 (10.25%) Windows 8
9 244 (4.74%) Windows XP
10 240 (4.66%) Android
11 175 (3.40%) Unix
12 163 (3.17%) Apple iOS
13 122 (2.37%) Mac OS X
14 119 (2.31%) Windows 10
15 77 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
16 67 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 62 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
18 37 (0.72%) Windows Vista
19 31 (0.60%) Mac OS
20 29 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1548 (30.06%) ITIL
2 376 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 311 (6.04%) Mentoring
4 311 (6.04%) Migration
4 311 (6.04%) MVC
5 284 (5.52%) Project Management
6 282 (5.48%) Service Management
7 281 (5.46%) Presales
8 236 (4.58%) Service Delivery
9 211 (4.10%) CRM
10 208 (4.04%) High Availability
11 188 (3.65%) PRINCE2
12 186 (3.61%) Problem Management
12 186 (3.61%) Software Engineering
13 175 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
14 165 (3.20%) Change Management
15 159 (3.09%) Time Management
16 155 (3.01%) Incident Management
17 151 (2.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1328 (25.79%) SQL
2 670 (13.01%) C#
3 440 (8.55%) PowerShell
4 376 (7.30%) JavaScript
5 316 (6.14%) T-SQL
6 203 (3.94%) C
7 187 (3.63%) Java
8 169 (3.28%) C++
9 138 (2.68%) VB
10 100 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 84 (1.63%) Objective-C
11 84 (1.63%) VBScript
12 47 (0.91%) PHP
13 45 (0.87%) VBA
14 44 (0.85%) Perl
15 38 (0.74%) Python
16 36 (0.70%) Bash Shell
17 32 (0.62%) VB6
18 28 (0.54%) PL/SQL
19 27 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2735 (53.12%) MCSE
2 1456 (28.28%) MCSA
3 1122 (21.79%) MCITP
4 1044 (20.28%) Cisco Certification
5 967 (18.78%) MCP
6 918 (17.83%) CCNA
7 857 (16.64%) Degree
8 636 (12.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 548 (10.64%) MCTS
10 240 (4.66%) Citrix Certification
11 231 (4.49%) Security Cleared
12 228 (4.43%) MCSD
13 210 (4.08%) MCDST
14 207 (4.02%) CCNP
15 194 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
16 169 (3.28%) CCA
17 164 (3.19%) CISSP
18 138 (2.68%) A+ Certification
19 107 (2.08%) MCDBA
20 96 (1.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (7.44%) SLA
2 109 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 32 (0.62%) QA
5 20 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.25%) COBIT
8 12 (0.23%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.16%) P3O
10 5 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.078%) COSO
11 4 (0.078%) HL7
12 2 (0.039%) BS7799
12 2 (0.039%) DICOM
12 2 (0.039%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.039%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.039%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.039%) TickIT
12 2 (0.039%) WCAG
13 1 (0.019%) ISO20022
System Software
1 2288 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1241 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 865 (16.80%) Hyper-V
4 381 (7.40%) vSphere
5 293 (5.69%) XenApp
6 155 (3.01%) VMware ESX
7 120 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
8 102 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 94 (1.83%) Terminal Services
10 61 (1.18%) XenServer
11 49 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
12 42 (0.82%) Terminal Server
13 39 (0.76%) Xen
14 38 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
14 38 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 37 (0.72%) vCloud
16 33 (0.64%) VMware Server
17 32 (0.62%) UAG
18 29 (0.56%) ISA Server
19 22 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 486 (9.44%) SCCM
2 266 (5.17%) SCOM
3 193 (3.75%) Backup Exec
4 119 (2.31%) WSUS
5 63 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 52 (1.01%) SCVMM
7 47 (0.91%) NetBackup
8 39 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 38 (0.74%) SCOrch
10 35 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 35 (0.68%) Windows Intune
11 29 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
12 26 (0.50%) Puppet
13 22 (0.43%) XenMobile
14 21 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 20 (0.39%) AirWatch
15 20 (0.39%) Nagios
16 19 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
16 19 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
16 19 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4062 (78.89%) Microsoft
2 1934 (37.56%) VMware
3 1177 (22.86%) Cisco
4 1058 (20.55%) Citrix
5 553 (10.74%) HP
6 300 (5.83%) Dell
7 278 (5.40%) NetApp
8 232 (4.51%) Oracle
9 218 (4.23%) Apple
10 192 (3.73%) Symantec
11 183 (3.55%) EMC
12 130 (2.52%) Avaya
13 121 (2.35%) Veeam
14 112 (2.18%) IBM
15 98 (1.90%) CheckPoint
16 92 (1.79%) SolarWinds
17 84 (1.63%) Red Hat
18 83 (1.61%) SAP
19 77 (1.50%) Juniper
19 77 (1.50%) Sophos
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £43000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
TRP Research
Salary: £18k - 24k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £33,000 per annum + Good Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + MS Certs + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive Salary based on experience
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £16k - £18k
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Team Jobs
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Overtime,Bonus,CompanyVan,28days hol
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £18500 - £20500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Jenrick IT
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum, Benefits excellent package
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £46k - 50k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS - People Transfer
Salary: Amazing Bens + MS Training
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Executive Resource Group Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Keynsham, Somerset
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Salary: Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Modis
Salary: Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Modis
Salary: Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday