The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 84 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3436 3877 4521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.14% 3.82% 4.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.60% 14.02% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2974 3510 4126
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29627 27648 31020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.21% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 23374 22505 26721
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -22 1309 £42,500 -2.29% 111
South East -24 859 £40,000 - 89
East of England -18 276 £38,000 -5.00% 37
Yorkshire +12 253 £36,500 +12.30% 34
North West +1 237 £32,500 -13.33% 27
West Midlands -12 220 £37,500 +1.35% 33
South West -25 169 £35,000 -12.50% 29
East Midlands -26 152 £40,000 +6.66% 29
North East -5 17 £26,750 -23.57% 7
Midlands +14 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5318 (72.62%) Microsoft
2 4635 (63.29%) Windows
3 3499 (47.78%) MCSE
4 2753 (37.59%) Active Directory
5 2688 (36.71%) SQL Server
6 2545 (34.75%) VMware
7 2376 (32.45%) MS Excel
8 2118 (28.92%) MS Exchange
9 2049 (27.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 2032 (27.75%) MCITP
11 1944 (26.55%) MCP
12 1811 (24.73%) SQL
13 1799 (24.57%) ITIL
14 1718 (23.46%) .NET
15 1654 (22.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1500 (20.48%) MCTS
17 1487 (20.31%) C#
18 1483 (20.25%) Citrix
19 1457 (19.90%) MCSA
20 1406 (19.20%) Cisco
21 1280 (17.48%) Degree
22 1244 (16.99%) Windows Server 2003
23 1236 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
24 1227 (16.76%) DNS
25 1198 (16.36%) ASP.NET
26 1158 (15.81%) Firewall
27 1151 (15.72%) CCNA
27 1151 (15.72%) Windows 7
28 1143 (15.61%) SharePoint
29 1128 (15.40%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2118 (28.92%) MS Exchange
2 1143 (15.61%) SharePoint
3 1128 (15.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 673 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 592 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 589 (8.04%) Lync
7 568 (7.76%) IIS
8 412 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 364 (4.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 272 (3.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 270 (3.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 166 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
13 151 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
14 88 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
15 78 (1.07%) Lotus Domino
16 53 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
16 53 (0.72%) Node.js
17 51 (0.70%) CMS
18 48 (0.66%) Tomcat
19 41 (0.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2376 (32.45%) MS Excel
2 983 (13.42%) MS Office
3 89 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 53 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.63%) InfoPath
6 40 (0.55%) MS Project
7 17 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.096%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.082%) Mingle
10 6 (0.082%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.055%) SPSS
12 3 (0.041%) FastStats
13 2 (0.027%) Revit
13 2 (0.027%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.027%) Maya
13 2 (0.027%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 185 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.20%) SAP Business One
5 14 (0.19%) Summit
5 14 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 9 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.11%) Magento
8 8 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 7 (0.096%) Oracle CRM
9 7 (0.096%) assyst
10 6 (0.082%) Eikon
10 6 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.068%) Visualfiles
11 5 (0.068%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.055%) IntelliMatch
12 4 (0.055%) Dynamics GP
13 3 (0.041%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.027%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 452 (6.17%) Office 365
2 220 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (1.11%) SaaS
4 62 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 40 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (0.31%) IaaS
7 14 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 10 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.12%) PaaS
10 5 (0.068%) Joyent
11 4 (0.055%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1227 (16.76%) DNS
2 1158 (15.81%) Firewall
3 1114 (15.21%) SAN
4 948 (12.95%) TCP/IP
5 888 (12.13%) DHCP
6 782 (10.68%) LAN
7 746 (10.19%) WAN
8 618 (8.44%) VPN
9 345 (4.71%) Internet
10 279 (3.81%) VoIP
11 239 (3.26%) NAS
12 212 (2.89%) Unified Communications
13 198 (2.70%) Wireless
14 171 (2.34%) Network Security
15 155 (2.12%) VLAN
16 128 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
17 116 (1.58%) SMTP
18 107 (1.46%) SSL
19 106 (1.45%) iSCSI
20 105 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2688 (36.71%) SQL Server
2 680 (9.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 639 (8.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 502 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 422 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 326 (4.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 267 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 237 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
9 128 (1.75%) MySQL
10 114 (1.56%) Relational Database
11 85 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 83 (1.13%) OLAP
13 55 (0.75%) Oracle Database
14 53 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
15 47 (0.64%) DTS
16 46 (0.63%) OLTP
17 44 (0.60%) NoSQL
18 42 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
19 40 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
20 39 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 549 (7.50%) NUnit
2 485 (6.62%) Rhino Mocks
3 341 (4.66%) Moq
4 301 (4.11%) Visual Studio
5 227 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 209 (2.85%) Subversion
7 177 (2.42%) MSTest
8 52 (0.71%) Git (software)
9 27 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 27 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 22 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 16 (0.22%) MSBuild
12 16 (0.22%) Jenkins
12 16 (0.22%) JIRA
12 16 (0.22%) MSI
13 12 (0.16%) CruiseControl
14 9 (0.12%) ReSharper
15 8 (0.11%) Selenium
16 7 (0.096%) Metasploit
General
1 1017 (13.89%) Finance
2 289 (3.95%) Banking
3 244 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 200 (2.73%) Games
5 167 (2.28%) Legal
6 164 (2.24%) Retail
7 152 (2.08%) Law
8 140 (1.91%) Marketing
9 127 (1.73%) Advertising
10 84 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 69 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 60 (0.82%) Back Office
13 44 (0.60%) Music Industry
14 40 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 28 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.33%) German Language
17 23 (0.31%) Aerospace
18 22 (0.30%) Publishing
19 19 (0.26%) Electronics
20 16 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 1534 (20.95%) Developer
2 1079 (14.73%) Analyst
3 864 (11.80%) Support Engineer
4 833 (11.38%) .NET Developer
5 604 (8.25%) Consultant
6 553 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 506 (6.91%) Administrator
8 476 (6.50%) Support Analyst
9 427 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
10 394 (5.38%) C# Developer
11 370 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
12 318 (4.34%) C# .NET Developer
13 301 (4.11%) IT Support
14 291 (3.97%) Architect
14 291 (3.97%) DBA
15 265 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
16 258 (3.52%) Service Analyst
17 253 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
18 247 (3.37%) SQL DBA
19 242 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1718 (23.46%) .NET
2 1198 (16.36%) ASP.NET
3 763 (10.42%) WCF
4 755 (10.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 593 (8.10%) HTML
6 573 (7.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 547 (7.47%) WPF
8 471 (6.43%) CSS
9 456 (6.23%) .NET Framework
10 430 (5.87%) Razor View Engine
11 386 (5.27%) XML
12 368 (5.03%) NHibernate
13 322 (4.40%) Castle Windsor
14 307 (4.19%) Ajax
15 296 (4.04%) Web Services
16 273 (3.73%) WinForms
17 251 (3.43%) jQuery
18 246 (3.36%) HTML5
19 221 (3.02%) LINQ
20 197 (2.69%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 519 (7.09%) Blackberry
2 402 (5.49%) Clustering
3 328 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 208 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 193 (2.64%) Inversion of Control
6 184 (2.51%) Replication
7 142 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 131 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 104 (1.42%) iPhone
10 95 (1.30%) Thin Client
10 95 (1.30%) Fat Client
11 89 (1.22%) PKI
12 88 (1.20%) Mathematics
13 78 (1.07%) EqualLogic
14 74 (1.01%) Tandem
15 66 (0.90%) Statistics
16 58 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
17 57 (0.78%) Firmware
18 48 (0.66%) PDA
19 47 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4635 (63.29%) Windows
2 2049 (27.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 1244 (16.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 1151 (15.72%) Windows 7
5 1054 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 607 (8.29%) Linux
7 606 (8.28%) Windows XP
8 415 (5.67%) Windows 8
9 212 (2.89%) UNIX
10 164 (2.24%) Android
11 154 (2.10%) Windows Vista
12 115 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 96 (1.31%) Mac OS X
14 76 (1.04%) Windows 2000
15 75 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
16 59 (0.81%) Solaris
17 57 (0.78%) Windows Phone
18 56 (0.76%) Apple iOS
19 50 (0.68%) VMS
20 49 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1799 (24.57%) ITIL
2 896 (12.24%) MVC
3 745 (10.17%) TDD
4 677 (9.24%) Scrum
5 525 (7.17%) Web Application Development
6 423 (5.78%) Migration
7 384 (5.24%) Project Management
8 370 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
9 365 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 334 (4.56%) Kanban
11 323 (4.41%) CRM
12 322 (4.40%) Service Delivery
13 316 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
14 293 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
15 273 (3.73%) Change Management
16 271 (3.70%) OO
17 269 (3.67%) BDD
18 265 (3.62%) PRINCE2
19 258 (3.52%) Service Management
20 245 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1811 (24.73%) SQL
2 1487 (20.31%) C#
3 553 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 511 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 453 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 220 (3.00%) VB.NET
7 192 (2.62%) VB
8 113 (1.54%) VBScript
9 93 (1.27%) Java
10 90 (1.23%) C
11 71 (0.97%) VBA
12 70 (0.96%) C++
13 38 (0.52%) Perl
13 38 (0.52%) PHP
14 29 (0.40%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.37%) VB6
16 25 (0.34%) Python
17 24 (0.33%) Ruby
18 18 (0.25%) Bash Shell
19 16 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3499 (47.78%) MCSE
2 2032 (27.75%) MCITP
3 1944 (26.55%) MCP
4 1500 (20.48%) MCTS
5 1457 (19.90%) MCSA
6 1280 (17.48%) Degree
7 1236 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1151 (15.72%) CCNA
9 858 (11.72%) MCSD
10 735 (10.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 728 (9.94%) MCAD
12 375 (5.12%) Citrix Certification
13 317 (4.33%) CCNP
14 290 (3.96%) CCA
15 256 (3.50%) Security Cleared
16 201 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
17 187 (2.55%) MCDST
18 180 (2.46%) SC Cleared
19 171 (2.34%) MCDBA
20 135 (1.84%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 566 (7.73%) SLA
2 108 (1.47%) QA
3 66 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 62 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 59 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.11%) GMP
8 7 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (0.096%) GAMP
8 7 (0.096%) GCP
8 7 (0.096%) COBIT
9 5 (0.068%) TickIT
10 2 (0.027%) HL7
10 2 (0.027%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.027%) BS7799
11 1 (0.014%) GLP
11 1 (0.014%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.014%) DICOM
11 1 (0.014%) Section 508
System Software
1 2753 (37.59%) Active Directory
2 1654 (22.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1071 (14.63%) Hyper-V
4 499 (6.81%) XenApp
5 441 (6.02%) vSphere
6 307 (4.19%) XenDesktop
7 260 (3.55%) VMware ESX
8 205 (2.80%) XenServer
9 176 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
10 130 (1.78%) Terminal Services
11 108 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 104 (1.42%) UAG
13 81 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 81 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
14 64 (0.87%) ISA Server
15 42 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 37 (0.51%) Terminal Server
16 37 (0.51%) VMware Server
17 32 (0.44%) vCloud
18 31 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 647 (8.84%) SCCM
2 325 (4.44%) SCOM
3 320 (4.37%) Backup Exec
4 109 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 109 (1.49%) SCVMM
5 104 (1.42%) WSUS
6 69 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
7 54 (0.74%) SCDPM
8 53 (0.72%) NetBackup
9 52 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 50 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 43 (0.59%) SCSM
12 42 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 36 (0.49%) Tivoli
14 26 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
15 24 (0.33%) SCOrch
16 23 (0.31%) Nagios
16 23 (0.31%) ARCserve
16 23 (0.31%) HP SIM
16 23 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5318 (72.62%) Microsoft
2 2545 (34.75%) VMware
3 1483 (20.25%) Citrix
4 1406 (19.20%) Cisco
5 792 (10.82%) HP
6 400 (5.46%) Symantec
7 367 (5.01%) Dell
8 336 (4.59%) NetApp
9 307 (4.19%) Oracle
10 258 (3.52%) Apple
11 233 (3.18%) EMC
12 196 (2.68%) Juniper
13 167 (2.28%) IBM
14 163 (2.23%) Avaya
15 161 (2.20%) McAfee
16 125 (1.71%) Veeam
17 121 (1.65%) Red Hat
18 119 (1.63%) CheckPoint
19 95 (1.30%) Lotus
20 79 (1.08%) Mitel
Central London / West End
The Fifth Business
Salary: Competitive According to Experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Bens / Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellant Bens/Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Capita
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 15% shift allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25783 - £34530 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Home Based!
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + other Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Devon
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £20,000 to £29,000 per annum Healthcare Cash-back Scheme, Optiona
Posted: 15 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonuses + Much more benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago