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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 92 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3183 4069 4514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.98% 4.00% 4.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.95% 15.06% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2756 3643 4146
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
29079 27016 30725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.21% 26.58% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23170 22290 25824
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 -24 1186 £42,500 -5.55% 111
South East -25 742 £39,500 -1.25% 111
West Midlands -12 236 £37,500 -6.25% 24
East of England -23 226 £37,500 - 22
South West -20 216 £35,000 -9.09% 44
Yorkshire -12 215 £32,000 -8.57% 35
North West -30 206 £34,500 -1.42% 54
East Midlands -24 158 £37,500 - 20
North East -5 43 £21,000 -40.00% 11
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4981 (75.03%) Microsoft
2 4321 (65.09%) Windows
3 3380 (50.91%) MCSE
4 2607 (39.27%) Active Directory
5 2477 (37.31%) VMware
6 2242 (33.77%) MS Excel
7 2094 (31.54%) SQL Server
8 1955 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1924 (28.98%) MCITP
10 1908 (28.74%) MS Exchange
11 1755 (26.43%) ITIL
12 1592 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1511 (22.76%) SQL
14 1465 (22.07%) Citrix
15 1461 (22.01%) MCSA
16 1450 (21.84%) MCP
17 1372 (20.67%) Cisco
18 1236 (18.62%) Cisco Certification
19 1202 (18.11%) .NET
20 1120 (16.87%) MCTS
21 1107 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
22 1106 (16.66%) CCNA
23 1101 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
24 1084 (16.33%) Windows 7
25 1061 (15.98%) DNS
26 1060 (15.97%) Degree
27 1055 (15.89%) SharePoint
28 1053 (15.86%) SAN
29 1051 (15.83%) Hyper-V
30 1032 (15.54%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1908 (28.74%) MS Exchange
2 1055 (15.89%) SharePoint
3 927 (13.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 630 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 604 (9.10%) Lync
6 555 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 499 (7.52%) IIS
8 352 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 275 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 262 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 225 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 119 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
13 110 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
14 69 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
15 63 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
16 53 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
17 47 (0.71%) Apache
18 43 (0.65%) IBM Notes
19 42 (0.63%) CMS
20 35 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2242 (33.77%) MS Excel
2 1026 (15.45%) MS Office
3 77 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (0.92%) InfoPath
5 38 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.56%) MS Project
7 15 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 14 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.11%) Mingle
11 5 (0.075%) SPSS
12 4 (0.060%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.045%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.045%) FastStats
14 2 (0.030%) Maya
14 2 (0.030%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
15 1 (0.015%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 163 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.21%) Summit
5 12 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.18%) assyst
6 10 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.090%) Tridion
10 5 (0.075%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.060%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.060%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.060%) Magento
11 4 (0.060%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.060%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.045%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 3 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.045%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.045%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 440 (6.63%) Office 365
2 265 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (0.92%) SaaS
4 48 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.50%) IaaS
6 27 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.15%) PaaS
10 4 (0.060%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1061 (15.98%) DNS
2 1053 (15.86%) SAN
3 1028 (15.48%) Firewall
4 892 (13.44%) TCP/IP
5 794 (11.96%) DHCP
6 682 (10.27%) WAN
7 679 (10.23%) LAN
8 500 (7.53%) VPN
9 269 (4.05%) Internet
10 261 (3.93%) VoIP
11 209 (3.15%) NAS
12 190 (2.86%) Unified Communications
13 166 (2.50%) Wireless
14 150 (2.26%) VLAN
14 150 (2.26%) Network Security
15 116 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
16 99 (1.49%) iSCSI
16 99 (1.49%) NetScaler
16 99 (1.49%) MPLS
17 86 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2094 (31.54%) SQL Server
2 540 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 385 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 363 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 317 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 276 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 227 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
8 215 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 121 (1.82%) MySQL
10 76 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 69 (1.04%) OLAP
12 60 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
13 58 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 54 (0.81%) Oracle Database
15 40 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
16 31 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
16 31 (0.47%) NoSQL
17 28 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
17 28 (0.42%) OLTP
18 26 (0.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 248 (3.74%) Visual Studio
2 246 (3.71%) NUnit
3 201 (3.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 171 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 156 (2.35%) Moq
6 114 (1.72%) Subversion
7 79 (1.19%) MSTest
8 31 (0.47%) TeamCity
9 22 (0.33%) Git (software)
10 21 (0.32%) JIRA
11 19 (0.29%) MSI
11 19 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 19 (0.29%) Jenkins
12 18 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
12 18 (0.27%) Selenium
13 12 (0.18%) FogBugz
14 11 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 9 (0.14%) MSBuild
16 8 (0.12%) Artifactory
16 8 (0.12%) InstallShield
General
1 868 (13.07%) Finance
2 220 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 198 (2.98%) Banking
4 159 (2.39%) Law
5 152 (2.29%) Legal
6 128 (1.93%) Retail
7 125 (1.88%) Advertising
8 92 (1.39%) Marketing
9 85 (1.28%) Games
10 76 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 50 (0.75%) Back Office
12 41 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 23 (0.35%) Music Industry
14 19 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.27%) Electronics
15 18 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 17 (0.26%) Billing
16 17 (0.26%) German Language
17 16 (0.24%) French Language
17 16 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1124 (16.93%) Developer
2 977 (14.72%) Analyst
3 900 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 578 (8.71%) Consultant
5 568 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 539 (8.12%) .NET Developer
7 439 (6.61%) Support Analyst
8 402 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 387 (5.83%) Administrator
10 314 (4.73%) IT Support
11 302 (4.55%) Architect
12 301 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
13 261 (3.93%) Service Analyst
13 261 (3.93%) C# Developer
14 250 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
15 236 (3.55%) Technical Support
16 220 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
17 217 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
18 215 (3.24%) DBA
19 189 (2.85%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1202 (18.11%) .NET
2 796 (11.99%) ASP.NET
3 482 (7.26%) HTML
4 437 (6.58%) WCF
5 435 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 396 (5.96%) CSS
7 320 (4.82%) .NET Framework
8 267 (4.02%) WPF
9 250 (3.77%) XML
10 248 (3.74%) jQuery
11 240 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 204 (3.07%) Web Services
13 194 (2.92%) Ajax
14 189 (2.85%) HTML5
15 174 (2.62%) Razor View Engine
16 159 (2.39%) NHibernate
17 139 (2.09%) Silverlight
18 138 (2.08%) WinForms
19 114 (1.72%) Castle Windsor
20 105 (1.58%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 480 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 446 (6.72%) Blackberry
3 360 (5.42%) Clustering
4 240 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 220 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 123 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 123 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 105 (1.58%) iPhone
7 105 (1.58%) Replication
8 89 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
8 89 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 82 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
10 81 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 79 (1.19%) Mathematics
12 77 (1.16%) PKI
13 72 (1.08%) EqualLogic
14 49 (0.74%) Statistics
15 48 (0.72%) iPad
16 38 (0.57%) User Experience
17 36 (0.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4321 (65.09%) Windows
2 1955 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1107 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1101 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 1084 (16.33%) Windows 7
6 584 (8.80%) Windows XP
7 529 (7.97%) Linux
8 410 (6.18%) Windows 8
9 189 (2.85%) Windows Vista
10 180 (2.71%) UNIX
11 133 (2.00%) Android
12 106 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 97 (1.46%) Mac OS X
14 84 (1.27%) Windows 2000
15 74 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 55 (0.83%) Solaris
17 54 (0.81%) Apple iOS
18 48 (0.72%) VMS
19 35 (0.53%) Windows Phone
20 30 (0.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1755 (26.43%) ITIL
2 761 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
3 565 (8.51%) MVC
4 422 (6.36%) Project Management
5 400 (6.03%) TDD
6 380 (5.72%) Scrum
7 363 (5.47%) Migration
8 330 (4.97%) Mentoring
9 301 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 297 (4.47%) Service Delivery
11 277 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
12 276 (4.16%) Change Management
13 271 (4.08%) CRM
14 247 (3.72%) Service Management
15 238 (3.58%) PRINCE2
16 230 (3.46%) Web Application Development
17 220 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
18 200 (3.01%) Problem Management
19 185 (2.79%) Incident Management
20 170 (2.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1511 (22.76%) SQL
2 1032 (15.54%) C#
3 458 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 412 (6.21%) T-SQL
5 371 (5.59%) PowerShell
6 153 (2.30%) VB
7 149 (2.24%) VB.NET
8 119 (1.79%) VBScript
9 92 (1.39%) C
10 79 (1.19%) Java
11 50 (0.75%) PHP
12 49 (0.74%) C++
13 40 (0.60%) VBA
14 34 (0.51%) Perl
15 31 (0.47%) VB6
16 20 (0.30%) Python
17 16 (0.24%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.23%) Ruby
18 15 (0.23%) X++
19 13 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3380 (50.91%) MCSE
2 1924 (28.98%) MCITP
3 1461 (22.01%) MCSA
4 1450 (21.84%) MCP
5 1236 (18.62%) Cisco Certification
6 1120 (16.87%) MCTS
7 1106 (16.66%) CCNA
8 1060 (15.97%) Degree
9 764 (11.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 487 (7.34%) MCSD
11 417 (6.28%) Citrix Certification
12 330 (4.97%) MCAD
13 321 (4.84%) CCA
14 310 (4.67%) Security Cleared
15 288 (4.34%) CCNP
16 260 (3.92%) SC Cleared
17 223 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
18 174 (2.62%) MCDST
19 156 (2.35%) A+ Certification
20 147 (2.21%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 502 (7.56%) SLA
2 100 (1.51%) QA
3 70 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 54 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 35 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.14%) COBIT
8 6 (0.090%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.045%) TickIT
9 3 (0.045%) BS7799
10 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.015%) GMP
10 1 (0.015%) GLP
10 1 (0.015%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.015%) Section 508
System Software
1 2607 (39.27%) Active Directory
2 1592 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1051 (15.83%) Hyper-V
4 399 (6.01%) XenApp
5 378 (5.69%) vSphere
6 237 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 222 (3.34%) XenDesktop
8 178 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
9 121 (1.82%) XenServer
10 91 (1.37%) UAG
11 81 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 72 (1.08%) Terminal Services
13 70 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
14 69 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 66 (0.99%) ISA Server
16 53 (0.80%) vCloud
17 40 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
18 34 (0.51%) MetaFrame
19 33 (0.50%) Xen
20 31 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 598 (9.01%) SCCM
2 306 (4.61%) SCOM
3 275 (4.14%) Backup Exec
4 117 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 106 (1.60%) SCVMM
6 81 (1.22%) WSUS
7 68 (1.02%) NetBackup
8 61 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 57 (0.86%) SCDPM
10 51 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
11 43 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 38 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
13 36 (0.54%) SCOrch
14 29 (0.44%) SCSM
15 28 (0.42%) Nagios
15 28 (0.42%) Tivoli
16 27 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 19 (0.29%) XenMobile
18 18 (0.27%) HP SIM
19 16 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4981 (75.03%) Microsoft
2 2477 (37.31%) VMware
3 1465 (22.07%) Citrix
4 1372 (20.67%) Cisco
5 742 (11.18%) HP
6 390 (5.87%) Symantec
7 329 (4.96%) Dell
8 328 (4.94%) NetApp
9 276 (4.16%) Apple
10 270 (4.07%) Oracle
11 239 (3.60%) Avaya
12 233 (3.51%) EMC
13 190 (2.86%) Juniper
14 157 (2.36%) IBM
15 137 (2.06%) Veeam
16 125 (1.88%) McAfee
17 115 (1.73%) CheckPoint
18 88 (1.33%) Red Hat
19 87 (1.31%) SAP
20 76 (1.14%) Mitel
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum + Prof Certs, Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Certs + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car
Posted: 10 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38250.00 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + On-call + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, holidays
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great company
Posted: 20 hours ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
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Northamptonshire
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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London
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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