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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 102 88 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2776 3444 3883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.71% 3.15% 3.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.03% 11.59% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2420 2984 3519
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
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
27683 29712 27710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.05% 27.15% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 22194 23445 22580
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -62 817 £44,000 +3.52% 118
South East -5 798 £37,500 -6.25% 76
East of England +17 317 £38,500 +2.66% 25
Yorkshire -20 206 £41,500 +13.69% 24
North West -6 199 £32,250 -0.76% 40
West Midlands -30 159 £37,500 - 17
South West -13 153 £35,000 - 16
East Midlands -38 80 £35,000 -12.50% 12
North East -4 26 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4446 (76.68%) Microsoft
2 3850 (66.40%) Windows
3 3086 (53.23%) MCSE
4 2523 (43.52%) Active Directory
5 2185 (37.69%) VMware
6 1877 (32.37%) MS Excel
7 1727 (29.79%) SQL Server
8 1665 (28.72%) ITIL
9 1620 (27.94%) MS Exchange
10 1617 (27.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 1549 (26.72%) SQL
12 1489 (25.68%) MCITP
13 1413 (24.37%) MCSA
14 1378 (23.77%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1312 (22.63%) MCP
16 1305 (22.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 1266 (21.84%) Cisco
18 1263 (21.78%) Citrix
19 1036 (17.87%) Cisco Certification
20 966 (16.66%) CCNA
21 952 (16.42%) .NET
22 934 (16.11%) Firewall
23 892 (15.38%) MS Office
24 891 (15.37%) DNS
24 891 (15.37%) Windows 7
25 881 (15.19%) Hyper-V
26 865 (14.92%) Exchange Server 2010
27 839 (14.47%) C#
28 824 (14.21%) SAN
29 823 (14.19%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1620 (27.94%) MS Exchange
2 865 (14.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 728 (12.56%) SharePoint
4 531 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 493 (8.50%) Lync
6 450 (7.76%) IIS
7 397 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 251 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 222 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 169 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 144 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 66 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
13 56 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
14 51 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
15 50 (0.86%) Apache
16 46 (0.79%) CMS
17 44 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
18 26 (0.45%) Tomcat
19 19 (0.33%) SAS
20 18 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1877 (32.37%) MS Excel
2 892 (15.38%) MS Office
3 76 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 74 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.50%) InfoPath
6 21 (0.36%) PowerPivot
7 18 (0.31%) MS Project
8 14 (0.24%) Mingle
9 9 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.052%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.052%) ProjectWise
11 3 (0.052%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.034%) InDesign
13 1 (0.017%) Revit
13 1 (0.017%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 144 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.28%) SAP Business One
4 12 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.12%) Primavera
5 7 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.086%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.086%) Sage 50
7 4 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.052%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.052%) SAP CCM
9 2 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.034%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.034%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.034%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.034%) HiPortfolio
9 2 (0.034%) Infor CRM
10 1 (0.017%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 518 (8.93%) Office 365
2 297 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (1.40%) SaaS
4 73 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 63 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (0.71%) IaaS
7 26 (0.45%) PaaS
8 16 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.17%) Symantec.cloud
10 6 (0.10%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.086%) Yammer
12 4 (0.069%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.034%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.034%) GitHub
13 2 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.017%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.017%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.017%) Nimbula
14 1 (0.017%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 934 (16.11%) Firewall
2 891 (15.37%) DNS
3 824 (14.21%) SAN
4 802 (13.83%) TCP/IP
5 702 (12.11%) WAN
6 681 (11.75%) DHCP
7 680 (11.73%) LAN
8 477 (8.23%) VPN
9 322 (5.55%) VoIP
10 228 (3.93%) Internet
11 196 (3.38%) NAS
12 175 (3.02%) VLAN
13 150 (2.59%) Wireless
14 134 (2.31%) Network Security
15 128 (2.21%) iSCSI
16 111 (1.91%) Unified Communications
17 109 (1.88%) MPLS
18 103 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
19 80 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
20 72 (1.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1727 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 523 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 379 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 315 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 279 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 217 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 212 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 153 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
9 142 (2.45%) Relational Database
10 121 (2.09%) Oracle Database
11 112 (1.93%) MySQL
12 93 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
13 86 (1.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 58 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 57 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
16 53 (0.91%) RDBMS
17 51 (0.88%) Big Data
18 36 (0.62%) NoSQL
19 27 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
20 24 (0.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 330 (5.69%) Visual Studio
2 177 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (1.09%) NUnit
4 40 (0.69%) Subversion
5 38 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
6 34 (0.59%) Moq
7 32 (0.55%) MSI
8 26 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (0.38%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 19 (0.33%) JIRA
12 18 (0.31%) Git (software)
13 17 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 15 (0.26%) InstallShield
14 15 (0.26%) MSTest
14 15 (0.26%) MSBuild
15 13 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (0.19%) CruiseControl
17 9 (0.16%) Log4Net
18 8 (0.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 813 (14.02%) Finance
2 198 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 177 (3.05%) Legal
4 154 (2.66%) Banking
5 139 (2.40%) Law
6 122 (2.10%) Retail
7 80 (1.38%) Advertising
8 77 (1.33%) Back Office
9 72 (1.24%) Marketing
10 67 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 64 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 49 (0.85%) Investment Banking
13 47 (0.81%) Games
14 38 (0.66%) Front Office
15 37 (0.64%) Automotive
16 24 (0.41%) Electronics
16 24 (0.41%) Local Government
17 21 (0.36%) Billing
17 21 (0.36%) Publishing
18 19 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 831 (14.33%) Support Engineer
2 817 (14.09%) Analyst
3 775 (13.37%) Developer
4 481 (8.30%) Consultant
5 480 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 427 (7.36%) Support Analyst
7 388 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 377 (6.50%) Administrator
9 321 (5.54%) .NET Developer
10 274 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support
11 256 (4.42%) Desktop Support
12 245 (4.23%) Architect
13 243 (4.19%) IT Support
14 231 (3.98%) DBA
15 230 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
16 204 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
17 200 (3.45%) Technical Support
17 200 (3.45%) C# Developer
18 194 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 180 (3.10%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 952 (16.42%) .NET
2 687 (11.85%) ASP.NET
3 574 (9.90%) HTML
4 463 (7.99%) CSS
5 407 (7.02%) jQuery
6 333 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 326 (5.62%) .NET Framework
8 231 (3.98%) HTML5
9 226 (3.90%) WCF
10 192 (3.31%) Web Services
11 179 (3.09%) Entity Framework
12 178 (3.07%) CSS3
12 178 (3.07%) XML
13 152 (2.62%) AngularJS
14 126 (2.17%) Ajax
15 111 (1.91%) LINQ
16 82 (1.41%) NHibernate
17 80 (1.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 72 (1.24%) KnockoutJS
19 67 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 457 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 383 (6.61%) Blackberry
3 366 (6.31%) Data Centre
4 304 (5.24%) Clustering
5 255 (4.40%) Computer Science
6 236 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 236 (4.07%) Replication
7 103 (1.78%) Private Cloud
8 95 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
9 93 (1.60%) Fat Client
9 93 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 93 (1.60%) Thin Client
10 86 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 77 (1.33%) iPhone
12 74 (1.28%) Statistics
13 63 (1.09%) EqualLogic
14 54 (0.93%) PDA
15 53 (0.91%) iPad
16 43 (0.74%) Mathematics
16 43 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3850 (66.40%) Windows
2 1617 (27.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1305 (22.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 891 (15.37%) Windows 7
5 790 (13.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 596 (10.28%) Linux
7 463 (7.99%) Windows 8
8 441 (7.61%) Windows XP
9 214 (3.69%) UNIX
10 150 (2.59%) Windows Vista
11 133 (2.29%) Mac OS X
12 106 (1.83%) Android
13 89 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 84 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 69 (1.19%) Apple iOS
16 33 (0.57%) Mac OS
17 29 (0.50%) CentOS
17 29 (0.50%) Debian
18 27 (0.47%) Windows 2000
19 26 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1665 (28.72%) ITIL
2 664 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
3 449 (7.74%) Migration
4 442 (7.62%) MVC
5 336 (5.80%) Service Delivery
5 336 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 330 (5.69%) Project Management
7 287 (4.95%) Mentoring
8 249 (4.29%) Scrum
9 244 (4.21%) Service Management
10 241 (4.16%) Change Management
11 233 (4.02%) CRM
11 233 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
12 229 (3.95%) TDD
13 221 (3.81%) Problem Management
14 201 (3.47%) PRINCE2
14 201 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
15 176 (3.04%) Time Management
16 160 (2.76%) Incident Management
17 148 (2.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1549 (26.72%) SQL
2 839 (14.47%) C#
3 561 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 470 (8.11%) PowerShell
5 367 (6.33%) T-SQL
6 111 (1.91%) Java
7 93 (1.60%) VBScript
8 82 (1.41%) C
9 76 (1.31%) VB
9 76 (1.31%) VB.NET
10 63 (1.09%) VBA
11 51 (0.88%) C++
12 37 (0.64%) Perl
13 34 (0.59%) Objective-C
14 30 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.34%) Python
17 19 (0.33%) VB6
18 18 (0.31%) Bash Shell
18 18 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3086 (53.23%) MCSE
2 1489 (25.68%) MCITP
3 1413 (24.37%) MCSA
4 1312 (22.63%) MCP
5 1036 (17.87%) Cisco Certification
6 966 (16.66%) CCNA
7 823 (14.19%) Degree
8 758 (13.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 611 (10.54%) MCTS
10 309 (5.33%) Citrix Certification
11 286 (4.93%) Security Cleared
12 259 (4.47%) CCA
13 231 (3.98%) MCSD
14 227 (3.92%) CCNP
15 184 (3.17%) SC Cleared
16 177 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
17 173 (2.98%) MCDST
18 142 (2.45%) A+ Certification
19 98 (1.69%) DV Cleared
20 97 (1.67%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 520 (8.97%) SLA
2 117 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 56 (0.97%) QA
5 51 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 24 (0.41%) COBIT
8 9 (0.16%) GPG13
9 8 (0.14%) HL7
10 7 (0.12%) ISO 9000
11 6 (0.10%) GMP
12 5 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 5 (0.086%) TickIT
12 5 (0.086%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.069%) BS7799
14 3 (0.052%) BS25999
15 1 (0.017%) P3O
15 1 (0.017%) GLP
System Software
1 2523 (43.52%) Active Directory
2 1378 (23.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 881 (15.19%) Hyper-V
4 403 (6.95%) vSphere
5 383 (6.61%) XenApp
6 206 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 199 (3.43%) VMware ESX
8 151 (2.60%) XenDesktop
9 125 (2.16%) Terminal Services
10 80 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 76 (1.31%) vCloud
12 75 (1.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 68 (1.17%) XenServer
14 53 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
15 50 (0.86%) Terminal Server
16 47 (0.81%) VMware Server
17 42 (0.72%) ISA Server
18 37 (0.64%) UAG
19 30 (0.52%) BitLocker
20 29 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 567 (9.78%) SCCM
2 309 (5.33%) SCOM
3 221 (3.81%) Backup Exec
4 128 (2.21%) WSUS
5 66 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 56 (0.97%) NetBackup
7 51 (0.88%) SCVMM
8 36 (0.62%) Legato
9 31 (0.53%) Nagios
10 30 (0.52%) vMotion
11 27 (0.47%) AirWatch
12 23 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 22 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 20 (0.34%) Tivoli
14 20 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
15 17 (0.29%) SCOrch
16 16 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 16 (0.28%) Windows Intune
17 15 (0.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
18 14 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4446 (76.68%) Microsoft
2 2185 (37.69%) VMware
3 1266 (21.84%) Cisco
4 1263 (21.78%) Citrix
5 649 (11.19%) HP
6 322 (5.55%) Oracle
7 308 (5.31%) Dell
8 292 (5.04%) NetApp
9 266 (4.59%) Symantec
10 247 (4.26%) Apple
11 208 (3.59%) EMC
12 170 (2.93%) Juniper
13 163 (2.81%) IBM
14 154 (2.66%) Avaya
15 116 (2.00%) CheckPoint
16 99 (1.71%) Red Hat
16 99 (1.71%) Veeam
17 90 (1.55%) Sophos
17 90 (1.55%) CommVault
18 82 (1.41%) SonicWALL
Aldershot, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 65k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Impressive Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, healthcare
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 25-35k base + bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Ashdown IT
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £34,600 to £40,000 per annum Car Allowance - £5,400, Fuel Card, M
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Devon
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £30000 per annum + Shift Allowance + on call + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Car
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago