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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 92 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3161 3972 4563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.96% 3.93% 4.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.93% 14.77% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2732 3551 4185
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £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
28927 26895 31198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.12% 26.61% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23036 22153 26248
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 21 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 21 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 1172 £42,500 -5.55% 103
South East -25 734 £40,000 - 106
West Midlands -16 240 £37,500 -6.25% 25
East of England -29 227 £37,500 - 24
Yorkshire 0 218 £32,000 -7.24% 30
South West -19 210 £35,000 -9.09% 44
North West -22 205 £34,500 -1.42% 51
East Midlands -27 155 £37,500 -1.31% 30
North East -3 43 £21,000 -40.00% 8
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 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 4929 (74.61%) Microsoft
2 4290 (64.94%) Windows
3 3357 (50.82%) MCSE
4 2583 (39.10%) Active Directory
5 2455 (37.16%) VMware
6 2203 (33.35%) MS Excel
7 2094 (31.70%) SQL Server
8 1923 (29.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 1905 (28.84%) MCITP
10 1886 (28.55%) MS Exchange
11 1749 (26.48%) ITIL
12 1576 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1508 (22.83%) SQL
14 1454 (22.01%) MCP
15 1444 (21.86%) Citrix
16 1435 (21.72%) MCSA
17 1364 (20.65%) Cisco
18 1235 (18.70%) Cisco Certification
19 1216 (18.41%) .NET
20 1125 (17.03%) MCTS
21 1109 (16.79%) CCNA
22 1096 (16.59%) Windows Server 2003
23 1085 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
24 1072 (16.23%) Windows 7
25 1058 (16.02%) DNS
25 1058 (16.02%) Degree
26 1047 (15.85%) Hyper-V
27 1045 (15.82%) C#
28 1044 (15.80%) SharePoint
29 1041 (15.76%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 1886 (28.55%) MS Exchange
2 1044 (15.80%) SharePoint
3 925 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 622 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 597 (9.04%) Lync
6 549 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 492 (7.45%) IIS
8 352 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 280 (4.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 258 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 220 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 119 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
13 111 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
14 70 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
15 62 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
16 53 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
17 45 (0.68%) Apache
18 43 (0.65%) IBM Notes
19 40 (0.61%) CMS
20 36 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2203 (33.35%) MS Excel
2 1000 (15.14%) MS Office
3 75 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (0.88%) InfoPath
5 40 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.56%) MS Project
7 15 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 12 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.11%) Mingle
10 5 (0.076%) SPSS
11 4 (0.061%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.045%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.045%) FastStats
13 2 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.030%) Maya
13 2 (0.030%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.015%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 161 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.21%) Summit
5 12 (0.18%) assyst
5 12 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.091%) Tridion
10 5 (0.076%) Visualfiles
10 5 (0.076%) Magento
11 4 (0.061%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.061%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.061%) Sage 200
12 3 (0.045%) SAP CRM
12 3 (0.045%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 3 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.045%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.045%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 434 (6.57%) Office 365
2 262 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (0.94%) SaaS
4 48 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.50%) IaaS
6 27 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.15%) PaaS
10 4 (0.061%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.015%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 1058 (16.02%) DNS
2 1041 (15.76%) SAN
3 1026 (15.53%) Firewall
4 880 (13.32%) TCP/IP
5 789 (11.94%) DHCP
6 677 (10.25%) LAN
7 676 (10.23%) WAN
8 496 (7.51%) VPN
9 266 (4.03%) Internet
10 264 (4.00%) VoIP
11 208 (3.15%) NAS
12 188 (2.85%) Unified Communications
13 168 (2.54%) Wireless
14 151 (2.29%) VLAN
15 148 (2.24%) Network Security
16 119 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
17 98 (1.48%) iSCSI
18 96 (1.45%) MPLS
18 96 (1.45%) NetScaler
19 89 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2094 (31.70%) SQL Server
2 533 (8.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 394 (5.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 369 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 321 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 269 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 226 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
8 217 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 117 (1.77%) MySQL
10 76 (1.15%) Relational Database
11 69 (1.04%) OLAP
12 57 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 57 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
13 49 (0.74%) Oracle Database
14 39 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
15 33 (0.50%) NoSQL
16 28 (0.42%) OLTP
16 28 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
17 26 (0.39%) QlikView
18 25 (0.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 260 (3.94%) NUnit
2 243 (3.68%) Visual Studio
3 216 (3.27%) Rhino Mocks
4 171 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 165 (2.50%) Moq
6 120 (1.82%) Subversion
7 84 (1.27%) MSTest
8 31 (0.47%) TeamCity
9 23 (0.35%) Git (software)
10 21 (0.32%) JIRA
11 20 (0.30%) MSI
12 19 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 19 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 19 (0.29%) Jenkins
13 18 (0.27%) Selenium
14 12 (0.18%) FogBugz
15 11 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (0.14%) MSBuild
17 8 (0.12%) Artifactory
17 8 (0.12%) InstallShield
General
1 873 (13.22%) Finance
2 220 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 201 (3.04%) Banking
4 160 (2.42%) Law
5 153 (2.32%) Legal
6 131 (1.98%) Retail
7 125 (1.89%) Advertising
8 95 (1.44%) Marketing
9 94 (1.42%) Games
10 76 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 49 (0.74%) Back Office
12 42 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 24 (0.36%) Music Industry
14 19 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.27%) German Language
15 18 (0.27%) Electronics
16 17 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 17 (0.26%) Billing
17 16 (0.24%) French Language
17 16 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1130 (17.11%) Developer
2 968 (14.65%) Analyst
3 886 (13.41%) Support Engineer
4 565 (8.55%) Consultant
5 561 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 547 (8.28%) .NET Developer
7 422 (6.39%) Support Analyst
8 395 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 390 (5.90%) Administrator
10 303 (4.59%) IT Support
11 300 (4.54%) Architect
12 297 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
13 264 (4.00%) C# Developer
14 259 (3.92%) Service Analyst
15 248 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
16 235 (3.56%) Technical Support
17 221 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
18 218 (3.30%) DBA
19 217 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
20 192 (2.91%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1216 (18.41%) .NET
2 802 (12.14%) ASP.NET
3 479 (7.25%) HTML
4 451 (6.83%) WCF
4 451 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 393 (5.95%) CSS
6 319 (4.83%) .NET Framework
7 273 (4.13%) WPF
8 258 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 253 (3.83%) XML
10 245 (3.71%) jQuery
11 200 (3.03%) Web Services
12 197 (2.98%) Ajax
13 190 (2.88%) HTML5
14 188 (2.85%) Razor View Engine
15 170 (2.57%) NHibernate
16 141 (2.13%) WinForms
17 138 (2.09%) Silverlight
18 125 (1.89%) Castle Windsor
19 109 (1.65%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 472 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 442 (6.69%) Blackberry
3 359 (5.43%) Clustering
4 239 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 220 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 118 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 118 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 105 (1.59%) Replication
8 103 (1.56%) iPhone
9 90 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 87 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
10 87 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 87 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 79 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 79 (1.20%) PKI
12 73 (1.11%) EqualLogic
13 48 (0.73%) iPad
13 48 (0.73%) Statistics
14 37 (0.56%) Hedge funds
15 36 (0.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4290 (64.94%) Windows
2 1923 (29.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1096 (16.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 1085 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 1072 (16.23%) Windows 7
6 578 (8.75%) Windows XP
7 521 (7.89%) Linux
8 403 (6.10%) Windows 8
9 184 (2.79%) Windows Vista
10 178 (2.69%) UNIX
11 135 (2.04%) Android
12 104 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 94 (1.42%) Mac OS X
14 83 (1.26%) Windows 2000
15 79 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 54 (0.82%) Apple iOS
17 53 (0.80%) Solaris
18 48 (0.73%) VMS
19 34 (0.51%) Windows Phone
20 32 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1749 (26.48%) ITIL
2 770 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
3 577 (8.73%) MVC
4 417 (6.31%) Project Management
5 416 (6.30%) TDD
6 395 (5.98%) Scrum
7 366 (5.54%) Migration
8 324 (4.90%) Mentoring
9 305 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 293 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 283 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
12 274 (4.15%) Change Management
12 274 (4.15%) CRM
13 250 (3.78%) Service Management
14 245 (3.71%) Web Application Development
15 237 (3.59%) PRINCE2
16 219 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
17 201 (3.04%) Problem Management
18 182 (2.76%) Incident Management
19 169 (2.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1508 (22.83%) SQL
2 1045 (15.82%) C#
3 456 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 411 (6.22%) T-SQL
5 374 (5.66%) PowerShell
6 155 (2.35%) VB
7 151 (2.29%) VB.NET
8 119 (1.80%) VBScript
9 91 (1.38%) C
10 81 (1.23%) Java
11 50 (0.76%) C++
12 49 (0.74%) PHP
13 42 (0.64%) VBA
14 34 (0.51%) Perl
15 31 (0.47%) VB6
16 20 (0.30%) Python
17 16 (0.24%) Ruby
18 15 (0.23%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.23%) X++
19 13 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3357 (50.82%) MCSE
2 1905 (28.84%) MCITP
3 1454 (22.01%) MCP
4 1435 (21.72%) MCSA
5 1235 (18.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1125 (17.03%) MCTS
7 1109 (16.79%) CCNA
8 1058 (16.02%) Degree
9 755 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 504 (7.63%) MCSD
11 407 (6.16%) Citrix Certification
12 348 (5.27%) MCAD
13 312 (4.72%) CCA
14 303 (4.59%) Security Cleared
15 288 (4.36%) CCNP
16 256 (3.88%) SC Cleared
17 220 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
18 171 (2.59%) MCDST
19 155 (2.35%) A+ Certification
20 150 (2.27%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (7.61%) SLA
2 101 (1.53%) QA
3 70 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.14%) COBIT
8 5 (0.076%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.045%) BS7799
10 2 (0.030%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.030%) TickIT
11 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.015%) GMP
11 1 (0.015%) GLP
11 1 (0.015%) Section 508
System Software
1 2583 (39.10%) Active Directory
2 1576 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1047 (15.85%) Hyper-V
4 396 (5.99%) XenApp
5 370 (5.60%) vSphere
6 237 (3.59%) VMware ESX
7 217 (3.28%) XenDesktop
8 176 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
9 123 (1.86%) XenServer
10 88 (1.33%) UAG
11 82 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 75 (1.14%) Terminal Services
13 69 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 67 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
15 62 (0.94%) ISA Server
16 53 (0.80%) vCloud
17 37 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
18 33 (0.50%) MetaFrame
18 33 (0.50%) Xen
19 30 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 601 (9.10%) SCCM
2 304 (4.60%) SCOM
3 278 (4.21%) Backup Exec
4 114 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 105 (1.59%) SCVMM
6 85 (1.29%) WSUS
7 66 (1.00%) NetBackup
8 61 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 56 (0.85%) SCDPM
10 54 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
11 44 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 37 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
13 36 (0.54%) SCOrch
14 29 (0.44%) SCSM
15 28 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 28 (0.42%) Nagios
16 27 (0.41%) Tivoli
17 19 (0.29%) HP SIM
18 17 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 17 (0.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4929 (74.61%) Microsoft
2 2455 (37.16%) VMware
3 1444 (21.86%) Citrix
4 1364 (20.65%) Cisco
5 744 (11.26%) HP
6 392 (5.93%) Symantec
7 328 (4.97%) Dell
8 324 (4.90%) NetApp
9 273 (4.13%) Apple
10 263 (3.98%) Oracle
11 234 (3.54%) Avaya
12 226 (3.42%) EMC
13 193 (2.92%) Juniper
14 158 (2.39%) IBM
15 135 (2.04%) Veeam
16 128 (1.94%) McAfee
17 116 (1.76%) CheckPoint
18 94 (1.42%) Red Hat
19 89 (1.35%) SAP
20 78 (1.18%) Mitel
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £21k - 24k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £15000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Y
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum + Superb Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Diss, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago