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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 100 78 66
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2864 3828 4055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.85% 3.43% 3.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.49% 12.58% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2469 3344 3685
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -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
27299 30433 28062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.19% 27.28% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21620 24583 22907
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -41 985 £42,500 - 106
South East -14 706 £37,500 -2.59% 86
East of England -4 276 £38,500 +5.47% 26
North West -5 224 £34,000 +4.61% 45
Yorkshire +4 219 £35,000 +2.94% 29
South West +5 204 £35,000 +1.44% 27
West Midlands -30 132 £34,000 -2.85% 30
East Midlands -43 90 £35,000 -12.50% 12
North East +8 24 £27,500 -15.38% 15
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 4636 (78.06%) Microsoft
2 4010 (67.52%) Windows
3 3183 (53.59%) MCSE
4 2638 (44.42%) Active Directory
5 2178 (36.67%) VMware
6 1914 (32.23%) MS Excel
7 1767 (29.75%) SQL Server
8 1669 (28.10%) ITIL
9 1661 (27.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 1659 (27.93%) MS Exchange
11 1544 (26.00%) MCITP
12 1475 (24.84%) SQL
13 1433 (24.13%) MCSA
14 1409 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1353 (22.78%) MCP
16 1324 (22.29%) Cisco
17 1312 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
18 1307 (22.01%) Citrix
19 1086 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
20 988 (16.64%) Windows 7
21 979 (16.48%) MS Office
22 976 (16.43%) CCNA
23 973 (16.38%) .NET
24 957 (16.11%) Firewall
25 880 (14.82%) Hyper-V
26 872 (14.68%) Windows Server 2003
27 867 (14.60%) Degree
28 861 (14.50%) Exchange Server 2010
29 860 (14.48%) DNS
30 839 (14.13%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1659 (27.93%) MS Exchange
2 861 (14.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 783 (13.18%) SharePoint
4 565 (9.51%) Lync
5 490 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 446 (7.51%) IIS
7 437 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 264 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 245 (4.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 190 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 173 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 81 (1.36%) Office Communications Server
13 54 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
14 47 (0.79%) CMS
14 47 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
15 45 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 39 (0.66%) Apache
17 23 (0.39%) Tomcat
18 20 (0.34%) SAS
19 11 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1914 (32.23%) MS Excel
2 979 (16.48%) MS Office
3 83 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 80 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.69%) InfoPath
6 22 (0.37%) MS Project
7 13 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.22%) Mingle
8 8 (0.13%) S-PLUS
8 8 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.051%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.051%) Revit
12 3 (0.051%) ProjectWise
12 3 (0.051%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.034%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 163 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.25%) SAP Business One
6 14 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.15%) Primavera
8 8 (0.13%) Teamcenter
9 7 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
9 7 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
11 5 (0.084%) Sage 50
12 4 (0.067%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 4 (0.067%) LabWindows
12 4 (0.067%) Hyperion Planning
12 4 (0.067%) MIS ActiveH
13 3 (0.051%) Agresso
13 3 (0.051%) SAP CCM
13 3 (0.051%) SAP ERP
14 2 (0.034%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 513 (8.64%) Office 365
2 268 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (1.48%) SaaS
4 79 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
6 49 (0.83%) IaaS
7 37 (0.62%) PaaS
8 13 (0.22%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.13%) Symantec.cloud
10 7 (0.12%) Yammer
11 3 (0.051%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.051%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.034%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.017%) Nimbula
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.017%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.017%) GitHub
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 957 (16.11%) Firewall
2 860 (14.48%) DNS
3 828 (13.94%) TCP/IP
4 826 (13.91%) SAN
5 691 (11.63%) WAN
6 686 (11.55%) LAN
7 653 (11.00%) DHCP
8 522 (8.79%) VPN
9 337 (5.67%) VoIP
10 216 (3.64%) Internet
11 181 (3.05%) NAS
12 178 (3.00%) VLAN
13 156 (2.63%) Wireless
14 141 (2.37%) Unified Communications
15 128 (2.16%) MPLS
15 128 (2.16%) Network Security
16 103 (1.73%) iSCSI
17 100 (1.68%) SSL
18 84 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
19 83 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1767 (29.75%) SQL Server
2 552 (9.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 356 (5.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 288 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 282 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 236 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 182 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 146 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
9 124 (2.09%) Oracle Database
10 118 (1.99%) Relational Database
11 99 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
12 95 (1.60%) MySQL
13 73 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 68 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
15 62 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
16 49 (0.83%) RDBMS
17 42 (0.71%) Big Data
18 27 (0.45%) OLAP
19 26 (0.44%) DB2
19 26 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 294 (4.95%) Visual Studio
2 133 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 74 (1.25%) NUnit
4 46 (0.77%) Rhino Mocks
5 38 (0.64%) MSI
6 35 (0.59%) Moq
6 35 (0.59%) Subversion
7 27 (0.45%) TeamCity
8 24 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (0.29%) MSTest
10 16 (0.27%) Log4Net
11 14 (0.24%) JIRA
11 14 (0.24%) Git (software)
12 13 (0.22%) MSBuild
12 13 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 13 (0.22%) InstallShield
13 10 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.15%) CruiseControl
15 8 (0.13%) SpecFlow
15 8 (0.13%) Cucumber
General
1 828 (13.94%) Finance
2 194 (3.27%) Telecoms
3 190 (3.20%) Legal
4 184 (3.10%) Banking
5 152 (2.56%) Law
6 132 (2.22%) Retail
7 92 (1.55%) Advertising
8 72 (1.21%) Back Office
8 72 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 72 (1.21%) Marketing
9 64 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 61 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 55 (0.93%) Front Office
12 46 (0.77%) Games
13 41 (0.69%) Automotive
14 28 (0.47%) Billing
15 25 (0.42%) Electronics
16 20 (0.34%) Publishing
17 19 (0.32%) Local Government
18 18 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 878 (14.78%) Analyst
2 846 (14.24%) Support Engineer
3 779 (13.12%) Developer
4 595 (10.02%) Consultant
5 490 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 463 (7.80%) Support Analyst
7 374 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 359 (6.04%) Administrator
9 325 (5.47%) .NET Developer
10 316 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
11 264 (4.45%) Desktop Support
12 253 (4.26%) Architect
13 247 (4.16%) IT Support
14 239 (4.02%) DBA
15 221 (3.72%) C# Developer
16 218 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
17 198 (3.33%) Service Analyst
18 195 (3.28%) Technical Support
19 190 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
20 189 (3.18%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 973 (16.38%) .NET
2 684 (11.52%) ASP.NET
3 546 (9.19%) HTML
4 469 (7.90%) CSS
5 377 (6.35%) jQuery
6 329 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 312 (5.25%) .NET Framework
8 247 (4.16%) WCF
9 194 (3.27%) Web Services
10 193 (3.25%) HTML5
11 177 (2.98%) XML
12 153 (2.58%) Entity Framework
13 147 (2.48%) CSS3
14 139 (2.34%) AngularJS
15 130 (2.19%) Ajax
16 104 (1.75%) LINQ
17 80 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 77 (1.30%) NHibernate
19 74 (1.25%) WPF
20 70 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 456 (7.68%) Data Centre
2 454 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 450 (7.58%) Blackberry
4 278 (4.68%) Computer Science
5 266 (4.48%) Clustering
6 240 (4.04%) Replication
7 229 (3.86%) Management Information System
8 125 (2.10%) Private Cloud
9 117 (1.97%) Fat Client
9 117 (1.97%) Thin Client
10 101 (1.70%) Client/Server
11 95 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
12 85 (1.43%) iPhone
13 81 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 70 (1.18%) Statistics
15 67 (1.13%) PDA
16 47 (0.79%) Mathematics
17 44 (0.74%) iPad
18 41 (0.69%) N-Tier
19 40 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4010 (67.52%) Windows
2 1661 (27.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 1312 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 988 (16.64%) Windows 7
5 872 (14.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 564 (9.50%) Linux
7 481 (8.10%) Windows 8
8 469 (7.90%) Windows XP
9 222 (3.74%) UNIX
10 186 (3.13%) Windows Vista
11 131 (2.21%) Mac OS X
12 105 (1.77%) Android
13 84 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 79 (1.33%) Apple iOS
15 77 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 43 (0.72%) Mac OS
17 36 (0.61%) Solaris
18 35 (0.59%) Windows 2000
19 34 (0.57%) AIX
20 31 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1669 (28.10%) ITIL
2 638 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
3 514 (8.65%) Migration
4 427 (7.19%) MVC
5 376 (6.33%) Service Delivery
6 337 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 315 (5.30%) Project Management
8 280 (4.71%) Mentoring
9 258 (4.34%) Service Management
10 248 (4.18%) CRM
11 223 (3.75%) Change Management
12 222 (3.74%) Problem Management
13 217 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
14 216 (3.64%) Scrum
15 209 (3.52%) PRINCE2
16 193 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
17 184 (3.10%) TDD
18 173 (2.91%) Business Continuity
19 170 (2.86%) Incident Management
20 148 (2.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1475 (24.84%) SQL
2 839 (14.13%) C#
3 544 (9.16%) JavaScript
4 464 (7.81%) PowerShell
5 362 (6.10%) T-SQL
6 107 (1.80%) Java
7 104 (1.75%) C
8 89 (1.50%) VB.NET
9 86 (1.45%) VBScript
10 78 (1.31%) VB
11 42 (0.71%) VBA
11 42 (0.71%) C++
12 32 (0.54%) Perl
13 31 (0.52%) Objective-C
14 29 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 25 (0.42%) VB6
16 22 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.27%) Python
18 14 (0.24%) PHP
19 11 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3183 (53.59%) MCSE
2 1544 (26.00%) MCITP
3 1433 (24.13%) MCSA
4 1353 (22.78%) MCP
5 1086 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
6 976 (16.43%) CCNA
7 867 (14.60%) Degree
8 791 (13.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 685 (11.53%) MCTS
10 360 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
11 326 (5.49%) CCA
12 289 (4.87%) Security Cleared
13 257 (4.33%) MCSD
14 240 (4.04%) CCNP
15 207 (3.49%) MCDST
16 198 (3.33%) SC Cleared
17 150 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
18 133 (2.24%) A+ Certification
19 109 (1.84%) MCPD
20 102 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 528 (8.89%) SLA
2 124 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 57 (0.96%) QA
5 55 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 48 (0.81%) ISO 9001
7 22 (0.37%) COBIT
8 9 (0.15%) GPG13
9 7 (0.12%) TickIT
10 6 (0.10%) GMP
10 6 (0.10%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.10%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.084%) HL7
11 5 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.051%) BS7799
13 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.017%) P3O
14 1 (0.017%) GLP
System Software
1 2638 (44.42%) Active Directory
2 1409 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 880 (14.82%) Hyper-V
4 478 (8.05%) vSphere
5 437 (7.36%) XenApp
6 234 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
7 215 (3.62%) VMware ESX
8 194 (3.27%) XenDesktop
9 125 (2.10%) Terminal Services
10 87 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 87 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 83 (1.40%) XenServer
12 74 (1.25%) vCloud
13 49 (0.83%) VMware Server
14 39 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
14 39 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 33 (0.56%) Xen
16 31 (0.52%) Terminal Server
17 28 (0.47%) BitLocker
18 25 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 592 (9.97%) SCCM
2 342 (5.76%) SCOM
3 211 (3.55%) Backup Exec
4 111 (1.87%) WSUS
5 73 (1.23%) SCVMM
6 61 (1.03%) NetBackup
6 61 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 41 (0.69%) Nagios
8 36 (0.61%) Legato
9 29 (0.49%) vMotion
10 26 (0.44%) SCDPM
11 24 (0.40%) AirWatch
12 21 (0.35%) SCOrch
13 20 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 20 (0.34%) Tivoli
13 20 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
14 19 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 18 (0.30%) Opsview
15 18 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 17 (0.29%) SCSM
Vendors
1 4636 (78.06%) Microsoft
2 2178 (36.67%) VMware
3 1324 (22.29%) Cisco
4 1307 (22.01%) Citrix
5 680 (11.45%) HP
6 328 (5.52%) Oracle
7 324 (5.46%) NetApp
8 290 (4.88%) Symantec
9 288 (4.85%) Dell
10 235 (3.96%) Apple
11 196 (3.30%) EMC
12 189 (3.18%) Juniper
13 174 (2.93%) Avaya
14 171 (2.88%) IBM
15 123 (2.07%) Veeam
16 117 (1.97%) CheckPoint
17 102 (1.72%) CommVault
18 92 (1.55%) ServiceNow
19 91 (1.53%) Remedy
20 89 (1.50%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Posted: 10 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + car, pension, health
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + car + pension + life
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Competitive + pension, healthcare
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £50K + Outstanding Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Advancing People Recruitment
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus, health, pension, life
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Strong benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago