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 22 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 131 109 91
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2264 2837 3459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.46% 2.75% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.31% 10.13% 11.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1927 2482 2991
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
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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
24320 27999 29717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.47% 27.17% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19912 22437 23464
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 720 £47,500 +5.55% 78
South East -28 542 £41,127 +9.67% 61
Yorkshire +26 237 £32,500 -15.58% 36
South West +39 202 £37,000 +5.71% 22
West Midlands -4 164 £34,000 -9.33% 12
North West -13 150 £42,500 +28.78% 18
East of England -77 128 £40,000 +3.89% 12
East Midlands +16 93 £32,500 -7.14% 9
North East +13 38 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3584 (77.86%) Microsoft
2 2815 (61.16%) Windows
3 2381 (51.73%) MCSE
4 2021 (43.91%) Active Directory
5 1698 (36.89%) VMware
6 1664 (36.15%) Windows Server
7 1469 (31.91%) MS Excel
8 1431 (31.09%) SQL Server
9 1375 (29.87%) ITIL
10 1244 (27.03%) MCSA
11 1181 (25.66%) MS Exchange
12 1105 (24.01%) SQL
13 1065 (23.14%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1052 (22.85%) Cisco
15 1022 (22.20%) Citrix
16 1014 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
17 998 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
18 934 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
19 832 (18.08%) MCITP
20 822 (17.86%) CCNA
21 793 (17.23%) MS Office
22 770 (16.73%) Degree
23 763 (16.58%) MCP
24 753 (16.36%) Office 365
25 752 (16.34%) Finance
26 727 (15.79%) Hyper-V
27 725 (15.75%) Firewall
27 725 (15.75%) .NET
28 723 (15.71%) Windows 7
29 687 (14.93%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1181 (25.66%) MS Exchange
2 527 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 515 (11.19%) SharePoint
4 431 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 311 (6.76%) Skype for Business
6 305 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 299 (6.50%) IIS
8 127 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 105 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 88 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 76 (1.65%) Apache
12 56 (1.22%) CMS
13 51 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
13 51 (1.11%) Tomcat
14 49 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
15 46 (1.00%) Confluence
16 42 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
17 29 (0.63%) IBM Notes
18 23 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
19 20 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1469 (31.91%) MS Excel
2 793 (17.23%) MS Office
3 74 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.43%) MS Project
6 8 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.043%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.043%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.043%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.043%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.043%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.043%) Windchill
9 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.022%) Revit
Business Applications
1 104 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.24%) ReMetrica
4 10 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 7 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
8 6 (0.13%) Bankmaster
9 5 (0.11%) Infor M3
10 4 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.087%) Magento
10 4 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.065%) Exstream
11 3 (0.065%) Hi Portfolio
12 2 (0.043%) assyst
12 2 (0.043%) Teamcenter
13 1 (0.022%) FLEXCUBE
13 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
13 1 (0.022%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 753 (16.36%) Office 365
2 455 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (1.78%) IaaS
5 59 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 50 (1.09%) PaaS
7 43 (0.93%) SaaS
8 36 (0.78%) OneDrive
9 33 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (0.59%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.54%) Mimecast
13 16 (0.35%) GitHub
14 15 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.26%) Google Apps
16 11 (0.24%) Yammer
17 7 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 5 (0.11%) SoftLayer
19 4 (0.087%) AWS CloudFormation
20 3 (0.065%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 725 (15.75%) Firewall
2 606 (13.17%) SAN
3 593 (12.88%) LAN
4 585 (12.71%) WAN
5 552 (11.99%) DNS
6 461 (10.02%) DHCP
7 413 (8.97%) VPN
8 387 (8.41%) TCP/IP
9 223 (4.84%) VoIP
10 163 (3.54%) NAS
11 145 (3.15%) Internet
12 140 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
13 136 (2.95%) VLAN
14 114 (2.48%) Wireless
15 99 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
16 94 (2.04%) Skype
17 90 (1.96%) iSCSI
18 88 (1.91%) Network Security
19 87 (1.89%) MPLS
20 69 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1431 (31.09%) SQL Server
2 312 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 272 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 259 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 236 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 162 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 162 (3.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 161 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 153 (3.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 105 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
10 81 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 61 (1.33%) MySQL
12 46 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
13 43 (0.93%) Big Data
14 40 (0.87%) Power BI
15 35 (0.76%) MongoDB
16 32 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
17 30 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 29 (0.63%) QlikView
19 27 (0.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 146 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 109 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (1.78%) JIRA
4 51 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 41 (0.89%) NUnit
6 34 (0.74%) Moq
7 32 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 26 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
9 25 (0.54%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.46%) Subversion
11 17 (0.37%) Eclipse
12 14 (0.30%) MorphX
12 14 (0.30%) Selenium
13 11 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (0.22%) Jenkins
15 9 (0.20%) MSI
15 9 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (0.15%) WiX
17 6 (0.13%) SoapUI
17 6 (0.13%) tSQLt
General
1 752 (16.34%) Finance
2 158 (3.43%) Retail
3 146 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 139 (3.02%) Banking
5 111 (2.41%) Marketing
6 108 (2.35%) Legal
7 85 (1.85%) Games
8 81 (1.76%) Law
9 77 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 54 (1.17%) Advertising
11 45 (0.98%) Back Office
12 38 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 37 (0.80%) Billing
14 27 (0.59%) Japanese Language
15 22 (0.48%) French Language
15 22 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 21 (0.46%) Front Office
17 17 (0.37%) Electronics
17 17 (0.37%) Local Government
17 17 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 765 (16.62%) Analyst
2 721 (15.66%) Developer
3 606 (13.17%) Support Engineer
4 533 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 371 (8.06%) .NET Developer
6 360 (7.82%) C# Developer
7 359 (7.80%) Consultant
8 346 (7.52%) Support Analyst
9 345 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 327 (7.10%) IT Support
11 306 (6.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 284 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
13 282 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
14 250 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
15 246 (5.34%) Administrator
16 243 (5.28%) Service Analyst
17 207 (4.50%) Windows Engineer
18 197 (4.28%) IT Engineer
19 193 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 193 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 725 (15.75%) .NET
2 465 (10.10%) ASP.NET
3 350 (7.60%) HTML
4 326 (7.08%) CSS
5 278 (6.04%) Web Services
6 276 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 263 (5.71%) jQuery
8 177 (3.85%) WCF
9 156 (3.39%) .NET Framework
10 146 (3.17%) AngularJS
11 102 (2.22%) HTML5
12 97 (2.11%) XML
13 88 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 80 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 75 (1.63%) CSS3
16 67 (1.46%) Entity Framework
17 65 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
18 61 (1.33%) Ajax
19 56 (1.22%) LINQ
20 51 (1.11%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 378 (8.21%) Data Centre
2 306 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 243 (5.28%) Blackberry
4 227 (4.93%) Computer Science
5 194 (4.21%) Clustering
6 178 (3.87%) Driving Licence
7 163 (3.54%) Replication
8 120 (2.61%) Management Information System
9 87 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
10 72 (1.56%) Smartphone
11 70 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 65 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 64 (1.39%) iPhone
14 62 (1.35%) Private Cloud
15 61 (1.33%) Visualisation
16 58 (1.26%) Mathematics
17 54 (1.17%) Mobile App
18 46 (1.00%) User Experience
19 42 (0.91%) FMCG
20 39 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2815 (61.16%) Windows
2 1664 (36.15%) Windows Server
3 1014 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 998 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 723 (15.71%) Windows 7
6 465 (10.10%) Linux
7 429 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 389 (8.45%) Windows 8
9 223 (4.84%) Windows 10
10 186 (4.04%) Windows XP
11 141 (3.06%) Unix
12 127 (2.76%) Mac OS X
13 81 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 71 (1.54%) Android
15 66 (1.43%) Apple iOS
16 49 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
17 40 (0.87%) Windows Vista
18 37 (0.80%) Mac OS
19 34 (0.74%) Ubuntu
20 22 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1375 (29.87%) ITIL
2 431 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
3 384 (8.34%) MVC
4 308 (6.69%) Mentoring
5 291 (6.32%) Migration
6 260 (5.65%) Project Management
7 246 (5.34%) Service Delivery
8 243 (5.28%) Presales
9 227 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 220 (4.78%) Service Management
11 198 (4.30%) Scrum
12 185 (4.02%) ITIL V3
13 183 (3.98%) PRINCE2
14 170 (3.69%) High Availability
15 167 (3.63%) CRM
16 161 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
17 156 (3.39%) OO
18 149 (3.24%) Incident Management
18 149 (3.24%) TDD
19 143 (3.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1105 (24.01%) SQL
2 687 (14.93%) C#
3 457 (9.93%) PowerShell
4 449 (9.75%) JavaScript
5 347 (7.54%) T-SQL
6 117 (2.54%) VB.NET
7 102 (2.22%) C
8 86 (1.87%) VB
9 81 (1.76%) Java
10 79 (1.72%) Python
11 59 (1.28%) C++
12 58 (1.26%) VBScript
13 47 (1.02%) Perl
14 43 (0.93%) PHP
15 41 (0.89%) Bash Shell
16 26 (0.56%) R
17 22 (0.48%) X++
17 22 (0.48%) XPath
18 20 (0.43%) VBA
19 19 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2381 (51.73%) MCSE
2 1244 (27.03%) MCSA
3 934 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
4 832 (18.08%) MCITP
5 822 (17.86%) CCNA
6 770 (16.73%) Degree
7 763 (16.58%) MCP
8 549 (11.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 402 (8.73%) MCTS
10 252 (5.47%) Security Cleared
11 237 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
12 231 (5.02%) Citrix Certification
13 220 (4.78%) MCDST
14 214 (4.65%) CCNP
15 210 (4.56%) MCSD
16 172 (3.74%) CCA
17 150 (3.26%) SC Cleared
18 124 (2.69%) A+ Certification
19 96 (2.09%) CISSP
20 79 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 425 (9.23%) SLA
2 84 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 55 (1.19%) QA
5 13 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 11 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.22%) COBIT
8 10 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.20%) ISO27002
10 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.11%) RMADS
11 3 (0.065%) GPG13
11 3 (0.065%) HL7
11 3 (0.065%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.043%) COSO
12 2 (0.043%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.022%) COSHH
13 1 (0.022%) DICOM
13 1 (0.022%) TickIT
System Software
1 2021 (43.91%) Active Directory
2 1065 (23.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 727 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 382 (8.30%) XenApp
5 314 (6.82%) vSphere
6 179 (3.89%) XenDesktop
7 141 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
8 103 (2.24%) Terminal Services
9 99 (2.15%) VMware ESX
10 86 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
11 66 (1.43%) XenServer
12 65 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
13 59 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 51 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 46 (1.00%) NFS
16 36 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
17 35 (0.76%) Terminal Server
18 32 (0.70%) vCloud
19 29 (0.63%) Xen
20 27 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 473 (10.28%) SCCM
2 282 (6.13%) SCOM
3 132 (2.87%) Backup Exec
4 106 (2.30%) WSUS
5 65 (1.41%) SCVMM
6 62 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 58 (1.26%) Nagios
8 51 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 44 (0.96%) NetBackup
10 42 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 41 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
12 37 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
13 35 (0.76%) SCOrch
14 33 (0.72%) AirWatch
15 29 (0.63%) Puppet
16 24 (0.52%) SCDPM
17 22 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
17 22 (0.48%) Nessus
18 21 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 20 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3584 (77.86%) Microsoft
2 1698 (36.89%) VMware
3 1052 (22.85%) Cisco
4 1022 (22.20%) Citrix
5 491 (10.67%) HP
6 228 (4.95%) NetApp
7 175 (3.80%) Apple
8 172 (3.74%) Oracle
9 170 (3.69%) Dell
10 147 (3.19%) EMC
11 141 (3.06%) Symantec
12 133 (2.89%) IBM
13 123 (2.67%) SolarWinds
14 119 (2.59%) Red Hat
15 115 (2.50%) Juniper
16 110 (2.39%) Veeam
17 106 (2.30%) Avaya
18 95 (2.06%) CheckPoint
19 82 (1.78%) Sophos
20 81 (1.76%) SonicWALL
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: C£80,000 base plus 15% bonus and benefits (some flex)
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£80,000 plus 15% bonus and benefits (some flex)
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flex Working & Pension.
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: £19,000 per annum + 12 weeks paid holiday per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Aylesford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 16 hours ago
Essex
Montash
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg+shift allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to £35,000 dependent upon experience
Posted: 20 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £80k basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + company car, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago