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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 84 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3343 3935 4505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.06% 3.87% 4.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.31% 14.30% 14.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2889 3591 4102
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
29557 27524 31363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 27.06% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 23105 22580 26865
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 £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 1244 £42,500 -5.55% 120
South East -22 831 £38,000 -5.00% 120
East of England -15 256 £40,000 +6.66% 31
North West -6 237 £32,500 -13.33% 39
West Midlands -11 236 £37,500 -6.25% 25
Yorkshire -5 232 £37,500 +7.14% 23
South West -23 189 £32,500 -15.58% 21
East Midlands -25 152 £40,000 +6.66% 39
North East +7 28 £27,500 -38.88% 6
Midlands +20 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5194 (72.97%) Microsoft
2 4567 (64.16%) Windows
3 3456 (48.55%) MCSE
4 2671 (37.52%) Active Directory
5 2553 (35.87%) SQL Server
6 2541 (35.70%) VMware
7 2349 (33.00%) MS Excel
8 2041 (28.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 2038 (28.63%) MS Exchange
10 1986 (27.90%) MCITP
11 1819 (25.55%) ITIL
12 1798 (25.26%) MCP
13 1728 (24.28%) SQL
14 1639 (23.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1603 (22.52%) .NET
16 1481 (20.81%) Citrix
17 1455 (20.44%) MCSA
18 1392 (19.56%) C#
19 1385 (19.46%) Cisco
20 1384 (19.44%) MCTS
21 1252 (17.59%) Cisco Certification
22 1250 (17.56%) Degree
23 1219 (17.13%) DNS
24 1200 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
25 1158 (16.27%) CCNA
26 1151 (16.17%) Firewall
27 1131 (15.89%) SharePoint
28 1123 (15.78%) Windows 7
29 1107 (15.55%) ASP.NET
30 1103 (15.50%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2038 (28.63%) MS Exchange
2 1131 (15.89%) SharePoint
3 1082 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 668 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 593 (8.33%) Lync
6 579 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 530 (7.45%) IIS
8 397 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 332 (4.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 259 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 258 (3.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 159 (2.23%) SharePoint Server
13 136 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
14 85 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
15 77 (1.08%) Lotus Domino
16 51 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
17 50 (0.70%) CMS
18 49 (0.69%) Node.js
19 47 (0.66%) Tomcat
20 45 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2349 (33.00%) MS Excel
2 957 (13.44%) MS Office
3 84 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 48 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 33 (0.46%) MS Project
7 17 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.098%) Mingle
11 5 (0.070%) SPSS
11 5 (0.070%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.042%) FastStats
13 2 (0.028%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.028%) Revit
13 2 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.028%) Maya
13 2 (0.028%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.028%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 176 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.22%) Summit
5 14 (0.20%) SAP Business One
5 14 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.15%) assyst
7 10 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 7 (0.098%) Eikon
10 6 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.084%) Magento
11 5 (0.070%) Oracle CRM
11 5 (0.070%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.056%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.056%) IntelliMatch
13 3 (0.042%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.028%) Bond Adapt
14 2 (0.028%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 441 (6.20%) Office 365
2 224 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (1.04%) SaaS
4 62 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.35%) IaaS
7 12 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.13%) PaaS
10 5 (0.070%) Joyent
11 4 (0.056%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1219 (17.13%) DNS
2 1151 (16.17%) Firewall
3 1103 (15.50%) SAN
4 950 (13.35%) TCP/IP
5 886 (12.45%) DHCP
6 781 (10.97%) LAN
7 757 (10.64%) WAN
8 608 (8.54%) VPN
9 328 (4.61%) Internet
10 276 (3.88%) VoIP
11 237 (3.33%) NAS
12 201 (2.82%) Unified Communications
13 187 (2.63%) Wireless
14 178 (2.50%) Network Security
15 161 (2.26%) VLAN
16 132 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
17 114 (1.60%) SMTP
18 107 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
19 106 (1.49%) iSCSI
20 102 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2553 (35.87%) SQL Server
2 628 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 607 (8.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 494 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 406 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 307 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 266 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 255 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
9 120 (1.69%) MySQL
10 98 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 87 (1.22%) OLAP
12 81 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 52 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
14 51 (0.72%) Oracle Database
15 45 (0.63%) OLTP
16 42 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
17 41 (0.58%) NoSQL
18 39 (0.55%) DTS
19 36 (0.51%) Big Data
20 33 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 477 (6.70%) NUnit
2 411 (5.77%) Rhino Mocks
3 303 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 296 (4.16%) Moq
5 233 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 184 (2.58%) Subversion
7 152 (2.14%) MSTest
8 45 (0.63%) Git (software)
9 30 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 20 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 18 (0.25%) MSI
13 16 (0.22%) MSBuild
13 16 (0.22%) Jenkins
13 16 (0.22%) JIRA
14 12 (0.17%) CruiseControl
15 10 (0.14%) Selenium
16 9 (0.13%) ReSharper
17 7 (0.098%) Metasploit
General
1 983 (13.81%) Finance
2 271 (3.81%) Banking
3 235 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 181 (2.54%) Legal
5 166 (2.33%) Games
6 164 (2.30%) Retail
7 162 (2.28%) Law
8 134 (1.88%) Marketing
9 118 (1.66%) Advertising
10 85 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 62 (0.87%) Investment Banking
12 54 (0.76%) Back Office
13 40 (0.56%) Music Industry
14 32 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 23 (0.32%) German Language
17 22 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.27%) Publishing
19 18 (0.25%) Electronics
20 15 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 1464 (20.57%) Developer
2 1044 (14.67%) Analyst
3 852 (11.97%) Support Engineer
4 763 (10.72%) .NET Developer
5 572 (8.04%) Consultant
6 553 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 476 (6.69%) Administrator
8 466 (6.55%) Support Analyst
9 429 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support
10 362 (5.09%) C# Developer
11 339 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
12 313 (4.40%) IT Support
13 295 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
14 270 (3.79%) DBA
15 266 (3.74%) Architect
16 253 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
17 252 (3.54%) Service Analyst
18 239 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
19 228 (3.20%) Technical Support
20 226 (3.18%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1603 (22.52%) .NET
2 1107 (15.55%) ASP.NET
3 688 (9.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 683 (9.60%) WCF
5 589 (8.27%) HTML
6 486 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 485 (6.81%) CSS
8 470 (6.60%) WPF
9 432 (6.07%) .NET Framework
10 376 (5.28%) XML
11 359 (5.04%) Razor View Engine
12 314 (4.41%) NHibernate
13 301 (4.23%) Ajax
14 291 (4.09%) jQuery
15 278 (3.91%) Web Services
16 266 (3.74%) Castle Windsor
17 243 (3.41%) HTML5
18 228 (3.20%) WinForms
19 190 (2.67%) LINQ
20 183 (2.57%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 482 (6.77%) Blackberry
2 388 (5.45%) Clustering
3 302 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 209 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 164 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
6 149 (2.09%) Replication
7 128 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 109 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 105 (1.48%) iPhone
10 99 (1.39%) Fat Client
10 99 (1.39%) Thin Client
11 86 (1.21%) PKI
11 86 (1.21%) Mathematics
12 78 (1.10%) EqualLogic
13 69 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
14 68 (0.96%) Statistics
15 62 (0.87%) Tandem
16 46 (0.65%) Firmware
17 44 (0.62%) N-Tier
17 44 (0.62%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4567 (64.16%) Windows
2 2041 (28.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1200 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1123 (15.78%) Windows 7
5 1075 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 595 (8.36%) Linux
7 584 (8.20%) Windows XP
8 386 (5.42%) Windows 8
9 199 (2.80%) UNIX
10 161 (2.26%) Windows Vista
11 157 (2.21%) Android
12 116 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 91 (1.28%) Mac OS X
14 79 (1.11%) Windows 2000
15 78 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
16 61 (0.86%) Solaris
17 54 (0.76%) VMS
18 51 (0.72%) Windows Phone
18 51 (0.72%) Mac OS
19 50 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1819 (25.55%) ITIL
2 833 (11.70%) MVC
3 656 (9.22%) TDD
4 607 (8.53%) Scrum
5 448 (6.29%) Web Application Development
6 400 (5.62%) Migration
7 397 (5.58%) Project Management
8 365 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
9 349 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 323 (4.54%) Service Delivery
11 316 (4.44%) CRM
12 312 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
13 289 (4.06%) Change Management
14 287 (4.03%) Kanban
15 275 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
16 246 (3.46%) Service Management
17 245 (3.44%) PRINCE2
18 234 (3.29%) BDD
19 222 (3.12%) OO
20 221 (3.10%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1728 (24.28%) SQL
2 1392 (19.56%) C#
3 558 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 485 (6.81%) T-SQL
5 420 (5.90%) PowerShell
6 203 (2.85%) VB.NET
7 184 (2.58%) VB
8 111 (1.56%) VBScript
9 90 (1.26%) Java
10 81 (1.14%) C
11 67 (0.94%) VBA
12 62 (0.87%) C++
13 39 (0.55%) PHP
14 37 (0.52%) Perl
15 28 (0.39%) VB6
16 25 (0.35%) Python
16 25 (0.35%) Shell Script
17 22 (0.31%) Ruby
18 17 (0.24%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3456 (48.55%) MCSE
2 1986 (27.90%) MCITP
3 1798 (25.26%) MCP
4 1455 (20.44%) MCSA
5 1384 (19.44%) MCTS
6 1252 (17.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1250 (17.56%) Degree
8 1158 (16.27%) CCNA
9 795 (11.17%) MCSD
10 732 (10.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 622 (8.74%) MCAD
12 370 (5.20%) Citrix Certification
13 317 (4.45%) CCNP
14 287 (4.03%) CCA
15 252 (3.54%) Security Cleared
16 217 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
17 184 (2.58%) SC Cleared
18 172 (2.42%) MCDST
19 170 (2.39%) MCDBA
20 144 (2.02%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 558 (7.84%) SLA
2 116 (1.63%) QA
3 62 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 60 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 52 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 25 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.098%) GMP
8 6 (0.084%) COBIT
8 6 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 6 (0.084%) GAMP
8 6 (0.084%) GCP
9 4 (0.056%) TickIT
10 3 (0.042%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.028%) HL7
11 2 (0.028%) BS7799
12 1 (0.014%) GLP
12 1 (0.014%) Section 508
12 1 (0.014%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2671 (37.52%) Active Directory
2 1639 (23.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1059 (14.88%) Hyper-V
4 447 (6.28%) XenApp
5 398 (5.59%) vSphere
6 264 (3.71%) XenDesktop
7 263 (3.69%) VMware ESX
8 176 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
9 161 (2.26%) XenServer
10 114 (1.60%) Terminal Services
11 106 (1.49%) UAG
12 98 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 87 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 70 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
15 61 (0.86%) ISA Server
16 36 (0.51%) vCloud
16 36 (0.51%) VMware Server
17 35 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 33 (0.46%) Xen
19 31 (0.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 621 (8.72%) SCCM
2 307 (4.31%) Backup Exec
3 288 (4.05%) SCOM
4 112 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 104 (1.46%) SCVMM
6 98 (1.38%) WSUS
7 64 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 52 (0.73%) SCDPM
9 49 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 48 (0.67%) NetBackup
11 45 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 43 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 34 (0.48%) SCSM
14 30 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
14 30 (0.42%) Tivoli
15 24 (0.34%) SCOrch
16 23 (0.32%) ARCserve
16 23 (0.32%) HP SIM
17 22 (0.31%) Nagios
18 20 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5194 (72.97%) Microsoft
2 2541 (35.70%) VMware
3 1481 (20.81%) Citrix
4 1385 (19.46%) Cisco
5 778 (10.93%) HP
6 391 (5.49%) Symantec
7 359 (5.04%) Dell
8 341 (4.79%) NetApp
9 296 (4.16%) Oracle
10 258 (3.62%) Apple
11 211 (2.96%) EMC
12 205 (2.88%) Juniper
13 183 (2.57%) Avaya
14 157 (2.21%) IBM
15 144 (2.02%) McAfee
16 125 (1.76%) Veeam
16 125 (1.76%) Red Hat
17 118 (1.66%) CheckPoint
18 94 (1.32%) Lotus
19 90 (1.26%) SAP
Croydon, Surrey
@ITS
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus & full benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Consult Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package, extensive package.
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago