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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 87 76 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3132 3513 4204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.14% 3.58% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.74% 13.19% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2744 3120 3886
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
29160 26641 28361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.23% 27.18% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23372 21166 23584
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -4 1235 £44,000 +3.52% 120
South East -18 732 £39,250 +4.66% 112
South West +15 225 £35,000 -12.50% 46
Yorkshire -10 219 £32,500 -7.14% 28
East of England -38 216 £32,500 -9.09% 31
North West -20 213 £35,000 +0.71% 58
West Midlands +15 166 £35,000 -10.82% 28
East Midlands -37 87 £32,500 -14.47% 16
North East +35 69 £32,500 +11.11% 11
Midlands -7 3 £60,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5090 (79.87%) Microsoft
2 4185 (65.67%) Windows
3 3472 (54.48%) MCSE
4 2771 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 2352 (36.91%) VMware
6 2138 (33.55%) MS Excel
7 1850 (29.03%) SQL Server
8 1753 (27.51%) MCITP
9 1745 (27.38%) MS Exchange
10 1733 (27.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1683 (26.41%) ITIL
12 1571 (24.65%) MCSA
13 1566 (24.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1479 (23.21%) SQL
15 1454 (22.82%) Citrix
16 1405 (22.05%) Cisco
17 1370 (21.50%) MCP
18 1219 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
19 1198 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
20 1119 (17.56%) MS Office
21 1060 (16.63%) SharePoint
22 1027 (16.11%) Windows 7
23 1022 (16.04%) .NET
24 1017 (15.96%) CCNA
25 996 (15.63%) Hyper-V
26 979 (15.36%) Firewall
27 966 (15.16%) SAN
28 935 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
29 926 (14.53%) Degree
30 922 (14.47%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1745 (27.38%) MS Exchange
2 1060 (16.63%) SharePoint
3 838 (13.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 641 (10.06%) Lync
5 537 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 494 (7.75%) IIS
7 482 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 287 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 283 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 264 (4.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 244 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 95 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
13 85 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
14 82 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
15 67 (1.05%) Apache
16 46 (0.72%) CMS
17 45 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
18 23 (0.36%) IBM Notes
19 19 (0.30%) SAS
20 17 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2138 (33.55%) MS Excel
2 1119 (17.56%) MS Office
3 85 (1.33%) InfoPath
4 81 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 48 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.63%) MS Project
7 11 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 10 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 9 (0.14%) S-PLUS
10 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.078%) Mingle
11 5 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.031%) Revit
12 2 (0.031%) SketchUp
13 1 (0.016%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 178 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 13 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.11%) Tridion
7 6 (0.094%) SAP Business One
8 5 (0.078%) LabWindows
9 4 (0.063%) Pivotal CRM
9 4 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.063%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.063%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.063%) SalesLogix
10 3 (0.047%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.047%) SAP CCM
10 3 (0.047%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 521 (8.18%) Office 365
2 310 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (0.93%) SaaS
4 56 (0.88%) IaaS
5 50 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (0.60%) PaaS
7 15 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.11%) Yammer
9 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.016%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 979 (15.36%) Firewall
2 966 (15.16%) SAN
3 922 (14.47%) DNS
4 855 (13.42%) TCP/IP
5 690 (10.83%) DHCP
6 642 (10.07%) WAN
7 630 (9.89%) LAN
8 527 (8.27%) VPN
9 318 (4.99%) VoIP
10 266 (4.17%) Internet
11 198 (3.11%) NAS
12 178 (2.79%) VLAN
13 172 (2.70%) Wireless
14 166 (2.60%) Unified Communications
15 112 (1.76%) Network Security
16 107 (1.68%) iSCSI
17 102 (1.60%) MPLS
18 98 (1.54%) NetScaler
19 89 (1.40%) SSL
20 85 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1850 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 626 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 333 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 333 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 292 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 255 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 187 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 177 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 106 (1.66%) Relational Database
9 94 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
10 91 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 89 (1.40%) MySQL
12 66 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 45 (0.71%) OLAP
14 42 (0.66%) RDBMS
14 42 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
15 39 (0.61%) DB2
15 39 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
16 36 (0.56%) QlikView
17 33 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 245 (3.84%) Visual Studio
2 128 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 75 (1.18%) NUnit
4 43 (0.67%) MSI
5 39 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
6 38 (0.60%) Subversion
7 34 (0.53%) Moq
8 22 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 16 (0.25%) Jenkins
10 15 (0.24%) JIRA
11 13 (0.20%) MSTest
12 12 (0.19%) Log4Net
12 12 (0.19%) InstallShield
13 11 (0.17%) Git (software)
14 10 (0.16%) FogBugz
14 10 (0.16%) Artifactory
14 10 (0.16%) Selenium
15 8 (0.13%) CruiseControl
15 8 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 883 (13.86%) Finance
2 198 (3.11%) Telecoms
3 182 (2.86%) Banking
4 140 (2.20%) Law
5 135 (2.12%) Advertising
6 125 (1.96%) Legal
7 113 (1.77%) Retail
8 60 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 58 (0.91%) Marketing
10 55 (0.86%) Back Office
11 44 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 41 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 37 (0.58%) Front Office
14 35 (0.55%) Games
15 27 (0.42%) Electronics
16 23 (0.36%) Automotive
17 22 (0.35%) Publishing
18 20 (0.31%) Local Government
19 19 (0.30%) Billing
20 18 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 951 (14.92%) Analyst
2 900 (14.12%) Support Engineer
3 842 (13.21%) Developer
4 732 (11.49%) Consultant
5 530 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 486 (7.63%) Support Analyst
7 409 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 367 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 344 (5.40%) Administrator
10 326 (5.12%) .NET Developer
11 291 (4.57%) IT Support
12 259 (4.06%) Architect
13 257 (4.03%) Desktop Support
14 248 (3.89%) DBA
15 230 (3.61%) Service Analyst
16 226 (3.55%) Technical Support
17 217 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
18 215 (3.37%) SQL DBA
19 206 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
20 198 (3.11%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1022 (16.04%) .NET
2 711 (11.16%) ASP.NET
3 483 (7.58%) HTML
4 470 (7.37%) CSS
5 316 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 308 (4.83%) .NET Framework
7 305 (4.79%) jQuery
8 250 (3.92%) WCF
9 192 (3.01%) Web Services
10 171 (2.68%) Ajax
11 157 (2.46%) XML
12 155 (2.43%) HTML5
13 105 (1.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 104 (1.63%) WPF
14 104 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 89 (1.40%) CSS3
16 79 (1.24%) LINQ
17 69 (1.08%) Silverlight
18 68 (1.07%) WinForms
18 68 (1.07%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 498 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 475 (7.45%) Blackberry
3 292 (4.58%) Clustering
4 241 (3.78%) Computer Science
5 227 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 190 (2.98%) Replication
7 130 (2.04%) Thin Client
7 130 (2.04%) Fat Client
8 100 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 99 (1.55%) iPhone
10 94 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
11 72 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 57 (0.89%) Mathematics
13 53 (0.83%) User Experience
14 45 (0.71%) iPad
15 43 (0.67%) PKI
16 41 (0.64%) EqualLogic
16 41 (0.64%) Statistics
17 39 (0.61%) CMDB
17 39 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4185 (65.67%) Windows
2 1733 (27.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 1219 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1027 (16.11%) Windows 7
5 935 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 517 (8.11%) Windows XP
7 511 (8.02%) Linux
8 494 (7.75%) Windows 8
9 225 (3.53%) UNIX
10 213 (3.34%) Windows Vista
11 118 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 103 (1.62%) Mac OS X
13 88 (1.38%) Android
14 73 (1.15%) Apple iOS
14 73 (1.15%) Windows 2000
15 64 (1.00%) Solaris
16 51 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 47 (0.74%) AIX
18 35 (0.55%) Mac OS
19 34 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1683 (26.41%) ITIL
2 625 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
3 459 (7.20%) Migration
4 411 (6.45%) MVC
5 360 (5.65%) Project Management
6 359 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 339 (5.32%) Service Delivery
8 323 (5.07%) Mentoring
9 271 (4.25%) CRM
10 253 (3.97%) PRINCE2
11 240 (3.77%) Problem Management
12 239 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
13 226 (3.55%) Change Management
13 226 (3.55%) Service Management
14 220 (3.45%) Scrum
15 219 (3.44%) Incident Management
16 217 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
17 177 (2.78%) TDD
18 171 (2.68%) Business Continuity
19 161 (2.53%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1479 (23.21%) SQL
2 890 (13.97%) C#
3 496 (7.78%) JavaScript
4 480 (7.53%) PowerShell
5 374 (5.87%) T-SQL
6 114 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 105 (1.65%) VBScript
8 102 (1.60%) C
9 98 (1.54%) VB
10 70 (1.10%) Java
11 42 (0.66%) VBA
12 35 (0.55%) C++
13 30 (0.47%) Perl
14 28 (0.44%) Shell Script
14 28 (0.44%) VB6
15 24 (0.38%) PHP
16 13 (0.20%) R
17 11 (0.17%) XPath
17 11 (0.17%) X++
18 9 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3472 (54.48%) MCSE
2 1753 (27.51%) MCITP
3 1571 (24.65%) MCSA
4 1370 (21.50%) MCP
5 1198 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
6 1017 (15.96%) CCNA
7 926 (14.53%) Degree
8 854 (13.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 805 (12.63%) MCTS
10 477 (7.48%) Citrix Certification
11 395 (6.20%) CCA
12 350 (5.49%) Security Cleared
13 307 (4.82%) MCSD
14 281 (4.41%) SC Cleared
15 276 (4.33%) CCNP
16 231 (3.62%) MCDST
17 183 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
18 166 (2.60%) A+ Certification
19 132 (2.07%) VCP4
20 120 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 522 (8.19%) SLA
2 106 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 78 (1.22%) ISO 9001
4 75 (1.18%) QA
5 64 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 42 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 10 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.16%) COBIT
8 8 (0.13%) TickIT
9 7 (0.11%) BS7799
10 5 (0.078%) GPG13
11 2 (0.031%) GMP
12 1 (0.016%) GLP
12 1 (0.016%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.016%) P3O
12 1 (0.016%) HL7
12 1 (0.016%) DICOM
System Software
1 2771 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 1566 (24.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 996 (15.63%) Hyper-V
4 569 (8.93%) vSphere
5 471 (7.39%) XenApp
6 274 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
7 246 (3.86%) XenDesktop
8 215 (3.37%) VMware ESX
9 117 (1.84%) Terminal Services
10 101 (1.58%) XenServer
11 88 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 72 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 70 (1.10%) vCloud
14 59 (0.93%) ISA Server
15 48 (0.75%) UAG
16 46 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
17 40 (0.63%) VMware Server
18 38 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 37 (0.58%) Xen
20 21 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 612 (9.60%) SCCM
2 391 (6.14%) SCOM
3 224 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 103 (1.62%) NetBackup
4 103 (1.62%) WSUS
4 103 (1.62%) SCVMM
5 69 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 51 (0.80%) SCDPM
7 47 (0.74%) Nagios
8 43 (0.67%) SCOrch
9 41 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 34 (0.53%) XenMobile
11 31 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
12 26 (0.41%) WMI
13 25 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 24 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
14 24 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 24 (0.38%) Opsview
14 24 (0.38%) SCSM
15 19 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5090 (79.87%) Microsoft
2 2352 (36.91%) VMware
3 1454 (22.82%) Citrix
4 1405 (22.05%) Cisco
5 745 (11.69%) HP
6 338 (5.30%) Symantec
7 332 (5.21%) NetApp
8 328 (5.15%) Dell
9 293 (4.60%) Oracle
10 279 (4.38%) Apple
11 249 (3.91%) EMC
12 230 (3.61%) Avaya
13 177 (2.78%) Juniper
14 161 (2.53%) IBM
15 153 (2.40%) Veeam
16 117 (1.84%) CheckPoint
17 104 (1.63%) Remedy
18 101 (1.58%) McAfee
19 97 (1.52%) SAP
20 88 (1.38%) 3PAR
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Towers Watson
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Mortimer Bell International
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Career Fast Track
Posted: Yesterday
Tring, Hertfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £28,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
WebAnyWhere
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £4k Car Allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Final Salary Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £32,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 7% Pension / 12% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday