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

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 91 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3263 4101 4729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.06% 3.97% 4.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.08% 14.83% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2866 3595 4409
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
29456 27660 30977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.76% 28.48%
Number of salaries quoted 23735 22457 26165
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,500 £67,500
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 25 November 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 25 November 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
(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 -18 1221 £42,500 -5.55% 103
South East -25 780 £40,000 - 93
West Midlands -2 243 £40,000 - 32
Yorkshire -10 235 £32,500 -7.14% 39
South West -3 226 £37,500 - 40
East of England -37 214 £37,500 - 32
North West -34 211 £35,000 - 46
East Midlands -22 140 £35,000 -6.66% 13
North East -4 47 £31,000 -11.42% 11
Midlands +4 2 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 5070 (76.90%) Microsoft
2 4249 (64.45%) Windows
3 3385 (51.34%) MCSE
4 2640 (40.04%) Active Directory
5 2463 (37.36%) VMware
6 2245 (34.05%) MS Excel
7 1959 (29.71%) SQL Server
8 1926 (29.21%) MCITP
9 1890 (28.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 1878 (28.48%) MS Exchange
11 1736 (26.33%) ITIL
12 1607 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1505 (22.83%) Citrix
14 1504 (22.81%) MCSA
15 1479 (22.43%) SQL
16 1390 (21.08%) Cisco
17 1365 (20.70%) MCP
18 1230 (18.66%) Cisco Certification
19 1147 (17.40%) .NET
20 1144 (17.35%) Windows Server 2012
21 1088 (16.50%) SharePoint
22 1083 (16.43%) Hyper-V
23 1077 (16.34%) CCNA
24 1076 (16.32%) MS Office
25 1072 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
26 1056 (16.02%) Windows 7
27 1028 (15.59%) SAN
28 1024 (15.53%) Degree
29 1020 (15.47%) MCTS
30 1015 (15.40%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1878 (28.48%) MS Exchange
2 1088 (16.50%) SharePoint
3 886 (13.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 626 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 614 (9.31%) Lync
6 544 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 483 (7.33%) IIS
8 339 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 256 (3.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 227 (3.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 221 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 110 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
13 96 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
14 72 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
15 57 (0.86%) Apache
16 51 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
17 46 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
18 40 (0.61%) IBM Notes
19 39 (0.59%) CMS
20 35 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2245 (34.05%) MS Excel
2 1076 (16.32%) MS Office
3 83 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 71 (1.08%) InfoPath
5 40 (0.61%) MS Project
6 36 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.11%) Mingle
10 6 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.076%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.061%) SPSS
13 3 (0.046%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.030%) FastStats
14 2 (0.030%) Maya
14 2 (0.030%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.015%) Final Cut Pro
15 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 179 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 46 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.18%) assyst
5 11 (0.17%) Summit
6 9 (0.14%) SAP Business One
7 8 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.11%) Tridion
9 6 (0.091%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.076%) SalesLogix
10 5 (0.076%) Pivotal CRM
10 5 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.076%) Visualfiles
10 5 (0.076%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.061%) Temenos T24
12 3 (0.046%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 3 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.046%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.046%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 450 (6.83%) Office 365
2 275 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (0.85%) SaaS
4 36 (0.55%) IaaS
5 35 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.23%) PaaS
8 11 (0.17%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.015%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1028 (15.59%) SAN
2 1015 (15.40%) DNS
3 996 (15.11%) Firewall
4 870 (13.20%) TCP/IP
5 762 (11.56%) DHCP
6 666 (10.10%) WAN
7 647 (9.81%) LAN
8 488 (7.40%) VPN
9 273 (4.14%) Internet
10 255 (3.87%) VoIP
11 212 (3.22%) NAS
12 170 (2.58%) Unified Communications
13 164 (2.49%) VLAN
14 152 (2.31%) Wireless
15 149 (2.26%) Network Security
16 127 (1.93%) NetScaler
17 110 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
18 108 (1.64%) iSCSI
19 88 (1.33%) MPLS
20 78 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1959 (29.71%) SQL Server
2 542 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 362 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 329 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 325 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 250 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 226 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
8 217 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 112 (1.70%) MySQL
10 92 (1.40%) Relational Database
11 58 (0.88%) Oracle Database
11 58 (0.88%) OLAP
12 57 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
13 50 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 35 (0.53%) QlikView
15 31 (0.47%) Big Data
15 31 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
16 29 (0.44%) RDBMS
17 27 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
18 26 (0.39%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 248 (3.76%) Visual Studio
2 162 (2.46%) NUnit
3 161 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 124 (1.88%) Rhino Mocks
5 109 (1.65%) Moq
6 77 (1.17%) Subversion
7 55 (0.83%) MSTest
8 27 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 26 (0.39%) MSI
10 20 (0.30%) Git (software)
11 19 (0.29%) Jenkins
11 19 (0.29%) JIRA
11 19 (0.29%) Selenium
12 15 (0.23%) FogBugz
13 14 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (0.17%) InstallShield
15 9 (0.14%) Artifactory
16 8 (0.12%) MSBuild
16 8 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 841 (12.76%) Finance
2 206 (3.12%) Telecoms
3 177 (2.68%) Banking
4 152 (2.31%) Law
5 139 (2.11%) Legal
6 133 (2.02%) Advertising
7 112 (1.70%) Retail
8 83 (1.26%) Marketing
9 60 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 59 (0.89%) Games
11 47 (0.71%) Back Office
12 31 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 20 (0.30%) Publishing
14 18 (0.27%) Electronics
15 17 (0.26%) German Language
16 15 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.21%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.21%) Music Industry
18 13 (0.20%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1069 (16.21%) Developer
2 969 (14.70%) Analyst
3 908 (13.77%) Support Engineer
4 639 (9.69%) Consultant
5 546 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 476 (7.22%) .NET Developer
7 446 (6.76%) Support Analyst
8 402 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
9 363 (5.51%) Administrator
10 337 (5.11%) IT Support
11 296 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
12 275 (4.17%) Architect
13 246 (3.73%) Service Analyst
14 237 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
15 236 (3.58%) C# Developer
16 235 (3.56%) Technical Support
17 217 (3.29%) DBA
18 207 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
19 203 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
20 201 (3.05%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1147 (17.40%) .NET
2 779 (11.82%) ASP.NET
3 479 (7.27%) HTML
4 444 (6.73%) CSS
5 402 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 351 (5.32%) WCF
7 325 (4.93%) .NET Framework
8 292 (4.43%) jQuery
9 211 (3.20%) XML
10 199 (3.02%) Ajax
11 194 (2.94%) WPF
12 193 (2.93%) Web Services
13 175 (2.65%) HTML5
14 147 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 114 (1.73%) Silverlight
16 104 (1.58%) WinForms
17 102 (1.55%) Razor View Engine
18 95 (1.44%) NHibernate
19 82 (1.24%) LINQ
20 80 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 518 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 413 (6.26%) Blackberry
3 353 (5.35%) Clustering
4 223 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 215 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 121 (1.84%) Fat Client
6 121 (1.84%) Thin Client
7 111 (1.68%) Replication
8 107 (1.62%) iPhone
9 94 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
10 85 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 77 (1.17%) Mathematics
12 72 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 63 (0.96%) EqualLogic
14 60 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
15 59 (0.89%) PKI
16 52 (0.79%) iPad
17 45 (0.68%) Statistics
18 44 (0.67%) User Experience
19 37 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4249 (64.45%) Windows
2 1890 (28.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1144 (17.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1072 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1056 (16.02%) Windows 7
6 573 (8.69%) Windows XP
7 490 (7.43%) Linux
8 437 (6.63%) Windows 8
9 200 (3.03%) UNIX
10 195 (2.96%) Windows Vista
11 124 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 109 (1.65%) Android
13 93 (1.41%) Windows 2000
14 91 (1.38%) Mac OS X
15 64 (0.97%) Solaris
16 51 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 45 (0.68%) Apple iOS
18 43 (0.65%) VMS
19 31 (0.47%) AIX
19 31 (0.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1736 (26.33%) ITIL
2 719 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
3 539 (8.18%) MVC
4 441 (6.69%) Project Management
5 367 (5.57%) Migration
6 328 (4.97%) Mentoring
7 315 (4.78%) Scrum
8 313 (4.75%) TDD
8 313 (4.75%) Service Delivery
9 302 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 288 (4.37%) Change Management
11 285 (4.32%) CRM
12 280 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
13 241 (3.66%) PRINCE2
14 231 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
15 220 (3.34%) Problem Management
16 216 (3.28%) Service Management
17 197 (2.99%) Incident Management
18 162 (2.46%) Change Control
19 152 (2.31%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1479 (22.43%) SQL
2 988 (14.99%) C#
3 483 (7.33%) JavaScript
4 389 (5.90%) T-SQL
5 367 (5.57%) PowerShell
6 140 (2.12%) VB.NET
7 139 (2.11%) VB
8 113 (1.71%) VBScript
9 78 (1.18%) C
10 69 (1.05%) Java
11 41 (0.62%) VBA
12 39 (0.59%) Perl
13 38 (0.58%) PHP
14 33 (0.50%) C++
15 32 (0.49%) VB6
16 25 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 19 (0.29%) Python
18 16 (0.24%) X++
19 12 (0.18%) PL/SQL
20 11 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 3385 (51.34%) MCSE
2 1926 (29.21%) MCITP
3 1504 (22.81%) MCSA
4 1365 (20.70%) MCP
5 1230 (18.66%) Cisco Certification
6 1077 (16.34%) CCNA
7 1024 (15.53%) Degree
8 1020 (15.47%) MCTS
9 797 (12.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 478 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
11 416 (6.31%) MCSD
12 363 (5.51%) CCA
13 341 (5.17%) Security Cleared
14 296 (4.49%) CCNP
15 281 (4.26%) SC Cleared
16 236 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
17 208 (3.15%) MCAD
18 194 (2.94%) MCDST
19 159 (2.41%) A+ Certification
20 144 (2.18%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 506 (7.67%) SLA
2 97 (1.47%) QA
3 86 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (0.97%) ISO 9001
5 31 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 7 (0.11%) BS7799
8 7 (0.11%) COBIT
9 6 (0.091%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.061%) TickIT
11 3 (0.046%) GPG13
12 1 (0.015%) HL7
12 1 (0.015%) DICOM
12 1 (0.015%) GMP
12 1 (0.015%) GLP
12 1 (0.015%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2640 (40.04%) Active Directory
2 1607 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1083 (16.43%) Hyper-V
4 426 (6.46%) vSphere
5 420 (6.37%) XenApp
6 254 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 249 (3.78%) VMware ESX
8 207 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
9 122 (1.85%) XenServer
10 83 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 80 (1.21%) Terminal Services
12 77 (1.17%) ISA Server
13 76 (1.15%) UAG
14 65 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 63 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
16 51 (0.77%) vCloud
17 40 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
18 33 (0.50%) MetaFrame
18 33 (0.50%) VMware Server
19 32 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 571 (8.66%) SCCM
2 313 (4.75%) SCOM
3 273 (4.14%) Backup Exec
4 103 (1.56%) SCVMM
5 102 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 89 (1.35%) NetBackup
7 82 (1.24%) WSUS
8 56 (0.85%) SCDPM
9 54 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 42 (0.64%) SCOrch
11 38 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
12 36 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
13 35 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 33 (0.50%) Nagios
15 32 (0.49%) XenMobile
16 31 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 23 (0.35%) SCSM
17 23 (0.35%) Tivoli
18 16 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 13 (0.20%) MIIS
Vendors
1 5070 (76.90%) Microsoft
2 2463 (37.36%) VMware
3 1505 (22.83%) Citrix
4 1390 (21.08%) Cisco
5 742 (11.25%) HP
6 354 (5.37%) Symantec
7 336 (5.10%) NetApp
8 326 (4.94%) Dell
9 285 (4.32%) Apple
10 267 (4.05%) Oracle
11 255 (3.87%) EMC
12 247 (3.75%) Avaya
13 184 (2.79%) Juniper
14 159 (2.41%) IBM
15 144 (2.18%) Veeam
16 110 (1.67%) CheckPoint
17 108 (1.64%) McAfee
18 87 (1.32%) SAP
19 74 (1.12%) Red Hat
20 72 (1.09%) Remedy
Warrington, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 24k per year + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £26k - 32k per year + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
JPS Selection
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Fixed Term
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum +bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Suffolk
Imperative People
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + + car +bonus + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + + car +bonus + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £43,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
IT Human Resources
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + on call + bonus + training + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago