The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3456 3881 4519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.14% 3.81% 4.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.58% 14.00% 14.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2995 3516 4140
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,625 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29850 27723 30960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.14% 27.21% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23604 22566 26764
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -22 1316 £42,500 -3.40% 113
South East -24 886 £40,000 - 74
East of England -21 285 £37,500 -6.25% 30
Yorkshire +13 257 £36,500 +4.28% 31
North West 0 236 £32,000 -8.57% 28
West Midlands -13 214 £37,500 +1.35% 34
South West -31 157 £35,000 -12.50% 29
East Midlands -22 147 £40,000 +6.66% 25
North East -7 14 £31,500 -10.00% 3
Midlands +12 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5344 (72.66%) Microsoft
2 4632 (62.98%) Windows
3 3495 (47.52%) MCSE
4 2745 (37.32%) Active Directory
5 2719 (36.97%) SQL Server
6 2545 (34.60%) VMware
7 2365 (32.15%) MS Excel
8 2124 (28.88%) MS Exchange
9 2053 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 2043 (27.78%) MCITP
11 1988 (27.03%) MCP
12 1826 (24.83%) SQL
13 1783 (24.24%) ITIL
14 1757 (23.89%) .NET
15 1654 (22.49%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1529 (20.79%) MCTS
17 1526 (20.75%) C#
18 1474 (20.04%) Citrix
19 1440 (19.58%) MCSA
20 1412 (19.20%) Cisco
21 1287 (17.50%) Degree
22 1251 (17.01%) Windows Server 2003
23 1241 (16.87%) ASP.NET
24 1228 (16.70%) DNS
24 1228 (16.70%) Cisco Certification
25 1154 (15.69%) Windows 7
26 1153 (15.68%) Firewall
27 1150 (15.64%) SharePoint
28 1142 (15.53%) CCNA
28 1142 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2124 (28.88%) MS Exchange
2 1150 (15.64%) SharePoint
3 1142 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 677 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 590 (8.02%) Lync
6 583 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 570 (7.75%) IIS
8 420 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 359 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 279 (3.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 275 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 162 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
13 155 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
14 92 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
15 79 (1.07%) Lotus Domino
16 54 (0.73%) Node.js
17 53 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
18 49 (0.67%) CMS
19 47 (0.64%) Tomcat
20 43 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2365 (32.15%) MS Excel
2 979 (13.31%) MS Office
3 91 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 56 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 47 (0.64%) InfoPath
6 42 (0.57%) MS Project
7 16 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 16 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.095%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.082%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.068%) Mingle
11 3 (0.041%) SPSS
11 3 (0.041%) FastStats
12 2 (0.027%) SketchUp
12 2 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.027%) Revit
12 2 (0.027%) Maya
12 2 (0.027%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 189 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.20%) SAP Business One
5 14 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.18%) Summit
7 10 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.12%) Magento
9 8 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.082%) Eikon
11 6 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.082%) assyst
12 5 (0.068%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.054%) IntelliMatch
13 4 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
14 3 (0.041%) Visualfiles
14 3 (0.041%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.027%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 446 (6.06%) Office 365
2 218 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (1.14%) SaaS
4 62 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (0.31%) IaaS
7 15 (0.20%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.14%) PaaS
10 5 (0.068%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.068%) Joyent
11 1 (0.014%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.014%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1228 (16.70%) DNS
2 1153 (15.68%) Firewall
3 1115 (15.16%) SAN
4 951 (12.93%) TCP/IP
5 880 (11.96%) DHCP
6 786 (10.69%) LAN
7 750 (10.20%) WAN
8 634 (8.62%) VPN
9 354 (4.81%) Internet
10 282 (3.83%) VoIP
11 244 (3.32%) NAS
12 207 (2.81%) Unified Communications
13 202 (2.75%) Wireless
14 165 (2.24%) Network Security
15 154 (2.09%) VLAN
16 127 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
17 116 (1.58%) SSL
17 116 (1.58%) SMTP
18 107 (1.45%) LDAP
19 104 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2719 (36.97%) SQL Server
2 706 (9.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 640 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 506 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 427 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 325 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 267 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 229 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
9 128 (1.74%) MySQL
10 118 (1.60%) Relational Database
11 83 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 79 (1.07%) OLAP
13 61 (0.83%) Oracle Database
14 52 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
15 47 (0.64%) DTS
16 45 (0.61%) OLTP
17 44 (0.60%) NoSQL
18 41 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
19 40 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
19 40 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 573 (7.79%) NUnit
2 510 (6.93%) Rhino Mocks
3 356 (4.84%) Moq
4 299 (4.07%) Visual Studio
5 234 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 217 (2.95%) Subversion
7 186 (2.53%) MSTest
8 55 (0.75%) Git (software)
9 27 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 25 (0.34%) TeamCity
11 21 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 16 (0.22%) Jenkins
13 16 (0.22%) JIRA
13 16 (0.22%) MSI
14 15 (0.20%) MSBuild
15 12 (0.16%) CruiseControl
16 9 (0.12%) ReSharper
17 8 (0.11%) Selenium
18 7 (0.095%) Metasploit
General
1 1015 (13.80%) Finance
2 299 (4.07%) Banking
3 245 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 208 (2.83%) Games
5 161 (2.19%) Retail
5 161 (2.19%) Legal
6 148 (2.01%) Law
7 142 (1.93%) Marketing
8 125 (1.70%) Advertising
9 86 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 73 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 61 (0.83%) Back Office
12 45 (0.61%) Music Industry
13 43 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.33%) German Language
16 22 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 21 (0.29%) Publishing
18 19 (0.26%) Electronics
19 16 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 1557 (21.17%) Developer
2 1081 (14.70%) Analyst
3 859 (11.68%) Support Engineer
3 859 (11.68%) .NET Developer
4 611 (8.31%) Consultant
5 545 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 515 (7.00%) Administrator
7 477 (6.49%) Support Analyst
8 424 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 405 (5.51%) C# Developer
10 380 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
11 324 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
12 300 (4.08%) IT Support
13 295 (4.01%) Architect
13 295 (4.01%) DBA
14 269 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
15 260 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
16 254 (3.45%) Service Analyst
17 251 (3.41%) SQL DBA
18 237 (3.22%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1757 (23.89%) .NET
2 1241 (16.87%) ASP.NET
3 797 (10.84%) WCF
4 794 (10.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 608 (8.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 600 (8.16%) HTML
7 570 (7.75%) WPF
8 474 (6.44%) CSS
9 469 (6.38%) .NET Framework
10 453 (6.16%) Razor View Engine
11 389 (5.29%) XML
12 386 (5.25%) NHibernate
13 342 (4.65%) Castle Windsor
14 314 (4.27%) Ajax
15 291 (3.96%) Web Services
16 286 (3.89%) WinForms
17 252 (3.43%) HTML5
18 247 (3.36%) jQuery
19 233 (3.17%) LINQ
20 200 (2.72%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 520 (7.07%) Blackberry
2 404 (5.49%) Clustering
3 339 (4.61%) Computer Science
4 210 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 203 (2.76%) Inversion of Control
6 182 (2.47%) Replication
7 146 (1.99%) Client/Server
8 139 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 104 (1.41%) iPhone
10 99 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 99 (1.35%) Fat Client
11 89 (1.21%) PKI
12 87 (1.18%) Mathematics
13 78 (1.06%) Tandem
14 76 (1.03%) EqualLogic
15 63 (0.86%) Statistics
16 61 (0.83%) Firmware
17 55 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
18 48 (0.65%) PDA
19 46 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4632 (62.98%) Windows
2 2053 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 1251 (17.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 1154 (15.69%) Windows 7
5 1035 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 615 (8.36%) Linux
7 607 (8.25%) Windows XP
8 415 (5.64%) Windows 8
9 215 (2.92%) UNIX
10 163 (2.22%) Android
11 157 (2.13%) Windows Vista
12 112 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 92 (1.25%) Mac OS X
14 74 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
15 70 (0.95%) Windows 2000
16 58 (0.79%) Solaris
17 57 (0.77%) Windows Phone
17 57 (0.77%) Apple iOS
18 47 (0.64%) Mac OS
18 47 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1783 (24.24%) ITIL
2 930 (12.64%) MVC
3 782 (10.63%) TDD
4 709 (9.64%) Scrum
5 554 (7.53%) Web Application Development
6 422 (5.74%) Migration
7 379 (5.15%) Project Management
8 366 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
8 366 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 349 (4.75%) Kanban
10 329 (4.47%) CRM
11 322 (4.38%) Service Delivery
12 314 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
13 292 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
14 288 (3.92%) OO
15 279 (3.79%) BDD
16 271 (3.68%) PRINCE2
17 266 (3.62%) Change Management
18 256 (3.48%) Service Management
19 254 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1826 (24.83%) SQL
2 1526 (20.75%) C#
3 562 (7.64%) JavaScript
4 508 (6.91%) T-SQL
5 463 (6.30%) PowerShell
6 225 (3.06%) VB.NET
7 194 (2.64%) VB
8 116 (1.58%) VBScript
9 97 (1.32%) Java
10 88 (1.20%) C
11 71 (0.97%) VBA
11 71 (0.97%) C++
12 40 (0.54%) Perl
13 37 (0.50%) PHP
14 31 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.37%) Python
15 27 (0.37%) VB6
16 25 (0.34%) Ruby
17 18 (0.24%) Bash Shell
18 15 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3495 (47.52%) MCSE
2 2043 (27.78%) MCITP
3 1988 (27.03%) MCP
4 1529 (20.79%) MCTS
5 1440 (19.58%) MCSA
6 1287 (17.50%) Degree
7 1228 (16.70%) Cisco Certification
8 1142 (15.53%) CCNA
9 888 (12.07%) MCSD
10 763 (10.37%) MCAD
11 740 (10.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 375 (5.10%) Citrix Certification
13 321 (4.36%) CCNP
14 288 (3.92%) CCA
15 258 (3.51%) Security Cleared
16 196 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
17 185 (2.52%) MCDST
18 175 (2.38%) SC Cleared
19 170 (2.31%) MCDBA
20 137 (1.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (7.75%) SLA
2 110 (1.50%) QA
3 66 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 63 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 57 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.11%) GMP
8 7 (0.095%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (0.095%) GAMP
8 7 (0.095%) GCP
8 7 (0.095%) COBIT
9 5 (0.068%) TickIT
10 2 (0.027%) HL7
10 2 (0.027%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.014%) GLP
11 1 (0.014%) BS7799
11 1 (0.014%) DICOM
11 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.014%) Section 508
System Software
1 2745 (37.32%) Active Directory
2 1654 (22.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1063 (14.45%) Hyper-V
4 506 (6.88%) XenApp
5 456 (6.20%) vSphere
6 312 (4.24%) XenDesktop
7 258 (3.51%) VMware ESX
8 209 (2.84%) XenServer
9 184 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
10 137 (1.86%) Terminal Services
11 110 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 109 (1.48%) UAG
13 86 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
14 77 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 65 (0.88%) ISA Server
16 44 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 37 (0.50%) Terminal Server
18 36 (0.49%) VMware Server
19 33 (0.45%) vCloud
20 30 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 635 (8.63%) SCCM
2 328 (4.46%) Backup Exec
3 326 (4.43%) SCOM
4 113 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 107 (1.45%) WSUS
6 96 (1.31%) SCVMM
7 72 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
8 58 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 54 (0.73%) NetBackup
10 45 (0.61%) SCDPM
11 44 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 43 (0.58%) SCSM
13 42 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 39 (0.53%) Tivoli
15 26 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
16 25 (0.34%) Nagios
17 24 (0.33%) Puppet
17 24 (0.33%) ARCserve
18 23 (0.31%) SCOrch
18 23 (0.31%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5344 (72.66%) Microsoft
2 2545 (34.60%) VMware
3 1474 (20.04%) Citrix
4 1412 (19.20%) Cisco
5 796 (10.82%) HP
6 413 (5.62%) Symantec
7 362 (4.92%) Dell
8 333 (4.53%) NetApp
9 313 (4.26%) Oracle
10 254 (3.45%) Apple
11 236 (3.21%) EMC
12 197 (2.68%) Juniper
13 172 (2.34%) IBM
14 167 (2.27%) McAfee
15 161 (2.19%) Avaya
16 122 (1.66%) Veeam
17 120 (1.63%) CheckPoint
18 119 (1.62%) Red Hat
19 98 (1.33%) Lotus
20 76 (1.03%) Mitel
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits/Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car + pension + health
Posted: 11 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Capita
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Car + pension + healthcare
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £4000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + pension + Healtcare
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24k - £28k per annum + £1k Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £29750.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago