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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 84 71 57
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3168 3717 4502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.21% 3.83% 4.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.64% 14.14% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2826 3251 4207
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £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
27216 26279 28998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.59% 27.10% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 21958 20911 24521
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -15 1189 £42,500 - 119
South East -24 748 £38,500 -3.75% 100
South West +20 245 £37,500 -6.25% 36
Yorkshire -18 231 £32,500 -7.14% 33
North West -21 203 £36,750 +5.00% 51
West Midlands +3 201 £38,500 -3.75% 27
East of England -46 198 £32,500 -13.33% 31
East Midlands -34 100 £35,000 -12.50% 23
North East +31 74 £32,500 -9.72% 10
Midlands -4 5 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5024 (79.08%) Microsoft
2 4114 (64.76%) Windows
3 3373 (53.09%) MCSE
4 2628 (41.37%) Active Directory
5 2323 (36.57%) VMware
6 2144 (33.75%) MS Excel
7 1801 (28.35%) SQL Server
8 1780 (28.02%) MCITP
9 1753 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 1726 (27.17%) MS Exchange
11 1704 (26.82%) ITIL
12 1566 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1523 (23.97%) MCSA
14 1446 (22.76%) Citrix
15 1425 (22.43%) SQL
16 1352 (21.28%) Cisco
17 1308 (20.59%) MCP
18 1186 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
19 1168 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
20 1118 (17.60%) MS Office
21 1046 (16.46%) SharePoint
22 1042 (16.40%) .NET
23 1009 (15.88%) Hyper-V
24 1007 (15.85%) Windows 7
25 1005 (15.82%) CCNA
26 979 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
27 964 (15.17%) SAN
28 958 (15.08%) Firewall
29 952 (14.99%) DNS
30 925 (14.56%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1726 (27.17%) MS Exchange
2 1046 (16.46%) SharePoint
3 843 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 627 (9.87%) Lync
5 560 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 505 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 462 (7.27%) IIS
8 294 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 264 (4.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 240 (3.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 222 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 96 (1.51%) Office Communications Server
13 86 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
14 79 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
15 68 (1.07%) Apache
16 47 (0.74%) CMS
17 38 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
18 29 (0.46%) IBM Notes
19 19 (0.30%) SAS
19 19 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2144 (33.75%) MS Excel
2 1118 (17.60%) MS Office
3 84 (1.32%) InfoPath
4 78 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.63%) MS Project
7 9 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 8 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.11%) S-PLUS
10 6 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.047%) Mingle
13 2 (0.031%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.031%) Revit
13 2 (0.031%) SPSS
14 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.016%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 164 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 55 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 10 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.13%) assyst
7 7 (0.11%) Tridion
7 7 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.079%) LabWindows
8 5 (0.079%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.063%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.063%) Pivotal CRM
9 4 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.063%) SalesLogix
10 3 (0.047%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.047%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.047%) Summit
10 3 (0.047%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 477 (7.51%) Office 365
2 293 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (0.77%) IaaS
4 43 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 43 (0.68%) SaaS
5 31 (0.49%) PaaS
6 15 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.016%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 964 (15.17%) SAN
2 958 (15.08%) Firewall
3 952 (14.99%) DNS
4 867 (13.65%) TCP/IP
5 727 (11.44%) DHCP
6 656 (10.33%) WAN
7 642 (10.11%) LAN
8 493 (7.76%) VPN
9 289 (4.55%) VoIP
10 268 (4.22%) Internet
11 192 (3.02%) NAS
12 172 (2.71%) Unified Communications
13 169 (2.66%) VLAN
14 161 (2.53%) Wireless
15 118 (1.86%) Network Security
16 105 (1.65%) iSCSI
17 101 (1.59%) NetScaler
18 91 (1.43%) MPLS
19 85 (1.34%) SSL
20 82 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1801 (28.35%) SQL Server
2 584 (9.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 343 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 312 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 297 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 234 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 214 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 211 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
9 93 (1.46%) Relational Database
10 85 (1.34%) MySQL
11 76 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
12 71 (1.12%) Oracle Database
13 67 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 57 (0.90%) OLAP
15 40 (0.63%) RDBMS
16 37 (0.58%) QlikView
17 36 (0.57%) DB2
18 32 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
19 31 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
20 27 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 229 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 141 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 79 (1.24%) NUnit
4 53 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
5 49 (0.77%) Moq
6 42 (0.66%) Subversion
7 37 (0.58%) MSI
8 22 (0.35%) MSTest
9 19 (0.30%) JIRA
9 19 (0.30%) Jenkins
10 17 (0.27%) TeamCity
11 15 (0.24%) Selenium
11 15 (0.24%) FogBugz
12 13 (0.20%) Artifactory
13 12 (0.19%) InstallShield
14 10 (0.16%) Git (software)
14 10 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 8 (0.13%) MorphX
17 7 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 837 (13.17%) Finance
2 187 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 161 (2.53%) Banking
4 154 (2.42%) Law
5 127 (2.00%) Legal
5 127 (2.00%) Advertising
6 105 (1.65%) Retail
7 66 (1.04%) Marketing
8 55 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 42 (0.66%) Back Office
10 39 (0.61%) Games
11 28 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.35%) Publishing
12 22 (0.35%) Electronics
13 21 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.27%) Front Office
15 16 (0.25%) Automotive
15 16 (0.25%) Billing
15 16 (0.25%) German Language
16 14 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 928 (14.61%) Analyst
2 912 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 910 (14.32%) Developer
4 724 (11.40%) Consultant
5 505 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 453 (7.13%) Support Analyst
7 401 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 368 (5.79%) .NET Developer
9 327 (5.15%) Administrator
10 320 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 316 (4.97%) IT Support
12 258 (4.06%) Architect
13 243 (3.82%) Service Analyst
14 233 (3.67%) Desktop Support
15 232 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
16 228 (3.59%) DBA
17 217 (3.42%) Technical Support
18 207 (3.26%) C# Developer
19 204 (3.21%) SQL DBA
20 202 (3.18%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1042 (16.40%) .NET
2 708 (11.14%) ASP.NET
3 465 (7.32%) CSS
4 454 (7.15%) HTML
5 315 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 307 (4.83%) .NET Framework
7 303 (4.77%) jQuery
8 242 (3.81%) WCF
9 188 (2.96%) Ajax
10 176 (2.77%) Web Services
11 162 (2.55%) XML
12 148 (2.33%) HTML5
13 111 (1.75%) WPF
14 101 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 85 (1.34%) CSS3
16 80 (1.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 74 (1.16%) Silverlight
18 73 (1.15%) WinForms
19 66 (1.04%) LINQ
20 62 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 505 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 434 (6.83%) Blackberry
3 297 (4.67%) Clustering
4 228 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 213 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 165 (2.60%) Replication
7 123 (1.94%) Thin Client
7 123 (1.94%) Fat Client
8 104 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
9 102 (1.61%) iPhone
10 89 (1.40%) Client/Server
11 71 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 66 (1.04%) Mathematics
13 47 (0.74%) User Experience
14 46 (0.72%) EqualLogic
15 43 (0.68%) iPad
16 41 (0.65%) Statistics
17 39 (0.61%) PKI
18 37 (0.58%) CMDB
19 36 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4114 (64.76%) Windows
2 1753 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 1168 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1007 (15.85%) Windows 7
5 979 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 504 (7.93%) Windows XP
7 466 (7.34%) Linux
8 452 (7.11%) Windows 8
9 221 (3.48%) UNIX
10 209 (3.29%) Windows Vista
11 116 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 94 (1.48%) Android
13 93 (1.46%) Windows 2000
13 93 (1.46%) Mac OS X
14 70 (1.10%) Solaris
15 63 (0.99%) Apple iOS
16 47 (0.74%) AIX
17 42 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 35 (0.55%) Mac OS
19 31 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1704 (26.82%) ITIL
2 630 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (6.97%) MVC
4 409 (6.44%) Migration
5 391 (6.15%) Project Management
6 323 (5.08%) Mentoring
7 321 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 319 (5.02%) Service Delivery
9 258 (4.06%) CRM
10 250 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
11 242 (3.81%) PRINCE2
12 236 (3.71%) Change Management
13 234 (3.68%) Scrum
14 225 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
15 215 (3.38%) Service Management
16 208 (3.27%) Problem Management
17 206 (3.24%) TDD
18 204 (3.21%) Incident Management
19 149 (2.35%) Workflow
20 144 (2.27%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1425 (22.43%) SQL
2 901 (14.18%) C#
3 477 (7.51%) JavaScript
4 415 (6.53%) PowerShell
5 364 (5.73%) T-SQL
6 124 (1.95%) VB.NET
7 104 (1.64%) VBScript
8 102 (1.61%) VB
9 94 (1.48%) C
10 59 (0.93%) Java
11 34 (0.54%) Perl
11 34 (0.54%) VBA
12 31 (0.49%) VB6
13 30 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 29 (0.46%) PHP
15 28 (0.44%) C++
16 17 (0.27%) X++
17 13 (0.20%) R
18 12 (0.19%) Python
19 9 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3373 (53.09%) MCSE
2 1780 (28.02%) MCITP
3 1523 (23.97%) MCSA
4 1308 (20.59%) MCP
5 1186 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1005 (15.82%) CCNA
7 925 (14.56%) Degree
8 839 (13.21%) MCTS
9 828 (13.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 466 (7.34%) Citrix Certification
11 376 (5.92%) CCA
12 350 (5.51%) MCSD
13 337 (5.30%) Security Cleared
14 286 (4.50%) CCNP
15 280 (4.41%) SC Cleared
16 228 (3.59%) MCDST
17 215 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
18 163 (2.57%) A+ Certification
19 131 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 119 (1.87%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 502 (7.90%) SLA
2 101 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (1.46%) QA
4 78 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 58 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 37 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 9 (0.14%) BS7799
8 9 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.13%) TickIT
10 6 (0.094%) COBIT
11 3 (0.047%) GPG13
12 1 (0.016%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.016%) HL7
12 1 (0.016%) DICOM
System Software
1 2628 (41.37%) Active Directory
2 1566 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1009 (15.88%) Hyper-V
4 512 (8.06%) vSphere
5 455 (7.16%) XenApp
6 245 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
7 231 (3.64%) XenDesktop
8 216 (3.40%) VMware ESX
9 102 (1.61%) XenServer
10 99 (1.56%) Terminal Services
11 67 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
12 65 (1.02%) ISA Server
13 62 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 59 (0.93%) vCloud
14 59 (0.93%) UAG
15 49 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
16 40 (0.63%) Xen
17 37 (0.58%) VMware Server
18 36 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 24 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 577 (9.08%) SCCM
2 366 (5.76%) SCOM
3 216 (3.40%) Backup Exec
4 109 (1.72%) SCVMM
5 103 (1.62%) NetBackup
6 93 (1.46%) WSUS
7 80 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 60 (0.94%) SCDPM
9 51 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 49 (0.77%) SCOrch
11 43 (0.68%) Nagios
12 35 (0.55%) XenMobile
13 31 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
14 29 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 29 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
15 26 (0.41%) SCSM
15 26 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 23 (0.36%) WMI
17 20 (0.31%) Opsview
18 17 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5024 (79.08%) Microsoft
2 2323 (36.57%) VMware
3 1446 (22.76%) Citrix
4 1352 (21.28%) Cisco
5 692 (10.89%) HP
6 328 (5.16%) NetApp
7 327 (5.15%) Symantec
8 309 (4.86%) Dell
9 273 (4.30%) Oracle
10 259 (4.08%) Apple
11 240 (3.78%) EMC
12 237 (3.73%) Avaya
13 169 (2.66%) Juniper
14 155 (2.44%) IBM
15 140 (2.20%) Veeam
16 113 (1.78%) CheckPoint
17 96 (1.51%) McAfee
18 93 (1.46%) SAP
18 93 (1.46%) Remedy
19 83 (1.31%) LANDesk
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
TRG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlewich, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £21,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27790.00 - £30800.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago