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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 103 83 64
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2823 3617 4094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.74% 3.28% 4.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.13% 12.00% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2456 3148 3714
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
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
27877 30152 27980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.32% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22282 24016 22927
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 £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -60 866 £44,000 +3.52% 96
South East -17 768 £37,500 -2.59% 86
East of England +10 319 £38,500 +2.66% 38
Yorkshire -13 211 £38,000 +1.33% 28
North West -13 199 £34,000 +4.61% 41
South West +3 174 £35,000 - 19
West Midlands -22 156 £35,000 -7.89% 27
East Midlands -43 79 £35,000 -12.50% 14
North East +8 30 £27,500 -4.34% 4
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4660 (77.72%) Microsoft
2 4006 (66.81%) Windows
3 3180 (53.04%) MCSE
4 2633 (43.91%) Active Directory
5 2225 (37.11%) VMware
6 1946 (32.45%) MS Excel
7 1802 (30.05%) SQL Server
8 1696 (28.29%) MS Exchange
9 1675 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 1674 (27.92%) ITIL
11 1554 (25.92%) MCITP
12 1546 (25.78%) SQL
13 1441 (24.03%) MCSA
14 1391 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1351 (22.53%) MCP
16 1345 (22.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 1323 (22.06%) Citrix
18 1320 (22.01%) Cisco
19 1099 (18.33%) Cisco Certification
20 1014 (16.91%) CCNA
21 984 (16.41%) .NET
22 952 (15.88%) Windows 7
23 947 (15.79%) Firewall
24 942 (15.71%) MS Office
25 898 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2010
26 895 (14.93%) Hyper-V
27 879 (14.66%) DNS
28 867 (14.46%) Degree
29 861 (14.36%) C#
30 846 (14.11%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1696 (28.29%) MS Exchange
2 898 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 752 (12.54%) SharePoint
4 542 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 529 (8.82%) Lync
6 472 (7.87%) IIS
7 435 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 258 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 240 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 186 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 164 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 65 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
13 60 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
14 51 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
15 49 (0.82%) CMS
15 49 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
16 43 (0.72%) Apache
17 27 (0.45%) Tomcat
18 20 (0.33%) SAS
19 17 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1946 (32.45%) MS Excel
2 942 (15.71%) MS Office
3 84 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 76 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 22 (0.37%) MS Project
7 15 (0.25%) Mingle
7 15 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 10 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.083%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.067%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.050%) ProjectWise
13 3 (0.050%) GNU Octave
14 2 (0.033%) InDesign
15 1 (0.017%) Revit
15 1 (0.017%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 158 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.27%) SAP Business One
5 12 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.12%) Primavera
7 6 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
7 6 (0.10%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.083%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.067%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.067%) SAP CCM
10 3 (0.050%) Agresso
11 2 (0.033%) HiPortfolio
11 2 (0.033%) LabWindows
11 2 (0.033%) Infor CRM
11 2 (0.033%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.033%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.033%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 531 (8.86%) Office 365
2 302 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (1.38%) SaaS
4 72 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 67 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
6 43 (0.72%) IaaS
7 30 (0.50%) PaaS
8 16 (0.27%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.13%) Symantec.cloud
10 5 (0.083%) Yammer
10 5 (0.083%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.050%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.033%) GitHub
12 2 (0.033%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.033%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.017%) Nimbula
13 1 (0.017%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 947 (15.79%) Firewall
2 879 (14.66%) DNS
3 846 (14.11%) SAN
4 837 (13.96%) TCP/IP
5 710 (11.84%) WAN
6 691 (11.52%) LAN
7 673 (11.22%) DHCP
8 495 (8.26%) VPN
9 335 (5.59%) VoIP
10 215 (3.59%) Internet
11 183 (3.05%) NAS
12 174 (2.90%) VLAN
13 156 (2.60%) Wireless
14 134 (2.23%) Network Security
15 122 (2.03%) Unified Communications
16 120 (2.00%) MPLS
17 117 (1.95%) iSCSI
18 95 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
19 86 (1.43%) SSL
20 84 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1802 (30.05%) SQL Server
2 552 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 375 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 301 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 281 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 230 (3.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 197 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 151 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
9 134 (2.23%) Oracle Database
10 131 (2.18%) Relational Database
11 107 (1.78%) MySQL
12 103 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
13 84 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 65 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
14 65 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
15 49 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 46 (0.77%) Big Data
17 31 (0.52%) NoSQL
18 24 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
19 23 (0.38%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 331 (5.52%) Visual Studio
2 167 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (1.20%) NUnit
4 45 (0.75%) Rhino Mocks
5 43 (0.72%) Subversion
6 35 (0.58%) MSI
6 35 (0.58%) Moq
7 28 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 26 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
9 18 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 17 (0.28%) Git (software)
10 17 (0.28%) JIRA
11 16 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 16 (0.27%) MSTest
12 15 (0.25%) MSBuild
12 15 (0.25%) InstallShield
12 15 (0.25%) Log4Net
13 12 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.18%) CruiseControl
15 8 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 837 (13.96%) Finance
2 200 (3.34%) Telecoms
3 191 (3.19%) Legal
4 172 (2.87%) Banking
5 144 (2.40%) Law
6 133 (2.22%) Retail
7 91 (1.52%) Advertising
8 76 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 76 (1.27%) Back Office
9 75 (1.25%) Marketing
10 64 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 59 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 50 (0.83%) Front Office
13 47 (0.78%) Games
14 41 (0.68%) Automotive
15 28 (0.47%) Billing
16 23 (0.38%) Publishing
17 20 (0.33%) Electronics
18 19 (0.32%) Local Government
18 19 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 878 (14.64%) Analyst
2 862 (14.38%) Support Engineer
3 798 (13.31%) Developer
4 535 (8.92%) Consultant
5 491 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 467 (7.79%) Support Analyst
7 382 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 373 (6.22%) Administrator
9 337 (5.62%) .NET Developer
10 296 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 259 (4.32%) IT Support
12 254 (4.24%) Desktop Support
12 254 (4.24%) Architect
13 248 (4.14%) DBA
14 227 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
15 220 (3.67%) C# Developer
16 207 (3.45%) Technical Support
17 194 (3.24%) SQL DBA
18 191 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 188 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 984 (16.41%) .NET
2 716 (11.94%) ASP.NET
3 587 (9.79%) HTML
4 491 (8.19%) CSS
5 411 (6.85%) jQuery
6 353 (5.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 348 (5.80%) .NET Framework
8 242 (4.04%) WCF
9 215 (3.59%) HTML5
10 203 (3.39%) Web Services
11 187 (3.12%) XML
12 186 (3.10%) Entity Framework
13 171 (2.85%) CSS3
14 155 (2.59%) AngularJS
15 132 (2.20%) Ajax
16 113 (1.88%) LINQ
17 85 (1.42%) NHibernate
18 81 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 76 (1.27%) WPF
20 67 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 442 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 424 (7.07%) Blackberry
3 399 (6.65%) Data Centre
4 286 (4.77%) Clustering
5 271 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 234 (3.90%) Replication
7 227 (3.79%) Management Information System
8 112 (1.87%) Private Cloud
9 105 (1.75%) Thin Client
9 105 (1.75%) Fat Client
10 90 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
11 89 (1.48%) Client/Server
12 84 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
13 83 (1.38%) iPhone
14 71 (1.18%) Statistics
15 64 (1.07%) EqualLogic
16 62 (1.03%) PDA
17 49 (0.82%) iPad
18 48 (0.80%) N-Tier
19 38 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4006 (66.81%) Windows
2 1675 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1345 (22.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 952 (15.88%) Windows 7
5 846 (14.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 600 (10.01%) Linux
7 496 (8.27%) Windows XP
8 482 (8.04%) Windows 8
9 227 (3.79%) UNIX
10 178 (2.97%) Windows Vista
11 141 (2.35%) Mac OS X
12 112 (1.87%) Android
13 88 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 84 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
15 75 (1.25%) Apple iOS
16 41 (0.68%) Mac OS
17 30 (0.50%) CentOS
18 29 (0.48%) Debian
18 29 (0.48%) Solaris
18 29 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1674 (27.92%) ITIL
2 674 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
3 493 (8.22%) Migration
4 461 (7.69%) MVC
5 367 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 347 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 317 (5.29%) Project Management
8 287 (4.79%) Mentoring
9 262 (4.37%) Service Management
10 246 (4.10%) CRM
11 240 (4.00%) Change Management
11 240 (4.00%) Scrum
12 229 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
12 229 (3.82%) Problem Management
13 217 (3.62%) TDD
14 207 (3.45%) PRINCE2
15 200 (3.34%) Performance Tuning
16 166 (2.77%) Incident Management
17 162 (2.70%) Time Management
18 160 (2.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1546 (25.78%) SQL
2 861 (14.36%) C#
3 573 (9.56%) JavaScript
4 476 (7.94%) PowerShell
5 377 (6.29%) T-SQL
6 115 (1.92%) Java
7 96 (1.60%) C
8 90 (1.50%) VBScript
9 81 (1.35%) VB.NET
10 77 (1.28%) VB
11 58 (0.97%) VBA
12 50 (0.83%) C++
13 37 (0.62%) Perl
14 35 (0.58%) Objective-C
15 28 (0.47%) PL/SQL
15 28 (0.47%) Shell Script
16 20 (0.33%) VB6
17 19 (0.32%) Python
18 17 (0.28%) PHP
19 16 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3180 (53.04%) MCSE
2 1554 (25.92%) MCITP
3 1441 (24.03%) MCSA
4 1351 (22.53%) MCP
5 1099 (18.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1014 (16.91%) CCNA
7 867 (14.46%) Degree
8 801 (13.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 655 (10.92%) MCTS
10 352 (5.87%) Citrix Certification
11 308 (5.14%) CCA
12 288 (4.80%) Security Cleared
13 261 (4.35%) MCSD
14 227 (3.79%) CCNP
15 195 (3.25%) MCDST
16 192 (3.20%) SC Cleared
17 164 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
18 131 (2.18%) A+ Certification
19 121 (2.02%) MCPD
20 103 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 545 (9.09%) SLA
2 119 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 62 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 58 (0.97%) QA
6 36 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 24 (0.40%) COBIT
8 9 (0.15%) GPG13
9 8 (0.13%) TickIT
10 7 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.12%) ISO 9000
11 6 (0.10%) BS7799
11 6 (0.10%) GMP
11 6 (0.10%) HL7
12 5 (0.083%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.050%) BS25999
14 2 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 1 (0.017%) GLP
15 1 (0.017%) P3O
System Software
1 2633 (43.91%) Active Directory
2 1391 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 895 (14.93%) Hyper-V
4 457 (7.62%) vSphere
5 420 (7.00%) XenApp
6 218 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 197 (3.29%) VMware ESX
8 181 (3.02%) XenDesktop
9 138 (2.30%) Terminal Services
10 87 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 86 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 79 (1.32%) vCloud
13 78 (1.30%) XenServer
14 49 (0.82%) VMware Server
15 47 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
16 44 (0.73%) Terminal Server
17 35 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 33 (0.55%) UAG
19 32 (0.53%) ISA Server
20 30 (0.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 583 (9.72%) SCCM
2 331 (5.52%) SCOM
3 223 (3.72%) Backup Exec
4 122 (2.03%) WSUS
5 65 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 63 (1.05%) SCVMM
7 59 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 37 (0.62%) Nagios
9 36 (0.60%) Legato
10 30 (0.50%) vMotion
11 29 (0.48%) AirWatch
12 22 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 21 (0.35%) Tivoli
14 18 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 17 (0.28%) SCDPM
15 17 (0.28%) SCOrch
15 17 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
16 16 (0.27%) Windows Intune
17 15 (0.25%) Opsview
17 15 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4660 (77.72%) Microsoft
2 2225 (37.11%) VMware
3 1323 (22.06%) Citrix
4 1320 (22.01%) Cisco
5 684 (11.41%) HP
6 339 (5.65%) Oracle
7 316 (5.27%) Dell
8 312 (5.20%) NetApp
9 285 (4.75%) Symantec
10 233 (3.89%) Apple
11 196 (3.27%) EMC
12 177 (2.95%) Juniper
13 174 (2.90%) IBM
14 156 (2.60%) Avaya
15 120 (2.00%) Veeam
16 118 (1.97%) CheckPoint
17 103 (1.72%) CommVault
18 98 (1.63%) Red Hat
19 90 (1.50%) ServiceNow
20 84 (1.40%) Sophos
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: Up to £40,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Premier IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Pension, Medical, 36 hols
Posted: 18 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Pension, Medical, 36 hols
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £210 - £230 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
First Point
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
First Point
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago