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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3498 4042 4505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.21% 3.96% 4.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.83% 14.53% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3026 3676 4140
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29561 27812 30636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.11% 27.23% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23384 22809 26512
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 £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
Microsoft Certification
UK

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 11 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 11 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 -19 1359 £42,500 -0.96% 110
South East -20 888 £38,108 -4.73% 90
East of England -19 291 £37,500 -6.25% 28
Yorkshire +6 258 £36,500 +8.14% 31
North West -6 224 £32,500 -7.14% 25
West Midlands -16 212 £37,500 +1.35% 26
South West -30 153 £35,000 -12.50% 29
East Midlands -26 147 £40,000 +6.66% 20
North East -11 14 £31,500 -10.00% 8
Midlands +10 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 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 5408 (72.47%) Microsoft
2 4683 (62.76%) Windows
3 3523 (47.21%) MCSE
4 2795 (37.46%) Active Directory
5 2776 (37.20%) SQL Server
6 2545 (34.11%) VMware
7 2380 (31.89%) MS Excel
8 2167 (29.04%) MS Exchange
9 2080 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 2061 (27.62%) MCP
11 2036 (27.28%) MCITP
12 1833 (24.56%) .NET
13 1823 (24.43%) SQL
14 1775 (23.79%) ITIL
15 1647 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1602 (21.47%) C#
17 1563 (20.95%) MCTS
18 1479 (19.82%) Citrix
19 1426 (19.11%) MCSA
20 1410 (18.90%) Cisco
21 1316 (17.64%) ASP.NET
22 1309 (17.54%) Degree
23 1270 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
24 1253 (16.79%) DNS
25 1236 (16.56%) Cisco Certification
26 1176 (15.76%) Exchange Server 2010
27 1167 (15.64%) Windows 7
27 1167 (15.64%) SharePoint
28 1160 (15.55%) Firewall
29 1154 (15.47%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 2167 (29.04%) MS Exchange
2 1176 (15.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1167 (15.64%) SharePoint
4 674 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 605 (8.11%) IIS
6 588 (7.88%) Lync
6 588 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 438 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 370 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 294 (3.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 285 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 163 (2.18%) SharePoint Server
12 160 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
13 102 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
14 79 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
15 59 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
16 56 (0.75%) Node.js
17 51 (0.68%) Tomcat
18 49 (0.66%) IBM Notes
19 46 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 2380 (31.89%) MS Excel
2 1001 (13.41%) MS Office
3 101 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 64 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 50 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 44 (0.59%) MS Project
7 15 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.20%) PowerPivot
8 8 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.054%) Mingle
10 3 (0.040%) SPSS
10 3 (0.040%) FastStats
11 2 (0.027%) SketchUp
11 2 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.027%) Revit
11 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.027%) Maya
11 2 (0.027%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 187 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.21%) SAP Business One
5 14 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.16%) Summit
7 10 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.12%) Magento
9 8 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.080%) Eikon
12 5 (0.067%) Sage 200
12 5 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
13 4 (0.054%) IntelliMatch
14 3 (0.040%) assyst
14 3 (0.040%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.040%) Visualfiles
15 2 (0.027%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 448 (6.00%) Office 365
2 211 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (1.17%) SaaS
4 56 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.28%) IaaS
7 13 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.094%) PaaS
10 5 (0.067%) Joyent
10 5 (0.067%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.013%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.013%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1253 (16.79%) DNS
2 1160 (15.55%) Firewall
3 1116 (14.96%) SAN
4 961 (12.88%) TCP/IP
5 897 (12.02%) DHCP
6 805 (10.79%) LAN
7 767 (10.28%) WAN
8 648 (8.68%) VPN
9 373 (5.00%) Internet
10 287 (3.85%) VoIP
11 240 (3.22%) NAS
12 213 (2.85%) Unified Communications
13 202 (2.71%) Wireless
14 162 (2.17%) Network Security
15 155 (2.08%) VLAN
16 128 (1.72%) SSL
17 119 (1.59%) SMTP
17 119 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
18 112 (1.50%) LDAP
19 109 (1.46%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2776 (37.20%) SQL Server
2 757 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 643 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 506 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 430 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 328 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 265 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 213 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
9 125 (1.68%) MySQL
10 114 (1.53%) Relational Database
11 82 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 75 (1.01%) OLAP
13 61 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 53 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
15 47 (0.63%) DTS
16 43 (0.58%) NoSQL
17 41 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
18 40 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
19 39 (0.52%) RDBMS
19 39 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 616 (8.26%) NUnit
2 554 (7.42%) Rhino Mocks
3 382 (5.12%) Moq
4 299 (4.01%) Visual Studio
5 242 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 234 (3.14%) Subversion
7 202 (2.71%) MSTest
8 64 (0.86%) Git (software)
9 26 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 22 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 22 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 19 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
12 18 (0.24%) JIRA
13 16 (0.21%) MSI
13 16 (0.21%) Jenkins
14 14 (0.19%) MSBuild
15 12 (0.16%) CruiseControl
16 8 (0.11%) Selenium
16 8 (0.11%) ReSharper
17 7 (0.094%) Metasploit
General
1 1029 (13.79%) Finance
2 314 (4.21%) Banking
3 250 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 226 (3.03%) Games
5 168 (2.25%) Retail
6 155 (2.08%) Legal
7 143 (1.92%) Marketing
8 141 (1.89%) Law
9 126 (1.69%) Advertising
10 82 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 77 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 66 (0.88%) Back Office
13 48 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 47 (0.63%) Music Industry
15 31 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
16 27 (0.36%) German Language
17 21 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 21 (0.28%) Publishing
18 18 (0.24%) Electronics
19 15 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 1613 (21.62%) Developer
2 1114 (14.93%) Analyst
3 905 (12.13%) .NET Developer
4 863 (11.57%) Support Engineer
5 612 (8.20%) Consultant
6 541 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 520 (6.97%) Administrator
8 509 (6.82%) Support Analyst
9 443 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
10 429 (5.75%) C# Developer
11 403 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
12 341 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
13 309 (4.14%) IT Support
14 306 (4.10%) Architect
15 297 (3.98%) DBA
16 274 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
17 270 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
18 256 (3.43%) SQL DBA
19 250 (3.35%) Service Analyst
20 234 (3.14%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1833 (24.56%) .NET
2 1316 (17.64%) ASP.NET
3 858 (11.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 855 (11.46%) WCF
5 668 (8.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 616 (8.26%) HTML
7 608 (8.15%) WPF
8 497 (6.66%) Razor View Engine
9 495 (6.63%) .NET Framework
10 487 (6.53%) CSS
11 417 (5.59%) NHibernate
12 399 (5.35%) XML
13 377 (5.05%) Castle Windsor
14 328 (4.40%) Ajax
15 318 (4.26%) WinForms
16 300 (4.02%) Web Services
17 263 (3.52%) HTML5
18 257 (3.44%) LINQ
19 242 (3.24%) jQuery
20 219 (2.93%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 537 (7.20%) Blackberry
2 412 (5.52%) Clustering
3 362 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 222 (2.98%) Inversion of Control
5 214 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 185 (2.48%) Replication
7 154 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 148 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 110 (1.47%) iPhone
10 107 (1.43%) Thin Client
10 107 (1.43%) Fat Client
11 91 (1.22%) PKI
12 86 (1.15%) Tandem
13 80 (1.07%) Mathematics
14 74 (0.99%) EqualLogic
15 64 (0.86%) Firmware
16 61 (0.82%) Statistics
17 56 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
18 51 (0.68%) PDA
19 48 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4683 (62.76%) Windows
2 2080 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 1270 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 1167 (15.64%) Windows 7
5 1028 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 621 (8.32%) Linux
7 608 (8.15%) Windows XP
8 423 (5.67%) Windows 8
9 218 (2.92%) UNIX
10 170 (2.28%) Android
11 158 (2.12%) Windows Vista
12 115 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 96 (1.29%) Mac OS X
14 77 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
15 69 (0.92%) Windows 2000
16 60 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 58 (0.78%) Windows Phone
18 53 (0.71%) Solaris
19 44 (0.59%) Mac OS
20 39 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1775 (23.79%) ITIL
2 994 (13.32%) MVC
3 842 (11.28%) TDD
4 763 (10.23%) Scrum
5 603 (8.08%) Web Application Development
6 420 (5.63%) Migration
7 378 (5.07%) Project Management
8 377 (5.05%) Kanban
9 365 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
10 356 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
11 326 (4.37%) CRM
12 323 (4.33%) Service Delivery
13 316 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
14 313 (4.19%) OO
15 299 (4.01%) BDD
16 284 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
17 274 (3.67%) PRINCE2
18 267 (3.58%) Service Management
19 265 (3.55%) MVVM
20 263 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1823 (24.43%) SQL
2 1602 (21.47%) C#
3 582 (7.80%) JavaScript
4 498 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 489 (6.55%) PowerShell
6 233 (3.12%) VB.NET
7 194 (2.60%) VB
8 116 (1.55%) VBScript
9 96 (1.29%) Java
10 91 (1.22%) C
11 75 (1.01%) C++
12 71 (0.95%) VBA
13 41 (0.55%) Perl
14 39 (0.52%) PHP
15 31 (0.42%) Python
15 31 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 27 (0.36%) Ruby
17 25 (0.34%) VB6
18 18 (0.24%) Bash Shell
19 15 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3523 (47.21%) MCSE
2 2061 (27.62%) MCP
3 2036 (27.28%) MCITP
4 1563 (20.95%) MCTS
5 1426 (19.11%) MCSA
6 1309 (17.54%) Degree
7 1236 (16.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1154 (15.47%) CCNA
9 965 (12.93%) MCSD
10 836 (11.20%) MCAD
11 736 (9.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 368 (4.93%) Citrix Certification
13 323 (4.33%) CCNP
14 278 (3.73%) CCA
15 247 (3.31%) Security Cleared
16 196 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
17 184 (2.47%) MCDST
18 165 (2.21%) SC Cleared
19 158 (2.12%) MCDBA
20 137 (1.84%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 572 (7.67%) SLA
2 111 (1.49%) QA
3 70 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 67 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 56 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.11%) GMP
8 7 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (0.094%) GAMP
8 7 (0.094%) GCP
8 7 (0.094%) COBIT
9 5 (0.067%) TickIT
10 2 (0.027%) WCAG
10 2 (0.027%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.027%) HL7
10 2 (0.027%) GPG13
11 1 (0.013%) Section 508
11 1 (0.013%) DICOM
11 1 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.013%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2795 (37.46%) Active Directory
2 1647 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1064 (14.26%) Hyper-V
4 535 (7.17%) XenApp
5 476 (6.38%) vSphere
6 328 (4.40%) XenDesktop
7 249 (3.34%) VMware ESX
8 215 (2.88%) XenServer
9 188 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
10 144 (1.93%) Terminal Services
11 112 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 110 (1.47%) UAG
13 92 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
14 67 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 61 (0.82%) ISA Server
16 48 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 38 (0.51%) Terminal Server
18 35 (0.47%) vCloud
19 34 (0.46%) VMware Server
20 30 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 636 (8.52%) SCCM
2 335 (4.49%) SCOM
3 325 (4.36%) Backup Exec
4 117 (1.57%) WSUS
5 111 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 90 (1.21%) SCVMM
7 78 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
8 64 (0.86%) NetBackup
9 62 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 48 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 46 (0.62%) SCDPM
12 42 (0.56%) SCSM
12 42 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 42 (0.56%) Tivoli
13 29 (0.39%) Nagios
13 29 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
14 27 (0.36%) Puppet
15 25 (0.34%) HP SIM
16 23 (0.31%) SCOrch
16 23 (0.31%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5408 (72.47%) Microsoft
2 2545 (34.11%) VMware
3 1479 (19.82%) Citrix
4 1410 (18.90%) Cisco
5 800 (10.72%) HP
6 414 (5.55%) Symantec
7 365 (4.89%) Dell
8 336 (4.50%) NetApp
9 308 (4.13%) Oracle
10 257 (3.44%) Apple
11 229 (3.07%) EMC
12 202 (2.71%) Juniper
13 187 (2.51%) IBM
14 175 (2.35%) McAfee
15 165 (2.21%) Avaya
16 124 (1.66%) Veeam
17 120 (1.61%) CheckPoint
18 118 (1.58%) Red Hat
19 106 (1.42%) Lotus
20 80 (1.07%) F5
Slough, Berkshire
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 18 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
Posted: 29 minutes ago
Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + car
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Oakham, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefts package
Posted: 31 minutes ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 45 minutes ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 50 minutes ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Car + pension + health
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + great opportunity
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £53k + pkg
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £53k + pkg
Posted: 4 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + ben+training
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £10 - £16 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago