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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / England
Rank 151 122 92
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -30
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1706 2397 3134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.16% 2.61% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.58% 9.40% 11.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1409 2143 2791
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
19889 25499 27175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.22% 27.77% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15777 20626 21858
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -36 589 £45,000 +5.88% 58
South East -37 356 £37,500 -6.25% 39
Yorkshire +51 167 £37,500 +7.14% 16
North West -41 143 £35,000 +7.69% 26
East of England -18 130 £35,000 +4.47% 19
West Midlands +10 116 £37,500 -6.25% 13
South West -44 116 £40,000 +6.66% 13
East Midlands +2 68 £42,500 +21.42% 8
North East +16 31 £24,250 -19.16% 3
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 2981 (77.03%) Microsoft
2 2343 (60.54%) Windows
3 1936 (50.03%) MCSE
4 1738 (44.91%) Active Directory
5 1490 (38.50%) VMware
6 1383 (35.74%) Windows Server
7 1224 (31.63%) MS Excel
8 1174 (30.34%) SQL Server
9 1108 (28.63%) MCSA
10 1090 (28.17%) ITIL
11 965 (24.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 957 (24.73%) SQL
13 931 (24.06%) MS Exchange
14 906 (23.41%) Cisco
15 880 (22.74%) Windows Server 2012
16 866 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
17 839 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
18 728 (18.81%) CCNA
19 724 (18.71%) Office 365
20 720 (18.60%) MCP
21 709 (18.32%) Firewall
22 705 (18.22%) Hyper-V
23 695 (17.96%) MCITP
24 649 (16.77%) Citrix
25 618 (15.97%) Degree
26 590 (15.25%) Windows 7
27 547 (14.13%) DNS
28 541 (13.98%) LAN
29 537 (13.88%) .NET
30 530 (13.70%) WAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 931 (24.06%) MS Exchange
2 417 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 380 (9.82%) SharePoint
4 377 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 257 (6.64%) IIS
5 257 (6.64%) Skype for Business
6 181 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 88 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 75 (1.94%) Apache
9 55 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 54 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
11 34 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 33 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
13 30 (0.78%) SAS
14 26 (0.67%) WebSphere
15 21 (0.54%) CMS
16 20 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
16 20 (0.52%) Umbraco
17 18 (0.47%) Confluence
17 18 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 1224 (31.63%) MS Excel
2 508 (13.13%) MS Office
3 52 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 41 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.026%) MS Project
8 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 77 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.16%) Sage 1000
5 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.078%) Bankmaster
6 3 (0.078%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.078%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.052%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.052%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.026%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.026%) Magento
8 1 (0.026%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.026%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.026%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.026%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 724 (18.71%) Office 365
2 511 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 179 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (2.48%) SaaS
5 79 (2.04%) IaaS
6 69 (1.78%) PaaS
7 60 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 56 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (0.59%) Mimecast
10 18 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.44%) Yammer
12 13 (0.34%) G Suite
13 10 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.13%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
15 4 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.10%) GitHub
15 4 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 709 (18.32%) Firewall
2 547 (14.13%) DNS
3 541 (13.98%) LAN
4 530 (13.70%) WAN
5 493 (12.74%) SAN
6 455 (11.76%) DHCP
7 418 (10.80%) TCP/IP
8 347 (8.97%) VPN
9 213 (5.50%) VoIP
10 150 (3.88%) Skype
11 148 (3.82%) VLAN
12 129 (3.33%) Internet
13 110 (2.84%) Wireless
14 89 (2.30%) MPLS
15 85 (2.20%) Network Security
16 70 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
17 69 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
18 68 (1.76%) NAS
19 61 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
20 58 (1.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1174 (30.34%) SQL Server
2 362 (9.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 320 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 298 (7.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 204 (5.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 168 (4.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 147 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 128 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
9 127 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 120 (3.10%) Relational Database
11 89 (2.30%) Big Data
12 63 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 59 (1.52%) Power BI
14 57 (1.47%) MySQL
15 52 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
16 33 (0.85%) MongoDB
17 32 (0.83%) OLAP
18 29 (0.75%) GIS
18 29 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 29 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 119 (3.07%) Visual Studio
2 102 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (1.32%) JIRA
4 42 (1.09%) NUnit
5 32 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
6 29 (0.75%) Moq
7 26 (0.67%) Git (software)
8 16 (0.41%) MSI
9 11 (0.28%) Redmine
9 11 (0.28%) Selenium
10 10 (0.26%) ClearCase
10 10 (0.26%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.18%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.18%) CodeSonar
11 7 (0.18%) InstallShield
11 7 (0.18%) MorphX
11 7 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.18%) Robot Framework
11 7 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 520 (13.44%) Finance
2 119 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 88 (2.27%) Legal
4 83 (2.14%) Games
5 81 (2.09%) Banking
6 69 (1.78%) Retail
7 67 (1.73%) Marketing
8 60 (1.55%) Advertising
9 36 (0.93%) Law
10 30 (0.78%) Billing
11 27 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 22 (0.57%) Automotive
13 19 (0.49%) Publishing
14 18 (0.47%) Multimedia
15 16 (0.41%) Back Office
16 11 (0.28%) French Language
17 10 (0.26%) Spanish Language
18 9 (0.23%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.23%) Investment Banking
19 8 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 594 (15.35%) Support Engineer
2 506 (13.07%) Analyst
3 488 (12.61%) Developer
4 429 (11.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 278 (7.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 268 (6.93%) Consultant
7 257 (6.64%) IT Support
8 248 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 235 (6.07%) Support Analyst
10 232 (5.99%) Architect
11 224 (5.79%) Administrator
11 224 (5.79%) DBA
12 215 (5.56%) SQL DBA
13 209 (5.40%) IT Engineer
14 204 (5.27%) .NET Developer
15 195 (5.04%) Windows Engineer
16 194 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support
17 182 (4.70%) C# Developer
18 172 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 157 (4.06%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (13.88%) .NET
2 342 (8.84%) ASP.NET
3 210 (5.43%) HTML
4 172 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 172 (4.44%) Web Services
5 170 (4.39%) CSS
6 166 (4.29%) .NET Framework
7 143 (3.70%) jQuery
8 104 (2.69%) WCF
9 95 (2.45%) AngularJS
10 88 (2.27%) XML
11 69 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 65 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 61 (1.58%) Entity Framework
14 48 (1.24%) Ajax
14 48 (1.24%) KnockoutJS
15 46 (1.19%) HTML5
16 45 (1.16%) LINQ
17 44 (1.14%) WinForms
18 42 (1.09%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 388 (10.03%) Data Centre
2 290 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 208 (5.37%) Computer Science
4 163 (4.21%) Clustering
5 132 (3.41%) Driving Licence
6 113 (2.92%) Blackberry
7 108 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 107 (2.76%) Replication
9 76 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
10 74 (1.91%) Client/Server
11 73 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
12 63 (1.63%) Statistics
13 61 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
13 61 (1.58%) Public Cloud
14 57 (1.47%) Mathematics
15 43 (1.11%) Private Cloud
16 42 (1.09%) iPhone
17 34 (0.88%) User Experience
18 33 (0.85%) iPad
19 32 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2343 (60.54%) Windows
2 1383 (35.74%) Windows Server
3 880 (22.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 866 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 590 (15.25%) Windows 7
6 403 (10.41%) Linux
7 316 (8.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 314 (8.11%) Windows 8
9 244 (6.30%) Windows 10
10 107 (2.76%) Unix
11 97 (2.51%) Mac OS X
12 80 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 77 (1.99%) Android
14 72 (1.86%) Windows XP
15 58 (1.50%) Apple iOS
16 35 (0.90%) CentOS
17 30 (0.78%) Ubuntu
18 26 (0.67%) Mac OS
19 23 (0.59%) Windows Vista
20 21 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1090 (28.17%) ITIL
2 416 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 256 (6.61%) MVC
5 248 (6.41%) Migration
6 236 (6.10%) High Availability
7 233 (6.02%) Mentoring
8 214 (5.53%) Project Management
9 206 (5.32%) Service Delivery
10 203 (5.25%) Service Management
11 202 (5.22%) Presales
12 191 (4.94%) Scrum
13 176 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
14 158 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
15 157 (4.06%) PRINCE2
16 155 (4.01%) Problem Management
17 153 (3.95%) ITIL V3
18 128 (3.31%) CRM
18 128 (3.31%) Time Management
19 122 (3.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 957 (24.73%) SQL
2 516 (13.33%) C#
3 463 (11.96%) PowerShell
4 321 (8.29%) T-SQL
5 246 (6.36%) JavaScript
6 117 (3.02%) VB.NET
7 105 (2.71%) C
8 77 (1.99%) VBScript
9 71 (1.83%) VB
10 67 (1.73%) Java
11 66 (1.71%) Python
12 64 (1.65%) C++
13 52 (1.34%) Perl
14 41 (1.06%) PHP
15 35 (0.90%) R
16 30 (0.78%) Bash Shell
17 29 (0.75%) Objective-C
18 27 (0.70%) PL/SQL
19 21 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 21 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1936 (50.03%) MCSE
2 1108 (28.63%) MCSA
3 839 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
4 728 (18.81%) CCNA
5 720 (18.60%) MCP
6 695 (17.96%) MCITP
7 618 (15.97%) Degree
8 438 (11.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 301 (7.78%) MCTS
10 286 (7.39%) Security Cleared
11 166 (4.29%) CCNP
12 155 (4.01%) Citrix Certification
13 143 (3.70%) SC Cleared
14 138 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
14 138 (3.57%) MCSD
15 129 (3.33%) CISSP
16 125 (3.23%) A+ Certification
17 106 (2.74%) Network+ Certification
18 104 (2.69%) CCA
19 100 (2.58%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (8.17%) SLA
2 82 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 75 (1.94%) QA
4 68 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.10%) COBIT
7 4 (0.10%) WAI
7 4 (0.10%) WCAG
8 3 (0.078%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.052%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.052%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.026%) GCP
10 1 (0.026%) GPG13
10 1 (0.026%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.026%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1738 (44.91%) Active Directory
2 965 (24.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 705 (18.22%) Hyper-V
4 274 (7.08%) vSphere
5 255 (6.59%) XenApp
6 99 (2.56%) VMware ESX
7 97 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
8 87 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
9 77 (1.99%) XenDesktop
10 70 (1.81%) Terminal Services
11 58 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
12 45 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 33 (0.85%) vCloud
14 32 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
15 29 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
16 27 (0.70%) NFS
17 26 (0.67%) VMware Server
18 25 (0.65%) Docker
19 23 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 20 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 401 (10.36%) SCCM
2 194 (5.01%) SCOM
3 100 (2.58%) WSUS
4 79 (2.04%) Backup Exec
5 53 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 48 (1.24%) AirWatch
7 45 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
8 39 (1.01%) Puppet
9 34 (0.88%) Nagios
10 32 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
10 32 (0.83%) SCVMM
11 29 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
12 25 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 25 (0.65%) SCOrch
13 21 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
13 21 (0.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 20 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 17 (0.44%) FortiGate
16 14 (0.36%) Ansible
16 14 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2981 (77.03%) Microsoft
2 1490 (38.50%) VMware
3 906 (23.41%) Cisco
4 649 (16.77%) Citrix
5 417 (10.78%) HP
6 193 (4.99%) NetApp
7 163 (4.21%) Dell
7 163 (4.21%) Oracle
8 142 (3.67%) Apple
9 141 (3.64%) EMC
10 126 (3.26%) Veeam
11 109 (2.82%) Red Hat
12 82 (2.12%) Juniper
13 81 (2.09%) SolarWinds
14 77 (1.99%) Symantec
15 73 (1.89%) Avaya
16 66 (1.71%) CheckPoint
17 65 (1.68%) Google
18 60 (1.55%) Sophos
19 59 (1.52%) IBM
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Camberley, Surrey
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Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Full package
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Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Attractive
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Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Kent
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Salary: £350 - £400 per day
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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