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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 105 88 66
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2686 3222 3783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.64% 3.03% 3.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.74% 11.22% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2371 2792 3421
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
27580 28716 26558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.07% 26.97% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 22488 22526 21817
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -55 832 £43,750 +2.94% 116
South East +1 802 £37,500 -1.31% 87
East of England +4 256 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Yorkshire +1 200 £38,500 +4.05% 26
North West -18 182 £30,000 -9.09% 44
West Midlands -27 150 £36,000 -4.00% 27
South West -36 145 £36,000 +10.76% 29
East Midlands -31 98 £32,500 -18.75% 17
North East -13 19 £30,000 +12.14% 8
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4303 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 3623 (64.77%) Windows
3 2907 (51.97%) MCSE
4 2306 (41.22%) Active Directory
5 2138 (38.22%) VMware
6 1843 (32.95%) MS Excel
7 1637 (29.26%) ITIL
8 1608 (28.75%) SQL Server
9 1564 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 1514 (27.06%) SQL
11 1495 (26.73%) MS Exchange
12 1407 (25.15%) MCITP
13 1382 (24.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1359 (24.29%) MCSA
15 1270 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 1233 (22.04%) MCP
17 1188 (21.24%) Cisco
18 1185 (21.18%) Citrix
19 987 (17.64%) Cisco Certification
20 920 (16.45%) CCNA
21 913 (16.32%) Firewall
22 902 (16.12%) .NET
23 896 (16.02%) DNS
24 883 (15.78%) Hyper-V
25 854 (15.27%) MS Office
26 829 (14.82%) Windows 7
27 810 (14.48%) Exchange Server 2010
27 810 (14.48%) C#
28 795 (14.21%) SAN
29 788 (14.09%) TCP/IP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1495 (26.73%) MS Exchange
2 810 (14.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 648 (11.58%) SharePoint
4 510 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 461 (8.24%) Lync
6 428 (7.65%) IIS
7 337 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 228 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 199 (3.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 137 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 118 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 68 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
13 54 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
14 44 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
15 43 (0.77%) CMS
16 41 (0.73%) Apache
17 35 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
18 30 (0.54%) Apache Pig
19 22 (0.39%) Tomcat
20 19 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1843 (32.95%) MS Excel
2 854 (15.27%) MS Office
3 71 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.48%) PowerPivot
6 19 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.21%) MS Project
8 11 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.14%) Mingle
11 7 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.072%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.054%) ProjectWise
13 3 (0.054%) InDesign
14 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.018%) SketchUp
14 1 (0.018%) Revit
14 1 (0.018%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 132 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.16%) SAP Business One
7 7 (0.13%) Primavera
8 6 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.089%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.072%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.054%) Agresso
11 3 (0.054%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.054%) ResourceLink
11 3 (0.054%) SAP CCM
11 3 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
12 2 (0.036%) Infor CRM
12 2 (0.036%) LabWindows
12 2 (0.036%) Adaptiv
13 1 (0.018%) Cognos TM1
13 1 (0.018%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 525 (9.39%) Office 365
2 308 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (1.16%) SaaS
5 57 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (0.70%) IaaS
7 24 (0.43%) PaaS
8 14 (0.25%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.14%) Symantec.cloud
9 8 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.054%) Yammer
11 2 (0.036%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.036%) GitHub
12 1 (0.018%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.018%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.018%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 913 (16.32%) Firewall
2 896 (16.02%) DNS
3 795 (14.21%) SAN
4 788 (14.09%) TCP/IP
5 700 (12.51%) WAN
6 682 (12.19%) DHCP
7 678 (12.12%) LAN
8 416 (7.44%) VPN
9 289 (5.17%) VoIP
10 202 (3.61%) NAS
11 195 (3.49%) Internet
12 158 (2.82%) VLAN
13 150 (2.68%) Wireless
14 127 (2.27%) Network Security
15 121 (2.16%) iSCSI
16 117 (2.09%) Unified Communications
17 110 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
18 109 (1.95%) MPLS
19 77 (1.38%) Skype
20 67 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1608 (28.75%) SQL Server
2 466 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 374 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 301 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 299 (5.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 216 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 178 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 158 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
9 139 (2.48%) Relational Database
10 115 (2.06%) Oracle Database
11 108 (1.93%) MySQL
12 87 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 80 (1.43%) Big Data
14 77 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
15 58 (1.04%) RDBMS
15 58 (1.04%) Hadoop
16 54 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
17 49 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
18 40 (0.72%) Apache Hive
19 39 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 296 (5.29%) Visual Studio
2 176 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (0.73%) NUnit
4 34 (0.61%) Subversion
5 33 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
6 30 (0.54%) Moq
7 27 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 26 (0.46%) MSI
9 22 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (0.34%) JIRA
11 17 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 12 (0.21%) InstallShield
12 12 (0.21%) Git (software)
13 9 (0.16%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.16%) MSTest
13 9 (0.16%) MSBuild
14 8 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
16 5 (0.089%) CruiseControl
16 5 (0.089%) Apache Ivy
General
1 742 (13.26%) Finance
2 208 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 169 (3.02%) Legal
4 141 (2.52%) Law
5 124 (2.22%) Retail
6 119 (2.13%) Banking
7 68 (1.22%) Marketing
8 65 (1.16%) Back Office
9 64 (1.14%) Advertising
10 52 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 47 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 46 (0.82%) Games
13 31 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 26 (0.46%) Automotive
14 26 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.39%) Electronics
16 21 (0.38%) Local Government
17 20 (0.36%) Publishing
18 19 (0.34%) Spanish Language
19 18 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 802 (14.34%) Support Engineer
2 743 (13.28%) Analyst
3 734 (13.12%) Developer
4 469 (8.38%) Consultant
5 457 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 368 (6.58%) Administrator
6 368 (6.58%) Support Analyst
7 331 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 290 (5.18%) .NET Developer
9 267 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support
10 248 (4.43%) IT Support
11 242 (4.33%) DBA
12 232 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
13 230 (4.11%) Desktop Support
14 229 (4.09%) Architect
15 202 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
16 197 (3.52%) C# Developer
17 186 (3.32%) SQL DBA
18 176 (3.15%) Technical Support
19 164 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 902 (16.12%) .NET
2 625 (11.17%) ASP.NET
3 529 (9.46%) HTML
4 433 (7.74%) CSS
5 390 (6.97%) jQuery
6 296 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 287 (5.13%) .NET Framework
8 223 (3.99%) HTML5
9 178 (3.18%) WCF
10 175 (3.13%) CSS3
11 161 (2.88%) XML
12 156 (2.79%) Web Services
13 155 (2.77%) Entity Framework
14 150 (2.68%) AngularJS
15 113 (2.02%) Ajax
16 98 (1.75%) LINQ
17 71 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
18 68 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 68 (1.22%) NHibernate
19 57 (1.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 436 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 346 (6.19%) Blackberry
3 330 (5.90%) Clustering
4 321 (5.74%) Data Centre
5 246 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 229 (4.09%) Replication
7 226 (4.04%) Computer Science
8 98 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 97 (1.73%) Private Cloud
10 83 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 79 (1.41%) Client/Server
12 76 (1.36%) iPhone
13 73 (1.30%) Fat Client
13 73 (1.30%) Thin Client
13 73 (1.30%) Statistics
14 58 (1.04%) iPad
15 53 (0.95%) EqualLogic
16 50 (0.89%) PDA
17 40 (0.72%) Mathematics
18 34 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3623 (64.77%) Windows
2 1564 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1270 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 829 (14.82%) Windows 7
5 744 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 593 (10.60%) Linux
7 463 (8.28%) Windows 8
8 379 (6.78%) Windows XP
9 196 (3.50%) UNIX
10 138 (2.47%) Android
11 124 (2.22%) Mac OS X
12 109 (1.95%) Windows Vista
13 92 (1.64%) Apple iOS
14 90 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
15 73 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (0.57%) Mac OS
17 31 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
18 25 (0.45%) Windows 2000
19 21 (0.38%) Solaris
20 19 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1637 (29.26%) ITIL
2 616 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (7.38%) MVC
4 395 (7.06%) Migration
5 328 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 318 (5.68%) Project Management
7 293 (5.24%) Service Delivery
8 281 (5.02%) Mentoring
9 244 (4.36%) Change Management
10 240 (4.29%) Service Management
11 229 (4.09%) Scrum
12 222 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
13 218 (3.90%) TDD
14 208 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
15 207 (3.70%) CRM
16 195 (3.49%) Problem Management
17 193 (3.45%) PRINCE2
18 175 (3.13%) Time Management
19 159 (2.84%) Incident Management
20 145 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1514 (27.06%) SQL
2 810 (14.48%) C#
3 523 (9.35%) JavaScript
4 456 (8.15%) PowerShell
5 347 (6.20%) T-SQL
6 132 (2.36%) Java
7 101 (1.81%) C
8 95 (1.70%) VBScript
9 75 (1.34%) C++
9 75 (1.34%) VB.NET
10 73 (1.30%) VB
11 68 (1.22%) VBA
12 57 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 38 (0.68%) Perl
14 33 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.48%) PL/SQL
16 24 (0.43%) VB6
17 23 (0.41%) PHP
18 20 (0.36%) Python
19 19 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2907 (51.97%) MCSE
2 1407 (25.15%) MCITP
3 1359 (24.29%) MCSA
4 1233 (22.04%) MCP
5 987 (17.64%) Cisco Certification
6 920 (16.45%) CCNA
7 772 (13.80%) Degree
8 719 (12.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 564 (10.08%) MCTS
10 283 (5.06%) Security Cleared
11 263 (4.70%) Citrix Certification
12 211 (3.77%) CCNP
13 210 (3.75%) CCA
14 195 (3.49%) MCSD
15 178 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
16 166 (2.97%) MCDST
17 165 (2.95%) SC Cleared
18 134 (2.40%) A+ Certification
19 96 (1.72%) CISSP
20 86 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 481 (8.60%) SLA
2 112 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 50 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 48 (0.86%) QA
6 28 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 20 (0.36%) COBIT
8 9 (0.16%) HL7
9 8 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 7 (0.13%) TickIT
10 7 (0.13%) GPG13
11 4 (0.072%) BS7799
12 3 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.054%) GMP
12 3 (0.054%) BS25999
13 2 (0.036%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2306 (41.22%) Active Directory
2 1382 (24.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 883 (15.78%) Hyper-V
4 354 (6.33%) XenApp
5 342 (6.11%) vSphere
6 199 (3.56%) VMware ESX
7 174 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
8 127 (2.27%) XenDesktop
9 104 (1.86%) Terminal Services
10 69 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
10 69 (1.23%) vCloud
11 66 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 65 (1.16%) XenServer
13 58 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 56 (1.00%) ISA Server
15 50 (0.89%) Terminal Server
16 48 (0.86%) VMware Server
16 48 (0.86%) UAG
17 30 (0.54%) Xen
18 29 (0.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 504 (9.01%) SCCM
2 284 (5.08%) SCOM
3 238 (4.25%) Backup Exec
4 134 (2.40%) WSUS
5 72 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 62 (1.11%) NetBackup
7 43 (0.77%) SCVMM
8 36 (0.64%) AirWatch
9 29 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 28 (0.50%) Legato
11 24 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (0.43%) vMotion
12 23 (0.41%) Nagios
13 22 (0.39%) SCOrch
14 20 (0.36%) Puppet
14 20 (0.36%) XenMobile
14 20 (0.36%) Tivoli
15 19 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
15 19 (0.34%) Windows Intune
16 18 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4303 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 2138 (38.22%) VMware
3 1188 (21.24%) Cisco
4 1185 (21.18%) Citrix
5 590 (10.55%) HP
6 298 (5.33%) NetApp
7 297 (5.31%) Dell
8 291 (5.20%) Oracle
9 251 (4.49%) Symantec
10 235 (4.20%) Apple
11 217 (3.88%) EMC
12 149 (2.66%) IBM
13 139 (2.48%) Avaya
14 128 (2.29%) Juniper
15 111 (1.98%) CheckPoint
16 104 (1.86%) Veeam
17 89 (1.59%) SonicWALL
18 87 (1.56%) Red Hat
19 81 (1.45%) Sophos
19 81 (1.45%) Intel
London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + £6K Car All & Training
Posted: 22 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £26,000 to £28,000 + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 22 hours ago
Harlow, Essex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefit
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26500 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £27000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + Car Allow Bonus Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Salary: £28000 - £30000 Per Annum Private Medical Care, Pension Scheme, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday