The first table below looks at the demand for MCSM in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSM over the 3 months to 28 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 London region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank 645 589 -
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.005% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.033% 0.018% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £54,000 £76,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.18% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £70,000 -
% change year-on-year
-32.14% -
Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
12151 11170 12689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.22% 25.18% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9749 9032 11069
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSM
England

MCSM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSM across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSM Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSM
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSM across the London region.

MCSM Salary Trend in London

MCSM
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSM across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

MCSM Salary Histogram in London

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSM 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 MCSM.

1 18 (100.00%) MCSE
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
3 16 (88.89%) Windows
3 16 (88.89%) VMware
3 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (83.33%) SAN
5 14 (77.78%) VCAP
6 13 (72.22%) HP
7 10 (55.56%) MCITP
8 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (50.00%) Citrix
8 9 (50.00%) CCA
8 9 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (50.00%) MCP
8 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (44.44%) CCAA
9 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (44.44%) XenApp
9 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
9 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (44.44%) Puppet
9 8 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (38.89%) NetScaler
10 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
10 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSM 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 MCSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Lync
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) SAN
2 7 (38.89%) NetScaler
3 6 (33.33%) Network Security
3 6 (33.33%) NAS
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Senior Server Engineer
1 9 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (33.33%) Administrator
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
1 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
1 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) MCSE
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (77.78%) VCAP
4 10 (55.56%) MCITP
5 9 (50.00%) CCA
5 9 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (50.00%) MCP
6 8 (44.44%) CCAA
7 6 (33.33%) CCSA
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (33.33%) CCNP
7 6 (33.33%) CCNA
7 6 (33.33%) CCSE
8 2 (11.11%) MCSA
8 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 1 (5.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 8 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Puppet
2 6 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) VMware
3 13 (72.22%) HP
4 9 (50.00%) Citrix
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco
5 7 (38.89%) Dell
6 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.56%) F5
7 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp