The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank 616 613 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.011% 0.007% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.042% 0.026% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £54,000 £75,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £70,000 -
% change year-on-year
-32.14% -
MCSM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11804 11394 12879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.87% 25.35% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9411 9292 11103
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,052
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (91.67%) VCAP
2 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (91.67%) SAN
2 11 (91.67%) HP
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (66.67%) CCAA
4 8 (66.67%) NetScaler
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 8 (66.67%) XenApp
4 8 (66.67%) Puppet
4 8 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) Dell
4 8 (66.67%) Citrix
4 8 (66.67%) CCA
4 8 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (66.67%) MCITP
5 7 (58.33%) MCP
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) SAN
2 8 (66.67%) NetScaler
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) Senior Server Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) Server Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) VCAP
2 11 (91.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (66.67%) CCAA
3 8 (66.67%) CCA
3 8 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (66.67%) MCITP
4 7 (58.33%) MCP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) CCSA
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (25.00%) CCSE
6 1 (8.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (66.67%) XenApp
2 8 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Puppet
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) HP
3 8 (66.67%) Dell
3 8 (66.67%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint