The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 103 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1218 1511 1666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.75% 3.33% 3.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.81% 13.25% 13.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 1323 1559
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
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
11267 11406 12348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.12% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9222 9165 10383
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in London

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in London

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
City of London +6 350 £45,000 - 47
Wimbledon - 25 £36,000 -
Croydon -1 12 £42,500 +13.33%
Uxbridge -1 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Twickenham +10 5 - -
Sidcup - 5 £29,000 -
Hayes - 4 £40,000 - 1
Chessington -7 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Kingston Upon Thames -13 2 £31,250 -37.50%
Enfield - 2 £27,000 - 1
Bexley - 2 £27,750 -
Stanmore - 2 - -
Chiswick - 2 £45,000 -
Hounslow -7 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 £30,000 -
Southall - 1 £26,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 1845 (76.43%) Microsoft
2 1513 (62.68%) Windows
3 1338 (55.43%) MCSE
4 1035 (42.87%) Active Directory
5 864 (35.79%) VMware
6 790 (32.73%) MS Excel
7 753 (31.19%) MCITP
8 664 (27.51%) SQL Server
9 661 (27.38%) ITIL
10 656 (27.17%) MS Exchange
11 624 (25.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 613 (25.39%) MCSA
13 589 (24.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 549 (22.74%) SQL
15 544 (22.54%) Citrix
16 535 (22.16%) Cisco
17 520 (21.54%) Finance
18 500 (20.71%) Cisco Certification
19 490 (20.30%) MCP
20 471 (19.51%) Degree
21 454 (18.81%) MS Office
22 430 (17.81%) SharePoint
23 417 (17.27%) CCNA
24 409 (16.94%) Windows 7
25 385 (15.95%) DNS
26 376 (15.58%) .NET
27 364 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
28 351 (14.54%) MCTS
29 350 (14.50%) Windows Server 2003
30 340 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the London 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
1 656 (27.17%) MS Exchange
2 430 (17.81%) SharePoint
3 340 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 239 (9.90%) Lync
5 208 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 176 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 153 (6.34%) IIS
8 138 (5.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 127 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 108 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 100 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 42 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
13 39 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
14 33 (1.37%) Apache
15 31 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
16 23 (0.95%) CMS
17 20 (0.83%) IBM Notes
18 13 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
19 12 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
20 8 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 790 (32.73%) MS Excel
2 454 (18.81%) MS Office
3 79 (3.27%) InfoPath
4 48 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.17%) MS Project
8 2 (0.083%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.083%) Maya
8 2 (0.083%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.041%) FastStats
9 1 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.041%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.041%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 75 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.50%) assyst
4 11 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.25%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.21%) Pivotal CRM
7 5 (0.21%) SalesLogix
7 5 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
7 5 (0.21%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 2 (0.083%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.083%) Eikon
11 1 (0.041%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.041%) Agresso
11 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 153 (6.34%) Office 365
2 109 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.83%) IaaS
4 19 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.58%) PaaS
6 12 (0.50%) SaaS
7 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.17%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 385 (15.95%) DNS
2 333 (13.79%) Firewall
3 299 (12.39%) SAN
4 294 (12.18%) TCP/IP
5 273 (11.31%) DHCP
6 225 (9.32%) LAN
7 220 (9.11%) WAN
8 205 (8.49%) VPN
9 112 (4.64%) Internet
10 86 (3.56%) NAS
11 73 (3.02%) VoIP
12 66 (2.73%) Unified Communications
13 59 (2.44%) NetScaler
14 56 (2.32%) Intranet
15 51 (2.11%) VLAN
16 49 (2.03%) MPLS
17 41 (1.70%) Network Security
18 38 (1.57%) SSL
19 36 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 664 (27.51%) SQL Server
2 217 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 182 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 149 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 105 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
6 103 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 97 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 88 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 44 (1.82%) MySQL
10 38 (1.57%) OLAP
11 32 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 30 (1.24%) Relational Database
13 26 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
14 22 (0.91%) Oracle Database
15 21 (0.87%) QlikView
16 19 (0.79%) DB2
17 16 (0.66%) OLTP
17 16 (0.66%) Data Mining
18 13 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
19 11 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 79 (3.27%) Visual Studio
2 39 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (1.57%) Subversion
4 29 (1.20%) MSI
4 29 (1.20%) NUnit
5 28 (1.16%) Moq
6 26 (1.08%) Rhino Mocks
7 14 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.54%) JIRA
9 12 (0.50%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.37%) InstallShield
11 4 (0.17%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.17%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.12%) Ant
13 2 (0.083%) Dreamweaver
13 2 (0.083%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.083%) MorphX
13 2 (0.083%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 1 (0.041%) Metasploit
General
1 520 (21.54%) Finance
2 138 (5.72%) Banking
3 126 (5.22%) Law
4 84 (3.48%) Legal
5 69 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 60 (2.49%) Advertising
7 53 (2.20%) Retail
8 40 (1.66%) Marketing
9 36 (1.49%) Games
10 29 (1.20%) Back Office
11 23 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.87%) Publishing
13 14 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.41%) Electronics
14 10 (0.41%) Billing
15 8 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.25%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.21%) Front Office
17 5 (0.21%) Local Government
18 4 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 409 (16.94%) Analyst
2 326 (13.50%) Support Engineer
3 313 (12.97%) Developer
4 225 (9.32%) Consultant
5 192 (7.95%) Support Analyst
6 189 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 155 (6.42%) Administrator
8 149 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 128 (5.30%) IT Support
10 119 (4.93%) Desktop Support
11 118 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
11 118 (4.89%) .NET Developer
12 109 (4.52%) Architect
13 101 (4.18%) Technical Support
14 99 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
15 88 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
16 84 (3.48%) Service Analyst
17 78 (3.23%) DBA
18 73 (3.02%) Technical Consultant
19 70 (2.90%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (15.58%) .NET
2 215 (8.91%) ASP.NET
3 122 (5.05%) CSS
4 115 (4.76%) HTML
5 98 (4.06%) jQuery
6 94 (3.89%) .NET Framework
7 74 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 67 (2.78%) XML
9 65 (2.69%) Web Services
10 59 (2.44%) Ajax
11 58 (2.40%) WCF
12 50 (2.07%) HTML5
13 37 (1.53%) XSLT
14 36 (1.49%) Application Packaging
15 30 (1.24%) CSS3
16 29 (1.20%) LINQ
17 28 (1.16%) Silverlight
17 28 (1.16%) WPF
17 28 (1.16%) XHTML
18 27 (1.12%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 258 (10.69%) Blackberry
2 232 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (4.85%) Clustering
4 85 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 76 (3.15%) Replication
6 66 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 65 (2.69%) iPhone
8 59 (2.44%) Client/Server
9 49 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
10 36 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.28%) Hedge funds
12 30 (1.24%) User Experience
13 26 (1.08%) EqualLogic
14 20 (0.83%) Fat Client
14 20 (0.83%) Thin Client
15 18 (0.75%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.66%) CMDB
16 16 (0.66%) iPad
16 16 (0.66%) Statistics
17 15 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1513 (62.68%) Windows
2 624 (25.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 409 (16.94%) Windows 7
4 364 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 350 (14.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 221 (9.15%) Windows XP
7 196 (8.12%) Linux
8 165 (6.84%) Windows 8
9 70 (2.90%) UNIX
10 34 (1.41%) Windows 2000
11 31 (1.28%) Solaris
12 28 (1.16%) Windows Vista
13 23 (0.95%) Android
14 22 (0.91%) AIX
15 21 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
16 20 (0.83%) Mac OS X
17 17 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (0.70%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.66%) Apple iOS
19 13 (0.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (27.38%) ITIL
2 183 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (6.05%) Project Management
4 143 (5.92%) Migration
5 120 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
5 120 (4.97%) Mentoring
6 111 (4.60%) CRM
7 104 (4.31%) PRINCE2
8 97 (4.02%) Change Control
9 95 (3.94%) MVC
10 82 (3.40%) Service Delivery
10 82 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 71 (2.94%) Incident Management
12 69 (2.86%) Time Management
12 69 (2.86%) Service Management
13 68 (2.82%) Workflow
14 67 (2.78%) Problem Management
15 66 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
16 65 (2.69%) Information Security
17 61 (2.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 549 (22.74%) SQL
2 302 (12.51%) C#
3 169 (7.00%) PowerShell
4 150 (6.21%) T-SQL
5 131 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 47 (1.95%) VBScript
7 28 (1.16%) Java
8 26 (1.08%) VB.NET
9 20 (0.83%) VB
10 19 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 18 (0.75%) VBA
12 14 (0.58%) Python
12 14 (0.58%) C
13 11 (0.46%) Perl
14 7 (0.29%) PHP
14 7 (0.29%) Ruby
15 5 (0.21%) C++
16 4 (0.17%) AppleScript
16 4 (0.17%) XPath
16 4 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 1338 (55.43%) MCSE
2 753 (31.19%) MCITP
3 613 (25.39%) MCSA
4 500 (20.71%) Cisco Certification
5 490 (20.30%) MCP
6 471 (19.51%) Degree
7 417 (17.27%) CCNA
8 351 (14.54%) MCTS
9 251 (10.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 132 (5.47%) Citrix Certification
11 119 (4.93%) CCNP
12 115 (4.76%) MCSD
13 102 (4.23%) MCDBA
14 97 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
15 73 (3.02%) MCDST
16 69 (2.86%) Security Cleared
17 66 (2.73%) CCA
18 63 (2.61%) A+ Certification
19 53 (2.20%) CISSP
20 48 (1.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (7.04%) SLA
2 46 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.57%) QA
4 24 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (0.21%) BS7799
8 2 (0.083%) COBIT
System Software
1 1035 (42.87%) Active Directory
2 589 (24.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 336 (13.92%) Hyper-V
4 170 (7.04%) XenApp
5 127 (5.26%) vSphere
6 124 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
7 72 (2.98%) XenDesktop
8 71 (2.94%) VMware ESX
9 42 (1.74%) XenServer
10 33 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (1.08%) Xen
12 21 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.62%) ISA Server
14 14 (0.58%) MetaFrame
15 12 (0.50%) Terminal Services
16 11 (0.46%) VMware Server
17 10 (0.41%) UAG
17 10 (0.41%) vCloud
18 9 (0.37%) NDS
19 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 230 (9.53%) SCCM
2 126 (5.22%) SCOM
3 73 (3.02%) Backup Exec
4 43 (1.78%) WSUS
5 34 (1.41%) SCVMM
6 32 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 30 (1.24%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.04%) SCDPM
9 22 (0.91%) XenMobile
10 21 (0.87%) SCOrch
11 20 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 15 (0.62%) Nagios
13 14 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
13 14 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 13 (0.54%) HP SIM
14 13 (0.54%) WMI
15 12 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (0.50%) SCSM
15 12 (0.50%) Opsview
16 8 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1845 (76.43%) Microsoft
2 864 (35.79%) VMware
3 544 (22.54%) Citrix
4 535 (22.16%) Cisco
5 206 (8.53%) HP
6 126 (5.22%) NetApp
7 122 (5.05%) Dell
8 120 (4.97%) Symantec
9 116 (4.81%) Oracle
10 104 (4.31%) Apple
11 88 (3.65%) Juniper
12 68 (2.82%) EMC
13 55 (2.28%) Avaya
14 48 (1.99%) IBM
15 47 (1.95%) Veeam
16 45 (1.86%) SAP
17 38 (1.57%) Hitachi
17 38 (1.57%) CheckPoint
18 35 (1.45%) Remedy
19 34 (1.41%) Bloomberg
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JPS Selection
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £38-45k, DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Rubbert Associates
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Car/Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + DOE, NEG, Corporate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+training opportunities
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + £4K Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Yoh Company
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £31,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago