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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 103 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1184 1355 1559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.87% 3.17% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.14% 12.56% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1035 1182 1452
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £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
10624 10788 11980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.71% 25.24% 26.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8696 8600 10084
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 £70,000 £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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
City of London +4 369 £45,000 - 30
Croydon +11 16 £38,750 +29.16% 3
Wimbledon +8 15 £36,000 -40.00% 1
Uxbridge -2 9 £35,000 -
Canary Wharf +32 7 £65,000 +23.80%
Twickenham +9 6 £36,000 +10.76%
Chiswick - 4 £45,000 -
Chessington -11 3 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -13 3 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Hayes - 3 £40,000 - 3
Bexley - 3 £28,500 -
Bromley +17 2 £40,000 +60.00%
Wembley - 2 £35,000 - 1
Hillingdon - 2 £21,500 -
Enfield +3 1 £30,000 - 2
Mayfair -1 1 £40,000 -42.85%
Docklands, London -5 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Hounslow - 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 £29,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1832 (77.30%) Microsoft
2 1522 (64.22%) Windows
3 1378 (58.14%) MCSE
4 1038 (43.80%) Active Directory
5 818 (34.51%) VMware
6 756 (31.90%) MS Excel
7 726 (30.63%) MCITP
8 663 (27.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 657 (27.72%) MS Exchange
10 643 (27.13%) ITIL
11 601 (25.36%) MCSA
11 601 (25.36%) SQL Server
12 565 (23.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 525 (22.15%) Citrix
14 514 (21.69%) Cisco
15 499 (21.05%) MCP
15 499 (21.05%) Finance
16 486 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
17 480 (20.25%) SQL
18 457 (19.28%) MS Office
19 439 (18.52%) Windows 7
20 422 (17.81%) Degree
21 416 (17.55%) Windows Server 2012
22 407 (17.17%) SharePoint
23 401 (16.92%) CCNA
24 364 (15.36%) Exchange Server 2010
25 355 (14.98%) DNS
26 344 (14.51%) .NET
27 341 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
28 336 (14.18%) MCTS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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
1 657 (27.72%) MS Exchange
2 407 (17.17%) SharePoint
3 364 (15.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 246 (10.38%) Lync
5 206 (8.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 183 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 148 (6.24%) IIS
8 138 (5.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 130 (5.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 106 (4.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 92 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
12 45 (1.90%) Office Communications Server
13 35 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
13 35 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
14 34 (1.43%) Apache
15 18 (0.76%) CMS
16 14 (0.59%) IBM Notes
17 10 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
18 7 (0.30%) Tomcat
18 7 (0.30%) LiveLink
Applications
1 756 (31.90%) MS Excel
2 457 (19.28%) MS Office
3 79 (3.33%) InfoPath
4 52 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) MS Project
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.042%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.042%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 63 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
4 7 (0.30%) assyst
5 5 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.17%) Pivotal CRM
6 4 (0.17%) SalesLogix
7 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 3 (0.13%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.084%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.084%) Eikon
9 1 (0.042%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 163 (6.88%) Office 365
2 111 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (0.89%) IaaS
4 15 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.51%) PaaS
6 11 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.46%) SaaS
7 2 (0.084%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.042%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 355 (14.98%) DNS
2 303 (12.78%) SAN
3 296 (12.49%) Firewall
4 274 (11.56%) TCP/IP
5 257 (10.84%) DHCP
6 207 (8.73%) VPN
7 200 (8.44%) LAN
8 192 (8.10%) WAN
9 125 (5.27%) Internet
10 76 (3.21%) Unified Communications
11 70 (2.95%) NAS
12 65 (2.74%) VoIP
13 60 (2.53%) Intranet
14 46 (1.94%) NetScaler
15 43 (1.81%) VLAN
16 40 (1.69%) Network Security
16 40 (1.69%) MPLS
17 39 (1.65%) Wireless
18 38 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
19 31 (1.31%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 601 (25.36%) SQL Server
2 203 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 169 (7.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 135 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 100 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 98 (4.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 94 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
8 86 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 37 (1.56%) MySQL
10 36 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 33 (1.39%) Relational Database
12 32 (1.35%) OLAP
13 31 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
14 30 (1.27%) Oracle Database
15 19 (0.80%) QlikView
15 19 (0.80%) DB2
16 15 (0.63%) Data Mining
17 14 (0.59%) Oracle OLAP
18 13 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
19 11 (0.46%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 63 (2.66%) Visual Studio
2 37 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (1.48%) MSI
4 33 (1.39%) Subversion
5 29 (1.22%) NUnit
6 28 (1.18%) Moq
7 26 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
8 15 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.59%) JIRA
10 13 (0.55%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.38%) InstallShield
12 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.17%) Git (software)
14 3 (0.13%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.13%) Ant
15 2 (0.084%) CruiseControl
15 2 (0.084%) MorphX
16 1 (0.042%) AdminStudio
16 1 (0.042%) Eclipse
General
1 499 (21.05%) Finance
2 145 (6.12%) Banking
3 116 (4.89%) Law
4 79 (3.33%) Legal
5 65 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 61 (2.57%) Advertising
7 57 (2.41%) Retail
8 35 (1.48%) Marketing
9 31 (1.31%) Games
10 28 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 25 (1.05%) Back Office
12 21 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.84%) Publishing
14 18 (0.76%) Front Office
15 9 (0.38%) Electronics
15 9 (0.38%) Billing
16 7 (0.30%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.21%) Local Government
18 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.084%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 416 (17.55%) Analyst
2 337 (14.22%) Support Engineer
3 272 (11.48%) Developer
4 264 (11.14%) Consultant
5 207 (8.73%) Support Analyst
6 179 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 155 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 154 (6.50%) Administrator
9 152 (6.41%) Desktop Support
10 121 (5.11%) IT Support
11 120 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
12 110 (4.64%) .NET Developer
13 103 (4.35%) Architect
14 96 (4.05%) Technical Support
15 92 (3.88%) Technical Consultant
16 90 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
17 88 (3.71%) Microsoft Consultant
18 85 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
19 82 (3.46%) Service Analyst
20 79 (3.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (14.51%) .NET
2 210 (8.86%) ASP.NET
3 118 (4.98%) CSS
4 113 (4.77%) HTML
5 93 (3.92%) jQuery
6 87 (3.67%) .NET Framework
7 78 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 62 (2.62%) Web Services
9 60 (2.53%) Ajax
10 52 (2.19%) XML
11 49 (2.07%) WCF
12 44 (1.86%) HTML5
13 40 (1.69%) Application Packaging
14 29 (1.22%) XHTML
15 28 (1.18%) LINQ
15 28 (1.18%) CSS3
16 27 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 27 (1.14%) WPF
17 26 (1.10%) NHibernate
18 25 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 283 (11.94%) Blackberry
2 207 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (4.56%) Clustering
4 88 (3.71%) Replication
5 78 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 74 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 64 (2.70%) iPhone
8 62 (2.62%) Client/Server
9 48 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
10 32 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (1.27%) User Experience
12 24 (1.01%) Hedge funds
13 22 (0.93%) Fat Client
13 22 (0.93%) EqualLogic
13 22 (0.93%) Thin Client
14 20 (0.84%) CMDB
15 17 (0.72%) Mathematics
15 17 (0.72%) Visualisation
16 14 (0.59%) iPad
16 14 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1522 (64.22%) Windows
2 663 (27.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 439 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 416 (17.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 341 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 208 (8.78%) Windows XP
7 191 (8.06%) Linux
8 186 (7.85%) Windows 8
9 66 (2.78%) UNIX
10 42 (1.77%) Windows Vista
11 36 (1.52%) Windows 2000
12 29 (1.22%) Android
13 27 (1.14%) Solaris
13 27 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.89%) AIX
15 19 (0.80%) Apple iOS
15 19 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
17 12 (0.51%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (27.13%) ITIL
2 184 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (7.59%) Migration
4 138 (5.82%) Project Management
5 119 (5.02%) Mentoring
6 111 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
7 99 (4.18%) PRINCE2
8 97 (4.09%) CRM
9 95 (4.01%) Change Control
10 92 (3.88%) Service Delivery
11 91 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 85 (3.59%) MVC
13 79 (3.33%) Service Management
14 78 (3.29%) Workflow
14 78 (3.29%) Problem Management
15 70 (2.95%) Incident Management
16 63 (2.66%) Business Continuity
17 62 (2.62%) Performance Tuning
18 58 (2.45%) Time Management
19 55 (2.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 480 (20.25%) SQL
2 280 (11.81%) C#
3 177 (7.47%) PowerShell
4 136 (5.74%) T-SQL
5 132 (5.57%) JavaScript
6 33 (1.39%) VBScript
7 27 (1.14%) Java
8 26 (1.10%) C
9 24 (1.01%) VB.NET
10 21 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 13 (0.55%) VBA
12 9 (0.38%) Python
13 8 (0.34%) VB
14 7 (0.30%) PHP
15 6 (0.25%) Perl
16 4 (0.17%) AppleScript
16 4 (0.17%) Ruby
16 4 (0.17%) XPath
17 3 (0.13%) X++
17 3 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 1378 (58.14%) MCSE
2 726 (30.63%) MCITP
3 601 (25.36%) MCSA
4 499 (21.05%) MCP
5 486 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
6 422 (17.81%) Degree
7 401 (16.92%) CCNA
8 336 (14.18%) MCTS
9 253 (10.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 135 (5.70%) Citrix Certification
11 118 (4.98%) CCNP
11 118 (4.98%) MCSD
12 90 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
13 88 (3.71%) MCDBA
14 82 (3.46%) CCA
15 73 (3.08%) Security Cleared
16 64 (2.70%) MCDST
17 62 (2.62%) A+ Certification
18 55 (2.32%) SC Cleared
19 51 (2.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (7.22%) SLA
2 42 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.60%) QA
4 29 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 7 (0.30%) BS7799
8 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.084%) COBIT
System Software
1 1038 (43.80%) Active Directory
2 565 (23.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 335 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 178 (7.51%) XenApp
5 143 (6.03%) VMware ESXi
6 142 (5.99%) vSphere
7 84 (3.54%) XenDesktop
8 52 (2.19%) VMware ESX
9 40 (1.69%) XenServer
10 33 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (1.10%) Xen
12 19 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 16 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.55%) ISA Server
16 12 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.51%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.51%) UAG
17 10 (0.42%) NDS
18 9 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 250 (10.55%) SCCM
2 170 (7.17%) SCOM
3 58 (2.45%) Backup Exec
4 39 (1.65%) SCVMM
5 38 (1.60%) WSUS
6 33 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 32 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 31 (1.31%) SCDPM
9 26 (1.10%) XenMobile
10 24 (1.01%) SCOrch
11 21 (0.89%) Nagios
12 19 (0.80%) WMI
13 18 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 18 (0.76%) Opsview
14 14 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 13 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (0.55%) HP SIM
16 12 (0.51%) SCSM
17 11 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
18 8 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1832 (77.30%) Microsoft
2 818 (34.51%) VMware
3 525 (22.15%) Citrix
4 514 (21.69%) Cisco
5 205 (8.65%) HP
6 129 (5.44%) Dell
7 128 (5.40%) Symantec
8 117 (4.94%) Oracle
9 116 (4.89%) Apple
10 109 (4.60%) NetApp
11 87 (3.67%) Juniper
12 77 (3.25%) EMC
13 60 (2.53%) IBM
14 59 (2.49%) Veeam
15 52 (2.19%) Avaya
16 51 (2.15%) SAP
17 37 (1.56%) Hitachi
17 37 (1.56%) CheckPoint
18 36 (1.52%) Reuters
19 35 (1.48%) Websense
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £43000 - £48000 per annum + £kOT + bens + £2k clothing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 26k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,500 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
TRG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 27 days holiday, banking bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits + Perks
Posted: 3 days ago