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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 96 92 90
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1235 1362 1396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.93% 3.16% 3.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.68% 12.47% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1068 1221 1274
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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
11564 10924 11641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 27.48% 25.38% 26.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9413 8758 9715
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +25 400 £46,250 +2.77% 37
Canary Wharf - 19 £65,000 -
Croydon +6 18 £38,750 +29.16% 5
Chiswick -3 9 £45,000 +114.28%
Wimbledon +8 8 £37,500 -24.05%
Uxbridge -2 8 £35,000 - 1
Twickenham -5 6 £36,000 -15.29%
Kingston Upon Thames -13 6 £51,250 +46.42%
Docklands, London +3 5 £42,500 -
Chessington -6 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Bromley +13 4 £27,750 +35.36%
Bexley - 4 £28,500 -
Ilford +6 3 - -
Hillingdon - 3 £21,500 -
Hayes - 3 £40,000 -
Mayfair -2 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Brentford - 2 £52,500 - 1
Wembley - 2 £35,000 - 1
Romford -2 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Teddington - 1 £42,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1912 (78.01%) Microsoft
2 1629 (66.46%) Windows
3 1475 (60.18%) MCSE
4 1151 (46.96%) Active Directory
5 864 (35.25%) VMware
6 780 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 738 (30.11%) MCITP
8 719 (29.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 710 (28.97%) MS Exchange
10 658 (26.85%) ITIL
11 629 (25.66%) SQL Server
12 621 (25.34%) MCSA
13 587 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 555 (22.64%) MCP
15 534 (21.79%) Citrix
16 532 (21.71%) Cisco
17 528 (21.54%) Finance
18 491 (20.03%) Windows Server 2012
19 481 (19.62%) Cisco Certification
20 479 (19.54%) MS Office
21 477 (19.46%) SQL
22 474 (19.34%) Windows 7
23 430 (17.54%) Degree
24 424 (17.30%) SharePoint
25 406 (16.56%) CCNA
26 376 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2010
27 362 (14.77%) Hyper-V
28 359 (14.65%) DNS
29 357 (14.57%) .NET
30 350 (14.28%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 710 (28.97%) MS Exchange
2 424 (17.30%) SharePoint
3 376 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 262 (10.69%) Lync
5 221 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 196 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 175 (7.14%) IIS
8 143 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 142 (5.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 135 (5.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 92 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 47 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
13 41 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
14 37 (1.51%) Apache
15 32 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.41%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.33%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.33%) CMS
18 6 (0.24%) LiveLink
19 4 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 780 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 479 (19.54%) MS Office
3 78 (3.18%) InfoPath
4 58 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.24%) MS Project
8 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.041%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 74 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
3 10 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
5 7 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.16%) SalesLogix
7 4 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.16%) Pivotal CRM
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.12%) SAP CCM
8 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.082%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.082%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.041%) assyst
10 1 (0.041%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 189 (7.71%) Office 365
2 123 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.94%) IaaS
4 19 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (0.78%) SaaS
5 15 (0.61%) PaaS
6 11 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.16%) Yammer
8 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 359 (14.65%) DNS
2 328 (13.38%) SAN
3 315 (12.85%) Firewall
4 262 (10.69%) TCP/IP
5 255 (10.40%) DHCP
6 233 (9.51%) VPN
7 191 (7.79%) LAN
8 188 (7.67%) WAN
9 129 (5.26%) Internet
10 77 (3.14%) VoIP
11 74 (3.02%) Unified Communications
12 69 (2.82%) NAS
13 58 (2.37%) Intranet
14 57 (2.33%) VLAN
15 41 (1.67%) MPLS
16 40 (1.63%) Wireless
16 40 (1.63%) NetScaler
17 39 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
18 38 (1.55%) Network Security
19 33 (1.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (25.66%) SQL Server
2 231 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 165 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 131 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 104 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 100 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 88 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 72 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (1.63%) MySQL
10 39 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
11 38 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 38 (1.55%) Relational Database
12 36 (1.47%) Oracle Database
13 24 (0.98%) OLAP
14 19 (0.78%) DB2
15 18 (0.73%) QlikView
16 15 (0.61%) Data Mining
17 14 (0.57%) Oracle OLAP
18 13 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
19 12 (0.49%) Informix
Development Applications
1 73 (2.98%) Visual Studio
2 35 (1.43%) MSI
2 35 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (1.39%) NUnit
4 29 (1.18%) Moq
5 27 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
6 25 (1.02%) Subversion
7 12 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.45%) InstallShield
8 11 (0.45%) JIRA
9 10 (0.41%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.24%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.24%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.12%) Ant
11 3 (0.12%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.041%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.041%) AdminStudio
General
1 528 (21.54%) Finance
2 167 (6.81%) Banking
3 102 (4.16%) Law
4 78 (3.18%) Legal
5 70 (2.86%) Advertising
6 67 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 60 (2.45%) Retail
8 43 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 41 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 37 (1.51%) Marketing
11 36 (1.47%) Front Office
12 31 (1.26%) Back Office
13 30 (1.22%) Games
14 17 (0.69%) Publishing
15 10 (0.41%) Local Government
16 9 (0.37%) Electronics
17 7 (0.29%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.29%) Billing
18 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.12%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 443 (18.07%) Analyst
2 343 (13.99%) Support Engineer
3 285 (11.63%) Consultant
4 271 (11.06%) Developer
5 244 (9.96%) Support Analyst
6 193 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 178 (7.26%) Desktop Support
8 169 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 162 (6.61%) Administrator
10 142 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
11 114 (4.65%) IT Support
12 112 (4.57%) .NET Developer
13 101 (4.12%) Technical Consultant
14 96 (3.92%) Technical Support
14 96 (3.92%) Microsoft Consultant
15 90 (3.67%) Architect
16 87 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
17 86 (3.51%) DBA
18 81 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
19 77 (3.14%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (14.57%) .NET
2 225 (9.18%) ASP.NET
3 121 (4.94%) CSS
4 120 (4.90%) HTML
5 95 (3.88%) .NET Framework
6 92 (3.75%) jQuery
7 79 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 66 (2.69%) Ajax
9 64 (2.61%) WCF
9 64 (2.61%) Web Services
10 56 (2.28%) XML
11 42 (1.71%) Application Packaging
12 41 (1.67%) HTML5
13 34 (1.39%) WPF
14 32 (1.31%) NHibernate
15 31 (1.26%) XHTML
16 29 (1.18%) LINQ
17 26 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 23 (0.94%) ADO.NET
19 22 (0.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 321 (13.10%) Blackberry
2 213 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (4.32%) Clustering
4 101 (4.12%) Replication
5 83 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 75 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 62 (2.53%) iPhone
8 59 (2.41%) Client/Server
9 47 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.43%) User Experience
11 28 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.10%) Fat Client
12 27 (1.10%) Hedge funds
12 27 (1.10%) Thin Client
13 24 (0.98%) CMDB
14 20 (0.82%) Visualisation
15 19 (0.78%) EqualLogic
15 19 (0.78%) Mathematics
16 17 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
17 16 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1629 (66.46%) Windows
2 719 (29.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 491 (20.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 474 (19.34%) Windows 7
5 350 (14.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 232 (9.47%) Windows XP
7 218 (8.89%) Linux
8 204 (8.32%) Windows 8
9 74 (3.02%) UNIX
10 59 (2.41%) Windows Vista
11 36 (1.47%) Mac OS X
12 30 (1.22%) Windows 2000
13 28 (1.14%) Android
14 27 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (1.10%) Solaris
15 20 (0.82%) AIX
15 20 (0.82%) Debian
16 19 (0.78%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.78%) CentOS
17 18 (0.73%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (26.85%) ITIL
2 209 (8.53%) Migration
3 186 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 126 (5.14%) Project Management
6 124 (5.06%) Service Delivery
6 124 (5.06%) Mentoring
7 114 (4.65%) PRINCE2
8 102 (4.16%) Problem Management
9 100 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
10 99 (4.04%) Business Continuity
11 97 (3.96%) CRM
12 92 (3.75%) Workflow
13 91 (3.71%) Service Management
14 88 (3.59%) Change Control
15 84 (3.43%) Incident Management
15 84 (3.43%) MVC
16 70 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
17 63 (2.57%) Web Development
18 61 (2.49%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 477 (19.46%) SQL
2 291 (11.87%) C#
3 194 (7.92%) PowerShell
4 144 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 135 (5.51%) T-SQL
6 31 (1.26%) C
7 27 (1.10%) VBScript
8 25 (1.02%) VB.NET
8 25 (1.02%) Java
9 19 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 16 (0.65%) VBA
11 7 (0.29%) VB
11 7 (0.29%) XPath
12 5 (0.20%) Python
12 5 (0.20%) PHP
13 4 (0.16%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.16%) Perl
13 4 (0.16%) C++
14 3 (0.12%) ABAP
14 3 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 1475 (60.18%) MCSE
2 738 (30.11%) MCITP
3 621 (25.34%) MCSA
4 555 (22.64%) MCP
5 481 (19.62%) Cisco Certification
6 430 (17.54%) Degree
7 406 (16.56%) CCNA
8 350 (14.28%) MCTS
9 268 (10.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 153 (6.24%) Citrix Certification
11 118 (4.81%) MCSD
12 110 (4.49%) CCNP
13 108 (4.41%) CCA
14 79 (3.22%) Security Cleared
15 76 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
16 75 (3.06%) MCDBA
17 70 (2.86%) A+ Certification
18 67 (2.73%) MCDST
19 55 (2.24%) SC Cleared
20 44 (1.80%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (7.26%) SLA
2 40 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.35%) ISO 9001
4 28 (1.14%) QA
5 23 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 7 (0.29%) BS7799
8 4 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.041%) P3O
System Software
1 1151 (46.96%) Active Directory
2 587 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 362 (14.77%) Hyper-V
4 187 (7.63%) XenApp
5 174 (7.10%) vSphere
6 155 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
7 95 (3.88%) XenDesktop
8 49 (2.00%) VMware ESX
9 42 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (1.43%) XenServer
11 34 (1.39%) Terminal Services
12 29 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 28 (1.14%) Xen
14 17 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (0.65%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.45%) UAG
16 11 (0.45%) ISA Server
17 10 (0.41%) NDS
18 9 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
18 9 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 272 (11.10%) SCCM
2 196 (8.00%) SCOM
3 58 (2.37%) Backup Exec
4 41 (1.67%) SCVMM
5 35 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 32 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 31 (1.26%) WSUS
8 29 (1.18%) SCDPM
9 26 (1.06%) Nagios
10 25 (1.02%) XenMobile
11 22 (0.90%) Opsview
12 21 (0.86%) WMI
13 20 (0.82%) SCOrch
14 16 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 13 (0.53%) HP SIM
16 12 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 11 (0.45%) SCSM
18 10 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
18 10 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
18 10 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1912 (78.01%) Microsoft
2 864 (35.25%) VMware
3 534 (21.79%) Citrix
4 532 (21.71%) Cisco
5 234 (9.55%) HP
6 156 (6.36%) Dell
7 134 (5.47%) Apple
8 133 (5.43%) Symantec
9 128 (5.22%) Oracle
10 102 (4.16%) NetApp
11 85 (3.47%) EMC
12 84 (3.43%) Juniper
13 67 (2.73%) IBM
14 64 (2.61%) Veeam
15 55 (2.24%) SAP
16 53 (2.16%) Avaya
17 42 (1.71%) Remedy
17 42 (1.71%) CheckPoint
18 38 (1.55%) Wyse
18 38 (1.55%) Red Hat
Croydon, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum +£6,000 bonus, based on your utilisation
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 26k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits inc bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Wavex
Salary: Competitive + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ventec Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.
Posted: 3 days ago