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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 102 90 93
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1208 1450 1351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.82% 3.19% 3.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.93% 12.49% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1054 1290 1215
Average salary £44,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
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
11049 11609 11485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.82% 25.55% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 9017 9404 9430
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
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 March 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 March 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 +26 380 £47,000 +4.44% 24
Canary Wharf - 22 £65,000 -
Croydon +11 15 £37,500 +36.36% 8
Uxbridge +5 11 £23,000 -34.28% 1
Chiswick -2 7 £45,000 +114.28%
Kingston Upon Thames -5 7 £50,000 +42.85%
Docklands, London +5 5 £42,500 -
Ilford +4 5 - -
Wimbledon +1 5 £40,000 +3.22%
Bromley +13 3 £28,000 +33.33%
Brentford -2 3 £52,500 +94.44%
Bexley - 3 £28,500 -
Hayes - 3 £40,000 - 3
Hillingdon - 3 £21,500 -
Romford -4 2 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Mayfair -6 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Twickenham -9 2 £35,500 -16.47%
Wembley - 2 £35,000 -
Feltham - 2 £27,500 -
Chessington - 2 £45,000 -
Hounslow +7 1 £34,500 -31.00%
Hammersmith -6 1 £25,000 -37.50%
Surbiton - 1 £25,000 -
Teddington - 1 £42,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1887 (78.04%) Microsoft
2 1678 (69.40%) Windows
3 1487 (61.50%) MCSE
4 1167 (48.26%) Active Directory
5 860 (35.57%) VMware
6 763 (31.56%) MS Excel
7 722 (29.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 718 (29.69%) MCITP
9 693 (28.66%) MS Exchange
10 663 (27.42%) ITIL
11 629 (26.01%) MCSA
12 611 (25.27%) SQL Server
13 589 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 574 (23.74%) MCP
15 532 (22.00%) Finance
16 530 (21.92%) Citrix
17 513 (21.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 508 (21.01%) Cisco
18 508 (21.01%) Windows 7
19 488 (20.18%) MS Office
20 484 (20.02%) Cisco Certification
21 466 (19.27%) SQL
22 417 (17.25%) Degree
23 409 (16.91%) CCNA
24 379 (15.67%) SharePoint
25 370 (15.30%) Hyper-V
26 365 (15.10%) Exchange Server 2010
27 349 (14.43%) Windows Server 2003
28 346 (14.31%) DNS
29 341 (14.10%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 693 (28.66%) MS Exchange
2 379 (15.67%) SharePoint
3 365 (15.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 247 (10.22%) Lync
5 218 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 183 (7.57%) IIS
7 179 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 143 (5.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 135 (5.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 128 (5.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 93 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
12 48 (1.99%) Office Communications Server
13 35 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
14 33 (1.36%) Apache
15 24 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.54%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.21%) LiveLink
18 4 (0.17%) WorkSite
18 4 (0.17%) IBM Notes
18 4 (0.17%) Site Server
Applications
1 763 (31.56%) MS Excel
2 488 (20.18%) MS Office
3 70 (2.89%) InfoPath
4 63 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.29%) MS Project
8 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 78 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
3 10 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
5 7 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.21%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.17%) SalesLogix
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.17%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.17%) Pivotal CRM
8 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.12%) SAP CCM
8 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.083%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.083%) HiPortfolio
9 2 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 185 (7.65%) Office 365
2 128 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.99%) IaaS
4 22 (0.91%) SaaS
5 21 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.66%) PaaS
7 12 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.21%) Yammer
9 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 346 (14.31%) DNS
2 322 (13.32%) Firewall
3 317 (13.11%) SAN
4 253 (10.46%) TCP/IP
5 244 (10.09%) DHCP
6 227 (9.39%) VPN
7 191 (7.90%) WAN
7 191 (7.90%) LAN
8 124 (5.13%) Internet
9 85 (3.52%) VoIP
10 62 (2.56%) Unified Communications
11 59 (2.44%) NAS
12 58 (2.40%) Intranet
13 56 (2.32%) VLAN
14 44 (1.82%) MPLS
15 43 (1.78%) Network Security
16 37 (1.53%) Wireless
17 36 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
18 32 (1.32%) Extranet
19 30 (1.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 225 (9.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 176 (7.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 139 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 105 (4.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 100 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 93 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 65 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (1.86%) Relational Database
10 41 (1.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 40 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 37 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
13 32 (1.32%) MySQL
14 20 (0.83%) OLAP
15 19 (0.79%) DB2
15 19 (0.79%) QlikView
16 16 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
17 15 (0.62%) Data Mining
17 15 (0.62%) Oracle OLAP
18 14 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 87 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 35 (1.45%) NUnit
3 34 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (1.41%) MSI
4 28 (1.16%) Moq
5 26 (1.08%) Rhino Mocks
6 16 (0.66%) Subversion
7 15 (0.62%) InstallShield
8 8 (0.33%) JIRA
8 8 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.33%) MSBuild
8 8 (0.33%) CruiseControl
8 8 (0.33%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.25%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.21%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.12%) Ant
11 3 (0.12%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.083%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.041%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 532 (22.00%) Finance
2 183 (7.57%) Banking
3 106 (4.38%) Law
4 87 (3.60%) Legal
5 68 (2.81%) Advertising
6 59 (2.44%) Retail
7 58 (2.40%) Financial Institution
8 55 (2.27%) Investment Banking
9 54 (2.23%) Telecoms
10 49 (2.03%) Front Office
11 37 (1.53%) Back Office
12 34 (1.41%) Marketing
13 33 (1.36%) Games
14 14 (0.58%) Publishing
15 10 (0.41%) Local Government
16 7 (0.29%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.25%) Billing
18 4 (0.17%) Electronics
18 4 (0.17%) Music Industry
19 2 (0.083%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 471 (19.48%) Analyst
2 337 (13.94%) Support Engineer
3 279 (11.54%) Consultant
4 274 (11.33%) Support Analyst
5 267 (11.04%) Developer
6 187 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 186 (7.69%) Desktop Support
8 179 (7.40%) 3rd Line Support
9 160 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 154 (6.37%) Administrator
11 117 (4.84%) .NET Developer
12 109 (4.51%) Technical Consultant
12 109 (4.51%) IT Support
13 98 (4.05%) Microsoft Consultant
14 88 (3.64%) Technical Support
15 84 (3.47%) Desktop Analyst
16 82 (3.39%) DBA
17 81 (3.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 80 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
19 72 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (14.10%) .NET
2 226 (9.35%) ASP.NET
3 127 (5.25%) HTML
4 123 (5.09%) CSS
5 103 (4.26%) .NET Framework
6 94 (3.89%) jQuery
7 87 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 69 (2.85%) WCF
9 67 (2.77%) Ajax
10 59 (2.44%) Web Services
10 59 (2.44%) XML
11 42 (1.74%) Application Packaging
12 40 (1.65%) HTML5
13 38 (1.57%) NHibernate
14 31 (1.28%) WPF
14 31 (1.28%) XHTML
15 28 (1.16%) ADO.NET
15 28 (1.16%) LINQ
16 27 (1.12%) WF
17 25 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 324 (13.40%) Blackberry
2 220 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (4.09%) Replication
4 95 (3.93%) Clustering
5 92 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 76 (3.14%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.32%) Client/Server
8 48 (1.99%) iPhone
9 36 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
9 36 (1.49%) User Experience
10 32 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 30 (1.24%) PDA
12 26 (1.08%) Thin Client
12 26 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 25 (1.03%) CMDB
14 22 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (0.70%) Visualisation
16 16 (0.66%) EqualLogic
16 16 (0.66%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1678 (69.40%) Windows
2 722 (29.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 513 (21.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 508 (21.01%) Windows 7
5 349 (14.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 228 (9.43%) Windows XP
7 223 (9.22%) Linux
8 201 (8.31%) Windows 8
9 88 (3.64%) UNIX
10 64 (2.65%) Windows Vista
11 38 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 33 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (1.24%) Android
14 28 (1.16%) Solaris
15 24 (0.99%) Windows 2000
16 21 (0.87%) Debian
17 20 (0.83%) Mac OS
18 17 (0.70%) CentOS
19 16 (0.66%) Apple iOS
19 16 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (27.42%) ITIL
2 226 (9.35%) Migration
3 186 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 145 (6.00%) Service Delivery
5 143 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 135 (5.58%) Mentoring
7 115 (4.76%) Business Continuity
7 115 (4.76%) Problem Management
8 111 (4.59%) Project Management
9 108 (4.47%) PRINCE2
10 101 (4.18%) CRM
11 98 (4.05%) Service Management
12 97 (4.01%) Business Intelligence
12 97 (4.01%) Workflow
13 94 (3.89%) MVC
14 91 (3.76%) Change Control
15 84 (3.47%) Incident Management
16 65 (2.69%) Performance Tuning
17 62 (2.56%) Web Development
18 61 (2.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 466 (19.27%) SQL
2 285 (11.79%) C#
3 186 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 151 (6.24%) JavaScript
5 127 (5.25%) T-SQL
6 30 (1.24%) C
7 23 (0.95%) Java
8 22 (0.91%) VB.NET
9 20 (0.83%) VBScript
10 19 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 17 (0.70%) VBA
12 8 (0.33%) VB
13 7 (0.29%) Python
14 6 (0.25%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.21%) XPath
15 5 (0.21%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.21%) Perl
15 5 (0.21%) C++
16 3 (0.12%) ABAP
17 2 (0.083%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1487 (61.50%) MCSE
2 718 (29.69%) MCITP
3 629 (26.01%) MCSA
4 574 (23.74%) MCP
5 484 (20.02%) Cisco Certification
6 417 (17.25%) Degree
7 409 (16.91%) CCNA
8 338 (13.98%) MCTS
9 266 (11.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 153 (6.33%) Citrix Certification
11 118 (4.88%) CCA
12 115 (4.76%) MCSD
13 113 (4.67%) CCNP
14 85 (3.52%) Security Cleared
15 64 (2.65%) MCDST
15 64 (2.65%) A+ Certification
16 61 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
17 59 (2.44%) MCDBA
18 54 (2.23%) SC Cleared
19 46 (1.90%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (7.44%) SLA
2 42 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.36%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.74%) QA
6 10 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 6 (0.25%) BS7799
8 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.041%) P3O
System Software
1 1167 (48.26%) Active Directory
2 589 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 370 (15.30%) Hyper-V
4 190 (7.86%) XenApp
5 163 (6.74%) vSphere
6 155 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
7 104 (4.30%) XenDesktop
8 46 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 46 (1.90%) VMware ESX
9 40 (1.65%) Terminal Services
10 32 (1.32%) XenServer
11 29 (1.20%) Xen
12 28 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 19 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 18 (0.74%) VMware Server
15 12 (0.50%) vCloud
16 11 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.45%) ISA Server
17 10 (0.41%) NDS
18 8 (0.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 295 (12.20%) SCCM
2 204 (8.44%) SCOM
3 59 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 40 (1.65%) SCVMM
5 31 (1.28%) Nagios
6 29 (1.20%) NetBackup
7 28 (1.16%) SCDPM
8 27 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 25 (1.03%) WSUS
10 24 (0.99%) Opsview
11 23 (0.95%) XenMobile
12 19 (0.79%) SCOrch
12 19 (0.79%) WMI
13 15 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 14 (0.58%) HP SIM
15 12 (0.50%) Tivoli
15 12 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 11 (0.45%) SCSM
16 11 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 9 (0.37%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1887 (78.04%) Microsoft
2 860 (35.57%) VMware
3 530 (21.92%) Citrix
4 508 (21.01%) Cisco
5 235 (9.72%) HP
6 141 (5.83%) Dell
7 140 (5.79%) Apple
8 135 (5.58%) Oracle
9 123 (5.09%) Symantec
10 101 (4.18%) NetApp
11 83 (3.43%) EMC
12 81 (3.35%) Juniper
13 63 (2.61%) IBM
14 59 (2.44%) Veeam
15 52 (2.15%) ServiceNow
15 52 (2.15%) SAP
16 51 (2.11%) Avaya
17 44 (1.82%) Red Hat
18 43 (1.78%) CheckPoint
19 39 (1.61%) CommVault
London
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
TLP Consultancy
Salary: Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: From £18,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Amsys
Salary: From £29,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
TechnoRecruit
Salary: From £16,000 to £35,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 20% bonus + 12% pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £1.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + 5k Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Bluetownonline
Salary: £17k - 20k per year
Posted: 3 days ago