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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 101 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1213 1555 1608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.69% 3.42% 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.66% 13.73% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1072 1405 1477
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,950 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
11376 11326 12258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.19% 24.91% 25.72%
Number of salaries quoted 9197 9377 10277
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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
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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 +13 348 £42,500 -5.55% 41
Wimbledon - 20 £36,000 -
Uxbridge +8 12 £27,500 -38.88%
Croydon -8 12 £48,750 +2.63% 1
Sidcup +6 6 £26,500 +17.77%
Kingston Upon Thames -13 4 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Hayes - 4 £40,000 -
Bromley -5 3 £23,500 -21.66%
Stanmore +1 2 - -
Barnet -2 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Enfield -3 1 £24,000 -31.42% 1
Docklands, London -15 1 £32,000 -41.81%
Chiswick - 1 £25,000 -
Beckenham - 1 £30,000 -
Bexley - 1 £27,000 -
Southall - 1 £26,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1862 (73.83%) Microsoft
2 1534 (60.82%) Windows
3 1255 (49.76%) MCSE
4 1062 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 849 (33.66%) VMware
6 793 (31.44%) SQL Server
7 783 (31.05%) MS Excel
8 721 (28.59%) MS Exchange
9 707 (28.03%) MCITP
10 681 (27.00%) ITIL
11 636 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 605 (23.99%) SQL
13 563 (22.32%) MCP
13 563 (22.32%) MCSA
14 550 (21.81%) Finance
14 550 (21.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 542 (21.49%) Cisco
16 511 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
17 509 (20.18%) Citrix
18 505 (20.02%) .NET
19 500 (19.83%) Degree
20 442 (17.53%) CCNA
21 439 (17.41%) MS Office
22 434 (17.21%) SharePoint
23 433 (17.17%) MCTS
24 421 (16.69%) C#
25 415 (16.46%) DNS
25 415 (16.46%) Windows 7
26 362 (14.35%) Exchange Server 2010
27 357 (14.16%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 721 (28.59%) MS Exchange
2 434 (17.21%) SharePoint
3 362 (14.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 222 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 222 (8.80%) Lync
5 190 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 162 (6.42%) IIS
7 156 (6.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 121 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 119 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 114 (4.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 72 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
12 42 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
13 27 (1.07%) CMS
14 24 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
15 21 (0.83%) Apache
16 18 (0.71%) IBM Notes
17 15 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
18 13 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
19 12 (0.48%) Node.js
Applications
1 783 (31.05%) MS Excel
2 439 (17.41%) MS Office
3 57 (2.26%) InfoPath
4 49 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.20%) MS Project
8 3 (0.12%) SPSS
8 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.12%) FastStats
9 2 (0.079%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.079%) Maya
9 2 (0.079%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.040%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.040%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 72 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.48%) assyst
4 10 (0.40%) SAP Business One
5 8 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.20%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.16%) Pivotal CRM
8 4 (0.16%) SalesLogix
8 4 (0.16%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 2 (0.079%) Eikon
10 2 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.079%) Bond Adapt
11 1 (0.040%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.040%) Agresso
11 1 (0.040%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 161 (6.38%) Office 365
2 89 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.63%) SaaS
5 12 (0.48%) IaaS
6 10 (0.40%) PaaS
7 8 (0.32%) Google Apps
7 8 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 415 (16.46%) DNS
2 336 (13.32%) Firewall
3 321 (12.73%) SAN
4 317 (12.57%) TCP/IP
5 299 (11.86%) DHCP
6 250 (9.91%) LAN
7 232 (9.20%) WAN
8 203 (8.05%) VPN
9 104 (4.12%) Internet
10 86 (3.41%) VoIP
11 79 (3.13%) NAS
12 69 (2.74%) Unified Communications
13 51 (2.02%) NetScaler
13 51 (2.02%) MPLS
14 49 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
15 46 (1.82%) VLAN
16 42 (1.67%) Intranet
17 37 (1.47%) Wireless
18 36 (1.43%) SSL
19 35 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 793 (31.44%) SQL Server
2 210 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 173 (6.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 155 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 150 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 103 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
7 94 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 87 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 39 (1.55%) MySQL
10 33 (1.31%) OLAP
11 27 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
12 19 (0.75%) QlikView
12 19 (0.75%) Relational Database
13 17 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 16 (0.63%) OLTP
15 11 (0.44%) Big Data
15 11 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.36%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.36%) Data Mining
16 9 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 106 (4.20%) NUnit
2 101 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 90 (3.57%) Subversion
4 80 (3.17%) Visual Studio
5 68 (2.70%) Moq
6 41 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.56%) MSI
7 14 (0.56%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.52%) MSTest
9 9 (0.36%) JIRA
10 8 (0.32%) MSBuild
10 8 (0.32%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.20%) Metasploit
13 4 (0.16%) Selenium
14 3 (0.12%) InstallShield
14 3 (0.12%) CruiseControl
14 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.12%) WiX
General
1 550 (21.81%) Finance
2 182 (7.22%) Banking
3 130 (5.15%) Law
4 89 (3.53%) Legal
5 79 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 75 (2.97%) Advertising
7 66 (2.62%) Retail
8 64 (2.54%) Games
9 52 (2.06%) Marketing
10 38 (1.51%) Investment Banking
11 28 (1.11%) Back Office
12 14 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.52%) Publishing
14 11 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.40%) Electronics
15 10 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.40%) Billing
16 8 (0.32%) Front Office
17 7 (0.28%) Music Industry
18 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 423 (16.77%) Developer
2 403 (15.98%) Analyst
3 312 (12.37%) Support Engineer
4 205 (8.13%) .NET Developer
5 196 (7.77%) Support Analyst
6 185 (7.34%) Administrator
7 180 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 167 (6.62%) Consultant
9 152 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support
10 130 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 125 (4.96%) IT Support
12 123 (4.88%) Architect
13 118 (4.68%) Technical Support
14 117 (4.64%) Desktop Support
15 110 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
16 90 (3.57%) C# Developer
17 89 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
18 85 (3.37%) Service Analyst
19 75 (2.97%) DBA
20 74 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (20.02%) .NET
2 329 (13.05%) ASP.NET
3 179 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 174 (6.90%) WCF
5 158 (6.26%) HTML
6 157 (6.23%) CSS
7 153 (6.07%) .NET Framework
8 120 (4.76%) WPF
9 113 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 108 (4.28%) NHibernate
11 100 (3.97%) XML
12 98 (3.89%) jQuery
13 90 (3.57%) Ajax
14 86 (3.41%) HTML5
15 79 (3.13%) Web Services
16 75 (2.97%) Razor View Engine
17 73 (2.89%) LINQ
18 67 (2.66%) Silverlight
19 49 (1.94%) Castle Windsor
20 45 (1.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 255 (10.11%) Blackberry
2 217 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (4.80%) Clustering
4 106 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 65 (2.58%) iPhone
6 63 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 59 (2.34%) Replication
8 53 (2.10%) Client/Server
9 51 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
11 34 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 27 (1.07%) EqualLogic
13 24 (0.95%) User Experience
14 23 (0.91%) iPad
15 22 (0.87%) Mathematics
16 20 (0.79%) Tandem
17 19 (0.75%) Statistics
17 19 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
18 17 (0.67%) Fat Client
18 17 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1534 (60.82%) Windows
2 636 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 415 (16.46%) Windows 7
4 357 (14.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 356 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 249 (9.87%) Windows XP
7 218 (8.64%) Linux
8 146 (5.79%) Windows 8
9 62 (2.46%) UNIX
10 46 (1.82%) Android
11 33 (1.31%) Mac OS X
12 26 (1.03%) Windows 2000
13 25 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 24 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 24 (0.95%) Solaris
14 24 (0.95%) Windows Vista
15 21 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (0.75%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.52%) CentOS
17 13 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (27.00%) ITIL
2 298 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (8.41%) MVC
4 153 (6.07%) Project Management
5 148 (5.87%) TDD
6 129 (5.11%) Scrum
7 128 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
8 125 (4.96%) Migration
9 114 (4.52%) Web Application Development
10 111 (4.40%) CRM
11 102 (4.04%) Mentoring
12 91 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 90 (3.57%) PRINCE2
14 88 (3.49%) Service Management
15 86 (3.41%) Service Delivery
16 85 (3.37%) Change Control
17 78 (3.09%) OO
18 77 (3.05%) BDD
19 68 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
20 66 (2.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 605 (23.99%) SQL
2 421 (16.69%) C#
3 184 (7.30%) PowerShell
4 179 (7.10%) T-SQL
5 166 (6.58%) JavaScript
6 57 (2.26%) VBScript
7 38 (1.51%) VB
8 34 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 30 (1.19%) Java
10 25 (0.99%) VBA
11 20 (0.79%) C++
12 18 (0.71%) Python
13 17 (0.67%) C
14 14 (0.56%) Ruby
15 13 (0.52%) Perl
16 8 (0.32%) PHP
17 7 (0.28%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.24%) R
19 4 (0.16%) AppleScript
19 4 (0.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1255 (49.76%) MCSE
2 707 (28.03%) MCITP
3 563 (22.32%) MCSA
3 563 (22.32%) MCP
4 511 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
5 500 (19.83%) Degree
6 442 (17.53%) CCNA
7 433 (17.17%) MCTS
8 229 (9.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 215 (8.52%) MCSD
10 160 (6.34%) MCAD
11 113 (4.48%) Citrix Certification
12 111 (4.40%) MCDBA
13 108 (4.28%) CCNP
13 108 (4.28%) ITIL Certification
14 76 (3.01%) MCDST
15 60 (2.38%) A+ Certification
16 58 (2.30%) CCA
17 55 (2.18%) Security Cleared
18 45 (1.78%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (6.70%) SLA
2 47 (1.86%) QA
3 43 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.079%) BS7799
8 1 (0.040%) Section 508
8 1 (0.040%) COBIT
System Software
1 1062 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 550 (21.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 312 (12.37%) Hyper-V
4 165 (6.54%) XenApp
5 122 (4.84%) vSphere
6 87 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
7 82 (3.25%) VMware ESX
8 55 (2.18%) XenDesktop
9 36 (1.43%) XenServer
10 21 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
10 21 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (0.83%) Xen
11 15 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.59%) MetaFrame
12 14 (0.56%) vCloud
13 12 (0.48%) ISA Server
13 12 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (0.44%) VMware Server
14 11 (0.44%) UAG
15 9 (0.36%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 207 (8.21%) SCCM
2 106 (4.20%) SCOM
3 80 (3.17%) Backup Exec
4 40 (1.59%) WSUS
5 34 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 34 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 30 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 28 (1.11%) SCVMM
8 23 (0.91%) SCDPM
9 22 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (0.56%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.48%) HP SIM
11 12 (0.48%) SCOrch
11 12 (0.48%) SCSM
12 10 (0.40%) XenMobile
12 10 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.36%) Nagios
13 9 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1862 (73.83%) Microsoft
2 849 (33.66%) VMware
3 542 (21.49%) Cisco
4 509 (20.18%) Citrix
5 212 (8.41%) HP
6 150 (5.95%) Symantec
7 124 (4.92%) NetApp
8 114 (4.52%) Dell
9 106 (4.20%) Apple
10 100 (3.97%) Oracle
11 81 (3.21%) Juniper
12 65 (2.58%) Avaya
13 58 (2.30%) EMC
14 49 (1.94%) Veeam
15 46 (1.82%) Bloomberg
16 45 (1.78%) SAP
17 39 (1.55%) IBM
18 37 (1.47%) Reuters
19 36 (1.43%) Mitel
20 33 (1.31%) CheckPoint
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £47500 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £47500 per annum + + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Commonwealth Secretariat
Salary: £38,439 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 40000
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Commonwealth Secretariat
Salary: £38,439 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Commonwealth Secretariat
Salary: £64,704 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + benefits (see advert)
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £38k - 40k per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £80K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago