The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 54 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 910 1030 1297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.88% 4.59% 5.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.80% 13.96% 16.13%
Number of salaries quoted 808 968 1216
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,814
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7710 7380 8041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.84% 32.91% 33.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6081 5864 7037
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,873
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +7 238 £40,000 +3.22% 16
Surrey -16 210 £36,250 -9.37% 11
Hampshire -27 131 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Buckinghamshire -21 108 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Kent +13 82 £42,500 +6.25% 3
West Sussex +14 61 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Oxfordshire -36 48 £36,000 +1.40% 5
East Sussex -24 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Middlesex +5 12 £33,500 -16.25% 2
M4 Corridor - 4 £26,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 1271 (69.68%) Microsoft
2 1022 (56.03%) Windows
3 893 (48.96%) MCSE
4 676 (37.06%) SQL Server
5 633 (34.70%) Active Directory
6 568 (31.14%) MCP
7 544 (29.82%) MS Excel
8 524 (28.73%) MS Exchange
9 521 (28.56%) VMware
10 507 (27.80%) MCITP
11 488 (26.75%) .NET
12 480 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 439 (24.07%) C#
14 438 (24.01%) SQL
15 420 (23.03%) MCTS
16 385 (21.11%) ASP.NET
17 382 (20.94%) Firewall
18 359 (19.68%) Cisco
19 358 (19.63%) MCSA
20 352 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
21 348 (19.08%) ITIL
22 329 (18.04%) VMware Infrastructure
23 324 (17.76%) Cisco Certification
24 317 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
25 308 (16.89%) MVC
26 284 (15.57%) DNS
27 279 (15.30%) CCNA
28 273 (14.97%) Degree
29 266 (14.58%) MCSD
30 264 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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
1 524 (28.73%) MS Exchange
2 317 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 208 (11.40%) SharePoint
4 202 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 183 (10.03%) IIS
6 153 (8.39%) Lync
7 140 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 139 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 43 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 42 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 26 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (1.21%) IBM Notes
12 22 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
12 22 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
13 20 (1.10%) Node.js
14 18 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
15 13 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
16 11 (0.60%) CMS
17 10 (0.55%) Apache
17 10 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 544 (29.82%) MS Excel
2 211 (11.57%) MS Office
3 20 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.33%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.22%) MS Project
7 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 41 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.11%) Summit
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.055%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.055%) INSURE/90
5 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.055%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.055%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.78%) Office 365
2 27 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.99%) SaaS
4 8 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.055%) Nimbula
6 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 382 (20.94%) Firewall
2 284 (15.57%) DNS
3 229 (12.55%) TCP/IP
4 206 (11.29%) SAN
5 177 (9.70%) Internet
6 150 (8.22%) LAN
7 146 (8.00%) DHCP
8 144 (7.89%) WAN
9 118 (6.47%) VPN
10 75 (4.11%) VoIP
11 51 (2.80%) Network Security
12 46 (2.52%) Wireless
13 43 (2.36%) Unified Communications
13 43 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (2.25%) VLAN
15 30 (1.64%) NAS
16 27 (1.48%) MPLS
17 26 (1.43%) IP Telephony
18 25 (1.37%) SSL
18 25 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 676 (37.06%) SQL Server
2 261 (14.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 140 (7.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 120 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 112 (6.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 71 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 52 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 48 (2.63%) Relational Database
9 46 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.48%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.10%) MySQL
12 17 (0.93%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (0.71%) OLAP
15 11 (0.60%) DTS
16 9 (0.49%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.49%) MS Access
17 8 (0.44%) Big Data
18 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 170 (9.32%) NUnit
2 150 (8.22%) Rhino Mocks
3 81 (4.44%) Subversion
4 71 (3.89%) Visual Studio
5 67 (3.67%) Moq
6 45 (2.47%) MSTest
6 45 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.33%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.16%) K2 blackpoint
10 1 (0.055%) Flash Builder
10 1 (0.055%) Dreamweaver
General
1 118 (6.47%) Finance
2 90 (4.93%) Telecoms
3 79 (4.33%) Games
4 47 (2.58%) Retail
5 25 (1.37%) Back Office
6 21 (1.15%) German Language
7 18 (0.99%) Marketing
8 14 (0.77%) French Language
9 13 (0.71%) Banking
10 12 (0.66%) Advertising
11 10 (0.55%) Legal
12 6 (0.33%) Publishing
13 4 (0.22%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.16%) Military
14 3 (0.16%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.16%) Electronics
15 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.11%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.055%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 410 (22.48%) Developer
2 269 (14.75%) .NET Developer
3 252 (13.82%) Analyst
4 236 (12.94%) Support Engineer
5 188 (10.31%) Consultant
6 112 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 100 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 95 (5.21%) Support Analyst
8 95 (5.21%) IT Support
9 92 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 91 (4.99%) Administrator
11 85 (4.66%) DBA
12 72 (3.95%) SQL DBA
13 68 (3.73%) Software Developer
14 66 (3.62%) Architect
14 66 (3.62%) Service Analyst
15 65 (3.56%) Technical Support
15 65 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
16 61 (3.34%) Microsoft Consultant
17 60 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (26.75%) .NET
2 385 (21.11%) ASP.NET
3 264 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 220 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 184 (10.09%) WCF
6 142 (7.79%) HTML
7 131 (7.18%) Razor View Engine
8 128 (7.02%) Castle Windsor
9 119 (6.52%) LINQ
10 110 (6.03%) Ajax
11 106 (5.81%) CSS
12 105 (5.76%) NHibernate
13 104 (5.70%) .NET Framework
14 84 (4.61%) WPF
15 83 (4.55%) MonoRail
15 83 (4.55%) Web Services
16 73 (4.00%) WinForms
17 70 (3.84%) XML
18 59 (3.23%) Ninject
19 49 (2.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.20%) Clustering
2 81 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 62 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 49 (2.69%) Inversion of Control
5 43 (2.36%) iPhone
6 38 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 36 (1.97%) LIMS
8 35 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 35 (1.92%) Fat Client
9 32 (1.75%) Replication
10 30 (1.64%) Firmware
11 27 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.21%) Social Network
13 14 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.77%) iPad
14 13 (0.71%) PKI
14 13 (0.71%) Mathematics
14 13 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
15 12 (0.66%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1022 (56.03%) Windows
2 480 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 352 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 241 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (8.83%) Windows 7
6 152 (8.33%) Linux
7 115 (6.30%) Windows XP
8 103 (5.65%) Windows 8
9 93 (5.10%) UNIX
10 67 (3.67%) Windows Vista
11 36 (1.97%) Android
12 35 (1.92%) Windows 2000
13 33 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 22 (1.21%) Mac OS
16 21 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
17 20 (1.10%) Solaris
18 13 (0.71%) Apple iOS
19 11 (0.60%) Windows Phone
20 8 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (19.08%) ITIL
2 308 (16.89%) MVC
3 234 (12.83%) TDD
4 219 (12.01%) Scrum
5 180 (9.87%) Web Application Development
6 124 (6.80%) OO
7 98 (5.37%) Project Management
8 92 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (4.99%) Service Delivery
10 90 (4.93%) Migration
11 88 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 84 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
13 80 (4.39%) Kanban
14 72 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
14 72 (3.95%) Dependency Injection
15 70 (3.84%) Performance Tuning
16 69 (3.78%) E-Commerce
17 66 (3.62%) CRM
18 64 (3.51%) BDD
19 63 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 439 (24.07%) C#
2 438 (24.01%) SQL
3 111 (6.09%) T-SQL
4 107 (5.87%) JavaScript
5 69 (3.78%) VB.NET
6 63 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 32 (1.75%) VBA
7 32 (1.75%) VB
8 21 (1.15%) C
9 15 (0.82%) Java
10 8 (0.44%) Python
10 8 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (0.38%) C++
11 7 (0.38%) Perl
11 7 (0.38%) VBScript
12 6 (0.33%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.16%) Lua
14 3 (0.16%) Ruby
14 3 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 893 (48.96%) MCSE
2 568 (31.14%) MCP
3 507 (27.80%) MCITP
4 420 (23.03%) MCTS
5 358 (19.63%) MCSA
6 324 (17.76%) Cisco Certification
7 279 (15.30%) CCNA
8 273 (14.97%) Degree
9 266 (14.58%) MCSD
10 232 (12.72%) MCAD
11 164 (8.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 117 (6.41%) CCNP
13 103 (5.65%) Security Cleared
14 91 (4.99%) Citrix Certification
15 73 (4.00%) CCA
16 70 (3.84%) SC Cleared
17 58 (3.18%) MCDBA
18 46 (2.52%) Network+ Certification
19 45 (2.47%) A+ Certification
20 44 (2.41%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (8.83%) SLA
2 32 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.77%) GPG13
5 14 (0.77%) QA
6 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.055%) DICOM
8 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 633 (34.70%) Active Directory
2 329 (18.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 226 (12.39%) Hyper-V
4 117 (6.41%) vSphere
5 93 (5.10%) XenApp
6 55 (3.02%) XenDesktop
7 50 (2.74%) Forefront TMG
8 43 (2.36%) VMware ESX
9 40 (2.19%) UAG
10 33 (1.81%) Terminal Services
11 21 (1.15%) XenServer
12 19 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
15 14 (0.77%) Terminal Server
16 13 (0.71%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
17 8 (0.44%) MetaFrame
18 6 (0.33%) Xen
18 6 (0.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 129 (7.07%) SCCM
2 96 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 77 (4.22%) SCOM
4 45 (2.47%) NetBackup
5 42 (2.30%) WSUS
6 26 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 19 (1.04%) SCVMM
8 17 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 13 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
11 13 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.60%) SCSM
12 11 (0.60%) Foglight
13 8 (0.44%) OpenView
13 8 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
14 6 (0.33%) ARCserve
14 6 (0.33%) MOM
15 5 (0.27%) HP SIM
16 4 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1271 (69.68%) Microsoft
2 521 (28.56%) VMware
3 359 (19.68%) Cisco
4 250 (13.71%) Citrix
5 184 (10.09%) HP
6 88 (4.82%) Oracle
7 85 (4.66%) Symantec
8 71 (3.89%) Dell
9 64 (3.51%) Juniper
10 62 (3.40%) Apple
11 52 (2.85%) IBM
12 49 (2.69%) CheckPoint
13 46 (2.52%) NetApp
14 43 (2.36%) F5
15 37 (2.03%) McAfee
16 36 (1.97%) SolarWinds
16 36 (1.97%) Veeam
17 35 (1.92%) Avaya
18 33 (1.81%) Red Hat
19 30 (1.64%) Veritas
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 12 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Crica 40-50K per annum + Profit Share + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum + Training + Great Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28-32k + car allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
The 100 Company
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Profit Share
Posted: 17 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £28k - £33k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benifits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £28k - £33k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kent
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum up to £35,000 + Benefits + Industry Certificat
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
SFW Ltd
Salary: up to £50,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampton, Middlesex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday