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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 69 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
-24 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 859 1116 1161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.80% 5.07% 5.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.34% 15.50% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 710 1026 1090
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7575 7201 7945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.49% 32.73% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5810 5792 6820
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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
Hampshire -2 196 £32,500 -13.33% 22
Surrey -37 177 £38,500 -6.38% 15
Berkshire -52 133 £38,750 -3.12% 23
Buckinghamshire -23 107 £45,000 +15.38% 9
Kent +23 93 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Oxfordshire +5 80 £33,000 -17.50% 5
West Sussex +19 66 £37,500 -6.25% 2
East Sussex -41 18 £28,250 -29.37% 3
Middlesex +3 6 £47,500 +26.66%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1367 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 1075 (60.67%) Windows
3 918 (51.81%) MCSE
4 671 (37.87%) MS Excel
5 625 (35.27%) SQL Server
6 587 (33.13%) Active Directory
7 569 (32.11%) VMware
8 549 (30.98%) MS Exchange
9 536 (30.25%) MCITP
10 535 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 467 (26.35%) SQL
12 392 (22.12%) ITIL
13 383 (21.61%) MCSA
14 381 (21.50%) MCP
15 371 (20.94%) VMware Infrastructure
16 325 (18.34%) Windows Server 2003
17 320 (18.06%) .NET
18 313 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
18 313 (17.66%) MCTS
19 311 (17.55%) Cisco
20 310 (17.49%) Exchange Server 2010
21 305 (17.21%) Citrix
22 296 (16.70%) Firewall
23 295 (16.65%) Cisco Certification
24 288 (16.25%) SharePoint
25 277 (15.63%) CCNA
26 273 (15.41%) HP
27 272 (15.35%) DNS
28 269 (15.18%) C#
29 261 (14.73%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 549 (30.98%) MS Exchange
2 310 (17.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 288 (16.25%) SharePoint
4 205 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 167 (9.42%) Lync
6 160 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 156 (8.80%) IIS
8 136 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 68 (3.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 68 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 50 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 38 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2000
12 23 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
13 22 (1.24%) Tomcat
14 13 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
14 13 (0.73%) CMS
15 12 (0.68%) GroupWise
16 11 (0.62%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 671 (37.87%) MS Excel
2 228 (12.87%) MS Office
3 19 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.62%) PowerPivot
6 5 (0.28%) MS Project
7 1 (0.056%) SPSS
7 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 46 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.056%) Magento
5 1 (0.056%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 109 (6.15%) Office 365
2 72 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.41%) SaaS
4 14 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.79%) IaaS
5 8 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 296 (16.70%) Firewall
2 272 (15.35%) DNS
3 248 (14.00%) SAN
4 184 (10.38%) DHCP
5 176 (9.93%) TCP/IP
6 147 (8.30%) WAN
7 144 (8.13%) LAN
8 113 (6.38%) Internet
9 108 (6.09%) VPN
10 80 (4.51%) VoIP
11 77 (4.35%) Wireless
12 64 (3.61%) Network Security
13 46 (2.60%) NAS
14 42 (2.37%) Unified Communications
15 31 (1.75%) LDAP
16 29 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (1.64%) VLAN
17 23 (1.30%) Ethernet
17 23 (1.30%) SSL
18 22 (1.24%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (35.27%) SQL Server
2 153 (8.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 148 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 145 (8.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 132 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 94 (5.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 87 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 58 (3.27%) MySQL
10 46 (2.60%) Relational Database
11 25 (1.41%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (1.13%) OLAP
14 16 (0.90%) DTS
15 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 13 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
18 11 (0.62%) Big Data
19 10 (0.56%) RDBMS
20 9 (0.51%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 72 (4.06%) Visual Studio
2 64 (3.61%) NUnit
3 47 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (2.48%) Rhino Mocks
5 36 (2.03%) Subversion
6 19 (1.07%) Moq
7 11 (0.62%) MSTest
7 11 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.23%) JIRA
11 1 (0.056%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 107 (6.04%) Finance
2 86 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 37 (2.09%) Retail
4 33 (1.86%) Games
5 26 (1.47%) Marketing
6 23 (1.30%) German Language
7 19 (1.07%) Back Office
7 19 (1.07%) Legal
8 16 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.68%) Banking
10 9 (0.51%) French Language
10 9 (0.51%) Military
11 8 (0.45%) Advertising
11 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.40%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.34%) Publishing
13 6 (0.34%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.17%) Electronics
15 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.11%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 302 (17.04%) Support Engineer
2 285 (16.08%) Developer
3 269 (15.18%) Analyst
4 199 (11.23%) Consultant
5 133 (7.51%) .NET Developer
6 130 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 122 (6.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 108 (6.09%) Support Analyst
9 106 (5.98%) Architect
10 101 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 99 (5.59%) DBA
12 92 (5.19%) IT Support
13 85 (4.80%) Administrator
14 84 (4.74%) SQL DBA
15 75 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 67 (3.78%) Technical Consultant
17 60 (3.39%) Microsoft Consultant
17 60 (3.39%) SQL Developer
17 60 (3.39%) Service Analyst
18 59 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (18.06%) .NET
2 210 (11.85%) ASP.NET
3 151 (8.52%) HTML
4 105 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 85 (4.80%) CSS
6 77 (4.35%) XML
7 75 (4.23%) WCF
8 73 (4.12%) Web Services
9 65 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 60 (3.39%) jQuery
10 60 (3.39%) .NET Framework
11 59 (3.33%) Ajax
12 52 (2.93%) LINQ
13 43 (2.43%) WPF
14 40 (2.26%) HTML5
15 36 (2.03%) Castle Windsor
16 33 (1.86%) NHibernate
17 31 (1.75%) Razor View Engine
18 29 (1.64%) LAMP
19 25 (1.41%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.15%) Blackberry
2 105 (5.93%) Clustering
3 51 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 49 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.14%) Replication
6 37 (2.09%) Thin Client
6 37 (2.09%) Fat Client
7 30 (1.69%) LIMS
7 30 (1.69%) PKI
8 27 (1.52%) iPhone
9 26 (1.47%) Mathematics
10 25 (1.41%) Visualisation
11 23 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (1.07%) Kindle
13 19 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.07%) Firmware
14 17 (0.96%) EqualLogic
15 14 (0.79%) CESG
15 14 (0.79%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1075 (60.67%) Windows
2 535 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 325 (18.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 313 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 231 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 169 (9.54%) Windows 8
7 145 (8.18%) Linux
8 99 (5.59%) Windows XP
9 53 (2.99%) Windows Vista
10 49 (2.77%) UNIX
11 47 (2.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 42 (2.37%) Mac OS X
13 37 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (1.69%) Android
15 18 (1.02%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.85%) SUSE
17 14 (0.79%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.73%) Apple iOS
18 13 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (22.12%) ITIL
2 134 (7.56%) MVC
3 118 (6.66%) Migration
4 112 (6.32%) Scrum
5 104 (5.87%) Service Delivery
5 104 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
6 100 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 85 (4.80%) Project Management
8 85 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
9 84 (4.74%) CRM
10 76 (4.29%) Problem Management
11 75 (4.23%) TDD
12 67 (3.78%) Service Management
13 66 (3.72%) Change Management
14 64 (3.61%) OO
15 59 (3.33%) Software Engineering
16 48 (2.71%) PRINCE2
17 44 (2.48%) Incident Management
17 44 (2.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 467 (26.35%) SQL
2 269 (15.18%) C#
3 142 (8.01%) T-SQL
4 129 (7.28%) JavaScript
5 54 (3.05%) PowerShell
6 46 (2.60%) VB.NET
7 29 (1.64%) VB
8 28 (1.58%) C
9 26 (1.47%) VBA
10 13 (0.73%) PHP
11 11 (0.62%) VBScript
12 9 (0.51%) Java
13 8 (0.45%) VB6
14 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.40%) Perl
15 6 (0.34%) C++
16 4 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 3 (0.17%) XPath
17 3 (0.17%) Lua
17 3 (0.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 918 (51.81%) MCSE
2 536 (30.25%) MCITP
3 383 (21.61%) MCSA
4 381 (21.50%) MCP
5 313 (17.66%) MCTS
6 295 (16.65%) Cisco Certification
7 277 (15.63%) CCNA
8 254 (14.33%) Degree
9 177 (9.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 118 (6.66%) Security Cleared
11 103 (5.81%) MCSD
11 103 (5.81%) CCNP
12 92 (5.19%) SC Cleared
13 77 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
14 73 (4.12%) MCAD
15 70 (3.95%) MCDBA
16 68 (3.84%) CCA
17 52 (2.93%) A+ Certification
18 47 (2.65%) MCDST
19 37 (2.09%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (10.61%) SLA
2 33 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 26 (1.47%) QA
3 26 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.11%) BS7799
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.056%) COBIT
7 1 (0.056%) DICOM
System Software
1 587 (33.13%) Active Directory
2 371 (20.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (14.73%) Hyper-V
4 86 (4.85%) vSphere
5 77 (4.35%) XenApp
6 74 (4.18%) XenDesktop
7 62 (3.50%) UAG
8 46 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
9 45 (2.54%) VMware ESX
10 39 (2.20%) XenServer
11 31 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (1.41%) Terminal Services
13 17 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.90%) Terminal Server
15 14 (0.79%) ISA Server
16 12 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.56%) vCloud
18 10 (0.56%) IAG
19 9 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 143 (8.07%) SCCM
2 113 (6.38%) Backup Exec
3 79 (4.46%) SCOM
4 59 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 27 (1.52%) WSUS
6 20 (1.13%) SCVMM
7 16 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 16 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 15 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
9 14 (0.79%) SCSM
10 13 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
10 13 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
11 12 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 9 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 9 (0.51%) Foglight
13 7 (0.40%) SCDPM
14 6 (0.34%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (0.23%) SCOrch
15 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 1367 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 569 (32.11%) VMware
3 311 (17.55%) Cisco
4 305 (17.21%) Citrix
5 273 (15.41%) HP
6 118 (6.66%) Symantec
7 115 (6.49%) Apple
8 108 (6.09%) Oracle
9 88 (4.97%) Dell
10 80 (4.51%) Juniper
11 75 (4.23%) EMC
12 65 (3.67%) Veeam
13 64 (3.61%) NetApp
14 50 (2.82%) Avaya
15 47 (2.65%) Red Hat
16 43 (2.43%) Meru Networks
17 34 (1.92%) IBM
18 32 (1.81%) F5
19 30 (1.69%) CheckPoint
19 30 (1.69%) SolarWinds
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 15% shift allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Home Based!
Posted: 8 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonuses + Much more benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-70k - Car Allowance, Pension, Bonus.
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + generous bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + 10% bonus + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Training + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Horley, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £15.77 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago