The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 70 74 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 810 808 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.89% 3.63% 4.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.30% 10.89% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 702 678 933
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6585 7418 6799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.60% 33.32% 32.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5226 5646 5473
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Surrey +35 319 £37,500 -0.66% 17
Hampshire -29 148 £40,000 +31.14% 11
Berkshire -6 116 £35,000 -12.50% 25
Buckinghamshire -21 73 £31,000 -31.11% 11
Oxfordshire -15 57 £37,500 +13.63% 6
Kent -21 50 £36,250 -19.44% 2
West Sussex -14 32 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Middlesex +11 10 £31,125 -39.56%
Sussex - 7 £40,000 -
East Sussex +13 6 £31,250 +17.92% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1089 (72.55%) Microsoft
2 1006 (67.02%) Windows
3 885 (58.96%) MCSE
4 642 (42.77%) Active Directory
5 620 (41.31%) VMware
6 514 (34.24%) MS Excel
7 488 (32.51%) ITIL
8 464 (30.91%) MCITP
9 438 (29.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 434 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 415 (27.65%) MS Exchange
12 402 (26.78%) SQL Server
13 398 (26.52%) Cisco
14 395 (26.32%) MCP
15 388 (25.85%) SQL
16 366 (24.38%) MCSA
17 351 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 326 (21.72%) Firewall
19 320 (21.32%) Cisco Certification
20 310 (20.65%) CCNA
21 305 (20.32%) Hyper-V
22 262 (17.46%) Citrix
23 257 (17.12%) DNS
24 249 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2010
25 237 (15.79%) MS Office
26 235 (15.66%) LAN
27 230 (15.32%) Windows 7
28 224 (14.92%) WAN
29 216 (14.39%) SAN
30 215 (14.32%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 415 (27.65%) MS Exchange
2 249 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 154 (10.26%) SharePoint
4 152 (10.13%) Lync
5 134 (8.93%) IIS
6 127 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 98 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 86 (5.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 51 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2000
10 50 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
12 15 (1.00%) SAS
13 13 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.80%) CMS
15 11 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.47%) Apache
17 5 (0.33%) Apache Spark
18 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 514 (34.24%) MS Excel
2 237 (15.79%) MS Office
3 25 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.47%) PowerPivot
5 15 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.27%) MS Project
7 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.067%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.20%) Primavera
4 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.13%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.067%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 147 (9.79%) Office 365
2 71 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
3 29 (1.93%) IaaS
4 19 (1.27%) PaaS
5 17 (1.13%) SaaS
6 15 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.27%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.067%) Nimbula
9 1 (0.067%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 326 (21.72%) Firewall
2 257 (17.12%) DNS
3 235 (15.66%) LAN
4 224 (14.92%) WAN
5 216 (14.39%) SAN
6 215 (14.32%) DHCP
7 195 (12.99%) TCP/IP
8 120 (7.99%) VPN
9 117 (7.79%) VoIP
10 60 (4.00%) Internet
11 55 (3.66%) NAS
11 55 (3.66%) Unified Communications
12 53 (3.53%) iSCSI
13 51 (3.40%) VLAN
14 49 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
15 43 (2.86%) Skype
16 33 (2.20%) Network Security
17 29 (1.93%) Wireless
18 26 (1.73%) MPLS
19 25 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (26.78%) SQL Server
2 110 (7.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 31 (2.07%) SQL Server 2000
8 27 (1.80%) MySQL
9 25 (1.67%) Big Data
10 23 (1.53%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 20 (1.33%) Relational Database
13 16 (1.07%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.80%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.80%) Apache Hive
14 12 (0.80%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.67%) OLTP
16 9 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 43 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 37 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.33%) Apache Ivy
6 4 (0.27%) MSTest
7 3 (0.20%) T4 Templates
8 2 (0.13%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.067%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.067%) Toad
9 1 (0.067%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.067%) NUnit
9 1 (0.067%) JIRA
9 1 (0.067%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (8.59%) Finance
2 44 (2.93%) Telecoms
3 25 (1.67%) Legal
4 22 (1.47%) Back Office
5 21 (1.40%) Law
6 19 (1.27%) Retail
6 19 (1.27%) Marketing
7 18 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.20%) Automotive
7 18 (1.20%) Spanish Language
8 16 (1.07%) German Language
9 15 (1.00%) Italian Language
10 13 (0.87%) French Language
11 11 (0.73%) Dutch Language
12 8 (0.53%) Billing
13 7 (0.47%) Advertising
14 6 (0.40%) Publishing
15 4 (0.27%) Local Government
15 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 284 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 182 (12.13%) Analyst
3 147 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 142 (9.46%) Consultant
5 139 (9.26%) Developer
6 119 (7.93%) 2nd Line Support
7 94 (6.26%) Support Analyst
8 93 (6.20%) Administrator
9 87 (5.80%) Desktop Support
10 78 (5.20%) Systems Administrator
11 70 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 66 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
12 66 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 59 (3.93%) Architect
14 58 (3.86%) IT Support
15 57 (3.80%) Technical Consultant
16 56 (3.73%) C# Developer
17 49 (3.26%) Technical Support
18 46 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 45 (3.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (9.73%) .NET
2 113 (7.53%) ASP.NET
3 105 (7.00%) HTML
4 89 (5.93%) CSS
4 89 (5.93%) jQuery
5 78 (5.20%) HTML5
6 57 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 57 (3.80%) AngularJS
7 54 (3.60%) CSS3
8 32 (2.13%) LINQ
9 29 (1.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (1.40%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.40%) Web Services
11 20 (1.33%) XML
12 19 (1.27%) Ajax
12 19 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 18 (1.20%) WCF
13 18 (1.20%) Software Packaging
14 12 (0.80%) Application Packaging
14 12 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (7.00%) Clustering
3 104 (6.93%) Blackberry
4 98 (6.53%) Data Centre
5 79 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 48 (3.20%) Replication
7 47 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 43 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
9 37 (2.47%) Private Cloud
10 33 (2.20%) iPad
11 29 (1.93%) iPhone
12 24 (1.60%) Statistics
13 21 (1.40%) EqualLogic
14 19 (1.27%) Fat Client
14 19 (1.27%) Thin Client
15 15 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.93%) EMC VNX
16 14 (0.93%) AS400
17 11 (0.73%) iSeries
17 11 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1006 (67.02%) Windows
2 438 (29.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 351 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 230 (15.32%) Windows 7
5 211 (14.06%) Linux
6 178 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 148 (9.86%) Windows 8
8 97 (6.46%) Windows XP
9 60 (4.00%) UNIX
9 60 (4.00%) Mac OS X
10 55 (3.66%) Windows 2000 Server
11 28 (1.87%) Windows Vista
12 22 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (1.20%) Android
14 15 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.60%) VMS
16 8 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.40%) CentOS
18 5 (0.33%) Solaris
18 5 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (32.51%) ITIL
2 141 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (7.79%) Migration
4 91 (6.06%) Project Management
5 87 (5.80%) Service Management
6 84 (5.60%) Problem Management
7 82 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 82 (5.46%) MVC
8 81 (5.40%) Service Delivery
8 81 (5.40%) Mentoring
9 79 (5.26%) Asset Management
10 59 (3.93%) Incident Management
10 59 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
11 56 (3.73%) Time Management
12 54 (3.60%) Change Management
13 53 (3.53%) PRINCE2
14 51 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
14 51 (3.40%) Configuration Management
15 48 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
16 45 (3.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 388 (25.85%) SQL
2 117 (7.79%) PowerShell
3 110 (7.33%) C#
4 101 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 82 (5.46%) T-SQL
6 36 (2.40%) C
7 21 (1.40%) VB.NET
8 20 (1.33%) VBA
8 20 (1.33%) VB
9 15 (1.00%) VBScript
10 14 (0.93%) Perl
11 12 (0.80%) Java
12 8 (0.53%) VB6
13 6 (0.40%) PHP
14 5 (0.33%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.27%) Python
15 4 (0.27%) C++
15 4 (0.27%) JAQL
16 2 (0.13%) F#
16 2 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 885 (58.96%) MCSE
2 464 (30.91%) MCITP
3 395 (26.32%) MCP
4 366 (24.38%) MCSA
5 320 (21.32%) Cisco Certification
6 310 (20.65%) CCNA
7 198 (13.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 168 (11.19%) Degree
9 149 (9.93%) MCTS
10 124 (8.26%) Security Cleared
11 94 (6.26%) SC Cleared
12 57 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
13 51 (3.40%) CCNP
14 43 (2.86%) MCDST
15 38 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
16 37 (2.47%) A+ Certification
17 34 (2.27%) CCA
18 28 (1.87%) HND
19 24 (1.60%) DV Cleared
20 22 (1.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (12.26%) SLA
2 33 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 30 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 27 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.07%) QA
6 12 (0.80%) COBIT
7 7 (0.47%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.47%) GPG13
8 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.40%) HL7
System Software
1 642 (42.77%) Active Directory
2 434 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 305 (20.32%) Hyper-V
4 109 (7.26%) vSphere
5 53 (3.53%) Forefront TMG
6 50 (3.33%) vCloud
7 49 (3.26%) XenApp
7 49 (3.26%) VMware ESX
8 44 (2.93%) UAG
9 38 (2.53%) ISA Server
10 31 (2.07%) Terminal Services
11 27 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
12 23 (1.53%) XenDesktop
13 16 (1.07%) Terminal Server
14 12 (0.80%) Firmware
15 11 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.60%) XenServer
17 7 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (0.47%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 136 (9.06%) SCCM
2 98 (6.53%) SCOM
3 73 (4.86%) Backup Exec
4 59 (3.93%) WSUS
5 21 (1.40%) Legato
6 9 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (0.53%) vMotion
7 8 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.47%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 6 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (0.33%) Nagios
11 4 (0.27%) ARCserve
11 4 (0.27%) WMI
11 4 (0.27%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1089 (72.55%) Microsoft
2 620 (41.31%) VMware
3 398 (26.52%) Cisco
4 262 (17.46%) Citrix
5 189 (12.59%) HP
6 104 (6.93%) Symantec
7 94 (6.26%) NetApp
8 82 (5.46%) Dell
9 73 (4.86%) Avaya
10 72 (4.80%) Apple
11 68 (4.53%) EMC
12 55 (3.66%) Oracle
13 37 (2.47%) 3PAR
14 35 (2.33%) CommVault
15 33 (2.20%) IBM
16 32 (2.13%) Juniper
17 30 (2.00%) Websense
18 29 (1.93%) SonicWALL
19 28 (1.87%) CheckPoint
20 25 (1.67%) Remedy
Redhill, Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 45-55k
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum Benefits Package Included
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £26500 - £33000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ninesharp
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 35-40k plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 45000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26500 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago