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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 708 923 1072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.30% 3.90% 4.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.60% 11.83% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 584 821 1010
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
6678 7802 7529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.15% 32.97% 33.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5027 6151 6001
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 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 24 April 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
Berkshire -17 193 £44,000 +6.02% 18
Hampshire +4 144 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Surrey -41 116 £38,000 +7.04% 13
Buckinghamshire -7 105 £42,500 - 18
Kent -14 44 £30,000 -29.41% 5
Oxfordshire +5 40 £40,000 +11.11% 1
West Sussex -16 34 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Sussex -8 20 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Middlesex -1 3 £33,000 -1.49%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1129 (77.54%) Microsoft
2 967 (66.41%) Windows
3 886 (60.85%) MCSE
4 592 (40.66%) VMware
5 576 (39.56%) MS Excel
6 566 (38.87%) Active Directory
7 440 (30.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 428 (29.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 409 (28.09%) SQL Server
10 403 (27.68%) ITIL
11 395 (27.13%) MCITP
12 390 (26.79%) Cisco
13 359 (24.66%) MS Exchange
14 347 (23.83%) SQL
15 334 (22.94%) Cisco Certification
16 331 (22.73%) MCP
17 317 (21.77%) Firewall
18 304 (20.88%) MCSA
18 304 (20.88%) CCNA
19 289 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
20 284 (19.51%) Citrix
21 281 (19.30%) HP
22 251 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
23 247 (16.96%) Hyper-V
24 239 (16.41%) TCP/IP
25 226 (15.52%) MS Office
26 218 (14.97%) Windows 7
27 211 (14.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
28 202 (13.87%) Degree
29 200 (13.74%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 359 (24.66%) MS Exchange
2 199 (13.67%) SharePoint
3 197 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 133 (9.13%) Lync
5 113 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 101 (6.94%) IIS
7 92 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 52 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 41 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2000
10 37 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 28 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 19 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
14 16 (1.10%) SAS
15 13 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
16 12 (0.82%) CMS
17 9 (0.62%) Commerce Server
18 6 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
18 6 (0.41%) Documentum
19 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 576 (39.56%) MS Excel
2 226 (15.52%) MS Office
3 32 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.62%) MS Project
5 7 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.27%) S-PLUS
7 4 (0.27%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.21%) Mingle
9 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.14%) Lawson
5 2 (0.14%) Primavera
6 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.069%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 157 (10.78%) Office 365
2 86 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (2.06%) IaaS
5 27 (1.85%) PaaS
6 25 (1.72%) SaaS
7 14 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.069%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.069%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 317 (21.77%) Firewall
2 239 (16.41%) TCP/IP
3 197 (13.53%) SAN
4 196 (13.46%) DNS
5 188 (12.91%) LAN
6 179 (12.29%) WAN
7 138 (9.48%) DHCP
8 105 (7.21%) VPN
9 97 (6.66%) VoIP
10 69 (4.74%) NAS
11 53 (3.64%) Internet
12 48 (3.30%) Unified Communications
13 39 (2.68%) MPLS
14 32 (2.20%) Wireless
14 32 (2.20%) iSCSI
15 24 (1.65%) SSL
16 23 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
17 22 (1.51%) Broadband
18 20 (1.37%) VLAN
19 17 (1.17%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (28.09%) SQL Server
2 92 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 45 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 35 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 28 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
10 27 (1.85%) Big Data
11 24 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.51%) DB2
13 18 (1.24%) MySQL
14 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 15 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (1.03%) SSDT
15 13 (0.89%) QlikView
16 11 (0.76%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.76%) MS Access
16 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 54 (3.71%) Visual Studio
2 24 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.69%) NUnit
4 8 (0.55%) MSTest
5 5 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.27%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.27%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.27%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.14%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.069%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.069%) MSI
9 1 (0.069%) JIRA
General
1 116 (7.97%) Finance
2 48 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 29 (1.99%) Back Office
4 27 (1.85%) Retail
5 23 (1.58%) Legal
6 21 (1.44%) Marketing
7 18 (1.24%) Billing
8 16 (1.10%) German Language
9 15 (1.03%) Italian Language
9 15 (1.03%) Spanish Language
9 15 (1.03%) Dutch Language
9 15 (1.03%) Automotive
10 12 (0.82%) Electronics
11 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.55%) Advertising
13 7 (0.48%) Banking
14 6 (0.41%) Law
15 5 (0.34%) Publishing
16 4 (0.27%) Military
17 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 262 (17.99%) Support Engineer
2 222 (15.25%) Consultant
3 144 (9.89%) Developer
3 144 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 140 (9.62%) Analyst
5 100 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 82 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 81 (5.56%) IT Support
8 80 (5.49%) Architect
9 68 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
10 63 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 62 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
12 61 (4.19%) Technical Consultant
13 55 (3.78%) .NET Developer
14 51 (3.50%) C# Developer
14 51 (3.50%) Senior Consultant
15 49 (3.37%) Administrator
16 45 (3.09%) Desktop Support
17 40 (2.75%) 1st Line Support
17 40 (2.75%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (13.74%) .NET
2 126 (8.65%) ASP.NET
3 107 (7.35%) HTML
4 98 (6.73%) CSS
5 79 (5.43%) jQuery
6 65 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 64 (4.40%) HTML5
8 41 (2.82%) CSS3
9 40 (2.75%) AngularJS
10 39 (2.68%) .NET Framework
11 38 (2.61%) WCF
12 34 (2.34%) Web Services
13 29 (1.99%) LINQ
14 28 (1.92%) XML
15 24 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 22 (1.51%) Ajax
17 20 (1.37%) XSLT
17 20 (1.37%) Regular Expression
17 20 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (1.30%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 91 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 80 (5.49%) Clustering
5 70 (4.81%) Blackberry
6 54 (3.71%) Thin Client
6 54 (3.71%) Fat Client
7 46 (3.16%) Private Cloud
8 41 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
9 37 (2.54%) Replication
10 29 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.37%) BYOD
11 20 (1.37%) PKI
11 20 (1.37%) iSeries
12 19 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
13 17 (1.17%) Mathematics
14 14 (0.96%) Statistics
15 13 (0.89%) iPhone
15 13 (0.89%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 967 (66.41%) Windows
2 428 (29.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 289 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 251 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 218 (14.97%) Windows 7
6 147 (10.10%) Linux
7 126 (8.65%) Windows 8
8 101 (6.94%) Windows XP
9 71 (4.88%) Windows Vista
10 69 (4.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 61 (4.19%) UNIX
12 50 (3.43%) Mac OS X
13 26 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (1.37%) VMS
15 15 (1.03%) Windows 2000
16 10 (0.69%) Android
16 10 (0.69%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.55%) CentOS
18 5 (0.34%) Windows NT
18 5 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (27.68%) ITIL
2 151 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (7.49%) Service Delivery
4 96 (6.59%) Migration
5 91 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 84 (5.77%) MVC
7 79 (5.43%) Mentoring
8 73 (5.01%) Project Management
9 67 (4.60%) Service Management
10 64 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 62 (4.26%) PRINCE2
11 62 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (4.05%) CRM
13 54 (3.71%) Scrum
14 53 (3.64%) TDD
14 53 (3.64%) Incident Management
15 52 (3.57%) Change Management
16 47 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
16 47 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
17 39 (2.68%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 347 (23.83%) SQL
2 147 (10.10%) C#
3 106 (7.28%) JavaScript
4 93 (6.39%) PowerShell
5 75 (5.15%) T-SQL
6 41 (2.82%) C
7 23 (1.58%) VBA
8 21 (1.44%) Perl
8 21 (1.44%) Java
9 17 (1.17%) VBScript
10 13 (0.89%) VB
10 13 (0.89%) VB.NET
11 10 (0.69%) R
12 8 (0.55%) C++
13 6 (0.41%) JAQL
14 5 (0.34%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.34%) VB6
15 2 (0.14%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.14%) Python
16 1 (0.069%) PHP
Qualifications
1 886 (60.85%) MCSE
2 395 (27.13%) MCITP
3 334 (22.94%) Cisco Certification
4 331 (22.73%) MCP
5 304 (20.88%) MCSA
5 304 (20.88%) CCNA
6 211 (14.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 202 (13.87%) Degree
8 133 (9.13%) MCTS
9 132 (9.07%) Security Cleared
10 105 (7.21%) SC Cleared
11 101 (6.94%) Citrix Certification
12 93 (6.39%) CCA
13 67 (4.60%) DV Cleared
14 63 (4.33%) CCNP
15 45 (3.09%) MCDST
16 43 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
17 37 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 35 (2.40%) CISSP
19 28 (1.92%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (11.40%) SLA
2 46 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 28 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (1.79%) QA
6 20 (1.37%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.76%) GPG13
8 10 (0.69%) COBIT
9 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) HL7
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 566 (38.87%) Active Directory
2 440 (30.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (16.96%) Hyper-V
4 159 (10.92%) vSphere
5 92 (6.32%) XenApp
6 55 (3.78%) vCloud
7 52 (3.57%) VMware ESX
8 33 (2.27%) XenDesktop
9 27 (1.85%) Terminal Services
10 22 (1.51%) ISA Server
10 22 (1.51%) Forefront TMG
11 19 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (1.03%) UAG
14 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.69%) XenServer
15 10 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.62%) Firmware
17 5 (0.34%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 96 (6.59%) SCCM
2 62 (4.26%) Backup Exec
3 55 (3.78%) SCOM
4 32 (2.20%) WSUS
5 23 (1.58%) NetBackup
5 23 (1.58%) Legato
6 15 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (0.89%) SCVMM
8 12 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
8 12 (0.82%) DameWare
9 11 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (0.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 10 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.55%) Nagios
13 7 (0.48%) WMI
13 7 (0.48%) Windows Intune
14 5 (0.34%) BladeLogic
15 3 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 3 (0.21%) AppManager
Vendors
1 1129 (77.54%) Microsoft
2 592 (40.66%) VMware
3 390 (26.79%) Cisco
4 284 (19.51%) Citrix
5 281 (19.30%) HP
6 131 (9.00%) NetApp
7 91 (6.25%) Oracle
8 89 (6.11%) Symantec
9 88 (6.04%) Avaya
10 81 (5.56%) Apple
11 68 (4.67%) Juniper
12 62 (4.26%) 3PAR
13 51 (3.50%) EMC
14 44 (3.02%) McAfee
15 42 (2.88%) Dell
16 39 (2.68%) CommVault
17 38 (2.61%) LANDesk
18 37 (2.54%) Remedy
19 33 (2.27%) CheckPoint
19 33 (2.27%) IBM
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crowborough, East Sussex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Banstead, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Digital Gurus
Salary: £60000 - £75000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent employee benefit package
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum excellent employee benefit package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bexhill-on-sea, Sussex
Hastings Direct
Salary: Bonus, Car Allw., Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Modis
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Palm Mason
Salary: Please Inquire
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus + Shift Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22979 - £24179 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago