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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 68 46 48
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 831 1076 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.67% 4.95% 4.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.99% 15.42% 14.36%
Number of salaries quoted 697 992 1063
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,650
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%
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
7559 6980 7863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.40% 32.12% 34.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5738 5636 6736
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +1 208 £31,349 -16.40% 22
Surrey -30 176 £38,000 -5.00% 28
Berkshire -47 140 £40,000 - 24
Buckinghamshire -21 97 £45,000 +13.20% 15
Kent +21 85 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Oxfordshire -3 76 £33,000 -17.50% 18
West Sussex 0 48 £37,500 -6.25% 3
East Sussex -48 12 £26,500 -33.75% 4
Middlesex -9 3 £47,500 +26.66%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1358 (78.00%) Microsoft
2 1091 (62.67%) Windows
3 918 (52.73%) MCSE
4 709 (40.72%) MS Excel
5 597 (34.29%) VMware
6 595 (34.18%) SQL Server
7 580 (33.31%) Active Directory
8 561 (32.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 539 (30.96%) MS Exchange
10 532 (30.56%) MCITP
11 441 (25.33%) SQL
12 409 (23.49%) ITIL
13 389 (22.34%) MCSA
13 389 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 351 (20.16%) MCP
15 339 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 328 (18.84%) Citrix
17 320 (18.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 307 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2010
19 305 (17.52%) Cisco
20 299 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
21 293 (16.83%) Firewall
22 292 (16.77%) MCTS
23 291 (16.71%) SharePoint
24 288 (16.54%) DNS
25 285 (16.37%) .NET
25 285 (16.37%) HP
26 281 (16.14%) CCNA
27 263 (15.11%) Hyper-V
28 250 (14.36%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 539 (30.96%) MS Exchange
2 307 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 291 (16.71%) SharePoint
4 211 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 166 (9.53%) Lync
6 158 (9.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 143 (8.21%) IIS
8 126 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 67 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 64 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 52 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 36 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2000
13 26 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
14 24 (1.38%) Tomcat
15 14 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
16 13 (0.75%) GroupWise
16 13 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
17 11 (0.63%) IBM Notes
18 10 (0.57%) CMS
18 10 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 709 (40.72%) MS Excel
2 239 (13.73%) MS Office
3 20 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.63%) PowerPivot
6 6 (0.34%) MS Project
7 1 (0.057%) SPSS
7 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 40 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.11%) Summit
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.057%) Magento
5 1 (0.057%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 111 (6.38%) Office 365
2 74 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.44%) SaaS
4 14 (0.80%) IaaS
5 12 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 293 (16.83%) Firewall
2 288 (16.54%) DNS
3 248 (14.24%) SAN
4 191 (10.97%) DHCP
5 185 (10.63%) TCP/IP
6 141 (8.10%) WAN
7 138 (7.93%) LAN
8 109 (6.26%) VPN
9 105 (6.03%) Internet
10 75 (4.31%) Wireless
10 75 (4.31%) VoIP
11 67 (3.85%) Network Security
12 48 (2.76%) NAS
13 37 (2.13%) Unified Communications
14 35 (2.01%) LDAP
15 28 (1.61%) Ethernet
16 27 (1.55%) VLAN
17 26 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (1.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (34.18%) SQL Server
2 146 (8.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 137 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 136 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 123 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 94 (5.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 88 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
8 67 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 59 (3.39%) MySQL
10 41 (2.35%) Relational Database
11 25 (1.44%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (1.21%) OLAP
13 16 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 15 (0.86%) DTS
15 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
16 13 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (0.63%) Big Data
18 9 (0.52%) Data Mining
18 9 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (3.91%) Visual Studio
2 50 (2.87%) NUnit
3 46 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (1.72%) Rhino Mocks
5 29 (1.67%) Subversion
6 12 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (0.63%) Moq
8 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.34%) MSTest
10 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.23%) JIRA
12 1 (0.057%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 117 (6.72%) Finance
2 79 (4.54%) Telecoms
3 38 (2.18%) Retail
4 25 (1.44%) Marketing
5 24 (1.38%) Games
6 22 (1.26%) German Language
7 19 (1.09%) Legal
8 18 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.75%) Back Office
10 11 (0.63%) Banking
11 10 (0.57%) Military
11 10 (0.57%) Advertising
11 10 (0.57%) French Language
12 8 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.40%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.29%) Publishing
16 4 (0.23%) Electronics
17 3 (0.17%) Law
18 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 299 (17.17%) Support Engineer
2 268 (15.39%) Analyst
3 262 (15.05%) Developer
4 195 (11.20%) Consultant
5 135 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 127 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 120 (6.89%) Support Analyst
7 120 (6.89%) .NET Developer
8 109 (6.26%) IT Support
9 102 (5.86%) Architect
10 101 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 93 (5.34%) DBA
12 84 (4.82%) Administrator
13 79 (4.54%) SQL DBA
14 72 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 65 (3.73%) Technical Consultant
16 64 (3.68%) Service Analyst
17 63 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
18 62 (3.56%) IT Support Engineer
18 62 (3.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (16.37%) .NET
2 183 (10.51%) ASP.NET
3 146 (8.39%) HTML
4 87 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 75 (4.31%) CSS
6 69 (3.96%) XML
7 65 (3.73%) jQuery
8 64 (3.68%) WCF
9 63 (3.62%) Web Services
10 54 (3.10%) Ajax
11 49 (2.81%) .NET Framework
11 49 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 44 (2.53%) LINQ
13 42 (2.41%) HTML5
14 36 (2.07%) WPF
15 29 (1.67%) LAMP
16 25 (1.44%) Castle Windsor
17 24 (1.38%) NHibernate
18 22 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 20 (1.15%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.03%) Blackberry
2 99 (5.69%) Clustering
3 54 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 46 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 44 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 36 (2.07%) Replication
7 30 (1.72%) PKI
8 28 (1.61%) LIMS
9 26 (1.49%) iPhone
9 26 (1.49%) Mathematics
10 25 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
11 24 (1.38%) Visualisation
12 21 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.98%) EqualLogic
14 17 (0.98%) Smartcard
14 17 (0.98%) Firmware
15 16 (0.92%) Kindle
16 14 (0.80%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1091 (62.67%) Windows
2 561 (32.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 339 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 320 (18.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 241 (13.84%) Windows 7
6 165 (9.48%) Windows 8
7 147 (8.44%) Linux
8 109 (6.26%) Windows XP
9 68 (3.91%) Windows Vista
10 51 (2.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 46 (2.64%) UNIX
12 39 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 39 (2.24%) Mac OS X
13 32 (1.84%) Android
14 18 (1.03%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.80%) SUSE
15 14 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
16 13 (0.75%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.69%) Windows 2000
18 10 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (23.49%) ITIL
2 112 (6.43%) Migration
3 111 (6.38%) MVC
4 104 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
5 102 (5.86%) Service Delivery
6 101 (5.80%) Scrum
7 93 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
8 91 (5.23%) Project Management
9 86 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 85 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
11 81 (4.65%) CRM
12 76 (4.37%) Problem Management
13 75 (4.31%) Change Management
14 65 (3.73%) Service Management
15 60 (3.45%) TDD
16 53 (3.04%) OO
17 49 (2.81%) PRINCE2
17 49 (2.81%) Software Engineering
18 46 (2.64%) Workflow
19 44 (2.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 441 (25.33%) SQL
2 236 (13.56%) C#
3 137 (7.87%) T-SQL
4 129 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 58 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 44 (2.53%) VB.NET
7 33 (1.90%) C
8 27 (1.55%) VB
9 22 (1.26%) VBA
10 15 (0.86%) VBScript
11 13 (0.75%) PHP
12 9 (0.52%) VB6
13 8 (0.46%) Perl
14 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.40%) Java
15 4 (0.23%) C++
16 3 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.17%) Lua
16 3 (0.17%) XPath
16 3 (0.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 918 (52.73%) MCSE
2 532 (30.56%) MCITP
3 389 (22.34%) MCSA
4 351 (20.16%) MCP
5 299 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
6 292 (16.77%) MCTS
7 281 (16.14%) CCNA
8 250 (14.36%) Degree
9 183 (10.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 119 (6.84%) Security Cleared
11 97 (5.57%) CCNP
12 96 (5.51%) SC Cleared
13 86 (4.94%) MCSD
14 79 (4.54%) Citrix Certification
15 72 (4.14%) CCA
16 67 (3.85%) MCDBA
17 57 (3.27%) MCAD
17 57 (3.27%) A+ Certification
18 45 (2.58%) MCDST
19 39 (2.24%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (11.20%) SLA
2 30 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 28 (1.61%) QA
4 25 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 19 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.11%) BS7799
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 580 (33.31%) Active Directory
2 389 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 263 (15.11%) Hyper-V
4 76 (4.37%) vSphere
5 71 (4.08%) XenApp
6 66 (3.79%) XenDesktop
7 61 (3.50%) UAG
8 41 (2.35%) Forefront TMG
8 41 (2.35%) VMware ESX
9 36 (2.07%) XenServer
10 27 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 27 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (0.98%) ISA Server
12 14 (0.80%) Terminal Server
12 14 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.63%) vCloud
14 11 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.57%) IAG
16 9 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 143 (8.21%) SCCM
2 107 (6.15%) Backup Exec
3 78 (4.48%) SCOM
4 61 (3.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 26 (1.49%) WSUS
6 24 (1.38%) SCVMM
7 16 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (0.75%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 11 (0.63%) SCSM
10 11 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
11 9 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 7 (0.40%) SCDPM
12 7 (0.40%) Foglight
13 6 (0.34%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.29%) Nagios
15 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 1358 (78.00%) Microsoft
2 597 (34.29%) VMware
3 328 (18.84%) Citrix
4 305 (17.52%) Cisco
5 285 (16.37%) HP
6 112 (6.43%) Apple
7 111 (6.38%) Symantec
8 108 (6.20%) Oracle
9 97 (5.57%) Dell
10 80 (4.60%) EMC
10 80 (4.60%) Juniper
11 63 (3.62%) Veeam
12 62 (3.56%) NetApp
13 51 (2.93%) Avaya
14 50 (2.87%) Red Hat
15 45 (2.58%) Meru Networks
16 32 (1.84%) IBM
16 32 (1.84%) SolarWinds
17 31 (1.78%) F5
17 31 (1.78%) CheckPoint
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 10% bonus + corporate benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus & full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday