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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 70 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 825 1009 1160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.66% 4.70% 5.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.02% 14.74% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 691 931 1094
Average salary £38,108 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.73% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +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
7485 6845 7859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.24% 31.90% 34.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5704 5513 6723
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 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +1 206 £30,000 -20.00% 21
Surrey -22 183 £38,000 -5.00% 28
Berkshire -39 138 £40,000 - 14
Buckinghamshire -24 90 £45,000 +14.64% 13
Kent +24 87 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Oxfordshire -3 78 £33,000 -17.50% 15
West Sussex -4 42 £37,500 +5.63% 3
East Sussex -44 13 £28,250 -29.37% 2
Middlesex -7 2 £51,500 +37.33% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1355 (77.69%) Microsoft
2 1108 (63.53%) Windows
3 929 (53.27%) MCSE
4 723 (41.46%) MS Excel
5 613 (35.15%) VMware
6 591 (33.89%) SQL Server
7 583 (33.43%) Active Directory
8 575 (32.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 539 (30.91%) MS Exchange
10 537 (30.79%) MCITP
11 439 (25.17%) SQL
12 412 (23.62%) ITIL
13 398 (22.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 391 (22.42%) MCSA
15 347 (19.90%) Windows Server 2012
16 343 (19.67%) Citrix
17 342 (19.61%) MCP
18 326 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
19 309 (17.72%) Cisco
20 303 (17.37%) Exchange Server 2010
21 300 (17.20%) Firewall
22 299 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
23 288 (16.51%) DNS
23 288 (16.51%) SharePoint
24 286 (16.40%) MCTS
25 282 (16.17%) HP
25 282 (16.17%) CCNA
26 270 (15.48%) .NET
26 270 (15.48%) Hyper-V
27 249 (14.28%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (30.91%) MS Exchange
2 303 (17.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 288 (16.51%) SharePoint
4 208 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 166 (9.52%) Lync
6 161 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 143 (8.20%) IIS
8 124 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 66 (3.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 64 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 52 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
12 37 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2000
13 26 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
14 24 (1.38%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
15 13 (0.75%) GroupWise
15 13 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
16 12 (0.69%) Apache
17 11 (0.63%) IBM Notes
18 10 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 723 (41.46%) MS Excel
2 243 (13.93%) MS Office
3 21 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.69%) PowerPivot
6 6 (0.34%) MS Project
7 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.15%) 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%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.057%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 109 (6.25%) Office 365
2 77 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.49%) 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
1 300 (17.20%) Firewall
2 288 (16.51%) DNS
3 249 (14.28%) SAN
4 194 (11.12%) DHCP
5 187 (10.72%) TCP/IP
6 150 (8.60%) WAN
7 148 (8.49%) LAN
8 107 (6.14%) VPN
9 101 (5.79%) Internet
10 77 (4.42%) Wireless
11 76 (4.36%) VoIP
12 66 (3.78%) Network Security
13 47 (2.69%) NAS
14 37 (2.12%) Unified Communications
15 36 (2.06%) LDAP
16 28 (1.61%) Ethernet
17 26 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (1.49%) VLAN
18 23 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (1.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (33.89%) SQL Server
2 145 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 136 (7.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 133 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 123 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 99 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 90 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
8 70 (4.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 60 (3.44%) MySQL
10 39 (2.24%) Relational Database
11 25 (1.43%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.26%) OLAP
13 21 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (0.86%) DTS
16 13 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
16 13 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
17 11 (0.63%) Big Data
18 9 (0.52%) Data Mining
19 8 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (3.84%) Visual Studio
2 46 (2.64%) NUnit
3 43 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (1.55%) Subversion
5 26 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
6 10 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.52%) Moq
8 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.29%) MSTest
9 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.23%) JIRA
11 1 (0.057%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 117 (6.71%) Finance
2 76 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.24%) Retail
4 26 (1.49%) Marketing
5 21 (1.20%) German Language
5 21 (1.20%) Games
6 19 (1.09%) Legal
7 18 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.75%) Back Office
9 12 (0.69%) Advertising
10 11 (0.63%) Banking
11 10 (0.57%) Military
12 9 (0.52%) French Language
13 8 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.40%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.34%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.29%) Publishing
17 4 (0.23%) Electronics
17 4 (0.23%) Law
18 2 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 303 (17.37%) Support Engineer
2 269 (15.42%) Analyst
3 251 (14.39%) Developer
4 198 (11.35%) Consultant
5 139 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 127 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
7 121 (6.94%) Support Analyst
8 117 (6.71%) .NET Developer
9 109 (6.25%) IT Support
10 108 (6.19%) Architect
11 102 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 89 (5.10%) DBA
13 82 (4.70%) Administrator
14 76 (4.36%) SQL DBA
15 73 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 67 (3.84%) Technical Consultant
16 67 (3.84%) Service Analyst
17 66 (3.78%) Service Desk Analyst
18 64 (3.67%) SQL Developer
19 62 (3.56%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (15.48%) .NET
2 170 (9.75%) ASP.NET
3 142 (8.14%) HTML
4 80 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 70 (4.01%) CSS
6 66 (3.78%) XML
7 65 (3.73%) jQuery
8 62 (3.56%) WCF
9 58 (3.33%) Web Services
10 50 (2.87%) Ajax
11 45 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 44 (2.52%) HTML5
13 42 (2.41%) .NET Framework
14 41 (2.35%) LINQ
15 35 (2.01%) WPF
16 29 (1.66%) LAMP
17 24 (1.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 22 (1.26%) Castle Windsor
19 21 (1.20%) NHibernate
20 18 (1.03%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.14%) Blackberry
2 99 (5.68%) Clustering
3 55 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 47 (2.69%) Thin Client
4 47 (2.69%) Fat Client
5 45 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.06%) Replication
7 31 (1.78%) PKI
8 27 (1.55%) LIMS
9 26 (1.49%) iPhone
10 25 (1.43%) Visualisation
10 25 (1.43%) Mathematics
11 24 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.03%) Smartcard
13 18 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.97%) Firmware
15 16 (0.92%) Kindle
16 14 (0.80%) EqualLogic
16 14 (0.80%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1108 (63.53%) Windows
2 575 (32.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 347 (19.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 326 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 247 (14.16%) Windows 7
6 163 (9.35%) Windows 8
7 144 (8.26%) Linux
8 110 (6.31%) Windows XP
9 72 (4.13%) Windows Vista
10 54 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
11 45 (2.58%) UNIX
12 40 (2.29%) Mac OS X
13 37 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 34 (1.95%) Android
15 14 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
15 14 (0.80%) SUSE
16 13 (0.75%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.75%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.69%) Windows 2000
18 11 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (23.62%) ITIL
2 114 (6.54%) Migration
3 107 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
4 104 (5.96%) Service Delivery
5 101 (5.79%) MVC
6 97 (5.56%) Scrum
7 94 (5.39%) Project Management
8 89 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 88 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
11 82 (4.70%) CRM
12 77 (4.42%) Problem Management
13 73 (4.19%) Change Management
14 66 (3.78%) Service Management
15 58 (3.33%) TDD
16 50 (2.87%) OO
17 47 (2.69%) PRINCE2
18 44 (2.52%) Workflow
18 44 (2.52%) Software Engineering
18 44 (2.52%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 439 (25.17%) SQL
2 220 (12.61%) C#
3 135 (7.74%) T-SQL
4 123 (7.05%) JavaScript
5 61 (3.50%) PowerShell
6 40 (2.29%) VB.NET
7 35 (2.01%) C
8 27 (1.55%) VB
9 20 (1.15%) VBA
10 18 (1.03%) VBScript
11 13 (0.75%) PHP
12 10 (0.57%) VB6
13 9 (0.52%) Perl
14 8 (0.46%) Java
15 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 3 (0.17%) C++
17 3 (0.17%) XPath
18 2 (0.11%) Lua
18 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 929 (53.27%) MCSE
2 537 (30.79%) MCITP
3 391 (22.42%) MCSA
4 342 (19.61%) MCP
5 299 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
6 286 (16.40%) MCTS
7 282 (16.17%) CCNA
8 241 (13.82%) Degree
9 188 (10.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 124 (7.11%) Security Cleared
11 101 (5.79%) SC Cleared
11 101 (5.79%) CCNP
12 83 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
13 80 (4.59%) MCSD
14 75 (4.30%) CCA
15 66 (3.78%) MCDBA
16 61 (3.50%) A+ Certification
17 54 (3.10%) MCAD
18 45 (2.58%) MCDST
19 41 (2.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (11.18%) SLA
2 30 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 29 (1.66%) QA
4 25 (1.43%) 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
1 583 (33.43%) Active Directory
2 398 (22.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 270 (15.48%) Hyper-V
4 80 (4.59%) vSphere
5 76 (4.36%) XenApp
6 68 (3.90%) XenDesktop
7 60 (3.44%) UAG
8 43 (2.47%) Forefront TMG
9 42 (2.41%) VMware ESX
10 34 (1.95%) XenServer
11 30 (1.72%) Terminal Services
12 26 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (1.09%) ISA Server
14 14 (0.80%) Terminal Server
14 14 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (0.69%) vCloud
17 11 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.57%) IAG
19 9 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 146 (8.37%) SCCM
2 108 (6.19%) Backup Exec
3 80 (4.59%) SCOM
4 61 (3.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 26 (1.49%) WSUS
6 22 (1.26%) SCVMM
7 19 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
10 11 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (0.63%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (0.57%) SCSM
12 9 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 8 (0.46%) Foglight
14 7 (0.40%) SCDPM
15 6 (0.34%) Nagios
15 6 (0.34%) Tivoli
16 5 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
17 4 (0.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1355 (77.69%) Microsoft
2 613 (35.15%) VMware
3 343 (19.67%) Citrix
4 309 (17.72%) Cisco
5 282 (16.17%) HP
6 113 (6.48%) Apple
7 112 (6.42%) Symantec
8 110 (6.31%) Oracle
9 95 (5.45%) Dell
10 85 (4.87%) EMC
11 78 (4.47%) Juniper
12 66 (3.78%) Veeam
13 63 (3.61%) NetApp
14 52 (2.98%) Avaya
15 48 (2.75%) Red Hat
16 47 (2.69%) Meru Networks
17 35 (2.01%) SolarWinds
17 35 (2.01%) CheckPoint
18 33 (1.89%) F5
19 32 (1.83%) IBM
South East
Interact Consulting
Salary: 25-29k
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £47k - 64k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 to £70000 per annum - Pension, Health plan, Life Assurance, 25
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus & full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Amsys
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago