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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 68 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 794 882 1104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.82% 3.88% 4.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.17% 11.52% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 675 732 1016
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%
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
6522 7653 7248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.40% 33.71% 32.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5100 5917 5830
Average salary £42,500 £42,750 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% +1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +33 274 £37,500 -2.59% 18
Hampshire -7 163 £40,000 +23.07% 10
Berkshire -5 120 £36,750 -2.00% 19
Buckinghamshire -23 80 £32,000 -28.88% 12
Kent -16 55 £30,000 -33.33% 4
Oxfordshire -18 45 £39,500 +19.69% 3
West Sussex -26 36 £42,500 +13.33% 5
East Sussex +11 12 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Middlesex +11 8 £29,500 -37.89%
Sussex - 7 £40,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1092 (72.51%) Microsoft
2 1016 (67.46%) Windows
3 910 (60.42%) MCSE
4 665 (44.16%) Active Directory
5 632 (41.97%) VMware
6 517 (34.33%) MS Excel
7 470 (31.21%) ITIL
8 456 (30.28%) MCITP
9 438 (29.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 436 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 428 (28.42%) Cisco
11 428 (28.42%) MS Exchange
12 402 (26.69%) MCP
13 385 (25.56%) SQL Server
14 370 (24.57%) Cisco Certification
15 364 (24.17%) SQL
16 354 (23.51%) CCNA
17 349 (23.17%) MCSA
18 344 (22.84%) Firewall
19 324 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
20 305 (20.25%) Hyper-V
21 274 (18.19%) Citrix
22 255 (16.93%) DNS
23 252 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
24 237 (15.74%) Windows 7
25 231 (15.34%) MS Office
26 229 (15.21%) LAN
27 226 (15.01%) HP
28 222 (14.74%) SAN
29 217 (14.41%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 428 (28.42%) MS Exchange
2 252 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 160 (10.62%) SharePoint
4 142 (9.43%) Lync
5 128 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 124 (8.23%) IIS
7 112 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 78 (5.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 52 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
10 45 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (1.20%) SAS
12 17 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
12 17 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
13 15 (1.00%) CMS
14 11 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.46%) Apache
16 5 (0.33%) Commerce Server
16 5 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 517 (34.33%) MS Excel
2 231 (15.34%) MS Office
3 36 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.20%) PowerPivot
5 10 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.46%) MS Project
7 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.20%) Mingle
8 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.20%) Primavera
2 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.13%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 136 (9.03%) Office 365
2 68 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
4 29 (1.93%) IaaS
5 21 (1.39%) PaaS
6 20 (1.33%) SaaS
7 19 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.066%) Nimbula
10 1 (0.066%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 344 (22.84%) Firewall
2 255 (16.93%) DNS
3 229 (15.21%) LAN
4 222 (14.74%) SAN
5 217 (14.41%) WAN
6 207 (13.75%) DHCP
7 202 (13.41%) TCP/IP
8 132 (8.76%) VPN
9 119 (7.90%) VoIP
10 70 (4.65%) Internet
11 62 (4.12%) NAS
12 53 (3.52%) iSCSI
13 51 (3.39%) Unified Communications
14 50 (3.32%) VLAN
15 46 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (2.12%) Network Security
17 29 (1.93%) Skype
18 28 (1.86%) MPLS
19 27 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
20 26 (1.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 105 (6.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 52 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (2.12%) SQL Server 2000
8 25 (1.66%) MySQL
8 25 (1.66%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.59%) Big Data
9 24 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 19 (1.26%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.26%) Relational Database
12 14 (0.93%) NoSQL
12 14 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.73%) DB2
13 11 (0.73%) OLAP
13 11 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 48 (3.19%) Visual Studio
2 33 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.33%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (0.33%) NUnit
5 5 (0.33%) MSTest
6 4 (0.27%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.27%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.066%) JIRA
8 1 (0.066%) AdminStudio
General
1 133 (8.83%) Finance
2 51 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 29 (1.93%) Back Office
3 29 (1.93%) Legal
4 23 (1.53%) Retail
5 22 (1.46%) Automotive
5 22 (1.46%) Law
6 18 (1.20%) Marketing
6 18 (1.20%) Spanish Language
7 17 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.00%) Billing
8 15 (1.00%) German Language
8 15 (1.00%) Italian Language
9 11 (0.73%) Dutch Language
9 11 (0.73%) French Language
10 9 (0.60%) Electronics
11 7 (0.46%) Advertising
12 5 (0.33%) Publishing
12 5 (0.33%) Local Government
12 5 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 303 (20.12%) Support Engineer
2 183 (12.15%) Analyst
3 160 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 136 (9.03%) Consultant
5 134 (8.90%) Developer
6 130 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 94 (6.24%) Support Analyst
8 84 (5.58%) Desktop Support
9 83 (5.51%) Administrator
10 82 (5.44%) Architect
11 77 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 67 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
13 65 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
14 61 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
15 60 (3.98%) IT Support
16 53 (3.52%) C# Developer
17 50 (3.32%) Technical Consultant
17 50 (3.32%) Service Analyst
18 49 (3.25%) Technical Support
18 49 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (10.09%) .NET
2 117 (7.77%) ASP.NET
3 116 (7.70%) HTML
4 93 (6.18%) CSS
5 90 (5.98%) jQuery
6 82 (5.44%) HTML5
7 67 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 53 (3.52%) AngularJS
9 52 (3.45%) CSS3
10 38 (2.52%) LINQ
11 33 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 27 (1.79%) .NET Framework
13 26 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 23 (1.53%) Ajax
14 23 (1.53%) Software Packaging
15 22 (1.46%) Web Services
15 22 (1.46%) XML
16 15 (1.00%) WCF
17 12 (0.80%) ODBC
17 12 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (6.91%) Data Centre
3 101 (6.71%) Clustering
4 96 (6.37%) Blackberry
5 89 (5.91%) Management Information System
6 64 (4.25%) Computer Science
7 49 (3.25%) Replication
8 43 (2.86%) Private Cloud
8 43 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
9 30 (1.99%) Thin Client
9 30 (1.99%) Fat Client
10 24 (1.59%) EqualLogic
11 23 (1.53%) Statistics
12 22 (1.46%) iPad
13 21 (1.39%) iPhone
14 13 (0.86%) iSeries
14 13 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.80%) BYOD
16 11 (0.73%) Visualisation
16 11 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1016 (67.46%) Windows
2 438 (29.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 324 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 237 (15.74%) Windows 7
5 208 (13.81%) Linux
6 198 (13.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 141 (9.36%) Windows 8
8 102 (6.77%) Windows XP
9 61 (4.05%) Mac OS X
9 61 (4.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 57 (3.78%) UNIX
11 42 (2.79%) Windows Vista
12 26 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.13%) Android
14 11 (0.73%) VMS
15 7 (0.46%) CentOS
15 7 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.40%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (31.21%) ITIL
2 134 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (7.10%) Migration
4 97 (6.44%) Problem Management
5 84 (5.58%) Service Delivery
6 82 (5.44%) MVC
7 81 (5.38%) Project Management
8 80 (5.31%) Mentoring
9 73 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 72 (4.78%) Service Management
11 71 (4.71%) Asset Management
12 60 (3.98%) Incident Management
13 58 (3.85%) Time Management
13 58 (3.85%) PRINCE2
14 54 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
15 53 (3.52%) Configuration Management
15 53 (3.52%) Change Management
16 52 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
16 52 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
17 41 (2.72%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 364 (24.17%) SQL
2 119 (7.90%) C#
3 111 (7.37%) PowerShell
4 105 (6.97%) JavaScript
5 71 (4.71%) T-SQL
6 41 (2.72%) C
7 17 (1.13%) VBScript
8 16 (1.06%) VB.NET
8 16 (1.06%) VBA
9 14 (0.93%) Perl
9 14 (0.93%) VB
9 14 (0.93%) Java
10 6 (0.40%) JAQL
11 5 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.27%) Python
13 3 (0.20%) PHP
13 3 (0.20%) VB6
13 3 (0.20%) C++
14 2 (0.13%) X++
14 2 (0.13%) F#
Qualifications
1 910 (60.42%) MCSE
2 456 (30.28%) MCITP
3 402 (26.69%) MCP
4 370 (24.57%) Cisco Certification
5 354 (23.51%) CCNA
6 349 (23.17%) MCSA
7 210 (13.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 171 (11.35%) Degree
9 142 (9.43%) MCTS
10 126 (8.37%) Security Cleared
11 104 (6.91%) SC Cleared
12 61 (4.05%) CCNP
13 56 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
14 51 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
15 46 (3.05%) CCA
16 44 (2.92%) MCDST
17 38 (2.52%) DV Cleared
18 34 (2.26%) HND
19 31 (2.06%) A+ Certification
20 30 (1.99%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (13.15%) SLA
2 42 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 39 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (2.26%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.00%) COBIT
5 15 (1.00%) QA
6 9 (0.60%) GPG13
7 8 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.46%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.33%) HL7
10 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 665 (44.16%) Active Directory
2 436 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 305 (20.25%) Hyper-V
4 124 (8.23%) vSphere
5 57 (3.78%) vCloud
5 57 (3.78%) XenApp
6 52 (3.45%) VMware ESX
7 43 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
8 34 (2.26%) UAG
9 33 (2.19%) Terminal Services
10 29 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
11 28 (1.86%) ISA Server
12 26 (1.73%) XenDesktop
13 16 (1.06%) Terminal Server
14 14 (0.93%) Firmware
14 14 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.60%) XenServer
16 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 133 (8.83%) SCCM
2 81 (5.38%) SCOM
3 67 (4.45%) Backup Exec
4 52 (3.45%) WSUS
5 29 (1.93%) Legato
6 10 (0.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 8 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (0.53%) vMotion
8 7 (0.46%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.40%) DameWare
9 6 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.40%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.33%) OpenView
10 5 (0.33%) WMI
10 5 (0.33%) Nagios
11 4 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1092 (72.51%) Microsoft
2 632 (41.97%) VMware
3 428 (28.42%) Cisco
4 274 (18.19%) Citrix
5 226 (15.01%) HP
6 107 (7.10%) NetApp
7 102 (6.77%) Symantec
8 76 (5.05%) Dell
8 76 (5.05%) Avaya
9 75 (4.98%) Apple
10 67 (4.45%) Oracle
11 63 (4.18%) EMC
12 49 (3.25%) Juniper
13 46 (3.05%) CommVault
14 43 (2.86%) 3PAR
15 36 (2.39%) IBM
16 31 (2.06%) CheckPoint
17 27 (1.79%) ServiceNow
18 26 (1.73%) Websense
19 25 (1.66%) SonicWALL
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 20-25000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + CAR, Pension, Life
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 depending on experince
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: +Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
PS Computer Services Ltd
Salary: Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ICS Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £40000 per annum + Uplift and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES IT
Salary: Good salary
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus, Uplift, Pension & more
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum up to £40k plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago