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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 74 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 760 1009 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.45% 4.78% 5.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.38% 15.01% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 622 925 1125
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +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
7324 6722 7779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.28% 31.82% 34.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5576 5436 6645
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 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 19 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 -1 190 £30,000 -20.00% 22
Surrey -17 176 £38,000 -5.00% 31
Berkshire -43 142 £39,500 -1.25% 15
Buckinghamshire -18 81 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Kent +1 70 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Oxfordshire -19 64 £33,000 -17.50% 8
West Sussex -11 35 £37,500 +20.96% 2
East Sussex -45 8 £30,000 -25.00%
Middlesex -7 4 £33,000 -12.00% 2
Isle of Wight -8 2 £41,500 +3.75% 2
Sussex +3 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 1344 (77.51%) Microsoft
2 1117 (64.42%) Windows
3 955 (55.07%) MCSE
4 735 (42.39%) MS Excel
5 629 (36.27%) VMware
6 588 (33.91%) Active Directory
7 583 (33.62%) SQL Server
8 579 (33.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 552 (31.83%) MCITP
10 522 (30.10%) MS Exchange
11 432 (24.91%) SQL
12 412 (23.76%) ITIL
13 409 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 389 (22.43%) MCSA
15 358 (20.65%) Citrix
16 347 (20.01%) Windows Server 2012
17 331 (19.09%) MCP
18 310 (17.88%) Cisco
18 310 (17.88%) Windows Server 2003
19 300 (17.30%) Cisco Certification
20 290 (16.72%) Firewall
20 290 (16.72%) MCTS
21 286 (16.49%) Hyper-V
22 283 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
22 283 (16.32%) HP
23 282 (16.26%) CCNA
24 281 (16.21%) DNS
25 265 (15.28%) SharePoint
25 265 (15.28%) MS Office
26 264 (15.22%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 522 (30.10%) MS Exchange
2 283 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 265 (15.28%) SharePoint
4 192 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 163 (9.40%) Lync
6 158 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 134 (7.73%) IIS
8 122 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 69 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 60 (3.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 51 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
12 38 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2000
13 24 (1.38%) Tomcat
14 20 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
16 12 (0.69%) Apache
16 12 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
17 11 (0.63%) GroupWise
18 10 (0.58%) SAS
18 10 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 735 (42.39%) MS Excel
2 265 (15.28%) MS Office
3 19 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.75%) PowerPivot
6 7 (0.40%) MS Project
7 1 (0.058%) SPSS
7 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 37 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.12%) Summit
5 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.058%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.058%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 111 (6.40%) Office 365
2 80 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.50%) SaaS
4 17 (0.98%) IaaS
5 13 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 290 (16.72%) Firewall
2 281 (16.21%) DNS
3 254 (14.65%) SAN
4 195 (11.25%) DHCP
5 184 (10.61%) TCP/IP
6 140 (8.07%) WAN
7 139 (8.02%) LAN
8 95 (5.48%) VPN
9 94 (5.42%) Internet
10 82 (4.73%) Wireless
11 69 (3.98%) VoIP
12 60 (3.46%) Network Security
13 44 (2.54%) NAS
14 36 (2.08%) Unified Communications
14 36 (2.08%) LDAP
15 30 (1.73%) Ethernet
16 25 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (1.15%) DMZ
19 19 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (33.62%) SQL Server
2 135 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 129 (7.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 124 (7.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 121 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 106 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 92 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
8 73 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 61 (3.52%) MySQL
10 37 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 23 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.33%) OLAP
12 21 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 18 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (0.75%) DTS
15 13 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (0.58%) Big Data
17 9 (0.52%) MS Access
18 8 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 62 (3.58%) Visual Studio
2 38 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (1.96%) NUnit
4 22 (1.27%) Subversion
5 18 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
6 7 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.29%) Moq
8 4 (0.23%) JIRA
9 3 (0.17%) MSTest
10 1 (0.058%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 111 (6.40%) Finance
2 70 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.02%) Retail
4 21 (1.21%) Marketing
5 19 (1.10%) Legal
6 18 (1.04%) German Language
7 16 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.81%) Games
9 12 (0.69%) Advertising
9 12 (0.69%) Back Office
10 11 (0.63%) French Language
11 10 (0.58%) Military
12 9 (0.52%) Banking
12 9 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.40%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.35%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.35%) Law
15 3 (0.17%) Electronics
15 3 (0.17%) Billing
16 2 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 314 (18.11%) Support Engineer
2 260 (14.99%) Analyst
3 232 (13.38%) Developer
4 203 (11.71%) Consultant
5 136 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 127 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
7 126 (7.27%) Architect
8 123 (7.09%) Support Analyst
9 114 (6.57%) IT Support
10 108 (6.23%) .NET Developer
11 103 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
12 82 (4.73%) DBA
13 78 (4.50%) Administrator
14 74 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 72 (4.15%) SQL DBA
16 71 (4.09%) Service Analyst
17 70 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
18 68 (3.92%) Technical Consultant
19 66 (3.81%) SQL Developer
20 64 (3.69%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (13.32%) .NET
2 151 (8.71%) ASP.NET
3 137 (7.90%) HTML
4 68 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 67 (3.86%) jQuery
6 64 (3.69%) CSS
7 59 (3.40%) XML
8 55 (3.17%) WCF
9 49 (2.83%) HTML5
9 49 (2.83%) Web Services
10 42 (2.42%) Ajax
11 37 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 36 (2.08%) LINQ
13 31 (1.79%) .NET Framework
14 29 (1.67%) LAMP
14 29 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 28 (1.61%) WPF
16 17 (0.98%) WSDL
16 17 (0.98%) MDX
17 16 (0.92%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (6.11%) Blackberry
3 97 (5.59%) Clustering
4 62 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 54 (3.11%) Thin Client
5 54 (3.11%) Fat Client
6 46 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.79%) Replication
8 29 (1.67%) PKI
9 25 (1.44%) LIMS
9 25 (1.44%) Visualisation
10 23 (1.33%) iPhone
10 23 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
11 22 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.27%) Mathematics
12 19 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.04%) Smartcard
14 15 (0.87%) Firmware
14 15 (0.87%) Kindle
15 14 (0.81%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1117 (64.42%) Windows
2 579 (33.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 347 (20.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 310 (17.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 264 (15.22%) Windows 7
6 169 (9.75%) Windows 8
7 125 (7.21%) Linux
8 114 (6.57%) Windows XP
9 77 (4.44%) Windows Vista
10 60 (3.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 43 (2.48%) Mac OS X
12 39 (2.25%) UNIX
13 33 (1.90%) Android
14 32 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.92%) Windows 2000
16 14 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
17 12 (0.69%) SUSE
18 11 (0.63%) Solaris
19 9 (0.52%) Apple iOS
20 6 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (23.76%) ITIL
2 149 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (7.61%) Mentoring
4 113 (6.52%) Migration
5 107 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
5 107 (6.17%) Service Delivery
6 94 (5.42%) Project Management
6 94 (5.42%) Scrum
7 90 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 89 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
9 87 (5.02%) MVC
10 77 (4.44%) CRM
10 77 (4.44%) Problem Management
11 75 (4.33%) Change Management
12 69 (3.98%) Service Management
13 54 (3.11%) TDD
14 47 (2.71%) PRINCE2
15 46 (2.65%) OO
15 46 (2.65%) Configuration Management
16 45 (2.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 432 (24.91%) SQL
2 189 (10.90%) C#
3 129 (7.44%) T-SQL
4 116 (6.69%) JavaScript
5 64 (3.69%) PowerShell
6 37 (2.13%) C
7 32 (1.85%) VB.NET
8 27 (1.56%) VB
9 19 (1.10%) VBScript
10 15 (0.87%) VBA
11 13 (0.75%) PHP
12 11 (0.63%) VB6
13 9 (0.52%) Perl
14 6 (0.35%) Java
15 5 (0.29%) C++
15 5 (0.29%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 3 (0.17%) XPath
18 2 (0.12%) Bash Shell
19 1 (0.058%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 955 (55.07%) MCSE
2 552 (31.83%) MCITP
3 389 (22.43%) MCSA
4 331 (19.09%) MCP
5 300 (17.30%) Cisco Certification
6 290 (16.72%) MCTS
7 282 (16.26%) CCNA
8 218 (12.57%) Degree
9 200 (11.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 131 (7.55%) Security Cleared
11 111 (6.40%) SC Cleared
12 95 (5.48%) Citrix Certification
13 92 (5.31%) CCNP
14 85 (4.90%) CCA
15 68 (3.92%) MCSD
16 62 (3.58%) A+ Certification
17 61 (3.52%) MCDBA
18 48 (2.77%) VCAP
19 45 (2.60%) MCDST
20 43 (2.48%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (10.44%) SLA
2 31 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 30 (1.73%) QA
4 25 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 19 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.23%) COBIT
8 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.12%) BS7799
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 588 (33.91%) Active Directory
2 409 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 286 (16.49%) Hyper-V
4 81 (4.67%) vSphere
5 76 (4.38%) XenApp
6 66 (3.81%) XenDesktop
7 60 (3.46%) UAG
8 44 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
9 40 (2.31%) VMware ESX
10 30 (1.73%) XenServer
11 27 (1.56%) Terminal Services
12 25 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (1.33%) ISA Server
14 19 (1.10%) vCloud
15 14 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
16 12 (0.69%) Terminal Server
17 11 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 10 (0.58%) IAG
19 9 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 158 (9.11%) SCCM
2 102 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 85 (4.90%) SCOM
4 59 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 28 (1.61%) WSUS
6 21 (1.21%) SCVMM
7 19 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 13 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
10 10 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
11 9 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 9 (0.52%) SCSM
12 8 (0.46%) XenMobile
13 7 (0.40%) SCDPM
13 7 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (0.35%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.35%) Nagios
14 6 (0.35%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.29%) Foglight
Vendors
1 1344 (77.51%) Microsoft
2 629 (36.27%) VMware
3 358 (20.65%) Citrix
4 310 (17.88%) Cisco
5 283 (16.32%) HP
6 114 (6.57%) Apple
7 112 (6.46%) Oracle
8 108 (6.23%) Symantec
9 97 (5.59%) EMC
10 89 (5.13%) Dell
11 78 (4.50%) Juniper
12 69 (3.98%) NetApp
13 67 (3.86%) Veeam
14 56 (3.23%) Avaya
15 51 (2.94%) Meru Networks
16 43 (2.48%) Red Hat
17 39 (2.25%) F5
18 37 (2.13%) IBM
19 35 (2.02%) CheckPoint
20 32 (1.85%) SolarWinds
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Superb base with excellent bonus and
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Strong benefits package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 15% Bonus & Extensive Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18300 - £23300 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago