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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 78 55 41
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 752 972 1349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.50% 4.59% 5.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.65% 14.61% 17.27%
Number of salaries quoted 665 883 1254
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
7062 6653 7811
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.90% 31.43% 33.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5338 5222 6728
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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 29 December 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 29 December 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
Surrey -2 190 £40,000 +8.10% 13
Hampshire -5 172 £42,500 +21.42% 25
Berkshire -42 137 £35,000 -13.58% 23
Buckinghamshire -8 85 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Kent -39 42 £35,000 -12.50% 3
West Sussex +7 41 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Oxfordshire -34 39 £42,000 -6.66% 3
East Sussex +8 17 £48,250 +61.85% 1
Middlesex +1 6 £65,000 +85.71%
Sussex +11 1 £60,000 +84.61%
M4 Corridor +5 1 £29,000 +34.88%
Home Counties +4 1 £27,500 -25.67%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 1195 (79.67%) Microsoft
2 983 (65.53%) Windows
3 885 (59.00%) MCSE
4 652 (43.47%) MS Excel
5 613 (40.87%) VMware
6 518 (34.53%) Active Directory
7 495 (33.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 435 (29.00%) SQL Server
9 434 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 433 (28.87%) MCITP
11 391 (26.07%) MS Exchange
12 382 (25.47%) SQL
13 372 (24.80%) ITIL
14 353 (23.53%) Citrix
15 344 (22.93%) Cisco
16 336 (22.40%) Windows Server 2012
17 326 (21.73%) MCSA
18 301 (20.07%) Firewall
19 297 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
20 273 (18.20%) Hyper-V
21 270 (18.00%) MS Office
22 268 (17.87%) CCNA
23 266 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
24 261 (17.40%) HP
25 255 (17.00%) MCP
26 231 (15.40%) SAN
27 227 (15.13%) DNS
28 224 (14.93%) Windows 7
29 214 (14.27%) SharePoint
30 213 (14.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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
1 391 (26.07%) MS Exchange
2 214 (14.27%) SharePoint
3 196 (13.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 166 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 127 (8.47%) IIS
6 122 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 117 (7.80%) Lync
8 82 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 52 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2000
11 30 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 26 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
13 21 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
14 16 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
15 14 (0.93%) SAS
15 14 (0.93%) Apache
15 14 (0.93%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.67%) Documentum
17 9 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 652 (43.47%) MS Excel
2 270 (18.00%) MS Office
3 16 (1.07%) MS Project
4 15 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.40%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 18 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.13%) Summit
5 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.067%) Lawson
5 1 (0.067%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 142 (9.47%) Office 365
2 91 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.47%) IaaS
4 16 (1.07%) SaaS
5 13 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.67%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 301 (20.07%) Firewall
2 231 (15.40%) SAN
3 227 (15.13%) DNS
4 198 (13.20%) TCP/IP
5 148 (9.87%) DHCP
6 134 (8.93%) LAN
7 133 (8.87%) WAN
8 72 (4.80%) VPN
9 68 (4.53%) VoIP
10 55 (3.67%) Internet
11 53 (3.53%) Wireless
12 46 (3.07%) NAS
13 38 (2.53%) Unified Communications
14 29 (1.93%) Network Security
15 28 (1.87%) VLAN
16 25 (1.67%) iSCSI
16 25 (1.67%) Ethernet
17 24 (1.60%) Broadband
18 22 (1.47%) IP Telephony
18 22 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (29.00%) SQL Server
2 115 (7.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 77 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 63 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
7 54 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 52 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 29 (1.93%) MySQL
10 26 (1.73%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
12 19 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 18 (1.20%) SSDT
14 17 (1.13%) Big Data
15 16 (1.07%) QlikView
16 11 (0.73%) MS Access
17 10 (0.67%) OLAP
18 9 (0.60%) DB2
19 8 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
19 8 (0.53%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 42 (2.80%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.20%) NUnit
5 2 (0.13%) Subversion
5 2 (0.13%) JIRA
5 2 (0.13%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.067%) MSI
6 1 (0.067%) MSTest
General
1 84 (5.60%) Finance
2 43 (2.87%) Telecoms
3 24 (1.60%) Marketing
4 19 (1.27%) Advertising
5 18 (1.20%) Retail
6 17 (1.13%) German Language
7 16 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.93%) Italian Language
8 14 (0.93%) Spanish Language
9 11 (0.73%) Dutch Language
10 10 (0.67%) French Language
10 10 (0.67%) Back Office
11 7 (0.47%) Legal
11 7 (0.47%) Military
12 6 (0.40%) Banking
13 5 (0.33%) Law
14 4 (0.27%) Local Government
15 3 (0.20%) Electronics
15 3 (0.20%) Billing
16 1 (0.067%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 251 (16.73%) Support Engineer
2 225 (15.00%) Consultant
3 168 (11.20%) Analyst
4 165 (11.00%) Developer
5 131 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 118 (7.87%) IT Support
7 109 (7.27%) Architect
8 104 (6.93%) Support Analyst
9 89 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
10 87 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 68 (4.53%) .NET Developer
12 65 (4.33%) Technical Consultant
13 56 (3.73%) Administrator
14 50 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 49 (3.27%) IT Support Engineer
16 47 (3.13%) SQL Developer
17 46 (3.07%) Support Consultant
18 45 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
18 45 (3.00%) DBA
19 44 (2.93%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (11.53%) .NET
2 103 (6.87%) ASP.NET
3 84 (5.60%) HTML
4 58 (3.87%) CSS
4 58 (3.87%) jQuery
5 49 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 44 (2.93%) HTML5
7 36 (2.40%) Web Services
8 32 (2.13%) WCF
9 27 (1.80%) .NET Framework
10 26 (1.73%) XML
11 25 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (1.53%) LINQ
13 20 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 18 (1.20%) REST
15 15 (1.00%) CSS3
16 13 (0.87%) AngularJS
17 12 (0.80%) Regular Expression
18 11 (0.73%) Ajax
19 10 (0.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.47%) Clustering
3 77 (5.13%) Blackberry
4 70 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 69 (4.60%) Thin Client
5 69 (4.60%) Fat Client
6 67 (4.47%) Computer Science
7 37 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (1.73%) Visualisation
9 25 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.60%) PKI
10 24 (1.60%) Replication
11 20 (1.33%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.00%) Smartcard
12 15 (1.00%) EqualLogic
13 13 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (0.87%) LIMS
14 12 (0.80%) iPhone
15 11 (0.73%) CLARiiON
15 11 (0.73%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 983 (65.53%) Windows
2 495 (33.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 336 (22.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 266 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 224 (14.93%) Windows 7
6 130 (8.67%) Windows XP
7 122 (8.13%) Windows 8
8 97 (6.47%) Windows Vista
9 81 (5.40%) Windows 2000 Server
10 78 (5.20%) Linux
11 49 (3.27%) UNIX
12 45 (3.00%) Mac OS X
13 29 (1.93%) Windows 2000
14 23 (1.53%) Android
15 11 (0.73%) Solaris
16 9 (0.60%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.53%) VMS
18 7 (0.47%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.47%) SUSE
18 7 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (24.80%) ITIL
2 128 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (7.33%) Service Delivery
4 90 (6.00%) Migration
5 85 (5.67%) Mentoring
6 81 (5.40%) Change Management
7 80 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
8 77 (5.13%) Project Management
9 76 (5.07%) MVC
10 72 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
11 71 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 67 (4.47%) Problem Management
13 65 (4.33%) Scrum
14 53 (3.53%) Service Management
15 52 (3.47%) CRM
16 49 (3.27%) Incident Management
17 48 (3.20%) TDD
17 48 (3.20%) Load Balancing
18 39 (2.60%) TOGAF
19 35 (2.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 382 (25.47%) SQL
2 129 (8.60%) C#
3 94 (6.27%) T-SQL
4 86 (5.73%) JavaScript
5 78 (5.20%) PowerShell
6 31 (2.07%) C
7 29 (1.93%) VBScript
8 28 (1.87%) Perl
9 22 (1.47%) VB
10 19 (1.27%) VBA
11 18 (1.20%) VB.NET
12 16 (1.07%) Java
13 13 (0.87%) C++
14 11 (0.73%) VB6
15 10 (0.67%) R
16 6 (0.40%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.33%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.20%) PHP
19 2 (0.13%) XPath
19 2 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 885 (59.00%) MCSE
2 433 (28.87%) MCITP
3 326 (21.73%) MCSA
4 297 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
5 268 (17.87%) CCNA
6 255 (17.00%) MCP
7 213 (14.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 193 (12.87%) MCTS
9 181 (12.07%) Degree
10 140 (9.33%) Security Cleared
11 117 (7.80%) SC Cleared
12 114 (7.60%) Citrix Certification
13 102 (6.80%) CCA
14 71 (4.73%) CCNP
15 62 (4.13%) DV Cleared
16 54 (3.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 52 (3.47%) A+ Certification
18 41 (2.73%) Network+ Certification
19 37 (2.47%) MCDST
20 35 (2.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (10.40%) SLA
2 39 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (2.13%) ISO 9001
4 28 (1.87%) QA
5 17 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.27%) COBIT
8 3 (0.20%) GPG13
9 2 (0.13%) BS7799
10 1 (0.067%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 518 (34.53%) Active Directory
2 434 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 273 (18.20%) Hyper-V
4 108 (7.20%) vSphere
5 82 (5.47%) XenApp
6 48 (3.20%) ISA Server
7 46 (3.07%) UAG
8 43 (2.87%) XenDesktop
9 42 (2.80%) Forefront TMG
10 37 (2.47%) vCloud
11 35 (2.33%) VMware ESX
12 22 (1.47%) Terminal Services
13 18 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.53%) Firmware
18 7 (0.47%) XenServer
19 6 (0.40%) VirtualBox
20 5 (0.33%) IAG
Systems Management
1 127 (8.47%) SCCM
2 101 (6.73%) SCOM
3 60 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 28 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 27 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 24 (1.60%) SCVMM
7 17 (1.13%) WSUS
8 16 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 13 (0.87%) Nagios
10 12 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (0.67%) AppManager
11 10 (0.67%) SCOrch
11 10 (0.67%) XenMobile
12 9 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 9 (0.60%) Windows Intune
13 7 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
15 5 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
15 5 (0.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1195 (79.67%) Microsoft
2 613 (40.87%) VMware
3 353 (23.53%) Citrix
4 344 (22.93%) Cisco
5 261 (17.40%) HP
6 101 (6.73%) Apple
7 90 (6.00%) NetApp
8 88 (5.87%) EMC
9 84 (5.60%) Oracle
10 83 (5.53%) Avaya
11 76 (5.07%) Symantec
12 62 (4.13%) Dell
13 54 (3.60%) Juniper
14 50 (3.33%) Veeam
15 41 (2.73%) McAfee
16 39 (2.60%) 3PAR
17 38 (2.53%) F5
18 34 (2.27%) IBM
19 32 (2.13%) CheckPoint
20 30 (2.00%) Sun
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27790.00 - £30800.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonuses + Much more benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum + On-Call + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £15.77 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum £30,000 - £38,000 + Certification Tr
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training
Posted: 6 days ago
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago