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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 75 55 39
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 745 910 1343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.60% 4.54% 6.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.03% 14.40% 17.97%
Number of salaries quoted 667 833 1248
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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
6755 6321 7473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.65% 31.51% 33.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5178 4945 6382
Average salary £43,000 £42,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.87%
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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Hampshire +10 207 £38,500 +10.00% 27
Surrey -12 169 £37,500 +1.35% 14
Berkshire -35 146 £43,000 +1.17% 29
Buckinghamshire -25 59 £38,125 +5.90% 9
Kent -41 41 £35,000 -16.16% 7
West Sussex +12 39 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Oxfordshire -30 31 £42,000 -6.66% 4
East Sussex +8 24 £37,500 +25.79%
Middlesex -2 5 £65,000 +85.71%
Sussex - 2 £58,750 -
M4 Corridor +10 1 £29,000 +34.88%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1190 (79.97%) Microsoft
2 997 (67.00%) Windows
3 917 (61.63%) MCSE
4 644 (43.28%) VMware
5 642 (43.15%) MS Excel
6 531 (35.69%) Active Directory
7 472 (31.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 461 (30.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 425 (28.56%) SQL Server
10 404 (27.15%) MCITP
11 390 (26.21%) ITIL
12 378 (25.40%) MS Exchange
13 362 (24.33%) SQL
14 361 (24.26%) Cisco
15 351 (23.59%) Citrix
16 342 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 324 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
18 323 (21.71%) MCSA
19 315 (21.17%) Firewall
20 292 (19.62%) CCNA
21 283 (19.02%) MCP
22 272 (18.28%) MS Office
23 266 (17.88%) HP
24 265 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
24 265 (17.81%) Hyper-V
25 234 (15.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 228 (15.32%) TCP/IP
27 226 (15.19%) SAN
28 224 (15.05%) DNS
29 223 (14.99%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 378 (25.40%) MS Exchange
2 211 (14.18%) SharePoint
3 188 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 152 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 127 (8.53%) Lync
6 121 (8.13%) IIS
7 118 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 67 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 51 (3.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 35 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2000
11 29 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 22 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
12 22 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
14 16 (1.08%) SAS
15 15 (1.01%) WebLogic
16 14 (0.94%) Apache
17 11 (0.74%) Documentum
18 9 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
19 8 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 642 (43.15%) MS Excel
2 272 (18.28%) MS Office
3 17 (1.14%) MS Project
4 15 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.27%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 19 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.13%) Lawson
5 1 (0.067%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.067%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 147 (9.88%) Office 365
2 88 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.68%) IaaS
4 17 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.08%) SaaS
5 16 (1.08%) PaaS
6 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.067%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 315 (21.17%) Firewall
2 228 (15.32%) TCP/IP
3 226 (15.19%) SAN
4 224 (15.05%) DNS
5 153 (10.28%) LAN
5 153 (10.28%) DHCP
6 151 (10.15%) WAN
7 87 (5.85%) VPN
8 79 (5.31%) VoIP
9 52 (3.49%) Internet
10 48 (3.23%) NAS
11 47 (3.16%) Wireless
12 43 (2.89%) Unified Communications
13 31 (2.08%) VLAN
14 28 (1.88%) iSCSI
15 26 (1.75%) Network Security
15 26 (1.75%) Ethernet
16 25 (1.68%) MPLS
16 25 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
17 22 (1.48%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (28.56%) SQL Server
2 114 (7.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (4.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 63 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 26 (1.75%) MySQL
10 24 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
11 19 (1.28%) SSDT
12 18 (1.21%) Big Data
12 18 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (1.08%) QlikView
14 13 (0.87%) DB2
15 12 (0.81%) Relational Database
16 11 (0.74%) OLAP
16 11 (0.74%) MS Access
17 8 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (0.54%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 41 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 13 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.34%) NUnit
4 4 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.20%) MSTest
6 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.067%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.067%) MSI
General
1 89 (5.98%) Finance
2 43 (2.89%) Telecoms
3 18 (1.21%) Retail
3 18 (1.21%) Marketing
4 16 (1.08%) German Language
4 16 (1.08%) Advertising
5 14 (0.94%) Italian Language
5 14 (0.94%) Spanish Language
6 13 (0.87%) Back Office
7 12 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.74%) Dutch Language
9 9 (0.60%) Legal
10 8 (0.54%) French Language
11 6 (0.40%) Banking
11 6 (0.40%) Billing
12 5 (0.34%) Military
12 5 (0.34%) Law
12 5 (0.34%) Electronics
13 4 (0.27%) Local Government
14 1 (0.067%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 262 (17.61%) Support Engineer
2 223 (14.99%) Consultant
3 157 (10.55%) Analyst
4 144 (9.68%) Developer
5 138 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 113 (7.59%) IT Support
7 99 (6.65%) Support Analyst
8 96 (6.45%) Architect
9 92 (6.18%) 3rd Line Support
10 91 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
11 65 (4.37%) Technical Consultant
12 56 (3.76%) .NET Developer
13 55 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
14 53 (3.56%) Administrator
14 53 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 45 (3.02%) Support Consultant
15 45 (3.02%) IT Support Engineer
16 44 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
16 44 (2.96%) Service Analyst
17 42 (2.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (11.22%) .NET
2 99 (6.65%) ASP.NET
3 79 (5.31%) HTML
4 66 (4.44%) CSS
5 57 (3.83%) jQuery
6 45 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 42 (2.82%) HTML5
8 37 (2.49%) Web Services
9 33 (2.22%) WCF
10 30 (2.02%) .NET Framework
11 23 (1.55%) REST
11 23 (1.55%) XML
11 23 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (1.41%) LINQ
13 17 (1.14%) CSS3
13 17 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 15 (1.01%) AngularJS
15 14 (0.94%) Regular Expression
15 14 (0.94%) XSLT
16 11 (0.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 132 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (6.18%) Clustering
3 78 (5.24%) Computer Science
4 74 (4.97%) Management Information System
5 71 (4.77%) Blackberry
6 63 (4.23%) Thin Client
6 63 (4.23%) Fat Client
7 44 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
8 30 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.41%) Replication
10 19 (1.28%) PKI
11 17 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (1.01%) CMDB
13 14 (0.94%) Mathematics
14 13 (0.87%) EqualLogic
15 12 (0.81%) Visualisation
15 12 (0.81%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.74%) iPhone
16 11 (0.74%) iSeries
16 11 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 997 (67.00%) Windows
2 472 (31.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 342 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 265 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 223 (14.99%) Windows 7
6 138 (9.27%) Windows XP
7 128 (8.60%) Windows 8
8 96 (6.45%) Windows Vista
9 82 (5.51%) Linux
10 78 (5.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 54 (3.63%) UNIX
12 45 (3.02%) Mac OS X
13 29 (1.95%) Windows 2000
14 22 (1.48%) Android
15 12 (0.81%) Solaris
16 11 (0.74%) VMS
17 8 (0.54%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.47%) Windows NT
19 5 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (26.21%) ITIL
2 122 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (7.46%) Service Delivery
4 79 (5.31%) Migration
5 77 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 76 (5.11%) Project Management
7 75 (5.04%) Mentoring
8 70 (4.70%) Change Management
9 69 (4.64%) MVC
10 67 (4.50%) Scrum
11 66 (4.44%) Problem Management
12 64 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
13 62 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
14 55 (3.70%) CRM
14 55 (3.70%) Service Management
15 50 (3.36%) TDD
16 48 (3.23%) Incident Management
17 44 (2.96%) Load Balancing
18 39 (2.62%) PRINCE2
19 38 (2.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 362 (24.33%) SQL
2 121 (8.13%) C#
3 86 (5.78%) PowerShell
4 81 (5.44%) JavaScript
5 78 (5.24%) T-SQL
6 29 (1.95%) VBScript
7 26 (1.75%) Perl
8 25 (1.68%) C
9 20 (1.34%) VBA
10 18 (1.21%) VB
10 18 (1.21%) VB.NET
11 16 (1.08%) Java
12 12 (0.81%) C++
13 10 (0.67%) R
14 8 (0.54%) VB6
15 6 (0.40%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.27%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.13%) Python
17 2 (0.13%) PHP
17 2 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 917 (61.63%) MCSE
2 404 (27.15%) MCITP
3 324 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
4 323 (21.71%) MCSA
5 292 (19.62%) CCNA
6 283 (19.02%) MCP
7 234 (15.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 190 (12.77%) Degree
9 163 (10.95%) MCTS
10 131 (8.80%) Security Cleared
11 118 (7.93%) Citrix Certification
12 110 (7.39%) SC Cleared
13 107 (7.19%) CCA
14 72 (4.84%) CCNP
15 68 (4.57%) DV Cleared
16 49 (3.29%) A+ Certification
17 47 (3.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 42 (2.82%) MCDST
19 36 (2.42%) Network+ Certification
20 31 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (9.74%) SLA
2 37 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.88%) ISO 9001
4 25 (1.68%) QA
5 23 (1.55%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.27%) COBIT
8 3 (0.20%) GPG13
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 531 (35.69%) Active Directory
2 461 (30.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 265 (17.81%) Hyper-V
4 141 (9.48%) vSphere
5 105 (7.06%) XenApp
6 44 (2.96%) XenDesktop
7 43 (2.89%) ISA Server
8 42 (2.82%) VMware ESX
9 41 (2.76%) vCloud
10 36 (2.42%) UAG
11 35 (2.35%) Forefront TMG
12 25 (1.68%) Terminal Services
13 19 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.47%) Firmware
18 6 (0.40%) XenServer
18 6 (0.40%) VirtualBox
19 5 (0.34%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 124 (8.33%) SCCM
2 89 (5.98%) SCOM
3 62 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 32 (2.15%) NetBackup
5 26 (1.75%) WSUS
6 21 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 21 (1.41%) SCVMM
7 14 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (0.94%) Nagios
8 10 (0.67%) AppManager
8 10 (0.67%) Windows Intune
8 10 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
9 8 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 8 (0.54%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (0.54%) XenMobile
10 6 (0.40%) DameWare
11 5 (0.34%) Foglight
Vendors
1 1190 (79.97%) Microsoft
2 644 (43.28%) VMware
3 361 (24.26%) Cisco
4 351 (23.59%) Citrix
5 266 (17.88%) HP
6 98 (6.59%) NetApp
7 94 (6.32%) Apple
8 88 (5.91%) Avaya
9 84 (5.65%) Oracle
10 77 (5.17%) EMC
10 77 (5.17%) Symantec
11 54 (3.63%) Dell
12 51 (3.43%) 3PAR
13 48 (3.23%) Juniper
14 47 (3.16%) McAfee
15 40 (2.69%) Veeam
16 35 (2.35%) LANDesk
16 35 (2.35%) IBM
17 31 (2.08%) Remedy
18 30 (2.02%) Sun
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Yateley, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £16,500 to £21,500 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Gerrard White
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35575.00 - £40850.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Whitstable, Kent
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,500 to £13,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27790.00 - £30800.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35575 - £40800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago